The NFL: Now a Case Study in Destructive Leftism

 

Seriously, Colin Kaepernick? You’re really doing this?

Yep, he’s filed a grievance against the NFL owners under their collective bargaining agreement, alleging that they have colluded to “deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”

“Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice?” So now this guy is up there with King and Gandhi? Gag me with a spoon! Who composed this treacly legal copy?

Actually, Kaepernick is being represented by Mark Geragos, attorney to the infamous. Former clients include Michael Jackson (who fired him), wife killer Scott Peterson (who got the death penalty anyway), and a former president’s brother, Roger Clinton (who cares?).

Congratulations, Kaepernick, you are now officially the mess stuck on the bottom of America’s shoe that can’t be scrubbed off and continues to stink up the place.

Oh, and by the way, it’s not collusion. It’s simply that every team owner in the NFL made the individual and rational decision not to unnecessarily bring into its midst the insoluble problem that is … you. With your protests and persecution complex, you’re nothing but a liability with absolutely nothing to gain. No team in its right mind would touch you with a ten-foot pole.

Although, paradoxically, the NFL continues to double, triple, and quadruple down in other foolish ways. For instance, the NFL is apparently going all-in on social justice, albeit without Kaepernick. The NFL is reportedly going to finance a “social activism boot camp” for professional athletes in February. (Of course it is!) According to a recent report by ESPN’s Jim Trotter, “the league has agreed to finance a social activism boot camp at Morehouse College in February.” It will take place over two days, will include professional athletes from other sports as well and “the organizers of that curriculum will work with the players throughout the year to try and teach them to get their message out and be most effective with it.”

You see, there’s more to this kneeling business than just the cops’ alleged war against black men. According to Donte Stallworth, former NFL player and CNN contributor, all that unseemly but misunderstood kneeling during the national anthem is about “a broad spectrum of issues.” (Are you ready for this?)

“It’s also, again from what I’m hearing from players … they’re telling me it’s also about the gender pay gap, it’s also about housing discrimination, they have so many things that they are interested in and advocating for and they want the NFL to take ownership in and help be able to use the NFL’s platform.”

Are you freaking kidding me? This crew is worried about the “gender pay gap?”

Well, did you hear all that, NFL? The players aren’t in it for the money or the glory or the love of the game, they simply want to use you as a platform for social justice! So, let’s see, gender pay gap, housing discrimination … Might as well throw in climate change, transgender rights, single-payer healthcare, green energy, impeaching Trump, you name the leftist cause, they’re bound to be for it. And it’s all on you, NFL, to help make it happen!

But before you do, here’s a very simple message to the NFL from all football fans who love this country: If you become yet another vehicle for infecting America with destructive leftism, you’re done, finished, kaput. As Dandy Don Meredith used to melodically intone on Monday Night Football, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

America is sick and tired of being told that it is no damn good by the media, the academy, Hollywood, minorities, and now, a bunch of millionaire ingrate football players whose analytical thinking skills are, to say the least, wanting. It was already hard enough to watch the NFL before the kneeling. Between the pointlessly outrageous hairstyles, the arms plastered with tattoos, the skullcaps, the boorish behavior, etc., the typical NFL playing field looks more like the set of a gangsta rap video. Can you understand, NFL, that Middle America just isn’t down with that culture and that this idiotic protesting may be the last straw?

Since when does an organization’s business model include offending its customers regarding their most cherished beliefs? Most Americans believe that their country is the most decent, most fair, least racist and least unjust country of any consequence in human history. The kneelers, who appear to be among the most privileged and ungrateful people to have ever lived, are, in effect, spitting in the fans’ faces as they support the idea that America is still racist to the core.

Here’s what Kaepernick said was the reason for his protest: “I am not going to stand up to show pride … for a country that oppresses … people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people … getting away with murder.”

It gets so tiresome to have to repeatedly dispute this despicable lie, but here we go for the gazillionth time. The U.S. Department of Justice statistics show that twice as many whites as blacks are killed by cops in an average year. Given that blacks commit approximately fifty percent of all violent crime in America, you would expect that the number of whites and blacks killed by police might be about equal. But again, twice as many whites as blacks are killed. Also, a cop is 19 times more likely to be killed by a black person than vice versa.

