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    Ultimately it was a great thing for the city of...

    Ultimately it was a great thing for the city of Ottawa that half of their football stadium was condemend and demolihed. Before that happened, Ottawa's CFL teams had the worst lease in the league, and...
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    Never understood why it was okay to have no age...

    Never understood why it was okay to have no age cap for other physical sports like rugby, hockey, and wrestling but it was essential for football.

    The reality is that it was mostly Ontario...
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    Maybe AUS will return to being competitive under...

    Maybe AUS will return to being competitive under such a system.
  4. In most of the world, there exist various...

    In most of the world, there exist various levels/divisions of pro sport. Soccer would be the most prominent example. It does happen in football too though. Japan has the X-League Super as a top...
  5. My point is that this model could co-exist with...

    My point is that this model could co-exist with the CFL just as well as it could work without it. There is a lot of Canadian talent that could use a place to play post-secondary. Just look at the...
  6. Regardless of the XFL stuff, I've always wondered...

    Regardless of the XFL stuff, I've always wondered whether a Canadian development league could work. If you could make it semi-pro in a way that preserves college eligibility, you could run in the...
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    Sinopoli held that roster spot until a Bo Levi...

    Sinopoli held that roster spot until a Bo Levi Mitchell showed up in camp. Hard to fault the Stamps for choosing Bo ahead of Sinopoli for their 3rd string spot. Bad luck for Sinopoli that he ended up...
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    I think Leason had CFL talent. He was offered a...

    I think Leason had CFL talent. He was offered a PR spot 2 or 3 different times during his career, and that was back in the days teams only had 2 QBs on their roster (so he would've come in as their...
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    Darryl Leason deserves some consideration. A top...

    Darryl Leason deserves some consideration. A top QB at every level he played at.

    Quinlan is the other one that stands out for me.

    Buckley has a great college career, and also showed well as a...
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    Crazy that they could only manage a 4th place...

    Crazy that they could only manage a 4th place finish and lost in the conference semi-final.
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    If they're re-doing the conferences to make them...

    If they're re-doing the conferences to make them smaller and reduce travel due to COVID-19, why would the final result have RSEQ adding three more teams plus a provincial border? Makes zero sense.
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    Ottawa will be an interesting wildcard. So many...

    Ottawa will be an interesting wildcard. So many young prospects added. It could take them time to gel and develop, but their relative youth may also help with recovery if it is a really compressed...
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    Sylvan, what do you think will happen with...

    Sylvan, what do you think will happen with Canada's fatality rate if the hospitals and ICU's are overwhelmed? Do you even understand why they were trying to flatten the curve?

    Do you think any of...
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    Alberta has had more than 4 people under 30 die...

    Alberta has had more than 4 people under 30 die in just the last two weeks. Maybe a part of that is Alberta's population being younger than Quebec's. In any case, you've repeatedly said that the...
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    Or people of any age with "comorbidities". Some...

    Or people of any age with "comorbidities". Some folks present comorbidities stats as if they mean the only people that can die of this were already on death's bed to begin with. But if you look at...
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    To corroborate their report, all you need to do...

    To corroborate their report, all you need to do is look at a graph of infections and have a grade school level understanding of mathematics.

    Alternatively, you can just close your eyes and play...
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    https://i.imgur.com/Fi5fhOx.gif
  18. It is a pretty big stretch to think they're...

    It is a pretty big stretch to think they're alluding to this figure in any way.

    A better link would be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redbird
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    Twenty COVID-19 deaths mark Alberta's deadliest...

    Twenty COVID-19 deaths mark Alberta's deadliest day, province sees 'exponential growth'
    https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/nover-16-covid-19-update-dr-hinshaw


    Since I remember that a few...
  20. I'm not exactly sure why people hate the name. It...

    I'm not exactly sure why people hate the name. It is as good as any name.
  21. First off, you know that isn't true. It isn't...

    First off, you know that isn't true. It isn't only seniors dying of it. It certainly isn't only seniors who suffer negative health impacts from it. Secondly, it seems absurdly cruel to say we should...
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    I wouldn't count out a 29 year old who has been...

    I wouldn't count out a 29 year old who has been an NFL starter for his whole career. He has two years left on his contract after this year, and his cap hit in his final years isn't too bad. He'd need...
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    Do you really think that our public health...

    Do you really think that our public health authorities aren't already considering those two sides? If we really were trying to eliminate Covid at all costs like you are implying, we'd go the route...
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    Since Peter is such a Trump fan, he should be...

    Since Peter is such a Trump fan, he should be interested to know that in private conversations with his own aides, Trump had stated that Covid is more dangerous than the flu because it spreads...
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    Covid killed over 210,000 Americans now, yet...

    Covid killed over 210,000 Americans now, yet people still try to say that "collateral damage" from Covid restrictions are a more deadly threat than the actual disease.

