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. . . . Grey Ghost, BIG BEAR, Pig Doc, and Jimbo will call you a prig in 5....4....3....2...
Sunlight is the best disinfectant. I like seeing free people acting freely because you see what is in their hearts. Also, issues like this push the flip side of the debate forward, too. Consider the Steeler who defied the team to stand alone for the anthem. Powerful image. Lastly, I cannot blame the league for the actions of a whispy minority of malcontents. Overwhelmingly, the league is demonstrably pro-America.
However, I do warn friends and colleagues that they should never greet me in an air port or other site of mass transportation by calling out "HI, Jack!"
The Superbowl is going to be televised this year? I know it must be occurring as all the stores are hyping products, but have no clue as to where, when or what date.
Haven't watched any televised sports in over 3 years...too much commercialization and time. Still cannot understand why a game of 60 minutes takes over 3 hours to occur. Hard to justify an occasional 10-15 seconds of excitement by spending so much time in front of the TV. The injection of politics into a recreational game just increased the non-value of invested time.
Hard to beat a good book and a single malt.
Also, remember, the reason this is an issue AT ALL is because it is NFL policy to take time out of its games to perform the national anthem. They don't have to, yet, they do.
Nope. I have seen you and your family shoot.
Not going to punish myself, but I understand those who choose not to watch it. I’m just not going to be one of them.
That's like saying when people act like assholes at a picnic, I'm at fault because I had a picnic. If their position is no political displays, then..... NO POLITICAL DISPLAYS. Period.
Have always had better things to do than watch a bunch of whine babies be catered to. Rome had its Gladiators, the U.S.A. has its NFL...
They have guidelines that every creative person knows well before producing. I am pretty sure they knew it wouldn't air to get PR - it's an old marketing ploy to get people to talk about it and watch it without having to pay the $5 million fee.
"I'm watching. Gotta pull for Brady to make it six. They are an amazing dynasty."
If I watch, that will be the reason. Not a Pats or Brady fan by any means....but without a doubt the best QB to play the game to date. Just threw up a little in my mouth when I typed that.
-Personally, I'd rather keep the anthem but, again, each his own. No one is forced to watch.
Animal rights a-holes do this all the time. They produce an Ad for the Superbowl that will be rejected, then then get tons of social media exposure about the rejected ad - which everyone "just has to see". Brilliant.
As Sage Buffalo said, Fox dictates what commercials air during the Super Bowl this year, not the NFL.
BTW, Fox is charging $5 MILLION for a 30 second ad during the SB this year, and there is no shortage of companies willing to pay that.
Goodbye NFL? I don't think so.
Tom Petty was about the only one I enjoyed, and he's dead.
last years commercials were..... just commercials, nothing memorable. Halftime show, pretty good. Game, one of the best. NFL doesn't profit from me. I don't have cable or satellite, just broadcast antenna and I rarely watch anything. If I need to watch, I search for it on the internet and it'll show up sometime.
I spend more time here than I do anything else just reading or skimming through stuff. Today.... about 30min worth having coffee......
It's time to get to work....
Or, equally easy, don't play the anthem. I'm not sure what a sporting event for entertainment purposes has to do with patriotism, anyway. They don't play the anthem for movies, plays, concerts, etc...so why sports?
America the Beautiful would be a much improved anthem imo.
I know this ain't gonna happen. I would feel like a traitor cheating on my country if I watched. They broke my heart. As I've said before I have a few friends and two family members that still watch, albeit sheepishly. I DO think less of them now, and anyone else that does. America First, FOOTBALL 2nd, NFL LAST!!!!!!! In closing, I hope one of the Eagles takes Brady out of the game early. Snap his leg or something neato like that. Take the penalty. I'm calling on the ghost of the late, great Philadelphia Eagle Middle Linebacker Chuck "Concrete Charlie" Bednarik To channel his best "Frank Gifford tackle" to one if The Eagles. BraDy is one of the greats, but a pompous, Golden Boy ass. Go Eagles. I'll find out the score on the news or papers, but it won't be on in our house. Mad Dog
With only three weeks until game day, NBC still has close to ten Super Bowl LII ad slots left unsold. The network is expecting to earn around $500 million in ad revenue for the big game.
Why the heck are you getting so carried away over a silly game? Why are you acting like you're disturbed? I suspect you ain't that far gone. But you're painting yourself as though you're an NFL serial hit man. Worse yet, you act like you're a capo in an anti-NFL mob.
*HINT: Let people do what they want to do. If you desire to be an influence on their lives, then earn your way into their lives. Otherwise, you're just another asshole to be ignored...
