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Letís Call a Penalty on the NFLís Anti-Gun Bias
Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell

Posted on 02/02/2014 6:57:59 AM PST by Kaslin

There are certain groups of people who support gun control for very logical reasons.

Criminals are obviously big fans of gun control because they prefer unarmed victims.

Dictators also are big supporters of gun control because they want unarmed subjects.

Other segments of the population like gun control for inexplicable ideological reasons.

International bureaucrats advocate for gun control because they apparently think government should be daddy and citizens should be children.

Foreign politicians impose gun control because…well, I’m not sure why, but probably because they’re weenies.

And some American politicians want gun control because it appears they viscerally oppose individual freedom.

But I’m at a loss to understand why other segments of the population are on the wrong side of the gun issue. Why, for instance, does the National Football League have a policy prohibiting this very simple and innocuous ad from airing during the Super Bowl?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; football; nfl; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/02/2014 6:57:59 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I think a look on the field will answer the question, at least for anybody who cares to see.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 7:06:09 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Kaslin

Just don’t watch NFL football anymore.

I haven’t watched it in years. My attitude is that if I have to mortgage my house to buy a ticket to a game, I ain’t interested.

High School football is still about $2 a ticket and a thousand times more exciting.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 7:08:28 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Kaslin

The NFL is seriously tanking under the stewardship of Commish Goodell.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 7:11:31 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Kaslin

“Why, for instance, does the National Football League have a policy prohibiting this very simple and innocuous ad from airing during the Super Bowl?”

Because the NFL gets tax free status to mouth the wishes of the government. Simple, follow the money.

If the NFL became vociferous in a position favorable to the second amendment, O dummy’s IRS would immediately revoke their non tax status.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 7:12:14 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Kaslin

The NFL is every bit a member of the rotten establishment.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 7:12:16 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Amagi
Heard this idiot was thinking about expansion.

The talent pool is so diluted as it is, you have teams forced to turn a blind eye top red flags that should disqualify a player.

(Think Aaron Hernandez)

It has gotten so bad that the NFL is the National Felons League.

They need to DROP two teams, Thursday nights and the bye week, cut preseason to two games and only play West coast teams on Sunday night.

7 posted on 02/02/2014 7:20:42 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: Kaslin

Definitely seems like it is an ‘arm of the Govt’.
How else to you get ICE and DHS to handle security for a Football Game?
Lets see, you can’t carry anything into the stadium unless it fits in a CLEAR, plastic bag, NO tailgating this year.
News broadcasts telling of be early because of long security check point lines.

Already can’t smoke in stadium, maybe if they were to stop alcohol sales (too much revenue for that to happen) they would manage to completely shut down the fan base.

Way things are going, a trip to the airport will be easier and less intrusive than going to an NFL Football Game.

The colleges ‘learned’ years ago, take Government Money, you are under Government thumb and rules.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 7:47:58 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Kaslin

The Animal Planet’s Kitty Bowl and Puppy Bowl are the only bowls I’ll be watching today.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:12:35 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: Kaslin

Most NFL players carry guns.
This shows up when a lot of them get arrested.
So it’s management, not labor that’s promoting this policy.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:14:18 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Amagi

“The NFL is seriously tanking under the stewardship of Commish Goodell.”

Football is becoming unwatchable garbage. Goodell and his lawyer friends are ruining it.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:38 AM PST by Luke21
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To: Kaslin

I get trashed on this forum for pointing this out, but professional sports is not with us They are too dependent on taxpayer handouts.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:19 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Kaslin

I work for JnJ, and it is an international company with foreign investors, engineers etc... guess what. These bigots consider christians and gun owners as a local embarassment, treating us worse than Ignorant Africans, when their Japanese partners come over. What they are doing is lowering the level of discussion for a get along pimping agenda. It does not turn well because others have survived without Christianity, and Americans are not meant to fare well without this guidance.

Just like the Games of Rome, the NFL is being bought by barbarians and Rome is turning wussy. Rome has become greedy and accomodating.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:35:18 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin

In the case of the NFL, I would refer to the story of Spartacus as a hint. If the nfL players rose against the One... yep.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:11 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin; All

At the end of the day...

