“You graduated high school in 2011.  Your teenage years were a struggle.  You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.  Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate.  Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football.  Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football.  Instead of going to football practice after school, he went to work at McDonalds for minimum wage.  You were recruited by all the big colleges and spent every weekend of your senior year making visits to universities where coaches and boosters tried to convince you their school was best.  They laid out the red carpet for you. Your best friend worked double shifts at Mickey D’s.  College was not an option for him.  On the day you signed with Big State University, your best friend signed paperwork with his Army recruiter.  You went to summer workouts.  He went to basic training.

You spent the next four years living in the athletic dorm, eating at the training table. You spent your Saturdays on the football field, cheered on by adoring fans.  Tutors attended to your every academic need.  You attended class when you felt like it. Sure, you worked hard.  You lifted weights, ran sprints, studied plays, and soon became one of the top football players in the country.  Your best friend was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. While you were in college, he deployed to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.  He became a Sergeant and led a squad of 19 year old soldiers who grew up just like he did.  He shed his blood in Afghanistan and watched young American’s give their lives, limbs, and innocence for the USA.

You went to the NFL combine and scored off the charts.  You hired an agent and waited for draft day.  You were drafted in the first round and your agent immediately went to work, ensuring that you received the most money possible. You signed for $16 million although you had never played a single down of professional football.  Your best friend re-enlisted in the Army for four more years. As a combat tested sergeant, he will be paid $32,000 per year.

You will drive a Ferrari on the streets of South Beach.  He will ride in the back of a Blackhawk helicopter with 10 other combat loaded soldiers.  You will sleep at the Ritz.  He will dig a hole in the ground and try to sleep.  You will “make it rain” in the club.  He will pray for rain as the temperature reaches 120 degrees.

On Sunday, you will run into a stadium as tens of thousands of fans cheer and yell your name.  For your best friend, there is little difference between Sunday and any other day of the week.  There are no adoring fans.  There are only people trying to kill him and his soldiers. Every now and then, he and his soldiers leave the front lines and “go to the rear” to rest.  He might be lucky enough to catch an NFL game on TV.  When the National Anthem plays and you take a knee, he will jump to his feet and salute the television.  While you protest the unfairness of life in the United States, he will give thanks to God that he has the honor of defending his great country.

To the players of the NFL:  We are the people who buy your tickets, watch you on TV, and wear your jerseys.  We anxiously wait for Sundays so we can cheer for you and marvel at your athleticism. Although we love to watch you play, we care little about your opinions until you offend us. You have the absolute right to express yourselves, but we have the absolute right to boycott you.  We have tolerated your drug use and DUIs, your domestic violence, and your vulgar displays of wealth.  We should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right.  But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag, our country, our soldiers, our police officers, and our veterans. You are living the American dream, yet you disparage our great country.  I encourage all like minded Americans to boycott the NFL.

National boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend. Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.”

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  1. Kid says:

    I think watching sports is an addiction. Probably 6 hrs Sunday, then you have Monday night, Thursday night. Saturday too? I had the addiction a long time ago and kicked it. I realized I have better things to do than drink beer in front of a TV for hours on end.
    If I hadn’t kicked it by the time football turned into Thug ball I surely would have kicked it then.
    To me, pro sports is a bunch of overpaid guys playing with a ball.
    I don’t mean to offend anyone that still watches. I’m no better than anyone else – just in a different place.

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  2. ACUCHUCK says:

    Once this kneeling all started it revealed what kind of people we are idolizing.
    You know the old saying ” It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear ignorant than it is to open your mouth and remove all doubt!!”

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  3. geeez2014 says:

    I think sports are vitally important to our country, our kids, our psyches…it’s something that holds us together; and now we honestly don’t even have THAT.

    I’m no football fan, but I LOVE basketball, enjoy watching tennis finals, and do like a good game of soccer.

    When I think of the gazillions these people make and then complain about oppression I could scream.

