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HA/KS 04-Oct-17
Woods Walker 04-Oct-17
JTV 04-Oct-17
'Ike' (Phone) 04-Oct-17
Solo 04-Oct-17
Squash 05-Oct-17
Dave G. 05-Oct-17
keepemsharp 05-Oct-17
Shuteye 05-Oct-17
HA/KS 05-Oct-17
sleepyhunter 05-Oct-17
Spike Bull 05-Oct-17
BowSniper 05-Oct-17
BIG BEAR 05-Oct-17
AZOnecam 05-Oct-17
HA/KS 06-Oct-17
K Cummings 06-Oct-17
Woods Walker 06-Oct-17
Missouribreaks 06-Oct-17
Woods Walker 06-Oct-17
HA/KS 06-Oct-17
Solo 06-Oct-17
K Cummings 06-Oct-17
Woods Walker 06-Oct-17
JTV 08-Oct-17
Atheist 08-Oct-17
JTV 08-Oct-17
Atheist 08-Oct-17
Stalker 09-Oct-17
Mike in CT 09-Oct-17
Shuteye 09-Oct-17
Woods Walker 09-Oct-17
MK111 09-Oct-17
Woods Walker 09-Oct-17
Whitey 09-Oct-17
Bou'bound 09-Oct-17
Glunt@work 09-Oct-17
JTV 09-Oct-17
JTV 09-Oct-17
trublucolo 09-Oct-17
Glunt@work 09-Oct-17
Sixby 09-Oct-17
HA/KS 09-Oct-17
Woods Walker 09-Oct-17
dnovo 10-Oct-17
Woods Walker 10-Oct-17
PECO 10-Oct-17
Seapig@work 11-Oct-17
From: HA/KS
04-Oct-17

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"Just days ago, a Marine veteran and the owner of a sports restaurant pulled the plug on the NFL to protest the “disrespect” of professional football players during the national anthem."

"DeFries told Fox News that when he called to get a refund on his DirecTV NFL package, he was told he'd have to eat the $6,000 fee. DirecTV told him it was giving refunds only to residential customers and not business accounts. He said that his restaurant has formally requested a refund."

"“Every day our sales have been up between 200 and 300 percent. People we have never seen before are driving hours to support us and the employees. We have received heart-warming and supportive phone calls, emails and direct messages from people all over the United States thanking us.”

From: Woods Walker
04-Oct-17
Good riddance!!!!

From: JTV
04-Oct-17
as I am proud to say .. "To hell with the NFL" ..

04-Oct-17
Well, bye!

From: Solo
04-Oct-17
What? Goodbye to college football? Zat what I just heard here? Cuz that's what you'll get in some form.

I say, quitcher bitchen, let the sod-knees go down under the pressure that We the People exert, and continue to watch the honest America-loving players play.

But you left-footers could lobby to raise taxes on the guyz you despize, and maybe even manage to legislate such a tax 'incentive'. Hey, toss it into the bump-stock bill.

Mz, Tax & Spend, Senator "All-Red" Feinstein would likely go for something like that. Work with her.

From: Squash
05-Oct-17
I say goodbye to college football as well. Where do you think these NFL players are getting indoctrinated ?

From: Dave G.
05-Oct-17
"What? Goodbye to college football? Zat what I just heard here? Cuz that's what you'll get in some form."

Seriously??? You realize that only a very small percentage of college football players are even considered for the NFL, let alone make it.

Actually, I think college football would significantly benefit if the NFL went away. For one, you wouldn't have players entering college with no intent of staying the full term, only expecting to play college ball until they're offered a contract from the NFL.

From: keepemsharp
05-Oct-17
A few years ago Daniel Defense wanted to buy a super bowl half time ad and the NFL said "we can't have no gun ads here". Said goodbye to the NFL right then. Anti gun----anti American.

From: Shuteye
05-Oct-17
No gun ads but plenty of alcohol ads. Alcohol kills as many people as guns. In my area a lot more people die from drunk drivers than from being shot. A lot more. I'm not against alcohol since it is the people that misuse guns and alcohol. You will never see a ban on alcohol because a lot of politicians are drunks. They tried once and it failed.

From: HA/KS
05-Oct-17
"Alcohol kills as many people as guns. " Not even close. It has to be 100 or 1000 or more to 1.

From: sleepyhunter
05-Oct-17
I can always find something better to do than sit around and watch NFL football. It's not a problem. Let them go broke.

05-Oct-17

Spike Bull 's Link
Lowes stands up for America!

From: BowSniper
05-Oct-17
Does chevy run adds during football games? They make a corvette and camaro pushing speeds up to 200mph where the speed limit is only 55-80mph. These are crime machines designed to break the law!

From: BIG BEAR
05-Oct-17
I didn't see anyone take a knee at the Houston Astros game..... and they had a bald eagle flying around the stadium during the anthem..... it was AWESOME !! I hope my favorite Tiger Justin Verlander helps Houston heal by bringing them a World Series !!!!

From: AZOnecam
05-Oct-17
I'm preettty sure I asked this exact same question a few months back, way before so many NFL spoiled brats decided to follow suit. If memory serves, the majority said it was nothing, would just go away. Hmmm.

From: HA/KS
06-Oct-17

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From: K Cummings
06-Oct-17
Henry:

I'm not sure I'd want a bar-b-q sandwich cooked over a bunch of burning polyester jerseys and plastic memorabilia.

:)

KPC

From: Woods Walker
06-Oct-17
Oh come on now, that would make real "stick to your ribs", ribs!

06-Oct-17
No respectful American citizen would support the NFL.

From: Woods Walker
06-Oct-17
Not anymore. And I'm waiting to see what the NFL sponsors do. I'm fully ready to stop patronizing all of them if they still monetarily support the NFL if this crap continues.

