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Old 05-23-2018, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Prior to 2009 teams stayed in the locker room during the anthem. I wish the NFL went back to that. The dept of defense and the national guard paid the NFL to have players be out during the national anthem in order to boost patriotism.

 
Old 05-23-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Prior to 2009 teams stayed in the locker room during the anthem. I wish the NFL went back to that. The dept of defense and the national guard paid the NFL to have players be out during the national anthem in order to boost patriotism.
I’d be 100% fine with going back to that as well.

The NFL is playing a game that it doesn’t know the rules to and it is gonna get real ugly real fast. Think of Walking Dead when Rick ran across the Saviors and Negan ugly.
 
Old 05-23-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Yep, I agree with that, too, Ever. I'm not going to get into the discussion of standing or not standing, it has been talked about enough. Way blown out of proportion with many groups coming out and saying, don't include us in your outrage or when you get on a soapbox, don't do it in our name.
 
Old 05-23-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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So cute to see the NFL that for many years enjoyed tax-free status and contributed nothing to the country hiding behind the flag.
Pretty sure the NFL contributes to the country.
 
Old 05-23-2018, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I'm one who thinks the NFL has bigger fish to fry, particularly when it comes to player safety.

Thats all I got.
 
Old 05-23-2018, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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The NFL as an employer has every right to limit the behavior of it's employees while "on company tme" in order to protect it's own best intetest. Most businesses do.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 03:31 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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The NFL as an employer has every right to limit the behavior of it's employees while "on company tme" in order to protect it's own best intetest. Most businesses do.
Indeed they do.

There's no freedom of speech issue here. When you're on the job, you do and don't do what management wants or hit the bricks. Where today, with most people tightly bound in a PC straitjacket, there's more speech freedom to voice anti-social viewpoints than ever before in our history.
 
Old 05-24-2018, 03:36 AM
 
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Tthe nfl is a company. The policy is made to bring back customers. Pretty simple. You can play the political game bs all day, its all about money and they want the money to come back.
No different when any company adjusts products, menus or stops selling offensive black weapons. They bend to the money/customer
 
Old 05-24-2018, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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i dont think the policy goes far enough. i think that if a player kneels for the anthem, or stays in the locker room, then they should put on the street clothes and go home because they shouldnt be playing that game. if the players do this more than once, they should be suspended for more than one game, do it often enough they should be suspended for the season, with loss of pay.
Why stop there? How about forced labor camps?
 
Old 05-24-2018, 06:42 AM
 
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It is about time they made a policy. I like most people, watch sporting events to watch the sport. I do not want any sort of political activism or activism of any nature. The players are employees paid to play the game and the company can dictate what is and what is not allowed while they are on the job. "Freedom of speech" has been throw around during this mess by people who obviously are completely ignorant to the fact that "freedom of speech" only applies to interaction with the government. Private companies and citizens can tell you what you can and cannot say on their property and can have you removed if you do not follow the rules.

I am also in the camp that believes players should be suspended without pay if they do not follow the rule.

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