LIVINGSTON, September 26, 2016 - I'm done with it. Finished. This is goodbye (no, I'm not talking about this website and the free service that we provide). I've been watching the NFL since I was in second grade. I remember watching Joe Namath in his last years of playing. I remember Fran Tarkington, Larry Csonka, Franco Harris, Earl Campbell. I remember (though I never liked them) watching the Tom Landry Cowboys of the 70s (they were an amazing and disciplined team). I remember Jackie Smith dropping an easy pass in the endzone that would've helped the Cowboys beat the Steelers in the Superbowl in 1979. I remember when the Dolphins ruled, followed by the Steel age that transitioned into the Joe Montana led 49ers dominating the 80s. I remember watching with total amazement OJ Simpson run for the Bills. I used to play one on one football in the front yard with my brother. I'd yell at him, "Bronco Nagurski!" insinuating that I was Nagurski. When I went into the Army in 1982 and went overseas I lost contact with NFL football. When I finished my time in the service (1985) I slowly reconnected with NFL football. I remember when free agency was passed. This led to ridiculous contracts, players holding out for more money as the owners would give in. There's two seasons that I remember players going on strike to get even more money. I looked the other way and just thought, oh well, it's business, as long as I can see it for free on TV then whatever. Players demanded more money, owners demanded bigger elaborate stadiums. Most of the cost was passed on to the fans and consumers in some form of local taxation and ticket prices that nearly cost your right arm. I didn't like any of this stuff (the astronomical amounts of money, the holdouts, the demands) while us working folks BETTER SHOW UP FOR WORK ON MONDAY OR BE FIRED. Though I didn't like it, I just looked the other way. Well, the NFL finally crossed the line. It started with Colin Kaepernick blatantly disprespecting the USA by choosing to sit for the National Anthem. I knew when it happened, that it would grow. I knew the second that I saw it on the news that the overwhelmingly leftist media would sympathize with it and somehow justify Kaepernick's classlessness. For the record, Colin Kaepernick was screwed over by his black father. A white couple adopted him and brought him up to the success that he's had in life. Kaepernick claims that black people are laying dead in the street at the hands of racist cops and a racist system and that people of color are being oppressed. For the record, in 2015 the OVERWHELMING number of people killed by police were white. But, leftist media spoon feeds those who are willing to believe their lies and misrepresentation of the truth. Now Kaepernick's actions are spreading across the fruited plain. Entire high school teams are refusing to stand for the National Anthem. I wonder what would happen to these people if they did such things in Cuba, China, any African country, just about any other country in the world. This isn't a courageous act, it's a classless, trashy, whiny cry baby thing, and, it's based on a lie. Courageous is putting on a uniform and following orders to go overseas where terrorists and insurgents are plotting to kill you in a hostile land and you're getting paid minimum wage for it. That's courage. So why am I divorcing myself from NFL football (and all professional sports)? Because watching it promotes it, it supports it. The NFL is now trampling the very symbol of America. The country that I love, that I care about. The NFL wont let the Cowboys honor the fallen officers that were assassinated in Dallas by a hate mongering maniac, but they'll allow jerks like Kaepernick to sit during the National Anthem and allow this classless jerk to wear socks that depict pigs wearing police uniforms. I hope the NFL, NBA, MLB, all implode and collapse on themselves. This was the first Sunday where I didn't turn on the TV to see what was going on. Ask me about a game and I wont be able to tell you anything. I was already considering this, then when I saw the Texans' Duane Brown holding a fist up during the National Anthem, that was the final straw. I don't watch it anymore, I don't pay attention to it, it's not my thing. Any Cowboy fans who want to razz me, you might as well be razzing potato sitting on your counter top in the kitchen. I will not watch or cheer for an organization that tramples the country that I love. Lastly, who's to blame for this? As far as I can tell, the national media which is overwhelmingly leftist. They are ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN etc. Our media has become so blatantly leftist that it ceased to be news years ago and rather became an agenda driven propaganda machine. Any of these shows that come on TV like Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC Today Show are completely dominated by a leftist agenda. There's still news out there that can be trusted, but you have to look for it. YouTube has lots of channels that will challenge the leftist propaganda and put things in proper perspective. Happy Monday Everybody!
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