DRINKING THE KOOLAID

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Although the 49ers signed COLIN KAEPERNICK to a massive contract three years ago (61 Million guaranteed) he is on the backside of his career. He has little chance to start for the 49ers and sitting is likely his “position” for the foreseeable future. Maybe he sensed that he was more suited to sit than stand, so he decided to sit for the National Anthem. I’m being simplistic of course – he decided that people of “color” are systemically oppressed so he won’t stand for the National Anthem or stand for the flag. If anyone is curious about what he thinks, just read his twitter feed. He’s bought into all of the conspiracy theories about cop violence and believes that cops are murdering blacks for sport and getting away with it.Several studies have published recently that refute this BLM theory of wholesale murder of blacks by white cops. In fact  according to studies, Black cops are more likely to pull a gun on blacks than white cops. A study by a Black professor found no systemic racial bias by white cops, but those are just inconvenient facts that Kaepernick ignores.

Kaepernick is really fond of some black nationalists and race-baters too. And, he’s re-tweeted garbage about Nat Turner being a hero. Remember Nat Turner? He was a slave in 1835,  who saw visions and according to Turner, God told him to murder whites. So, he murdered whites and not just slavers and slave owners, but anyone with white skin. Turner and his followers slaughtered everyone with white skin including innocent white children. And they murdered them with axes. Why? Becuase they had white skin. Well Kaepernick thinks Nat Turner is a black hero because he was a slave who “broke his bonds”. He ignores the fact that Turner was also a blood-soaked psychopath. That’s the Colin Kaepernick you’ll know from reading his twitter feed.

GOODELL WITCH TRIALS

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GOODELL has ultimate and unfettered power to demand a Witch Trial  even when the only evidence in support is the unsupported ramblings of guy who retracted what he said. And who’s to blame? Well, sure, Goodell for treating his office like he’s the Chief Inquisitor, where players must prove innocence rather than Goodell proving guilt – but the real culprit is the Players Association. 

The PA allowed Goodell to be judge, jury and often executioner. PA is to blame for empowering a despot, for without the PA signing that awful agreement he wouldn’t have this power to use. 

RUSSIAN OLYMPIC STRATEGY

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REMEMBER WHEN THE USSR would send athletes to the Olympics and they looked like manufactured humanoid robots? The women looked like dudes and the guys looked freakish. I could swear that some of the swimmers had gills. All of them were “pros” in the sense that they were paid by the Commies to perform and win – at all costs.

No one that wasn’t blind doubted that they were juiced. The IOC finally cracked down and got better at testing for PEDs. The Commies medal count fell, then the Commie Empire fell, but that didn’t stop the Russians from cheating. This Summer the Russians were banned from the Rio Olympics for various sports and now the Paralympics have totally banned Russia from the Para-games because they are doping, their handicapped athletes. Wrap your head around that – a country is doping athletes to win at para-games. You have to be a special kind of awful to dope handicapped athletes to beat other handicapped athletes, but that’s Russia, they don’t give a shit about rules, they just want to win…

 

RYAN LOCHTE

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RYAN LOCHTE was too drunk to consider the ramifications of tearing down a Motor Oil Poster while black-out drunk. He likely can’t spell ramifications, maybe not even black-out – but the aftermath should have been obvious to even an addled Ryan Lochte. If you are a Sponsored Athlete,  get black-out drunk and trash a local gas station but pay for the damages and immediately admit that you used poor judgment, you likely won’t lose your endorsements. If, on the other hand, you trash a local gas station refused to act contrite, lie to your mother then lie to the press, you’re likely going to lose your sugar daddy sponsors; and that’s what has happened to Lochte.

Sponsors, endorse people to make money. If you’re an idiot and act badly you’re going to lose your endorsements. Maybe Lochte should consider A Bail Bondsman perhaps an endorsement deal with a Rehab Center. A business article I read put his endorsement contracts in the 2.5 Million per year category, and they are all leaving – so the poster Lochte tore off that wall will likley cost him 3 – 5 million if not more.

The coverup is often worse than the thing being covered up… Lochte is about to be covered up in Sponsor discontent.

S.O.P.

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LOS ANGELES WANTS THE OLYMPICS. There are other cities that want the Olympics too. My suggestion for LA. Shrink-Wrap plenty of money put it on an unmarked cargo plane headed to the home offices of the IOC in Lausanne Switzerland… Just sayin — you might be the “winning bid”.

If it acts like a crook and quacks like a crook….

 

 

Gabby Douglas

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GABBY DOUGLAS went from Glamour and Gold last Olympics to a Footnote in Rio. Internet Troll were all over her for not goose-stepping to their preconceived notion of respect for mates and country, so she was vilified on Social Media with nasty hashtags. Gabby explained that she loved her mates and her country but the Trolls kept coming and she broke down and cried.

I’m not shy about criticizing athletes — when they deserve it, Hope Solo (kinda my job); but that’s not the case with Douglas. She was disappointed and, perhaps, acted publicly disappointed – but she wasn’t disrespectful and un-patriotic, she was just bummed. That’s being human, not a jerk like Hope Solo. Big difference.

But, Trolls are gonna troll. It’s what they do.

JOEY BOSA OUT TO LUNCH

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DRAFTED 3RD OVER ALL IN THE NFL DRAFT, JOEY BOSA IS THE LAST GUY HOLDING OUT. Bosa is being unreasonable at foolish because he’s holding out over when he gets guaranteed money and an offset clause that the Chargers are unwilling to budge on – the Chargers are right, on both counts. So Bosa who hasn’t played even a pre-season down of NFL football is acting like he’s irreplaceable. According to some reports, Bosa is willing to accept either the setoff language or the defer the signing bonus but not both. 

Bosa is going to get his signing bonus money (17 Million) That’s guaranteed. If he’s cut in the fourth year he’s going to get paid – because it, like the signing bonus it is guaranteed, so why does Bosa need 17 million right now, as opposed to 5, plus his salary? I frankly don’t know.

I’m not much of a fan of NFL ownership, but when you haven’t played a down, and you are not an impact position player like QB – sign your contract and prove yourself. Bosa will make about 30 million guaranteed even if he tanks, so I just don’t have much sympathy for him. I do have sympathy of the 3rd Rounder who has to fight every day for a piece of the pie, and to stay in the league and make a living. 

HOPE AND LOATHING

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I ADMIT THAT I LOATH HOPE SOLO. She’s a loud-mouthed self-aggrandizing petulant ass. She’s been arrested for beating up a relative and she acts the bully when it suits her.

Team USA lost to Team Sweden in the Semifinals yesterday and it was no surprise to me (and most anyone who follows soccer) that she acted like a self-aggrandizing petulant ass after penalty kicks. She didn’t like the Swedes playing a defensive game so after the loss she called the Swedes cowards. Sweden couldn’t hang with America in an uptempo game so they played a tactically smart defensive game and won in a shoot-out. Smart –  and it got the Swedes a win, but Solo in all her inelegant prose said the better team didn’t win and the Swedes “are all cowards” – all because they didn’t play a game that suited Solo. 

I’m a Patriot. I love my country.  And I love watching America beat anyone in the world, but when Solo is on the team and it loses I feel not a whiff of regret — all because Solo is so loathsome. She’s 38 so there little left of Hope Solo in the Net. After she’s replaced I can go back to being a full-throated fan.