Go to hell Mike Tomlin

Sharing these words from our friend lovely who really hit the ball out of the park with this one, and thanks to Stella for putting it into a post. You must go read the whole thing.

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Written by our friend, lovely, this is an expression of what we all feel about the situation of the NFL players disrespecting our country and its flag. She has, as she usually does, expressed herself with deep feeling and eloquence. As friend Menagerie said, It is the best commentary I’ve seen on the flag situation with the pro teams, and believe me, I’ve waded through tons of it all weekend.

Dear Mike Tomlin, James Harrison, Ben Roethlisberger and another Steeler who feels a need to criticize Bronze Star recipient Alejandro Villanueva for honoring the flag that his brothers came home under, you can all go to hell.

On Sunday your team had 3 options, stand and support America, sit/kneel and disrespect America or 3 take the coward’s way out and abstain, vote present, hide in the tunnel because you were too afraid to be seen as pro-American or Anti-American. What…

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270 Responses to Go to hell Mike Tomlin

  1. As a lifelong Steelers fan, this has me emotionally shaken to the core. Before the decision was announced yesterday that the Steelers would remain in the locker room, I had come to the conclusion that if any Steelers player knelt, I would skip this game and the next game. If they continued to kneel, I would skip the season.

    Yesterday emotions were high, and being anti-trump was the reason most players were going to kneel. Not because of anything our flag, military, or national anthem stood for. It was purely political.

    When announced that the Steelers would stay in the lockerroom, I applauded this action. They were not going to be played by either side of the political spectrum and were not going to be pawns in this circus. Also when first announced, anti-trumpers immediately criticized the decision because they WANTED to see players kneel in defiance. But quickly the media pounced on this decision, and immediately labeled the decision, a protest, when this is exactly what the Steelers team wanted to avoid. And this was the PLAYERS decision, not a Tomlin decision.

    I admit I am still torn. I was very proud of Alejandro Villanueva for standing alone and had tears in my eye. I hope his leadership will allow his team to see the true meaning behind the flag and the anthem. If and when I ever see a Steelers player kneel, I will say goodbye this team. But if they come out next week, and the week after, and they STAND, I will continue to stand with this team. Many of these are still young men and are still learning about themselves. If the purpose in this was for them all to see how Alejandro Villanueva responded, perhaps it will awaken something inside of them. I hope they all grow from this and become better men.

    At the end of the day, isn’t that what this is all about? Having our eyes opened, and growing… Next Sunday will reveal a lot about this team, and I for one remain hopeful. As of now, I have not seen a Steelers player kneel, but when I do…

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    • mortgagesforthemasses says:

      I have been a Steeler fan since 1969. The NFL has lost me.
      Go Pens!

      Liked by 4 people

    • kurt72 says:

      Hiding like cowards in the locker room is the same or worse than kneeling. At least the kneelers have some conviction and courage. The hiders are un-American scum.

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      • scott467 says:

        “Hiding like cowards in the locker room is the same or worse than kneeling. At least the kneelers have some conviction and courage. The hiders are un-American scum.”

        _____________

        That’s the beauty of what DJT has accomplished.

        The BLM / anti-fa ‘kneelers’ convinced themselves that they were self-righteous, virtue-signalling, America-hating Commies.

        And quite amazingly, these idiots actually thought that was a good thing, lol!

        What DJT did was to cast their behavior in the appropriate and repulsive light, and then force them to own it or abandon it.

        They brought this entirely on themselves, and as of the speech in Alabama, they no longer get a free pass to denigrate our country.

        DJT has forced them to choose.

        Will they acknowledge their stark raving hypocrisy, shut up and play ball like they’re paid to do?

        Or will they choose to self-immolate, destroying their own livelihood (and the NFL itself) in the process?

        That is the choice they now face, thanks to DJT.

        This is epic, it’s absolutely brilliant!

        LOL!

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    • AllOrNothing! says:

      “When announced that the Steelers would stay in the lockerroom, I applauded this action. They were not going to be played by either side of the political spectrum and were not going to be pawns in this circus.”

      Give me a break JRS. Show some spine. All you’re doing is justifying their cowardly and unAmerican actions. Admit it, you love sports more than America. If not, then cut the cord and stand for what you know to be right. You’re putting money in their pockets. What will you choose???

