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Super Bowl Coin Toss
The NFL will have 15 Medal of Honor recipients participating in the coin toss before the start of the Super Bowl.
Seems to me the NFL is talking out of both sides of their mouth. Either your for vets and the military or your against kneeling during the Anthem. Which is it?
I don't see it that way. The NFL is clearly standing by the flag, the anthem, etc. They are also doing so in a profound way
by allowing the kneelers to express themselves, ungrateful knuckleheads that they are. I know many do not see it as such but compulsory allegiance is vacuous patriotism.
I am for the NFL continuing to slice their own throats. I have a big problem with the league, the owners, most of the head coaches, and I would say a very small percentage of the players and team staff. I totally support their right to disrespect anything they want. I predict football is dead as a viable sport until the fix the CTE thing. They have cancelled most of youth football leagues where I live due to lack of participation.
That will be interesting and I look forward to seeing it. It's a shame so many here will miss it.
Disagree Owl, it's simply called 'damage control'.
That's good there will be Medal of Honor recipients there. I'll see the highlights on the news. If I had had to pick my favorite I guess it would be the Eagles.
I'm sure there's an element of that, Kodiak, but, it certainly let's you know which side of the debate they are aligning themselves.
if someone kneels I hope a vet goes over and punches them right in the smacks
Trying to appease both sides. That never works and never will.
That'll make us all forget of the kneeling basturds.
That is the root problem in this country. There is a multitude of discontented sides with their numbers quickly multiplying.
trying to appease just incites to go bigger and louder. Wrong action.
Standing and honoring the greatness of what this country has achieved during colors is protocol. If you don't believe as such, you have the right to make an ass of yourself during that time. You have to accept the rewards/implications that come at you for such actions.
When I hire an employee, I give them rules that I expect them to work by. They have to read them and sign that they read them and will act accordingly.
Breaking any rule is grounds for termination or suspension till the issue is rectified.
NFL players are employees. They represent the NFL in all it's glory. Clearly, players today have a different idea of what their job is on the field and off the field and how to comport themselves in public.
I'm not likely going to watch the game, only because, I've got better things to do with my time....
I agree with Owl on this. I think his words on this subject are the most efficient expression of the opinion we seem to share......"compulsory allegiance is vacuous patriotism".
I suspect that many of the kneelers will see their value to their team diminished somwhat come contract time or following a mediocre performance season, but that's free enterprise at work. Few owners will likely be as willing to dig deep into their pocketbooks to keep a player who has embarassed and alienated the fan base.There are players waiting in the wings to replace them.
I will watch the Medal of Honor Recipients do the coin toss, then change the channel. I won't miss a thing.
What we need is a 70 year old black woman to go over and smack the shot out of anyone kneeling. Lets see how fast everyone stands up then.
Some of you guys are really going to love the NFL's ongoing effort to integrate women into the player ranks.
So are they going to "touch" football?