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    Default This Lively and Exciting Board is a Daily Joy

    for me going on 13 years now. Even when traveling I read it if possible, to learn about players, zag nation, recruiting, etc. I have contributed lots of enthusiasm and participated in the polls, and every way I can, although my basketball knowledge is minimal.

    What topics, other than recruiting, will we have to keep it vital?
    Usually my nervousness about the zags is about a loss, or probable strong opponent.
    Now my nervousness is 'what will we have to talk about?'

    what do you see for our beloved message board in the next several months?

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    Well, now that I don't have basketball i can plan a garden before it stops freezing. Best soil testers out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by krozman View Post
    Well, now that I don't have basketball i can plan a garden before it stops freezing. Best soil testers out there?
    We will grieve together for awhile. And I believe the grieving is important because it is a loss. There is no better way of putting it. I know I'm grieving, and if I am then others are. Some of us have been communicating about all this all day today. I think this will continue to a couple of weeks to a month. Maybe less. After that the Board will become like it always is during the off season. We will begin to focus on our seniors being drafted into the NBA and then focus on on recruits and incoming freshmen. We will begin building dreams for next year like we always do during the summer. That's my answer. Hope it helps. Seeing how this season ended hurts. Yet, when that heals we have so much to look forward to next year.

    Go Zags!!
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Now that there are no more sports, the county library will need to expand. I will go from 1-2 books/week to 3-4. INPUT!!! I NEED INPUT!!!
    It's not funny.

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    it seems everyone believes this is only a few months type of problem,
    but don't some pandemics go on and on, for years sometimes?
    I suppose the good news will be if and when a vaccine is deveoped.
    I would love to go long in the stock market the evening before that news appeared.

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    8 months off...….7.5 minimum. Eeeek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsGoZags View Post
    it seems everyone believes this is only a few months type of problem,
    but don't some pandemics go on and on, for years sometimes?
    I suppose the good news will be if and when a vaccine is deveoped.
    I would love to go long in the stock market the evening before that news appeared.
    At a certain point the rate of infection will level off within the population. Right now the infection rate is climbing, there are several news articles that can explain it better than I can, but, picture a bell curve, the goal right now is to try and keep that curve as flat as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Now that there are no more sports, the county library will need to expand. I will go from 1-2 books/week to 3-4. INPUT!!! I NEED INPUT!!!
    The county library is closing Tuesday until late April. I suggest you get your books immediately.
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    its time for me to get a Kendal (sp?) and start reading books from the library that way.
    also
    and I know this quote is not directly applicable to the corona virus, but the mass of immediate damage by the Great Black Death in Europe, obtained from asia, was 1347-51.
    but
    "During the Great Plague of London (1665-1666), the disease called the bubonic plague killed about 200,000 people in London, England. In seven months, almost one quarter of London's population (one out of every four Londoners) died from the plague."

    hopefully scientists will develop a vaccine with same speed they do every year from that year's flu, which usually originates in south central China. About 6-7 months. Godspeed to those scientists.

    the one bright spot for me, without sports to watch, is nearly all the zags games this season, I started watching the game against alabama state yesterday

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    As it turns out, NCAA may have jumped the gun. 2200 total cases in the US and 49 deaths. When the covey closed the. O I g from China weeks ago that was a key move. Ow shutting off Europeans from coming in may be the clincher. Of the 49 deaths 37 came from that Seattle old folks home.
    Of course morbidity is not known but the mortality is amazingly low. We’ll have to wait and see but that curve from China and Italy is flattening quickly. Hope it peters out. Anymore the media is out of control IMHO. We’ll know more in a few weeks.

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    I hope all is well with everyone. The stores are being raided rn. I wish they could of postponed the tourny like Few and other coaches wanted. However, we dont know when this virus is handled. My son is out of school until April 24.
    Love the zags for life

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsGoZags View Post
    it seems everyone believes this is only a few months type of problem,
    but don't some pandemics go on and on, for years sometimes?
    I suppose the good news will be if and when a vaccine is deveoped.
    I would love to go long in the stock market the evening before that news appeared.
    Two sites I will checking back in on regularly:

    1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkna.../#4083918721db

    2. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/gr...ak/4945223002/

    #1 tracks the progress of future treatments, and #2 tracks the infection and death rates.

