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NFL plans moment of silence for victims of Paris attacks

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With the NFL returning to action two days after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the league office has asked the teams hosting games this weekend to hold a pre-game moment of silence prior to kickoff.

Via NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, Commissioner Roger Goodell has made the request that teams acknowledge the victims of the attacks and their families.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy notes that the moment of silence will be held before the National Anthem at each game.

It’s unknown whether other efforts will be undertaken to show support for the citizens of France. There likely will be French flags in the stands, and on the field, as at many college games on Saturday (including Arkansas-LSU). Players possibly will pay tribute to the victims with messages on their shoes, eye strips, or elsewhere — and hopefully the league won’t issue fines if they do.

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  1. jjb0811 says: Nov 14, 2015 9:43 PM

    secure our borders & deport illegals!

  2. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 14, 2015 9:47 PM

    The Bataclan is a beautiful little historic theater. People go there only to have fun and be happy, and don’t harm anyone in the doing so.

    This heinous act must not go unpunished. Its time for the western nations to crush isis

  3. theofficialshotcaller says: Nov 14, 2015 9:50 PM

    If you are an adult and have not figured out that you have been told to swallow an utter pile of feces regarding every single “terrorist attack” and “mass shooting” in recent history (i.e. “Charlie Hedbo”, “Ottawa ISIS Attack”, “Sandy Hook”, “Aurora Theater”, 9/11, 7/7) you may as well believe in Santa Claus, Bigfoot and Space Aliens because you have completely lost your mind.

    If you haven’t realized that you’re being lied to, how you’re being lied to, why you’re being lied to, and who is lying to you, you are a goner.

    Here’s a hint, the people doing it and telling you it’s “Muslims”, hate Muslims, hate Christians, hate whites, hate blacks, hate Asians, hate arabs, hate every single human outside of their insane racist cult.

  4. ninefingers9 says: Nov 14, 2015 9:51 PM

    Look up and watch With Open Gates if you want to find out whats going on over there

  5. ragnarthemagnificent says: Nov 14, 2015 9:52 PM

    Doesn’t the NFL know that all the liberal hippies have decided it’s racist if you don’t also honor everyone who died for any reason in the last week?

  6. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Nov 14, 2015 9:58 PM

    “jjb0811 says:
    Nov 14, 2015 9:43 PM

    secure our borders & deport illegals!”

    Wow, that is pure ignorance and hate to the max. A clue for you: by far most people coming to this country do so to escape the treatment and hate that exists in their country. Your ancestors likely came to the US for similar reasons that refugees do now.

  7. theofficialshotcaller says: Nov 14, 2015 10:00 PM

    Goyim believe whatever lies they’re told by those who own their minds

  8. mackcarrington says: Nov 14, 2015 10:04 PM

    Don’t interpret that I’m against this in any way, but I question the selective nature of this gesture. I mean, there have been dozens of terrorist attacks in Europe and the middle east, so why now are we doing this?

  9. theofficialshotcaller says: Nov 14, 2015 10:04 PM

    The saddest fact of the state of affairs today is not the simple fact that most people are lobotomized brainwashed zombies – it’s that they want to be.

    A frustrating learning experience as people break out of their hypnosis and wake up to self evident facts like flying an airplane into a skyscraper can not cause that skyscraper to later spontaneously combust is the assumption that facts matter to people who are brainwashed, and that people who are brainwashed want to be sane like you.

    The fact of the matter is most people are so broken and conquered that what they want is to remain delusional and not have to take any responsibility and make decisions.

    That’s why they turn on you for stating the facts and continue to worship the liars that abuse them.

    Since they are cowards it’s much easier for them to turn on the genuine people who tell the truth than it is for them to find a backbone and turn their anger on people who deserve it.

    That’s why they’ll argue with you as if they cared about the truth, but all they’re doing is pretending and trying to save their sad delusional ego.

  10. rickyspanish24 says: Nov 14, 2015 10:05 PM

    You people and your nonsense. The real question here is how much money is France paying the NFL to promulgate misplaced patriotism?

  11. theofficialshotcaller says: Nov 14, 2015 10:11 PM

    re:
    “mackcarrington says:
    Nov 14, 2015 10:04 PM

    Don’t interpret that I’m against this in any way, but I question the selective nature of this gesture. I mean, there have been dozens of terrorist attacks in Europe and the middle east, so why now are we doing this?”

