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« on: October 03, 2017, 11:37:45 AM »
Good morning all ,
I'm not even a football fan but I think some of you might feel the same way.

I think this is worth passing along

An open letter to the NFL players.
 
You graduated high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.   Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.  Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.  You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best.  They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s.  College was not an option for him.  On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter.  You went to summer workouts.  He went to basic training.
You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans.  Tutors attended to your every academic need.  You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard.  You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.  Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.  He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did.  He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American's give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA. 
You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts.  You hired an agent and waited for draft day.  You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.  Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.
You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach.  He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers.  You will sleep at the Ritz.  He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep.  You will “make it rain” in the club.  He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.
On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name.  For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week.  There are no adoring fans.  There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest.  He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.  When  the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.  While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.
To the players of the NFL:  We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys.  We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you.  We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth.  We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right.  But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country.  I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.
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National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin


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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 01:13:31 PM »
NFL and the owners are to blame as well. They could absolutely lay down the rule being private companies etc...  you don't have a right to say what you want if there are rules against it without consequences. The Apostle Paul said in a verse "All things are lawful to me but some are not helpful."  Translated in to modern times, just because you can doesn't mean you should!


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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 01:25:17 PM »
Done now no need to wait for  Veterans Day fuck the NFL


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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 02:36:50 PM »
Done now no need to wait for  Veterans Day fuck the NFL


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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 02:53:16 PM »
Never cared for the sport to begin with, now for sure I have reason to stay away for good, the whole organization makes me sick.

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 08:13:21 AM »
Agree with all of this. I don't follow football even a tiny bit. I go to the super bowl parties for food. And whenever someone in the group starts talking about player stats, I start talking to myself about engines lol


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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 09:15:50 AM »
This is great shit tons of people agree with this.its the liberals and tree hugging hippies that think what the NFL has done is ok.
Fuck em all

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 07:10:14 PM »
So here it goes. Unlike a couple other folks I enjoy watching football. It pisses me off what that these guys are doing. Do they have the right? Absofuckinglutely they do, its their first amendment right. Thats what makes this a great country. But does it belong on the field? Hell no! They're paid well enough that their voice can be heard off the field. Ever since this shit show started I stopped watching football, I hope it hits them in the pockets if enough people get involved. The NFL has rules for players to stand during the national anthem, and for the NFL not to enforce the simple rules can suck it. The NFL is just as responsible as the players. The NFL as well as players need to be held responsible for their actions. Rant done, boycott on boys!

Oh yah and Fuck the chargers haha!



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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2017, 11:38:16 AM »
I like watching football. I like music and movies. I work at a company who's founder has radically different political views than mine as do many of the people that entertain me. That doesn't mean that I'm going to quit my job, or boycott movies, or football for that matter. Why would I care? Let them express their views as I reserve the right to express mine. And just like them, I have 1 vote on the issues I care about. Football players do not make policy. While I personally wish they would have never brought this shit onto the field, I watch football as a respite from all the political crap going on, It is what it is.


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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017, 03:00:32 PM »
I like watching football. I like music and movies. I work at a company who's founder has radically different political views than mine as do many of the people that entertain me. That doesn't mean that I'm going to quit my job, or boycott movies, or football for that matter. Why would I care? Let them express their views as I reserve the right to express mine. And just like them, I have 1 vote on the issues I care about. Football players do not make policy. While I personally wish they would have never brought this shit onto the field, I watch football as a respite from all the political crap going on, It is what it is.


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You kind of make our point in your last statement...there should be no politics in sports...and youre correct they are able to express their opinion and when it comes to disrespect for the anthem and the flag we have the right to express ours by not watching or paying to see that type of crap this country is not perfect never has been probably never will be however it does happen to be the best country on the planet if people can't respect that and those who fight and faught for it like many of my family members including my father in Vietnam then they can go to hell...

If these players want to actually do something off the field and put some of the millions of dollars they make and the leauge to I could respect that but to just take a knee and some how think that's appropriate is BS. These "entertainers" and sports stars run their mouth but do very little to actually help the problem they supposedly so desperately want to fix. It's all for show enough is enough. Put some action behind it and stop the disrespect.

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2017, 03:36:15 PM »
Since I don't know them personally, I'm willing to take their word that they mean no disrespect to the flag or our service men and women. But I do agree with you completely that given their economic and social influence, they could be a hell of a lot more effective in some other way. All they've done here is piss off half the country and lose their cred with that same half. The other half probably agreed with them anyway, so I fail to see the point. But again, too me, they're just entertainers. I'm not offended. I do understand how others could be.


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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2017, 06:10:06 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 07:17:03 PM »
Since I don't know them personally, I'm willing to take their word that they mean no disrespect to the flag or our service men and women. But I do agree with you completely that given their economic and social influence, they could be a hell of a lot more effective in some other way. All they've done here is piss off half the country and lose their cred with that same half. The other half probably agreed with them anyway, so I fail to see the point. But again, too me, they're just entertainers. I'm not offended. I do understand how others could be.


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Them saying they meant no disrespect to the flag, anthem, and service men and women is kinda like telling the officer that pulled you over for speeding "I did not mean to speed" it's not going to make a difference as the officer writes the ticket...pretty sure everyone that lives in this country knows exactly what taking a knee during the anthem means and damn well what they are doing...

Anyways to each their own but disrespect is disrespect and should be called out and accountability taken.

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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 07:31:29 PM »
I agree with last part totally. This will ultimately be settled by the consumer. And last weeks Seahawks game was sold out. I asked any boycotters if they wanted me and my son to dispose of their tickets. I don't need to tell you that I got no takers. So I think that, so far anyway, popular demand is letting them get away with it. As I've also said here; I wish they would just play ball. But obviously they don't seem to care what I think either


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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 07:44:38 PM »
I agree with last part totally. This will ultimately be settled by the consumer. And last weeks Seahawks game was sold out. I asked any boycotters if they wanted me and my son to dispose of their tickets. I don't need to tell you that I got no takers. So I think that, so far anyway, popular demand is letting them get away with it. As I've also said here; I wish they would just play ball. But obviously they don't seem to care what I think either


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Kinda the point of threads like this is for awareness and to let people know they are not alone in there feelings of discust and being where the Seahawks are located that's no surprise as you said earlier they have half the country that agrees (libral left) and half that is just pissed off over it. Hey I live in California I get it but I will never understand it.

I guess that's why baseball is America's past time lol I know there were a few protesters in the MLB but nothing like the NFL

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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2017, 09:49:01 PM »
When I was in elementary school there was a Vietnamese kid who would never recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He would always stand. Even this kid had enough respect to stand up.

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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 12:36:05 AM »
When I was in elementary school there was a Vietnamese kid who would never recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He would always stand. Even this kid had enough respect to stand up.

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 08:53:30 AM »
Just another group of rich stuck up pricks trying to use their bs fame for their own gain.   Well said.  Hard to feel bad for the rich.   


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