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Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed
by NFL teams? Prove he´s not

MSN Sports, by David Steele

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/19/2017 11:15:36 AM

It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 11:19:19 AM     (No. 11194647)

Would you hire him? Not that talented and a troublemaker who drives away fans and probably disrupts the team (it is supposed to be a team).

This will probably turn into another racialist deal. His radical girlfriend won’t help (is she still in the picture?)…

Sometimes people set up the blackball on themselves. That’s Kaepernick, in my book. His game is now Social Justice. Their game is Football. For money. Shut up and perform or buh-bye.

He and Michael Sam could go somewhere and have a good cry.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beatlejeff, 3/19/2017 11:21:33 AM     (No. 11194651)

His stats the last few years is all the proof you need: as a quarterback he stinks. The Anthem nonsense is just a distraction from that inconvenient fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad, 3/19/2017 11:25:16 AM     (No. 11194656)

(A very unfortunate headline in our color blind society!)

Kaepernick tends to overlook open receivers down-field, upsetting the timing of lots of plays. His line cannot protect him efficiently unless they know what he is going to do, and the receivers down-field aren´t much use if the ball is not delivered to them on time.

And his political apeshit is a net debit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Velox, 3/19/2017 11:25:22 AM     (No. 11194657)

Of course he is not being hired because he is a problem for any franchise that hires him.
Just like hiring the openly gay player or hiring Tebow.
They chose to have a profitable business, not a left wing propaganda tool.
I doubt that all of the owners contacted each other to conspire against Colin.
He has damaged his star by himself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: EQKimball, 3/19/2017 11:33:05 AM     (No. 11194658)

There are unemployed geniuses out there because of an attitude problem. My cousin is one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander, 3/19/2017 11:44:19 AM     (No. 11194666)

#5´s got it. It´s the attitude. Employers do not need a ready-made headache when they can avoid it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zuker5, 3/19/2017 11:45:50 AM     (No. 11194667)

Prove I should care.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/19/2017 11:55:23 AM     (No. 11194673)

Fans hate him. Team owners are providing entertainment for the fans. Fans buy the tickets, ticket sales decide in the end.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 3/19/2017 11:56:37 AM     (No. 11194676)

He made his own bed. He can sleep in it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: edgar, 3/19/2017 12:01:54 PM     (No. 11194680)

Look at Mike Vick. This guy was toxic, but he admitted his mistakes and paid his dues. He made it back to the NFL. CK needs to decide how he wants to move forward.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 3/19/2017 12:03:26 PM     (No. 11194681)

Colin´s fate was sealed when the ticket sales and NFL viewer ratings took a nosedive after his hate-America stunt. The left can´t stand it when their sick tricks backfire. I wish the worst for him and all others like him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: daisey, 3/19/2017 12:08:42 PM     (No. 11194687)

Actions have consequences, and his actions affected the all important bottom line for the franchise. He did this to himself.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 3/19/2017 12:09:23 PM     (No. 11194688)

I´m not sure I even understand this article. Does someone need to prove something? If I were an owner I wouldn´t hire him because I don´t like him. Do I need to state why I don´t like him? Okay! He´s icky.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dwa, 3/19/2017 12:09:58 PM     (No. 11194690)

"Seems a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick.."

The NFL was already condemned by real Americans for letting this POS diss the flag and the country. Kaepernick put himself in this position so there is no reason to condemn the NFL for not picking up a racist troublemaker.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 12:10:51 PM     (No. 11194692)

That “prove it” headline is disgusting. Tends to tell us where Steele and MSN are, and I’m not interested in going there. As offputting as Kaepernick himself.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/19/2017 12:18:43 PM     (No. 11194699)

He is a distraction. It´s supposed to be about football and not Black Lives Matter.

PS: Has his girlfriend dumped him yet?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 3/19/2017 12:19:19 PM     (No. 11194700)

He´s not welcome on my TV.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 3/19/2017 12:19:29 PM     (No. 11194701)

Ditto #7. I´ve got news for Mr. Sportswriter-cum-social-justice warrior: nobody has to prove a darn thing to you; if you´re too stupid to see the picture for yourself, that´s your problem. The NFL´s problem is a decline in viewership, and they are doing a little something about it here.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/19/2017 12:19:38 PM     (No. 11194702)

The author is an idiot.

