My thanks go out to DawgShark for suggesting a dedicated comment thread in the wake of Damon Evans's press conference. I apologize for not thinking of it myself, but I am grateful for the recommendation. Please consolidate your comments here.
We're all a little shell-shocked right now, so I know it's difficult to maintain composure, although I have been impressed with everyone's self-control in the comments so far. I thank you in advance for your class. I'll have a posting up later tonight.