Ezekiel Elliott: Some Cowboys will kneel on Sunday

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Despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ long-held stance that players are to stand for the national anthem, some Cowboys players will be kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday night.

That’s the word from Ezekiel Elliott, who said in an interview for today’s PFTPM Podcast that some of his teammates will join the many NFL players kneeling to protest racism and police brutality.

“I think we’re going to have guys kneeling, we’re going to have guys standing, and the biggest thing is that we’re all supporting each other,” Elliott said. “We’re all supporting each other and that’s what’s going to bring us all together.”

Elliott said he believes Jones will be OK with the players who decide to engage in a silent, peaceful protest during the anthem.

“I think everyone in the locker room feels that we’re going to get support from ownership, coaching staff and from each other. I think everyone is going to feel free to express themselves however they choose to,” Elliott said.

In the past, Jones has made clear that he doesn’t support kneeling during the anthem. But since the death of George Floyd, millions of Americans have changed their perspectives about the anthem protests and the reasons for them. And at this point, it would be a major surprise if at least some players on all 32 teams aren’t kneeling during the anthem in Week One.

113 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott: Some Cowboys will kneel on Sunday

  1. What about all the angry people who will never watch football again? What we will we do without all those patriots?

  2. Yup – more of a reason I won’t watch a lick of football this year, nor play any fantasy football.

    They can protest on their time, not during my paid-for entertainment.

  3. Why would the NFL want to do to their ratings what MLB and NBA have? Doing the same thing and expecting a different result….whats that called again?

  4. The flag is not our democracy. The flag is a symbol of our democracy. Respectfully kneeling in protest is one of the freedoms that the flag stands for.

    Having said that, I think that the NFL should stop playing the national anthem at games. For many decades, they never did that. Then, the military started buying advertising with the NFL and they started playing the anthem.

  5. stabkof2512 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    I oppose the kneeling and won’t be watching. Stand for our FLAG.
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    Bla bla bla. You people are a dime a dozen. See you on Sunday.

  6. I think everyone is going to be looking at how much of THEIR hard earned money they are going to directly spend on the NFL. I will watch but I won’t use the pay-per-view NfL channel this year. I dobt go to games or buy shirts or jerseys any longer. I’m pretty sure I’ve got my budget to zero cents for the NfL owners and players….i cant complain about the protesting any longer. Play ball!!

  7. marthisdil says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm
    Yup – more of a reason I won’t watch a lick of football this year, nor play any fantasy football.

    They can protest on their time, not during my paid-for entertainment.
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    Actually, they can protest whenever they want.
    What are you doing on a pro football message board?
    Bla bla bla.

  8. I just illegally stream the games, get to watch football and not help these clowns ratings at the same time !

  9. If you are not outraged at what some police have done and got away with, continue to get away with until sweeping changes are made and not been held accountable then you are part of the problem. You have virtually signed off on it and do not have any understanding of what this movement is about. Fact is you are probably racist, covert or openly, neither is what we need. So it’s about damn time players from the Cowboys officially join in. If you can’t have real life/death s#%t ruin/interrupt your viewing of sports, then don’t watch. Hell never come back to watch. It will survive without you just like the effort to stem systemic racism.

  10. Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected (all you white dudes) are as outraged as those who are. No, instead, you’re outraged over the kneeling. Ben Franklin would deem you to be poor examples of what being American means.

  11. marthisdil says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm
    Yup – more of a reason I won’t watch a lick of football this year, nor play any fantasy football.

    They can protest on their time, not during my paid-for entertainment.

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    No worries, some of us just love football more than others.

    The rest of us will make sure to watch EXTRA football for those who can’t afford it a cable subscription anymore.

    Keep those ratings up NFL. I’ll stand for that.

  12. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm
    Why would the NFL want to do to their ratings what MLB and NBA have? Doing the same thing and expecting a different result….whats that called again?

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    Ever consider the NFL doesn’t want certain types of fans anymore. You know the kind who wave their confederate flags?

  13. For all the pro kneelers here, why don’t you unite this week and go to work and kneel, on company time, in front of your boss. Come on man, put your money where your mouth is!

  14. I’ll be sitting on my couch for the anthem like I’ve always done. It’s easier to rest my nachos on my lap. See youse on Sunday! Yay, football!

  15. stabkof2512 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    I oppose the kneeling and won’t be watching. Stand for our FLAG.

