President Barack Obama said if he had a son, he would have to think "long and hard" before he let him play football and suggested he--along with other football fans--watches football against his conscience. "I´m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I´d have to think long and hard before I let him play football," Obama said. In an interview with the left-of-centerThe New Republic, Obama said football will "probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence" and that may allow fans to not have to "examine our consciences
Just keep alienating various segments of the population, you hen-pecked loser. And this is a career at which young black men have a better chance than whites--- and of enjoying a multi-million dollar salary.
You have daughters...change the rules so that THEY can play on the Frontlines of the NFL. In fact, just pass an executive order that Mandates proportional representation not only of women but of transgended and transexuals...add the NBA while you´re at it.
BTW Mr. President! Nothing precludes you in having a son,who you can mould him as a Trayvon or a football player or anything else that you choose to. Please stop running the lives of hard working people, whose taxes have given you and your extended family a "moochful life".
Typical empty, valueless statement from Mr. Obama. If he had a son he would not let him play football. But he doesn´t have a son. And football will "probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence". But he is still a "big football fan". Got that?
No wonder he won´t release his college transcripts.
More pronouncements from the One. He wants us to know that while he watches football, he´s not like the rest of the Neanderthals that watch the Superbowl and beat their wives and girlfriends during the commercials. He won´t hire women, or pay them the same way he pays the men, but he wants you to know he´s not like the Neanderthals who have declared war on women. He eats burgers and fries, but he wants you to know he´s not like those Neanderthals who eat junk food. And on and on. Your typical metrosexual.
To take a stab at the question #14 poses, I would say that we have a better chance of getting a correct opinion from the slacker on sports than we do on ANYTHING regarding policy of anykind from this guy. After all, he spends more of his time on sports than he does his job now doesn´t he?
Hey, for once he´s right! Other than kicker or punter, I would not encourage my son to play football either. I would not stop him from playing, but the track team or basketball team is a much better choice.
Cue up the trial lawyers...this is a tried and true method for poisoning the well of public sentiment against the evil NFL owners. This same tactic has been used against physicians, to promote malpractice suits, against car companies like Toyota, you name..you frighten a sector into spending money on lobbying, lawyers, and campaign contributions to stave off meddling by congress. Meanwhile, the trial lawyers attack like wolves from the sides,trying to thin the herd. Demonization is the tactic. Of course who pays for this? The ticket buyers and fans. I´m guessing Obama prefers soccer...
Why do we care what Obama thinks or says. He not NOT represent me in any way. He is responsible for dropping BOMBS on innocent people overseas, even Americans. Tell me THAT is Constitutional. I have ZERO interest in him. The NFL players are on the field VOLUNTARILY and they know the risks involved. ( Tell the President that most of them love to play ! ).
Bow-Boy, our resident pansy and consummate wossie, has once again...spoken...having never served either in the military or with any contact sport unless you include communism, socialism and community organizing and hanging curtains contact sports.
I don´t think this idiot should have anything to say about sports, but I can not stand football, and I wouldn´t mind seeing it go away. Maybe, just maybe, then I can have a meaningful conversation for more than 30 seconds before someone wants to change the subject to last nights game. UGH! Morons with their bread and circuses.
Maybe he can get his new Sec Def And SOS to work on the problem. Given their track record I guess the games could be decided before the kickoff by having a Palestinian woman and and a Dink soldier negotiate the final score. Of course all bets would be won by 0lamer contributers.
Liberals seek to control every little aspect of individuals´ lives-- the light bulbs we use in living room lamps, the shopping bags we use to carry groceries, the cars we drive, football, the entertainment many of us cherish, and what we say, even our very thoughts. Liberals want to silence all criticism, no matter how valid, of protected groups, particularly muslims, blacks and gays. For libs, nothing will ever be enough. They are relentless. Do as I say, not as I do. Hypocrisy.
Shut up and start with Democrat corruption first. Then you can spend some time reading the Constitution and perhaps enroll in an Economics 101 class. After that we´ll allow you to inquire about the rules in football.
As one of the toughest line backers to ever play in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jack Lambert once famously said, just have the quarterback wear a dress. Maybe Obama would know about that being a sissy momma´s boy. What a pathetic sissy nick name for a kitty cat.
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