The recent behavior of a number of spoiled, privileged, ungrateful NFL players is unacceptable to most Americans, NFL fans or not. (snip) It would be so satisfying if a group of patriotic fans to have at the ready a flash mob of singers at a stadium game. If the players "take a knee" to show their disdain for the flag and the national anthem, these talented souls would wait until just before the kick-off and then stand up and belt out the national anthem themselves. Chances are hundreds of those in attendance would join them. Then they would exit the
Comments: This is completely do-able, even today, if the word gets out. Watch the video and notice how everyone else stops what they are doing and listens as the National Anthem is sung in a hotel by a flash mob.
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Grant Hodges, 9/24/2017 6:52:51 AM (No. 11393315)
Rudity in the service of killing cops should end the career of any professional sports figure. Very important not to patronize rude people and people who think killing cops is a good idea. Any defense of BLM just exes you off my play list. No time for trash.
October 15 - The Ides of October. All law abiding and America loving citizens shut off the TV and refuse to watch NFL. Write off your tickets for that day since it will probably be a lousy game anyway.
Hey, if this goes on much longer without consequences, college teams will be doing it. And the flaky university administrations will allow it - even encourage it. Note well that last week sometime a PeeWee Football team ´took the knee´ - most kids under 8. Total indoctrination - the discussion was that this was what to do because white cops were killing black people. No parent objected that I know of.
MLB Playoffs. World Series. NHL. Then pitchers and catchers report to Spring training. I´m down with it. Haven´t seen one NFL game yet, and will not. ESPN has not been on in my home in over six months. I do part time work for an NFL franchise, attendant in the parking lot. Get first-hand glimpses of the fan base. I subtly push my agenda of recognizing the pointlessness of this league with all it´s PCBS. I Love reading the stories of tanking attendance and dangerously low TV audience. Strength in numbers erased a Clinton presidency, and it will continue to deliver us these victories in the infected marketplace where Leftism wants to mark it´s territory. If this NFL thing (I´ll call it a boycott) succeeds, we march forward proudly and confidently towards our next challenge. We are 63,000,000 strong. Keep praying and do not walk away from the fight.
Watched some man on the street re: Fox this a.m. on this subject. Though the majority agree with freedom of speech et al., they are also disgusted that players making millions are acting like spoiled brats, protesting who knows what. Those all for the Kaporniks etc. spouted idiocies like this is a Church and State issue!!!!!!! Most egregious, however, are the Godells and others who say nary a word when players beat their wives, rape their girlfriends or have massive bar brawls of their own making. THAT is o.k. I hope this hits them all in the pocketbook---they deserve it! And it seems to be the only thing they understand.
From this day forward, not one dime of my money goes to buying pro sports tickets. My TV will not be tuned to "the game." Not one minute will be devoted to rehashing over coffee the next morning. (Fortunately, this will not require a change in my lifestyle.) For the life of me, I do not understand this obsession, but spoiled one-per-center players´ boorish behavior certainly continues to illustrate my longstanding conviction that football players are not too bright, and remain uncivilized, despite their undeserved wealth.
Don´t forget merchandising revenues. Never buy any product with a team logo or NFL logo. Also, while letter-writing does little good with politicians, businesses are another matter. Swamp the NFL and the local franchises with letters plainly stating that you observed xyz team taking a knee and will no longer watch that team on TV or travel to the stadium for the occasional visit. Inundate their mail rooms.
The pity of this political protest behavior is that it negates the good community work which some of the players do and in this respect are good role models. The owners seem afraid of disciplining their employees, almost intimidated by them and by the thought of losing out on winning games, thereby losing their principles.
Let´s make it easy - Papa John´s is the official pizza of the NFL. Don´t buy their pizza on October 15th - but first a national blitz to ensure this gets sufficient publicity and national level support. They are the target because they are more easily affected. "Real patriots" can sit outside the local pizza outlets with signs declaring the one-day boycott, and the reason. Very simply, that Papa supports on-field political action by the NFL, commissioner, owners and players. Please support the boycott today.
One "sponsor" hit with an effective and reasonable boycott is a shot across the bow of others, very easily organizable (one person per store can make it happen), and has local effect for TV to take interest and cover, i.e. the franchisee is taking the hit for Papa and his millionaire QB partner, who is also plugging other stuff on TV.
If you´re serious...get out your markers, a piece of cardboard and a lawn chair.
i like #21 best.. it is a target.. isolate it.. ridicule it.. remove it..
good alinsky tactic.. pick ONE target out - concentrate on that.. like the commies do.. i haven´t eaten their pizza for 20 years.. but October 15th i will call them and order a pizza, as if i have been doing so for years, and then at the last minute tell them i´d forgotten that i´m boycotting them from now on..
Does anyone even know what they are protesting? Do they even know? If you must protest, do it in a grown up manner. I suggest that these over paid crybabies walk a day in a soldiers shoes in a combat zone. Maybe then they´ll understand what the American Anthem and flag really do mean.
As a long time NFL fan, I have had enough. I am using the "flash" button on my remote, and getting my entertainment elsewhere. Since the bulk of NFL revenue comes via TV, cable, and advertising royalties, that is far more effective than whatever happens in the stands.
College football was exciting and entertaining yesterday. As long as their players respect my flag and country, I will continue to watch.
This is war. As long as our entertainers protest my country, I will boycott them. All of them. That is a small sacrifice for me, compared with the sacrifices of those who put everything on the line for our flag, anthem, and country.
Kudos #21 and #25. Love it. But an extra sting to add to this is to then order from Pappa John´s competitor and mail the receipt to Pappa Johns with a note as to what happened and why. Two stings for the price of one.
I am NOT watching NFL today... got my fill of college ball yesterday, and it was GREAT! Instead, we´re heading up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to spend some time and money in Cascade locks. A small town that has been devastated emotionally and economically by a couple of idiots with fireworks. Spreading the love to those who deserve it. Not the whiny little kneelers on the sidelines.
The protest day should be called " Patrick Tillman Day.
Pat Tillman" American football player and soldier
Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) who left his sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and subsequent death, were the subject of much media attention.
Tillman joined the Army Rangers and served several tours in combat before he died in the mountains of Afghanistan." In the fog of war, inexplicable things happen, Patrick died from friendly fire.
Patrick´s personal views about the war were obvious. US Troops were fighting a war that could not be won...thanks to Congress. But he joined because he felt combat on a football field was nothing, and the money ill gotten gains when free troops were dying on the battle field.
There is a big difference between getting hit on a football field and getting up and going back to the huddle.
When you get hit on a battle field you may come back home in a box.
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