Dallas Cowboys Kneel Down in Arizona – Crowd Boo’s – NFL Implosion Complete…

The Dallas Cowboys, together with team owner Jerry Jones, take a collective knee at the start of the Monday Night Football game to display their unity with… well, something probably.  Stick a fork in the financial future of the NFL, it’s done; finished.

The only thing that was saving the NFL from full organizational collapse was the advent of Fantasy Football Leagues and the subsequent betting and fan-based league play therein.

Never underestimate the inability of any business organization to inoculate itself with idiot resistant policies once they enter the arena of identity politics.  It has always been thus:

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There is something hilarious in the face of team owner Jerry Jones looking so smug. He thinks he’s figured out how to navigate this insufferable financial minefield. He didn’t. Now watch the slow-motion financial implosion… that smug look will change quickly as he watches his organizational bank account drain; which will be faster than it took to take the knee he promised would never happen. By Thanksgiving, we’ll see. Bigly.

I’m sorry, but I can’t stop laughing. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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1,263 Responses to Dallas Cowboys Kneel Down in Arizona – Crowd Boo’s – NFL Implosion Complete…

  1. RightJB says:

    No – the NFL isn’t “done.” There is a large enough fan base that DOESN’T care as much about the country as patriotism (or honor) and will continue to watch. ESPN isn’t “over” because they lost 6% of their viewers. But it will hurt them.

    Let’s try to use a little perspective and not act like #hottake liberals here.

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    • Waoker Johnson says:

      They’re down 12% asof today and I think this weekend hurt them more than you think.
      Even if people contunue to watch the NFL on TV, stadium tickets sales and merchandise sales are dropoing kike a rock.

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      • RG says:

        Last time I checked out a jersey, #7 for the Cowboys, it was $125.00 or some such number. Since they took the knee, I don’t even have to think about that ever again.

        How in the world can anyone justify spending that much money to advertise some jerk that isn’t thankful for their great job and opportunity they have in the USA regardless of their IQ.

        If they need to protest something, then take a hike down a highway, around a court house or police headquarters. I was always told, “don’t get your honey where you make your money…” Ask those who have broken that golden rule if it doesn’t stink when you are found out.

        Those in the NFL think they, not God, wallk on water. Let’s see what the future brings. Smaller salaries, I hope.

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      • squid2112 says:

        Not just 12% … people are forgetting that the 12% is a measure of year-over-year from last year, which was already down at least 11%, and the year before that was down 8%.

        Last I heard, the comparison has gone all the way back to the early 2000’s now. Basically, any fanbase gains made in the past decade are gone. I can still remember just a decade ago when the NFL was in dire straights and implosion was looking possible at that time. Things are much worse for the NFL now. The NFL cannot sustain itself on 2003 type fan participation. Costs are 10x’s what they were in 2003. At this rate, the NFL most certainly will be draining their bank accounts quickly. Even if they don’t die completely, they have been set back at least 2 decades already, with more to come.

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    • Moultrie Flag says:

      20% of polled NFL viewers indicated the kneeling controversy would effect their future viewing habits.

      The other 80%? (I think 10% were undecided)

      This is going to be big. Youtube is exploding with people burning all their gear.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      Americans have not only supported the NFL by getting tickets to see the games, they have also paid taxes so that new and larger stadiums could be built. Now the supporters of the various NFL Teams have had enough of the players arrogance. Those players have decided not to honor this nation by standing up while the National Anthem is being played.
      Our Military has sacrificed life and limb to keep our nation free. One would think that football players could sacrifice two minutes of their time standing while the National Anthem is being played This has nothing to do with race or religion. If we can honor our NFL Players for their skill then they can honor this nation with their pride.

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      • squid2112 says:

        The NFL is going to be seeing their taxpayer subsidies dry up fast! .. very fast! .. works are already underway to begin removing taxpayer subsidies. And, the next time a team petitions a city to squeeze money from taxpayers for a new stadium, it will be met with a whole lot more resistance than years past.