That’s it, Kaepernick, case closed. The premise for your divisive protest is crap.

And now, the NFL, which could have easily shut this thing down from the get-go before it got out of hand, finds itself between a rock and a hard place. If it continues to go along with the protests, the fans leave in droves. If it shuts down the protests, it will be accused of racism, which, come to think of it, it already has been by the NAACP, for not rehiring Kaepernick, who originally started this entire mess. So it can’t win. But it could cut its losses.

Isn’t leftist politics fun? What the NFL needs to understand about leftism is that it poisons, ruins or destroys everything it touches. Right now the NFL has been poisoned, but it may not be ruined quite yet. It all depends on what the NFL does from here on out. But so far, it doesn’t look good.

So, all the fed-up Americans boycotting the NFL should keep it up and not give in. It’s a shame that it’s come to this, but it’s best to remember that the purveyors of leftism despise average Americans with their traditional values and are relentless in their efforts to fundamentally transform the country. The only way to keep leftism from infecting everything you enjoy or cherish is to financially hurt the people pushing it.

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  1. KentForrester Coolidge

    Mr. Strange, I am one football fan who is boycotting the NFL. I hope there are crowds of people who do the same. Kent

    • #1
    • October 23, 2017, at 10:09 AM PDT
    • 7 likes
  2. Bob Thompson Member

    I like this over and over. We simply need to get back to truth in our dealings and things that are harmful can be dealt with. It is an amazing spectacle to watch people engage themselves in causes in which they cannot possibly see as valid, They must do this through misplaced emotion or greed. That list of reasons for their participation only came up after they were in deep trouble.

    • #2
    • October 23, 2017, at 10:13 AM PDT
    • 6 likes
  3. Stad Thatcher

    Greg Strange: “. . . peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”

    The only institutions still underming racial equality in this country are the Democrat Party, the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, the Antifa, Hollywood, colleges and universites, and now professional sports.

    How ironic that the NFL (70% black) and the NBA (74% black) still elicits articles that tell us “Don’t dare say the NFL isn’t racist just because 70% of their players are black” (Salon.com, I believe). I even saw one article that referred to the NHL (only two black players, IIRC) as “stubbornly white.” Uh, whiskey tango foxtrot? I can drive over to South Aiken High School right now (in Aiken, SC), and confirm that they have no hockey rink for teenagers of any race to practice and play hockey in.

    No, mainstream America has grown weary of millionaires in Hollywood and professional sports telling us how racist we here in flyover country are. I may fly my Confederate battle flag flying off my front porch (along with the US flag), and I may have pictures of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on my entry foyer wall, and I may have let my lily-white daughters date blacks and go to the high school prom with one, and have some of their black friends over for Thanksgiving dinner with our family, but that’s still not freakin’ good enough for leftists.

    The best thing that could happen is for all these race-baiters to shut the heck up, and let us live our lives and mingle. Kaepernick is an icon of everything that is wrong about race relations in this country. He should be thrown on “the ash heap of history” along with the Soviet Union.

    Sorry, I get wordy when the subject of Kaepernick comes up . . .

    • #3
    • October 23, 2017, at 10:22 AM PDT
    • 14 likes
  4. DocJay Inactive

    The problem with fixing the NFL is that the commissioner is a douche of the highest order. He’s also a leftist.

    Leftism is a cancer upon society.

    • #4
    • October 23, 2017, at 10:28 AM PDT
    • 12 likes
  5. JcTPatriot Inactive

    I cannot think of anything to add to your post, so it must be perfect. Thank you for your effort; I enjoyed reading it.

    Oh wait! It needs a picture! Here is Cowboys – 49ers yesterday, which used to sell out before the season started. But now that the players are selling out, the fans aren’t buying any more. America is listening!

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    • October 23, 2017, at 11:03 AM PDT
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  6. DocJay Inactive

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    I cannot think of anything to add to your post, so it must be perfect. Thank you for your effort; I enjoyed reading it.

