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phillygrrl08

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#6244112 So Chris Long basically spearheaded the boycot at the White House, Trump says...

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 14 June 2018 - 09:24 AM

One, I didn't see any non-black players kneeling. I did see white players standing with their hands on the shoulders of kneeling black players as a show of support.

 

Two, if you don't see this as a dog whistle the racist right is blowing, then you are the one who is lost. The attitude of trump, hannity et al is "those ungrateful SOBs who are millionaires should be thankful to be paid exorbitantly to play a game in this country." And the poor white people, their base, eat it up.




#6244062 So Chris Long basically spearheaded the boycot at the White House, Trump says...

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 14 June 2018 - 09:01 AM

While you all are getting your panties in a bunch over black players kneeling during the anthem, your Dear Leader had the US flag placed intermittently amongst NK flags. He also saluted a NK general, but keep being outraged at the NFL.

 

Dopes




#6238624 anthem ruling

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 07 June 2018 - 02:39 PM

So Trump is the one weaponizing the anthem? I'd say the players are the ones doing that. Trump is weaponizing their kneeling/ disrespect during the anthem. You had it backwards.

 

Trump has mastered the art of weaponizing patriotism. No one in their right mind would let someone who got five deferments, went after John McCain, went after a Gold Star family, went after a grieving military widow, and has yet to visit troops serving overseas define what it means to be patriotic. Trump said to Jerrah that kneeling for the anthem was a winning cause with his base. He doesn't give a crap about the flag or veterans, just how he can use them to further himself




#6231474 anthem ruling

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 28 May 2018 - 05:33 AM

 

Elsewhere, people are saying the new policy violates 1st Amendment 'Freedom of Speech'.  But those views are misguided. I work for a company. In my job, I teach/train groups, individuals and do marketing events before dozens of people sometimes over a hundred. Are the non-legal eagles really trying to tell me that I have the "right" to spout my political opinions to these students, trainees and groups while I perform my job? And that when my employer tells me that I "can't do so while on the job and that I must just stick to what I am supposed to be doing", that it would be violating my 1st amendment rights?   WHAT NONSENSE.  Such a view is legally incorrect, per the US Supreme Court, multiple times.  
 
The football field during the anthem is the players' workplace, and the owners of the business can control, and always will be allowed to control, what its employees do and say while on the job. My employer can't tell me what to do or say in my own time, but while I am on the job, it can limit what I do and say and that is perfectly legal and within the boundaries of the 1st Amendment. And that has already been stated by the Supreme Court quite some time ago. 
 
Rich729, a friend of mine here is a high school math teacher. So are all those people screaming "violation of 1st Amendment"  honestly telling us that the 1st Amendment gives him the right to spout political opinions in between teaching his class how to factor quadratic equations and the pythagorean theory? I think not. 
 
I am not a conservative republican by the way.  Not even close.  But those people saying this is some kind of violation of free speech are totally wrong. There is no "right" to display your protests or political opinions while you are on the job if your employer forbids it.  After the game... out of uniform... well sure... say whatever you want, kneel whenever you want. If you are a fan in the stands and you want to sit or kneel during the anthem, well go ahead... that is your right (even though it is highly disrespectful of others, IMO).  But if you are a player, coach, equipment manager or even water boy.. you are on the job, my friend, and your employer calls the shots. And the Supreme Court has said so multiple times.
 
So, to the players crying "1st Amendment violation", if you're wearing pads and on the field in front of 70,000 peple, no f'king way. 

 

And that would have been true had POTUS not tweeted about it, called kneeling players SOBs, and said they should be fired because of protests. Now the government is involved and it has become a 1st amendment case.




#6101556 How long is ACL recovery? (IR question re: Wentz)

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 11 December 2017 - 11:33 AM

Typically 9-12 months. AD was an exception not the rule. It's possible he's back by season opener in 2018 but that's if everything goes on schedule

 

I'd IR him




#6088108 Week 12 FU Thread

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 26 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

FU Kelce and the entire KC offense




#6075084 NAACP seeks to remove 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as anthem

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 09 November 2017 - 08:28 PM

Yes. 

