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    10/18/2016 10:39:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | October 18, 2016 | IAAT Staff
    The Beaumont Bulls, a peewee football team of 11 year olds has been kicked out of their league for the rest of the season. With very little explanation, and despite previous support, the Beaumont Bulls students, staff, and parents were told by the e-board not to take a knee in their following game on Sept. 17. The team defied the request and did it anyway. Again, they won their game. The News reports that the boys were scheduled to have a bye the following week. During that time, the board decided to suspend Coach Rah-Rah Barber for the remainder of...
  • Supreme Court Justice backtracks after ripping Kaepernick's protest

    10/14/2016 5:29:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 14, 2016 | John Breech
    Just days after ripping Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem, Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that really didn't have any idea what Kaepernick's protest was about when she answered a question about the 49ers quarterback during an interview this week. The Supreme Court Justice released a statement on Friday saying that her comments were "inappropriate," and that she was "barely aware" of the circumstances surrounding Kaepernick's protest.
  • Military Academy: You Won’t Disrespect American Flag on our Football Field

    10/12/2016 6:48:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Todd ^ | October 12, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The young men who attend St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin know the names of the fallen. Their names are recited every spring - young men, alumni, who gave their lives defending America. Jack Albert, the president the military academy, believes the blood shed by his cadets make their campus sacred ground. So when Albert learned that some of the high schools in their athletic conference were allowing students to disrespect the national anthem, he decided to draw a line in the sand. “To dishonor those men and their families by permitting any disrespect of the country they...
  • Singer Takes Knee During National Anthem At Sacramento Kings Game

    10/11/2016 10:43:35 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | October 11, 2016 | Macy Jenkins
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The day after the first Kings’ preseason game, the buzz is all about what happened before the first play. Singer Leah Tysse took the microphone to sing the national anthem, then she took a knee – and took the audience by surprise. --SNIP-- Bay Area Singer Leah Tysse took the opportunity to make a statement of her own on Tuesday night by kneeling on the court while singing the national anthem. She explained her decision on Facebook: “Taking a knee felt like the most patriotic thing I could do. I cannot idly stand by as black people...
  • Man, these NFL national-anthem protests are “dumb and disrespectful,”

    10/10/2016 6:52:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot ^ | October 10, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Don’t think for a minute this will qualify as a “second look at” moment on the Right — but it might on the Left. With progressives cheering the NFL’s national anthem protests as yet another truth-to-power moment — and the NFL itself almost preening over its own inaction — one might have expected one of the progressive Left’s icons to fall into line with the other cheerleaders. Instead, Ruth Bader Ginsburg might have added a new dimension to her “Notorious RBG” nickname: When asked by Couric how she feels about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and others athletes, refusing...
  • NFL Boycotts, Kaepernick Backlash Becoming Major Factor As NFL Ratings Drop Yet Again In Week 4

    10/06/2016 1:59:35 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 110 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Matt Dolloff
    However, one factor that appears to be making a large dent in the ratings and continuing to grow is the backlash resulting from the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick sitting or kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality against African-Americans. A percentage of fans are now boycotting the NFL in reaction to Kaepernick’s protests and/or the lack of discipline from the league offices resulting from them. It’s likely that a sizable chunk of the rating decline is due to fans swiftly and decisively responding to Kaepernick’s growing protests by turning the games off entirely
  • Colin Kaepernick bringing dialogue and low NFL ratings

    10/04/2016 12:02:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2016, 2:46 PM
    The latest of the Colin Kaepernick effect was felt across the football landscape this weekend. Beginning with high school football games, to members of the East Carolina Marching Band refusing to play the National Anthem, the “Kaepernick effect” is far reaching and exposing layers to our national season of discontent and discourse. It’s also having an effect on perennial ratings darling, the National Football League. #BoycottNFL is working, and media watchers, ad people, and the folks at are beginning to talk about a trend likely not to change anytime soon. Regardless of your personal views or your politics, the...
  • Ryder Cup Fans Break Out The National Anthem

