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Postponement of professional sports in "protest."

Yippie!!!! This is great news! Perhaps we'll have an entire year of not having to watch these idiots. I find that refreshing. 

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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,911 Senior Member
    The country belongs to the extremists.

    Two people refuse police commands. One enters the driver side of a vehicle. The other attempts entry of a store/gas station armed with a knife. Both are shot. One after being tased. 

    We are offered two contrasting narratives. 1) They're both innocent, and were murdered. 2) They or anyone else of color that broke a law represents all people of color, and all protestors etc....

    Neither one is correct. But that doesn't matter. Pick a side.

    The value of organised sports should have been questioned along time ago. Its all in need of a major trim.
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 607 Senior Member
    Theyre just trying to save face for all the people boycotting them. Its like making fun of yourself before anyone else can do it first.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,377 Senior Member
    Ooooohhhhhh nnnnnnooooooooo... 😐😑😑🥱🥱🥱😴
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,395 Senior Member
    Well. . .since few would argue that arena sports in a time of airborne disease is a really dumb idea, and you probably shouldn't be playing anyway, these famous players with no other skills may be thinking they need to do something to stay in the spotlight somehow.  

    The protest angle of celebrity is something I can't wrap my brain around.  Sure, their opinion is as valid as anyone else's, but for the media to make it out to be MORE valid than anyone else's - and for anybody to swallow that line -  when that individual's ONLY claim to fame is ability to sing or throw a ball is a bit mystifying.  There are not a lot of PHDs in sociology in professional sports who could PROPERLY weigh in, so why is anyone acting like there are?

    Not that I think it would solve much, but I kinda think we need some sort of national education campaign on things like the basic purpose of police, police procedure, legal use of force, and ummm. . .oh yeah, the fact that police were called to ALL of these scenes for a reason in the first place.

    But for that to be effective, we probably need some preliminary education in critical thinking processes and forming reactions more complex than one's initial "feels".


    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,121 Senior Member
    I guess they're showing us.
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    NOT!
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 2,122 Senior Member
    Wait.......there are professional sports?
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,454 Senior Member
    The two basketball teams that were going to sit the rest of the season backtracked when they were told they'd have to take a 30% pay cut. Guess the money was more important than their 'principles'. :D 

      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 255 Member
    Wait, only 30% ? If I decided to not go to work it resulted in a 100% pay cut! Sign me the heck up. :'(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    There aren't enough words in English or Greek to express how little I care...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,263 Senior Member
    I don't care what they do. Now, De Niro, OTOH........

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,457 Senior Member
    One of the good things about the pandemic is we have been able to live without the sportball foolishness.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,395 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    There aren't enough words in English or Greek to express how little I care...
    How about French?  I hear they're good at indifference.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,980 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    zorba said:
    There aren't enough words in English or Greek to express how little I care...
    How about French?  I hear they're good at indifference.
    Don't know no French, so can't help ya! ;)
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,396 Senior Member
    They've been playing basketball?

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,156 Senior Member
    Sadly they think they are that important and the media tells them they are.  They can all starve for all I care 
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,121 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Bigslug said:
    zorba said:
    There aren't enough words in English or Greek to express how little I care...
    How about French?  I hear they're good at indifference.
    Don't know no French, so can't help ya! ;)
    Je ne parle francais.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Bigslug said:
    zorba said:
    There aren't enough words in English or Greek to express how little I care...
    How about French?  I hear they're good at indifference.
    Don't know no French, so can't help ya! ;)
    Bon jure
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,421 Senior Member
    They could do so much more with their $$$ millions for Black communities.  I'm not missing sports.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,156 Senior Member
    pjames777 said:
    They could do so much more with their $$$ millions for Black communities.  I'm not missing sports.
    Growing up i enjoyed watching sports with my father when I wasn't playing baseball or swimming.  I slowly lost interest in watching any pro sports.  The money and attitudes totally tuened me away.
    The big mouths today want to cry about being held back while they have more millions than many people will ever make in thousands in their lifetime.
    Refusing to play a game to show support for BLM should result in a lifetime suspension from all sports.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
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