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NFL to Train Student Athletes on How to Be Social Justice Warriors

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You would think that with major stadium tickets reselling for a fraction of their face value, ratings sinking like a stone, and polls showing that pro football is the most hated sport in America, the NFL would want to do everything in its power to divide its brand from any form of racial activism. The backlash against the Anthem Kneelers and their identity politics has been so strong and so overwhelming that it leaves a reasonable executive with no possible doubt as to what the next move is. Either the NFL continues down this path until it has alienated half (or more) of its base audience, thus relegating pro football to the kind of mainstream status enjoyed by hockey, OR it tightens up its game and remembers the simple fact that people turn into the NFL to FORGET about politics – not be inundated by it.

So what will it be?

Sigh.

The NFL announced this week that it will host an “Advocacy in Sport Workshop” at Morehouse College in Atlanta next February in an effort to teach student athletes how they can “develop and implement effective advocacy platforms that positively impact society.”

Oh yes, the anthem debacle shows that no one knows how to “positively impact society” with activism like the National Football League. Are the EXECUTIVES suffering from CTE?

“Sport has been an international venue for social change since before Jesse Owens swept the 1936 Olympics and opened the world’s eyes to the image of justice and equality,” said NFL executive Troy Vincent. “This historic workshop is aimed at training the next generation of athletes who wish to use sport as a powerful platform for advocacy. Our partnership is designed to equip athletes as influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform.”

This is a bunch of corporate-speak gobbledygook, but it basically means the NFL workshop is going to encourage athletes to use their status as field stars to make a lot of activism noise. Because THAT’S what we need to be teaching the next generation of pro players. THAT’S what’s going to bring fans back to the stadiums.

What are these people smoking?

  • Les Landers

    What a joke, roll over NFL you are dead.

  • mas_smarba

    SOUNDS LIKE A PATRIOTIC PROGRAM TO ME.

  • Peter Smith

    Better teach these kids something. Any of them with intentions of playing in the NFL will be screwed when the NFL has to close it’s doors due to lack of viewership, lack of commercial support, and lack of interest by “We the People”.

  • James Kirksey

    Since the NFL activist have promoted race over athletic events and insulted our nation, the free market for ticket sales has flat lined. Whether their intentions are to add more destruction to this professional sport business is of little interest to me. However, the media has played a role, by making thier headlines about the disrespectful kneeling, when the national anthem is sounded. If the news people would simply cease to report anything about this deplorable attitude, the football players would return to their usual head butting, goal defending and other objectives of the sport. But, it is all about $MONEY$. Like many patriotic Americans, my choice will always be my COUNTY over a group of MISLED JOCKS. Regardless of how this all goes, the goose that laid the golden eggs for these overpaid players is forever dead. No more big cars/houses, nor funds to pay themselves out of their “Bar room fights.” IT IS OVER.

    • bendecido

      Right on James. Could it be that all the head butting is what has caused this disease or problem?

  • Bill

    The NFL has become the poster child for dumb and dumber. I’m sure the young athletes who were dreaming of playing professional football will not be happy when their signing bonus is $0 and their paychecks drop by 50-60 percent. Who is advising or backing this stupidity? It has all the stench of Soros money??? I have not watched one minute of any NFL games this year, nor will I. I’m done with these unpatriotic social justice warriors! When your running a business you don’t go out of your way to piss off half your customers base and still expect to grow rich. Your ill thought out plan is going to cost you big $$$$’s.!!!

    • Phoebe Isley

      Well said Bill

      • Betty

        agree I couldn’t wait for football now I do not watch at all and if I know someone supports one of these players I do not buy or use that product

  • My country

    Now I ask all of you reading this article to look up the stats on the NFL players .Theres a reason it is called the National Felins League .One would think that the fact their criminals have been destroying th

    • Dee

      Great post and I agree !

    • bill

      can’t blame Colon for all of it tho,rhat hate was always just beloww rhe surface it just needed someone to push it.

      • My country

        No and you are rightthat hatred was just under the skin .Thats why this article brings out the facts people never learn . And The NFL did give him and the others the millions that belingvto our military to continue their hate . And the fact most of them are felons and are committing crimes while earning those big salaries .Would you want thugs to tell you how you should feel ? Like Obama , Colin has a big chip of hate for whites and it all seems to come from their mothers Laing up with a black man .Neither woman was married to their dads and that too causes problems .Children do need their dads . And they directed alltbst hate at the color of people who gave birth to them .?And another thing both men run to Africa as their people and stand against slavery a subject neither one knew anything about .Both were raised with white money and had every privilege America could afford .

