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

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Get over Colon. Your moment as a NFL pre-madonna QB is over. Go buy you a used car lot, start a Metro based BBQ only metro sexuals would eat at, a Hair Salon ( that ones good right there, I don't care who you are), sponsor a youth basketball team in the Police Athletic League (ha).

A vast number of Americans do not believe you and your ilk's horseshit. MOVE-ON to dot ORG. ( I'm crackin' myself up)
 

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They are bringing the Ivory tower of the NFL to their knees. The brand will be forever tainted. Karma is a bitch!
ORIGINALLY a sport of manly, hardcore men, who started with No Helmets, only making $4-8 grand a year as part-time, seasonal workers.

NOW, Multi-Millionaire "SLAVES' whose single weekly paychecks beat 80% of the average joe's annual salary. Sued for more money due to brain damage and losing the millions of dollars they burned through living the High-Life, and wearing piggy socks, and wearing T-Shirts claiming Fidel Castro a social hero.

The Leadership of the NFL admires this sh!t
 

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49ers never recovered from letting alex smith go - so this flash in the pan could take his place. running qb's are good for a year or so.....then the defenses adjust and they are done -- seen it over and over and over. dual threat is almost always code for 'cant throw'
 

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49ers never recovered from letting alex smith go - so this flash in the pan could take his place. running qb's are good for a year or so.....then the defenses adjust and they are done -- seen it over and over and over. dual threat is almost always code for 'cant throw'
Jimmy G is the real deal! Bill has granted you guys a great QB. If he stays healthy he could be Brady-esq!
 

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be deposed alongside team owners and will have to hand over his phone in the Kaepernick collusion case
  • Roger Goodell, five NFL team owners and two league executives will be deposed
  • They will have to turn over cellphone records and emails in relation to the case
  • Among owners being deposed are Jerry Jones and New England's Robert Kraft
  • Kaepernick argues that 32 NFL owners have colluded to keep him out of the NFL
  • He claims that it is punishment for igniting controversial protests among players


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5054419/Roger-Goodell-deposed-Kaepernick-collusion-case.html#ixzz4xfEmaEy7
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FOOTBALL = SLAVERY? | Setting The Record Straight: Jesse Jackson
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Just three NFL players kneel during the National Anthem as the league honors the military during Veterans Day weekend
  • Fewer NFL players visibly protested during the national anthem on Sunday than in previous weeks
  • San Francisco 49ers' Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, and New York Giants' Olivier Vernon, all knelt
  • Other players who previously knelt or raised fists during the Star Spangled Banner stood this week
  • Players Association unanimously passed a resolution calling for a moment of silence in honor of Veterans Day
  • Group called Boycott the NFL asked football fans to skip Sunday's games 'in solidarity with veterans'


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1/2 empty at Green Bay Chicago - major rivalry always sold out

Atlanta Dallas also pretty empty in a game of the week matchup
 

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Just three NFL players kneel during the National Anthem as the league honors the military during Veterans Day weekend
  • Fewer NFL players visibly protested during the national anthem on Sunday than in previous weeks
  • San Francisco 49ers' Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, and New York Giants' Olivier Vernon, all knelt
  • Other players who previously knelt or raised fists during the Star Spangled Banner stood this week
  • Players Association unanimously passed a resolution calling for a moment of silence in honor of Veterans Day
  • Group called Boycott the NFL asked football fans to skip Sunday's games 'in solidarity with veterans'


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...and very few 'fans' were present to see it! :belly laugh:
 

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GQ names Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’

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Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's 2017 "Citizen of the Year."

GQ referred to Kaepernick as "the man who became the movement."

"Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise," the magazine wrote.

"But a simple act - kneeling during the national anthem - changed everything. It cost him his job. It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance."

Kaepernick in 2016 became the first NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem before games. He said he was protesting police brutality and racial injustice.

Earlier this year, the issue was thrust back into the spotlight after President Trump attacked NFL players who kneel during the anthem. Following the president's comments, multiple players began taking a knee when the anthem played ahead of their games and several coaches spoke out against Trump's remarks.

Trump then called for the NFL to implement a rule requiring that players stand during the anthem, saying their actions were disrespectful to the flag and the country's soldiers.