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    Gotta love people who care enough about football to post comments on a football news site but they won’t care enough on sundays to watch the games.

    Kaepernick for president.

  16. Good. Fine. Kneel. If the media didn’t make it out to be the most amazing thing a player could ever do, none of us would pay attention. Score touchdowns. That’s what I want to see.

  17. I’m not sure why people are so upset, I don’t even see the national anthem. The game turns on at 1:00 PM and that stuff is over with.

  18. 4hourelection says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm
    stabkof2512 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    I oppose the kneeling and won’t be watching. Stand for our FLAG.
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    Bla bla bla. You people are a dime a dozen. See you on Sunday.
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    no kidding, why wait or even post about not watching … just go away.

  19. I agree with the notion that kneeling is not about disrespecting the military and that it shouldn’t be offensive or bothersome.

    But I’ve also talked with multiple football fans this summer that swore they are not watching this year with the protests going on, and I believe them. This is very real, especially for the NFL and it’s fan base. The ratings will reflect it too (see 2017 and the current NBA ratings). It’s a real dilemma for the owners: please your players or your fan base?

  20. Because continuing to knell during the Anthem is going to change anything positively or cause black lives to matter more. Tone deaf.

  21. stabkof2512 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    I oppose the kneeling and won’t be watching. Stand for our FLAG.
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    Hopefully you will be consistent and stay off pro football talk as well.

    My guess is that 95 percent of you claiming to be done with football are totally full of it…… see you for Mahomes / Watson Thursday night. Two phenomenal young African American quarterbacks who are two of the most impressive human beings in the league.

  22. chickensalad43 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:52 pm
    I agree with the notion that kneeling is not about disrespecting the military and that it shouldn’t be offensive or bothersome.

    But I’ve also talked with multiple football fans this summer that swore they are not watching this year with the protests going on, and I believe them. This is very real, especially for the NFL and it’s fan base. The ratings will reflect it too (see 2017 and the current NBA ratings). It’s a real dilemma for the owners: please your players or your fan base?

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    It’s not much of a dilemma, without the players all these wonders have a big shiny empty stadiums.

    The product is the players, not the logos on the jerseys.

    The players have all the power, finally. This is a slave owners worst nightmare.

  23. Never understood the anthem kneel…That just goes against your cause. If you want to protest jump offside the first play of the game each week, that would mean more…or protest by donating your salary to your cause of choice. Bringing the flag or anthem does not help your cause.

  24. Kneeling during the National Anthem? It sounds like a great time for the NFL to sell an extra commercial spot.

  25. These players, coaches, and owners should be giving speeches on the importance of complying with police officers and obeying our laws. However, that isn’t the goal here. It’s all about promoting anarchy and division. The NFL’s ratings will drop just as low as the NBA’s and MLB’s.

  26. This will be a huge mistake. The ratings will drop big time and I think the NFL is underestimating how much. Almost everyone I know is considering not watching at all this season. If the kneeling is widespread huge damage to the brand will be done!!!

  27. Imagine not watching football because a player kneels during the national anthem. You really can’t make these things up. Some of you are upset because you have to wear a mask and watch a player kneel during the national anthem which isn’t even played in its entirety. If you love the national anthem so much start a petition to have all stanzas of the song played.

  28. “NFL players kneeling to protest racism and police brutality.”

    I hate racism and police brutality. I also hate lazy narratives and folks jumping to conclusions.

    If you are protesting based on a video of Jacob Blake, for example, that is an incident that some have claimed is racism and police brutality. Let’s allow the investigators to do their job.

  29. I’ll DVR the game and fast forward through the pregame, commercials, and endless analysis over replays. It will take about an hour and a half. Then I’ll erase it.

  30. Elliott must be trying to stir things up again. This is old news just like nobody is signing Colin Kaepernick. I honestly think all of this is just silly. Time will heal all feelings and there will be many whose feelings are hurt either way. Everyone remember we all are lucky to be living in America. Anyone who thinks this will not hurt the NFL’S revenue is crazy. It will. Roger finally spoke up and said we should have listen earlier. I agree and because of him the hard feelings continue moving forward. If players are required to do an interview then the absolute best way to protest and get the message across is for every question answer with a name of those fallen that you are protesting about. That is Awesome.

  31. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    I think everyone is going to be looking at how much of THEIR hard earned money they are going to directly spend on the NFL. I will watch but I won’t use the pay-per-view NfL channel this year. I dobt go to games or buy shirts or jerseys any longer. I’m pretty sure I’ve got my budget to zero cents for the NfL owners and players….i cant complain about the protesting any longer. Play ball!!

