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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Meme of the Week


As it turns out, the weekly vote has reliably lined up with the more objective measure of Twitter impressions. DACA Families was the weekly winner, with 32,631 impressions. The least popular was Hotel Catalonia, with only 11,316.

To become a #DailyMemeWarrior and receive the Meme of the Day in your email every weekday morning, sign up here. I have a feeling that tomorrow's Meme of the Day is going to exceed 50k impressions, quite possibly 100k. This is not it. But it's good to know the NFL is embracing the fullness of free speech at its games.


And keep this in mind when you consider their mutual responses to President Trump.

SportsCenter‏ @SportsCenter
Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith spent part of Saturday discussing how to best handle President Trump's statements.

Apparently they should have spent more of it. And then kept their mouths shut.

UPDATE: This is an interesting rumor floating around the chans from a purported NFL employee.
Some NFL teams have been looking into firing players who are pulling this protest shit. But their lawyers have all told them, while they can do it, the fired players could then take them to court and win. The 49ers were among these teams, who have consulted their lawyers; hence why CK never got fired. Their lawyers told them it was cheaper to just let him do his bullshit.

Goodell knows he has fucked up big time, but can't do anything except tacitly let the teams blacklist players who pull this shit. Goodell and most of the coaches know that the players throwing these tantrums have them by the balls.
I think they're about to find out that not firing them will prove to be considerably more expensive.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin discusses the NFL situation.
We’re seeing drops in attendance.  We’re seeing drops everywhere, in advertising as well and that’s because there’s no business enterprise that is ever going to survive by insulting and trashing its own customer base…
Based on recent events, it would appear far fewer people understand this basic fact of business than you might imagine.

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85 Comments:

Blogger Elmer Jones September 24, 2017 8:15 AM  

Expected this intersectionality humor to be meme of the week :

https://employmentgame.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/madonna.jpg

Anonymous Aeoli Pera September 24, 2017 8:31 AM  

I like to imagine they're heiling Goodell. Makes sense though- you know who else opposed free speech? Hitler.

Blogger toadbile September 24, 2017 8:46 AM  

Professional sports is entertainment. Athletes are actors putting on a show called sports. Actors who kneel during their song and dance scene get replaced by understudies.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 8:47 AM  

Memeing Goddell as a wannabe Hitler could be funny. "Football Fuhrer".

Blogger Azure Amaranthine September 24, 2017 9:00 AM  

It occurs to me that Cracked is ripe for replacement.

Blogger Dave September 24, 2017 9:13 AM  

I thought you stopped the Meme of the Week as I haven't seen one since 8/20? I still get the #DailyMemeWars emails during the week. Outlook is spamming only on the weekends? But no, isn't in spam folder.

Blogger Rick September 24, 2017 9:14 AM  

The whole taking a knee thing during the anthem is false advertising. And ironically also cultural appropriation -- since it's difficult for me at least to think of a more American sport than Football. Baseball does not quite fit the bill entirely because it lacks the obvious strength and mass use of force aspect. Likewise NASCAR (you don't have to be large or strong, though you may happen to be).
So it is false advertising (that's why fans are turning away easily) and the 100% escapism aspect has been ruined.

Anonymous Weak September 24, 2017 9:17 AM  

@Azure you're right about Cracked. Before it converged, that was a funny and interesting website. I miss pre-converged Cracked.

Blogger Timmy3 September 24, 2017 9:18 AM  

Can't believe they killed pro sports. They are going down.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 9:20 AM  

https://i.imgur.com/lKmOBRD.jpg

Btw, September 24th is "Gold Star Mother's & Family's Day".

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/gold-star-mothers-day

This isn't a joke. Trump has morally high-grounded the NFL so hard it's probably already cost Goddell his job.

Side-point: That Gold Star date is known in advance. This was a longer pre-planned operation than I thought. Timing is too good.

Anonymous Anonymous September 24, 2017 9:32 AM  

2D Chess: Trump stirs up NFL controversy to make a Culture War move.

2+n D Chess: Trump stirs up NFL controversy to make a Culture War move and to divert attention from his move to kill the H1B program.

PA

Blogger Lazarus September 24, 2017 9:53 AM  

If the players could sue and win, why cannot any employee who is fired for speaking freely?

Blogger Dave September 24, 2017 9:56 AM  

it's probably already cost Goddell his job.