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  2. Molly Pitcher says:

    The damage is done. The NFL has signed their death warrant I think. The fans have spoken and refuse political propaganda being foisted on them BUT if anyone even so much as attempted to turn this around the SJW players would begin a campaign of $$ hurt on the teams. Suing for civil rights violations, workplace bias, hostile workplace, injuries….whatever the lawyers could dream up.
    Then they would strangle the NFL. NFL would lose either way.

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  3. 4beagles says:

    Kneelers owner wants it both ways, fears losing fans, sends lame letter to fans
    Haha, Go back and hide in your safe zone/ locker room you loser!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/09/steelers-owner-sends-letter-fans-team-disrespect-us-flag-military-sundays-game/

    To Steelers Nation:

    I want to reach out to you, the members of Steelers Nation, based on what I believe is a misperception about our players’ intentions in not taking the field for the National Anthem in Chicago. The intentions of Steelers players were to stay out of the business of making political statements by not taking the field. Unfortunately, that was interpreted as a boycott of the anthem – which was never our players’ intention.

    Our players come from many different backgrounds and are united by what it means to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are active in their communities and participate regularly in events designed to give back to those communities. And they appreciate the support they get from Steelers fans around the country and here at home.
    I also know that our players have tremendous respect for the members of our military services, including their teammate Alejandro Villanueva. There was never any desire on the part of our players to show disrespect for our service members.

    Yesterday, I received an email from a Steelers fan who said tell the players to just play football. That is exactly what they wanted to do. They wanted their sole focus to be on playing the game, while also coming together as a unified team.

    The main thing we can do is learn from this and strive to come together remaining unified as a football team. I believe we are capable of accomplishing this with the support of our fans.
    Steelers Nation is made up of the best fans in the National Football League. We appreciate your continued support of our players, coaches and staff.

    Sincerely,

    Art Rooney, II

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  4. A fella on his knees only means 2 things and these fellas aren’t praying!

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  5. sixofone says:

    So the Steelers thought that simply going onto the field and standing during the national anthem, like they do every week, would have been “making a political statement” this past Sunday? What a bunch of morons.

    It’s only been about 48 hours since I watched the NFL for the final time, and every statement I’ve read since then by people associated with the NFL makes me very happy with my decision. The NFL crossed way over the line into “no longer entertaining” territory two days ago — there are so many negative issues with the organization that I have no desire to ever watch again.

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  6. disman2017 says:

    Utter disgrace! Shame on every NFL team & player that protested the National Anthem. (Steelers, Titans, Seahawks, Jaguars, Ravens, Patriots, etc). The flag is not about worshiping Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, or any other president. The flag is about respecting that you live in the greatest country on Earth and that you are free to do almost anything you want as long as you don’t hurt others. Also the veterans that died and injured themselves overseas to protect thoses freedoms. No other country would tolerate its sports athletes protesting their flag.

    This these multi-millionaire spoiled brat players want to protest, then do it off the field. I came to watch football, not a political lecture! Where are these same players and these owners on inner city violence? Domestic Violence against women? Abortion? Antifa/BML terrorism? Radical Islam? North Korea? No where to be found! Now Hillary and her media (CNN, NBC, ESPN, etc) lapdogs are accusing Trump of racism! Ugh! Tired of all of this!

    Sports & Politics are a deadly mix. However, sports like the NFL are like a religion. Many people, even those who hate these petty protests, will not easily give up on their sports teams.

    These players hate America, the coaches hate America. the owners hate America, Roger Goodell hates America. Pete Rozelle must be rolling in his grave and Paul Tagilbue must be embarrassed as well..

    Sad about that Steelers player had to apologize for having the courage to STAND UP FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM! WTF????!! Up is down. Down is Up. 2 + 2 equals 5. Bruce Jenner is a stunning and brave woman. The sky is red. Are we living in the Twilight Zone or something?

    I am DONE with the NFL. Will no longer watch another game again until this nonsense ceases and Godell is removed as commissioner. NBA can go $@#% itself as well.

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    • decisiontime16 says:

      by Adam Edelman | NBC NEWS

      President Donald Trump said Tuesday he felt “ashamed” by “disgraceful” NFL-wide protests and accused participants of disrespecting military members who died or were injured defending the United States.
      “I was ashamed of what was taking place,” Trump said during a joint press conference with the Spanish prime minister in the White House Rose Garden, referring to the numerous football players who knelt during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games.
      “I don’t think you can disrespect our country, our flag, our national anthem,” Trump said. “Many people have died,” he added, referring to fallen military members.

