Trump Wins – NFL Likely To Require Players To Stand for National Anthem…

President Trump has turned the 2017 NFL into 2015 Megyn Kelly, and now the league president, Roger Goodell, is trying desperately not to end up in Kelly’s isolated position.

NFL owners are preparing to address the player National Anthem controversy at their fall meeting in New York Oct. 17-18.  According to Reuters NFL chief spokesman Joe Lockhart told reporters:

“Everyone at this point is frustrated by the situation.  The commissioner and the owners do want the players to stand. We think it is an important part of the game.”

Current league policy calls for players to stand for the anthem and face the flag, but no player has been disciplined for a protest, Lockhart said.  It appears that position will soon change.

“We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a memo to team owners.

The White House supported the idea of asking players to stand, said spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.  “We are glad to see the NFL taking positive steps in that direction,” she said at a news briefing.

The NFL Players Association, when asked for a reaction to possible changes to anthem rules, said in an email “we do not have a response at this time.”

The professional political left are apoplectic that President Trump has used his massive voice to turn the attention of the larger American electorate toward the cultural war within entertainment, movies, sports etc.

Do not underestimate the level of rabid anxiety this shift creates.  If you’ve followed the truism of politics being downstream from pop culture for the last 2+ decades, you realize that President Trump is an existential threat to the entire apparatus of pop culture.

The splodey head crowd was not prepared for this.  They were focused on destroying Trump on the field of politics.  While that battle wages, POTUS simply used his combat skills to ignite a MOAB in a battle-space his adversaries never saw him approaching.

To say Donald Trump is uniquely skilled for this moment in time would be the understatement of the millennia.   President Trump is seemingly one man, yet somehow, incredibly, he finds a way to surround his enemies.

These latest developments are all bonuses, and hilariously Trump only inputs a miniscule amount of energy into it.   The culture war is like a PT hobby to fill space between time spent traveling toward things of much greater consequence.

Effortless, and yet it makes the left-wing go bananas.

“Welp” …Too funny.

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340 Responses to Trump Wins – NFL Likely To Require Players To Stand for National Anthem…

  1. emet says:

    The next move will be the NFL throws some crumbs to the USO and law enforcement fraternal orders etc. Some tickets and jerseys for the kids. Sign some autographs. Watch…

    Liked by 3 people

    • larry outlaw says:

      The only reason Goodell did this was for the money,people are leaving the nfl bs in record numbers.

      Liked by 12 people

      • And tax breaks. Don’t forget tax breaks. Brilliant tweet by Trump and suddenly the lights went on at NFL.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Guyver1 says:

          Just the thought of a bunch of owners going #2 in their pants after they read that tweet brings a smile to my face!

          Liked by 2 people

        • Sandhill says:

          All of Congress should be on board with cutting all tax breaks and giving our tax dollars to ALL professional sports for anything. Pass a bill to address this Congress, we know Our Voice sill sign it. We can use those dollars to rebuild our infrastructure.

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      • RG says:

        I was in the airport in Dallas – Love Field yesterday for two hours. I did NOT see one person wearing a NFL shirt and I sat for two hours. I saw lots and lots of Cowboy merchandise set further out front than ever before. I go through this airport several times a year. I had decided before the “disrespect the flag” action that I would purchase a Dak #4 shirt the next time I was in Dallas. While I still admire Dak for his rise from local kid to the NFL, I can’t wear an NFL shirt when I think of our military, police, and Americans who have made the ultimate sacrafice.
        Come to think of it, I didn’t see too many NFL shirts during my week in San Antonio either.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Think you’re right, emet.

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    • luke says:

      No matter, the deed is done. I used to love the game but stopped as soon as Kapernick showed his ass. The players of the past would’ve yoked him in the locker room understanding a direct threat to their paychecks. Not today’s college graduates its all about activism. Now the NFL is being attacked from the leftists they have placated over the last 10 to 15 years…..say goodnight its over as America’s Fav Sport. Chalk up another industry destroyed by the Communists….sad in many ways

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      • Guyver1 says:

        The NFL has accomplished the impossible… it will now be boycotted by not just patriots, but by leftist moonbats.
        It takes a special kind of stupid to accomplish that (snicker, giggle 🙂 )

        Liked by 14 people

      • Bruce Fauth says:

        You didn’t get it quite right Luke. Today’s players, for the most part, used up their eligibility. If some got a degree, it was probably a worthless one.
        I remember one guy that allegedly was given a degree but still couldn’t read the contract he had to sign. And Dexter Manley admitted to his illiteracy. Bet you can count on one hand the number of NFL players in the last decade with STEM degrees.