Animal rights a-holes do this all the time. They produce an Ad for the Superbowl that will be rejected, then then get tons of social media exposure about the rejected ad - which everyone "just has to see". Brilliant.
What's even more brilliant is that this wasn't even an ad intended for television. It was an ad intended to be in the game program. So in reality, they got hundreds of times more exposure than than had it been accepted.
Like I said before, I'm not going to punish myself, but I understand those who choose not to watch it. I’m just not going to be one of them.
I do have to chuckle however, when I read these posts about fidelity, hypocrisy, and refusing to support any leftist entities. I hate to tell you this, but chances are the phone/computer you made your posts with was made by a "leftist entity," as is Google, Microsoft, the web browser you use, the internet service provider you use, 95% of the movies you watch, the music you listen to, and a large percentage of the products you buy and who you buy them from. It's the world we live in and unless you are willing to live in a cave, you probably better get used to the fact that the people who make and sell the stuff you like might not share your political views. Are you also willing to boycott any company that advertises during the Super Bowl or any NFL game?
Hey, everyone is welcome to boycott whatever they want for whatever reason, as am I. What someone else chooses to spend their money and time on is of no concern to me. But if you're going to lecture others on what they should be doing, you might want to check your own hypocrisy and fidelity first.
Guys, the biggest lecturer on Bowsite has spoken!!!!!
And what do I "lecture" about?
Doing one's research before posting the conspiracy theory du jour. What a coincidence
Thanks Tonyo, you gave me my second belly laugh for the day.
This is going to be an awesome week, I can just tell.
K Cummings's Link
So I take it we will never hear you again lecture JTV about laughing stuff off.
KPC when he "belly laughs".
I don't think I ever have, but show me where I have and we can discuss it.
So typical of you sleepy. When you can't intelligently respond to something, resort to the ad hominem attack.
Did you check out my link? I guess you probably better boycott MLB too. There's some pretty leftist sponsors on that list.
Does that follow thru to all those that advertise? Like Anheuser Busch, Pepsi, Coke, Toyota, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Doritoes, M&M's, Weathertec, Kraft, .... That whole principle thing....
I can just see it now..... some are typing up a "witty" response whilst wiping the Bud from their rage induced spittle flecked lips, pecking away furiously on their computer using Windows, frantically googling for an appropriate meme, while multi-tasking on Facebook with their Iphone, while yelling hey mom, can you bring me some more "Spicy Sweet Chili Doritoes" down the basement. And a clean sock, too.
Crack me the hell up.....
Three belly laughs in the same morning. That's good stuff right there...
I'm not watching the Superbowl because I don't care to watch the Pats or the Eagles. They are probably the two teams I least like of all the NFL/AFL teams. I could care less who advertises during the game. I've always enjoyed Baseball over Football. Hope you enjoyed the video. I sure did. I was happy to share it with everyone. Hilarious to watch.
"A clean sock..." Funny stuff, Bowbender. LOL!!
Forget Wence. Its over. Nobody knows and will ever know what he may have accomplished on the big stage when the game means everything. Remember 5 heaving chunks in the SB. The moment was too big for him. BTW......few QB's have come all the way back after a serious knee injury. Remember another Carson years ago...Carson Palmer who was tearing the league up headed for the SB, then boom, never was right again. Nick Foles and destiny have made a pact. He chops up the best defense in the league and will chop up the Pats and spit them out. He has the best QB rating in NFL history in playoff games. Small subject of work, but, still the highest rated anyway you cut it. He also holds the record for the most TD's in NFL history in one game...7. The guy is no fluke. He is a system type QB much like Brady and Belichek's system.The Eagles lucked out when Wence went down and to think EVERYONE in Philly thought all was lost. Now talk radio is all about how Nicky Six is going to save the season. Nicky Six wins the SB with the Eagles, goes to Disney World, gets a big fat check from another team next year and the Eagles never see the SB again with Carson Wence at the reins. Shame, sad but true. Never was in the cards for him. Now of course lets start with the Eagles winning the SB and we will take it from there. ;-)
Here's a short list of NFL QBs who have come back from ACL injuries, like Wentz's. Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, Joe Flacco, and Donavan McNabb. Adrian Peterson was the leagues #1 rusher after returning from a ACL. It's not the career ending injury it used to be.
Seven NFL QBs have thrown 7 TDs in a game. Nick Foles happens to be one of them, and he did it against the lowly Raiders, who were perhaps the worst team in the league that year. Nice accomplishment, but not worthy of Canton.
Nick Foles is a middle-tier QB in the league, and the huge gap in talent between him and Brady will be obvious on Sunday.
That was the worst defensive playoff performance in memory.
I think he's adequate and if Philly can slow down Brady they've got a real shot.