    Oh wait! It needs a picture! Here is Cowboys – 49ers yesterday, which used to sell out before the season started. But now that the players are selling out, the fans aren’t buying any more. America is listening!

    That section in Levi which is mostly blank belongs to richest season ticket holders who….get this….don’t show up or hang out in the luxury bars inside the stadium.

    • #6
    • October 23, 2017, at 11:07 AM PDT
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  7. Bob Thompson Member

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    I cannot think of anything to add to your post, so it must be perfect. Thank you for your effort; I enjoyed reading it.

    Oh wait! It needs a picture! Here is Cowboys – 49ers yesterday, which used to sell out before the season started. But now that the players are selling out, the fans aren’t buying any more. America is listening!

    That’s a lot of empty seats. Even with season tickets sold the concessions must be losing a bundle.

    • #7
    • October 23, 2017, at 11:09 AM PDT
    • 1 like
  8. Greg Strange Member
    Greg Strange Post author

    JcTPatriot, I love the beautiful picture of empty seats! Let’s hope they get even emptier as the season progresses.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 11:17 AM PDT
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  9. Miffed White Male Member

    Greg Strange:“It’s also, again from what I’m hearing from players . . . they’re telling me it’s also about the gender pay gap, it’s also about housing discrimination, they have so many things that they are interested in and advocating for and they want the NFL to take ownership in and help be able to use the NFL’s platform.”

    Are you freaking kidding me? This crew is worried about the “gender pay gap?”

    Well, did you hear all that, NFL? The players aren’t in it for the money or the glory or the love of the game, they simply want to use you as a platform for social justice! So, let’s see, gender pay gap, housing discrimination . . . Might as well throw in climate change, transgender rights, single-payer healthcare, green energy, impeaching Trump, you name the leftist cause, they’re bound to be for it. And it’s all on you, NFL, to help make it happen!

    Here’s my proposal:

    I’ll allow any player to register as an official Social Justice Warrior. They can kneel for the anthem. I’ll even let them put patches and slogans on their uniforms during games.

    But every penny of their salary beyond 50% of the league minimum automatically gets donated to the causes they support, via deduction from their paycheck; It’s not discretionary – they never see it.

    Let’s see how committed these clowns really are.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 11:21 AM PDT
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  10. Bob Thompson Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Greg Strange:“It’s also, again from what I’m hearing from players . . . they’re telling me it’s also about the gender pay gap, it’s also about housing discrimination, they have so many things that they are interested in and advocating for and they want the NFL to take ownership in and help be able to use the NFL’s platform.”

    Are you freaking kidding me? This crew is worried about the “gender pay gap?”

    Well, did you hear all that, NFL? The players aren’t in it for the money or the glory or the love of the game, they simply want to use you as a platform for social justice! So, let’s see, gender pay gap, housing discrimination . . . Might as well throw in climate change, transgender rights, single-payer healthcare, green energy, impeaching Trump, you name the leftist cause, they’re bound to be for it. And it’s all on you, NFL, to help make it happen!

    Here’s my proposal:

    I’ll allow any player to register as an official Social Justice Warrior. They can kneel for the anthem. I’ll even let them put patches and slogans on their uniforms during games.

    But every penny of their salary beyond 50% of the league minimum automatically gets donated to the causes they support, via deduction from their paycheck; It’s not discretionary – they never see it.

    Let’s see how committed these clowns really are.

    I think the owners should match it since they are sooo.. into this.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  11. Sash Member

    I don’t see how the NFL comes back after this.

    Even if you force them to “respect” the flag and anthem, you can’t force respect. Forced respect is disrespect.

    Everyone can clearly see they hate America, even after all they have received from this country.

    I wonder if there is someone manipulating behind the scenes to kill off football forever. It’s been so under attack, but the one thing that kept it going was that people like to cheer on their team, but who wants America haters to win anything? Even if they are skilled, they still showed true hatred of America. I don’t want them to succeed, they hate my country! That’s more important than any team!

