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  1. Just now, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    Ik but that's my point


    Florida geography wise is very different from most states in how it's shaped but if we looked at overall Jacksonville would be the most centralized location for both ends of the state 


    The problem is the only stadium I'm aware of that could hold state in Jacksonville is the jags stadium

    It's a pity Bartram Trail's stadium would not be big enough. It's a nice place to watch a game. 


  2. 57 minutes ago, HornetFan said:

    It's going to be a problem if this vaccine receives the same resistance from people as we see for flu shots each year. They're preaching that the only way to stop the virus is a vaccine, but we have a society that is allowed to choose if they want to be vaccinated

    Part of the reason the flu vaccine has so much resistance, is that at best, it provides less than 50% protection. That's the reason I have never taken it. That and the fact I think I am probably immune to most strains of the flu since both the wife and one of my children have brought it home over the 30+ year period and I have not caught it from them. 

  3. On 6/8/2020 at 9:26 PM, OldSchoolLion said:

    Over the past 15 years, I believe Madison County is 0-4 against Georgia teams.  Maybe they should focus on beating regional talent before being national powerhouses.

    2015   Lost to Brooks County

    2011   Lost to Colquitt County

    2007   Lost to Coffee County

    2006   Lost to Coffee County

    Colguitt and Coffee are some good programs. 

  4. 21 minutes ago, peezy28 said:

    I was just on a clinical trials status update call this morning.  One thing they noted that I have not heard is for these trials they are actively seeking a diverse patient base for testing purposes... Now I am not signing up to be the guinea pig but its good to know they want to know if the vaccines etc affect people differently based on genetic makeup.

    If I sign up and get seriously ill or die, will JNJ compensate my family?

  5. 4 hours ago, Zoe Boy said:

    Yea I get it you want it close for you in North Florida. Man people will drive for a state game.. But since Florida is all about money , n most of the teams be form the south , FAU is a great choice and ppl can make it a weekend trip.. Them games can be at FAU next year and ppl from the north will still drive down.. do yourself a favor, get a DL , rent a car and drive down.. Sounds like you haven’t went out that lake city to Gainesville area..

    Zoe, he got the DL, but because he is young, renting a car is prohibitive. When you are under 25 it costs an arm and a leg. 

  6. 6 minutes ago, Perspective said:

    It was nice while it lasted.   Well, perhaps "nice" is an overstatement.   

    FHSAA terminates contract with Daytona to host large classification state football finals.   Looking for a new site.  

    Any chance FHSAA hits Orlando up with a late night text?  "Yo, O-town, you up?" 


    4 minutes ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    Tallahassee can hold 1-3a at gene Cox but that stadium too small to hold large school finals


    Has Tampa placed a bid lately?

    Tampa would be fine by me. Florida State has also hosted in the past, so, one way or the other, they will find a host, if it's not O town!

  7. 8 hours ago, Jambun82 said:

    I don't know who "Ref" is,  but your point about many jobs with benefits disappearing makes my point about public servants I believe. Police Officers, or any public servant who works for any level of Government, and collects a taxpayer-funded salary, have a obligation to the public that they serve to conduct themselves in a responsible and respectful manner.  

    I used Ref (referee) because you are part of the officiating crew. I meant no insult. Regarding the police, they reflect the training they receive and the general perception they have towards the population they are supposed to serve. Back in the late 1990s, I took a well paid civilian job with the Sheriff's office of one of the Central Florida counties. Despite great benefits and a 40 hour workweek, I left that job after six months, and returned to my former employer (sixty hour workweeks and all with no overtime). I did so because I found the attitude that was pervasive there towards poor people in general, and people of color specifically, was difficult for me to deal with.  And this attitude was pervasive, it included almost all the deputies as those of color were not exempt. 

  8. 4 hours ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    No doubt we have problems.  As Americans, we have incredibly high expectations out of life.  Having spent time in other countries and seeing how simply some others live, I think at least part of our "misery" is our due to disappointment over the ways we think things "should" be.  That's not to say what is going on in our country at this time is fair or right, but I come across a lot of miserable people who still have food on the table and a car in the driveway. 

    As I have gotten older, I have lowered my expectations and found myself to be a lot happier.  That includes my expectation of people.  We are all very flawed individuals.  Getting outraged over the actions of others...I have to constantly remind myself how irrational it is to think that others are going to live by my standards and expectations.  That is not to say that certain behaviors are not worthy of protest.  But being in a constant stew over it does nothing but cause me to be miserable.  Being in such a state of self-pity can cause me to be overly selfish, and miss those opportunities where I might truly be able to make a difference in the world..such as helping a brother or sister in need.   

    If our malaise were shared, I would not be pissed. But it is not. The maldistribution of wealth in contemporary USA, is off the charts. There are far fewer beggars on the streets of Shanghai or Bijing than they are in the USA. Of course, most people here don't realize this. But I have been fortunate enough to travel, and I have seen a lot. 

  9. 1 hour ago, Jambun82 said:


    Hopefully, there can be some kind of Police reform. Police need to understand that they are public servants first, and I think that we have all had our eyes opened throughout this whole terrible ordeal. The peaceful protesters  are doing a wonderful job exercising their First Amendment rights, and it is refreshing to hear their point-of-view. I don't know what it is like to be black, but I feel that I am learning a lot hearing and reading from our African-American citizens.

    Ref, that is only part of the problem. A general frustration has been building within the country over at  least the last 30-years of which what you refer to is only part of the issue. Wages for all working people have not kept pace with the cost of essential items, and good jobs with decent benefits have become increasingly scarce due to the de-industrialization of the country. While this may have affected people of color to a greater degree, it has affected all of working class America. Hence, the decline in expected life among the population in general. 

    I believe that the demonstrations reflect this in addition to the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Mr. Floyd.  The Coronavirus and our response has only exacerbated what has been brewing for a long time.  

  10. On 6/2/2020 at 2:02 PM, badbird said:

    Guys Covid went away.  It no longer exists.  We have moved on to Police brutality.  Unfortunately we didn't focus our attentions on that and have moved on to rioting and looting.  Next week it will be something else to divide us.

    Coach, we are in a bad place. I have seen this before. It does not end well. I hope I am wrong. 

  11. 1 hour ago, OldSchoolLion said:

    Who is he?

    Where did he play in high school?

    Where did he play in college?

    Which Pro team drafted him?

    Xavier Rhodes | Norland HS, Miami, FL | MaxPreps

    Does not look like the adult version of him, but I am going to guess: Dwayne Bowe, Miami Norland High School, LSU college and Kansas City Chiefs.

    The only reason for the guess is I know he wore # 80 at both LSU and Kansas City. So, I am guessing the same number at Norland. Funny thing is I was at the Norland/Edgewater game in 2002. One of the coldest nights I have ever attended a football game at in Florida. 

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