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arm in arm cowboysThe NFL has joined the rest of corporate America in siding with the Marxist left. The NFL is choosing to make heroes out of villains, while making heroes into villains. You can see it by what is and is not written on their helmets. Consider 2016 in Dallas and 2020 in New Orleans.

In 2016, Barack Obama’s poisoning of Americans against each other culminated in the murder of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of nine other police officers by a hate-fueled man who wanted to kill white people, especially police, during a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas. President Obama knew he had to do damage control before the election, so he showed up for a memorial service. Yet, he just could not help himself, blaming the police and America and defending Black Lives Matter and the whole systemic racism narrative.

President Obama’s Dallas remarks were reprinted in full by the New York Daily News. Read the whole thing, if you can stomach it. Mark Davis, a Salem Radio host in the Dallas Fort Worth market, had this to say in the Dallas Morning News about Obama’s Dallas speech:

President Obama, for his part, beautifully praised our fallen heroes and struck inspiring themes of appreciation for police that were precisely what was needed at the event. But then he just could not restrain himself….

I wondered how long it would take for him to defend the Black Lives Matter corner of his core constituency that has come under proper fire for its viciously broad slander of police culture. Elapsed time was about fifteen minutes from praise for our fallen officers to a further coddling of those who took to our streets to malign their brothers and sisters in uniform. Aiming straight at those of us who have suggested a civil perusal of racial disparity is actually harmed by BLM’s excesses, his scolding was firm: “We cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid,” he instructed.

In this context, Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, wanted to honor the city’s fallen heroes, placing a decal on the team’s helmets for the season. They wore the “Arm in Arm” sticker through the summer training camp. The NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, denied Dallas this expression of support for law enforcement under NFL uniform rules.

What a difference four years make. Now the New Orleans Saints have all appeared in practice with the name of Jacob Blake, an accused rapist, a serial abuser of a woman, taped across the front of their helmets, above their faces. You will be excused if this is especially confusing. After all, you have surely seen the NFL repeatedly stepping into and then struggling out of problems with players who used women for punching bags.

Yet, Drew “I honor my ancestors by standing for the flag, oops, I was oh so terribly insensitive and ignorant” Brees is right there in the photographs with the name of a serial abuser of a black woman printed across his helmet. NOLA.com, the Times-Picayune, has the story with multiple photographs of New Orleans Saints with “Jacob Blake” printed across a large piece of tape on their helmets.

Ah, but this is just practice, like 2016 Dallas. Nope. Sorry. Roger Goodell has gone full critical race theory woke. He has fully endorsed the lie of systemic racism directed by police against black men. His teams’ uniforms will be festooned and the end zones will have woke slogans painted into the turf. The NFL announcement of “social justice” messaging specifically cites to the police shooting of the felon abuser of a black woman.

Citing a police officer shooting Jacob Blake in the back on Aug. 23 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Goodell said the incident has “brought forth more feelings of anger, frustration, anguish, fear for many of us in the NFL family.”

[. . .]

“The NFL stands with the Black community, the players, clubs and fans,” Goodell said Tuesday. “Confronting recent systemic racism with tangible and productive steps is absolutely essential. We will not relent in our work. We will redouble our efforts to be catalysts for the urgent and sustainable change that our society and communities so desperately need. I’m so proud of everyone across our league and others who have taken a stand using their voices and platforms to continue to shine the spotlight on things that must change. By listening and working and understanding with our players, we built the foundation for tangible change through our Inspire Change initiative.”

NFL end zones will be inscribed this season with two slogans: “It Takes All Of Us” on one end line, “End Racism” on the other. As part of its social justice awareness initiatives, the NFL also will allow similar visuals on helmets and caps.

So, expect to see Jacob Blake’s name on uniforms and to hear him invoked by players as an icon. It is guaranteed, already in writing, that the radical left’s propaganda will be on fields and uniforms, in stark contrast to 2016, when the same governing body leaned on a uniform rule to stop even one team honoring our fallen police heroes.

There will not be a single acknowledgment, on a single uniform or field, of officers murdered by this hateful racial propaganda. There will not be a single murdered black child’s name on the lips or helmet of any player. No network commentator will run a montage of slain innocents from our inner cities. They have more important political work to do, desperately trying to win this year’s election for their leftist comrades.

