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Old 05-19-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Ghengis View Post
hope he signs with somebody if for no other reason than to annoy the half-dozen red-necks that make believe they care about the NFL
The Minnesota Vikings should beg him and beg him to join their team.
They could then do a media blitz to convince their gullible / desperate fans that signing him is all that is needed to win a Super Bowl.


Oooops......they tried that a few years back.
Even gullible Viking fans would realize.......Fool me once, shame on you
.................................................. ..........Fool me twice, shame on me.

 
Old 05-23-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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As I understand it, he's protesting violence and oppression by LOCAL law enforcement.


OK, but what has that to do with the NATIONAL Anthem and the (Federal) flag?


The Obama govt. (federal) was in his corner when they condemned LOCAL law enforcement, e.g., Baltimore and Ferguson cops and probably others. So what's Kapernick's beef with the feds?


And of course the media which is comprised primarily of left-wing moonbats is in his corner. What else is new?
 
Old 05-23-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Kaepernick absolutely has the right to protest. But publicity-conscious NFL teams absolutely have the right to decline to employ him as well.

To be clear, I do not have an issue with Kaepernick not standing during a song. Not one bit. But people mistakenly think of sports as al about performance. It's not. It's about putting butts in the seats and eyeballs on the TV screen. Football players are just as much celebrities than they are athletes. Personal conduct is going to play a role.

Anyway, he didn't stand during a song! That's serious! I mean, if he beat a child bloody with a stick, or killed someone driving drunk, then he'd deserve a second chance. But not standing during a song? One strike and you're out!

Of course, in the final analysis, what Kaepernick did is politically incorrect. He refused to adhere to a social norm and people are offended by his refusal. Social norms are enforced by social disapprobation against those who decline to play by the rules. Now he's being punished for it. There's no little amount of irony in that the people who are most upset with his political incorrectness, and loudest in their demand that he be punished for it, are among the group that usually whines the loudest about what a horrible and terrible scourge political correctness supposedly is (they get out of this by claiming that it's only political correctness if someone else, not them, are the ones offended).

I wouldn't describe the phenomenon as "upset with his political correctness". It's more "contempt for his vapid stupidity". Sort of like we feel about KKK followers. It's like you're looking at intentional lack of intelligence, and want to reject it metaphysically.
 
Old 06-19-2017, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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The dope is at it again with the inane and stupid tweets. Anyone who hires him is out of their mind.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...aign=editorial
 
Old 06-19-2017, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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There is no resolve on this particular topic, not a fan of Bleacher Report. All media outlets are doing all they can to stay what they consider relevant. It will ramp up now that players are off until training camps start.

Kaepernick is entitled to his opinions, twitter shows us it gives people an anonymous way to put out thoughts that can go either way, very popular or outrageous, take your pick, happens every day.

I still say it is more his talent level keeping him off a team, however, depending how TCs go, injuries, team needing a backup, he might get a chance.
 
Old 06-19-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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Freedom of speech!

And expression. Yes, he has the right to disagree with mainstream beliefs with his gestures. Too bad ratings and attendance suffered for 49ers games.

Just like that unhinged moron kathy griffin.

My new favorite English word: BLOWBACK!

Forget the millions of $$ they lost. Damaged reputations. Freedom is not free.
 
Old 06-20-2017, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The dope is at it again with the inane and stupid tweets. Anyone who hires him is out of their mind.


Colin Kaepernick Compares Police to Slave Patrol After Philando Castile Verdict | Bleacher Report
There's nothing wrong with what he wrote.
 
Old 06-20-2017, 05:00 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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The dope is at it again with the inane and stupid tweets. Anyone who hires him is out of their mind.


Colin Kaepernick Compares Police to Slave Patrol After Philando Castile Verdict | Bleacher Report
If you really wanted to "boycott" the individual, you would stop drawing attention to him by reviving this thread which had already spun out into nothing.

Just ignore him: anything of value that he has to express will be through his play on the field, otherwise he will simply go away, rest assured and stop commenting on him.

Unless, of course, you mean the opposite of what you claim.

And that's about what the human word is worth.

Good Luck!
 
Old 06-20-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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This subject has already been bantered a couple times.

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