Every single sentence. Now fock back off to the mange bored  :wave:

 

A great article at Theroot.com - 

http://www.theroot.c...ntas-1820214381

 

Right back atcha, doosh pickle. Seeya




#6074090 Would you trade Fournette?

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 09 November 2017 - 06:13 AM

Nope, don't do it




#6067312 Josh Gordon Reinstated

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 01 November 2017 - 04:37 PM

I wonder if he will kneel when he gets to play again

 

You just can't let it go, can you? You can't be happy for a guy who has struggled to overcome his demons? i hope your team gets knocked out of your FF playoffs by the team that owns josh gordon




#6033429 They kneeled for the National Anthem and stood for the Brit anthem.

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 24 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

There's a safe space over in the Geek forums for injured snowflakes




#6033390 They kneeled for the National Anthem and stood for the Brit anthem.

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 24 September 2017 - 08:20 AM

This thread doesn't belong here. Move it or lock it, please. Take it over to Geekland or wherever.

 

DT ran the USFL into the ground, he's not doing it to the NFL




#6014999 RATE MY...5 thoughts

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 03 September 2017 - 08:39 PM

First of all, wrong forum for this thread. While you're here, though, would you rate my team?

 

Zeke gets suspension overturned, but is arrested for assault at his party celebrating. He'll end up suspended indefinitely and Morris is the back to own in DAL

 

Josh Gordon is surprisingly reinstated with the intervention of Dungy. The Brown finish 9-7 with Kizer a the top 5 QB and ROY

 

The Chargers offense takes off with healthy Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin. Make the playoffs.

 

Rookie RBs will disappoint. I like the Smallwood call

 

Gronk finishes in top three overall fantasy points in ppr.




#6012842 Ellitot's appeal likely to be August 29

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 31 August 2017 - 11:57 AM

Those billionaire team owners didn't become rich off the game because they strap shoulder pads on week after week. You think they're putting their pretty little heads in a helmet and risking CTE and permanent, physical and mental disability from their jobs?

 

They want their cake, want to eat it and lick the batter out of the mixing bowl. Then they want Goodell to tell everyone who gets cake, how much cake, and whether some people are allowed in the bakery when it is the players who make it so cake is even possible.

 

At some point the players need to say enough is enough. A lot of people (including union leadership) are making money hand over fist on their labor. Maybe it's time for the players to strike a hard line at the next CBA session.

 

Goodell's overreach the past few years shows he is incapable of handling the powers Article 46 give him.

 

I'm not angry about Elliot--I don't know what happened. I think six games is ridiculous. I think Josh Gordon having drinks on a plane with teammates after the season was over shouldn't have earned him a suspension, it was a gotcha! That's BS. It's like Goodell and the owners have this plantation mentality that they know what is best.

 

Elliot probably deserves a suspension. Just not six games.




#5973381 Strategy Drafting From the #5 or #6 Hole?

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 08 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

The Op posed this question:

 

"Is it better to bypass Julio Jones and OBJ at #5 or #6, grab Shady McCoy, and then take Dez, or TY Hilton, or perhaps even Michael Thomas in Round 2?"

 

I don't think it is wise to pass on an OBJ or Julio for McCoy, that's all.




#5973138 Strategy Drafting From the #5 or #6 Hole?

Posted by phillygrrl08 on 08 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

In a 12 team league Gordon won't be around for 2.20 if you're picking from the 5 slot. Ajayi won't, either. Dez and Gronk might be. I'm happy to miss out on early RBs and get TEs and WRs early and often in PPR and be content with Ty Montgomery, Spencer Ware, and reaching on a healthy well-rested Doug Martin (3 game suspension).

 

If you're playing for money, don't overthink this. Best player available. Pass on Julio and OBJ for McCoy and watch the guy drafting behind you win the league.