Mr. Conventional Wisdom’s pandemic advice

Screenshot_2020-07-06 Tony Barnhart on Twitter So you say you want to see college football in 2020 Then put on a damn mask [...]

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12 responses to “Mr. Conventional Wisdom’s pandemic advice

  1. Sorry, Mr. Conventional Wisdom, but the hay is in the barn on whether there’s going to be college football this year. The best outcome (if you could call it that) is they playin’ with no fans. I’ve already prepared myself for the carrot and stick refund email that will be coming following a tone-deaf version of McGarity’s Minutes. My golf game needs some serious work, and it looks like Fall 2020 is when it’s going to be worked on.

    5 minutes of highlights and the weekly observations from the armchair blog post will keep me informed if this is the outcome.

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  2. Russ

    Unfortunately, I think that ship has sailed. We’ll have some sort of mutant season this year with maybe 7-8 games spread across 3-4 months. I’d love to see what we could do with this defense plus the new offensive look, but I’d also like a pony. I don’t think I’ll be getting either one.

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  3. Gurkha Dawg

    Tony’s advice for staying healthy:
    1. Eat reasonable portions of healthy foods.
    2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week.
    3. Get at least 8 hours sleep a night.
    4. Drink alcohol in moderation.
    5. See your doctor for a checkup every year and follow his advice.


  4. Capt.Tony of the S.S.Obvious has now put the damn mask wearing football world on notice…


  5. TimberRidgeDawg

    The dude sitting behind the two guys on the far right has his mask down knocking back a coke or at least something in a coke bottle.


  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    That photo is a Clemson-Tech game during the 1919 Spanish Flu epidemic.If I was at a Clemson-Tech game I’d cover my face too.

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  7. Watch out for how this Corona thing affects football season.

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  8. BuffaloSpringfield

    For What it’s Worth:
    The picture was taken during the pandemic of the Spanish Flu of 1918. Although there were 675,000 ‘Mericans die and some estimated 20 to 50 millions would die world wide; The nation did not shut down. Seems like a Mr. Conventional Wisdom has a new idea. First time I have heard of such. What would you call a news flash ?
    By no means do I wish to down play COVID it’s serious, very serious. In searching related I find it interesting flu deaths and cases from January 1 through July 6, 2020 can not find a reliable statistic (CDC or WHO) which breaks comparisons of cases of each side by side. Although Conventional Wisdom would tell that the flu season is over. So the best I can find is from October 1 through June and for flu that’s about 750,000 and around 26,000 deaths in the US alone.
    I know COVID is dangerous, deadly and definitely wearing masks helps as well as hand sanitation. The skeptic in me see this past week my local hospitals took 26 deaths away and almost 90 statewide due to initial cause of death from the list of COVID numbers. There is no light at the end of the tunnel.
    Actual fact hospitals are reimbursed average insurance coverage $9,000-$$13,000 for a COVID patient. Where as if the patient has COVID Pneumonia with a ventilator is needed that jumps to $39,000 per patient. The estimate for total uninsured patients with no Medicade will be between $14-$42 Billion dollars so far this year. So COVID is not a deadly disease but also a tremendous growth of the medical/pharmaceutical corporations. A big PLUS for Big Media as well. Instead of checking out what the Braves did in your headlines you get the most recent number of COVID infections.
    As of cost of health care since 1960 was $141 per person a year to 2020 at almost $13,000 a year. The advancement of medical procedures are astonishing such as hip and knee replacement. In the 1960’s a fractured hip in your later years was pretty much a morbid sentence to where now it’s almost day surgery. The one advantage of 1960’s medical care over present day would be you could actually talk to someone on the phone.
    So wear a mask, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. Don’t go to New York, Washington, California, Minnesota or Florida. Stay away from beer and bourbon. Don’t eat red meat.
    Conventional Wisdom from Ritchie, Steven, Bruce, Neil and Dewey


  9. doofusdawg

    Tony should stick to sec football. I wear a mask inside businesses I frequent out of respect for the employees. But if we really want to do something about covid and have college football then we should all wear a ribbon which shows our support for wearing a mask.


  10. practicaldawg

    Fortunately for Tony, he’s immune to anything “novel”