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About Chisoxfn

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  1. Chisoxfn

    COVID Thread Part Deux

    But there isn’t any control today anyway. You want your kids to go to school - they have to get multiple vaccinations. Same goes for certain jobs. So yes you can choose to home school but the full control has always been limited when it comes to public health.
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    COVID Thread Part Deux

    Hydro made sense though - at time limit data and no good treatment options or vaccines. We are now in this world where we actually have vaccines. Look I won’t argue if someone gets the virus they want the kitchen sink thrown at things…I argue with you have a proven and highly effective tool that is being ignored for many of the same reasons people are taking things that are not approved for. A year ago if I got Covid and got really sick I would probably take a shot on hydro just like if god forbid I had a horrible cancer I would take another shot at some form of experimental treatment as a wing and prayer.
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    2021 Catch-All

    So this happened at my cities council meeting this week. Epically hilarious. https://fb.watch/835JZcYr17/
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Week 1 in NFL is all about overreactions. I think the defense is old and past its prime...that is a fact, not an overreaction. I also dont' necessarily think that is on Nagy or Sean Desai. I also think the defense in week 1 had some fundamental breakdowns that opened up those big plays and they did it against a playcaller who is the best in the business (i.e, he does that to elite defenses too). The fact that those breakdowns happened in week 1 (i.e., still very early in the season) vs. week 8 gives me some hoep that some of that gets cleaned up. But I didn't see a lot to just completely crush Nagy over. I didn't like the lack of a vertical attack, but when your down a number of LT's, etc and going against a Rams pass rush that is considered one of the best in the league...I couldn't really argue the game plan. Quite frankly, the Bears ran the ball decently, won the TOP game (partly because their defense was brutal...but also because the offense moved the chains). The offense didn't execute enough when they got into Rams territory and had a brutal red zone turnover (the tO that came on 4th down where dalton fumbled...it was 4th down and a double move where they took an aggressive play and line couldn't hold). I guess what I'm saying is....I don't think this is a great football team...that is more on Pace than Nagy as I didn't have a lot to crush Nagy for when they kept it close, before collapsing late. I also liked their use of Fields in the game....with maybe the one spot where I would have kept him in during that 1st red zone possession on the 3. Note: I would have been fine moving on from Nagy last year too -> but to me more of this roster / issues are on Pace who I can apprecaite for certain things, but he has whiffed way too much on his use of cap capital and draft capital. Getting Fields was a mea culpa but he better be able to pivot and do a significantly better job on the pro personnel side where this team has whiffed in FA (which happens) but also whiffed really badly on internal guys (picking wrong guys to extent vs. let walk, not trading guys at right time..i.e., Pats style to maximize assets) and just the whole Fuller fiasco where they ruined a golden opportunity to get some form of assets.
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    2020 Workout Thread

    As an update - now down 11 lb's from my high....which was on 8/22. Have upped my running to about 4 miles a few times a week, with biking (with the kids) and/or swimming occasionally replacing running to just keep things fresh. Did a more accelerated run yesterday -> with every mile <8:30 and my last mile at 7:53. One thing I have noticed is -> my diligence on this front has paid off in other places in my life. In particular - my focus across the board is up (I'm usually a pretty focused individual -> however I'd say I have been hyper focused, both personally and professionally, since I started this). I don't know if it is a bi-product of me making this a big deal that I've had to carve out time I didn't have and thus get more structured across the board or what.
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    Nice to have an easy one!!! Robert and Sheets with big games, bullpen had a scary inning or two...but held them scoreless for 5.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    No - I don't think that was really ever the case. They maybe would have went a different direction if they could have landed Stamford (and I don't know what that strategy would have looked like...but I bet you Kyle Fuller would be around and other tweaks would have been made). Stafford would not have been a good move by the Bears...and who knows how serious they were or weren't. There was no way they weren't going to take a shot at QB in the draft -> that was always the case but they couldn't just sit around and hope so they needed a plan B. They are in this mess though because Pace was lousy with a lot of draft picks and whiffed completely in his use of high stakes draft capital. Mack = MISS (I said it when they made the move -> too early of an aggression and wrong use of draft capital); Miller (another miss and cost of key draft capital); Trubisky - Miss (dont' blame him for taking a QB -> but top pick miss)....Kevin White - top pick whiff; Floyd - Top pick whiff. Bottom line - he's failed at leveraging / maximize draft capital.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I dont' know that they aren't committing to a rebuild. I think they are just trying to bridge the gap -> but reality is the money is going to be coming off the books prety significantly in next 1-2 years, so outside of not having that 1st round pick -> they should have a lot of opportunities to start enhancing the team and injecting youth. And they have invested in some young olineman so I'm not going to jump on the line just yet...and I dont' think the line was that bad given the Rams have a really good line. I do think the Bears inability to stretch the field is just brutal in this modern NFL because you allow teams to shorten everything. Maybe this was by design given who the Rams are at generating a pass rush -> but not something that is sustainable. This looked a lot like the "game manager" offense they put around Mitch last year and I would have expected a bit more out of Dalton given he is much better at reading defenses. I should caveat - other than a brutal red zone pick (bad decision) I didn't think he played poorly -> but the thing with Dalton is, he just can't go out and win you games. If they had an elite defense -> fine, it works...but the Bears are shifting away from that and FIelds is a guy who if things work out, he absolutely CAN win you games. He has that "it"..that special talent to make everyone better and do things even when everything else breaks down.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I wanted fuller and thought it was a poor use of resources - that said - if the intent was start shifting resources to offense and start finding younger pieces than go ahead and try Vilder and others to see if you got something...or if you don't. You don't learn anything by playing Fuller. I feel the same way across other places -> but that is because I think this is a total rebuilding program.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    They should have traded Mack when they could have still got some value for him and should be moving any older piece for picks etc. Once they got Fields teh entire focus had to be shifting the resources to the other side of the ball and maximizing that investment and than hope you can build the d back up over time (cause its old and decrepid now).
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Eddie Jackson went from one of Pace's best moves to handing him an extention after a poor season and turned it into a massive disaster cause Eddie Jackson flat out SUCKS.
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    Winston isn't any QB. He was so smart taking the lower pay to really rebuild his game -> he has such physical talents and now he's getting to unleash them in such a great system. And Sean Payton is a GOAT.
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    2021 College Football

    Hawkeyes with two nice wins to start the season!
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    2021 NFL Season Thread

    I'll be at tomorrow's game. Hoping somehow the Bears surprise me...but my expectations are very grounded.
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    And that is a White Sox winner!!! WOHOOO. Rodon is nails as long as that shoulder is holding up.