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NFL President Writes Letter to League: "We Believe That Everyone Should Stand For the National Anthem"

Believe?

It's written right in the rulebook.

Do you also merely believe that a tackler shouldn't lead with his helmet when tackling a defenseless player? Is that just something that's also open to opinion and personal conscience?


Note that the letter (which can be viewed here, if the above pic isn't big enough to read) sticks to this "we believe" and "we would like" type language. It never invokes the actual rulebook, nor does it instruct anyone that they must stand for the flag.

Personally, I hope that more players take the knee. Burn it down. Let the NFL serve as horrifying example of what happens when you go Full SJW Retard.

I wrote about this yesterday, in case you missed it:

Speaking of, Colin Kaepernik reportedly said over the weekend that if the NFL gives him another chance, he'll stand for the anthem. But then he said that report was a lie. And the reporter now says it wasn't discussed.

As John Sexton remarks: This doesn't seem to make any sense.

Maybe Kaepernik just realized that the odds of him being signed were too low to justify a craven walk-back. Or maybe he realized that the odds the NFL will even survive his stunt are decreasing:


From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating -- 40 percent -- of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets.

Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from President Trump drove core fans, men 34-54, away, the most significant indicator that NFL brass aren't in touch with their base.

The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.

According to the poll analysis, "more critically for the NFL, the fall off in favorables occurred among important audiences. Among males, NFL favorables fell 23 percent, going from 68 percent to 45 percent. In looking at a more specific audience, males 34-54, NFL favorables fell 31 percent, going from 73 percent to 42 percent. Among this group the NFL has a surprising negative image, as it went from +54 percent in August to -5 percent in September.

Hit the link to see the favorability of the brand of other pro and college sports. Spoiler alert: They're a lot better than the NFL's.

Pro-Tip to corporations: Social Justice Warriors do not care about the health of your company. They only care about perverting your company into becoming a propaganda mill for their hard-left agitation.

And if your company should wither and die due to this transformation -- Good. In their mind, a business only justifies its existence to the precise extent it is perverted into being a leftist propaganda outfit.

If they kill the company outright, that's fine -- it's a lesson for the others, and it's just one more Capitalist Running Dog corporation to add to the bonfire.

Or, as Iowahawk said, the mission of the left is to:


1. Identify a respected institution.

2. Kill it.

3. Gut it.

4. Wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

They've done this successfully to Marvel comics, which is in the midst of plummeting sales and rapidly-declining brand value, so much so that retailers are in open revolt.

[Digression about Marvel's own Bonfire of the SJW Vanities omitted; see yesterday's article if you're interested.]

...

People seem to act as if this NFL boycott is a "distraction." I strongly disagree. The progressive coalition does not have a good message, or good overtly political spokesmen.

It only propagates its message by pressuring companies to make Social Justice Warrior hires until the company is dominated by Social Justice Warriors, perverting the company into a leftwing (unacknowledged) political PAC and also acting as enforcers for leftist orthodoxy -- remember in 2015 when the NFL warned Texas that it might never host another Super Bowl if it passed a law against municipalities mandating transgendered bathrooms?

The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a bathroom bill targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-obsessed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if the proposal is enacted.

"If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in response to an email question about the Texas bill, which was filed last month.

An awful lot of political power in this country is wielded by corporations. You are far more likely to be punished by your employer for Non-Officially-Approved Speech than by the government.

We cannot sit idly by as the Social Justice Warriors identify, kill, gut, and wear the skin suit of one powerful institution after another without any kind of pushback whatsoever.

The NFL sought to economically coerce an entire state away from pursuing their own democratic determination of best public policy -- and yet there's an entire chorus of corporate #FakeNews conservatives that shrieks and cries if one suggests using a little bit of economic coercion against the NFL in return.

So... the NFL can use the tools of social and economic coercion against citizens, but citizens cannot use the same tools to strike back at it?

Why? Are we moving past Romney's "corporations are people too" to an even stronger restatement: "Corporations are the only people whose political and speech rights should be absolutely respected and free from any external economic or social coercion"?

Is that where Conservatism, Inc. is now? A party where gigantically powerful, taxpayer-subsidized corporations have untrammeled free speech rights and the rest of us do not?

No.

Unacceptable.

Unamerican.

If the NFL can bully and pressure individual citizens, then surely individual citizens are justified in applying their own bullying tactics towards the NFL.

Especially given that the left is (quite successfully) bullying the NFL in their direction -- and without any pushback from the right whatsoever, we're essentially gifting the left with the NFL.

Just as we gifted them academia, the bar, the courts, and the media.

How's that workin' out for us?

Bullying a bully isn't bullying -- it's just kicking a would-be bully in the ass for a while until he stops bullying.

The left has decided that it can't win the political war on the current battlefield, so it has made it its mission to shape the battlefield by taking over the main transmission stations of permissible public opinion and using the power of those corporations to propagandize and bully citizens into compliance.

That is the war. Some on the Not-So-SmartSet right may proudly pat themselves on the back for avoiding that war, denying the existence of that war, and even white knighting corporations actively fighting that war on behalf of the left -- but that is the actual war.

And, as to any conservative too polite to fight the actual war -- then what is the point of you, and whose side are you actually on?

Posted by: Ace at 04:11 PM




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1 1

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:09 PM (wmaTe)

2 also, i loved the movie, too

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:09 PM (wmaTe)

3 3

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:09 PM (wmaTe)

4 4

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:09 PM (wmaTe)

5 ...will get the others

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

6 ...and will now read the content

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

7 man

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

8 still

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

9 almost

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

10 10

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

11 So anyone suspecting that Anheuser Busch looked at the phone calls at that number and gave Goodell an earful?

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 04:11 PM (z/Ubi)

12 Alas, it was too late...

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 04:12 PM (OSiAE)

13 Bump stock


IF the NFL had more bump stocks, this wouldn't be an issue.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 04:13 PM (m9X4Y)

14 The NFL?

I wouldn't nut on their turf if they pranced Hermione into my torture dungeon.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 10, 2017 04:13 PM (tbOMB)

15 I am psychic. I have foreseen much of this article.

Posted by: irright at October 10, 2017 04:13 PM (pMGkg)

16 FUCK the nfl.

Too late. Too little. Too much sjw.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 04:13 PM (7kLRC)

17 Their organization's demise will be richly deserved.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (NWiLs)

18 Hey, the NFL has finally found a way out of this mess!

*laughs helplessly on floor*

"Colin Kaepernik reportedly said over the weekend that if the NFL gives him another chance, he'll stand for the anthem. But then he said that report was a lie."

Right after he got home and 'Muslim Minnie' got a hold of him.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (3myMJ)

19 Meh.

Too little, too late.

F them, WAR.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (z3Hmr)

20 I called Anheuser Busch and gave them an earful..and when we cancelled our Directv NFL package the customer service lady mentioned that they were inundated with irate folks doing the same thing as us.

Posted by: IC at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (a0IVu)

21 >> Burn it down.
>> Let the NFL serve as horrifying example of what happens when you go Full SJW Retard.


Bye, Jamele

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (OSiAE)

22 Too little too late.

The Curling season should be starting soon.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (mcI77)

23 If the NFL can bully and pressure individual citizens, then surely individual citizens are justified in applying their own bullying tactics towards the NFL.


So then it's time to go after the NCAA for it's bullying of NC regarding tournaments.

Posted by: Bruce at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (8ikIW)

24 Here, this crafty PR should placate the rubes.

Posted by: Roger Goodell at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (tbOMB)

25 WE MUCH RESIST THIS TOO

Posted by: AL SHARPTON at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (yL25O)

26 Sorry Goodell....when it came time to stand up, you kneeled.

This is damage control, not anything principled.

Goodbye.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (PFy0L)

27 Been a bad week for the left. Hence a good week for decency and western civilization.

Hollyweird and the nfl had their well crafted masks ripped right the hell off.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (7kLRC)

28 Goodell has to be in the running for the most inept administrator of any major organization.

Posted by: IC at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (a0IVu)

29 20 I called Anheuser Busch and gave them an earful..and when we cancelled our Directv NFL package the customer service lady mentioned that they were inundated with irate folks doing the same thing as us.
Posted by: IC at October 10, 2017 04:14 PM (a0IVu)

Excellent.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:15 PM (NWiLs)

30 Wasn't this posted yesterday?

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (xttKs)

31 Dear NFL,
If you want me back, prove you mean it.
-Goodell: fired
-Pittsburgh coach that browbeat his vet lineman into apologizing for doing the right thing: fired
-Any team that did the linked arms bullshit: Loss of first round draft pick, for as many years as linking occasions.
-Any player that knelt prior to week 3 and after week 5: lifetime ban for poor sportsmanship

Posted by: Methos at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (XQvuQ)

32 "The NFL sharpened it's warning to Texas..."... snicker.. they really SHOULD try to keep up.

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (zSVEm)

33 The left has been screaming about Pence leaving as systemic repression.

Goodell has now create actual evidence they could use of trying to end the protests. I can't wait to see which way they go on this one.

Posted by: TexasDan at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (yL25O)

34 yeah, isn't most of this post an exact replica of yesterdays post?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (wmaTe)

35
See how FAKE this all is?

For decades the Left demanded we believe that AIDS was not a "gay disease," it was an Anybody Disease.

So they repeal the felonious criminality of "knowingly passing on HIV/AIDS" because, get this, it's a stigma on gays!

But you said aids wasn't a gay disease!?!?!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (czg0O)

36 30
Wasn't this posted yesterday?

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (xttKs)

You'll get fake nood and like it!

Posted by: Judge Smails at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (tbOMB)

37 An awful lot of political power in this country is wielded by corporations. You are far more likely to be punished by your employer for Non-Officially-Approved Speech than by the government.

I know someone who works at SONY.

One boss handed out Black Lives Matters bracelets to the department.

Another boss shouted out about enjoying Indigenous Day versus Columbus Day.

There was something just as awful, but I can't recall atm.

They will not talk to you if you don't toe the liberal line, but the far far left liberal line.

People who are conservative are warned not to say anything, because you'll be fired.

SONY Corporation. Managers.

The departments buzz all day about what CNN is saying, and have CNN alerts, getting interrupted all day reading them and hissing like snakes about it.

It's that bad out there.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (fceHP)

38 The NHL and MLB need to have a come to Jesus moment about this, right now.

Because the NBA is going to go Full-On, Double Secret Retard on this whole issue.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (OSiAE)

39 It's wearing the skin suit of yesterday's post.

Posted by: Hannibal at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (aCzO0)

40 Hey GOPe, might want to take a look at what happened here. just a thought.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (7kLRC)

41 did ace just plagiarize himself?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (wmaTe)

42 Too little too late.

The Curling season should be starting soon.




You know what would spark interest? The women's teams wearing beach volleyball outfits.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (nRs0E)

43 When it's finally time to stay quiet and do nothing, of course the NFL starts doing stupid stuff.

Hysterical.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (3myMJ)

44 >>Wasn't this posted yesterday?


Give Ace a break.

Shelving is Hard!


Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (OSiAE)

45 not being able to body slam little white quarterbacks over my knee ...
is a lot like slavery.

when I spear a white guy that stands for the anthem, and put him out for the season, the white refs flag me. This is what oppression looks like.

/s

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (/aIFg)

46 As I said earlier, "should" is not "will".
But so much for the idea that the fans voting with there clicker fingers isn't hurting them. Goddell's letter reads like a vanilla pudding recipe.

Posted by: tu3031 at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (O5Q3r)

47 So, now having read the article, um, haven't we read this before, like yesterday maybe?

Posted by: Methos at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (XQvuQ)

48 The cat's already out of the bag, and it's not going to go back in. What, do the owners and Goodell expect the fans to believe that the players exhibiting contempt for the country were just kidding? That they've really been patriots all along?

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (mj4NC)

49 Wasn't this posted yesterday?

--

idunno, if it was posted yesterday, I didn't read it then either.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (m9X4Y)

50
The reason the Alt-Left and Fake News are pissed off VP Pence for walking out is because IT WAS EFFECTIVE.

It hurt The Narrative. Pence hurt the Big Lie.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (czg0O)

51 Burn
Scatter
Salt

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (hMwEB)

52
We also believe $15.00 for an 8oz cup of beer is a reasonable price

Posted by: The NFL at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (lKyWE)

53 Did Ace have a stroke?

Did he post yesterday while on some medication?

You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (xttKs)

54 Something something glitch in the matrix.

Is this Ace's signal that the agents have come for him?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (72PAC)

55 Did Ace have a stroke?

Did he post yesterday while on some medication?

You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself.
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (xttKs)


repetition is good
see Hannity

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (fceHP)

56 No amount of crocodile tears will help. Along with Hollywood, the NFL has shown their true colors. To hell with both of them. We're winning at the moment, so we need to keep pounding. take every cent we can.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (mIJ9W)

57 Burn
Scatter
Salt

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (hMwEB)


Whatever happened to AllenG?

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (xttKs)

58 I apologize in advance to everyone

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHHA!!!!

AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAH AHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHHAHAHAHAA!!!!

Ok, thanks.

Posted by: Going to laugh a lot at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (cOANc)

59 I work for a software company (not as big as, like, Microsoft, but recognizable if you're a techie). They give people days off to protest the bathroom bill in NC and to participate in the Women's March, and one hiring manager discussed not wanting to hire someone because she checked his FB, found out he supported Trump, and decided he was a bad culture fit. Hard, hard core leftists, the lot of them, and if I ever discussed my political beliefs, there is a very good chance I would be fired or forced out.

Posted by: sunny-dee at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (QAOZh)

60 I'm looking forward to seeing some of these super-smart ESPN commentators on the unemployment line.

Posted by: cornbred at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (3J1+H)

61 Trump pantsed Goodell. This is fun. I'm no ways tard of winning.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (YV+SU)

62 Article linked at Drudge says that standing for the anthem is not mentioned in the NFL rulebook, but the game operation manual (whatever that is) says players should (not must) stand for the anthem.

Whatever. They're already screwed.

Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (ALDN3)

63 57 Burn
Scatter
Salt

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (hMwEB)

Whatever happened to AllenG?
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (xttKs)

Wish I knew. Haven't seen him in forever.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (NWiLs)

64 30 Wasn't this posted yesterday?
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:16 PM (xttKs)



The top stuff is new. Everything after his note: I wrote about this yesterday, in case you missed it:

is from yesterday.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (z/Ubi)

65 That was quite an impressive opening performance Harry.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (CT43g)

66 If there was any validity to their "protest" (there isn't) this letter should embolden the true-blue protesters. We should see an escalation. After all, now their platform even questions The Man!

But we won't. Because they're cowards.

All that's happened is they're recognizing the huge economic mistake they made.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (zpqa2)

67 It's that bad out there.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (fceHP)

Mrs. Flounder in small office dare not speak her mind. It's oppressive. And after reluctantly supporting Trump, she is now feeding me Trump red meat and giggling like a school girl. I am pretty sure that we get eight years of Trump.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (tbOMB)

68 I also believe that men should be able to use the women's restrooms if they so choose.

Except at NFL stadiums. Or NFL corporate offices. Or at my daughters' school.

Posted by: Roger Goodell, Professional Phony at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (Ndje9)

69 Deja post Batman!

I wonder if AB In Bev and other sponsors didn't take a look at those checks for the ad buyback and say yeah so we aren't revoking sponsorship. Yet.

I will keep repeating that Our Ruling Class appears to be completely incapable of noting how justifiably furious the lowly serfs are. The one set of rules for them and another for us is a historically traditional precedent for historically horrific results.

I saw Ben Shapiro snarking about how the Pence walk out was a PR stunt because the press was told to hang around because he may be leaving early.

Guess what? It was completely in the control of the NFL and the owners to keep that from happening. If players hadn't knelt, then Pence would have stayed. Ben Shapiro and those who were snarking at him are so blinded by Never Trump blinders that they lack the mental capacity to comprehend causation.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (mf5HN)

70 "Pro-Tip to corporations: Social Justice Warriors do not care about the health of your company. They only care about perverting your company into becoming a propaganda mill for their hard-left agitation."

Ringling Brothers listened to the SJW's and all of their whining about how circuses were mean. Ringling Brothers tried to appease the SJW's by canceling all of their elephant acts, without bothering to ask what people go to circuses to see.

After over 150 years of continuous operation, Ringling Brothers no longer exists, and all of the SJW's are cheering. Mission accomplished.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (k1TUh)

71 I will continue to enjoy not watching professional football.

Thank you, Roger.

Posted by: The mass media can EABOD at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (erFB3)

72 What is left to love about football?

Outrageous costs for tickets/merchandise
Officiating
Questionable enforcement of rules
Made up crap for attention (deflategate)
SJW crap while slamming players with a positive message.
Player personalities taking over the game (antics both on and off the field getting discussed rather than how they play).

The whole kneeling during the Anthem was simply the straw that broke the camel's back. Even without the whole kneeling/protests the NFL sucks.

Posted by: lightning at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (oJSnD)

73 The smartest thing the NFL could do is move their headquarters out of NYC and pay taxes. Then they would have a real league.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (YV+SU)

74 Too little. The NFL needs to win back its disaffected audience. They start to do that by showing contrition. They have lost sight of the fact that they need to cater to their audience.

To do this, they need a mea culpa. Fire Goodell. Hire a patriotic replacement. Have the replacement explicitly throw Goodell under the bus, saying that his management had overemphasized the value of allowing the players to express their political views while failing to take into account what their fans believed. And promising to rededicate themselves to providing entertainment that the fans can enjoy.

But, it looks like the NFL is still in denial. Instead, they will try some half measure that satisfies no one and allows the hard feeling to continue to fester.

Idiots.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (FUu/Z)

75 Sonobi is out,Sonobi is OUT.

Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (rmVvL)

76 I read that NFL letter just before this post appeared.

WTF?!?

Good grief, NFL, why don't you just focus on the business of providing fvcking football instead of being political?

How difficult is that, dickheads?

SJWs ruin everything, damned totalitarian bastards.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt, still loving the Cubs at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (8iiMU)

77 "Whatever happened to AllenG?"

Lost his blog and can't think of comments to write anymore.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (3myMJ)

78 Denial: "Look at how brave these players are for their courageous action!"

Anger: "How dare Trump say anything about those brave players exercising their right to protest?!"

Bargaining: "Players should stand for the national anthem."

Depression.

Acceptance.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (KUaJL)

79 Now Trump needs to go on Twitter and say something that will agitate the players so they defy Goodell.

Posted by: mark1971 at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (xPl2J)

80 My hope is that the players call a strike.

That should be the stake through the nfl's heart.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (7kLRC)

81 Why? Are we moving past Romney's "corporations are people too" to an even stronger restatement: "Corporations are the only
people whose political and speech rights should be absolutely respected
and free from any external economic or social coercion"?
***
Corporations are groups of people. As such, they should be allowed to contribute to candidates and even take stands on issues just as individuals would.

For something like the NFL, I think they have the right to tow the SJW line - and customers have the right to abandon them. The real problem is that us normals aren't collectively "woke" enough. NFL rating are down 20%? They should be down the 75% or so of their audiences that are made up of right leaning sports fans.

Something like Google or Facebook is a bit different though since they are more like public utilities. Imagine, for example, if in the era of ATT's monopoly it decided to stop registered Repubicans from placing phone calls.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (eSx+E)

82 62 Article linked at Drudge says that standing for the anthem is not mentioned in the NFL rulebook, but the game operation manual (whatever that is) says players should (not must) stand for the anthem.

Whatever. They're already screwed.
Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (ALDN3)



That's because the rulebook actually deals with things like what is a roughing the passer call. What is pass interference. In other words the stuff that is happening on the field of play. Game operations is everything else.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (z/Ubi)

83 The top stuff is new. Everything after his note: I wrote about this yesterday, in case you missed it:

is from yesterday.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (z/Ubi)


Are you expecting me to read that ENTIRE fucking thing?!?!? That's CONTENT man!!!

I skimmed and it seemed REALLY familiar.....

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (xttKs)

84 AllenG... nope haven't seen him.. do not remember him being a NeverTrumper... some of them left...
Have not seen Kenny G around either..

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (zSVEm)

85 "As John Sexton remarks: This doesn't seem to make any sense."

Makes perfect sense. This is how the SJW stuff makes so much progress. They don't have a need for consistency, they just need to push. Put a bad idea out there. If it is bad enough, people will talk about it until they are sick of hearing about it, then many of those same people will complain that they are sick of hearing about it, the subject is "just a piece of cloth" or "a bad song anyway" or "I'm not a fan anyway" or whatever equivalent fits the topic. Then once people are sick of the subject, the SJW's can elicit a begrudging compromise that "doesn't really matter", "so I have to take a class, it gets me out of work" or similar.

It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to push the boundary lines further.

Posted by: Charles Ullyses Farleigh at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (pQfhN)

86
Anyone notice how quiet NK has been lately?

It seems as if WWIII has been put on the back burner. Isn't that right, Bob Corker, you cocksucking liar?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (czg0O)

87 53 You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself. You know you're an alcoholic when you repeat yourself.
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (xttKs)

I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat-

--Adrian Belew

Posted by: Hikaru at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (XMDuf)

88

You know what would spark interest? The women's teams wearing beach volleyball outfits.
Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (nRs0E)

You do realize they are playing on ice? The nipples would scar that ice.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (nBr1j)

89 'they will try some half measure '

Pathetic leadership. They're scared of their players. The inmates have taken over the NFL asylum.

Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (ALDN3)

90
Article linked at Drudge says that standing for the anthem is not mentioned in the NFL rulebook, but the game operation manual (whatever that is) says players should (not must) stand for the anthem.


The game operations manual is the law for the league on how its games will be conducted

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (lKyWE)

91 75 Sonobi is out,Sonobi is OUT.
Posted by: steevy at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (rmVvL)

HA. Dream on mortal.

Posted by: Sonobi at October 10, 2017 04:23 PM (72PAC)

92 Goodell: "We think we can get the players who hate you and everything about America to pretend they love you now.

Please clap and come back."

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:23 PM (3myMJ)

93 Just excllent Ace, and I'm with you. I hope MORE players take a knee in protest against The Man and Oppression and whatever other imagined shit they use. I hope they lose their jobs because they cant be afforded anymore. I'll walk down the street and watch HS ball. Fuck them.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:23 PM (8Cguq)

94 Not sure if ace is pissed off the SJW's are taking down another great American institution, or if he thinks that the institution richly dserves to be brought down, but only by principled conservatives. No big deal which, really. Who cares? It's a fun read.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at October 10, 2017 04:23 PM (cCsPW)

95 I think there is around 1440 players. The kneelers I'm seeing number less than 100. Why not just suspend the 49ers from play and we are talking about a dozen kneelers.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 10, 2017 04:23 PM (YV+SU)

96 Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (mj4NC)
-------
Cozy Cave Update for October 10, 2017

Speaking of cats and bags, WeaselCat v2 discovered Cozy Cave yesterday evening and has almost continuously occupied it since then. I thing WeaselDog realizes she made a tactical blunder.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 04:24 PM (Sfs6o)

97
Now Trump needs to go on Twitter and say something that will agitate the players so they defy Goodell.

LOL

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at October 10, 2017 04:24 PM (zpqa2)

98 'notice how quiet NK has been lately? '

Anyone think that the documents 'stolen' by the Norks that include plans for Kims assassination were intentionally leaked to rattle the little f*cktard?

Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:24 PM (ALDN3)

99 "I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat-

--Adrian Belew"

The more I look at it, the more I like it.

Bicker, banter, brew-ha-ha

Posted by: Charles Ullyses Farleigh at October 10, 2017 04:24 PM (pQfhN)

100 I saw Ben Shapiro snarking about how the Pence walk out was a PR stunt
because the press was told to hang around because he may be leaving
early.


-----------------------------------------

Ben Shapiro always brings to the fore caricatures of junior high school/middle school debate participants Not sure why that is...

Posted by: RioBravo at October 10, 2017 04:24 PM (SsblQ)

101 I limited my viewing after the hands up don't shoot bullshit.

Kaepernick amplified my desire to tell the NFL to pound sand, but as it spread, then they seemed to push it as an anti-Trump thing as well, piss on em. Piss on Jerry Jones for his bullshit "ANYONE who KNEELS is FIRED" the kneels with the whole team.

Fuck them all. Bankruptcy. Unemployment. I don't care.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:24 PM (xttKs)

102 meanwhile, Napa's burning and nearly a dozen are dead.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:25 PM (RDd1I)

103 The left is not used to losing battles in the culture war...

Posted by: Baltar at October 10, 2017 04:25 PM (xUJrd)

104 I saw Ben Shapiro snarking about how the Pence walk out was a PR stunt because the press was told to hang around because he may be leaving early.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (mf5HN)


My first response to Ben is, so what?!

My second response is, Pence would have stayed if no one had taken a knee. So, whatever, Ben (whom I typically like).

Also, Trump stated that he asked Pence to do it if someone took a knee. Someone did.

Again, whatever. Fighting back is usually Shapiro's thing.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2017 04:25 PM (fceHP)

105 Ace are you staying hydrated? I'm pretty sure this is a rerun.

Posted by: Lily(former Bronco Superfan) now of AoSHQ assassin in the night at October 10, 2017 04:25 PM (jnvo+)

106
Ever since the details on Otto Warmbier were released, NK has been quiet.

I think they told that little shit that he's gonna pay for that.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:25 PM (czg0O)

107 10 10
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:10 PM (wmaTe)

This blog really needs a "block commenter" function.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (398bZ)

108 Posted by: Sonobi at October 10, 2017 04:23 PM (72PAC)


your hash....it emplies that 2 Pac is the actual reward for muslham martyrdom......

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (xttKs)

109 "Maybe Kaepernik just realized that the odds of him being signed were too low to justify a craven walk-back. Or maybe he realized that the odds the NFL will even survive his stunt are decreasing"

I don't think CK realizes anything any more that the potted plant realizes Harvey sexually assaulted it. I thnk CK's SJW girlskank is still leading him by the cojones and she tells him what to do and say.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (ZM2xo)

110 so wait, is the NFL owners and players still standing united, arm in arm, in solidarity after being viciously, nay...brutally, attacked by Trump's disgustingly vile yet strangely delightful SOB tweets?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (RDd1I)

111
Sonobi inspires thought
Thought requires action
Action provokes re-action
Re-action inspires Sonobi


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (m9X4Y)

112 "Now Trump needs to go on Twitter and say something that will agitate the players so they defy Goodell."

Trump should announce that Pence will be attending as many games as possible for the rest of the season.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (3myMJ)

113 "Now Trump needs to go on Twitter and say something that will agitate the players so they defy Goodell."

----------------

Trump holds grudges. He is still pissed about the USFL. He is going to put a stake through the nfl.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (7kLRC)

114 See Colin StepOnMyDick and Roger Goodell in:

Roger and Me

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (QLvwG)

115
Ben Cuck Shapiro can be seen here at :58 and appears later in this awesome video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7I92r9GqUw

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (czg0O)

116 Here's a compromise I feel that could work. You boycott the games but send us your money! You'll be happy, the players are happy, ownership is happy!
How's about we give it a try? For "Unity"!

Posted by: Roger Goodell at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (O5Q3r)

117 The kneeling was one thing, the we stand united against Trump was another thing.

Both sucked. And since we can repeat ourselves here today:

so wait, is the NFL owners and players still standing united, arm in arm, in solidarity after being viciously, nay...brutally, attacked by Trump's disgustingly vile yet strangely delightful SOB tweets?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (RDd1I)

118
The left is not used to losing battles in the culture war...
Posted by: Baltar at October 10, 2017 04:25 PM (xUJrd)


Losing battles? I'd say they're not used to anybody putting up a fight

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (lKyWE)

119 This blog really needs a "block commenter" function.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (398bZ)

totally agree

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (wmaTe)

120 Gutless CEO.


He STILL won't take a stand, just passes the buck to the owners.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (W+vEI)

121 The NFL is the BLM.
Do not let up on the pressure!
Make these dumbasses PAY for their arrogance.

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (w7KSn)

122 Is there a scenario where the reporter about kupernickle isn't a fabricating lying scum, which does not involve a wormhole between parallel universes?

Either he said it, and the scum reporter is retroactively lying about the interview, or he did not say it, and the reporter lied initially.

How is this not a story in itself? a reporter fabricating quotes. Didn't we used to drum them out of the profession for that?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (LWu6U)

123 You know what would spark interest? The women's teams wearing beach volleyball outfits.
Posted by: rickb223

Speaking of, Legends Football League pretty much wears that. Season starts in april.

Posted by: Oedipus at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (PJdxq)

124 This whole year is like it was written by bizarro-land Aaron Sorkin.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (KUaJL)

125 Do the kneelers not understand that their final, or ultimate boss is not the league or team owners but the fans, who are some pissed off at the moment.
And right proper thing.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (nBr1j)

126 Tip: Bet against the teams like Pittsburgh and Oakland who had a melt down after Trump's initial tweet. This won't go over well in those locker rooms.

Posted by: Baltar at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (xUJrd)

127 111
Sonobi inspires thought
Thought requires action
Action provokes re-action
Re-action inspires Sonobi


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (m9X4Y)

It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
By the script of Sonobi the thoughts acquire speed.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (NWiLs)

128 Whatever happened to AllenG?
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (xttKs)

I think I've seen him on FB

I go check
BRB

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (hMwEB)

129 Trump holds grudges. He is still pissed about the USFL. He is going to put a stake through the nfl.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (7kLRC)


Wow. Now that's a stretch.....

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (xttKs)

130 124

This whole year is like it was written by bizarro-land Aaron Sorkin.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (KUaJL)

Trumps election tore the fabric of reality, for many...

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (zSVEm)

131 The NFL should know that October is a bad time to do this shizzz.
If you want to ignore big $ prime time games, then there's competent playoff level baseball being played.
The NFL hasn't started flexing shit teams out of prime time yet because, duh, who really knows who is a good team or a good match up.
so, your average joe six pack sports fan (and, really, according to all the idiotic character assassinations out there, this all comes down to slobs v snobs) can enjoy playoff calibre baseball or bloated defensive-penalty ball.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (RDd1I)

132 Harvey Weinstein and Roger Goodell. I wonder if they knew their time was near?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (YV+SU)

133 119 This blog really needs a "block commenter" function.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (398bZ)

totally agree
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:27 PM (wmaTe)


Just don't block anybody who lives more than 10 miles away from you. They're none of your concern.

Posted by: Hikaru at October 10, 2017 04:30 PM (XMDuf)

134 125 Do the kneelers not understand that their final, or ultimate boss is not the league or team owners but the fans, who are some pissed off at the moment.
And right proper thing.
Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (nBr1j)

No, they don't realize that.

We're talking about a collective group of people -- professional athletes -- who manage to become incredibly wealthy in their early twenties, and almost all end up broke by their early 30s.

Not exactly known for thinking ahead.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 04:30 PM (wmaTe)

135 What a mealymouthed way for squishy Goodell to say, "I'm a big pussy." Hillary Clinton had less to say about a serial rapist.

Posted by: Fritz at October 10, 2017 04:30 PM (3ubcI)

136 Think its noteworthy that Colin's GF dispelled the story.

Anyone else think that Colin spent a few hours chatting with the guy, said that stuff, but when his GF found out she said, "Oh HELL no, you are not backing out of our fight now, buddy!" and sent that tweet?


Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2017 04:30 PM (W+vEI)

137 Trumps election tore the fabric of reality, for many...
Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:29 PM (zSVEm)

Or, as would be said in other corners of the internet, this is truly the dankest timeline.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2017 04:30 PM (KUaJL)

138 I think there is around 1440 players. The kneelers I'm seeing number less than 100. Why not just suspend the 49ers from play and we are talking about a dozen kneelers.

The ones "linking arms in unity" piss me off as much as the kneelers

Posted by: number 4 at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (RzUqr)

139 124 This whole year is like it was written by bizarro-land Aaron Sorkin.

**********

yeah, Mike Florio was supposed to walk down a hallway real fast while expositing that the NFL and the NFLPA and the fans had finally banded together in unity to dump trump because NO ONE CALLS PLAYERS SONS OF BITCHES DAMNYOU!!!!

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (RDd1I)

140 And, as to any conservative too polite to fight the actual war -- then what is the point of you, and whose side are you actually on?
====

Yeah, Bob Corksucker. Answer the question.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (iPTeF)

141 42 Too little too late.

The Curling season should be starting soon.




You know what would spark interest? The women's teams wearing beach volleyball outfits.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (nRs0E)


Yes! or lingerie.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (mcI77)

142 Tonight

PUPPET SHOW

Steelers vs. Browns

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (Mouru)

143 125 Do the kneelers not understand that their final, or ultimate boss is not the league or team owners but the fans, who are some pissed off at the moment.
And right proper thing.
Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (nBr1j)

I don't think they do, honestly. The fans are the privileged ones to whom the pro sportsball players condescend by allowing them to view their greatness. Does a god display gratitude for being viewed by a mere man?

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (NWiLs)

144 Have anthem protestors actually addressed the real problems?
Unwed mothers.
Fatherless children.
Drugs.
Gang violence.
Any of them?

Posted by: Phildirt at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (rc0Q2)

145 Anyone notice how quiet NK has been lately?



It seems as if WWIII has been put on the back burner. Isn't that right, Bob Corker, you cocksucking liar?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (czg0O)


I did see this earlier today:
http://www.foxnews.com/world /2017/10/10/university-hawaii-sends-in- event-nuclear-attack-email- about-north-korea-crisis.html
Sorry, I'm at work and can't use url shortners, so take the spaces out.

Posted by: Country Singer at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (uiwCw)

146 'This won't go over well in those locker rooms.'

More than just those two.

This could actually disrupt the season.

Only thing that will stop it now is the owners saying flat-out that any kneelers will be immediately and indefinitely suspended

Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (ALDN3)

147
White NFL players must just be so happy with all this.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (3myMJ)

148 "Whatever happened to AllenG?"

Lost his blog and can't think of comments to write anymore.
Posted by: Meremortal




He comments from time to time on Old Sailor's Poets' Fb page.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:32 PM (nRs0E)

149 Someone compared this to the MLB strike years ago. I told them this is vastly different on the issues and will be much more lasting, probably even devastating for the NFL.

It's one thing when players and owners are fighting over a slice of the pie. It's another when they've shown their true colors as ignorant, bullies who have clearly displayed and articulated they are anti American.

Part of footballs allure was that cohesion. The sense that is was a shared recreational activity around which we, as Americans could gather despite some of our differences. That's now been shown, by the league to be an illusion of great proportions. We've been made into dupes by people who were using us to pay their salaries. And now they are letting us know we are (and were) patsies for their three card Monty.

And nobody likes to be played the fool.

Enjoy your game. Celebrate by taking a dump in the gender free bathroom or something. Because the suck is not only here, it's staying for awhile. Like forever.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:32 PM (Re0pQ)

150 136 Think its noteworthy that Colin's GF dispelled the story.

Anyone else think that Colin spent a few hours chatting with the guy, said that stuff, but when his GF found out she said, "Oh HELL no, you are not backing out of our fight now, buddy!" and sent that tweet?


Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2017 04:30 PM (W+vEI)

That sound Colin heard was his girlfriend's knees clapping together.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:32 PM (nBr1j)

151 Not sure if it was mentioned in the comments, because I rarely read through them -- the thing that drives me F'ing Insane is that they wouldn't let the Cowboys wear a decal in remembrance of the Dallas cops killed in the line of duty.

You can change the uniform (pink), or have a display of some sort (kneeling) as long as it contributes to the disaggregation of the American public. Fragmentation. Hyphenation. Segregation.

Fuck 'em. I hope they go bankrupt. I hope they go the way of the World Football League.

Posted by: Arch Stanton at October 10, 2017 04:32 PM (MCbul)

152 126 Tip: Bet against the teams like Pittsburgh and Oakland who had a melt down after Trump's initial tweet. This won't go over well in those locker rooms.
---------------
Redskins host the 49ers this weekend. Trump should say he will be attending. I guarantee the 9ers will have no chance focusing on football. Good Times. HTTR.

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 10, 2017 04:32 PM (YV+SU)

153 134 125 Do the kneelers not understand that their final, or ultimate boss is not the league or team owners but the fans, who are some pissed off at the moment.
And right proper thing.
Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (nBr1j)

No, they don't realize that.

We're talking about a collective group of people -- professional athletes -- who manage to become incredibly wealthy in their early twenties, and almost all end up broke by their early 30s.

+++++++++++++

mmm, I think corporate america put corporate NFL in a bind because HR would not allow anyone to not toe a cuckold politician stance on the whole thing.

just think, you would get fired if you said out loud that NFL players shouldn't kneel...just as surely as you'd get fired if you said homos cain't marry or nuthin gross like that.

so...why wouldn't your corporate overlords think they couldn't sell you delicious pepsi during some shit primtime nfl game while they dictated your politics too?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:33 PM (RDd1I)

154 "Why not just suspend the 49ers from play and we are talking about a dozen kneelers."

Because that would be treating them as individuals, not as part of a collective.

The Left is all about Collectivism, they have established The Rules, make them abide by their rules.

Not every cop is a bad cop either, but the NFL says they are.

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2017 04:33 PM (w7KSn)

155 As I said the other day Women's Curling, in Beach Volleyball attire, matched head to head with any Pro Sport, would ruin them...
Imagine.

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:33 PM (zSVEm)

156 How is this not a story in itself? a reporter fabricating quotes. Didn't we used to drum them out of the profession for that?

yes but then some of us end up with jobs at MSNBC with that cool rock star Morning Joe!!!

Posted by: Mike Barnicle at October 10, 2017 04:33 PM (RzUqr)

157 Soo, the players and owners have tried to address the underlying issues in their communities?

OK,is learning how to speak proper English and learning how to read currently being endorsed by any player? How about addressing the "thug life" image and other related BS that's such a part of their communities?

"Snitches get stiches?" How about that one?

How about citing actual arrest and crime stats that show that police really aren't targeting blacks? Anybody mentioned that yet?

No? That's what I thought.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2017 04:33 PM (tRaq7)

158 78 Denial: "Look at how brave these players are for their courageous action!"

Anger: "How dare Trump say anything about those brave players exercising their right to protest?!"

Bargaining: "Players should stand for the national anthem."

Depression.

Acceptance.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (KUaJL)


It'll be interesting how the last two phases play out.

Posted by: WisRich at October 10, 2017 04:34 PM (G0vdT)

159 When will we get pay tv to unbundle ESPN? NFL? Never heard of them...

Posted by: ben ghazi at October 10, 2017 04:34 PM (7T9gd)

160 147
White NFL players must just be so happy with all this.

++++++++++

Posted by: the 90's called at October 10, 2017 04:34 PM (RDd1I)

161 141 42 Too little too late.

The Curling season should be starting soon.




You know what would spark interest? The women's teams wearing beach volleyball outfits.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (nRs0E)

Yes! or lingerie.
Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (mcI77)

As somebody who has actually curled, I would point out the scratches left in the ice by the nipples would affect the way the rock curls.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:34 PM (nBr1j)

162 141 42 Too little too late.

The Curling season should be starting soon.

You know what would spark interest? The women's teams wearing beach volleyball outfits.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:17 PM (nRs0E)

Yes! or lingerie.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (mcI77)

Whoa. Nips galore!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (8Cguq)

163 NFL could start on a path back by Sink The Pink!

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (QLvwG)

164 Netflix. YouTube. PlutoTV. TubiTV. OTA antenna.

I'm doing just fine.

Posted by: deplorable Texican (ette) at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (CjE8v)

165 >>>Think its noteworthy that Colin's GF dispelled the story.


She has his nuts nailed to her wall. I wonder if she'll return them once the money runs out and she bails.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (ppaKI)

166 Re: CK and the reporter, my money is on the reporter lying.

Posted by: Penfold at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (Fbt5B)

167 This blog really needs a "block commenter" function.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 10, 2017 04:26 PM (398bZ)

++++

If you are using Firefox or one of its variants (like Pale Moon), install the Grease Monkey addon and then download the AoSHQ INCIF script. That gives you blocking based on user names and hashes.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (FUu/Z)

168 Has there been a rip in the spacetime continuum? I could've sworn I read this yesterday. I experienced a weird deja-vooey sensation. It was kind of cool, actually.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (LQLeS)

169 147
White NFL players must just be so happy with all this.

+++++++++

now, when a white guy stand at the nationl anthem, he be all like (used nasally voice) "i do solemnly swear and what not"

but when. a. brutha. stand at the national anthem, he be all like (use urban cadence) "yo, I'm like kneeling at this bitch"

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (RDd1I)

170 It's actually hilarious. They continue to believe people are stupid.

"OK. Now forget we have fully shown we hate this country and believe you are all racists because now it's costing us real money. We were just kidding. "

*makes OK and jerking sign with hand*

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:35 PM (Re0pQ)

171
Can we please stop calling them Kneelers?

Let's instead call them FELATERS.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:36 PM (czg0O)

172 DO OVER SOCK FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

White NFL players must just be so happy with all this.

+++++++++

now, when a white guy stand at the nationl anthem, he be all like (used nasally voice) "i do solemnly swear and what not"

but when. a. brutha. stand at the national anthem, he be all like (use urban cadence) "yo, I'm like kneeling at this bitch"

Posted by: the 90's called at October 10, 2017 04:36 PM (RDd1I)

173 The reason locking arms is worse than kneeling:

It says, "We will lock arms because that hides the ones with the balls to kneel and supports them at the same time."

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:36 PM (3myMJ)

174 As somebody who has actually curled, I would point out the scratches left in the ice by the nipples would affect the way the rock curls.
Posted by: Northerlurker



You say this like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:36 PM (nRs0E)

175 These girls can dress however the heck they want as far as I'm concerned

http://tinyurl.com/yb673c8x

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 04:36 PM (39g3+)

176 If the owners were serious about rehabilitating the NFL, they would get rid of Goodell. Period.
And replace him with someone apolitical, maybe even someone who is actually interested in football.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (0jtPF)

177 If you are using Firefox or one of its variants (like Pale Moon), install the Grease Monkey addon and then download the AoSHQ INCIF script. That gives you blocking based on user names and hashes.


This sounds like it would violate my First Amendment rights. FREE SPEECH, YO!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (Mouru)

178 >>She has his nuts nailed to her wall. I wonder if she'll return them once the money runs out and she bails.


Yup. She's also the one who shat all over his impending offer from the Ravens (?) with her house n***er tweet. She needs Colin out of a job to keep this fight going. He cannot cave or the fight is lost.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (W+vEI)

179
btw, wasn't it like exactly one year ago when the "pussy grab" thing hit the fake news?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (czg0O)

180 Here's a question for the ages:
Can "the Washington Team" start suing anyone in CA who doesn't call them "the Redskins" for using the wrong pronoun?

Posted by: HowardDevore at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (VWiVo)

181 I like the ones who state they are praying instead of paying respects to our county. Like the two are not mutually exclusive.

The NFL will never be mistaken for the Mensa Club.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (Re0pQ)

182 The NFL went to London and knelt for the US National Anthem and stood for God Save the Queen. They honored the country that was responsible for Apartheid in South Africa.......

All the while not understanding how fucking stupid they are.

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (xttKs)

183 174 As somebody who has actually curled, I would point out the scratches left in the ice by the nipples would affect the way the rock curls.

Posted by: Northerlurker


So they can cut ice with those things?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (8Cguq)

184
If the owners were serious about rehabilitating the NFL, they would get rid of Goodell. Period.

And replace him with someone apolitical, maybe even someone who is actually interested in football.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (0jtPF)


Like a Richard Marvin Butkus.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (QLvwG)

185
Just think, M'hordelings, exactly one year ago we were told by the Fake News AND the Republican Cucks that hillary was set for 350-400 electoral votes.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (czg0O)

186 So they can cut ice with those things?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (8Cguq)

Glass, if it's cold enough.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (nBr1j)

187 78 Denial: "Look at how brave these players are for their courageous action!"



Anger: "How dare Trump say anything about those brave players exercising their right to protest?!"



Bargaining: "Players should stand for the national anthem."



Depression.



Acceptance.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at October 10, 2017 04:21 PM (KUaJL)


Not for nothing. They are more quickly along the stages than the hillary mopers.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (tbOMB)

188 Pence walk out was a PR stunt

Imagine the Vice President taking a political action in favor of the Country he serves. Sure beats Biden subbing for the Borden's glue "Elmer the Bull".

Posted by: DaveA at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (FhXTo)

189

"Harvey Weinstein and Roger Goodell sitting in a tree,
Barebacking each other's back door,
And gettin the HIV!"

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (t3kPl)

190 182 The NFL went to London and knelt for the US National Anthem and stood for God Save the Queen. They honored the country that was responsible for Apartheid in South Africa.......

All the while not understanding how fucking stupid they are.
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (xttKs)



I still want that thing shown on major network news, or make the rounds on Tracebook. B/c that enraged me more than anything, and I do not think most people know.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (m8s3f)

191 "And replace him with someone apolitical, maybe even someone who is actually interested in football."


Ditka is available.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (3myMJ)

192 The nfl can kiss my fat white Veteran (USN 87-93) ass. fuck the nfl and the horse they rode in on. They hate me and all that I stand for and I shall return the favor. Fuck them and their two faced greedy fucking poor little rich players. All the flag waving, look at the cool flyover we honor our veterans, shtick was all just a load of shit anyway.

Posted by: USNtakim at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (0OmEj)

193 Always had a thing for those cute Italian Curlers. There were some pretty hot Germans, too.

Best part of the Olympics.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (OSiAE)

194 Just think, M'hordelings, exactly one year ago we were told by the Fake News AND the Republican Cucks that hillary was set for 350-400 electoral votes.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (czg0O)[/]

That just brought a smile to my face. Thanks.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (T71PA)

195 True story, I was at the first lingerie curling match in 1957.

Posted by: Brian Williams at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (7kLRC)

196 A football guy like Ditka as league commissioner?

The hell you say. We need a crusty paleface lawyer.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (Re0pQ)

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (T71PA)

198 no...me not tuning in to monday night football was a PR stunt.

Posted by: Coors' Core Consumers at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (RDd1I)

199 Pence put America First ... putting that on display on the battlefront (NFL squatters are firing anti-American shots at their patriotic fans) ... Pence is not doing a "stunt". He is making a bold statement ... right on the front lines in direct confrontation with those leading the charge against America (the squatters that encouraging the rest of America to hate).

