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(07-24-2020 09:15 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  The issue is what happens when your favorite college team decides to get Woke?

Mine already did and so I’ve also written off college sports. Lots of things I can better use my time for.
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I did not watch any of the games..but..I understand they did not kneel during the anthem but beforehand in some ribbon ceremony. Im out because of kneeling for BLM...but...at least they did not kneel during the anthem.
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(07-24-2020 09:15 PM)TexanMark Wrote:  The issue is what happens when your favorite college team decides to get Woke?

BLM had Marxist organizers and is a political party more than an organic movement. It is corrupt. I'm all for equal justice and all humans being treated equally.

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Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

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(07-23-2020 11:45 PM)fsquid Wrote:  The same guys bitching about this are the same that ran out to buy Goya 8 days ago. Everyone has a team and talking points.

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No, you totally miss the point. Nobody cares if these guys do it on their own time. But they shove it in our face when they are supposed to be entertaining us.

And the Goya president was merely doing the same thing he did with President Obama. So yes, the anti-American cancel culture needs to be defeated.

Nobody is trying to cancel Nike or Microsoft because their presidents are full time 100% liberals.
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(07-24-2020 10:25 AM)shere khan Wrote:  Didnt watch. Havent watched since the steriod abuse.

Dont care. I'm going to exercise or target shoot instead of watching sports

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Baseball was at one time my favorite sport. But the strikes soured me. The cancelled world series was the last straw. Rarely watch now. Been to a few games, but not many. Haven't watched the all-star game in 15-20 years. I probably only missed a couple from around 1967 into the 90s.

You are looking for entertainment, not for a bunch of millionaires fighting over money with each other.
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It appears that the BLM patches & painting on back of pitchers mounds were an opening day only thing.
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(07-25-2020 12:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

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I too was part of that high ratings. I won't be part of them going forward. It'll be interesting to see if the ratings suffer.
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(07-25-2020 02:35 PM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  It appears that the BLM patches & painting on back of pitchers mounds were an opening day only thing.


I anticipate Kaepernick-esk kneeling during the anthem based on the antics I saw on opening night. I'm out until a reliable source can confirm it's un-woke. I'm fine getting a KBO game every day of the week but Monday. Fans return to the stands (at 10% capacity) in KBO next week.
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My takeaway from the opening games was that the groundskeepers all seem to have dyslexia. On the back of the mound, they did the MLB Logo. Underneath it, instead of MLB it said BLM. And they did it in black instead of white. They're confused.
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Strike Three: Major League Baseball’s Sordid Romance with Race-Baiting Politics
By John Eidson

Quote:For 65 years, I was a major league fan of major league baseball. But as of last week, that all changed, and I will never again follow the sport. MLB’s woke owners drove me away.

I don’t watch baseball—or any sport—to have moralizing political lectures rammed down my throat. Yet that is now the order of the day, not only in the NFL and the NBA, but in major league baseball as well, where filthy rich franchise owners are falling all over themselves kowtowing to Black Lives Matter, a Marxist political organization that hijacked the noble cause of racial justice as a fig leaf to disguise its profoundly un-American ideology.

At the 2020 Season Opener between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees, every player and every coach was told to kneel prior to the National Anthem.
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The league-wide pandering to race-baiting politics was on full display in Florida, where Stuart Sternberg, the virtue-signaling owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, dedicated his team’s opener to the memory of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police last March in what her family described as a botched drug raid. Sternberg tweeted, “…it’s a great day to arrest the killers of Breonna Taylor.”

Does the Rays’s owner have evidence that Taylor was killed because she was black? Whites and Hispanics also are killed in drug raids gone wrong, but nobody talks about that.

Sternberg ordered the letters BLM stenciled on the pitcher’s mound, and announced that players can wear batting practice T-shirts and uniform patches emblazoned with “Black Lives Matter.” Would he allow his players to wear apparel with a conservative political message, say, for example, “Stop killing unborn babies”? No, he wouldn’t. Would he ever tweet a tribute to the nation’s 700,000 law enforcement officers who risk their lives 24/7/365 going into crime-ridden urban neighborhoods to protect innocent black citizens from rape, robbery, assault, illegal drugs, domestic violence, child trafficking, car-jacking and drive-by shootings? No, he wouldn’t do that either, because he has no spine.