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    • Payday says:

      “President Trump is seemingly one man, yet somehow, incredibly, he finds a way to surround his enemies.”

      LOL! Great line!

      Liked by 7 people

    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      And I hope the USO tell them to take their crap and stuff it.

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    • Bruce Fauth says:

      Goddell is wrong. Sport (at least not the NFL) cannot bring us together any more. Ruined forever. Never going back. Die NFL, Die!

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Lucille says:

    The NFL is full of Crap!!
    Brandon Tatum

    Liked by 9 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      So much truth. Thankyou, Officer Tatum.

      Liked by 4 people

    • grlangworth says:

      God bless Brandon Tatum. Love him to death.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Peter says:

      “it’s like raising kids – you don’t wait until their teenagers to tell them to stand – they singling to stand now that their 15 years old /teenagers – teenagers never do what’s you tell em unless they find Jesus Christ! No, you’re going to make it worse, you waited too long! Now what you going to do when these players kneel after you tell them they can’t? What you going to do?”

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      • jmclever says:

        right! They will challenge the rule to stand during the anthem, daring the team to fire them, and when they do get fired, they will cry racism and bring a lawsuit!

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  3. sunnydaze says:

    LOL. Now a local Union is suing Dallas Cowboys over “must stand” rule.

    Do you get yet that it’s a LOUSY idea , sports peeps, to get involved in politics in these United States?

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20984095/labor-union-files-complaint-cowboys-jerry-jones-national-anthem-mandate-team

    Liked by 8 people

    • andyocoregon says:

      The union will lose this battle just as the NFL has lost it. Funny how the NFL leadership has done an about face now that they have seen their fan base erode significantly.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Guyver1 says:

        The players are fixing to find out that they are not gods, and can be easily replaced.
        Plenty of good players out there who are willing to play the game, for a fraction of the money the present players get paid, and without the attitude and the clown show.
        However, even that will not be enough to save the NFL.
        Even if every player were replaced, people will not forget the owners allowed the clown show to develop, and that some of them actually put on the red nose and the clown shoes, and ‘took a knee’ along with the rest of the clowns.
        The damage is done. There is no way to undo it.

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    • Bruce Fauth says:

      Grab the popcorn. Good show watching them eat their own.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Hey NFL you want me to respect and watch you again? Suspend this season, join the reserve branch of your choice and go to basic training. Players, owners, “officials”, all you government teat sucking parasite millionaires. Put yourselves on the line. Then you might be worthy of anyone paying any attention to you again.

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  5. chick20112011 says:

    Remember in 2009, Rush Limbaugh was part of a group to buy an NFL team and was dropped from the group? http://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=4562338

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  6. kpm58 says:

    I think they should all watch the movie “Amazing Grace and Chuck”.

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  7. TreeClimber says:

    On the world stage, this issue really is peanuts. But in another way, it’s equally important – because at the root, they’re the same. Nationalism, or not. Do you stand for your country, or not. And do the citizens notice.

    Don’t bribe/bully them into standing. Let them show their true colors. Let them tell us that they’re not with us, that they’re against us. No, don’t make them stand. Let us see, where they stand (pun marginally intended.)

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    Gee, who could have seen this coming?

    They give a bunch of numbskull Football Players and Hollywood “stars” a Public Platform to spew their low-info nonsense on Americans- in their names!- and then wonder why nobody wants to watch you anymore.

    Hoocoodanode?

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  9. mopar2016 says:

    Not impressed with the words that Jerry Jones says, I used to have respect for him.
    That picture of him kneeling with his players says it all.

    It’s time to step up the boycott of the NFL.

    Liked by 14 people

  10. jahealy says:

    President Trump had to show the ridiculous PC-addled NFL owners and coaches how to be real men. He had to show them how to stand up to the insolent thugs they employ. Back in the days when there were more real men around, the NFL thugs would’ve been told the straight-up truth about the genesis of their stupid protests and advised to wise up or find new careers.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Judith says:

      Nobody had the courage to say the Emperors had no Clothes. All brawn and no brains, makes these NFL thugs kind of repulsive to watch. I’d rather enjoy some All-American baseball any day of the week! Those guys are classy and intelligent

      Liked by 5 people

    • luke says:

      I think the owners and coaches understood the possible ramifications for the most part. They’re pretty savvy fellers I’m sure. They’ve been in a minefield walking on tiptoes trying not to step in the wrong place. Again President Trump with that damn Zippo of his.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jahealy says:

        But that’s exactly the problem. Too many people have been worshiping at the altar of political correctness and white guilt and fear of being called “racist” for far too long, and that clearly includes the owners and coaches. They need more than savvy – they need to grow a pair.

