Clarksville, TN – We’re a little over a week from the NFL’s premier event, the Super Bowl. It’s been a tumultuous year for the sports league that has its own day of the week.
The controversy started with former San Francisco Giant quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem. Other players started doing the same thing. They each gave their reasons for the protest, but the insult was not taken lightly by fans.
The NFL, and its commissioner, Roger Goodell, supported the protests. President Donald Trump called the players “out” and said they needed to be fired.
In it’s latest “snub” to the soldiers and first responders who stand on the front line for you and me, the NFL rejected an advertisement submitted by AMVETS that simply asked, #pleasestand.
The advertisement simply encouraged people to stand for the National Anthem. The NFL rejected the ad stating that the game day program was not a place for anything that could be interpreted as a “political” statement.
I can’t even respond to that comment it’s so STUPID!
I disagree with anyone who supports the players disrespecting the Anthem.
I disagree with the owners who have remained relatively silent about it.
It pains me to see how many people don’t get it.
But, what do I know?
I’ve had dwindling interest in the NFL for a few years now. I just don’t care much about it anymore. The game has been taken over by the television networks, and like everything else they get their hands on, they’ve ruined it. I mean, do you realize how long it takes to play the game now?
“Let’s take a video review.”
“Let’s take a quick commercial break.”
Let’s take another video review.”
“Oh, let’s take a quick break.”
Plus, I just had a grandbaby, so there’s that.
To me, the National Anthem IS the United States of America. The Anthem is the blanket that covers EVERYTHING about the greatest country on the planet, including all of it’s ugly warts and bruises. We stand united, even though we may disagree.
Just like the White House is a symbol of the most powerful seat in the world, regardless of who resides there. You can love or hate the President, but the Anthem and the White House are symbols of greatness, accomplished through the sacrifices of thousands of men and women of this country, and their families.
SHOW SOME DAMN RESPECT!
What I think is missing in all of this is that the protesters can’t take a few minutes from their problems, and at least acknowledge the greatest country in the world, and who got us here.
This latest “middle finger” to the men and women who sacrificed their life and limbs for us by the NFL, sealed the deal for me. I no longer care anything about the sport, it’s pampered millionaires, and a commissioner who doesn’t have the “stones” to STAND for what’s right and honorable.
Not my non-stop political posts on Facebook.
Spend your money with companies that support your interests, and vote for the candidates that represent your values. Everything else is just “noise.”
So for the first time in over 40 years, I WON’T be having my annual Super Bowl party.
I just don’t care about it anymore and won’t support it.