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Spike Lee Says It's 'Fishy' Colin Kaepernick Remains a Free Agent

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    I've never understood the idea of paying adults millions of dollars to play a children's game 'professionally'. Any children's game. Particularly when they're paid the same, win or lose. I can go to the local park and watch a much more entertaining game played by actual children ... and all it costs anyone is a couple of pizzas and some soda. And in the long run, those children will probably go on to be something other than a burden on society.
     
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    That's because enough people were stupid enough to spend a week's pay to take the family to a god damned football game. If and when that stops the number of players making millions of dollars will drop dramatically
     
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    Soulless bastards these pro sports figures and Hollywood pedophiles , how joe6pack can pay that kind of money to watch them spit on the flag their families shed blood for is beyond reason
     
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    The Joe6packs you speak of enabled the millionaires in the NFL by providing them with their undying financial support. Joe6pack is the only entity that can disable them by removing that support and he appears to have finally got a clue in that regard.
     
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    This is how I feel about tax payers and our politicians... no war was worth fighting since ww2, countless of servicemen have died, or lost limbs or their sanity for IMO, not a good reason at all under the guise of being patriotic all so the MIC and banks could exploit us further.

    If we are upset about athletes not standing for the anthem, then politicians should already be hanging from trees and rotting.
     
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    I agree
     
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    Monday Night Football ratings hit season low as NFL owners meet in New York to address ongoing controversy surrounding players protesting during the national anthem
    • Colts-Titans game was watched by 6.1 percent of households in metered markets
    • Monday's matchup saw a 13 percent decline in viewership compared to the Week 5 game between the rival Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings
    • NFL ratings have fallen amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding players protesting police brutality and injustice against minorities by sitting and kneeling during the 'Star-Spangled Banner'


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    Remember that every tenth percentage point means millions in lost revenue ... and the Stupid Bowl isn't all that far away.
     
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    Yeah. Maybe all 12 of us could go make a difference.
     
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    He's just jealous! Jacksonville Jaguars owner says Trump is taking his anger out on the NFL because he failed to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014
    • Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan claims Trump is jealous of the NFL
    • He said that Trump is displaying so much anger because of a failed bid to buy the Buffalo Bills in 2014
    • Khan said the president's attacks aren't about the protests but to hurt the league
    • He also said those protests pale in comparison to Trump's 'offensive behavior'


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    At Least The NFL Has No History Of Systemic Labor Strife
    By Jesse Spector

    Post a Comment / Oct 17, 2017 at 1:36 PM


    We are in the midst of the 30th anniversary of the 1987 NFL strike, a good reminder of how weak organized labor has been in professional football for a long time.

    The strike lasted about a month, and while it was a power move for players to walk out in the middle of the season, as they had five years earlier, management in the NFL only canceled one week of games. They returned in Week 4 of the season with scabs – the 2000 Keanu Reeves/Gene Hackman comedy “The Replacements” is truer to life than you might realize – and by Week 7, the strike was over.

    The NFLPA’s weakness, a hallmark of the organization ever since, was shown by the scores of players, including Hall of Famers like Joe Montana, Tony Dorsett, Lawrence Taylor, and Steve Largent, who crossed the picket line. Largent, as it happens, went on to become a four-term Republican congressman, and once co-sponsored a Lindsey Graham bill to exempt funeral directors and embalmers from federal minimum wage and overtime laws.

    It is because the NFLPA has never gotten its act together that players in America’s most popular sport do not have guaranteed contracts. The union has been routinely clobbered at the bargaining table, and isn’t helped in its public image by constantly having to take up the case of horrible human beings, as seen this week when Cowboys running back/domestic abuser Ezekiel Elliott had his injunction against a six-game suspension thrown out by an appellate court. That left the NFLPA to make a statement saying, “The appellate court decision focuses on the jurisdictional issues. The failures of due process by the NFL articulated in the district court’s decision were not addressed.” These guys can’t even figure out when it’s just best to take the L and move on.

    With all this in mind, it was heartening this week to see organized labor come out with a strong, if largely symbolic, show of support for Cowboys players after owner Jerry Jones’ proclamation that players who use the national anthem as a vehicle for protest will be benched. Jones, naturally, earned presidential kudos, but also a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board.

    The NLRB filing did not come from the NFLPA, but rather Local 100 of the United Labor Unions. Their chief organizer, Wade Rathke, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “We are trying to send Mr. Jones a message that there is a law here. The law here is that you have the ability to act with your co-worker. You can’t just roll over someone’s rights when they are a worker. You can’t bully workers on the job. President Trump might not get that. Jones might be confused. But these are workers with rights with the National Labor Relations Board.”

    That was last Tuesday. On Wednesday, the NFLPA followed up in a big way, issuing a joint statement with the NFL that read: “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith today and both he and player leadership will attend the league meetings next week. There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem. The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized. Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military, and we are coming together to deal with these issues in a civil and constructive way.”

    The way that the statement is framed tells you everything you need to know. The protests have nothing to do with the flag or the military, and when it comes to “important social issues,” what exactly is the NFL going to do to work toward greater accountability for police officers who kill without consequence? “How to make progress” is really, “how can we get everyone standing for the anthem?” and the union is telegraphing its acquiescence, in accordance with its organizational history of capitulation.

    Thirty years ago, players went against the union during a strike. It will be interesting to see, when and if the NFLPA buckles on this issue, whether players are willing to do so again, this time in the name of ending systemic racism and upholding the Constitution, rather than just to go get a check.

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    Without those meaningless wars we'd have had a 40% unemployment rate. The military industrial complex or Marxism .....take your pick.
     
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    I don’t want to get too far off the subject of football, but
    I don’t agree with your premise at all.