    It’s a shame, but I guess it’s better we know. At least in the future those kind of America haters won’t be getting paid those kind of salaries.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 12:28 PM PDT
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  12. JcTPatriot Inactive

    Greg Strange (View Comment):
    JcTPatriot, I love the beautiful picture of empty seats! Let’s hope they get even emptier as the season progresses.

    Oh ya? Here you go then. The Jets vs Dolphins used to be a big rivalry – not so huge now.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 12:32 PM PDT
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  13. JcTPatriot Inactive

    Sash (View Comment):
    I don’t see how the NFL comes back after this.

    Even if you force them to “respect” the flag and anthem, you can’t force respect. Forced respect is disrespect.

    Everyone can clearly see they hate America, even after all they have received from this country.

    I wonder if there is someone manipulating behind the scenes to kill off football forever. It’s been so under attack, but the one thing that kept it going was that people like to cheer on their team, but who wants America haters to win anything? Even if they are skilled, they still showed true hatred of America. I don’t want them to succeed, they hate my country! That’s more important than any team!

    It’s a shame, but I guess it’s better we know. At least in the future those kind of America haters won’t be getting paid those kind of salaries.

    It’s scary to think that this could be a Soros plot, but I wouldn’t put anything past that Commie bastard.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 12:37 PM PDT
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  14. JcTPatriot Inactive

    DocJay (View Comment):

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):
    I cannot think of anything to add to your post, so it must be perfect. Thank you for your effort; I enjoyed reading it.

    Oh wait! It needs a picture! Here is Cowboys – 49ers yesterday, which used to sell out before the season started. But now that the players are selling out, the fans aren’t buying any more. America is listening!

    That section in Levi which is mostly blank belongs to richest season ticket holders who….get this….don’t show up or hang out in the luxury bars inside the stadium.

    Yeah, I had to shrink down the picture for Ricochet. The original was 1920×1080 and the amount of empties everywhere is glorious!

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    • October 23, 2017, at 12:46 PM PDT
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  15. Hugh Member

    Very nice rant! If I close my eyes I think I can hear you yelling into your keyboard as you wrote this.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 2:36 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  16. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB):

    “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.”

    So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL.

    All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

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    • October 23, 2017, at 2:57 PM PDT
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  17. Hugh Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB):

    “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.”

    So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL.

    All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

    Trump will be fine. And if he does crow then he called it right.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 3:07 PM PDT
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  18. Randy Webster Member

    Greg Strange: peculiar institutions

    I can’t believe that this phrase was used by accident.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 3:37 PM PDT
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  19. JcTPatriot Inactive

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB): “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.” So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL. All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

    I guess I’ll have to follow you around where you post King’s Fake News and post the truth:

    According to the Associated Press, 22 players protested during Week 7’s NFL action–with two teams housing the majority of players demonstrating.

    On Sunday, the Seahawks and 49ers had the most protesters. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and seven Seahawks teammates did not stand before their game with the New York Giants. As a New York City police officer sang the anthem, Bennett was joined by defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, defensive end Brandon Jackson, defensive end Marcus Smith, defensive tackle Jarran Reed, defensive end Frank Clark, and defensive end Quinton Jefferson. Defensive end Cliff Avril, scratched for the game, sat between Clark and Bennett.

    In San Francisco, about a half-dozen 49ers kneeled led by Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin, rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, Eli Harold, Adrian Colbert, and K’waun Williams.

    In Cleveland, Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed inside the tunnel during the national anthem.

    Chargers left tackle Russell Okung stood with his right fist raised during the anthem before Los Angeles hosted the Denver Broncos.

    All the Dallas Cowboys stood , but defensive tackle David Irving raised his fist after the anthem ended. “I know that he was very deliberate during the anthem, and of course that’s the issue with me,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who had threatened to bench players who protested the anthem. “I’m very proud of the way they all handled themselves.”

    Just one player appeared to protest visibly during the early games Sunday, with Rams linebacker Robert Quinn raising his fist during the U.S. anthem, then bringing it down before “God Save The Queen” before playing Arizona in London.

