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Colin Kaepernick sits out the National Anthem…is he exercising his rights?

Millionaire quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he will not stand up for the National Anthem until black people are no longer oppressed. One might say he is exercising his rights but do his rights supercede the rights of his employer? The football field is his workplace and the employer controls the space. Kaepernick has a right to his opinion but not on the football field. NBC commentator Rodney Harrison went as far as to question Kaepernick’s blackness. Harrison has since apologized. Donald Trump has said Kaepernick should go to a country that aligns with his viewpoint. The quarterback need not leave the country but he should take his protest off the football field. Share your thoughts.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/rodney-harrison-colin-kaepernick-not-black/172krqv16ji66153ho89cy75i5

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NFL Player Dante Fowler referees fight between two women…will he be in the league next fall?


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Who should we demand answers from Governor Snyder or Cam Newton?

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Did the NFL really listen to Beyonce’s song Formation?


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What did people expect from Cam Newton?

The Denver Broncos proved to be Cam Newton’s krptonite. Newton’s Panthers lost last night and some are questioning Newton’s reaction to the loss and his interaction with the press. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/sports/super-bowl-carolina-panthers-cam-newton.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1

Why is Cam Newton defending himself?


Cam Newton is an exciting quarterback. He attacks the game with joy and he is not shy about celebrating, but some are bothered by his antics. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

We knew Greg Hardy beat up his girlfriend, but why are we appalled when we see the photos?

Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy beat up his girlfriend, but he is still in the NFL. He has been playing and the team stood by him, but Friday photos were released showing his brutality. Sports pundits are feigning indignation in light of the pictures. So his actions only became real when we could see them? Ray Rice knocked his fiancee out and got a 3 day suspension, but when the tape was released so was he. Chris Brown brutalized Rihanna, and when those photos were released he became the poster child for domestic violence. So its like when a tree falls in the forest an no one hears it did it really happen or matter? If we don’t see it even though the details are all there on the police report we are not convinced until we see the bruises. What does that say about us?

Deflategate and what it teaches us about cheating

We have been talking about Deflategate all week. By now most people know the Patriots were caught with 11 deflated footballs and no one knew how they got that way. The thing that has been so interesting is watching people rationalize cheating. How many times have you heard a newscaster say “they would have won anyway”. So this was really no big deal. So would it have been a big deal if the score was closer? So rules only matter under certain circumstances? If that is true then why have rules? Last night the question was posed on Twitter “how do you explain Deflategate to children?” Some laughed off the question, but is it really funny? Are we really comfortable telling the next generation cheating is good as long as you don’t get caught. Share your thoughts.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick Know Everything about Football, but nothing about Deflategate

Bill Belichick is touted as being one of the best coaches in the NFL, and Tom Brady is regarded as one of the elite quarterbacks. Today we could call them the Know Nothing Brothers. Eleven out of twelve balls were deflated and neither of these two geniuses knew anything. When did they become so unaware? When this was first mentioned to Brady on Monday he laughed it off, but today he is at a press conference attempting to explain the unexplainable. So what will happen to this awesome twosome? Absolutely nothing. The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for an inappropriate gesture but we haven’t heard anything about what the NFL will do to the Patriots for doing something that might have altered the game.

Bill Belichick Meets the Press and Says Absolutely Nothing

Bill Belichick speaks for about 14 minutes and he insists he had absolutely no knowledge concerning “Deflategate”. He says he knows nothing about he deflation of the balls. He says the NFL is investigating. This is much adieu about nothing. Yes, the Patriots broke the rules, but nothing is going to happen pre Super Bowl. This is the news story of the week. What do you think? Share your thoughts.