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    I guess the $6 billion in TV revenue will disappear when you can cancel your cable bill.

    Hollywood, the liberal media and the NFL thank you for paying your cable bill in a timely fashion. Also a reminder that part of your cable bill goes right to the NBA as well.

  32. pyendor says:
    September 8, 2020 at 1:03 pm
    Never understood the anthem kneel…That just goes against your cause. If you want to protest jump offside the first play of the game each week, that would mean more…or protest by donating your salary to your cause of choice. Bringing the flag or anthem does not help your cause.

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    Yup, it’s not like Kaepernick started an entire movement or anything.

  33. SS22 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    If you are not outraged at what some police have done and got away with, continue to get away with until sweeping changes are made and not been held accountable then you are part of the problem. You have virtually signed off on it and do not have any understanding of what this movement is about. Fact is you are probably racist, covert or openly, neither is what we need. So it’s about damn time players from the Cowboys officially join in. If you can’t have real life/death s#%t ruin/interrupt your viewing of sports, then don’t watch. Hell never come back to watch. It will survive without you just like the effort to stem systemic racism.
    ==========
    It isn’t the message, it’s the venue. There is no reason the players can’t do their protesting on social media, that is what social media should be for. You can’t protest at your job in the break room, so why is okay to protest on the football field? People go to events to escape the problems in life & shouldn’t be forced to deal with a political problem that has absolutely nothing to do with the American flag or George Floyd. Don’t you think that protesting during the national anthem is being done on purpose? What happened to George Floyd was terrible but what does the American flag have to do with what happened to him?

  34. Some of you listen to the White House when you hear about ratings. Check the FACTUAL ratings. MLB and the NBA both have great ratings. If you want to be racist, I don’t want you having something in common with me anyway, so please don’t watch. My white combat veteran self and my white friends will be sitting here on Sunday watching and supporting anyone who protests.

  35. I sure hope those who are offended by athletes taking a knee are as outraged by the president calling American soldiers “suckers” and “losers”. Otherwise there’s some real hypocrisy happening.

  36. Funkhouser says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:32 pm
    As is their right, America at its best

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    I wonder if you owned a business and your employees decided to protest about something during their work hours how you’d feel. Especially if it were a business which is very much in the public eye.
    I think the issue that is the root of all of this has been taken to an extreme with all the violence, burning, and looting, and that has made it do more harm than good.
    I watch sports purely for entertainment and not to watch political demonstrations of any kind. Many fans feel exactly the same way I do about it.
    My dad always said there’s a time and place for everything, and to me that is the truth.
    I say enough is enough, it’s just a distraction now.
    How about let’s play ball and give a few hours of fun to people with all they’ve been through with this Covid-19 pandemic?

  37. Its going to be very odd that this upcoming Friday will be the 19th anniversary of 9/11/01.

    the following week when football returned, all u saw was american flags, players in tears, usa chants non stop etc.

    now this week, you will have players kneeling due to a false narrative how they are people of color are oppressed in this country, where in reality overall that is totally untrue.

    sure racism exists, but overall, people of color have more oppurtunity than ever before in this country.

    in sports, you have a ton of black players making millions upon millions, clearly them being black hasnt stopped them from reaching there max potential in this country.

    you want to see oppression in sports, Jackie Robinson was oppressed, if he would have knelt, i think everyone would have been united in support of him, regardless of color or political affiliation. that was someone who was literally treated like crap due to the color of his skin and nothing else. thats the definition of racism.

    so yes, while american isn’t ”perfect” it sure as hell is more ”perfect” than nearly every country when it comes to equality no matter the skin color.

    i will be watching this weekend, so id be lying to say i am not watching, but for the first time in years i will not be purchasing Sunday ticket.

    as far as what will happen to the ratings, i think it depends just how woke things get during the games. most fans don’t like being lectured by people making millions of dollars playing a game, how racist they are because of there skin color, when they haven’t done anything racist in there lives. we shall see.

  38. kyzmyn2 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:55 pm
    Have seen ZERO kneeling at any of the many rodeos i have attended. Hmmm.

    ******

    So you’re basing your anti kneeling stance on a “sport” that abuses animals to enable a justice system that abuses minorities? Your hypocrisy is glaring.

