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Seahawks to stand for anthem, with arms interlocked

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on prior to Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Seahawks have announced their plans for Sunday’s pregame ceremony. According to receiver Doug Baldwin, they will stand together during the national anthem.

They will do so with their arms interlocked.

“We are a team comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, and as a team we have decided to stand and interlock arms in unity,” Baldwin says in the 42-second video posted at his Twitter page. “We honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish, and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. Progress can and will be made only if we stand together.”

With the plans for the late-afternoon game against the Dolphins now revealed, the next question is whether other teams will choose to do the same thing in the early games played on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. It’s possible that the Seahawks opted to reveal their plans prematurely as an inspiration to other teams to follow suit.

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  1. kingjoe1 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:27 PM

    Yea really just annoyed at this point. Opening weekend and the talk is about a bunch of clueless lazy protesters.

  2. tylawspick6 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:28 PM

    thanks for the announcement..we have all been waiting on pins a needles for your announcement on this.

    it’s just oh so important

  3. brandonrohde says: Sep 10, 2016 3:28 PM

    I don’t much care for the Seahawks. But I massively respect this.

  4. alphadux2u says: Sep 10, 2016 3:29 PM

    Big deal.

    Can we play football now?

  5. titansfan12 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:30 PM

    Much respect to the Seahawks, the brave men and women fighting for this country deserve at least this.

    -Titans fan

  6. cobrala2 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:31 PM

    Unity and Peace is the better way.

  7. xbam says: Sep 10, 2016 3:31 PM

    that’s the best they could come up with??

  8. alphadux2u says: Sep 10, 2016 3:32 PM

    As far as protests go, this has got to be the weakest one I’ve ever heard of. Way to stick your neck out on the line.

  9. jasons81 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:32 PM

    What about that Seahawks player I had never heard of before that kneeled at the last preseason game… will he be standing arm-in-arm too?

    I’m glad to hear most of the chatter ended up being for an appropriate gesture, very nice!

  10. dreadnok89 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:34 PM

    Now this is commendable

  11. fordbw says: Sep 10, 2016 3:35 PM

    That’s the big surprise? That’s the big statement? Gee, Seahawks. Way to put yourselves out there!

  12. zackd2 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:36 PM

    And holding hands will have zero impact on anything.
    It won’t get people talking about issues, it won’t cause the Seahawks to make a donation (a la 49ers).

    If you protest and nobody notices, then nothing changes.

  13. runtheball says: Sep 10, 2016 3:36 PM

    Finally someone that is not a moron.

  14. seatownballers says: Sep 10, 2016 3:36 PM

    Regardless of your rights,opinions,issues,frustration and hate, you should salute the flag and stand during the anthem on 9-11. The tragedy and sacrifice in previous years deserves respect. It will not be forgotten. This sitting and kneeling protest will be forgotten in a year or so.

  15. MichaelEdits says: Sep 10, 2016 3:37 PM

    I wanted a group kneel. Maybe another team can do one.

  16. corky2141 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:38 PM

    Slow clap, Mr. Baldwin, slow clap….

  17. twincities90210 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:43 PM

    Awwww how cute! NOT

  18. PFT loves the Steelers says: Sep 10, 2016 3:44 PM

    Thank the Lord. The act of kneeling for the Anthem is a divisive act in itself. If you want to bring attention to your cause, there are better ways… but no change will occur if we’re not united. Kudos to the Seahawks.

  19. brendafortheboyz says: Sep 10, 2016 3:49 PM

    Good for them!!!! Nice to see some respect shown, for a change….

  20. maiphatdong says: Sep 10, 2016 3:51 PM

    ….not that theres anything wrong with that

  21. amaf21 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:52 PM

    Guess no one wanted to lose any endorsements. #shutupandstand

  22. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:53 PM

    Really wish this was not known beforehand.
    Being 09/11 I don’t think there is a better way to show unity, not only as a football team but as a nation.

  23. myasylum11 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:54 PM

    The fans themselves should boycott the NFL.
    They need to learn without the fans the NFL would become irrelevant!

