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  • NYPD Officers Rally to Help Get Colin Kaepernick an NFL Job

    08/19/2017 6:53:40 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 84 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/19/17 | Alec Nathan
    Current and former members of the New York City Police Department rallied in Brooklyn Saturday in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), approximately 75 "mostly minority" officers attended the rally and wore T-shirts featuring the hashtag "#imwithkap." Frank Serpico, who was played by Al Pacino in the 1973 film Serpico that depicted police corruption, was also in attendance. "He's trying to hold up this government up to our founding fathers," Serpico told the AP. Kaepernick, 29, has been an unrestricted free agent since he parted ways with the 49ers in...
  • Frank Serpico, NYPD cops raise their fists,

    08/19/2017 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    NYDaily Skews ^ | 8/19/17 | Dale W. Eisinger Larry Mcshane
    take a knee for team-less Colin Kaepernick at Brooklyn rally Because Colin Kaepernick took a knee, these cops have his back. Law enforcers past and present turned out Saturday in a show of support for the controversial NFL quarterback — whose public stance against racism and police violence preceded his current unemployment. “What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event. “And that's the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here...
  • 2017 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/19/2017 8:28:55 AM PDT · by texas booster · 14 replies
    Yahoo!!! Sports Pick'em ^ | Aug 19 2017 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2017 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER 2017 NO RHINOS Group 4185 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just pick the team each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. At the end of the year we all toast the winner, and send a donation to JimRob. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • CAREER OVER: Kaepernick ANGRY That Nobody Wants Him!

    08/18/2017 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 139 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 08-18-2017 | Scott Osborn
    As Kaepernick watched his last two chances, the Ravens and the Dolphins, slip through his hands, he is furiously blaming everyone but himself for the end of his career.
  • This Just in: NAACP calls for Kaepernick honor boycott of NFL, wants Heisman Trophy Statue torn down

    08/18/2017 7:47:30 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 30 replies
    beebuster news service | August 18, 2017 | beebuster2000 News
    Heisman was of German descent and coached in the South at GeorgiaWhat other reason is needed?
  • Report: NFL launches LGBT initiative, NFL Pride

    08/18/2017 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Skooz · 94 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/18/2017 | Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
    <p>The NFL launched its LGBT initiative, "NFL Pride," on Wednesday at a 150-person gathering at league offices in New York, according to Outsports.</p> <p>"NFL Pride" was created by the league's Diversity Council and was spearheaded by gay NFL employees John Cora and Michael Castor, according to Outsports.</p>
  • NAACP calling for boycott of NFL, Atlanta Falcons

    08/18/2017 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 99 replies
    Fox 5, Atlanta ^ | AUG 18 2017 | Aungelique Proctor
    ATLANTA - The NAACP has called for a boycott of the NFL. The organization says the league treated free agent Colin Kaepernick unfairly for his headline grabbing protest during the national anthem. --SNIP-- Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team. This boycott is not just here in Georgia. It is nationwide. The NAACP says they are planning to send a strong message to not only commissioner Rodger Goodell, but NFL owners like Arthur Blank.
  • Fans to join Seahawks DE Michael Bennett in sitting during national anthem

    08/18/2017 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | August 18, 2017 | Lindsey Wisniewski
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett won't be the only one to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem this season. Bennett, who sat alone in protest of racial and social injustices during the team's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, received many comments on Twitter that fans will be joining him in his protest this season.
  • Report: African American history museum to host a Colin Kaepernick exhibit

    08/18/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 60 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | Aug 18. 2017 | Kevin Skiver
    People have had a lot to say on Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem, but there is one undeniable fact: It has impacted how we watch football. Now it's being recognized again. Kaepernick is getting his own exhibit in the National Museum of African American History.
  • Colin Kaepernick: History's Hero?

    08/18/2017 5:13:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The National Football League's preseason is underway, and national anthem-hating quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have an NFL job. One can easily identify the liberal journalists by their anguish over this so-called injustice. You can also identify them by their dishonest arguments. Washington Post sports columnist Jerry Brewer pulled out a very large straw man on Aug. 17 in a column headlined "Days of Docile Black Athlete Have Ended. Get Used to It." He doubled down in the text, saying: "Sorry for the inconvenience, sports fans, but the days of the docile black athlete are over. This isn't a time...
  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett calls on white players to help with national anthem protests

    08/16/2017 8:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Gabrielle McMillen
    Michael Bennett is calling on all NFL players — black and white — to participate in the national anthem protests. In the Seahawks' first preseason game on Sunday, the defensive end sat for the anthem, continuing the movement started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. However, Bennett said just a few players protesting the anthem isn't enough.
  • Goodell appears to have decided about National Anthem protests

