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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
says players should stand for anthem

CBS Sports, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/18/2017 2:41:23 PM

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor over some players´ protests before games. "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That´s an important part of our policy," Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York. But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem. "Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag," Goodell said. He said the league is "not looking to get into politics, but what

What a spineless PC squish Goodell is. That press conference was a total joke. Goodell turned himself into a pretzel trying to be PC and kiss the sorry buts of those on the left. The ratings will continue to tank and they will continue to lose millions of dollars. Kaepernick never should have been allowed to get away with his despicable behavior. It has gone down hill since because Goodell and his ilk didn´t have a spine to stop that behavior that clearly violated NFL rules.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky5, 10/18/2017 2:43:49 PM     (No. 11421794)

I hope more people stop watching. We have not made a painful enough impact yet. And now it looks like is going to seep into basketball.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/18/2017 2:46:25 PM     (No. 11421796)

NFL has become the National Social Justice & Football League.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: nimby, 10/18/2017 2:47:34 PM     (No. 11421799)

Keep falling......

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Reply 4 - Posted by: greatGreyhounds, 10/18/2017 2:52:29 PM     (No. 11421806)

If you aren´t willing to stand respectfully for our flag and Country, then you have disrespected me, and everyone who have protected Our Country.

I threw the disrespected in, so they may understand...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: trackman999, 10/18/2017 2:55:10 PM     (No. 11421810)

It´s all in the official NFL operations manual. Players must stand, face the flag, hold their helmets in their left hand and refrain from talking.Failure to do so can result in fines and suspension. Why won´t the owners and the league talk about their own regualtions? Cowatds?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: trackman999, 10/18/2017 2:55:53 PM     (No. 11421814)

It´s all in the official NFL operations manual. Players must stand, face the flag, hold their helmets in their left hand and refrain from talking.Failure to do so can result in fines and suspension. Why won´t the owners and the league talk about their own regulations? Cowards?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/18/2017 2:57:39 PM     (No. 11421817)

Roger Goodell should sit on it and rotate. He doesn´t have to but he should.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/18/2017 2:58:31 PM     (No. 11421819)

Roger is the biggest jack-o I´ve ever seen. Growing up in Jersey in the 60´s, he would have been beaten up after school every day.

The left is killing their sports and blacks can´t see it and are so dumb about their own history of the KKK Democrat Party. How pathetic!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 10/18/2017 2:59:18 PM     (No. 11421821)

Good. grief. Roger, as NFL Commissioner you should know it´s already a rule that players have to be out of the locker room and on the field, standing for the national anthem.

You chose not to enforce the rule when Kap sat on his sorry A on the bench and then started kneeling last season. And look what that got you. The multi-Millionaire Grievance League.

You and the petrified owners have made your PC beds with the BLM-SJW thugs and the fans are NOT coming back. And I say this as a 50+ year former football fanatic.

So, go ahead and be a post turtle, Roger, you and the NFL have lost me for good.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/18/2017 2:59:43 PM     (No. 11421823)

His word salads are more insufferable than Obama´s, if that´s possible.

We´ve discussed...commitment to...working for a year...etc.

No results, no decisions, no stance, no rules, no punishments, no enforcement.

Goodell is absolutely stealing $40 mil a year to say and do nothing. He is a coward hiding in plain sight.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Davids918, 10/18/2017 2:59:46 PM     (No. 11421824)

There is either an Operational rule that has been sited before requiring players to stand for the national anthem, or there isn´t a rule.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 10/18/2017 3:01:32 PM     (No. 11421828)

Sorry, Roger: not good enough.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: starboard, 10/18/2017 3:02:34 PM     (No. 11421829)

I wondered how did that guy ever become NFL commissioner. Then I remembered that his wife Jane Skinner came from a well known family. Her father was Sec. of Transportation and chief of staff under George H W Bush admin... Viola!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/18/2017 3:06:04 PM     (No. 11421835)

The owners are half the problem. They are tolerating this crap.

Just more victimhood by millionaire athletes who have no desire to put their own money or time into programs but demand that the white owners do.