Kaepernicks "performance" includes more than stats which the author faintly praises as "not terrible".

Professional sports are ENTERTAINMENT. The ultimate measure of performance therefore is box-office revenue, not "stats"

If Kaepernick could make a team a boatload of money, he would be sitting on a juicy contract already.

Instead, more than one news source attributes a declined in NFL TV viewership to the politicization of football.

If the NFL loses half of its viewers, how secure does David Steele think MSN Sports, his job, or his income are?

Get over yourself dude. Football is entertainment. You get negative reviews, it doesn;t matter if you believe your performance is politically relevant. That´s not what the customer wants.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: uno, 3/19/2017 12:19:50 PM     (No. 11194703)

Let´s say the guy had really good skills as a quarterback. I still wouldn´t consider him because it doesn´t matter how good you are at the game if you can´t be a leader. As a Quarterback it is just as critical to be be a team leader as it is to see the field and hit the target. As a self-absorbed, left-wing, radical "victim" Kaepernick is not a leader of men. He´s a problem child.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/19/2017 12:19:51 PM     (No. 11194704)

Agree with all of the above replies except for one thing - I will never forgive Vick.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/19/2017 12:20:14 PM     (No. 11194705)

It is to be expected that Kaepernick would have a hard time getting a new job in the NFL as his quarterbacking record has not been that good along, with the fact that NFL Head Coaches who are trying to win football games don´t need the off field distractions that Kaepernick has a history of initiating.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 3/19/2017 12:23:06 PM     (No. 11194710)

They dig up the most obscure things about a Supreme Court Nominee and don´t believe he is qualified to serve, but a guy who uses his star power to disrespect the national anthem based on his socioplitics, is a hero. Let him go out for a draft pick on a middle east soccer team in Iran see how that works out.

We need to adopt a policy in this country of go into politics join an Anti American group or leave it. You have a right to say what you please and do whatever stupid thing you wish, but the public also has the right to not want you messing with their country or being part of the sports choices. It´s like free speech you can go up to anyone and tell them what you think of them, that´s your right, what you risk however is getting punched in the nose. Not being popular any longer is his punch in the nose, live with it!. Simple, anybody?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/19/2017 12:23:17 PM     (No. 11194711)

No team wants a troublemaker. It is not a conspiracy as each is acting independently.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 3/19/2017 12:25:10 PM     (No. 11194717)

Let´s see... The 49er´s won 2 of 14 in 2016.

He caused headaches and the fans to turn off football.

NOW...he says he´ll stand for the anthem. That alone proves it was a stunt to get attention.

Too late.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/19/2017 12:30:16 PM     (No. 11194720)

The cook makes some awful, reprehensible food. You don´t go back to the restaurant. I am not having any of this blackball nonsense from MSN.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/19/2017 12:32:37 PM     (No. 11194722)

tebow can be blackballed but kaepernick not? why is that?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kate318, 3/19/2017 12:34:47 PM     (No. 11194723)

Uh, ok...here´s a better excuse. Perhaps the guy is just too much of a public relations liability? A liability entirely of his own making, I might add.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2017 12:35:31 PM     (No. 11194725)

Like Tebow?


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Reply 30 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/19/2017 12:40:41 PM     (No. 11194732)

Crazed, bubble-wrapped, puny, leftist sportswriter can´t accept the fact that actions have consequences.

Lefties never grow up. If they did - - they wouldn´t be lefties.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 3/19/2017 12:43:26 PM     (No. 11194734)

#21 I agree .... and neither will I!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: blizzard, 3/19/2017 12:45:08 PM     (No. 11194735)

As #12 said, actions do have consequences. I hope he never plays in the NFL again.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MainelySane, 3/19/2017 12:51:11 PM     (No. 11194740)

Here´s a reason: baggage.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 3/19/2017 12:55:14 PM     (No. 11194745)

Wait for it....... brain-dead leftist sjw commissioner will intervene and force a team to take him in..3...2...1

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 3/19/2017 12:55:55 PM     (No. 11194747)

I sure hope so.