    08/16/2017 3:41:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Asked about players who did not stand for the national anthem before preseason games, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that while the playing of the anthem is a special moment to him, “we also have to understand the other side.” Goodell made the comments at University of Phoenix Stadium during a 45-minute question-and-answer period with Arizona Cardinals club seat holders. One season ticket-holder, Bruce Olson, asked the commissioner whether players were going to continue to protest during the anthem and if anything could be done about it. “It’s one of those things where I think we have to understand...
  • Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium features Chick-fil-A stand — which will be closed on Sundays

    08/16/2017 11:49:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC set to open later this month, will feature a Chick-fil-A concession stand. One problem for hungry Falcons fans: just like all Chick-fil-A locations, the stand will be closed on Sundays.
  • The NFL doesn't have the guts to bench unpatriotic players

    08/14/2017 6:54:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14 ,2017 | Todd Starnes
    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told SFGate.com that Lynch's disrespectful behavior is not an issue for the football team. “He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Del Rio said. “I told him I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing." Well, that doesn't speak very well of Coach Del Rio's character either. The coach respects a man who disrespects the country? I suspect this will not be the last episode...
  • Colin Kaepernick received only $39 million of his 'record' $126 million contract

    08/14/2017 12:16:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 4, 2017 | by Cork Gaines
    After leading the San Francisco 49ers to consecutive NFC championship games and one Super Bowl, Colin Kaepernick was rewarded with a "record" seven-year, $126 million contract in 2014. But after three seasons of declining production, including one season of headlines surrounding his protest of the national anthem, we got to see that the contract was not nearly as big as everybody made it out to be at the time, and in the end he received only $39.4 million. The contract gave Kaepernick a $12.3 million signing bonus and a 2014 salary of just $645,000.
  • Michael Bennett [Seahawks] sits for anthem with more NFL players set to follow

    08/14/2017 7:31:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 168 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 14 Aug 2017 | Staff
    Several players plan protests following violence in Charlottesville Colin Kaepernick still without a team after protest last season Bennett says protest is not a sign of disrespect for military The day after Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat out the national anthem, his former team-mate Michael Bennett has followed his lead. The Seattle Seahawks defensive end, who is known for his strong views, sat with a towel draped over his head during the anthem before Sunday’s game against the Los Chargers. Bennett said he plans to continue the protest for the rest of the season, and his stance was...
  • Allen West: I Can No Longer Remain Silent on Colin Kaepernick

    08/13/2017 12:30:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 11, 2017 | Allen West
    I’ve kept my peace on this subject, but you can refer to my original comments on the issue of Colin Kaepernick from last year’s football season.But now I hear there’s a petition of folks who are planning to boycott the NFL if Colin Kaepernick doesn’t get picked up by a football team. This is typical of the left who only operates in the world of intimidation, coercion, and violence … threats. So now the progressive socialist left wants to coerce and intimidate a private sector business into accepting one of their chuckleheads. Here’s the bottom line: Colin Kaepernick utilized his...
  • Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem in Raiders preseason opener

    08/13/2017 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Textide · 63 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/12/2017 | Vic Tafur
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Raiders weren’t going to take any chances, so coach Jack Del Rio only used two offensive starters in Saturday night’s preseason-opening 20-10 loss to the Cardinals. Not only did quarterback Derek Carr, receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree and running back Marshawn Lynch sit this one out, but Lynch sat on the bench during the national anthem.....
  • Raiders sit stars; Marshawn Lynch sits during anthem in loss to Cardinals

    08/13/2017 7:07:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 13, 2017
    The Oakland Raiders did not figure to risk injury to any of their star or front-line players in their preseason opener Saturday night, and they stayed true to that summation. It did not exactly go well for them in a 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona. Even if the erstwhile Beast Mode suited up but did not play, he may have made the most news. In his return to the NFL, Lynch sat during the national anthem. In an apparent protest reminiscent of Colin Kaepernick’s last season to bring attention to racism and police brutality, Lynch remained...
  • Colin Kapernick not yet re-hired? Is the entire NFL racist?

    08/13/2017 5:28:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/13/2017 | Dr. Tar
    Skip Bayless and 100,000 Change.com signers are calling for a boycott of games this NFL season if Colin Kaepernick isn't signed. Director Spike Lee is planning a pro-Colin rally in front of NFL headquarters on August 24. Kapernick, the seven-year veteran quarterback, caused controversy last year by remaining seated or kneeling during the National Anthem, declaring, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." He choose to opt out of his contract with San Francisco in March and has remained unemployed since.