        • Gammi2Anna

          There is one very curious thing I have noticed about the NFL and all the participants in that organization, from the players all the way up to Roger Goodell. Everyone has been happy with the way the NFL has grown and prospered for many years, with nothing ever being addressed as to all the criminal accusations/convictions of the players and other participants for crimes including sexual assault/rape, spousal abuse, child abuse, vehicular manslaughter (murder) while driving impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, bar room brawls and robbery. That’s just to name a few of the felonies. Why have none of these players ever addressed their own dirty laundry and attempted to clean up their own profession? How do they think they can go to a school to instruct young, easily influenced students while they have such horrendous criminal backgrounds? What parent would allow their child to participate? This would be equivalent to sending students to a maximum security prison to learn how not to get when committing crimes. I would think the better role model we might want for our children would be the same people the NFL hates, which are members of Law Enforcement and the Military. The thing that is most curious though is why the players are so ready to make outrageous accusations using racism as the primary issue, all while being OK when speaking of their OWNER that OWNS them. I seem to remember that there was a war actually fought that made it illegal to OWN other human beings, which was an act of enslavement. I guess if the OWNER is giving you tens of millions of dollars to play with a football, its OK to be OWNED. I find it to be greedy hypocrisy.

          • My country

            Couldn’t have said it better ! But I would like to add something sled .This is the same example of what is happening in our schools .From kindergarten to Universities.Their are so many horrible things and racism perpetrated on our children imprinting this hate on black children and down right destroying white children .I do want to know where are the parents that allow this brainwashing ? Teachers are molesting and raping children and they keep they jobs .The days of having clean athletes or at least the presence there of is long gone .Look at what they have done to destroy Disney ! like you think a more positive person would be their own Dads and Pastors and police and most assuredly a patriotic Military .

    • r7acannon@comcast.net

      SO TRUE, SO TRUE!!!
      How can the other side not see this so clearly???

  • Jeannie

    So sad! a once loved sport totally ruined by one black ingrate, trying to make a name for himself.

    • Dee

      He played “ let’s see how many idiots I can get to join me “ and it worked , there are Many of them in the nfl . Another thing that ticks me off is they “ claim “ police brutality well if you resist then all the power to the policeman , AND look at statistics , who’s committing Most of the crime , that’s a no brainer …. these bums need to clean up their act , then they’d see how nice things would be ..

      • emag

        Actually it was his girlfriend’s idea. Of course he did whatever she said.
        I also heard they broke up.
        I bet some college is going to hire him as a SJW professor.

        • Cheryl Detar

          She is a muzzie. Says a lot.

      • Jeannie

        You are so right. They do not go to college to learn…sickening

      • jamon377

        With the record the NFL has with the police I can see where they think they are being trageted and they ate when they are showing their ass. They also think they are Hilary and are above the law. When they ignore or do something stupid and get their ass shot then they start crying police brutality. With cams now the police can shoot away and have it covered to show why they fired.

    • sum1

      Sad part is, he’s mixed. He’s like the past President. They are ashamed to call themselves mixed or Milano. They don’t want to be recognized as mixed. Even though it was the white side of the family that cared for them and raised them, they got to be ashamed of it so they say they are black.

      • bendecido

        You are so right sum1. It is a shame. However, what is Milano? Did you mean Mulato? Just wondering. lol

        • sum1

          Oops. I’m man enough to admit. I though I always heard Milano. Mulatto. I been hearing it wrong and just looked it up. Mulatto is also correct spelling. No I’m not the grammar police.

      • tes d’aless

        RIGHT! JUST LIKE CRAPPERSICK!

        • sum1

          Crappeesick. Now that’s a original.

    • Agostino

      As the duck says “Half Black.”

    • tes d’aless

      OH YOU BETTER WATCH YOURSELF – YOU WILL BE CALLED A RACIST! GIVE ME AN EFFIN BREAK! LIKE THE NBA WHERE THOSE DOPES STOLE IN CHINA AND THE FATHER HAS THE NERVE TO DISRESPECT THE PRESIDENT WHO SAVED THEIR ARSE

      • Jeannie

        They can call me a racist, but things are the way they are because all of the blm, obama racism, the muslim brotherhood, the black panthers, louis farrakhan the nfl thing….It is what it is….They reap what they sow..

  • Alan404

    Can the term “thinking” be reasonably applied to the actions, antics or whatever displayed by NFL executives?

    • DrBarbara

      Nope.