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      • CountryclassVulgarian says:

        I don’t think they did. These people get all their information from the very fake news hysterical drive by media. I think they bought the drivel they were seeing on screen and they believed the fans were on their side. It was just the awful, “divisive, racist” Donald Trump and his stupid supporters who really know nothing. What their media pals didn’t tell them is that SJWs don’t watch football on television nor do they buy tickets to football games.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Good point.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Running Fast says:

    The flag means more than money or standing for an anthem. It is a symbol of our nation and something millions have fought and died for… I have a nephew named for a fallen soldier. My son is named after his grandfather who fought on the Tennessee. My name came from a great uncle who died during the early WWII battles.

    NFL and NBA are never allowed in my home again.

    Liked by 9 people

  12. bigfish9684 says:

    I’d like to ensure there’s none of this “black power” fist in the air stuff as well- that’s incredibly divisive and racially charged (ala Cam Newton and if memory serves Michael Bennett and maybe others as well). Use your press conference after the game to go political if you choose, or your Twitter account, or any media member who is 110% willing to stick a mic in your face at a moment’s notice. Or pony up the cash and time and actually HELP those you think are oppressed.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Texian says:

      Exactly – if they allow “black fists” then they have to allow the Confederate Flag. And I bet there is not one whitey player that has balls.. balls enough to put a Confederate Battle Flag sticker on his helmet and claim his “Free Speech” Rights – and if only for just one time to show the hipocrisy.. Whitey players have no balls.. put a pussy hat on ’em..

      Liked by 2 people

      • LKA in LA says:

        Texian the whitey fans are still filling up the stadiums. No one needs these people in their life yet they still go and pretend it means something. That ship has sailed. Those thugs hate whitey.

        Liked by 1 person

    • andyocoregon says:

      The NFL does have specific rules for the players that doesn’t allow them to do certain things on the field. It’s high time to amend the penalty rules to ban any actions that signal a political ideal.

      http://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/2017-nfl-rulebook/#rule12

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      • It’s too late as far as I am concerned. I know some people will go back to watching but I’m done.

        Liked by 2 people

      • MustangBlues says:

        Amen to that suggestion! Here’s another one:

        NEW PLAYER CONDUCT REGULATION–PRE GAME BEHAVIOR!!

        Any player on the teams not standing will be charged with an unsportsmanship penalty for each infraction with the penalty enforced prior to the kickoff. The penalty is ball placed on offender’s team one foot line and opposing team has one play to score a touch plane (used to be called touchdowns) for 6 points no extra point.

        If 5 players do not stand 5 unsportsmanship penalties assessed, with the potential result of a 30 point deficit prior to the kickoff. So the Kneeler Steelers would be down 30 to 0 before kickoff.

        If Goodell and the owners do not immediately get their players to stand in respect for America, they would be targeted by the gamblers who would not like their billions in NFL gambling revenue messed with.

        Don’t you think that might work.

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    • To show “black power” fist to the people, who came to watch them play, it is a threat…They bought tickets, brought their families to see the game and to see players show fists in the air, that a THREAT.

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  13. Landslide says:

    Does anyone have a list of players who have willingly stood each and every time?

    Liked by 1 person

  14. RJ says:

    The NFL players and owners have made themselves into buffoons and cartoon characters. Arrogance and a lack of intellect has destroyed the aura that once surrounded them and their league.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Texian says:

      Exactly.. they used to be elevated in the public eye as All American Superstars – now the NFL logo and organization are representative of criminals, commies and satanists..

      Liked by 1 person

  15. sunnydaze says:

    LOL. These FOOLS who turned the sport of Football Political. They get everything that’s coming to them.

