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Old 09-25-2017   #46 (permalink)
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Um, not exactly. It is a workplace, after all. The Constitution would only protect you from the government making laws that force you to stand or something along those lines.

You are right about this. I think that now since Kapernick did what he did that was sort of a novelty. Now it's about ratings. The NFL probably sees this as a way to increase commercial interest in them.

In my opinion they'd do a better job if Taylor Swift were to walk naked across the field at half time.
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For me it is personal - I stand for my best friend and brother (may be rest in peace).

I saw his children take his folded flag.

It is easy for me to turn off the TV and spend my money elsewhere.

We don't allow religion or politics in my workplace for a reason.

How much money are you not spending by not turning on the TV and watching football?
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I also think that the NFL and Donald Trump have worked out a script. If we go to war with KJU tomorrow we'd still be talking about the NFL taking a knee.
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For me it is personal - I stand for my best friend and brother (may be rest in peace).

I saw his children take his folded flag.

It is easy for me to turn off the TV and spend my money elsewhere.

We don't allow religion or politics in my workplace for a reason.
And your team sucks!
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How much money are you not spending by not turning on the TV and watching football?
It's her choice. I've always been wishy washy concerning football. I'd rather do a good taichichuan workout then just sit on my ass watching football anyways.

So now if I miss the pats oh well.
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And your team sucks!
Yep I agree
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It's her choice. I've always been wishy washy concerning football. I'd rather do a good taichichuan workout then just sit on my ass watching football anyways.

So now if I miss the pats oh well.
You are not a real fan.
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It's her choice. I've always been wishy washy concerning football. I'd rather do a good taichichuan workout then just sit on my ass watching football anyways.

So now if I miss the pats oh well.
Not arguing with the choice to shut off the TV.

Just wondering how shutting off a TV impacts her spending concerning the NFL.
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Not arguing with the choice to shut off the TV.

Just wondering how shutting off a TV impacts her spending concerning the NFL.
I normally ignore your posts .....but because you seem to need it explained....ratings.
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Trump’s problem isn’t with athletes being political. It’s with athletes speaking out against racism.

Of course Trump’s outrage at the NFL protests had to do with race

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“This has nothing to do with race,” he said. “I’ve never said anything about race. This has nothing to do with race or anything else. This has to do with respect for our country, and respect for our flag.”

And, of course, race.

It’s somehow become trite to note the difference in Trump’s tone when criticizing the NFL protests, in which a number of players have chosen to sit or kneel during the national anthem, and his tone when discussing the protests in Charlottesville last month. But it’s still worth noting.

Trump was slow to condemn the white supremacists and overt Nazi sympathizers who crept from the shadows to defend a Confederate statue in Charlottesville. The president eventually offered a forceful condemnation, read from prepared remarks — that he then undercut the next day in a press conference by saying that “many fine people” had joined the racists and Nazis at that protest.

The NFL protests? Anyone engaging in them was a “son of bitch” who should be fired, he said at a rally in Alabama. On Sunday, he retweeted a call for a boycott of the NFL, along with a number of other complaints. That the participants in the NFL protests happened to be black and that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors (who Trump disinvited from the White House on Saturday) is, too, was cited as evidence that Trump was more aggravated at black protesters than white ones.

Whether that’s the case doesn’t really matter. What matters is the reason for those protests. They are one of the endpoints of a years-long racial divide that Trump leveraged explicitly as part of his 2016 campaign.

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The NFL will stand for Not For Long if left-wing players and fans don't stop trying to politicize the sport. Many fans are already migrating to college football where these shysters are not tolerated.
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I normally ignore your posts .....but because you seem to need it explained....ratings.
The NFL will survive without you. These kinds of folks are going nowhere.





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Good ole Brucie - always got to make it personal. (now there is a suck ass team)

Love all the name calling on this thread.
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Good ole Brucie - always got to make it personal. (now there is a suck ass team)

Love all the name calling on this thread.
Drama much?

What name have I called anybody?
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