Feed them with viewership, react favorably to their sponsors, and you are buying the rope with which our constitutional republic will swing in November.

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  1. Rodin Member

    I will not be watching “woke ball” this year.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 2:15 PM PDT
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  2. Vance Richards Member
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    Clifford A. Brown: So, expect to see Jacob Blake’s name on uniforms and to hear him invoked by players as an icon.

    I don’t really get this sort of hero worship of people who are, at best victims, and at worst criminals (and you can be both). Assuming that the police were 100% wrong in this instance (and that is debatable), one could come out against the shooting without praising the accused rapist.If someone is a legitimate victim, that makes them a victim, not a hero.

    I firmly believe that it is wrong to shoot and kill someone who is accused of an awful crime without a trial. That said, I never once considered putting Lee Harvey Oswald’s name on my helmet or uniform. Never thought to say I was proud of him either.

     

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    • September 10, 2020, at 2:42 PM PDT
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  3. tigerlily Member

    Rodin (View Comment):

    I will not be watching “woke ball” this year.

    Me neither, but then again I tuned out the NFL when Colin Whatisname started his “protest” a few years ago.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 2:51 PM PDT
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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown: So, expect to see Jacob Blake’s name on uniforms and to hear him invoked by players as an icon.

    I don’t really get this sort of hero worship of people who are, at best victims, and at worst criminals (and you can be both). Assuming that the police were 100% wrong in this instance (and that is debatable), one could come out against the shooting without praising the accused rapist.If someone is a legitimate victim, that makes them a victim, not a hero.

    I firmly believe that it is wrong to shoot and kill someone who is accused of an awful crime without a trial. That said, I never once considered putting Lee Harvey Oswald’s name on my helmet or uniform. Never thought to say I was proud of him either.

     

    Yes. Of course, if the individual shot is a felon fleeing arrest and makes a move for something in his car, I suspect the police officer is on fairly firm ground shooting.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 2:51 PM PDT
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  5. Vance Richards Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    I will not be watching “woke ball” this year.

    Me neither, but then again I tuned out the NFL when Colin Whatisname started his “protest” a few years ago.

    No, no. When George Floyd died Colin Whatisname was totally vindicated because . . . I’m not quite sure why but that’s what Goodell said.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 2:56 PM PDT
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  6. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    Never thought to say I was proud of him either.

    In Kamala’s defense, she is consistent in that Blake is accused of the same thing Biden is accused of. Me Too is officially dead.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 2:58 PM PDT
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  7. EODmom Coolidge

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):
    Never thought to say I was proud of him either.

    In Kamala’s defense, she is consistent in that Blake is accused of the same thing Biden is accused of. Me Too is officially dead.

    It can’t ever have been very alive if Netflix promotes and distributes a product called “Cuties.” 

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    • September 10, 2020, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  8. Kozak Member
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    Clifford A. Brown: So, expect to see Jacob Blake’s name on uniforms and to hear him invoked by players as an icon.

    I won’t be seeing anything.

    Because I won’t be watching.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 4:01 PM PDT
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  9. Kozak Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):
    Me neither, but then again I tuned out the NFL when Colin Whatisname started his “protest” a few years ago.

    I did too. But I came back last year when the mania seemed to have subsided. Now it’s orders of magnitude worse.

    So adios .

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    • September 10, 2020, at 4:09 PM PDT
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  10. Stad Thatcher

    Clifford A. Brown: In 2016, Barack Obama’s poisoning of Americans against each other culminated in the murder of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of nine other police officers by a hate-fueled man who wanted to kill white people, especially police, during a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas. President Obama knew he had to do damage control before the election, so he showed up for a memorial service. Yet, he just could not help himself, blaming the police and America and defending Black Lives Matter and the whole systemic racism narrative.

    Obama was – and still is – a sick individual who doesn’t care about truth or people, only an ideology . . .

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    • September 10, 2020, at 5:07 PM PDT
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  11. Ekosj Member

    Why would I patronize a business who’s central marketing message involves telling the world what a despicable person they think I am? And, given what they think of me, why would they want me as a customer?

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    • September 10, 2020, at 5:36 PM PDT
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  12. The Reticulator Member

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Why would I patronize a business who’s central marketing message involves telling the world what a despicable person they think I am? And, given what they think of me, why would they want me as a customer?