At least now the NFL is showing some smarts.

They blew it when they didn´t kick him off the field on his first kneel.

Everyone is talking about his STATS as if HE were the team. If the teammates missed the block, or missed the pass, because KC and his kneeling - KC would have bad stats and the team would not win.

It´ll be interesting to see the 2017 49ers. I hope they bounce back.

I refused to watch the NFL all of 2016 (didn´t really miss it) - 2017 has a chance to come back, if I don´t see news articles about, pig socks, BLM t-shirts, hands-up-don´t-shoot gestures and Kneeling.

These overpaid entertainers can bloviate off the field, like actors Ashley Judd or Robert De Niro (that I´ll never pay to see again).

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Reply 36 - Posted by: banal_resentive, 3/19/2017 1:00:53 PM     (No. 11194753)

Well, Mr. Steele, I´d say his odds of getting hired by someone in the NFL are better than the odds of an experienced, accomplished, known conservative journalist being hired by an MSM news organization.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: paral04, 3/19/2017 1:12:14 PM     (No. 11194763)

The NFL is in show business. If the fans are offended they won´t come.m Kaepernick turned off a lot of people with his anti-American displays. I want to watch the game not have some wild eyed radical make me so mad I don´t want to see it anymore.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: tearza, 3/19/2017 1:14:32 PM     (No. 11194767)

America does not want to see a privileged Millionaire football player who is to lame to stand for the American flag period...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 3/19/2017 1:19:12 PM     (No. 11194777)

Re #35: Actually, "first kneel" isn´t quite accurate. At first, Kaepernick just kept his seat on the bench while everyone else stood for the anthem. It was some more media-savvy companions who convinced him that taking a knee looked a bit more like a legitimate, "respectful" protest than just the flagrant disrespect that he obviously intended. It´s a pet peeve of mine because his cheerleaders in the lefty media quickly changed the narrative to indicate that he simply "took a knee" all along.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: smoolie, 3/19/2017 1:20:06 PM     (No. 11194779)

I was under the impression the 49ers were about to let him go until he started this, then they had to wait so as to not be accused of this very thing. That and the other quarterback was not very good and got hurt.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/19/2017 1:22:29 PM     (No. 11194781)

Agree with #21 and #31 - I´d forgive Kaepernick before I´d forgive Vick.

Colin is stupid and gullible but only hurt himself. Michael Vick is a depraved psychopath who killed defenseless animals.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/19/2017 1:29:45 PM     (No. 11194788)

The team managers and coaches will have the opportunity to draft young, healthy QBs, each with a world of potential. The QBs drafted will most likely used as be back ups, where they will have time to learn the team´s system and playbook, and make the adjustment to being instant millionaires.
Or they can draft Colin the Complainer. (He has been a whiner throughout his athletic career. UNLV was the only school to offer him a scholarship because of his size. SF got him relatively cheap, without having to use high draft picks to do it. (See Cleveland Browns, famous for drafting QBs badly.)
And finally, Colin can´t even operate on his principles. He says he will no longer do the protest stuff.
(Ironic that Colin, half black, was saved from the ghetto, or the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, when his white teenaged mother, abandoned by her black sperm donor, entered into an open adoption with the Kaepernicks. Colin grew up in a loving white family who tried to help him maintain his black heritage. He had every advantage.
Yet he despises whites.)

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Reply 43 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 3/19/2017 1:44:05 PM     (No. 11194800)

Given the author of this trash and his background, what can you expect. Black activist. Here´s his official site: http://www.sportingnews.com/author/27-david-steele

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Reply 44 - Posted by: greggojo, 3/19/2017 1:53:05 PM     (No. 11194804)

I don´t want to give a racist MSN writer the click.

I wonder if he acknowledged that the entire Kaepernick affair was responsible for at least a portion of the decline in NFL viewers. It sure was at my house.

