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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 8/25/2020 8:39:14 AM

The NFL is preparing to end the use of military honor guards to present the American flag ahead of the national anthem, according to reports. A league source claims that the policy benching military, federal, and police guards is part of its COVID-19 response, according to Front Office Sports. “They won’t be on the field,” a source told the site. “That could change as the season progresses. But that’s the plan at the beginning.” It appears that there will be no flags on the field and the flag will only appear on electronic scoreboards during the playing of the national anthem, at least for the beginning of the season.


Need ANOTHER reason to not watch professional football???

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hershey 8/25/2020 8:41:05 AM (No. 520129)
Another nail in their coffin, as if they needed more...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tangles 8/25/2020 8:43:40 AM (No. 520132)
The honor guards dropped the nfl.
50 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 8/25/2020 8:47:06 AM (No. 520139)
No honor at the National Felons League so no Honor Guard. Is there a problem? Who cares what these overpaid thugs do anyway.
67 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/25/2020 8:48:16 AM (No. 520140)
This is an unworthy thought, but I think I'm going to enjoy watching them slip into obscurity and bankruptcy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/25/2020 8:54:04 AM (No. 520146)
Not to mention them eventually suing each other over who killed their golden goose. Should be fun to watch.
48 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Madinmaryland 8/25/2020 8:57:19 AM (No. 520150)
So sad. A sport that professes to be tough and violent can’t stand up to bullies? The loudmouths are large adolescent bullies. Management are wusses.
34 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 8/25/2020 8:59:01 AM (No. 520154)
I used to care about football. If they bow to anti-American groups, they've decided to destroy the franchise.
36 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: LanceLink1 8/25/2020 8:59:13 AM (No. 520156)
The nfl? They're still around?
33 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 8/25/2020 8:59:30 AM (No. 520157)
Didn't think I could hate the NFL any more... Wrong again!
41 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: jhpeters2 8/25/2020 8:59:37 AM (No. 520158)
The professional football season will go out with a whisper. I think the folks who command the honor guards are aware of that fact. In the coming years, when pro football is broadcast, the ratings will dwindle. The left and their hired help will suddenly find a new way of measuring viewers. Not by eyeballs, but by how many truly "woke" are watching. It will then simply become a social credit system. Watch a game? Earn free rap songs, free Colt 45, free tattoos. Soon it after that failure it will be the encouragement of viewers to realize 78 virgins when they die for the cause.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DEW JR 78 8/25/2020 9:01:04 AM (No. 520160)
I won't be watching any professional sports at all, so what these SJWs' do or don't put on will not matter. These fools have sure managed to destroy what was a very good business.
42 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Catfur27 8/25/2020 9:04:46 AM (No. 520162)
Years from now students at Business Schools will be reading case studies ( online, of course....DR. Fauci has closed schools for almost a decade) of "How The NFL Killed One Of The Most Profitable Industries Ever"......and this latest moronic move will be one chapter. P.S....even though I'm not of fan of him or his team, I'll bet Jerry Jones and The Dallas Cowboys do not go along with this slap in the face of real Americans .
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Reply 13 - Posted by: worried 8/25/2020 9:08:36 AM (No. 520166)
Next they will be playing the L’Internationale, instead of our national anthem. Won't matter, because no one will be watching.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/25/2020 9:13:57 AM (No. 520176)
What is the nfl?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chance_232 8/25/2020 9:14:41 AM (No. 520178)
Lets be honest. This has nothing to do with covid. This has everything to do with BLM. You will notice that they left themselves a way out when the ratings tank.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: lakerman1 8/25/2020 9:16:20 AM (No. 520179)
Goodell, the NFL commissioner, is a quisling. His dad, Senator Charles, Goodell, would be ashamed of him.
27 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/25/2020 9:27:42 AM (No. 520195)
I won't know because I haven't watch a game in five seasons. I couldn't tell you who the Super Bowl champion is that's how little I know about the BLM league. I can say this in a few more seasons that millionaire players will be negotiating to play for 15K a year not millions with no viewers. They'll be playing for and among themselves with no advertisements well maybe Starbucks and Dick's Sporting Goods. I just don't care about the NFL, MLB and the NBA there's nothing that'll bring the angry African warlords back like Lebron James the worst of them all.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/25/2020 9:28:37 AM (No. 520198)
Good. The military / government / taxpayer will stop paying the NFL for them to show up. There's a scandal that needs to be discussed.
18 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: bobn.t 8/25/2020 9:35:50 AM (No. 520208)
"is part of its COVID-19 response" - blame it on covid. Couldn't be the pansy asped commissioner falling over to liberal wishes. No more NFL in my house.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: padiva 8/25/2020 9:41:40 AM (No. 520213)
No more taxpayer funding for stadiums, parking, etc.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Pearson365 8/25/2020 9:42:33 AM (No. 520215)
“The league is also eliminating or limiting other on-field personnel such as reporters, cheerleaders, photographers, and some medical personnel.“ Since cheerleaders are rarely if ever shown on TV to avoid charges of sexism, no real loss for viewers. Loss of the obligatory female sideline reporter is a plus since this eliminates one of the TV talking heads who believe that we are unable to understand game without 3+ hours of their chatter. Will be interesting if the NFL also bans military flyovers under the pretext of Wuhan virus avoidance.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/25/2020 9:46:08 AM (No. 520226)
I agree, just another reason to NOT watch football. Bunch of muscle bound prima donnas imagining they are somehow relevant in an unfriendly world.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/25/2020 9:49:21 AM (No. 520229)
To quote the liberal's aging Goddess of Hate, ''At this point, what difference does it make?''
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Laotzu 8/25/2020 9:50:51 AM (No. 520233)
Did you know that south of the Equator, toilet bowls circle counter-clockwise?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: hotcorner 8/25/2020 10:04:26 AM (No. 520251)
Liberals have always said they wanted to eliminate football. And they have hoodwinked the league and its players.
17 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Italiano 8/25/2020 10:07:13 AM (No. 520252)
I won't notice. I'm gone.
13 people like this.