    They hate you and want your money. And they have good reason to think they’ll get it. The odds are in their favor. 

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    • September 10, 2020, at 7:08 PM PDT
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  13. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    Kaepernick is also going to be in the upcoming Madden video game, despite not playing in the NFL for years.

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    • September 10, 2020, at 8:36 PM PDT
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  14. Ekosj Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Why would I patronize a business who’s central marketing message involves telling the world what a despicable person they think I am? And, given what they think of me, why would they want me as a customer?

    They hate you and want your money. And they have good reason to think they’ll get it. The odds are in their favor.

    They’ll get someone’s, no doubt. But not mine.
    Giving our money to people who hate us is how we got here in the first place. Never again.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 2:25 AM PDT
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  15. Kozak Member
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    Kaepernick is also going to be in the upcoming Madden video game, despite not playing in the NFL for years.

    Apparently he was also just nominated for the HOF.

    Colin Kaepernick Nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame by NFL Fan Bob Birkett

     

     

    I would suggest a giant statue of Kap kneeling in front of the HOF to really do it up right.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 4:02 AM PDT
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  16. Kozak Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Why would I patronize a business who’s central marketing message involves telling the world what a despicable person they think I am? And, given what they think of me, why would they want me as a customer?

    From the horses mouth…..

    First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men, and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about,” Titans tight end Delanie Walker told The Tennessean. “I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other.”

    “And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.”

    Titans cornerback Logan Ryan also told patriotic Titans fans to stop watching if they don’t want to see players disrespecting their country every Sunday.

    “That’s their choice. That’s the beauty of this country,” Ryan said. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone’s opinion is equal. So right, wrong or indifferent, that’s the beauty of this country,” he explained. “If they don’t want to watch, that’s their choice. That’s perfect.”

    “Well, bye”…? That’s your response to the taxpayers who paid to build that stadium and will have to pay some more in taxes to maintain it? To your fans who pay your salaries, whether we go to the games or not? I think you are confused as to who you work for. And you are on the job and, no, you don’t have the “right”, though your Player’s Union and NFL will defend you.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 4:26 AM PDT
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  17. Ekosj Member

    Kozak (View Comment):
    Titans tight end Delanie Walker told The Tennessean. “I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other.”

    Clearly he misunderstands what BLM is all about … or …. he understands perfectly well and is just trying to propagandize the uninformed.

    from the BLM website:

    We are working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically targeted for demise.”

    Systemically targeted for demise? That is just demonstrably false. The system, if allowed to function, has lifted more people of all colors and creeds from poverty, disease, hunger and oppression than any force on earth. The leadership of BLM are admitted “trained Marxists”. Marxism, on the other hand, has been directly responsible for the deaths of tens of millions if not over a hundred million. And directly responsible for the oppression, and slavery of over a billion people today.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 5:10 AM PDT
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  18. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    I will not be watching “woke ball” this year.

    Me either.

    Done.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 5:17 AM PDT
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  19. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Why would I patronize a business who’s central marketing message involves telling the world what a despicable person they think I am? And, given what they think of me, why would they want me as a customer?

    From the horses mouth…..

    First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men, and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about,” Titans tight end Delanie Walkertold The Tennessean. “I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other.”

    “And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.”

    Titans cornerback Logan Ryan also told patriotic Titans fans to stop watching if they don’t want to see players disrespecting their country every Sunday.

    “That’s their choice. That’s the beauty of this country,” Ryan said. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone’s opinion is equal. So right, wrong or indifferent, that’s the beauty of this country,” he explained. “If they don’t want to watch, that’s their choice. That’s perfect.”

    “Well, bye”…? That’s your response to the taxpayers who paid to build that stadium and will have to pay some more in taxes to maintain it? To your fans who pay your salaries, whether we go to the games or not? I think you are confused as to who you work for. And you are on the job and, no, you don’t have the “right”, though your Player’s Union and NFL will defend you.

    Can not go out of business soon enough

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    • September 11, 2020, at 5:18 AM PDT
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  20. Ekosj Member

    Just watched the beginning of the NYC 9/11 Memorial. It begins with the National Anthem. Maybe one of the NFL’s woke’sters would care to take a knee or leave the service until the Anthem is over? Maybe Colin Kaepernick and Roger Goodell can link arms and explain to some 9/11 parents how evil America is?

