Kaepernick's phony struggle.

The Man

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#41
Maybe because you grew up watching soccer, and I grew up watching American football.

Having spent time in other countries, I know sometimes you adapt their sports.

I did.

But never lost my interest in American sports, including football.

No, American football is too American for the Olympics.

Who would we compete against?
I looked it up, it seems the fallowing countries have own American Football leagues and teams that compete in international tournaments:

USA, obviously lol


Mexico


Sweden


Israel (yep @Ian Jeffrey, believe it or not: Israeli Football -)


Australia


Japan


Canada (well, we do have the CFL and everything too)


Russia


Norway


Denmark and Poland


And others I am sure, likely other European countries have teams too...

Ok, I take it back, we DO need this thing in the Olympics haha
 
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Sure they have those leagues in other countries.

Like we have high school football teams.

But, I meant "compete" as in being competive.

If we put our best on the field, it would not be competitive.

Like in Olympic basketball, when their professionals caught up with our college boys.

Then we put the "Dream Team" on the court.

Game over...
 
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#43
Sure they have those leagues in other countries.

Like we have high school football teams.

But, I meant "compete" as in being competive.

If we put our best on the field, it would not be competitive.

Like in Olympic basketball, when their professionals caught up with our college boys.

Then we put the "Dream Team" on the court.

Game over...
And the big payoff for the Dream Team was it inspired the world. Last year there were 108 foreign born players in the NBA.
 
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The Man

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#44
Sure they have those leagues in other countries.

Like we have high school football teams.

But, I meant "compete" as in being competive.

If we put our best on the field, it would not be competitive.

Like in Olympic basketball, when their professionals caught up with our college boys.

Then we put the "Dream Team" on the court.

Game over...
I'd still like it anyway, personally. I always enjoy watching a plucky underdog take on seemingly far superior rivals in sports... Part of why I cheered for Iceland in the World Cup last year :D

Even though, yeah, I know that plucky underdogs rarely win in real life, that's mostly just Hollywood script bs lol
 
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And the big payoff for the Dream Team was it inspired the world. Last year there were 108 foreign born players in the NBA.
Exactly.

The world was already getting a lot better.

They were great for the league, and the world.

They were the best team ever assembled, and weren't even our best.
 
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I'd still like it anyway, personally. I always enjoy watching a plucky underdog take on seemingly far superior rivals in sports... Part of why I cheered for Iceland in the World Cup last year :D

Even though, yeah, I know that plucky underdogs rarely win in real life, that's mostly just Hollywood script bs lol
I cheer for the underdog, too, when my team is not in it.

Plus Iceland had some very attractive reasons for us to watch them.

As did all teams, but for their population size, they had serious quality...
 
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#47
Not just a little "comfort nookie".

He denied it though his spokespeople.

The cops say they have him on video.

Comfort nookie PLUS lying about it, if that's true...?

Who knows?

My anti-Patriots bias is showing...
He’s not going anywhere. I have that same anti-Patriots bias also, but the guy has a ton of money and is one of the prominent owners in the league.
 
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He’s not going anywhere. I have that same anti-Patriots bias also, but the guy has a ton of money and is one of the prominent owners in the league.
I think you are right.

He may get a slap on the wrist of some kind.

I think I heard that Irsay (Colts) was the last owner to be disciplined.

And, as far as I know, he's still around...
 
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