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I thought you wanted people to talk about it. I thought that was the point you all were making.
My point is and always has been: let the players do what they want to do. I just want to watch football.

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So what if their claims are false? FWIW I think to deny that their are still forms of institutional racism in this country is borderline ignorance. But who are we to tell them they can't kneel?
I never made a claim there wasn't institutionalized racism. I think the media and these players are being dishonest about the police.

 

I'm not telling them they can't take a knee, but people have the right to disagree with them without being called racist. It seems some are telling Pence he can't do what he did, or had no right to as the Vice-president. The flip flopping and misconceptions on peoples rights are rather ridiculous though.

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My point is and always has been: let the players do what they want to do. I just want to watch football.

 

And all most people want is to watch a sport without it being politicized.

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Simmons' firing came after being suspended by ESPN and returning to work. A bit misleading to say he was simply let go for criticizing the NFL. He was, but it built over time.

 

So we agree that he was. Check, Roger that.

 

NFL might have a larger problem, looks like their near tax exemption status has been questioned in DC now.

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And all most people want is to watch a sport without it being politicized.

You're participating in the politicalization of the sport when you tell them to stand.

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2 week vacation vs something Bill Simmons basically got fired for, speaking against the NFL.

 

Simmons' firing came after being suspended by ESPN and returning to work. A bit misleading to say he was simply let go for criticizing the NFL. He was, but it built over time.

 

Alder, the tennis commentator, was fired for his remarks about Williams by ESPN. Hill makes remarks about the POTUS and gets 2 weeks. The punishments are vastly different so does this stance help Alder in his wrongful firing law suit against ESPN?

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Alder, the tennis commentator, was fired for his remarks about Williams by ESPN. Hill makes remarks about the POTUS and gets 2 weeks. The punishments are vastly different so does this stance help Alder in his wrongful firing law suit against ESPN?

I hope so. That dude was royally worked over. I can understand the suspensions of Simmons and Hill, whether you agree with them or not, from a business standpoint I get it.

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Alder, the tennis commentator, was fired for his remarks about Williams by ESPN. Hill makes remarks about the POTUS and gets 2 weeks. The punishments are vastly different so does this stance help Alder in his wrongful firing law suit against ESPN?

 

He's going to win and get a HUGE payday. Not only for the firing, but for the subsequent heart attack he had that medical professionals linked as a direct result of his firing.

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Alder, the tennis commentator, was fired for his remarks about Williams by ESPN. Hill makes remarks about the POTUS and gets 2 weeks. The punishments are vastly different so does this stance help Alder in his wrongful firing law suit against ESPN?

 

I don’t want this thread shutdown but one would have to believe so. ESPN is facing a bigger problem than cord cutting, politics and everyone wanting to add their 2 cents.

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You're participating in the politicalization of the sport when you tell them to stand.

 

No, I'm not because I'm not telling them what to do. I'm telling people on here why I think it's the wrong forum for them. Nice try, though.

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No, I'm not because I'm not telling them what to do. I'm telling people on here why I think it's the wrong forum for them. Nice try, though.

"You" was a broad term to describe the people you support, who are politicizing the sport.

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I never made a claim there wasn't institutionalized racism. I think the media and these players are being dishonest about the police.

 

I'm not telling them they can't take a knee, but people have the right to disagree with them without being called racist. It seems some are telling Pence he can't do what he did, or had no right to as the Vice-president. The flip flopping and misconceptions on peoples rights are rather ridiculous though.

Nobody is saying this. Who in there right mind would say he shouldn't have been allowed to leave a football game? That just doesn't make sense. What people are saying is that he comes off as extremely petty and lacks self-awareness. He looked like a fool. Everyone knows the 49ers kneel, so he goes to a game and leaves when he sees what he knows he is going to see? Thats simply a waste of time, money, and effort. You want people to stop kneeling, don't give them a platform. How many people were kneeling before Trumps remarks vs. after? It's night and day. The kneeling stuff would have faded away had Trump not said anything. But yeah the players are the ones politicizing, not the person actively involved in politics...

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I always do and always will. The vast majority of NFL players do too. But find another country to live in if you think you have the right to tell them to stand.

 

If I'm paying someone 10 million a year, I have every right to tell them what do at work. If they want to kneel at home when they hear the National Anthem then go for it. But when at my place and on my dime, you do as I want.

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If I'm paying someone 10 million a year, I have every right to tell them what do at work. If they want to kneel at home when they hear the National Anthem then go for it. But when at my place and on my dime, you do as I want.
That is absolutely your right if you are Jerry Jones. Lets see what happens when Dak, Zeke, or Dez kneel though. In the end the players are still holding all the cards.

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That is absolutely your right if you are Jerry Jones. Lets see what happens when Dak, Zeke, or Dez kneel though. In the end the players are still holding all the cards.

 

Correct.

 

Everyone knows what will happen. Jerry won't do a darn thing. It's a good soundbite to take the focus off his team's crappy play, but it's a hollow threat and everyone knows it.

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