    The purpose is to make the fake story all the brainwashed idiots want to believe “more real”.

    “Terrorist attacks” like this are media events prepared well in advance. The “coverage” comprises a form of trauma based brainwashing. When you get millions of idiots all sitting there and getting the same programming , you produce a legion of cultist zombies who all believe the lies exactly as presented to them and all react in exactly the manner which they were prompted

    ie “Derrrr ISIS is real, TV told me, kill millions of innocent Syrian civillians, doesn’t matter if that war was planned decades ago and these “attacks” are just to “justify” in the mind of handicapped idiots like me derrrr”

  12. bigbens69taintedlove says: Nov 14, 2015 10:12 PM

    But what about the victims in nigeria?

  13. Cavs2016NBAWorldChampions says: Nov 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    ISIS and anyone that sympathizes with them need to be wiped off of the planet.

    Its time for every country to come together and rid the planet of these cowards.

  14. bailey2626 says: Nov 14, 2015 10:19 PM

    theofficialshotcaller, you really need to remember to take your meds everyday.

  15. margoadams says: Nov 14, 2015 10:19 PM

    I hope NFL stadiums provide better security than they did at Bank Of America Stadium. But not to worry your president bozo said isis is contained.

  16. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Nov 14, 2015 10:22 PM

    Nothing for the poor Missouri students? Lol….

  17. DaveKShape says: Nov 14, 2015 10:32 PM

    I hate it when fundamentally unintelligent/willfully ignorant people do something abhorrent and turn citizens of good countries against each other. If you’re preaching the conservative/liberal argument right now, you’re missing the point.

    What happened in Paris was awful for all humans. Let’s stop with the pushing of your own blowhard political agenda for at least a day or two.

  18. samapoc says: Nov 14, 2015 10:33 PM

    First they fixed breast cancer, now they are fixing terrorism in France. What can’t they do?

  19. largentthanlife says: Nov 14, 2015 10:34 PM

    bailey has it right-

    “Every single day”
    “Every single day”
    “Every single day”
    “No matter what”

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 14, 2015 10:38 PM

    I admire their strength and courage, and this Sunday it will be a great honor for all people to stand together in unity as football fans for fearless France friends.

    #TouchdownsForFrance

  21. dreadnok89 says: Nov 14, 2015 10:41 PM

    notwhoyouthinkitis says:
    Nov 14, 2015 9:58 PM
    “jjb0811 says:
    Nov 14, 2015 9:43 PM

    secure our borders & deport illegals!”

    Wow, that is pure ignorance and hate to the max. A clue for you: by far most people coming to this country do so to escape the treatment and hate that exists in their country. Your ancestors likely came to the US for similar reasons that refugees do now.

    ——————

    What an awful and absurdly naive comment. Its 2015 not 1890. Most come here to exploit our business laws and terrible government handouts. Look up how much government aid illegals get. It doesnt bother me ill be dead soon. Have fun in your 3rd world country. Sweden will be there within 10 years.

  22. arwiv says: Nov 14, 2015 10:53 PM

    When you have the existence of a military (USA) which is probably easily capable of wiping out the entire planet many times over AND the existence of a terrorist organization that opposes that (USA) military…..and said terrorist organization continues to exist…..then shame on you if you cant start connecting the dots.

  23. heybackatyou says: Nov 14, 2015 10:56 PM

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

  24. byrnestj7 says: Nov 14, 2015 11:19 PM

    How about instead of a moment of silence, the NFL donates some of its Billions or gives blood

    Moments of silence and sending thoughts is a useless gesture

  25. zar21 says: Nov 14, 2015 11:23 PM

    Just announced: the NFL will be naming December official France tribute month
    Alternative jerseys and official team gear merchandize honoring the victims, starting at a low 49.99 for a official NFL France remembrance t-shirt . They will be donating 1% of the proceeds to a French charity and the charity will be making sure 1% of the money they recieve makes it to the victims

  26. csmountaineer says: Nov 14, 2015 11:30 PM

    Does France have to pay the NFL to have a moment of silence?

  27. mzew233 says: Nov 14, 2015 11:31 PM

    STAGED

    And just in time for the environment summit in France next month were they can ‘keep people out’ because of terrorism. Not buying it

  28. ebdug says: Nov 14, 2015 11:33 PM

    Can’t they do the “moment” during the opening touchback when nothing else is happening?

