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Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - CardinalSagehen - 09-16-2020

If anyone understands this, please illuminate us. I am befuddled.  He does understand that it is impossible to practice for football in a cohort of 12, doesn’t he?  

It’s okay with me if he wants to say no, but in that case, he has to own it.  Perhaps he is just buying time until they’re ready to make a decision?





RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - BostonCard - 09-16-2020





lex24 - lex24 - 09-16-2020

No.  It’s lost in politicianese.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - Phogge - 09-16-2020

Two years ago everyone was using “icon.” Last year it was “pivot.” Now it’s “cohort.”

You are cool if you use these words.

I ain’t cool.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - 82lsju - 09-16-2020

(09-16-2020, 05:49 PM)Phogge Wrote:  Two years ago everyone was using “icon.” Last year it was “pivot.” Now it’s “cohort.”

You are cool if you use these words.

I ain’t cool.

I see the synergies you are trying to get with your paradigm shifts........going forward all will become more transparent......


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - Phogge - 09-16-2020

Eric, are you a Jesuit?


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - BobK - 09-16-2020

All clear now.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - old spanish trail - 09-16-2020

All clear now.

They're working on it?


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - 82lsju - 09-16-2020

(09-16-2020, 07:09 PM)Phogge Wrote:  Eric, are you a Jesuit?

not good enough for the Jesuits......was a Pepsi-Cola (Episcopal) until around eight years old when for various reasons beyond my pay grade "we" ended our regular church attendance.....which I was more than fine with........


Richard@agnich.com - Mudhead - 09-17-2020

(09-16-2020, 04:50 PM)CardinalSagehen Wrote:  If anyone understands this, please illuminate us. I am befuddled.  He does understand that it is impossible to practice for football in a cohort of 12, doesn’t he?  

It’s okay with me if he wants to say no, but in that case, he has to own it.  Perhaps he is just buying time until they’re ready to make a decision?



It is clear to me he is following the science.  He licks his index finger and holds it up in the air to determine which way the wind is blowing.  No politics, pure science.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - Phogge - 09-17-2020

At least that is a scientific method to see where the wind is blowing on a treeless golf course. We have another executive who sticks his derrière in the air whenever science is the subject.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - BostonCard - 09-17-2020

(09-16-2020, 04:50 PM)CardinalSagehen Wrote:  If anyone understands this, please illuminate us. I am befuddled.  He does understand that it is impossible to practice for football in a cohort of 12, doesn’t he?  



It’s okay with me if he wants to say no, but in that case, he has to own it.  Perhaps he is just buying time until they’re ready to make a decision?

Actually, it is not that difficult to understand once you realize that Newsom is seeking to avoid being blamed if things go sideways.  He knows that there is a lot of pressure to restart football, so he doesn't want to appear like the state is the barrier to restarting, hence he is saying things like "There's nothing in our guidelines the state put out that denies these games from occurring".

But also, if something bad happens to one of the players or there's an outbreak connecting to the football games, he still wants to be able to blame the NCAA, conference, and schools.

Governor Newsom wants to have it both ways.  I really hope this works out.  Thankfully, the disease tends to be fairly mild in younger populations like football players, so it may all turn out well.  But let's be clear that this whole "damned the torpedoes, let's play football" reveals how f-d up our priorities are.  We have no compunction in disadvantaging college kids' academics by sacrificing in person classes and, in many people, send students home, but the minute millions in TV money is at risk somehow we can find a way to make it work.

BC


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - Phogge - 09-17-2020

A lot of people follow celebrities mistaking their financial and self love success for success as human beings. I hope a bunch of parents sue the colleges, the NCAA, politicians, Ed Orgeron and the ghost of Knute Rockne for keeping their kids away from school so some elite "Student Athletes" can play the money game.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - qwerty49 - 09-17-2020

I think the Georgia situation sums up the priorities.  UGA will make modifications to limit seating in Sanford Stadium to 23,000 for football this fall.  But apparently they can't figure out a way to let students vote in person on campus.

Hmmm.  How about using the stadium?


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - Farm93 - 09-17-2020

(09-17-2020, 09:13 AM)BostonCard Wrote:  
(09-16-2020, 04:50 PM)CardinalSagehen Wrote:  If anyone understands this, please illuminate us. I am befuddled.  He does understand that it is impossible to practice for football in a cohort of 12, doesn’t he?  



