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@j30122w wrote:

Centristin2010,

 

There are lots of jobs out there. 

Kaepernick is free to pursue any of them.

Lowes, McDonalds, Home Depot, Wendy's, Forever 21, the list is endless!

 

Or he can be a keynote speaker on how to land the job of your dreams!

 

 

  • Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men.----Roger Sherman


Interesting......since tyranny is the cruel and unreasonable use of power, the only tyranny I see here is from you and those like you and the NFL, against a peaceful protester.  Loyalty to a song and a piece of cloth is far less meaningful than loyalty to our Constitution and it's values, which is exactly what Kaepernick was doing.


By and large, football fans are a patriotic lot.  No football team wants a loser like Kaepernick on their team where other fans will NOT pay to go see him. He has freedom of speech and expression and so do the fans and owners of the team.  Like the other posters suggested, he can always try for another position at McDonalds if THEY will take him.

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I say the outrageous display at the start of NFL games is NOT a tradition. seriously.. not too long ago someone would just come out and sing it. no flyover, no monster flag.

Agreed!  Nothing more than a "feel good" moment for some.  If you are at a game during the anthem, many are wearing hats, many others are talking, sitting or not paying attention; while others are using the toilet, getting food or snacks or smoking outside.


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@j30122w wrote:

Centristin2010,

 

There are lots of jobs out there. 

Kaepernick is free to pursue any of them.

Lowes, McDonalds, Home Depot, Wendy's, Forever 21, the list is endless!

 

Or he can be a keynote speaker on how to land the job of your dreams!

 

 

  • Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men.----Roger Sherman


Interesting......since tyranny is the cruel and unreasonable use of power, the only tyranny I see here is from you and those like you and the NFL, against a peaceful protester.  Loyalty to a song and a piece of cloth is far less meaningful than loyalty to our Constitution and it's values, which is exactly what Kaepernick was doing.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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I say the outrageous display at the start of NFL games is NOT a tradition. seriously.. not too long ago someone would just come out and sing it. no flyover, no monster flag.
So it begins.
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Alejandro Villanueava, Chad Hennings, Sid Luckman, Chuck Bednarik, Glen Coffee, Mike Anderson.

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Centristin2010,

 

There are lots of jobs out there. 

Kaepernick is free to pursue any of them.

Lowes, McDonalds, Home Depot, Wendy's, Forever 21, the list is endless!

 

Or he can be a keynote speaker on how to land the job of your dreams!

 

 

  • Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and so longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men.----Roger Sherman

 

 

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A little off topic, but here ya go......

 

http://www.thesportster.com/entertainment/top-20-athletes-who-served-in-the-military/


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Would be so kind as to name atheletes who sacfrices their  peak playing careers to serve America  during  its wars? By the way ,   There were Jews, Italians , Irish , Germans,  Catholics ,  Blacks who  served honorably  and put aside their own feelings for the good of the country. .  All had unsurmantable  discrimination.  In fact, there's not one group of people in our country that hasn't had  unparalled loathing. None more so then the Irish, Italians, and Catholics.

 

Sinai 

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@j30122w wrote:

Send it with a gift reciept.  LOL.  Worthy.

 

I can get cash nope....exchanges only policy.  and purchase something that works.  You mean something not prevented from working....

 

From the "For What It's Worth" file.......

 

 

"The NFL has conspiratorially blackballed Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem to protest the unjustified shootings of black Americans by police.

 

Some owners don’t want him on their team, wrongly conflating a peaceful protest with an attack on our country or our soldiers. Some owners, general managers and coaches don’t want the headache of Kaepernick’s presence and news conferences.

 

The Vikings discovered Sunday what it costs to take a stand: the chance to win one NFL game or maybe more, which could wind up being the difference between making the playoffs and not, or earning home-field advantage or not.

 

Kaepernick and quarterback-needy NFL teams are playing a form of social-justice chicken. He’s willing to miss games and paychecks to make a point. Will NFL teams desperate for quarterbacks self-sabotage seasons to make theirs?

 

What we’ve learned in just two weeks of real games is that there are not nearly enough competent quarterbacks in the league. Kaepernick would improve most, if not all, NFL teams as a starter or backup."

 

Souhan: Vikings should have gambled on Kaepernick as backup


It is ironic that some "adults" find it reasonable to act punitively against someone exercising their right to free speech, yet shrug as they watch and cheer on a player who beat his girlfriend senseless.  Odd choices.....


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@MIseker wrote:
Read last night that most before 2009 players werent always on the field for the anthem.

Refusing to Stand for the National Anthem: Top 3 Pros and Cons

 

As Anthem Protests Expand, Fans Speak Out Strongly, Pro and Con

 

Michael Bennett: 'I can't stand for the national anthem'

 

It is interesting that many speak out against those who try to silence those exercising the freedom to speak; yet some find it acceptable to act punitively against those who do.


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