I, and MANY others will, without any doubt retain our right to keep and bear arms...And the hardware to support back it up...

What a shame that these people do not recognize, or respect that right enough to just leave it alone...

That’s ok...We will fight when the time comes...And no one will be happy at that point...


15 posted on 02/02/2014 9:01:01 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

Expansion could happen in the NFL? Wow.

Well, if it happens, follow the money. Some NFL franchises such as Dallas Cowboys, are said to be worth over a Billion dollars. I could imagine the NFL owners charging north of $500 million for expansion franchises in this exclusive club they have. And when leagues expand, the existing owners split the money. It’s an easy money source to add expansion teams.

I think 32 teams is plenty, but, money may well talk.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 9:16:03 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: P-Marlowe

If I watch the game, I watch it on TV. You are exactly right it’s ridiculous what they charging for the seats. I understand the cheapest seats are well over a thousand bucks


17 posted on 02/02/2014 9:18:21 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

One percenters playing a game in front of a live audience made up of one percenters trying to appeal to common folk by taking away their guns.

The NFL.

The only place in America where there is a bigger concentration of millionaire criminals is in Congress.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 1:07:15 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Kaslin; GOPsterinMA; Bender2; NFHale; KC_Lion; GeronL; dfwgator; Red Steel

The commercial they wouldn’t allow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fweNbUYzrY

An anti-gun commercial they allowed last year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG6eVXHwWn0

FU Goodell!! If you wanna keep all political ads out that’s fine. Allowing lib ads only, is NOT.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:47:12 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; Bender2; NFHale; KC_Lion; dfwgator; Red Steel

Goodell is a bitch.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:56:34 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Wimpy and looks like Chucky.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 9:02:29 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

NICE! Very true - he’s a douche.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 9:03:16 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Lena Dunham is a bitch.

Goodell is an earth whore.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 9:14:25 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Understood. Thank you for clarifying.

I see the ads for that inane “Girls” show and start to get enraged.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 9:18:16 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Impy

The NFL is kind of a tough spot.

I’m sure some politician has more than once said to Goodell, ‘Nice Anti-Trust Exemption you’ve got there, hate to see anything bad happen to it.”


25 posted on 02/02/2014 10:00:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

I’d like to remodel the NFL into what the Germans do with their two leagues of soccer.

You put eighteen teams up into the top league. At the end of the season...rig up some championship series with the top four teams. The worst three teams of the league? They get kicked down to the 2nd league...where ticket prices are less, players are on a much lesser pay scale, and you generally never see more than 20,000 fans at any game. The top three teams of the second league? They rise up into the upper league, to get their chance at the big time.

It puts pressure on teams to maintain a good roster, and avoid losses at all costs. It also put tons of incentives on players to deliver, or be stuck with a 2nd league team next year...which means less pay and less airing on TV.

The NFL needs a gimmick like this...because it’s overloaded now with marginal players who ought to be managing a Piggly Wiggly...and not pretending to be a tight end for the Bengals.


26 posted on 02/03/2014 1:29:26 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Agreed

College players that are physically gifted and bright enough to get useful degree and a good job are going to shun the NFL, especially in light of all the recent concussion awareness stories.

What’s left will be the players with physical talents and no brains to begin with. (AKA Felons)


27 posted on 02/03/2014 4:46:04 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: dfwgator; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

He’s the spawn of ULTRALIBERAL RINO Senator Charles Goodell or NY so I wouldn’t bet that anyone is forcing his hand.


28 posted on 02/03/2014 7:48:42 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; dfwgator; fieldmarshaldj

Goodell is an irmaless earth whore.


29 posted on 02/03/2014 7:56:25 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

College players that are physically gifted and bright enough to get useful degree and a good job are going to shun the NFL, especially in light of all the recent concussion awareness stories.

...dream on...do you seriously think that a person capable of giving pro football a shot is going to choose a workaday job because he’s afraid he might get concussed sometime down the road...?


30 posted on 02/19/2014 12:54:52 PM PST by IrishBrigade
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