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Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed
by NFL teams? Prove he´s not

MSN Sports, by David Steele

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/19/2017 11:15:36 AM

It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 11:19:19 AM     (No. 11194647)

Would you hire him? Not that talented and a troublemaker who drives away fans and probably disrupts the team (it is supposed to be a team).

This will probably turn into another racialist deal. His radical girlfriend won’t help (is she still in the picture?)…

Sometimes people set up the blackball on themselves. That’s Kaepernick, in my book. His game is now Social Justice. Their game is Football. For money. Shut up and perform or buh-bye.

He and Michael Sam could go somewhere and have a good cry.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beatlejeff, 3/19/2017 11:21:33 AM     (No. 11194651)

His stats the last few years is all the proof you need: as a quarterback he stinks. The Anthem nonsense is just a distraction from that inconvenient fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad, 3/19/2017 11:25:16 AM     (No. 11194656)

(A very unfortunate headline in our color blind society!)

Kaepernick tends to overlook open receivers down-field, upsetting the timing of lots of plays. His line cannot protect him efficiently unless they know what he is going to do, and the receivers down-field aren´t much use if the ball is not delivered to them on time.

And his political apeshit is a net debit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Velox, 3/19/2017 11:25:22 AM     (No. 11194657)

Of course he is not being hired because he is a problem for any franchise that hires him.
Just like hiring the openly gay player or hiring Tebow.
They chose to have a profitable business, not a left wing propaganda tool.
I doubt that all of the owners contacted each other to conspire against Colin.
He has damaged his star by himself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: EQKimball, 3/19/2017 11:33:05 AM     (No. 11194658)

There are unemployed geniuses out there because of an attitude problem. My cousin is one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander, 3/19/2017 11:44:19 AM     (No. 11194666)

#5´s got it. It´s the attitude. Employers do not need a ready-made headache when they can avoid it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zuker5, 3/19/2017 11:45:50 AM     (No. 11194667)

Prove I should care.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/19/2017 11:55:23 AM     (No. 11194673)

Fans hate him. Team owners are providing entertainment for the fans. Fans buy the tickets, ticket sales decide in the end.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 3/19/2017 11:56:37 AM     (No. 11194676)

He made his own bed. He can sleep in it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: edgar, 3/19/2017 12:01:54 PM     (No. 11194680)

Look at Mike Vick. This guy was toxic, but he admitted his mistakes and paid his dues. He made it back to the NFL. CK needs to decide how he wants to move forward.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 3/19/2017 12:03:26 PM     (No. 11194681)

Colin´s fate was sealed when the ticket sales and NFL viewer ratings took a nosedive after his hate-America stunt. The left can´t stand it when their sick tricks backfire. I wish the worst for him and all others like him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: daisey, 3/19/2017 12:08:42 PM     (No. 11194687)

Actions have consequences, and his actions affected the all important bottom line for the franchise. He did this to himself.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 3/19/2017 12:09:23 PM     (No. 11194688)

I´m not sure I even understand this article. Does someone need to prove something? If I were an owner I wouldn´t hire him because I don´t like him. Do I need to state why I don´t like him? Okay! He´s icky.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dwa, 3/19/2017 12:09:58 PM     (No. 11194690)

"Seems a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick.."

The NFL was already condemned by real Americans for letting this POS diss the flag and the country. Kaepernick put himself in this position so there is no reason to condemn the NFL for not picking up a racist troublemaker.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 12:10:51 PM     (No. 11194692)

That “prove it” headline is disgusting. Tends to tell us where Steele and MSN are, and I’m not interested in going there. As offputting as Kaepernick himself.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/19/2017 12:18:43 PM     (No. 11194699)

He is a distraction. It´s supposed to be about football and not Black Lives Matter.

PS: Has his girlfriend dumped him yet?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 3/19/2017 12:19:19 PM     (No. 11194700)

He´s not welcome on my TV.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 3/19/2017 12:19:29 PM     (No. 11194701)

Ditto #7. I´ve got news for Mr. Sportswriter-cum-social-justice warrior: nobody has to prove a darn thing to you; if you´re too stupid to see the picture for yourself, that´s your problem. The NFL´s problem is a decline in viewership, and they are doing a little something about it here.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/19/2017 12:19:38 PM     (No. 11194702)

The author is an idiot.