      I know what I chose…

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    • Judith says:

      Your justifications do not have merit. While I can understand your reluctance, as a super fan, to accept the truth, you must understand that these players, and their bosses, do not care one iota about you or this country.

      President Trump has mounted a Herculean effort to save our country from the precipice of disaster. Those who oppose him are out to destroy our national sovereignty, to usher in a New World Order. That is why they refuse to honor the Pledge of Allegiance, or to express patriotism they don’t feel for our country.

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    • Tom says:

      Standing…with their hand over their heart and helmet at their side. Anything else and you should walk. Otherwise you condone the behavior.

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  2. Mike diamond says:

    Dear N F L, the american people will turn the TV off! How will you you make payroll !!!!!! Should of thought about it !!!

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    • Deplorable_vespucciland says:

      One of the young rich NFL paragons of virtue who had been badgering us and bad-mouthing our president was arrested over the weekend and booked on 5 felony charges. LA Rams defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks was found in possession of a loaded handgun during a routine traffic stop for speeding. The weapon was previously reported stolen back in 2009. No wonder these protestors hate cops and the national anthem.

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3588982/posts

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  3. Here is a link to player sponsors https://www.nflpa.com/players/sponsors
    Just so happens here is the same list with twitter handles.
    Anheuser-Busch,@AnheuserBusch
    Barclaycard US,@BarclaycardUS
    Bose,
    Bridgestone, @Bridgestone
    Campbell’s Soup Company, @CampbellSoupCo
    Castrol, @Castrol
    Courtyard Marriott, @CourtyardHotels
    Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60), @TomDMI
    Dannon,@Danone
    Extreme Networks, @ExtremeNetworks
    FedEx, @FedEx
    Frito-Lay,@Fritolay
    Gatorade,@Gatorade
    Hyundai Motor America,@Hyundai
    Mars Snackfood,@MarsGlobal
    Microsoft,@Windows
    Nationwide, @Nationwide @OnYourSide‏
    News America, ‏
    Papa John’s,@PapaJohns @AskPapaJohns
    Pepsi, @PepsiCo
    Procter & Gamble, @ProcterGamble
    Quaker, @Quaker
    Verizon, @verizon
    Visa, @Visa
    USAA, @USAA

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    • Ellen says:

      Thank you Nottakingthisanymore and, thank you, Lovely for an excellent post. Just printed off the list. We are EX-Steeler fans and EX-NFL fans (have been for a couple of years). Will dump college and high school teams if this continues…switching interests to NASCAR, pro rodeo and hockey. This has been coming to a head since the sixties. Time to strap in and cowboy-up!

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  4. gfgustav says:

    I suppose I’ll be vilified for this comment, but here goes. I agree with Stella’s sentiments and her points. I didn’t realize the NFL was tax-subsidized. Say what? I concur that needs to end, pronto. As usual with the left, the hypocrisy is hip-deep. The only problem with her post is that with the poor grammar, it was difficult to read and even hard to follow in places. I’m not a card-carrying member of the Grammar Police Squad. Not by any means. (You can see I love sentence fragments.) But I’m fan of clarity. When the writing gets in the way of the message, it needs an edit. Stella is in fairly desperate need of an editor. Other than that, outstanding.

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    • Sharon says:

      And you are in need of reading comprehension. The post was not written by Stella.

      As is often the case, your comment reveals more about you than it does about the supposed target.

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      • gfgustav says:

        Hmm… good point. Frankly, I’m in need of more than that, but that would be a good start. 🙂

        And of course, I have no intent to “target” anyone.

        I guess it was written by someone who calls themselves “lovely” but when I tried that link, it didn’t work for me.

        I think if I were posting a blog like that, I would request permission to clean up any and all content, without changing the meaning or intent. But that’s just me. It’s not “right” or “wrong.”

        — GG

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        • Sharon says:

          At the bottom of the ‘intro’ there is a link to “view original post” – and that link takes you to Stella’s Place, the blog where this material was shared by “lovely” as a comment. Stella asked and received Lovely’s agreement to have her comment shared as a stand-alone post. Hope that helps…..

          There is an element of “talking to one another over the back fence with neighbors” here — we’re not always real formal about it.