  39. “But since the death of George Floyd, millions of Americans have changed their perspectives about the anthem protests and the reasons for them.”

    Millions of Americans have watched riots and violence every day/night on social media and TV, and that has also influenced their perspective about protests.

  40. There’s a simple solution, stop playing it. Is it really necessary for the multitude of games, if we can halt the pledge of allegiance in schools can’t the anthem be canned? You can’t have it both ways…

  41. if players spent less time on their knees they’d get somewhere. good grief, it’s charlie sheen time. WINNING!!!!!!

  42. I bet the rating difference will be negligible.

    The best solution would be to lock arms and stand in unison — that makes the point without freaking out all the “M’rcins” who are so busy hollerin about the kneeling and anthem disrespect that they either fail to or refuse to recognize the reason for it.

  43. Funkhouser says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:32 pm
    As is their right, America at its best
    ***************
    Not during company time, Sugar.

  44. As long as TV doesn’t show it who cares… I know I won’t tune in til the actual game starts.

  45. No problem for me. I don’t tune in for the national anthem anyway. But I’ll be watching at kickoff cause I like NFL football games. It’s really that simple.

  46. I totally respect the players right to protest, and I would defend that position with all I have. However, most Americans simply do not want our flag, anthem, or country disrespected. I know the players say they don’t mean the kneeling in that way, but most people DO! So why not find another way to protest? They can find many ways, and I encourage that.

    But do not kneel during our National Anthem! No matter how you view it, it looks and takes on the feel of disparaging our country. Find another way to protest!!! I’m proud to be an american and you should be too! Take a good look around the world, I’m betting you’ll stay here!!!! I can’t wait to watch the game Thursday, I hope the players respect our country and find another way to make their point!!!!

  47. Cracks me up. All the “never watching football again” people sitting here commenting about an article posted on a football website in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon. Who you think y’all kidding?? 😂🤣

  48. The NFL is entertainment. There is nothing entertaining about the national anthem, it should be permanently removed from the NFL.

  49. They should play the National anthem while the players are still in the locker room. Problem solved. Teams that don’t have fans in the stands shouldn’t even play the National Anthem at all. It cannot be disrespected if it isn’t even played. Social statements and sports should not be intertwined.

  50. deadinbed says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:44 pm
    And when you kneel Zeke, make sure the helmets are off. Gotta get that tv FaceTime on the air, right?
    ______________________
    Ewok won’t miss a chance to show his fat gut either.

  51. Alot of you talk about “company time”. It’s 2 minutes BEFORE the game!!!!! It’s not company time. And honestly if I owned a business and my employees wanted to stop and kneel or anything right before the workday began, I would kneel right beside them. You racist ones are why this is being a major issue. You don’t even see the national anthem on tv anyway. Get over yourselves. And you are idiots if you think it will hurt ratings. Why, because the president said so? Ratings will be just fine, and so will this country once we get the babbling can’t complete a full sentence moron out of office.

  52. If kneeling isn’t a sign of disrespect for our anthem and flag, why don’t they just kneel before the anthem or kneel, cover their heart, and look at the flag?

  53. Hearing that a lot of these guys weren’t even registered to vote changed my outlook on their activism.

    Multi-millionaires who don’t vote aren’t the people anyone should be looking to for leadership on social issues.

  54. Curious why so many people visit a site dedicated to football to talk about how much football they are going to refuse to watch.

  55. I’ve replaced my favorite beverage of a popular brand advertised a lot during football games with a home state brewed beverage that taste a heck of a lot better … I won’t support the advertisers our the NFL ever again … come on XFL !

  56. osu300 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm
    Alot of you talk about “company time”. It’s 2 minutes BEFORE the game!!!!! It’s not company time.
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    “Company time” starts when you walk in the stadium.
    Just like your time starts when you walk in McDonalds.

  57. osu300 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm
    Alot of you talk about “company time”. It’s 2 minutes BEFORE the game!!!!! It’s not company time. And honestly if I owned a business and my employees wanted to stop and kneel or anything right before the workday began, I would kneel right beside them. You racist ones are why this is being a major issue. You don’t even see the national anthem on tv anyway. Get over yourselves. And you are idiots if you think it will hurt ratings. Why, because the president said so? Ratings will be just fine, and so will this country once we get the babbling can’t complete a full sentence moron out of office.
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    If they’re on the field wearing their employers uniform, then it’s company time.

