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Old 05-26-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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For many people the flag or anthem thing is not the issue.
Thread title : "NFL 'respect the flag' policy' "

 
Old 05-26-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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Thread title : "NFL 'respect the flag' policy' "
And the most relevant response is the NFL is barking up the wrong tree.

Even those who want pro football used as a platform for politicking agree with that.

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Old 05-26-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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And the most relevant response is the NFL is barking up the wrong tree.

Even those who want pro football used as a platform for politicking agree with that.

Put your money where your mouth is.
Whay would you like to see happen?
 
Old 05-26-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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For many people the flag or anthem thing is not the issue.

The issue is that people - who work and pay taxes - set aside three hours of special time for a special event, professional football, because, among other things, it is a beautiful microcosm of the human condition, artistically portrayed by great athletes who deserve every penny of what we contribute to them.

That's what we thought the deal was.

What we've received instead over the past couple of years is cheap political theater, a disgusting and sickening waste of human energy. If we want that, we can turn on any of our fake news channels any time of day, any day of the week, any number of hours.

But now there is no way to tune it out because, like a noxious gas, it has pervaded every aspect of the transmission of what used to be that special event.

That is a deal-breaker and the only solution is total separation.

Perhaps a bit of hyperbole above; nonetheless, perceive or don't perceive, agree or don't disagree, for many that is what the issue is.
What do you mean by "total separation"?
Do you mean the separation of blacks and whites, of liberals and conservatives, what?
 
Old 05-26-2018, 06:02 PM
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Location: Texas
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There's a huge difference between going about your business at a concession stand or whatever and kneeling on the field for the express purpose of shouting silently to the world how evil you believe our law enforcement and our nation (represented by the flag and our anthem) to be.

But you knew that, so it's hard to understand where this post even comes from, given that you started strong in the thread.
Oh yes. Some people love to stir things up.
 
Old 05-27-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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I am guessing the owners never expected the blow-back they are getting from the players with this rule change. Here is a good read on the various legal challenges that could come between the NFLPA and the owners. In the long run it could be bad for the NFL all the way around.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/05/23/nf...anthem-protest
 
Old 05-27-2018, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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By opening his big stupid mouth, the ignorant, incompetent, bigoted, pig, who currently lives in the White House, just made things A LOT worse than they needed to be.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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I am guessing the owners never expected the blow-back they are getting from the players with this rule change. Here is a good read on the various legal challenges that could come between the NFLPA and the owners. In the long run it could be bad for the NFL all the way around.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/05/23/nf...anthem-protest
It doesn't really matter how the players feel about the rule change. What matters is what the customers think and the rule change is overwhelmingly supported by the fans. A significant amount feel that the rule isn't strong enough and should include player suspension provisions. What are the players going to do? I know they can sue but the NFL can and does make and enforce the rules and can change them. Maybe just maybe the player union will vote to go on strike and the NFL can just void the union contract and hire replacement players. There are plenty of football players that would love to have the job and to be quite honest with you, there aren't very many individual players that are overly popular with the fans right now other than maybe Tom Brady and a couple others.

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By opening his big stupid mouth, the ignorant, incompetent, bigoted, pig, who currently lives in the White House, just made things A LOT worse than they needed to be.
Wait a minute, did I miss something......Does Al Sharpton live in the White House now?
 
Old 05-31-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Ownership from some teams put the kibosh on this kneeling crap right from the start. There are some teams that have never had players doing this show of stupidity. Wonder why.


They are employees who, like us, have the right to do anything legal that they want when not being at work. When at work, like ALL of us, you follow the rules of your employer and if you don't like them you have the right to quit. Free country. Start your new career and see if you can follow the rules of your NEW employer.


I hope those prima donnas do refuse to stand OR stay in the locker room continuing to kneel and in turn are not allowed to play. So much for those incentive laden contracts. I would love to follow the league and root for the replacement players who will get the chance of a lifetime and in turn will bust their butts to stay there. It's time to draw a red line in the sand and unlike a certain gutless president that we once had, actually react to it being crossed.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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It doesn't really matter how the players feel about the rule change. What matters is what the customers think and the rule change is overwhelmingly supported by the fans. A significant amount feel that the rule isn't strong enough and should include player suspension provisions. What are the players going to do? I know they can sue but the NFL can and does make and enforce the rules and can change them. Maybe just maybe the player union will vote to go on strike and the NFL can just void the union contract and hire replacement players. There are plenty of football players that would love to have the job and to be quite honest with you, there aren't very many individual players that are overly popular with the fans right now other than maybe Tom Brady and a couple others.



Wait a minute, did I miss something......Does Al Sharpton live in the White House now?

Great post. I'd rep. you, but have to "spread it around".
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