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I appreciate them for what they are: clowns destroying their bodies for my entertainment. Nothing more. 

Don’t take your social/political/societal cues from professional gladiators  nor allow their opinions the same weight as real people .... 

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On 8/13/2018 at 5:31 PM, Prosuper said:

Still love to watch the High Schools and college which still plays the game at its purest level.

...ask yourself would you want these guys living next door to you. 

Is there something about the game (offensive schemes, rules, etc.) that changes things for you to say that you love to watch college ball but don't like the NFL? Because all but the oldest NFL players were all playing college ball less than a decade ago; it's a subset of the same people. I get that it's a different game in some ways but I enjoy both college football and NFL FWIW.

And hell yea I'd like these guys living next door to me...they're mostly millionaires so my property values would probably be ballin' 😎 A good chunk of the Tennessee Titans who stay local year-round live in the Brentwood/Franklin area of Williamson County, TN and it's an extremely nice area with, "Some very fine people on both sides (of the street)" haha.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2016/04/27/new-tennessee-titan-demarco-murray-bought-a-3m.html

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8 hours ago, nsplayr said:

Is there something about the game (offensive schemes, rules, etc.) that changes things for you to say that you love to watch college ball but don't like the NFL? Because all but the oldest NFL players were all playing college ball less than a decade ago; it's a subset of the same people. I get that it's a different game in some ways but I enjoy both college football and NFL FWIW.

And hell yea I'd like these guys living next door to me...they're mostly millionaires so my property values would probably be ballin' 😎 A good chunk of the Tennessee Titans who stay local year-round live in the Brentwood/Franklin area of Williamson County, TN and it's an extremely nice area with, "Some very fine people on both sides (of the street)" haha.

https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2016/04/27/new-tennessee-titan-demarco-murray-bought-a-3m.html

Question is-does he still live there?  He is now retired.

And I would much rather watch a college game as compared to an NFL game, but I do live in the south and grew up on college football, way before the NFL came to town. 

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24 minutes ago, SocialD said:

Imagine the ratings drop if fantasy football went away.  

 I know a number of people that have quit fantasy football over their disgust with the NFL.  They have echoed this very thing.  

For the record, I have no idea how fantasy football works or really even what it is.  

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On 8/13/2018 at 6:46 PM, HossHarris said:

 

Don’t take your social/political/societal cues from professional gladiators  nor allow their opinions the same weight as real people .... 

The same should be said about reality TV stars... but here we are, with one in the WH.

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31 minutes ago, Vertigo said:

The same should be said about reality TV stars... but here we are, with one in the WH.

And you’re the only one here still crying about it. 

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You’ll be singing a different tune when Kanye is elected in 2024. Oh wait, the left already shunned him because he thinks for himself.


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"Clowns destroying their bodies"?  I don't follow.  They make millions using practice and deliberate thought of action, just like most pilots on here.  They have chosen to use the NFL stage to raise awareness.  How is this any different than pink breast cancer awareness month where every person has a sock, or the flags are pink instead of yellow?  I am sure the millionaire clowns are very disappointed you don't approve of their free speech or their right to protest.  I will give their opinions the same weight as "real people", but I guess I do consider them "real people" and you consider them something else.  Feel free to PM me and we can figure out what you meant to say.

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16 hours ago, dream big said:

And you’re the only one here still crying about it. 

As opposed to those crying about "why football man no stand!"

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On 8/13/2018 at 3:31 PM, Prosuper said:

I believe that my generation ,born 1963, are no longer enamored by the current generation of players. Maybe its because of today's social media and 24 hr news cycle, a player gets caught beating up his wife or committing a felony makes it hard to root for these guys on Sunday. For every Tim Tebow there are 20 Ray Carruths, the guy who murdered his pregnant girlfriend. Still love to watch the High Schools and college which still plays the game at its purest level. My favorite players were guys like Walter Payton, who even though played on some horrible teams they still gave us 100%. 

 Todays generation grew up with much more choices for their entertainment money and time. The NFL will not close up shop but they have to think about the players, ask yourself would you want these guys living next door to you. 

