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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: July 27, 2020, 05:33:29 am »
members- just wanted to say how great it is that we can have a reasoned, respectful discussion here, unlike so many other online forums.  without crossing the line into the inappropriate.  as a result, we will continue to let spirited discussion and disagreement thrive on this topic in this thread.

please continue to do so.  we have a chance here to be above the fray and set the example for civil discourse- the example that our most storied institutions (lawmakers, cabinet, media, etc.) fail to grasp.  well done my fellow SB fans.

 ;D

LOL, excuse my ignorance but was that sarcasm or genuine...

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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: July 26, 2020, 10:11:42 am »
I'm all in favor of full on cancellation of fall sports including football. Just wear your goddamn masks and hopefully in 2021 we'll be ready to try again.

What if in 2021, we are in the same position. Cancel sports again? This crap is not going away. We, as a society need to make adjustment and live our lives and move on. A vaccine will most likely be available by the fall of 2021, but how many people will take it. Not me! Does that pose a threat to sports? I say play ball but with no fans, Just like in MLB.

Assuming it works out, the vaccine will be key to containing this. If people continue to wear masks and get the goddamn vaccine (Just take it, not having that debate right now) yes we'll be fine for sports in 2021. Vaccination of athletes will likely be mandatory along with students who intend to come on campus.

That's my problem. I will not be forced to be vacainted by a rush job, hurry up drug. I also have a HUGE problem with government control, (socialism)  telling me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. If that means I cant go into any major sporting event, coliseum, etc..... So be it. I'll watch it on television!

Not looking to get political at all, but since EVERYTHING is political today, I expect half the country to get the vaccine; half not.  I've heard that we need 50% compliance to achieve herd immunity, so a working vaccine could achieve that.

I agree with half the country wanting the vaccine and the other half not. I got the coronavirus back in March. I didn't even know I had it. I was checked three different times for the IgG antibodies and my numbers all came in very high. As far as I am concerned, I am protected. Now, that doesnt mean I will always have the antibodies, the same way getting the vaccine doesnt guarantee I will always have the antibodies against covid19.

If people are willing to get vacainted against covid19, by all means do it. I just have a major problem with the Goverment telling citizens they must, or its a law to get vacainted. And this is coming from a guy who worked for the Goverment.

Things are going to heat up big time in this country when the vaccine is readily available and the governors start mandating citizens to get vacainted, otherwise you cnt attend any big, social gatherings. Watch and see. That will happen.

Glad you didn't get sick, and I don't disagree with anything you've said here.  My concern is not so much the issue of whether it will be mandated or not, but due to the gravity of the situation, I'm concerned that there may be too much pressure to get it out quickly, and potentially to not be sufficiently tested.  That is medically concerning to me.   After all, there is a pot of gold (directly or indirectly) to the company(s) that get it out first.  But I agree with Ry1nik too, public venues will have a right to deny entrance to those that aren't vaccinated, to protect the health of their client base.  The public at large may actually demand this.  It shall be interesting, and of course, will turn into another political football.

Thats why I wont get the vaccine. I have concerns of it's efficacy and safety. There could be more harm done to people then getting the virus. I also think the Goverment signed into law waiving any lawsuits against Bio and Pharma  companies because of this pandemic.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: July 26, 2020, 10:05:23 am »
Never has a vaccine been mandated (except for children who want to attend public schools, to protect other children) and never will a COVID vaccine be mandated.However, it is not a constitutional right to attend a sporting event without complying with the organizersí safety requirements...which may include vaccination for entry.

We haven't had a Pandemic like this since the Spnish Flu in 1918, or there about. Not to be political about this but if Biden gets in the WH, I could see the democrats mandating this though..

As far as sporting events showing proof of vaccination before entering, that would be the kiss of death to that organization. If 50% of people oppose vaccination , that's 50% less spectators .