    10/01/2016 10:09:58 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/01/2016 | Brad Gali
    Unreal. They're singing the national anthem at the #RyderCup
  • Obama: Our military fights so Kaepernicks can protest

    09/28/2016 9:03:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 28, 2016 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama Wednesday night said U.S. service members fight so that people like the 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick can express their views and take a knee during the national anthem to make a point. . . A widow of a veteran who died of cancer after being misdiagnosed at a Veteran Affairs hospital wanted to know why that doctor was still working at the hospital and there wasn't more accountability for some employees. While Obama said that a lot of people have been fired and the VA has worked hard to improve wait times, he acknowledged that there is no...
  • Of course: Virginia Beach restaurant owner called racist for taping Colin Kaepernick jersey to floor

    09/28/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Some protests are more worthy than others, apparently We must respect Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the national anthem, we are told, because the right to protest is sacred and never to be questioned, and the last thing we should ever do is turn some inanimate piece of cloth into an idol that’s more important than our right to express our true feelings. Remember: American flag = mere piece of cloth. Not sacred. Not entitled to respect. In fact, the refusal to stand for it is entitled to the ultimate in respect. Get it straight. So then, if the American flag...
  • Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem

    09/26/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by detective · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2016
    U.S. Navy sailor is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, posted on Facebook about why she's following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality during the anthem. "I feel like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans," she wrote. "I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom." Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to America’s national symbols, reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. “On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/24/2016 10:02:57 PM PDT · by pboyington · 59 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    I was a police officer for 36 years. Prior to being a police officer I served six years in the U.S. Air Force, four on active duty and two in the reserves. Before that, my fondest memories, while growing up, are of going to the VFW with my dad on Friday night for their fish fry or clam bake. When I was in high school I played on that VFW Post’s Drum & Bugle Corps. My Dad served in the Merchant Marine during WW II, and recounted having been torpedoed once while on a North Atlantic convoy. All of my...
  • Colin Kaepernick Caper: Throw Away Country

    09/24/2016 9:59:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Frosty Wooldridge
    The United States of America, your community, your state, our nation—faces becoming a “Throw Away Country.” While San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick created the latest sensation by dishonoring our flag, our military men and women who fought and died to make this a free country, and our national anthem—he represents a rip tide of angry, misguided and anti-American citizens or non-citizens growing in strength and numbers daily. If we celebrate another 10 million or 50 million Colin Kaepernicks, will we survive? In the past month, high school students disgraced our national anthem by kneeling in irreverence and protest against our...
  • Sailor says Navy punished her for not standing for 'Star Spangled Banner'

    09/22/2016 7:25:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | WITW Staff
    Ervin explained in her Facebook post that on September 19, "while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about 'land of the free' when, I know that only applies to some Americans." Ervin said in the post that she was punished by Navy officials and that the "equipment I need to do my Naval job" was taken away.
  • Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

    09/22/2016 2:20:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked arms as the national anthem played. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone. The other Mercury players remained standing. Even given the high stakes of the game, Fever Coach Stephanie White told her players that she had been proud to...
  • Are National Anthem Protests Costing NFL Viewership?

    09/21/2016 10:29:06 AM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 99 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 20 Sept 2016 | Christy Strawser
    (WWJ) James Olson, a Sports Illustrated subscriber since fourth grade, watches action-packed NFL games on TV to escape from the endless round of political bickering playing out on other channels. But with more national anthem protests cropping up, he feels like politics has taken over his favorite sport, too. So he’s tuning out. “I want to say to these guys ‘If you weren’t playing in the NFL, you would be working at McDonalds. I think people have had it,” said, Olson, a Birmingham, Mich., resident.
  • Even cheerleaders (at Howard University) are kneeling during national anthem

    09/21/2016 7:16:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | September 20, 2016 | Alex Leininger
    Athletes across the country have been sitting or kneeling during the national anthem in recent weeks to protest police brutality and racism. But a football game in Washington, D.C. may mark the first time a squad of cheerleaders has taken a knee during the song. Cheerleaders at Howard University joined a national protest on Saturday afternoon by kneeling during the anthem at the AT&T Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium.