Kaepernicks "performance" includes more than stats which the author faintly praises as "not terrible".

Professional sports are ENTERTAINMENT. The ultimate measure of performance therefore is box-office revenue, not "stats"

If Kaepernick could make a team a boatload of money, he would be sitting on a juicy contract already.

Instead, more than one news source attributes a declined in NFL TV viewership to the politicization of football.

If the NFL loses half of its viewers, how secure does David Steele think MSN Sports, his job, or his income are?

Get over yourself dude. Football is entertainment. You get negative reviews, it doesn;t matter if you believe your performance is politically relevant. That´s not what the customer wants.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: uno, 3/19/2017 12:19:50 PM     (No. 11194703)

Let´s say the guy had really good skills as a quarterback. I still wouldn´t consider him because it doesn´t matter how good you are at the game if you can´t be a leader. As a Quarterback it is just as critical to be be a team leader as it is to see the field and hit the target. As a self-absorbed, left-wing, radical "victim" Kaepernick is not a leader of men. He´s a problem child.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/19/2017 12:19:51 PM     (No. 11194704)

Agree with all of the above replies except for one thing - I will never forgive Vick.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/19/2017 12:20:14 PM     (No. 11194705)

It is to be expected that Kaepernick would have a hard time getting a new job in the NFL as his quarterbacking record has not been that good along, with the fact that NFL Head Coaches who are trying to win football games don´t need the off field distractions that Kaepernick has a history of initiating.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 3/19/2017 12:23:06 PM     (No. 11194710)

They dig up the most obscure things about a Supreme Court Nominee and don´t believe he is qualified to serve, but a guy who uses his star power to disrespect the national anthem based on his socioplitics, is a hero. Let him go out for a draft pick on a middle east soccer team in Iran see how that works out.

We need to adopt a policy in this country of go into politics join an Anti American group or leave it. You have a right to say what you please and do whatever stupid thing you wish, but the public also has the right to not want you messing with their country or being part of the sports choices. It´s like free speech you can go up to anyone and tell them what you think of them, that´s your right, what you risk however is getting punched in the nose. Not being popular any longer is his punch in the nose, live with it!. Simple, anybody?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/19/2017 12:23:17 PM     (No. 11194711)

No team wants a troublemaker. It is not a conspiracy as each is acting independently.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 3/19/2017 12:25:10 PM     (No. 11194717)

Let´s see... The 49er´s won 2 of 14 in 2016.

He caused headaches and the fans to turn off football.

NOW...he says he´ll stand for the anthem. That alone proves it was a stunt to get attention.

Too late.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/19/2017 12:30:16 PM     (No. 11194720)

The cook makes some awful, reprehensible food. You don´t go back to the restaurant. I am not having any of this blackball nonsense from MSN.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/19/2017 12:32:37 PM     (No. 11194722)

tebow can be blackballed but kaepernick not? why is that?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kate318, 3/19/2017 12:34:47 PM     (No. 11194723)

Uh, ok...here´s a better excuse. Perhaps the guy is just too much of a public relations liability? A liability entirely of his own making, I might add.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2017 12:35:31 PM     (No. 11194725)

Like Tebow?


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Reply 30 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/19/2017 12:40:41 PM     (No. 11194732)

Crazed, bubble-wrapped, puny, leftist sportswriter can´t accept the fact that actions have consequences.

Lefties never grow up. If they did - - they wouldn´t be lefties.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 3/19/2017 12:43:26 PM     (No. 11194734)

#21 I agree .... and neither will I!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: blizzard, 3/19/2017 12:45:08 PM     (No. 11194735)

As #12 said, actions do have consequences. I hope he never plays in the NFL again.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MainelySane, 3/19/2017 12:51:11 PM     (No. 11194740)

Here´s a reason: baggage.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 3/19/2017 12:55:14 PM     (No. 11194745)

Wait for it....... brain-dead leftist sjw commissioner will intervene and force a team to take him in..3...2...1

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 3/19/2017 12:55:55 PM     (No. 11194747)

I sure hope so.

