The Dallas Cowboys, together with team owner Jerry Jones, take a collective knee at the start of the Monday Night Football game to display their unity with… well, something probably. Stick a fork in the financial future of the NFL, it’s done; finished.The only thing that was saving the NFL from full organizational collapse was the advent of Fantasy Football Leagues and the subsequent betting and fan-based league play therein. Never underestimate the inability of any business organization to inoculate itself with idiot resistant policies once they enter the arena of identity politics.
Comments: Cowardly hypocrites protesting this great Country that gives them the freedoms they are demanding.
This behavior is not going to stop at the start of the game. It is going to be on the field, in the end zone, in the announcer´s booth. I cannot see any way that I can enjoy watching this game any longer.
WHY? I really don´t understand. I don´t hear white people demanding that there be an equal number of white players on each team. They get paid very well for playing football. Most of the people in the stands are white. They put out a lot of money during football season to watch the game. I remember after 9/11 when the entire Congress went out on the steps and sang "God Bless America" , land of the free. They were being patriotic. Saluting our flag and standing during the singing of the SSB is patriotic. What is wrong with these people! They are doing a disservice to America. Shame on them!
Sundance is absolutely correct again. Jerry and his ´Cowbro´ gangstas will take a mighty hit on many fronts:
1) "Bury My Franchise at Bended Knee" will be the book written about this stunt, which will destroy most of the Owners´ wealth. Their partners (no one owns an entire team) will be FURIOUS at the limousine liberals.
2) Mexican illegals, now being deported by ICE, form a significant block of merchandise buyers. Getting genuine NFL paraphernalia in Mexico City is next to impossible.
3) Texans already hate Jerry Jones. It was unthinkable he could be hated more than he already is... but he continues to confound his critics. He´s toast.
4) The already horrifically overpriced stadium, "Jonestown" will never again see a packed house.
5) Most NFL Teams will be required to move to new (aka "desperate") cities in order to curry favor with new suckers.
Jerry might want to get some gang tats and rasta braids, while he´s at it.
In addition to boycotting NFL goods and games, we need to be pressing the government on why one of the biggest and most profitable businesses in the country is getting tax exempt status as a non-profit.
Here’s my take on it. They all locked arms and took a knee for unity before the NA. Unity in support of exactly what, I’m not sure. As far as I’m concerned they all could have done head stands and played Indian leg wrestling in unity before the NA. But during the NA they all stood and locked arms and I even saw some singing along. Fantastic! At any rate it’s now 28 to 17 Dallas with 4:57 to go. Dallas kicking off. Go Cowboys!
This is a sad day for me. As a kid, my cousins lived across the street from Peter Gent, the Dallas player who wrote the "semi autobiographical" "North Dallas 40". He was our hero (good, bad or indifferent) and the Cowboys have ever since been "My Team"! (good, bad or indifferent) and believe me, I´ve taken a LOT of flack for that. Well, those days are past. I did tune in for about 45 seconds tonight but just had a funny feeling ( score was 7-0, whoever they were playing) and I turned it off. Sorry Cowboys, you´ve ridden off into my sunset... this IS a sad day for me. You know the reason... SxS
#15 I respectfully disagree. I´ll tell you what they took a knee for. They took a knee together meaning they were unified in their believe that America is still a racist country and that there is rampant police brutality against blacks! That´s what taking a knee meant to Kaepernick and the other black players. The message is the same only they didn´t do it during the National Anthem. You were conned as were others is my guess.
The protesters and the NFL are protesting the wrong thing. They should be protesting racism. Not the nation. Their efforts are misplaced. The NFL and the protesters have lost the good will of much of the nation, and its going to cost them. The NFL will lose viewers. The race protesters have lost all support except for the left.
Clearly a sign from the owner of the Dallas Cowboys that he wants his cake and to eat it too. The NFL is now about 80% African-American as far as their on field talent goes these days, and clearly no team owner can afford to get sideways with his African-American players if he wants to continue to have a successful winning team, because if those players will no longer go all out on the field for those owners, the owners know they will find themselves in deep trouble. The owners have now put themselves in a vulnerable position where they could have their pockets picked by circling race hustlers.
A slight shift away from the wrong direction: to make spurning of the national anthem the means of protesting.
Who is protesting the lack of respect for authority, law, and lack of cooperation with the men and women in blue who are being abused every day by growing numbers of citizens and illegals? The painting of the whole class of law enforcement officers as evil because of the wrongs of a small minority?