    09/19/2016 5:45:10 AM PDT · by KansasConservative1 · 37 replies
    Self ^ | 091916 | Self
    Having served my country for 10 years, TO ME it is an abomination that the over-paid NFL players sit (or otherwise disrespect)our flag and our national anthem. They have the right to do that, I have the right to #BoycottNFL I may be the only one but I will not pay for the "stage" for these losers to stand on.
  • Police union stands for American flag

    09/18/2016 6:44:03 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    On September 17, 2016, Larry Brown of Larry Brown Sports reported: Four Miami Dolphins football players kneeled during the national anthem last weekend as a sign of protest, and their actions are not sitting well with the local police. The Broward County Sheriff's Office Deputies Association, which is a union representing the local law enforcement, sent out a statement urging officers not to provide security detail for the Dolphins unless ordered to do so. Kneeling during our National Anthem is the latest phase for NFL players, and some soccer players, to "protest" the horrible slave-like conditions of playing in the...
  • SF High School Football Team Refuses to Stand for Anthem

    09/18/2016 4:40:27 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Sep 2016 | Robert J. Marlow
    Inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s ongoing protest of the national anthem, every player of San Francisco’s Mission High School’s varsity football team, save one, failed to stand for the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” on Friday night. One player with a family member serving in the armed forces stood with a clenched, raised fist during the song. Mission High won publicity with the stunt. But San Mateo High School won the game 28-25.
  • Eagles planning anthem demonstration on Monday night

    09/17/2016 12:49:46 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 99 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | 09/17/2016 | Mike Florio
    The first Sunday of the regular season coincided with the 15th anniversary of 9/11. And while there were still some demonstrations from NFL players during the national anthem, at least one team refrained on that day — but won’t in Week Two. “Everybody wants to be a part of it and I feel like it’s no different on our team,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told Glen Macnow of WIP in Philadelphia on Friday, via “We got guys, especially myself, who feel very strongly about the topic. Last week, we talked about doing some stuff, but we wanted to make...
  • Stephen Curry reveals presidential preference, national anthem protest plans

    09/15/2016 9:50:56 AM PDT · by um1990 · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/15/2016 | Yahoo
    While speaking at the TechCrunch event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Stephen Curry didn’t talk much about basketball. When asked who he supports during the upcoming presidential election, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, Curry simply said “Hillary” without going into his reasoning. ... Stephen Curry says he'll "most likely stand" during national anthem this year, but supports Kaepernick — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 14, 2016
  • The Racist Colonial Marines

    09/15/2016 6:30:57 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    9/15/2016 | self
    During the War of 1812, the British enlisted the aid of black Americans to join them in the fight. These regiments were called the “Colonial Marines”, some of which fought on the side of the British during the attack on Ft. Mc Henry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner. The song had four verses, the first of which is what is typically heard when the anthem is played. The third refers to “hirelings and slaves”. While this may refer to the Colonial Militia, it could refer to the fact that the British commonly employed...
  • NFL Idiots Dissing Our National Anthem Is Another Reason Why Trump Will Win!

    09/14/2016 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    My intention was to enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon on my sofa watching NFL football. Outrageously, players on both teams, Miami vs Seattle, protested our National Anthem. I became extremely angry. I could not stomach watching these highly paid, arrogant, ungrateful, spoiled-brat idiots play football. I yelled to Mary in another room, “Honey, get dressed. I'm taking you to dinner!” For crying out loud, here we are on the anniversary of 9/11. These morons showed no respect for their country, nor the 3000 Americans murdered by Islamic terrorists on this day 15 years ago. Why are NFL coaches allowing players...
  • The Root: We Need a New National Anthem