Shapiro and other equivocators need to get this ... there is a war on for the minds ... we are 50 years behind in the game. We go into the arena and make statements FOR America. No stunt ... WAR.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (/aIFg)

200 " If the owners were serious about rehabilitating the NFL, they would get rid of Goodell. Period.
And replace him with someone apolitical, maybe even someone who is actually interested in football.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (0jtPF)"

-----------

I hear Condoleeza Rice is keen and ready to take it on at a moment's notice.

Oh yeah, can't have her, she's the wrong kind of Black, the conservative kind.

Posted by: Decaf at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (JBgAo)

201 'And replace him with someone apolitical, maybe even someone who is actually interested in football.'

Won't happen. They may can Goodell, but they'll try to appease by selecting a black leftist.

Obama's available.

Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (ALDN3)

202 185
Just think, M'hordelings, exactly one year ago we were told by the Fake News AND the Republican Cucks that hillary was set for 350-400 electoral votes.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (czg0O)

THAT'S exactly the sort of thing that tore the reality, out there and, it can be said, here also, for some..

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:41 PM (zSVEm)

203
On year ago today....

the Fake News was showing us how blue the electoral map was...

Cucks like that war monger bill kristol were grinning at the prospects of a demoralized and beaten base.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at October 10, 2017 04:41 PM (czg0O)

204 Jeebus, John Roberts appoints Merrick Garland. That swamp smell exudes from Roberts daily. I wonder if he loofahed Harvey's junk?

Posted by: Puddin Head at October 10, 2017 04:41 PM (YV+SU)

205 The game operations manual is the law for the league on how its games will be conducted
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (lKyWE)

Yes, and there's a big difference between "should" and "must" in the law. The union will find one willing patsy and sue.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 04:41 PM (63oy9)

206 As for the NFL, I'm not going back. What's the point? The game isn't awesome, thanks to rule changes that have made it a soft passing league where running the football is pointless. The parity that is so praised in NFL circles has made the games boring. They tried to make peace with the SJW ghouls and they spat in the face of every normal fan who doesn't want their football viewing politicized.

No Goodell, you don't get to backtrack to the people who fill the seats on Sundays, bought the TV packages and merchandise. Many of us aren't coming back.

As for the AIDS issue, California has officially lost their minds. It's bad enough that there is SERIOUS discussion about banning the internal combustion engine, but decriminalizing the KNOWING transmission of a deadly gay disease (there, I said it) is insane to a degree that is mind-blowing. I guess they really want a heterosexual AIDS epidemic, which was a myth up until now because it either came from bisexuals or IV drug users who spread it to women.

I think it's time to give California back to the Mexicans or let them become independent. When the white middle class was priced out and ethnically cleansed from the state, they were replaced with poor immigrants who vote Communist and rich people in entertainment and tech industries who vote the same way.

It's a shame because the state is so rich in natural resources and has some of the best climate in the U.S.

Posted by: grizzledcoastie at October 10, 2017 04:41 PM (FMgad)

207 Great post Ace. They just don't get it. How can they be the elite among us but fail at their hysteria theater? Good riddance.

Posted by: Cheri at October 10, 2017 04:41 PM (oiNtH)

208 Lingerie curling would give fresh perspective when the skip is yelling "hard, hard."

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (nBr1j)

209 In the immortal words of Gomer Pyle.... Surprise, surprise...

Posted by: It's me donna at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (O2RFr)

210 Just think, M'hordelings, exactly one year ago we were told by the Fake News AND the Republican Cucks that hillary was set for 350-400 electoral votes.

Hillary Clinton will never be President of the United States of America.

Not ever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (39g3+)

211 Lingerie curling - my dream team would be wearing blue or pink baby doll nighties with satin ribbon ties.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (QLvwG)

212
"Harvey Weinstein and Roger Goodell sitting in a tree,
Barebacking each other's back door,
And gettin the HIV!"
Posted by: Ricky Retardo at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM


Only a misdemeanor.

And more that ten miles away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (IqV8l)

213 Tell the refs to call it as an "Un-sportsman like conduct"

15 yards/kickoff/kneeler would get their attention and pit the kneelers against the team vs. them splitting off everyone else.

Posted by: DaveA at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (FhXTo)

214 Mr Goodell, I will do strip teases for halftime shows!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (7kLRC)

215 thank you Meremortal. I was trying to explain that to Texans superfans earlier, that there is no dimension in which "locked arms to respect the Flag" makes sense.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (1Ckhd)

216 Rocky Bleier lost half his foot in Vietnam, and won four super bowls. Wonder what he thinks of this nonsense.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at October 10, 2017 04:43 PM (cCsPW)

217 199 Pence put America First ... putting that on display on the battlefront (NFL squatters are firing anti-American shots at their patriotic fans) ... Pence is not doing a "stunt". He is making a bold statement ... right on the front lines in direct confrontation with those leading the charge against America (the squatters that encouraging the rest of America to hate).

Shapiro and other equivocators need to get this ... there is a war on for the minds ... we are 50 years behind in the game. We go into the arena and make statements FOR America. No stunt ... WAR.
Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (/aIFg)

This is what annoys me about Shapiro. He goes to hostile colleges and destroys the commiefascist SJWs without hesitation, demolishes prog scum like Cenk Uygur without breaking a sweat, then goes and makes stupid, snotty little comments about Trump's administration that serve no constructive purpose. Just when I want to admire or support him, he goes and fucks it all up.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:43 PM (NWiLs)

218
The NFL went to London and knelt for the US National Anthem and stood for God Save the Queen. They honored the country that was responsible for Apartheid in South Africa.......


Do you think they know those rockets with red glare and the bombs bursting in air were fired by the British

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 04:43 PM (lKyWE)

219 Sorry Rog. You got caught with your fly down, and the hotdog can't just be put back in the bun, if you know what I mean.

Wait, I am not sure I know what I mean.

Posted by: One at October 10, 2017 04:43 PM (RYASC)

220 I won't be back because I stopped watching a couple of years ago for all the usual reasons, including immature asshole players.

I'm just piling on with the protest thing. I was already gone.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:43 PM (3myMJ)

221 I hear Condoleeza Rice is keen and ready to take it on at a moment's notice.

Oh yeah, can't have her, she's the wrong kind of Black, the conservative kind.

Posted by: Decaf at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (JBgAo)

++++

I don't know how conservative she actually is. I think she's a Colin Powell type of conservative.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (FUu/Z)

222
"How dare these non-woke sheep defy us! They used to submit quietly to our harassment and demands in the past! What changed?" - SJWs everywhere

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (BWL+E)

223 okay, maybe locking arms to respect the flag made sense for the Sacred Band of Thebes.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (1Ckhd)

224 The nfl can kiss my fat white Veteran (USN 87-93) ass. fuck the nfl and the horse they rode in on. They hate me and all that I stand for and I shall return the favor. Fuck them and their two faced greedy fucking poor little rich players. All the flag waving, look at the cool flyover we honor our veterans, shtick was all just a load of shit anyway.

Posted by: USNtakim at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (0OmEj)


Thank you for your service, sir. God Bless.....

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (xttKs)

225 The nfl can kiss my fat white Veteran (USN 87-93) ass. fuck the nfl and the horse they rode in on. They hate me and all that I stand for and I shall return the favor. Fuck them and their two faced greedy fucking poor little rich players. All the flag waving, look at the cool flyover we honor our veterans, shtick was all just a load of shit anyway.

+++++++++++++

meh, I'm sure the girls who are tunining into the pink football games will compensate for your leaving the game.

Amazing how some NFL fans are not mind numbed robots, who woulda thunk it.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (RDd1I)

226 I remember when a rodeo clown stood up to Obama. Well...he wore an Obama mask. And the full weight of the infotainment industry destroyed him.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (eSx+E)

227 'makes stupid, snotty little comments about Trump's administration that serve no constructive purpose'

He's an elitist.

Left or right, they can't help themselves.

Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (ALDN3)

228 Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM (1Ckhd)

'Tips hat.'

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 04:45 PM (3myMJ)

229 186 So they can cut ice with those things?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (8Cguq)

Glass, if it's cold enough.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (nBr1j)

Mrs. CanBob is from the iron Range. I spent a lot of time there and many nights i went to the curling cluband watched from the upstairs bar. Very enjoyable.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:45 PM (8Cguq)

230 221 I hear Condoleeza Rice is keen and ready to take it on at a moment's notice.

Oh yeah, can't have her, she's the wrong kind of Black, the conservative kind.

Posted by: Decaf at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (JBgAo)

Racism would become fashionable with all the right people.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:45 PM (nBr1j)

231 We believe it is systemic oppression for Vice President Pence to leave the game.

So from now own, no one will be permitted to leave the stadium until our Minister of Mandatory Attendence Al Sharpton permits it. Because of the Freedom!

Posted by: Roger Goodell, Professional Phony at October 10, 2017 04:45 PM (Ndje9)

232 Goodells contract just got reextended. But if the NFL/ESPN/NBC has to payback or refund $100M in expected ad revenue...we might talk.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:45 PM (RDd1I)

233 Condi Rice will be a vast improvement over Goodell.

Posted by: IC at October 10, 2017 04:46 PM (a0IVu)

234 Won't happen. They may can Goodell, but they'll try to appease by selecting a black leftist.

Obama's available.


He'd make a rule that everyone has to go deep on the Tight End.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 04:46 PM (oVJmc)

235 No Goodell, you don't get to backtrack to the people who fill the seats on Sundays, bought the TV packages and merchandise. Many of us aren't coming back.

I think that there are more than a few people who have been waiting for this as a technical win, so they can come back. I bet most will be back by the Superbowl even if the season has been kinda meh.

But if they do stunts still even while standing (hooking arms etc) that's still not good enough. They're still trying to do some idiotic stunt instead of respect for the flag, the military, and the fans.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 04:46 PM (39g3+)

236 229 186 So they can cut ice with those things?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:38 PM (8Cguq)

Glass, if it's cold enough.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:39 PM (nBr1j)

Mrs. CanBob is from the iron Range. I spent a lot of time there and many nights i went to the curling cluband watched from the upstairs bar. Very enjoyable.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:45 PM (8Cguq)

I like curling better than golf as a sport for the non-athletic.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:46 PM (nBr1j)

237 143 125 Do the kneelers not understand that their final, or ultimate boss is not the league or team owners but the fans, who are some pissed off at the moment.
And right proper thing.
Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:28 PM (nBr1j)

I don't think they do, honestly. The fans are the privileged ones to whom the pro sportsball players condescend by allowing them to view their greatness. Does a god display gratitude for being viewed by a mere man?
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:31 PM (NWiLs)



Agreed. Nothing has changed really. They continue to insult people's intelligence...playing people for fools/rubes, b/c they see themselves as gods. Owners too.

I hope this is too little too late for most people. Then the consequences may ripple out to other sports & media & corporations that politicizing stuff is costing them...or will.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 04:46 PM (m8s3f)

238 Recycling is good for the environment!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 04:47 PM (fDS9n)

239 The possibility is that team morale has been so undermined that many teams will flounder from internal turmoil.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 04:47 PM (oVJmc)

240 Posted by: grizzledcoastie

I believe that they already have a Hepatitis A, and C outbreak in San Diego. People have died and they are furiously trying to vaccinate people along with power washing streets.

Are you USCG? Me 1984-1994. I am a little grizzled myself

Posted by: Cheri at October 10, 2017 04:47 PM (oiNtH)

241

You can bareback me until I get The Bug if I can have my contract back...

Posted by: Colon Crapondick at October 10, 2017 04:47 PM (t3kPl)

242 USNtakim, thank you for your service and your sentiments, which are spot on.

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2017 04:48 PM (w7KSn)

243 Despite the supposed (incoherent) reason for the kneeling, this is not a black vs. white thing. I read that the two Oakland players who stood for the anthem while the rest of the team knelt were Derek Carr and....Amari Cooper.
And there have been white a**holes like Aaron Rodgers who have been down with the (imaginary) struggle.

Yeah, nearly all of the kneelers have been black or (like Colon K) semi-black. But the majority of stand-at-respectful attention guys have been black too.

This is broad-spectrum American versus hard-left anti-American.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 04:48 PM (0jtPF)

244 I like curling better than golf as a sport for the non-athletic.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:46 PM (nBr1j)

LMAO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:48 PM (8Cguq)

245 Do you think they know those rockets with red glare and the bombs bursting in air were fired by the British

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 04:43 PM (lKyWE)


They think the song is about slavery and oppression, so I'm guessing, no.....

Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:48 PM (xttKs)

246 Won't happen. They may can Goodell, but they'll try to appease by selecting a black leftist.

Obama's available.

He'd make a rule that everyone has to go deep on the Tight End.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles



Every tight end would become a wide receiver overnight.

Posted by: rickb223 at October 10, 2017 04:48 PM (nRs0E)

247 227 'makes stupid, snotty little comments about Trump's administration that serve no constructive purpose'

He's an elitist.

Left or right, they can't help themselves.
Posted by: phineas gage at October 10, 2017 04:44 PM (ALDN3)

You're probably right. I think a little too much Harvard rubbed off on him.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:49 PM (NWiLs)

248 BSG going or already gone off the deep end? Should we check his walled for a DNR card?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 04:49 PM (sf2BM)

249 I wonder if baseball ratings are going up ?

Posted by: The Jackhole Somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 10, 2017 04:49 PM (M+Lyo)

250 So as a question, why are the owners afraid of the players? There are thousands of players, one step down in talent from the ones currently playing, that will play without kneeling...and for less.

Hell, Trump should tweet something like,

"I just read that there are 870 players in the NFL that have been arrested. What is happening to the league? Why do they put up with it? So sad!"

Put pressure on the NFL to handle the kneelers, domestic abusers, and dog murders now and the same way...

Amusingly I accidentally went to Snopes, which proceeds to argue it is completely normal for roughly half the players in the NFL to have a criminal record.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2017 04:49 PM (eSx+E)

251 Will Be A Feckless Crapweasel for Food

Posted by: Colon Krapperdick's Sign at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (oVJmc)

252 I just read the Goodell letter.
What a poorly written piece of crap.
First, they do the dividing, then they stand aside as if they are mere innocent bystanders.

There really is no end of my ire for the NFL.
Would NOT pee on them if on fire.

Posted by: navybrat at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (w7KSn)

253 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.

Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)

254 176 If the owners were serious about rehabilitating the NFL, they would get rid of Goodell. Period.
And replace him with someone apolitical, maybe even someone who is actually interested in football.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 04:37 PM (0jtPF)

Goodell is doing exactly what the owners tell him to do. That is the commissioner's entire reason for existing. If the majority of owners had a problem with him he'd have already been gone.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (63oy9)

255 Monday night game had a week to week double digit collapse in ratings.

And that was with them promoting the release of the newest Star Wars trailer at halftime.

But Trump made this a losing issue!!!!

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (z/Ubi)

256 He'd do better if he was only a day late and a dollar short. This is just adding new insult to the old insult and more injury. If he keeps this up he'll be as welcome as Harvey Weinstein at a PTA meeting.

Posted by: geoffb at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (zOpu5)

257 I wonder if baseball ratings are going up ?

REALLY did not help the MLB's cause to have part of the playoffs on their own channel exclusively.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (39g3+)

258 -
--

Lingerie curling - my dream team would be wearing blue or pink baby doll nighties with satin ribbon ties.


Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:42 PM

-------------------

Snail trails, ON ICE!


Posted by: irright at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (pMGkg)

259 >>> BSG going or already gone off the deep end? Should we check his walled for a DNR card?

Card says ROWWR!!
RESUCITATE
ONLY
WITH
WINONA
RYDER

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (fDS9n)

260 149 Someone compared this to the MLB strike years ago. I told them this is vastly different on the issues and will be much more lasting, probably even devastating for the NFL.

It's one thing when players and owners are fighting over a slice of the pie. It's another when they've shown their true colors as ignorant, bullies who have clearly displayed and articulated they are anti American"

Correct. This is a much more emotional issue that "those damn baseball players are so greedy we won't have a WS this year!"

Outside of a couple of dunces, this protest will not spread to NHL and MLB. Fewer American blacks on the team and fewer blacks in the stands. I go to a lot of MLB games. I don't see a lot of the brothers in attendance.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (ZM2xo)

261 the NFL- it's like a Zombie... it's Dead, but doesn't know it.

Posted by: USMC8541One Shot to Slay them all at October 10, 2017 04:52 PM (xGZ+b)

262 253
I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on
sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.

Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)

I noticed that, too, at my local one stop shop. Can't give that stuff away.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 04:52 PM (tbOMB)

263
You can bareback me until I get The Bug if I can have my contract back...
Posted by: Colon Crapondick


Sometimes you're the windshield.
Sometimes you're the bug.

Posted by: Dying Straights at October 10, 2017 04:52 PM (IqV8l)

264 So I was under the impression the "protests" had morphed from anti-flag/anti-cop to a general anti-Trump not-my-president sort of thing.

If this evolution is true, and it definitely appears to be the case, the players are having to walk back their anti-Trumpiness, which makes the whole thing even better.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at October 10, 2017 04:52 PM (0jCTy)

265 Too little, too late. I quit watching the NFL last season. I'm done with them and I find I have time for other things on Sunday afternoons. I stood and saluted that flag and anthem in a bunch of countries in my lifetime and no matter how often they remind me it is a protest, all I see is a bunch of spoiled brats being disrespectful to my brothers and sisters. Fuck them, and fuck the NFL!

Posted by: Bill R. at October 10, 2017 04:53 PM (IuYIh)

266 The nfl is truly dead to me. I grew up a bronco fan have watched since I was a young boy. Like I said above they can kiss my white ass.

Posted by: USNtakim at October 10, 2017 04:53 PM (0OmEj)

267 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All
the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and
ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of
Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.

Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)


OMG! No more helmet phones / lamps of my favorite team. My mancave theme will be incomplete.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:53 PM (QLvwG)

268
In response to the continuing efforts of SJWs to make everything "socially informed" (only their way, of course) I no longer:

- Watch network news
- Buy or read a newspaper
- Watch network television
- Go to or rent movies
- Attend the orchestra, opera or shows
- Contribute or otherwise associate with alma mater
- Consider arts or sports figures as people but a brand
- Watch the NFL

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2017 04:53 PM (BWL+E)

269 I have to say that Reposting an Entire Previous Post without fully engulfing the Reposted Post in the designated Reposted Post Grey Boxes is a violation of the AoSHQ Post Reposting Rules.

Consider my Formal Complaint POSTED!

Posted by: Sharkman at October 10, 2017 04:53 PM (0oDnb)

270 Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 04:51 PM (fDS9n)

I should of guessed that.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (sf2BM)

271 I accidentally went to Snopes, which proceeds to argue it is completely normal for roughly half the players in the NFL to have a criminal record.

These days, I think that is normal, sadly. Not proper, but probably true historically since the 70s at least.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (39g3+)

272 SWEEP THE LEG!

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (priwn)

273 253 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.

Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)

I read that as Nipple Effect. its NorthernLurkers fault...and chick curling.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (8Cguq)

274 OMG! No more helmet phones / lamps of my favorite team. My mancave theme will be incomplete.

my favorite is the toaster than embeds the team logo onto the bread

Posted by: number 4 at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (RzUqr)

275 It's pretty great that they raised awareness of how much people don't need to pay attention to them or their company, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (0jCTy)

276 >>>So I was under the impression the "protests" had morphed from anti-flag/anti-cop to a general anti-Trump not-my-president sort of thing.


Further proof that the media "everyone hates Trump" narrative is a heap of manufactured shite.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (ppaKI)

277
So as a question, why are the owners afraid of the players? There are thousands of players, one step down in talent from the ones currently playing, that will play without kneeling...and for less.


Many aren't even one step down,they're equally talented but just haven't had the chance to prove it yet.Tom Brady was a 7th round draft pick and probably would've never had the chance to play if Vinny Testaverde didn't get hurt.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 04:55 PM (lKyWE)

278 And speaking of the problems of the NFL...the current game they play isn't really traditional NFL football...it has basically become arena football with bigger, taxpayer funded, stadiums.

The game sucks, the owners suck, a significant portion of the players hate the fans, and it is expensive as all hell.


Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2017 04:55 PM (eSx+E)

279 Fire Goodell.

That thing hasn't worked right since we bought it.

http://southpark.cc.com/clips/nd2sxp/goodell-bot

Posted by: SteveB at October 10, 2017 04:55 PM (FhXTo)

280 I hereby predict that while traditionally the NHL is the dumbest most self destructive league it will join baseball as the only surviving professional sport by 2055. But since in that year a baseball game will take 83 days to complete, most Americans will not realize it is a sport.

I also predict that in that year the third Jets franchise brings hockey back to Winnipeg and no Canadian team will have won the Stanley cup in the previous 62 years.

Posted by: Roy CT at October 10, 2017 04:55 PM (wdHQo)

281 Joe Namath has to resurrect himself to comment on this. Fine Namath, Rodgers, and Brady who have all been greatly disenfranchised, comment away and continue to see the game you love so well disintegrate.

Posted by: Cheri at October 10, 2017 04:55 PM (oiNtH)

282 Still not tired of winning.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 04:56 PM (oVJmc)

283 >>>I should of guessed that.

Some call it boring and predictable, I call it STEADFAST and TRUE!! Winona and pancakes forever!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 04:56 PM (fDS9n)

284
275

It's pretty great that they raised awareness of how much people don't need to pay attention to them or their company, too.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at October 10, 2017 04:54 PM (


Hubris... it is often the dog- whistle for Nemesis....

Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:56 PM (zSVEm)

285 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All
the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.

______________

oh yeah, dum dum corporate HQ's "girls can do anything" thinks that girls go to see NFL games because of pink socks or girl power and not because their significant others drag them to the games.

If you knock out the dude who drags his girl and others to the game, then you knock out 2-4 semifans.

You piss off the normal, you don't get to keep his girlfriend etc etc.

but tell me more, nfl, about how you're standing united against trump's attacks.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:56 PM (RDd1I)

286 You do realize they are playing on ice? The nipples would scar that ice.

Posted by: Northerlurker, Still Lurking After All These Years. at October 10, 2017 04:22 PM (nBr1j)

You that as though it were a bad thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at October 10, 2017 04:57 PM (O848g)

287 Hubris... it is often the dog- whistle for Nemesis....
Posted by: kraken at October 10, 2017 04:56 PM (zSVEm)

So it's racist too?

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:57 PM (NWiLs)

288
88 You do realize they are playing on ice? The nipples would scar that ice.

That's why God gave us the Zamboni.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 10, 2017 04:57 PM (sGtp+)

289 what most of you deplorable, neanderthal, morons don't seem to understand, is that kneeling is also known as genuflecting, which is a sign of respect.

In fact, Huma often did this during the campaign. Respect

Little known fact, my father wanted to name me Tittle after the football player. My mom won out with Hillary, after the famous climber. Please stop me if you'd heard this before

Posted by: Hillary Roadkill Clinton at October 10, 2017 04:58 PM (HnvBz)

290 Roger Goodell says: "We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem, but should sit down to pee."

Posted by: Roland THTG at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (QM5S2)

291 Pence walks out of the Colts-49ers game. Within 72 hours, Goodell folds like a wet carpet.

Meanwhile, late night comedian riding the anti-Trump wagon bleat on despite plummeting ratings.

Advertisers are losing their shirts.

What a great moment for Normal America.

Posted by: mrp at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (Pqytn)

292 Trump tweets:

"Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!"

He's talking about abuses with tax-exempt munis being used to fund new stadiums.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (n+6mJ)

293 You do realize they are playing on ice? The nipples would scar that ice.



That's why God gave us the Zamboni.