At least now the NFL is showing some smarts.

They blew it when they didn´t kick him off the field on his first kneel.

Everyone is talking about his STATS as if HE were the team. If the teammates missed the block, or missed the pass, because KC and his kneeling - KC would have bad stats and the team would not win.

It´ll be interesting to see the 2017 49ers. I hope they bounce back.

I refused to watch the NFL all of 2016 (didn´t really miss it) - 2017 has a chance to come back, if I don´t see news articles about, pig socks, BLM t-shirts, hands-up-don´t-shoot gestures and Kneeling.

These overpaid entertainers can bloviate off the field, like actors Ashley Judd or Robert De Niro (that I´ll never pay to see again).

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Reply 36 - Posted by: banal_resentive, 3/19/2017 1:00:53 PM     (No. 11194753)

Well, Mr. Steele, I´d say his odds of getting hired by someone in the NFL are better than the odds of an experienced, accomplished, known conservative journalist being hired by an MSM news organization.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: paral04, 3/19/2017 1:12:14 PM     (No. 11194763)

The NFL is in show business. If the fans are offended they won´t come.m Kaepernick turned off a lot of people with his anti-American displays. I want to watch the game not have some wild eyed radical make me so mad I don´t want to see it anymore.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: tearza, 3/19/2017 1:14:32 PM     (No. 11194767)

America does not want to see a privileged Millionaire football player who is to lame to stand for the American flag period...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 3/19/2017 1:19:12 PM     (No. 11194777)

Re #35: Actually, "first kneel" isn´t quite accurate. At first, Kaepernick just kept his seat on the bench while everyone else stood for the anthem. It was some more media-savvy companions who convinced him that taking a knee looked a bit more like a legitimate, "respectful" protest than just the flagrant disrespect that he obviously intended. It´s a pet peeve of mine because his cheerleaders in the lefty media quickly changed the narrative to indicate that he simply "took a knee" all along.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: smoolie, 3/19/2017 1:20:06 PM     (No. 11194779)

I was under the impression the 49ers were about to let him go until he started this, then they had to wait so as to not be accused of this very thing. That and the other quarterback was not very good and got hurt.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/19/2017 1:22:29 PM     (No. 11194781)

Agree with #21 and #31 - I´d forgive Kaepernick before I´d forgive Vick.

Colin is stupid and gullible but only hurt himself. Michael Vick is a depraved psychopath who killed defenseless animals.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/19/2017 1:29:45 PM     (No. 11194788)

The team managers and coaches will have the opportunity to draft young, healthy QBs, each with a world of potential. The QBs drafted will most likely used as be back ups, where they will have time to learn the team´s system and playbook, and make the adjustment to being instant millionaires.
Or they can draft Colin the Complainer. (He has been a whiner throughout his athletic career. UNLV was the only school to offer him a scholarship because of his size. SF got him relatively cheap, without having to use high draft picks to do it. (See Cleveland Browns, famous for drafting QBs badly.)
And finally, Colin can´t even operate on his principles. He says he will no longer do the protest stuff.
(Ironic that Colin, half black, was saved from the ghetto, or the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, when his white teenaged mother, abandoned by her black sperm donor, entered into an open adoption with the Kaepernicks. Colin grew up in a loving white family who tried to help him maintain his black heritage. He had every advantage.
Yet he despises whites.)

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Reply 43 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 3/19/2017 1:44:05 PM     (No. 11194800)

Given the author of this trash and his background, what can you expect. Black activist. Here´s his official site: http://www.sportingnews.com/author/27-david-steele

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Reply 44 - Posted by: greggojo, 3/19/2017 1:53:05 PM     (No. 11194804)

I don´t want to give a racist MSN writer the click.

I wonder if he acknowledged that the entire Kaepernick affair was responsible for at least a portion of the decline in NFL viewers. It sure was at my house.

Golly I´m sick of these snarky know it alls (who actually are so biased that they know just about nothing).

