Now the NFL and its cronies are blaming President Donald Trump for their own stupidity and ignorance.
NBC broadcaster Al Michaels was asked about his thoughts on the NFL rating decline in an interview with Philly.com this week. Michaels listed multiple factors, but of course, wasted no time circled back to President Donald Trump’s September comments at a rally in Alabama where he called for protesting players to be “fired.”
He alluded to the false notion that President Trump’s comments reignited the spotlight on player protests. But the fact was that Trump didn’t reignite the controversy, the controversy was never extinguished, he only called out what players were already doing. Especially the failed ex-Forty Niner’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick who, because he saw his career was ending he decided to take a knee against our flag and all she stands for.
Maybe Colin Kaepernick Is Just Not That Good
Whether or not Colin Kaepernick plays another down in the N.F.L., I’m going to say that he can achieve more off a football field than he — or anyone else in the sport — can achieve on one.
Football, in the larger scheme of things, is not that important. Kaepernick, meanwhile, has a message about crucial aspects of our frayed but hopefully repairable nation that will continue to grow. If he has the devotion to work for change, he could outclass Tom Brady, or any player you might name, as someone who did something that truly matters for future generations.
But I thought it might be useful to at least consider something. The conventional wisdom is that Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after last season and has yet to be signed by another team, does not have an N.F.L. job on account of his politics. In protest against racism and police brutality, he won’t stand for the national anthem, and he’s increasingly outspoken on social issues. Earlier this summer in a tweet he likened the police to members of the fugitive slave patrol. N.F.L. owners, the thinking goes, must be racists who don’t like his politics — or cynical pragmatists who don’t like that their racist fans don’t like his politics.
What seems to me more problematic than Kaepernick’s not having a job is the general unwillingness to consider that this situation might be justified on the merits, given Kaepernick’s current attributes, or lack thereof, as a quarterback, rather than assuming, as part of a kneejerk gospel of victimhood, that persecution must be the cause.
It’s not hard to make a statistical case for why Kaepernick is not playing now. He threw for a mere 187 yards a game last season, which was good enough for 30th (in a league of 32 teams). For his career, he has completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes. Last season, 24 passers completed more than 60 percent. Kaepernick, at 59.2 percent, was ranked 26th. If you’re below 60 percent, you’re a fringe guy.
More damning, Kaepernick was not asked to make difficult throws; he’s not a Matt Ryan-type quarterback, slinging the ball far down the field on deep crosses or challenging out routes. In the current iteration of the N.F.L., offense rules the day, with quarterbacks tasked to put up crooked numbers on the scoreboard. Kaepernick’s job was to be a game manager, making the easiest, high-percentage throws. And he still struggled. What are you supposed to do with a guy like this? What can he do for you? Can he help you win?
If Kaepernick deserves a spot in the league, it’s only as a backup quarterback. And he will eventually get a job as one, I bet, once quarterbacks start getting hurt. But the fact that he doesn’t have a job right now isn’t shocking, and it doesn’t have to be because N.F.L. owners are racists who are blackballing him.
The older I get, the less I care about football, but I do care about merit, and things being seen for what they are. “Life is,” as Dostoyevsky wrote, and it is our job to figure out what the “is” is. I believe that’s one of the core responsibilities of being human.
We don’t do this enough anymore. We don’t ask the tough questions. We seek to align ourselves with what I think of as the “control voice” — whatever piped-in monotone is dictating a given narrative at the moment. It’s easy to feel good about yourself when you’re patting yourself on the back for your inability to never fail to take the moral high ground, which everyone who agrees with you reinforces and enables, one Facebook “like” at a time. But there is nothing real about that.
It doesn’t matter that Kaepernick doesn’t have a job; it matters that so few people even wonder if there might be a non-disgraceful explanation. We have become the anti-meritocracy. We resent those who outperform us, outwork us, outproduce us. And the person who has been perceived to have been slighted? He is whom we now adore.
The only reason Colin Kaepernick ever started kneeling was because he was for all intents and purposes, on his way out of the NFL. He knew this so his Muslim girlfriend, who has deep ties to Islamic extremism, convinced him to pull a stunt like he did. He never had an issue with any so-called “cop brutality” or hating our flag while he was actually still an active player for the Niners.
But today since it seems like no team wants the drama Kaepernick started after he was benched when he was playing poorly for the San Francisco Forty-Niners he has changed his tune. It has gotten to the point that he is actually begging teams to hire him. He is even saying that he will never kneel for the National Anthem again if someone hires him. Gee thanks, what a guy. Way to stand up for your so-called convictions dude.
