R27 wrote:I think you're looking for this one, chevy.
https://sports.yahoo.com/news/the-hypoc ... 57175.html
I tend to agree with Passan's comments on La Russa here. Too many people saying stupid things about what Kaepernick and other NFL players are doing. Heck, a Republican congressman just suggested that Kaepernick's protest is sympathetic to ISIS because his girlfriend is a Muslim. Can white people lose their minds any more than they already have over this? Ultimately though, people will carry on about patriotism and the troops because as long as they can be louder than Kaepernick can about injustices, they can escape having to confront an issue that they would rather not.
The thing is, I don't think it is white people losing their minds over this. There probably are a number of people that are, but the media is making this into a national phenomenon just like they do with other things. Kaepernick started it in the preseason. After the Opening Night game, I saw an article that was pretty much word for word "Broncos LB Brandon Marshall becomes first NFL player to protest the national anthem in a regular season game." Is that really something to point out? As if it is really any different than doing it in a preseason game? Is the next one going to be "Player X is first player to protest the national anthem 2 regular season games in a row"? And every week, update it with the first after X weeks just to keep it in the news? Or start a new article every time someone who is somewhat notable joins in on it?
IMO South Park last night was on point making fun of it. They showed a junior high girls volleyball game with national media and thousands of people attending, doing play by play of the national anthem and whether or not 1 or more of the girls was going to kneel or sit or stand for the national anthem. Then freaked out about the outcome and when the game started, everyone left.
The media yet again blowing something up and making it seem like everyone is freaking out about it when I'm sure the number of people who truly are freaking out isn't all that high.
I think Kaepernick can do what he wants and TLR is in the wrong here. People also have the right to be upset with his actions and voice that. I personally don't care if he sits or stands or kneels or curls up in the fetal position or does jumping jacks or whatever. The only reason he is getting any sort of major attention is because he is an NFL QB who had a great half season and then postseason one year. And of course the media is blowing it up to be some sort of national phenomenon, when I'm sure people all over the country do this sort of thing every day. IMO the cause is fine, but our country's media is an absolute joke.