As much as we'd all like to see that, Goodell's very close to getting a 5-year contract extension from the owners if it hasn't already happened.

I've been a NFL fan my whole life but I'm ready to #DumpNFL just to see if we can make Roger squirm. Roger obviously decided to try and ride this out last season, hoping it would fade away on its own, but that's not working for him. Now it's time to turn up the heat. I'm going to start looking at the networks and advertisers and informing them they will be losing me as a viewer and customer if Roger doesn't address these political protests.

It'll be fun to watch Roger and the owners everyday have to answer to the front page news of declining NFL ratings until they decide to do something.

Blogger VD September 24, 2017 10:06 AM  

I thought you stopped the Meme of the Week as I haven't seen one since 8/20?

Just been busy. Putting together the 5-in-1 meme summaries takes too long. And we were getting pretty much the same results anyhow.

Anonymous Anonymous September 24, 2017 10:07 AM  

>"If the players could sue and win, why cannot any employee who is fired for speaking freely?

Their skin color.
Welcome to the Animal-Farm reality of "civil rights law"

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 10:10 AM  

I mentioned yesterday that the advertisers were the bigger target. The NFL is the key advertising vehicle in the country and if it becomes poisonous, a lot of people are going to be in a world of hurt.

I imagine Monday is going to be horrible for a whole lot of C-level execs across the country. Good.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera September 24, 2017 10:19 AM  

Based on recent events, it would appear far fewer people understand this basic fact of business than you might imagine.

Economic necessity to appear civil usually covers up a lot of the crazy endemic to humanity. In a resource glut, the crazy has full reign.

Blogger Wayne September 24, 2017 10:21 AM  

This has basically become another strike season...except the fans are on strike this time.

Blogger mohammad theprofit September 24, 2017 10:22 AM  

Please hope that Trump is playing 2+n D Chess then.

Blogger Orville September 24, 2017 10:22 AM  

WilliamBanzai has a great meme pic at Zerohedge. Kaperdick is on a landing craft at Normandy taking a knee facing the wrong way.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-24/star-spangled-blunder

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents September 24, 2017 10:22 AM  

@10 Looking Glass
: That Gold Star date is known in advance. This was a longer pre-planned operation than I thought. Timing is too good.

This is not your daddy's GOPe.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 24, 2017 10:25 AM  

it's probably already cost Goddell his job.

It'll have to get a lot worse before that happens. Goodell's primary job is to take any heat that's directed toward the league, so the owners don't have to. He's been doing that job very well. His second job is to keep the league making ridiculous amounts of money. The NFL's viewership is so much larger than anything else's that it will have to fall a long way before advertisers will flee. If the 800-pound gorilla loses 50 pounds, he's still a very big gorilla.

Goodell can be a buffoon and make all sorts of bad decisions about player discipline and replay rules and all the rest, as long as he keeps doing those two things. What will really put him at risk will be if the media starts badgering individual owners and making them look bad. Then he would be failing in his primary task. But that hasn't happened yet.

Anonymous Chrome Dynamo September 24, 2017 10:28 AM  

Over at Zero Hedge


"full statement from Patriots Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft:

"I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many plagers who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and care deeply about our community and I support their right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful."
Statement from #Patriots Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft: pic.twitter.com/f5DJeK0Woj
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 24, 2017

Blogger Ian Miguel Martin September 24, 2017 10:32 AM  

NFL ratings might get a boost this week. I haven’t watched a game in years but I’m tempted to tune in for teh lulz, and to see if the Bengals can go three weeks without scoring a touchdown.

Blogger Orville September 24, 2017 10:32 AM  

Hey Bobby Kraft, you mean contributors like rapists, murderers, wife beaters and a baby momma in every league town?

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 10:36 AM  

@21 A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents

Bob Kraft & his son were with Trump & Japanese PM Abe at Mar-A-Lago in March. The NFL owners always hold a unified front, so nothing big between them ever gets public. Kraft & Goddell had a clear falling out over "Deflategate". There's a very real possibility of some revenge in all of this.

