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  1. It seems to me that the bad teams get more bad calls. Maybe they just have the newer refs on those games.
  2. I feel exactly the opposite. If two teams battle equally for x minutes, why should one be awarded a "win" when they didn't earn it? Why should one be saddled with a loss? Equal is equal & a tie accurately reflects that.
  3. So far, looks like I might have actually called one right!
  4. Would it be that hard to create a Game Day BOARD?
  5. Chefs, Jags
  6. Took him in rnd 17, 10-team league, to back up Charles.
  7. Isn't she the one that compared BLM to the KKK?
  8. I'm convinced that part of it has to do with setting the stage. It's a universally accepted lead-in.
  9. Exposure is important. It would be foolish to eschew it.
  10. I think you need to assess your own personal take. Some believe he was declining to participate, some believe he was flipping off America.
  11. The other option is to follow the herd & hope. Doing nothing, I think, would be ineffective.
  12. After sitting on the bench as the anthem was played before a Friday night exhibition against the Green Bay Packers (Kaepernick sat out The Star Stangled Banner in the Niners' two previous preseason games, too, when he wasn't in uniform) told NFL Network's Steve Wyche that he refused to “show pride in the flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Referring to recent slayings of African-Americans by police that have sparked racial tensions, protests and other forms of backlash across the nation, which has historically tilted the scales of the criminal justice system so unfavorably against minorities, Kaepernick lamented that it would be selfish not to protest. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” he said. In the face of intense criticism, including some fans who have responded by burning his jersey, Kaepernick doubled down Sunday after a meeting in which the issue was discussed with teammates — and most supported his First Amendment right to express himself. The embattled quarterback calmly spoke for roughly 20 minutes afterward, hardly afraid to face the heat or dodge the opportunity to explain himself in further detail. He maintained that he wanted to bring awareness to an issue. Mission accomplished. “This country stands for liberty, freedom, justice for all,” he said. “And it’s not happening for all right now.”
  13. So... What does the playing of the anthem mean? I suggest it means different things to different people.