  29. largentthanlife says: Nov 14, 2015 11:39 PM

    Not sure how someone could downvote lyrics that advocate peace. Is it the “no heaven”, “no religion” or “no possessions” part? Never mind, I think I answered my own question…..how very disheartening.

  30. elitekane says: Nov 14, 2015 11:41 PM

    Lol if the NFL doesn’t issue fines… Florio its the media that rats the players out for what they wear, thats why they get fined.

  31. elitekane says: Nov 14, 2015 11:53 PM

    The media goes “I wonder if he will get fined for wearing pink shoes sunday”

    Well he will now that you ratted him out for it.

  32. tokyogasblaster says: Nov 14, 2015 11:58 PM

    Conservatives feel the need to politicize every tragedy for their own agenda…

  33. jakeplummersghost says: Nov 15, 2015 12:07 AM

    Wow, that is pure ignorance and hate to the max. A clue for you: by far most people coming to this country do so to escape the treatment and hate that exists in their country. Your ancestors likely came to the US for similar reasons that refugees do now.
    —————————————–

    He said “deport illegals” not “deport immigrants”. Lots of people immigrate legally and for legitimate reasons, like political persecution. Lots of them also break the law and come here – some of them for the same legitimate reasons and some for dubious reasons – including “economic refugees” who are “escaping poverty” in their country, don’t pay taxes and send a bunch of money back home, and of course people who come to prey on us.

    We need to be able to control and inspect who comes in for that very reason. If you’re coming to visit my house, you come through the front door, you don’t sneak through the back and then claim it as your own.

    And don’t think for a second about what these same people would do to you or I if we tried to circumvent their laws as Americans in their country.

  34. nowtherearesomanybunnies says: Nov 15, 2015 12:08 AM

    Unfortunately, it can only be imagined for now.

  35. kennytarpon says: Nov 15, 2015 12:08 AM

    What the hell is happening in this thread…

  36. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 15, 2015 12:19 AM

    If the NFL fines players for messages of solidarity (in whatever form) then Goodell is an even bigger idiot than we all thought.

  37. rcali says: Nov 15, 2015 12:21 AM

    That’s very nice. Here we are though thru mid Movember and the NFL has done zero. They dressed the league up in hot pink for a month yet do nothing for the men that make this game great who are directly impacted by this disease. Is there anybody awake and aware in the home offices in New York?

  38. Tundro says: Nov 15, 2015 12:24 AM

    Jesus there’s more crazy here than in Syria.

  39. ivanpavlov0000 says: Nov 15, 2015 12:39 AM

    We definitely need to tighten the borders to keep firearms and ammunition from flowing out of the US to Mexico. Firearms dealers need to be held accountable for selling weapons and ammo to shill buyers. Border security is key.

    France has the opposite problem — Russian AK47s coming across their border from Eastern Europe. In some of those countries its as easy to buy a fully automatic weapon as it is in the US to buy a semi-automatic weapon. And because Paris is the New York of Europe, it’s a natural target. Carlos the Jackal didn’t even have a grudge with France, but attacked Paris anyway.

    Here in the US, we need to clamp down on domestic terrorists like white power groups and state militias (the Timothy McVeigh types). The number of incidents show that those kinds of groups are far more dangerous to US citizens than narco traffickers or Islamic jihadists. But because they’re usually white Christians, they aren’t as much fun to hate.

  40. seatownballers says: Nov 15, 2015 12:50 AM

    Prayers for the frenchies.

  41. fifel1144 says: Nov 15, 2015 1:15 AM

    For everyone commenting on selective nature and the NFL doing it for other reasons, just stop. I remember after 9/11 how a lot of Europeans said the US had it coming and what not. There were also a lot of American flags being waved Let’s show them we are better then they think. show some humanity, empathy, and sympathy for the loss over there. Stop being the Americans they think we are.

  42. dejadoh says: Nov 15, 2015 1:26 AM

    Imagine there are no countries? Isn’t that what ISIL is fighting for? I for one would prefer a safe democratic country than anarchy.

    The NFL is grandstanding with this. About as many people who died in Paris yesterday are killed in the US every day. More than 6 times as many people are killed annually in Chicago as are killed in Paris. Where is the outrage? I don’t want to play down the terrorism in Paris, but we seem to dismiss all of the individual killings here. Over 2,650 people have been shot in Chicago this year to date.

  43. tonyadams8625gmailcom says: Nov 15, 2015 2:03 AM

    There should also be a moment of silence on the 26th before each game..

