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  • Capt. Jack
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    Originally posted by Bronco51 View Post
    A lot of players have lived with this their entire life, hard to move on when it's not changing.
    It's real easy to say get over it when you aren't affected. It could be just as easy to say this is a new generation of players, so you need to get over it and move on and get comfortable with these types of activities.
    Ok, will do!
    Thank you!

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  • CanDB
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    I am not sure when I have seen so many interviews with strong, athletic, tough, black men... with tears rolling down their faces as I have of late. These men are pro athletes, and yes, they may be wealthy (so what), but their tears are real. Very sad to see. Such compassion.

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  • Bronco51
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    Originally posted by Capt. Jack View Post
    It pretty much time to move forward.
    (Get over it, enjoy life)
    A lot of players have lived with this their entire life, hard to move on when it's not changing.
    It's real easy to say get over it when you aren't affected. It could be just as easy to say this is a new generation of players, so you need to get over it and move on and get comfortable with these types of activities.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    It affects us all, does it not?
    So true. Sam, you and I are among the old group here, and yet we seem to be talking about changing times as acceptable. Just because it used to be, does not mean it's the right way. Sports are huge business, and their players/owners and others have more of a platform in the world we live in. The times they are a changin. Those with power can use it. And many of those folks are not looking to be elected. They have a voice, and a message, and millions and millions are listening. In fact, I think they have a vital role in setting an example for the youth. Young folks do not always like to follow politics, but they love their sports heroes/role models....and there are many of them in sports.

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  • Spice 1
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    I did not hear about the logo. Has anyone seen an example? Does it stand out like pink towels/shoes/wristbands?
    They wear slogans on their jersey's where the names normally go. "Say Their Names", "Equality", "Black Lives Matter", etc.

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  • Capt. Jack
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    Originally posted by JvDub95 View Post
    I agree, we're not allowed to talk politics or religion on a message board sponsored by a team but the team itself can protest and have a voice about what is important to them??? There are facts in every case and I for one would like to see facts of a case before we go insane over something!!!
    Sports is supposed to be entertaining and fun.
    Not some political platform.
    These people are professional athletes with a job to do, and they're getting paid millions of dollars to do it.
    (Shut up and go to work, or if they don't like it quit and move on.)
    They can run for office to make the changes they want to make.
    That's kinda the way we do it here in America.

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  • Capt. Jack
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    It affects us all, does it not?
    It pretty much time to move forward.
    (Get over it, enjoy life)

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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    I thought they were allowing black lives matter logos on their uniforms? Was that not expected to be permanently allowed?
    I did not hear about the logo. Has anyone seen an example? Does it stand out like pink towels/shoes/wristbands?

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  • JvDub95
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    Originally posted by Capt. Jack View Post
    The political and social unrest has no business being in sports.
    I agree, we're not allowed to talk politics or religion on a message board sponsored by a team but the team itself can protest and have a voice about what is important to them??? There are facts in every case and I for one would like to see facts of a case before we go insane over something!!!

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Capt. Jack View Post
    The political and social unrest has no business being in sports.
    It affects us all, does it not?

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by Capt. Jack View Post
    The political and social unrest has no business being in sports.
    Normally I would pretty much agree with you. The amount of support by the leagues and the players, and by many fans has a direct bearing on what we are seeing more of.
    Last edited by CanDB; 08-27-2020, 10:09 AM.

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  • Capt. Jack
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    The political and social unrest has no business being in sports.

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  • DenverBlood
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    Originally posted by Hadez View Post
    I wish the leagues would allow something like the Breast Cancer month. It is a constant reminder when we see pink on the field and then all the stuff worn is sold to benefit the cause.

    The biggest problem with this particular social issue going for decades is it is forgotten and nothing is done. If players stop playing I do not think that furthers the cause the best possible way.

    Allow the players to play with something different in their uniforms...like the pink items worn during Breast Cancer month. Then every time there is a highlight....people think about the cause.
    I thought they were allowing black lives matter logos on their uniforms? Was that not expected to be permanently allowed?

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  • Hadez
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    I wish the leagues would allow something like the Breast Cancer month. It is a constant reminder when we see pink on the field and then all the stuff worn is sold to benefit the cause.

    The biggest problem with this particular social issue going for decades is it is forgotten and nothing is done. If players stop playing I do not think that furthers the cause the best possible way.

    Allow the players to play with something different in their uniforms...like the pink items worn during Breast Cancer month. Then every time there is a highlight....people think about the cause.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by DenverBlood View Post
    We still have a few weeks to go for something to change. But I feel like they aren’t fully committed to their cause and point if they only temporarily bail and then come back. It doesn’t really get any point across if they only skip practice and don’t really hit the leagues bottom lines that they are trying to make the point too.

    I’ve already seen analysts says for basketball that if the players return to the court today that there will be major outcry against them.
    Just reported that NBA will resume the playoffs, but not today. Definitely not saying this is the end of the situation.

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