If the Goverment doesnt sign into law that you cant sue people because you think you got the virus from one particular place, then this country is more screwed up then ever before.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: July 26, 2020, 07:34:51 am »
I'm all in favor of full on cancellation of fall sports including football. Just wear your goddamn masks and hopefully in 2021 we'll be ready to try again.

What if in 2021, we are in the same position. Cancel sports again? This crap is not going away. We, as a society need to make adjustment and live our lives and move on. A vaccine will most likely be available by the fall of 2021, but how many people will take it. Not me! Does that pose a threat to sports? I say play ball but with no fans, Just like in MLB.

Assuming it works out, the vaccine will be key to containing this. If people continue to wear masks and get the goddamn vaccine (Just take it, not having that debate right now) yes we'll be fine for sports in 2021. Vaccination of athletes will likely be mandatory along with students who intend to come on campus.

That's my problem. I will not be forced to be vacainted by a rush job, hurry up drug. I also have a HUGE problem with government control, (socialism)  telling me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. If that means I cant go into any major sporting event, coliseum, etc..... So be it. I'll watch it on television!

Not looking to get political at all, but since EVERYTHING is political today, I expect half the country to get the vaccine; half not.  I've heard that we need 50% compliance to achieve herd immunity, so a working vaccine could achieve that.

I agree with half the country wanting the vaccine and the other half not. I got the coronavirus back in March. I didn't even know I had it. I was checked three different times for the IgG antibodies and my numbers all came in very high. As far as I am concerned, I am protected. Now, that doesnt mean I will always have the antibodies, the same way getting the vaccine doesnt guarantee I will always have the antibodies against covid19.

If people are willing to get vacainted against covid19, by all means do it. I just have a major problem with the Goverment telling citizens they must, or its a law to get vacainted. And this is coming from a guy who worked for the Goverment.

Things are going to heat up big time in this country when the vaccine is readily available and the governors start mandating citizens to get vacainted, otherwise you cnt attend any big, social gatherings. Watch and see. That will happen.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: July 25, 2020, 04:20:47 pm »
I'm all in favor of full on cancellation of fall sports including football. Just wear your goddamn masks and hopefully in 2021 we'll be ready to try again.

What if in 2021, we are in the same position. Cancel sports again? This crap is not going away. We, as a society need to make adjustment and live our lives and move on. A vaccine will most likely be available by the fall of 2021, but how many people will take it. Not me! Does that pose a threat to sports? I say play ball but with no fans, Just like in MLB.

Assuming it works out, the vaccine will be key to containing this. If people continue to wear masks and get the goddamn vaccine (Just take it, not having that debate right now) yes we'll be fine for sports in 2021. Vaccination of athletes will likely be mandatory along with students who intend to come on campus.

That's my problem. I will not be forced to be vacainted by a rush job, hurry up drug. I also have a HUGE problem with government control, (socialism)  telling me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. If that means I cant go into any major sporting event, coliseum, etc..... So be it. I'll watch it on television!

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Conference and Athletics / Re: Shawn Heilbron / TWT
« on: July 25, 2020, 05:19:54 am »
I'm all in favor of full on cancellation of fall sports including football. Just wear your goddamn masks and hopefully in 2021 we'll be ready to try again.

What if in 2021, we are in the same position. Cancel sports again? This crap is not going away. We, as a society need to make adjustment and live our lives and move on. A vaccine will most likely be available by the fall of 2021, but how many people will take it. Not me! Does that pose a threat to sports? I say play ball but with no fans, Just like in MLB.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: SB Logo
« on: July 23, 2020, 05:12:38 am »
I really like the new UA logo. Looks quite serious and intimidating. Apparently, over 460 people on Twitter like it also.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: SB Logo
« on: July 18, 2020, 04:32:17 pm »
Man.. canít believe we were called the warriors... why change that! Wouldíve loved that name.

 I wasnít fond of the Seawolves name at the beginning. But now after almost two decades, I just canít imagine another name. We are Seawolves now!