    09/13/2016 3:31:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 73 replies ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Callista Ring
    The self-righteous hindsight of the left exposes itself again as progressive writer Lawrence Ware suggests, “Put simply, we need a new national anthem…” In an article published by The Root on September 12, Ware urged for the rewriting of the national anthem due to the “vicious legacy of who wrote this song and what it represents.” He referenced a Counterpunch article which argues that Francis Scott Key, the author of the national anthem, was a pro-slavery, black abusing, religious nut. To ask black people to stand for the national anthem, Counterpunch argued, is comparable to asking a Jewish person to...
  • Texas Youth Football Team Takes a Knee for National Anthem

    09/13/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Football players and coaches in a Texas youth league took a knee during the national anthem “to protest violence against black youth” on September 10. The local ABC affiliate in Beaumont, 12News reported that a photographer who has worked with the Beaumont Bulls for years, was asked to capture the moment.
  • National Anthem has special meaning for Villanueva

    09/13/2016 9:20:31 AM PDT · by grayhog · 8 replies ^ | 8/29/2016 | Interview
    Alejandro Villanueva takes great pride every time he hears the National Anthem. Alejandro Villanueva was hesitant at first to address the conversation generated over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick making the decision not to stand during the National Anthem before the team’s games as part of a political statement. Villanueva is respectful of the fact that everyone has the freedom to express themselves in whatever manner they see fit. But after being asked several times during the Steelers’ open locker room session at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday morning what his thoughts were, Villanueva shared his take...
  • 5 players join 49ers Kaepernick in Monday Night Football protest (Pics)

    09/13/2016 6:40:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 82 replies
    AZ ^ | 9/13/19
    RNN) – San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem on Monday night, and was joined by teammate Eric Reid. The game was the second contest of a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The 49ers are playing the Rams. Teammates Eli Harold and Antoine Bethea each raised a fist in the air.
  • Ingratitude And The Death Of Patriotism

    09/12/2016 9:01:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 09/13/2016 | Don Feder
    Colin Kaepernick, 49ers quarterback and starter for Black Lives Matter, is a celebrity poseur receiving accolades for slandering America. Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem, because, "I am not going to stand up to show pride for a country that oppresses black people and people of color" – says the athlete whose own oppression is symbolized by the $141-million contract he signed recently. From the G20 Summit in China, Obama observed that Kaepernick "cares about some real issues" and "what he's doing has generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about." (Try to imagine...
  • Orioles' Adam Jones: MLB short on anthem protests because it's a 'white man's sport'

    09/12/2016 6:06:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2016 | ESPN News Services
    With racial issues in the United States coming to the forefront in the sports world, Major League Baseball players generally have been absent from the growing chorus of athletes who have publicly spoken out about problems they may see in the United States, and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why. "Baseball is a white man's sport," the Orioles star told USA Today. "We already have two strikes against us already,'' Jones told the newspaper, "so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can't kick them out. You need those players....
  • Dumping Dolphins

    09/12/2016 11:41:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 12, 2016 | Michael P. Ramirez
    DUMPING DOLPHINS I have to say, after the pathetic display by the Miami Dolphins yesterday - and I'm not just talking about their usual pathetic play on the field, but rather, the silly seated protest during the national anthem - I am sad to say, the time may have come to finally hang up my fins. To be completely fair, I must confess, I actually stopped watching professional football almost two decades ago... Don't get me wrong, I am still a longtime Dolphin fan... It's just they haven't played professional football since 2002. I remember the golden days of the...
  • Four Dolphins take knee - Seattle team unified

    09/12/2016 7:25:37 AM PDT · by GailA · 29 replies
    Sunsentinal ^ | 9/12/19
    Seattle’s full team interlocked arms and stood on the sideline. “Unity,” was their idea. Unity of a team asking for a more unified community. Cornerback Jeremy Lane, who took a knee during Seattle’s game last week, joined the team in locked arms. So the players agreed to act like a team with one voice here. On the Dolphins, four players - Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Jelani Jenkins - stood during a ceremony for the 9-11 victims on Sunday’s 15th anniversary. They then dropped to a knee at the start of the anthem. The rest of the team...
  • [Vanity] The NFL Hall of Shame

