Steveg85321

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  1. I just love when you can just run the ball down the other teams throats in the 4th quarter to salt the victory. You can do that when you start fast.
  2. Trump's philosophy of every man for himself is not conducive to working together. Add in his nasty personality, inability to relate to people, and utter incompetence (and yes laziness) to a recipe for getting nothing done. It's the GOP's own stupid fault for trusting one of the worst people in America. The problem with dealing with someone who screws the people with whom he deals is that you get screwed.
  3. Honestly, I weep for my country. I don't know how we are ever going to get ourselves together. Over the last few years I've been very concerned about the extremely divisive nature of our political discourse, and the internet is making it so easy to get worse and worse. We never know who is behind these things. On Facebook they can target posts so that only those likely to get inflamed will see them. The evidence is mounting that this is an organized campaign by Russia (As Scrutiny Of Social Networks Grows, Influence Attacks Continue In Real Time), whether or not the Trump cartel is complicit. I'm kind of addicted to Facebook, and I have never unfollowed a friend due to disagreements. In fact, I appreciate that through them I get to see what is being posted on the right. I finally though had to let one go today, just due to the sheer volume of posts. I'd guess she shared over 100 ultra-divisive memes, slanted news stories, videos of fans trashing the NFL and how much they love our flag and country (can you say "liberty and justice for all" and keep a straight face?). If she thought its going to change people's mind she's wrong; it just wore me down. The troll agency has been working overtime this week, and she had to share every freaking one. It is insane.
  4. I have always appreciated him. JJ is a good journeyman, and you need some guys like that. No team is going to be all superstars. But if he's your regular starter, you need a bunch of production elsewhere to make up for his. I really think it is time for him to go.
  5. This will blow over soon. It will quiet down, and then Trump will shoot off his mouth again to get his minions all riled up and hating. Racial divisiveness is his best trick, and he works it hard, but I don't think the NFL is going to be an easy target for him. What are these self-righteous sports fans going to do with their Sunday afternoons, go visit veterans hospitals? Meanwhile, let us know when some teams fire some good offensive linemen. The Ravens would be interested.
  6. These are so right on. IMO Trump and the people behind him (probably not so much Republicans as the Bannon/Mercers cartel) are actually pushing for a race war to advance their fascist agenda. Witness Sessions arming police with machine guns, grenade launchers, and armored personnel carriers. I'm actually surprised some major battle has not happened already, though Missouri is on the verge. Trump thrives on racial divisiveness; he rides it like a surfer on a wave. His supporters love that he shoots off his mouth, but what he says is nothing but hate. So peaceful public protesters against injustice are sons of *****es, but swastika/confederate waving street demonstrators looking for trouble are many fine people. I have not been as disappointed in the American people since, well, last year. They completely swallow whole this patriotic flag waving about how great our country is without even caring enough to consider the perspective of their fellow Americans. Anyone who cannot see that minorities are treated unjustly by the police and system in general is being intentionally blind. If these sports fans are so self-righteously outraged by these protests they are turning their backs on one of the most popular passions in our culture (NFL and sports in general; let's see how long they stay away), they should examine their hearts and see it is really about clinging to white power and privilege. It is distressingly similar to the good German people of the '30s who supported the president as he made their country great, and rounding up millions of people to concentration camps was all right because, you know, they're not us. I've got friends with panties severely knotted up about the NFL, and to be honest, I've had it with them. I can no longer look them in the eye and not think they have sold their souls to the forces of evil.
  7. Typically, Trump plays to his bigot base, pretending in small-minded ignorance that these millionaire celebrity athletes are protesting their own circumstances rather than that of their people. Wrapping themselves in our beautiful flag, which stands for unity, freedom, liberty and justice for all, they refuse to accept, or actually approve, that minorities do not have the same respect, rights, protections, and privilege as white people. It's about white power, and as usual patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.
  8. Last year Joe turned in a few of these stinkers. Sometimes he turns it on late, sometimes too late.
  9. Wallace with the alligator arms
  10. Typically, Trump plays to his bigot base, pretending small-minded ignorance that these millionaire celebrity athletes are protesting their own circumstances rather than that of their people. Wrapping themselves in our beautiful flag, which stands for unity and liberty and justice for all, they refuse to accept, or actually approve, that minorities do not have the same respect, rights, protections, and privilege as white people. It's about white power, and as usual patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.
  11. Both sides of the ball are looking pretty incompetent.
  12. Yanda's loss is hurting.
  13. That was too easy. Ravens look jet-lagged.
  14. Jaguars' offense looks prepared and ready.