Last month, Kaepernick signed a book deal, reportedly worth just more than $1 million.

Kaepernick also recently filed a grievance against NFL owners, accusing them of colluding to keep him out of the league in retaliation for his outspoken views on social justice.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nf...zen-of-the-year’/ar-BBEUDZv?OCID=ansmsnnews11
 

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Nice eh? Anything to divide Americans down any line these reptiles they can come up with.



Dude seems like a self involved hot dog to me. "Hero" is among the last things I'd call this clown.
 

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Former NFL star Herschel Walker, who once played on Trump's lackluster football team, takes stand against anthem protest and commissioner Roger Goodell
  • Herschel Walker blames Roger Goodell for the 'upsetting' protests
  • He felt the players should go and protest in Washington if they wanted results
  • Walker joined Donald Trump's New Jersey Generals in 1983 before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1985


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Former NFL star Herschel Walker, who once played on Trump's lackluster football team, takes stand against anthem protest and commissioner Roger Goodell
  • Herschel Walker blames Roger Goodell for the 'upsetting' protests
  • He felt the players should go and protest in Washington if they wanted results
  • Walker joined Donald Trump's New Jersey Generals in 1983 before joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1985


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That's the lede?

Who played for Trump's lackluster football team.

Must've overlooked the three time all American, Heisman Trophy winner, college Hall of Fame thing.
 
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'Next time the NFL should suspend him for the season': Donald Trump blasts Marshawn Lynch for sitting down during the Star Spangled Banner but standing for the Mexican national anthem
  • Trump accused Marshawn Lynch of booing during the national anthem Sunday
  • He said the Raiders running back should be suspended for the rest of the season
  • Lynch sat as usual for the US anthem during Sunday game in Mexico City
  • He then stood for the Mexican anthem, drawing attention to the contrast
  • Elsewhere in the NFL, five other players protested during the anthem Sunday


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'Next time the NFL should suspend him for the season': Donald Trump blasts Marshawn Lynch for sitting down during the Star Spangled Banner but standing for the Mexican national anthem
  • Trump accused Marshawn Lynch of booing during the national anthem Sunday
  • He said the Raiders running back should be suspended for the rest of the season
  • Lynch sat as usual for the US anthem during Sunday game in Mexico City
  • He then stood for the Mexican anthem, drawing attention to the contrast
  • Elsewhere in the NFL, five other players protested during the anthem Sunday


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Lynch is a particularly offensive negro in that he's mentally closer to being an ape than he is to being a man. He simply can't let the jungle go!
 

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Colin Kaepernick and the Myth of the ‘Good’ Protest
By GLENDA ELIZABETH GILMORENOV. 20, 2017


LAST week, the editors of GQ named the quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year for his work protesting racial injustice. Mr. Kaepernick has been heavily criticized by people like President Trump, who claims that an N.F.L. player who kneels during the playing of the national anthem “disrespects our flag” and should be fired; others argue that he is out of bounds as an activist who mixes sports with politics.

The problem is that Mr. Kaepernick’s critics, and most of America, don’t really understand how protests work. Our textbooks and national mythology celebrate moments when single acts of civil disobedience, untainted by political organizations, seemed to change the course of history. But the ideal of the “good” protest — one that materialized from an individual’s epiphany — is a fantasy. More often, effective protest is like Mr. Kaepernick’s: it’s collective and contingent and all about long and difficult struggles.

Consider what most Americans would agree were two “good” protests: Rosa Parks’s refusal to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Ala., and the student sit-ins at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Parks, the story goes, was exhausted from a day’s work and took a seat in the “whites only” section. To the astonishment of onlookers, she refused to give up her seat when asked. In Greensboro, black college students decided to eat at the local five-and-dime and initiated the first sit-in at a segregated Southern restaurant. They were idealistic and perhaps naïve.

These stories follow a set narrative. They are “firsts”: the first time a black woman refused to give up her seat or the first time students staged a sit-in. They seemed to arise spontaneously when someone fed up with unfair treatment couldn’t take it anymore. Good protesters act as individual citizens, untainted by associations with suspect political organizations.