  58. People that aren’t smart enough to understand what our flag actually represents, probably don’t spend any money on football anyway. I’ve been hearing about all the people who won’t be watching football for years now, yet the NFL continues to break it’s own revenue records each and every year. Imagine that. Somebody must be watching.

  59. deadinbed says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:49 pm
    For all the pro kneelers here, why don’t you unite this week and go to work and kneel, on company time, in front of your boss. Come on man, put your money where your mouth is

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    Apples and oranges, buddy. These guys kneel BEFORE they go to work. If i kneel 5 mins before i punch the clock, you think my boss would care?

  60. Never mind the kneeling for the National Anthem. I want to know when all that do kneel will stand for our anthem and our country ever again? You want to raise awareness? Mission accomplished, we are all aware. Now do something tangible that doesn’t piss off half of your customers. All I ever hear is that “we are protesting”. I know what I am doing to solve the problem and it is not protesting.

  61. Why do we actually need a National Anthem before sporting events? All it does it politicize sports…and what is the point of that? It was added as a tribute to soldiers during the 7th inning stretch back in the 1910’s…but because the crowd got so excited afterward it was decided to play it more often…then later it became the norm for all leagues. Just because it’s been done that way for a long time…it doesn’t make it right. Just drop the anthem…

  62. Why dont they just have the players come out after the Anthem? Put a Flag in the locker room for those who want to stand or kneel during the Anthem.

  63. I have no issues with them protesting anytime except for the period of time they are out for a game that fans are watching to escape reality for a few hours, then I have an issue with it. Anyway they can do as they want and the fans and the ratings will decide if they made the right decisions or if they would have been better off not ticking of a large portion of their fan base with an act that will accomplish exactly, NOTHING.

    On the flip side, tick off enough fans and lower rating enough and for once you may see the salary cap for each team drop for a couple of years to account for potentially less revenue. Again that will be determined in the future.

  64. They can do cartwheels and handstands for all I care. I’m not watching football for the sideshow. I’m watching because I like football, and I bet on it. If it disappeared tomorrow, it would be disappointing, but not earth-shattering.

    But, I do have to laugh out loud at the above comment “This is a slave owners worst nightmare.” Who are the slaves? The players? HaHa…they are free to ply their trade, for peanuts, somewhere else. I don’t care how much the owners make, I don’t care if they are trillionaires. They are no different than any other business owner in the respect that without the employees, the business is nothing. So what makes sports figures special? I care about people that can’t make a living wage, so I’m not shedding any tears for millionaire ballplayers.

  65. You can kneel all you want, but you’ll never convince me that when a guy gets shot because he’s resisting arrest and trying to get a knife while he has a warrant out for his arrest for rape that somehow he’s a victim of systemic racism. So kneel all you want.

  66. bostonblows says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    It’s not much of a dilemma, without the players all these wonders have a big shiny empty stadiums.

    The product is the players, not the logos on the jerseys.

    The players have all the power, finally. This is a slave owners worst nightmare.

    24 92 Rate This
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    Why would you imply that millionaire athletes, all of which have at least 3 years of college, have countless adoring fans of all colors, who literally play a game 16+/- weeks a year, is anything even remotely equivalent to ‘slaves”?

    That is a terrible take and undermines the very gains black players would hope to achieve. When everything is “slavery”, then nothing is.

  67. In regard to people saying they won’t watch because the players are kneeling, they may or may not. Just like all the people that said they were leaving the USA when Trump won the first time…same people are still saying it four years later. I, personally, don’t like either candidate, but I’m not leaving the USA, no matter who wins. I’ve been to several different countries, and let’s just say the grass isn’t greener.

  68. I could care less, Ive dropped out of the whole thing. I dont support racism in any shape or form, I call it out when its warranted.

    Ya all screaming Black Lives Matter, yet 50 people were shot this weekend in Chicago, one of tbem an 8 year old little girl.

    I’m tires as a white middle aged man being blamed for nothing I’ve ever been a part of. I’ve supported but been told I’m not doing enough that I should be ashamed. Ashamed of what? Slavery? Oppression? Things generations of my family never took part in?

    Kneel, stand, laydown wear a tutu in your teams colors. I dont care, while you do that I can take the dog out for a quick bathroom break before the Boom.

    You all have protested so much it’s effects have worn off on the public, your message lost. I’m gonna watch NFL, its none of my business if you want to make crminals martyrs and try to make rules when getting arrested.