Posted by: Anachronda at October 10, 2017 04:57 PM (sGtp+)


And Super Slo-Mo Instant Replay with ZoomCam and Reverse Angle.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (QLvwG)

294 And speaking of the problems of the NFL...the current game they play isn't really traditional NFL football...it has basically become arena football with bigger, taxpayer funded, stadiums.

**********

a receiver must proceed unmolested or otherwise there's a penalty that alters the course of the game.

the quarterback must never be touched or otherwise there's a penalty that alters the course of the game.

a defensive player must tackle without using parts of his body attached to the other parts he uses to tackle or otherwise there's a penalty that alters the course of the game

Posted by: NFL Rulebook at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (RDd1I)

295 290
Roger Goodell says: "We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem, but should sit down to pee."


Posted by: Roland THTG at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (QM5S2)

Lol...Roger is ...transitioning...

Posted by: IC at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (a0IVu)

296 253 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.
Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)

Yeah, somehow I think China will survive.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (63oy9)

297 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 10, 2017 04:53 PM (BWL+E)



Yep. Me too. It was gradual; more a subconscious decision. Think it went something like this: 'I should watch that movie. Oh wait, it's gonna lecture me, or the actors/actresses have. Forget it." But with almost everything.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (m8s3f)

298 Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 04:56 PM (RDd1I)

Well and not only that, but there's the "follower effect" with fans, too.

We all go to Joe's house to watch football every Sunday and occasionally go to games because he's a huge football guy. If Joe stops giving as much of a shit, all of the lesser fans can stop caring, too.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (wmaTe)

299 The biggest take away from this NFL situation is that the NFL is composed of a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (XFue2)

300 292 Trump tweets:

"Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!"

He's talking about abuses with tax-exempt munis being used to fund new stadiums.
Posted by: Ignoramus

++++++++++++++++++++

my lamestream media feed showed the lede to a story saying "nuhhh uhhnnn, TRUMP RESIST, the tax rule won't affect our teeamz"

like, dude, grow the fuck up.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (RDd1I)

301 Translation: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come back! We love the anthem and the flag, really! Honest engine, wait uh we mean SWEARZIES!

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (INJFV)

302 I fucking hate ice cream.

Posted by: Winona Ryder at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (/0IRq)

303 Namath is 100% wrong.

Kaepernick wasn't 'protesting injustice.'

He was hiding behind a social issue to avoid being cut.

Just like Michael Sam.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (oVJmc)

304 The NFL when to shit when guys like John Unitas retired.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (Sfs6o)

305 I believe that love is the answer.
I believe that love will find the way.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (4ErVI)

306 Mira Sorvino now coming forward.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (tbOMB)

307 The NFL has AIDS!

AIDS, AIDS, AIDS! AIDS, AIDS, AIDS!

Posted by: SURPRISE, C0CKF@GS! at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (zH37Z)

308 253 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.
Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)
---------------------------------------
Yep.
Ever since they were little, my kids could always find some Redskin trinket to give me or their dad for Christmas.
Even after they grew up, you could bet that every year there be at least one cute Redskin ornament or mug or t-shirt under the tree.
And every year "Santa" left us a new Redskins calendar.

NO MORE.
Yeah. Even Santa is pissed off.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (0jtPF)

309 I fucking hate ice cream.

Posted by: Winona Ryder at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (/0IRq)


Just eat the banana, then.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (oVJmc)

310 292 Trump tweets:

"Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!"

He's talking about abuses with tax-exempt munis being used to fund new stadiums.
Posted by: Ignoramus at October 10, 2017 04:59 PM (n+6mJ)

This has ground my gears for a long time, well before the NFL kneeling crap. Getting tax-free bond financing for giant pro sportsball complexes is utter bulllshit and should never happen. Build your own goddamn facility with your own goddamn money. If you can't make it work, tough shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:02 PM (NWiLs)

311 the true victims here are the season ticket holders who have no choice but to sell their tickets to eagles fans or attend games.

because, I would think, there's less of a secondary market for their game tickets. and eagles fans suck.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 05:02 PM (RDd1I)

312 306 Mira Sorvino now coming forward.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (tbOMB)

We need to bring back phrasing.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:03 PM (NWiLs)

313 299 The biggest take away from this NFL situation is that the NFL is composed of a bunch of pussies.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (XFue2)

Overpaid pussies. FIFY

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 10, 2017 05:03 PM (jxbfJ)

314 Mira Sorvino now coming forward.

Paul can whack a dude, Harvey.

And not the way you're hoping.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 05:03 PM (oVJmc)

315
Lol...Roger is ...transitioning...
Posted by: IC at October 10, 2017 05:00 PM (a0IVu)


Nothing wrong with evolving on an important issue

Posted by: B.Obama at October 10, 2017 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

316 the NFL is playing a very dangerous game, here.

I'd say 20% of football fans drive 80% of the revenue and eyeballs watching the screen faithfully.

That core of fans, who buy the merch, hold season tickets, pay mega bucks for a super duper screen TV, pay hundreds of dollars for the special cable package where you can watch every game, etc. drive the NFL's success.

Someone like me? Eh, I watch football because its a social thing to do with the guys, but I'd just as soon watch something else, to be honest. Or nothing. We can just drink beer and eat shit food without having the TV on.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:03 PM (wmaTe)

317 I hereby predict that while traditionally the NHL is the dumbest most self destructive league it will join baseball as the only surviving professional sport by 2055.

I can't figure out how Hockey survives with how incredibly poorly it is run. I mean how long was the last strike, like a season and a half? How do you come back from that??

But since in that year a baseball game will take 83 days to complete, most Americans will not realize it is a sport.

Yeah its crazy, some baseball games are as long as the average NFL game...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (39g3+)

318 I believe that they should all have to sing it, too.

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (HgMAr)

319 White girls have had a run of bad luck with BLM lately according to the recent news. Thug life ain't what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (TbeeY)

320 No ice cream for jarheads!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (fDS9n)

321 can you imagine what a force for good the nfl could become if it did the following:

1. Require players to have no criminal record. No drugs, no abuse, no theft, no jaywalking.

2. Require certified degrees, with real coursework.

What if the thug life, and the pro sports star were mutually exclusive aspirations? and instead of accepting the dregs of society and making them wealthy heroes, the leagues stood against it?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (LWu6U)

322 Bombing of Hiroshima?

Publicity stunt.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (H5rtT)

323 This has ground my gears for a long time, well before the NFL kneeling crap. Getting tax-free bond financing for giant pro sportsball complexes is utter bulllshit and should never happen. Build your own goddamn facility with your own goddamn money. If you can't make it work, tough shit.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:02 PM (NWiLs)


...how do you feel about muni's using eminent domain to build stadiums?

THAT drives me nuts.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (wmaTe)

324 I think the NFL should outlaw those predator-style dreadlocks while we're at it.

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (HgMAr)

325 That thing hasn't worked right since we bought it.

http://southpark.cc.com/clips/nd2sxp/goodell-bot
Posted by: SteveB at October 10, 2017 04:55 PM (FhXTo)

One of my favorites! Jerry Jones' crazy eye kills me every time. Jokes aside that representation of the commissioner is spot on.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (63oy9)

326 Trump says he won't recertify Iran deal.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (tbOMB)

327 All of these people are the same. They build there fact free bubble and are stunned and angry when the bubble is popped by a reality pin.
. The NFL is the Hillary Clinton of sports leagues.
" why am I not 50 points ahead in the ratings, you might ask?"

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (iPTeF)

328 323 This has ground my gears for a long time, well before the NFL kneeling crap. Getting tax-free bond financing for giant pro sportsball complexes is utter bulllshit and should never happen. Build your own goddamn facility with your own goddamn money. If you can't make it work, tough shit.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:02 PM (NWiLs)


...how do you feel about muni's using eminent domain to build stadiums?

THAT drives me nuts.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (wmaTe)

Same feelings. It is not a public purpose. They can fuck right off with that stupid argument.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (NWiLs)

329 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (39g3+)

Because hockey is a "drink beer and hang out" kind of sport. Similar to NASCAR.

You don't really have to watch, you're not missing much if you go to take a smoke break or whatever, and it's a mindless filler to have on in the background.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (wmaTe)

330 Remember we shouldn't let a crisis go to waste, they never do. It should be every red blooded American's duty to support a $20/ ticket tax to reclaim public money spent on professional sports arenas. Since they don't feel the flag deserves respect, the flag should not respect them right back. I think that would be grand.

Posted by: rdohd at October 10, 2017 05:06 PM (+VvHm)

331 Or, as Iowahawk said, the mission of the left . . .

This is spot on. It's out of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: Identify a target, freeze it, and subject it to horrendous personal attack. Rule 13 IIRC.

Posted by: one-eyed cat peepin' in the seafood store at October 10, 2017 05:06 PM (/sTHK)

332 306 Mira Sorvino now coming forward.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:01 PM (tbOMB)
.............

Mira, if you were a potted plant, what type would you be?

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2017 05:07 PM (HgMAr)

333 Harvey Weinstein for NFL commissioner. He's good at theatrical productions and keeping people in line and he's available cheap.

He'd probably keep it in his pants around a 300 pound nose tackle.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 05:07 PM (/tuJf)

334 The brain trust of the NAACP speaks:

NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

-Drudge

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:07 PM (mcI77)

335 It's funny how they have all these morals and positions.

Until they start losing money.

And Trump starts tweeting how these protests are an insult to the taxpayers who paid for those stadiums.

The fans are noticing: "What in the hell are we getting for our taxes?"

NFL: "[gulp]"

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (sUh6s)

336 Trump says he won't recertify Iran deal.

He should call it "Bob Corker's Iran Nuke Deal."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (oVJmc)

337
161 As somebody who has actually curled, I would point out the scratches left in the ice by the nipples would affect the way the rock curls.

That's called "strategery".

Posted by: Anachronda at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (sGtp+)

338 Yeah, somehow I think China will survive.




It's not China. It is all the distributors who have already bought the stuff & have inventory they can't move. They are the ones taking the hit.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (m8s3f)

339 Mira Sorvino's career did tank. So did Asia Argento's although I thought she got married or had a kid or something and just semi-retired. I can't remember.

Mira made bad movies too so that could be the answer there.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (4ErVI)

340 Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:02 PM (NWiLs)

Their defense is always about the jobs and revenues created by the Franchise and Stadium. My response has always been to use it to build a factory or two instead. Let the billionaires fund their own hobby.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (TbeeY)

341 Trump says he won't recertify Iran deal.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:05 PM (tbOMB)
............

WORLD WAR III

Posted by: Bob Corker at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (HgMAr)

342 334 The brain trust of the NAACP speaks:

NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

-Drudge
Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:07 PM (mcI77)

What part of the government does the NAACP think the Cowboys falls under?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (wmaTe)

343 oh now the left wants people to keep their jobs if they say things at work.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (RDd1I)

344 Their defense is always about the jobs and revenues created by the Franchise and Stadium. My response has always been to use it to build a factory or two instead. Let the billionaires fund their own hobby.
Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (TbeeY)

...It's a bullshit argument either way. Even if I believed in government making "investments" (I don't), a sports stadium has got to be, dollar-for-dollar, one of the worst possible investments for a government to make.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:09 PM (wmaTe)

345 The hell you say. We need a crusty paleface lawyer.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (Re0pQ)

R. Lee Ermey

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (O848g)

346 The NFL is doomed because they are dominated by the uncomfortable elephant in the room: the fact that most players are black That in and of itself, of course, is certainly not a bad thing, but what makes it toxic at this moment in history is the currently prevailing black culture in this country, especially that of young men under 35. They mostly dislike America's historic general culture, feel they have zero stake in it, and are essentially leftist tools and stooges. The popular culture of course supports this, and also pollutes many if not most 'young' non-blacks as well.

None of this is going to change any time soon. The NFL is doomed unless it starts firing people to reassert command, which it won't do. They will pull up short and try to walk the fine line down the middle of the road, which will end in their being run down like turtles. Bye!

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (7A6l6)

347 340 Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:02 PM (NWiLs)

Their defense is always about the jobs and revenues created by the Franchise and Stadium. My response has always been to use it to build a factory or two instead. Let the billionaires fund their own hobby.
Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (TbeeY)

Their defense is bullshit. There is no support I am aware of at all showing a net gain to the economy merely by virtue of their sportsball temple.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

348 Oh look Roger, the horses have left the corral. Better try to close the gate. Dumbass.

Posted by: Minnfidel at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (INJFV)

349
NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights


Freedom to brand cattle?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (lKyWE)

350 "NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights
-Drudge
Posted by: Under Fire

do they have any actual lawyers at the NAACP? seems like just propagandists making crap up, to convince stupid people.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (/aIFg)

351 Mira Sorvino's career did tank. So did Asia Argento's although I thought she got married or had a kid or something and just semi-retired. I can't remember.

Mira made bad movies too so that could be the answer there.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (4ErVI)
............

Also, gravity.

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (HgMAr)

352 345 The hell you say. We need a crusty paleface lawyer.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (Re0pQ)

I've got at least two out of three covered.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

353
NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights


The NAACP lacks diversity.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (oVJmc)

354 293 And Super Slo-Mo Instant Replay with ZoomCam and Reverse Angle.

Some things go without saying.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (sGtp+)

355 Liberals are always 'evolving'. The correlation of the shifts in their opinions and their own well-being is remarkable.

BTW, has Hillary blamed the Weinstein scandal on a vast right wing conspiracy yet?

Oh, and here's a heartwarming picture, totally SFW:

http://tinyurl.com/yakz545h

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (leCj4)

356 63 57 Burn
Scatter
Salt

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at October 10, 2017 04:18 PM (hMwEB)

Whatever happened to AllenG?
Posted by: Sponge at October 10, 2017 04:19 PM (xttKs)

Wish I knew. Haven't seen him in forever.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:20 PM (NWiLs)


Was he a never Trumper? I honestly don't know...I'm asking.

Posted by: Tami at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (Enq6K)

357 344 Even if I believed in government making "investments" (I don't), a sports stadium has got to be, dollar-for-dollar, one of the worst possible investments for a government to make.





Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 05:09 PM (wmaTe)



Proles gotta have circuses while they loot the public treasury.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (tbOMB)

358 And Trump starts tweeting how these protests are an insult to the taxpayers who paid for those stadiums.



And I betcha many people had no idea it was tax-funded. Ever read one of the articles on stadiums being built? It circles around that point. Another example of media no longer seeking & presenting the truth.

Trump just bottom-lined it. For everyone.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (m8s3f)

359 Mira made bad movies too so that could be the answer there.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (4ErVI)

---

The Replacement Killers wasn't too bad for a cheap knock-off of a HK John Woo flick.

Posted by: Avon Tinsdale at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (suO/a)

360 Their defense is always about the jobs and revenues created by the Franchise and Stadium. My response has always been to use it to build a factory or two instead. Let the billionaires fund their own hobby.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (TbeeY)

What, you got a problem with part-time mustard squirters and Captain Flashlight the Parking Lot Direction Attendant?

IT'S JOBS GODDAMNIT!!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (4ErVI)

361 I can't figure out how Hockey survives with how
incredibly poorly it is run. I mean how long was the last strike, like a
season and a half? How do you come back from that??






Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (39g3+)


There was a lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 season and another lockout in 2012-13 that lasted just over half the season; they started play in late January. Personally, I found the shortened season to be much more entertaining because each game meant more in terms of getting to the playoffs.

Posted by: Vendette at October 10, 2017 05:12 PM (T9km8)

362 #KneelbeforeTrump

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:13 PM (QQ+il)

363 Once you start hurting the pocket book the games are over, as my uncle says "money talks and BS walks"

Posted by: anon at October 10, 2017 05:13 PM (yCcA0)

364 The advice of The Humongus actually works here -- Just walk away. Just walk away, and the pain and horror will end. Just walk away.

Incidentally, it also works for Twitter, with their blocking of Marsha Blackburn's political ad because it talks about the sale of baby parts and also their practice of shadow banning conservatives. Or Youtube (google) with their demonetization of of Prager U and other conservative channels, as well as outright bans of other channels. And Google itself, with their alterations of search results that favors liberal ideology and disfavors their opposites. Facebook as well, with their kowtowing to communist China's censorship requirements.

And this doesn't even touch the companies with actual physical products and services. But I'll mention two -- Progressive burger company MacDonalds and discriminatory to conservative sites ad placements by Kellogg.

Just walk away.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 10, 2017 05:14 PM (0ogQG)

365 TMC has "Weiner" on tonight ... starring Huma ... about the Weiner run ar NYC mayor in 2013. I don't get the channel, but was surprised there was a Weiner movie. They could do a more interesting good sequel about treason, espionage, and the porn ... but Huma might not want to appear.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 05:14 PM (/aIFg)

366 Oh, and here's a heartwarming picture, totally SFW:

http://tinyurl.com/yakz545h

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (leCj4)
............

Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Who's the ugliest f*ck of all?

Posted by: wth at October 10, 2017 05:14 PM (HgMAr)

367 Whatever happened to AllenG?

The curse of actual employment.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:14 PM (QQ+il)

368 New Weinstein production:

Horndog Mogul: The Les Grossman Story

Tom Cruise reprises his Tropic Thunder role in full-length.

Oh, the starlets we'll see!

"See, this is the good part, Pecker. This is when the job gets fun! Ask... and you shall receive!"

"Now I want you to take a step back... and literally fuck your own face!"

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 10, 2017 05:14 PM (n+6mJ)

369 321
.....2. Require certified degrees, with real coursework.....

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (LWu6U)
------------------------------
Oh, dear Lord, no.
NO.

These political stunts are always led by the pseudo-educated types. No. Better they should be illiterate than college grads.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 05:15 PM (0jtPF)

370 But, as others have noted:

The attraction of the NFL (and all pro sports) is the illusion that the players appreciate and like the fans.

Now we're finding out for a long time, they've resented us and despised us; when they hang out with their friends, all they do is talk shit and badmouth us.

And we're in that part of the relationship, before the divorce is final and the soon-to-be-ex is thinking there's still a chance of reconciliation and you've just realized "hey, I can get laid elsewhere."

Posted by: RoyalOil at October 10, 2017 05:15 PM (sUh6s)

371 It's one thing to wear a symbol on your arm to take a stand against racism. Nobody would disagree with that. But it's quite a different thing to declare racism is inherent to American culture, institutionalized in law enforcement and for that, that demonstrably false sophism, you are going to deliberately disrespect our flag and country.

The problem isn't our country. The problem is a belief system that would peddle such fallacy. That won't be changed by a "rule".

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (Re0pQ)

372 These political stunts are always led by the pseudo-educated types. No. Better they should be illiterate than college grads.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 05:15 PM (0jtPF)

Hard to tell these days.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (NWiLs)

373 The hell you say. We need a crusty paleface lawyer.

Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 04:40 PM (Re0pQ)

++++

They all have crusty, pale faces once I get done with them.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (pvjTE)

374 This Awan Bros. congressional meeting being streamed on BB is very disturbing. Basically the FBI and Congress have done nothing and they are being called out on it.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (mcI77)

375 But since in that year a baseball game will take 83 days to complete, most Americans will not realize it is a sport.



>>>


Yeah its crazy, some baseball games are as long as the average NFL game...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (39g3+)


I nominate my Jr. High school gym teacher Mr. Moran for Baseball Commish. You got three pitches max, all strikes regardless,. After the 3rd out, he started throwing after waiting 30 seconds, batter or no batter. If you were a dwadler or were not playing the infield, you could 'strike out' before you ever picked up a bat.
He ran the game with 80 players, 40 to a side, and no one complained. Complaints were outs.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (QLvwG)

376 371 It's one thing to wear a symbol on your arm to take a stand against racism. Nobody would disagree with that. But it's quite a different thing to declare racism is inherent to American culture, institutionalized in law enforcement and for that, that demonstrably false sophism, you are going to deliberately disrespect our flag and country.

The problem isn't our country. The problem is a belief system that would peddle such fallacy. That won't be changed by a "rule".
Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (Re0pQ)

basically -don't piss all over me and tell me it is raining

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 10, 2017 05:17 PM (jxbfJ)

377 basically -don't piss all over me and tell me it is raining
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at October 10, 2017 05:17 PM (jxbfJ)


Ooo...send me the report.

Posted by: John McCain at October 10, 2017 05:18 PM (NWiLs)

378 >>>basically -don't piss all over me and tell me it is raining

What do you want me to tell you? Work with me here.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 05:18 PM (fDS9n)

379
NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

The NAACP lacks diversity.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (oVJmc)








You mean the NAACP that was founded around 1910 by a bunch of pasty white leftists (along with the Token Negro, WEB DuBois)? And that didn't have a black President of the organization until over 60 years later in the mid-70s?

That NAACP?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2017 05:18 PM (eXA4G)

380 Their defense is bullshit. There is no support I am aware of at all showing a net gain to the economy merely by virtue of their sportsball temple.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (NWiLs)

I agree but with one caveat: New Orleans. With the various Super Bowls and other events the Superdome has paid for itself several times over. New Orleans economy is tourism. If Paul Tagliabue hadn't put a gun to Tom Benson's head and forced him to come back after Katrina the city would have never recovered.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:18 PM (63oy9)

381 I fell out of love with the NFL when they refused to back the name of the Redskins. Fans know the history of the franchise and that the name is an honor, not a racist slur.

They let Snyder battle that out all alone, but it was the fans that did the fighting back. Displaying burgundy & gold was as dangerous as displaying Tea Party support.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 10, 2017 05:19 PM (GzDYP)

382 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's Reproductive Health Center believe this is very racist and Presdent Obama should tell Trump to do something about this..................

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro at October 10, 2017 05:19 PM (WmgTn)

383 And that didn't have a black President of the organization until over 60 years later in the mid-70s?


In fairness, almost all their Presidents can pass the paper bag test.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:20 PM (QQ+il)

384 Is this technically a double post?

Posted by: blaster at October 10, 2017 05:21 PM (jHrzU)

385 White girls have had a run of bad luck with BLM lately according to the recent news. Thug life ain't what it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (TbeeY)


If they really want macho dangerous men, they should give "forest fever" a try, if you catch my drift.

Posted by: Marian Engel at October 10, 2017 05:22 PM (/qEW2)

386
370 But, as others have noted:

The attraction of the NFL (and all pro sports) is the illusion that the players appreciate and like the fans.

Now we're finding out for a long time, they've resented us and despised us; when they hang out with their friends, all they do is talk shit and badmouth us.

And we're in that part of the relationship, before the divorce is final and the soon-to-be-ex is thinking there's still a chance of reconciliation and you've just realized "hey, I can get laid elsewhere."
Posted by: RoyalOil at October 10, 2017 05:15 PM (sUh6s)








So, the GOP then.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at October 10, 2017 05:22 PM (eXA4G)

387 Vendette, so you've come over to my (dark) side on the NHL season? I recall the "half season" - it was still a bit too long (too many teams make the playoffs .... like most of them).

Obviously hockey fans aren't that discriminating, and will watch a long mediocre season, a shame that half season wasn't a wake-up call.

As for the NFL ..... (laughter) ......

Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:22 PM (g6yUI)

388
376 371 It's one thing to wear a symbol on your arm to take a stand against racism. Nobody would disagree with that. But it's quite a different thing to declare racism is inherent to American culture, institutionalized in law enforcement and for that, that demonstrably false sophism, you are going to deliberately disrespect our flag and country.

