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Discussion in 'Arts and Entertainment' started by Ripcord22A, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Zack

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    T o each his own. That's part of what America is all about.
     
  2. LK600

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    I want multi-millionaires who are on the employers clock where their perceived 1st amendment rights don't take precedence to do what they are being paid for. nothing less and nothing more.
     
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  3. LK600

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    It's absolutely not relevant in any form. Someone in the stands is not on the clock and (for the vast majority) there on their own dime using their own time. The program of the game is not about them nor are they the focal point of the agenda, nor are they being compensated for their time. For better or worse, the players are paid exceptionally well to do one thing... play the damn game. You choose to go on television to represent other people or another product (the team), you choose to set aside your personal beliefs and the actions you might want to take in reference to them. None of this is disputable.

    The players can not choose to act upon their personal beliefs while playing representing the team unless the team circumvents their own rules to allow it. So be it... the teams have that choice... so do we.
     
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  4. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    But is it any less disrespectful?
     
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  5. LK600

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    Not in the slightest, though I'd say the players doing it in this venue using this style is very much targeted while all the other slobs(myself included) is without intention. My issue is that I'm tuning in for the promised and billed activity of football. Much like Masonry, my football and politics don't mix, especially when those politics are perceived (by me at least) as a in your face insult to our country and our vets.

    I have zero issue with people continuing to watch football. It's a choice, and a personal one at that. I will continue to watch football as well... it just won't be the NFL. The NFL is a joke... and it's sad when there's an arrest of an NFL player every 7 days on average. I deserve better lol.
     
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  6. Brother JC

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    I still don’t get the “insults the vets” line. My oath was to defend the Constitution. They are using a Constitutional right. If they are doing it on their employer’s dime that’s between them and their employer.
    I gave up my First Amendment rights when I joined the service.
     
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  7. GJB

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    Let's just agree to disagree. They have the constitutional right to say what they want, its between them and their employer. We also have the right to boycott their employer's product and go to other venues for our entertainment because we are fed up with their antics. Problem solved.

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  8. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    No disagreement there.
     
  9. LK600

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    They are definitely using their constitutional right... which they do not have a constitutional right to use in their current setting. They are also key players in selling a product to the American people. At this point to many of us, the product has been soiled. It's that simple. They have zero right to do what they did, but they do have the ability thanks to their employer(s). It never was a question of constitutional rights, because they do not apply in this setting. It's about a product and the perception of the buyers.
     
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  10. Brother JC

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    Not sure I agree that they can’t use their rights in that setting unless their contracts specify such. If so, it’s still a problem for their employers. Maybe protesters should have to stay in the locker room...
    As for giving up on the NFL, I did that when they absorbed the AFL.
     
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  11. Ripcord22A

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    Dating urself brother


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  12. LK600

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    By the very nature that their contracts can dictate whether they can use a constitutional right indicates that they do not have the right in that setting... only whats permitted. For me personally, I actually see it as a bonus to me since now I can actually finish some of the 87 projects around my property that my wife has lined up for me lol.

    wow... I haven't thought about the AFL in a very looong time. I use to have an AFL Mug when I was a kid. It sat right next to my Great Muppet Caper glasses from.... can't remember that fast food place having that special lol.
     
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  13. Thomas Stright

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    You seem familiar.....


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  14. Phil P

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    How 'bout dem Texans and that 43pt BEATDOWN they laid on the Titans. And as an added bonus, the Cowboys lost to the Rams............lol
     
  15. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    What about it?
     
  16. Phil P

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    Titans-14
    Texans-57

    Rams-35
    Cowboys-30
     

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  17. Ripcord22A

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    The JAGs are #1 in ur division.....

    And we lost a close game that our defense lost us. Our defense is our weak spot and it's actually costing us on Offense as well cause our O line doesn't have a top tier pass rusher to go against in practice....


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  18. GJB

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    I'm not even watching the NFL and I can't remember a time when anyone bragged about giving the titans a beatdown...lol

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  19. Ripcord22A

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    Bwhahahaha
     
  20. LK600

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    ahhh the Titans. Not even a shadow of their former Oiler selves. ;)
     
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