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6 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

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Oooweee, gutsy move, good for him but I hope he isn't crapping in his own bed, i couldn't believe mlb putting the blm on the pitchers mound, and kaepernick must figure this is great.

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Nike and all the others ,I refuse to buy , 

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That’s great!! Where is that fine establishment? I would like to patronize him!!!!

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Other opinions to consider 

 

From a hundred Cowboy fans who live in Dallas!

A very valid opinion...

Subject: Open Letter To NFL Players

Open Letter To NFL Players. The Boycott is coming

You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle.

You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food

on your plate.

Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.

You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out

the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey Ds. College was not an option for him.

On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his

Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts.

He went to basic training.

You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. 

You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.

Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year-old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American's give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the US.

You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.

Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers.

You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his

soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.

When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television. While you protest the unfairness

of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us.

You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you.

We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living

the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL.

National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 11, 2020 “Veterans Day“ Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums.

Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.

Therese M LeMay

 

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6 minutes ago, Wi Ih said:

That’s great!! Where is that fine establishment? I would like to patronize him!!!!

https://www.dailyleader.com/2017/10/12/brookhaven-restaurant-owner-pulls-the-plug-on-nfl-broadcasts-over-players-protests-of-national-anthem/

 

it appears they are a chain with over 200 locations - this is from 2017 so he jumped on it right out of the gate - seems they are still in business 3 yrs later so he is sticking to his decision. 

sink or swim he was willing to risk it all for his passion

rumor has it MLB is threatening to kneel during the anthem when Trump throws the first pitch coming up at a game here in august. It will be interesting to see how he handles that. I know some teams have already exhibited such behavior.  

My thoughts being right or wrong are this - yes we have to right to protest and make a statement but dont take your agenda and slap it on something else , dont throw the flag/national anthem at it, dont use your sports platform to make your statement, dont use your profession, dont use your position for your cause and do it there, protest peacefully for your perceived injustice or whatever your rub is. 

I dont like my taxes or what my money is used for but you dont see me standing at the courthouse every day waving a sign nor walking in front of the IRS building here in KC either. If we ( myself included )  were only as passionate about the lives of those who might not go to heaven. 

 

 

 

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Good for them, glad to see someone else feels the same way I have always felt . 

I have never watched a pro football game , never watched the super bowl and never will .

I don’t pick clothes to wear because of who  endorses them either. 

 

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I heard tell that John Elway said anyone that plays for him kneels they are fired. I’m sure the stupid union will fight him on that.....

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I applaud Mr. Eckman for taking the stance that he has.  One of the strongest voices we have is the power of our pocketbooks.

Any citizen, organization, business, or corporation is entitled to endorse or denounce any other of the same based on their convictions and economically suffer themselves or create economic suffering.

My support of this power comes exclusively from my devotion and trust in the 1A of the COTUS.  While I might not agree w/ a particular stance that led to their decision I'm 100% behind them in their right to do so.

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12 hours ago, lorenzo said:

I have never watched a pro football game , never watched the super bowl and never will .

Oh, I'm not necessarily anti-sports, but I was almost zero watching anyway, and if I get to feeling like boycotting..... Watching sports these days wouldn't be the same anyway.

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I will not be watching this crap anymore and after mr Rodgers (aka king packer) said that Christians are all idiots and the rest of this morons kneeling.

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