Boycott The NFL

Far be it for me to suggest how someone lives their life – because really, I’m a nobody (less than a nobody) – but after this week’s National Anthem protests, I cannot in good conscience watch, listen to, or otherwise support the National Football League.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will remain in their locker room during the National Anthem ahead of their game Sunday against the Chicago Bears.

To be clear, I have not watched the NFL since 2015, but I’m at a point now where I am tossing anything NFL in the dumpster. The quote The Dark Knight Rises, the league has my permission to die.

The Steelers players made the decision following a meeting with head coach Mike Tomlin. The team will hold a “ceremonial unification” in the locker room during the Anthem. Numerous players for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens kneeled during the Anthem prior to their came at Wembley Stadium in London.

The Jaguars and Ravens took a knee during the National Anthem, then stood for God Save the Queen. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy – the same clown who “allegedly” assaulted Philadelphia police officers in 2016 – sat down and stretched during the Anthem. Many players, including some from the Eagles, raised their fists in a Black Power salute. F**k them all.

My great uncle survived Pearl Harbor. My father was a Philadelphia firefighter. I was raised, correctly, to believe America was the greatest country in the world. I was raised to respect this country and its traditions. As a college graduate, I had many career choices, but I decided to become a police officer to serve my city and its citizens. I swore an oath to the Constitution to uphold the law. I love this country, and the stars and stripes flies on our flagpole daily.

What these billionaires are doing wounds me to the core, and I will do everything in my power to ensure the NFL will not see another dime. It is my sincere hope the NFL suffers mightily for this, and the fans abandon them in droves. /rant.

UPDATE: Disregard my comment below about the Cowboys. Jerry Jones and the team took a knee tonight. F them all. Oh, and the lone Steeler who stood for the Anthem apologized for doing so today, claiming he felt “embarrassed” to be standing… for the National Anthem!

The real solution to this problem can be found below the fold…

My neighbor Denny has an excellent post about this nonsense at his blog as well. Check it out.

15 thoughts on “Boycott The NFL

  1. Since the snewz doesn’t seem that interested in reporting it, 1 of the Steelers player did a walk out. As in, former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva walked out of the locker room, onto the field, and stood with his hand over his heart during the anthem.

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  2. For the life of me, I do not understand why many people think this is a free speech issue, when any employer can regulate speech during work time. If I exhibited this kind of behavior at my work during work time, I’d have lost my job long before I had the chance to retire. I don’t disagree that any of them can protest all they want on their own time and I would defend their right to do so. That said, I hope all of them continue on their suicidal mission to destroy professional sports, especially pro football. I don’t deny that there is much physical action between all these large physically fit “men” but for the most part, they are a bunch of girlie men with no sense at all about their manhood. Alejandro Villanueva is a true man and a true patriot and I salute him. I imagine that Pat Tillman is rolling over in his grave at these special little butt hurt snowflakes. Like Wyatt, I gave up on the NFL a couple of years ago and have no plans to ever return to watching the games. The sooner these players lose their livelihood through their divisive protests, the better. Oh, and on a separate note, even though I don’t watch anymore, I’ve ALWAYS hated the Dallas Cowboys and never cared much for Jerry Jones. They are now my new favorite team since he’s told his employees they need to opt out of this nonsense.

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  3. MelP – And he’s paying a price for it. The coach and a few players blasted him for his actions. Another reason the NFL must die.

    Metoo – As am I. Watching the University of Arizona, Florida, Auburn, and the University of Pittsburgh (my niece’s school).

    RG – Agreed. My youngest two boys love the Cowboys, and I will allow them to watch their games as long as they avoid the protests. The players have the right to free speech, but the fans have the right to not support them, and the owners have the right to suspend/fire them.

    Oh, and for the record, NASCAR said any driver or crew member who protests the National Anthem will be fired. It’s why i love racing.

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    1. Y’know, I don’t have any problems with people taking a knee during NASCAR. As long as they do it DURING the race…on the blacktop…if you know what I mean. 😉

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  4. with ya 100%…college football and NASCAR….saw 2 douches sitting down at high school football on Friday night..female in her 50’s and a male snowflake in 20’s…I restrained myself..with glares from the wife

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  5. I used to be a fan of the New Orleans Saints when I lived there (even during their 1 and 15 season), the Houston Oilers when I lived there, and eventually the Dallas Cowgirls. Then I did a decade working overseas and started watching rugby, cricket (yeah, I know the real rules and the “Rules for Foreigners”), and Formula 1 racing. I never got into NASCAR, it made my head spin for some reason.

    For those of you who don’t know the Rules of Cricket as explained to Foreigners, from the http://www.intermain.org.uk website:

    You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

    See how easy cricket is to understand? 🙂

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  6. INPiker – One of the soccer moms on Erik’s team has a boyfriend who is a football referee. He was working an 8th grade – 8TH GRADE! – game where the entire team kneeled during the Anthem. To his great credit, he walked off the field and canceled the game, then called the league to tell them what happened.

    TXNick – My neighborhood has a large Indian population, and many of them play cricket at the playground two blocks away. Looks fun, but it doesn’t look easy.

    Oh, and in case you missed it, Drew Brees talked after yesterday’s game and said, yes, America does does have inequality for immigrants, women, minorities, etc. It was sickening.

    The only team who I have a modicum of respect for is Dallas, because – so far – Jerry Jones is a stand-up guy.

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  7. You all might find this article to be of interest…

    https://news.grabien.com/story-roger-goodell-ignoring-leagues-own-rule-book-letting-players

    The rules are found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual:
    The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

    It would be nice if people who still gave a shit about the NFL started a big movement to rid the league of the biggest cancer of all – Roger Goodell himself. Along with being a cancer eating away at the NFL, he’s just a slimey liberal asshole.

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  8. My ‘Hawks jerseys, 12th Man stickers, flag and anything else ‘Hawks or NFL related went out with the trash this morning.
    F*ck it, I’m done.

    Instead of wasting my time watching those big bunch of overpaid SJW crybullies, my son and I loaded up the Jeep and went hiking the Iron Goat Trail yesterday.

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  9. Mushdogs – Excellent! The best part of this is I can free up hours of free time on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays now. The only NFL items I have left are my autographed John Elway photo and mini helmet – because I’d rather sell them.

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  10. Doc – Mine too. Dale Earnhardt, Jr is also persona non grata after coming out in support of this nonsense. I’m actually glad this is his final year racing. Damned sure his father wouldn’t have tolerated this NFL nonsense.

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