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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; The NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase Any Longer Todayís headlines tell me that Kansas City Chiefsí player Marcus Peters sat out the National Anthem during last nightís NFL opener. I wouldnít know, I wasnít watching. As consumers ...

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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The NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase Any Longer

The NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase Any Longer



Todayís headlines tell me that Kansas City Chiefsí player Marcus Peters sat out the National Anthem during last nightís NFL opener. I wouldnít know, I wasnít watching.

As consumers in America, we have a freedom to choose the products we purchase with the money we keep from our hard work after our government masters take their half. With that money, we buy the things we need and enjoy. Itís a simple concept; I donít need or enjoy the NFL, so I do not participate in its offerings. I donít go to games, I donít watch them on television or the internet, and I donít purchase NFL or player paraphernalia. I do this for a variety of reasons:

The NFL has become a bastion of political correctness and Leftist thought. It may be a small handful of players opposing their countryís anthem, but as long as it is accepted by the owners and coaches, then they have lost me as a viewer. Yes, in the U.S.A. you have the freedom to express your views however ridiculous they may be. I, too, have a right to express my disapproval of your views through my pocketbook.The NFL is a business that sells a product. I happen to now find that product unattractive, overpriced, and out of style - so I refuse to buy it.

The NFL has immersed itself in the hip-hop culture. Yes, I know this automatically makes me a racist according to the Left, but I simply donít like the hip-hop culture and the things it represents that have nothing to do with skin color. I donít approve of a culture whose music refers to women as ďb**chesĒ and ďh*sĒ, glorifies drug usage and violence, and encourages an illicit lifestyle. Plus, I donít like the clothing. Pull up your pants, you look like an idiot. When this type of ďmusicĒ blares out over the sound system in the stadium, as it did when I attended my last NFL game, Iím gone.

Itís a game. As I age, certain things become more valuable to me. Time is a resource and I refuse to give it up to something I donít enjoy. I do still attend some college games and cheer for my alma mater, so itís not the game I donít enjoy; rather, itís the commercialization and the culture. At the last professional football game I attended, I looked around at the people spending $9.00 for a beer wearing their $90 team jersey, and decided I didnít want to be one of them. I can still enjoy the game by watching my local high school team. I can even walk onto the field afterwards and make a young person feel good by congratulating them on a good game, great tackle, or exceptional run.

The anthem. I served my country for six years, and the National Anthem brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. Every. Time. It represents the collective sacrifice of my friends and colleagues and everyone who went before us. Itís the same flag that was draped over my former teammateís coffin after being killed in Afghanistan. Itís personal to me, very personal. To sit it out, talk during it, raise your fist, or any other form of disrespect is unacceptable to me. Period. Iím simply not willing to look beyond that. There is no pass on this one. If you canít stand still and respect the flag of this great nation and everything for which it stands, then you and everyone associated with you isnít getting one dime from me.

When Chiefs fans replace the last word of the anthem with the word ďChiefsĒ I donít find it cute or excuse the behavior. Itís disrespectful to the millions of brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that these slobs could swill their $9 beers and scream at players on a Sunday afternoon. Itís inappropriate, disrespectful and Iím not going to participate.

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So, Colin Kaepernick, Marcus Peters and every other flag protesting twit, this American is done with the likes of you. And, Iím not alone. Welcome to the unemployment line coming soon to your future.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:52 AM   #2
 
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Ratings are down yet another 12% so far as a consequence.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:55 AM   #3
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My reasons are different. I cannot stand Goodell's greedy and two-faced ways, and the stench of it is all over the NFL. Just watching the Saints this year, and pretty much nothing else. Yesterday I didn't even bother looking at the scores let alone turn on an NFL game. Watched the US Open and HS/college football this weekend and that was plenty of entertainment for me.
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This is my second year playing fantasy football. Such a great escape from work, politics. I don't even watch the games anymore other than the Saints and highlights. Very engaging taking calculated risks, watching waiver wires, injury reports. I started Kareem Hunt for example this weekend. I don't know his politics nor do I care. He scored a massive amount of points. I could have watched the game but it was more fun watching my stats go up while doing other things. I will be watching the Saints tonight but I'm not going to watch 2-3 games a week ever again.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:52 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
This is my second year playing fantasy football. Such a great escape from work, politics. I don't even watch the games anymore other than the Saints and highlights. Very engaging taking calculated risks, watching waiver wires, injury reports. I started Kareem Hunt for example this weekend. I don't know his politics nor do I care. He scored a massive amount of points. I could have watched the game but it was more fun watching my stats go up while doing other things. I will be watching the Saints tonight but I'm not going to watch 2-3 games a week ever again.
Right. I will get my fill of commercials and political opining just watching the game tonight!
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Attention whores need attention. We need to stop giving these disrespectful turd holes a platform to push their personal agenda. While I'm glad the announcers made it a point to single Peters out when he did it, it's actually giving the turd exactly what he wanted. I was hoping someone would pop on the field.

Standing for the national anthem should just be a natural sign of etiquettecy like opening doors for other people, getting up and letting someone else sit who really needs it, covering your mouth when you cough... basic levels of etiquette/respect that should have been ingrained in our heads at an early stage in our lives. I would be embarrassed to see my son or daughter do such a thing on especially on national TV.
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Goodell does not work for "himself" he is an employee of the OWNERS!
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:43 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by vpheughan View Post
Goodell does not work for "himself" he is an employee of the OWNERS!
Right, and they won't hold him accountable for screwing things up until it really affects their bottom line. Best thing I can do is pretend that 31 out of 32 NFL teams don't even exist. My heart and soul won't let me boycott the Saints.
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Shoutout to hip-hop culture, Marcus Peters, Michael Bennett, and Beast Mode.
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Shoutout to hip-hop culture, Marcus Peters, Michael Bennett, and Beast Mode.
Hip hop culture? Tf is that?
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