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2022-01-21 8:06:31 PM  
They couldn't risk Aaron Rodgers sitting out the Super Bowl.
 
2022-01-21 8:10:44 PM  
The Super Bowl must go on.
 
2022-01-21 8:54:24 PM  
One can always hope Aavid infects the entire Packers squad.
 
2022-01-21 10:22:39 PM  

NeoCortex42: They couldn't risk Aaron Rodgers sitting out the Super Bowl.


Rogers isn't getting an owl this year.
 
2022-01-21 10:24:29 PM  
So Aaron Rodgers effectively won. And this is why I don't watch football anymore. Just let that sh*t run rampant through the league. No way those 'roided-out, drugged-up 250+ Pound players could suffer any ill effects from a deadly virus.  This just further normalizes selfish behavior.

F*ck the NFL. F*ck Roger Goodell. Oh, and f*ck the Cowboys and Jerry Jones just because.
 
2022-01-21 10:41:06 PM  
Good.  If people are asymptomatic they should go about their business.
 
2022-01-21 11:10:50 PM  
Hopefully this doesn't jinx the NFL at all.
 
2022-01-21 11:20:19 PM  

American-Irish eyes: Good.  If people are asymptomatic they should go about their business.


It's not like asymptomatic people are contagious.
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2022-01-21 11:29:14 PM  

wooden_badger: One can always hope Aavid infects the entire Packers squad.


I think you might be a little confused, Son.
 
2022-01-21 11:32:32 PM  

ZMugg: American-Irish eyes: Good.  If people are asymptomatic they should go about their business.

It's not like asymptomatic people are contagious.
[th.bing.com image 850x445] Oh...wait, yes, yes they are.


In general society we are far past the point of actual containment. We may or may not like it but before long this is how things are going to be.
 
2022-01-21 11:33:00 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: So Aaron Rodgers effectively won. And this is why I don't watch football anymore. Just let that sh*t run rampant through the league. No way those 'roided-out, drugged-up 250+ Pound players could suffer any ill effects from a deadly virus.  This just further normalizes selfish behavior.

F*ck the NFL. F*ck Roger Goodell. Oh, and f*ck the Cowboys and Jerry Jones just because.


Look, I'm all for vaccinations and covid safety. But the fact is it ISN'Tcausing an issue. The majority are vaccinated but it really isn't having an impact. The league can do as they see fit until the first player is even hospitalize. If they don't like it the union can attempt a fight
 
2022-01-21 11:33:31 PM  
It's not a totally unreasonable position. The players (the only ones who can negotiate with the owners with any power) want to get paid, and they are the lowest possible risk of any severe complications (and none have occurred over the last 2 years). Fark the fans, nobody cares if they get sick and die.
The league felt some obligation to lead by example for a while but now that the vast majority of players are vaxxed and everyone getting held out for positives isn't getting sick, what honestly is the point? Especially in an omicron spike when everyone is exposed everywhere. Keeping them out isn't really protecting anyone from something they wouldn't have been exposed to anyway.
 
2022-01-21 11:48:32 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: So Aaron Rodgers effectively won. And this is why I don't watch football anymore. Just let that sh*t run rampant through the league. No way those 'roided-out, drugged-up 250+ Pound players could suffer any ill effects from a deadly virus.  This just further normalizes selfish behavior.

F*ck the NFL. F*ck Roger Goodell. Oh, and f*ck the Cowboys and Jerry Jones just because.


The League froze out Keep for pointing out social issues, never properly took care of retired players who suffered ailments resulting from their playing days, oh, and sucked Trump's penis when he complained about the kneeling, only to have Trump turn on them anyways. Their wishy washy Covid stance is just the shiat cherry on top of the shiat sundae.
 
2022-01-21 11:49:49 PM  
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2022-01-21 11:57:21 PM  
There are 8 teams remaining with 53 men per team. 12 are unvaccinated, which means 97% of the players are vaccinated. Let me repeat that. 97% of the players are vaccinated. That's a better vaccination rate than pretty much anywhere, and it's herd immunity. Want to whine about something? Whine about the vaccination rate of the fans filling up the stadiums. That's where the risk is.
 
