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    Former UND Track and Football letter winner. Former UND FB Receivers Coach. Former Director of High School Relations UND. Member UND Athletic Hall of Fame as member of 1972 Camelia Bowl Champions. Served In US Army as Commander US Army Health
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  1. Have you ever been to Manhattan Kansas?
  2. Feeney is now 6’3”. May not be done growing.
  3. West Point is not a school to rehabilitate dysfunctional young men or women. The priorities include preparing young men and women to be leaders, disciplined, critical thinkers, educated in their field of study who are able to think outside the box, adjust to constantly changing challenges on and off the battlefield and to take a bullet for their fellow soldiers and our nation. This kid couldn’t cut it. You don’t get to take your parents to these schools.
  4. The reasons for refusing/declining to be vaccinated are up to the individual. I’ve assumed nothing. My point is that in making the personal decision to be vaccinated or not, one should make sure they have received factual information, hopefully from their own physician or provider, and consider the ramifications (risks/benefits for themselves and their teammates). Seems like a common sense approach.
  5. I stated I disagreed with the NCAA. The problem as I see it is the NCAA isn’t concerned with our opinions. However, I stand by my comment that athletes who refuse to get vaccinated should make sure they get accurate and factual information when making a decision about vaccinations and consider the ramifications of going unvaccinated. There have been multiple athletes who have had to miss games and multiple teams who have missed games including tournaments and playoffs. Those are facts that should be considered as athletes make their decisions.
  6. Which is what I said in the first place. I qualified my statement by recognizing that we don’t know all of the facts. You seem to be unable to comprehend that. You commented some unrelated info about 85 y/o and you challenged my experience with athletes. I answered. I challenged your expertise. I guess your inability to provide evidence is in itself your answer.
  7. What? You comparing my credentials to yours? I’ve taken care of literally thousands of athletes. Mostly high school athletes as a team physician. Also previously served as a college team physician. I still take care of number of college athletes, former NHL and NFL athletes. Over the past 15 years, NFL players and their family members, NHL players and former players, collegiate athletes from Div 1,2,3 schools. How about you? How many athletes do you care for? I have also been responsible for vaccinating thousands of soldiers in preparation for combat and taken care of wounded soldiers on the battlefield. How about you? What is it that would make me think I should forget my training, experience and defer to you with regards to anything medical including dealing with athletes and vaccines. If you want me to dumb it down for you, PM me. Don’t ruin another thread with politics please.
  8. How many patients do you see each day? I would be surprised if you could explain how the virus infects people, how the vaccine works, the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, what is in it. I’m guessing you get your information from social media or some whack job web site that focuses on politics. If all you know is that most people haven’t contracted COVID, that most that contract it survive, and most people who die or are severely ill are elderly or have pre-existing conditions, then good for you but that doesn’t cut it. You haven’t a clue. My comments were for athletes to consider the ramifications and make informed decisions. “Get real Ira?” My world is real, where people die and my job is to prevent that. There is no reason to derail a discussion of what it seems the NCAA did to SC State with shallow, ignorant comments from someone who has neither the expertise nor the experience to understand the issue.
  9. Unfortunately, the NCAA didn’t explain their ruling. You are correct in that vaccines have been available. The first 2 players who tested positive were unvaccinated. It’s reasonable to assume the kid sent home was ill, but that is only an assumption. Others who subsequently tested positive had been vaccinated. The risks for transmission are much less playing a non-contact outdoor sport. In my opinion, exposure alone would not be a reason to disqualify baseball players. If the only reason was that SC State was down to 14 kids and they had been exposed I would disagree with the decision to disqualify SC State. However, I don’t know all of the facts or details involved in the decision, nor have I seen the tournament protocols. This should be a wake up call for athletes who aren’t vaccinated to consider the ramifications. I hope all athletic departments, teams, and athletes are being counseled by competent medical staff that are advising them based on the facts and scientific evidence.
  10. I wouldn’t consider Air Force, Army and Navy lower level FBS schools. They aren’t Alabama, Clemson, Norte Dame, Oklahoma etc but they are 3 of the top academic institutions in the world and have played tight games or beaten some of the top 10 teams in the country. To get a kid who has offers from Army and Air Force is huge. It is a credit to our coaches and where the program is headed and a credit to the academic reputation and academic opportunities available to our student athletes.
  11. I think his Grandfather was a graduate at Faber College. Tried out for football but injured his neck when he fell off his horse during ROTC drills and wasn’t cleared to play. Wanted to play hockey but they didn’t have a team and he couldn’t skate. Allegedly bullied two freshmen named Flounder and Pinto but the college dean (Wermer) covered for him.
  12. I don’t think people realize how many nfl and college players are shorter, lighter, and in some cases heavier than their listed numbers. Speed, quickness, strength, intelligence, and work ethic are worth a lot more than a couple of inches or 10-15 lbs on paper. Certainly if you get the same qualities in guys who are 6’3” or bigger that’s even better. I don’t believe height or even 10-15 lbs in weight are as important as the other attributes, they are just easier to measure and easier to compare.
  13. Go online to your account and renew. The only notice I received was an email directing me to renew online.
  14. That’s when you give him a little bigger cushion at LOS or you better be able to knock him off his route and slow him down enough to give your teammates time to pressure the QB. The other attribute that I think is really important is quickness. Acceleration off the receivers cut and quickness to beat the DB press at LOS to create separation.
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