It’s okay with me if he wants to say no, but in that case, he has to own it.  Perhaps he is just buying time until they’re ready to make a decision?

Actually, it is not that difficult to understand once you realize that Newsom is seeking to avoid being blamed if things go sideways.  He knows that there is a lot of pressure to restart football, so he doesn't want to appear like the state is the barrier to restarting, hence he is saying things like "There's nothing in our guidelines the state put out that denies these games from occurring".

But also, if something bad happens to one of the players or there's an outbreak connecting to the football games, he still wants to be able to blame the NCAA, conference, and schools.

Governor Newsom wants to have it both ways.  I really hope this works out.  Thankfully, the disease tends to be fairly mild in younger populations like football players, so it may all turn out well.  But let's be clear that this whole "damned the torpedoes, let's play football" reveals how f-d up our priorities are.  We have no compunction in disadvantaging college kids' academics by sacrificing in person classes and, in many people, send students home, but the minute millions in TV money is at risk somehow we can find a way to make it work.

BC
And to add to this idea, Gov Newsom knows if he is the final barrier to Pac-12 football then it is possible (perhaps likely) that President Trump will not allow FEMA assistance to be provided for the fire damaged regions, especially if the budgeted FEMA money is depleted by President Trump's unemployment 3:1 match program.  So that wandering statement might just be a way to preserve access to relief funds.

He is one of the few Democrats to actually talk with POTUS45 in the last 3 weeks, so Newsom might understand he needs to do this dance for now.   

My assumption is that the Pac-12 can (and will) get a waiver for contact sport practices if they test daily participants daily.    The NFL and MLB are practicing and playing in the state, so it is possible to get a waiver.

When the Pac-12 is granted approval to start, Newsom will reference the daily testing and will note that any other organization able to test participants daily will have the same opportunity to seek a waiver.   Gov Newsom will know that lower Div colleges, high schools and club sports will not be able to test daily, so no worries about this expanding out of control.


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - Mick - 09-17-2020

(09-16-2020, 05:49 PM)Phogge Wrote:  Two years ago everyone was using “icon.” Last year it was “pivot.” Now it’s “cohort.”

You are cool if you use these words.

I ain’t cool.

B-I-N-G-O.  Won it on "cohort"

Here's a few more:
  1. Synergy

  2. Think outside the box (and other variations, like “step out of the box,” an “out of the box” idea, etc.)

  3. Take it offline

  4. Circle back

  5. Low-hanging fruit

  6. At the end of the day

  7. Cloud, and cloud-based

  8. To not know what you don’t know

  9. Big Data

  10. Move the needle

  11. Leverage

  12. Agile

  13. Best Practice

  14. Digital transformation

  15. Deep dive

  16. Bandwidth

  17. Customer journey

  18. Moving forward–and its close cousin “going forward”

  19. Next level, up-level, level up

  20. Reach out

  21. Touch base

  22. Wheelhouse

  23. Disruptor

  24. Alignment / Aligned

  25. Right

  26. Bottom line

  27. Acronyms (FYI, ROI, KPI, etc.)

  28. Disruptive

  29. Value (as in value-add, driving value, value proposition, corporate values, or value drop)

  30. Ping

  31. Lean, and lean-in

  32. Paradigm (as in paradigm shift or breaking the paradigm)

  33. Partner–the verb (“Partner with us”) and the noun (“Business partner”)

  34. Ideate / Ideation

  35. Ask, used as a noun to mean “request”

  36. Learnings

  37. Holistic, especially in the phrase “Holistic approach”

  38. Culture (as in “company culture,” “corporate culture,” “startup culture,” or “creating a [inset adj. here] culture”)

  39. Thought leader / Thought leadership

  40. Content (whether “Content is king” or “snackable content”)

  41. Growth hacking (which is essentially just marketing)

  42. Buy-in

  43. Pain point

  44. Swimlane, or even just “lane,” particularly when someone is telling you to stay in yours.

  45. Best in class / Best of breed

  46. Game-changer

  47. Teamwork, team-building, and team-players

  48. Next-gen

  49. Hard stop

  50. ROI (“Return on investment”)

  51. IoT (“Internet of things”)

  52. Innovative

  53. Influencer

  54. Single pane of glass

  55. Customer-centric

  56. All hands on deck

  57. Net-net

  58. Put a pin in it

  59. Stakeholders

  60. Strategic

  61. Metrics

  62. Machine Learning

  63. Pivot

  64. On the same page

  65. Advertainment

  66. Collaboration

  67. Intelligence, whether it’s “artificial intelligence,” “business intelligence,” “emotional intelligence,” “market intelligence,” “competitive intelligence,” or otherwise.