    The NFL owners & players could use a reality check.

    Without us, they are nothing.

  24. lx2016 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:54 PM

    I get the message but they should take the stand further by protesting 9/11 in which was an obvious false flag. Honor the firefighters and policemen who perished along with the message that this was a falso flag allowed and encouragedo by our government. I feel most are afraid to speak out as one can get their career ruined by the elite which has happened before.

  25. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Sep 10, 2016 3:55 PM

    I can’t wait to see what the the so-called alt-right (mainstream haters/fringe racists/creepy clowns) find wrong with the Seahawks “interlocked” plan. I’m sure they’ll find some reason to hate it.

  26. cobrala2 says: Sep 10, 2016 3:56 PM

    It’s amazing how talking about an inoffensive gesture offends.

    So much anger.

  27. bucsorbust says: Sep 10, 2016 3:59 PM

    Here’s an experiment…
    Along with 200 chairs, put 100 American soliders, sailors, and airmen in a room. Also put in there with them 100 Tim McVeigh, Edward Snowden, Jane Fonda types…

    Then play the National Anthem. No matter what any of them do they are free to do it. Now, which Americans do you think will stand and which are most likely to sit. Which ones do you want to be like?

  28. bucsorbust says: Sep 10, 2016 4:01 PM

    Kudos to the Seahawks. For those who neal or sit, it’s their right. It’s their right to be disrespectful. That doesn’t mean it’s okay. It’s not.

  29. screenpass says: Sep 10, 2016 4:01 PM

    As usual, the Seahawks continue to do EVERYTHING better than the 49ers.

  30. valentino8100 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:01 PM

    Any and all confused, misinformed, and misguided SJW’s may immediately the board the first flight out of the country because clearly, you are a part of the problem as opposed to being part of the solution.

  31. rabidbillsfan says: Sep 10, 2016 4:02 PM

    This, this I can get behind. Everybody faces some sort of adversity everyday, while some more than others obviously, this shows that nobody is above the rest. Fight for all of the causes and “social injustices” in our lives, and not some selfish reason. That’s what’s wrong with our country folks. Everybody is out for #1 and what can you do for me. Try doing something for others, regardless of what your situation is.

  32. ryanlatterell says: Sep 10, 2016 4:04 PM

    I really hope this can just all stop after sunday

  33. blackula72 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:04 PM

    This is a great idea. It’s a way to make a statement, bring attention to a cause and show respect without offending anyone. Often times people focus on the act instead of the issue and message a person is trying to disseminate. Too bad Colin Kappernick couldn’t find a way to get his message out without offending anyone. The public may have been a little more receptive of his message.

  34. styxrogan says: Sep 10, 2016 4:07 PM

    some team needs to go rogue

  35. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Sep 10, 2016 4:09 PM

    A show of solidarity during The Anthem kind of like everyone standing up.

  36. rogerdw66 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:11 PM

    Earth shattering move. The changes it causes will be spectacular. Now if I can be serious for a minute, let’s get back to football on Sunday as the good Lord intended.

  37. spicoliknows says: Sep 10, 2016 4:11 PM

    A great way to show unity for 9/11, country, and cause. Now lets do some real work towards something off the field, and play football on the field.

  38. therealtrenches says: Sep 10, 2016 4:11 PM

    Very happy to see this.

  39. skinsfan4eva says: Sep 10, 2016 4:13 PM

    I guess that means they chickened out of their original plan. Money will do that to people. Can’t blame them. Nothing to see here people, move along

  40. mongo3401 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:15 PM

    zackd2

    Paul Allen has donated 100s of millions of dollars to hell impoverished people He has been doing it for many years

  41. twincities90210 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Awww how cute. NOT

  42. rcali says: Sep 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    Great, now let’s all let them go peacefully back to their “Safe Space.”

  43. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 10, 2016 4:24 PM

    I approve of this message.

