- Sep 26, 2009
Clemson, Florida St game postponed. Clemson's QB Lawrence was slated to play... Clemson player test neg twice during the week and positive this morn...
Confirmed positive tests among NFL players and staff have increased alongside the rise in community spread across the country. A total of 108 tests have returned positive in the past two testing periods, compared to 146 in the previous 11 periods.
Good point, Musky. How did that come about?I think it all started when they were constantly called America's Team.... They're not my team!
The nickname originated with the team's 1978 highlight film, where the narrator (John Facenda) opens with the following introduction: They appear on television so often that their faces are as familiar to the public as presidents and movie stars. They are the Dallas Cowboys, "America's Team".
While the nickname has stuck with the Cowboys, few know the real story behind the name. The Steelers were actually given the nickname before the Cowboys. However, Steelers owner Art Rooney dismissed the suggestion that the Steelers were America's Team. "We didn't want that," Rooney said.
First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.
The Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game has been moved from Thanksgiving night to Sunday afternoon, the NFL announced Wednesday.
The game was moved following positive coronavirus tests for a number of Ravens players. Seven Baltimore players -- running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, quarterback Trace McSorley, center Matt Skura, guard Patrick Mekari, defensive end Calais Campbell and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee -- tested positive for COVID-19 over the past three days, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. None of those players will be eligible to play Sunday.
"This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts," the NFL said in a statement.
The NFL is in the process of identifying and evaluating close contacts of the Ravens players who tested positive. Nose tackle Brandon Williams was previously placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Ravens/Steelers T-Day game has been moved to Sunday with the Raven's C-19 surge. Unless it becomes the SNF game on NBC, I probably won't be able to watch. 2020!!!!!!!!!!!
JuJu is right;
That was my initial thought, but I guess they are giving it a few more days to allow the outbreak to "run it's course" through any other players who might have been infected by the source... assuming there was just 1 source...Since none of the infected players can play Sunday either, keep the Thu game...