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    It is getting harder and harder to watch the nfl

    And Iím watching less and less.


    Two problem areas.


    The first problem area is the disrespect shown by the nfl to the National Anthem and this country. Pathetic. Those who have served in the armed forces deserve much better. The kneelers need to take their skill sets to that imaginary country where they think they would be so much better off. I understand that the players have the right to be disrespectful to this country and to the those who have died in service to this country Ė but it should not be on company time, nor should it be on my time.


    Never had a job where I would have felt that it was acceptable to confront the consumer with my political views or to otherwise conduct myself in a manner that reflected poorly upon my employer.


    The nfl has the right to take corrective action; instead the nfl condones it, becomes a participant in it.


    The second problem area is the increase in vulgar/offensive touchdown celebrations. Iím not a prude. You can see worse things elsewhere if you look for them, and sometimes even if you donít. But, I donít choose to invite that garbage into my home. Looks like the nfl is going X-rated.


    I think it was last week when Ingram celebrated by grabbing his crotch and holding the pose for an extended amount of time. He gets a 15 yard penalty for his team; big deterrent.


    Sunday, donít remember the team or player, the player celebrated seemingly by mocking a dog lifting his hind leg and urinating. Really? Another 15 yard penalty; yep, thatís obviously slowing them down. Shortly after that display I saw the reports of so many players disrespecting this country that I gave up watching pro football for the rest of the day. Going forward, my viewership will be greatly reduced, though I will try to keep up with Dak and the MSU guys.


    Iíd love to watch pro football regularly, but Iím about ready to give it up until/unless the nfl gets back to being about the football.



    Now having said that, I realize that the nfl can get along without me. And that their sponsors can get along without me.


    And they probably will.


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    At least these protesters have a job!Even if it's just playing a sport for more money than you could ever earn in two lifetimes and also gave them a free education in college.#inequality

    The NFL has been hard to watch overall for awhile.It's a boring product with political agenda pushing now.


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    I agree totally with both of you. Nothing more to see here. Think I'll go do something with people I like.


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    I didn't watch one minute of the NFL yesterday.... went to Church, did some yard work, hung out with wife and kids.... it was a good day..


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    We are living in the double standard


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    Maybe my golf game will improve, because I will be doing that on Sunday afternoons in lieu of watching the NFL.


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    Used to be, the NFL was one place where I could go to get away from politics

    Many of you may not know, but every once in a while I like to mix it up with political opponents. However, NFL football was the one place where I could root for The Dallas Cowboys without regard for politics or even school affiliation.

    Now, the Soros-funded, Flag-burning, America-hating Socialists have decided to politicize the NFL, using (temporarily) wealthy millionaires as their patsies. The fans leaving the game are simply reacting to their beliefs being spat upon, like Vietnam vets were spat upon coming back to the USA.


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    Walked my dog, worked in yard and recalled how openly Tebow was bashed over "flaunting" religion on the football field.

    It's a shame fans won't boycott the nfl.


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    I'm done. I love football more than any other sport, but I will stick to college football from here on out. Not one more penny or attention to the NFL.


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    Oftentimes, Sunday is my only day off in the fall so that ends up being yardwork day or going to visit family after church. I watch less and less NFL every year. Has nothing to do with the protests. That and a lot of the games are downright boring.








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    You guys are something else.

    I was proud watching all of the displays of unity yesterday. Our disgusting buffoon of a commander in chief is doing his best to continue to divide the country, and I feel like they responded the right way. Locked arms was my favorite tactic.

    Kneeling in no way disrespects the country, flag, military, or the colors red white and blue. The right to protest is one of the most important parts of the first amendment. The president calling for people to be fired over it is despicable.


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    There have only been a few good games this year

    Every game I have sat down to watch has been a blowout.


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    I have watched less and less NFL over the years. Basically if there is not an MSU player on the field I don't watch. The redskins were a good game because of Preston Smith as an example.
    Growing up in MS I watched almost every game.When I lived in an NFL town I felt a connection with that team and watched all their games then some. After moving back to MS I just don't feel the NFL connection although fantasy football is engaging, but mostly i do other things.
    Although I 100 % believe and support that the player have the right to protest as they see fit I don't have to like how they protest.
    Personally I believe they are making a mistake and hurting their cause by attacking the country that gives them and all of us the right to protest. If they protested another way they would get more support from fans..... but maybe that is just me.
    Sorry for the long post!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hump4Hoops View Post
    I was proud watching all of the displays of unity yesterday. Our disgusting buffoon of a commander in chief is doing his best to continue to divide the country, and I feel like they responded the right way. Locked arms was my favorite tactic.

    Kneeling in no way disrespects the country, flag, military, or the colors red white and blue. The right to protest is one of the most important parts of the first amendment. The president calling for people to be fired over it is despicable.
    Country was divided by the POS before him. You have an incredibly sad take on reality


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    I voted against Obama twice

    but he was never a POS. Just a pretty good guy that believed a few things different than me, trying to do what he saw was best for the country. Same as most presidents before him.

    Trump thrives off anger and outrage. He wants us attacking one another. It's his brilliant, morally bankrupt way of campaigning.


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    Another ‘I’m going to stop watching NFL and ESPN thread because they tried to turn my son gay’ thread.


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    "Never had a job where I would have felt that it was acceptable to confront the consumer with my political views or to otherwise conduct myself in a manner that reflected poorly upon my employer."

    This.

    It is really this simple. I refuse to watch spoiled brats who get paid more than almost everybody I know as a minimum salary; who couldn't probably qualify to get a job as a trash man in my town; who doesn't appreciate the absolutely incredible opportunity they get here and only here in America; and who take the personal initiative to spit on and desecrate the freedom that gives them that opportunity.


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    Anther thread where Strat replies with some response to look better than everyone else.








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    This Trump / NFL spat is just a distraction from healthcare, right? Isnít that the big picture here?


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