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View Poll Results: Has the kneeling controversy ruined football for you?
Yes - I am done, I no longer care 40 33.90%
Maybe -It makes me less likely to care but I will watch occasionally 27 22.88%
No - It makes no difference 51 43.22%
Voters: 118. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Here's the solution. Play the anthem during pre-game while the players haven't returned to the field. There's plenty of time for that between all the other commercialism the teams expose the fans to before each game w/ sponsors. That way the fans can be happy and the players happy.
In my view the antics during the national anthem weren't a problem because that was easily avoidable: I usually turned the television on a few minutes after opening kick-off.

For me the last straw was, during week 3, when they force-fed this politicization crap right smack in the middle of the play-by-play, both the play-by-play announcers themselves verbally and with screen-filling graphics, it was impossible to avoid.

I haven't watched a game since and I deleted kNeeling Felons League from all my news feeds, but I do check on this thread from time to time, not for NFL football but for satirical laughs under the rubric of political theater masquerading as what used to be professional football.

The owners will probably widen their viewer base, but it's not for me.

Good Luck!

 
Old 10-21-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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99% of the players are upstanding, high tax paying, law abiding citizens. Many give back to community organizations. Bucs themselves have tens of different academies that they financially support. You call NFL a felons league. No problem. Focus on a handful of players out of 1600 players plus in the league. Your call.
 
Old 10-21-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I only watch the Superbowl, and I probably will continue next year as well, so this makes no difference to me. I'm not upset about them kneeling, but I'm not going to care about what they are kneeling for either. I seriously think that the mass of them are just doing it as a fad, and could care less about injustices of the world.
 
Old 10-21-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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99% of the players are upstanding, high tax paying, law abiding citizens. Many give back to community organizations. Bucs themselves have tens of different academies that they financially support. You call NFL a felons league. No problem. Focus on a handful of players out of 1600 players plus in the league. Your call.
Wait... isn't this whole protest about focusing on a handful of incidences vs the actual major problem?

at the current rate it would take 40 years of police involved killings of blacks to equal one year of black involved homicides, but yet this is what this whole movement is focused on. Why is that?

lets be honest if Colon would have brought protested against black on black violence he would have been bashed and called racist names by the same people that so strongly support him. There's so much hypocrisy in this whole thing it's sad.
 
Old 10-21-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I hate the NFL now and was iffy about my interest in the league going into the season with half the country flipping their wigs over Trump beating Hillary's ass in November, so... Now with this kneeling garbage, I'm disgusted.

I think the kneelers are idiots who have bought this lie put out by Black Lies Murder, that cops are unjust. Some here and there, of course. But the black on black murder gets ignored and the whole thing is politicized due to your previous Divider in Chief Barack Obama.

That aside, why should I be mad at Roger Goodell for not "making" the players stand?

It's not about rubbing the puppy's face in the dodo. It's about seeing the players just want to stand for the Anthem because we fans just want them to.

When they kneel, it's because they are sticking it to Trump, and in some cases white people. So I think they have every right to do that, but when they do, we gonna go click.
 
Old 10-21-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I hate the NFL now and was iffy about my interest in the league going into the season with half the country flipping their wigs over Trump beating Hillary's ass in November, so... Now with this kneeling garbage, I'm disgusted.

I think the kneelers are idiots who have bought this lie put out by Black Lies Murder, that cops are unjust. Some here and there, of course. But the black on black murder gets ignored and the whole thing is politicized due to your previous Divider in Chief Barack Obama.

That aside, why should I be mad at Roger Goodell for not "making" the players stand?

It's not about rubbing the puppy's face in the dodo. It's about seeing the players just want to stand for the Anthem because we fans just want them to.

When they kneel, it's because they are sticking it to Trump, and in some cases white people. So I think they have every right to do that, but when they do, we gonna go click.
This is why I am saying this is a fad....

Eh, it's going to be hilarious though, in about 10-20 years from now, all of these kneelers will be crying about arthritis in their knees.....
 
Old 10-21-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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99% of the players are upstanding, high tax paying, law abiding citizens. Many give back to community organizations. Bucs themselves have tens of different academies that they financially support. You call NFL a felons league. No problem. Focus on a handful of players out of 1600 players plus in the league. Your call.
Well, it's simply an entertaining satirical laugh to write things like kNeeling Felons League.

I agree that the vast majority are upstanding, high tax paying, law abiding citizens.

My call is that politicization of what used to be a great American tradition poisons the atmosphere: one of the reasons for its greatness used to be its apolitical nature, the possibility to escape from that very poison, even if a few hours a week, but now that too has been infected.

I just can't stomach it, and I'm sad for the upstanding majority of players.

I spend more time with my family on Sundays doing other things, making me realize what a waste of time the kNeeling Felons League can be.
 
Old 10-21-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: The 719
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This is why I am saying this is a fad....

Eh, it's going to be hilarious though, in about 10-20 years from now, all of these kneelers will be crying about arthritis in their knees.....
Their tear ducts are gonna be wore out too.

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Well, it's simply an entertaining satirical laugh to write things like kNeeling Felons League.

I agree that the vast majority are upstanding, high tax paying, law abiding citizens.

My call is that politicization of what used to be a great American tradition poisons the atmosphere: one of the reasons for its greatness used to be its apolitical nature, the possibility to escape from that very poison, even if a few hours a week, but now that too has been infected.

I just can't stomach it, and I'm sad for the upstanding majority of players.

I spend more time with my family on Sundays doing other things, making me realize what a waste of time the kNeeling Felons League can be.
I was a little upset at first that liberal slimeballs took my Sunday entertainment away from me until I saw Meryl Streep, the Clintons, Ashley Judd and the gang have to remove their nasty tongues from their furry chewed bubblegum looking-mentor's ear and do their collective backpeddling.
 
Old 10-22-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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I'll re-open the thread if there are major developments regarding Kaepernicks legal issues. Other than that, I believe everyone who posts on the pro football sub forum has weighed in by now. If anyone wants to post on this subject, there are several threads on Great Debates and Politics/Other Controversies for people to comment on. The sticky* on P/OC is now at 5710 posts. If I didn't know any better I would think that 5710 sets a record.

Thread closed.

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