NFL informed teams will have to forfeit a game if

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  1. mute

    mute Well-Known Member

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    Sounds reasonable.

    The "Beasleys" of the league have to make up their mind quickly.

    As Michael Irvin put it, “How bad do you want to win a Super Bowl?'' "F- the politics. F your conspiracy theories. How bad? And if you think this is 'just a job,' you got it all wrong. "If you think this is just a job, you will never, ever, ever win the Super Bowl.''
     
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  2. ouchy

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    These rules suggest vaccinated players cant infect others, which isn't true. It also suggests they cant transmit it, which isn't true. Its straight up hypocrisy. Besides, if the vaccine is so great why even have special rules? Let the unvaccinated people take risks if they choose. We don't need the government or the NFL to be our parents.

    Guys have been playing with colds and flus in the NFL since the beginning.
     
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  3. bicketybam

    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    You have a point. They need to remove the unvaccinated part.

    They managed to play all games last year so I don't think it be an issue anyway.
     
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    True but last year they had to reschedule some games. Their saying this year the team with infections will just have to forfeit and pay the expenses for the league and players - including playoff games. Could be an asterisk year.
     
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    I thought it was only if the game couldn't be rescheduled.
     
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    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    Only if they can’t reschedule and the tv networks are not going to want to hear that they are losing games so most of not all will be rescheduled. My question is how do they determine an outbreak was caused by an u.v. player?
     
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    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    Well... if dudes get sick that arent vaccinated would be where Colombo would start his search.....
     
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  8. Ralebird

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    What do you see in the NFL rules that "suggests" vaccinated individuals can't infect anyone? As you say, that is not correct but vaccination certainly minimizes such risk.
     
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  9. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    It they said they aren’t testing vac’d players as much as unvac’d and since you can carry the virus regardless of status it’s just as probable that a vac’d players is patient 0 .
     
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    How do you figure its just as likely? The vaccine has like ~90% efficacy rate. That would make it 90% less likely that an outbreak started from someone vaccinated
     
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    The NFL has got to do something. Draw some sort of line in the sand. What is interesting is how this is going to affect the locker rooms. I know for a fact it is having an effect in MLB locker rooms. If they reach 85% vaccination rate they can loosen restrictions and players are getting pissed at their teammates if they aren't vaccinated and thus can't reach that threshold
     
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    Not sure that is accurate. There’s a lot of cases in the news of vaccinated positives .
     
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  13. GREG

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    Didn't the Steelers and Ravens play a game last season on a Wed afternoon? The league will get every game in. They want to make money as do the networks. The league also doesn't want to refund tickets to fans because a game got cancelled.
     
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    The NFL is a private organization, they can do what they want. That's how America works.
     
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    Rick Dennison, OL coach, fired from the Vikings for refusing to get the vaccine
     
  16. stinkyB

    stinkyB 2009 Best Avatar Award Winner

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    No arguing that at all, but I'd think theyd go a bit deeper than that...... like guys legit getting sick because they didnt get the shot? or maybe I'm just an idealist
     
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    I hope so. I feel like we’ve been on a slippery slope for the last year and a half and constantly sliding further and further.
     
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    Fjay, Israel is one of the highest vaxed countries and they have had 20 deaths this month and 15 of those deaths were fully vaxed.
     
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    27 in TN and 7 in Texas. All dead. Fully vaccinated.
     

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