I don't have one in my right knee...I don't recommend it :^)
Surgery failed and I didn't know it. Hiked and hunted 20 some years. Started bothering me and the doc let me know I haven't had an acl for a long time and the next surgery is a new knee. Putting it off until I age a bit. Still do whatever I want for the most part but don't outrun any linebackers.
The prigs are welcomed to do differently, but don't force your pretentious actions on me.
Ever the activist, Jenkins decided to give his tickets to a convicted murderer who is out on parole.
Just for preservation sake. ;-)
This will be a "rocking chair game" as we would call a yawner in Philly. File that also. BTW...did you also file the Trump primary and general prediction because I never heard from you after the election about it. ;-)
"Because he's someone I'm going to lean on for insight of what's going on, who has been through the process, knows what's going on, how people are being affected," he continued. "Those are the voices I want to amplify when we talk about trying to change it. You have to be able to engage and Kempis is a great example of that."
"I know normally, people give those to kids or people who may be sick or who are well deserving, but I wanted to have an example that sometimes we can think outside the box..."
"Once I got the opportunity to get those tickets through the Man of the Year, he was the first person that popped in my mind," said Jenkins.
I know that if I were ever in a position to distribute some form of largesse, I'd definitely skip over the kids, the veterans, the cops and firefighters, the terminally ill... and definitely, the first thing to pop into my mind would be to reward a murderer "who has been through the process".
I am going to amend my prediction with the latest injury report on Nick Foles which is my right going forward. Make that 388 yds. not 385 and 4 TD's.
That's gonna be some halftime show. Mad Dog
We initially stayed in the Hilton Hawaiian Village, on Waikiki Beach. The Pro Bowl was in town, and I am guessing that most of the Players and their wives or girlfriends were staying there too.
The first evening my Wife and I tried to go down to one of the bars and have a nice relaxing drink, then go for a "holding hands walk on the beach". Unfortunately, all we heard was the filthiest foulest language that I have ever heard in my life. I had flashbacks to my first Westpac port call in Olongapo, P.I.
I just wished that the players would have stepped in and made their wives and girlfriends talk in a more civilized language, and stop all the cussing.
The walk on the beach was also ruined by the 140 decibel blasting of Rap and Hip-Hop.
We left the Hilton the next day, and stayed in transient quarters at MCB Kaneohe Bay, for the rest of our stay. It was quieter, and we had some good relaxing beach time there.
From my experiences, I would have to agree with Thumper.
Grey Ghost's Link
NFL coverage has been focused over the past week on protests during the national anthem. Some of the reaction to that has been negative, but lost in the discussion is the positive impact players make away from the football field. So SB Nation’s team sites decided to highlight different ways teams and players give their time, money, and platform to benefit those who welcome their help.
Just this week, we saw Deshaun Watson donating his first game check to three Houstonians who work in the Texans’ cafeteria. These people lost everything to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and Watson stepped up selflessly.
A gesture that seems as small as Washington’s Rob Kelley and Keith Marshall buying a child an Xbox leaves a lasting impression, too — not just on that kid, but on the fans who find out about this random act of kindness. There’s so much NFL players do that they don’t seek credit for, but means the world to the people on the receiving end.
Some of our team sites chose to feature the contributions of just one player, or a specific event. Here’s just a small sampling of the good things NFL players are doing off the field.
Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson is one of the NFL’s most generous players Some of the highlights of what Peterson does around the Arizona community and beyond provided by the Arizona Cardinals: Peterson created the “Foundation for Success” which aims to provide low-income and inner city youth with opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. The foundation hopes to implement an excellent balance for community development. Peterson along with his wife, Antonique, visited Haiti as guests of Mission of Hope. In January of 2015, Peterson unveiled the first “Patrick’s Corner” of his foundation for students and families at Nevitt Elementary School in Phoenix. For more, check out the entire entry at Revenge of the Birds.
Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley aims to fight childhood cancer with the Rally Foundation The Rally Foundation is a non-profit based in Atlanta that works to raise money for research toward a cure, new and innovative treatments, and to help support families as they battle childhood cancer. It’s not limited to any type of cancer. Any childhood cancer is a challenge Rally, and Beasley, are ready to take on. For more, check out the entire entry at the Falcoholic.
Baltimore Ravens: Anthony Levine Sr. is using a rivalry to raise money for students Not only are the Baltimore Ravens going head-to-head against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, but a player from both teams are competing to raise money for their respective charities! Anthony Levine Sr. and Martavis Bryant are going against one another in an attempt to raise more money for charity. For more, check out the entire entry at Baltimore Beatdown.
