The left has got this game in its sights. I have warned everybody about this. When I do, people think I’m a nut, a kook. “Nobody can bring down the NFL, what are you talking about, Rush? You see politics in everything and you think that these political forces on the left have the ability to bring about change.” What in the world is happening to our culture, folks? The left targets something it doesn’t like and they never give up and they keep going until they ruin it. And I’m telling you, National Football League is in their crosshairs right now. – Rush Limbaugh, September 10, 2014
Star-Telegram.com reports that
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is now suddenly listening to the NFL.
Four days after seemingly defying the NFL and letting the world know about his team’s zero-tolerance policy regarding standing for the national anthem, Jones is now not talking about the issue because he has been told not to by the league.
Jones informed several local television stations who had booked him for interviews on their Sunday night show from training camp in Oxnard, Calif., that questions about the national anthem and his team’s policy were not permitted because the NFL had told him to stop speaking on the matter.
Doocy said he was told by the Cowboys public relations staff that he could not ask any questions about the national anthem at the last minute. He made the editorial decision to nix the interview.
Jones did appear on other local channels but without being asked about the anthem.
Jones’ sudden adherence to league policy comes less than a week after he separated himself from the NFL with his pronouncement of a team-mandated anthem policy of standing to attention with toes on the line or face the prospect of getting cut.
That it came after the league’s announcement that it had put its revised policy on hold while negotiating a joint plan with the NFL Player’s Association certainly raised eyebrows.
Several Cowboys, including quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, have said they had no problem with Jones’ anthem stance because they planned to stand as a team.
Players across the league have decried the comments while openly questioning how the NFL and NFLPA can have a meaningful negotiation with Jones already deciding on his team’s policy.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, one of many players who have protested during the anthem the past couple of years to raise awareness about police brutality toward African-Americans and other forms of social injustice, called Jones “a bully” on Friday.
“I think it’s unfortunate that you have owners like him that use his position to intimidate and intentionally thwart even the idea of his players thinking individually or having a voice about issues that affect their communities daily, which is unfortunate,” Jenkins told reporters.
Yeah. How dare he honor our flag and what it stands for.
This nation is still experiencing a Political Division of a magnitude never before seen.
A Political Division which came to fruition during the 8 long arduous years of the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.
The NFLPA was not protesting during those years, however.
Just Colin Kaepernick and he did it to impress his Muslim girlfriend, a poor choice which led to his present unemployment, along with the cold hard fact that he is actually not that good of a quarterback.
No matter the feeble explanations which have been given by the NFL Players Association and the spineless Liberal Management of the NFL, the fact of the matter is that the election of Donald J. Trump and the poor advice of external Liberal Protest Groups, such as Black Lives Matter, have caused these players, at least some of whom graduated college “Thank You, Laudy”, instead of Cum Laude, to make the decision to kneel and disrespect the flag and the national anthem of a country which has made them multi-millionaires for playing a game which the majority of American kids growing up in the Heartland played out in our yards with our friends.
It is very apparent that before the beginning of the NFL’s 2017-2018 Season, those same Liberals whom Rush Limbaugh spoke about in 2014 had spoken to Commissioner Goodell concerning giving said “professionals” the freedom to exercise their “First Amendment Rights” during the course of Game Day Activities.
It is now quite apparent to anyone with a lick of common sense that this organized protest by the NFL Players has NEVER been about “Police Brutality” against black Americans.
Those who have influenced these players to kneel have played these poor saps for suckers.
I truly believe that.
If you don’t believe that to be the case, go back and read all of the articles, written by Liberal writers bemoaning the “violent NFL” and the subsequent articles written about the “Concussion Scandal” in the league.
Heck, go rent Will Smith’s bomb of a movie about the “problem”, titled simply “Concussion”.
Liberals have always turned up their noses at the NFL AND their fans.
What better way to kill two birds with one stone than to convince the players that it is cool to protest on “company time” by sharing a minority political philosophy through insulting our municipal police forces and the symbols of our country at the same time?
Who in their right mind would believe that would be accepted by average Americans?
Probably the same simpletons who believed the National Polls predicting that Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States of America.
Buh Bye, NFL
You turned America’s Pastime into Political Theater.
And, America has turned you off.
Until He Comes,