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  • Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva blames media for backlash against Drew Brees

    06/05/2020 8:55:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    MSN ^ | June 5, 2020 | Curt Popejoy
    here are few players in the NFL more qualified to discuss the national anthem and the flag than Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva. He served multiple tours of duty in the Army and is highly decorated. When Villanueva went on 97.3 The Fan on Friday he was asked about the comments of New Orleans Saints quarterback about the national anthem and the heat Brees took, finally forcing him into an apology. Villanueva is a smart guy and rather than get baited into an answer, he put it squarely back on the media. “It was taken out of context the...
  • Alvin Kamara explains why he can 'kneel confidently' in protest

    06/05/2020 8:43:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2020 | Jason Owens
    The narrative has shifted around NFL players kneeling in protest. With the widespread backlash against Drew Brees for implying that kneeling is an anti-military stance, it’s clear that social justice protest is back in the NFL. And the same sort of protest that ultimately saw Colin Kaepernick banished from the league will have a different tenor when league play resumes. With protestors taking to the nation’s streets on a daily basis in the wake of George Floyd’s death, players who intend to peacefully protest police brutality on NFL sidelines aren’t likely to be swayed by pressure that decries the act...
  • Drew Brees speaks directly into camera to issue another apology: 'I will be a part of the solution'

    06/05/2020 4:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2020 | Jason Owens
    On Thursday morning, Drew Brees issued an apology after a groundswell of criticism for implying that NFL players who kneel in protest of police brutality are unpatriotic. Later Thursday, he delivered another one. This time, Brees used an Instagram video to issue his apology directly into a camera.
  • ‘We will not be silenced:’ NFL stars send video message to league about racial inequality

    06/05/2020 4:19:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 5, 2020 | Staff
    Patrick Mahomes, Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas are among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality. The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and also includes Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins. Thomas, the Saints wide receiver who led the league in receptions the past two seasons, opens the video with the statement: “It’s been 10 days since George Floyd was brutally murdered.” “How many times do we need to ask you to listen to...
  • Drew Brees Punished for Failure to Conform

    06/04/2020 1:26:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 4, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints — Drew Brees, who up until 24 hours ago was a hero in New Orleans. Drew Brees had done so much for that community. He had donated time, significant amounts of money in the post-Katrina aftermath and recovery of New Orleans. He was a favorite son. I mean, he was beyond reproach, impeccable reputation, impeccable image. Star quarterback, one of the greatest quarterbacks the history of the game. He took the Saints to Super Bowl win some years ago, but always kept them in contention. He was an exciting...
  • After Drew Brees backlash, the NFL must finally figure out how to handle kneeling protests

    06/04/2020 12:28:59 PM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 4, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    On Wednesday, citing two grandfathers who fought in World War II, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said that even in wake of the death of African American George Floyd, an incident in which a former Minneapolis police officer is facing second-degree murder charges, he opposed any player kneeling during the pregame national anthem. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees told Yahoo Finance’s Daniel Roberts. He was immediately ripped by teammates, opponents, other athletes, entertainers and even plenty of fans. By Thursday, Brees apologized.
  • Colts' Chris Ballard on Not Signing Colin Kaepernick in 2017: 'We Didn't Listen'

    06/04/2020 12:00:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | June 4, 2020 | Adam Wells
    Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard discussed his failure to speak out about issues of systemic racism in the past in a conference call with reporters Thursday. Ballard was asked about the team's decision not to sign Colin Kaepernick when it needed a quarterback during the 2017 season. "We didn't listen," he said. "I didn't listen in 2017. I love Darius Butler. He tried to explain it. I thought I heard it. I didn't. We didn't listen."
  • Dhimmi Drew Brees Bends The Knee

    06/04/2020 8:27:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 4, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    Yesterday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was asked by a journalist if he would be taking a knee during the National Anthem now. In the past, he has declined to. He said: I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States.
  • Seahawks coach: Kaepernick owed 'tremendous amount' for protesting racial oppression (Projectile Vomit alert)

    06/04/2020 6:40:35 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 57 replies
    KOMOnews.com Sports ^ | 6/3/20 | Ben Arthur/Seattle PI
    SEATTLE - Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the public owes a “tremendous amount” to Colin Kaepernick for raising awareness about police brutality and racial oppression by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games a few years ago. “I think there was a moment in time that the young man captured, and (Kaepernick) took a stand on something,” Carroll said on the Flying Coach podcast, a show he hosts with Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. “He figuratively took a knee, but he stood up for something he believed in. What an extraordinary moment...
  • LeBron James leads athlete pushback on Drew Brees' protest take: 'What’s wrong is wrong!'