  44. winninaintsinnin says: Sep 10, 2016 4:27 PM

    Hawks-class act

  45. kingpel says: Sep 10, 2016 4:29 PM

    Dont care. Back to football.

  46. shaggyjeff says: Sep 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    Omg ! *sarcasm*

  47. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 10, 2016 4:30 PM

    Hope they do this at one another’s contract time !

  48. Bizzareslantpass says: Sep 10, 2016 4:33 PM

    What about Jemery Whatever your name is?!

  49. nbptma1 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:38 PM

    What’s the objective and what’s the end game?

    Spend a weekend night in Chicago’s south and west side.

  50. eacuna05 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:41 PM

    “As usual, the Seahawks continue to do EVERYTHING better than the 49ers.”

    =================================

    Including blowing first round picks on players like Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham!

  51. beachsidejames says: Sep 10, 2016 4:44 PM

    If they can do that and put their right foot in then the right foot out. I think they would have the Hokey Pokey.

  52. stevegrogannakedbootleg says: Sep 10, 2016 4:49 PM

    What a novel concept kind of like standing in solidarity .

  53. Centered00 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:50 PM

    If they do, it will restore my faith in the players of the NFL.

    As a “Non-Seahawk” fan, I will have great respect for Seattle as an organization. Especially when we are commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.

    This country needs to get back to basic Patriotism for the RIGHT reasons and players need to stop using sacred things like our American flag to push their agendas. No one player is that great.

    Our country is great and I am not ashamed to say it.

  54. trainwrecksryan says: Sep 10, 2016 4:51 PM

    NFL should give away 911 tickets to military/first responder families for every game this Sunday.

  55. smedley61 says: Sep 10, 2016 4:57 PM

    Big deal.

  56. MostlyRight says: Sep 10, 2016 5:04 PM

    As a Cardinals fan I’m glad the Seahawks are spending time focused on this stuff and not football.

    All I hear in our player interviews is hunger to do better this year and I love it.

  57. mazenblue says: Sep 10, 2016 5:05 PM

    Anyone who kneels shares a cell with Chelsea Manning

  58. boobsmcgoo says: Sep 10, 2016 5:06 PM

    What do you want? A cookie?

  59. mongo3401 says: Sep 10, 2016 5:07 PM

    At least what they are doing unites the team and fans. What Kapernick and others are doing is going to not only divide the team but the fans as well Still no clear reason what affect they think they will have.

    Never should be allowed in the work place anyway. If they want to sit let them stay in the locker room and do it. That’s the teams right

  60. doob187 says: Sep 10, 2016 5:10 PM

    No one wrestles crocodiles without a camera crew.

  61. mrmcdougle says: Sep 10, 2016 5:12 PM

    rogerdw66 says:
    Sep 10, 2016 4:11 PM
    Earth shattering move. The changes it causes will be spectacular. Now if I can be serious for a minute, let’s get back to football on Sunday as the good Lord intended.
    ——–
    Yes, lets never do anything but entertain ourselves…since rarely does a single person or group of people make changes that are spectacular.

  62. mrmcdougle says: Sep 10, 2016 5:13 PM

    boobsmcgoo says:
    Sep 10, 2016 5:06 PM
    What do you want? A cookie?
    ————–
    A random/average guy posting boobsmcgoo is being condescending toward a group of millionaires who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. Kind of funny.

  63. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 10, 2016 5:18 PM

    Won’t help
    Dolphins 24
    Seahawks 14

  64. corkspop says: Sep 10, 2016 5:22 PM

    A better idea would be to all stand…. put hand on heart…… and sing the anthem. Every single player and coach.

  65. hokies4life says: Sep 10, 2016 5:25 PM

    Honestly, the only people who I’ve spoken to who have a problem with any of these protests are the people who mindlessly support police and military. People who somehow don’t see that you can love the country, military etc AND still hope to see conditions improve for all of the country’s citzens. I’m not too concerned with those people.

  66. sandman34rt says: Sep 10, 2016 5:25 PM

    I’m suprised Doud Baldwin didn’t decide to pretend to take a dumb.