The NFL is all but toast. Good job athletes. You have deprived your fellow younger athletes the opportunity to become millionaires like yourselves.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/18/2017 3:07:18 PM     (No. 11421837)

I don´t care what they do as long as they are not playing in the game after they do it. One knee equals one day suspension.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/18/2017 3:11:19 PM     (No. 11421842)

I wait for one team, just one, to come out in complete unity; owners, coaches and players to take a firm stand for an unequivocal show of proper respect for flag and our national anthem at every game.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Edgelady, 10/18/2017 3:18:48 PM     (No. 11421851)

Isn´t already in the rules to stand??

Why have rules if they are not enforced?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: califedup, 10/18/2017 3:27:31 PM     (No. 11421861)

When an NFL football game is played in an empty stadium will a football still make a sound when it is kicked?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rocco49, 10/18/2017 3:30:20 PM     (No. 11421862)

I don´t care if they have flying monkeys or elephants or ballerinas.....

The NF´inL is DEAD in this home!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SALady, 10/18/2017 3:37:18 PM     (No. 11421875)

Not my problem.

I will never watch another millisecond of the NFL or NBA. I will never buy another NFL team t-shirt again either. Wouldn´t wear one if somebody gave me one either. Too embarrassing.

So the commissioner can be as wishy washy as he wants. No skin off of my rear end. Of course, when teams in the league have to start declaring bankruptcy, and have to ask their racist thug players to redo their contracts for pennies on the dollar, I don´t see where that wishy washy spineless persona that Goodell has established is going to help him at all.

The NFL is dead to me. Don´t miss it at all!!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JustCause, 10/18/2017 3:39:41 PM     (No. 11421880)

Goodell isn’t enforcing the rule because he is a card carrying leftist and agrees with the kneelers.

No NFL - No Time

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/18/2017 3:47:50 PM     (No. 11421887)

Rogie, you are starting to sound like Obie.

Your message to the players sounded like "guys and trans, you must stand during the national anthem or you´ll, you´ll, you´ll get another email from me".

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Reply 23 - Posted by: citizen, 10/18/2017 4:09:18 PM     (No. 11421910)

Hey Roger, if the players aren´t disrespecting
the flag why are they protesting at that precise moment? Good riddance.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: trustytool, 10/18/2017 4:13:53 PM     (No. 11421914)

In other words, NO Change. Therefore, the NFL will continue to decline...in fans, importance and influence.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 10/18/2017 4:17:02 PM     (No. 11421917)

Let´s check back with Roger in another 4 weeks after continuing lost viewer-ship, lost merchandise sales and lost hot dog revenue.

It will be interesting to see just how stupid this democrat is.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/18/2017 4:26:29 PM     (No. 11421925)

It’s just common sense to most people in the country that the football players should stand appropriately, just like all other Americans, during the rendition of the National Anthem. There is a time and place for everything, nobody is saying that the players don’t have a right to protest, just that it is not the right time when the National Anthem is being played, and also that it is not the right place before a captive audience who paid big money to watch a football game and not to attend political protests by players that many of the fans don’t agree with. I guess that the NFL as a business also has the right to commit international suicide if they wish, because their disappearing fan base and TV audience was a big portion of the entities that paid the freight what allowed those players to be millionaires.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Pasann, 10/18/2017 4:31:32 PM     (No. 11421933)

Some black pastor was carrying on at a rally
in support of all the kneeling saying the NFL
was a plantation keeping the black players as
slaves..........I say the NFL should "Free
those slaves and...........Fire ´em all.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/18/2017 4:32:07 PM     (No. 11421934)

I think Goodell gave a wishy-washy response because of the lawsuit from Kapernick.

With Goodell saying players "should" stand cut Kepernick off at the knees.

I also think that Goodell is a punk, who is weak, and scared to address what the players must do. And that is Stand.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rolfnader, 10/18/2017 4:46:41 PM     (No. 11421947)

You don´t have to stand for the national anthem but don´t let it hurt your little BLM ghetto grievance feelings if I stand up and fetch the remote to turn you off.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: watashiyo, 10/18/2017 5:11:31 PM     (No. 11421970)

"We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That´s an important part of our policy," Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York. BUTTTT....,
you don´t have to stand, because we understand. Are they all on drug or they´re seriously mentally rheatharded?! This will really inspire the FANs to shut the NFLers down for good. ...and good riddance!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/18/2017 5:13:34 PM     (No. 11421972)

I am waiting for Bobblehead Goodell’s head to finally fall of. So much bobbing back and forth… Wussy.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/18/2017 5:24:43 PM     (No. 11421977)

Roger has a CYA moment. Too late, Roger.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/18/2017 5:43:08 PM     (No. 11422005)

They just don´t get it!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 10/18/2017 6:50:51 PM     (No. 11422063)

Flip, flop, flip, flop...