    Regional MN. airport wants to refuse NFL Superbowl flights:

    http://truepundit.com/minnesota-airport-doesnt-want-to-accept-super-bowl-flights-until-nfl-stops-national-anthem-protests/

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  16. SNAKESRULE says:

    The time for half-measures and mealy mouthed piffle excuses is past. There may be an owner ready to do what needs to be done. Go down to the sideline, await this glorious country’s anthem’s conclusion, break his position of attention with his hand over his heart and stride the line firing all who did not share the exact posture. Have them removed as trespassers immediately in full view of the world. If enough remain to play then play, if not, then forfeit and acquire some new players. The owner that does this will save the league and automatically gain the largest fan base in the NFL. Then Goodell. Then the clean-out of criminals. Have Tebow on stand-by.

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    • ^^This^^. I would love to see this but don’t think it will happen. I am sure there are many many players who played college level ball who didn’t make the cut to the pros (I have one in my home) who love their Country, their Flag and their Anthem and would love to play the game again.

      Liked by 2 people

      • SNAKESRULE says:

        There are 1000s. Literally. In a rather serendipitous development, a MARADMIN has been released for a Marine Corps football combine. Ready made players with no bolshevik infections. Check it on usmc.mil.

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  17. woodstuff says:

    If you are standing with locked arms and your hand is not over your heart (or saluting while in uniform), you are disrespectful.

    Liked by 5 people

  18. twolaneflash says:

    As a draftee in 1969 (thank you friends & neighbors for “selecting” me, you bastards), my E-1 pay was $70 a month before taxes, plus an opportunity for an all-expense-paid tour of SE Asia. I gave up NFL cold turkey last year over their hatred for America, not watching one minute of a game all year, not even to see my local Falcons choke in the Super Toilet Bowl. Son, super warrior FastLaneFlash, is now in Iraq, for the 4th time in 14 years, so I have zero tolerance for celebrity opinion of how bad America has been to them, pouring million$ into their pockets for playing pretend and children’s games. I quit using my VISA card, changed my USAA insurance & emptied my bank account there, and since my outhouse in north GA is uphill from the Budweiser plant, I’ve opened it up for a 24/7 public toilet…corn cobs provided…shake well before using.

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  19. wallitoff says:

    Forcing them to stand won’t fix it, because they’ll stand but do other things like raise fists or make faces or some other “protest” gesture. You’re going to have to explicitly outline exactly what you want every part of the body doing during the anthem.

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  20. jello333 says:

    While this may stop the kneeling/sitting during the anthem, that may be ALL it does. This from the League’s memo:

    “We care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues… we have worked to develop a plan that… would include an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues… dedicate a platform that can enable these initiatives to succeed…”

    Yeah, and guess what these “issues” are? That’s right: SOLIDARITY with BLM and their ilk. So if anything, expect to see MORE arms-linking, kneeling at times other than during the anthem, raised fists, etc. And from the sounds of this memo, the league may even ASSIST in all that… maybe having a league-sanctioned “BLM Appreciation Night”!

    And if that happens, I hope we all react just strongly as we have on the anthem issue.

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  21. dustycowpoke says:

    IMHO I think this all about the big money leaving the league.

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  22. chancebarns says:

    NFL = No Free Lunch!

    I’ve noticed that the majority of comments on the sites I visit are by people who do not watch pro football. Yet every one of them is paying for it vis-à-vis tax exemptions, sweet-heart deals, the blocking of anti-trust (monopoly) laws, tax payer funding of infrastructure (stadiums), etc., etc., all so a tiny minority of owners and the Lame Stream Media can reap 10’s and 100’s of millions of dollars in profits!

    ENOUGH! No Free Lunch for the NFL! No more massive, tax-payer subsidized profits for the naked, lying propagandist hell bent on destroying this the greatest nation on earth!

    Please contact your state’s Senators and Representatives and DEMAND that ALL public funding of this private enterprise cease IMMEDIATELY! DEMAND that special treatment in the form of legislations circumventing anti-trust laws end as soon as these discriminatory and un-American laws can be repealed!

    These America hating cowards are soaking the American people for $BILLIONS$ each year, and then spitting in our faces and lecturing us about unfair and unjust practices.

    ENOUGH is ENOUGH! No (more) Felons Lecturing the American people about things they’re clearly too illiterate and uneducated to even understand…No F-ing Longer should these miscreants be allowed to gorge themselves at the public trough…end the largesse now, No (more) Free Lunch is what the letters NFL should now and forever mean!

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  23. chancebarns says:

    NFL = No Free Lunch!