    Who cares what this fool thinks, says, or does.

  67. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2016 5:34 PM

    Weak!!!

  68. headwoundharry says: Sep 10, 2016 5:35 PM

    Aught oh. Fan Boy Army gonna be mad. Everybody, football players, Goodell, ESPN, needs to do what FBA sez. They rule!

  69. ninetysixer says: Sep 10, 2016 5:36 PM

    Sheep

  70. richndc says: Sep 10, 2016 5:36 PM

    So brave!!! What heroes!!! It’s an example of courage and magnificence unparalleled!!! (barf) You SHOULD stand during the anthem. Always. But–if someone wishes to draw attention to a very serious problem by kneeling on occasion–so be it. Enough with this whole mess already. As divided as we are over nonsense like this, it’s amazing we have not been invaded already.

  71. suncawy says: Sep 10, 2016 5:37 PM

    Nice gesture, but tomorrow should be really about remembering and honoring those who lost their lives on that day 15 years ago, not some sort of injustice going on.

  72. fanfrommontreal says: Sep 10, 2016 5:38 PM

    Wow how provocative!
    They might even sing Kumbaya after the national anthem, now that will transform the entire American society!
    Cowards…

  73. tattooit says: Sep 10, 2016 5:39 PM

    alphadux2u
    Sep 10, 2016, 3:29 PM EDT
    Big deal.

    ********

    Actually, it is. And the refusal of you people mocking those who are trying to promote change and social equality HOWEVER THEY CHOOSE TO DO IT are the worst kind of Americans. What is wrong with you people? How can you pretend that everything is just fine in this country right now? Why do you refuse to admit there is a serious problem that will never get better unless we start to be more conscious of it?

  74. stinkymcmulligan says: Sep 10, 2016 5:39 PM

    Protesting over something that does NOT exist.

  75. richndc says: Sep 10, 2016 5:45 PM

    All you REAL patriots so worried about Kapernick’s gesture? Are you as outraged over Trump and Pence praising Putin’s leadership over Obama’s?!?! No matter what you think of him personally, this is beyond the pale. Russia is provoking hostilities with us all over the globe. But, I am guessing most of you are not. Some of you might even be happy about it. Well, go look in the mirror, because you will see the source of the REAL problem this country actually has. When did people lose the ability to think for themselves and allow morally bankrupt frauds to play them like cheap fiddles? It is YOU who better wake up ‘fore its too late!

  76. flaccojumpball says: Sep 10, 2016 5:47 PM

    Cowards. I’m stunned that Jeremy Lane is now going to take part. I was really hoping the whole team would sit. That would get the message across that the racist police and racist anthem needs to go.

  77. nhpats says: Sep 10, 2016 5:48 PM

    Do the players that want to sit realize that they are on the job? Do they realize that their employer may set parameters as to what is and what is not acceptable on the job?

    At least the Seahawks are making a decision as a team and I commend that. Now when are some of these players going to protest the black on black killings that will take hundreds of lives in this country today alone?

  78. rootpain says: Sep 10, 2016 5:51 PM

    “After his mother was killed when he was 18, he went on to a long and distinguished NFL career, but has become more distinguished (or should be) for what he’s done off the field. Working through his charitable foundation, (Warwick) Dunn has helped provide homes to more than 140 single mothers.”

    -His mother was an off duty police officer escorting a woman to make a bank deposit when she was shot and killed by armed robbers. Dunn had just turned 18 at the time but took on the responsibility of raising his five younger siblings.

    -In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Dunn challenged all NFL players, except for those who play for the New Orleans Saints, to donate at least $5,000 to the effort. The effort received over $5 million in contributions.

    -In 2007, Dunn, along with Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning and Cal Ripken, Jr., founded Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization that helps professional athletes, sports industry professionals and fans get involved in charitable causes.

    And all this in spite of his battles with depression throughout his life associated with his mother’s murder.

    So if you need an example of how to really get it done, just call Dunn. I’m sure he can provide some helpful advice.