Buffalo Bills: Bills players support a variety of charities Buffalo Rumblings put together a running list of the causes the players donate their time and money to. Here’s one of many: LeSean McCoy is a community leader through his foundation Shades of Greatness, Inc. He assists people and families suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He’s held four annual charity softball games, the most recent two at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY. For more, check out the entire entry at Buffalo Rumblings.
Carolina Panthers: Charles Johnson gives back to Georgia hometown and to Charlotte One of Johnson’s biggest areas of service has been providing college scholarships to high school students at his alma mater, Hawkinsville High School. Johnson’s charitable actions don’t just apply to the Hawkinsville, GA area, either. He’s also done some good work in the Charlotte community. He’s currently in the process of a $3.3 million project to convert an old firehouse in Charlotte to a restaurant. He’s also built affordable housing units for seniors in both Columbia and Rock Hill, SC and has plans to build more of them in the future. For more, check out the entire entry at Cat Scratch Reader.
Chicago Bears: The team’s charitable arm highlights the players’ good deeds Jordan Howard is involved with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Former Bear great, Charles Tillman, has his Cornerstone Foundation. Sam Acho and his family does missionary work in Nigeria. For more, check out the entire entry at Windy City Gridiron.
Cincinnati Bengals: Andy Dalton helps bring prom to people with disabilities From Carlos Dunlap’s unbelievable literacy campaign, to the Marvin Lewis Community Fund’s “Learning is Cool” initiative, to Michael Johnson and Dunlap’s Back to School fair, to dozens of other charitable endeavors Bengals players take part in around the community, rarely a week goes by without some form of community involvement from members of the Bengals’ organization. Last week was no different as Andy Dalton and his wife, Jordan Dalton, were special guests at The Royal Prom. The Daltons welcomed guests and took part in the evening’s activities. For more, check out the entire entry at Cincy Jungle.
Cleveland Browns: Players surprise local kids on youth flag football teams On Tuesday, three members of the Browns -- wide receivers Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins and safety Ibraheim Campbell — joined local members of the Cleveland Police and Fire Departments to surprise kids at their youth flag football practice outside Michael Zone Recreation Center. For more, check out the entire entry at Dawgs by Nature.
Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys participate in charitable work year round Blogging the Boys wanted to highlight a number of players on the team who are trying to make a difference. The Cowboys quarterback is one: Dak Prescott is doing work for finding a cure for cancer. It’s a personal issue for him. “Losing my mom, only a sophomore in college, 20 years old,” Prescott said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “Everything I do in life is to try to honor my mom.” “It takes a community to fight cancer,” says the Ready Raise Rise website. “Ready. Raise. Rise. is spreading the word about Immuno-Oncology research and bringing together everyone impacted by the disease to support the community.” For more, check out the entire entry at Blogging the Boys.
Denver Broncos: Brandon Marshall is creating positive change in the community After he first kneeled for the anthem on Sept. 8, 2016, Marshall met with Denver police chief Robert White in what began an ongoing dialogue between urban communities around Denver and the local police. He also pledged to donate $300 for every tackle last season to local organizations committed to addressing “critical social issues.” And for the past two years, Marshall has organized an Attendance Challenge at local elementary schools, encouraging kids to go to school, learn and use their education. For more, check out the entire entry at Mile High Report.
Detroit Lions: Glover Quin’s activism and humanitarian efforts are impressive Now in his ninth year in the NFL, Quin has fought for a laundry list of causes throughout his career. He’s held benefits for domestic violence victims, he rallied other Lions players to help donate over 36,000 bottles of water to Flint, and he even helped raise money for his old high school, which was in need for funds to support a basketball team. For more, check out the entire entry at Pride of Detroit.
Green Bay Packers: The Packers Foundation does good work around the state The Packers organization itself is an integral part of the Brown County community and is active throughout the state of Wisconsin through the Packers Foundation. Details on the foundation can be found on the team’s website. In a nutshell, non-profit organizations around the state who fall into the team’s rotating focus areas can request funding to help further their goals in the community. In 2016 alone, the foundation donated over $800,000 to various charitable organizations. Although the team itself is active in the community, there are plenty of individual players who have special causes and efforts that they support. For more, check out the entire entry at Acme Packing Company.
Houston Texans: J.J. Watt raises $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief What Watt was able to accomplish, in large part due to the kindness of strangers, presumably the vast majority of whom aren’t Texans fans, was astounding. The final tally: $37,098,248.00 from more than 209,000 donations. For more, check out the entire entry at Battle Red Blog.