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    • I came across this site earlier today – it is a blog that tracks the tax subsidy issue vis-a-vis sports stadiums around the country – with the caveat that I have not researched this blog so I am unaware of the origins:

      http://www.fieldofschemes.com/

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  5. Mike diamond says:

    We will be watching sandlot football and baseball in our own home towns!

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  6. Howie says:

    Dear Kneelers. Globaloney.

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  7. weneedmorerules says:

    I’m over 60. Been watching the Cowboys all my life. Lots of memories with my Dad watching on TV. Yesterday, didn’t watch. Tonight, will not watch. I’m done. I’ve been uncomfortable with all the protest but have been turning a blind eye. My President galvanized the issue in a way that I could no longer support that which used to be All-American but is now un-American. Thank you Mr. President for taking this stand and, again, showing great leadership.

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    • Wend says:

      I don’t know about now, but Jerry Jones earlier said that anyone who takes a knee or otherwise demonstrates at the anthem will be fired. So double check before you give up on your ‘boys!

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Another Cows fan since Dandy Don and Roger the dodger. Will watch tonight’s game on ESPN; hopefully the Blue & Silver will not disappoint … on the sidelines or on the field. Will be taking notes of TV advertisers for future reference.

      M A G A

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      • But they did, and today Steeler’s “hero” that stood alone… APOLOGIZED for it, said he was ashamed to have done so.

        I haven’t watched “pro” football for 15 years as it is now the “diverse” 78% or more all negro football league. Gang signs and idiotic dances in the end zone, thugs always getting arrested for all kinds of crap, the worst of which is domestic violence and MURDERS.

        Time to go back to being watchers that ACT on government evils instead of spending our lives celebrating leftist retards, GOVERNMENT liars and scum, and the Coliseum.

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    • Janeka says:

      When this mess stared last year Jerry Jones told his players “it’s my team, my uniform and when you are representing me, you will do so under my rules” kinda funny that’s usually how it works when working for a living .. The boss says you don’t wear jeans the office then you don’t wear jeans in the office… The boss tells you not to bring your political opinion to the office then you don’t bring your political opinions to the office..

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  8. MfM says:

    Trump is living in their heads.

    The other day someone posted the clip of O’Donnell melting down over someone hammering on the set. Except they had spliced in Trump doing the hammering. I wish I’d saved it because it was beautiful. It exactly showed how ridiculous this is.

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  10. NYGuy54 says:

    So one last thing about the Yankees. Their star player, Aaron Judge, just broke the rookie record by hitting 50 home runs in a season. Judge is black and adopted by a black father and white mother. They asked him why he points after his home runs. What are you doing Aaron? “I am thanking the Lord who has given me the talents to play baseball for the NY Yankees. I am very blessed.”

    So contrast the sports. The NFL has players who kneel. The NBA has Lebron Jones and Steph Curry who call the President names. Baseball has Aaron Judge.

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    • navysquid says:

      Go Angels!

      Great post. btw…there are many Latino players that LOVE our country because the All-American game of baseball took them from the h*llhole they were living in and gave them a life which they turn around, in most cases, and bless the lives of those in their former country by donating money for new baseball fields in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, etc…

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Haven’t seen you in awhile Squid. I have been watching Arron since spring training and he is a class act. As for immigrants, most come to America because they want the American way of life and subsequently become American. Those immigrants that follow America’s laws despise those that ignore our laws. My extended family of generations of immigrants past and present are proof.

        No pro athletes in the family though.

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    • Bendix says:

      I like that Judge kid. Wish I’d adopted him.

      Liked by 2 people

    • yy4u says:

      Obviously someone who isn’t squandering the talent God gave him and is thankful for

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    • Judith says:

      “All rise!” Here come da judge!

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    • NewNonna!!! says:

      Because color doesn’t define any of us as good or bad… character, or LACK OF IT does.

      No one wants to admit that. The ‘who are you to judge me’ baloney refuses to allow one to be called out for lack of character.

      Too bad. Wonder if humans will EVER get it right.

      ❤️🇺🇸❤️

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  11. Brant says:

    Is this an example of POTUS unleashing the, “Big Ugly”? Do this a few times and establishment will begin to see the light. Alyssa Milano begging people to watch football is the canary. She couldn’t care less about football or the viewer. She does care about money.