Reply 27 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 8/25/2020 10:57:00 AM (No. 520316)
Will they also play the Black National Anthem? Can anyone, including blacks, name the Black National Anthem?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Foghorn 8/25/2020 10:58:00 AM (No. 520318)
NFL wanted to charge the military guard presenting the flag money to do that. They have wanted to get rid of the flag for awhile. NFL is not an American group any longer, they are some sort of anti-American group now. Why should people pay hundreds for a ticket to see a game played by people that hate America? Why should people pay to see actors big bucks to see a movie made by people that hate America? It's time to call them out and refuse to participate in their scams.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: rytwng 8/25/2020 11:25:58 AM (No. 520361)
The NFL is now the Political Football League.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 8/25/2020 11:43:50 AM (No. 520383)
I’m sure millions of former fans found more productive, healthier uses of their time on Sunday afternoons. Read. Go to the gym. Wash the car. Clean the garage. Paint the spare bedroom then watch the paint dry.
12 people like this.

Reply 31 - Posted by: StrikingViking 8/25/2020 11:49:33 AM (No. 520388)
Is George Soros the NFL Commissioner now? At least he has a motive to kill the most valuable franchise in sports history (hint: because conservatives get joy from watching NFL games). I've been watching my team for 60 years now. I'll miss watching them.
11 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/25/2020 12:06:51 PM (No. 520415)
They should simply stop playing the national anthem at any sporting event.
4 people like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: XCenturion 8/25/2020 12:15:53 PM (No. 520425)
Why would anyone still support the NFL? They don't support the police and now they've turned their backs on our military. Pandering to the thugs of our society isn't a good business decision. As they say here in California, NO MAS!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bighambone 8/25/2020 12:19:41 PM (No. 520433)
Talk about the NFL geniuses going out of their way and contorting themselves so that they can step on their jock straps? I guess in today’s America that is Ok if the NFL can survive as a viable business with about 50% of their old fan base.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Miceal 8/25/2020 12:36:47 PM (No. 520458)
No US Military honor guards or flags, no fans in the stands, and no one watching at home. Works for me...
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Reply 36 - Posted by: chase9365 8/25/2020 12:49:13 PM (No. 520470)
Eff the NFL!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/25/2020 1:40:28 PM (No. 520527)
This is wonderful news. The NFL is saving the Armed Forces from participating in the NFL's BLM infomercials this fall.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Mauigirl 8/25/2020 1:55:04 PM (No. 520543)
I may watch a couple of televised NFL games Only to find out which sponsors to boycott.
8 people like this.

Reply 39 - Posted by: moebellini3 8/25/2020 2:34:29 PM (No. 520584)
Doesn't matter what the NFL thugs do. I won't be watching.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Nimby 8/25/2020 2:42:04 PM (No. 520592)
Pretty soon only the NFL administration, players and their friends will be the only ones watching the games
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Reply 41 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 8/25/2020 3:46:43 PM (No. 520641)
That's it! I'm DONE with the NFL! My Iowa Hawkeyes won't be playing either this will find something else to do. Fine. I think I will actually live through it and maybe even thrive without it? Cool!
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Reply 42 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/25/2020 3:56:22 PM (No. 520650)
Goodell needs to turn his salary over to BLM. Goodell caused people to die. I saw Goodell confessing with his hankerchief on tears for his sins. Goodell is the Jimmy Swaggart of the NFL.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 8/25/2020 7:05:37 PM (No. 520811)
I think that it is becoming obvious that covid is being used to control the country. Your new normal is going to be a lot different than the old normal. The nfl and I were finished at the first knee taken. When this is over we are going to look a whole lot like Orwell's 1984. I feel for the generations to come. The dimocRATS, leftoids, progressive, marxist, communist, socialist thinkers should be proud of how they have destroyed this country.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: JackBurton 8/25/2020 7:29:03 PM (No. 520824)
Report: People are not watching, and will not watch, the NFL.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: anniebc 8/25/2020 9:35:43 PM (No. 520884)
This is a good thing.
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