    Most of the Indianapolis Colts locked arms before kickoff at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    In Miami, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas all stayed in the locker room during the anthem.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  20. Kozak Member

    JcTPatriot (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB): “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.” So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL. All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

    I guess I’ll have to follow you around where you post King’s Fake News and post the truth:

    According to the Associated Press, 22 players protested during Week 7’s NFL action–with two teams housing the majority of players demonstrating.

    On Sunday, the Seahawks and 49ers had the most protesters. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and seven Seahawks teammates did not stand before their game with the New York Giants. As a New York City police officer sang the anthem, Bennett was joined by defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, defensive end Brandon Jackson, defensive end Marcus Smith, defensive tackle Jarran Reed, defensive end Frank Clark, and defensive end Quinton Jefferson. Defensive end Cliff Avril, scratched for the game, sat between Clark and Bennett.

    In San Francisco, about a half-dozen 49ers kneeled led by Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin, rookie linebacker Reuben Foster, Eli Harold, Adrian Colbert, and K’waun Williams.

    In Cleveland, Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed inside the tunnel during the national anthem.

    Chargers left tackle Russell Okung stood with his right fist raised during the anthem before Los Angeles hosted the Denver Broncos.

    All the Dallas Cowboys stood , but defensive tackle David Irving raised his fist after the anthem ended. “I know that he was very deliberate during the anthem, and of course that’s the issue with me,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who had threatened to bench players who protested the anthem. “I’m very proud of the way they all handled themselves.”

    Just one player appeared to protest visibly during the early games Sunday, with Rams linebacker Robert Quinn raising his fist during the U.S. anthem, then bringing it down before “God Save The Queen” before playing Arizona in London.

    Most of the Indianapolis Colts locked arms before kickoff at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    In Miami, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas all stayed in the locker room during the anthem.

    In addition all of the Packers again linked arms ” in solidarity against injustice”

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    • October 23, 2017, at 4:39 PM PDT
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  21. Kozak Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB):

    “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.”

    So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL.

    All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

    You keep posting this. And it’s wrong.

    here’s a synopsis of week 7s protests.

    Buccaneers vs. Bills

    No members of the Bills were kneeling during the national anthem but running back Mike Tolbert, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, cornerback Shareece Wright and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy stood behind their teammates’ line.

    Panthers vs. Bears

    All Panthers and Bears players reportedly stood before Sunday afternoon’s game.

    Titans vs. Browns

    All members of the Titans and Browns on the field stood for the national anthem. Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews remained in the tunnel for the Star-Spangled Banner and then re-joined his teammates after the song.

    Saints vs. Packers

    Saints players knelt in unison before the national anthem for the third consecutive game. They stood with hands over their heart for the anthem. The Packers stood with arms linked during the national anthem.

    Jaguars vs. Colts

    It appears that all players on the Jaguars and Colts stood for the national anthem. Members of the Colts linked arms for the third consecutive week.

    Jets vs. Dolphins

    All players on the Jets and Dolphins stood for the national anthem. Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Julius Thomas stayed in the Miami locker room.

    Ravens vs. Vikings

    It appears that all players stood during the Star-Spangled Banner. Several members of the Vikings linked arms during the national anthem.

    49ers vs. Cowboys

    At least six members of the 49ers including Marquise Goodwin, Eric Reid, Eli Harold, Joe Williams and Reuben Foster were seen kneeling on the sidelines. No members of the Cowboys knelt. David Irving was seen with his first over his heart and then briefly raised it after the anthem.

    Seahawks vs. Giants

    About eight members of the Seahawks including the entire defensive line sat during the national anthem. Michael Wilhoite was seen kneeling next to them. Justin Britt had his arm on Michael Bennett’s shoulder. Injured Cliff Avril also sat for the national anthem.

    Olivier Vernon of the Giants took a knee during the anthem while all other teammates stood and linked arms.

    Bengals vs. Steelers

    Some Steelers players took a knee in the end zone and then joined their teammates on the sidelines.

    Broncos vs. Chargers

    All members of the Chargers stood during the national anthem. Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung raised his fists during the national anthem for the second straight game.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 4:42 PM PDT
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  22. Kozak Member

    What team would be crazy enough sign Kaepernick? They would never be able to bench or get rid of him. It would all be about race.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 4:43 PM PDT
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  23. Henry Castaigne Member

    Greg Strange: America is sick and tired of being told that it is no damn good by the media, the academy, Hollywood, minorities,

    There are lots of minorities that like America but leftist whites ignore them.