  • Dee

    My Family and I are through with the nfl and we are recruiting as many Friends as we can to do the same and Boycott .. these dumb morons get paid way too much and their complaining . What a joke. As time goes on it seems that watching is a thing so far in the past and Not missed at all .. Everyone join in and recruit as many as you can to join in on the Boycott !! It’s your civil duty .. MAGA

  • taliesin319

    Those traitorous momzers would not train my children in anythjng. Last thing any mother needs is whining, entitled, weaklings for sons. Moreover Old Glory flies here, we stand for the Anthem, and God has never been ordered off the premises. This is the first truly blessed Holiday, both for Christians celebrating Christ, and Jewish people celebrating the victory of Judas Maccabeus.We can shout and do and will continue to shout, ” Merry Cristmas, and Happy Hannukah throughout this long awaited Christmas. Thankyou God and President Trump !

    • Phoebe Isley

      YAY YA

      • NovelDog

        …and may the good Lord bless you and your family with lots of Christmas Love! And may all who trust in Christ enjoy The Greatest Gift of All….eternal life!

      • taliesin319

        I bless him and the Vice President and thank God for saving this Republic. We called for years and in 2012 almost lost hope but we continued to pray unrelentingly begging His pardon for what we as a Nation had become. He heard us as he heard those ancient Hebrews in captivity. We have to make the best of this chance. The President is fighting every day and we can do no less.

    • NovelDog

      Amen taliesin319!

    • BBB

      Merry Christmas! It feels really good celebrate Christmas as the birthday of Christ and not some Happy Holiday which has no meaning.

  • Anyone has the right to speak out against what they consider to be a cause. They do not need training at fan expense. They can be encouraged to take their issues to the public. But to use fan funds to do it is not a solution. That is not going to change my dislike for what has happened. I totally agree with the right to protest. It is in the constitution. But train them at fan expense is absurd.

  • Richard Schwartz

    can they read?

    • msueh

      Probably just barely – they got “Participation” awards /certificates /diplomas so their widdle feelings wouldn’t hurt.

  • Jim Colon

    How about training these clowns to act like Americans and how to give thanks for the opportunities that this country has given them. I pray to God that everyone eventually tires of all this nonsense and stops their support of these leagues, so these idiots have to go out and get real jobs and do some honest work to make a living. What a bunch of low life, thankless morons.

    • jamon377

      The only thing these fools can do is play catch the ball they have no other talent to offer.

  • JB

    If there is any NFL by the end of the year the students have nothing to look forward to because they will not be no professional teams! I hope the NFL and its façade of trying to make students think that this is the greatest thing in the world ends! The NFL is trying to destroy the country there anti-American, anti-military, anti-anthem, if they don’t like the country let him leave!

    Any college students that think they can make millions of dollars after this has another thing common, CK has destroyed their careers and their futures because of his political views and his hate for this country!

  • JerryBGoode

    NFL smoking nothing. Just providing the Kool Aid to get their players up for the Anthem. Its not going to work demagoging a “social Justice” platform, which is nothing more than to say we don’t like the cops and they are arresting too many of our brothers. So they will try to pass that belief system on to college and high school players so we can raise another generation of hoodlums in pads or shorts, irresponsible and believe they are entitled to go unpunished for their conduct. Lavar Ball is going to be their new spokesman.

  • toolman

    These NFL owners must be smoking crack or doing meth…..FUBAR!

  • Edward C Schaub

    I have a big vision of an Alabama player telling Coach Sabin that he is a social justice warrior

  • ‘Richard Robbins

    so, make liberal whiners out of them —— nfl as really gone to the dogs

  • tes d’aless

    I CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE CAN THINK NOT RESPECTING THE FLAG OR ANTHEM IS OK, HOW HAVING ILLEGALS HERE, DRUG DEALERS, SEX TRAFFICING, ETC IS A GOOD THING, HOW COPS ARE BAD AND ON AND ON. WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THEM

  • tes d’aless

    I CAN’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYONE THINKS IT’S OK TO DISRESPECT THE FLAG OR ANTHEM (NO MATTER WHAT THEIR “CAUSE” IS – HOW THEY THINK IT’S OK TO HATE COPS, OR OK TO NOT WANT TO KEEP US SAFE. I DON’T GET IT – SOMETHING IS REALLY WRONG WITH THEIR “BRAINS” WE HAVE GOT TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY AND THIS PRESIDENT – I WOULD RATHER HAVE A LEADER WITH GUTS AND HARSHNESS THAN ONE WHO ALLOWS ANYONE TO WALK INTO THIS COUNTRY AND DIVIDES THE RACES!