Golly I´m sick of these snarky know it alls (who actually are so biased that they know just about nothing).

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Reply 45 - Posted by: franq, 3/19/2017 1:58:12 PM     (No. 11194809)

Monkey Shine News. Not a credible source. Don´t have to prove that.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 3/19/2017 2:24:02 PM     (No. 11194826)

I think the much more pertinent question is: Are viewers blackballing NFL games because of Colin Kaepernick?

(Yes, they are, but the NFL is too STOOOOOPID to figure that out!)

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Reply 47 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/19/2017 2:27:20 PM     (No. 11194828)

We can blackball Christians (QB´s, bakers, florists...) but we can´t blackball Communists?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: darling, 3/19/2017 2:32:39 PM     (No. 11194832)

He won one game last year. There is your proof. He´s not good enough.

Tebow was unconventional but won games. Osweiler was in his first year as a starter and won more games than he lost. Both took their teams to the playoffs and each won a playoff game. Both are spoken of as worthless, no-talent scum by the sports writers.

I do not feel sorry for Kaepernick at all. I think he started his "protest" when he knew he was on his way out, so that he could blame any ouster on that, rather than on his performance on the field.



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Reply 49 - Posted by: AltaD, 3/19/2017 2:43:35 PM     (No. 11194842)

Jay Cutler didn´t take a knee during the anthem but no team wants him either. So just maybe the issue is owners don´t want second rate QBs who are an emotional drag on the team.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/19/2017 2:43:58 PM     (No. 11194843)

No NFL team is under any obligation to hire him.

Note to idiots: One is not a "protected class" when one does something stoopid in public, time and time again, to the detriment of one´s employer.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: sinic, 3/19/2017 3:35:08 PM     (No. 11194881)

It wouldn´t surprise me if that moron Goodell forced some team to take this loser.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/19/2017 3:39:43 PM     (No. 11194889)

Given his pathetic record on the field and his more than pathetic antics I wouldn´t hire him to lick clean the real players shoes!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 3/19/2017 4:01:54 PM     (No. 11194906)

Kapernick is just in the wrong sport. He needs to be the bad guy in the mask in . . .

. . . Big time wrestling.

Sure he will be a hit.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: mythman, 3/19/2017 4:30:39 PM     (No. 11194923)

Can´t prove a negative, Mr Steele. Stick to sports, not logic.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/19/2017 5:50:55 PM     (No. 11194975)

I know this for an absolute fact: If Kaepernick is picked up by any NFL team, I will not watch a single moment of any NFL game next year, too!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 6:16:17 PM     (No. 11194992)

I´ve been on several magazines, columns, and comment sections regarding some news about Kappy. Never have I seen a greater number of people say they would not watch him or any other 49er´s games because of him. The coaches considering him as a free agent are only listening to them and deciding he´s just not worth the loss of viewership. The whole NFL suffered last year. I, myself, only watched Seattle... It´s called natural consequences. Maybe now that he´s gone the NFL will be more enjoyable.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 3/19/2017 7:44:29 PM     (No. 11195037)

Damn straight. He earned it.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 3/19/2017 8:15:30 PM     (No. 11195056)

hehehehe....he said blackballed....hehehehe

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Reply 59 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 3/19/2017 8:15:44 PM     (No. 11195058)

If Kaepernick wanted to express his dislike for America and our flag he should have done it on his own time and NOT on his team´s time.

Kaepernick is a superDICK!!!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/19/2017 9:12:41 PM     (No. 11195086)

Personal responsibility for one´s actions, whether in the NFL or in ordinary lives any town USA: what a concept.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 3/19/2017 9:13:04 PM     (No. 11195087)

He´s a has been David. You, on the other hand, are a never was.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus, 3/19/2017 11:42:09 PM     (No. 11195172)

Crapernick just sold one of his mansions for many millions. His ´girlfriend´ will stick with him just as long as the money holds out. Then she´ll be on to the next useful (rich) idiot. It will not be a big surprise if Crapernick has not planned for the future and ends up broke.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: SALady, 3/20/2017 1:21:51 AM     (No. 11195224)

There are plenty of other mediocre quarterbacks out there that won´t cause massive PR headaches for your team.