From: HA/KS
06-Oct-17
I had that thought too, KPC

From: Solo
06-Oct-17
Some good points made, and I share many of your sentiments. I've seen the changes in college ball creep in over the years, and I don't like it either.

But I'd much rather see both, NCAA & NFL, pull their acts together and make it a great game like I grew up with, than to watch them become extinct.

From: K Cummings
06-Oct-17

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If I'm ever in Asheville NC, I may have to stop in. I'd just like to meet the folks that own this place.

:)

KPC

From: Woods Walker
06-Oct-17
I got this in an email today and am passing it on...............

Take a Knee! - To All Ballplayers, Everywhere

Take a knee at the beach in Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San to Saigon... Anywhere will do. REAL Americans died in all those jungles. There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons only cowards know.

Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat.. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress... Your number won't be printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.

There's a lot of places to take a knee. Real Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.

While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains...every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans...just American men and women...delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us...blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee."

You haven't an inkling what it took to get you where you are; but your "protest" is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is issued to another...

If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all...because He is the one who provides those things.

And there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave. It goes like this...

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

From: JTV
08-Oct-17

JTV's Link
Our VP Mike Pence did what many should do when these Herd Turds kneel at ball games ... he walked out...... Thank You Mr. Pence !! ..... see link

From: Atheist
08-Oct-17
Haha. JTV, So you enjoyed the 200,000$ photo op? What a conservative! Let's spend taxpayer money on an attention whore!!

From: JTV
08-Oct-17
You continue to prove to be the puke we all know you are... just another America hater ...

From: Atheist
08-Oct-17
Trump and pence are the pukes. The KKK marched in Charlottesville again. Think they'd tweet their displeasure? Nope. The black football players kneeling are worse obviously. And for the dense; That's sarcasm JTV.

From: Stalker
09-Oct-17
why would Trump comment on a KKK rally and give them relevance? I never would have known about it without your post. Had he commented everyone would know. Hey you racist puke Trump bashes ALL people who take a knee for the anthem!!

From: Mike in CT
09-Oct-17
Evidently the issue isn't recognizing that a right can be supported while the act can promote disgust; no, the issue is some have principles that extend only to like-minded individuals and are not the universal constant applied to the constitutional right as they should without fail be (see below if confused):

"I wouldn't do it, but it's protected by the constitution. So either you respect the document or you don't. "

Another shining example (not that any more were required as proof) of liberal hypocrisy, not to mention a level of ignorance that is simply breathtaking in its scope.

From: Shuteye
09-Oct-17
As they say down South......AMF.

From: Woods Walker
09-Oct-17
LOL! In the midwest too Lex!

From: MK111
09-Oct-17
I still say fire all the knee jerks and don't renew their contracts next time around. I'd rather watch ants crawling around on the sidewalk.

From: Woods Walker
09-Oct-17
Or better yet, since they're doing it AT WORK, and there's specific rules against this, start fining them for each occurance, like for $250,000 a pop. THEN we'll see just how dedicated they are to their cause.

My guess is that most of them will stand like someone shoved a red hot poker up their keister because most of them don't even know what the hell they are protesting other than white people.

From: Whitey
09-Oct-17
The black racists are blowing up the NFL and ESPN. Players are reacting to fans in the stands and outside stadiums negatively. They have been God’s their whole lives and now they are getting booed and heckled and they can’t handle it. We will see if any cowboys pick their “principals” over their paycheck. It’s just starting

From: Bou'bound
09-Oct-17
aside from the odd case of alcohol poisoning alcohol is as innocent in killing people as guns are. people kill

From: Glunt@work
09-Oct-17
Well, an ESPN host just went a on a little rant about how "white men" need to "shut up" and listen when it comes to race and gender issues.

Insert any other race or "women" instead of "men" and people would be losing their minds over her comments.

From: JTV
09-Oct-17
Glunt, if you mean that ignorant poor excuse of a ESPN broadcaster, Jemele Hill, she's just been put on suspension for two weeks or does ESPN have more than one lousy female broadcasters...

From: JTV
09-Oct-17

JTV's Link
Glunt, here's the link ...

From: trublucolo
09-Oct-17
If Al Sharpton was outraged and it kept co- host Smith off the air, then her two week paid vacation wasn't a total sham.

From: Glunt@work
09-Oct-17
The ESPN host was Michelle Beadle. It would have been everywhere under different circumstances.

From: Sixby
09-Oct-17
They are on the fighting side of me along with antifa and all flag burners. I do not know anyone personally that has not stopped watching any NFL games. No one. They all have and they are all extremely angry about it. Obama succeded in only one thing. He definately split this country in two. I do not believe its anything from here on out but a battleground. One great thing. We win.

God bless, Steve

From: HA/KS
09-Oct-17
"They have been God’s their whole lives" We are all God's, but none of us are gods, except in our own minds.

From: Woods Walker
09-Oct-17
I think he meant that with a small "g" (gods), Henry.

From: dnovo
10-Oct-17
To the NFL players

You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage. You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best. They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s. College was not an option for him. On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter. You went to summer workouts. He went to basic training.

You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans. Tutors attended to your every academic need. You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard. You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country. Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice. He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did. He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American's give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA. You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts. You hired an agent and waited for draft day. You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football. Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year. You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach. He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers. You will sleep at the Ritz. He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep. You will “make it rain” in the club. He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name. For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week. There are no adoring fans. There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest. He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV. When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television. While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country. To the players of the NFL: We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys. We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you. We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth. We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country. I am done with NFL football and encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL as well.

From: Woods Walker
10-Oct-17
WELL STATED!!!!

From: PECO
10-Oct-17
Go Away NFL and take NBA and baseball with you.

From: Seapig@work
11-Oct-17

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