The problem isn't our country. The problem is a belief system that would peddle such fallacy. That won't be changed by a "rule".
Posted by: Marcus T at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (Re0pQ)

Anyone familiar with the name Roderick Scott? Very very few I would bet but it's the perfect example of the one way meme.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:23 PM (TbeeY)

389 Oh, and here's a heartwarming picture, totally SFW:

http://tinyurl.com/yakz545h

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:11 PM (leCj4)

That's a sight to give Captain Ahab the mother of all woodies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon, survivor of GNAMM at October 10, 2017 05:23 PM (O848g)

390 These people should all got eat a bag of dicks. Along with most of the GOPe.

Posted by: Who's a Hoosier? Yup, Peaches! at October 10, 2017 05:23 PM (14URa)

391 Is this technically a double post?

It's an homage.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:23 PM (QQ+il)

392 374 This Awan Bros. congressional meeting being streamed on BB is very disturbing. Basically the FBI and Congress have done nothing and they are being called out on it.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:16 PM (mcI77)

You know how Weinstein's behavior has been an open secret in Hollywood for decades? Same thing with politicians in DC. They're all gutted of the same things regardless of party.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:23 PM (63oy9)

393 In othere nooz, the Catalan goobermint singns formal declaration of independence from Spain.

Good luck folks, I'm thinking you'll need it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 05:24 PM (sf2BM)

394 The Weiner movie was fascinating. Like watching a train wreck but you can't look away. I can't believe he let them make it but he's such a narcissist he probably thought it made him look good. Huma just looks like a miserable suffering wife married to an asshole.

Posted by: keena at October 10, 2017 05:24 PM (aR3Sr)

395 Well, Donald Trump sure has thrown a hand grenade into political correctness, the media and the GOP establishment. If he accomplishes nothing else, I will be grateful for this.

Posted by: spypeach at October 10, 2017 05:24 PM (myc22)

396 I may give the Army a pass on the crushed wheel cap for their new prototype 'pinks and greens' uniform. The brown shoes? Leave those for the rotor-heads.

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?attachment_id=75263

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (H0h6t)

397 Vendette, so you've come over to my (dark) side on
the NHL season? I recall the "half season" - it was still a bit too
long (too many teams make the playoffs .... like most of them).



Obviously hockey fans aren't that discriminating, and will watch a
long mediocre season, a shame that half season wasn't a wake-up call.



As for the NFL ..... (laughter) ......

Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:22 PM (g6yUI)


I've been a proponent of "The NHL season is too long" for years. They should not be playing in June, period. Bobby Orr's flying leap in 1970 was on Mothers' Day, for heaven's sake.

Posted by: Vendette at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (T9km8)

398 Judicial Watch is tearing Congress new assholes in this Awan meeting. I gives me wood.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (mcI77)

399 It

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (mcI77)

400 388

Anyone familiar with the name Roderick Scott? Very very few I would bet but it's the perfect example of the one way meme.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:23 PM (TbeeY)



I was just getting my life together.

Posted by: Zombie Roderick Scott at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (tbOMB)

401 "Or Youtube (google) with their demonetization of of
Prager U and other conservative channels, as well as outright bans of
other channels. And Google itself, with their alterations of search
results that favors liberal ideology and disfavors their opposites.
Facebook as well, with their kowtowing to communist China's censorship
requirements. Just walk away. Posted by: GnuBreed

since they are nearly monopolies, there should be some other recourse. The defunding of conservatives, or the censoring or hiding in the searches -- does real harm. They should have to treat everyone as equal. (because those are the new rules, but in this case that might be the old rules ... this is more like "we don't serve blacks here")

Walking away might work, if we establish conservative products on all those fronts. But 25 years of excessively easy money made Wall Street rich and made them able to promote their preferred liberal internet moguls.

Amazon lost money for 20 years, driving others out of business, and now are a conglomerate expanding into everything, even their own delivery system. And still barely a profit ... just sinking people cuz everyone buys their stock ... pushed up by fed policy. Something's wrong ... in the neighborhood.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 05:26 PM (/aIFg)

402 >>>I gives me wood

:::avoids eye contact:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 05:26 PM (fDS9n)

403 And, as to any conservative too polite to fight the actual war -- then what is the point of you, and whose side are you actually on?

Whose side am I on? I hope that by God's grace I'm on the side of the Lord-mostly except when I get in the way. I'm generally a polite person which doesn't meant that i don't speak my mind. I write letters and call people and would march in the streets, because i don't think leftists (as opposed to liberals) are on the side of the Lord. However, if it comes to hot war, I don't what I'm going to fighting unless people I love are in danger-and I don't own any guns.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (iVOAv)

404 It is no coincidence that this letter comes out immediately after the Monday night football ratings come in.

They tanked. Hard.

Look, the NFL, and by extension ESPN, are in deep shit. They have built expensive facilities, hired expensive talent, and put out an expensive product. They did this because the future, in the age of the internet, was supposed to be live events controlled by them. It was how the media would survive. The built it out right to the limit of their finances.

It is like buying a house you can just barely afford. Then getting a 10% pay cut. Suddenly everything starts to spiral down the hole shockingly fast. They realize they are about to go into free-fall here where the whole edifice suddenly becomes untenable. They can't financially maintain the league with 10% less viewers, especially at the start of the season. It just doesn't pencil out.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (fftfA)

405 They should replace football with foosball. With giant 30-foot figures playing at 300 MPH.

Posted by: BeckoniningChasm at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (l9m7l)

406
I'm starting to believe Trump just wanted to become president so he could destroy Hollywood and the NFL

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (lKyWE)

407 Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 05:24 PM (sf2BM)



Europe...dying one day at a time. I really don't want to bail them out again. I don't want to send our men to fight & die for European stupidity & slow-mo suicide. Anyway, at rate we are going here, we will our guys at home; b/c instead of letting oceans protect us, we are importing our enemies .

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:28 PM (m8s3f)

408 Huma just looks like a miserable suffering wife married to an asshole.
Posted by: keena at October 10, 2017 05:24 PM (aR3Sr)

She's bff with Hillary. Assholes are her thing.

Posted by: Who's a Hoosier? Yup, Peaches! at October 10, 2017 05:28 PM (14URa)

409 Can I get banned if I post on this old thread?

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:28 PM (2mC6G)

410 405 They should replace football with foosball. With giant 30-foot figures playing at 300 MPH.

Posted by: BeckoniningChasm at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (l9m7l)

Goodell could be the ball.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:28 PM (mcI77)

411 @406: that is the main reason I voted for him.

Posted by: One at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (RYASC)

412 I'm starting to believe Trump just wanted to become president so he could destroy Hollywood and the NFL

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (lKyWE)
---
Trump did in the NFL. God gave us Harvey Weinstein.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (2mC6G)

413 so he could destroy Hollywood and the NFL

That's a bad thing how?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (H0h6t)

414 Way too little.
Way too late, assholes.

I'm already two years into not watching your crap and there is simply no going back.

Done is done.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (jWe5r)

415 Well, Donald Trump sure has thrown a hand grenade into political correctness, the media and the GOP establishment. If he accomplishes nothing else, I will be grateful for this.

That's my President right there.

Still not tired of winning.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (tRaq7)

416 404 It is no coincidence that this letter comes out immediately after the Monday night football ratings come in.

They tanked. Hard.




GG happy dance commences!

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:30 PM (m8s3f)

417 I gives me wood

and then I tweets the pics

Posted by: Tony the Weiner at October 10, 2017 05:30 PM (HgMAr)

418 can you imagine what a force for good the nfl could become if it did the following:

1. Require players to have no criminal record. No drugs, no abuse, no theft, no jaywalking.

2. Require certified degrees, with real coursework.

What if the thug life, and the pro sports star were mutually exclusive aspirations? and instead of accepting the dregs of society and making them wealthy heroes, the leagues stood against it?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at October 10, 2017 05:04 PM (LWu6U)


Completely, utterly unwarranted. You seem to think that they will be more ethical, discerning, able to think critically if they go to college.

Is there any reason to think that is the case? As we all bitch about here continually, some of the most unethical, stupid, gullible people are college grads. The MSM reporters who incited BLM in the first place with their lies are college grads, who probably have (mostly) clean police records. Yet they are among the most fanatical SJWs. What you said would guarantee nothing.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2017 05:30 PM (/qEW2)

419 And most of the players don't get it. they don't get just how their whole lives are hanging by a very slim thread - fans continuing to watch and cheer. What's the big deal if you piss off a few fans? Well, the whole league could go bankrupt for starters. They need every dollar right now to simply maintain what they have.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at October 10, 2017 05:30 PM (fftfA)

420 Id like to see one of those I'm sorry videos like they did after the election ...except instead of all the celebrities have the football players and owners apologize for this kneeling bullshit .... that might make me think about tuning in again..

Posted by: E.T. at October 10, 2017 05:30 PM (P1GJy)

421 415
Well, Donald Trump sure has thrown a hand grenade into political correctness, the media and the GOP establishment. If he accomplishes nothing else, I will be grateful for this.



That's my President right there.



Still not tired of winning.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (tRaq7)


MAGA or EABOD.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:30 PM (tbOMB)

422 I don't what I'm going to fighting unless people I love are in danger-and I don't own any guns.

meant "I don't want to be fighting....."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2017 05:31 PM (iVOAv)

423
That's a bad thing how?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (H0h6t)

It's not

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:31 PM (lKyWE)

424 Soon we're going to treated to pictures of Spanish police in riot gear beating down Catalans. Mustn't let the cash cow wander off. Otherwise, who will pay for all that Socialism?

Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 10, 2017 05:32 PM (ppaKI)

425 I suppose I could go look it up, but I wonder what Judicial Watch's budget is. They seem to accomplish more than the DOJ and the rest of the country's legal and oversight infrastructure, combined. Really a measure of how bad things are.

Another sign of this: the IRS scandal (still, easily the biggest scandal in US history, WRT a govt. agency being weaponized against political opponents) has developed another dimension, with info being used not just to punish enemies but to influence (i.e., coerce) others to support particular agenda items.

And DOJ has already announced .... nothing's going to happen. First time in history that line officials of a govt. agency take the fifth (repeatedly) before congressional oversight bodies, and yet there is nothing to prosecute. Right.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:32 PM (g6yUI)

426 The most interesting thing about all the culture war stuff is how completely self-defeating it is. There are SO MANY OTHER THINGS to do with our time, yet the media thinks we are strapped to the TV and movie screens all day long and can't walk away.

Yet... I have, and continue to, walk away. I ready, watch Youtube videos, do weekend trips, and enjoy various high-end scotches while I DON'T watch prime time TV or the NFL.

And I have a LOT of disposable income. While I'm not 18-35, that prized demographic... I make good money and am also an influencer to the next generation (three sons, oldest 19). I'm a desirable audience.

Breitbart was right. This will all come tumbling down, and soon. Hollywood and sports celebrities really thinks they are our betters... But the influence is waning. And by the stupid activities like the NFL protests they are accelerating the process.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at October 10, 2017 05:32 PM (LDV7V)

427
Require players to have no criminal record. No drugs, no abuse, no theft, no jaywalking.


You mean like everybody else seeking employment

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:32 PM (lKyWE)

428 Look, the NFL, and by extension ESPN, are in deep shit.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at October 10, 2017 05:27 PM (fftfA)
---
If the NFL were to make 100% of their guys stand still for the anthem and have flags and fireworks shoot out of their shoulder pads, that would get me back. But ESPN needs to die.

I wholly support the liberal boycott of ESPN for suspending Hill (It really doesn't make any sense, but hey you have to allow for that with liberals.)

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:33 PM (2mC6G)

429 I believe in B( . )( . )BS and the First Amendment.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:33 PM (NWiLs)

430 Trump did in the NFL. God gave us Harvey Weinstein.
Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (2mC6G)

Trump is saving the NFL. Most folks just don't see it yet.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:33 PM (63oy9)

431 I suppose I could go look it up, but I wonder what Judicial Watch's budget is. They seem to accomplish more than the DOJ

*yawn*

Yes, they do seem to know how to stretch a dollar. G'night now.

zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Rip Van Sessions at October 10, 2017 05:34 PM (Mouru)

432 381 I fell out of love with the NFL when they refused to back the name of the Redskins. Fans know the history of the franchise and that the name is an honor, not a racist slur.

They let Snyder battle that out all alone, but it was the fans that did the fighting back. Displaying burgundy & gold was as dangerous as displaying Tea Party support.
Posted by: OldDominionMom at October 10, 2017 05:19 PM (GzDYP)
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THIS.
That is when I stopped watching any regular-season NFL game that wasn't a Redskins game.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 05:34 PM (0jtPF)

433 In othere nooz, the Catalan goobermint singns formal declaration of independence from Spain.

Good luck folks, I'm thinking you'll need it.



On the bright side, the current Spanish government is much less likely to call in artillery than *cough* Franco *cough*.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:34 PM (QQ+il)

434 So Goddell is toast. I don't see how he survives, even the season. Good riddance.

They had an opportunity to simply say "unsanctioned political displays are against the rules in an NFL game." right off the bat, and this issue would have died immediately. Fine or bench offenders, with repeat offenders getting tossed from the league. This would have been over in a month. Now, what? The league and the players can't back down, and can't back up. Whatever happens it is going to be mush. Oh, and Trump now OWNS you - he is a tweet away form starting this shit up again.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (fftfA)

435
Walking away might work, if we establish conservative products on all those fronts. But 25 years of excessively easy money made Wall Street rich and made them able to promote their preferred liberal internet moguls.
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For a couple of years I've have been urging folk to cut off usage of google. They don't get it...even folk here. Many gmail accounts, much use of search engine, and then...there's youtube.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (leCj4)

436 Trump is saving the NFL. Most folks just don't see it yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:33 PM (63oy9)



Oops, here we go again.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (Mouru)

437 I believe in B( . )( . )BS and the First Amendment.
Posted by: Insomniac


"Well I never!!!!"
--leftist at a spirit cookout snorting coke off an 11 year old girl's naked chest while cheering David Mamet's cutting edge dialog

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (39g3+)

438 When I was about 8 this poem affected me so strongly I memorized it. But since 8 was a while ago I may not be word-perfect and I don't know the poet, though it has a Sir Walter Scott flavor to me. Perhaps someone has already quoted it.

Breathes there a man with soul so dead
He never to himself has said,
This is my own, my native land?
Whose heart has ne'er within him burned
As home his footsteps he hath turned
from wandering on some foreign strand?
If such there breathe, go. Mark him well.
For him no minstrel's raptures swell.
High though his title, great his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim,
Despite his title, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentered all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair reknown,
And doubly dying shall go down
To the vile dust from which he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.

Posted by: Wenda (sic) at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (Kr0FZ)

439 From what I was seeing on youtube, whatever the new Star Trek TV show is is another SJW vehicle. So much so that the producers are claiming the "new updated Klingons" represent white nationalists. Their slogan "Keep Klingon Klingon" is supposed to be their version of #MAGA.

While the federation are acting like the EU insisting that the Klingons open their borders and take in refugees. No sh*t. Of course, the SJW fans don't see this as a problem, where the normal fan is tired of having their nose rubbed in PC, and now it's extended to the last refuge or escapism, friggin' Star Trek.

They just can't help themselves, can they?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (RHEDC)

440 Trump is saving the NFL. Most folks just don't see it yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:33 PM (63oy9)

*sigh*

Are you by any chance an owner, officer, director, manager, employee or agent of, or in any way affiliated with, the New Orleans Saints?

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (NWiLs)

441 I'm actually proud of Americans who like pro football and are staying away to make a point. And I think the point is, we love our Country and its symbols more than we like watching rich, dummies play a sport.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 10, 2017 05:36 PM (U+nHb)

442 Posted by: Zombie Roderick Scott at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (tbOMB)

Huh? Roderick Scott was the black man who was acquitted for shooting and killing an unarmed white 17 year old in upstate NY around the time of the Martin / Zimmerman case.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:36 PM (TbeeY)

443 Was going to mention the (presumptive) connection between soft MNF ratings and this. But the Goodell memo surely was ready to go already, so the timing may not be what it appears. Or, covering both options, they had the memo ready (obviously the topic was going to come up at the fall meeting), and only needed MNF's confirmation of the trend to sent it out.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:36 PM (g6yUI)

444 Women's curling is pretty good, with those skintight outfits. Topless women's curling would be even better . . . just imagine those nipples. Wouldn't want them to get too cold, tho.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at October 10, 2017 05:36 PM (QBrQE)

445 Is this something?

http://www.ufunk.net/en/fashion/tattoosocks/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2017 05:36 PM (H0h6t)

446 Are you by any chance an owner, officer, director, manager, employee or agent of, or in any way affiliated with, the New Orleans Saints?


Go ahead. Ask him about how fighting terrorists is playing right into the terrorists' hands.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 05:37 PM (Mouru)

447 I suppose I could go look it up, but I wonder what Judicial Watch's budget is. They seem to accomplish more than the DOJ
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Send them some $, they damn sure deserve it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:37 PM (7Cr6v)

448 Require players to have no criminal record. No drugs, no abuse, no theft, no jaywalking.

I don;t mind a record, I mind them adding to that record while in the NFL and getting away with it. Evidently you can beat your wife unconscious on camera and its no big deal to the sport or the justice system.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:37 PM (39g3+)

449 NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (lKyWE)
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He knows his fargin' rights!

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:37 PM (2mC6G)

450 You know what is really funny? I get the sense, the real sense, the league, players, and management thought they were actually taking a bold, noble stand. They thought they were doing the right thing. That people would see this as a "learning moment". I think they thought they would be congratulated, and thanked. They grossly underestimated the reaction of the fans. Probably because they listen to the idiots at ESPN.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at October 10, 2017 05:37 PM (fftfA)

451 449 NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at October 10, 2017 05:10 PM (lKyWE)
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He knows his fargin' rights!
Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:37 PM (2mC6G)

Deport him to Sweden

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:38 PM (NWiLs)

452 Oh, and Goodell absolutely needs to see pavement.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:38 PM (2mC6G)

453 Is this something?

Well I'm all for patterned stockings and its better than actual tats but... not for me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:38 PM (39g3+)

454 442
Posted by: Zombie Roderick Scott at October 10, 2017 05:25 PM (tbOMB)



Huh? Roderick Scott was the black man who was acquitted for shooting and killing an unarmed white 17 year old in upstate NY around the time of the Martin / Zimmerman case.





Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:36 PM (TbeeY)



Forget it, he's on a roll.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:38 PM (tbOMB)

455 The whole situation in the NFL is bonkers.

You wouldn't have seen me on my knees.

Posted by: Rae Carruth at October 10, 2017 05:38 PM (4ErVI)

456 "We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem."


We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 05:38 PM (Mouru)

457 I watched but one game a year, the superbowl. Then beyonce did that racist halftime show, will never watch a superbowl again much less any regular game.

I doubt I am alone.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 05:39 PM (7kLRC)

458 95 Why not just suspend the 49ers from play and we are talking about a dozen kneelers.

The 49ers are still playing? Someone needs to tell the 49ers that news.

Posted by: mikeyslaw at October 10, 2017 05:39 PM (JZJ9v)

459 Too bad.

So sad.

You suck NFL.

Posted by: mpfs, Not My Circus..Not My Sonobis at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (79p/O)

460 I don't what I'm going to fighting unless people I love are in danger-and I don't own any guns.

meant "I don't want to be fighting....."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


War takes many forms. We'll need at least as many prayer warriors as anything else by the time this is through. And we could all use the full armor of God in days like these...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (AM1GF)

461 I didn't get a Harrumph out of that guy!

Posted by: Roger Goodell at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (QQ+il)

462 If the 49ers are banned from play, well there goes SF's midnight football league.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (H0h6t)

463 We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!
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I didn't get a harumph from that man!

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (2mC6G)

464 72 What is left to love about football?


Can I haz cherledrz?

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (DhTLV)

465 430 Trump did in the NFL. God gave us Harvey Weinstein.
Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:29 PM (2mC6G)

Trump is saving the NFL. Most folks just don't see it yet.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:33 PM (63oy9)

Care to explain your theory? Or is it still similar to the Left's ''fighting back creates more terrorists' theory? Because if it is, disregard my request.

Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (TbeeY)

466 To do this, they need a mea culpa. Fire Goodell. Hire a patriotic replacement. Have the replacement explicitly throw Goodell under the bus, saying that his management had overemphasized the value of allowing the players to express their political views while failing to take into account what their fans believed. And promising to rededicate themselves to providing entertainment that the fans can enjoy.

Has not Condi expressed interest in becoming the Commish?

Posted by: Fox2! at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (PA57R)

467 Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (RHEDC)



Which is why I won't watch it. The pre-interviews were so insulting I knew I couldn't. Plus, if it is successful, it is one more thing poisoned & co-opted by the SJWs for their propaganda.

Maybe if it fails, someone will re-boot w/o all the political preachy overtones.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (m8s3f)

468 Require players to have no criminal record. No drugs, no abuse, no theft, no jaywalking.
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Dog fighting? Is dog fighting OK? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: M. Vick at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (7Cr6v)

469 The NFL has learned that there is one person in the world you do not get into a feud with - Donald Trump.


He doesn't have a mercy rule.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Football Season! Nincompoopery and Jackassery on Sale at The Outrage Outlet at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (66/E/)

470 Hey, I'm a Saints fan. Not watching football is good for my blood pressure.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (xfb67)

471 Our mailman was coming up the front porch steps just now and the strap on his mailbag broke and about 5000 pieces of mail fell out. Not sure if I'm getting my mail today.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)

472 It has been enjoyable watching the NFL self-destruct. It is entertaining, in a way, to see such unbelievable stupidity unfold.

Posted by: Alana at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (gz9wn)

473 And there are people who think the Left is losing....

Posted by: rayj at October 10, 2017 05:42 PM (pI/IV)

474 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (AM1GF)

Thanks, brother. for the support >^) I am, I believe, a prayer warrior and I try to regularly put on the full armor of God.

I pray you are feeling better now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2017 05:42 PM (iVOAv)

475 Are we sure Roger Goodall is not merely Wylie Coyote wearing a skin-suit?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at October 10, 2017 05:42 PM (H0h6t)

476 All those SJW ads during the Superbowl last year didn't help their cause, either. I think the NFL has just been getting more and more annoying every year and people just needed one last excuse, one shove to move them away. At this point if the players had a strike, I doubt many people would notice (other than all those TV guys and the Sporting News which is about all sports -- meaning 99% football)

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:42 PM (39g3+)

477 Has not Condi expressed interest in becoming the Commish?
Posted by: Fox2! at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (PA57R)
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They were discussing this last night. We got the nood before I could reply with: It sounds like a job for Tony Dungee.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:42 PM (2mC6G)

478 This Thread, still?

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 05:43 PM (OSiAE)

479 sticks to this "we believe" and "we would like" type language. It never invokes the actual rulebook, nor does it instruct anyone that they must stand for the flag.




Exactly. Wishy washy language that means nothing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 10, 2017 05:43 PM (493sH)

480 Trump is saving the NFL. Most folks just don't see it yet.

If they make the rational choice to remove politics and general shit stirring from the game. Their fan base was slowly draining. Trump brought it to a quick head. They change now and survive, or they don't and go bankrupt. The NFL doesn't hold the patent on football.

We can always have an American Football League again.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:43 PM (QQ+il)

481 Harrumph!
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That, sir, is a copyrighted usage. You'll hear from my solicitors.