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Reply 45 - Posted by: franq, 3/19/2017 1:58:12 PM     (No. 11194809)

Monkey Shine News. Not a credible source. Don´t have to prove that.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 3/19/2017 2:24:02 PM     (No. 11194826)

I think the much more pertinent question is: Are viewers blackballing NFL games because of Colin Kaepernick?

(Yes, they are, but the NFL is too STOOOOOPID to figure that out!)

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Reply 47 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/19/2017 2:27:20 PM     (No. 11194828)

We can blackball Christians (QB´s, bakers, florists...) but we can´t blackball Communists?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: darling, 3/19/2017 2:32:39 PM     (No. 11194832)

He won one game last year. There is your proof. He´s not good enough.

Tebow was unconventional but won games. Osweiler was in his first year as a starter and won more games than he lost. Both took their teams to the playoffs and each won a playoff game. Both are spoken of as worthless, no-talent scum by the sports writers.

I do not feel sorry for Kaepernick at all. I think he started his "protest" when he knew he was on his way out, so that he could blame any ouster on that, rather than on his performance on the field.



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Reply 49 - Posted by: AltaD, 3/19/2017 2:43:35 PM     (No. 11194842)

Jay Cutler didn´t take a knee during the anthem but no team wants him either. So just maybe the issue is owners don´t want second rate QBs who are an emotional drag on the team.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/19/2017 2:43:58 PM     (No. 11194843)

No NFL team is under any obligation to hire him.

Note to idiots: One is not a "protected class" when one does something stoopid in public, time and time again, to the detriment of one´s employer.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: sinic, 3/19/2017 3:35:08 PM     (No. 11194881)

It wouldn´t surprise me if that moron Goodell forced some team to take this loser.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/19/2017 3:39:43 PM     (No. 11194889)

Given his pathetic record on the field and his more than pathetic antics I wouldn´t hire him to lick clean the real players shoes!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 3/19/2017 4:01:54 PM     (No. 11194906)

Kapernick is just in the wrong sport. He needs to be the bad guy in the mask in . . .

. . . Big time wrestling.

Sure he will be a hit.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: mythman, 3/19/2017 4:30:39 PM     (No. 11194923)

Can´t prove a negative, Mr Steele. Stick to sports, not logic.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/19/2017 5:50:55 PM     (No. 11194975)

I know this for an absolute fact: If Kaepernick is picked up by any NFL team, I will not watch a single moment of any NFL game next year, too!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 6:16:17 PM     (No. 11194992)

I´ve been on several magazines, columns, and comment sections regarding some news about Kappy. Never have I seen a greater number of people say they would not watch him or any other 49er´s games because of him. The coaches considering him as a free agent are only listening to them and deciding he´s just not worth the loss of viewership. The whole NFL suffered last year. I, myself, only watched Seattle... It´s called natural consequences. Maybe now that he´s gone the NFL will be more enjoyable.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 3/19/2017 7:44:29 PM     (No. 11195037)

Damn straight. He earned it.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 3/19/2017 8:15:30 PM     (No. 11195056)

hehehehe....he said blackballed....hehehehe

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Reply 59 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 3/19/2017 8:15:44 PM     (No. 11195058)

If Kaepernick wanted to express his dislike for America and our flag he should have done it on his own time and NOT on his team´s time.

Kaepernick is a superDICK!!!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/19/2017 9:12:41 PM     (No. 11195086)

Personal responsibility for one´s actions, whether in the NFL or in ordinary lives any town USA: what a concept.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 3/19/2017 9:13:04 PM     (No. 11195087)

He´s a has been David. You, on the other hand, are a never was.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus, 3/19/2017 11:42:09 PM     (No. 11195172)

Crapernick just sold one of his mansions for many millions. His ´girlfriend´ will stick with him just as long as the money holds out. Then she´ll be on to the next useful (rich) idiot. It will not be a big surprise if Crapernick has not planned for the future and ends up broke.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: SALady, 3/20/2017 1:21:51 AM     (No. 11195224)

There are plenty of other mediocre quarterbacks out there that won´t cause massive PR headaches for your team.