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BREAKING NEWS out of GEORGIA… SCUMBAG NFL Star BUSTED And It’s All On VIDEO!
And the NFL nightmare continues!
This time another entitled NFL ball tossing ingrate, Seattle Seahawks rookie and defensive-lineman, Malik McDowell, took it upon himself to get into a bit of hot water with the law. But unfortunately for McDowell, his rude interaction with a female law enforcement officer who was attempting to arrest him for disorderly conduct was all caught on camera and made public for the whole world to see who these so-called “justice warriors” in the NFL are really about.
As seen in the above video a male police officer appears to be trying to transport McDowell to the police station for booking. The male police officer isn’t the same officer who originally arrested him though. Because as we see in the video while McDowell is being arrested he is also taunting a female peace officer who is standing nearby.
The video features a male officer—who appears to be tasked with transporting McDowell, but not the one who originally arrested him—putting handcuffs on McDowell. At the same time, McDowell is taunting a female cop standing nearby.
“Are you scared of me?” he asks her repeatedly. “Why is you a cop then?”
McDowell and the officer go back and forth about why he was arrested for disorderly conduct, and he calls her a bitch multiple times.
“Bitch, I got money. That’s why I can talk shit,” McDowell says, adding that the officers will never make as much money as he’s made in the past few months.
McDowell then apparently shouts at some passersby, “Hey, they’re trying to plant some shit on me!” which causes the officers to laugh.
“I got a lot of fucking money you broke-ass niggas,” McDowell says as they search him. “Put me in fucking jail, please, so I can bond out.”
Yup, this is what social justice warrior millionaires do. They follow the lead of a failing quarterback who was told by his Islamic girlfriend to kneel during the national anthem to call attention to himself so he wouldn’t be fired by the San Francisco Forty-Niners. And in turn, they take down the whole NFL with them. And sadly since most of these ball tossers have no idea how money works they are too damn stupid to figure out the fact that if people don’t go to the games, watch them on tv, and buy team gear they don’t get paid. They are harming their own pocketbooks but they don’t even possess the IQ to understand this fact.
12 Reasons Why Everyone Hates Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick just got paid. The haters came out in droves. Why do people hate the successful quarterback? Here’s why:
1. He’s not Russell Wilson. Despite Wilson’s offseason divorce, the Seattle Seahawks QB is so much more clean cut than his rival Kaepernick! And not embroiled in scandals! And his arms aren’t covered in tattoos! And most of all, his Instagram screams “Humble Choir Boy” while Kaepernick is posing with rappers.
2. Tattoos. Kaepernick has many scary, colorful tattoos. This freaks out 82% of NFL writers over the age of 50 who prefer their QBs to have pasty, doughy arms devoid of ink. And the tats under Kaepernick’s jersey? If you see him at the pool, you better walk to the shallow end, Mark Cuban.
3. Occasionally, Kaepernick wears his hat backwards. Why would a 26-year old wear his hat backwards? That’s so unprofessional. Black, wearing a hat backwards and having visible tattoos is three strikes and Mr. Kaepernick, you’re out. When Stafford, Roethlisberger, Rodgers, Romo and Brady wear their hat backwards, it’s ironic, obviously.
4. Kaepernick is most dangerous when he scrambles. He shredded the Packers for 181 yards on the ground in a 2013 playoff game, carved up the Seahawks for 130 in a playoff game last season, and he’s dominant in the read option. NFL purists hate running QBs except for Steve Young.
5. Kaepernick wears socks that are called “Make it Rain.” Dude, do you really want your socks to give off a strip club vibe? Is that something Joe Flacco would wear?
6. The 49ers QB kisses his biceps sometimes after scoring. The ego on this kid. Usually, Andrew Luck hands the ball to the referee.
Colin Kaepernick against Jacksonville-b
7. So what if Kaepernick has reached two straight NFC Championship games? Zero Super Bowl rings and it’s all about the ringsssss.
8. NOT CLUTCH. In 2014: Three fourth-quarter turnovers vs. Seattle in the NFC Championship game, including an interception in the end zone in the final minute. In 2013: Couldn’t complete a 4th down pass inside the 10-yard line in the final minute of the Super Bowl. Spare me the regular season wins, or the playoff road win over the Packers in 2014. Are we certain Kaepernick is ready for the blinding lights of crunch time?
9. Colin Kaepernick has a big nose, which led one hack to call him “Schnozz.” I didn’t look, but I’m sure the Digital Underground jokes were flying on twitter minutes after Kaepernick’s record-setting contract extension.