Posted by: Anthony Trollope at October 10, 2017 05:43 PM (leCj4)

482 On the bright side, the current Spanish government is much less likely to call in artillery than *cough* Franco *cough*.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 10, 2017 05:34 PM (QQ+il)

Quick glance at the Spanish Army shows about 300 gun/howitzers in their inventory. Only about half that would be of any use. My guess would be not much ammo available anyway and not much will by the crews to use it.

Probably have to bring back the Falange and Requete Militia's if the want to end this quickly.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 05:44 PM (sf2BM)

483
About the idea floated of Condoleeza
Rice as a replacement NFL commissioner, recall that in 2008 after the
election of Obama she made the following statement:
"The
United States of America is an extraordinary country. It is a country
that has overcome many many, now years, decades, actually a couple of
centuries of trying to make good on its principles. And I think what we
are seeing is an extraordinary expression of the fact that "We the
people" is beginning to mean all of us." [italics added].
So
according to Rice, the country had been living a lie up until the
election of a black man as president. Or put another way, Obama's
election was a moral imperative. And even with his election the country
was just beginning to cease being a lie. Nothing America had done for
blacks before that moment--from the Civil War through desegregation, affirmative action, along with the massive transfers of wealth to the present day--represented the beginning of success in America
making good on its principles. Not even her own exalted positions in
government and the private sector were evidence that America was making
progress. This is exactly the mentality that she would bring to the
National Football League.

No, Rice would not be a suitable replacement for Goodell. She would probably be worse.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at October 10, 2017 05:44 PM (CT43g)

484 You can't fight PC culture without fighting the hollywoods and the cucked corporate-sports behemoths that are out there putting pozzed out pink shit in your brain minds.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 05:44 PM (RDd1I)

485 >>This Thread, still?

I'm just here so I don't get fined.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 05:44 PM (/tuJf)

486 It sounds like a job for Tony Dungee.
Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:42 PM (2mC6G)

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Nope, he's said some incredibly stupid shit. I know he's a believer and a family man but he's not what the NFL needs...unless he's changed his tune.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (U+nHb)

487 "And doubly dying shall go down
To the vile dust from which he sprung,
Unwept, unhonored, and unsung."

Rita (Andie McDowell)

Groundhog Day

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (k1TUh)

488 471 Our mailman was coming up the front porch steps

Holy shit! You have door delivery? We're lucky if our contracted mail deliverer is able to get his junker running and doesn't run a neighborhood kid over.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (mcI77)

489 >>I'm just here so I don't get fined.


That's why I'm not wearing pants.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (OSiAE)

490 I pray you are feeling better now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Mainlining cranberry juice, but much better thanks!

Now if I could just get up the guts to try out that congregation I've been eyeing. Going to be real interesting when I get around to explaining this to the family...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (AM1GF)

491 Posted by: Wenda (sic) at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (Kr0FZ)

Awesome.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 10, 2017 05:46 PM (SAlss)

492 Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable, Profoundly Unserious & Immature Scientifically at October 10, 2017 05:39 PM (7kLRC)



Yea, I recently realized my friends and I no longer do Superbowl parties. We used to do big gatherings around that, even though only half of the people watched.

But it has been years since we had one, or Even considered it. I did see the Beyonce clip you referenced. Disgusted me. And all the fawning in the media conglomerate the next day. Ugh.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:46 PM (m8s3f)

493 You can't fight PC culture without fighting the hollywoods and the cucked corporate-sports behemoths that are out there putting pozzed out pink shit in your brain minds.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage


If people had a foundation in solid values, this would not be a problem...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (AM1GF)

494 472
It has been enjoyable watching the NFL self-destruct. It is entertaining, in a way, to see such unbelievable stupidity unfold.

Posted by: Alana at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (gz9wn)



The half-measures only making it worse are the best.


Stand and lock arms.


Kneel before the anthem.


PR non-directive.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (tbOMB)

495 Drexel suspended tenured associate professor George Ciccariello-Mayer for again going on a tweet storm, this time blaming the Las Vegas massacre on "Trumpism", white men, and the patriarchy.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybywp2dr

Why does Drexel tolerate this disgusting pig? He's the Ward Churchill of our time. Fire him. Let him sue.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (ylUqT)

496 Id like to see one of those I'm sorry videos like they did after the election ...except instead of all the celebrities have the football players and owners apologize for this kneeling bullshit .... that might make me think about tuning in again..

I'd like to see some players make a commercial where they cite the crime stats that show the police are not targeting blacks (they're out there and readily attainable) and that "hands up, don't shoot" was a false media meme designed to do exactly what it has done, damage the country.

Then they could say "reject this thug image, pick up a book and learn how to speak proper English. Live up to your God-given potential."

That would do a lot of good for a lot of people. Which is why it'll never happen.

I also want a pony.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (tRaq7)

497 This Thread, still?

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Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (m9X4Y)

498 Pat Boone for SuperBowl Halftime show! He's still rockin'

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (QLvwG)

499 News cycle is dead. There's nothing "good" for the MSM to report so they have gone quiet.

All the news is bad news for liberals right now.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 05:47 PM (3myMJ)

500 condoleeza rice is a one trick pony. she should stick to playing piano. also, stfu. she worked for an idiot, gutless, asshat. g.w. bush is our prince charles.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (KP5rU)

501 476 All those SJW ads during the Superbowl last year didn't help their cause, either. I think the NFL has just been getting more and more annoying every year and people just needed one last excuse, one shove to move them away. At this point if the players had a strike, I doubt many people would notice (other than all those TV guys and the Sporting News which is about all sports -- meaning 99% football)

***********

HR has informed us that many NFL fans are unemployable as they are probably nationalists in some part, and likely deplorable. Some may even be republicans.

We need to put gaybutthex in their football soup or else trump will have won.

Posted by: Globohomo NFL outreach at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (RDd1I)

502 Ever go full SJW retard

Posted by: RB lt. Lincoln Osiris, retired, USFL at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (3/kIS)

503 Fire Goodell.
Hire Ditka.

"You work for and represent the NFL. On game day your job is to play the game of football to the best of your ability and that's it. You are not allowed to protest anything while wearing an NFL uniform. Or lock arms. You are to stand and respect the USA and It's flag and great people. If you cannot find it within your self to follow these rule stay in the locker room during the anthem. And during the game so you can clean out your locker, go the hell home and start packing so you can get the hell out of this great country that gave you the opportunity of a lifetime and you just pissed that away by your decisive, selfish and childlike displays. No more. You want to take a knee? Do it at home, on your own time on your day off. On game day you work for me and these are Ditkas NEW NFL rules that you will follow or you will be out of a job with a lifetime ban."

Posted by: Alf767 at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (RK9pZ)

504 488 471 Our mailman was coming up the front porch steps

Holy shit! You have door delivery? We're lucky if our contracted mail deliverer is able to get his junker running and doesn't run a neighborhood kid over.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (mcI77)
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Yep! We have a mail slot in the door. WeaslDog wants the mailman dead, so it can get a little exciting if he comes late like he did today. WD attacks the mail as its coming through the slot and if we're not there to save it our mail is all full of teeth marks.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (Sfs6o)

505 Quick glance at the Spanish Army shows about 300 gun/howitzers in their inventory. Only about half that would be of any use. My guess would be not much ammo available anyway and not much will by the crews to use it.
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Exactly. That is precisely my appraisal also.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (leCj4)

506 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:45 PM (AM1GF)

I understand cranberry juice helps an it's lest expensive an better for you than drinking to much alcohol. Tell me about the congregation you're thinking about, if you feel comfortable doing so. What attracts you about it? I like to hear those kinds of stories. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2017 05:49 PM (iVOAv)

507 I had been on the fence re: the NFL for a few years and leaning to dropping it entirely as it began forming its soft fuzzy SJW core with all the damned pink crap in October. It got to the point I actually lost female friends on Facebook with the comment: "Look we get it - boobs good, cancer bad. Can the NFL stop with all the fucking pink already?"

All the flag disrespect just pushed it all over the edge. Fuck em all.


Posted by: MSTisdale at October 10, 2017 05:49 PM (xHVD5)

508 Id like to see one of those I'm sorry videos like they did after the election ...except instead of all the celebrities have the football players and owners apologize for this kneeling bullshit .... that might make me think about tuning in again..

************

no.

Posted by: Globohomo NFL outreach at October 10, 2017 05:49 PM (RDd1I)

509 424 Soon we're going to treated to pictures of Spanish police in riot gear beating down Catalans. Mustn't let the cash cow wander off. Otherwise, who will pay for all that Socialism?
Posted by: Citizen Cake at October 10, 2017 05:32 PM (ppaKI)
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Catalonia is the most leftist province in Spain.
It also has the highest Muslim population.
The referendum was illegal, which is why it was boycotted by half the people.
This is more like Calexit than Brexit, more elitist than populist.
Secession is illegal under the 1978 constitution, which 80%+ of Catalans approved.

Just saying.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 05:49 PM (0jtPF)

510 Breitbart was right. This will all come tumbling down, and soon. Hollywood and sports celebrities really thinks they are our betters... But the influence is waning. And by the stupid activities like the NFL protests they are accelerating the process.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at October 10, 2017 05:32 PM (LDV7V)


and methinks the begging of the end of Hollywierd was Kathy Griffin posing with Trump's severed head. Typical idiot strategy: piss off half of your income base.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (DhTLV)

511 To do this, they need a mea culpa. Fire Goodell. Hire a patriotic replacement. Have the replacement explicitly throw Goodell under the bus, saying that his management had overemphasized the value of allowing the players to express their political views while failing to take into account what their fans believed. And promising to rededicate themselves to providing entertainment that the fans can enjoy.

Has not Condi expressed interest in becoming the Commish?
Posted by: Fox2! at October




nowhere near enough.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (vuY5x)

512 Who of the owners would even want Goodell's job right now. Who needs that kind of headache.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (m8s3f)

513 504
Yep! We have a mail slot in the door. WeaslDog wants the mailman dead


Good doggeh.

Posted by: Under Fire at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (mcI77)

514 News cycle is dead. There's nothing "good" for the MSM to report so they have gone quiet.

*****

maybe focus on paddock being white, the left seems to love that salient point.

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (RDd1I)

515 20% drop in ratings even with our heavy promotion of the new Star Wars trailer during the game!

Trump has saved us!

Posted by: Monday Night Football at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (z/Ubi)

516 359 Mira made bad movies too so that could be the answer there.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at October 10, 2017 05:08 PM (4ErVI)



Mira Sorvino was cute as a bug and had a great run in 1994-1997

Barcelona (1994) - pure movie greatness
Mighty Aphrodite (1995) - one of the better later Woody Allen movies
Mimic (1997) - nice, creepy SF thriller
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion(1997)

But, in all honesty, none of those movies made a bunch of money. Critical successes that probably broke even or made a small profit.

Her troubles began with

"The Replacement Killers"(199


A good HK-style action movie.

I remember MS saying something along the lines of "that it was time for a female action star and from here on out she was going to be the female Sylvester Stallone"- or some such similar statement.

Then she more or less disappeared from the scene, except for poor quality movies here and there.

I just assumed she was another star who didn't realize where their true talent lay. In her case, comedy.

Anywho, it good be rejecting Weinstein's advances which hurt her career.

Or, it could be lousy role choices which have hurt more than one actor's career.

One of my faves so I was sorry to see her crash and burn.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (NyJwR)

517 Never go full SJW retard!

Posted by: RB lt. Lincoln Osiris, retired, USFL at October 10, 2017 05:50 PM (3/kIS)

518

I hate the idea of shutting down sports. Because it means "they won."

We need our own leagues. Period. Walk away from the left's institutions and they will dissolve away.

Sports are good for kids and families. It is the leagues and only "some" of the players.

Take it back, I say.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2017 05:51 PM (fceHP)

519 Nope. Not getting mail today. Mail Dude gave up and threw his shit in the back of the truck and left.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:51 PM (Sfs6o)

520 Hire Ditka.

Posted by: Alf767 at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (RK9pZ)
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You've convinced me. That's a real repentance.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:51 PM (2mC6G)

521 Recovery steps:

1) Fire Godell.
2) Appoint an interim manager.
3) Make a statement saying "sitting, kneeling, linking arms, raised fists or any other show of disrespect during the national anthem by the players, coaches, or employees at the NFL will be met with an immediate $10,000 fine and a one game suspension.
4) Players incurring the fine will become huge liabilities to the team because they can't play.
5) Trouble makers get cut next season.
6) NFL note to ESPN - you want to ever bid again on broadcasting the games, clean up your shit. No political talk whatsoever during football. Anyone that does gets the boot. You don't have to do this publically - but you need to control the broadcasters to fully fix the problem.
7) lastly organize the NFL players league to go into poor black communities to lecture them on hard work, sacrifice, study, and playing by the rules.

That should just about do the trick. And trust me - their commitment to this cause is about an inch deep. Their commitment to fame and money is much larger. Besides - there are a lot of guys willing to take any spot in the league, given half a chance. Who knows? Bad teams might become good, and good teams bad.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at October 10, 2017 05:52 PM (fftfA)

522 Here...how about this.

We have the black players, um... nope.

ok, what if we make december "muslim appreciation month"...no...well, maybe.

is there anyway we can make a few billion dollars without any ....ff.f.f.f.f.f.fucking white males watching the sportsball episode thingies?

Posted by: Globohomo NFL outreach at October 10, 2017 05:52 PM (RDd1I)

523 >>WeaslDog wants the mailman dead


Had a friend whose Aussie Shep would go insane if you even said the word.

"Maggie. 'Mailman!'." = Instant puppy insanity.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 05:52 PM (OSiAE)

524 The assertion that Trump "saved" the NFL requires an explanation - and a doozy - as it conflicts with common sense and the facts as we know them. He raised the profile of the issue. The issue continues to bedevil the NFL. No "saving" is apparent.

Condi. Long, sighing "meh". She was over-rated from the get-go (meaning the one Pentagon meeting where then-NSA Scowcroft picked her out of obscurity). Sensible on her core area (foreign policy), though not dazzling by any means (though she is Metternich and Churchill combined, in comparison to the idiots who mostly held the job in the 90s/early 2000s).

But clearly nothing above the sub-mediocre mess that is the "mainstream" on things like "race". If one doesn't understand how affirmative action is simultaneously an indefensible gutting of the constitution, AND a practical disaster, AND a repudiation of the actual civil rights movement, then ....

Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:53 PM (g6yUI)

525 Similar to how there is a lot of ruin in a nation, there is a lot of ruin in a multi-billion dollar company. This thing is going to come down slowly then all at once.

The nfl is nothing but a giant pile of goodwill, that is it. Once that is gone it is small piles of football equipment and expensive stadia they may or may not own.

Suck it nfl.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 05:53 PM (vuY5x)

526 But it has been years since we had one, or Even considered it. I did see the Beyonce clip you referenced. Disgusted me. And all the fawning in the media conglomerate the next day. Ugh.
Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla
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Yeah. We've stopped too. In fact, we used to have neighborhood parties once or twice a year also. Those have stopped. People have become divided. The Left have succeeded in sucking the life out of the middle class. Societal breakdown.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at October 10, 2017 05:53 PM (leCj4)

527 beyonce is the warren sapp of half time shows. same size ass, even. same values.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at October 10, 2017 05:53 PM (KP5rU)

528 "Just saying."

It doesn't matter. The Leader of the Catalan Province has already signed the proclamation. Maybe he has already resurrected P.O.U.M. and is ready for the fight.

When commies fight socialists the rest of the world wins.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 05:53 PM (sf2BM)

529 Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (Sfs6o)




Is weaselDog still against the Comfort Cave idea?

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:53 PM (m8s3f)

530 FBI and Vegas Police Chief overheard laughing at loca bar last night.

"OK, tomorrow we tell them that Paddock died of a brain hemorrhage and that's why he stopped shooting, hee hee."

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 05:54 PM (3myMJ)

531 I'm gonna go get the papers.
Get the papers.

Posted by: Johnny DejaVu at October 10, 2017 05:54 PM (UFgOG)

532 Whatever happened to the adage, "The Customer is Always Right?"

FYI, Roger Goodell comes from a political family. In 1968, after Robert Kennedy was assassinated, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed Upstate New York Republican Congressman Charles Goodell to Kennedy's seat.

In the 1970 election, Goodell and Democrat Richard Ott___er split the liberal vote, and Conservative Party candidate James Buckley - brother of William F. - won the election. By 1970, blue collar New Yorkers were fed up with the counterculture and voted accordingly. That same year, hundreds of hard hat construction workers engaged in a successful and massive fistfight with anti Vietnam war protestors near City Hall.

By 1976, a lot of conservatives left the state, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan defeated Buckley.

Posted by: mercenary13 at October 10, 2017 05:54 PM (FHFVw)

533 Would we need a full-sized Ditka, or could we do it with a mini-Ditka?

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 05:54 PM (2mC6G)

534 imagine if the news were reported without the underlying editorial spin process of how to hurt GOP, help DNC?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 05:54 PM (RDd1I)

535 Maybe if it fails, someone will re-boot w/o all the political preachy overtones.
Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:41 PM (m8s3f)


One could hope - but I don't think they'd ever get it - or admit to getting it. They ruin everything. I hate the JJ Abrams stuff, this looks almost comic in comparison. Nothing like saying they want to hire a diverse group of actors, and then put them in prosthetics so it wouldn't matter if they were white or a harbor seal.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (RHEDC)

536 The dem was Richard Ottiinger. Long forgotten.

Posted by: mercenary13 at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (FHFVw)

537 Are you by any chance an owner, officer, director, manager, employee or agent of, or in any way affiliated with, the New Orleans Saints?
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (NWiLs)

Used to be. Why? I want the union destroyed. Does that help?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (63oy9)

538 The Abraham Lincoln Brigade is looking for a commander. Any Volunteers?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (sf2BM)

539 I'm curious about what Jennifer Lawrence had to do to Harvey Weinstein to get her acting parts. Yikes. But she seems pretty free wheeling so, maybe it was worth it to her.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (U+nHb)

540 Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 05:52 PM (OSiAE)
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WD flings her little 10# self at the mail coming through the door. She sounds like some sort of wild hyena or something. One day she got out when the UPS guy was coming up the walk and didn't know what to do so she ran down the street barking.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (Sfs6o)

541 Should never have even been a problem. nfl should have explained players are not allowed to protest on team time. what they do off team time is up to them.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (vuY5x)

542 I understand cranberry juice helps an it's lest expensive an better for you than drinking to much alcohol. Tell me about the congregation you're thinking about, if you feel comfortable doing so. What attracts you about it? I like to hear those kinds of stories. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Remember my questions about ACNA last week? It's a church in that. I actually started looking into it back in '14, but...well, events intervened and I held off for Dad's sake. (I held off on a lot of things for that reason. I feel like I'm awakening from a coma in some ways.) Summary, the reasons I had for looking then have been reinforced over time, and I've been looking for a home that still reflects the values I was raised to have (and have found since). I'm wanting to look at it to see if my initial impressions are correct, and you can't do that by Internet alone...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (AM1GF)

543 Somebody tell me why the fvck I should give a damn about anything Joe Namath says?
I am not going to miss the NFL.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (y+BJh)

544 "The assertion that Trump "saved" the NFL requires an explanation - and a doozy - as it conflicts with common sense and the facts as we know them."

Didn't that from Brian in New Orleans? His brains have been waterlogged since Katrina.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (3myMJ)

545 If Catalan leaves, it fucks up Spain.

If Spain gets fucked up, it fucks up the EU.

Anything that fucks up the EU is good by me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (k1TUh)

546 The Abraham Lincoln Brigade is looking for a commander. Any Volunteers

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (sf2BM)

Colin Kaepernick!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (wYseH)

547 A great conservative pundit a while back showed the specific white/black general population vs NFL population and stated it proved anti-white racism. Libs have been claiming disparate outcomes are presumptive evidence of racist intent so let them eat their own turds. I refuse to support racism of any kind. Fuck the NFL.

Posted by: MSTisdale at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (xHVD5)

548 Mira Sorvino was cute but not a very good actress and seemed kind of dumb. I mean, dumber than usual for an actress. Also, I suspect she has to fight her weight constantly, which isn't a problem unless you're an actress who gets work on her looks. So it didn't surprise me she vanished after a short time.

And despite seeming like it, her dad isn't actually mobbed up. Great actor, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (39g3+)

549 Breitbart was right. This will all come tumbling down, and soon. Hollywood and sports celebrities really thinks they are our betters
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It's interesting how many celebrities/pols have, unbidden , been very quick to disavow any knowledge of Weinstein's behavior.

They protest too much, by a large margin.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (58eZn)

550 503 - You see, Ditka never, ever went SJW retard, let alone full SJW retard. And . . . Hall of fame. Need I say more?

I agree: Ditka for league President!

Posted by: RB lt. Lincoln Osiris, retired, USFL at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (3/kIS)

551 Leave my husband alone. He dindu nuffin, and the players dindu nuffin.

Posted by: Jane Skinner at October 10, 2017 05:58 PM (XFue2)

552 We also believe most of our players weren't taking a knee for social issues. They were simply mad at the big, mean, doody-head man who called kneelers a mean name they had never heard before, sheltered flowers that they are.

Posted by: Roger Goodell, Professional Phony at October 10, 2017 05:58 PM (Ndje9)

553 537 Are you by any chance an owner, officer, director, manager, employee or agent of, or in any way affiliated with, the New Orleans Saints?
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:35 PM (NWiLs)

Used to be. Why? I want the union destroyed. Does that help?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 05:55 PM (63oy9)


This explains a lot.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

554 Meremortal, the axing of the idiotic Obama fake energy plan by the administration is pretty exciting good news. The possible/apparent linking of real immigration progress with DACA amnesty by the WH is good news.

But yeah, not good news from the perspective of the racist authoritarians.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:58 PM (g6yUI)

555 I'd never take a knee.
An ear or a hand maybe IYKWIM.

Posted by: OJ at October 10, 2017 05:59 PM (HgMAr)

556 Anywho, it good be rejecting Weinstein's advances which hurt her career.

Or, it could be lousy role choices which have hurt more than one actor's career.




It's possible the first one led to the second. If you want to work, but can't get good roles, you do movies you can get. Have no idea if that is true, but I do remember her disappearing like someone had opened a trapdoor. Now it makes more sense.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 05:59 PM (m8s3f)

557 That same year, hundreds of hard hat construction workers engaged in a successful and massive fistfight with anti Vietnam war protestors near City Hall.
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Warmed my heart, it did. Hippy beat-down.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 10, 2017 05:59 PM (58eZn)

558 well, the other side of the harvey coin is that now the names of the ones that did harvey, and what they did for harvey to get their roles, are going to be disclosed. You know who does not want that out, the ones that did harvey.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 05:59 PM (vuY5x)

559 @539: the allegations really do clear some things up, don't they? I always wondered how Jennifer Lawrence just kind of appeared on the scene as if from nowhere. Now I know.

And this finally answers the "what the hell happened to Lindsay Lohan" question.

Posted by: One at October 10, 2017 05:59 PM (RYASC)

560
I hope Brian Williams is available to cover the outbreak of hostilities in Catalonia, assuming there are hostilities.

We really need someone like Mr. Williams on the ground in hotspots like these. Someone who can uncover the facts, and report them.