Who is protesting the dangerous dissolution of the spirit of this country, which is necessary for us to defend the rights of the individuals?
Apparently, these teams feel like you have some sort of mandate to watch and support them instead of them being there for your entertainment.
As the article says, I hope they lose "bigly", and the sooner the better. Let´s see how much activism the Owners are willing to tolerate when the stadiums continue to be half-empty or mare and the sponsors beg off.
I heard the entire NFL, except for one Medal of Honor winner Steelers player, stayed in the locker room for the National Anthem yesterday, Today, I decided the NFL is finis for me, at least until Commissar Robert Gödel apologizes and changes his policy, or there is a new NFL commissioner.
As Our Lightbringer BarackHussein used to say - let´s be clear: they are protesting the fact that Donald Trump outsmarted the frigid rape-enabler and won the presidency, making anyone who supported the frigid rape-enabler, even if you can catch a football, look like a damn fool. Instead of getting down on just a knee, they should be throwing themselves in the mud, where they belong.
I see the Cowboys did a “thing” by kneeling before the Anthem. I n OCS we called that quibbling. Sort of not telling a lie, but not telling the truth. Sorry you kneeled and you go to the bad side. It may not be much, but I will enjoy doing my part by having nothing to do with the NFL. All of it. It was not a prayer.
Time for the kneelers to put their money where their minds are and address income inequality by sharing at least half their salaries with the underprivileged in their local communities. Much easier to virtue signal at the expense of the national anthem and fans than to take a hit in the wallet on behalf of your less fortunate neighbors, right?
Millionaires, every one of them. I suspect they think us deplorable stupid citizens have a short memory and will forget about their subversion in a week or two. Not me. I´m an elephant who never forgets.
#4, at the rate things are going, the NFL will no longer exist in 2021. All these millionaire players will have blown their fortunes on fancy cars, drugs and booze and will be earning their livings saying, "You want fries with that?" That is, unless they are scamming the welfare system.
The NFL owners are being played by the Obama left. They are self destructing and the felons are soon to find out that the left does not intend to replace the millions they are about to loose. The felons would back to hell holes they came from and be a shooting statistic reported by their local newspaper.
It would probably drive home the point that the fans want entertainment not activism at the games if after the National Anthem was played the fans just walked out of the stadiums leaving the seats empty.
Shouldn´t be too hard to do, sort of like the ´wave´ where one fan starts it and everyone else follows.
I attended my High School reunion this weekend. It was my sister´s 50th. I´m not quite that old. During the opening assembly; we pledged allegiance to the Flag, we sang the National Anthem, and we prayed. This West Texas community is typical small town America. Progressives, liberals, socialists, whatever you want to call them being driven by Hollywood and the media are trying to rewrite history. We love G_d, our flag, & our guns. We don´t discriminate against people of color or of religion. There´s a group of very bad people trying to pit Americans against one another. The left´s promotion of identity politics makes for discrimination and victimization. It must be exposed at every turn.
Baloney. The heck "they were praying". Anyone gullible enough to believe that deserves the NFL of today. They were just trying to have it all. To play both sides. To stand for nothing and get away with it. It makes the Cowboys worse in my book. Professional sports and the people who play them need to see the real world. It´ll be tough because Burger King is automating they might find it tough to get a job they´re qualified for.
#42..No such thing. Jones and the Cowboys knelt in "unity", so said the announcer who never said anything about what the "unity" meant. After watching what happened around the NFL on Sunday it´s very apparent the "unity" was for the players who have the "right" to protest the National Anthem and to take a swipe at the POTUS. Enough.
Jerry Jones is a huckster. He´s playing some 3-D chess, too. His ´Boys STOOD for the anthem, although bent a knee in homage to whatever BLM myth this is all about. Jerry´s got this under control down in Big D.
President Trump is not a long-term threat to the existence or viability of the NFL. As the Commander in Chief, the President has a duty to defend the National Anthem, the American flag, and other longstanding patriotic symbols of the country by ensuring that they are not disrespected.
The real long-term threat to the future existence of the league are the leftist Democrats who would use the brain injury factor as predication to simply ban high school, college, and professional football or in the alternative transform the game into a non-contact sport.
They should have prayed in the locker room and just stood for the National Anthem and Flag. THis antic is stupid and shows just how juvenile those in the NFL are. Stop with this idiotic game. Just play your sport.
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