    I’ve noticed that the majority of comments on the sites I visit are by people who do not watch pro football. Yet every one of them is paying for it vis-a-vis tax exemptions, sweet-heart deals, the blocking of anti-trust (monopoly) laws, tax payer funding of infrastructure (stadiums), etc., etc., all so a tiny minority of owners and the Lame Stream Media can reap 10’s and 100’s of millions of dollars in profits!

    ENOUGH! No Free Lunch for the NFL! No more massive, tax-payer subsidized profits for the naked, lying propagandist hell bent on destroying this the greatest nation on earth!

    Please contact your state’s Senators and Representatives and DEMAND that ALL public funding of this private enterprise cease IMMEDIATELY! DEMAND that special treatment in the form of legislations circumventing anti-trust laws end as soon as these discriminatory and un-American laws can be repealed!

    These America hating cowards are soaking the American people for $BILLIONS$ each year, and then spitting in our faces and lecturing us about unfair and unjust practices.

    ENOUGH is ENOUGH! No (more) Felons Lecturing the American people about things they’re clearly too illiterate and uneducated to even understand…No F-ing Longer should these miscreants be allowed to gorge themselves at the public trough…end the largesse now, No (more) Free Lunch is what the letters NFL should now and forever mean!

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    • stinkfoot63 says:

      They also pay for it with ANY cable or satellite package- even the most limited, basic channels. Local stations carry NFL games and doing away with the analog signal enabled cable companies to start charging a premium ffor carrying them because— sports programming. The NFL chose to shove politics ddown our throats and they need to be the ones who choke from it.

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  24. stinkfoot63 says:

    It was what the fan base “said” with dropping numbers in favorability and attendance as much as anything our President said that brought about this “change” (which I don’t buy).

    The very same league that has up to this point more than tolerated the disrespect for the flag is the same league that would quickly slap a player with a fine for wearing different color cleats in support of fallen soldiers or 9/11 first responders… would bring the hammer down on a player with the temerity to fashion eye black in support of a family member battling cancer. They’ve shown their true colors… both the league and the media that supports it… the same media that characterized as polarizing and divisive Tim Tebow’s practice of kneeling in prayer.

    The boycott needs to continue… don’t buy the merchandise, don’t subscribe to cable or satellite either because even the most basic packages funnel revenue into pro sports because the local network stations carry the games- the transition of the over the air signal from analog to digital enabled that when it dumped a slew of new customers into the cable and satellite markets.

    Backing off from their stand now just shows how spineless and unprincipled the NFL brass really is and the league really needs to be brought to its knees… pun intended.

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  25. jello333 says:

    I should say something here.

    A lot of us, me included, probably sound like we don’t appreciate what Trump has done for us on this issue. I think that’s because before we really had a chance to get excited about this, we read the statement by Goodell. A statement that makes clear he intends to have the NFL throw its support behind the agenda of the BLM and their ilk. His “in-season platform” promise to the “aggrieved players” is disgusting.

    And so since I and others have focused on that aspect, we’ve kind of neglected to give credit to Trump for the part he’s played in making the league and some of the team owners look like absolute fools. Were it not for him, NOTHING would have been done to bring all this to the attention of the American people, and so it would have just continued… on and on. The BLM garbage, AND the flag/anthem disrespect. So whatever happens from here on out, we can thank Donald for having the courage to call out the scumbags…. something no other president would have ever DREAMED of doing.

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  26. woohoowee says:

    I pledge to you one more time, together, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America strong again, we will make America safe again, and we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! In the wee hours of the morning on November 8, 2016 🙂 WINNING!

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  27. TONYA PARNELL says:

    I can see Ohomo behind all this crap

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  28. Kevin J Churhill says:

    No, President Trump is NOT one person. He speaks with the voice and the heart of many.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. PDQ says:

    Still won’t watch while they laugh all the way to the bank.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Mike diamond says:

    Rodeo football Truck stop football players will be the new thing,why pay the N F L spoiled brats 12 million when these guys will play for a lot less and they stand for the flag and our national anthem !!!!

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  31. john lorenz says:

    I missed my first Bears-Packers game in over 55 years. Some things are just more important than football.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    So now they’ll stand with their backs to the flag during the anthem. The NFL needs to monitor the sidelines and sanction any player who does not show proper respect and deference, such as grabbing the crotch, Black Panther salute, grade school faces, etc. Fine a % of salary and suspension of the next game. This takes the issue off the table for owners, coaches and players.

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  33. the 911 tweet is FAKE NEWS in respect to the fact that that THE RULE ALREADY EXISTS!!

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  34. matthinds25 says:

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