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Old 09-21-2017, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Oh for the love of God......one more reason to not continue to support the NFL by not watching.

A group of four players sent the NFL a memo in August requesting league support and asking for a month to be dedicated to social activism, not long after commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly had talked to several players regarding their game-day activism efforts.



NFL players want month dedicated to activism

 
Old 09-21-2017, 04:46 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Oh for the love of God......one more reason to not continue to support the NFL by not watching.

A group of four players sent the NFL a memo in August requesting league support and asking for a month to be dedicated to social activism, not long after commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly had talked to several players regarding their game-day activism efforts.



NFL players want month dedicated to activism
I wrote an anonymous email to the NFL - which undoubtedly will get lost in the morass - warning that the NFL will continue to lose core fans if it allows the politicization of the NFL and its culture to continue.

But I have the impression that NFL executives, and their partners in mass media entertainment, broadcasting and advertising, calculate that it is more profitable to have a broader base of casual fans globally than core fans domestically.

Bottom line: those who are dismayed by the politicization of the NFL will get drowned out, it's mathematical.

No matter. I can find better things to do on Sunday afternoons and 9-minute highlight clips on YouTube, and next season I can cancel my subscription to NFL Game Pass.

Good Luck!
 
Old 09-21-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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Bill Burr strikes the nail squarely upon the head.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n3WgiMftaU


Can we please just be able to watch a game for a few hours without having to hear about some loathsome disease, social problem, or natural disaster?
 
Old 09-21-2017, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Bill Burr strikes the nail squarely upon the head.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n3WgiMftaU


Can we please just be able to watch a game for a few hours without having to hear about some loathsome disease, social problem, or natural disaster?

Amen to the Bill Burr clip and what you said.


It's like every team in every sport has pink (breast cancer awareness) as one of their logo colors. I get it, women have breasts and breast cancer is bad. It's as if it's the only kind of cancer that matters. When have you tuned in with every team wearing yellow for prostrate cancer? Enough already.


If sports teams want to back a cause, do so on their websites or with a TV spot or newspaper article. Leave the games alone.


Athletes are employees of their teams. If an employee of a company has a cause that they involve their employer in without the employer's consent, they can plan on being fired. These clowns kneeling during the national anthem should be warned, then fired. They can pursue their causes on their own time when it's more fitting. Believe me, fans of the game will overwhelmingly back the OWNERSHIPS. Some left-wing loonies will complain, but most of them aren't watching the games anyway.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I'd be happy to give them the month of August for their activism month.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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it's not "our" game
 
Old 09-21-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I'm sure not a surprise to anyone but I don't think this is an outrageous request. It has become a major topic for the last few years and I think activism should be encouraged. Count me in for supporting this idea.

The nerve of NFL players wanting to bring attention to causes that affect them and their communities.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I'd be happy to give them the month of August for their activism month.

Clever. I like it.
 
Old 09-21-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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it's not "our" game
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... their communities ...

NFL has become ethnic enclave.


Maybe soccer will become new national pastime after all.

Last edited by bale002; 09-21-2017 at 08:50 AM..
 
Old 09-21-2017, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Imagine if one of these "activists" came out with a shirt at a game in Chicago saying "Brothers, lets stop killing each other"
These activist groups would slam and discredit that guy immediately. He'd probably get booed off the field.
So much hypocrisy and ignorance with this so called movement.

I don't watch the NFL to deal with politics. If I wanted to get bombarded with nonsense I'd watch CNN.
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