“…CNN anchor Ana Cabrera is all in on the name change,”… “suggesting that a number of players have been ‘concerned’ about resuming a game for which they’re paid millions of dollars becoming a distraction from the business at a hand: the ‘social justice movement.’”
And their thinking …? “Consider that Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin actually told the aforementioned Cabrera, “To be able to use your platform and your brand, the NBA, your team, to help bring the country together is something that a lot of people care deeply about.”
OK SO HERE’S A FEW POSSIBLE JERSEY “STATEMENTS:
Whooze Your Baby Momma? (in place of numerous player names)
F-ck Stupid Fans (in place of multi-, multimillionaire ‘James’)
WE NEED LEADERS LIKE XI JIN PING (Any NBA player)
“NIKE Uber Alles” *
Cuban for Prez (every Dallas Mavericks player)
* a version of the phrase is commonly associated with Nazi propaganda.
It appears that the NFL…and Sports in general…is determined to drive itself/themselves out of business, but first, by alienating the overwhelming majority of its current fans.
Happy Fourth of July!
“Let us march on till victory won” dlh
Four weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell vowed to listen to and work with players in their fight for racial equality, the NFL is in the process of solidifying plans to honor victims of systemic racism with a number of in-game programs during opening week of the 2020 season.
Starting with the nationally televised regular-season opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 10, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the Black national anthem, will be performed before every Week 1 kickoff, before “The Star-Spangled Banner,” according to a person familiar with ongoing discussions. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because plans have not yet been finalized and announced by NFL officials.
Both anthems will be televised Sunday afternoon, and on “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” contests as well. ESPN’s “Undefeated” first reported news of these plans.
The person said after brainstorming with numerous players and the NFL Players Association, NFL officials also plan to honor victims of police brutality through elements such as helmet decals or jerseys. It’s also expected that the Week 1 broadcasts will feature a number of educational PSAs about victims and their families.
HERE’S THE “INDEPENDENT SENTINEL’S TAKE ON THE STORY: (pic not in original)
The NFL plans to play the “Black national anthem” before America’s National Anthem during every game from the beginning of the season.
That is an abomination. It sets up two Americas and is very divisive. It also rubs our faces in the misery of slavery which we had nothing to do with and which is not the story of America.
Will they stand for the Black Anthem and kneel for the National Anthem?
USA Today reported this will begin with the nationally televised regular-season opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on September 10th.
Both anthems will be televised Sunday afternoon, and on “Sunday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” contests as well.
And here it is, the “Black National Anthem”:
Words: James Weldon Johnson
Music: John Rosamond Johnson
Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory won.
Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet,
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered;
Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our star is cast.
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,
True to our God, true to our native land.