    Colin Kaepernick was raised by hippies and taught that being a victim made you sacred and that being successful made you oppressive. He is not a victim and he is incredibly successful. To cope with his guilt, he needs to either identify with victims or he needs to be a victim himself.

    It’s about him and not about black Americans or their problems.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 5:29 PM PDT
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  24. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB):

    “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.”

    So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL.

    All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

    You keep posting this. And it’s wrong.

    here’s a synopsis of week 7s protests.

    Buccaneers vs. Bills

    No members of the Bills were kneeling during the national anthem but running back Mike Tolbert, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, cornerback Shareece Wright and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy stood behind their teammates’ line.

    Panthers vs. Bears

    All Panthers and Bears players reportedly stood before Sunday afternoon’s game.

    Titans vs. Browns

    All members of the Titans and Browns on the field stood for the national anthem. Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews remained in the tunnel for the Star-Spangled Banner and then re-joined his teammates after the song.

    Saints vs. Packers

    Saints players knelt in unison before the national anthem for the third consecutive game. They stood with hands over their heart for the anthem. The Packers stood with arms linked during the national anthem.

    Jaguars vs. Colts

    It appears that all players on the Jaguars and Colts stood for the national anthem. Members of the Colts linked arms for the third consecutive week.

    Jets vs. Dolphins

    All players on the Jets and Dolphins stood for the national anthem. Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Julius Thomas stayed in the Miami locker room.

    Ravens vs. Vikings

    It appears that all players stood during the Star-Spangled Banner. Several members of the Vikings linked arms during the national anthem.

    49ers vs. Cowboys

    At least six members of the 49ers including Marquise Goodwin, Eric Reid, Eli Harold, Joe Williams and Reuben Foster were seen kneeling on the sidelines. No members of the Cowboys knelt. David Irving was seen with his first over his heart and then briefly raised it after the anthem.

    Seahawks vs. Giants

    About eight members of the Seahawks including the entire defensive line sat during the national anthem. Michael Wilhoite was seen kneeling next to them. Justin Britt had his arm on Michael Bennett’s shoulder. Injured Cliff Avril also sat for the national anthem.

    Olivier Vernon of the Giants took a knee during the anthem while all other teammates stood and linked arms.

    Bengals vs. Steelers

    Some Steelers players took a knee in the end zone and then joined their teammates on the sidelines.

    Broncos vs. Chargers

    All members of the Chargers stood during the national anthem.

    I stand corrected. Thanks for the data. Damn. Gary

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    • October 23, 2017, at 5:40 PM PDT
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  25. Kozak Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Actually, I have good news. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated and the Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB):

    “In 14 games played Thursday and Sunday, 11 uniformed players either sat or kneeled during the national anthem as a measure of protest over the U.S. criminal-justice system, community-police relations, and the plight of minorities in this country. Eight of those 11 active players were Seahawks.”

    So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL.

    All we need now is for Trump to not crow about his “victory.” Any bets on the likelihood of that?

    You keep posting this. And it’s wrong.

    here’s a synopsis of week 7s protests.

    Buccaneers vs. Bills

    No members of the Bills were kneeling during the national anthem but running back Mike Tolbert, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, cornerback Shareece Wright and defensive lineman Jerel Worthy stood behind their teammates’ line.

    Panthers vs. Bears

    All Panthers and Bears players reportedly stood before Sunday afternoon’s game.

    Titans vs. Browns

    All members of the Titans and Browns on the field stood for the national anthem. Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews remained in the tunnel for the Star-Spangled Banner and then re-joined his teammates after the song.

    Saints vs. Packers

    Saints players knelt in unison before the national anthem for the third consecutive game. They stood with hands over their heart for the anthem. The Packers stood with arms linked during the national anthem.

    Jaguars vs. Colts

    It appears that all players on the Jaguars and Colts stood for the national anthem. Members of the Colts linked arms for the third consecutive week.

