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    NFL Commish Goodell got it s-o-o-o wrong.

    He say to you
    The NFL beez like the country's Gorilla Glue
    if you just coddle the zoo.

    Goodell's 10/10/17 memo:

    "We live in a country that can feel very divided. Sports, and especially the NFL, brings people together and lets them set aside those divisions, at least for a few hours. The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fans across the country.

    "I'm very proud of our players and owners who have done the hard work over the past year to listen, understand and attempt to address the underlying issues within their communities. At our September committee meetings, we heard directly from several players about why these issues are so important to them and how we can support their work. And last week, we met with the leadership of the NFLPA and more players to advance the dialogue.

    "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.

    "Building on many discussions with clubs and players, we have worked to develop a plan that we will review with you at next week's League meeting. This would include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues, and that will help to promote positive change in our country. We want to ensure that any work at the League level is consistent with the work that each club is doing in its own community, and that we dedicate a platform that can enable these initiatives to succeed. Additionally, we will continue the unprecedented dialogue with our players.

    "I expect and look forward to a full and open discussion of these issues when we meet next week in New York. Everyone involved in the game needs to come together on a path forward to continue to be a force for good within our communities, protect the game, and preserve our relationship with fans throughout the country. The NFL is at its best when we ourselves are unified. In that spirit, let's resolve that next week we will meet this challenge in a unified and positive way." -- NFL Comissioner Goodell, 10/10/17
    The memo followed this tweet by President Trump:

    Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law! -- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
    Turns out that Trump's remark apparently was not supported by the facts of the moment, just history. The NFL's tax status changed in 2015 amid growing pressure for it. It had been a tax exempt trade association for some 70 years before that, but "voluntarily" dropped tax exempt status. Summary discussion of the NFL's tax status is here It's as if perhaps Trump had tuned out that part of the last year or two of the Washington paper mill, or something. But who hasn't?

    As for inaccuracy and misleading innuendo, Goodell's memo is a Goliath of inaccuracies, call them, and hypocrisy that belie the motives of the league, many of whom would rather "take a knee" and lock arms with the real problem dividing a country that cannot long sustain Goodell, the players or NFL management that couches itself in BS to coddle a growing monster than actually take a stand against the bullshit. It's delusional. The proof of the memo's false narrative are the empty stadiums and plummeting TV ratings.

    The only thing certain now from the above response by the NFL is that the players will expect as much and probably a lot more next time.
    Last edited by Lummy; 10-11-2017 at 05:25 AM.
    No Jewish person I know -- and I do know quite a few -- has even thought about harming a Christian church. It's like eating liver and eggplant ice cream. -- Mossfern.

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    Goodell is an ass, he and Trump don't have a brain cell between them

    To my sister....

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    A lot of people believe the NFL still has tax exempt status, and some of them are journalists who should know better.
    No Jewish person I know -- and I do know quite a few -- has even thought about harming a Christian church. It's like eating liver and eggplant ice cream. -- Mossfern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem View Post
    Goodell is an ass, he and Trump don't have a brain cell between them
    Too bad you don't have any to share with them.

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