As I opined on my Facebook page earlier, it seems to me that it’s about time for the NFL (National Felons League) and all who support them, be held accountable for outrageous political acts like this, by We The People tuning them all out – sponsors, advertisers, TV networks, supporters and all. These elitist multi-millionaire black athletes, Hollywood celebs, rap-singers, BLM agitators, and all the rest of ’em who would hardly have two cents to rub together were they living anyplace else, need to get on their knees alright and pray to God for his many blessings bestowed upon them, and for allowing them to live in prosperity in the only (yet) “land of the free and the home of the brave” on the planet. Bequeathed to these narcissistic selfish plods, by the way, from the brave men and women in uniform who paid it all for “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”! List yet another “achievement” of the corrupt Obama regime in turning what used to be the most popular sport in America into a hell-hole of arrested felons and political-correctness. Turn ’em off and tune ’em OUT!
And it seems that I’m not alone in this sentiment. In his piece in today’s American Thinker, Earick Ward begins:
There has been a lot of ink spilt this week talking about Colin Kaepernick’s “right” to protest, as an expression of his First Amendment right to free speech. Setting aside that he has a contract, with an employer that forbids him from taking this form of action, for the sake of argument, let’s grant him his First Amendment right. The First Amendment text reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof we will save for a different article. Colin Kaepernick has a right to speak his mind (no matter how idiotic his speech might be).
We likewise have the right to peaceably assemble – or more particularly not – at NFL football games, or buy NFL merchandise, or patronize NFL sponsors. The NFL has taken up a handful of leftist social justice causes like BlackLivesMatter, Same Sex Marriage, Transgender Bathrooms, etc., which again (I suppose) is their right.
We have the right to acquiesce from permitting Roger Goodell and the NFL brass from turning a national pastime into their cause célèbre.[end]
The sad part of all this escalating political protestation from Hollywood, the music industry, and now the sporting fraternity, is that it is all taking place without any slingback from an acquiescent audience who are being denied their own rights of attending entertainment events just for that very pleasure – entertainment, not political persuasion. Alas, football junkies who pony up thousands of dollars for a PSL and then thousands more for tickets are not going to stop going to games.
The place to hit the National Felons League is television and merchandise sales. First off, the NFL is a tax-exempt corporation that hasn’t paid any taxes since 1966. The current TV contracts have been signed and millions have gone into National Felons League coffers, but networks and advertisers aren’t going to tolerate a dramatic drop in ratings, which ultimately translates to a waste of their advertising budgets. Merchandise sales, were they to drop precipitously or stop altogether, would have an immediate effect. Retail stores and “team shops” would go crazy if every “authentic” $150 jersey, $30 hat, and $25 tee shirt remained on the rack throughout the season.
So now comes Bronco’s linebacker Brandon Marshall (likely to be followed by the entire Seattle Seahawks team, according to reports) in the act of wrecking the entire experience of regular folks going to entertainment and sporting events for their own enjoyment to get away from all the PC nonsense swirling around them day after day, only to have it continually shoved back in their faces by narcissistic multi-millionaire over-achievers acting out their own political fantasies.
Mark my words, the next step will be the abandoning of the national anthem all together, along with the disappearance of the flag. Open borders here we come; that’s what this is all about. Open borders. Not to these nimrod black players or female soccer players of course, since their cognitive thinking skills aren’t sharp enough to grasp what is going on. They are the ones being played and don’t even realize it.
A two week boycott would put this entire fiasco to bed. That’s all America needs to do to show the NFL (National Felons League) that this could end very badly for them and its spoiled brats. But you know as well as I do, that most sports fans are as spineless and as self-serving as the RINOs in Congress.
You would have better luck asking a teenager to put down their smartphone for a day.
As Earick Ward explains in his closing paragraphs:
There are two examples where we are getting, and have gotten, the upper hand.
Hollywood celebrities for years have protested for global warming, same-sex marriage, abortion, transgender bathrooms, on and on and on. The American people have responded to their protests by declining from patronizing movie theaters. Reports are that revenues are down 22% year over year for 2016.
The University of Missouri (Mizzou) went bat-crap crazy last fall with their race-hustling social justice protests. For Mizzou’s enabling of this nonsense, they saw a 23-percent, 2,100-student loss in the incoming freshman class.
We will surely get what we tolerate. If we tolerate Colin Kaepernick, we will get more of him.
Tell the NFL to focus on football and to encourage their players to focus on football. If not, stand and walk.
See complete piece at American Thinker…