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The NFL preseason began & players continued their protests by kneeling during the national anthem.

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NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League, has awarded $1 million in grants to support 89 charitable player foundations,

As far the players themselves.........

Some of our team sites chose to feature the contributions of just one player, or a specific event. Here’s just a small sampling of the good things NFL players are doing off the field

Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson is one of the NFL’s most generous players

For more, check out the entire entry at Revenge of the Birds.

Atlanta FalconsVic Beasley aims to fight childhood cancer with the Rally Foundation

For more, check out the entire entry at the Falcoholic.

Baltimore Ravens: Anthony Levine Sr. is using a rivalry to raise money for students

For more, check out the entire entry at Baltimore Beatdown.

Buffalo Bills: Bills players support a variety of charities

Buffalo Rumblings put together a running list of the causes the players donate their time and money to. Here’s one of many:

For more, check out the entire entry at Buffalo Rumblings.

Carolina Panthers: Charles Johnson gives back to Georgia hometown and to Charlotte

For more, check out the entire entry at Cat Scratch Reader.

Chicago Bears: The team’s charitable arm highlights the players’ good deeds

For more, check out the entire entry at Windy City Gridiron.

Cincinnati BengalsAndy Dalton helps bring prom to people with disabilities

For more, check out the entire entry at Cincy Jungle.

Cleveland Browns: Players surprise local kids on youth flag football teams

For more, check out the entire entry at Dawgs by Nature.

Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys participate in charitable work year round

Blogging the Boys wanted to highlight a number of players on the team who are trying to make a difference. The Cowboys quarterback is one:

For more, check out the entire entry at Blogging the Boys.

Denver Broncos: Brandon Marshall is creating positive change in the community

For more, check out the entire entry at Mile High Report.

Detroit Lions: Glover Quin’s activism and humanitarian efforts are impressive

For more, check out the entire entry at Pride of Detroit.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers Foundation does good work around the state

For more, check out the entire entry at Acme Packing Company.

Houston Texans: J.J. Watt raises $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

For more, check out the entire entry at Battle Red Blog.

Indianapolis Colts: The team participates in Community Tuesdays

For more, check out the entire entry at Stampede Blue.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Former Jaguar Sen’Derrick Marks took cancer patient to prom

For more, check out the entire entry at Big Cat Country.

Kansas City ChiefsTyreek Hill surprises a local high school football team

For more, check out the entire entry at Arrowhead Pride.

Los Angeles ChargersMelvin Gordon drops by to help high school football team

For more, check out the entire entry at Bolts from the Blue.

Los Angeles Rams: The Rams are doing charitable work, but they need an ambassador

For more, check out the entire entry at Turf Show Times.

Miami DolphinsMichael Thomas has done a little bit of everything off the field

For more, check out the entire entry at the Phinsider.

Minnesota Vikings: The team is committed to helping children

For more, check out the entire entry at the Daily Norseman.

New England Patriots: Players help build a new playground

For more, check out the entire entry at Pats Pulpit.

New Orleans Saints: Players regularly pitch in around the New Orleans area

For more, check out the entire entry at Canal Street Chronicles.

New York Giants: The team helps families fighting childhood cancer

For more, check out the entire entry at Big Blue View.

New York Jets: The Jets are trying to stop bullying

For more, check out the entire entry at Gang Green Nation.

Oakland Raiders: Players call attention to social issues and give back to the community 

For more, check out the entire entry at Silver and Black Pride.

Philadelphia EaglesChris Long is helping fund scholarships in Charlottesville

For more, check out the entire entry at Bleeding Green Nation.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Alejandro Villanueva will donate money from jersey sales to USO

For more, check out the entire entry at Behind the Steel Curtain.

San Francisco 49ers: Pierre Garçon continues to raise funds for Haiti relief

For more, check out the entire entry at Niners Nation.

Seattle SeahawksTyler Lockett wants to help kids enjoy their childhood

For more, check out the entire entry at Field Gulls.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bucs lend a hand with hurricane relief

Tennessee Titans: Players support National Baby Safety Month

Washington: Vernon Davis is involved in numerous ways to help his hometown of D.C..

 

but hey.......that guy took a knee!!!

 

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There's no doubt some good people playing ball.  Patrick Tillman comes to mind.

But the national anthem is something that should unify people.

The point has been made. So have the discussion about what you want to change.

But please stand if you can.

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They have every right to choose to not get my money.  The turning point for me was seeing two faced Jerry Jones trying to have it both ways last year.  **** them all.  I refuse to participate in their show.

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12 minutes ago, Historian said:

There's no doubt some good people playing ball.  Patrick Tillman comes to mind.

But the national anthem is something that should unify people.

The point has been made. So have the discussion about what you want to change.

But please stand if you can.

There are good and bad people in everything.

wrestling has made an industry of fake bad guys and fake good guys.

 any sport can be criticized if you look deep enough into the microscope. 

The good outweighs the bad by far, but people focus on the hot topic of the day. Standing next to the guy that is taking a knee is a good man that has a children’s cancer charity. 

J. J. Watt has raised millions for hurricane relief........but my faux outrage is fun. 

if some choose to ignore the 95% of great things to focus on an idiots. Then they are the losers.

 

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12 minutes ago, Silentpoet said:

They have every right to choose to not get my money.  The turning point for me was seeing two faced Jerry Jones trying to have it both ways last year.  **** them all.  I refuse to participate in their show.

I'm more of a college football guy.

But I was disappointed in jones taking a knee.

Go gators!

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26 minutes ago, Dric902 said:

There are good and bad people in everything.

wrestling has made an industry of fake bad guys and fake good guys.

 any sport can be criticized if you look deep enough into the microscope. 

