From the Police Blotter: You Should Have Taken a Knee

 

Sometimes what seemed like a good idea at the time wasn’t a good idea. Running across a field during a football game filled with players that are paid to hit wasn’t very smart. Learning every lesson in life by direct experience is not always a good way to learn a lesson.

The animal rights activist in the video has filed a police report. Who knows, it’s California after all, so I’m sure you can find an attorney that will sue the NFL. It’s not the NFL’s fault that a protestor isn’t spending as much time in the weight room as he should.

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  1. Hoyacon Member
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    Bobby Wagner is a beast . . . an aging beast but still a beast.

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  2. Full Size Tabby Member
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    A guy runs with an apparent incendiary device spewing what might be toxic material, into an area that is clearly off-limits to the general public, and is the workplace of a bunch of big guys wearing padding, he interferes with the work those big guys are supposed to be doing, and he’s surprised that he gets hit by one of those big guys? Seems to me the guy got a pretty logical outcome. What possible basis could he find to complain about what was done to him? (I know, because it’s California.) Do you suppose the police officer taking his complaint could keep a straight face? 

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  3. Franco Inactive
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    Why don’t we see animal rights activists streaking in more appropriate venue, like a bullfight in Spain or a rodeo in Texas?

    Football is exploiting humans. Or so they say.

    Or better yet , go spew pink mist at a cockfight in Mexico or a dogfight in Louisiana. That would be impressive! 

     

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  4. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Franco (View Comment):

    Why don’t we see animal rights activists streaking in more appropriate venue, like a bullfight in Spain or a rodeo in Texas?

    Football is exploiting humans. Or so they say.

    Or better yet , go spew pink mist at a cockfight in Mexico or a dogfight in Louisiana. That would be impressive!

    Like running in solidarity with the bulls in Pamplona or jumping on a bull in a rodeo to prevent a cowboy from riding him.

     

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  5. Mad Gerald Coolidge
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Why don’t we see animal rights activists streaking in more appropriate venue, like a bullfight in Spain or a rodeo in Texas?

    Football is exploiting humans. Or so they say.

    Or better yet , go spew pink mist at a cockfight in Mexico or a dogfight in Louisiana. That would be impressive!

    Like running in solidarity with the bulls in Pamplona or jumping on a bull in a rodeo to prevent a cowboy from riding him.

     

    They should glue themselves to a bull.

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  6. Fritz Coolidge
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    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Why don’t we see animal rights activists streaking in more appropriate venue, like a bullfight in Spain or a rodeo in Texas?

    Football is exploiting humans. Or so they say.

    Or better yet , go spew pink mist at a cockfight in Mexico or a dogfight in Louisiana. That would be impressive!

    Like running in solidarity with the bulls in Pamplona or jumping on a bull in a rodeo to prevent a cowboy from riding him.

    They should glue themselves to a bull.

    I love me some Bobby Wagner hitting. The Paytons on ESPN commented it was a good, clean hit, too, Wagner’s shoulder driven into the guy’s chest, and down he goes — so perfectly legal.

    Now, the next time one of these clowns glues itself to a fence or whatever, I say leave them there for a few days, and do not let anyone near enough to cut the idiot loose. My slogan: “Let the protester fester.”

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  7. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    I’m just glad this didn’t happen at an OU football game, because my Sooners have forgotten how to tackle.

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  8. Ole Summers Member
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    I am old enough to remember when Mike Curtis of the Colts laid out a guy running onto the field with a clothesline that put his (the intruder) feet in the air. He responded to the press that the guy was in his interring with his work place, “I dont bother him at work” 

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  9. Ole Summers Member
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    I’m just glad this didn’t happen at an OU football game, because my Sooners have forgotten how to tackle.

    I was ok with that a week ago since my grandson is a GA with the TCU defensive line and yes, they seem to have forgotten how in tackle but you have a great defensive man in the head coach and am sure they will catch up – but I still hope they have another lapse next year against TCU :)

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  10. Percival Thatcher
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    Ole Summers (View Comment):

    I am old enough to remember when Mike Curtis of the Colts laid out a guy running onto the field with a clothesline that put his (the intruder) feet in the air. He responded to the press that the guy was in his interring with his work place, “I dont bother him at work”

    Mike Ditka did the same thing in 1966.

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  11. Manny Coolidge
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    I don’t watch much football any more, but I did catch that clip.  He deserved it, and more.

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  12. AMD Texas Coolidge
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    Ole Summers (View Comment):

    I am old enough to remember when Mike Curtis of the Colts laid out a guy running onto the field with a clothesline that put his (the intruder) feet in the air. He responded to the press that the guy was in his interring with his work place, “I dont bother him at work”

    Mad Dog Mike Curtis

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  13. Doug Watt Moderator
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    When you do something, stupid there is a price that you might have to pay. I’ve been involved in what would be classified as a wrestling match. Just enough for a suspect to salvage some pride, but not enough to get slammed. That was fine with me.

    Knockdown serious fights were rare. I’ve been involved in some of those, not too many. Those are the fights when on the way to booking you looked into the rearview mirror at the backseat and said: “No whining.”

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  14. EJHill+ Podcaster
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    I don’t know what happened on the main feed, but I see where ESPN showed this incident on the alternate “ManningCast.” In the 22 years I worked for the Four Letter network we were never to show a fan on the field. 

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  15. Sisyphus Member
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    EJHill+ (View Comment):

    I don’t know what happened on the main feed, but I see where ESPN showed this incident on the alternate “ManningCast.” In the 22 years I worked for the Four Letter network we were never to show a fan on the field.

    Kids on the lawn. Don’t encourage them.

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  16. I Walton Member
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    It’ll be interesting to watch.  If he loses or even gets fined, it wold be ideal.  If the players get punished in anyway, what will ball players in California do?  In any event the media has focused on a modern insanity which is probably good no matter what.

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  17. Doctor Robert Member
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    A guy runs with an apparent incendiary device spewing what might be toxic material, into an area that is clearly off-limits to the general public, and is the workplace of a bunch of big guys wearing padding, he interferes with the work those big guys are supposed to be doing, and he’s surprised that he gets hit by one of those big guys? Seems to me the guy got a pretty logical outcome. What possible basis could he find to complain about what was done to him? (I know, because it’s California.) Do you suppose the police officer taking his complaint could keep a straight face?

    How was this not an assault?

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  18. Sisyphus Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    A guy runs with an apparent incendiary device spewing what might be toxic material, into an area that is clearly off-limits to the general public, and is the workplace of a bunch of big guys wearing padding, he interferes with the work those big guys are supposed to be doing, and he’s surprised that he gets hit by one of those big guys? Seems to me the guy got a pretty logical outcome. What possible basis could he find to complain about what was done to him? (I know, because it’s California.) Do you suppose the police officer taking his complaint could keep a straight face?

    How was this not an assault?

    Trespasser.

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  19. Jim McConnell Member
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    Fritz (View Comment):
    My slogan: “Let the protester fester.”

    I really like your slogan, it perfectly fits the situation.

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