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  12. Robert W. says:

    To Hell with the NFL/NBA and all the creatons who work for espn and share this leftist ideology. I’m sick Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, Jemelle Hill, and Marcellus Whiley, etc. using their platform to assert their stupid racist opinions on us. Something that has always gotten on my nerve is when Marcellus Whiley and his colleagues use his Columbia University to elevate himself as an uber-intellect. Hell, Columbia U. isn’t really elite and are nothing more than a progressive-liberal propaganda machine. Ok, thanks for listening to my gripe. lol God Bless Trump and SD!

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    • navysquid says:

      I have not watched ESPN in possibly ten years…seriously. As of last year, I have refused to click on their website as well. I get my sports scores from several other locations.

      Is it too difficult to want to just tune into a TV, radio station, or website and just see/listen to sports? Apparently so…

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  13. andyocoregon says:

    LOL, LeBron James is very self-deluded. Virtually everything he argued was wrong. What an idiot.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lebron-james-trump-damn-sure-doesnt-run-this-country/article/2635518

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  14. angusmcgeef says:

    What the NFL and Kneelers are doing is only proving that they are prostitutes. Real men would not take money where principle is involved.

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  15. ladypenquin says:

    Outstanding. My husband just remarked how it hurts him when he sees this garbage. He said, ” I grew up loving the sound of the National Anthem, it sent chills down my spine. I love this country, and how they can do this is beyond my comprehension.”
    Now, to add to this my husband grew up and went onto the Naval Academy, graduated and served in the submarine service for 24yrs. I’m a Navy Nurse veteran. Our anger is great, and thank you to “lovely” – via Stella’s place and CTH, for saying what too many of us have been afraid to say or hadn’t yet found our voice.

    As far as we’re concerned, BLM, Antifa, the NFL and all the ingrates in this country can pack up and leave. I hope they go bankrupt. Do you hear us now, ESPN, NFL, CNN etc. etc.?

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  16. Walt says:

    Total POS!!!!
    Tomlin said he thought the team was in agreement on how to handle it, and that they were going to handle it together.

    “We will not be divided on this,” Tomlin said. We got a group of men in there that come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, races, creed, ethnicities and religions, and so forth. That’s football. That’s a lot of team sports, but because of our position, we get drug into bulls—, to be quite honest with you.

    “Some have opinions. Some don’t. We wanted to protect those that don’t. We wanted to protect those that do.”

    But as he did in Afghanistan, Villanueva put himself in the line of fire. Which is his right as much as any player has to protest otherwise. Whether his bosses are fine with his insubordination remains to be seen.

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  17. Sharon says:

    Nobody has to watch sports on TV. This is not a matter, “Well, if we don’t watch the NFL what shall we watch instead….”

    Good grief.

    There was (fulfilling) life before television.

    Apparently there are a whole lot of people 60 and under who have no idea.

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    • Minnie says:

      Sadly, I concur.

      There’s hope, however, that all this nonsense will lead to a much needed revival in our beautful America of FAITH, FAMILY and COUNTRY!

      🙏 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

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    • Judith says:

      I have to admit I was never a big football fan, so I can’t truly empathize with their plight. For me, the “insults” hit home in other venues, like the indoctrination of my children, break-up of the family, erosion of values, desensitization to violence, fear porn, television propaganda and fake news media, hostile Deep State takeover, and even the infiltration of the church. There seems to be no stone left unturned in the Global Elite’s quest for world domination.

      I’ve been battling UN’s Agenda 21 for many years. I have to say that President Trump is a Godsend to me, and I am so grateful to finally have some fellow “Deplorables” waking up to the NWO coup. Keep those insults coming, you commies, you’re enraging more and more Americans every day, and we need all the “wake-up calls” we can get!

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      • Judith says:

        I should also add that many of the blacks (excluding millionaire athletes) courted by the Democrat plantation got the short end of the stick. They are waking up. The public unions have skated by, so far, but they are also in for a rude awakening, if the globalists get their way.

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  18. ruralnc says:

    I asked someone what his football lovers’ friends are saying. He said they aren’t going to watch any future games. They also said the coach of the Dallas Cowboys stated that if any of his team members didn’t respect the flag, he would fire them. Is this true?