    I’m just gonna stand up here on the hill watching until you start acting like grown ups and not lil entitled babies stomping your feet when you all dont get your way.

    You all have made race an issue, nobody else. I’m not going to let it ruin my Sundays. Do what ya gotta do but remember there will be consequences and most fans don’t share my same views.

    You live in the greatest country on the planet and ya all couldnt find a better way for all of us to face this issue other than to riot, loot and murder people.

  69. Every single one of the white nationalists stating they won’t watch NFL football if a player takes a knee knows darn well they’ll be watching all the NFL football they have in the past. #TRUTH

  70. I was wondering how Jerry Jones was going to thread this needle. Glad he finally decided to come over to the side of freedom. Now if only all the people who swear they are done with football would kindly boogie on out that would be great. At least you all still have NASCAR! Oh wait. Lol.

  71. The games this week are gonna do MONSTER numbers, and will continue to all year no matter whines about it and tells people not to watch.

  72. I predict that most of the “I’m never watching football again” crowd will be doing exactly that in Week 1 and beyond. Why? They wouldn’t be on this site to begin with let alone commenting on a forum post that means nothing at the end of the day. This issue has been blaring all over the airwaves for months now. Players are going to kneel, rodeo-lovin’ fans outraged and nothing has changed. Yet here they remain. As for me I don’t watch the anthem anyway. I’m too busy pissing out beer so I can grab another one before kickoff.

  73. Liberals keep trying to manipulate their excuses for kneeling because they know the NFL’s ratings are going to nosedive big time.

    And for those who think conservatives are bluffing, just ask the NBA

  74. Just because people on this site doesn’t mean they are going to watch NFL games. All Lives Matter.

  75. The league was fine before and it will continue to be fine no matter what the AM radio crowd here thinks.

  76. Yes we are entitled to our opinions, and freedom of speech is a guarantee, in America. I don’t really know how much NFL I will watch this season. It’s hard to just quit watching after over 50 years of doing so.
    I do know that outside of maybe one team, I wont watch much if any.
    I will spend my FB watching on my Son’s 8th grade team.
    I fail to see what millionaires have in common with us common folk. It seems almost hypocritical to listen to them talk out their mouth, and then call their agent to set up yet another richly deserved multi-million dollar deal (COUGH).
    Heck I don’t even have a Travel Agent to work my deal to Holiday Inn next week….let alone what these poor disenfranchised athletes have.
    I also don’t know how many of us are saying….look at my Hero (player X) take a stand, as this player sits out a game or kneels. Most of us are not swayed.
    YES there are problems in this country. But instead of demonstrating or protesting, take some of that money that is so coveted, and donate to a non-profit, or better yet start your own that will sit down and actually solve these problems.

  77. SS22 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:42 pm
    If you are not outraged at what some police have done and got away with, continue to get away with until sweeping changes are made and not been held accountable then you are part of the problem. You have virtually signed off on it and do not have any understanding of what this movement is about. Fact is you are probably racist, covert or openly, neither is what we need. So it’s about damn time players from the Cowboys officially join in. If you can’t have real life/death s#%t ruin/interrupt your viewing of sports, then don’t watch. Hell never come back to watch. It will survive without you just like the effort to stem systemic racism.

    So sayth the person who has “SS22” as a screen name. You Schutzstaffel? No Some of us are not the problem. You all decided violence was the answer at these protest. You all have lost alot of support. Why don’t you clean up your own back yard before telling us all how to clean ours.

  78. “Ever consider the NFL doesn’t want certain types of fans anymore. You know the kind who wave their confederate flags?”

    Ever consider that the NFL doesn’t care what flags their fans wave as long as they keep spending their money on the NFL?

  79. September 8, 2020 at 12:25 pm
    Why would the NFL want to do to their ratings what MLB and NBA have? Doing the same thing and expecting a different result….whats that called again?

    Nike?

  80. amyisraelchai1 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 5:11 pm
    Liberals keep trying to manipulate their excuses for kneeling because they know the NFL’s ratings are going to nosedive big time.

    And for those who think conservatives are bluffing, just ask the NBA

    Ok, Donald.

  81. cincy85 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    Maybe they can join the rioters after the game.

    The ones in Portland?

  82. September 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm
    Alot of you talk about “company time”. It’s 2 minutes BEFORE the game!!!!! It’s not company time.

    My time starts when I hit the clock. And yours?

