Tystick

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  1. Oh and by the way I looked into your 2009 claim, and I found this: Singing the national anthem before National Football League games has been ongoing for "decades," said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. One aspect of this history that has spawned some confusion in recent days concerns a change made in 2009. Until that year, players in primetime games would remain inside their locker rooms while the anthem was sung, due to timing concerns for the television networks. After 2009, the players in primetime games have been on the field during the anthem, McCarthy said. But this change only affected primetime games. For all other games -- typically held at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. Eastern -- players had already been stationed on the field for the national anthem. So the 2009 change simply applied to primetime games the rules that had already been in place for daytime games. Part of the confusion, McCarthy said, may be that television networks often haven’t shown the national anthem being played. This is coming from the NFL.
  2. Okay fine, we stand together in unison to sing the anthem and celebrate the country. These football players are disrespecting that. They don't like Trump and want to push a political narrative. Pathetic. Regardless of who's right, what's the point? Because the anthem is somehow not about the country it's okay to disrespect it? When it comes to declared wars, the soldiers very much fight for the flag because the flag represents the freedom of country and they must fight to keep that freedom alive. I agree with your anger when it comes to undeclared wars. That's separate to this issue though. Who's rights and freedoms no longer apply? The rich football players? Oh please. No one's disagreeing that racism has existed but it's largely corrected and is very rare today. Please, show me these facts I'm ignorant of. Which non whites are disadvantaged? The NFL, NBA, and music industry are filled with black millionaires. Could it be that maybe the black community has a very high violent crime rate and the community should clean itself up before crying institutional racism.? Ask any hard working person who happens to be black, they don't agree with your narrative. They're just as advantaged as anyone else. Just because there is inequality in wealth between different ethnic groups, does not automatically mean there is racial discrimination. For example, Indian Americans are the richest in America. Oh and please point to me where I can cash in on my white privilege, I'm still trying to find it. Please present the evidence proving that all black people are pulled over at gun point, and all white people are pulled over with a casual registration request. I don't see how Trump wants me to hate the black community? That doesn't make any sense. Even if he out right stated that in the media, I would disagree with him strongly. I've not been manipulated, I can think for myself. I don't agree with everything Trump says or does. I think you're the one that's been manipulated. Stop watching CNN and MSNBC.
  3. Well sure, in general it is a topic. In context to these protests though (which is what I meant), it's conveniently forgotten about. Let me explain: The only concern, is the cherry picked stories that the media blows up to perpetuate some mass mistreatment of African American's. Sorry I don't buy it. Do racist police officers exist? Yes, but they're very much a minority (just like all racists in NA). Show me where these neo nazi's are and I'll help fight them with you. Do some police officers pull the trigger early out of fear? Yes, that is the fault of the police officer and the citizen deciding not to comply with the officer (because BLM!!1!1!). Many people don't see the police officers side in all of this. This video captures it very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfi3Ndh3n-g Do most police officers have zero intent to harm African Americans and citizens in general, on the basis of their skin-color? ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY. This "mass racism" that the media keeps blowing up doesn't exist. Once again these rich football players (who have no understanding of what it's like to just "get-by" pay-check to pay-check) can stop disrespecting the unity of the anthem because they're offended by Trump. They want to protest division, yet, they are the ones dividing the country. Hilarious.
  4. Why not? Sure, I'm not black, but I'm still objective about what I see. I say "subjective" because people like to cherry pick their side. Do some cops cross the line and kill innocent people who are black? Yes, and those cops should 100% be prosecuted accordingly. I don't think anyone disagrees with that. But the problem is people start blaming all cops. They're easy to go after; yet the vast majority of them are keeping you and me safe everyday. The other side of this protest that conveniently gets ignored is the actual black on black crime rate. For this police brutality issue to be solved completely, wouldn't the overall crime rate in the black community need to go down significantly? No one talks about that. Maybe police officers are more scared then ever and that's why they react the way they do? Not that I'm justifying it. Just trying to point out that maybe the crime rate needs to drop first. But no one protesting focuses on that.
  5. My whole point was I don't agree with politicizing the anthem. Yes I'm white, does that make my argument moot?
  6. Okay, and many ex-military don't support the protest. So there's no real point here. I agree he's using it for his own political gain, but regardless, it has been a tradition to stand up in unity and sing our countries anthem to honor those that died to keep our country free. I was unaware that players didn't stand for the anthem prior to 2009, but regardless they do now, and to now make this about an oppression issue is disrespectful to all those that fought and died for that flag. The anthem is the anthem. It's supposed to be what unites us. Leave it be. First of all, I'm not angry that football players are making more money than me. I don't care. That's the beauty of a capitalistic society. Go get good at something and usually you making a killing if you're great at it. Yeah I get it, these protests are about racial inequality. That's what's so ridiculous. How do you have it so bad when you have as much opportunity as everyone else in America to build the life you've always wanted? Yes, some football players had a tough time growing up in a lower class family, and they also happened to be black. They're not special. People of all skin colors grow up in poor and rich families. Many people grow up poor and are actually far more likely to achieve great things because they don't like their situation and are driven to change it. I'll agree with you on the issue of police officers stopping black people because of their skin color. That appears real and I'm sure annoying for the person. This all said, I still don't agree with these football players politicizing a national anthem. Protest elsewhere, it's pathetic.
  7. That's all great but I'm confused with what you're trying to point out. Are all the players kneeling ex-military? Is president Trump wrong for saying these players are a disgrace?
  8. I gotta side with the Penguins on this one. Proud of them for taking a non-political stance on this issue. Playing in the NHL shapes you as a person more than any other sport. Shame on the NFL and NBA. You may enter the league with an ego, but you end up being shaped into the best version of yourself possible. Gotta love hockey.
  9. At the end of the day these players are disrespecting every soldier that died to keep America free. Regardless of whether you like Trump or not; it's pathetic. Don't make this about your subjective oppression problems. You're kneeling down, whining that you don't have it fair, yet you're making more money every year than I'll see in my life time. Spare me.
  10. It's early, but 8 points in 2 games played
  11. Holm was standing still and Sautner didn't see him. I'd blame the defense before Jake tbh.
  12. Leaves buddy in the dust
  13. I haven't had the chance to watch him play yet, how does he look?