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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Things change in 46 years, or didn't you know that.
    The purpose of organized sports does not however.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The purpose of organized sports does not however.
    Continue with your ignorance, I give up.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Continue with your ignorance, I give up.
    You have shown absolutely nothing that says that I am wrong.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Deal with it! If you don't like it, don't watch football.
    I won't watch the Rams now. They're 5-7, so maybe they should pay more attention to football, and less attention to failed politics and empty gestures.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I think you're forgetting about three US Olympians in 1968, who while receiving their medals, raised their fists as a show of Black Power: they lost their medals.

    Nope; sorry, politics and organized sporting events don't mix, nor should they.
    I remember that. Tommy Smith and John Carlos. It was a reminder that protests don't and shouldn't mix with athletics.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    That is true, ,but I don't think they have the balls to do it.
    Agree. The NFL is a bit of a mystery these days.

    I doubt they want to see a bunch of white players coming out next week in some obvious protest against the looters in Ferguson, but that could happen too, if it isn't stopped.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I won't watch the Rams now. They're 5-7, so maybe they should pay more attention to football, and less attention to failed politics and empty gestures.

    How silly. There record has nothing to do with this and you know it.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I remember that. Tommy Smith and John Carlos. It was a reminder that protests don't and shouldn't mix with athletics.
    I saw it too. I thought it was really bad then and I still do. Yeah, if the NFL does nothing it's going to go bad for the future.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is the point. I know of no rule which prohibited the players from running onto the field as they did.
    and yet the possibility that there is rather discredits the notion that their doing so is a right.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I saw it too. I thought it was really bad then and I still do. Yeah, if the NFL does nothing it's going to go bad for the future.
    My first Olympic memory. I was 6 and my parents bought our first color television so we could watch the Olympics. When it happened, I remember the look of horror on my parents' faces. I didn't understand it of course, but I do now, and I often wonder if Smith & Carlos still think that was a good idea.

    I do remember the controversy with Jim McMahon when he played for the Bears, and Pete Rozelle. I often think that was just McMahon being, well, McMahon.

    I love it when the NFK players use their stage in support of things, like breast cancer research, and when Victor Cruz wore the name of one of the small victims of Sandy Hook on his gloves and sneakers (I think it said "Jack Pinto my hero" or something like that). But maybe that needs to stop too? I don't know.

    I just know that intentional protests of anything not at all related to football are simply not a good idea.
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