Goddell could hold onto his job, but he's going to be deeply wounded among the owners. While the other owners are going to be on massive blast from a lot of their fanbases. Trump has sided with a faction of NFL Owners. This should be fun.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 24, 2017 10:36 AM  

If I had to guess, I'd say many football-and-flag lovers will find a middle ground this way: you can respect the flag the usual way by standing, or you can respect the flag while expressing some sort of protest by taking a knee. Kneeling just looks respectful, so it will be easy to reframe it that way. Then sitting, turning your back, or doing something worse would be classified as disrespect. They're going to want to find some way to make this okay so they don't have to choose between the things they love, and I can see my conservative/moderate friends grasping at something like that.

That could smooth things over for a while, but eventually the players who intended disrespect will be sitting or mooning the flag or whatever, and we'll go through this again.

Just a guess.

Anonymous FP September 24, 2017 10:40 AM  

Hah, players took the knee in London during the anthem but stood for God Save the Queen.

So brave.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 10:43 AM  

@25 Orville

Read that statement again. Do you see the play? Kraft is helping high-ground the Flag. That's the objective.

"I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday."

"There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics."

This rope-a-dope play is hilarious because of how badly the MSM & Progressives will fall for it.

Blogger Dexter September 24, 2017 10:44 AM  

Didn't Jerry Jones say don't do that shit? Why isn't he worried about being sued?

Anonymous Rocklea September 24, 2017 10:44 AM  

The day is coming when it will be OK to fire them, after the first one goes it will be keeping up with the Jones's.
"What, you mean you haven't fired your unpatriotic, non-team America players yet?"

Class action is a long time to wait for your next pay day.

Blogger Lazarus September 24, 2017 10:45 AM  

I am looking forward to the pre-game hand-wringing by commentators.

Blogger Harris September 24, 2017 10:48 AM  

It is going to be a very interesting weekend. Players are going to defiantly kneel. Very curious about how many fans will walk out when players kneel. And will also be interesting to see the ratings after the weekend. I suspect that many fans won't tune it at all, and those who do will be turned off by commentators who focus on Trump.

Blogger Harris September 24, 2017 10:50 AM  

Dexter wrote:Didn't Jerry Jones say don't do that shit? Why isn't he worried about being sued?

Texas is an "at will" state. Employers can fire you at their own discretion. It is very difficult to win a wrongful firing case in Texas. That may not be the same in many other states.

Blogger Phillip George September 24, 2017 10:54 AM  

What that fire needs is kerosene. Send the fire fighters kerosene.

Anonymous BBGKB September 24, 2017 10:58 AM  

But their lawyers have all told them, while they can do it, the fired players could then take them to court and win if they end up with a jewish judge.

intersectionality humor to be meme of the week :

https://employmentgame.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/madonna.jpg


I had to check to see if that wasn't the real cover

If the players could sue and win, why cannot any employee who is fired for speaking freely?

Players would hope for a jew judge, you would have to hope to not get a jew/black/brown/gay/cunt judge.

Related: Polling results from Gab: https://gab.ai/BGKB/posts/12516433
Who has blown more black guys? @m
Roger Goodell
Milo Yiannopoulos

73% Roger Goodell
27% Milo

Blogger Otto Lamp September 24, 2017 11:13 AM  

If you want quick results, go after their advertisers--specifically Anheuser-Busch.

AB is one of the NFL's biggest advertisers. Switching off their product is easy and the lower sales numbers will show up QUICKLY. AB will pressure the NFL to get this fixed.

Turning of the TV in my case would have no effect (as I watch it over the air). Moreover, the NFL has been known to fudge, lie, and rationalize their viewership numbers as having nothing to do with the player's actions (as they did last year).

The Beer sales numbers can't be rationalized away.

Anybody got a list of Anheuser-Busch brands, so we know what to avoid?

Anonymous Hrw-500 September 24, 2017 11:18 AM  

I saw that tweet about Tim Tebow. https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/911743413476777985 and one person nicknamed "Outdoor Chick" posted the following who's worth to read:"any time we see these whiners #TakeAKnee we should post the picture with a caption that says "Prays on field to God." Should make em nuts"

Anonymous Anonymous September 24, 2017 11:18 AM  

Trump's push on this NFL issue has caused trump-deranged media to hail this as "the story of the weekend".

Anchors like Stelter are openly trumpeting and spreading this massive redpill.

Trump has triggered the left into a politically suicidal position. If he keeps this up once every 2 months through midterms we could double the nation's GDP bottling the SJW tears that result.

Blogger Lazarus September 24, 2017 11:22 AM  

Otto Lamp wrote:Anybody got a list of Anheuser-Busch brands, so we know what to avoid?

