It's football season again, so the "controversy" is back. What are your thoughts?
First things first. Colin Kaepernick is considered the poster boy of this movement. While I agree with his right to kneel, and agree with the reasons he's doing so, I disagree with a lot of his supporters. He's not being blacklisted for his beliefs. He's just not that good of a quarterback, and doesn't mesh well with many NFL systems. I've never liked him ON the field. I'm a much bigger fan off the field. The cat is passionate, well read, and well spoken. I dig it. He should concentrate on what he is better at in my opinion.
The movement has spread to many players on many teams of several levels of the game.
I'm pretty interested in the recent Cleveland Browns approach. A dozen Browns players took a knee and prayed during the anthem.
I think it's a really smart decision. Are the people who doged about kneeling actually gonna tell them to stop praying during the National Anthem? Could it be a way to bridge the gap?
A lot of the dissenters are/were Tim Tebow fans. Another player who's not getting signed was blamed on personal politics. Who's outside perception was paramount to his crapty play on the field. Are his fans REALLY going to complain about praying during the National Anthem. I think the kneelers might have played their trump (not Trump) card.
What do you think?