March 25, 2017

I believe this concludes my (already distant) relationship with the NFL

It doesn’t matter that there are laws, rooted in freedom of speech, in some places in this country that protect employees from punishment by their employers due to their political views or activities. Washington, D.C., is one such place. California, where Kaepernick played since entering the league as a rookie in 2011, is another. What Kaepernick dared to do was spit in the NFL’s eye.

Unless and until Kaepernick is back in the league under a contract commensurate with his résumé, blackballing is football’s payback.

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5 Comments:

Blogger VMM said...

"Can you prove there isn't a conspiracy???"

March 25, 2017 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

There clearly is one. There's a massive quarterback shortage. A quarter of the teams have nothing. He is marginally competent at the position and actually started for a Super Bowl team a couple years ago. He's healthy. There is no sporting or economic reason for 1/4 of the teams not to take him. Twenty dollar bills don't lay around in the street for no reason.

But, he embarrassed the League, and because they stupidly do not have a clause governing behavior during the National Anthem in the contract as the NBA does, they'll just blackball him instead.

I wasn't terribly interested anyway, but as near as I can tell the guy took a stand for something he believed in, and that made him toxic to a bunch of teams. As a consumer my conclusion is, fuck this product.

Oh, also, I have some more stuff on the quarterback thing I'll post shortly.

March 25, 2017 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger VMM said...

I think his protest (which I very much support) have probably undermined his value by shrinking the market for him, but that's not the same thing as a conspiracy.

March 25, 2017 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Since they're also not signing Cutler, they also obviously hate diabetics.

March 26, 2017 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger VMM said...

And since they're not signing Romo, they also hate chumps who suck.

March 26, 2017 at 10:04 PM  

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