    • sum1

      PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST SAVED RUSSIA FROM A TERRORIST ATTACK. THAT IS A TRUE AMERICAN. MAKING OUR COUNTRY AND WORLD GREAT AGAIN. THANK YOU TRUMP. THANK THE RED WHITE AND BLUE FOR GUYS LIKE YOU.

  • Jmanjo

    The NFL needs to kiss their own rears and leave the youth and yopung players alone before they all get run out of town!

  • READY2SCRAP

    The nw

  • READY2SCRAP

    The NWO. People are getting desperate..

  • Susan Short

    The facts are that the majority of NFL players are black, and most of the money that they are making comes from white people, who buy the tickets, pay for NFL ticket, etc., etc. I live in the Toledo, Ohio area, and I know for a fact that attendance at sports bars, to watch NFL games this season, is way down from past seasons! If the NFL is becoming more and more of a “Black Lives Matter” league, which I fear that it is, it is doomed to destruction!

  • NovelDog

    The NFL has proven to be unpatriotic, dictatorial, asinine idiots!
    CLICK…..now where can I find a good movie in which no one is trying to brain wash me or enslave me?

  • Arnold Young

    It use to be a great game but it turned to stupid. Foe all the money they make you would think they would figure it out!

  • ch

    Just one more reason to continue to boycott them. My boycott started when they hired they dog fighter/killer, michale vick ,back rewarding him with a multi million dollar contract. The only thing that piece of shit was good for was to wrestle a grizzly bear and feel what he did to his dogs. goodell has continued to allow the league to go down hill. Grow some balls idiot and tell these wanna be social justice warriors to shape up or ship out. there are many more waiting to replace them

  • NFL… is that like a Punky Brewster thing? Funny looking, funny acting and feminine.

  • Rodzzz

    Declare the NFL a terrorist organization.

  • dranalog

    I personally hope the NFL collapses. Nobody needs these idiots. I am happier watching College football anyhow. If College football goes the way of the NFL, I’ll stop watching that also.

  • Ron Dapo

    LOL LOL LOL LOL wait a minute, LOL LOL LOL One of most stupid ass thing’s l’ve ever heard of. Thanks NFL for not disappointing the fans. Wait,LOL LOL LOL…………merry Christmas NFL……..

  • BBB

    Instead of teaching about how to be warriors they should be rate hong how to be accountable and responsible for their lives and future. Not riot and complain what is owed to them. This country owes them nothing. They have wonderful job available to them and all riches that go with them but they have to learn to take a good look at what is avaible and work toward a goal. There are No signs saying they must sit in the back of the bus or blacks aren’t allowed. There are no words saying blacks need not apply. All jobs are available to them If they have the qualifications. That means get off the corners, put the guns away, get pants that fit and pull them up so the croch isn’t at they’re knees and kiss the gang life goodby and get and education to better themselves. All opportunities are available to them the same as white ,blue,yellow or any other color. Take responsibility for the lives of others get married and create a family not baby mommas all over town living off the government, that is not a family. These are the things that should be taught. 98% of the NFL players are Not responsible adults. They’re immature kids with a lot of money. They are not a good example to teach kids anything. Most of them have been arrested multiple times. Most aren’t married with a loving family environment but have baby mommas all over the place. They just have the money to throw at them to keep them quiet. They are an example of the horrible circle of children that are brought up in a one parent family with no example of accountably or responsibility. They don’ need to learn to cry for any false trumped up injustices placed upon them. They need to set examples of why they deserve the respect of others. You have to Give respect to get respect and that means everything I said above. The players need classes in responsibility accountability and lead as examples like back in the days of Johnny Unitas. There were rules back then that the players had to adhere to in order to be on the team. Now the team rules the league and the owners and as you can see their immature disrespect is ruining the game and the demise of the NFL. Sad

  • Bill

    That is all the NFL needs are disrespectful idiots teaching skulls full of mush how to be disrespectful. It is becoming obvious football will be destroyed by its own players. One must wonder if this is a purposeful take down of what use to be An American icon sport. The NFL player will be the big losers.

  • william couch

    In the stadiums here in Phoenix,, the nose bleed section was selling for 5.00 a seat.. Merry XMAS NFL!!!

  • cp123

    There is no football without fans. The next generation will be the losers.

  • Jerry Hughes

    The NFL will be bankrupt shortly.
    Let’s see what they do after that.

  • Rj Stoker

    Those NFL morons have no idea what they are doing, especially Goodell. Based on everything they are doing currently all inclusive, it will be surprising to see if the NFL lasts another 2 years. Goodbye NFL and players.

  • One Man

    The NFL has been irreparably harmed not only by the players but also by the lack of leadership from the owners and league office. The damage has been done.