Akkadian88 -ReneH -Akkadian88 -ReneH -rekt -KCCII -HorseMeat4200 -You don't think the NFL learned in the late 80's that people don't want to see scab players?Kwang - The NFL players hold all of the power here. If they had any balls every player in the league would kneel this weekend. If they suffer consequences then just refuse to play.
They would all be out of a job. They know who butters their bread.
What if they put this rule in and they kneel during the playoffs? Are you going to suspend someone for the Superbowl?
they would use it as a negotiation tactic to threaten a lockout and leverage it to reduce player salaries
How much more nationalistic do you need to be? Does it not bother you that the nfl has been politicised, the weirdness of it all? Isn't it strange that people are fixated that the national anthem has to be played before each game?
What does politics have to do with football?
Apply this logic to the other side. Why are the players politicizing football? Why are the coaches and owners? What do politics have to do with football?
No, the question that should be asked is why is it necessary to play the national anthem at a football game? Why is it necessary that a game be infused with nationlistic pride?
Is it necessary because one gets to reaffirm their patriotism in front of masses of people?
Is that what it is?
It is clear to me that Trump is unable to unite people in any shape or form. A true leader can polarize people without intimidation and this is what it is: pure intimidation where one has to fall in line in a weird fascist way.
This is all just extremely weird, and if you are unable to see thru that, then maybe some deeper soul searching is in order.
I'm not at all surprised that you won't apply your own logic to your own words. That's in line with everything I've read from you.
Why is it necessary that a game be infused with nationalistic pride? What kind of stupid question is this? Sports have always been about nationalistic pride. Ever heard of the olympics? All that flag waving and marching to your respective anthem? This is nothing new. Stop acting like it's all of a sudden a problem and stop whining about Trump. He didn't cause any of this, but it looks like he fixed it. The NFL is capitulating.
Yes, Trump "fixed it" and the NFL is capitulating, I will be sure to stand in my livingroom when the anthem is played. It will give me great pleasure in doing so, it will reafiirm my undying loyalty and patriotism to the cause.