Why Some Folks Despise the NYFL

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Why Some Folks Have Come to Despise the NFL

NFL "Refresher" History - history not often reported or leaked to the ticket holders.

* In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.
* In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
* In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said "Know Jesus Know Peace" but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
* In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing "Find the Cure "eye black for breast cancer awareness.
* In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem..).
*In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
* 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression. It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for any issue:
For God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily, for being cops, or for the Memory of 9/11.
BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America , and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters.
That is who and what the NFL now has shown itself to be.

I might add that the NYFL doesn't respect Pat Tillman's sacrifice either.
 

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The NFL had a problem with Tim Tebow kneeling?

When the first premise is wrong, you know its a bunch of shiznit.
 

patman12

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Remember Jim McMahon and his headband ban? Obviously, they also hate people with diabetes.

And the second to last paragraph in the OP is complete bull$hit.
 
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They 100% were against free speech, as is every customer facing company in America. Speech while at work becomes the message of the employer. The right to free speech doesn’t cover that.
Right or wrong the NFL wasn’t forbidding what the message was, it was forbidding any individual message. The league wanted players to be amalgamous entities and not personalities, or someone who shares their personal beliefs, whatever they are, on “company time”.
This used to be a widely accepted philosophy (which also used to include dress codes while traveling, facial hair restrictions, etc) but society, in the advent of social media and reality TV, now expects to know what every person thinks about every topic, and the league is catching up to that.
 

PatsWSB47

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The NFL had a problem with Tim Tebow kneeling?

When the first premise is wrong, you know its a bunch of shiznit.
let's not destroy a valid point of debate over one mistake. Seriously. I can't remember the NFL having an issue on that one thing but I think the other points are right. Free speech is free speech.
 

Ring 6

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let's not destroy a valid point of debate over one mistake. Seriously. I can't remember the NFL having an issue on that one thing but I think the other points are right. Free speech is free speech.
Free speech is not a right anyone has while at work.
 

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let's not destroy a valid point of debate over one mistake. Seriously. I can't remember the NFL having an issue on that one thing but I think the other points are right. Free speech is free speech.
The NFL had no responsibility to support free speech.
 

lancerman

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The NFL had a problem with Tim Tebow kneeling?

When the first premise is wrong, you know its a bunch of shiznit.
Thank you lol. Nobody cared about him kneeling. Tebow just actually sucked and Elway was looking for any way possible to ditch him and then Peyton Manning fell from the sky. He got chances on the Jets and Pats and couldn’t cut it.

All three other instances were the NFL uniform rules standards being violated and you can find more instances of the NFL fining other players for unauthorized decals and patches on equipment. It has to be league approved.

Kneeling didn’t get Tebow kicked out if the league, Kaepernick arguable did to create controversy. And if you want to say Kaep was a bad player, Tebow was MANY TIMES worse and got more chances despite his kneeling.

So this was such a ridiculous argument. It’s conflating a uniform rule with kneeling as a demonstration and making a false claim that one player got in trouble for kneeling for his religion.
 

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Not my point. It's the hypocrisy of allowing one theme but not allowing everything else
What I am saying is they never allowed anything regardless of what the content was until now, when they have decided that being politically correct is better for them than being apolitical.
 

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They 100% were against free speech, as is every customer facing company in America. Speech while at work becomes the message of the employer. The right to free speech doesn’t cover that.
Right or wrong the NFL wasn’t forbidding what the message was, it was forbidding any individual message. The league wanted players to be amalgamous entities and not personalities, or someone who shares their personal beliefs, whatever they are, on “company time”.
This used to be a widely accepted philosophy (which also used to include dress codes while traveling, facial hair restrictions, etc) but society, in the advent of social media and reality TV, now expects to know what every person thinks about every topic, and the league is catching up to that.

Thank you for your respectful response to a potentially volatile topic. It's too bad more posters don't follow your lead.

I wish I knew who wrote what was sent to me. It wasn't the person who sent it and it's a debatable topic for sure.

So what do you think happens if/when the NYFL comes back and they start running political ads favoring BLM? Does that make them hypocrites.
 

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Thank you for your respectful response to a potentially volatile topic. It's too bad more posters don't follow your lead.

I wish I knew who wrote what was sent to me. It wasn't the person who sent it and it's a debatable topic for sure.

So what do you think happens if/when the NYFL comes back and they start running political ads favoring BLM? Does that make them hypocrites.

besides the fact that in one form or another, every claim is a crock of poo (rules are rules and violating league apparel rules are breaking rules), this is nothing more than a trolling OP.

The short sighted agenda of the right is only going succeed in pushing this country to the left
 

sambam94

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Thank you lol. Nobody cared about him kneeling. Tebow just actually sucked and Elway was looking for any way possible to ditch him and then Peyton Manning fell from the sky. He got chances on the Jets and Pats and couldn’t cut it.

All three other instances were the NFL uniform rules standards being violated and you can find more instances of the NFL fining other players for unauthorized decals and patches on equipment. It has to be league approved.

Kneeling didn’t get Tebow kicked out if the league, Kaepernick arguable did to create controversy. And if you want to say Kaep was a bad player, Tebow was MANY TIMES worse and got more chances despite his kneeling.

So this was such a ridiculous argument. It’s conflating a uniform rule with kneeling as a demonstration and making a false claim that one player got in trouble for kneeling for his religion.

media was all over him..
 

Ring 6

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Thank you for your respectful response to a potentially volatile topic. It's too bad more posters don't follow your lead.

I wish I knew who wrote what was sent to me. It wasn't the person who sent it and it's a debatable topic for sure.

So what do you think happens if/when the NYFL comes back and they start running political ads favoring BLM? Does that make them hypocrites.
The nfl is hypocritical by nature.
 

1960Pats

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well, exposes the media as hypocrites..but we all know that

We all know that, but there are plenty who enjoy it that way.

If your political motto is 'never let a crisis go to waste' and you own the media, then you'd be very happy with them now.
 

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