LOL. I've had more people in 10+ years tell me. "What the heck kind of noame is that for a team" . The name is rediculous and quite embarrassing. I would absolutely vote to have it modified. The "Stony brook Wolves" sounds much more appealing for a college team then Seawolf.

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Conference and Athletics / Re: SB Logo
« on: July 18, 2020, 06:38:23 am »
i've sounded off on this issue before but i really think we should just drop seawolves.  its often mispronounced, it's confusing, no one knows what it is, and it's bad for our brand.  this is a place to follow not lead.  just go back with baymen or patriots or warriors.  anytime someone that's not a fan uses the name, it's to mock the university.  just like what's a seawolf im a seawolf. 

anyway i think we should only use the interlocking SB.  it's classic.

I agree. Whats a Seawolf, 'Im a Seawolf" is getting old and is weird. If They want to be taken seriously change the name to just, Wolf. Heck, whenever they have a new signee they use a picture of a Wolf from the Wild, not a mysterious Sea creacher, right?

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SBU Football / Re: 2020 SBU Football
« on: July 17, 2020, 12:43:44 pm »
No way do I see SBU football chartering a flight to take the entire team and staff to play FAU!!  Think about it--that means chartering a flight to take the entire team and staff to the epicenter of coronavirus madness in SOUTH FLORIDA of all places!!  If the whole controversy is over safety and health, that can't possibly make any sense.

Not happening. I really wish the NCAA would stop playing head games with conferences, and just cancel  all Fall sports. Stop the BS already. We all know there wont be any sports until next year. At some point..

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SBU Football / Re: 2020 SBU Football
« on: July 17, 2020, 05:09:12 am »
I feel for all the guys.

https://twitter.com/ethantsbu/status/1283950121689001986?s=21


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This is bad. A season with no Fall sports. What else is there to do?

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I love Fields, but I've seen nothing from him so far that makes me think HE is the first player to ever be drafted out of SBU. He really needed this season for that and he's just not going to get it. Hopefully they just give everyone another year of eligibility.

Fields has not shown us that he can compete against tougher competition. That game against Utah State pretty much says it all. Doing well against CCSU wont get you in the NFL.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2020-21 schedule
« on: July 10, 2020, 06:05:27 am »
I wonder how LIU feels having added hockey right before their finances went kaput.

LIU has women hockey, right. Non D1 competition????

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2020-21 schedule
« on: July 10, 2020, 05:24:46 am »
Women's VB is a headcount sport, so any partial aid given to an athlete in that sport will count towards the total as if it was a full scholarship (same rule applies to FBS football and men's/women's basketball). For that reason along with many others women's Volleyball at SBU is safe. The general proportion of men's to women's scholarship opportunities must remain intact though, so I don't see us adding any men's sports anytime soon. Any pipe dreams of varsity hockey will be gone for quite a while. I contend an FBS move makes sense, but only if it's to a suitable conference. No pulling a Liberty or UMass and moving up just to stay independent.   

There still talks of SB moving up to FBS?? I put a lid on that a long time ago. As long as coach P stays as their HC there won't ever be any talks about moving up. Lets try and get in the playoffs and win a couple of games first.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2020-21 schedule
« on: July 09, 2020, 11:28:55 am »
Beginning of the end for college sports???   The Stanford news is huge.  If state monies are not included in the proposed next round of federal stimulus, then chop, chop, chop.   Fringe sports (non-revenue generating) will be cut all over the place.  I agree with VA, OOC hoops will be cut (possibly in their entirety), and maybe conference games will be played in front of empty arenas.  Reduced revenue stream for basketball, and expect some schools to drop basketball altogether moving forward.   Really sucks.  Starting to appreciate European soccer so much more though.

Speaking of soccer. if the Europeans can have a soccer league this year, why can the US do the same with Fall sports?? Players all get tested regularly, with no fans, but they are playing with no noticeable issues.

Say what you may but this Coronavirus is purely a political play, and that is wrong. it is affecting everybody in every political group..

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