Monday, September 21, 2020

Stand for your beliefs

Getting a summer job between school years was life blood of the next school year: No job, no money, no school. 

One job I held for two summers in a row was working as an intern for Farmers Home Administration. The first day was a normal, meet and greet thing, until the assistant administrator came from his office. The man filled up the door frame, hair just brushing the top jam.

Bob Robertson is a big man, retired pro-football player, a hometown farm boy, and he is a giant. Bob sent this article to others like me, and I am posting it here.  

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Ted Tebow
Some Folks Have Come to Despise the NFL...

For fans who follow the sport, most of this will be a simple reminder of things you already know. For the rest, it's a wake-up call:

In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.

In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.

In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said "Know Jesus Know Peace" but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.

In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing "Find the Cure "eye black for breast cancer awareness.
  
In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem..).

In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.

In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression. It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for any issue:

God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily, for being cops, or for the Memory of 9/11...
BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America, and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters. 

That is who and what the NFL now has shown itself to be.

It takes big men who stand up for their country, and bow in prayer to God. Bob Robertson is one of those big men with a big heart for his beliefs.

My computer literally gave up,  still on warranty. So the tablet is all I have. Maybe tomorrow? 

15 comments:

  1. Wow, all that and they allow this nonsense to go on now? Very sad.

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    1. History is permanent. Regardless how the horrors of the past remain, history is undeniable.

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  2. I'm so done. No longer angry; sad, even. There will be no more watching professional sports in our home. God bless Bob Robertson.

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  3. We enjoyed wtching little league stuff with out boys. We even spent Sunday afternoons watching the Redskins, our sons' team.Which came from buying Mark a Skins uniform when he was 6-9 I don't remember. I wouldn't have known the skins from the yankees, LOL.
    Anyway, I am fed up with all high paid sports, even NASCAR. WE do not watch TV anyway, but I wouldn't watch sports if we did. My Girl is the sports, gaming one in the family. She ws raised on sports, even had a brother named after a Baseball player and a nephew who went pro. But me? Natta.
    I did very much enjoy the read. Good stuff
    Sherry & jack down in Florid still shopping for furniture.

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    1. In Florida now! What are your furniture desires?

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  4. Enough already. If everyone said so, they would learn to behave.

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    1. Money will do the talking here. The owners of those teams expect to receive work for money paid.

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  5. For the first time in 25 years, I'm not running a fantasy football league. Not that I mind the games, mind you. But the hypocrisy of the Leagues I am quite over.

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    1. A moral compass seems to be missing when it comes to pro sports.

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  6. No more watching NFL here either!

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  7. We have to learn to keep our cool while respecting the beliefs and opinions expressed at the games. Doing the little things right means we can do the big things right. Its always exciting and only human to be rooting for the winning team and we will unite again in the future.

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  8. Things well worth noting, and sadly, they are not the only ones taking this stance for/against things. It seems like the world is moving backwards when it comes to quality morals.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!