    So Peter, can you point me...
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    Yep. A good giveaway that someone is detached...

    Yep. A good giveaway that someone is detached from reality is if they still compare Covid to the flu (which nobody credible does), or if they talk as if we're still under a lock down or are about to...
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    I acknowledged the issues around naively taking...

    I acknowledged the issues around naively taking the reported infected and dead numbers in my original post. However, it is a silly thing to argue about in the first place, since finding a more exact...
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    Back when everyone but Quebec was cancelling...

    Back when everyone but Quebec was cancelling their football, weren't you were saying that the Quebec government and Football Quebec were the only ones who had any sense? Now that they're taking the...
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    Canada has over 160,000 cases as 9,316 deaths....

    Canada has over 160,000 cases as 9,316 deaths. The USA has over 7.2 million cases and over 200,000 deaths. You do the math.

    Besides, you completely missed the bloody point. Even if the death rate...
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    Odd that the concern you voiced in the original...

    Odd that the concern you voiced in the original post was that "big brother" was controlling the media. That is a term used for the government, which you now seem to agree is not controlling the media...
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    Meanwhile the USA is a dumpster fire, so looking...

    Meanwhile the USA is a dumpster fire, so looking to them for inspiration is not a great plan.

    If you don't look to America for comparisons, our situation is really no all that great. The...
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    Alarmist much? You're really going off the deep...

    Alarmist much? You're really going off the deep end here.
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    Ug, more of this pedantry about whether to call...

    Ug, more of this pedantry about whether to call it "deadly" or not.

    In Canada, it has killed about 6% of people who have tested positive for the virus. Worldwide, the number is over 3%.

    There...
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    More bad news for the herd immunity strategy. ...

    More bad news for the herd immunity strategy.

    In Brazil's Amazon a COVID-19 resurgence dashes herd immunity hopes:
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    It seems you don't have a good grasp of media...

    It seems you don't have a good grasp of media ownership in North America if you're worried that "big brother" is censoring it. Most of the mainstream media is corporate owned. Any censorship and bias...
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    No you didn't. Making the media out to be the...

    No you didn't. Making the media out to be the villain is a great way to slide into fascism.

    There are legitimate problems with the media, especially around who owns them and how that biases their...
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    You apparently missed the article talking about...

    You apparently missed the article talking about what life in Swedes was like. They closed high schools and college campuses. Gathering sizes still max out at 50, which would make football impossible...
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    I see. Either way the save is coming from Ottawa....

    I see. Either way the save is coming from Ottawa. That will sting a bit.

    Glad to see someone is still investing in education.
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    Our initial lock down prevented us from starting...

    Our initial lock down prevented us from starting out where Sweden did, or ending up where the USA still is. That said, Sweden is currently more locked down than we are, and has been for most of the...
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    How would that work exactly? Education funding is...

    How would that work exactly? Education funding is provincial. The campus wouldn't get more funding from the province by being under the uOttawa banner. uOttawa would need to invest directly in the...
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    You're delusional. No health experts have said...

    You're delusional. No health experts have said that Sweden's success is due to herd immunity. There are numerous articles out there that refute that idea. If you need help finding them, try Google....
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    Why are you assuming that Sweden's death rate and...

    Why are you assuming that Sweden's death rate and infections are going down because of herd immunity? They've already publicly stated they gave up on that strategy, and no reputable source has...
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    Sweden does not have collective immunity, so why...

    Sweden does not have collective immunity, so why do you keep making false claims? It really undermines your arguments you mix factual statements with blatant falsehoods.

    In any event, Quebec has...
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    If you are going to play the comparison game,...

    If you are going to play the comparison game, what is the difference between football in Quebec and football in every other province in Canada? All of the rest of the university conferences...
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    I'm fairly certain that both the WHL and OHL said...

    I'm fairly certain that both the WHL and OHL said that they would start Dec 1, but only if they could have some fans in the stands. In the WHL especially, paying for all that travel wouldn't be...
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    The bit about Sweden really belongs in the other...

    The bit about Sweden really belongs in the other thread. Note that the article mentions nothing about immunity. The very small immunity they've built so far should have almost no impact on their...
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    It helps them that they're a small physically...

    It helps them that they're a small physically isolated island nation, which leads to an economy that isn't so tightly integrated with their neighbours. They just need to restrict international...
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    New Zealand was never content to just flatten the...

    New Zealand was never content to just flatten the curve, which only means keeping transmission rates low enough that hospitals aren't overwhelmed. Their goal was to stamp out the virus entirely. They...
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    There are lots of younger adults who are listed...

    There are lots of younger adults who are listed as recovered months ago who still have health issues. Trouble breathing, weak and tired, that sort of thing. It could indicate ongoing issues with the...
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