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    • September 11, 2020, at 5:57 AM PDT
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  21. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Rodin (View Comment):

    I will not be watching “woke ball” this year.

    I share your sentiments.

    I will be watching my Chargers who have frustrated me since 2004.

    I even have season seats at the new stadium in Inglewood which will open with zero fans.

    The greatest stadium in the world will not be open to fans.

    I also have a football gambling ‘hobby’

     

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    • September 11, 2020, at 1:49 PM PDT
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  22. Stad Thatcher

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    Kaepernick is also going to be in the upcoming Madden video game, despite not playing in the NFL for years.

    I hope he’s selling peanuts next to the Dr. Pepper geek . . .

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    • September 11, 2020, at 2:06 PM PDT
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  23. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    Kaepernick is also going to be in the upcoming Madden video game, despite not playing in the NFL for years.

    I hope he’s selling peanuts next to the Dr. Pepper geek . . .

    The new Madden game is terrible — everyone hates it!

     

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    • September 11, 2020, at 2:11 PM PDT
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  24. Aaron Miller Member
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    https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/11/gallup-public-favorablity-towards-the-u-s-sports-industry-has-collapsed/

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    • September 11, 2020, at 2:26 PM PDT
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  25. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    I would love for the players to support charter schools or school vouchers

     

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    • September 11, 2020, at 2:30 PM PDT
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  26. Stad Thatcher

    MISTER BITCOIN (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    Kaepernick is also going to be in the upcoming Madden video game, despite not playing in the NFL for years.

    I hope he’s selling peanuts next to the Dr. Pepper geek . . .

    The new Madden game is terrible — everyone hates it!

     

    I will keep an eye out for a review in PCGamer magazine. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of review they give . . .

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    • September 11, 2020, at 2:38 PM PDT
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  27. kedavis Member

    I don’t get to enjoy the decision to stop watching football, because in my 61 years I never once watched it.

    Oh well.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 3:38 PM PDT
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  28. Jon1979 Lincoln

    It was interesting Thursday night that the NFL tried to stay as far away as possible from an Anthem controversy, after their actions 2 1/2 months early in pandering to the woke SJW set them up for as train wreck in the Chiefs-Texans season opener. All but one of the Kansas City players stood for the Anthem, while Houston’s players remained in the locker room (Outkick’s Jason Whitlock speculated it was because they were tired of the meaningless symbolism, but the other possibility is they stayed in the locker room because a good number of the players refused to take the field unless they could kneel for the Anthem).

    They tried to limit the political messaging to the “Show of Unity” between the two teams at the center of the field. But the fans at Arrowhead — who could see the BLM messaging around the field tied to that move, booed because they knew it was a political stunt, and the fans at home apparently were irked enough by the 10-week lead-up to all of the messaging that NBC saw it’s rating drop over 16 percent from last year’s Thursday night season opener between the Packers and the Bears.

    The NFL lost 10-15 percent (depending on the network) of its ratings in 2016-17 by allowing its network partners to play up the Anthem controversy and Kaepernick’s kneeling, and was just getting some of those lost rating points back the past two seasons by downplaying mixing politics and football. If Thursday night’s rating’s drop holds through the 15 remaining CBS/Fox/NBC/ESPN Week 1 games on Sunday and Monday, the league’s not only back were it was at the end of 2017 — when advertisers got rebates and make good spots because the ratings missed their targets — they’re in even worse shape, because they avoided any direct snub to the Anthem as much as they could. but already had ticked off enough fans to the point that almost a sixth of the audience never tuned in.

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    • September 11, 2020, at 3:43 PM PDT
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  29. Jimmy Carter Member
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    We hear Ya, NFL. The message has become bigger than the league: “Stay Home and Change the Channel.”

     

    Clifford A. Brown: you are buying the rope with which our constitutional republic will swing in November.

    Racist. 

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    • September 11, 2020, at 3:53 PM PDT
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  30. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    Before 1972, when Congress banned television tobacco ads, during football season, big tobacco purchased all the air time on Sundays.

    I heard the Philip Morris commercials in the 60s were hilarious.

     

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    • September 11, 2020, at 7:42 PM PDT
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