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NFL Commissioner Goodell Now Agrees with President Trump. PLAYERS MUST STAND.

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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: Nik0laTesla
I wish I could protest at a workplace.


Ever heard of a strike?


I don't have millions of dollars and my boss would fire me.

Must be nice.


Which puts the players in a good position. They have nest eggs, if they are smart and can weather a work stoppage.




posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
The POWER Of Trump Compels You!!!


Wishful thinking.

The power of not enough cash to put gas in his private jet compelled him.

Made $212 million dollars since 2006

There's gold up in them thar hills.
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: intrptr




beaten and or killed for 'non compliance' .


OMG what?? Just wow..



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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Aw maan, they should do the ancient and correct thing:

+ turn to your caesar
+ raise your weapon
+ join in the chorus "AVE CAESAR, MORITURI TE SALUTANT!"

then the caesar waves his hand and the slaughter may begin.

More fun in the old times.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: Nik0laTesla
I wish I could protest at a workplace.


Ever heard of a strike?


I don't have millions of dollars and my boss would fire me.

Must be nice.


Which puts the players in a good position. They have nest eggs, if they are smart and can weather a work stoppage.


Strikes are conditional on what company you are employed with and whether or not you can get away with it. Luckily for them, you can't just find a really good football player lying around waiting to get hired.

That is the main problem. Players get paid way too much money to not be concerned about taking the job seriously and being professional on the field and leaving the bull hockey at home to do "on their own time".

Since when was it necissary to pay any sport player millions of dollars to play a game that lasts no more than a few hours a day or even a full week?

I'snt a 6 figure income enough? Why?
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

I know you dont think they are going to strike? There is no way they will strike over this..

They couldnt even agree from team to team on what to do for the last anthem. Now they are all gonna strike?



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Here's an interesting note (and some of the details may be slightly off, but the overall point is accurate):

I was listening to Judge Andrew Napolitano today on my way into work, and he said that a demand (which this isn't, yet) from Goodell to force players to do something like this will be challenged and shot down by the courts because nearly every stadium, if not all, are considered government property (of the cities and possibly the states where they exist). In being so, a private employer supposedly cannot mandate that employees refrain from exercising their 1st Amendment rights UNLESS the employer can prove that it's detrimental to their business.

The issue therein lies with the fact that a court must deem that the actions have been a detriment to the business, and so Goodell would have to be willing to take it to court over the issue if the players association would sue, and I don't know if that would happen.

That said, until a lawsuit is filed against Goodell making players stand, I would think that players would abide by the updated rule in lieu of facing punishment by the league--when actions start hitting bank accounts, it's funny how quick people are to fall in line with the rules of their employers.

In any event, the issue will hopefully be resolved next week, and we'll see what comes of it. But at this point in time, all Goodell said what that the league "believe[s] that everyone should stand for the national anthem," and that's a far cry from an official mandate to do so.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: F4guy

originally posted by: Edumakated

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: carewemust

Pretty sure there will be a strike now. You can't have a season without players.


A strike won't last long. Once the checks stop, too many of the players will have a hard time with child support payments to their baby mamas. They will quickly be back on the field.

You have to remember that most of the players are not making tens of millions per year. Far too many live well beyond their means in light of the short life of a NFL player. All that being "woke" won't last long once the checks stop and the mortgage is due, the payments on the Phantom, the baby mama wants her check, etc.

The players will quickly learn playing in the NFL is a business and messing up the cash flow over some stupid sh*t is not worth it.

One question. Is the mother of a white player's child a "baby mama"? I think I hear a dog whistle there.


If fact are dog whistles... then I am a dog whistling mofo.



According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 78% of National Football League (NFL) players are either bankrupt or are under financial stress within two years of retirement and an estimated 60% of National Basketball Association players go bankrupt within five years after leaving their sport


Think about that... nearly 80% of former NFL players are broke/under financial stress within two years. These guys cannot afford to be on strike. Sure, they make a lot of money but they spend way more money because the vast majority are financially illiterate.

Here is an article from May of this year... take a look at it and tell me how long you think these guys can go without getting paid.

15 NFL Players with More Baby Mamas Than Rings
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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the players are unionized



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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Goes back to rule #1 all humans should follow. Don't be a jerk deuchebag. Armed service people and their families are serving this country with their lives. They are being disrespected. Sorry. That's how they feel. Doesn't matter if Goodell Or Obama or someone else tells you it's not. Find another way to protest whatever the hot cause of the day is. And don't be a jerk.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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is this considered a trump win? are we winning? lol

will we have to salute trump next or be accused of hating the military and veterans.

bunch of sheep..



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: notsure1

When they share the numbers with the players and show them that alot more people are offended then they originally thought and if they dont stop it now there will be no NFL...



Not even close. The noisemakers mostly don't follow the NFL anyway and don't affect the bottom line. The owners know this. They don't want a labor relations dispute any more than the players do. The last time was about money. A LOT of money. This won't get that far as it's political not monetary. And you can say that they are losing money but no they aren't. No matter what you might want to believe.


All I can say is you are wrong.. Its always about the money.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: intrepid

I know you dont think they are going to strike? There is no way they will strike over this..

They couldnt even agree from team to team on what to do for the last anthem. Now they are all gonna strike?


I doubt it. They are in a good position to though if it comes to that. There will be compromise. The owners don't want a strike either. That said I haven't heard anything from the NFLPA yet.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: RazorV66

originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: carewemust

Pretty sure there will be a strike now. You can't have a season without players.


Nobody is gonna strike over that.
They would become the most hated group in the country and the NFL would really be done at that point.


It's called "the principle of the thing." Remember when the NFL wouldn't allow long hair or beards? As I have suggested, the destruction of the NFL may be what Trump has in mind.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: knoxie

I'm winning because I get back to watching football games without ANY political undertones and forget about the real life issues for a few hours.
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posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: intrepid


They have nest eggs, if they are smart and can weather a work stoppage.


Even if that isn't the case I'm sure the CFL or the newly formed PAC Pro League would be interested in picking up some top level talent.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Nik0laTesla


i'm glad for you, I know those few minutes must have been a horror for you, bless your sensitive heart.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: intrptr




beaten and or killed for 'non compliance' .


OMG what?? Just wow..


The demonstration taking a knee by NFL players isn't about flags or anthems. Its a demonstration against police brutality.

Where you been?



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: Nik0laTesla
a reply to: knoxie

I'm winning because I get back to watching football games without ANY political undertones and forget about the real life issues for a few hours.


Of course, they could just dispense with the national anthem altogether.



posted on Oct, 11 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: intrepid


They have nest eggs, if they are smart and can weather a work stoppage.


Even if that isn't the case I'm sure the CFL or the newly formed PAC Pro League would be interested in picking up some top level talent.


They'd be better off spending their time doing endorsements:


The life of a CFL player isn’t particularly lavish or luxurious, actually it’s quite ordinary. The average salary in the CFL is around $80,000 a year, with starting quarterbacks making between $250,000-$400,000. Compared to the colossal salaries of the NFL, CFL players make peanuts. The average NFLer makes around $1.9 million per year. That’s almost 24 times more than the CFL average.


www.therichest.com...

Not to mention the risk f injury for peanuts.



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