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Petition To Boycott NFL If Kaepernick Doesn’t Get Signed Goes Viral

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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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Kap should sign up for the new Pro Flag football league, he could be a STAR!

As for playing in the NFL... He still has skills, and QBs get hurt all the time, someone eventually will bite the bullet and bring him on board...

Just hope it isn't my team that get's the QB curse...




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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: JacKatMtn
Kap should sign up for the new Pro Flag football league, he could be a STAR!


Nah, he'd take a knee everytime he saw another player's flag pass his eyes and be glommed by the defense immediately.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
How about the teams play football and THEY keep their god-damned sh#t in the locker room and off the field.


I'm fine with that. But inevitably someone is going to bring something to the field just for the controversy. It's best to just not give it any attention.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Shut The Football Up!
Nationalism is attached to our national sports because we, as a culture, honor winning. We play the anthem before every game to say to our troops fighting for our country "Hey, thank you. Here, we'll honor what you're fighting for, which is serious as a heart attack, before we play and watch this frivolity just to ensure that though we're allowing ourselves to get healthily distracted from the important issues of our nation for the next few hours, we're still keeping you in our minds and hearts."


That's utter hogwash. Not everything has to be in honor of the troops. Let a game people want to enjoy, just be a game. Politics and nationalism don't need to be brought into it.

Believe it or not, it's possible to enjoy a game without swearing a loyalty oath to your country before watching it. All the national anthem stuff at these games is utterly sick.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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I have no problem with playing the national anthem before games. I have no problem with someone kneeling as protest during said anthem. I have no problem with a private organization/company refusing to hire a potential employee because of the perceived or actual detriment to said organization.

It comes down to basic business decisions. Is it worth risking alienating your customers(fans), potential discord or division of your employees(players), and possible disruption of revenue streams as a result?

I am all for people standing up for what they believe in. I am also a realist and know that the all mighty dollar rules all. Its just the way it is. If the cost out ways the benift as general rule of thumb the cost will be mitigated.
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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
All the national anthem stuff at these games is utterly sick.


Then don't watch or attend, simple as that. Traditions aren't going to change because Aazadan has an issue.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
Colin Kaepernick

Just a nasty male version of the former First Lady.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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Look at the Dolphins...signing Cutler just as he was going to have a nice cushy TV job instead of Kap.
Cutler will be a statue back there compared to what Tannehill was.
The NFL banks on being America's favorite pro sport, kneeling during the National Anthem is anti-American, no matter what your cause is.
He should go play in the CFL like another poster said, he might be done in the NFL.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Perfect analogy, really. Two individuals who had everything going for them, yet became too preoccupied with whining and complaining to keep up "cred" to ever actually enjoy their success.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: DBCowboy
How about the teams play football and THEY keep their god-damned sh#t in the locker room and off the field.


I'm fine with that. But inevitably someone is going to bring something to the field just for the controversy. It's best to just not give it any attention.


That's not what happened though was it?



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Last I checked, no one forces you to do anything at that time.

It's a tradition and most people like it. Sorry if you don't, but no one forces you to sing it or anything. Although the national anthem isn't a loyalty oath ...

And you must really, really hate the Olympics because everyone has their flags and anthems played there!



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 06:44 AM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
Then don't watch or attend, simple as that. Traditions aren't going to change because Aazadan has an issue.


I don't watch. My point was to others who just wan to watch football. If that's all you want, then you're also saying what happens outside of that shouldn't matter. Yet this guy is being judged for his activity outside of the game itself.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Last I checked, no one forces you to do anything at that time.

And you must really, really hate the Olympics because everyone has their flags and anthems played there!


Correct, so what's the issue if someone does something different during it?

And I don't watch the Olympics either.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

His antics likely cost the NFL billions last year in lost viewership and low ratings. Americans spoke to the NFL through their lower consumption of their product due to the appalling and disgusting actions of some of it's players.

I will not watch a game if this traitor is on the field and ALOT of my friends and family feel the same way and we are not going to forgive him either. He made his stand now enjoy the poop running down your ankle.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:24 AM
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I think those choosing to side with Kapernick are missing the boat here. The fact is that he is physically gifted, but can't read a defense to save his life and hasn't grown as a player. The most successful QBs all can read a defense and all have grown as players. Brady, Brees, Ben, Wilson, Luck, Carr, Ryan, Rodgers. Cam..they all have evolved their game. Kapernick is stuck with the same skillset he entered the league with. Is he good enough tobea backup with a chance to grow into a better player? I would say yes, but if you were running a team would you want him as a distraction? Would it be worth the gamble that someday the payoff( he evolves as a player) would be worth the distraction? Every team in the NFL is saying no right now. It is what it is.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

I don't know. What was Google's beef with an employee who chose to voice a difference of opinion with the company?

The NFL, as a business, has a right to decide how their business will choose to present itself during that time. You, as a spectator, are not a part of that business except as much as you have chosen to spend money to attend or are watching on your TV and thus providing ratings.

When Kaepernick chose to do something different, he used the company as a springboard to get his views widely broadcast and the press surrounding the NFL used him to make it a huge issue. For someone who doesn't care, you seem to be spending a lot of time here caring about it, for example. You have decided to let one man's crusade against cops become your own personal crusade against the anthem thanks to the press, and I don't think that's what the NFL wants at all.

So the NFL, any team that considers him, has to weigh in all of that controversy against any perceived benefits of signing him, and ... since Kaepernick isn't much good at all at what he does, much like Daniel Sam. There is very little upside and whole lot of media sh1tstorm that comes with him.

It's just not worth it.
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posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: LogicalGraphitti

Everything about this situation pisses me off.
No one wants Kap on their team because he is a distraction to the team. PERIOD.
It has nothing to do with how and why he took his stance.

Everyone that I have encountered that are upset that he didn't stand for the national anthem, have been terrible Americans.
Spike Lee is in training to be the next Sharpton, and is just as ignorant of an ass as everyone who is up in arms about this in the first place.

If Kap wants a job, he needs to sit down with an owner/GM of a team and promise to keep his mouth shut about social issues, most of which he hasn't had to experience first hand. Then he needs to sign a one year deal, work hard, and earn another contract.

Leave the activism for after you retire.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

I'm upset at him because he brought even more politics into sports where a lot of people go to not think about politics. Everything else in life is becoming increasingly political, but sports used to just be sports. Now you tune in and everything there is being used to "raise awareness" of this or that and Bob Costas goes off on gun control and now the players are marching around on their own political crusades before the game and after instead of waiting until the game itself is done.

Life isn't and shouldn't be politics, but everything seems to be now.



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

If you don't watch any of these sports...then why do you even care about this subject at all???

Perhaps maybe you should, ummm, what's that term(?)...oh yeah..."butt out"!



posted on Aug, 9 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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There's an old saying...

"Don't let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird ass!"

Perhaps "Colon Kaopectate" should take notice!


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