So why would you waste time even talking to this idiot if you want your team to be popular (which equates to profitable)?!?!?

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Reply 64 - Posted by: JimBob, 3/20/2017 2:30:20 AM     (No. 11195250)

1) From the headline: Prove he IS!

2) As said by other posters.... The NFL is in the ENTERTAINMENT business. If someone causes the viewers to leave, is bad for business, he is GONE!

3)MSN Sports: Why haven´t YOU hired him?
I believe YOU are blackballing him!
Prove YOU´re NOT!

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Reply 65 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 3/21/2017 10:38:33 AM     (No. 11196661)

I am a Browns fan. I would not be surprised if they picked him up. He is no good and a trouble maker. Right up their alley, sadly.

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Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 3:18:42     Post Reply
New research suggests a large amount of methane was released in the Arctic Ocean during a period of warming 110 million years ago and the methane "burp" points to the possibility of a similar release in today´s warming conditions. The discovery happened in the remote High Arctic, on Ellef Ringnes Island, about 500 kilometres north of Resolute, Nunavut. During the Cretaceous period, 55 million years before the dinosaurs disappeared, the island was deep underwater. Suddenly, from under the mud, bubbles of methane began to emerge as frozen deposits began to thaw. The bubbles left traces in the form of over 130 mounds that

‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran
died of throat cancer
New York Post, by David K. Li    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 3:12:00     Post Reply
“Happy Days” actress Erin Moran died of throat cancer, it was revealed on Monday. The coroner and sheriff of Harrison County, Indiana, said Moran did not have any illegal drugs at home when her body was found on Saturday. The 56-year-old Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on the iconic sitcom, had a history of alcohol abuse. (Snip) The statement did not specify what kind of cancer Moran had — but child-actor advocate Paul Petersen revealed that the “Joanie Loves Chachi” star had been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer. “She was in treatment and it was not going well,” Petersen

Federal judge backs firing
squads, guillotine for executions
New York Daily News, by Terence Cullen    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 7:48:43     Post Reply
A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines should come back in style as the debate over executions in Arkansas rages on. Ninth Circuit Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday, said conducting lethal injections is a sham that masks that fact that people are getting killed. “The use of lethal injection is the way of lying to ourselves, to make it look like executions are peaceful, benign ... like going to sleep,” said Kozinski, who isn’t involved in the Arkansas proceedings. “And they’re not. They’re brutal things.” So then

‘Crazy dangerous’: Elephant tranquilizer
linked to overdose death in Colorado
KDVR-TV [Denver, CO], by Anica Padilla    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 7:04:33     Post Reply
EAGLE, Colo. — An elephant tranquilizer that is about 100 times more potent than fentanyl has been linked to at least two overdose deaths in Eagle County, the sheriff’s office confirmed. “Carfentanil, which has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths in various parts of the country, has been located here in our community,” the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office stated. Clear capsules containing heroin laced with carfentanil was found at the scene of a pair of drug overdoses in the El Jebel area, the Aspen Times reported. The drug can come in many forms, including blotter paper, tablets, and spray, according to

African Americans get less sleep than whites,
an inequality stretching back to slavery
Los Angeles Times, by Benjamin Reiss    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 6:36:51     Post Reply
When we study racial inequality, we tend to consider factors that affect people while they are awake. Differential access to safe neighborhoods with good schools, decent jobs and unbalanced treatment by police and the courts surely have much to do with the stubborn disparities in wealth and well-being among blacks and whites, in particular. Yet it may be just as important to consider what happens when we’re asleep. Race shapes our sleep, a relationship that has surprising roots deep in our national past. African Americans suffer from a “sleep gap”: Fewer black people are able to sleep for the recommended

