Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by StevePatsFan, Nov 1, 2007.
Maybe this simple fact will keep the Colts trolls in one thread.
nope, the colts came back and won. The flu was merely an obstacle we couldnt overcome.
I still don't know why the Pats medical folks don't give these guys flu shots. Is there HGH in them?
No kidding, wasnâ€™t this the second year in a row the flu ran through the locker room in the playoffs?
Because flu shots don't protect against 80% of the strains in any given flu season.
Getting a flu shot is a bit like insulating 20% of your house.
Furthermore, it's known that the flu shot has actually given people the flu on some occasions.
Gotcha. Thanks for setting me straight.
Do we know that they don't get flu shots? My family gets flu shots every year and until last year we avoided the flu. Last year they kids all got the flu (the wife and I escaped unharmed) but it was fairly mild...only 3 days of symptoms.
Flu shots seem to work pretty well but they are not perfect protection. And I believe the "you can get the flu from the flu shot" statement is inaccurate. I wouldn't be surprised if the Pats get flu shots but have just been unlucky.
The Pats had some bad luck in the playoffs in connection with their repeat travel.
Well, if they'd done better in the regular season, they wouldn't have HAD to travel as much in January.
So the Colts absolutely deserved their win.
Where the flu becomes relevant is in projecting from that game to this one. The Pats and Colts were pretty evenly matched then. The Pats have subsequently had a HUGE net upgrade in healthy talent. The Colts are up much less, especially if Harrison is hobbled. (And yeah -- in early November almost EVERYBODY is up in healthy talent from the prior postseason.)
Plain and simple, we lost - - - they won!
They're the reigning champs until somebody else becomes the champs.
It sucks but deal with it!?!?
There are no sick days in football. We lost.
Big Ditto. No excuses. We don't accept them and we don't make them.
Yes It was totally the Colts they are our daddys, now lets hope Ellis Hobbs doesnt get another apology letter from the league.
It used to be that way when flu shots contained live, albeit severely weakend, virus. They now use "inactivated vaccine" which has zero risk of actually giving you the flu. Effectiveness is still an issue, though, and trials show that the live vaccine was better at defending against the flu (when it didn't itself give it to you).
The bug that hit the team in the AFCCG was probably a rotavirus or norovirus, based on how quickly some of the first guys to come down with it recovered. This isn't something that a typical flu shot protects against. There are vaccines available for stomach flus, but they are usually only given to high risk groups.
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