20/20 Hindsight from the NFL

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    • #323688
      Cold Mountain Trail
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      “We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.”

      “We, the NFL, admit we were wrong.”

      In a major reversal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday says the NFL was wrong to prohibit football players from peacefully protesting police brutality against Black people by kneeling as the national anthem was played pre-game.

       

       

      The American football quarterback and activist who suffered professional retaliation for leading those peaceful protests, Colin Kaepernick, isn’t mentioned once in the video.

      We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter. #InspireChange

      Watch the video statement below.

      https://boingboing.net/2020/06/05/roger-goodell-admits-nfl-was-w.html

    • #323694
      KenTankerous
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      The guy was a QB in the super bowl and he’s not employed now? Fuck that.

      "If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
      - Henry A. Wallace
      (FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)

      • #323706
        jerry611
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        The league can’t force a franchise to sign someone.

        Teams don’t sign people who are likely to be a distraction since many times distractions lead to losses. And losses lead to coaches and GMs to losing their jobs. Any team that signs Kaepernick will be slammed by their fan base. And the media will talk more about kneeling controversy than the game itself.

        The heat should be directed at franchises (especially owners) that are claiming “Black lives matter” but not signing Kaepernick. Goodell can’t force someone to make Kaepernick their QB.

      • #323835
        closeupready
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        If the teams were primarily about football, then he’d be playing.

        He’s not playing.

        Ergo…

        The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

    • #323726
      eridani
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      –he’s much too good to be a backup quarterback.  I think that’s what made the Seahawks turn him down.  Bad idea IMO–Wilson is great. but shit happens.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #323785
      Earthartist
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      Now they need to stop taking money from the propaganda arm of the military! Do not stand during the star spangled bombing!

      Earthartist

    • #323806
      MizzGrizz
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      ,after the Johnny Mathis song,”Too much,too little,too late.”

      End the enforced blocking of Colin Kaepernick and we might believe you.Not until.

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