10. Kaepernick had the gall to wear a Dolphins hat once at a party. Big mistake. Huge mistake. Would Joe Montana have ever worn a Houston Oilers hat? No way.
11. He mocked Cam Newton’s Superman celebration, in a playoff game, in Carolina. What a dick.
Colin Kaepernick touchdown with a Superman Cam Newton mock-a
12. Kaepernick shills for Beats. Sure, the young kids like Beats and the “I’m the Man” commercial, and Apple just bought them, making Dr. Dre a billionaire, but NFL fans prefer their QBs to sell more vanilla products. Like Wranglers, Uggs or Buicks.
And all these reasons were before he started kneeling during the national anthem!
Never in the history of the NFL has the attendance and game viewership been so low. All because of a man who decided that instead of using his strength of running the ball he wanted to throw it because it requires less work and effort on his behalf. Congratulations “Social Justice Warriors!”
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BREAKING NEWS – VONN Is OUT! Makes SHOCKING Announcement
Someday I will understand why people who are known for their physical abilities or for pretending to be something they are not are given a platform to spew their stupidity in our society.
Lyndsy Vonn who no one knew by name just a month ago, other than for being Tiger Wood’s woman a couple of years ago, is now known as the infamous Olympic Skier who recently suffered a minor back injury in Switzerland while preparing for the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea after she told Fake News CNN that she would not visit Trump’s White House upon being invited as a member of the U.S. Olympic team.
Now she is trying to backtrack after the huge backlash she got from all us Freedom Loving Patriots.
As I head to France for the next races, I would like to share with you my reflections from the past few days. I've received a tremendous amount of feedback, both positive and negative, about my recent CNN interview. The point that I was trying to articulate is that all Olympic athletes represent their nation as a whole, and are not representatives of their government or any specific political figure or party. None of us work tirelessly for years on end to compete in the Olympics on behalf of Democrats or Republicans. The Olympics are a non-political event, a chance for everyone to put aside their differences and be on the same "team.". That does not mean that Olympic athletes don't have political opinions. As an American, I am extremely proud that our great nation was founded on principals and ideals where citizens can express our opinions openly. It is a privilege that some others around the world don't have. I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity. My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States. You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world. As for myself, my recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now. It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being "anti-Trump." We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world? All of this is much bigger than skiing and the Olympics. I am going to take the next two months to focus on what I can do and right now that is competing for my country. In doing that, I will be hoping that we Americans can still be that "shining city on a hill."
Don’t you just love it when a moron who knows how to ski well pretends they are a political guru? This woman is very good at what she does, why does she insist on sticking her foot in her mouth is beyond me. And why is the Fake News Network, CNN, asking these idiots if they will visit the White House or not? The White House is a place of business. Not a place to make these athletes with overblown egos feel good. Normal, everyday taxpayers like us don’t get invited to the White House, why should they? Because they know how to throw a damn ball around or go fast? Doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.
Lindsey Vonn: ‘I want to represent the US, not Trump’ at Winter Olympics
Olympic champion becomes latest athlete to speak out against Trump
Vonn, 33, says she would turn down traditional invite to White House
American skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest athlete to speak out against Donald Trump.
The most decorated female skier of all time told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday that she wants to “represent the people of the United States, not the president” and would turn down the invitation to the White House traditionally put forth to the entire US Olympic team.
“I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony,” Vonn said. “I want to represent our country well. I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that.”
When asked if she would accept an invitation to the White House, Vonn was to the point: “Absolutely not. Nope. I have to win to be invited so – no, actually I think every US team member is invited. So, no, I won’t go.”
Vonn, who turned 33 in October, is preparing for her first Winter Olympics since 2010, when she vaulted to global stardom after capturing gold in the women’s downhill and bronze in the super-G. She missed the Sochi Games four years later while rehabilitating from knee surgery.
The Minnesota native has logged a record 77 career World Cup victories, more than any other woman and second overall to Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark. She is a four-time overall World Cup champion and one of six women to have won World Cup races in all five disciplines of alpine skiing: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom, and super combined.
Vonn is not the first high-profile athlete to speak out against the Trump administration.
Trump launched a sensational attack on NFL players who have kneeled in protest of the national anthem during a speech in Alabama in September, challenging the league’s owners to release anyone who engages in the movement started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The fiery rhetoric prompted criticism from dozens of NFL players and even league commissioner Roger Goodell, who said “divisive comments like [Trump’s] demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.”
