I think this has something that has been bought up in the past, but just wanted to get a current gauge of how everyone else feels about this.
Why should representative players be disadvantaged in the race for the games biggest individual accolade simply because they play SOO?
Surely any player who is forced to miss a game due to SOO (i.e. whose team does not have a bye the weekend beforehand) should be in the running for Dally M points in SOO.
Admittedly it would be a little bit strange given that some players would be ineligible (i.e. those with byes, so as not to gain an advantage), but it just seems ludicrous that some players miss out on at least 2 games, possibly 3 (not sure if any teams did not have a single bye before any of the 3 games), and are deprived of the opportunity to earn Dally M points.