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  7. trapper says:

    The biggest problem with the entire athlete protest movement is that it is based on either a misconception or an outright lie.

    So, let’s just cut to the chase. African Americans make up only 12% of America’s population, yet are responsible for 52% of the homicides in America, and nearly all of those homicides are comprised of black men killing other black men. Using government statistics, a black man in America is 32 times more likely to be killed by another black man than by either a white man or a police officer.

    Far and away the greatest threat to black men in America is other black men.

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    • nimrodman says:

      aw, c’mon, trapper – don’t confuse the situation by introducing facts

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      Michael Thomas (#31 Miami Dolphins) said he was protesting b/c of the “unjust murders” of young black men. He needs a dose of reality as almost all of those black thugs who were killed by white LEOs were done when the thug thought the law didn’t apply to him and/or fought the LEO. And when these SJW get out there and complain about the numbers of black men incarcerated and police brutality they are inferring that whitey is the cause. SICK. OF. THIS. CRAP.

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  8. Ken Watson says:

    Yours Truly on the matter: Behold! A wrinkle in the pigskin…

    Now here’s a new one on me. Did you know the NFL was a non-profit organization until 2015? Yes, it is true. https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/04/29/why-did-the-nfl-give-up-its-tax-exempt-status/ Chalk this one up with the famous exemption to anti-trust laws awarded to professional baseball (on the rather quaint grounds that it is NOT interstate commerce https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Baseball_Club_v._National_League). How could such legal legerdemain exist, persist and coexist with an unblinking application of rules, laws, conventions, expectations and demands levied against Joe Average? As Darrow said, The ‘Law’ is whatever is loudly proclaimed and plausibly maintained. But it’s hard to proclaim more loudly something you want to keep on the hush. Looks like the plausibility ran out of steam after some 42 years. In the meantime I guess Joe Average liked his football better than his Equal Treatment before the Law or the tax revenues forgone.

    More likely he never made any such calculation because FOOTBALL! The fanatic lives in a hypnotic state but colludes in its maintenance. Those who know me know I object to that trance state and therefore must object to a great many facts of life but professional sports foremost. The fanatical Marxist has more to recommend him as a fully realized human, in this view, than the fanatical Cheesehead. So any event that threatens to disrupt the vortex of avarice and pomp that has engulfed so many of our fellows is welcome. The beast is down, wounded. It is time for the mortal strike.

    Any other institution as crapulent and corrupt as a professional sports franchise would have been brought down long ago by the boutique legal carrion fowl who beset Red Bull, Netflix, Apple and a host of lesser morsels with far less loot to be mulcted and far greater (substantive) chance of defense. Their position of high social status; their secular divinity, has made them lazy in their actions. No one would sue the NFL, right? That would but Unamerican! But the hijinx of the players, owners and league have sunk that bark.

    As a practical matter, aggrieved parties are numerous, near at hand and have clear standing. First, think of the season ticket holders. The retail costs are not easily found which suggests that if you must inquire you cannot afford them. But ordinary seats are in the $100 range (which raises even an ordinary ticket purchase into the range of justiciable controversy). Is a season ticket MORE than the ticket price multiplied by number of games or less? In any case each seat is thousands of dollars. Skyboxes? Their lease for the season is much more than that and the lessor will often be a corporation with duties to its shareholders to take care not to be fleeced in the first instance and to seek legal redress if they are. Any single season ticket holder clearly has standing and a claim against any team or the league if they can show damages. Are there damages? There are not only if you consider the product of the NFL experience to be valueless, which is convincing, but a damaging admission. And even then, they may sue for specific performance obliging the teams to do what they claimed they would do under their own bylaws which prescribe the opening ceremonies and the players’ deportment during them.