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  19. psadie says:

    Unfortunately the Steelers management made a “bad decision.” I called the Executive Office to complain and you could not get through…bad sign! I expect them to be better for the next game.

    http://nypost.com/2017/09/25/ben-roethlisbergers-sleepless-regret-after-steelers-protest/

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    • Twinsonic says:

      To correct this “Bad Decision”, an apology, then a mandatory showing of the HBO’s short film Taking Chance in all teams including the owners. Wouldn’t be a bad idea that a NFL player that takes the knee follows the arrival of the casket from Dover AFB to the final resting place in the fallen soldier’s hometown.

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  20. wolfmoon1776 says:

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  21. elize says:

    Thank you Stella! Proof women do have balls! And I’d love to leave those cowards in a locked room with her for a few minutes…. /evil chuckle.

    Thank you Menagerie for sharing. 🙂

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Some of the fiercest fighters are women. Just ask the Kurdish women fighters.

      Friends gave me the moniker “Lady Penguin” because I’m “so “polite” when I’m slicing and dicing someone (in debate on the internet) and they look down and don’t even realize they were eviscerated.” 🙂

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  22. wolfmoon1776 says:

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  23. ivanthenuc says:

    I have to admit that this flabbergasts me in the same way seeing actors or singers spout off on controversial political topics does – namely who in their right mind thinks it is a good business practice to alienate at least half of your potential audience when you are in the entertainment industry? What business school teaches people to go out of their way to seriously annoy potential customers? Unbelievable. 🙂

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    • Judith says:

      It’s all part of their plan to dismantle America. When our jobs went overseas, that was no accident. When our downtowns were boarded-up, that was no accident. When our schools became dumbed-down indoctrination centers, that was no accident.

      One moment my daughter was watching innocent little Hannah Montana, the next she saw this scary, gyrating slut. Things went downhill fast.

      In quick succession, their rent-a-mobs went after our guns, our free speech, our freedom to assemble, unreasonable search and seizure (Snowden) and removal of our history.

      Why not remove America’s favorite pastime, and weaponize our sports icons, too? I’m surprised it took them this long!

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    • Tom says:

      You forget…many of Hollywood’s “heros” don’t even have a high school education. Most pro athletes skated thru college in “special” courses designed to allow them to pass with little study. Very few are educated. I don’t think any went to b-school, other than Mick Jagger.

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  24. fedback says:

    U.S Army veteran and Bronze Star Alejandro Villanueva’s jersey is no.1 bestseller

    Also Roethlisberger out with a statement, basically admitting he made a big, fat mistake

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  25. The Boss says:

    Mike Tomlin is not equal to the challenge of being a leader.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      He never played football. He never served in the military. He is a douchenozzle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbf_NtYoE1c

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Affirmative Action, Diversity. This is what we get. Several years ago the NFL was attacked by the entitled Blacks that there weren’t enough Black coaches in the league. Same issue they pushed regarding getting more Black quarterbacks.

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        • Judith says:

          Careful. It’s the politics that’s divisive, not the people. “Protected” classes now include women (half the country), veterans and the disabled. They also include millions who enjoy the protection of public unions. These people have no clue what the Obamacare fuss is all about. They have great healthcare and many don’t pay a dime.

          Don’t equate affirmative action with blacks only. They are a very small piece of the Democrat plantation, and many of them are finally waking up to this scam!

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  26. Lawrence says:

    This weekend was about one guy: Herschel Walker.

    Watch the ESPN 30/30 from some years back about the USFL and Trump. Once you see that you’ll understand what this ugly NFL weekend is all about.

    Trump’s war on the NFL has been going on since the early 80s. Trump shook up the NFL by grabbing Herschel Walker away. The NFL billionaire owners have hated him ever since, audacity and all that.

    Fast forward to this weekend’s drama. Trump is now the President and he wants to destroy the media monopolies. What better way to crush the media than to continue the fued with the reliable cash cow of the NFL? Kaepernick created the opportunity last year. Nobody except maybe Kraft saw Trump winning. They ignored their exposure to the downside of player protest activism.