2022-01-22 12:24:54 AM  
The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.
 
2022-01-22 1:04:11 AM  
It's looking like the vaccinated players may be as infectious as non-vaccinated. So they test them the same.
 
2022-01-22 2:07:45 AM  
knbwhite The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.

It became clear some time ago that Rodgers is your basic substandard human being but holy crap.  First bit of information that was new to me:

Rodgers' father, Ed, a chiropractor in Chico, has been highly critical of vaccine mandates on Twitter, frequently calling out "brainwashed liberal idiots" who are "destroying their organs" by taking the vaccine. (Ed Rodgers did not respond to an interview request from ESPN.)

You have to wonder if the scouts didn't pick up on this stuff all those years ago when young Aaron waited so long to get drafted.  He assumed he was going first in that draft, or close to it.  It's fairly clear people around the league figured out years ago that this guy isn't all that bright.  Athletic talent is great but this particular mix of arrogance and ignorance is something to avoid.  Does anyone recall hearing Joe Montana or John Elway weighing in on nuclear proliferation when they were entering the draft?  Of course not.  Maybe showing up and actually graduating made a difference.  Something this anti-vax son of a lib owning chiropractor never did.

And then of course there's this:   "When the president of the United States says, 'This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,' it's because him and his constituents, which, I don't know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,"

Biden made a comment about Rodgers and his childish refusal to get vaccinated over a month ago in Kentucky.  Rodgers waited all this time, right before a playoff game, to go after Biden, question the validity of the 2020 election and remind us that he is a plague rat.

It's one of two things.  Either Biden has been living rent free in Rodger's empty head or the man has already gone full MAGA and is expressing those leanings in a clumsy and inarticulate way.  I'll go with the former although it's clear he is essentially right wing.  It seems more likely no one has told him to grow up since he was thirteen or so.  The first thing Biden thought of the day he saw the woman in Kentucky wearing a Packers jersey was, basically, f*ck Aaron Rodgers.  Hopefully he'll weigh in on Kyrie Irving if a reporter thinks to ask the question.
 
2022-01-22 2:13:59 AM  

pheelix: There are 8 teams remaining with 53 men per team. 12 are unvaccinated, which means 97% of the players are vaccinated. Let me repeat that. 97% of the players are vaccinated. That's a better vaccination rate than pretty much anywhere, and it's herd immunity. Want to whine about something? Whine about the vaccination rate of the fans filling up the stadiums. That's where the risk is.


If it's only 12 players, why is it such a big deal to force them to get vaccinated?  If none of them were superstars this wouldn't have even been an issue.
 
2022-01-22 4:18:43 AM  

Botkin of the Yard: knbwhite The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.

It became clear some time ago that Rodgers is your basic substandard human being but holy crap.  First bit of information that was new to me:

Rodgers' father, Ed, a chiropractor in Chico, has been highly critical of vaccine mandates on Twitter, frequently calling out "brainwashed liberal idiots" who are "destroying their organs" by taking the vaccine. (Ed Rodgers did not respond to an interview request from ESPN.)

You have to wonder if the scouts didn't pick up on this stuff all those years ago when young Aaron waited so long to get drafted.  He assumed he was going first in that draft, or close to it.  It's fairly clear people around the league figured out years ago that this guy isn't all that bright.  Athletic talent is great but this particular mix of arrogance and ignorance is something to avoid.  Does anyone recall hearing Joe Montana or John Elway weighing in on nuclear proliferation when they were entering the draft?  Of course not.  Maybe showing up and actually graduating made a difference.  Something this anti-vax son of a lib owning chiropractor never did.

And then of course there's this:   "When the president of the United States says, 'This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,' it's because him and his constituents, which, I don't know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,"

Biden made a comment about Rodgers and his childish refusal to get vaccinated over a month ago in Kentucky.  Rodgers waited all this time, right before a playoff game, to go after Biden, question the validity of the 2020 election and remind us that he is a plague rat.