Indianapolis Colts: The team participates in Community Tuesdays While most NFL players have their own individual charitable foundations or focus on providing their support a specific charity, they also often participate as a team to give back to the community. In Indianapolis, the Colts get together on Tuesdays to find numerous ways to make a difference. For more, check out the entire entry at Stampede Blue.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Jaguar Sen’Derrick Marks took cancer patient to prom The Jacksonville Jaguars put a focus on community outreach and charitable contributions and there’s always a shelter getting help, hospitals getting visits, and more. But when thinking about all that Jaguars players have done around the city in recent years, one night stands out: Sen’Derrick Marks taking Khameyea Jennings to prom — and doing it in style. For more, check out the entire entry at Big Cat Country.
Kansas City Chiefs: Tyreek Hill surprises a local high school football team Imagine getting ready for high school football practice and you see the NFL’s fastest man showing up to surprise you. The Chiefs and Tyreek Hill did just that this week. For more, check out the entire entry at Arrowhead Pride.
Los Angeles Chargers: Melvin Gordon drops by to help high school football team Los Angeles Chargers star running back Melvin Gordon joined with the Southern California Helpful Honda Dealers to surprise a local southern California high school football team and specifically their placekicker, the only girl on the team, Jennifer. For more, check out the entire entry at Bolts from the Blue.
Los Angeles Rams: The Rams are doing charitable work, but they need an ambassador This is a franchise trying to rebuild, or build from scratch, a home fan base to fill the seats in the Coliseum and ultimately the seats in their new home when it opens in 2020. The focus on building the on-field product is certainly justified. But for the Los Angeles Rams to really, truly be home, they need someone who can really represent the ethos of the team and live the brand in an authentic and personal way outside the safe space of the Rams’ meeting space or playing fields. For more, check out the entire entry at Turf Show Times.
Miami Dolphins: Michael Thomas has done a little bit of everything off the field Thomas was clearly the leader in trying to organize efforts to collect donations to send to his native Houston for Hurricane Harvey relief. He has been involved with the First Step Program, a program designed to link local area kids with community leaders. He has worked with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a ride along and work on the relationship between the police and the community. He has worked with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami. He has worked with Food for the Hungry. For more, check out the entire entry at the Phinsider.
Minnesota Vikings: The team is committed to helping children And we certainly couldn’t talk about all the good the Vikings have done in the community without mentioning the Vikings Children’s Fund, which is now the Minnesota Vikings Foundation. The Vikings Children’s Fund enhanced the lives of numerous children in the Twin Cities over the years, and the Minnesota Vikings Foundation looks ready to continue that legacy by concentrating on getting children up and active in our increasingly sedentary society. For more, check out the entire entry at the Daily Norseman.
New England Patriots: Players help build a new playground Rookies Adam Butler and Deatrich Wise teamed up with Geneo Grissom and veteran David Harris to help carry woodchips, assemble playground equipment, and paint decorations for the park. This is the eighth consecutive year the Patriots have helped with this program. For more, check out the entire entry at Pats Pulpit.
New Orleans Saints: Players regularly pitch in around the New Orleans area Here’s a look at just some of the things the Saints have done and are doing in the month of September to make an impact. A Community STEM Fest is set for Sept. 30, which is set to feature over 2,000 students and teachers throughout the region to promote the education day. Brandon Coleman has a put out an experience package for a home game that you can bid on that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. On Sept. 19, Cam Jordan visited Smothers Academy in Jefferson, La. to help promote reading. On Sept. 20, Landon Turner visited Faith Lutheran School in Harahan, La. for the play football experience and to promote NFL Play 60. That same day, Brandon Coleman visited Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center in New Orleans to celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day with the American Diabetes Association. For more, check out the entire entry at Canal Street Chronicles.
New York Giants: The team helps families fighting childhood cancer One of the primary things the Giants do is support the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. The Landon Collins Charity Softball Game was held in the summer for that purpose, and Giants players still attend the annual Jay Fund dinner in New York City. For more, check out the entire entry at Big Blue View.
New York Jets: The Jets are trying to stop bullying There are a number of specific areas where the team has been active. One such area is promoting anti-bullying. The Jets have taken on a number of initiatives and will present a $100,000 check this Sunday to the STOMP Out Bullying Organization. The team has also holds symposiums for educators to deal with bullying. For more, check out the entire entry at Gang Green Nation.
Oakland Raiders: Players call attention to social issues and give back to the community Bruce Irvin sat with arms interlocked during the anthem Sunday night in Washington along with his defensive line teammates in response to Donald Trump’s recent comments on the NFL player protests. The following day he and those same teammates pictured above volunteered at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. For more, check out the entire entry at Silver and Black Pride.
Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Long is helping fund scholarships in Charlottesville Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is donating his first six game checks of the 2017 NFL season to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Long is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia and St. Anne’s Belfield School to provide two seven-year scholarships to Virginia middle school students. For more, check out the entire entry at Bleeding Green Nation.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Alejandro Villanueva will donate money from jersey sales to USO Villanueva is donating all money from his jersey sales to the USO and other military non-profit organizations, something he has reportedly always done. However, with his new-found popularity, Villanueva’s donation might be much larger than it normally is. For more, check out the entire entry at Behind the Steel Curtain.
San Francisco 49ers: Pierre Garçon continues to raise funds for Haiti relief Garçon is of Haitian descent, and he has used his platform to help Haiti in its continued efforts to rebuild after the 2010 earthquake. It’s been seven years, but the country still has a lot of work to do. Garçon has used his foundation to, “bring enduring education, health and community programs to the people of Haiti; to provide long-term sustainable initiatives that will continue to positively influence the lives of Haitians.” For more, check out the entire entry at Niners Nation.
Seattle Seahawks: Tyler Lockett wants to help kids enjoy their childhood Lockett made an appearance at White Center Heights Elementary in Seattle, unveiling a new playground for their Head Start program, thanks to a $15,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to Lockett’s Dreambuilders Foundation. Dreambuilders is described as: “a nonprofit organization that works with pro athletes across the country to help financially, physically and mentally-challenged kids receive the items, opportunities and equipment they need to reach their dreams.” For more, check out the entire entry at Field Gulls.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs lend a hand with hurricane relief One of those Bucs is Jameis Winston, who’s always done a lot of community work, and he helped distribute food and donated gift cards to over 400 families affected by the hurricane. Each family received a whopping 35 pounds of food as part of the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program. For more, check out the entire entry at Bucs Nation.
Tennessee Titans: Players support National Baby Safety Month Several Titans players took time earlier this week to visit St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital to promote safe sleep with infants. “Here at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, infant safety is our top focus,” said Angelique Dooley, RNC, nurse manager. “We make it a priority to educate new moms and dads from the time they arrive at the hospital until they are discharged home, including a birthday party in which we actively discuss safe sleep practices, as well as other safety concerns. We are so excited to partner with the Tennessee Titans to bring awareness to our community on safe sleep practices.” For more, check out the entire entry at Music City Miracles.
Washington: Vernon Davis is involved in numerous ways to help his hometown of D.C. Vernon’s Closet, a recent event designed to raise awareness and support for the homeless, provided an opportunity for the player to talk a little bit about his sometimes turbulent upbringing and his goals for his city. “It is my desire to use Vernon’s Closet as a way to raise more awareness to homelessness; especially among D.C. area youth and hopefully encourage others to get involved as well,” Davis said.
Yep, a bunch of gang bangers.....
Good post GG but if you think a bunch of right wing racists are going to change their minds on anything you are delusional.
Ugh, PigDoc, I have not mentioned any race in any post of mine. Neither did Thumper.
John Kerry was very brave, commanding the swift boat into the fray time and time again . . . .
Jimmy Carter waded into a nuclear reactor and shut it down, preventing a disaster. . . . .
The BTK Killer was a religious man . . . . .
But when they screw up, they don't get a pass just because of the good stuff they did
Same goes for the NFL. Take a knee, kiss my ass!
"One aw-shit will erase a thousand atta-boys."
- Unknown U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer
The NFL really racked up their count of "aw-shits" this year.
Your whole post was straw man. You changed the subject talking about players doing good things. That has nothing to do with the kneelers, and those players who sit silently by watching them kneel.
I did not see in the media any of the "good" active players protesting the kneelers.
Yeah, "gang bangers" is not racist. Nice try.
What races are allowed to be associated with the term gang bangers?
MS13? What are they?
Arian Nation, what are they?
Skinheads, what are they?
Crips, what are they?
Bloods, what are they?
Black Panthers, what are they?
ACLU, what are they?
Hells Angels, what are they?
Do they all not fit the description of gangs, therefore their members gang bangers?
If so, then Thumper should be commended for inclusion and diversity.
Inclusion and diversity are not racist.
And calling Thumper racist is profiling, and profiling is not politically correct. How dare you !!!!
Nice try, PigDoc.
The topic is about boycotting the NFL. Pointing out that there are far more good guys than bad in the NFL relates directly to the topic. No straw man there.
For a bunch of prigs who don't care about the NFL, you boys sure spend a lot of time proving otherwise.
What are we supposed to do, boycott them all?
As I said earlier in the thread. I understand why someone would choose to boycott, I just happen believe it is foolish.
However, as long as you mentioned pro sports in general, I wasn't even limiting my statements to sports. I said any "any profession," including the one you, I, or anyone else works in, retired from, or supports.
