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    end of the anthem protests distraction is near



    Roger Goodell says players should stand during anthem

    Roger Goodell has told team owners in a Tuesday letter that he wants all players to stand during the anthem and that a proposed rule change would be discussed at next week’s league meeting.
    Add that to Jerry Jones & Steven Ross decisions to preclude player protests (at least on the field), Trumps tax threat, Pence's walkout, and sinking TV ratings costing the NFL multi-millions.

    Expect to see the owners adopt a resolution at the next meeting. Hopefully, the players will cooperate with rules enforcement by coming to the realization that they are losing about 50% of NFL revenues being lost, and that their protest message has become lost in the controversy. Instead of gaining support, they have turned off millions of Americans via their disprectful behavior.
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    Re: end of the anthem protests distraction ii near

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    Roger Goodell says players should stand during anthem



    Add that to Jerry Jones & Steven Ross decisions to preclude player protests (at least on the field), Trumps tax threat, Pence's walkout, and sinking TV ratings costing the NFL multi-millions.

    Expect to see the owners adopt a resolution at the next meeting. Hopefully, the players will cooperate with rules enforcement by coming to the realization that they are losing about 50% of NFL revenues being lost, and that their protest message has become lost in the controversy. Instead of gaining support, they have turned off millions of Americans via their disprectful behavior.
    I could see them just playing it before teams come out like in college.

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    Amazing how quickly things change when money is lost.

    Glad to see Goodell stand up and do the right thing. 3 weeks too late, but...good nonetheless.





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    Re: end of the anthem protests distraction ii near

    Quote Originally Posted by usmccharles View Post
    I could see them just playing it before teams come out like in college.

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    Makes the most sense honestly

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    Re: end of the anthem protests distraction ii near

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmaniac4life View Post
    Amazing how quickly things change when money is lost.

    Glad to see Goodell stand up and do the right thing. 3 weeks too late, but...good nonetheless.

    Lol. Not shocked. The "right thing" in America is often stumbled upon down a trail of money.
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    I believe that eventually, the protesting would have put a dent in the players salaries as well. TV contracts are based on fan support, and if the networks see a decline in TV watching, they would lower their bids for the NFL once the contracts expire. A lower TV contract would affect the yearly rise of the salary cap, thus lowering players salaries in the long run.





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    Re: end of the anthem protests distraction ii near

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPlayReceiver View Post
    Lol. Not shocked. The "right thing" in America is often stumbled upon down a trail of money.
    As with most of the world when it comes to a business. But I don't give a crap, I can now start to be interested in football again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrollCoRaven View Post
    I believe that eventually, the protesting would have put a dent in the players salaries as well. TV contracts are based on fan support, and if the networks see a decline in TV watching, they would lower their bids for the NFL once the contracts expire. A lower TV contract would affect the yearly rise of the salary cap, thus lowering players salaries in the long run.
    Just like when players in the NBA are sitting out games, blew my mind, but I bet a lot of these players don't know where their money comes from..

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    Nah what’s going to happen is the players are going to strike a few games. This won’t end well.





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    Re: end of the anthem protests distraction ii near

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    As with most of the world when it comes to a business. But I don't give a crap, I can now start to be interested in football again.
    Screw the world. We're great, and we should be better then them--moral compass and all that.
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    Re: end of the anthem protests distraction is near

    They should just stop playing it at games... If this bullshit by trump has raised any issue it is the pervasive culture of nationalism and racism alive in this country.

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    The NFL is about to find out that black folk ain’t finning to be punked in 2017.





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