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    The upcoming SuperBowl will be the first in which one of the teams will be playing on its home field, and the fans can't attend. Coincidence? Or are the gods of sports and diseases ganging up on us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    The upcoming SuperBowl will be the first in which one of the teams will be playing on its home field, and the fans can't attend. Coincidence? Or are the gods of sports and diseases ganging up on us?
    If the numbers the evening news quoted are correct, they will allow enough fans in for 1/3 the capacity of the stadium. That seems a bit crowded for my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    The upcoming SuperBowl will be the first in which one of the teams will be playing on its home field, and the fans can't attend. Coincidence? Or are the gods of sports and diseases ganging up on us?
    In previous Super Bowls the NFL allotted each contending team with only 8,800 tickets to be made available for purchase by their season-ticket holders. And that's true this year as well. So while being local might yield some uptick in local fans, it usually wasn't enough to matter because the great majority of Super Bowl attendees are from out of town and not necessarily from one of the participating cities (or states).

    But that's in previous years; this year is a whole 'nother kettle of fish. There is the potential that 17,600 attendees - out of only 20,000 -will be season ticket holders for Tampa and Kansas City. Could be a fun!

    ETA: And a potential SuperBowlSpreader event!

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    There is still the advantage of being "at home," even if the stadium isn't filled with fans. It's their own locker room, their own turf, and - for most players, anyway - their own homes rather than a hotel room. That can make a difference.

    Although my understanding is that the Chiefs are going to keep their practice remote and fly to Tampa Bay the day before the game, rather than the usual spending several days there.
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    I had forgotten about season ticket holders. If they're all going to stadium there might be fewer season ticket holders next season.

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    I called yesterday to schedule Irene's well-child visit. Her doctor's office has updated their precautions, no doubt because of the weather--when Simon had his over the summer, you called in from the parking lot, and the nurse came out to you. Now, you call in from the parking lot, and the nurse calls back to tell you to come in when the waiting room is empty.
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    My wife and I have a primary doctor in the Houston Methodist system. Most of our specialists are in the same system. We received a notice that if we had seen any physician in their system within the last two years we would be notified when it was our turn to receive the vaccine. Yesterday I got a text informing me that I could schedule my appointment. So I did.

    Less than an hour after that I got a text from UT Physicians saying I could schedule an appointment with them. I forgot that I saw one of their specialists during the summer and apparently that put me in their system, too.
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    A wealthy fairly young couple from Vancouver took a private plane to the Yukon and posed as hotel employees to get the vaccine ahead of time. They got fined over a thousand dollars a piece for the stunt.
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    I'm hoping that, with a third vaccine nearing approval, that sort of thing will be less necessary; I'm fearing that, with new variants mutating, we'll have another problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    A wealthy fairly young couple from Vancouver took a private plane to the Yukon and posed as hotel employees to get the vaccine ahead of time. They got fined over a thousand dollars a piece for the stunt.
    I live 20 minutes from the Canada-US border. I've never troubled myself to figure exactly how much screwing around in another country can be done. It just sounds like a bad plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    A wealthy fairly young couple from Vancouver took a private plane to the Yukon and posed as hotel employees to get the vaccine ahead of time. They got fined over a thousand dollars a piece for the stunt.
    Kinda dumb, weren't they? The vaccine requires two doses, so they'd have to pull the same stunt 3-4 weeks later to get the second shot for the vaccine to work.
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