Le Pen, Macron win top two places in
French presidential election, advance to runoff
Los Angeles Times, by Kim Willsher    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 2:53:30     Post Reply
HENIN-BEAUMONT, FRANCE - The most fiercely contested, scandal-hit French presidential election ended as predicted Sunday, with a first-round victory for centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, according to projected results. Early estimates, based on results at several hundred representative polling stations, showed Macron leading at 23.8%, followed by Le Pen at 21.6%. The final count is expected to be close to that early calculation. (Snip) The words most used to describe the election were “historic” and “unprecedented.” The unheard of field of 11 candidates included a former sheep farmer, two Trotskyists and man who wants to colonize

Analysis Trump voters don’t have buyer’s
remorse.But some Hillary Clinton voters do
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 12:30:37     Post Reply
I argued last week that anecdotal stories about disillusioned Trump supporters were overdone. The fact is that, on a broad scale, Trump supporters say they aren´t disappointed. In fact, a poll showed they were more pleased than disappointed, by about 5 to 1: (Snip) A new Washington Post-ABC News poll confirms this — in spades. And, in fact, it shows more buyer´s remorse for Trump´s opponent in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton. And were the 2016 election held again today, it shows Trump would avenge his popular-vote loss. While just 4 percent of Trump´s supporters say they would back someone else

Warren builds her brand
with 2020 down the road
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Alexander Bolton    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 9:13:42     Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she´s not running for president. Her office says she´s focused on her Senate reelection bid. But she has the public schedule of a future presidential candidate. Warren will speak Sunday to the NAACP in Detroit, and next month will deliver the keynote address to an annual gala held by Emily´s List, which aims to elect pro-abortion rights female candidates. Both groups represent important Democratic constituencies, and the NAACP speech will bring Warren to Michigan, a key swing state President Trump wrested from Democrats last year. Warren, who is running for re-election in 2018, raised $5.2 million in

What it´s like to eat dinner at
the same restaurant as the Obamas
Business Insider, by Emily Cohn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/22/2017 1:17:22     Post Reply
The Obamas have been taking a much-deserved break from politics since moving out of the White House. But next week, it´s back to reality. President Barack Obama will be in Chicago on Monday to discuss community organization and civic engagement. As we all know, the Obamas have impeccable taste in food, so it wouldn´t be surprising to see the former president surveying the Chicago dining scene when he returns stateside. Will he visit the renowned Alinea? Or return to an old Obama favorite, Spiaggia? Last September, my husband and I had a chance run-in with Barack and Michelle, who were in New York City for their last visit as



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Judge blocks Trump order
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court. The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope. San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding. But an attorney for the Justice Department,

Obama Cashes In: Set to Take $400,000
for Speech to Wall Street Firm

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Breitbart Economics, by John Carney    Original Article
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Barack Obama has agreed to a $400,000 fee for speaking to a prominent Wall Street firm, according to Charlie Gasparino of the Fox Business Network. Former president Obama will speak to a health care conference sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald in September, Gasparino reports. (Tweet/Video) The huge fee puts Obama at the top of the list of speaking fees for former government officials. Former Fed chair Ben Bernanke charges between $200,000 and $400,000, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner charges $200,000, and former President George Bush charges around $150,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. Hillary Clinton received over $200,000

Earnest: If Trump Crosses ‘Red Lines,’
Obama Will Return to Political Debate

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/24/2017 7:30:44 PM     Post Reply
Monday on MSNBC former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest said former President Barack Obama would come back to the political debate if President Donald Trump crosses “red lines” such as using information from deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) applications to deport so-called DREAMers. (Snip) “I think what would motivate President Obama to re-engage in the political debate is if we saw the federal government start to cross some clear red lines in terms of long observed norms and values that frankly I think we have started to take for granted. One example that President Obama has himself

Schumer: Money for Border Wall Could
Be Used to ‘Give Just About Every
American Broadband’

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It was a message repeated several times at a Democrat news conference Tuesday afternoon: Republicans, agree with us on a spending bill, or we’ll blame you for shutting down the government. And it appears that Republicans, who control all three branches of government, are listening: “Now last night, we received a bit of good news -- not just for Democrats but for the country – that the president is easing off his demands for a border wall in the government funding bill,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the news conference. “The money is better used elsewhere,” Schumer said. “If the