    I’m glad people are upset about the anthem and the nfl, I’m disappointed that there really isn’t any real discussion going on other than each side circle jerking themselves.

    I would like to see trump and company sit down with CK and company and have a commercial free 2 hour discussion moderated by joe rogan.
     
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    Donald Trump releases ‘Stand for the National Anthem Petition’
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    Donald Trump is continuing his attack on players who protest during the national anthem.

    Donald Trump refuses to take a knee when it comes to countering the wave of national anthem protests across the NFL.

    President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence released a petition demanding all players and fans stand for the national anthem and emailed supporters asking for signatures Thursday, according to the GOP's website.

    "The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support," the petition reads before asking for your name, email and zip code.

    The petition comes just one day after Trump criticized the NFL for not passing a rule that would penalize players who don't stand for the anthem.

    "The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!" Trump tweeted early Wednesday morning.

    While Roger Goodell said he believes everyone "should" stand for the anthem, the league will not mandate players to do so after meeting with owners, players and union representatives Tuesday.

    In a later tweet, Trump suggested action needed to be taken in response to the large number of players who continue to protest during the national anthem.

    ".@NFL: Too much talk, not enough action. Stand for the National Anthem," Trump tweeted.

    The NFL and NFLPA released a statement Tuesday describing the meeting as “productive” and a step in the right direction to "promote positive social change and address inequality."

    Trump has harshly criticized players who refuse to stand for the anthem, previously stating at a rally in late September owners need to "get that son of a bitch off the field."

    Trump's comments, however, only appeared to fuel the anthem protest movement as more players than ever before protested the national anthem in some manner the following Sunday.

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    Michigan's top cop fined five days pay for calling NFL players who take the knee 'anti-American degenerates'
    • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder confirmed Col Kristie Kibbey Etue is losing 5 days pay
    • The cop shared a message on Facebook in September belittling athletes who kneel during the national anthem as 'anti-American degenerates'
    • Etue apologized and said it 'was a mistake to share this message on Facebook'
    • She still has to work during the five days of penalty - just will not be paid for it


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    She needs to start a 'Go-Fund-Me' and get the money back.
     
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    So you think POTUS should sit down and have a meaningful discussion with some fake activist who wears Fidel Castro t-shirts and socks with pig policeman on them?

    What exactly are they protesting, police brutality? A black kid in Chicago is 100 times more likely to be shot by the black kid down the block than by a white cop.

    Last week in Chicago some 64 yr old retired black school teacher was shot and killed while sitting on her front porch. Where was Kaepernick? I don't see the Bears kneeling for the thousands of blacks shot this year. Nope, just a bunch of low IQ Mandingos who are stupid enough to believe all the anti white rhetoric going around from the race pimps.
     
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    All valid points that I would like to see addressed.

    Do you know why Kaepernick protests or are you making assumptions?
     
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    Anthem singer kneels at Brooklyn Nets game as President Trump launches petition to pressure NFL players to have to stand
    • During the home opener for NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Friday, singer Justine Skye took to her knee after she finished singing the national anthem
    • And while there was a slew of supportive cheers, most of the crowd booed at the singer's act
    • As required by league rules, the players remained standing during the anthem but it has been reported that the Nets did lock arms during the performance
    • The act of taking the knee was started by Colin Kaepernick, last football season, in a way to protest police brutality
    • President Trump launched a petition campaign on Friday in hopes to pressure the NFL to make players stand for the national anthem


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    No one was at the game to see this except the players wives and hotties on the side!
     
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    boycott nba. boycott nfl. boycott espn. boycott nyc.news.media. boycott j-wood

    all of them are inciting the most violent uneducated demographic to do even more violence against the good people of the US

    since they started this crap with trayvon there have been thousands of innocent victims
     
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    'Everyone stood as one': Ted Cruz takes aim at Kaepernick protests by praising thousands standing for the anthem at the five President hurricane fundraiser
    • Senator tweeted his observation after the Saturday fundraiser in Texas
    • Historic event was to raise money for victims of recent hurricanes
    • Funds will help Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
    • Comes as nation awaits another Sunday of NFL anthem kneeling controversy


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    Air Force One vet turned high school football ref is SUSPENDED for 18 months after walking out on volleyball game when player took the knee
    • Jim Saddler, 67, an Air Force One veteran, was suspended after he walked out on a volleyball game he was set to line judge
    • Saddler became upset when he witnessed fans sitting and one player take a knee during the national anthem
    • Saddler admitted that his actions may have been viewed as outlandish, saying: 'I guess I went AWOL. I feel bad about it'
    • North Central athletic director, Paul Loggan, said the sports officiate has worked several years for the high school's football, volleyball and softball games
    • 'He's a very well-respected official and man,' Loggan said in a statement


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    ^^^Fire the bum^^^ Let that go on his work record...
     
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    Agreed! She should be fired and incarcerated!

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    I see your goofy hat and raise you one combover...[​IMG]
     
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    I'm kinda sorta thinkin' that @the_shootist post went over your head? I could be wrong I suppose, but I don't believe it was about the hat.
    ...but yea, when ya got nothin', making fun of someones hair is all one can do I suppose.
    ...and just for the record, I don't think her hat looks goofy at all. It seems to go pretty well with what I can see of her outfit.
     
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    Actually you are both wrong, I said fire a sports official who failed to perform his job and shootist brought up the lady with funny hat, I raised him a comb-over cretin...[​IMG]
     
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    I say lets fire a Congresswoman who failed to do HER job and has no problem leveraging a family's grief for her own selfish political gain. A den of vipers they are! Try and keep up!

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    BREAKING NEWS: Colin Kaepernick to sign multi year deal.

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