Jumping into racial politics with both feet, the Rays’s self-righteous owner posted a tweet declaring that “Systemic racism is real.” The posting includes BLM artwork with the raised fist, one of the most prominent symbols of the call for world communism.

I challenge Mr. Sternberg to cite a contemporary example of “systemic racism,” which rears its antiquated head every election cycle to inflame black voters. There sure as hell is no “systemic racism” in major league baseball, where lavishly-compensated players of color outnumber their white counterparts by more than two to one.

The do-gooding owner of the Rays added, “Let’s unite for positive change.” BLM is not looking for “positive change.” As a Marxist organization, its intent is to upend our two-party constitutional democracy by any means necessary, including violence—Hawk Newsome, leader of BLM/New York City, issued this ominous ultimatum on Fox News: “We will burn this system down if America doesn’t give us what we want.”

There was a time in America where systemic racism was a fact of life. I grew up during such a time, a time when black people were systemically excluded from full participation in nearly every aspect of American life, including competing on the athletic field: when I enrolled at Georgia Tech in 1962, there was not a single black player in the SEC.

I remember a time when black Americans routinely suffered humiliating indignities: being denied public accommodations, forced to drink from black-only water fountains, made to sit in the back of the bus and otherwise being treated like dirt.

Slavery and Jim Crow will forever be a permanent stain on the legacy of an otherwise great nation, but those evil institutions no longer exist. Mistakes of the past notwithstanding, it is indisputable that no nation in history has ever done more to correct wrongs once committed against an oppressed minority of its own citizens than this nation has.

But despite the remarkable racial progress over the last half-century—no one can deny that - one of America’s major political parties throws gasoline and a match on race relations in advance of every election. And that is why Black Lives Matter has used the killing of George Floyd as a convenient excuse to help incite nationwide rioting aimed at keeping racial tensions at a boiling point between now and November.

To the multi-millionaire professional athletes who insist on injecting racial politics into sporting events, I ask you this: Where else on earth can you get a better deal than right here in America? Cuba? Venezuela? Mexico? Bangladesh? Africa? Maybe you’d be happier in China, an unapologetic racist nation that, despite denials, uses slave labor to manufacture your fancy athletic shoes, has discriminated against Africans for decades, and throws its Muslim citizens into concentration camps. So, please, spare me your “principles.”

And to the sanctimonious mega-wealthy owners of professional baseball, football and basketball teams, I say this with all due contempt. By providing aid and comfort to a Marxist organization loyal to the party that seeks to “fundamentally transform” this great country into the world’s latest socialist Utopia, you are betraying the very system that made you among the wealthiest people on earth. As far as I’m concerned, you and the pampered ingrates who play for you can go pound sand.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles...whatfinger

Let's see what 'cancel culture' can do to professional sports......
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(07-25-2020 12:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

What a pandering position to take. You do, not everyone. I will never watch again.
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(08-01-2020 07:39 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  
(07-25-2020 12:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

What a pandering position to take. You do, not everyone. I will never watch again.
Just reporting the facts

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(08-01-2020 07:47 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 07:39 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  
(07-25-2020 12:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

What a pandering position to take. You do, not everyone. I will never watch again.
Just reporting the facts

Left wing libtards think their "positions" are "facts". I guess we've settled that now.
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(08-01-2020 07:52 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 07:47 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 07:39 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  
(07-25-2020 12:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

What a pandering position to take. You do, not everyone. I will never watch again.
Just reporting the facts

Left wing libtards think their "positions" are "facts". I guess we've settled that now.
Jesus mate I simply reported the facts. Get over yourself

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(08-01-2020 07:54 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 07:52 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 07:47 PM)fsquid Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 07:39 PM)BartlettTigerFan Wrote:  
(07-25-2020 12:07 PM)fsquid Wrote:  Also the game on Thursday was the highest rated MLB game since 2011. People just want live sports

What a pandering position to take. You do, not everyone. I will never watch again.
Just reporting the facts

Left wing libtards think their "positions" are "facts". I guess we've settled that now.
Jesus mate I simply reported the facts. Get over yourself

No you haven't reported any "facts". Just because I don't intend to watch anymore I could say the "facts" are no one else will watch anymore (which would be idiotic of course).

You've exposed yourself now. You get over yourself.
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I haven’t tuned in for years. Sports will never be the same after Covid and only black lives matter.
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