Now that he´s decided that he´s for standing for the National Anthem, he´ll probably flip the other way tomorrow, saying something like "You still have to stand, but you´ll have to put your right hand behind your back and cross your fingers...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/18/2017 7:37:32 PM     (No. 11422085)

Now, the real pain of all this nonsense is finally reaching the place where it counts- In the Goodell wallet.

Really, this is nothing but a strategy from the Alinski leftists who are seeking to destroy our nation. It has been an exquisitely performed stunt and has worked perfectly. Destroy a nations heritage and identity. Ruin everything that makes them unique as a nation. American Football is All American - that and baseball. Pro football was nearly the last place all Americans could find unity as just Americans- supporting our teams to the hilt, and politics did not matter. We were Falcons or Cowboys or Giants, not Democrats/Republicans, liberals or conservatives, anit-gun or pro gun, pro-life or pro-choice, or Gays, or blacks, legals or illegals or whatnots! Now, that is all ruined. As the leftists continue their onslaught on our monuments, our sports, our unity and our sense of nation, we angrily come apart at the seams. All that will be left is a sad memory of what we once were - - One nation, Under God.

I must say, though; this absorption and dissolution of my once beloved- Hell, cherished!- NFL has been just about the most successful attack against an American institution I have ever witnessed. Honestly, I never even thought such a thing could be possible. And here I am playing along like any other useful idiot. I sincerely wish there was something I could do about that.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/18/2017 7:38:37 PM     (No. 11422088)

I think players should all lay down and do Indian leg wrestling during the NA. Now that would be entertaining.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 10/18/2017 8:15:34 PM     (No. 11422132)

You heard it here first...
wait until Super Bowl Sunday.
That´s when the s*** will hit the fan.

Who will sing the Anthem? Will the singer "protest". Will the players kneel or thrust up fists. Will the crowd boo loudly. Will the advertisers be skittish. Will there be massive public backlash?

Oooh, Feb 4, 2018 gonna be interesting!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: arcady, 10/18/2017 8:21:02 PM     (No. 11422142)

He´s following the muslims, liberals/ democrats playbook.

That is, tell one party, the viewers, the "deplorables" one thing. Tell then the thing you think they want to hear.

And, tell the Owners & Players, something else. In other words, lie. (I see the Clinton´s press secretary is still advising you...lol...oh, well)

Sorry, NFL...the party is over.

Even when you fire Goodell, (with, I am sure no doubt a Golden Parachute). It won´t matter.

I suspect you figure your fan base is now, fantasy football players and girls. I´d say good luck with that,..but ...it won´t matter. That´s not a long term viable strategy.

It´s´s barely keeping your numbers up in the short run.

Let´s just see what hating on America, hating on your fans, and taking a knee on the country does in the intermediate term, and the long run.

The players better get their concussion, head trauma, class action lawsuit in now, before the league...and all the money, is gone.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 10/18/2017 11:14:08 PM     (No. 11422283)

How stupid are they? Until someone (Goodell) starts kicking butt and taking names and starts handing out punishments, there will be no improvement in the NFL viewership and sponsorship.

There. I think I deserve at least $1 or 2 million of Goodell´s pay for saying what he should have done an entire year ago!

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Once upon a time, Hillary Clinton thought the prospect of a presidential candidate declining to pledge to absolutely accept the sanctity of certified election results was "horrifying." She said so in a general election debate in order to attack Donald Trump -- who, at the time, was (recklessly) leaving the door open to challenge the outcome of an election most people expected him to lose. Chief among these people was Hillary Clinton. That´s why she excoriated his dodging and noncommittal answers on the question as dangerous to American democracy. (Snip for video)[Clinton] said she found “horrifying” the intimation he would

When ´Crazed´ Jackie O Came
to Dinner With Claws Out

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Daily Beast, by Tina Brown    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 11/19/2017 4:56:42 AM     Post Reply
While editing ‘Vanity Fair’ in the ’80s and ’90s, Daily Beast founder Tina Brown confided some of her best dish to her now published diary, including this gem about Jackie Kennedy. Thursday, July 6, 1989 Quogue- I love how New York changes so completely in the summer. It’s my favorite time of year here, sitting at my wooden desk before the open window with the cool sea breeze. The August issue arrived by FedEx. The Jackie O cover story, and Michael Milken’s rise and fall by Marie, is a much more commercial combo than July. To generate some summer heat I assigned Ed Klein to do Jackie to mark her sixtieth birthday. I asked him because he was always going on about how she liked him when he edited The New York Times Magazine.