Wait....so you actually think college and high school players don't do those things?

College ball is 100x more corrupt and shady than the NFL could ever hope to be.

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On 8/16/2018 at 3:41 PM, Justonethought said:

"Clowns destroying their bodies"?  I don't follow.  They make millions using practice and deliberate thought of action, just like most pilots on here.  They have chosen to use the NFL stage to raise awareness.  How is this any different than pink breast cancer awareness month where every person has a sock, or the flags are pink instead of yellow?  I am sure the millionaire clowns are very disappointed you don't approve of their free speech or their right to protest.  I will give their opinions the same weight as "real people", but I guess I do consider them "real people" and you consider them something else.  Feel free to PM me and we can figure out what you meant to say.

Invalid comparison. Breast Cancer Awareness lasts a month, and they stand for the flag and anthem. 

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On ‎8‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 10:19 AM, Vertigo said:

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Ah yes, playing the racist card...

I'm not a professional card player, just the occasional home game, but when I see someone playing the race card even I can recognize a weak hand.

So these suddenly socially aware athletes, who were able to take advantage of their God-given talent, hard work, and luck within the nation and system that rewarded them by making them part of the dreaded 1%, want to denigrate not just the part of our society that need improving, but the whole enchilada.  And me too.

If the NFL chooses to ignore such behavior, I withhold my money, my time, and my givingashitedness.  The continuing decline of revenue will either convince the owners to impose their will upon their employees or they will continue to see money going elsewhere and the proud race warriors who rarely ever seem to voluntarily live back in the old neighborhood dropping rapidly out of that 1%.

To that I say to the average three year career NFL'er, "It's the green BMW," as I hand him the valet ticket.

As to "Malcolm X" Kaepernick and his 'bold' stance in face of The Man, I remind him that the clock is ticking and he's not getting any younger.

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6 hours ago, Kiloalpha said:

Invalid comparison. Breast Cancer Awareness lasts a month, and they stand for the flag and anthem. 

To be clear your major objection is to the analogy.  You do not reject to calling them clowns and insisting they are not "real people"  Cool, I accept your objection to the analogy and don't accept your tacit approval of implying they are clowns and not worthy of "real people" status, whatever that is.

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31 minutes ago, brickhistory said:

Ah yes, playing the racist card...

I'm not a professional card player, just the occasional home game, but when I see someone playing the race card even I can recognize a weak hand.

So these suddenly socially aware athletes, who were able to take advantage of their God-given talent, hard work, and luck within the nation and system that rewarded them by making them part of the dreaded 1%, want to denigrate not just the part of our society that need improving, but the whole enchilada.  And me too.

If the NFL chooses to ignore such behavior, I withhold my money, my time, and my givingashitedness.  The continuing decline of revenue will either convince the owners to impose their will upon their employees or they will continue to see money going elsewhere and the proud race warriors who rarely ever seem to voluntarily live back in the old neighborhood dropping rapidly out of that 1%.

To that I say to the average three year career NFL'er, "It's the green BMW," as I hand him the valet ticket.

As to "Malcolm X" Kaepernick and his 'bold' stance in face of The Man, I remind him that the clock is ticking and he's not getting any younger.

Do you have a better venue you would suggest advocating major causes?  I don't.  Are you an airline pilot, or a military pilot?  Do you think your own cause would even register in the news if you took a knee at your work?  Why denigrate those that do have a voice and can speak their mind.  Either you disagree with their motive, which it does not sound like, or you disagree with their method.  Peaceful right to protest is pretty important in this country, unlike a lot of other places.  That peaceful right to protest lets you not spend your money on the NFL, but please realize they don't give a shat about your money, only corporate money.  You give yourself far too much credit for the NFL drop in ratings.

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4 hours ago, brickhistory said:

Ah yes, playing the racist card...

I'm not a professional card player, just the occasional home game, but when I see someone playing the race card even I can recognize a weak hand.

So these suddenly socially aware athletes, who were able to take advantage of their God-given talent, hard work, and luck within the nation and system that rewarded them by making them part of the dreaded 1%, want to denigrate not just the part of our society that need improving, but the whole enchilada.  And me too.