  68. Automation

  69. Blockchain

  70. Intuitive

  71. Analytics

  72. Platform

  73. Open the kimono

  74. Unpack

  75. Giving 110%

  76. Tables of all sorts: table stakes, bringing something to the table, or tabling it for later

  77. Quick win

  78. Onboarding (and “get everyone on board”)

  79. Scrum

  80. Boil the ocean

  81. Story (in context of “storytelling,” “user stories,” or making a “long story short”)

  82. On your plate, or having a “full plate”

  83. 30,000 ft. view, 10,000 ft. view, and other escalations of a top-down view

  84. Core competency / Core capabilities

  85. Rockstar

  86. Loops: “looping back,” keeping someone “in the loop,” or the dreaded “feedback loop”

  87. Free, and even worse, freemium

  88. Blue sky

  89. Integration

  90. Engagement

  91. Actionable

  92. Efficiency

  93. Socialize

  94. Diversity

  95. Verticals

  96. Bio-break

  97. Bleeding edge

  98. Optimize

  99. Scalable

  100. Organic

  101. Omni-channel

  102. Empower

  103. Win-win

  104. Optics

  105. DevOps

  106. Data-driven

  107. In the weeds

  108. Double click (as in to “double-click” into something)

  109. On your radar

  110. Ducks in a row

  111. Drill down

  112. Space (as in “playing in” a particular “space”)

  113. Fast in various forms, such as “fast-paced,” “fail fast” or “cheap, fast, and good”

  114. Top of mind, mindfulness, and mindshare 

  115. KPI (“Key performance indicator”)

  116. ASAP (“As soon as possible”)

  117. Giving back your time 

  118. Per (“per se,” “per my last email,” etc.)

  119. FYI (“For your information”)



RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - BostonCard - 09-17-2020

You missed the hot new one these days, a "teal" organization.

BC


RE: Can anyone understand what Gavin Newson is saying here? - teejers1 - 09-17-2020

(09-17-2020, 09:13 AM)BostonCard Wrote:  
(09-16-2020, 04:50 PM)CardinalSagehen Wrote:  If anyone understands this, please illuminate us. I am befuddled.  He does understand that it is impossible to practice for football in a cohort of 12, doesn’t he?  

It’s okay with me if he wants to say no, but in that case, he has to own it.  Perhaps he is just buying time until they’re ready to make a decision?

Actually, it is not that difficult to understand once you realize that Newsom is seeking to avoid being blamed if things go sideways.  He knows that there is a lot of pressure to restart football, so he doesn't want to appear like the state is the barrier to restarting, hence he is saying things like "There's nothing in our guidelines the state put out that denies these games from occurring".

But also, if something bad happens to one of the players or there's an outbreak connecting to the football games, he still wants to be able to blame the NCAA, conference, and schools.

Governor Newsom wants to have it both ways.  I really hope this works out.  Thankfully, the disease tends to be fairly mild in younger populations like football players, so it may all turn out well.  But let's be clear that this whole "damnedorpedoes, let's pl the tay football" reveals how f-d up our priorities are.  We have no compunction in disadvantaging college kids' academics by sacrificing in person classes and, in many people, send students home, but the minute millions in TV money is at risk somehow we can find a way to make it work.

BC

BC nails it.  I just had to laugh at that one sentence, though:

"There's nothing in our guidelines the state put out that denies these games from occurring".

Man that is all kinds of layered/contrived . . . and hurts a bit to read it.

How about:  "These are just guidelines, schools are free to do what they believe is safe."  [Of course, that's not true].
Or "The state guidelines permit college sports."  (I'm not sure that is true, either).

Anyway, an admirable example of vacillation/qualification/obfuscation . . . 

In other words, perfect PoliticianSpeak!