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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak This is the sort of sh1t that tugs on a string that keeps a veterans rage in check. That said, I must ask.. Who is funding this? @5.5M per 30s there are some deep pockets and ...

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Old 01-23-2018, 07:33 PM   #11
 
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This is the sort of sh1t that tugs on a string that keeps a veterans rage in check.

That said, I must ask.. Who is funding this? @5.5M per 30s there are some deep pockets and that money could be much better put to use helping our veterans.
Fair point. The exact same thought occurred to me.
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I just signed up to work from 11 to 7pm on the Super Bowl and will volunteer to stay later if needed. It's a win win for me.
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I took off of work for the Super Bowl and really would like to see it. But if the NFL is going to do stuff like this, then I have no problem popping in my copy of the Saints/Colts SB and just watching that. I think, unless they change their minds on this, they can expect low ratings. Probably the lowest ratings they've ever had for a SB. If that happens, then Goodell and the front office are going to have to do a lot of soul searching this offseason.
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Re: NFL rejects veterans group's Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem

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This is the sort of sh1t that tugs on a string that keeps a veterans rage in check.

That said, I must ask.. Who is funding this? @5.5M per 30s there are some deep pockets and that money could be much better put to use helping our veterans.
I think the ad was intended for the Superbowl Program, not a commercial. Which would still be expensive, and, apparently, must contain a message the league approves of.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:39 PM   #17
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"It's never been a place for advertising that could be considered by some as a political statement," McCarthy told Army Times.

Well, except last year. (I can only take so much hypocrisy)
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Damn shame what this country has come to..sad shame
Yes. In the land of the free, some are constantly trying to take away your freedoms. Like free speech for example.
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Re: NFL rejects veterans group's Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem

Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
This is the sort of sh1t that tugs on a string that keeps a veterans rage in check.

That said, I must ask.. Who is funding this? @5.5M per 30s there are some deep pockets and that money could be much better put to use helping our veterans.
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Fair point. The exact same thought occurred to me.
The way I see it, the NFL and it's partnered network should be giving that air time FREE to the veterans' group...

And those funds should go to the Wounded Warrior Project or any LOCAL direct aid to veterans...

But I'll tell you this, if the NFL is going to let a liberal opinion be presented of an issue and deny a conservative opinion, they can can all the red states buh-bye...

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Yes. In the land of the free, some are constantly trying to take away your freedoms. Like free speech for example.
Can you elaborate?

What are "some" doing to take away free speech, the 1st amendment specifically?

I'll help you out...

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now run and hide like always.
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