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  1. Here's an update on my built ins.
    4 points
  2. I think we’ll slowly return to a mostly normal environment. it’s extremely hard on many businesses, small and large, and universities : schools, etc. We HAVE to get back to living and working normally. This is a virus. It is not the plague. We cannot function as a society, locally or globally, shuttered away in fear. Part of the problem is how our technology now drives our interactions - we’re a touch - based society and economy, really globally. Touch pads everywhere, atm’s, checkout counters, etc., smart phones, etc., and we travel / interact now on a much highe
    4 points
  3. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/this-date-in-hoosier-history-indiana-runs-past-unlv-at-the-1987-final-four/
    3 points
  4. You guys are into much more labor intensive stuff than I am. My "gardening" entails taking care of 10 acres of grass. Damn near a full time job, but most of it is tractor time. Mowed 6 acres of it today, matter of fact.
    3 points
  5. How about some humor.
    3 points
  6. Just checked. Indiana has 32 deaths. I looked up Indiana death rates. For chronic lower respiratory disease in the state of Indiana an avg of around 12 people die DAILY. Until the media starts giving us the entire story along with preexisting conditions fear will continue to rise. 87 people have died from the flu this season(cdc says fall and winter). Still think the social distancing, working from home, and taking all other precautions is necessary but the end of this will come quickly if we stick with data over fear. Last I read the 3 best things for prevention are still, washing
    3 points
  7. I absolutely agree with this. You can win and compete with balanced classes, but you take the next step getting 1 to 2 blue chippers per class. Not saying you need 5 or 6 every year like Kentucky, but a 5 star or a couple high 4 star players per class is ideal. Not only are you getting older, but you’re also opening up an opportunity to continue to add burger boys with age and depth. And to be honest, not all 5 star players develop, or are ready for the NBA after one season(I know that you understand that).
    3 points
  8. Agreed...I think people saw his fiery demeanor and saw some Knight in him...but man...he has Seems to have all Knights charm and none of his acumen. Dodged a big bullet with this one. He might have set Indiana basketball back to the Stone Age if he came. Would have been literally a death penalty for the program.
    3 points
  9. That becomes very tricky when someone works in a county that has been cleared, but lives in one that has not.
    2 points
  10. Here is a nice 8 min video of his senior season highlights- http://www.hudl.com/v/2DDNCH
    2 points
  11. And I think that Jaybob and Natural Hoosier were still around, when Hoosier Sports Nation contacted Indiana University. In order to get tickets to a game for our mascot. Ayden Billingsley and his family. I know CC remembers. When IU told us they could not honor our request. Only somehow have Coach Crean hear about it, and give the Billingsley's some of his personal tickets. This is what HSN does. We truly are family. Thinking of our mascot.... daily.
    2 points
  12. I take that as very positive. We're taking in and testing the most sick people with fever and respiratory distress all the other symptoms etc and only 15% of those are coming out positive that is very good news.
    2 points
  13. He lived in LaPorte, IN...not far from me. He used to used to decorate his property at Christmas time and allow cars to drive through to look at them. Lots of former players used to visit him there, including Reggie Jackson. He visited the same fish market where my uncles friend worked every week and was a really nice guy. He signed a baseball for me I still have.
    2 points
  14. To be honest, I do think stopping all cars that have NY license plates and sending the National Guard door to door is a little extreme...
    2 points
  15. One of my favorite games of all time....and that is saying a lot because we have experienced some INCREDIBLE basketball in our history!
    2 points
  16. In the 80s, the NBA was really good money. Today, just one year NBA salary is life changing money; one year could literally set you up for life. It's hard to turn that down or risk injury for another year when that's on the table.