  79. scandiman says: Sep 10, 2016 5:56 PM

    Yay. The Seahawks honor a country that enables them to be millionaires but the Cowboys can’t honor the fallen police officers who were assassinated in Dallas.

  80. realityonetwo says: Sep 10, 2016 5:56 PM

    Thanks for the warning. I’ll tune in when the opening kickoff is in the air.

  81. gochargersgo says: Sep 10, 2016 5:57 PM

    kingjoe1 says:
    Sep 10, 2016 3:27 PM
    “Yea really just annoyed at this point. Opening weekend and the talk is about a bunch of clueless lazy protesters.”

    Irony- self proclaimed king calls group of hard working athletes in some of the best physical shape in the world lazy from a laptop as he lies on his sofa eating doritos.

  82. ecniner says: Sep 10, 2016 6:04 PM

    THAT’S WHY YOU WILL NEVER BE AMERICA’S TEAM!!!!
    Beast syndrome!! Thought he was gone.

  83. sunyilo12 says: Sep 10, 2016 6:07 PM

    If the NFL wants to steer clear of anthem-controversies they should abandon playing the national anthem before games altogether.

    While I would approve playing the national anthem to commemorate 9/11 or other holidays but why doing it just any other Sunday? This is about adoring things that are not useful for anything just for dividing otherwise decent people for stupid reasons.

    Major American sports are international entertaining businesses that should not have anything to do with proclaiming nationalistic or military commitments (Bet less than 50% of NHL stars are of American nationality, for instance). Yet they do it because it gets them cheap popularity like militarism does anywhere around the world. I sincerely hope this will come to an end thanks to Kapernick’s stand. Odds are not good but hopefully common sense will prevail.

  84. ee00ee says: Sep 10, 2016 6:09 PM

    I love it! This is an intelligent solution. It honors the plight and feeling of division among groups and welcomes all to stand together, one country indivisible we stand. We all stand, together!
    I love it

  85. srg608 says: Sep 10, 2016 6:13 PM

    No problem with it. We should all be standing together as Americans anyway!

  86. gammynomnom says: Sep 10, 2016 6:14 PM

    what if it turns out squidward wasn’t protesting? Maybe he was just assuming his natural position of warming the bench while grown men do all the work.

  87. zackattack006 says: Sep 10, 2016 6:14 PM

    Just play the d@@#^%$#$ game!

  88. evrybdyhas1 says: Sep 10, 2016 6:17 PM

    Right On!

  89. decon49 says: Sep 10, 2016 6:24 PM

    Sounds like they didn’t like all the heat they were catching when they made the announcement and went with this

  90. allseeingone says: Sep 10, 2016 6:24 PM

    There is only one question Americans should be asking…

    Why are people protesting the need for police to shoot violent criminals in order to protect us and our families?

  91. coolherc says: Sep 10, 2016 6:41 PM

    alphadux2u says:
    Sep 10, 2016 3:32 PM
    As far as protests go, this has got to be the weakest one I’ve ever heard of. Way to stick your neck out on the line.
    _________________________________________

    It’s not a protest. It’s a show of solidarity. It might serve you in life to understand and recognize the difference.

  92. theuncletodd says: Sep 10, 2016 6:41 PM

    you want to make a statement? Take an ad out in the paper, you’ll get the same result

  93. elitekane says: Sep 10, 2016 6:50 PM

    I dont like the kneeling or sitting but this i have no problem with. Good solution.

  94. palewook says: Sep 10, 2016 7:01 PM

    Interlocked arms? Now another group in society needs to become offended and demand the Seahawks hold hands during each pledge of allegiance..

  95. insightfulcomments says: Sep 10, 2016 7:09 PM

    But is this patriotic enough for the hillbillies stockpiling weapons to fight the government and flying their confederate flags? They are the experts on patriotism clearly.

