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  1. One of those “perspective” things that doesn’t seem right. Closer to 8 other state capitals than their own.
  2. Perhaps it's different circles. If you ask a lifelong Salem fan who's in the 44-48 age range, you'll get an earful. I've tested this enough to publish this in a peer-reviewed journal.
  3. I’ve never understood Salem fans. They have one of the 10 winningest programs in the state by any measure. They have loads of state titles. Yet they get triggered over the faintest hint of that 1992 game. It wasn’t as if the game was all that close anyway. Richlands was quite obviously better and would have throttled Salem if not for turnovers. Salem won a very similar game over Richlands in 2004 en route to a title, but you don’t hear Richlands fans harping on it.
  4. That’s very true. There’s no one in that division that can compare now. It’s embarrassing really.
  5. Probably this. Average high in March hovers near 50 anyway, and it’s likely not to be as bone-jarring cold as some of those November night games can be.
  6. Given what I do, I’m not gonna comment directly on it. That being said, there have always been exceptions for familial moves, foster care, etc. Plus, in such a scenario, an athlete couldn’t have the opportunity to play in greater than 15 games as would be the case under this scenario.
  7. There’s no doubt in my mind that Riverheads would have been the East’s representative in 2A last season. That being said, the real state title game was played in Appomattox the week before. Though Riverheads is so fundamentally sound, you can out-athlete them at times if you have equivalent discipline. Galax did it, and Graham would have last season. Appomattox runs a similar style but would have just beaten them up on the lines. Either school would have beaten Riverheads by 14+.
  8. Why is that a joke? I think it’s actually the absolutely correct move.
  9. Not a chance. That Graham team was as scorching hot to end the year as any from SWVA I’ve seen in a long, long time. They wouldn’t have beaten Graham last year either. I still think if Appomattox played Graham 10 times last year, Graham would have won 7-8 of them. But alas.
  10. Appomattox would have won the 1A-4A titles in 2016, and I’m not unconvinced they wouldn’t have given a good account of themselves in 5A. In any regard, any Appomattox team would have beaten any Riverheads team of similar vintage of the past 6 years.
  11. The VHSL goes to pretty great lengths to protect Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia schools.
  12. No, the VHSL’s going to prohibit border jumping. You play in WV, you lose VA eligibility.
  13. Section 601(d) of the Social Security Act has been written in such a way that incentivizes listing anything and everything as COVID-19. I am on a first-name basis with multiple people (plural) who have had either outright fraudulent or false positives of COVID-19 attributed so that health care providers can drain money from the federal government. This is happening, and you're fooling yourself if you don't believe it. I know it's virtually impossible in this early stage, but I would love to see how many fewer deaths occurred in 2020 among those 60+ due to strictly heart disease, diabetes, and chronic pulmonary issues (I exclude cancer, because that category will increase as many cancer patients are fearful to leave their homes to receive treatment due to COVID-19, which will inflate the number of deaths in that category). My point is: most of those who succumb to COVID-19 have already spent 90%+ of their social capital already. Hence, why nursing homes and other LTCs make up greater than 40% of COVID-19 deaths. If you're 91 years old, with dementia, and have congestive heart failure...I have some moral reservations about listing that as fully COVID-19 if a person eventually succumbs to it. It's *technically* correct, but treating that as the same as a 21-year-old who might die from COVID-19 isn't philosophically sound.
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