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Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

Posted on: July 16, 2011 9:23 am
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A Chicago newspaper reported that the Hall of Fame game between the Bears and Rams has been canceled. It hasn't. Not yet. Not officially anyway.

But there is growing concern among players on both teams that playing the game could be extremely risky, even dangerous, to players who have not had any offseason workouts or contact.

Players from both teams have expressed these concerns to various NFLPA representatives, I'm told, and the trade association is wondering if it is indeed problematic for players to participate in the game.

"There is a lot of debate going on now on whether or not it's safe for our guys," said one trade association official.

The sense I'm getting is that there may be more than a few players on both teams who might consider simply boycotting the game if it goes on as planned.

The game is scheduled for Aug. 7.
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Category: NFL
Tags: Bears
 
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Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

And do you think any of those professions have nearly as much risk of injury as football players do? Hell no! Don't be ignorant.


Uh yeah. Construction workers, commericial fishermen, and loggers risk their lives on pretty much a daily basis. Their jobs truly have a risk of death or some serious maiming ability. And with a logger, a tree doesn't get a flag or fine for falling on them. They just die.



Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: July 18, 2011 11:19 am
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

More pay to work less?  Is this the new American way?  Bring back the leatherheads!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: July 18, 2011 10:07 am
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

In every other profession it is the worker's responsibility to be in shape and ready to complete the hard physical labors of their job. Do you think construction workers, commercial fishermen, loggers, roofers, farmers, etc... get a month to get themselves ready to go on a job site or start work to reduce their risk of injury? Hell no!
And do you think any of those professions have nearly as much risk of injury as football players do? Hell no! Don't be ignorant.



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 17, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

I bet you Jay Cutler will pull himself out of this game too!!



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

BOOO HOOOO!  I have been in support of the players all along, but this is pathetic.  We all get paid to do a job.  There are days we are not as prepared to those jobs but still trudge in and do our best.  If you are worried about being prepared, stop talking to the press and go practice!



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

The players should not be complaining about not being in shape to play. In every other profession it is the worker's responsibility to be in shape and ready to complete the hard physical labors of their job. Do you think construction workers, commercial fishermen, loggers, roofers, farmers, etc... get a month to get themselves ready to go on a job site or start work to reduce their risk of injury? Hell no! Players make me sick. Why should they be any different? If they are afraid of injury in contact practice that they would need to organize to get them in shape, then they should get independent medical insurance. Either that or get a deal done or join the ranks of the real workforce and see how long they last.   



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: July 17, 2011 10:39 am
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

Why would the players be having contact practices right no, when a lot of them are free agents who can't shop, will not get paid if they have any type of injury happen because it is not under team supervision, and can risk losing a paycheck by getting even the minorest of injuries? Your post is really stupid blaming the players for not have contact drills when we all know right now any injury is "not work related because of the work stoppage" and can cost a guy a roster spot, contract, or his career. 



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2011 9:26 am
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

And who`s fault is it, if players haven`t been working out, and haven`t had contact? The Players, of course... Do they really have to have someone telling them what to do? No, if they`re out of shape. When this whole circus began, they all knew it would end, and an agreement would come about, so what... they need that coaching staff to tell them what they need to do? And, not to mention, in this economy, the state of Ohio, is no doubt depending on the dollars this game brings in. As well as the people that work during this time.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 17, 2011 1:05 am
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

All i know is that Sam Bradford better not play in the August 7th HOF game, if there is even a game. If he does play it honestly better be a drive at the most. The worst thing that could happen for this upcoming St.Louis squad is too lose the face of their fanchise in a meaningless preseason game. Im pretty sure the teams who play in the HOF preseason game (this year STL,CHI) play a total of five preseason games, so it wouldnt hurt anyone to sit out this game as they will see action in four other games before the season starts.



Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2011 11:42 pm
 

Hall of Fame game not canceled yet but...

Actually it is $200 mil for a full slate of preseason games. i.e. one weekend.......


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