commented on The Morning News: Seattle Athletes of all Ages Protest the National Anthem, Investigation into New York Explosion Continues
Was listening to an interview of Adam Jones, a black player on the Baltimore Orioles, when he was asked why he thought their had not been any notable protests of the anthem in baseball, and his answer was basically that baseball is a white man's sport (roughly 60% white players), while football was not (roughly 70% black players).
He is ignoring many Hispanic and Asian baseball players, but the point is that black players are not a "requirement" in the MLB, whereas the NFL can not realistically punish black players in any way, as they are so dependent on them.
That being said, if NFL players decided to boycott the games as well as the anthem...well, the NFL would be forced to throw their weight and dollars behind some kind of police reform efforts or else risk their entire industry, more or less. Especially if the players made specific demands of the NFL.
Could be an extremely effective protest if it reached a critical mass of star players.
commented on The Seahawks Offense Is Not As Good As We Had Previously Hoped
I think Jeff Fisher must just spend all his time figuring out how to beat Seattle.
This would explain why he seems to have them so figured out, and why he can not beat any other team.
The best part about the game was watching Pete Carroll on the sideline yelling and crying to the officials until he was beet red.
But I think you just got a bit of a glimpse into what the Seattle offense looks like when Wilson can't buy time, and when he is not really a running threat. Eventually a functional O line needs to be created, you can't rely on Wilson's mobility forever.
commented on The Morning News: Teachers Cancel Black Lives Matter Event After Threat, Garfield Football Team to Kneel During the National Anthem
@19: Well, I see you completely dodged the issue I brought up that Kaepernick himself is being harmed, which you initially said was dumb, so I guess you have nothing there, unless you think rising jersey sales, no lost endorsements, and keeping his job was harmful to him. He still gets his millions every year, and the crowd at the opening game applauded him thoroughly.
Also, when was I outraged or wearied about his protest? Please show me where I stated this, because I am neither. Some dude not standing for the anthem does not concern me a bit, which is how everyone should feel. If you agree, sit on down. If you don't, stand on up. It is all one to me, since it does not effect me at all. The only criticism I have for him is his terrible QB play, which is why he got beat out by Blaine effing Gabbert.
The rest of your statement is just bizarre word salad I can not really parse. I never said the protest was only being supported by those that don't matter, I said the "hot takes" (that would be the people criticizing him for the protest), are being generated by those who don't matter. Like internet trolls and talking heads that HAVE to be outraged for their audience. Try reading before choosing to be outraged by what someone is only saying in your imagination.
I have no idea where this weird racist angle you are taking is going, or where it came from, and I do not think it needs to be stated that threatening to shoot up an elementary school is wrong. But if you need me to say so, here we go: "The guy who threatened to shoot up the elementary school is an asshole of the highest order and should be jailed." There you go.
commented on Fuck CNN For Giving Donald Trump Hours of Airtime For His Birther Statement
@21: It is kind of funny though, people more or less blamed Sanders for the antics of his supporters, and it is pretty clear that Clinton's supporters in 2008 spread the birther story, even if they did not create it (which your link also states).
So why does Hillary get a pass on what her supporters do, while Sanders does not?
Personally I don't think that candidates should be called to task for what their supporters do with their own free will, but it is clear that Sanders was treated much differently in this regard.
Not that this makes Trump less of a liar on the topic.