If the NFL chooses to ignore such behavior, I withhold my money, my time, and my givingashitedness.  The continuing decline of revenue will either convince the owners to impose their will upon their employees or they will continue to see money going elsewhere and the proud race warriors who rarely ever seem to voluntarily live back in the old neighborhood dropping rapidly out of that 1%.

To that I say to the average three year career NFL'er, "It's the green BMW," as I hand him the valet ticket.

As to "Malcolm X" Kaepernick and his 'bold' stance in face of The Man, I remind him that the clock is ticking and he's not getting any younger.

I'm confused. Are they the 1% or are they lowly minimum wage servants?

I think you've completely forget that athletes have always been outspoken and played major roles in conversation about racial discrimination in our society. Jackie Robinson said he wouldn't sing the anthem or salute the flag because of the racism he faced in society.  Jessie Owens wasn't outspoken publicly but he certainly contributed to the debate. Tommie Smith and the other black sprinter made the black power fist on the olympics to raise awareness about oppression. Mohammed Ali wouldn't go fight for America because a Vietnamese soldier never called him the n word. Pay attention, this has happened for decades.

I bet you would love for them to shut up, but probably like to hear Ted Nugent's latest opinions on foreign policy on fox news each week, because he's more qualified than a Stanford educated athlete. Just say you don't agree with their views instead of taking the cowardly way out and refusing to even discuss the problem at it's merits.

Athletes are raising awareness that unarmed black citizens, who are legally presumed innocent, are executed by police at a rate 2.5 times more frequently than white men. Why are you so scared to discuss that issue? Why are you saying that kneeling is more disrespectful than some guy who wants to use that precious symbol to decorate his sleeveless tap out shirt?

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“Presumed innocent” doesn’t mean just take it when someone attempts, or appears to attempt to kill. If I was convinced someone was trying to kill me, I wouldn’t think to myself, well their skin is a certain color so I’ll just let them do it.

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13 hours ago, pintail21 said:

Athletes are raising awareness that unarmed black citizens, who are legally presumed innocent, are executed by police at a rate 2.5 times more frequently than white men. Why are you so scared to discuss that issue? Why are you saying that kneeling is more disrespectful than some guy who wants to use that precious symbol to decorate his sleeveless tap out shirt?

Wow.  What an incredibly ignorant statement.  

We can absolutely discuss the issue, but honesty is warranted first.  "Unarmed black citizens" are not being "executed" by police.  

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12 hours ago, pintail21 said:

I'm confused. Are they the 1% or are they lowly minimum wage servants?

I think you've completely forget that athletes have always been outspoken and played major roles in conversation about racial discrimination in our society. Jackie Robinson said he wouldn't sing the anthem or salute the flag because of the racism he faced in society.  Jessie Owens wasn't outspoken publicly but he certainly contributed to the debate. Tommie Smith and the other black sprinter made the black power fist on the olympics to raise awareness about oppression. Mohammed Ali wouldn't go fight for America because a Vietnamese soldier never called him the n word. Pay attention, this has happened for decades.

I bet you would love for them to shut up, but probably like to hear Ted Nugent's latest opinions on foreign policy on fox news each week, because he's more qualified than a Stanford educated athlete. Just say you don't agree with their views instead of taking the cowardly way out and refusing to even discuss the problem at it's merits.

Athletes are raising awareness that unarmed black citizens, who are legally presumed innocent, are executed by police at a rate 2.5 times more frequently than white men. Why are you so scared to discuss that issue? Why are you saying that kneeling is more disrespectful than some guy who wants to use that precious symbol to decorate his sleeveless tap out shirt?

What are some of the differences in today's society/culture/laws compared to the 40s when Jackie Robinson was crossing the color line as the first black major league baseball player?  I am curious what your thoughts are on this since you are accusing folks of being cowards and refusing to discuss the problem at it's merits.  

 

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I love how people are attacking Dak Prescott for saying that the anthem is not the time to protest but that if someone comes up with a plan to do something about social injustice that he would be first in line to actually DO SOMETHING about it. I guess kneeling is much easier than actual change.

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