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By William O'Toole


On Tuesday's broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show, the host turned his attention to the upcoming NFL season because he was addressing points made by sportswriter Jason Whitlock, a guest on Monday's Tucker Carlson program.

Limbaugh's concern is that the league will do anything to placate the Black Lives Matter movement to prevent the league from any critics' slings and arrows, whether it is the media, leftist organizations, Democrats, sponsors, or any other group. Thus, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is thinking of implementing for the first week of the season the Black National Anthem to be followed by the National Anthem. His take on this strategy was to chastise the NFL leadership and the franchise owners believing they are kowtowing to the protesters and political activists.

According to the transcripts of the program, Limbaugh stated:
And now they're being aided and abetted by the NFL and the ownership group, which refuses to use the same values they built their businesses with in running the National Football League, all because Nike, a big sponsor and other sponsors are upset, threatening to pull money away. So no guardrails, nobody standing up, no morality, no virtue. It's absent. And the NFL doesn't know what's headed its way[.] ... Cause everybody's making a big mistake.
Unfortunately, it is Limbaugh who is making the mistake. The NFL does know what is headed its way. These people are in a runaway car with no brakes because they refused to have them repaired. Owners and Goodell know they are have no way out of a situation they have put themselves and by their own design. The recognize that their product has been irreparably damaged and that the league will lose a fortune one way or another in lost revenue from sponsors or plummeting ratings. Worse, the once racially diverse but united locker room could be torn apart.

But they know this and allowed it.


Remember: this is a league that has to contend with the constant safety factors of bodily injuries and particularly concussions, which has seen participation in the sport decline as parents push their kids into alternative sports. On top of that, the NFL has had another public relations disaster with a number of its players running afoul of the law, with some referring to it as the National Felons League.

Don't kid yourself, either. Deep down, the left opposes sports, especially American sports. Sports are "affirmative action free," at least on the field of play, in which meritocracy is rewarded, no matter the color of one's skin. Kansas City's Super Bowl–winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes just inked a ten-year, $450-million contract, surpassing MLB's Los Angeles of Anaheim's Mike Trout as the highest paid American athlete in U.S. sports history. It is actually closer to $500 million with extensions and bonuses, but why fret over a few hundred million?

Oh almost forgot — Mahomes is black.

Sports have served not just as a career for the best athletes, but also as a means to earn a college degree though athletic scholarships.

And worse for the left, fans reward the champions both on the winning and losing sides. Fans love their heroes and respect their team's rivals but loathe and detest the whiners.

Athletes are admired for their drive, determination, enthusiasm, skills, acumen, and talents. Deep down, fans realize that only the best play on Sundays, no matter how many weekend warriors and Monday-morning quarterbacks think differently.
President Trump was able to rally support for the NFL, and ratings and popularity surged after he called out the owners and the league in the wake of the Colin Kaepernick events. It seems short-lived, a Band-Aid on a gaping wound, if Goodell continues to ignore the problems the league is experiencing, professional football may not survive. He may not overcome the optics of a league that has become increasingly politicized, chaotic, greedy, and out of control and out of touch.

Memo to Mr. Mahomes: Seriously, cash that first $100 million ASAP.

 

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I like to watch sports.
I don't want to hear about protests and politics watching sports.
If the owner's allow the PPS (protests and politics disease) to infect their teams,
I ain't going and ain't watching !!!
 

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Football, NFL, What are those things? Oh!, they are member of the so-called sports were a bunch or overrated millionaires "athletes" supposedly play to get a ball past a goal. To me the whole thing is a joke, a very bad overly expensive joke.
 

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American "FOOTBALL" has as much to do with the feet as rowing.........REAL football, which we insultingly call "soccer" takes fitness, stamina and an ability to be moving for 45 minutes at a whack - not this run a 6 second play and then get a 45 second rest break with endless substitutions because these "athletes" are too tired to go the distance. The BIGGEST mistake they did was not slap Copperdick HARD the first time he took a knee; he should have been suspended without pay for violating the rules he agreed to when he went to the NFL; Goodell is the sorriest POS I have ever seen in ANY place of leadership - he's worse than Wayne at the NRA
 
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Football, along with other sports, are trying their best to be PC; just like all the politicians and woke citizens. Having your feeling hurt has become the driving force for political correctness.

Unfortunately there is no one fighting back. There are many who moan about, whisper under their breath or write about it on gun forums..... but that is where it stops.

We have allowed the complainers to influence policy and now we are suffering.

I refuse to watch any sports or participate in PC crap.


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When I received my gov. letter to fill out the census earlier this year, one of the questions concerned ethnicity. I selected other and wrote in American. I was born here, my father was born here, my grandfather was born here. Even if my roots could be traced to somewhere else, I'm still American. When anyone disrespects the Flag they are disrespecting every American that has given his or her life to preserve the guarantees of freedom we have in the Constitution. I simple do not watch or care for Professional sports.
 

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which means that they will probably count you as a native american......which is in itself true...so go Redskins!!!....and this from a former Cowboys supporter....
 

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which means that they will probably count you as a native american......which is in itself true...so go Redskins!!!....and this from a former Cowboys supporter....
I always put myself down as a 'native American' . I was born here the same as an American Indian. Of course I don't get any of the benefits allotted to minorities.(y)
 

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You'd have thought the government would have at least given you a "casino license" or a "tobacco selling permit".
 

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I always put myself down as a 'native American' . I was born here the same as an American Indian. Of course I don't get any of the benefits allotted to minorities.(y)
Love it!


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Sports have served not just as a career for the best athletes, but also as a means to earn a college degree though athletic scholarships.

And worse for the left, fans reward the champions both on the winning and losing sides. Fans love their heroes and respect their team's rivals but loathe and detest the whiners.
Sports have largely served as a sublimating force and a benign channel for some of our worst tendencies (tribalism, war, violence, conquering). Removing it will accelerate tensions and give people no where positive to redirect that energy. I saw a lot of kids growing up with troubled home lives whose only saving grace was sports. It taught them discipline and gave their life structure and order. The things they needed more than anything else.
 

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"I saw a lot of kids growing up with troubled home lives whose only saving grace was sports. It taught them discipline and gave their life structure and order. The things they needed more than anything else."

That is one of the benefits of organized sports, those kids that have the ability and are willing to put in the effort. could make a good future for themselves. The problem lies with the fact that organized sport is a big business that their primary goal to make a lot of money for their owners and such owners would do anything needed to make sure that their cash cow keeps producing, even if they have to kiss the *ss of people they actually hate and capitulate to the demands of a foreign power that aims to destroy us.
 

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..... The problem lies with the fact that organized sport is a big business that their primary goal to make a lot of money for their owners and such owners would do anything needed to make sure that their cash cow keeps producing, even if they have to kiss the *ss of people they actually hate and capitulate to the demands of a foreign power that aims to destroy us.
The owners are cutting off their nose to spite their face!
Their cash flow will dry up if they abandon their customers!
 

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Lenin used to say that "The imperialist (Meaning the USA ) are so greedy that they would be willing to sell us the rope we are going to use to hang then with"
It seems that our sport business has never heard such statement.
 

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The people that loot and burn are not the people buying tickets and stuff that make them money.
They have as much as said we don't matter to them.
Every couple years I used to buy my wife a jersey for Christmas.
Hope she is good with the ones she has.

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