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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    He said he wouldn't protest anymore if a team signed him last year. Now we are into 2018 and he changed his mind and wants to kneel again. Those protest drove a lot of people away from the NFL, so I don't think a team wants to take on a player that drives business away. Maybe he needs to take his protest on TV and speak to the crowds. I'll bet if he asked a Network if he could speak about these problems they would give him a mike to do it. Instead it continues to be a silent protest with no voice.
    Oh good grief. Only fools stopped watching the NFL because apparently they fell for the stupid things Trump said about the protests. If anything, a lot of women would stop watching the NFL because it seems like they enable guys who beat their wives or girlfriends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    So Jackie was ashamed of the country he lived and the good job he had as a baseball player? Not sure what your point it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Oh good grief. Only fools stopped watching the NFL because apparently they fell for the stupid things Trump said about the protests. If anything, a lot of women would stop watching the NFL because it seems like they enable guys who beat their wives or girlfriends.
    We have a group of friends that all go to a house to watch the Seahawks. Most of them are women and a couple of guys. The only thing they complained about it is the kneeling during the game, nothing about the players beating their wives

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    Fuck the National Anthem. Who decided I HAD to stand for a fucking song?

    By the way, I have sung the national anthem several times and the song is not about our great country or the people who died for it or the people who suffered oppression and came here looking for emancipation from tyranny, nope -- the song is about a dumb-ass flag. Seriously, who gives a shit. If this country was an authoritarian shit hole, would we really want to stand for it if we had a choice? Oh yea, that's right, in authoritarian regimes you don't have a choice -- you would be forced to stand and salute a STUPID FUCKING piece of cloth.

    People need to get over flag-worship, police-worship and party-worship. Have some of you large brained savants forgotten why we made this country? We didn't want a bunch of British snobs telling us what to do. We told them to stick it up their ass and then we had a little tea party.

    Who decides what America stands for....a flag? No, WE THE PEOPLE decide what America stands for and some people disagree that it's "the land of the free." Not when police are shooting their family members for reaching for their cell phone, for Christ's sake.


    "There I was, the black grandson of a slave, the son of a black sharecropper, part of a historic occasion, a symbolic hero to my people. The air was sparkling. The sunlight was warm. The band struck up the national anthem. The flag billowed in the wind. It should have been a glorious moment for me as the stirring words of the national anthem poured from the stands. Perhaps, it was, but then again, perhaps, the anthem could be called the theme song for a drama called The Noble Experiment. Today, as I look back on that opening game of my first world series, I must tell you that it was Mr. Rickey’s drama and that I was only a principal actor. As I write this twenty years later, I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made."
    -Jackie Robinson
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