I can hardly wait until they see the numbers for their "season ticket" sales this year
I’m looking forward to empty stadiums, and the trash wondering why.
"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week." George S. Patton
As a football fan I am truly disappointed. I love football and watching the best in the world play the game is really fun for me. Also, regardless of what people want to think, there are a lot of really great people who play and coach the sport.
But the league, the owners and the front office have killed the fun for me. I watched football to get away from the real world and they have ruined that. Likely for good. I cancelled Sunday Ticket last year and will likley never renew it. I Won't even buy the Madden video game.
I would watch College ball but the NCAA is more vile than the NFL ever could be. Plus I assume it is only a matter of time before we see kneeling there too.
At least around here youth football is pretty pure and I can spend a whole day watching games for 5 bucks.
Here's what I would do if I ran the NFL. As the anthem is playing I'd run the video that JALLEN posted so everyone in the stadium could instantly juxtapose the grandness of sacrifice with the smallness of those on their knee. Inspiration against ignominy for all to see. Let shame drive these pukes out or on their feet.
I'm sorry, I'm thinking about the cats again...
We need a Colour Guard from that video to march right up to any team that takes a knee. The NFL can look them in the eye during the Anthem or look at the turf in shame.
the thing is that most of the people say that what they are doing is not out of disrespect for the troops. I doubt many of them would have a problem looking the troops in the eye at all.
A guy I coached with, a black guy, was talking about it and supported the kneelers. When I said I felt it was disrespectful he told me that it wasn't about disrespecting the flag or the troops or police. So I asked him how he felt about me using the word nigger when singing lyrics to a song. I explained that all I was doing was singing the lyrics and didn't mean disrespect. I asked if he felt that was okay. I think he understood and admitted that it is possible to be disrespectful even if that is not the intent and that perhaps the players should find a different way to voice their concerns.
I highly doubt anyone, no matter the color, would be able to look someone in the eye who had no knee, could take a knee themselves. Even off camera.
Link to story: NFL Reverses Course, Will Allow National Anthem Protests
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"Whenever somebody uses 'liberal,' when what they really mean is 'leftist,' they immediately lose my attention." -- Me
I am a 72 year old American. If you cannot stand & respect the flag of my country, I do not want to be around you.
For me anyway, whether this new rule goes into effect or not, this is a non-issue for me. I still won’t waste another moment of my time nor my money on the NFL. They had a chance to do the right thing and fix this a long time ago when these protests started. They chose to piss people like me off, and now I choose to not watch and spend money on the NFL. Last fall was actually nice...I didn’t waste my Sunday afternoons and evenings rooting for a team that hates my country. To hell with all of them.
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"Some things are apparent. Where government moves in, community retreats, civil society disintegrates and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity entertaining and virtue contemptible." - Justice Janice Rogers Brown
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Here's a thought: For every player that kneels, the opposing team gets to enforce a 15-yard penalty at any time during the game. 4 players kneel, the other team gets to use 4 penalties anytime. As an example, at the tail end of the game when the kicker is trying for a game-winning 55-yard field goal - use the penalty and it now becomes a 70-yeard attempt. Another, near end of game, team has ball on 1 yard, 4th down and is 4 points down. Bingo, now on 16 yard line, 4th down.
Make it hurt and maybe the financial loss will at least overcome the total lack of character.
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Some fans will continue to go to the games, and pay their money. I just hope that a huge number of patriotic Americans will NOT!!
Anyone watch the Rugby 7 championship last weekend.
Every team including the USA stood for and even sang
their national anthem, with pride, going the extra step
each time, at the end the teams came together for photo ops
nothing anyone saw was in the form of a protest.
F the NFL, I'm going to watch Rugby this year.
"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
This is just mismanagement by the NFL. They have the worst commissioner in the history of organized sports and it is incomprehensible that the owners stick with this guy. He showed himself to be tone deaf and out of touch with the fan base long before this current debacle.
Between the new tax laws and this rule change NFL could have a lot of empty seats this year.
NFL Management took DOD money to increase the patriotic fever at games and boost recruitment.
Now it seems pretty clear they wanna give it back. (Ass slapped much?)
So NFL, just Call up DOD, say sorry we didn’t understand the question....and hand the 7 million or was it 9...(?) back and and call it good.
Back from burning bridges, made lots of friends.
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+1. I was an NFL guy but I switched to NCAA last year. Even if they stuck with the new rule I wasn’t going to watch.
I don’t want to give money to anyone who doesn’t want to stand for our anthem of their own free will.
I'm confused...wait, maybe I'm not.
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