    06/04/2020 4:37:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 3, 2020 | Jason Ownes
    Drew Brees on possible return of NFL kneeling protests: ‘I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag’ Drew Brees lit a fire Wednesday with his comments about NFL player protests. Fellow athletes are coming back hard at the New Orleans Saints quarterback with LeBron James leading the way.
  • Drew Brees receives intense backlash from star athletes after remarks about protesting during national anthem

    06/04/2020 5:20:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    FOX Snooze ^ | 06/04/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to stand against players kneeling during the national anthem when the season starts, and on Wednesday he told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with the gesture. “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” Brees said. After receiving backlash about his comments, Brees reiterated his stance later to ESPN saying that he...
  • Drew Brees: 'I Will Never Agree With Anybody Disrespecting the Flag'

    06/03/2020 11:06:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 40 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | Kyle Koster
    "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country," Brees said. "Let me just tell you what I see, what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II -- one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps --
  • What if NFL players return to kneeling at games in 2020 season?

    06/02/2020 8:03:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 1, 2020 | Dan Wetzel
    Nearly four years ago Colin Kaepernick began sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Kaepernick’s protest rocked the league. The country too. Kneeling became a regular issue for then-candidate Donald Trump to...
  • A strong statement is needed, and the Vikings signing Colin Kaepernick would do it (Minn Democrats In big trouble)

    06/01/2020 12:17:20 PM PDT · by OneVike · 77 replies
    I am sharing this more for the comments below than the article itself. If you want to know the mindset of the hardcore fans of the Minnesota Vikings, especially those living in Minneapolis, please read the comments to this ignorant article by one of the most liberal sports writers in Minnesota, "Jim Souhan". Scroll down to read them. Mind you, usually most comments lean left, since many conservatives like me have been banned from commenting on any article in the Star Tribune. Anyone can read the article and comments for free unless you have already read more than 5 articles...
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. LetÂ’s all be part...
  • Now is the moment to sign Colin Kaepernick

    05/31/2020 8:59:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | May 30, 2020 | Joe Lockhart
    hen I was an executive in the National Football League a few years ago, our organization was consumed by the case of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback whose silent kneeling protest against police brutality arguably led him to lose his NFL career and not be re-signed by any club. No teams wanted to sign a player -- even one as talented as Kaepernick -- whom they saw as controversial, and, therefore, bad for business.
  • NFL statement regarding protests [A new low...]

    05/30/2020 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 58 replies
    twitter ^ | May 30, 2020 | Roger Goodell
    Text of statement: The NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country. The protesters' reactions to these incidents reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. George Floyd and to those who have lost loved ones, including the families of Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, the cousin of Tracy Walker of the Detroit Lions. As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL's commitment...
  • Vikings are “deeply saddened” by the murder of George Floyd

    05/27/2020 9:16:45 PM PDT · by EtchASketch · 128 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | Mike Florio
    On Monday night, Minneapolis police officers murdered a man named George Floyd. And, yes, they murdered him. Some may object to the characterization given the blunt, hard candor of the term, but there’s no other way that any fair-minded person can view the video of a police officer consistently and persistently burying his knee into the neck of a man who eventually died due to the restriction of oxygen resulting from the placement of that knee onto his neck. The Minnesota Vikings have issued a statement regarding the murder of George Floyd.
  • Reopening Sports: ‘Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel On “Greed” Fueled Pro Leagues Wanting To Start Up Amidst COVID-19 Realities & Second Wave Worries

    05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    “Any quick history lesson about how owners in sports have acted over time, how they’ve interacted with communities and governments and public coffers and everything else will tell you that greed dictates basically whatever they try to do,” Bryant Gumbel bluntly says of the motivation behind leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL to get their players back in action from the coronavirus lockdown of the past two months. “I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end,” the host of HBO’s Real Sports added. Never one to play it safe over the 25-seasons...
  • Moment of Glory: Bert Jones, Johnny Unitas' Colts replacement, won an MVP and became a Bill Belichick favorite

    05/26/2020 3:20:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 18, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    Bert Jones is looking around his office at the lumber company he has owned for decades, searching for signs a former NFL star runs the place. There aren’t many. There’s a picture of him in a Baltimore Colts uniform, at training camp with his son. And a Sports Illustrated cover on the wall. “It’s a neat picture,” Jones said, narrating the scene over the phone.