So why would you waste time even talking to this idiot if you want your team to be popular (which equates to profitable)?!?!?

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Reply 64 - Posted by: JimBob, 3/20/2017 2:30:20 AM     (No. 11195250)

1) From the headline: Prove he IS!

2) As said by other posters.... The NFL is in the ENTERTAINMENT business. If someone causes the viewers to leave, is bad for business, he is GONE!

3)MSN Sports: Why haven´t YOU hired him?
I believe YOU are blackballing him!
Prove YOU´re NOT!

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Reply 65 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 3/21/2017 10:38:33 AM     (No. 11196661)

I am a Browns fan. I would not be surprised if they picked him up. He is no good and a trouble maker. Right up their alley, sadly.

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Muslims in London were reacting with anger and frustration to the resurfacing of stereotypes about adherents to their religion following the apparent Islamic State group terror attack near Parliament on Wednesday. The working assumption was that the perpetrator of the driving and stabbing attacks that left four victims dead and dozens more injured was a Muslim before the assailant was even identified. (Snip) Masood´s identity was not revealed until about 24 hours after the attack, right around when ISIS claimed responsibility for it. Prior to that, no one other than law enforcement knew who the assailant was, but that didn´t

Two months out of office, Barack Obama
is having a post-presidency like no other
Washington Post, by Krissah Thompson and Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/26/2017 9:04:45     Post Reply
The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed formal remarks, as a few dozen of his old administration officials — Joe Biden and former chief of staff Denis McDonough, as well as more junior ones — mingled in a minimalist wood-paneled suite that could be mistaken for a boutique law firm. “It was a bit of a shock to

Biden: Do I regret not
being president? Yes
KCRA-TV [Sacramento, CA], by Natalie Newport    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/25/2017 5:56:50     Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed some regrets at not becoming the 45th President of the United States this week. Biden spoke at Colgate University on Friday in New York and said that while he knew not becoming a candidate was the best decision for his family, he regrets not becoming president. “I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. Maybe not, I don’t know,” he said. Biden lost his son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015. He said that he felt running for

Muslims inside FBI describe culture
of suspicion and fear: ´It is cancer´
Guardian [UK], by Spencer Ackerman    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/25/2017 10:36:58     Post Reply
Washington - Muslim special agents and intelligence analysts at the FBI are reporting a climate of fear inside the agency coinciding with the political ascendance of Donald Trump, the Guardian has learned. FBI officials from Muslim-majority countries, a minority in a predominantly white bureau, say they are subject to an organizational culture of suspicion and hostility that leadership has done little to reform. At least one decorated intelligence analyst has been fired this year after a long ordeal which began with a routine foreign visit to see his family. His case and others in which Muslim agents have reported a workplace

Cory Booker Asks Mindy Kaling
Out on Twitter — Are They the
Couple We Never Knew We Needed?
People Politics, by Diana Pearl    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/25/2017 9:50:45     Post Reply
Is a new romance blooming in Newark, New Jersey? On a recent episode of her show, The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling’s character Mindy Lahari made a dig at Newark — and it caught the attention of the city’s former mayor and current New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. And Booker, it seems, wasn’t about to take the insult lying down. He tweeted at Kaling, sending her the link of a recent Newark travel guide published by Vogue — and told her he still loved her. Kaling then responded, telling him that Lahari’s shade actually means that Newark is pretty cool — and that she loves him

Schumer says Democrats will
filibuster Gorsuch nomination
CBS News, by Emily Schultheis    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/23/2017 5:45:12     Post Reply
Democrats plan to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said Thursday. Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday morning, Schumer said Gorsuch -- who is three days into his confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee -- will need 60 votes to be confirmed. Currently, the Senate has 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” he said. “His nomination will have a cloture vote. He will have to earn 60 votes for confirmation. My vote will

