Players Together

One of the grandest things to have happened since the Donald started spewing his Presidential venom is the response of professional players together.  Not all, in most cases not even the majority, bur certainly lots more since that solitary day that Colin Kaepernick first took a knee.  Encouraging people to be individuals instead of being controlled by group think should be the duty of each leader in this country.  To do otherwise is un-American.  The Donald made a miscalculation if he thought by attacking members of the group would splinter that group.  A difficult profession such as sport draws players together and not apart.

“Wembley staged the day’s first game. Around 25 players from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens kneeled. The Guardian’s Sean Ingle reported that no white players appeared to kneel but “many players, coaches and even the Jaguars’ owner Shahid Khan linked arms instead as they stood, showing unity for their black team-mates against Trump”.

Later, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, several Miami Dolphins wore black T-shirts supporting Kaepernick before facing the New York Jets. During the anthem, the Dolphins locked arms. The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to remain in the tunnel before their game against the Bears at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

“We’re not going to play politics,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS. “People shouldn’t have to choose. If a guy wants to go about his normal business and participate in the anthem, he shouldn’t be forced to choose sides. If a guy feels the need to do something, he shouldn’t be separated from his team-mate who chooses not to.”  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/24/donald-trump-nfl-protests-kneel-anthem

Players Together

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I've published an E-book (Neurotic Man), a hard copy book, (Dworb), produced movies (Woman of the Port and Liberty and Bash), and worked as a writer for Demand Media writing those ehow tidbits you've most undoubtedly seen. For many years I wrote business and marketing plans for service, retail and manufacturing businesses. Along the way I've also prepared tax returns, taught accounting, been a business start-up consultant, licensed arbiter, federal analyst, busboy, waiter, safety clerk, lighting salesman, restaurant manager, parking lot attendant, construction foreman, and cook.
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