The list is too long. Simplify and just go after Bud-Light (best seller) and its Bud bros.

Anonymous PinochetChopperPilot September 24, 2017 11:22 AM  

Not one single white should watch or support the NFL in any way whatsoever. For the most part, Latinos/Hispanics and Asians don't already. Same with boxing. MMA/fighting is a white and Latin(o) sport (blacks can't hang without PEDs).

Having said that, I'm waiting for the NFL financial crash and the inevitable demand by SJWs/dems/progs that it (and it's players) receive (even more) financial support from the taxpayers.

Blogger Resident Moron™ September 24, 2017 11:24 AM  

"In a resource glut, the crazy has full reign"

One more crime laid at the FED's door ..

Blogger Resident Moron™ September 24, 2017 11:27 AM  

Those dumb broads are saluting with the wrong arm.

Wimmin ruin everything.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 11:30 AM  

@39 aew51183

"Know your enemy and know yourself..."

The cultural Left is so locked into their position that they actually prevent people from moving out of it. It's both hilarious and sad.

Blogger Dave September 24, 2017 11:33 AM  

Turning of the TV in my case would have no effect (as I watch it over the air).

What does have an effect is when you contact the networks and tell them you will not watch the NFL and let them know their advertisers will also be told the same. Of course it's on you if you actually follow through or not. And that's what the NFL and the networks are betting on; most people are bluffing, any drastic drop in ratings will not be long-term.

In all reality it may require multiple seasons of ratings hits to see any change. I think the TV contracts don't start expiring before 2020 so the NFL can try and ride it out but we can make uncomfortable for them.

Blogger Cail Corishev September 24, 2017 11:34 AM  

Didn't Jerry Jones say don't do that shit? Why isn't he worried about being sued?

I'm not sure where the idea came from, but the owners aren't worried about being sued. They're worried about whatever could taint the "America's Game, Football Is Family" image of the NFL that they've worked so hard to build.

They were afraid that white (and (((white)))) owners cracking down on black players protesting (in their minds) about racism would be bad for that image. ESPN certainly would have screamed racism as long as it lasted. So the league calculated that it would be less damaging to do nothing, let white fans grouse for a while, and hope it went away.

Now that the president has said what Americans have been saying for the last year, that calculation may change. We'll see.

Blogger Rick September 24, 2017 11:37 AM  

What's the opposite of Bud?
(Buy that)
#DumpBud

Blogger Cail Corishev September 24, 2017 11:53 AM  

Trump has triggered the left into a politically suicidal position.

And they're falling right into it. Now some Democrats are demanding that white players kneel to support their black teammates. They might, because the team is everything, but that's not important. The look it'll send is.

The players, league, and sports media are trying to sell the narrative that the president started this. He didn't, of course. The players started it a year ago. More broadly, the sports media dragged politics into sports years ago, with ESPN leading the way. All that's new today is that the president spoke up and said what Americans have been saying. Some people will fall for that narrative; shills will pretend to fall for it. Most won't. Fans who have been griping about players kneeling for the past year know who they were griping about.

Blogger bw September 24, 2017 11:58 AM  

far fewer people understand this basic fact of business than you might imagine

To be sure, but I'm dubious as to whether it matters. Doubt it's been about money for quite some time now.
It is about something else entirely more important to them.
They all just trade money at this point.

And good on you for the Me-So shout out.


Anonymous Anonymous September 24, 2017 12:05 PM  

Why not just fine and suspend them? Actions detrimental to the team or league have been punished before.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener September 24, 2017 12:10 PM  

This is an Agree and Amplify situation. I fully support the idea that proper etiquette when the national anthem is played requires that fake Americans kneel.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein September 24, 2017 12:14 PM  

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Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein September 24, 2017 12:16 PM  

*Takes the Dallas Cowgirls Nazi salute meme and runs with it...*

When I was a kid the Cowboys were like the Wehrmacht in '39 through the start of Barbarossa.

Since Troy, Emmitt and Michael left it's been more like Stalingrad and D-Day.

Last year's success was the Battle of the Bulge...

Anonymous Brick Hardslab September 24, 2017 12:17 PM  

Isn't espn subsidized by cable fees and bundling practices?

