A Collusion Case We Can All Support

While the leftist media continues to drool over the alleged Trump-Russia collusion nothingburger, another collusion case is being fought between cop-hating, sub-par quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the National Football League.

The case, if some pundits are correct, could spell the beginning of the end of the NFL; a league which is already hemorrhaging fans and viewers.

In a landmark ruling that substantially alters the complexion of the collusion grievance brought by Colin Kaepernick, arbitrator Stephen Burbank has denied the NFL’s request for summary judgment. Burbank’s ruling means that, absent a negotiated settlement between Kaepernick and the NFL, Kaepernick’s grievance will proceed to a trial-like hearing before Burbank later this year. Burbank’s ruling also indicates that all 32 teams remain parties in the grievance. This is a subtle but potentially groundbreaking point since if Burbank finds that 14 or more teams engaged in collusion, the NFLPA could acquire the option of terminating the collective bargaining agreement.

Wow, I think I just had my first real orgasm.

The “genuine issue” is whether Kaepernick has been victimized by collusion, which in this context refers to two or more teams, or the league and at least one team, conspiring to deprive Kaepernick of his collectively bargained right to sign with a team. Kaepernick, who earlier in his career led the 49ers to a division championship and a Super Bowl appearance, contends that teams have conspired to keep him out of the NFL. They have allegedly done so on account of the controversy surrounding his kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.

Kaepernick’s claim is ridiculous. The Denver Broncos offered Kaepernick a contract after he was released by San Francisco, and he declined, claiming the $7 million contract was not enough. Additionally, there are many NFL players who continue to take a knee during the National Anthem, while others raise Black Power fists. These players are still gainfully employed.

A key element of Kaepernick’s argument is that owners are fearful about the capacity and the willingness of President Donald Trump—an ardent critic of Kaepernick and of other players who kneel during the anthem—to damage the league’s business and legal interests.

Oh, I get it; the cops-as-pigs socks, the kneeling, and the Black Power fists are all Donald Trump’s fault. The fact of the matter is the NFL’s wounds have all been self-inflicted, and it is my sincere hope Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case forces the National Football League to bleed out.

11 thoughts on “A Collusion Case We Can All Support

  1. Didn’t this crap start during the last president’s time in office? So, that means that Colon predicted Trump’s win. IT’S ALL HIS FAULT!

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  2. I’ve pretty much forgotten the NFL so much that I seldom even read any of the crap about their protests. I just don’t give a crap about the NFL, their teams, their players, or their owners. I see nothing but spoiled and entitled pussies on both sides of the table. I’ve moved on to putting my time to better use. I don’t even care if Crapernick wins or loses, other than hoping that whatever outcome, it helps the demise of the NFL so everyone involved ends up unemployed.

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  3. A pity that in the end it will be the taxpayers who really lose. Think of all the multi-million dollar stadiums that were built for the NFL team owners and their spoiled brats.

    Maybe we could demand they bring professional rugby to the states. Now THAT is a real kickbutt game.

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  4. Cathy – I would be, too, but I’d like him to take down the NFL before he crashes.

    MelP – Maybe we should thank him… and ask him to check his privilege.

    RG – Agreed. The game wasn’t televised, but my niece’s school – Pitt – won today, and I currently have the Arizona Wildcats on in the background. They’re the only two college teams I follow. The NFL? Screw them.

    TXNick – Yep. Use the stadiums for rugby, soccer and lacrosse. The kids and I have e\been to the Eagles stadium a number of times, and never for football.

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  5. He left SF with time still on his contract and is now suing because he can’t land a job?! Pretty sure Tampa Bay and Baltimore offered him a job and he turned them down. The NFL should be granted summary judgement against this turd.

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  6. Doc – Your words to the judge’s ears.

    Ingineer – The Broncos did, as well. He also turned that down.

    Rob – Definitely the Broncos, and Ingineer believes Baltimore and Tampa Bay. But hey, why ruin a good narrative with facts?

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  7. From an e-mail I received this morning:

    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 likeminded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.

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