    2 points
  17. If football is cancelled this fall, not going to lie. I will be deeply depressed.
    2 points
  18. Trayce has so much going for him, excellent athlete, can get off the floor but also has good agility. He can jump one, two, three times, whatever it takes. He has tremendous hands like suction cups. Good hands for a big man is like accuracy for a QB. Gotta have it and he does. And he’s competitive with a good motor. My favorite part about Trayce is that rebound in traffic where you can’t even see in there and Trayce yanks it down as surely as can be. As everybody here says, If he can come out and hit 15 footers, and then stretch out to the 3, there’s no telling what he can do. In t
    2 points
  19. I’d stick with what the experts say, the Fauci’s et al. One common problem with people who are successful in one field, especially celebrities, is that they often think they should opine about everything in other fields. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actors or baseball players with high school education blathering about policy is another example. i am not saying he ends up right or wrong, just that he’s not qualified to be the voice of anything on this topic.
    2 points
  20. Can’t wait to see Lander on the court for IU.
    2 points
  21. I don't like to pay people to fix things I can do myself. Alot of projects are first time experiences. Have a front load washing machine with worn out bearings. Decided to replace them because parts cost $100 versus a new machine. Holy crap was it a job and a half. Took me 6 hours. Basically had to disassemble and reassemble the whole machine. But was ultimately successful. Because it is who I am I will probably do it again. Just needed to vent. PS. Had some leftover screws. But that always happens.
    1 point
  22. Great post. As posted above. I think it all depends upon how much work any kid is willing to put in. Can't always depend on the HC. IU has a great practice facility, in Cook Hall. They all should be taking advantage of the facility that the University has provided for them. This includes our lady ballers as well. Please understand. I am not disagreeing with you. You and I go way back. And I do appreciate our friendship over the years. Take care my friend.
    1 point
  23. "You can't do the job right, unless you have the right tools". That's what I always tell the wife. Like you guys, I take pride in fixing something myself. My Dad instilled the concept of trying to fix it yourself when I was 8, when he had Mom's wringer washing machine in parts on the basement floor: "Son...you might as well try fixing stuff yourself first, because the repair guy isn't gonna charge you anything extra if you F it up". Good words to live by for the last 60 years or so. I do all my own repairs, maintenance on vehicles, even built the last 4 houses for us. I'm the epitome
    1 point
  24. Lol, that and I also did some work on a couple friends dad's watermelon farms turning vines and picking melons. Hard work.
    1 point
  25. Well...once you get your 55 years of work in, you can retire to a place like this. And then 2nd guess yourself as to "why the hell did I do this ?!!" Actually I love it. Grew up on a 10 acre hobby farm. Mom had a 1 acre garden. I don't EVER want to pick green beans again !!
    1 point
  26. They put it back on which I figured wouldn’t happen. Fingers crossed that it holds. No pun intended. Lol
    1 point
  27. I think their (South Korea) key has been lots of early testing and treatment. With the curve flattened, the fatality rate is not increasing due to an overburdened medical system. I agree that this will not go away. Eventually everyone gets it. Hopefully most get the vaccine. It all about managing it now. Hopefully a few weeks is enough to get the tests out and find an effective treatment so we can begin a return to normal. Very concerned about the media, cities and states that are floating 2 months or more of lock down. I see that doing considerable more damage, on many fronts, than
    1 point
  28. BTW, we got into a school of perch last night. We fished from the dock with minnows. They were delicious.
    1 point
  29. Warm weather will slow it... Abundance of tests will help us pinpoint pockets... People who have had the virus from mild to severe will develop immunity... Vaccines and treatments will be readily available sooner than we think... I'm not saying we're over the hump yet, but we're getting there...
