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Topic: Open Letter To The NFL PLAYERS. The Boycott is coming.

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harvestalvol

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Open Letter To The NFL PLAYERS. The Boycott is coming.
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:37:31 PM »
Open Letter To The NFL PLAYERS. The Boycott is coming.

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 McDonald’s 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 US.

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 or 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.

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 is November 8th & 15th in honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11. 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.
Add MLB, NBA, and any other sport that kneels to this 🇺🇸



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Re: Open Letter To The NFL PLAYERS. The Boycott is coming.
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 03:47:27 PM »
:iagree:

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 04:53:09 PM »
:singing:
President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

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Re: Open Letter To The NFL PLAYERS. The Boycott is coming.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 07:52:56 PM »
I doubt I’ll waste one second watching the pampered POS’s. I’m sick of them all. If UT starts the same BS, I’ll be done with them too. We can do without athletes and sports. We can’t do without our soldiers, police, our nations sovereignty, the rule of law, our flag, our constitution and the Bill of Rights, all that make us the greatest nation in history.

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Re: Open Letter To The NFL PLAYERS. The Boycott is coming.
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 09:08:58 PM »
Frankly, boycotting by not watching on TV does nothing.
Not going to the games sends a message.
Otherwise, the only way for them to feel it in their pocketbooks is to pull the plug on the sports channels such as ESPN.  That's how they really get paid.


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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 05:01:21 AM »
https://nlpc.org/2020/08/04/espn-exposes-then-hides-report-on-abusive-nba-training-academies-in-china/

ESPN Exposes, Then Hides, Report on Abusive NBA Training Academies in China

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According to the ESPN report, the NBA did not want current and former employees speaking to the network about the situation, and the sources for the story were kept anonymous because they feared the inability to get employment opportunities with the league in the future.

Unfortunately the excellent ESPN article got little attention outside of its website, because its TV programs did almost nothing to highlight it. This is unusual treatment by the Disney-owned network, which often proudly amplifies the work of its investigative reporters on shows throughout the day. Clearly ESPN did not want to go overboard to harm its partnership with the NBA, to which it pays a reported $1.4 billion per year for the rights to broadcast its games.

Prior to the investigative piece, ESPN’s NBA beat reporters did almost nothing to challenge the league, its leaders and its players about their involvement with China. Meanwhile, the network has eagerly magnified the league’s support for Black Lives Matter and related social justice themes that players are now allowed to promote on their jerseys.

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 03:46:50 AM »
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