In this time of great uncertainty, this nation will turn to an authority like Mr. Williams, and he should take many of his peers in the media with him for training in these focus points.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 06:00 PM (m9X4Y)

561 Mira Sorvino did have that small window of time in her early acting career where she warmed the loins, but today - um, no thanks.

Posted by: MSTisdale at October 10, 2017 06:00 PM (xHVD5)

562 hahahahahaha....Good one, Brian Williams.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 10, 2017 06:01 PM (U+nHb)

563 If it really was about racism and not the flag couldn't they kneel during the coin toss or after the game?

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 10, 2017 06:01 PM (eAMlh)

564 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (AM1GF)

Well, Id be interested to hear your impressions as time goes on if you do go and care to share them.
God bless you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (iVOAv)

565 507 ---......all the damned pink crap in October. It got to the point I actually lost female friends on Facebook with the comment: "Look we get it - boobs good, cancer bad. Can the NFL stop with all the fucking pink already?".....

Posted by: MSTisdale at October 10, 2017 05:49 PM (xHVD5)
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When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!
Yes, indeed!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (0jtPF)

566 Aside from hockey, which seems indestructable, sports have a very thin level of support which they can easily break and lose. Baseball has found out a couple of times how easily they can lose fans by having moronic strikes. Each time they do it, they lose fans permanently and it takes years to get their base back. Each time they lose cultural relevance.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (39g3+)

567 Posted by: rhomboid at October 10, 2017 05:58 PM (g6yUI)

Agreed! Wonderful news but non-reportable by the commies.

I guess the new meme is, the more they are quiet the better we can assume things are going.

What we need now are 15 Pence doubles to show up at NFL games.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (3myMJ)

568 "Maggie. 'Mailman!'." = Instant puppy insanity.
Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 05:52 PM (OSiAE)

Oh. some say dogs are color blind. One of mine could see BROWN is in UPS. She even would flip at the sound of the truck two blocks over.

Posted by: NFL Kneelers Assn at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (48QDY)

569 Key point is we are ALL tired of politics being shoved at us...

Entertainers are there to entertain... if I want politics? I can listen to politicians...

I want to be able to get away from politics for awhile... from life... from crap...

Yet Entertainers, including athletes, do not seem to understand this... they inject politics into my politics free time......

And so... I stop watching... because if I wanted Politics? I could go watch actual politicians... who are also on 24/7....

Posted by: Don Q. at October 10, 2017 06:04 PM (NgKpN)

570 Any player on my team that kneels or locks arms at any time on gameday, I will tear off your head and shit down your neck.

Now, let's pray.

Posted by: Coach Wally Rigg at October 10, 2017 06:04 PM (QLvwG)

571 lol, Juanita Broderick spiked hillary's non-condemnation.


Bless Ms. Broderick.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (tbOMB)

572 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (39g3+)




Umm, iirc she went to Harvard and speaks fluent Chinese. I think she played a really dumb character, but IRL is damn smart.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (m8s3f)

573 The NFL went to London and knelt for the US National Anthem and stood
for God Save the Queen. They honored the country that was responsible
for Apartheid in South Africa.......

==============================



I thought that was the Dutch.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (lwiT4)

574 So.

I am imagining that Ace is now pinned underneath a shelf of books.
Just stnading there, with it propped up by his fuzzy little noggin, de-hydrating away...

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (OSiAE)

575 Colin Kaepernick!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (wYseH)

That's "Brigadier General of the Glorious Peoples Proletarian Anti Fascist International Brigade of Soviets 'Abraham Lincoln'

And don't you forget it!

Posted by: El Commandate C.K. at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (sf2BM)

576 The nfl is nothing but a giant pile of goodwill, that is it. Once that is gone it is small piles of football equipment and expensive stadia they may or may not own.


Three words: Ice Capades

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (Mouru)

577 To be fair, J Law was a good actress. But then the mind virus took hold.

Posted by: Jane Skinner at October 10, 2017 06:05 PM (XFue2)

578 And despite seeming like it, her dad isn't actually mobbed up. Great actor, though.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 05:57 PM (39g3+)
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She got most of her notice for playing a ditz in Allen's sex-work-mainstreaming titillation piece Mighty Aphrodite--one of the most hyped, but one of my least-enjoyed Allen films.

I still think that most of the buzz around this movie was prurient thrill of mainstreaming porn and sex work terms.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (2mC6G)

579 565 507 ---......all the damned pink crap in October. It got to the point I actually lost female friends on Facebook with the comment: "Look we get it - boobs good, cancer bad. Can the NFL stop with all the fucking pink already?".....

Posted by: MSTisdale at October 10, 2017 05:49 PM (xHVD5)
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When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!
Yes, indeed!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (0jtPF)

And last week I saw some blue gloves... and yellow gloves and shoes... on RAIDERS??? WTF?

That's supposed to be against the rules... yet somehow....

Posted by: Don Q. at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (NgKpN)

580 24 hour sock fail

Posted by: golfman at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (48QDY)

581 It's high time the NFL played a game in North Korea.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (3myMJ)

582 Care to explain your theory? Or is it still similar to the Left's ''fighting back creates more terrorists' theory? Because if it is, disregard my request.
Posted by: Time right before Mad Max at October 10, 2017 05:40 PM (TbeeY)

Sure. The NFL was already on a collision course with both the players union and the networks with both the CBA and TV deals all expiring simultaneously in 2021. If they'd been left to their own devices it all would have imploded on itself 3 years from now. The union would have been forced to capitulate, the TV deals woe be a fraction of their current value and the salary cap would have been reduced, lessening the need for ridiculous public tax expenditures.

My theory is that by Trump stepping in for a quick easy pop in front of a friendly audience in Birmingham he derailed that organic process that was already in motion. He normalized the protests (as being against Trump now instead of hating the country) and gave them all a way out. A month ago I couldn't see a way out for them but now I do.

I live Trump, voted for him and glad he won. I just wish he hadn't decided to step in the middle of this.

Do I pass the new purity test?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (63oy9)

583
An awful lot of political power in this country is wielded by
corporations. You are far more likely to be punished by your employer
for Non-Officially-Approved Speech than by the government.
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Absolutely true. And not just "corporations" either.

Freedom of religiion? Speech? Assembly?
"Not if we own the ground you are walking on, peon. "


Unless of course YOU own the ground yourself and refuse to bake a couple of cocksuckers a cake.
That's different in a different sort of differenc-y way.


Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (NrE3O)

584
Entertainers are there to entertain... if I want politics? I can listen to politicians...



I want to be able to get away from politics for awhile... from life... from crap...



Yet Entertainers, including athletes, do not seem to understand this... they inject politics into my politics free time......
---

We're more than our job!

We're smart!

And thoughtful!

LISTEN TO US, WE ARE YOUR BETTERS!!!!!

Posted by: Entertainers and Athletes at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (aT+Bx)

585
568 "Maggie. 'Mailman!'." = Instant puppy insanity.
Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 05:52 PM (OSiAE)

Oh. some say dogs are color blind. One of mine could see BROWN is in UPS. She even would flip at the sound of the truck two blocks over.
Posted by: NFL Kneelers Assn at October 10, 2017 06:02 PM (48QDY)
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We were at the vet one day and WD saw a different UPS guy delivering a package and went all nuts. I have no idea how she knew.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (Sfs6o)

586 Well, the owners do not need the players, the players need the owners. So what if half of the players quit? Where are they going to go? Hundreds and thousands of guys could be put in the lineup in weeks. They would be evenly skilled so no one would even notice. Either they get up and stand at attention or they have to give up the million dollar contracts. Make them choose which dick they want to suck. Pride or bling?

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (vuY5x)

587 Cubs game in rain delay. What am I supposed to do with all these snacks?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:07 PM (lwiT4)

588 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (63oy9)

See, peeps?

Told you. Waterlogged.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (3myMJ)

589 Matt Damon out with a statement saying yes, he helped kill the NYT Weinstein expose from a decade ago but that he didn't know anything about rapey behavior and he didn't even know the story was about Weinstein.

Apparently, its all a big misunderstanding.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9omk3r6

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (ylUqT)

590 Three words: Ice Capades
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October



yep

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (vuY5x)

591 That same year, hundreds of hard hat construction workers engaged in a successful and massive fistfight with anti Vietnam war protestors near City Hall.
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Dem-on-Dem violence.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (2mC6G)

592 Cubs game in rain delay. What am I supposed to do with all these snacks?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:07 PM (lwiT4)



Take off all your clothes and roll around on them?

Just spitballin' here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (Mouru)

593 Off topic
Has Newsbusters always been 100% "OMG did you hear what they said on MSNBC!!!???!!" Or did that just grow over the years to be their only story?

Posted by: Downcast at October 10, 2017 06:09 PM (1c7qZ)

594 Cubs game in rain delay. What am I supposed to do with all these snacks?
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:07 PM


Send them to Boston, c/o The Red Sox?

Posted by: Tiffini in Dallas at October 10, 2017 06:09 PM (ctuyM)

595 "If it really was about racism and not the flag couldn't they kneel during the coin toss or after the game?

Posted by: Northernlurker

as someone pointed out, they can kneel on their own time. During the game their job is to entertain the fans, not insult them and flip them off. They might think their job is just to win games ... that is not true. There are all sorts of things they must do for the fans, including interviews.

Not many jobs would allow their workers to insult the customer directly ... and players only have a few hours of "prime time" a week. They ONLY make money to impress fans to buy products, including the tickets but mostly other crap marked up only cuz people are stupid enough to buy China products made by slaves ... since M Jordan says so. Budweiser seems to know this ... easy to switch beers.

Posted by: illiniwek at October 10, 2017 06:09 PM (/aIFg)

596 Three words: Ice Capades

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October







yep

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (vuY5x)


You know who else liked Ice Capades?

Posted by: History of the World Part I Coming Attractions at October 10, 2017 06:09 PM (QLvwG)

597 Bend the knee NFL, bend the knee.

Posted by: DONALD FUCKING TRUMP at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (4e+hS)

598 When the nfl is smoking ruins make every player record bits extolling the virtue of America so it can be played during games.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (vuY5x)

599 Late to the thread, so no sure if anyone has pointed this out.

RE: NFL's "We believe."

Ya know, "we believe" is weak.

It's a rule.

A rule is like a law.

For example:

"The US government Believes you should Pay Taxes."

What if you don't pay taxes?

Does the government blow it off and let you slide?

Believe means nothing without actions to back it up.


Posted by: shibumi at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (aT+Bx)

600 Matt Damon out with a statement saying yes, he helped kill the NYT
Weinstein expose from a decade ago but that he didn't know anything
about rapey behavior and he didn't even know the story was about
Weinstein.
======================


What did he think the story was about then?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (lwiT4)

601 When revenues go down, and take the player salary cap with it the players might figure out what they did.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (dab45)

602 590 Three words: Ice Capades
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October



yep
Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (vuY5x)

Thin clothes + cold air = fun to watch!

Posted by: josephistan at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (ANIFC)

603 When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!



Exactly. Cancer Awareness. Yea, I'm pretty sure we are all Aware of cancer. And most people know someone who has had it or died from it. Football is supposed to be escapism from that. Not a virtue signaling thing.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (m8s3f)

604 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM

An early night, then?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at October 10, 2017 06:11 PM (ctuyM)

605 Send them to Boston, c/o The Red Sox?


Posted by: Tiffini in Dallas at October 10, 2017 06:09 PM (ctuyM)
=======================

Snacks are hard to eat when you're dead in the water.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (lwiT4)

606 "He normalized the protests (as being against Trump now instead of hating the country) and gave them all a way out."


The fans don't see it that way at all. You will learn this as time goes on.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (3myMJ)

607
Sure. The NFL was already on a collision course with both the
players union and the networks with both the CBA and TV deals all
expiring simultaneously in 2021. If they'd been left to their own
devices it all would have imploded on itself 3 years from now. The
union would have been forced to capitulate, the TV deals woe be a
fraction of their current value and the salary cap would have been
reduced, lessening the need for ridiculous public tax expenditures.
===

Brian, you are a smart dude. I like you.

But you are wrong on this , brah.

While I agree that the NFL was lighting little brush fires and burning itself in tiny pieces, Goodel was getting paid 40 mil to manage those little fires.

And then Trump dumped a gasoline tanker truck on that mfkr.

Vroomf!

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (NrE3O)

608 Ottinger delivers

Posted by: Fox2! at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (PA57R)

609 Ice canapes?

Seriously?

Nah. Circ de Sole meets Blue Man Group

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (m9X4Y)

610 I know! Two months of pink shit. Get Kevin Plank on the phone, we're gonna need a bigger pink.

Posted by: Globohomo NFL outreach at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (RDd1I)

611 Has Newsbusters always been 100% "OMG did you hear what they said on MSNBC!!!???!!" Or did that just grow over the years to be their only story?
Posted by: Downcast at October 10, 2017 06:09 PM (1c7qZ)
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That's its purpose. Not to be a current events site. But to be a Buster of News site. Sometimes they reach a little bit into the How Dare You Think Not Like Us area--but most of the articles actually demonstrate the bias in media.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (2mC6G)

612 Umm, iirc she went to Harvard and speaks fluent Chinese. I think she played a really dumb character, but IRL is damn smart.

Yeah you know who else went to Harvard?

Ashley Judd
Tyra Banks
Winona Ryder

Going there doesn't mean you're smart. Learning another language doesn't say anything about your intellect either. I mean, I don't know here and she may be perfectly smart, I just don't get a smart vibe off her, rather the opposite.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (39g3+)

613 What did he think the story was about then?
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (lwiT4)

The head of the Italian branch of Weinsteins company.

Frankly, from what time I've already wasted reading on this stupid subject, it sounds like they're both telling the truth (the reporter and the actor, shockingly) and that Weinstein just lied to both of them about what they were talking about. The reporter took the call one way, the actor just read his script.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (wmaTe)

614 Colin Kaepernick??

This all started long before last pre-season. There was a football player who stood up upon hearing his college's alma mater, and when he sat down he got an assful of mashed potatoes.

I blame Gale Sayres.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (zkGZ8)

615 600 Matt Damon out with a statement saying yes, he helped kill the NYT
Weinstein expose from a decade ago but that he didn't know anything
about rapey behavior and he didn't even know the story was about
Weinstein.
======================

It was about Lombardo who worked for Weinstein. How could you not know? Sorry Matt...you need to lie better. Also, you are way too connected in Hollywood not to know this. You are just running for cover.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (m8s3f)

616 598
When the nfl is smoking ruins make every player record bits extolling the virtue of America so it can be played during games.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (vuY5x)



That's the only way I will ever be back. Everyone of those motherfuckers who took a knee, raised a fist, sat out in the locker room needs to make a personal and heartfelt apology. For starters.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (tbOMB)

617 Video of Angie Jolie talking about a sex ritual.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XjY3XzTLTH0

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (XFue2)

618 Well, grammy, he seems to have believed it was all about the professionalism of the Italian Miramax employee who "organized the Italian premiere" and Matt seems to have felt so strongly the guy was an outstanding premiere organizer and the NYT was unfairly maligning his friend's Italian event planning skills that this Hollywood A-lister just felt compelled to pick up the phone and call a reporter to help out his buddy.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (ylUqT)

619 Don't forget Brian's "proof." He was in a bar and all the Saint's knelt and they didn't turn off the game! Because "Oh they're just protesting Trump." As if had Trump not said anything and some players knelt the bar would have definitely shut off the game. Yeah, sure.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (z/Ubi)

620 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:06 PM (63oy9)

Your goal seems to be to destroy the NFL...

Most of us still like football... we don't want to destroy the league itself... just get them back to football, with no politics.

If President Trump can accomplish that... Kudos...

Note... they are loosing this battle in the culture war.... because.... oh my God... someone actually started to fight back.

Posted by: Don Q. at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (NgKpN)

621 Exactly. Cancer Awareness. Yea, I'm pretty sure we are all Aware of cancer. And most people know someone who has had it or died from it. Football is supposed to be escapism from that. Not a virtue signaling thing.
Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (m8s3f)

------

That's how I look at it.

But they always feel they have to smartin' up us dummies.

Posted by: Seems Legit at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (U+nHb)

622 Take off all your clothes and roll around on them?



Just spitballin' here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 10, 2017 06:08 PM (Mouru)
========================

And waste a perfectly good Pumpkin Apple Walnut muffin?? (Rev's out of town and I'm cheating on the low carb thing big time.)

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

623 Umm, iirc she went to Harvard and speaks fluent Chinese. I think she played a really dumb character, but IRL is damn smart.
Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October




Plenty of stupid people in China, probably more than anywhere else.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (vuY5x)

624 I was here yesterday.
No, I mean right here.

Posted by: gNewt at October 10, 2017 06:15 PM (TbeeY)

625 "Everyone of those motherfuckers who took a knee, raised a fist, sat out in the locker room needs to make a personal and heartfelt apology."

So, there's no chance then.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:15 PM (3myMJ)

626 When revenues go down, and take the player salary cap with it the players might figure out what they did.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (dab45)


When revenues go down, and take my word for this because experience, the corporation is at total risk of existential failure.

Yeah, I've been on the wrong side of that total failure.

The NFL has only one choice. They really have no choice in this matter.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 10, 2017 06:15 PM (EgwCt)

627 Mira Sorvino was cute as a bug and had a great run in 1994-1997

Barcelona (1994) - pure movie greatness
=========================

Concur. It's superb.

Posted by: mrp at October 10, 2017 06:15 PM (Pqytn)

628 Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (wmaTe)


Again, no. This was an open secret for 20 years in Hollywood. No way Matt did not know.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:15 PM (m8s3f)

629 You're probably right. I think a little too much Harvard rubbed off on him.

Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 04:49 PM (NWiLs)
----
Huh? What? ... Oh Harvard!!

Posted by: Harvey at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (2mC6G)

630 62 Sports Illustrated (do we still trust them?) had an article on the rule book versus game operations manual.
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/25/does-nfl-require-players-stand-national-anthem

Posted by: ameryx at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (V8h7+)

631 It's one thing for a player to call a press conference or give a magazine interview. But using the game as a protest platform is like getting a lecture on climate change from your dentist before he'll pull your tooth.

"Let me tell you why BlackLivesMatter is our only hope, Mrs. Wilson."
"But--but you're a bag boy loading my groceries!"
"My conscience demands that you hear my protest before I can do my job."
"Really? Well, my conscience demands I start shopping down the street. But I'm sorry you lost your starting position, Colin."

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (Ndje9)

632 >>When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!
Yes, indeed!

It's about to get worse. The NFL is allowing players to choose other ribbons which I guess are symbols for other cancers. So now we will have multi-colored ribbons.

Because nothing says football like colored ribbons.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (/tuJf)

633 Plenty of stupid people in China, probably more than anywhere else.

Posted by: yankeefifth
________

You know what else? Not all Italians are good cooks.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (zkGZ8)

634 the NYT was unfairly maligning his friend's Italian
event planning skills that this Hollywood A-lister just felt compelled
to pick up the phone and call a reporter to help out his buddy.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (ylUqT)
============================

Sounds ........ plausible.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (lwiT4)

635
Hey, you guys are running some kinda story about somebody,

and i want you to stop as a favor to me, Matt Damon.

Nope, got no Idea what this thing is about but you do, so-

kill that story now.

Not a clue. But, some guy told me to get right over here and get you to spike that story.

Okay, that's better and...uh.....uh....

What am I doing here?

Huh....


Guess I'll get a bagel or something.

Posted by: Matt Damon at the NY Times at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (NyJwR)

636 Actually Come to think of it I don't think Winona went to college, she was too busy shoplifting. Emma Watson went to Brown university, and she likes to think she's Hermione but she's just ordinary intelligence.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (39g3+)

637 600
What did he think the story was about then?


Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:10 PM (lwiT4)



MATT DAMON!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 06:17 PM (tbOMB)

638 Because nothing says football like colored ribbons.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (/tuJf)
====================

You got something against pom-poms?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:17 PM (lwiT4)

639 Okay, I admit it. I'm a meat puppet.

Posted by: MATT DAMON!!!!! at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (Mouru)

640 632 >>When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!
Yes, indeed!

It's about to get worse. The NFL is allowing players to choose other ribbons which I guess are symbols for other cancers. So now we will have multi-colored ribbons.

Because nothing says football like colored ribbons.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (/tuJf)



I'm guessing just as long as its not in support of the cops.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (z/Ubi)

641 harvey owns damon. he has the proof damon and and what's name did not write good will hunting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (vuY5x)

642 >>You got something against pom-poms?

Love cheerleaders. Married one.

But you play with those after the game.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (/tuJf)

643 >>>We need our own leagues. Period. Walk away from the left's institutions and they will dissolve away.

We need a league of our own. No men. Just burly lesbians tackling each other.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (/qEW2)

644 The only thing I can tell professional sports is good for are the deals on pizza after a game. Papa Johns is BOGO today.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (Sfs6o)

645 Trump just taught a CRITICAL object lesson to those companies that would use their influence to SJW mau-mau their customers.

On a world stage, in front of stadiums full of people.

Keep it up Facebook.

Keep banning shit for political reasons Twitter.

You are next.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (NrE3O)

646 Did mira ever give up the boobies?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (RDd1I)

647
When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!

Could be worse.

Could be AIDS! AIDS! AIDS! AIDS!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (IqV8l)

648 Wait, why on earth would the New York Times give a damn what Matt Damon thinks about a story? What difference does it make what that chucklehead thinks and why would a newspaper even give him the time of day on editorial standards...

...unless his entire argument was "he's a powerful for for the cause, he donates so much money, you can't hurt a fellow traveler like that!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (39g3+)

649 harvey owns damon. he has the proof damon and and what's name did not write good will hunting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (vuY5x)
---
Afleck!!

Posted by: The Alflack Duck at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (2mC6G)

650 Matt Damon out with a statement saying yes, he helped kill the NYT
Weinstein expose from a decade ago but that he didn't know anything
about rapey behavior and he didn't even know the story was about
Weinstein.
======================
***********************************

And he doesn't know anything about the Hope Solo award either.

Posted by: gNewt at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (TbeeY)

651 625
"Everyone of those motherfuckers who took a knee, raised a fist, sat out in the locker room needs to make a personal and heartfelt apology."



So, there's no chance then.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:15 PM (3myMJ)



I can live with that.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (tbOMB)

652 587 Cubs game in rain delay. What am I supposed to do with all these snacks?

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:07 PM (lwiT4)
--------------------------------------
Asking myself the same thing.
And if they postpone it, can I still just serve snacks instead of dinner? Am I going to have to make a real dinner?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (0jtPF)

653 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:13 PM (39g3+)



She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard when it actually still meant something. And speaking Chinese fluently is impressive.

Look, I don't even like her, so defending here is not something I plan to continue. But when you compare her to the rest of the Brain Trust actresses in Hollywood, she is one of the least stupid.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (m8s3f)

654 yeah, well, the nfl would do well to remember that Trump understands branding as well as they do, more than half of his net worth is his brand.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (vuY5x)

655 I know NUTTTTTHHHINK!

Posted by: MATT DAMON!!!!! at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (Mouru)

656 Wait, why on earth would the New York Times give a damn what Matt Damon thinks about a story?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (39g3+)
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Damon called the reporter. Weinstein himself leaned on the editorial board.

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (2mC6G)

657 648 Wait, why on earth would the New York Times give a damn what Matt Damon thinks about a story? What difference does it make what that chucklehead thinks and why would a newspaper even give him the time of day on editorial standards...

