Former NFL coach and Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka had some thoughts on the real issue of the NFL protests and some people may not like them.
“I don’t know what social injustices [there] have been. Muhammad Ali rose to the top. Jesse Owens is one of the classiest individuals that ever lived. Are you talking everything based on color? I don’t see it that way. You have to be color blind in this country. You have to look at a person for what he is and what he stands for and how he produces – not by the color of his skin. That has never had anything to do with anything.
“But, all of a sudden, it has become a big deal now – about oppression. There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people. I think the opportunity is there for everybody –
race, religion, creed, color, nationality. If you want to work, if you want to try, if you want to put effort in, you can accomplish anything. And we have watched that throughout our history of our country.
What Mr. Ditka has failed to take note of is we aren’t really equal and we haven’t been since the founding of our nation. Yes Muhammad Ali rose to the top but he had to earn it. He was stripped of his title for protesting the Vietnam war, and demeaned by racists all throughout his lifetime. Yes while it may be true that Jesse Owens is one of the classiest individuals that ever lived, saying that doesn’t make your point. So he’s classy? and? what does being a man of good character have to do with anything about police injustice toward people of color?
If you ask me Mr. Ditka has on some rose cullored glasses that are bought at the white privilege store.
Also, Mr. Ditka had this to say about those who protest: Ditka took it one step further and suggested that players who kneel should leave the country altogether.
“Yes, I don’t care who you are, how much money you make. If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football. Go to another country and play football. If you had to go somewhere else and try to play the sport, you wouldn’t have a job. If you don’t respect this flag and this country, then you don’t know what this is all about. I would say, adios.
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7:45 pm is College Football, Pac-12 play continues as No. 6 Washington puts its undefeated record on the line against California at Husky Stadium. The Huskies are 5-0 following their 42-7 win over Oregon State. Washington has held opponents to an average of 11 points against. duration 3 hours.
Ahh Futbol a game where people bring all types of stuff.
Someone at the England-Slovakia qualifying match for the World Cup threw an paper airplane and it went through the uprights.
A video taken during Thursday night’s soccer game at Wembley Stadium shows a paper airplane thrown from high in the stands slowly gliding down to the field, according to the UPI. The plane flutters toward the goal, eliciting excited shouts from the crowd, and crosses the goal line. Witnesses said the cheer when the plane went into the goal was the loudest of the evening. The filmer said the crowd had been bored due to the score being tied 0-0 at the time of the incident. England won 1-0.
Your team is winning the wild card game. You know when you win you’ll go to the playoffs. However, if your Gary Sanchez –
ketcher for the New York Yankees – you most likely won’t file this win into your memory banks.
Things were going good for the “bronks bombers” until: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier stepped up to the plate with the Yankees winning 7-4.
Mr. Dozier had a 2-1 count against Yankees pitcher David Robertson before hacking two foul balls off of knuckle curves, one of them tipped off of his bat during a big swing and drilled Sanchez between the legs. The pitcher knew where it hit him and screamed for his fellow teammate.
The UPI reports that Dozier took a walk on the play. Hope he checked on the ketcher rather than just leaving. Sanchez stayed in the game. Which is badass.
Hey, what if for fun we don’t speak of the NFL players who take a knee during the playing of our national anthum and the debate that has caused but we turn the camra around and point it at the people in the stands. What do you think we would find?
A croud frozen in mid stride while they were looking for their seats because the anthum was on? All hats removed to show respect? These two ideas are just that.
The New York Times’ writer Isaac Brekken had this to say.
“At the moment the public-address announcer asked fans to rise and kindly remove their caps for the national anthem, the men’s room behind Section 108 was in full use, with dozens more waiting in a line that streamed out the door.
At the concession stand, beers kept pouring. Cash kept changing hands. The 11 metal detectors here at the StubHub Center’s entry gates each had more than 50 people lined up to come through. The machines kept beeping.
Most removed their caps, but not all did. A young man with a rubber Eagle mask (the Los Angeles Chargers were playing the Philadelphia Eagles) kept it propped on his head. A girl spooned a slushy concoction into her mouth, turning her lips blue. A man and woman nudged their way through those standing still and talked through the song about the best way to find their seats the moment it ended. They did not want to miss the kickoff.
As players continue being judged by their postures during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” perhaps it is fair to turn the lens around. Those who have spent a lot of time in stadiums and arenas know that they are rarely sanctuaries of patriotic conformity and decorum” (2017.)
Maybe before we judge the players for disrespecting our national anthum we should look at ourselves and judge ourselves with the same intense light we shine upon them.
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