    JOIN THE BOYCOTT! (sadly, then most people will go right back to paying for tickets. Until they all STAND, I would NOT)


  4. bocopro says:

    On occasion I’ve needed a doctor, once in a while a dentist, from time to time a cop, and even a lawyer once or twice . . . but I’ve never NEEDED a football player.

    The last NFL game I watched had Joe Montana at QB for the 49ers; the last NBA game had Bill Russell at center for the Celtics; and the last MLB game had Dale Murphy in center field for Atlanta.

    As I tell singers who think a mike and face recognition equals a bully pulpit: just shut up and sing.

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  5. bunkerville says:

    I did enjoy watching a golf game or two… not totally focused on it, but worth a look at as I tool around the house. Tens of thousands rooting for Tiger Woods… not one black in sight. Then we had a black President… still not enough…I am done with it.. They want to call us bigots with low sloping foreheads, with perhaps a few teeth left. I am tired of being abused. No Golf No football.. Let them go back to the hood. I am done with it.

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  6. geeez2014 says:

    Did you all know Colin K just turned down something like $14 million in ‘base salary’?

    To Colin: Keep whining, you jerk, some of us could use that kind of money and the power and glory of being an American athlete. You’ve got enough for the rest of your life, clearly, so keep whining about how police can’t keep your Black community from killing 90 Black brothers and sisters each weekend in Chicago and elsewhere, and keep whining about how you’re all oppressed and whatever……………#@(*&@$(*&#$(*&#$*(

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  7. mal says:

    I’ve never cared for or watched much pro football, only college and high school where the guys are only playing for school spirit, not $$$$$$$$$. Even college can be questioned because many hope they’ll be good enough to be drafted and play professionally. In high school, of course, they hope to get an athletic acholorship for free tuition, which is fine. Who wants to owe hundreds of thousands?
    The kneeling incidents only enforce my ambivalence toward pro athletics.

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  8. fredd says:

    Boycotts work both ways. You boycott the evil guy’s interests, they boycott yours.

    Just don’t watch, let the ratings tank all by themselves.

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  9. I’ve never been a big fan of football — probably because my Dad followed baseball as the result of his having been offered the job of control pitcher by the New York Yankees.

    That said, I have watched football games, particularly the Redskins when they were Super Bowl contenders. These days, I’m furious over these players shenanigans that disresect our flag and our country! Grrrrr.

    Look at all the advantages they have been given! And they still think that America is an unfair place?

    Hey, NFL players taking the knee, go spend a few years in Ghana. Maybe then you’ll really appreciate the wonders of America.

    Meanwhile, I won’t watch one damn football game now.


  10. Kid,
    I had the addiction a long time ago and kicked it. I realized I have better things to do than drink beer in front of a TV for hours on end.


    My cousin Jack was addicted to NFL football and bet like crazy on the Cowboys. As a result, my cousin went broke and lost two cars, which he had laid down for bets. TWO cars! I kid you not!

    Jack died in 1992 (at the age of 49); then in 1993 the Cowboys played in the Super Bowl. Figures!


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  12. Bob says:

    I love to watch football, especially college ball. NFL is good stuff, too. However, it is becoming clear that I will not be watching the Atlanta Falcons, the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, or the Denver Broncos this year. I use to keep up with certain quarterbacks and running backs, but after Colin’s display if idiocy, I have lost interest. Kapernick was not one of my favorites, anyway. He has always been an arrogant idiot.

    With my current diet, beer is not on the menu, either.


  13. geeez2014 says:

    I think you’re ALL UNAMERICAN…except for Bob! (sorry about the beer, Bob 😦 )

    Of course, I think all those idiot football players who take a knee are totally UNAMERICAN 🙂


  14. Baysider says:

    Great graphic (Colin Cancer) and even better post. I’m sick of whiners, especially whiners whining that Trump started it! Zeeesh!


  15. Kid says:

    I’ve been typing his name as Colon Crapernick.


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