    So a clawback of season ticket sales looks likely but may be far from crippling. And there may still be a sentimental resistance to harm The League as opposed to those players and others who have made adherence to the rules and practice subservient to the expression of their political views. Consider that each player is under contract. These contracts will have many provisions of which your car lease or agreement to install gutters is devoid. “Morals Clauses” are well known and are enforced against those who commit felonies but also against those who commit misdemeanors or simply deport themselves in a manner that brings disrepute on the team or league. Of course this avenue of redress requires the connivance of the team or league and these parties are indisposed to assert their rights. But their indisposition is subject to their fiduciary duties to their investors. Any investor of any size investment may bring suit to compel the teams, leagues and other bodies to enforce their rules as written. If this is not availing they can still demand specific performance of the contracts if they can show (not prove) that the negligence of the league in contract enforcement has materially harmed their interests. If attendance or other streams of revenue falter it may not be because of the Star Spangled Protests but it will be up to the defense to overcome the obvious.

    But, one might say, the players’ actions are in service to a high principle. They are kneeling down for what they believe. This does not apply to the instigator, Kaepernick, however. Since he has become a Free Agent he has made clear that he will give up his posturing for another contract. Since he is the father of The Movement we might presume his offspring will do the same. But we are concerned with the current contractors. And fat contracts they are, at least to the stars. But any competent entertainment law contract, whether with Billy Idol or Billy Roethlisberger will contain a codicile whereby the signator agrees that should they lose on a breach of contract suit the damages will constitute of the ENTIRE CONTRACT VALUE. Hmm. Whatever could that mean. Let’s say you are a middling starter and have signed a five year contract for ten million dollars. This will be your first complete season under it. If you are found in breach of that contract do you owe the two million back? No! You owe the entire ten million! Hey, you signed it, pal. Sure, your attorney or agent couldhave gotten that routine clause removed but it would have cost you. Would you have given up a million dollars to forestall the quite unlikely event that you would both breach your contract and be proven to have done so? Doubtful. I site precedent; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Abdul-Rauf#National_anthem_controversy

    Arrayed before us are tonic, scalpel, arrow and gun. Each may be applied as a corrective; constantly increasing in severity until specific performance is enforced. However that presumes one is friendly or at least indifferent to the survival of the NFL, professional sports and modern circuses in general. I am not. The remedy I suggest will not leave a head to mount as a trophy. Dig it.

    The loot from the fans and advertisers may be the life blood of the sports industry but drain it all and they may STILL reconstitute unless you relieve them of their bones, their viscera and their most vital organs. This means their stadium. There is hardly a sports franchise in the nation that has not inked a publicly funded stadium deal and you will not find one that has lived up to the gassy promises of their architects and cheerleaders. No, not one. But that is not necessarily illegal. Since the bonds are generally issued by municipalities, which are sovereign actors, incompetence is a fine excuse. Yet here we do not have incompetence, happenstance, force majeur or unforeseeable adverse market conditions. No, we have, ahem, affirmative actions taken by the league and teams through the reviewed and explicitly approved actions of their agents on the field. The bond issuers, generally the cities, are in breach to the bond holders if they do not take care to enforce their claims against the stadium authorities. Okay, we have a wilderness of veils we must get through to win any such actions; there are sovereign, corporate and alienation mazes to navigate; no Mission Impossible but Mission Difficult. However there is another avenue to be trod since the cities never just sell bonds. They also have an infinite necessity to sell more bonds. As such the return on their existing bonds is a crucial measure of what their next tranche of bonds is reasonably worth and what level of interest the city may expect to pay at market. Past performance is no guarantee of future return but past failure is a solid indication that you might want an extra percent or five if the city’s existing bonds are selling at seventy cents on the dollar. That is where the bonds will be lucky to trade if encumbered by litigation like the above. And encumbrance is that remaining one-tenth of the law.

    This is not to say that the Powers That Be cannot still float the bonds, just that they have lost, almost directly from the National Anthem Protests, easily twenty-odd percent from any stadium deal going forward. We have not seen the last such robbery of the sports-addicted taxpayer but if these adverse actions are not ended, we have most certainly seen the largest (inflation adjusted) such deal. At the end all the love of the game, love of country and just good fun is secondary to the true purpose of football which is the gathering of loot and the nearly as important, dispersal of the costs of gathering the loot. And if you have fewer addicts or the addiction is less acute this also harms the gathering of loot. How long will the NFL play that game?