The trouble is that these stories are historically inaccurate and obscure just how protest in the 20th century forged a more democratic country. A narrative with greater accuracy would allow us to better evaluate protests against racial discrimination. Earlier protests, similar to the one that Mr. Kaepernick started, sprang from protesters’ associations with activist organizations, were deeply political rather than individual, and played out in unfamiliar venues in new forms.

Protests that change history have their own long histories. They are almost never the first of their kind. Successful protesters plan campaigns, rather than respond to oppression in a single, spontaneous act. Protesters often belong to organizations that lend theoretical, moral and logistical support. Protests don’t reveal previously hidden wrongs to an unaware public. Instead, they cast those wrongs in a new light. They fail, time and time again. When they succeed, they win only partial victories.

Rosa Parks, for example, was a trained civil rights activist. She built on efforts that started in the 19th century to desegregate transportation and gained speed in the 1930s. In 1940, for example, Pauli Murray, a black woman, refused to give up her seat on a bus in Petersburg, Va.

Though most Americans today look back on the desegregation of public transportation with pride, most white Southerners opposed it vehemently, and many did so violently. During World War II, white passengers and bus drivers beat uniformed black soldiers who tried to integrate buses.

A. Philip Randolph knew that the emergency of war meant that these instances of discrimination ran counter to the nation’s interests. Randolph drew on his long experience as a labor leader to found the March on Washington Movement in 1941. The movement threatened to bring millions of African-Americans to Washington to protest; when President Franklin Roosevelt promised reforms, Randolph called off the march.

Throughout the war, the movement continued to train people who became civil rights protesters in the 1950s, including Pauli Murray. This pressure influenced the Supreme Court in 1946, which ordered desegregation on interstate buses in Morgan v. Virginia. That case set a precedent that Parks strategically worked to extend to local and state laws in Montgomery.

Just as Parks had done, the students sitting-in at the Woolworth counter drew from a long history of struggle. African-Americans had been “stool sitting” since the early 1940s. Howard University students in Washington staged some of the first sit-ins, which involved movement-trained protesters led by Murray. Those sit-ins aimed at national chain stores that operated outside the South, just as the Greensboro sit-ins purposefully did later. The Greensboro students knew all of this, because they were advised by the legendary organizer Ella Baker.

White Americans’ deep investment in the myth that the civil rights movement quickly succeeded based on individual protests has left the impression that organizations such as Black Lives Matter are counterproductive, even sinister. The same things were said of the N.A.A.C.P.

Just as football players kneeling during the national anthem today must repeatedly insist that they are not protesting the flag, Parks and the Greensboro students had to fight against efforts to play down the stakes of their protests. Parks’s action was not about a seat in the front of the bus. It was about Jim Crow, a legal and social system of degradation. And as Baker argued in her speech “Bigger Than a Hamburger,” the Greensboro sit-ins marked the beginning of a fight for education, voting rights and economic opportunity.

Rosa Parks was a hero. So were the students who sat in at the Woolworth lunch counters. But they knew that their heroism was possible only because of decades of what Baker called “spade work.” They knew that organizations to which they belonged and that gave them strength were the most recent manifestations of decades of struggle.☐

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore (@GilmoreGlenda) is a professor of history at Yale and a co-author of “These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present.”

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Just as football players kneeling during the national anthem today must repeatedly insist that they are not protesting the flag...
I never thought they were protesting the flag, I just figured they were saving their energy for their stupid game that I couldn't possibly care any less about.
 

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I never thought they were protesting the flag, I just figured they were saving their energy for their stupid game that I couldn't possibly care any less about.
I never cared. I took offense of them placing their protests in face on a Sunday afternoon while all I want is some time away from that shit! Now they can protest all they want as I've found other things to do with my Sundays. BTW, I don't miss all the same truck commercials running over and over again in my face either!
 

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Less people watching players incur brain damage, I wonder if this CTE crap is part of the reason so many players end up broke?
 

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Less people watching players incur brain damage, I wonder if this CTE crap is part of the reason so many players end up broke?
It screws up their heads and they self destruct early in life. The game is dangerous but there are many things they can do to help reduce the risks. Instead of making better helmets and stronger pads do the exact opposite. Issue leather helmets and reduced shoulder pads. That change alone would eliminate 90% of the vicious hits that cause CTE to happen to many players later in life.