  96. daubs17 says: Sep 10, 2016 7:12 PM

    The NFL needs to be hit where it hurts them, in their wallet. Cancel directv, sell your season tickets or turn them in, stop buying merchandise, stop supporting everything that is NFL and I guarantee you this nonsense would come to a screeching halt.

    The knuckleheads want to put out this fake outrage about social injustice and the oppression of blacks and do it by disrespecting the flag and the country that his given you literally everything. Then try to say you aren’t disrespecting the military? Please, you don’t know the first GD thing about what it means to be in the military and the sacrifice of the men and women in it. You haven’t a clue and it further insults the rest of us by you trying to act like you do. Kap whining about the oppression of blacks and social injustice? Google Colin Kaepernick car and see what you find. Talk about the pot and the kettle. If the hypocrisy wasn’t so ironic we all might be able to laugh at what a joke these NFL morons really are. Cancel directv. Cancel season tickets. Stop buying merchandise.

  97. commentcentral says: Sep 10, 2016 7:50 PM

    Arms interlocked . . . this teenage girl stuff at this point.

  98. jbird056719 says: Sep 10, 2016 7:50 PM

    Would love to see their tax forms to see how they have utilized their wealth to help the impoverished.

  99. radrntn says: Sep 10, 2016 7:56 PM

    Nothing wrong with being “United” rather than being “Divisive”

  100. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 10, 2016 7:57 PM

    “I’m special! Look at me! I do good for the world and I’m a good human being!”

  101. dadsource says: Sep 10, 2016 8:04 PM

    Going to protest the NFL by not watching tomorrow.

  102. mmack66 says: Sep 10, 2016 8:05 PM

    I can’t believe these bozos are going to make it all about them, and not the flag.

    Are they still going to be able to hold their hands over their hearts? To not do so will be a slap in the face to all the former and current members of the military industrial complex.

  103. fordbw says: Sep 10, 2016 8:14 PM

    It’s really a gutless act by the Seahawks. They are “Protesting” without actually protesting. Protecting what? How? by locking arms? That’s weak!

  104. fordbw says: Sep 10, 2016 8:14 PM

    Kaepernick has more courage in his little pinky than the entire Seahawks team.

  105. huggybear2014 says: Sep 10, 2016 8:21 PM

    They are all hypocrites. Every last one of them.

  106. valentino8100 says: Sep 10, 2016 8:23 PM

    richndc says:
    Sep 10, 2016 5:45 PM
    All you REAL patriots so worried about Kapernick’s gesture? Are you as outraged over Trump and Pence praising Putin’s leadership over Obama’s?!?! No matter what you think of him personally, this is beyond the pale. Russia is provoking hostilities with us all over the globe.
    ——————————————————–

    Pick up a damned book and quit relying on CNN to inform your opions.
    #clueless

  107. deneb1973 says: Sep 10, 2016 8:33 PM

    I tried to send a message to Kevin Petra at SI but could not reach his e-mail (SI apparently does not want reader response). Would someone PLEASE publish the companies that these players endorse? Let’s let the buying public decide if their “protest” is an insult or a valid expression of dissent. Let’s stop this – let the people decide if they want to support the protest against the flag and anthem.

  108. nyneal says: Sep 10, 2016 8:34 PM

    flaccojumpball says:
    Sep 10, 2016 5:47 PM
    Cowards. I’m stunned that Jeremy Lane is now going to take part. I was really hoping the whole team would sit. That would get the message across that the racist police and racist anthem needs to go.

    ——————————————————————-

    You’re the one who needs to go, and hell would be a good place for you.

  109. nyneal says: Sep 10, 2016 8:42 PM

    richndc says:
    Sep 10, 2016 5:45 PM
    All you REAL patriots so worried about Kapernick’s gesture? Are you as outraged over Trump and Pence praising Putin’s leadership over Obama’s?!?! No matter what you think of him personally, this is beyond the pale. Russia is provoking hostilities with us all over the globe. But, I am guessing most of you are not. Some of you might even be happy about it. Well, go look in the mirror, because you will see the source of the REAL problem this country actually has. When did people lose the ability to think for themselves and allow morally bankrupt frauds to play them like cheap fiddles? It is YOU who better wake up ‘fore its too late!

