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You’re going to find Wes that there are a lot more of me than you think. 
Apparently they only hear the loud left.
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I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
No, it's called being an adult and not watching a bunch of people who thrive in the very existence they claim to be against.  In all seriousness, how many professional athletes would be able to manage a day to day blue collar job?  If not for their God given talent of being able to catch, shoot or throw a ball, most would be draining the government of it's resources.  
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No, it's called being an adult and not watching a bunch of people who thrive in the very existence they claim to be against.  In all seriousness, how many professional athletes would be able to manage a day to day blue collar job?  If not for their God given talent of being able to catch, shoot or throw a ball, most would be draining the government of it's resources. 
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HEY.... LEBRON SMART!  He almost went to high school.  We should definitely listen to him about everything.  He knows. 
I don't like to brag..
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I'm not chest-beating or calling anyone out for a fight.  I know most of you and would do that to your face if I were inclined to fisticuffs.

I'm just saying that giving up a lifelong source of entertainment because of some peripheral shoot that doesn't affect the game itself is some whiney assed, titty baby shoot.
Sacrifice now equals " Some peripheral shoot"   Glad to know that. 
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I'm just not going to give them any ratings points.  Same reason I don't watch any bammer games other than the Iron Bowl.  That's my definition of a peaceful protest.

Maybe I should just destroy property instead.
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No wes. It’s because they’ve made the sport ALL ABOUT the peripheral shoot. 
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Sacrifice now equals " Some peripheral shoot"  Glad to know that.
Jesus christ...IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GODDAMNED FLAG.

Whatever...I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face.  Bring on da foosballs.
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Jesus christ...IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GODDAMNED FLAG.

Whatever...I'm not cutting off my nose to spite my face.  Bring on da foosballs.
Colin Islaminick disagrees...

https://www.nfl.com/news/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem-0ap3000000691077
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Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Well, fudge me, I guess.
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Well, fudge me, I guess.
Ooooo, that sounds nice.


Wait....I mean....

Spurts is starting back up.  Definitely not the same vibe without fans, but some of it, even golf, is worth the watch just to see a sporting event I don't already know the outcome of.  MLB did some kneeling and tributes to BLM (Hey, that's MLB backwards) but as far as I can tell, they've pretty much moved on and playing ball.  I've watched a good bit of the Bravos the last week.

The NFL made a contribution of $250 large to BLM.  I imagine there will be some tributes and stuff as well, but I do expect them to also get back to focusing on the product on the field.

The NBA is another story.  They're balls deep.  It's BLM in your face from start to finish.  I think they have to be more than any other sport. 75% plus of their players are black and they thrive solely on marketing individual stars.  It's not, "Watch the Lakers battle the Rockets."  Instead, you get, "See Lebron and James Harden go head to head."  They've done a great job marketing themselves that way, but you let those superstars walk because they don't think the league is pacifying them enough....it's a straight downward spiral. 

I'm adamantly opposed to the methods of BLM.  I could go on for a couple of pages, but there's no need.  So the NBA's product right now is a huge turn off to me.  Plus, being in bed with a Communist country that commits 1,000X the atrocities on its own people than those claimed by BLM in the U.S. kind of seals the deal for me with that league. 

Look, it's all huge business.  They're going to do whatever it takes to keep the ship upright and running smooth so the billions will continue to flow.  It's been said many times that the NFL is owned/run by a bunch of crotchety old white guys.  Do you think they really wanted to throw those millions at BLM?  Nope.  But they did what they did to preserve the status quo.  Each of us can decide whether or not we want to watch their product. 
Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....


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Ooooo, that sounds nice.


Wait....I mean....

Spurts is starting back up.  Definitely not the same vibe without fans, but some of it, even golf, is worth the watch just to see a sporting event I don't already know the outcome of.  MLB did some kneeling and tributes to BLM (Hey, that's MLB backwards) but as far as I can tell, they've pretty much moved on and playing ball.  I've watched a good bit of the Bravos the last week.

The NFL made a contribution of $250 large to BLM.  I imagine there will be some tributes and stuff as well, but I do expect them to also get back to focusing on the product on the field.

The NBA is another story.  They're balls deep.  It's BLM in your face from start to finish.  I think they have to be more than any other sport. 75% plus of their players are black and they thrive solely on marketing individual stars.  It's not, "Watch the Lakers battle the Rockets."  Instead, you get, "See Lebron and James Harden go head to head."  They've done a great job marketing themselves that way, but you let those superstars walk because they don't think the league is pacifying them enough....it's a straight downward spiral. 

I'm adamantly opposed to the methods of BLM.  I could go on for a couple of pages, but there's no need.  So the NBA's product right now is a huge turn off to me.  Plus, being in bed with a Communist country that commits 1,000X the atrocities on its own people than those claimed by BLM in the U.S. kind of seals the deal for me with that league. 

Look, it's all huge business.  They're going to do whatever it takes to keep the ship upright and running smooth so the billions will continue to flow.  It's been said many times that the NFL is owned/run by a bunch of crotchety old white guys.  Do you think they really wanted to throw those millions at BLM?  Nope.  But they did what they did to preserve the status quo.  Each of us can decide whether or not we want to watch their product.
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Well, fudge me, I guess.
You are sexy and all,but nah.
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You can keep a wooden stake in your trunk
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And Imma keep a bottle of that funk
To get motel parking lot, balcony crunk.


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I don't know the last time I sat and watched the NBA.  There are no rules to the game anymore with them.  They get like 7 steps, barely get touched and they flop, it's a joke. Only time it comes on is when my boys turn it on and then I just find something else to do.  The only people that watch the NBA anymore have the same mindset of Wes.  
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  Each of us can decide whether or not we want to watch their product.

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Boy, giraffes are selfish.  Just running around, looking out for #1....getting hit by lightning.....