Germany´s Merkel expresses
shock at London attack
Reuters, by Michelle Martin and Andrea Shalal    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/22/2017 3:49:29     Post Reply
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the attack in which four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday, and she said her thoughts were with the British people and everyone in the capital. In the attack close to the British parliament a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman, in what police called a terrorist incident. (Snip) "Although the background to these incidents still needs to be exactly clarified, I confirm on behalf of Germany and its citizens that we stand firmly and resolutely by Britain´s side when it comes to

Terror Fears Parliament ‘terror attack’
comes on one-year anniversary of
deadly Brussels airport atrocity
SUN [UK], by Tom Michael    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/22/2017 2:50:57     Post Reply
Today´s incident in Parliament comes on the one-year anniversary of the deadly Brussels airport attack. Armed cops swarmed around the Palace of Westminster this afternoon amid reports of gunfire and several people lying wounded in the street. Up to a dozen innocent pedestrians were mowed down by a vehicle on Westminster Bridge which then crashed into the gates outside Parliament. The incident had chilling echoes of Lee Rigby’s killingand the Nice lorry attack. Shocking pictures showed people lying stricken on the floor while paramedics worked on them as cops confirmed they were treating the incident as a terror attack. The incident, which

Sears Warns There´s ´Substantial
Doubt´ About Company´s Future
Bloomberg News, by Nick Turner and Lauren Coleman-Lochn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/21/2017 6:58:16     Post Reply
Sears Holdings Corp. acknowledged “substantial doubt” about its ability to keep operating, raising fresh concerns about a company that has lost more than $10 billion in recent years. The retailer added so-called going-concern language to its latest annual report filing, suggesting that weak earnings have cast a pall on its future as a business. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern,” the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company said in the filing. But the company added that its comeback plan may help mitigate the concerns, “satisfying our estimated liquidity needs



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Obama writing his memoir during
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Washington Examiner, by Caitlin Yilek    Original Article
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Former President Barack Obama´s journey to French Polynesia was undertaken so he could write his memoir. Obama arrived at a luxury resort frequented by Hollywood stars in mid-March, though it was unknown at the time what he was doing there. The Washington Post reported Sunday that Obama is writing his White House memoir during his extended stay at the eco-friendly resort in French Polynesia´s atoll of Tetiaroa. Bidding for the former president and first lady Michelle Obama´s book rights surpassed $60 million.

Party Girl Malia Obama Freaks Out & Accosts
White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich
at Exclusive NY Lounge

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Gateway Pundit, by Carter    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/26/2017 1:06:49 PM     Post Reply
President Obama’s oldest daughter can’t control her temper like daddy taught her to. (Photos) Saturday, March 25, 2017, found Malia Obama, the 44th President’s oldest daughter, at the Parlor, an exclusive Soho club, for a 21-and-over event. Martina Markota was with Lucian Wintrich and was the first to make note of Malia Obama being there: (Tweet) The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway Pundit’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him: (Tweet) Multiple witnesses watched as Malia Obama, Obama’s oldest daughter, ran up to Wintrich with

Scott Pelley is pulling no punches on the
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Washington Post, by Margaret Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/27/2017 11:42:45 AM     Post Reply
With the words "credibility questioned" prominent on the screen, Scott Pelley once again is doing what network evening-news anchors generally don´t do: abandoning careful neutrality in favor of pointed truth-telling. He is talking Thursday night about President Trump. And here are some of the words he is using: "his boasting and tendency to believe conspiracy theories." It´s nothing new. Pelley, of CBS Evening News, has set himself apart — especially in recent weeks — with a spate of such assessments, night after night. Perhaps the most notable one, on Feb. 7, went like this: "It has been a busy day

Schumer: Ryan should
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jordain Carney    Original Article
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday stepped up his criticism of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to replace him. "Without further ado, Speaker Ryan should replace Chairman Nunes," the Senate minority leader said from the floor. "If Speaker Ryan wants the House to have a credible investigation, he needs to replace Chairman Nunes." Nunes caused an uproar last week when he told the press that he had seen intelligence showing that members of President Trump´s transition team had been caught up in surveillance operations — without first discussing the information with fellow committee members. He later