    09/11/2016 9:25:41 PM PDT · by sargon · 48 replies
    Vanity | 9/12/2016 | Self
    Fellow FReepers, like many of you, I was appalled today at the disrespect for the national anthem of this country which was displayed by some NFL players on some teams. I would like to create a list of all NFL teams, along with what their players did during the playing of the national anthem before each NFL game this week. My team is the Miami Dolphins, and to my dismay, 4 Dolphins players (Arian Foster, Jelani Jenkins, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills) took a knee and refused to stand at attention during the playing of our national anthem before the...
  • Seattle Seahawks Won’t Take A Knee Or Sit During National Anthem

    09/11/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    There were rumors that the Seattle Seahawks were going to protest the national anthem. Reports of a good portion, or even the whole team, were going to participate in this act on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks certainly raised some people’s blood pressures, ever since 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to remain seated during the national anthem.Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”The Seahawks protest though was met with a different reaction due to the day, their season-opener against...
  • Chiefs' Marcus Peters raises fist during anthem; Arian Foster to raise fist as well

    09/11/2016 11:36:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 11, 2016 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters raised his fist through the national anthem before Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium, as the team interlocked their arms. The Chiefs won't be alone in their demonstration during the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks have said they also plan to stand and interlock arms. Their opponent in the game, the Miami Dolphins, plan to take another approach. Dolphins running back Arian Foster told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that he plans to take a knee and raise his fist during the national anthem. He...
  • Seahawks to stand for anthem, with arms interlocked

    09/10/2016 7:25:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 77 replies
    NBC Pro Football ^ | 9/10/16 | Mike Florio
    The Seahawks have announced their plans for Sunday’s pregame ceremony. According to receiver Doug Baldwin, they will stand together during the national anthem. They will do so with their arms interlocked. “We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity,” Baldwin says in the 42-second video posted at his Twitter page. “We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish, and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made...
  • Female Sailor sits for National Anthem; gets INSTANT justice

    09/10/2016 3:59:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 96 replies ^ | 9/10/16 | Michael Cantrell
    More and more people are jumping on the sit-for-the-National-Anthem bandwagon,believing their disrespectful actions are somehow validated if they are doing it for “equality.” The latest such example is a female sailor — as in member of the U.S. Navy — who decided to post a video of her “protest” on FacebookThe Navy was none too happy with the sailor’s actions and are taking disciplinary action.According to the Daily Caller, Disciplinary actions toward the female sailor are ongoing, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy told Military Times. “We are always doing training to make sure that sailors know the pros and...
  • Fins Hold Players-Only Meeting To Discuss Possible National Anthem Demonstration In 9/11 Opener

    09/10/2016 9:13:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/10/16
    The Miami Dolphins held a players-only meeting Friday to discuss a possible demonstration against racial inequality during the national anthem in their season opener. Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11th terror attacks. Families will mourn lost loved ones. Americans across the country will pause to reflect on one of the most horrific days in our history. But in the NFL, many players say they’re considering using that day to protest.
  • NFL Players and the National Anthem

    09/10/2016 10:01:55 AM PDT · by ScubieNuc · 30 replies
    Me | 9/10/2016 | Me
    I know this probably wont have any real effect on the NFL players who decide to not stand for the National Anthem, but I would like a list of all players who don't stand. My reason is pretty simple....I don't want any of them on my Fantasy Football team. I sent an email to my league asking them to tell me if any of my players fail to stand so that I can drop them. I realize that this thing is gaining some momentum and some great players may join in. It's easy for some people to say, "punish them",...
  • National Anthem spreads HS: Maury High School football players take a knee during national anthem