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  9. Sara c says:

    As a suggestion , on Sunday we should all turn the TV’s off and fly our beautiful flag from our homes…this house will be doing exactly that

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    • squid2112 says:

      I do that every weekend! … and play a few rounds of golf … why sit on your ass on your couch when you can be outside (the way God intended) and participate in the great outdoors, nature and your favorite outdoor activity?

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  10. 4beagles says:

    I’m pleasantly surprised by this;

    DirecTV is allowing at least some customers to cancel subscriptions to its Sunday Ticket package of NFL games and obtain refunds, if they cite players’ national anthem protests as the reason for discontinuing service, customer service representatives said Tuesday.

    Under Sunday Ticket’s regular policy, refunds are not to be given once the season is underway. But the representatives said they are making exceptions this season—which began in September—because of the controversy over the protests, in which players kneel or link arms during the national anthem.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/directv-allows-some-nfl-refunds-after-anthem-controversy-1506453159

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    • Mia C says:

      That’s fantastic.

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    • RG says:

      How many sports bars and wing restaurants are open “for the games?” Will they suffer? Will the kid whose parents see the protest trickling down to their neighborhood sports be kept home and out of sports? Far and wide consequences I will say. I predict more groups forming their own sports networks and the flag flying high. I still get chills when I listen to my Whitney Houston, “Star Spangled Banner.” She did it right!

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  11. REVIDAM says:

    As an Indian American, I am so proud of our nation. Having lived abroad, these petulant guys have no freaking idea how it is to live in other nations where: there are quotas.. there’s so much corruption on a daily basis that the average joe can’t succeed… it’s about “greasing hands” and even after that your stuff might not even be accomplished. This is the only country in the world that the American Dream truly lives: if you work hard, you can achieve greatness. This is so disgusting the way these idiots are behaving. What country could reward them with millions to play a freaking sport? Granted it’s entertainment, but now it no longer is. With this diatribe of hate towards American and “Old Glory,” we as fans don’t want to watch. I have been a life long Dallas Cowboy fan. I really thought Jerry Jones would have stood up for the right thing: respect our country, respect our flag and honor America as she’s constantly dishonored in some many ways. But now, it turns out, he has also cowered to PC. I am seriously considering not watching another game and not supporting them in any way. I remember a time when being an American was a privilege and honor, a source of great pride and unity, where so many people from different parts of the world truly come together as one. We all loved being Americans.. sure we kept our heritage but never at the cost of disrespecting America. I am so sick of the left and its ideology.. it’s so depressing. Just look forward to CTH and Sundance to lift my spirits up. Thank you also to everyone here.. there’s some sanity. God bless America and our POTUS DJT.

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    • Moultrie Flag says:

      I’m an old-school Cowboy.

      I remember Tom Landry benching Hollywood Henderson for holding up his finger to a TV camera (#1) when they were behind.

      Next week? Landry cut him. And lost some games as a result. It was a matter of principle.
      About the same time is when end-zone celebrations started. I remember my dad getting pissed. I thought he was being a bit of a curmudgeon at the time.

      Yesterday, we witnessed Beckham get down on all fours, and piss like a dog.

      Today, after the all the hype, Jerry folded to Goodell, and got down on his knees.

      That is where the NFL belongs. Right where Roger has always been.

      Buh Bye.

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    • Patriot Lady says:

      REVIDAM,
      Please read my lengthy post below. And please don’t watch NFL games. However, even better than that– after making a list of sponsors, let them know that you will not be buying their product as long as they sponsor the NFL. That’s where it counts.