...unless his entire argument was "he's a powerful for for the cause, he donates so much money, you can't hurt a fellow traveler like that!"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:19 PM (39g3+)

No, I think the idea was that Weinstein is so important and influential and powerful that he can get Matt Damon (or whoever) to call some lowly reporter with a simple phone call; and that you cant write a negative story about him.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (wmaTe)

658 Matt Damon only pawn, in game of life.

Posted by: MATT DAMON!!!!! at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (Mouru)

659 Join me and the Bob G Komen Foundation in "Brown for the cure" for colio-rectal cancer....

but the deal is off if you ever fire Roger Goody NFL given he is our best spokestool.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (SzZnW)

660 Re; rulebook

The NFL already has a rule. And James Woods has the NYT Ethics Handbook, Rule #62 which says there is no place for reporters injecting their own political opinions.

But I came up in the '60's and 70's when all the rules about rulebooks were changing.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (Ndje9)

661 Did mira ever give up the boobies?

The Marilyn Monroe docudrama she took her top off for. That's all I know of.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (39g3+)

662 Oh for the love of pete - the game is put off till tomorrow. What in the actual world? It's not even raining here. It drizzled like a half hour ago.


I refuse to believe Chicago weather is somehow different than here.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (lwiT4)

663 632 >>When I turn on a game looking for fun and relaxation, it really enhances my experience to have neon lights on the field flashing CANCER! CANCER! CANCER!
Yes, indeed!

It's about to get worse. The NFL is allowing players to choose other ribbons which I guess are symbols for other cancers. So now we will have multi-colored ribbons.

Because nothing says football like colored ribbons.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (/tuJf)

Brown for Rectal Cancer? Yellow for Prostrate?

Posted by: Don Q. at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (NgKpN)

664 Nats Cubs game 4 now postponed to Wednesday.

Why not Strasberg?

Posted by: Witwickian Sage at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (RDd1I)

665 This explains a lot.
Posted by: Insomniac - The Left Hates You and Wants You to Die at October 10, 2017 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

How so? I volunteered. Unpaid.

When I worked for Northrop Grumman many years ago I got a tour of the network infrastructure. They were in the middle of a new tax system that blew my mind and I bet you aren't aware of.

Local taxes.

When a visiting team comes to your town to play a game the players are taxed. State and local. 5% local, another 5% State (probably, I barely remember). Anyway, an NFL player at an away game is taxed for 1/16 of their annual salary as an out of state worker. Big money for people making millions per year. The league couldn't keep track of it all so they mandated that each team keep track of it for their respective states. Not just based salary but all incentives, etc. If you think about it all becomes very complex. They had a link to the league office to calculate every players contract per week so the states and cities could get their cut. I helped. It rivaled anything I ever did for DoD

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (63oy9)

666 >>And James Woods has the NYT Ethics Handbook


Pfffft.

We have a Style Guide.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (OSiAE)

667 "Everyone of those motherfuckers who took a knee, raised a fist, sat
out in the locker room needs to make a personal and heartfelt apology."

----
So, there's no chance then.
----

I concur. They will NEVER back down and will NEVER apologize.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:21 PM (NrE3O)

668 Well, maybe .... next season.

I am all booked up for the rest of the season.

Posted by: Paladin at October 10, 2017 06:22 PM (SMQqJ)

669 If we can combine the Ice Capades and rape, then we got something, possibly an Oscar.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 10, 2017 06:22 PM (4e+hS)

670 President Trump is considering a speech at the Korean DMZ on his Asia trip next month.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 10, 2017 06:22 PM (398bZ)

671 harvey owns damon. he has the proof damon and and what's name did not write good will hunting.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:18 PM (vuY5x)


Ben Asslick.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 10, 2017 06:22 PM (/qEW2)

672 It's about to get worse.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (/tuJf)

Well yes, but only for those watching.

Many fans have gotten angry. Next, they will lose patience. Then things will get interesting. There is a pool of non-watchers, some of whom may or may not ever come back.

There's also a pool of "still-watching" fans who are made but unwilling to give their pastime. They are going to get more and more angry, ike an alcoholic being berated for having a drinking problem.

There. Is. No. Way. Out.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:23 PM (3myMJ)

673 Am I going to have to make a real dinner?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (0jtPF)
========================

I say "No". Act of God. What can you do.

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

674 Ace made mention that the NFL threatened to not hold any more Superbowls here in Texas if that "no trannies in the ladies room" law was passed.

Some months ago, there was quite the stir about this law in the local media as the state legislature debated it. Then...nothing. I've not heard a word about it in a while now. Does anyone know if the law did in fact pass?

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at October 10, 2017 06:23 PM (B/5d9)

675 No, I think the idea was that Weinstein is so important and influential and powerful that he can get Matt Damon (or whoever) to call some lowly reporter

Yeah that doesn't strike me as an act of power. Interesting, but not powerful. Getting Matt Damon to make a call makes me chuckle, not tremble.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (39g3+)

676 Oh!! I could drink!

Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (lwiT4)

677 :::makes notes of trajectory to Christopher R Taylor:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (SUuNs)

678 damon and and what's name did not write good will hunting.
===


M-O-O-N that spells Good Will Hunting

Posted by: MATT DAMON!!! at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (NrE3O)

679 674 Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at October 10, 2017 06:23 PM (B/5d9)

The boldly brave Sir Robin GOP are the ones blocking it now...

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (SzZnW)

680 So, why did the NFL and the owners go along with this for so long?

My theory is the conflict they wanted to avoid pertained to contracts, both with the players and with the union. They figured that if they threw the players a bone, the boat wouldn't get rocked. Players can still be good black people (in their minds) while staying on the plantation (so to speak). You know, happy employees lead to happy customers.

The NFL simply miscalculated -- "simply" meaning drastically but a miscalculation nonetheless.

Posted by: FireHorse at October 10, 2017 06:25 PM (zkGZ8)

681 meh, damon would do anything for weinstein. have you seen his career? he made some movie about running a heavy petting zoo or something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:25 PM (vuY5x)

682 And if they postpone it, can I still just serve snacks instead of dinner? Am I going to have to make a real dinner?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:20 PM (0jtPF)
------------------------------------------

3 parts Magellan Gin
2 parts St. Germain Liquor
1 part lemon juice

shake for a bit in lots of ice, until the mixture is very cold and pour into a martini glass.

two of those and the rain delay won't matter much any more.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:25 PM (ylUqT)

683 Anything that fucks up the EU is good by me.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 10, 2017 05:56 PM (k1TUh)


true that, but it also took some Europeans to force the NYTimes story about Fat Harvey. That tape was evidence.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at October 10, 2017 06:25 PM (fceHP)

684 Yep! We have a mail slot in the door. WeaslDog wants the mailman dead, so it can get a little exciting if he comes late like he did today. WD attacks the mail as its coming through the slot and if we're not there to save it our mail is all full of teeth marks.

Posted by: Weasel at October 10, 2017 05:48 PM (Sfs6o)

++++

There are some hilarious youtube videos of dogs and cats attacking the mail.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 10, 2017 06:26 PM (FUu/Z)

685 Getting Matt Damon to make a call makes me chuckle, not tremble.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (39g3+)
---
I think that was the schmooze tack. "Oooh somebody famous and dreamy is calling me!"

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 06:26 PM (2mC6G)

686 meh, the owners went along with it so long because they are stupid, ensconced in the same little bubbles that a lot of senior executives are, having no understanding of what the average guy wants and no understanding of history.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:27 PM (vuY5x)

687 674 Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at October 10, 2017 06:23 PM (B/5d9)

The boldly brave Sir Robin GOP are the ones blocking it now...

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (SzZnW)

Aw, hell. That figures. OK, thanks for the heads up...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at October 10, 2017 06:27 PM (B/5d9)

688 Yeah that doesn't strike me as an act of power. Interesting, but not powerful. Getting Matt Damon to make a call makes me chuckle, not tremble.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:24 PM (39g3+)

Yeah, makes me think three things:
1) Matt Damon is a servile pissant.
2) Who would be impressed at being called by Matt Damon?
3) Is Matt Damon the most important/intimidating/awe inspiring person Weinstein could get to call and intimidate a reporter?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 10, 2017 06:27 PM (rb1zT)

689 "So, why did the NFL and the owners go along with this for so long?"

They thought it would die on it's own. They were on the right track until the Trump card got played.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:27 PM (3myMJ)

690 Hello Al-NYT

"MATT DAMON!"

I beg your pardon?

"MATT DAMON?"

and?

"MATT DAMON!"

//A day in the life of Al-NYT

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:28 PM (SzZnW)

691 If we can combine the Ice Capades and rape, then we got something, possibly an Oscar.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 10, 2017 06:22 PM (4e+hS)
===============

At the very least, a Golden Globe Award for technical lighting.

Posted by: mrp at October 10, 2017 06:28 PM (Pqytn)

692 Honestly given what a scumbag Weinstein was, makes me think that anyone defending him is just as big a disgusting sleazeball with stuff to hide.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (39g3+)

693 253 The ripple effect isn't being considered either. All the businesses who create things for NFL like clothes and dishes and ornaments and craft supplies etc. I'm seeing tables and tables of Merchandise languishing on sale tables. Even if uber left Seattle area.

Posted by: Long time ago at October 10, 2017 04:50 PM (UNyae)

It's gotten so bad that looters in Houston and Miami were breaking into sports apparel stores to bring the NFL apparel back

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (eh0Va)

694 The players will start lashing out at the fans and the general public as the season goes on.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (XFue2)

695
Take my word for it, the accounting department of every NFL team is now on speed dial to the front office. Patiently explaining reality.

There's no directive from Barack Obama that is going to save these teams asses right now.

Protip: Buy popcorn.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (EgwCt)

696 636 Actually Come to think of it I don't think Winona went to college, she was too busy shoplifting. Emma Watson went to Brown university, and she likes to think she's Hermione but she's just ordinary intelligence.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:16 PM (39g3+)
---------------------------------
Ashley Judd did not attend Harvard.
Univ of Kentucky.
But to be fair to her, she was apparently a very good student there.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:30 PM (0jtPF)

697 692 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (39g3+)

Big Harve has the goods on a lot of folks....

MATT DAMON and Batfleck got a lot of help getting their Oscar...

the whole town is built on Fraud.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:30 PM (SzZnW)

698 If we can combine the Ice Capades and rape, then we got something, possibly an Oscar.

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at October 10, 2017 06:22 PM (4e+hS)
===============

At the very least, a Golden Globe Award for technical lighting
===============

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8a2sea7

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:30 PM (ylUqT)

699 If Trump goes to the DMZ in Korea I hope he says, "Phat Ho, tear down this wall!"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at October 10, 2017 06:30 PM (398bZ)

700 There's no directive from Barack Obama that is going to save these teams asses right now.

====


What a lovely sentence. And I didn't get you anything!

Here...half a beer?

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (2wRtc)

701 The fans don't see it that way at all. You will learn this as time goes on.
Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2017 06:12 PM (3myMJ)

Again, I hope I'm wrong. I still think it'll all be "fixed" by Thanksgiving and the story will then be about how the ratings have rebounded and the status quo will continue.

I'll be happy to eat crow.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (63oy9)

702 why should harvey be our concern at all? Worrying about who does what to whom in hollywood? Like worrying about having a spy op turn the sovs on each other.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (vuY5x)

703 I got called a cretin once. Didn't lead to tears or kneeling.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (eAMlh)

704 Honestly given what a scumbag Weinstein was, makes me think that anyone defending him is just as big a disgusting sleazeball with stuff to hide.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (39g3+)
=====================

The ones shrieking the loudest are probably just as bad.
"You can't stop the signal, Mal."

Posted by: mrp at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (Pqytn)

705 got called a cretin once. Didn't lead to tears or kneeling.
Posted by: Northernlurker at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (eAMlh)
It did lead to the purchase of a dictionary.

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 10, 2017 06:32 PM (eAMlh)

706 There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at October 10, 2017 06:32 PM (ul9CR)

707 702
why should harvey be our concern at all? Worrying about who does what
to whom in hollywood? Like worrying about having a spy op turn the sovs
on each other.

Posted by: yankeefifth at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (vuY5x)

NFL of a different flavor.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at October 10, 2017 06:33 PM (tbOMB)

708 If Roger Goodell got on his knees during the pregame show and offered free blow jobs as well as an abject apology, I still wouldn't watch any games this year. But that's just me.

Posted by: Traveling Man at October 10, 2017 06:33 PM (idPo7)

709 Cretins are good on salad.

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:33 PM (2wRtc)

710 708 Posted by: Traveling Man at October 10, 2017 06:33 PM (idPo7)

In Roger Goody's defense he *must* give a good blowjob....look at his rehire contract.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:34 PM (SzZnW)

711 phnood

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:34 PM (2wRtc)

712 What a lovely sentence. And I didn't get you anything!

Here...half a beer?

Posted by: Mortimer - disappointed at October 10, 2017 06:31 PM (2wRtc)


I'm way, way ahead of you on that beer. But thanks, anyway. For the thought.

*dons another double shot of Everclear*

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at October 10, 2017 06:34 PM (EgwCt)

713 So do the actresses who didn't get raped by Weinstein need to come out of the closet?

Posted by: Northernlurker at October 10, 2017 06:34 PM (eAMlh)

714 Cretin is good for GAINZ.

Posted by: garrett at October 10, 2017 06:34 PM (OSiAE)

715 I'll be happy to eat crow.



I'll be happy to cook it for you.


Actually, I've no idea how to cook crow. I'm just hoping you are wrong. If people go back to it let it be b/c the NFL changed & respect to flag is shown.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (m8s3f)

716 Google censors the alternative Left, too. The Alternet people complain about this all the time. Google don't want any Trotskies.

On the one hand, it's easy to say, they can all eat a bag of Insomniac's dicks; but then you can't get to - say - Rania Khalek's reports on ISIS brides and Kurdistan corruption.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (6FqZa)

717 calling all centrist noodists

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (ylUqT)

718 Well as we used to say when someone undeserving got a raise...it's not what you know, it's who you blow.

Posted by: Traveling Man at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (idPo7)

719 694 The players will start lashing out at the fans and the general public as the season goes on.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at October 10, 2017 06:29 PM (XFue2)

Already started two weeks ago. Titans tight end Delanie Walker told fans "if you don't like the protests, don't come to the games"

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (eh0Va)

720 673--I say "No". Act of God. What can you do.
Posted by: grammie winger - Hey Hey! at October 10, 2017 06:23 PM (lwiT4)
---------------

682-3 parts Magellan Gin
2 parts St. Germain Liquor
1 part lemon juice

shake for a bit in lots of ice, until the mixture is very cold and pour into a martini glass.

two of those and the rain delay won't matter much any more.
Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at October 10, 2017 06:25 PM (ylUqT)
-----------------------------------
Snacks and gin it is then!
And I can blame it on God!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (0jtPF)

721 Ashley Judd has a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 10, 2017 06:36 PM (39g3+)

722 centered nood

Posted by: Axeman at October 10, 2017 06:36 PM (2mC6G)

723 Oh, FFS.

Apparently, that new MATT DAMON!!! movie "Suburbicon",

which in the trailers looks like a 50's Dad, who gets in trouble with the Mob,

is actually-

about how racisty racist 1950's suburbanites torment a black family which moves into their neighborhood.

http://www.hollywoodintoto.com/suburbicon-press-marketing/


The trailer is cut to hide the actual plot of the movie.

Awesome. Keep pushing that race war you want so badly Hollywood.

Ass.

Holes.




via Insty

Posted by: naturalfake at October 10, 2017 06:37 PM (NyJwR)

724 Trump should send Pence and other officials to all the NFL games, guaranteeing players would protest, should accelerate its demise.

Posted by: waelse1 at October 10, 2017 06:37 PM (zbv1b)

725 719 Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (eh0Va)

Trust us Delaine....we know baby.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:37 PM (SzZnW)

726 Oh I would bet that there will be a lot more stories about Hollywood as Fat Orca takes everyone down with him.

Posted by: Cheri at October 10, 2017 06:37 PM (oiNtH)

727 723 Posted by: naturalfake at October 10, 2017 06:37 PM (NyJwR)

Well I was not going to watch it....now I will continue not watching it.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:38 PM (SzZnW)

728 Ashley Judd has a master's degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I don't care. I've heard her talk and she barely makes sense.

Posted by: Cheri at October 10, 2017 06:39 PM (oiNtH)

729 619 Don't forget Brian's "proof." He was in a bar and all the Saint's knelt and they didn't turn off the game! Because "Oh they're just protesting Trump." As if had Trump not said anything and some players knelt the bar would have definitely shut off the game. Yeah, sure.
Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 06:14 PM (z/Ubi)

I stand by it. I'm on my phone in the same bar right now and the discussion is about the NFL protesting Trump, not whatever bullshit they could all see through before.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:40 PM (63oy9)

730 Look Dhimmi Kimmy's writer is theoretically a Brown School of Govt grad....

who never grasped that the Bill of Rights was the price the Federalists had to pay for their being an America at all....

unless they say or write something to convince me otherwise I figure every celebretard blew their way to their standing in school.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:41 PM (SzZnW)

731 729 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:40 PM (63oy9)

A lot more to the world than Donkey N'Walins champ....

I want to see the NFL burn down.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:42 PM (SzZnW)

732 Went and looked it up-wish I hadn't.

Texas: ->Libby Gonzales, 7, who is transgender, stands with her father, Frank Gonzales, as he speaks to protestors rallying against the bathroom...

. . .
Ultimately, it was opposition from big business that was the nail in the coffin.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9dc8w5x

Posted by: gNewt at October 10, 2017 06:44 PM (TbeeY)

733 620 - Your goal seems to be to destroy the NFL...


No, that was happening all by itself. Now they have a way out.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:44 PM (63oy9)

734 733 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:44 PM (63oy9)

sure they do....

"oh look the players are shitting on America like they did under Ogabe....well gosh Trump called them on it so it makes their horsefuckery heroic!"

//Says no non-democrat ever

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:46 PM (SzZnW)

735 732 Posted by: gNewt at October 10, 2017 06:44 PM (TbeeY)

The CoC GOP types are the ones blocking it now....

forgive me I have been gone from the Arklatex for ~ 10 years now.

Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:47 PM (SzZnW)

736 We're waiting for your $20,000 check to invest in NFL stock, Brian. When can we expect it?

Posted by: E.F. Hutton at October 10, 2017 06:48 PM (mJ8mX)

737 Does anyone else remember the running fake feud between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel? It's been going on for years. I wonder if they'll take this opportunity to take it to the next level. Probably not.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:48 PM (63oy9)

738 I stand by it. I'm on my phone in the same bar right now and the discussion is about the NFL protesting Trump, not whatever bullshit they could all see through before.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:40 PM (63oy9)



Just because you're in a bar full of dumbasses doesn't mean everyone else is. And as for their "seeing through it" they still weren't shutting off the game.

Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 06:54 PM (z/Ubi)

739 680 So, why did the NFL and the owners go along with this for so long?


Money. Next question?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 06:58 PM (63oy9)

740 Why was the NFL ever a tax exempt organization? Too bad we can't claw some of the $ back, but water under the bridge.

Why do cities insist on beggaring themselves to pay for billionaires' stadia? Economically the worst thing to do short of hosting the Olympics.

Bonus question - who last ran an Olympics that broke even or made money?

Posted by: chuckR at October 10, 2017 07:03 PM (9qifp)

741 Actually, I've no idea how to cook crow. I'm just hoping you are wrong. If people go back to it let it be b/c the NFL changed & respect to flag is shown.
Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla at October 10, 2017 06:35 PM (m8s3f)

Status quo wasn't good enough for me, that's why Trump pissed me off injecting himself in the middle of this.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 07:05 PM (63oy9)

742 I want to see the NFL burn down.
Posted by: sven10077 at October 10, 2017 06:42 PM (SzZnW)

Me too!!!! Why is that so hard for some to grasp?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 07:09 PM (63oy9)

743
Just because you're in a bar full of dumbasses doesn't mean everyone else is. And as for their "seeing through it" they still weren't shutting off the game.
Posted by: buzzion at October 10, 2017 06:54 PM (z/Ubi)

Dumbasses are the reason NFL franchises are now worth $2 BILLION dollars. They'll take any excuse to stay addicted. It's heroin.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 07:22 PM (63oy9)

744 736 We're waiting for your $20,000 check to invest in NFL stock, Brian. When can we expect it?
Posted by: E.F. Hutton at October 10, 2017 06:48 PM (mJ8mX)

Not publicly traded. I wish it were. Even the Packers stock has no voting interest.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at October 10, 2017 07:24 PM (63oy9)

745 Brian in NO

You know any Chemistry teachers?

Posted by: seamrog at October 10, 2017 07:27 PM (XGp5X)

746
Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins brought the Stanley Cup to the White House earlier today.

I can see the National Laughingstock's lede: Russians in the
White House!!!

Yes, actual Russians. In the White House.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at October 10, 2017 07:48 PM (wPVDQ)

747 I believe that they already have a Hepatitis A, and C outbreak in San Diego. People have died and they are furiously trying to vaccinate people along with power washing streets.

Are you USCG? Me 1984-1994. I am a little grizzled myself
Were you an officer or if you were enlisted, what rate?

I was in the Army from 1978-1990 as a crazy warrant pilot flying OH-58s and UH-60s in Operation Prime Chance n thr Persian Gulf and back to the Gulf for a later war against Saddam. I was accepted into the USCG as an HH-60 pilot in 1990 and retired in 2006 as a captain.

I still fly helos for my job out of Port Fouchon.

Posted by: Grizzledcoastie at October 10, 2017 08:04 PM (+CQgp)

748 I know that all of the players went to college, in fact, major universities, and I know most of then graduated with 4.0 GPA's thus I can only conclude all the head butting is making them stupid.

Occam's razor

Posted by: Bob at October 10, 2017 08:08 PM (iSEg0)

749 Are these owners paying Goodell a million bucks a week to lead the NFL? Or just to follow their orders?

It must be the latter because that sure ain't leadership.

Note to NFL: You can buy a lot better empty suits for $44 million. You wuz robbed.

Posted by: Jim Comey, Federal Bureau of Matters at October 10, 2017 08:10 PM (Ndje9)

750 I'll investigate at once!

Posted by: Jim Comey, Federal Bureau of Matters at October 10, 2017 08:11 PM (Ndje9)

751 Ah Roger Goodell--a day late and a dollar short in the stop the bleeding department. Actually the NFL owners (and Goodell is their puppet) will be lotsa dollars short. And the bleeding will continue. Maybe next year if they get one of Harvey Weinsteins "slightly used" cuties to sit on my lap and peel me a grape and make me a sammich, I might tune in to an NFL broadcast. Otherwise, it's adios muchachos for the rest of my life insofar as the NFL is concerned.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at October 11, 2017 12:20 AM (Sda6L)

752 Sit, stand, hop around on one leg like an epileptic chicken.
I don't care, I aint watching your pathetic assholes no matter what you do.
You showed us what you really think.
Don't bother pretending it is otherwise.

Posted by: Stan at October 11, 2017 01:17 AM (x3LPQ)

753 "Because the NBA is going to go Full-On, Double Secret Retard on this whole issue."

Bet the farm on it. Time for MLB and the NHL to sneak in and snatch some sports lovers.

Posted by: Hoss at October 11, 2017 11:24 AM (P6fEA)

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