Anonymous Brick Hardslab September 24, 2017 12:21 PM  

Maybe a pic of the kneeling players with "contrite felons praying for their victims"

I would think they would hate that.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd September 24, 2017 12:26 PM  

Resident Moron™ wrote:Those dumb broads are saluting with the wrong arm.

Wimmin ruin everything.


They're leftists ...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 24, 2017 12:31 PM  

Lazarus wrote:If the players could sue and win, why cannot any employee who is fired for speaking freely?
Employment in the NFL is governed not by labor law, but by a contract, and that contract probably has pretty good safeguards for political expression.

Anonymous Nutcase September 24, 2017 12:40 PM  

Vox agreeing with Michelle Malkin? What timeline is this?

Blogger Rick September 24, 2017 12:45 PM  

The #DumpBud thing is perfect Turmpian Economic Leverage. Think: economic pressure on China to get China to control North Korea.

Plus 3 added bonuses:

1) There are alternatives to Bud. You can do it.
2) No one who works for AB will lose their jobs or go out if business (package stores sell other brands etc)
3) Trump will hear you.

Blogger Dave September 24, 2017 12:48 PM  

Malkin gets it right every now and then.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 24, 2017 12:48 PM  

"Little men playing with their balls".

Trump might also be driving a stake through much of celebrity culture with this move. By the end of the week, we'll have biting memes & rhetoric to simply ignore the fools. So much for the "athlete-activist" shtick. They're a bunch of thin-skinned little men that are only good for playing with their balls.

Anonymous MAGA Carta September 24, 2017 12:50 PM  

@43 "Those dumb broads are saluting with the wrong arm." Flip the photo horizontally - except the bottom text.

Anonymous MAGA Carta September 24, 2017 1:04 PM  

John Damore, call your lawyer. NFL just proved your right to free speech on the job. Sue Google's ass.

Blogger James Dixon September 24, 2017 1:05 PM  

Hmm. http://deadspin.com/the-steelers-will-skip-the-national-anthem-today-1818702660

Interesting response.

Anonymous RJ September 24, 2017 1:07 PM  

The Steelers have found a way around this controversy: they will remain in the locker room during the national anthem.

After which, the entire crowd at Soldier Field will boo them.

Jeebus, as if people didn't need another reason to hate the Steelers...

Anonymous MAGA Carta September 24, 2017 1:08 PM  

@61 I meant James Damore.
(How do you edit or delete comments with a PC?)

Anonymous Jack Amok September 24, 2017 1:10 PM  

Goodell's primary job is to take any heat that's directed toward the league, so the owners don't have to.

Perhaps why the G-E specifically called on owners to fire players. He's turning the spotlight on them and not letting their own distraction monkey deal with it for them.

Didn't Jerry Jones say don't do that shit? Why isn't he worried about being sued?

"The lawyers told us we can't do it" is often used as justification for ignoring a problem.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) September 24, 2017 1:15 PM  

Hmm. http://deadspin.com/the-steelers-will-skip-the-national-anthem-today-1818702660

Interesting response.


Awesome. We don't play the anthem before other forms of entertainment, like a movie or concert.

Anonymous Ages September 24, 2017 1:26 PM  

Why can these players sue their teams and win? Picture this:


You are a Best Buy Geek Squad specialist. You are wearing your Geek Squad uniform. You pull up to your customer's home and unload their new TV. You walk into the house and say, "I have your new TV here, but before I install it, let me talk to you about Jesus."

Or this:

You are a UPS driver. You pull up to an apartment and bring the package to the door. A guy answers the door, and you hand him the package. As he's signing for it, you say, "By the way, do you know how degenerate these sex toys are?"

How long would anything like that last? The fact is, employers have no obligation to provide a platform for free speech when you are on the job, wearing your uniform. The First Amendment protects citizens' free speech against the government, and that is all. The NFL should clarify that in its policies.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener September 24, 2017 1:27 PM  

Irony: a man who doesn't know who his father is hates America because his great^5 grandfather was a slave.

Blogger Sheila4g September 24, 2017 1:30 PM  

@41 PinochetChopper Pilot: " For the most part, Latinos/Hispanics and Asians don't already."

Not so sure about that, at least in Dallas. My husband's employer has a box at AT&T Stadium and he's required to attend a number of games with various customers. Although he's been a Cowboy's fan his entire life, he really doesn't enjoy the traffic and the crowds - which he estimates are largely Negro and Mestizo, despite the cost of the tickets and parking. He had to go to a college game there the other day and was pleasantly surprised that besides the crowd being significantly smaller, the fans were about 80% White.