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  12. HM says:

    I am not confident that enough football fans in America will take a serious enough stand to stop this lefty movement to further politicize professional sports and disparage 1st responders, the military, the flag, the anthem and America. I hope I’m wrong and the inculcated heavily promoted NFL grand illusion will not win over love of your country and those that protect and die for it. The millions spent by professional advertisers to inculcate young minds and elevate an NFL player into undeserved exaggerated hero status while marginalizing veterans and police that died defending others for a tiny fraction of an NFL player’s salary might be too difficult to overcome. The Dallas Cowboy football stands remained packed full after the sleazy NFL would not allow players to stick a small dedication on their uniforms to honor the 6 murdered policeman. Blue Livers did not matter to the squishy hypocrite Goodell and a battle was lost when an effective backlash from the Cowboy’s team and fans did not follow his egregious decision. But Trump has given the nation a 2nd chance to fight back against this ruinous internal anti police, anti military anti Americanism.

    I’m not exaggerating when I say that I would not sit down after my home team refused to show up on the field or if the players kneeled during the anthem. If I saw a Marine Honor Guard walk out onto the field and stand alone (except for the referee and other field officials etc) I would have walked out and never returned. The disrespected Marine honor guards that showed up on the field represented many thousands of Americans that died for their country so walking away from a team that turned their backs on them no matter how much I paid for a ticket would be well worth it. I would be ashamed to sit back down and watch a tainted politicized game before it even began.

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  13. GRBoomer says:

    Its nice that they are all honoring Tim Tebow. They just need to bend over a little more.

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  14. v4ni11ista says:

    Look at the Kneelers, demanding respect
    that will not be earned the way they expect
    that Patriot Patrons should rightly reject
    that screams disrespect as the Kneelers project
    that spit upon Those who are Sworn to Protect
    that clean up the places the Democrats wreck
    that teem with gang wars, to quite an effect
    that Donald can’t change, if you don’t reflect

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  15. Harry Lime says:

    David Harris is back with a new video addressing Alejandro Villanueva…

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  16. Mia C says:

    WHEN ARE THESE COLOSSAL A$$HOLES GOING TO PROTEST GANG VIOLENCE INSTEAD OF HERO POLICE AND OUR FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    –That’s the only thing that could make me watch these jackwads earn millions for a kid’s game.

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  17. Tammy 💋 says:

    The NFL rule book expressly prohibits such actions. Freedom of speech does not apply and never has in a private company/work situation as the Supreme Court has always held.

    When requests have been made to show support for 5 cops who were murdered by BLM, oh no, the NFL wouldn’t allow it. There are many other such examples.

    Yet when it comes to obeying the rules in their own rule book that they MUST be on the field, quiet, holding their helmets in their left hand and standing, the NFL suddenly breaks their own rules. This is the NFL’s ultimate hypocrisy, and it will cost them dearly in $$,$$$,$$$. Just watch.

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  18. Molly Pitcher says:

    Another Treeper left this link on another thread http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/09/26/steelers-ramon-foster-we-didnt-ask-for-this/
    It’s complete bassackwards denial of the situation. Ramon Foster wants the FANS to keep their politics out of it.
    It also definitely makes me see why Villanueva flipped…bet the pressure was relentless

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    • RG says:

      He is kinda like the POW who has to say things his captors want said or becoome rationed to a half cup of rice per day and beaten before bedtime and before going to the bathroom, and when waking up in the morning. I just wish he would wear a wire and that some savvy reporter (if there is one) could report what is said to him. It stinks. Protest what…tell me again so I can understand why as a NFL player you are so dumb…

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  19. Steven Hitt says:

    Consumers and their dollars, when united in sufficient quantity, have the power to change almost everything. Any person or business who underestimates them does so at their own peril. Money talks and bullshit walks!! Time will tell the story.

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  20. Mike diamond says:

    The new stadiums in years to come may be homeless shelters ! The NFL s money will dry up! They chose not to stand for our veterans our our flag! Or the national anthem !