It's one of two things.  Either Biden has been living rent free in Rodger's empty head or the man has already gone full MAGA and is expressing those leanings in a clumsy and inarticulate way.  I'll go with the former although it's clear he is essentially right wing.  It seems more likely no one has told him to grow up since he was thirteen or so.  The first thing Biden thought of the day he saw the woman in Kentucky wearing a Packers jersey was, basically, f*ck Aaron Rodgers.  Hopefully he'll weigh in on Kyrie Irving if a reporter thinks to ask the question.


Rodgers certainly has his flaws, but you are mistaken for thinking he's right wing, or unintelligent based on his vax opinion. And do you think he dropped to 24th in the draft because of his parents? One QB got taken before him in the first round, and teams that passed on QBs in the first round didn't take one in the second. From what I read, not many teams felt they had that great a need, and the prior year's draft was a good one.
 
2022-01-22 6:00:34 AM  

knbwhite: The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.


"I was moving some books over and replacing some things behind me, I was like, 'Oh dude, I could never read this book.' It's however many pages. That's how stupid this thing is."

For fark's sake, did he actually just call people stupid for not realizing he was too stupid to ever read a long book? Wow. That's almost so beyond far beyond lack of self awareness it's almost zen
 
2022-01-22 6:15:03 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: knbwhite: The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.

"I was moving some books over and replacing some things behind me, I was like, 'Oh dude, I could never read this book.' It's however many pages. That's how stupid this thing is."

For fark's sake, did he actually just call people stupid for not realizing he was too stupid to ever read a long book? Wow. That's almost so beyond far beyond lack of self awareness it's almost zen


I've had the opinion all along that he was trolling. He's not going to give up the game that easily.

"It's a book. I can read something and not immediately have it overtake my personal ideologies. And that's the problem with society, is everything is triggering and offensive. It's wild."
 
2022-01-22 6:53:41 AM  

knbwhite: ghostfacekillahrabbit: knbwhite: The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.

"I was moving some books over and replacing some things behind me, I was like, 'Oh dude, I could never read this book.' It's however many pages. That's how stupid this thing is."

For fark's sake, did he actually just call people stupid for not realizing he was too stupid to ever read a long book? Wow. That's almost so beyond far beyond lack of self awareness it's almost zen

I've had the opinion all along that he was trolling. He's not going to give up the game that easily.

"It's a book. I can read something and not immediately have it overtake my personal ideologies. And that's the problem with society, is everything is triggering and offensive. It's wild."


Ah yes cerebral QB is both trolling and impervious to getting triggered.  Also he gets his medical info from quacks.
 
2022-01-22 6:59:00 AM  
He obviously intends it as a troll. He's just not very good at it. And obviously, not reading would prevent a lot of reading-based personal ideological takeovers.
 
2022-01-22 7:23:32 AM  

ZMugg: American-Irish eyes: Good.  If people are asymptomatic they should go about their business.

It's not like asymptomatic people are contagious.
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If you didn't get the vaccine you accepted the consequences of such.  Lest you admit this vaccine doesn't stop infections.  You know like my Polio vaccine.  At which point, why does any of this matter?   We should have done what Sweden did.
 
2022-01-22 7:23:40 AM  

ZMugg: American-Irish eyes: Good.  If people are asymptomatic they should go about their business.

It's not like asymptomatic people are contagious.
[th.bing.com image 850x445] Oh...wait, yes, yes they are.


Have you read Anthony Boudains biography of her?
 
2022-01-22 7:44:55 AM  

dark brew: knbwhite: ghostfacekillahrabbit: knbwhite: The Rogers article below the linked article is very good.

"I was moving some books over and replacing some things behind me, I was like, 'Oh dude, I could never read this book.' It's however many pages. That's how stupid this thing is."

