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  1. I'm glad to see Nathan Rourke has signed and...

    I'm glad to see Nathan Rourke has signed and training camp with the BC Lions. It sounds like he is expected to make the roster because there is actually conversation about his playing time.

    From...
  2. Guelph's facilities are the jewel of the U Sports loop - CFL exec

    CFL training camps are under way. And the Argos are more than happy with their location at the Univ of Guelph.

    From Mike Hogan at Argonauts.ca ... Despite Added Protocols, Argos Are Happy Campers...
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    Assuming there wouldn't any running water, those...

    Assuming there wouldn't any running water, those seacans would be as good as the facilities uOttawa provided to visiting teams when old Lansdowne Park was their home field.
  4. True. But it's a little different this year....

    True. But it's a little different this year. Teams were limited to bringing in 5 unsigned free agents, rather than 20 or 30 pre-Covid.

    BTW has anyone heard of any U Sports players attending NFL...
  5. Cdn QB impresses as WR at NFL Rookie Camp

    My youngest son showed me an Instagram photo of a positive headline & subtitle - something like "Rourke impresses, running crisp routes and catching everything thrown his way" - yet I can't find the...
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    Ontario is Fuq'd

    https://torontosun.com/news/nothing-will-dissuade-ford-from-ending-sports-ban-before-may-20?
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    I heard the UofG A.D. and the head football coach...

    I heard the UofG A.D. and the head football coach say that the Gryphons would be playing some sort of season in 2021.

    It may not be the usual OUA football season but Guelph will be playing...
  8. Professor Attaran is a douche bag. He doesn't...

    Professor Attaran is a douche bag. He doesn't self identify that way but it is blatantly obvious.
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    Somebody did sign O'Connor as a free agent though...

    Somebody did sign O'Connor as a free agent though I can't remember which team it was. Calgary maybe?

    I think Nathan Rourke [BC Lions draft pick - 2nd rd IIRC] has a real chance to have a decent...
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    I sure hope you're right. It doesn't sound...

    I sure hope you're right.

    It doesn't sound good for tackle football this summer in Ontario. Our provincial organization doesn't seem to have nearly the will to play that Football Quebec showed...
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    Is it "sad/pathetic" or was Torrance just a...

    Is it "sad/pathetic" or was Torrance just a better prospect for the CFL?

    Lots of elite college players are not top prospects in the pros. That is as true of the NFL as it is of the CFL.
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    Guelph QB Mike Shoemaker, OUA MVP in 1988 & 1989,...

    Guelph QB Mike Shoemaker, OUA MVP in 1988 & 1989, was up against Flynn for the Hec Crighton both years Flynn won. Shoemaker was 2nd team All Canadian behind Flynn one of those years.
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    I'd be happy to see the proposed changes beyond...

    I'd be happy to see the proposed changes beyond the short term, if it means having two 8-team conferences in Quebec & Ontario. It would make interlock between the conferences easy in the future.
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    Good news. Bad news.

    Some good news from Montreal ...

    Quebec researchers say they have found an effective drug to fight COVID-19

    After what has happened with HCQ, Ivermectin, etc. I won't be surprised if this "good...
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    I listened to a McMaster paediatrician on the...

    I listened to a McMaster paediatrician on the radio today. Most interesting stat ...

    0 children in Ontario have died from Covid-19.

    1 child in Ontario with Covid-19 died from other causes.
    ...
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    Not everywhere. Some Federal gov't employees are...

    Not everywhere. Some Federal gov't employees are still getting full pay even if they are only working 4 hours per week on-line. My friend's wife is cashing those cheques from Correctional Services...
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    Kinda miss that Sylven guy ;) :evil:

    Kinda miss that Sylven guy ;) :evil:
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    Wow! Has it really come to this? Snitch culture...

    Wow! Has it really come to this? Snitch culture SMH.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-pbmr_avoY&ab_channel=LifeSiteNews
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    Wow! Snitch culture SMH. ...

    Wow! Snitch culture SMH.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-pbmr_avoY&ab_channel=LifeSiteNews
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    Scott Radley column in The Hamilton Spectator:...

    Scott Radley column in The Hamilton Spectator: One Wish for 2021: The return of kids sports

    I hope we can all agree ...



    The way I look at it, we already know that Covid-19, like almost all...
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    Obviously the WHO realizes there is a problem or...

    Obviously the WHO realizes there is a problem or they don't feel the need to make that statement.

    I never questioned the general validity of PCR tests as a diagnostic test. No doubt they are...
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    What makes you think I only took one statistics...

    What makes you think I only took one statistics course?

    If you excel in "Statistics and Research Methods for the Social Sciences", why would you not take "Advanced Stats & Methods", and so on.
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    The WHO addresses the problems with PCR tests and...

    The WHO addresses the problems with PCR tests and high CT values - https://www.who.int/news/item/14-12-2020-who-information-notice-for-ivd-users



    Positive PCR tests do not equal cases of...
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    I think the studies we were discussing and...

    I think the studies we were discussing and evidence from contact tracing indicate that asymptomatic and pre-symptoptomatic cases account for less than 10% of transmission.
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    I'm not going to tell you "you're wrong" but we...

