Kaepernick, another idiot

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    Blame Apple.
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    Or he's just a moron.
     
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    I would wager to say most pro football players are....
     
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    Let him stay in the lockeroom until after the anthem if he's not going to participate... wazoo aperture.
     
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    I'm a huge 49ers fan. If Kaepernick was playing better if cut him more slack.
     
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    Yet we give no sympathy to people who work in STEM fields, even devaluing them, belittling those interested in STEM fields in the entertainment industry, being beaten up as teens by bullies who end up being football players... let's cut them some slack, too.
     
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    No punishment here... thank goodness he wasn't dumb enough to deflate footballs!
     
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    Lol, K-nick is the Tony Romo of San Francisco, except with more tattoos.

    Neither are worthy of licking a urinal recently used by Aaron Rodgers.
     
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    I like that he didn't stand. This country's obsession with symbolism and patriotism is ridiculous. But, the reason why he sat, i think, is pretty silly. This BLM movement is just as absurd to me.
     
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    From the OP's source ...
    Good for the Niners.

    It should be Keapernick's choice.

    And in turn, it's the fans choice to react to it however they wish.
     
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    Conservatives whining about how Milo's first amendment rights were taken away from him now trying to take first amendment rights from a black man. I'm soooo surprised.
     
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    With all the tax breaks and corporate welfare the NFL gets, how much taxpayers also get to pay for huge chunks of their stadiums just to listen to them tell us how government and socialism is bad, and how rich the players are for doing nothing more than running around holding a ball, it's very fair they should be singing the National Anthem. Without government involved they would have gotten nowhere. Especially the roads used to get their paying customers to them. And many of them hate government and perceived "socialism"...
     
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    As an aside, I recently got a behind-the-scenes tour of Levi Stadium. I'm not much of a sports fan, and most definitely not a fan of using taxpayer funds to build these things; but I am an architect, and have an extensive background in managing construction, and holy mother that place is technically impressive. The tour guide explained that it cost $1.2 billion, and that it was built in 2 years, and all I could think about was "good lord, that's showing up to your job every day needing to get $2.4 million worth of work done today, tomorrow, every day for two years...
     
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    My only quibble about the stadium (from what I can see on the TV) is that the stands are too far away from the field. I'd prefer a more intimidating layout, such as the one in Seattle.
     
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    No idea how close you are in Seattle, but the closest row of seats are only maybe 30' -40' from the sideline. Of course, those seats cost a friggin fortune. Initially it was all turf, but apparently after last season they put in an artificial turf perimeter that transitions to turf for the play surface. I guess the perimeter was getting torn up by the carts driving on it, and the foot traffic. That was pretty impressive too, you could see the line where it changed from artificial to natural, but it was totally flush. You could hardly tell the transition from feel. Also, I found out that the tour guides yell at you when your curiosity about the difference leads you to take a step onto the turf.

    I also found out that all the beer in Levi Stadium comes from one room so they can cut it all off during the third quarter. Sure hope they keep those hoses clean.
     
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    Tom Brady.
     
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    He can sit all season as far as I'm concerned.

    Dr King's niece was defending his actions on TV this morning, however Dr King would have never dissed the flag or his country like that. So many forget what he really stood for, and he would have never supported BLM just he he abhorred and condemned the Black Power movement of the 60s.
     
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    Worshipping a colored piece of cloth and people losing their f*****g minds when other people don't worship that cloth.
     
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    Worship?

    It's called respect.

    Sorry your parents didn't teach you any.
     
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    I call it idolatry.
     
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    Why do we play the NA at sporting events? Why not concerts? The opera? Broadway plays?
     
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    From 2nd grade on *I* (not a parent) made the decision not to worship any piece of cloth ... even when there was a recitation of a "pledge of allegiance".
     

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