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Old 07-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #1
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Just saw that Nebraska's Punter Sam Foltz was killed in a car accident last night. Former Michigan State Punter Mike Sadler was driving and he died too. They were at a kicking camp in Wisconsin and the car slid on wet pavement and hit a tree. Foltz was the Big 10 Punter of the Year last year and was on the Ray Guy watchlist for this upcoming season. Sad story.

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Old 08-23-2016, 12:22 AM   #2
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I did my first ever College Fantasy Football draft tonight. Had the 4th pick out of 14 and had to take Fournette. Also got Mike Boone on my bench and Andrew Gantz as my K.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:24 PM   #3
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Really surprised no one had a comment on Colin Kapernicks refusal to stand for the National anthem. It has dominated sports talk radio today.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #4
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If anyone is interested I have no issue with his actions. I don't find it disrespectful and applaud his stance. There is still many injustices that are happening everyday in this country. As a 20 year veteran who stood a post with many people of different races I know and have seen to many instances to think it isn't still very much happening in today's America. I have personally seen and been a part of a few such events. I was visiting a bar in Melbourne Fla with a subordinate of mine who was a black man when we decided to stop for a beer before heading home. We ordered a drink and thought we would play a game of pool. Before we could break, a man walked to the table and picked up the cue ball and informed us the Klan was alive and well in west Melbourne. In my younger days I played inter service league basketball and just like today I was a minority on the team as a white man. We would travel to near by bases for games and of course we would go out at night. While standing in line to get in I paid my cover and walked in while my black military brothers were asked for 2 picture ID's. On another ocassion I was riding to a wedding for one of by combat crew members who was a black man. I was asleep and we were pulled over for a tail light. I woke up to the shouting of a police officer pointing a loaded gun at us. All for a taillight. While discrimination is not as open as it was years back it is still very much in existence. As assimilated as I have tried to become after a upbringing in Norwood it still requires that I slow down and try to understand all sides of a issue before passing judgement. I constantly have to reconfigure my inherited prejudices by challenging myself to look at another side of a issue.

People are saying he could have found another way to make his point but why should he have to make this point to begin with. We continually miss the easy things in this country. Where is the outrage for the 22 military vets a day who take their own lives. We are incarcerating children to fill beds in the juvenile system in this country for prison for profit corporations. A judge just received 28 years in jail for this crime in PA. I'm for anyone who wants to right wrongs and darn anyone who's only rebuttal is he should have found another way to make his voice heard. Sorry for the rant but I have grandkids I will be leaving behind someday and this shit needs to end. Acting like it doesn't exist will not get the job done.

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Old 08-29-2016, 04:55 PM   #5
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Really surprised no one had a comment on Colin Kapernicks refusal to stand for the National anthem. It has dominated sports talk radio today.
Gabby Douglas was 1st to do it. Personally I never knew flag represented US military
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:59 PM   #6
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Gabby Douglas was 1st to do it. Personally I never knew flag represented US military
I guess some will argue that it is a symbol but when I served I never served the flag I served the people of the country. All the people. After Growing up in Norwood that was not easy for me to get to. It took many interactions with people who were different then me to realize I have been misled and conditioned based on hate. I still catch myself fighting off those feelings and thoughts daily. It is a battle that has to waged daily.

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Old 08-29-2016, 05:26 PM   #7
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Kaepernick can do whatever he wants. He should probably get better at playing QB though or he'll be out of a job.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:30 PM   #8
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Kaepernick can do whatever he wants. He should probably get better at playing QB though or he'll be out of a job.
Yea if you can't beat out Blaine Gabbard you may have a problem staying in the league?
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In any walk of life, orders must be followed when given by your superiors (boss at work etc.). If you don't want to follow the rules, he should quit or be fired. For what he gets paid, he should stand on his head if asked to do so.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:35 PM   #10
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In any walk of life, orders must be followed when given by your superiors (boss at work etc.). If you don't want to follow the rules, he should quit or be fired. For what he gets paid, he should stand on his head if asked to do so.
Is it a rule to stand for the anthem? So if someone pays you enough money you should be willing to do anything he tells you. Really having trouble following your rational M64W. He makes a lot of money because he is a part of a industry that pays lots of money and he is part of a collective bargaining unit.

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