The good outweighs the bad by far, but people focus on the hot topic of the day. Standing next to the guy that is taking a knee is a good man that has a children’s cancer charity. 

J. J. Watt has raised millions for hurricane relief........but my faux outrage is fun. 

if some choose to ignore the 95% of great things to focus on an idiots. Then they are the losers.

 

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You are entitled to your opinions, but just because others don't agree with you doesn't make them losers. Such incendiary blanket comments have no place in a reasonable discussion.

The NFL, as an institution, has decided to indulge these jackasses. I don't give a **** what they are protesting. They are doing so on our time and they are pissing on a fundamental, time-honored institution of our nation to do so. What they are doing is wrong for several reasons and it frightens and disappoints me that so many Americans either don't seem to see or don't care about what these protests say about the protestors, nor the damage it does to our society.

Believe what you like. For me, I am done with the NFL, now and forever.

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If the good apples can't bring the bad apples into line I don't care how much good some are doing.  When we are talking about National pride some things just don't cut it.

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If you take a 5 gallon bucket of perfect clean water, and put one teaspoon of **** in it, you have 5 gallons of **** water.

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Couldn't tell you when I last watched an NFL  game last.

Not likely to change. Particularly over this issue.

 

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4 hours ago, pipedreams said:

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The NFL preseason began & players continued their protests by kneeling during the national anthem.

It is sort of like a story I remember from somewhere.  A person made a bunch of brownies.  Except this time they put just a very small part of poop in the brownie mix.  Would you eat those brownies?  The NFL allows some of its pampered poodle players to disrespect the US flag during the opening ceremonies.  While there are some good folks in the NFL, like most of the ingredients of the brownies are great, I will not eat the brownies, and I will not in any way, support the NFL unless they fire those pampered poodles, immediately. 

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Improved my typing skills, somewhat anyway.
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23 minutes ago, Lazy R said:

If you take a 5 gallon bucket of perfect clean water, and put one teaspoon of **** in it, you have 5 gallons of **** water.

I really did not see your post until after I did mine.  Yours got the same message except you did it in fewer words.  Alas, I do not have the few words ability to get my simple thought across.  Hats off to you!

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They are very lucky to make a living in sports. Sure it has to be lot of work. But the reality is this is entertainment and they are lucky to  have it. They appear as very ungrateful for everything that supports them.

As a form of employment it beats watching guys taking a shower at a prison.

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2 hours ago, Eric said:

You are entitled to your opinions, but just because others don't agree with you doesn't make them losers. Such incendiary blanket comments have no place in a reasonable discussion.

The NFL, as an institution, has decided to indulge these jackasses. I don't give a **** what they are protesting. They are doing so on our time and they are pissing on a fundamental, time-honored institution of our nation to do so. What they are doing is wrong for several reasons and it frightens and disappoints me that so many Americans either don't seem to see or don't care about what these protests say about the protestors, nor the damage it does to our society.

Believe what you like. For me, I am done with the NFL, now and forever.

I think they will survive your loss. Bet you haven’t seen a live game in 5 years or more. So, those in line for food or a beer should jump out of line and put a hand on their heart and fake it?

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Just now, Moeman said:

I think they will survive your loss. Bet you haven’t seen a live game in 5 years or more. So, those in line for food or a beer should jump out of line and put a hand on their heart and fake it?

I am not going to argue this, man. I said what I had to say on the matter. If your mileage varies, enjoy the season.

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1 hour ago, Historian said:

They are very lucky to make a living in sports. Sure it has to be lot of work. But the reality is this is entertainment and they are lucky to  have it. They appear as very ungrateful for everything that supports them.

As a form of employment it beats watching guys taking a shower at a prison.

I have to look at wang for part of my paycheck too. 

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They came for Alex Jones.......and I ranted about free speech and the effort to silence my side

 

then they came for NFL players.......and I cheered

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8 hours ago, Dric902 said:

Standing next to the guy that is taking a knee is a good man that has a children’s cancer charity. 

 

Then maybe that so called good man needs to tell the kneeler to get the **** up and be a punk on his own time?

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55 minutes ago, Dric902 said:

They came for Alex Jones.......and I ranted about free speech and the effort to silence my side

 

then they came for NFL players.......and I cheered

Supporting the NFL is a choice.  In the case of Alex Jones, others made the choice for Americans.  See the difference?

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6 hours ago, Moeman said:

I think they will survive your loss. Bet you haven’t seen a live game in 5 years or more. So, those in line for food or a beer should jump out of line and put a hand on their heart and fake it?

Would you prefer they join you in a rowsing show of synchronized of goosestepping?

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5 hours ago, Silentpoet said:

I have to look at wang for part of my paycheck too. 

You have my sypathy.  

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11 hours ago, Lazy R said:

If you take a 5 gallon bucket of perfect clean water, and put one teaspoon of **** in it, you have 5 gallons of **** water.

 

11 hours ago, pipedreams said:

If the good apples can't bring the bad apples into line I don't care how much good some are doing.

I’m curious...

what have you guys done?

charity work, donations, community volunteering.

anything?

or is ranting online your community service?

 

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6 minutes ago, Dric902 said:

 

I’m curious...

what have you guys done?

charity work, donations, community volunteering.

anything?

or is ranting online your community service?

 

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Currently my wife and I do volunteering at the hospice house is that ok?

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2 minutes ago, Dric902 said:

 

I’m curious...

what have you guys done?

charity work, donations, community volunteering.

anything?

or is ranting online your community service?

 

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Thanks to President Trump I create jobs.  Over 80K (between all of my clients) during the current administration.  I can do this because I don't behave in ways that costs my employer millions and millions of dollars.  Of course if I put my personal agenda ahead of my job I'd be fired.  So I don't.  What do you do?  I mean other than your endless quest to be all edgy and stuff.  lol

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