The NFL Blinks

A Fox News story is headlined “NFL owners are ‘f—–g terrified’ of Trump, report says”

I agree the NFL owners are terrified but not of President Trump, the answer is obvious but whoever used this quote as the headline for this story isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

President Trump voiced his opinion that the NFL should take a stand against their players who kneel during the National Anthem. The NFL suffered last season.

“After a tumultuous 2017 season, which saw NFL attendance and TV ratings drop as President Donald Trump and others criticized on-field protests by many of the league’s players, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced this week that the league would fine any team or league employee if they failed “to stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.””

The tumultuous 2017 season wasn’t because of President Trump, the serious drop in attendance and TV viewers was because President Trump understands what the people of this country feel. They’re associating President Trump with the patriotism, with the contempt we hold for those who disrespect the flag and by association disrespect for our veterans who fight for that flag, and with the spirit of middle America. They’re right to associate him with us, but they fear those of us who are the patriots who live, work, and buy tickets in this country.

President Trump didn’t fail to buy tickets for the NFL games, President Trump didn’t refuse to watch the NFL on TV, we did; they fear us and they should fear us, we expect millionaires who play a game for a living to respect what we respect. They are absolutely free to disrespect it if they choose to, they have the same freedom of speech that we do, but there are consequences.

Spit on my flag and I’ll spit on your game, they spit on our flag all year we spit on their game all year, the NFL just blinked. The NFL is a business, it needs to make money, it needs to pay cry baby millionaires who play a game for a living millionaire money that they don’t deserve. Their bottom line took a big hit, their bottom line will take another big hit this year and next year.

The NFL owners just woke up and did what they should have done when President Trump made the Comments about shutting down any player who kneels during the anthem last year. They do enough research to understand what to advertise during their games, they know who makes up their audience, people who won’t put up with disrespect to the flag. President Trump didn’t need an analysis to tell him America wouldn’t put up with that kind of disrespect, he knew it and he stood up and said it.

President Trump is Middle America that’s why we elected him. The NFL, the media, the left, they were all afraid to stand up for what they believed because a few players felt the need to protest what was important to them. While they have the right to express themselves as they wish, it was done while they were engaged in the performance of their duties for the paycheck they receive. The employer, the NFL, can and is finally setting guidelines on what and how they can protest on company time. They should have found their intestinal fortitude sooner. It was never an issue of race; it was always an issue of patriotism. It was never an issue of freedom of speech, it was always an issue of patriotism.

Protesting the National Anthem impacts the bottom line in a serious negative manner. They’re just now figuring out that they are all getting pay cuts and some may not get a contract in the future.

President Trump was the voice, but the NFL fears the American Patriots who used to love football. The NFL spit on the flag and America spit on the NFL, America won and the NFL lost, shame on them for taking so long to smarten up. If they came around last year when President Trump recommended it, they would have had a much better year last year and this year would have been better.

The NFL is a business, they should have run it as a business, they didn’t and it hurt them badly.

Instead of fighting because they think President Trump is wrong, listen to him and compare what he says to what Joe and Jane six pack think and I bet you see he’s right, because Joe and Jane six pack think he’s right.

About gino984

A well fed middle aged male with strong opinions and a sense of humor. I was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army Military Police Corps. I also spent some years in manufacturing management in both union and non union environments. I know how to lead and how to supervise. I also know how to share what I know. My degree is in Criminal Justice so that means I have a background in Psychology and Sociology. When you couple my Law Enforcement and Security training and experience with my education and experience in management and leadership you get a unique view on Supervision and Leadership.
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