Colin Kaepernick and his fellow NFL players have assumed one posture of patriotism. Like so many Americans before them, they seek to make a more perfect union. This doesn't mean that I have to like what they have done. But I should listen, I should be open-minded, I should engage.
There has been so much controversy over your refusal to stand during the national anthem that I feel it is time to talk about it. Maybe I can offer you a voice to be heard on the issues and problems you feel are the root cause of your protest.
I love a good conspiracy theory and there are no better conspiracists than sports fans. But how do you explain what is really inexplicable: NFL referees missing at a minimum four helmet-to-helmet calls against Cam Newton.
Running back Todd Gurley and rookie quarterback Jared Goff provide a glimmer of hope for an optimistic future. That said, even a move from St. Louis to Los Angeles won't change the fact that the team is doomed.
San Francisco had dealt with so much negativity since last season and wanted to come out strong to shut up their naysayers.
It's time for Colin Kaepernick and all these other players who refuse to stand for the national anthem to grow up and get some American pride. They're an embarrassment to football.
The Seattle Seahawks had a big announcement as it pertained to Colin Kaepernick's recent protest of the national anthem. The Seahawks came out and told the world that they stand against Colin Kaepernick.
In high school, I grew up with a group of guy best friends. I quickly learned that if I ever wanted to have anything to contribute to their conversations, I needed to understand sports. I'd join in each Sunday to watch football with them on what can only be compared to what I imagine the New York Stock Exchange to look like - total chaos.
Last night's NFL season opener between Denver and Carolina and the disregard for quarterback Cam Newton's brain health was a stark reminder of how far the NFL has to go in safeguarding players from the ramifications of concussions.
In recent times when racism, bigotry, hate, xenophobia, Islamophobia and police brutality have increased in America, Kaepernick's stand has given hope in a better America as he calls to America's conscience.
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Colin Kaepernick needs to grow up and start showing respect to the men and women in uniform who protect him and his freedom. President Obama needs to stay out of it and go about his business as President of The United States.
It has been over a week now since Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to an NFL Exhibition game. He was protesting discrimination against African Americans and police brutality in the United States.
All-in-all, it's been a very exciting offseason. Now the question is whether or not the offseason developments will translate into an incredible regular season. As always, the answer is a resounding "yes."
He was joined by an injured teammate before the second game and by one other player on another team. Gee, that's all you got pro football? Where is the NFLPA, the players' union, in all this?
As a journalist (pause for laughter) and as an American in general, I consider the First Amendment of the United States Constitution perhaps the singl...