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The NFL just admitted Trump knows
the fans better than it does

New York Post, by Charles Gasparino

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/12/2017 4:44:59 AM

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is on the verge of handing President Trump a significant political victory by calling on his players to stand for the national anthem. For the first time since some players began taking a knee in protest of police misconduct, the commish officially and explicitly said he wants players to honor the anthem by standing — even as he respects their right to protest. He says the league will come up with a formal policy at next week’s owners meeting. The question is: Why did the league finally cave? The answer: Follow the money. Trump is a rookie politician who


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/12/2017 6:16:53 AM     (No. 11414187)

Taxpayers fund billions on stadiums for these guys to drive around in Rolls Royces. Where is the voice and return to taxpayers for their investment? I hope Trump will renegotiate this deal, along with the rest of the bad deals the people of this nation have been getting.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 10/12/2017 6:23:12 AM     (No. 11414192)

Trump knows America better than the East-West coast prog geniuses who think the run America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 10/12/2017 6:28:58 AM     (No. 11414196)

WHY do these clowns think they have the right to act up while they are at work? I can´t think of a single boss I have worked for that would accept such behavior. It´s a distraction to getting the job done and reflects badly on the business.

If I wanted to go to protests on my own time, great; NOT at work. What makes the NFL players exempt to reasonable workplace expectations?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/12/2017 6:43:45 AM     (No. 11414211)

Goodell will have little more success calling for his players to stand than Trump did.

Silly NFL. You should have addressed the problem when it was small. But you were too PC. Now you can only watch as things crumble.

How does a fool and his money ever get together in the first place?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Highlander, 10/12/2017 6:49:41 AM     (No. 11414219)

#3; It´s because an NFL stadium is not like your average workplace. There´s cameras everywhere. These clowns get instant national exposure and attention.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lazyman, 10/12/2017 6:54:41 AM     (No. 11414224)

" Hands up don´t shoot," is a documented lie. Hate to say it but it needed to be said since the public operates on media fiction related to not wanting to sound racist.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 10/12/2017 7:08:17 AM     (No. 11414236)

Watch the dismay and wait for the begging when Goodell discovers that his decision and the results of the owners´ meeting do not stop the bleeding. Most fans who left will not be going back. Even huge discounts across the board will not increase their attendance because they have committed the ultimate insult to Americans.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hoosierblue, 10/12/2017 7:25:49 AM     (No. 11414257)

We are also sick of locking arms, clenched fists, lewd gestures, and silly antics. Just stand for the anthem, play the game and then go to the showers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: arcady, 10/12/2017 7:30:42 AM     (No. 11414264)

I now know the real truth about how the NFL, the NFL players, feel about me watching them, supporting them.

Their cost, turning my back, disrespecting my country, is too high.

When it´s NFL versus country, the NFL loses every single time.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/12/2017 7:54:13 AM     (No. 11414297)

While the NFL is going for antics of black millionaire players feeling oppressed maybe the white players should do Al Jolson routines on the sideline like "little boy Sammy home from Alabamy" while kneeling. If the NFL wants silly entertainment go all the way have Eminem take to the microphone at halftime for a real crowd pleaser.
Goodell doesn´t know it but the NFL is on life support and might not recover.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: daisymay, 10/12/2017 8:52:29 AM     (No. 11414382)

#7 is right! Most of the Fans who left won´t be coming back. The Powers that Be in the NFL are going to force the Black Players to stand and respect our Flag, but that doesn´t impress me in the least. THEY told us what they REALLY think. That hasn´t changed. So, why would I go back to watching those overpaid Thugs play football? I´d rather watch Hockey, Baseball (Go Cubbies) or NASCAR!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jimkata, 10/12/2017 10:03:55 AM     (No. 11414480)

Remember when Pete Rozell fined Jim McMahon for wearing an un authorized head band. Then McMahon wore one with ROZELL written on it. Fined again.

Where is that commissioner?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chatham, 10/12/2017 10:34:05 AM     (No. 11414505)

Trump is in Charge , Thank God for that.

I watched two films on the world war II fight against Japan. What our Young Warriors did during that war was nothing short of Heroic and the most unselvish acts of a lifetime.

These stupid and selfish Blobs in football have no understanding of what the American flag Represents.
They are disgusting.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hooter, 10/12/2017 10:43:58 AM     (No. 11414518)

Goodell is trying to pull a Rosanna Dana "Never mind". It won´t work. The racist in the NFL millionaires have let us know they hate us because of our skin color. This has nothing to do with civil rights.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Talk2, 10/12/2017 10:45:09 AM     (No. 11414519)

I´d say most of the "protesting" players don´t know excrement from shinolo. They are like lemmings. Where is Jimmy Johnson when you need him?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BillW., 10/12/2017 10:51:42 AM     (No. 11414526)

People are calling for a boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, which is Veterans Day Weekend.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: watashiyo, 10/12/2017 12:27:23 PM     (No. 11414642)

#3, you´re correct. The Raiders threw the game and allowed their co-worker(QB) get injured. That´s on duty insubordination! The whole team should´ve been terminated for reckless behavior!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/12/2017 12:28:01 PM     (No. 11414643)

When any national tv network that carried NFL games, they should pan the stands to show how many empty seats there are. They won´t because sponsors will flee.

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