For fark's sake, did he actually just call people stupid for not realizing he was too stupid to ever read a long book? Wow. That's almost so beyond far beyond lack of self awareness it's almost zen

I've had the opinion all along that he was trolling. He's not going to give up the game that easily.

"It's a book. I can read something and not immediately have it overtake my personal ideologies. And that's the problem with society, is everything is triggering and offensive. It's wild."

Ah yes cerebral QB is both trolling and impervious to getting triggered.  Also he gets his medical info from quacks.


He's definitely not impervious to criticism. How he responds is one of his flaws, but also what seems to motivate him.
 
2022-01-22 8:53:16 AM  

pheelix: There are 8 teams remaining with 53 men per team. 12 are unvaccinated, which means 97% of the players are vaccinated. Let me repeat that. 97% of the players are vaccinated. That's a better vaccination rate than pretty much anywhere, and it's herd immunity. Want to whine about something? Whine about the vaccination rate of the fans filling up the stadiums. That's where the risk is.


What about the non-players on the payroll, that work at the stadium or practice field?
 
2022-01-22 9:24:19 AM  

NeoCortex42: They couldn't risk Aaron Rodgers sitting out the Super Bowl.


God let's hope it doesn't come to that. I mean Rodgers in the bowl that is.
 
2022-01-22 9:26:20 AM  

BizarreMan: pheelix: There are 8 teams remaining with 53 men per team. 12 are unvaccinated, which means 97% of the players are vaccinated. Let me repeat that. 97% of the players are vaccinated. That's a better vaccination rate than pretty much anywhere, and it's herd immunity. Want to whine about something? Whine about the vaccination rate of the fans filling up the stadiums. That's where the risk is.

What about the non-players on the payroll, that work at the stadium or practice field?


It's not the NFL's job to test the hotdog vendor and/or beer guy. 
Also how many of these people have any sort of contact with the players? 

Take the shots.
Wear the mask. 
But there is still some real stupidity surrounding this virus. People almost want it to be worse than it is so they can REALLY be right. 

/What about some guy at a stoplight next to an unvaccinated player on his way to the game!? 
//I'm more concerned than you
 
2022-01-22 9:28:29 AM  
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2022-01-22 9:40:09 AM  
There seems to be less science and more politics being argued in this battleground these days
 
2022-01-22 12:24:21 PM  
will the NFL stop at nothing to silence Aaron Rodgers?🙄
 
2022-01-22 3:51:19 PM  

BizarreMan: pheelix: There are 8 teams remaining with 53 men per team. 12 are unvaccinated, which means 97% of the players are vaccinated. Let me repeat that. 97% of the players are vaccinated. That's a better vaccination rate than pretty much anywhere, and it's herd immunity. Want to whine about something? Whine about the vaccination rate of the fans filling up the stadiums. That's where the risk is.

What about the non-players on the payroll, that work at the stadium or practice field?


TFA says NFL staff are nearly 100% vaccinated. Stadium employees don't work for the NFL.
 
2022-01-22 3:55:28 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: pheelix: There are 8 teams remaining with 53 men per team. 12 are unvaccinated, which means 97% of the players are vaccinated. Let me repeat that. 97% of the players are vaccinated. That's a better vaccination rate than pretty much anywhere, and it's herd immunity. Want to whine about something? Whine about the vaccination rate of the fans filling up the stadiums. That's where the risk is.

If it's only 12 players, why is it such a big deal to force them to get vaccinated?  If none of them were superstars this wouldn't have even been an issue.


So you're arguing that we should make a bigger deal about the 12 players who refuse to get vaccinated, as opposed to the 12,000 fans in the stadium who also refuse to get vaccinated simply because some of the players are superstars?
 
2022-01-22 4:25:24 PM  

American-Irish eyes: ZMugg: American-Irish eyes: Good.  If people are asymptomatic they should go about their business.

It's not like asymptomatic people are contagious.
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If you didn't get the vaccine you accepted the consequences of such.  Lest you admit this vaccine doesn't stop infections.  You know like my Polio vaccine.  At which point, why does any of this matter?   We should have done what Sweden did.


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