    Trump has forced the NFL owners to drop their masks to the fans. His tweets have forced the owners to side with the pawns (players, pundits) or the fans (America, flag, cops). It’s a battle NFL cannot win because they are losing and not about to change generals. The NFL has been led by the Democrats for quite sometime (e.g. Starring DeMaurice Smith, Obama operative, as the controlled opposition player rep)

    You are seeing the beginning of the end of a decades long battle between Trump and his fellow billionaires who have have screwed over America.

    The swamp is all around us even though we don’t always see it. Another campaign promise being kept.

    Thank you, President Trump for calling out the NFL bullies of the middle class. It’s about damn time.

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  27. rmnewt says:

    Stella, I’m from Pittsburgh and was shocked by the Steelers lack of judgement, except one. In response I sent the following note to my son who is currently in Afghanistan. I think the true patriots of the CTH may appreciate it.
    When I heard about the Steelers not coming out for the National Anthem I couldn’t help but think about you flying the terrible towel over your bunk and the 2 airborne rangers who were lost in Aug. The contrast couldn’t be more stark and yes, sad.

    Suggest you retire the Steeler colors until the team discovers values worthy of our pride in them. For the terrible towel you have, perhaps you could use it as a border with your lost buddies pictures pasted over the top of the towel or with a flag in the center. With-out the sacrifice of your buddies in Aug and you and your fellow soldiers downrange today, these snowflakes wouldn’t be playing anything.

    I applaud Villanueva, but thought the team as a whole understood what the National Anthem and Flag stands for. Your CG nailed it with the video below. The Steelers are clearly culturally lost and need new leadership. This will be our fight, you take care of yourself and fellow soldiers. It breaks my heart to see Sgt Hunter’s wife standing over him while remembering so many close friends that we’ve lost in defense of the flag and our song.

    Stand tall and God bless this great land!

    Dad

    ____________________
    All Americans’ “names on these stones give perspective”

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  28. NYGuy54 says:

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  29. dayallaxeded says:

    My mom has one of those flags, folded into a neat triangle–yep, for my dad. These MF’ers have no idea how very very much they have picked the wrong battle.

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  30. Miss America says:

    The more I think about, the more I see the upside of President Trump taking charge of the controversy.

    Think back to his inaugural address:

    “At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

    When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

    The Bible tells us ‘how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.’

    While America is united, America is totally unstoppable.”

    (Snip)

    “A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.

    It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag.”

    President Trump just redirected the conversation in America. Every day Americans are rejecting the race-based politics of the left. We are rejecting the holier than thou atttitude from overpaid and overhyped athletes and entertainers. We are saying “enough!”….show some respect for your country! Do something proactive instead of your worthless posturing! Every day Americans are discussing constitutional rights.

    President Trump is fostering a sense of national
    pride as the only way to start healing our racial divisions. This is an ugly process, but we have to get through it, especially in light of all the nonsense about Robert E. Lee and confederate symbols.

    The left cannot win on this one, which is why all the headlines today complaining that Trumphasnt visited Puerto Rico.
    The last thing the left wants is a renewed belief in American exceptionalism.

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    • Minnie says:

      Most excellent 👍

      Thank you!

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    • ladypenquin says:

      President Trump clearly realized that the underlying problem in America was to taking the culture back. Love the moves he has made, and like you said, it’s why the Left is going crazy. Deliberately, and opportunistically, the President is using the culturally twisted institutions of Hollywood and sports own fodder to go right at them. Essentially hoisting them on their own petard.

      He didn’t go to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, so no one cared about it, a championship team doesn’t want to go to the White House, fine, don’t bother. And with his few words about the NFL players disrespecting the flag – therefore disrespecting America – well that finally threw open the gates for the people to storm the ramparts.

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  31. Kep says:

    This is all a distraction conjured up by the “MSM”.

    If you are spending your time clutching pearls over what these millionaire athletes in the National Felon League are doing then you are not part of the solution. Turn the idiot box off and do something constructive with your time on earth.

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    • Fedup2themax says:

      Bless your heart…That is exactly what I and millions of others plan to do.We will turn off the tv while those America hating felons are playing their games.

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    • rmnewt says:

      I don’t disagree that its a MSM fabrication, but we are in a culture war and to do nothing isn’t the answer either. There was once a day where sports were a healthy break away from real world issues and even tragedies. I grew strong relationships with battle buddies who would share the trivial wins and losses of the football teams. To see these players/coaches now, so self absorbed in themselves and disrespecting the nation is a shocking loss of Americana (our culture).

