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Old 09-23-2017, 01:36pm   #1
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I've stayed away from political crap for awhile, but this really made my blood boil:

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At a rally for Alabama Republican Sen. Luther Strange, Trump said team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem. He added that if fans would "leave the stadium" when players kneel in protest during the national anthem, "I guarantee, things will stop."
Exactly.

So what happens? This:

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell slammed Trump in a statement Saturday morning, calling the President "divisive" for remarks he made at a rally in Alabama Friday night, while one of the most famous athletes in the world, LeBron James, called Trump a "bum" for a Saturday morning tweet aimed at the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry.

Goodell said Trump's criticism of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem show a "lack of respect" for the league and its players.
"The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture," Goodell said in the statement. "There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities."
Uhhhh...commish...as long as we're talking about "lack of respect", you're saying that the league and your players are at their best when they disrespect this country.

What an entire group of ungrateful idiotic people.
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if you recall, years ago Chicago QB Jim MacMahon and Commish Rozelle were

they did not see eye to eye.

so MacMahon took to writing messages on his head band, wristband, towel, including remarks about Rozelle. this did not go well with HQ. next year, new rule: no messages on your stuffs. rule stands to this day. the NFL didn't want its players dis-respecting the commish.

but....

the new idiot commish, who admits he's not a football guy, is quite ok taking gov't money for the pre-game patriotic displays, and is quite ok letting players dis-respect our flag and nat'l anthem.

hey Roger: we don't need the NFL, we can find things to do on a sunday. we've done it before when you had strikes, and we can do it again. hell, you couldn't even draw a crowd thursday.

so keep it up.

i'm betting far more people voted for Trump than attend your games every year.

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The NFL is a huge racket. I wont watch it.
You have a bunch of billionaire owners always crying that they need the cities to pay for a new stadium every decade so they can stay in the top tier of the league. Millionaire players acting like jackasses and the poor dumb fans who shell out big bucks to see a game. I know a lot of the money comes from TV rights but where does that come from...what the networks charge advertisers who in turn build those marketing costs into the price of the product.
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Goodell has been looking for something like this to appease the players after all of his **** ups.
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I'm pretty much done with "pro" sports, except NYY, but the first time one of THEM shows disrespect, they'll be gone, too.

Who'll be the first driver to do the knee thing at a Nascar event? I'm thinking we'll be finding out soon.
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I'm pretty much done with "pro" sports, except NYY, but the first time one of THEM shows disrespect, they'll be gone, too.

Who'll be the first driver to do the knee thing at a Nascar event? I'm thinking we'll be finding out soon.
one of the 3 fans will take offense. the other 2 will be too drunk to notice.

they used to show the full stands. not anymore. tight shots of the track now.
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I stated a few weeks back that I'm done with the NFL for several reasons, and one of them is the political BS that it has become. It would be great to see news of fans leaving the stadiums.
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Goodell: "I think I'll double down on stupid."
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As far as I am concerned the NFL can go to hell.
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Hey Roger: no one has to buy your product.
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Hey Roger: no one has to buy your product.
I was done with the National Felon League when the eagles signed vick back in 2009.

It was extremely easy to find better things to do with my time.
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The fantastic thing about Trump is he's making the left double down on its America hating identity politics. I'm really hoping that most football fans are the kind that still believe in Mom, apple pie, and the American way, regardless of political affiliation.
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"Lack of respect"

Not only do you employ idiots who kneel during the anthem, but also literal child abusers and wife beaters.

College Football >>>>> NFL
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The fantastic thing about Trump is he's making the left double down on its America hating identity politics. I'm really hoping that most football fans are the kind that still believe in Mom, apple pie, and the American way, regardless of political affiliation.
My first thought. And he did it on Saturday for max impact on Sunday.

I'd like to think Trump is a great chess player. That mofo is three moves ahead of plenty of folks at all times.
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Players took a knee during the National Anthem but stood for God Save the Queen for the London game today. It's on Drudge.

Now THAT really pisses me off.

What in the actual **** are you protesting exactly?
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Players took a knee during the National Anthem but stood for God Save the Queen for the London game today. It's on Drudge.

Now THAT really pisses me off.

What in the actual **** are you protesting exactly?
got me.
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this one seems confused. he is kneeling in London, but has his hand over his heart.

what's it going to be son? you have to decide. no point sitting on the fence.

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this one seems confused. he is kneeling in London, but has his hand over his heart.

what's it going to be son? you have to decide. no point sitting on the fence.

America hating douchebags self identifying. Screw them.
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Not that it will matter, but based on this nonsense - I decided to write Roger Goodell and the NFLPA an email this morning. I don't expect a response - but it did feel good to put my thoughts down as a former consumer of their product.
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