    I'm not going to tell you "you're wrong" but we certainly have different viewpoints. Nonetheless. I appreciate your responses and the questions you raise.
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    New and powerful testimony from the same...

    New and powerful testimony from the same Doctor/Professor of Medicine who testified to the effectiveness of corticosteriods in fighting Covid-19 back in May when the NIH, FDA, CDC were all saying...
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    This is interesting. New JAMA meta-analysis...

    This is interesting.

    New JAMA meta-analysis of 54 studies with 77,758 participants finds household secondary attack rate (chance an infected person will infect one or more people at home) is 18%...
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    Not a scientist or a doctor. I was a Social...

    Not a scientist or a doctor. I was a Social Sciences guy who really enjoyed the statistics courses I took.
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    Almost forgot to share this opinion piece in...

    Almost forgot to share this opinion piece in Toronto Sun by Harvard Public Health expert Martin Kuldorff -...
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    I cannot cite a specific study from memory but I...

    I cannot cite a specific study from memory but I do believe that Wildtype is correct about Covid-19 having a very large burden on the health care system.

    IIRC the average time from hospital...
  31. Etobicoke ON receiver Keegan Dicks [via Saskatoon...

    Etobicoke ON receiver Keegan Dicks [via Saskatoon Hilltops] commits to Guelph where he will join his brother Jaden [freshman 6'6 DE].
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    Here are some suggestions for your reading list:...

    Here are some suggestions for your reading list:

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30208-X/fulltext - Prestigious journal, 3 of 5 authors are from UofT, study of...
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    Covid-19 only grows exponentially for a very...

    Covid-19 only grows exponentially for a very short period of time. It quickly slows and then peaks long before it infects more than 20% of the population. The infection growth numbers tail-off over...
  34. Guelph started announcing recruits this week. ...

    Guelph started announcing recruits this week.

    WR Cedric Smith - Los Altos HS, California - Santa Clara Valley league all star DB as a junior

    LB Braydan Lefkas - Burlington ON - Team Ontario...
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    Trudeau has been looking for an excuse to do that...

    Trudeau has been looking for an excuse to do that since he became PM.
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    The good news on the Covid front is that...

    The good news on the Covid front is that virtually none of the spread is happening in schools in Ontario or BC or most American states.

    Children are actually safer in schools than at home. That's...
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    Well, if the Edmonton Journal says it is...

    Well, if the Edmonton Journal says it is exponential growth, then it must be exponential growth cuz the media never gets science/medical information wrong.
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    Time for a more balanced approach

    https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/time-for-a-more-balanced-approach-say-ontario-doctors-concerned-with-restrictions


    Time for a more balanced approach, say Ontario doctors concerned with...
  39. NO EVIDENCE OF IN-PLAY COVID-19 SPREAD ANYWHERE IN WORLD - NFL Chief Medical Officer

    THE BATTLE TO CONTAIN COVID-19

    Dr. Allen Sills, the NFLís chief medical officer, was on the phone Saturday ... the time seemed to be right to check in with Sills on where the league is now, and...
  40. Probably has more to do with the pandemic than...

    Probably has more to do with the pandemic than anything. They are living at home in Ottawa since there are no classes on these other campuses. Much easier to start working out with the Gee-Gees than...
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    I understand your point but it's almost certain...

    I understand your point but it's almost certain that only 20% of the individuals who make up Quebec's "kookoos" are super spreaders. Thus, you're talking about 4% of the QC population. The other 16%...
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    One of the best articles I've read about the...

    One of the best articles I've read about the dynamics of the spread of Covid-19. It has significant implications for public health policy and helps to explain why some countries with less restrictive...
  43. I'm pretty sure he is in year 3 now - i.e. a 2018...

    I'm pretty sure he is in year 3 now - i.e. a 2018 recruit.
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    And now a study of almost 200,000 patients...

    And now a study of almost 200,000 patients comparing Covid-19 and influenza ... https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rmv.2179



    I didn't read enough of the study to have an opinion on it....
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    Unprecedented! And it comes at a large social...

    Unprecedented! And it comes at a large social cost according to some scientists. The manpower and money that has been diverted other types of medical research [cancer, tuberculosis, etc.] will set...
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    New study from Univ of Edinborough published in...

    New study from Univ of Edinborough published in the British Medical Journal:

    Coronavirus lockdowns 'may kill MORE than herd immunity strategy does': Strict restrictions and school closures could...
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    The difference between 3-5,000 and 9,500 deaths...

    The difference between 3-5,000 and 9,500 deaths could be attributed to the fact that Covid-19 is more infectious than seasonal flu, rather than because it is more lethal. That, and the fact that...
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    Feb. 28th, if I'm not mistaken. Is the date of...

    Feb. 28th, if I'm not mistaken.

    Is the date of his comment, or the question of whether he's changed his mind, relevant to the point Gilligan was trying to make?

    People on both sides of the...
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    “Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of...

    “Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)” - Anthony Fauci M.D., NIAID
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    I see lots of medical and scientific experts...

    I see lots of medical and scientific experts comparing Covid-19 and the flu. In fact, I don't think a day goes by when I don't read, or listen to, exactly that type of comparison.

    Gilligan, you...
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