Sunday, September 24, 2017

PC-obsessed NFL teams react boldly and foolishly after Trump's criticism of players They have forgotten their place in the world

49ers owner Jed York
Falcons owner Arthur Blank

Instead of having a backbone and requiring their players to stand for the national anthem, some team owners are foolishly engaging in a free speech debate that will only hurt their team's bottom line.  

AOL News  reports the NFL appears to be digging in and preparing for a war with President Donald Trump.

During a rally in Alabama on Friday, President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest the national anthem, saying he wished NFL owners would "fire" the players and say "Get that son of a b---- off the field right now."

On Saturday, several NFL teams released official statements condemning the comments, backing their players, and seemingly prepping for a drawn-out social media battle with Trump.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded first, saying Trump's comments showed an "unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL."

A short while later, several NFL teams followed suit with strong statements, several of which came directly from the owner of the team. Here is just a sampling of the statements from NFL teams.
From San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York: "The callous and offensive comments made by the President are contradictory to what this great country stands for. Our players have exercised their rights as United States citizens in order to spark conversation and action to address social injustice. We will continue to support them in their peaceful pursuit of positive change in our country and around the world."

From Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank: "We are at our very best when we are working together, building unity and including everyone's voice in a constructive dialogue. Creating division or demonizing viewpoints that are different than our own accomplishes nothing positive and undermines our collective ability to achieve the ideals of our democracy."

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Memo to Ballplayers and team Owners:

Let's cut to the chase.  Fans only care about if a player scores a touchdown, hits a homerun, makes a basket, or scores a goal into the net.  They don't care or wish to hear about how a player feels about President Trump or alleged police misconduct.  They wanna see gifted million dollar athletes play a game to escape their own troubles in life if only for a few hours.  This foray into political issues on the field is extremely stupid because fans don't have to go to the game and buy a $12.00 hot dog to pay the players. 

Professional sports is an entertainment business and when it stops being entertaining, there is no business.

Trump tells fans to boycott NFL games, says attendance down

NFL TV ratings are down for the second year in a row and I think it has a lot to do with players and team owners  pushing politics.

Former Middle School Gym Teacher Shawnetta D. Reece Arrested Again for Alleged Sex with Student

I haven't done one of these teaching having sex with students in a while. 

Bad Decision: Athletics Catcher Bruce Maxwell Becomes 1st MLB Player to Kneel for Anthem

Bruce Maxwell has just opened himself into a world of hurt!  My fear of this nonsense spreading to my favorite sport, baseball, has come true. 

The Bleacher Report reports Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.

"The Oakland A's pride ourselves on being inclusive," the team said in a statement. "We respect and support all of our players' constitutional rights and freedom of expression."

Manager Bob Melvin said Maxwell told the team before the game that he intended to kneel, per Jane Lee of Melvin added Maxwell thought long and hard about doing this, per Lee.

MLB also released a statement, per ESPN:

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Trump’s NFL remarks score with his core supporters

The media, which is concentrated in New York, Washington, and San Francisco make the mistake of thinking they represent who American feels. 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

King James adds political 2 cents: LeBron blasts ‘bum’ Trump in defense of Stephen Curry

Looks like there's going to be some more LeBran James jersey burning in the near future. 

Misguided NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Trump's attacks show an 'unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL'

Roger Goodell has forgotten that his job is to grow the NFL. 

Good!: Trump disinvites Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors from the White House in early morning tweet

Stephen Curry and some fellow teammates thought they could make a political statement and embarrasses President Trump by refusing to go to the White House as is the tradition for championship winning teams.

Ben Carson breaks with Trump, endorses Roy Moore in Alabama Senate nomination race

Although President Trump is supporting Luther Strange, his backing is all about inside GOP politics. 

Vintage DT Greatness: Trump rightly blasts 'son of a bitch' NFL players taking knee during anthem

Although President Trump is in Alabama backing the wrong candidate when he should be supporting Judge Roy Moore, this is the reason Trump is so loved and so hated. 

Message from God Almighty: Earthquake strikes NKorea near nuke test zone; reasons unclear...

Fat Boy better recognize that throughout our history the United States has been blessed and protected by God. 

John McCain's love for ObamaCare greater than his love for Lindsey Graham

Once again John McCain has said he cannot vote for a possible replacement of ObamaCare sponsored by his "very close" friend Lindsey Graham. 

This picture of John McCain says it all

Popular SF grocer Konstantinos “Gus” Vardakastanis of Haight Street Market killed by hit-and-run driver

An untold story is how San Francisco is overridden with crime and the how the quality of life has plummeted.