    ——————————————————————

    The real problem this country has is liberals. Liberals have destroyed the moral values in this country and they won’t be happy until the country is nothing but ashes.
    And all those things you said about Trump describe Hillary and her lying husband to a tee.
    Had Bill Clinton done his job instead of trying to be Hugh Hefner in the White House, we’d be in a lot better position in dealing with terrorists now.
    As for O’Bama, it’s clear what his agenda has been since day 1. He is anti-white and anti-America in many ways.
    I will vote for Trump just to cancel your vote out. And if he builds a wall to stop the illegals from pouring into this country, I’ll be there to hand him the bricks.

  110. blowoff2014 says: Sep 10, 2016 8:45 PM

    For those claiming not to know who Jeremy Lane is, he’s the cornerback who intercepted Tom Brady in the end zone in the Superbowl.

  111. backintheday99 says: Sep 10, 2016 9:11 PM

    They should have just done it. Shock value of unity would have been way cool.

    Still cool but sort of like pointing out that you’re cool.

  112. pencilmonkeymagic says: Sep 10, 2016 9:16 PM

    Taking a stand, alone, against the majority = PFT Commentors are outraged.

    Making a show of team respect for the country/flag/services = PFT Commentors are outraged.

  113. avengers2014 says: Sep 10, 2016 9:33 PM

    Knowing what they initially planned to do, on 9/11 no less, I’m not handing them any awards.

    It’s like when we try to praise players for simply NOT getting arrested.

    Not going to praise them for being so honorable to NOT disrespect our country on 9/11, a day so many police officers made the ultimate sacrifice.

    While this is certainly the respectful thing to do, it should have been there first thought.

    So Thank you Doug Baldwin for bringing positive attention to yourself for a change. Much better then when you are pretending to poop out footballs in your TD celebration or threatening to disrespect your country on a day so many made the ultimate sacrifice.

  114. HeakRavocSports says: Sep 10, 2016 9:38 PM

    On a side note ya’ll; I hear some football will be played tomorrow. Perhaps we can get a couple more games like Thursday’s classic showdown.

  115. thermalito says: Sep 10, 2016 9:43 PM

    What the NFL better pray doesn’t happen is a huge chunk of their fanbase deciding to show unity by BOYCOTTING the NFL and its games. I won’t be watching a game this year and neither will alot of other people I know.

  116. nothingbuttthetruth says: Sep 10, 2016 9:46 PM

    IDEA: NFL teams start playing the National Anthem while the players are still in their locker rooms (as they do with some other sports). That would put an end to all this “look at me!” showboating by athletes and allow fans – the ones who truly care about the song, the meaning behind the song, and their country – to enjoy the moment without all this foolishness.

  117. unoduotres says: Sep 10, 2016 9:47 PM

    Root Pain,

    That was a great story about Warwick Dunn. Thank you for posting it.

  118. sdelmonte says: Sep 10, 2016 9:53 PM

    This doesn’t really send any sort of message, does it? Unity is overrated anyway.

  119. brianav036 says: Sep 10, 2016 10:04 PM

    I have a better idea…..Why don’t you guys sit back, shut up. and pay respect to the flag and our nation in remembrance of 9/11. Then maybe open a history book or read online about this infamous day, Maybe just maybe it will give you a better glimpse into what this country and flag truly represent. Instead as usual you have a group of players making this all about themselves.

  120. bensteeler29 says: Sep 10, 2016 10:23 PM

    Yep, and Tuesday morning, another criminal and cop make a bad decision, tragedy results.

  121. Ivan Pavlov says: Sep 10, 2016 10:35 PM

    You guys who say you’re tired of this topic … if you really were tired of it you would have moved on to the next article instead of stopping and posting a comment.

    Bottom line — the only real problem here was expressing a viewpoint that makes you mad. It’s just typical right-wingers who don’t hold themselves to the same standards they demand of others.