    09/10/2016 7:05:57 AM PDT · by GailA · 72 replies ^ | 9/9/16 | Emily Satchell
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Members of the Maury High School football team took a knee during the national anthem Friday night. A WAVY viewer snapped a photo of the team before their football game against Grassfield.
  • Poll: 75 Percent of Football Fans Feel Justified Boycotting 49ers over Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 9:52:56 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    More than 75 percent of football fans feel justified in boycotting the San Francisco 49ers over quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. Here is the data provided to Breitbart News by the California-based new data firm Zip: Out of a sample of 4,487 users, the Zip team found that over 75% of football fans feel justified in boycotting the 49ers because of Kaepernick’s actions. Users weighed in from across all 50 states and Washington D.C., with approximately an equal number of men and women also saying they would support the 49ers if they choose to fire...
  • Dear Colin Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 7:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 9, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Dear Colin Kaepernick,I hear you. And so do millions across the country. As a professional athlete, you actually have more sway than pastors. Welcome to a culture driven by the worship of sports.This is why your political statements carry such tremendous weight.Let me take you back for a moment...“If you don’t say the Pledge of Allegiance, you’re going to get a detention!” threatened my 12th grade Government Studies teacher. She was angry that I refused to say words I felt were untrue.I was the only one in the class who staged this brief protest. How could I recite words that...
  • Colin Kaepernick, the National Anthem and what this is all leading to -VANITY

    09/09/2016 7:03:39 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 64 replies
    In my humble opinion, what this Colin Kaepernick shtick is leading to is the eventual outright ban of the national anthem at sporting events. That's where the left-wing ESPN and NFL are taking this. Too political, they'll say. One of the few places where people bond together patriotically outside of the military, and the left is going to try to kill it. They may be successful.
  • vanity. Just turned off the broncos/panthers game

    09/08/2016 5:43:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 111 replies
    FR ^ | 9-8-16 | me
    at least one POS kneeling on the broncos sideline when the Star Spangled Banner was sung
  • Kaepernick says he's not Muslim, blames rumor on American Islamaphobia

    09/07/2016 7:20:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 7, 2016 | John Breech
    Colin Kaepernick has gone through a lot changes this offseason -- he grew out his hair, he lost weight and he's now a vegan, just to name a few of those changes. However, one change he didn't go through is a change of his religion. During his weekly press conference on Wednesday, the quarterback debunked the internet rumors that claimed his girlfriend had convinced him to convert to Islam and become a Muslim.
  • John Tortorella reiterates that U.S. team must stand for anthem

    09/07/2016 3:19:27 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 18 replies ^ | September 7, 2016 | Scott Burnside
    COLUMBUS, OHIO -- John Tortorella, the coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, isn't backing off on his comments that he'd bench any player who didn't stand for the U.S. national anthem. On Tuesday, Tortorella told ESPN: "If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game." The coach seemed taken aback Wednesday by the reaction to his comment, but he did not backtrack on his stance. "I'm not backing off," Tortorella said after the team's on-ice workout Wednesday.
  • The Veterans’ Perspective on the Kaepernick Situation & 9/11 Anniversary

    09/07/2016 11:11:50 AM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2016 | Elmer Ellsworth
    Yesterday I heard a perspective about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem that compels me to help explain the Veterans’ Perspective on this issue. The view expressed on the radio was that Kaepernick’s should NOT sit on 9/11 because, while on any other day it is acceptable, to express one’s rights in such a manner on 9/11 it would be highly inappropriate. It is important to point out that this comment was made by a New York radio commentator — so perhaps that explains his perspective’s emphasis on the New York – 9/11 emotional connection. After all, the...
  • 'I Stand': NFL star Ben Watson vows from hospital bed to honor National Anthem

    09/07/2016 9:54:43 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Watson, a devout Christian and father of two whose upcoming season was lost last month when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a preseason game, is the author of "Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race--And Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us."
  • Colin Kaepernick hears the boos

    09/01/2016 7:44:17 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 71 replies
    N.Y News ^ | Sept. 1 , 2016 | Ebenezar Samuel
    As Colin Kaepernick kneeled down, the boos rained down on him, loud and explosive. And the boos didn’t stop, either - even if you could hear the slightest smattering of cheers in a few moments, too.On Thursday night against the hometown San Diego Chargers, with “Salute to Military” night as a backdrop in a city with one of the nation’s largest naval bases, though, that backlash was suddenly conflicted. Kaepernick was booed during the anthem, when he took a knee (instead of sitting, as he’d done a game ago) during the national anthem, his helmet in hand.