That same week Stephen Curry, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player who in June led the Golden State Warriors to second league title in three seasons, told reporters he supported a snub of the team’s traditional White House visit, earning a stern rebuke from Trump, who withdrew the invitation.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James called the president a “bum” while the Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy went further, calling Trump an “asshole”.
In the CNN interview, Vonn also responded to the IOC’s unprecedented decision to ban Russia’s Olympic Committee from the Winter Olympics, which kick off in Feburary.
“If even a small percentage of that is true I would think the IOC did the right thing,” she said. “Obviously, there are potential athletes that are clean but they have the option now to compete under a neutral flag, which I think is a good solution.
“But doping and what the Russians did is just not acceptable and we have to make that clear. And make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”
Vonn’s final preparations for Pyeongchang hit a minor snag when she crashed out of last week’s season-opening downhill event in Lake Louise, Austria.
So this genius states that she is there to represent Americans, not President Trump. But she forgot President Trump is also an American and he is our president, so her argument is about as stupid as she looks. This is what happens when we as a society engage in hero worship. I hope that for her sake this skiing thing pans out because I’m pretty sure she’s not qualified to do much else.
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BACKSTABBING COWARD Just ATTACKED Trump – He MUST PAY NOW!
No good deed will ever go unpunished!
The now-former UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball is now saying his decision to thank President Donald Trump for helping with his release from a Chinese jail was forced on him by the university.
LiAngelo Ball and two other players were arrested for shoplifting at three different stores in Hangzhou China a few week ago while visiting for a Basketball tournament. The president then pulled strings for their release from what would have probably amounted to a sentence of 10 plus years of hard labor in a Chinese prison. And in China, prisons aren’t like the ones in America. Prisoners there actually have to earn their keep, they don’t get the best healthcare available and they also don’t get any cable tv or internet access.
The three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting a day before US President Donald Trump’s visit cannot leave their hotel until the end of the legal process, which could last months, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Police are requiring the University of California, Los Angeles, players to remain at their luxury Hangzhou hotel until the legal process is done, which could last days, weeks or even months, ESPN reported, citing unnamed sources.
The three students, freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were arrested Tuesday, according to several media reports. Ball is the younger brother of National Basketball Association rookie Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The US State Department and UCLA Athletics officials declined to address how long legal proceedings might take.
A State Department official said the department was aware of reports of three American citizens arrested in China and stood ready to provide assistance but had no further comment due to privacy considerations.
The Chinese government reported the incident to US officials, Chinese foreign ministry officials previously said.
Chinese authorities have up to 37 days to decide whether to pursue official approval for an arrest, Margaret Lewis, a law professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey who researches China’s legal system, told the Los Angeles Times.
An arrest would prompt an investigation that could take up to two additional months before prosecutors bring formal charges, Lewis told the newspaper.
In China, the conviction rate is more than 99 percent and punishment would be based on many factors, including merchandise value, the players’ cooperation and if they appeared repentant, Lewis told the newspaper.
The players were questioned about stealing from a Louis Vuitton store and released on bail Wednesday, ESPN reported.
Chinese President Xi Jinping led Trump on a private tour of the Forbidden City to kick off his visit Wednesday.
Reached by telephone at his hotel Wednesday, Ball declined to comment. In a video posted Wednesday on Twitter by ESPN writer Arash Markazi, LaVar Ball said his son LiAngelo would be fine.
The players will not play in Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech, UCLA Athletics spokeswoman Shana Wilson said.
The UCLA team arrived in China on Sunday and then traveled to Hangzhou, about three hours by bus from Shanghai, to visit the campus of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., sponsor of the game in China.
LaVar Ball, Ball’s father, who apparently wasn’t able to teach his children not to steal, announced last week that LiAngelo would be leaving UCLA to play professionally in Lithuania along with his younger brother, LaMelo. Good riddance. They also have an older brother, Lonzo Ball, who is currently in his rookie year with the Los Angeles Lakers after playing one year for the UCLA team. Sadly after Liangelo’s apology, LaVar started a feud with Trump, who rightly had called on the outspoken CEO of the Big Baller Brand to also express gratitude for getting his son released from prison.
In what is being coined as a “defiant interview” given last month, Levar Ball refused to thank the president and even went as far as to state “I don’t care and I don’t know. If he said he helped, that’s good for his mind, If you helped, you shouldn’t have to say anything.” This interview happened after Levar said his own people on the ground were the ones who were responsible for his son’s release.
One thing is for certain, no one in the US will be missing this ungrateful hack nor his sons. Lithuania’s deal is our gain. Wonder how long it will take them to get thrown into a Lithuanian prison?
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