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Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:05 PM

Here's how you get southern Republicans to get vaccinated.

Rates for vaccination are the lowest in the southern states.
Older white male Republicans in the South love college football.
If those coaches would agree to make Public Service Announcements encouraging vaccines for all their fans to be able to come to their games, it would be a big success.

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Reply Here's how you get southern Republicans to get vaccinated. (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 OP
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #1
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 #2
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #3
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 #5
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #15
KelleyKramer Jun 2021 #28
11 Bravo Jun 2021 #12
rurallib Jun 2021 #4
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 #6
bamagal62 Jun 2021 #27
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #7
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 #9
Ace Rothstein Jun 2021 #11
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 #13
bamagal62 Jun 2021 #32
bamagal62 Jun 2021 #29
ProfessorGAC Jun 2021 #14
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #17
Vinca Jun 2021 #8
rurallib Jun 2021 #21
gopiscrap Jun 2021 #10
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #18
fescuerescue Jun 2021 #33
DFW Jun 2021 #16
Diamond_Dog Jun 2021 #19
Grins Jun 2021 #20
Northwinds Jun 2021 #22
Funtatlaguy Jun 2021 #24
Scrivener7 Jun 2021 #23
bamagal62 Jun 2021 #30
bamagal62 Jun 2021 #31
Wounded Bear Jun 2021 #25
smirkymonkey Jun 2021 #26
Wounded Bear Jun 2021 #35
Peppertoo Jun 2021 #34

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:08 PM

1. The Coaches Will Make PSA's Encouraging Fans To Come To Games Anyways

In case you haven't noticed, pretty much Everything is open and accessible to those who are unvaccinated.

There are a handful of exceptions, but for the most part, there's nothing stopping someone not vaccinated from attending ANY sporting event taking place this year.

There are a few Southern states that I doubt will reach 50% vaccinated when all is said and done.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:09 PM

2. Some schools yes, but not all. Plus, these coaches are role models.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:11 PM

3. Like Tommy Tubberville?

I'm not saying it wouldn't be a good thing, I'm just saying that it's unlikely to happen. And even if it did, the anti-vaxxers probably won't care.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:15 PM

5. Tuberville hasn't coached in a long time.

Not sure why youíre throwing a wet blanket here.
What would it hurt if Commissioner Greg Sankey of the SEC asked Nick Saban, Kirby Smart, Ed Orgeron and all 14 SEC Coaches to do this.
It might influence some people. Thatís all Iím saying.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:52 PM

15. I Agree With You

I just don't see it happening.

In fact, I hardly see it happening in other sports right now. Where are all the Professional athletes and coaches coming out in support of vaccination?

It wouldn't surprise me if some of those coaches in the SEC are anti-vax themselves.

You are right, it would have some influence. I guess we'll see, but I'm not holding my breath. Far too many in those Southern states have a stick up their ass.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:22 PM

28. It's already happening, Saban has an ad out telling folks to get vaxxed

That is already happening so no need to hold your breath

It says something like 'we want our stadium full and loud, so get vaccinated'

That Saban ad runs all the time on tv

There is also another one running all the time with Charles Barkley for the Auburn fans

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:28 PM

12. It's been 13 years since Tuberville last coached a football game.

If a Nick Saban or a Dabo Swinney spoke up, that would carry some serious weight.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:12 PM

4. I believe Nick Sabin did that - they don't come much bigger than Sabin



May 19th

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:16 PM

6. Excellent. All Coaches should do this. college and Pro.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:13 PM

27. Don't think it will help with many Bama fans. JMO

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:18 PM

7. Not Sure It's Helped

They've got 1.35 million fully vaccinated out of 5 million people. 27% of the population.
I know young kids are part of that 5 million, so the vax denominator is lower. But, it's still under one-third of eligible people.
If even Saban can't move the needle, what would?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:23 PM

9. If the Univ of Alabama insisted on vaccines for entry to football games, it would.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:27 PM

11. You're greatly overestimating how many people attend games.

It would make a very, very minor impact to vaccination numbers.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:31 PM

13. It's not just attendance, it's hearing from their role models to do it.

MostSEC schools seat between 90,000-105,000, by the way. That ainít chump change.
Plus, direct appeals to college age students would help also.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:56 PM

32. Do what my daughters school is doing.

Donít put classes online. Require they be in class. If theyíre not vaccinated, make then go through annoying hoops. They are making those that donít upload their vaccination card, get tested every week and wear a mask. That gets old really quick when youíre in college.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:44 PM

29. You're also greatly overestimating

How much influence Nick Saban has on political issues. (Heís a Democrat but that doesnít influence them at all.) They dogged him on one football board when he protested with his team with a walk around campus. I actually left the board and wrote a letter to the guy that runs it. I turned those posters in as I thought the comments were inappropriate for a football board. They easily compartmentalize racism, football, covid, etc. so, great for Saban for doing it. Although, Iím not sure it will have much of an impact.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:38 PM

14. No Doubt

But, I'm not optimistic they'll do that.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:56 PM

17. You're Really In Fantasyland Territory With That Thought

99% of the events in this country don't require any proof of vaccination. There are a small amount of exceptions, but there is ZERO chance that would even be discussed for College Football, let alone happen.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:20 PM

8. I think they should air commercials with Obama telling them no matter what they do,

DON'T GET VACCINATED! They'll be tripping over each other trying to get to the clinics.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 05:19 PM

21. I think we have a winner!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:23 PM

10. just make a law: vaccination or prison

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:57 PM

18. We Can't Even Make A Law Allowing Fair Elections nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:11 PM

33. You can't imprison 40% of the US

But the prison industry woild love it!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 04:54 PM

16. Or, just tell them Hillary told them not to

Probably just as effective.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 05:09 PM

19. Cleveland Browns' head coach Kevin Stefanski does a PSA to get vaccinated

But weíre still languishing here around 50%

I agree with the above poster who said have Hillary tell them not to!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 05:12 PM

20. Better...

No vaccination - no game tickets!

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 05:33 PM

22. Now that we've solved the White Republican problem......

 

Any ideas on getting the Black and Hispanic populations on board since they have the lowest vaccination rates?

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Response to Northwinds (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 06:18 PM

24. Use role models for all demographics. Whatever works, try it.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 05:44 PM

23. The new variant is 60% more contagious. When they see it ripping through their house,

maybe they'll do it then.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:52 PM

30. This.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 08:52 PM

31. This.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 07:00 PM

25. I think I prefer wrangling them, tying them down, and jabbing them against their will...

but I guess that would be un-American.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 07:30 PM

26. Heh! I like the way you think!



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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:13 AM

35. You'd think they would appreciate the rodeo cowboy aspect of it...

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:06 AM

34. It might help.

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