That was my point. If we are going to boycott the businesses that have employees or owners that don't agree with us politically, we will be living in caves eating bugs.
Should I boycott Japanese cars ?? Should I be pissed off at any of you who buy Japanese cars ??
What if one college player takes a knee ?? What if one high school player takes a knee....?? (It already happened).....
America is a great nation where men and women risk their lives to provide freedom for people to act like assholes.... and there are assholes everywhere......
I'll be at a super bowl party.
Like Officer Lorne Aherns, his son standing in the photo.
Thank you for your support of the Police Tony.
I think Glen would have ignored the haters and enjoyed the game with friends and family....
People on this and other threads bitch and moan, call us prigs, and claim that some of us paint the NFL with a wide paint brush because of a select few.
Well, where are the active players denouncing the kneelers?
But some here, think it is OK that a select few millionaire football players drop to a knee, disrespect the flag, and paint all Police Officers with a broad paint brush.
Well, I won't have any part of that. Tell the high paid crybabies to go to another country and try to make a living playing football, and disrespecting that countrys flag.
Nope - kneeling is not tolerable to me. Not one bit.
As will the majority of the LEOs shown in those pics, BB.
I can ignore the select few football players that disrespect the flag and disrespect Police Officers..... Just like I can ignore half of America who are liberals and hate Trump no matter what.
What choice do you have? Well standing on principles means more than taking a sanctimonious, name calling stance on a bowhunting site. It means actually putting words into action on stance or principle you so clearly hold dear. It means actually being uncomfortable or making a sacrifice because of your stance. So you don't watch a football game. BFD..... What a sacrifice.
Here is a list of companies to boycott. May cause some minor discomfort, but hey....principles.
Get back to me from your cave, via snail mail, no internet. Oh, hope you don't get sick. And I thought the NFL was filled with whiners.
At the end of the day, people are free to do whatever they want. And I understand (and share) the disgust over the actions of some in the NFL. I'm just not willing to give up something I enjoy because of the actions of a small minority of the employees of a certain company.
Why would I give a few dozen malcontents that kind of power over me?
I'm still trying to figure out if the thousands of active military personnel who will be watching the game today, while they break from fighting for our freedom, should they be considered "unpatriotic" or "unprincipled"?
Maybe one of the prigs can explain.
Who here wants to call them unpatriotic ???
Most of the years, it was a great day to hunt geese or ice fish.
Chris Long played in the NFL for free this year. He donated his entire salary to multiple charities......
Seems like a pretty damn good man to me.
Duane Thomas 1972 Superbowl VI
What if you find out that there are employees at General Motors who fully support the kneelers (I'll bet there's plenty)..... Will you boycott General Motors ??
Talk about hypocritical NFL, the DOD has paid millions to the NFL for their military support themed half time shows and fly overs. How mush is the DOD paying for this one, or is this one free? Black Panthers preforming again this year at half time?
Pig doc/Big Bear, your state and local police forces do not hire gang bangers into their ranks, does this make them racists? But the NFL does with open arms, then you want to exonerate the whole NFL by the good deeds of a few others. SMH
The NFL has lost a lot of long time viewers, and seem to be gaining numbers who support gang bangers. Sorry, I can no longer support the NFL.
You must get tired from being wrong on a daily and consecutive basis. Remember this quote from you after my prediction......"for preservation's sake".
Preserve it slick. Nick Foles MVP.
Not one of those 15 Medal of Honor recipients had to be there. Each and every one of them could have decided to boycott the NFL and not go there........
They all chose to attend.
I hope they did get paid. But if they were boycotting like you,,,, Then no amount of money could have changed their minds to make them attend.
Yep, your boy Foles played well, and good call on the MVP award.
Did you happen to see Brady's stats? Not that it matters since he lost, but he didn't suck.
Still gonna buy from the sponsers and advertisers that funded the oppressed’s bullshit?
The NFL probably won some folks back who hadn't been watching as much but tuned in for the big game.
Probably about the same amount that want to piss on the widows of dead cops, would be my guess.
From the Link;
Disabled Navy vet refuses to receive award from Saints over national anthem protests
“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players' disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” Wells said. "I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it.”
Wells served in the Navy from 1972 to 1994 and afterward became an attorney concentrating in military and veterans law, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He was set to receive the award given by Medicare to senior citizens who have made significant accomplishments.
But BIGBEAR, the thread is still open if you want to post some more bullshit . . . . . .
I appreciate your support of the Police......
I don't think it's bullshit that those Medal of Honor recipients chose to attend the game either.... It was their choice and I respect it.
What are your thoughts on them attending ???
I don't think it is bull shit that the MOH recipients chose to attend, either. They are exercising their choice, and being used as a political pawn in my humble opinion.