    1 point
  30. I do believe that Bill Veeck is the one that came up with the idea for ivy on the walls at Wrigley.
    1 point
  31. I agree that it is much too early to predict. But the university has already announced that it is moving to all online instruction for the summer. It wouldn't shock me if it eventually does the same for the fall. At that point, I think it would be extremely unlikely that we would have November or December basketball. Some experts are predicting a series of lockdown periods over the next year or two, as waves of corona ebb and flow. If that were to happen, it is difficult to imagine how IU would have residential instruction next school year -- since students may have to disperse for severa
    1 point
  32. Even people not very sick getting tested here. We’ve had swabs come in from people with only “a fever in the last 14 days” and every other box checked ‘No’. Seem to be able to be tested if you just want it. Maybe that will be the way this is going, though not sure if that is that great. I think they should stick with the ‘only showing symptoms’. i can see some people feeling fine but getting tested. These people have a negative test and then go about being less careful with what they do thinking they are fine. Then in the next few days they get the virus but think it’s something else
    1 point
  33. I live in Bloomington and my ex (who I stay in close contact with as we are co-parenting a teenager still) holds a relatively high-level position at IU. She is part of several teams within the university administration trying to navigate this mess. The primary concern, of course, is the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff, which the university as a whole is doing the best that they can in that regard. However, she is really feeling the stress of this event and has broken down in tears several times over the last couple of weeks. She believes, as do I, that IU will survive thi
    1 point
  34. Fantastic add. Thanks for that. Back in the day when late night tv was entertaining and worth watching. David Letterman. From Indianapolis. Broad Ripple. Wanted to get into Indiana University. But his grades were not good enough. I remember it, 'cause he is the same age as me. And I got into IU. How in the heck did that happen ? LOL In the end, though he wound up going to Ball State..... he's made tons more money than me, in his lifetime. Oh well. Kind of shows you, at times grades don't matter. But I digress. Fun to see a young Bob Knight.
    1 point
  35. No jump shot yet, and no right hand yet. Honestly unless he improves both of those dramatically he will be here after next year too. Not a dis on the kid at all, just going by what I saw this year. Hopefully he gets both of those and gets drafted next year.
    1 point
  36. Been saying it for 25 months. Romeo will be paying off as long as Archie is here.
    1 point
  37. Lol you believe China plus we are testing many more people now with a lower death rate.
    1 point
  38. When has that ever stopped you before?
    1 point
  39. The real key to the momentum is getting 3-4 of those guys on the team at the same time. You need a team where you have something like Lander, TJD, Mohammad and Kauffman all together, or at least 3of them. That’s when you’re talking a couple Big Ten Titles and legit National Title contention.
    1 point
  40. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant (Meme's Diner) has been selling off all their bottles of wine at cost. My wife and I were hesitant at first, b/c it felt exploitative to purchase, but then we quickly realized they are selling off their inventory out of necessity to keep paying their skeleton crew of employees. We just picked up another big order of three bags of coffee beans, some more wine, orange juice, and an order of their famous stuffed french toast. You have to order online and then when you go there, they have a dry erase board with order numbers on it. You hold up your phone t
    1 point
  41. So Thursday I had to go in to the Pharmacy to pick up some meds, and it seemed to me like it was business as usual?? All of the businesses seemed to have normal amounts of traffic! I guess my perception wasn't wrong, my county scored an F!!!!
    1 point
  42. Let's hope that warm weather helps to soften the curve. Just as it has with the normal flu for years.
    1 point
  43. The article says he’d have to sit a year. But I wonder if he can graduate online this summer and be a grad transfer? We could use him right away.
    1 point
  44. I think everyone is taking it seriously, but between the disinformation (which is despicable by the way), the misinformation, and the idiotic "panic" that people are exhibiting through hoarding and the like, it's made this whole thing into a circus... Now is not the time to panic...it's time to act. Do what you can do to keep your family and yourself safe (and I'm confident you're already doing that). Try to be a good neighbor and friend. I understand in some of the things I've personally done (give blood) there's a risk, but life is filled with risks. I'll take a calculated risk for what
    1 point
  45. Still amazed at the number of people and will continue to be amazed at the number of people who wanted Marshall and his total package in Bloomington.
    1 point
  46. Blue ridge parkway. Traveled a road once that went from Durango to Gunnison Colorado. Passed by neatest little town called Silverton and through Ooray. Cant remember the road number though.
    1 point
  47. You guys have done some impressive work, very cool. I’m only a partial DIY guy, smaller jobs — Sink faucets, garage door, caulk bath, no complete remodels. Funniest to me — after the fact — was putting together a mobile bball goal one year. Directions were in Japanese, with hand drawn pictures. When I was about finished I realized the rim was upside down.
    1 point
  48. Looks a lot fancier than the tire rim I use for my fire pit! LOL
    1 point
  49. My firepit. About $150 of bricks and liner from Menards. Didn't glue so I can relocate if needed. Super easy.
    1 point
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