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Giants owners blast Trump for ‘offensive
and divisive’ comments

New York Post, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/24/2017 7:04:47 AM

Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch had a harsh reaction to President Trump’s called for NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” Mara and Tisch said in a statement Saturday. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” Trump initially addressed the issue during a campaign rally speech in Alabama for Senator Luther Strange, asserting that owners should fire “any son of a b—h”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 9/24/2017 7:18:32 AM     (No. 11393324)

No, fellas, his comments were right on the money (no pun intended).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beca, 9/24/2017 7:19:47 AM     (No. 11393326)

I have no use for these men. If they were real patriotic men they would demand their players show respect. I hope the giants lise every forthcoming game.... and I hope people boycott every team but Dallas. Their owner won´t tolerate this activity. Bravo Jerry Jones.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bpl40, 9/24/2017 7:27:11 AM     (No. 11393330)

The Tisches are poster children for the NY based Left wing donor class. It is their money that feeds and nourishes the Swamp. Pay no attention.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tnorling, 9/24/2017 7:39:04 AM     (No. 11393339)

The players made their political statement, the owners theirs, and Trump his, all of whom have the right to say what they wish and the responsibility to accept the consequences, if any. I happen to agree with Trump although question the wisdom of his getting embroiled in this contretemps.

On the other hand I do think it underscores his patriotism and am disgusted that our president should be criticized for expressing it. The critics will regret it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Montwoodcliff, 9/24/2017 7:41:54 AM     (No. 11393343)

Tune out and stay away Giants fans. Besides, the team ain´t worth watching anyway.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: theoat, 9/24/2017 7:43:15 AM     (No. 11393345)

These protesters are losers, really take a look -- Giants, 49ers, Seahawks too this year and now a baseball player from -- Oakland As, Bwahha. Just shut up and play and you´re free to spend your time and MONEY off the field saying what you want.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/24/2017 7:44:41 AM     (No. 11393347)

Will someone please explain to these owners the meaning of the words ´inappropriate, offensive and divisive´? They haven´t a clue. The rich need not bother themselves with an education.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: G-Tom, 9/24/2017 7:47:47 AM     (No. 11393351)

I BLAST Mara and Toosh for being UNAMERICAN while using the taxpayers to provide them with a place of business. I´ve been watching the NFL since I was 10 (60+ years ago)Charley Conerly, Kyle Rote, Frank Gifford (although my fave was Detroit´s Doak Walker).

I NO LONGER watch every game that is shown and if there is ONE moment of anti American BS, off it goes and that gets easier to do, every day.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Montwoodcliff, 9/24/2017 7:55:48 AM     (No. 11393362)

Let´s take a look at just who is being divisive. Maybe it´s the guy with the Brillo hair, who wore socks depicting cops as pigs and who has the Commie girl friend who led him down this path in the first place. Now that politics has been inserted into the game, and unless owners take a stand against this crap, it´s curtains for the NFL. Remember the Falcons coach who said what NFL stood for. He said "Not For Long"!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 9/24/2017 8:02:42 AM     (No. 11393369)

Buyers beware. Today the NFL teams are a bad investment. After Trumps speech, Roger Goodell´s crappy come back and now the Giant´s owner, I soon suspect that the teams will be selling at the junk price very soon. The fans had enough, we have respect for our military and the flag, not these two bit thugs on the football field. Sponsors will drop them like a hot potato. Watch. This is the tip of the iceberg.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/24/2017 8:14:21 AM     (No. 11393383)

Hopefully the NFL owners that allow this nasty disrespectful behavior will go broke.

IF the Players are so IN for the supposed oppressed why are they NOT giving their paychecks to them?

This is all talk the talk but NONE of them are walking the walk!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: koax, 9/24/2017 8:38:54 AM     (No. 11393413)

The progressives say that those who disrespect America have a right to free speech,

but the President does not have a right to free speech.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pepperblue, 9/24/2017 8:51:15 AM     (No. 11393426)

Proves you don’t have to be smart to be wealthy; however, you have to be smart to ramain wealthy. Owners don’t understand that when you alienate your base, the source of your financial support, your wealth ebbs away — very dumb.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/24/2017 8:56:43 AM     (No. 11393430)

I am a YUGE college football fan but I detest the NFL and have for a very long time. Why? Because they have a despicable culture and are a terrible influence on our youth.

This "kneeling protest" is clearly an Alinsky Agitation but I keep wondering what is the end game. Obviously the continuation of racially dividing America is one, but is getting rid of what is quintessentially American-football-another? They have long been trying to do this by pushing soccer. I have my suspicions.

They will rue the day.

And once again, the Left, up to their usual schemes as D´nesh speaks of, is using those for their own ends which ALWAYS ends up hurting the very ones they claim they want to help.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/24/2017 9:02:24 AM     (No. 11393440)

No. The behavior of these athletes is offensive and divisive. And the fact that the owners are too intimidated to put a stop to it is even more so. High time that these overrated, overpaid and ungrateful dopes were knocked off their pedestals.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 9/24/2017 9:11:15 AM     (No. 11393449)

The NBA and NFL are now gang groups. We don´t watch any of them and continue NOT to watch. If people start not going to the games, not buying their overpriced products and boycott their advertisers, they will begin to notice the message. Money talks. The fans are the ones ultimately paying their obscene salaries. Free speech? Yes, just not on your employer´s time.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jj1319, 9/24/2017 9:14:58 AM     (No. 11393454)

Ken Stabler was very good at doling out punishment for improper play. All routes would go in the direction of the offending player. It didn´t take long. It´s called smash-mouth football.