Sean Hannity Accused of Sexually
Harassing Fox News Contributor

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Daily Beast, by Kelly Weill    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/24/2017 9:31:29 AM     Post Reply
Sean Hannity is the latest Fox News personality facing allegations of sexual harassment. During a Friday interview with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based radio host Pat Campbell, former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel accused Hannity of inviting her to his hotel room before and after a debate with a pro-Palestinian guest in Detroit. Schlussel said she rejected Hannity’s alleged advances and that she was never invited on his show again. Schlussel and Hannity were scheduled to speak together at the Detroit show, Schlussel said. But before the show, Hannity allegedly invited her to an event at a nearby bookstore. “He had some event at a bookstore

Entire Senate being called to
White House for North Korea briefing

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
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The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing. Spicer clarified that while the event will

Obama slams media that lets
people reinforce ´their own realities´

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Washington Examiner, by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
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Former President Barack Obama on Monday partly blamed the nation´s splintered politics on a media structure that lets people only listen to or read media outlets they agree with, which prevents them from hearing the other side. "Because of changes in the media, we now have a situation in which everybody is listening to people who already agree with them, and are further and further reinforcing their own realities to the neglect of the common reality that allows us to have a healthy debate, and then try to find common ground and actually move solutions forward," Obama said in his

Who Is Obama?
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American Thinker, by David Solway    Original Article
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Ex-President Barack Obama is the mystery man of American politics. Given the absence of a viable paper trail, nobody can say for sure who he is. He manifests for us as a figure of multiple identities: a Christian, a Muslim, a secularist, a socialist, a humanist, an intellectual, a man of the people. His lack of definable substance, his inner absence, has been an important political advantage. As Obama himself confessed (or boasted) in The Audacity of Hope, this layering of anonymities enabled him to “serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their

Then Again, Maybe
I’m a Black Man

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Taki´s Magazine, by Joe Bob Briggs    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 4/25/2017 12:32:45 AM     Post Reply
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—I’m loving all these Ancestry.com commercials where dim-witted actors say, “I thought I was a Tahitian Eskimo Mexican until I sent in my DNA test kit, and boy was I flummoxed when the results came back! I’m really Croatian with a mix of sub-Saharan! I guess I’ll be turning in my furry hat!” This is a scam I’m thoroughly in favor of, because it reveals, once and for all, the dirty secret of American politics: Race doesn’t exist! Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe for a second that these tests mean anything. If you believe that DNA patterns

Hollywood Director: Russian Meddling in 2016
Election ‘Greatest Attack’ on American Democracy
Since Pearl Harbor

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Washington Free Beacon, by Sam Dorman    Original Article
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Liberal activist and Hollywood director Rob Reiner slammed President Donald Trump on Monday and suggested that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election was the "greatest attack" on American democracy since Japan´s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. "We´ve had the greatest attack of this democracy since 1941, and we have to understand that," Reiner said on MSNBC. Reiner also suggested that American society might collapse given the pressure Russia placed on democratic institutions in the country. Japan drew the United States into World War II after attacking its naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941, killing

SEE IT: 60 teenagers involved in massive
brawl at Florida mall; 5 people arrested

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New York Daily News, by Minyvonne Burke    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/25/2017 1:45:16 PM     Post Reply
A vicious brawl, involving more than 50 teenage boys and girls, erupted at a Florida mall. The disturbing video of the fight was shared on social media, featuring a large group of teens pummeling each other outside a Rue 21 clothing store inside Orange Park Mall. The Clay County Sheriff´s Office said the incident happened Saturday. In the footage, several people are seen punching a girl on a couch. Behind them another group is seen fighting as a woman appears to try and calm things down. A third and fourth group of teens are also seen fighting in the background.

Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15
Trillion To Fight Global Warming

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Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
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A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. [SNIP] To meet that goal ETC claims the world needs “investment in renewables and other low-carbon technologies some $6 trillion higher ($300 billion per year); while the largest required increases – of almost $9 trillion ($450 billion per year) – will be in more efficient energy saving equipment and buildings.” That’s a $15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future


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