Jeff Flake Caught on Live Mic Saying
GOP Is ‘Toast’ Under Leadership
of Moore, Trump

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Breitbart Big Government, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 11/18/2017 5:15:45 PM     Post Reply
Mark Osborne writes at ABC News that Republican Senator Jeff Flake was caught on a hot mic criticizing President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore: Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent sparring partner of President Donald Trump, continues to make enemies in his own party after calling the GOP “toast” while unaware he was still on a live mic. Flake, R-Ariz., was at a tax reform event in Mesa, Arizona on Friday night when he was caught bashing the president in a conversation with friend, Mesa Mayor John Giles. “If we become the party of Roy Moore and Donald

Congresswoman says ‘prominent’
senator sexually harassed her

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New York Post, by Ruth Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 11/18/2017 12:26:31 AM     Post Reply
A Democratic congresswoman says she was sexually assaulted by a “prominent, historical” senator in the 1980s — and “everyone on Capitol Hill knew” that he was a harasser. “Historical figure, hand kept going up the leg, I took it off. A women member was at the table, recognized what was happening, and said, ‘switch places,´” Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell told CNN. (Snip) Dingell said it happened in her first year of marriage to Rep. John Dingell, whom she wed in 1981. But despite the 36-year time gap, Dingell said she’s still afraid to name the prominent perv.

Dem candidate boasts of ´hayloft´ romp, sex
with 50 women in bid to preempt oppo

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Fox News, by Brooke Singman     Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 11/18/2017 4:08:17 AM     Post Reply
In a textbook example of why Facebook users should pause for a moment of reflection before they post, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor sought Friday to get ahead of any potential sex scandals by announcing the details of his relationships with 50 women. The sexcapade diary was in response to the Al Franken scandal, and included a hayloft romp with a "gorgeous blonde" and a fling with a "red head from Cleveland." “Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males,”

Former Democratic congresswoman
begs to avoid jail time for charity theft

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Salon, by Matthew Sheffield    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 11/18/2017 8:47:39 AM     Post Reply
Former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown asked for leniency from a federal judge in Florida on Friday. She faces a lengthy prison term after being convicted of stealing thousands of dollars that were meant to go to charity. In May, a jury convicted Brown of 18 felony counts, including filing false tax returns, mail fraud, and working with others to run a fake non-profit group. Her conviction represents a major fall from political grace. Brown was one of the first black elected officials to be elected to federal office in Florida in 1992. She represented the Jacksonville, Florida area in the

Chris Christie would have made a better
attorney general than Jeff Sessions

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Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Paul Mulshine    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/18/2017 5:11:52 AM     Post Reply
Gov. Chris Christie refrained from saying "I told you so" when he introduced Ivanka Trump at an appearance in Bayville earlier this week. But he had every right to, especially when it comes to the recent developments concerning his old rival Jeff Sessions. During the presidential campaign last year, the governor of New Jersey and the then-Senator from Alabama were among the first prominent Republicans to come out for Donald Trump. At one point in that campaign, Trump said Christie would make "a great attorney general" in the event he won the election. Trump went on to win, but Christie lost

The mystery behind California´s most
destructive wildfires: Who is to blame?

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Los Angeles Times, by Sonali Kohli    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 11/18/2017 1:06:13 PM     Post Reply
More than two dozen investigators have spent weeks scouring wine country trying to solve the mystery at the heart of the most destructive wildfires in California history: What caused the infernos that killed 43 people and destroyed more than 8,000 buildings? The answers will have wide-ranging ramifications for the region, which faces staggering losses and a challenging rebuilding effort. Losses from insured properties alone are expected to far exceed $1 billion, and the total bill for the fires will be still higher. Just fighting the fires cost $189 million, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Cal Fire is

What if Ken Starr was Right?
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New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 11/19/2017 7:04:34 AM     Post Reply
In the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody’s business but his family’s, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril. That narrative could not survive the current wave of outrage over male sexual misconduct. So now a new one may be forming for the age of Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. In this story, Kenneth Starr and the

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