Posts by Rains

    I absolutely do not get the hoopla surrounding Djokovic's vaccination status.


    Omicron variant is a game changer. Everyone in this world is potentially going to get a natural immunity against it if they survive considering its milder albeit theoretical symptoms...


    Vaccines are only meant to protect oneself from severe infection. It doesn't help in reducing transmission.



    Masking, Isolation and Physical Distancing do all that but no one in the western world are doing it so why are these people targeting Djokovic when everyone who let down their guard after vaccination was introduced should in fact be considered as a part of the problem that unnecessarily lengthened this whole ordeal of virtue signaling and endless politicking which actually proved nothing in abrupting covid's continued existence and also added divisions and antagonisms around all health protocols involved in supressing coronavirus.



    Anyway, this isn't in any way, shape or form an anti-vaxx post so before someone else try that with me, you are clearly wrong. Djokovic's vaccination status is practically the world's least of problems right now.


    This is just an appeal for common sense. The world has totally lost it if we have been looking at vaccination as the motherfuck---g only solution.


    Spoiler alert: It's not. The pharmaceutical corporations have moved goalposts after goalposts to 4 shots and while this isn't maybe wrong because I can foresee myself taking four shots this year after I got my ass fully vaccinated with two in 2021.


    ...But as someone who is neutral but leaning to a potential cumulative of 6 shot regimen this year... I can understand why some people's patience are wearing thinner because you'll be in denial if you never thought the words "When will this ever end?"


    It's becoming clear to me... CDC fucked up with the mask mandate for the vaccinated which absolutely shattered everyone's confidence with face masking whether you are pro-vaxx or anti-vaxx. This shit allowed variants to pop out and roam around the world because and frankly... it contributed to a lopsided distribution of vaccines all around the world because everyone who were tired of masking in America wanted to get vaccinated so they can lose it whether you were pro-mask or anti before... and guess what?!? We're back to square one because of the selfishness of some western people.


    So yeah if you are focusing on Djokovic maybe because you hate his ratass face or he threatens your Federer or Nadal record... unfortunately, this amounts to nothing at all.


    Everything all leads back to CDC doing away with the face mask mandates to accelerate USA's vaccination drive which punished poorer countries in their goals to safely reopen because eveything went to America except the chinese, russian or u.k. vaccines which the western media foolishly and consistently portrayed as ineffective ones but never in anyway criticize USA's hoarding of the vaccines so they can go maskless or whatever.:aww:

    Ok here's a wild idea for Zenit to increase their serve lethality:


    1. Put Podrebinkin as opposite. Kliuka remains as OH.

    2. Use Poletaev as an OH to keep a good server in the starting lineup

    3. Urnaut becomes a super sub

    4. Hire an opposite/middle blocker with absurd serve strength

    5. Profit?


    :gone:

    Add Kurkaev and Vlasov to that list, basically Russia's starting Mbs except Volvich who has a good and steady serve

    That's because his serve is weak. :gone:


    Honestly, Iakovlev's main problem is all mental. He tries way too hard... like just relax and get the serve in and maybe hire Sokolov's current serve trainer. :gone:

    Poletaev looked good for someone who didn't play for almost 5 months (though this is far from his best) in Zenit's CL match. With Moscow appearing weaker now compared to last season, maybe the time has come for Zenit to get that very coveted first win against Dinamo during Russian Cup next week.


    SF:

    Zenit - Moscow

    Lokomotiv - Kazan

    Dinamo Moscow almost always preferred Poletaev as opposite for Zenit Petersburg last season so maybe it won't matter one bit but you'll never know what will happen with a single leg semi or final plus Zenit are the host again which is an advantage during this time of covid resurgence in Europe.