    Jets vs. Dolphins

    All players on the Jets and Dolphins stood for the national anthem. Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, Julius Thomas stayed in the Miami locker room.

    Ravens vs. Vikings

    It appears that all players stood during the Star-Spangled Banner. Several members of the Vikings linked arms during the national anthem.

    49ers vs. Cowboys

    At least six members of the 49ers including Marquise Goodwin, Eric Reid, Eli Harold, Joe Williams and Reuben Foster were seen kneeling on the sidelines. No members of the Cowboys knelt. David Irving was seen with his first over his heart and then briefly raised it after the anthem.

    I stand corrected. Thanks for the data. Damn. Gary

    Yeah, @garyrobbins I wish you were right. As I said in my post of a couple of days ago, if they stop the SJW nonsense I would start watching again.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 6:09 PM PDT
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  26. Underground Conservative Coolidge

    Very well-written post. Perhaps fire Goodell and replace him with Condi Rice.

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    • October 23, 2017, at 8:49 PM PDT
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  27. Luke Thatcher

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    So please boycott the Seahawks. Otherwise, the protest has run its course, and it is safe to go back to watch the NFL.

    Unfortunately, that wouldn’t even be good enough. We need a scalp. My guess is that it’d be Goodell. But, I’m just spit-balling.

    There is no substitute for victory.

    -some guy

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    • October 23, 2017, at 9:04 PM PDT
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  28. Ekosj Inactive

    Re Kaepernick’s unemployment- Let’s not forget why he’s not on a team this year … he quit ! He had a player option for 2017 – $14 million plus incentives… maybe $16 million all in. And he opted out! Thought he’d do better as a free agent. Ooooops. Just in terms of raw economics – he’s priced himself out of the market. Looking at Kaepernick’s most recent numbers … there is no way he’s worth anywhere near $16 million. Yet he had that there for the taking and turned it down. Forget about the circus he’d bring … just as a football economics deal he is overpriced and underwhelming.

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    • October 24, 2017, at 8:28 AM PDT
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  29. EJHill Podcaster

    Goodell will get his contract extended. There is no Augie Busch among the football ownership. (Busch singlehandedly fired MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn by threatening to remove all Anheuser-Busch advertising from other team owners.)

    Condi would be a good choice. Right gender and right color but she would be labeled Aunt Tomi.

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    • October 24, 2017, at 9:00 AM PDT
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  30. OkieSailor Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):
    Mr. Strange, I am one football fan who is boycotting the NFL. I hope there are crowds of people who do the same. Kent

    Boycott the NFL? Not me. But I will continue to record all games broadcast in my area to watch on MY schedule. I never watch pre-game histronics of any kind. If the National Anthem is playing when I’m fast forwarding to the kickoff I’ll hit play and listen, mainly to see if the singer knows how to perform that most difficult tune. I don’t waste time watching commercials or halftime ‘analysis’ or, now that they’ve decided the refs are just there to look pretty, replay reviews which just destroy the flow of the game. But I still like a good game and really like to see a great play on offense or defense. For that reason I like the college game better; there is more potential for great players to shine when there are fewer greats on the field (I know, unfair, right?).
    I will say again, the proper response to idiotic acts such as this is massively ignoring them. If they didn’t get attention they wouldn’t happen. As far as the court action goes it should be thrown out with a warning to the Attorney not to bring such frivolous cases into court again on pain of a Contempt finding and possibly dis-barment for repeated offense as is done in England. Unfortunately we do not have a Justice system, we have an Advocacy system. Lawyers, even Prosecutors are not agents seeking justice, rather they are trained and told their only job is to get the best ‘deal’ for their client. So it’s really a bargaining system. Most lawyers are in favor of this system as it is very lucrative and creates a lot of billable hours that wouldn’t exist under a true justice system. And 85% of our legislators are attorneys. Conflict of interest, no? The voters could do a much better job on that I think.

    I have nothing against lawyers, I just think that 95% of them give the rest of them a bad name ;>)

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    • October 24, 2017, at 9:17 AM PDT
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