  44. daytontriangles says: Nov 15, 2015 2:44 AM

    I want to see one or more NFL players wear a French flag patch or sticker on their uniform, or perhaps French flag eye black or wrist band or whatever, just to see if the NFL has the stones to fine them for a uniform violation.

  45. arzcardinals says: Nov 15, 2015 3:41 AM

    As a season ticket holder…I’m glad this week is an away game. I’d be nervous going into any stadium this week. Don’t get me wrong…I’d go if we had a home game…just glad we don’t. Be safe out there…that goes for everyone! You are all important.

  46. supychou says: Nov 15, 2015 4:48 AM

    As a French fan from Paris who loves football, I can say that it is very much appreciated.

    Thanks for the support all over the US and the kind words (from most of you).

  47. illnagas says: Nov 15, 2015 6:41 AM

    Does this fall under the jurisdiction of Cam “banner police” Newton? Maybe he can solve this…

  48. thereyougo2 says: Nov 15, 2015 8:48 AM

    Hate never ends. Bombs won’t end it. Time to try a new way?

  49. thereyougo2 says: Nov 15, 2015 8:51 AM

    The NFL , what would we do without it?

  50. leatherface2012 says: Nov 15, 2015 8:57 AM

    france is a surrender monkey. by wednesday, they will be lobbing croissants by catapult. seriously, they will do next to zero in response to this

  51. jimeejonson says: Nov 15, 2015 9:15 AM

    The fact that John Lenon’s classic got thumbed down indicates a bunch of PEABRAIN HATERS.

  52. titletownie72 says: Nov 15, 2015 9:36 AM

    Is the NFL getting a check from France for this moment of silence?

  53. redrew says: Nov 15, 2015 10:00 AM

    “A clue for you: by far most people coming to this country do so to escape the treatment and hate that exists in their country. ”
    ———————————————————
    I disagree……they want the New American Dream……a piece of the Welfare State supported by the tax payers who allowed this invasion to occur.

  54. illnagas says: Nov 15, 2015 10:42 AM

    This moment of silence brought to you by FanDuel and DraftKings

  55. bengalsfan2079 says: Nov 15, 2015 11:05 AM

    Leave the political garbage out of this bottom line is ISIS are scum and need to be punished and wrecked by everyone in the world. You just really wonder what makes people tick and want to do this kind of stuff if everyone in this world wasn’t so damn selfish we could all live in harmony and this kind of stuff wouldn’t happened.

  56. axx69 says: Nov 15, 2015 11:10 AM

    ISIS said they were going to exploit Europe’s insane immgration laws to sneak in jihadist.
    I was many things on that day, terrified, angry, hopeless etc….
    But one thing i wasn’t and that would be surprised.

  57. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 15, 2015 11:34 AM

    “france is a surrender monkey. by wednesday, they will be lobbing croissants by catapult. seriously, they will do next to zero in response to this

    You are the most disgusting person on pft to post this.

    The US only exists because France intervened on our side you moron. There would be no United States without them and all you can post about this tragedy is this disgusting filth ?

    You sir are a worm.

  58. cymbaline6 says: Nov 15, 2015 11:59 AM

    Ireland had a pretty big terror problem not all that long ago that spilled over to England from time to time. Economic prosperity killed their terrorist problem. That and education are all that are really needed.

    If we want terrorism to go away permanently, we need to find a way to help create thriving economies in the countries that the bulk of these recruits come from. It’s a lot harder to convince someone to blow themselves up to kill Westerners when that person can go home to a wife, a family, a big screen TV, Netflix, and ice cream in the freezer. It’s a lot easier when they’re unemployed, unmarried, and starving.

    Creating economic prosperity in places like Afghanistan is far easier said than done, of course.

    More on topic, all sympathy to the people of France, and perhaps Nigeria. I hear there was an attack there, too, but I’ll be danged if I can find even a single article on it.

  59. largentthanlife says: Nov 15, 2015 1:31 PM

    Thank you harrisonhits2 for calling it like you see it. Leave it to a Patriots fan to spread a bit of the history of U.S.-French relations. Your fanbase is growing on me. Cheers!

  60. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 15, 2015 2:48 PM

    Obama’s logic: We shouldn’t judge all Muslims by the actions of a few crazy people, BUT we SHOULD judge all gun owners by the actions of a few crazy people.

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