He's not aware of any AA programs by which non-White fans could get discounted game tickets, and standing-room tickets are $20. Seating starts at what, $40 each minimum? He sees entire Mexican families, with kids in strollers, and everyone decked out in Cowboy's regalia. Between parking and tickets alone, they're spending hundreds of dollars a weekend.

Blogger Rick September 24, 2017 1:30 PM  

Ages -- precisely. It's false advertisement.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) September 24, 2017 1:33 PM  

My husband's employer has a box at AT&T Stadium and he's required to attend a number of games with various customers.

Thoughts and prayers

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener September 24, 2017 1:35 PM  

@67 The issue isn't that an employer has to provide protections for First Amendment expression of its employees, it's that once an employer allows free expression by some employees it can't, under the predominantly accepted interpretations of law, discriminate against others doing the same thing. If one employee can hang crosses in his office, another can hang Islamic crescents.

Of course the whole issue could be solved by the team requiring all players to stand for the anthem, making it a corporate level marketing decision rather than a matter of individual choice.

Anonymous Gingas September 24, 2017 2:40 PM  

Lists of NFL sponsors:

https://medium.com/@gqlewis/2017-nfl-boycott-to-include-sponsors-b96a0e6b6018

http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2015/09/23/Marketing-and-Sponsorship/NFL-sponsors.aspx?

Blogger Robert Browning September 24, 2017 3:05 PM  

Blacks are not happy and will never be happy living in a white society, no matter what whites say or do. Blacks are just too different.

Anonymous Anonymous September 24, 2017 6:56 PM  

@72
Good thing the NFL has been on record fining players for wearing 9/11 memorial cleats and refusing to allow the cowboys to wear a helmet badge in memoriam of the 5 cops killed in the Dallas shooting then, isn't it?

Blogger MendoScot September 24, 2017 7:33 PM  

FP wrote:Hah, players took the knee in London during the anthem but stood for God Save the Queen.

So brave.


Makes you wonder if they knew what queen the anthem referred to.

Blogger CynicalMan September 24, 2017 7:43 PM  

Nothing in the contracts say the owners have to let them play. Make them take the bench, then remove the bench to see how many like kneeling on the sideline.

Anonymous Avalanche September 24, 2017 8:14 PM  

@12 "If the players could sue and win, why cannot any employee who is fired for speaking freely?"

I was going ask if their contracts (which is why most employees can be fired) included a moral turpitude clause:

Moral Turpitude. A phrase used in Criminal Law to describe conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals. Crimes involving moral turpitude have an inherent quality of baseness, vileness, or depravity with respect to a person's duty to another or to society in general.

And then I thought -- oh wait, football players: rape, wife beating, stealing, .... nah, the lawyers couldn't POSSIBLY put a moral turpitude clause in the contract!!

Anonymous grayman September 24, 2017 8:15 PM  

@74 browning

Blacks thirst to live with the trappings of 1st world society yet are too violent and not intelligent enough at the population level to build a 1st world society in their own.
There really isn't a scenario in which blacks are happy.

Blogger Michael Maier September 24, 2017 8:21 PM  

Robert Browning wrote:Blacks are not happy and will never be happy living in a white society, no matter what whites say or do. Blacks are just too different.

They don't even like THEMSELVES. Not even blacks want to live in a majority black neighborhood. Let alone city. Let alone country.

Anonymous Bold, James Bold September 25, 2017 1:34 AM  

Michael Maier wrote:They don't even like THEMSELVES. Not even blacks want to live in a majority black neighborhood. Let alone city. Let alone country.
This is the kind of troll I post at Field Negro.  The cognitive dissonance it unleashes is hilarious.

Anonymous Mr. Rational September 25, 2017 1:57 AM  

Dave wrote:I think the TV contracts don't start expiring before 2020 so the NFL can try and ride it out but we can make uncomfortable for them.
You can put ESPN into reorganization or liquidation proceedings by killing cable and advertiser revenue a lot faster than that.  All it takes is making the ESPN brand toxic.

Anonymous Pennywise September 25, 2017 7:57 AM  

The rumor is Fake News.
The Donald got triggered.
The owners aren't firing anyone.

We. Don't. Care.

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