Can I get a witness? (it´s Sunday)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jjlizzie, 9/24/2017 9:17:46 AM     (No. 11393457)

I must have missed it when the Giants owners were upset at Kaepernick wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs and pictures of Fidel Castro. I guess that isn´t as divisive as Trump saying players should stand during the anthem.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/24/2017 9:24:40 AM     (No. 11393464)

Couldn´t someone make a fortune selling tee shirts/ hats using that circle/slash sign to replace the word NO as in:
Football: No Politics
Baseball. No Politics.
Education: No Politics
Religion: No Politics
Basketball: No Politics
Security: No Politics
Healthcare: No Politics
Journalism: No Politics
Movies: No Politics
Music: No Politics
Law and Order: No Politics
Business: No Politics
TV: No Politics

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Uno, 9/24/2017 9:38:18 AM     (No. 11393478)

Patriotism and respect for the Flag and the National Anthem are as American as apple pie, Football, Baseball, Basketball Horse Racing, Auto Racing, morals, scruples, hard work, productivity and generosity.

There was never any need to "fundamentally transform" America except to weaken her by pulling her away from these ideals!

Fly-over America and President Trump understand this. Leftist and the Elites don´t!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/24/2017 9:38:25 AM     (No. 11393480)

The owners and commissioner are beating the tin pans as hard as possible because they don´t want to concede that a) they pay the players´ wages and control their contracts and b) the players are the only people they have control over.

What´s more divisive than petulant look-at-me displays?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 9/24/2017 9:40:12 AM     (No. 11393482)

The Giants team not only stinks - - it is populated by the most immature, self-absorbed cretins imaginable.

The Maras used to be a class act - - now they´re just another bunch of sniveling leftists. Good riddance!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Iowamarinesdad, 9/24/2017 9:52:17 AM     (No. 11393502)

So asking athletes to respect the flag and America is divisive but giving Americans the middle finger is not ? Ok, got it !! Makes perfect sense.

Sarcasm off.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 9/24/2017 9:55:39 AM     (No. 11393505)

I grew up in NYC.

Because of these unAmerican jerks disrespecting the flag of our ancestors, I have (literally) this morning thrown away my Giants memorabilia. It was fun. It´s over. I´m moving on.

No more NFL for me until those who would disrespect our flag are fired.

This country can have the politics of personal identity and go the way of the Balkans. Or we can all be patriots, as imperfect as America is, and thrive another 237 years.

Can´t have it both ways.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/24/2017 9:56:13 AM     (No. 11393507)

An example of NFL owners who object to President Trump bringing to a head the fact the some of their employees, professional football players, have been publically disrespecting the National Anthem, the American flag, and the country, while they are being paid big money by those team owners. The reason for that is to keep from losing a lot of money those owners will soon have to get off their butts and make a business decision.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/24/2017 10:23:19 AM     (No. 11393535)

Why don´t these media types just quote Trump instead of putting it in their own words? It was not a long quote. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a "B" off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired,” Trump didn´t TELL the owners to fire anyone. It was a hypothetical. Nevertheless, no one in the media is reporting it that way.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Avikingman, 9/24/2017 10:25:37 AM     (No. 11393536)

If the Maras and Tisch are so knowledgeable, how did the Giants wind up with the dumbest coach in the NFL, McAdoo?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 9/24/2017 11:05:52 AM     (No. 11393570)

“Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,”

Talk about hypocrisy! The black NFL Kneelers are promoting what the owners are accusing the President of doing?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jacooley, 9/24/2017 11:46:33 AM     (No. 11393613)

I wore the uniform of my country proudly. If sports teams have a problem with our flag, well, then I guess I have problem with them.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 9/24/2017 11:48:41 AM     (No. 11393617)

The memo has gone out. Robert Kraft has released a statement which mirrors this one.

The "Patriots", no less. Soon to be the Patriots, no more.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wsdiego, 9/24/2017 11:57:53 AM     (No. 11393634)

The players are the "offensive and divisive´!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Krause, 9/24/2017 12:15:33 PM     (No. 11393663)

The fewer the fans the less the income for the NFL and owners, and player pay will go down. The fewer the fans the less they can charge for advertising. The fewer the fans the bigger the loss for the networks that have made huge long-term contracts for TV rights. It´s all down hill from here. And, the protests are turning off way more people than those who endorse them. It´s failure all around.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 9/24/2017 12:19:18 PM     (No. 11393671)

Decide what country you want to do business in and abide by the rules, or LEAVE!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: paral04, 9/24/2017 12:49:03 PM     (No. 11393712)