Veteran news anchor Ted Koppel tells
Sean Hannity to his face that he is ´bad
for America´ and his Fox News show hurts
the American people ´in the long haul´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
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Ted Koppel had some harsh words for Fox News host Sean Hannity this morning. In a CBS ´Sunday Morning´ segment, the veteran news journalist said he thinks Hannity, a Fox News commentator, is ´bad for America´. (Snip) Hannity then called Koppel ´cynical,´ which Koppel affirmed. Hannity asked: ´Do you think we´re bad for America? You think I´m bad for America?´ Koppel said ´yes´ and that ´in the long haul´ such ´influential´ talk shows as Hannity´s hurt the American people. Koppel added: ´You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.´ Hannity said that Koppel´s rebuke

Universal income may help alleviate the ´US
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CNBC, by Lauren Thomas    Original Article
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Is a guaranteed paycheck from the government, with no strings attached, the answer to the relentless rise of automation? The concept might sound far-fetched, but a so-called universal basic income (UBI), is currently one of the most hotly debated policy topics being floated as a means to address income inequality and the disruption that technology poses to the workforce. UBI is being tested in Finland and other international markets, but has received decidedly mixed reactions. Meanwhile, developments in robotics and artificial intelligence have grave implications for the labor force. A report issued this week from consulting firm PwC found that

AG Sessions says he’ll punish
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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan & Dave Boyer    Original Article
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money — and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past. Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries. “Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said. He said he’s carrying out a policy laid out by the Obama administration last year,

Josh Earnest Is Now A Political
Analyst For NBC News And MSNBC

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Daily Caller, by Kaitlin Collins    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/27/2017 11:30:29 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama’s former press secretary is now a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, the network announced Monday. “Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017,” NBC New President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a joint statement. “A native of Kansas City, Josh graduated from Rice University with a degree in political science and policy studies. With his wealth of experience and insight, Josh will be a great addition to our roster of contributors and will be an asset for our two networks as

Dumb As A Brick. Chelsea
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#MAGA Hat is Photoshopped

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/27/2017 1:06:00 PM     Post Reply
Mental genius Chelsea Clinton made a complete a** of herself once again this past weekend. Someone really needs to keep her away from the computers without supervision. Via Newsbusters— The Republican Party of Palm Beach County put President Lincoln in a #MAGA hat this year for its Lincoln Day Dinner. (Snip) An alarmed Chelsea Clinton, a graduate of Oxford University, asked her followers if the image was photoshopped! What a dunce. The responses to Chelsea’s tweets were EPIC! “No, this is the exact hat Lincoln was wearing when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. People forget that.” “Nope, Lincoln was wearing that exact hat at the Theater.” “Nope,

Sen. Chuck Schumer offers Democrat help
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Washington Times, by S.A. Miller    Original Article
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Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are ready to work with President Trump to fix Obamacare if Republicans abandon their drive to repeal the law. The New York Democrat made the offer in the wake of Friday’s decision by Mr. Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to pull the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA. The bill lacked enough Republican support to pass, including many defectors among conservatives. Democrats formed a united front against the effort. “We Democrats, provided our Republican colleagues drop [repeal and

Two months out of office, Barack Obama
is having a post-presidency like no other

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Washington Post, by Krissah Thompson and Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/26/2017 9:04:45 AM     Post Reply
The first cocktail party at Barack Obama’s new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed formal remarks, as a few dozen of his old administration officials — Joe Biden and former chief of staff Denis McDonough, as well as more junior ones — mingled in a minimalist wood-paneled suite that could be mistaken for a boutique law firm. “It was a bit of a shock to

Report: Ryan pleaded on one knee
for ObamaCare repeal vote

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The Hill, by Cyra Master    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 3/26/2017 11:45:26 PM     Post Reply
The Washington Post detailed the House GOP’s fight over the ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan this week, rounding up the dramatic details of leadership’s fight to win support for the measure. At one point, the paper said, House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) got down on one knee to plead with Rep. Don Young of Alaska – the longest-serving Republican in Congress -- to support the bill. (He was unsuccessful.) The moments highlighted by the Post during the Republican conference negotiations show what a tough battle Ryan and his deputies faced in whipping the vote. But they also show the fierce support


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