I wonder, just exactly how many Super Bowls were 15 Medal of Honor recipitants invited?
Yes, I do support Law Enforcement, as I had an Uncle and Grandfather that were LEOs. Proud that you serve, too, BIG BEAR. Those who are City Cops see the very worst of society all the time, have a very huge suicide rate, and ya'll are in my prayers constantly.
But, I can parlay some bullshit too . . . .
John Kerry, the former candidate for President, and former Secretary of State, was awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts.
Lyndon B. Johnson, was awarded the Silver Star by General MacArthur.
Yeah, the NFL is on its last leg.
I did not say they were not free to choose. Don't try to put words in my mouth.
What I did say, which was a question, of which you promptly ignored, is;
"I wonder, just exactly how many Super Bowls were 15 Medal of Honor recipitants invited? "
Of COURSE the NFL is trying to deflect from the bad press it got and sinking ratings from the kneelers......
Of COURSE a good way to do that is to align itself as much as possible with the military.......
But each one of those Medal of Honor recipients could have made the exact same decision you and JTV did. They did not. They chose to ignore the kneelers and attend the Super Bowl............
If you guys want to be pissed off at the world for ignoring the kneelers and watching the NFL anyways...... Then you must be pissed off at these 15 American War Heros......
No I would not. Why the question? Are you implying if a person did not watch the SB, he or she dislike members of the Armed forces? You're seriously mistaken if you are. The SB/NFL/AFL is insignificant compared to the Armed forces IMO.
I say we are siding with those 15 Medal of Honor recipients..... in ignoring the kneelers......
He said he did it for the cheerleaders (as he's looking for a replacement).
Glad that you admitted that the NFL used the MOH guys.
You still have not answered the question, "How many Super Bowls did 15 MOH Recipients get invited to?"
"If you guys want to be pissed off at the world for ignoring the kneelers and watching the NFL anyways"
It seems like to me, I am not the one getting pissed.
I mentioned John Kerry and President Johnson, as a means to show you that it is not a requirement to follow any hero lock step politically. That the 15 attended the Super Bowl does not take away from their heroics.
Nor does it take away the fact that the NFL used those vets to deflect their own actions - hence my political agreement with Commander Wells.
That John Kerry denounced his decorations and supposedly threw them over the White House fence does not take away from the fact that he was a combat decorated Sailor.
So, all that I posted was true to the best of my knowledge. My opinions are also true to the best of my research and beliefs.
So, continue to get pissed if ya want, nothing will change the fact that I agree with Commander Wells.
So, merely trying to open up your blinded eyes, my question once again is, "How many Super Bowls did 15 MOH Recipients get invited to?"
When did Trump say he hated the NFL? I must have missed that.
We can now call non-sb viewers the 3%....
Exactly. The NFL inviting the MOH veterans to the SB for public relations purposes was a failure, even though they probably had a wonderful time. The entire stadium could have been filled with Armed forces personnel free of charge, even with that action it could not erase the poor behavior the NFL allowed during the entire season.
I readily admit that the NFL is using the military to improve its public image. Is that a bad thing ????
Once again........ No Military personnel..... Active Duty or Veteran..... was ever forced to attend the Super Bowl or to watch it......
You are free to agree with Commander Wells as I am free to agree with the 15 Medal of Honor recipients... who chose to ignore the kneelers and attend the Super Bowl...
God bless, Steve
I don't think he ever did say he hated it. But, he did advocate boycotting the NFL, which only escalated the kneeling for a few weeks.
I guess we'll see next season. It's over now and the attention will fade away. If the players stop kneeling, I'll forgive and forget and move on.
Here that sigh of relief from the NFL?
In both cases; People who deserved recognition got it; They were treated with the respect they deserve and most likely had a very nice all expense paid trip....
The NFL was concerned with their image. Otherwise they would have not put on the PR show with the MOH vets.
Personally I would have been disappointed if they DIDN'T do something to help make up for the screw up. If they just figured on waiting it out. Instead they tried to fix it, make amends as best they could. It is what it is. I don't see it as a "bad" thing.....
Was a GREAT game BTW..... one of the best ever. Glad I watched it......
Mad dog, there's no need for that language on a publicly viewed forum (or any forum for that matter). Bowbender, there's no need to capture it for posterity. You are both disgracing yourselves.
Congrat's to the Eagles fans.....
Its like giving yourself an ulcer because half of the country voted for Hillary Clinton.....
You think? This whole NFL kneeling protest is about how the police treat only black gang members, its nothing more than an Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson corporate shake down for 100's of millions of dollars to help only blacks. Pig-doc, you need to look up the definition of racist.