What does the Commander and Chief of our military say to the survivors of lost men and women of the military when spoiled, overpaid thugs disrespect the flag that represents what they died for? He says what he has said. That is what. The NFL should be boycotted, and football fans should support their local high school and pee wee leagues.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: agrunt, 9/24/2017 1:19:38 PM     (No. 11393762)

KC ownership seems to be on the same side of the field as Dallas.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/24/2017 2:00:40 PM     (No. 11393817)

And the athletes insulting the vast number of Americans is somehow uniting us?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/24/2017 2:22:44 PM     (No. 11393845)

Trump is my president. He will make an indelible mark in history. Most NFL players just fade away. The owners and management sticking up for an overpriced entertainment, now mixed with politics is a stupid move and these fat cats who own teams makes me wonder how they became fat cats. Feral cats is more like it.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: winnie1, 9/24/2017 4:33:56 PM     (No. 11394001)

Mara is just venting because his team sucks.

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Hillary Clinton on Sunday defended NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, saying kneeling is a “reverent” position that is not against “our anthem or our flag.” The former Democratic presidential candidate, who was at the Southbank Centre´s London Literature Festival, urged Democrats to use the issue against President Trump. Clinton was embarking on a foreign trip to promote her book “What Happened.” She said people should resist “what are very clear dog-whistles” to the Trump base, pointing to the example of kneeling NFL players. “That´s what black athletes kneeling was all about,” she said in response to a question about ways to

NFL Hell: Stadiums Nearly Empty Across
League As Backlash Grows (Photos)

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Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Caplan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/16/2017 11:10:49 AM     Post Reply
If the NFL thought Americans would ease the backlash against the league — they were sadly mistaken. Photos of empty stadiums from around the league show how dire a situation kneelers have spurred. (Photo) Breitbart News reports: Note, that the Jets played New England on Sunday, meaning there should have been a big crowd for that game. The Texans, Atlanta, and Baltimore are also very relevant teams with relatively loyal fan bases. Yet, thousands upon thousands of fans no-showed or didn’t buy tickets for those games. (Photos/Tweet) Here’s a shot of the Jaguars stadium at kickoff: (Tweet) Photos of empty

Kaepernick Files Grievance Against
NFL Owners, Alleges Collusion to
Keep Him Out

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Legal Insurrection, by Mary Chastain    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/16/2017 5:48:07 PM     Post Reply
Former NFL quarter Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against NFL owners because he believes they colluded to keep him out of a job due to his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick first protested in the 2016 preseason when he took a knee during the national anthem. He claimed he protested against racial injustice across the country. The protests took off, with many players following his lead.Kaepernick hired criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos, who has represented Michael Jordan and musician Chris Brown. CBS Sports reported this statement from Geragos: We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the

Emotional John McCain slams ´half-baked,
spurious nationalism´ sweeping America in
speech aimed at Trump as Joe Biden
presents him with lifetime of service award

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Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Regina F. Graham    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/17/2017 8:36:22 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain warned against the US turning toward ´half-baked, spurious nationalism´ and jabbed at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics while at an event honoring the war hero´s contributions. (Snip) ´To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,´ he said. He added: ´We live in a land made of

How Hillary Clinton Still Can, and
Should, Become President After
The Trump Russia-Investigation

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Newsweek, by Julia Glum    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/17/2017 12:43:14 PM     Post Reply
Sure, it´s been more than 340 days since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, but there´s still one very narrow, highly unlikely and entirely unprecedented way that Clinton could become president. And it has some Democratic die-hards dreaming again. Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig offered a Clinton path to the presidency on Medium, putting forward a series of "if/then" scenarios that lead to House Speaker Paul Ryan handing the White House keys to Clinton. Here´s how constitutional law expert Lessig lays it out: If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or

Report: Kaepernick files grievance
against NFL owners for collusion

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MSN Sports, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/15/2017 5:15:35 PM     Post Reply
Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the collective bargaining agreement for collusion against NFL team owners, reports Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. Kaepernick has hired high-profile attorney Mark Geragos and is preparing to release a statement about his grievance soon, added Freeman. The free-agent quarterback has remained unemployed since his release by the San Francisco 49ers in March and has garnered little interest from teams around the league. This has caused some to suggest he´s being blackballed for his national anthem protests during the 2016 season. Kaepernick appeared in 12 games for 49ers in 2016, throwing for 2,241 yards with

We won’t give back a cent of Harvey Weinstein’s
tainted $250,000 says the Clinton Foundation -
we’ve spent accused rapist’s every cent claims
group run by Bill and Chelsea

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Daily Mail, by Alana Goodman    Original Article
Posted By: Lucky5- 10/15/2017 8:21:54 PM     Post Reply
The Clinton Foundation told DailyMail.com it will not return as much as $250,000 in donations from Harvey Weinstein, saying on Sunday the money had already been spent on the organization’s programs and used for charitable purposes. The foundation’s decision comes as politicians and philanthropic groups grapple with whether to return donations they have received from Weinstein, after numerous women stepped forward this month to accuse the movie mogul of sexual assault, harassment and rape. Over a dozen Democratic politicians have said they will give back or donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions to charity. The Clinton Foundation faced questions about Weinstein’s funding after Hillary Clinton

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