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Jesse Jackson on Taking a Knee


Jessie Jackson on the NFL Taking The Knee to Protest Donald Trump

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Some of Rush Limbaugh on the NFL Taking the Knee for the National Anthem


Rush Limbaugh on the NFL Taking the Knee for the National Anthem

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A Bit of Roger Goodell on NFL Conduct


Commissioner Roger Goodell on NFL Conduct

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Some of Newt Gingrich on NFL’s Take the Knee


Ex House Speaker Newt Gingrich on NFL Take the Knee Protest during the National Anthem

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Giving a Flying Flip on NFL Coin Tosses


Giving a Flying Flip on NFL Coin Tosses

Falcons Fined for Faux Fan Noise


 

Atlanta Falcons fans have had little to cheer about over the last couple of seasons as the team went 3-5 at home during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  The Falcons organization sought to fire up their fans by playing an audio file with fake crowd noise to make it sound louder in the Georgia Dome.  
 

 
After an investigation by the NFL, it was determined the Falcons faux fan noise was a direct violation of league rules. Falcon’s owner and chairman Arthur Blank issued a mea culpa which admitted to the forbidden practice.  
 
 Consequently, the Falcons will forfeit a fifth round draft choice in 2016 and will be fined $350,000.  Roddy White, the events marketing director who spearheaded the artificial crowd noise, is no longer with the Falcons.  Falcon President Richard McKay has been suspended from the NFL Competition Committee .
 
The Atlanta Falcons are in the process of constructing the New Atlanta Stadium to replace the Georgia Dome, which has been the Falcon’s home since 1992.  The NFL ought to ensure that the $1.4 billion pinwheel roof stadium does not have a sound system like Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel which “goes to 11”

Terry Bradshaw on Challenges


Terry Bradshaw on Challenges

Allen West on Racial Inequality


After the 2015 Academy Awards nominations did not include any nods for black actors and actresses, the Reverend Al Sharpton grabbed headlines which racially acrimonious analogies about the Oscars.  
Former Congressman Allen West (R-FL 22nd), who recently became CEO of the Dallas Texas based National Center for Policy Analysis, countered Sharpton’s intimations that racism influenced the Academy Awards nominations by citing sports analogies. Sports allow us to celebrate excellence and achievement not about proportioned prosperity.
As Americans celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, we should remember that the Civil Rights movement sought to allow the equality of opportunity not of achievement.

Some on a Socialist’s Silly Scheme for Seahawk Seats


Defending Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks have been successful on an off the field.  Civic pride for the Seahawks in Seattle is legendary, as their fans are considered the 12th man, giving the team a tremendous home field advantage.  Seahawk fans are so loud that their boisterous cheers caused two measurable earthquakes.
However, in the run up to the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, Socialist Alternative Councilwoman Kshama Sawant railed against the restrictiveness nature of Seattle Seahawk season tickets preventing many unprivileged WeHawk fans from seeing the game in person.
Sawant organized some street theater to illustrate the divide between the Seahawk fans have and have nots with a “13th Man Initiative”. The socialist rally on Capitol Hill gathered hundreds of blue and lime clad workers chanting “No justice, no beast”.  During their march to Pioneer Square, protesters carried signs reading “We are the 13” and “12th Man, aka Bequeathed Mode”.
Sawant’s solution to the Seahawk ticket situation is to share seats among the metro Seattle residents.  According to Sawant:

“With 3 million people in the Seattle metro area, that’s about 44 people
per seat. After this weekend, the Hawks will have
played 10 home games, or 41 quarters (remember the overtime versus the
Broncos). If you subtract infants and Sounders fans, that comes out
almost perfectly to one quarter per person.”

Right. And Sawant is supposedly an economics professor.  Perhaps it should be noted that Washington state has legalized the recreation use of marijuana.  College campuses may have been a bit ahead of the pot legalization initiative.

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Victor Kiam on Going for It


When Victor Kiam suggested that people should be “Going for It” (1986)  go for it, he was probably not thinking of hawking his products like was done on Saturday Night Live (R.I.P. Phil Hartman).