Kids kneeling while singing the National Anthem at Mariners game

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    Why would this cause anyone to watch the MLB less?

    Guys, let’s not pretend the anthem is so sanctimonious it keeps us out of the toilets or the beer lines during its playing. The kids playing it should have done their job, but it definitely isn’t the MLB’s fault, or ALL the players.

    Drove me nuts to see people whine over two dudes kneeling while the other 100+were standing prior to NFL games.

    Heck, I bet there are still 200 in the stadium wearing hats, not to mention talking, or doing whatever they want with no concern with the anthem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Why would this cause anyone to watch the MLB less?

    Guys, let’s not pretend the anthem is so sanctimonious it keeps us out of the toilets or the beer lines during its playing. The kids playing it should have done their job, but it definitely isn’t the MLB’s fault, or ALL the players.

    Drove me nuts to see people whine over two dudes kneeling while the other 100+were standing prior to NFL games.

    Heck, I bet there are still 200 in the stadium wearing hats, not to mention talking, or doing whatever they want with no concern with the anthem.
    People choose to be upset about what they want. They don’t care about the people in the bathrooms, the people in hats, the people talking like normal in their seats or in the concourse. They only care about people silently expressing their views, because they disagree with them. Makes sense.

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    Much ado about nothing. This has nothing to do with MLB. What are they supposed to do, run out and remove the kneeling kids mid-anthem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Why would this cause anyone to watch the MLB less?

    Guys, let’s not pretend the anthem is so sanctimonious it keeps us out of the toilets or the beer lines during its playing. The kids playing it should have done their job, but it definitely isn’t the MLB’s fault, or ALL the players.

    Drove me nuts to see people whine over two dudes kneeling while the other 100+were standing prior to NFL games.

    Heck, I bet there are still 200 in the stadium wearing hats, not to mention talking, or doing whatever they want with no concern with the anthem.
    Yep. Not to mention ignoring all the good things and charity work the NFL and it’s players do throughout the community. The league and its players raise millions and do tons of selfless work to help others, but people get bent over a handful of guys peacefully kneeling.

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    I feel bad for the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    People choose to be upset about what they want. They donít care about the people in the bathrooms, the people in hats, the people talking like normal in their seats or in the concourse. They only care about people silently expressing their views, because they disagree with them. Makes sense.
    I think all of it is disrespectful and better hope you are not near me at a game wearing a cap or chatting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    I feel bad for the kids.
    How so? The ones kneeling, the ones standing, or kids in general?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoops5 View Post
    How so? The ones kneeling, the ones standing, or kids in general?
    Just the ones being manipulated by their parents.

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    Serious question:

    What does everybody do at home when the anthem plays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoops5 View Post
    How so? The ones kneeling, the ones standing, or kids in general?
    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Just the ones being manipulated by their parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Anthony View Post
    Just the ones being manipulated by their parents.
    Is this b/c you believe the students are not fully aware of why they are taking the knee in the first place? The kid isn't experienced enough to know what life is about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelPops View Post
    Is this b/c you believe the students are not fully aware of why they are taking the knee in the first place? The kid isn't experienced enough to know what life is about?
    Why are they, do we know for sure? Most Americans support our men and women who wear the flag. I hope it’s only manipulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Serious question:

    What does everybody do at home when the anthem plays?
    If I'm being honest, I typically turn the channel. I appreciate and respect what it stands for, but it's not a very good song IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I should have clarified. I donít believe that the kneeling is a reason you watch it less.
    I watch less and a large part is due to it. I quit going to the movies many years ago because I was tired of Hollywood's politicizing everything, same thing for several TV shows and a detective novel series by a writer I used to enjoy. I missed all of them at first but have found new hobbies and interests I enjoy just as much if not more. I'm also healthier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Serious question:

    What does everybody do at home when the anthem plays?
    It is pretty much ignored by me with the exception to see who is singing it. Thought it was disruptive last night with the fireman repelling down. Just not the same as keeping quiet while at a live event.

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