The NFL gets woke and goes broke

Why would I want to watch a racist political rally pretending to be a sporting event?  One of the great quarterbacks of all time, Drew Brees of New Orleans is wearing a cap promoting a RAPIST.  You have LeBron James of the NBA complaining, though he is paid more than $30 million a year that America is racist—and he did not win the MVP award.  Guess this proves the NBA is racist.  Baseball has cut outs in the stands, laugh tracks and signs on the wall promoting racism.  The KKK must be proud of these sports—and the black athletes promoting racism.

“The woke crowd is putting pressure on us to believe we are a racist country.  From 2016 to 2019, a few NFL players took a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner to say this country is racist.  The pressure became so intense that the NFL now accommodates them.  This year, the Black National Anthem is played before games.  Most players either kneel or stay in the locker room during the real National Anthem.  These players must believe that this country is racist.  Since we are citizens, they must believe we are racist.

Almost all of them are millionaires.  They worked hard at their profession and rose to the top.  They are a typical American success story.  They now get money and fame.  We enjoy watching them play and contributing to their wealth.  They should be grateful that they live in this country.

Instead of gratitude, the players are using their fame to call attention to their low opinion of the fans, their customers.  The natural fan response is to boycott the games.  Since the first kneeling by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, attendance and television ratings have gone down.  In our first COVID-19 season, there are virtually no fans at the stadium.  This decline will affect income.

The billionaire owners deserve what they are getting—if they go belly up it is because they turned their sport from entertainment into a Klan rally.  They are afraid the athletes will not play.  No problem—there are thousands of others, capable and great, that would be willing to earn millions of dollars each year to play a game, rather than be involved in racist politics.  The owners need to decide if they are part of the Democrat Party or a sporting organization.  Until then, I will watch re-runs of Seinfeld—at last it does not pretend to be entertaining with a dose of politics.

The NFL gets woke and goes broke

By Martin Marcus, American Thinker,  9/20/20 

On several occasions, a black person committed a crime, a police officer tried to arrest him, the suspect resisted arrest, and the officer was forced to kill him.  This suggests to me that I should not break the law and not resist arrest.  The woke crowd concludes that the police are murdering black people.  We appear to be, but are not, content with this situation, so the woke crowd believes we are racist.

The woke crowd is putting pressure on us to believe we are a racist country.  From 2016 to 2019, a few NFL players took a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner to say this country is racist.  The pressure became so intense that the NFL now accommodates them.  This year, the Black National Anthem is played before games.  Most players either kneel or stay in the locker room during the real National Anthem.  These players must believe that this country is racist.  Since we are citizens, they must believe we are racist.

Almost all of them are millionaires.  They worked hard at their profession and rose to the top.  They are a typical American success story.  They now get money and fame.  We enjoy watching them play and contributing to their wealth.  They should be grateful that they live in this country.

Instead of gratitude, the players are using their fame to call attention to their low opinion of the fans, their customers.  The natural fan response is to boycott the games.  Since the first kneeling by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, attendance and television ratings have gone down.  In our first COVID-19 season, there are virtually no fans at the stadium.  This decline will affect income.

The players will find that there is not enough money to support their large salaries.  They will be forced to take smaller contracts.  There may be fewer teams or fewer players per team.  Some of these players will lose their jobs.

The prospects for these players are not good outside football.  Many of them have had dealings with the law.  They may find that their next uniform has stripes. 

Other players have four years of college under their belts, but they have no real education.  They may become construction workers.  This is a hard job, and it pays only a middle-class salary.  After ten or so years, they may become injured and forced to take worker’s compensation.  They will have spent as many years in construction as they would have spent in the NFL.  They will leave the job as physically broken down as the typical former football player and have far less money to show for it.

Personally, I do not see myself watching football anymore.  When Michael Vick (AKA the dog-killer) played for the Philadelphia Eagles, I refused to watch Eagles games.  How can I now watch games that start with the players calling me a racist?  In addition, my favorite team, the former Redskins, now refuse to use that name due to political correctness.  How can I admire my football heroes when I think of them as cowards?

The players, and the woke crowd in general, should realize that it is not murder when the suspect resists arrest and the officer is left with no choice.  Even if the officer is racist, this does not indict the entire police department.  To believe otherwise is prejudicial thinking.  Even if one local police department is corrupt, this does not indict all police departments.  Even if all of the police departments are corrupt, this does not indict the federal government.  The federal government has nothing to do with local government.

The woke crowd does not realize that we have a federal system.  This separation of powers is what keeps tyrants from having a lot of power.  What would ruin this is if someone were elected U.S. president promising to fix the police problem by bringing all of government into a single umbrella that he (or she, Kamala) controls.

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Comments

  1. “Color Revolution” anyone?

  2. Otis Needleman says

    #NFLOverpaidThugs

    I’m through with pro sports, period. Used to spend all Sunday watching the NFL. Now I have more time to do things far more useful.

  3. Had time to work on my classic car Sunday afternoon. Used to be glued to the TV… Was a college coach, and love the game. Washing my hands of them and the products that are sponsoring them.

    I’ll make the point once again. If the same percentage of white kids went out for sports as those in the black community there would be fr fewer blacks making a living in pro sports.

  4. Rico Lagattuta says

    First I gave up watching football, then basketball and now baseball. Soon it will be any American Soccer team. Any player who does not want to respect the American Flag has the right to stay in their locker room until after the Anthem is played. I try very very hard to not purchase any product or service from a corporate sponsor of any of these game events. Since I don’t watch the games it is hard to know who they are but when they do advertise in other publications as “proud sponsor of the NFL” or when their name is on the stadium sign I try very hard to avoid them. Kapernick lied. This was never about a few bad cops. That was the excuse. This has always been about America and what this nation stands for.

  5. You are watching, what you considered an American Institution, commit suicide

  6. Look at the TV ratings: America is NOT watching the games any longer. When the TV broadcast contracts are up for renewal, and the leagues sees a 30% + drop in revenue, guess what happens to the big dollar contracts?

  7. William Hicks says

    It couldn’t happen to a more worthy group.

  8. that’s us; woke and broke

  9. A lot of people can’t see it but, taking the knee is sure going to lower a lot of people’s tax bill. Sports viewership has taken a vertical south, but at present that is not the big problem.
    As everyone knows tv money is a large chunk of football and basketball money. The advertisers are under contract for the 2020 sports year, but next year these people are going to be asking themselves if they want to pay so much money to put their product in front of half as many people
    The owners, on the other hand, not wanting to want to give up any of the “manna from heaven”, are going to start looking around to see where they can save a buck or two What jumps out at them is player’s salaries. But which to cut? When the decision to cut some but not other’s salaries( core players), is when the implosion begins.
    If you think receiving less money, than say, a quarterback you don’t like in the first place isn’t a larger issue than honoring the flag that allows you to make 6 million dollars a year, then you’re not a very good judge of the species human. This is where the rubber meets the road so get ready to hear some squealing.
    I love America, it’s one of the many places in the world, where, no matter what you say, you’re going to offend someone, no matter whether they’re actually offended or not.

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