      I’ll never forget sitting by the TV watching a Steeler game with a friend of my Dad’s who I later discovered miraculously survived a kamikaze attack in WW II. As humble as he was, I saw his gun station that was demolished by the attack. It was some 50 years later they finally released the pictures of his destroyer giving him his first look of the hell his crew-mates carried him from. Unfortunately many of his friends that day didn’t make it.

      Before that war the nation was “lost” and meandering. I think the same is true today. Let’s hope we can fix the course without the carnage so often realized in the past.

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      • Tom says:

        Sorry to say, those hundreds and thousands of hours you and countless others spent watching the “boob tube” were hours that you didn’t spend holding your government’s feet to the fire on all of the freedoms/rights/jobs we have seen taken away for decades.

        It’s long past time that grown men and women leave off the games of children and participate in the greatest sport of all, politics. Take back your country or lose it forever; don’t be distracted by easy things. Stop being a spectator; be a participant.

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  32. John says:

    The Steelers use to be my second favorite team behind the Bears…that is now over. It is time to send the NFL a message that we don’t give a damn about them or their silly sport!

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  33. oldschool64 says:

    Sigh!

    Apparently Villenueva has wilted to the pressure.

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/09/25/alejandro-villanueva-speaks-about-national-anthem/

    ” I threw my teammates under the bus…..” No son, they threw themselves under it!

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    • Minnie says:

      Ed Rollins, on Lou Dobbs tonight, has also had enough.

      A lifetime fan, he’s tuning out his normal 5 to 6 televised games a week and calling on all others to do same.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        I heard that, and was amazed. He doesn’t usually weigh in so heavily, but if he can see finally, publicly decry the rot of the NFL, then that’s a very good thing. Rush didn’t watch any football on Sunday – for the first time in 45 years. Does anyone recall how the NFL kept him from becoming part owner of a team? Now there’s discrimination for you – no conservatives need apply.

        Wonder how much damage Rush can now do with his microphone to help take down the NFL… We’re gone and we’re not coming back. It’s also time to go hard at the advertisers, but I daresay, those empty seats and tanking ratings will make those advertisers rethink how much they’re going to pay those fools or simply take their advertising dollars elsewhere.

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  34. as it STANDS RIGHT FKING NOW.
    THERE WILL BE NO NFL IN OUR HOME AS LONG AS THIS SEDITION IS ALLOWED TO GO ON.
    and ALL THOSE OVER PAID BLACK SPOILED MONKEYS AND WHITE MONKEYS CAN GO TO HELL AND NEVER RETURN.

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  35. Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

    Insightful tweet about Villanueva –

    Steeler Army veteran Villanueva apologizes for standing for the National Anthem.This is the type of video N.Korea forces prisoners to make. pic.twitter.com/XrVhGoFOHE— /pol/ News Infinity (@polNewsInfinity) September 26, 2017

    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  36. georgiafl says:

    This has the putrid death smell of Muslim Brotherhood/ISIS – Marxists/Communists.

    Refusing to honor National Anthem and US Flag is a sure symptom.

    Defaming US, US laws and law enforcement is a typical tactic.

    Until proven otherwise, it is safe to assume this is an attempt by Muslim Brotherhood/BLM (which is allied with ISIS) to take over, bully, make Islam the official religion of NFL/NBA and USA.

    First they claim victimhood, then make demands, bully, then they take over with their rabid, irrational, barbaric, misogynist totalitarianism.

    This has been their process globally – They do it in schools, government, commerce – everywhere.

    With the emphasis of spiting President Trump, it is likely Obama and/or $0r0$ and one of their groups is also involved.

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  37. Michael E. Thornton says:

    To all of the kneeling or hiding players. I am no longer going to be buying tickets to your games and I will write each one of your tv sponsors to let them know that I won’t be buying their products because of your actions. That is the flag my dad and I served under and nearly died to defend and defend YOU. You have the right to take your actions and to bear the consequences of your actions. How will the owners pay for your bloated salaries without revenue streams from the ticket sales, concessions, or tv advertised products? Actions beget reactions; I won’t support you!

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