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  21. Patriot Lady says:

    Fellow refugees,
    A few weeks ago, when 12 Cleveland Browns players refused to stand for the anthem at a preseason game, I wrote this letter to a Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist:

    Mr. Naymik,
    On behalf of my retired police officer husband, I write this letter:

    Yesterday I happened to come across your 10/11/2016 article advocating a Browns’ boycott because of their poor performance on the field:
    http://www.cleveland.com/naymik/index.ssf/2016/10/boycotting_the_browns_shouldnt.html

    OK, Mr. Naymick, let me get this straight: In July, 2016, Isaiah Crowell, a player who advocated assassinating police officers in his Instagram post, received virtually no punishment–a man, whose evil post was likely responsible for the deaths of 5 Dallas policemen the next day– a player still with the Browns and collecting a paycheck–that behavior is acceptable to you, but its the Browns’ poor team performance that deserves boycotting? You expect us to take you seriously?! It’s people like you and every Browns’ fan, who condone evil and continue to support this team that Jimmy Haslam is counting on. After virtually no fan outcry about Crowell’s criminal act and hatred for law enforcement, do you think Haslam is concerned about the team’s lousy performance? If Haslam was a responsible, honorable team owner who truly wanted quality players, he wouldn’t have coddled Johnny Manziel, or tolerated ‘failed-another-drug-test’ Josh Gordon for 2 years. As far as I’m concerned, as long as Isaiah Crowell is in a Browns’ uniform, no Browns’ fan should support this team.
    However, it doesn’t stop there. Now that owners of professional sports teams have allowed immorality and politics to dominate the game, the industry is doomed– Lebron James & Derrick Rose wearing Black Lives Matter shirts on basketball court, NFL’s attempt to conceal the Ray Rice video of domestic violence, and NFL players allowed to insult America during the anthem.
    And Mr. Naymick,
    It may be a waste of my effort, but you need another reminder of Crowell’s evil:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3686323/Cleveland-Browns-running-Isaiah-Crowell-posts-viral-mock-picture-cop-having-throat-slit-Dallas-attack.html
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    So friends, here in Ohio, football players disrespecting our flag is really small potatoes. We have a player still on our team who advocated assassinating the police — a player who apologized only after being pressured to do so: https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/cops-say-theyll-stop-protecting-browns-stadium-if-nfl-isaiah-crowell-doesnt-make-amends-for-posting-picture-of-cop-having-throat-slit.1055647/
    And it should surprise no one that Crowell was one of those 12 who knelt during the anthem in August and was among the 20 who knelt in Indianapolis this past Sunday. Frankly, Sundance, I’m not so sure that the NFL will be hurt at all. It doesn’t appear that enough honorable folks exist that will choose virtue over the sport.

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  22. jameswlee2014 says:

    The players have no right whatsoever to demonstrate on the field. The stadium is full of people who paid a couple of hundred bucks. They bought a ticket to watch a football game. They did not buy a ticket to observe a perverted and disturbing spectacle. It takes about 3 minutes to sing the Anthem. The players stole those three minutes from the people who paid for them and used them for their own immature and venal reasons. It is theft pure and simple. That time belongs to the fans who paid for it. The players and the management who embrace or tolerate this behavior are not honorable, they are thieves who have wrapped themselves in an entirely unearned cloak of moral superiority. They are stealing, they should be ashamed.

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  23. shallbe4 says:

    There are all kinds of reasons why the NFL is considered to be above the consequences if Fans stop supporting NFL teams. But the main reason the NFL will be hurt is that nobody needs to stand up for a team which is more concerned about politics then entertaining fans. This is not about racism — its about the arrogance of a bunch of guys who have a relatively short term talent. As Americans we have tons of choices about how to spend our spare time and Hollywood has noticed people are sick of supporting those who believe their jobs are to destroy our President rather than display their talent. Welcome NFL to the free for all. May you be as successful as Hollywood has been.

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  24. Patriot Lady says:

    Well refugee friends,
    After my rant on our un-American football team owner Jimmy Haslam, it is fitting that I tell you about a great pro-team owner, Paul Dolan of the Cleveland Indians. Despite much pressure from MLB, Dolan is continuing his commitment to keep the team icon, Chief Wahoo. And as the team owner, Dolan is also responsible for cultivating an atmosphere of respect and pride in America. The best example of that is our pitcher, Carlos Carrasco. Please read this beautiful Independence Day article about “Cookie”- as his team mates affectionately call him. And a word of caution to any sensitive ‘bleeding heart’ conservatives out there –keep a box of tissues handy!
    http://www.sportsgrid.com/real-sports/mlb/indians-pitcher-carlos-carrasco-shares-moving-story-of-making-america-his-home/

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