    When people protested in the streets, you guys said they should protest peacefully. When people protested peacefully (and silently) by sitting or kneeling during the anthem, you called them traitors. Now that they’re standing you’re still unhappy, but haven’t yet figured out a way to spin so that you can call them evil. So you post comments saying you hate the discussion.

    It reminds me of what was said about protesters who opposed the invasion of Iraq. Some of you even said that disagreeing with the President while the country was at war was “emboldening our enemies” and “endangering the troops overseas.” You right-wingers treated opposition like it was an act of treason. Oh wait – that’s still what you’re doing, isn’t it?

    Funny how all that “we must support the President unconditionally” stuff went into the trash in 2009.

  122. Len Mullen says: Sep 10, 2016 11:02 PM

    I’m going to take a knee this weekend — yard work instead of watching these morons.

  123. ronfai says: Sep 10, 2016 11:18 PM

    At least Kap was silent on his protest , he was caught in what resulted in his statement . Meanwhile these guys make a big spectacle about their “protest” and turns out to be a gimmick just to garner more attention to themselves . This self serving nonsense is exactly what’s wrong with this country and this “team” should be ashamed

  124. broncoscountry33 says: Sep 11, 2016 1:01 AM

    Another gesture. This is stupid. maybe next week they’ll all sit Indian stule. Rich athletes put your money out there and get involved where u grew up. Make real change not just gestures. Go to Chicago and try to deal with the hundreds killed in gunfire.

  125. allamer1 says: Sep 11, 2016 2:08 AM

    Our flag and National Anthem represent our country. Our country has certainly benefitted NFL players even more than the average American who is proud of our country. They have no reason to protest against our country, but definitely should not be doing it at an NFL game.

  126. asianseahawksfan says: Sep 11, 2016 5:48 AM

    The Seahawks could announce that they plan to personally raise the flag while Doug Baldwin sings the national anthem and people would still find a reason to get mad.

  127. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 11, 2016 7:16 AM

    blowoff2014 says:
    Sep 10, 2016 8:45 PM

    For those claiming not to know who Jeremy Lane is, he’s the cornerback who intercepted Tom Brady in the end zone in the Superbowl.

    yup, I remember. he was out of the game with a broken arm in the 4th 1/4 when Brady lead the drive for the winning score.

  128. phillyfinsfan says: Sep 11, 2016 8:40 AM

    How about the players announcing they are pooling their money together and starting a program in a Seattle African-American community that targets at risk youth who need guidance. Other than that, sitting/standing does nothing to help these kids. Walk the walk!

  129. holeinone09 says: Sep 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    If any of these privileged players decide not to stand during the national anthem today on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, I think they should be fired right on the spot.

  130. nflrule says: Sep 11, 2016 9:02 AM

    Can we just kick the damn ball already…?

  131. truevision21 says: Sep 11, 2016 9:10 AM

    Uncle Tom is smiling! 3rd Verse! Sell-outs!

  132. isaidjoemontegna says: Sep 11, 2016 10:52 AM

    I’m glad their plan is subtle and tasteful. I was thinking they were going to go to the end zone, act like they’re dropping their pants and pretend to poop out the american flag. I mean, this was all Doug Baldwin’s idea. It makes sense.

  133. fishyinalittledishy says: Sep 11, 2016 2:50 PM

    Ironically the men and women of the military of the free world are actually putting their lives on the line as volunteers which makes it even more important. They do this so the people of the free world can mostly do as the please, protest and applaud who they want and not be fearful to do this. The fire and police officers who run into burning infernos to save people, to protect people deserve to be in our thoughts and not the small number of scared police officers that prefare to open fire at the slightest movement. Just some jumbled up thoughts that probably don’t make sense but I hope you get were I am coming from.

  134. bluetalons says: Sep 16, 2016 3:35 AM

    Ivan Pavlov says: “It’s just typical right-wingers…”

    Right-wingers are really good at being angry. But nobody does hate and vitriol like left-wingers.

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