  83. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    I think everyone is going to be looking at how much of THEIR hard earned money they are going to directly spend on the NFL. I will watch but I won’t use the pay-per-view NfL channel this year. I dobt go to games or buy shirts or jerseys any longer. I’m pretty sure I’ve got my budget to zero cents for the NfL owners and players….i cant complain about the protesting any longer. Play ball!!——————————————————————–if you are watching them on TV, you are helping them get paid.

  84. Let them kneel. Does not effect me and my family in the least. This whole things is about appeasement of black America.This is Simpy a cyclic phenomenon that happens every 10 or so years. I hope we can get to a better place as Americans. It is truly shame that it took terrorists flying into buildings and killing all of our people for us to come together in unity.

  85. I have been a fan of the Cowboys since the beginning 1960. They kneel and I am done with the Team Jerrah destroyed and the NFL. The NFL needs to stay out of politics and social justice BS. This is football and that is their focus. If players want to participate in it, that should be on their time and done with professional discretion. This is how it is done in the business world. This all happened because of Goodell/Team owners allowing the 13% to run the asylum! Should have stood firm with no politics/social justice BS allowed in the NFL, games, or team activities. We watched the NFL to get away from all of the stress we absorb in the real world and need an escape that has now vanished! As for me, I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our Country. This social justice BS would not be done during the anthem if it wasn’t intended to be disrespectful.

  86. I have been a fan of the Cowboys since the beginning 1960. They kneel and I am done with the Team Jerrah destroyed and the NFL. The NFL needs to stay out of politics and social justice BS. This is football and that is their focus. If players want to participate in it, that should be on their time and done with professional discretion. This is how it is done in the business world. This all happened because of Goodell/Team owners allowing the 13% to run the asylum! Should have stood firm with no politics/social justice BS allowed in the NFL, games, or team activities. We watched the NFL to get away from all of the stress we absorb in the real world and need an escape that has now vanished! As for me, I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our Country. This social justice BS would not be done during the anthem if it wasn’t intended to be disrespectful. The NFL and Jerrah are done.

  87. SS22 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    If you are not outraged at what some police have done and got away with, continue to get away with until sweeping changes are made and not been held accountable then you are part of the problem. You have virtually signed off on it and do not have any understanding of what this movement is about. Fact is you are probably racist, covert or openly, neither is what we need. So it’s about damn time players from the Cowboys officially join in. If you can’t have real life/death s#%t ruin/interrupt your viewing of sports, then don’t watch. Hell never come back to watch. It will survive without you just like the effort to stem systemic racism.
    ———————————————————————————-

    If the definition of racism is liking ones race more than another’s then, I suppose we are all racist. Don’t try to shove another race down anyone’s throat just like not shoving another’s religion down anyone’s throat, and there should be no issue.

  88. osu300 says:
    September 8, 2020 at 3:04 pm
    Alot of you talk about “company time”. It’s 2 minutes BEFORE the game!!!!! It’s not company time. And honestly if I owned a business and my employees wanted to stop and kneel or anything right before the workday began, I would kneel right beside them. You racist ones are why this is being a major issue. You don’t even see the national anthem on tv anyway. Get over yourselves. And you are idiots if you think it will hurt ratings. Why, because the president said so? Ratings will be just fine, and so will this country once we get the babbling can’t complete a full sentence moron out of office.
    ______________________________________________________________________
    I guess you think players do not represent their organization if the game clock is not ticking. “Ratings will be just fine, and so will this country once we get the babbling can’t complete a full sentence moron out of office.” As opposed to the other babbling one running for office?
    #IDIOT

  89. The expected responses from the self proclaimed “patriots” , Since they’re not going to be watching they can volunteer at their local VA hospital. I’ll hold my breath.

  90. I’ll be kneeling with you. Just kidding, my lazy butt isn’t moving from the couch on gameday.

  91. Kneel…sit… lie down, do pushups, whatever. They have that right. People have died so we can have those rights. So… have at it. If I’m at the stadium I’ll stand out of respect and honor.
    Let’s play ball! Skol!

  92. To the NFL players: There is a wall in DC containing some of the names who won’t be watching you this weekend. Please remember them as you kneel for a song played to honor their sacrifice. Have fun playing your game, I won’t be watching you.

  93. Respect the player’s decisions either way. We obviously need to do better as a country. We lower the flag to half-mast, I’m fine with lowering ourselves to half-mast.

    Besides, I like football so I’m watching. Politics doesn’t affect my football afternoon like the rest of ya.

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