We can all do LESS

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  1. dmw

    dmw Well-Known Member

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    Unless I'm missing something, the NFL is doing nothing about players not standing during the national anthem. The NFL also knowingly allowed Beyonce to perform her anti-cop routine during the Superbowl. This is anti-social behavior. This is behavior that threatens a peaceful social order and is not appropriate for a sporting event and is certainly not appropriate during a time set aside to show our respect to our nation and its values. Take your grievances somewhere else.

    So it's time for us do be less involved in the NFL since they seem to support this type of behavior. We can all do less. Watch less, purchase less and even go to the extreme of cancelling our ESPN bundles. Cable money is the oxygen of the NFL. There is a whole world of activities out there that don't involve the NFL. We'll all be better off.
     
  2. BroadwayZach

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    Can't believe no one thought of this. That's how bulletproof of a plan this is.
     
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    The Waterboy Well-Known Member

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    You can do all that as it is your right just like it is anyone's right to protest how they choose. Did you know that many of these protests were going on before the news got a hold of them? It seems it is only now that people are getting bent because the news is telling them to. I don't agree at all with Kaepernick or any of the others but because we live in America I realize it is their right to do so.

    Edit: I will also add that this has been discussed for at least 2 weeks now in The Kaepernick thread.
     
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    101GangGreen101 2018 Thread of the Year Award Winner

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    Speak for yourself moron. Jets football this Sunday yessssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. JetsNation06

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    Speak for yourself.
     
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  7. FlaJet

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    Great post. As a veteran who's family members also proudly served. (Have two nephews in Afghanistan) I am also against these type of protest. Love this country but I do realize there are still way too many unjust things going on.
    Anyway we have a game Sunday and right now my Jets take center stage. LGJ
     
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    The revolution will not be televised.
     
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    The OP is so concerned with what's appropriate that he posts a political rant in the Jets forum. Which is inappropriate. Go figure.
     
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    Off to the BS forum !
     
  11. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

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    Are you fucking kidding me? I'm gonna watch the shit out of football all year long. Don't be so soft.

    Peaceful protests like Kaepernick's are 1,000,000x better than rallies in the streets provoking police and law officials and bringing in riot units to combat them and further making the police and government look bad. His movement is starting to catch on (Brandon Marshall of the Broncos knelt yesterday). If something good can come out of it and better race relations between communities with a large number of minorities and police officers, then he's doing some good.

    America laughs in your face at the thought of spending less money and time on football though.
     
  12. Aewhistory

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    I'm glad CMan moved this without closing it. The OP poster has a right to voice his opinions, but in the correct forum, just as CK has the same right whether or not you agree. That said, Just as the OP used the wrong forum, I would suggest that CK is as well. When he appears on television as a member of a nationally televised football team he is an EMPLOYEE and the spectators are his CUSTOMERS. So he is choosing the stage for his message, at least in part, not on his own time, but on his employers time and forcing his customers to watch. Very few professions could get away with that and maintain their employment. For me that is a privileged position. So while I completely support his right so say what he wants on his own time, and to donate his money, effort, etc to causes of his choosing, I don't think professional athletes should be a special class of person. If a common worker were to go into their job and do this they would either be let go or have done serious, permanent harm to their future career (probably both).
     
  13. dmw

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    "America laughs in your face at the thought of spending less money and time on football though."
    You're probably right about this. Personally, I've cut down my sports watching time to almost nothing. It's not as a protest, but as an effort to spend my time and money more wisely. The Superbowl disgusted me. The ads were condescending. The half-time show was anti-social. Unless it's the Jets, I probably won't watch anymore.
     
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    Well, if the news hadn't told us about it... how would we have known?

    I haven't seen the before game anthem broadcast in years. Maybe it's just direct TV who edits it. No one is batching about that.

    Also, I don't care if they stand, sit or shit bricks. Leave me alone, I'll leave you alone.
     
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    sick of this whole stupid story.

    Football please.
     
  16. dmw

    dmw Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I agree. It was the wrong forum. This is appropriate.
     
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  18. The Waterboy

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    Well then it is on the owner to decide if he will let the behavior continue. The employer may have a hard time if they got rid of Kaepernick just for that reason but they have already said they support the players right to participate in the national anthem or not.
    As always, what you can get away with at work generally boils down to your worth to the company. If Kaepernick still has enough worth to the 49ers then he will still have a job.
     
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    My boss does not think its possible for me to do less
     
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    Does anyone like the fact that these people can protest? There are countries who wouldn't let you have a passing thought about Anti Establishment/Police/Govt.

    Hate what they stand for but support they're right to protest
     

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