    **Warning, personal opinion ahead:**
    It seems that the the death rate is going down, as the current number is 62 deaths/3244 infections (1.9%). I personally suspect that the death rate will go even lower as more and more healthy people contract the disease without dying, with the rationale being that the highest risk people were most likely to be tracked and tested early on in America (for your consideration: I think that the Seattle nursing home outbreak represents the tail of the bell curve and doesn't represent the distribution of the actual population).

    I also think that we are going to rely on the young persons in our communities-- who will experience a much less virulent form of infection (like a typical flu and not the fatal infection)-- to get the virus and provide the herd immunity that we rely upon with diseases, and that them getting the virus is actually a good thing in this regard (ignoring the effects of transmission of the disease to grandma and grandpa by the same folks, which I think is one of the most important things in all of this).

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    thanks for these links...I will personally use them and send them to those I love...great job
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    50 or less people now recommended.
    Love the zags for life

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    The John Hopkins dashboard is quite good as well...

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    The John Hopkins dashboard is quite good as well...

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
    So is this: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-us-cases.html
    This was (still is?) a good interactive graph on the projections of the pandemic in the USA:
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...gtype=Homepage

    Best of health everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    The John Hopkins dashboard is quite good as well...

    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Zagger View Post
    So is this: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-us-cases.html
    This was (still is?) a good interactive graph on the projections of the pandemic in the USA:
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...gtype=Homepage

    Best of health everyone!
    Nice resources. Thanks.

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    Tae a virus

    Twa months ago, we didna ken,
    yer name or ocht aboot ye
    But lots of things have changed since then,
    I really must salute ye

    Yer spreading rate is quite intense,
    yer feeding like a gannet
    Disruption caused, is so immense,
    ye’ve shaken oor wee planet.

    Corona used tae be a beer,
    they garnished it wae limes
    But noo it’s filled us awe wae fear
    These days, are scary times.

    Nae shakin hawns, or peckin lips,
    it’s whit they awe advise
    But scrub them weel, richt tae the tips,
    that’s how we’ll awe survive

    Just stay inside , the hoose, ye bide
    Nae sneakin oot for strolls
    Just check the lavvy every hoor
    And stock-take, your, loo rolls

    Our holidays have been pit aff
    Noo that’s the Jet2 patter
    Pit oan yer thermals, have a laugh
    And paddle ‘ doon the waater ‘

    Canary isles, no for a while
    Nae need for suntan cream
    And awe because o this wee bug
    We ken tae be..19

    The boredom surely will set in,
    But have a read, or doodle
    Or plan yer menu for the month
    Wi 95 pot noodles.

    When these run oot, just look aboot
    A change, it would be nice
    We’ve beans and pasta By the ton
    and twenty stane o rice.

    So dinny think yell wipe us oot
    Aye true, a few have died
    Bubonic, bird flu, and Tb
    They came, they left, they tried

    Ye might be gallus noo ma freen
    As ye jump fae cup tae cup
    But when we get oor vaccine made
    Yer number will be up.
    It's not funny.

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    A sense of humor, indeed, dear Willandi. Thanks for the reminder. Seems a wee bit more we need these drear days.

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    Doctor: I’m afraid I have bad news. Your Coronavirus test came back positive.

    Patient: There must be some kind of mistake. I have 300 rolls of toilet paper.

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    my mourning the loss of the zag season is still in its early stages ...
    one of my few sizeable addictions, and I don't like the withdrawal going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    Doctor: I’m afraid I have bad news. Your Coronavirus test came back positive.

    Patient: There must be some kind of mistake. I have 300 rolls of toilet paper.
    If I had been drinking... whatever was in my mouth would have been all over my desk at home.

    Thanks for the laugh.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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