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Posted 9/11/16
Lots of gambling...Lots of Fantasy Football.

Sorry, the NFL is a money generating juggernaut and everything in it's path will get steamrolled.
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They are allowed to express their opinion as are all of us but I watch football to see football not protests. Actually I don't care what their views are or what they think. I want to see a game pure and simple. They can start a charity or twitter or whatever..thats fine but leave the damn game alone. The media blew this thing up the way it is. Most of us wouldn't even have known otherwise. I think Kaepernick was sitting the whole preseason and it wasn't a thing until the 3rd game. This will fizzle out by the 5th game or so once the media stops talking about it.
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In my personal experience if there is a problem and you try being nice about it it can be fixed. If you tried making nice and that doesn't work it is time to make people uncomfortable. Most of the time being nice doesn't work.

This is still about a bunch of people trying to make a better country for all of us not just white people and if you piss off a few whiners about not standing for the National Anthem, they might actually notice there are problems that need to be addressed other than their own tepid lives.

Most people whining about the "sitdowns" will be sitting with a beer in their hands when the National Anthem plays on game-day anyway, so they really have nothing to bitch about in the first place.

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I'm in the rare position of being against his cause but for his actions. Black Lives matter is approximately 80-90% bullshit (Body Cams, for example, is something I agree with them on), but I'm all for dismantling a culture of patriotism. Last thing we need is tens of thousands of people getting together before every event to go "we're so great, aren't we? Isn't it awesome how so many people have died and killed at the whims of politicians?" Bravery, freedom, and the greater good are nice ideals, but they hardly cover up the carnage. Even if every death was unavoidable and necessary (a proposition I find very tenuous), it still wouldn't justify building a culture of admiration around it. And that's just looking at the "respect the military" defense.

Having pride in your nation is fine. It might even be a good thing. It's not something I'm into, but I can see the advantages. Nothing wrong with being proud of the people you live, work, and play with. Having pride in your country, however, is utterly foolish. You want to live in a culture where criticizing your rulers starts a social shitstorm? Where people ostracize you for little more than voicing your dissatisfaction with The State? The people telling you what to do have the police, the military, and the prison system to protect them. Give them the unwavering loyalty of the populace as well, and there's shit nothing you can do to stop them. Government is, at best, a necessary evil. We ought to treat it as such.
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Posted 9/12/16
I don't like why he is exerting his rights, but he does have that right. If we should blame the NFL for anything, it's the extreme prejudice against firing players perceived to hit females, no matter the circumstances.
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I don't like why he is exerting his rights, but he does have that right. If we should blame the NFL for anything, it's the extreme prejudice against firing players perceived to hit females, no matter the circumstances.
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Xxanthar wrote:

If you hate the country that much, gtfo. If not, pretty soon you may be asked to leave not so gently.


you can hate a country and not have any better options.


I hate my country and would never be patriotic but there are no better options
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Posted 9/12/16
He has a right to do what he wants.

People have a right to have opinions on what he does.

I still watched football this weekend.

Also, I find kneeling during the National Anthem to look more respectful than some of the bouncing some players do during the National Anthem, but that's just me...
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Posted 9/13/16
NFL? American handba...I mean football league?
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Posted 9/13/16
This has never made sense to me.

"If you don't make that other person do what I want, I will stop doing stuff I like!"

They honestly don't seem to understand how this works.
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Posted 9/13/16 , edited 9/13/16
No, I feel that it's disrespectful for a football player to do this when they're being paid to play in the game. You're entitled to your opinions, yes, but do that on your own free time. There were likely a lot of people in attendance at that game that served the country either in the military, or as first responders such as police and firemen. Refusing to stand because you don't like how some police have acted is disrespectful to the 99% of people who have or are serving and doing their job. If those protesting think they can do better, quit whatever job you have now and become a cop. Or join the military. It's a hell of a lot easier to be a Monday Morning Quarterback than to be one during the actual game...you know, something they might actually know about.

Although I enjoy football, I'd never pay the extortionate fees my team charges to attend their game. But I'd never want to spend money watching a team whose players boycotted the anthem. If America sucks so much, there's a plane nearby going to wherever you think is better, and I suggest they get on it. Maybe ask certain African countries how much Black Lives Matter over there.
Posted 9/13/16 , edited 9/13/16
Who cares, people have too much time on their hands if they are worried about whether someone sits or stands. Frankly, the level of pagentry and patriotism at these games is just garish and a bit creepy. Even if some do boycott, I doubt it will be more than a blip on the NFL's bottom line.
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Posted 9/13/16
What odds you giving?
Posted 9/13/16
oh the media
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Posted 9/13/16
when you think about it, the players' protest is half - ass. they refuse to stand for the national anthem, but after the singing is over they go out on the field and play ball. if they really feel so strong about their cause they would walk off the field on live TV in front of everyone and refuse to play. but if they don't do that, they really aren't serious. they're just making a scene.
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