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    It's not really the same as deciding to swear at your place of work. The players are deciding NOT to participate in a ritual that has nothing to do with the service of their job. How does standing for the flag/forced patriotism have anything to do with conducting yourself as a football player? They're sitting down or taking a knee, and being silent about it. Or now, I guess deciding to stay in the locker room and not participate with the ritual (which I do think is a good compromise). I don't think it was in everyone's contract they had to stand for the anthem when they entered the NFL. The NFL is also getting paid to do the entire national anthem affair anyway. Forced patriotism is kind of disgusting to me, especially with so many problems in the USA, but it is what it is. Folks can believe in whatever fairy tales and bedtime stories they choose to. Hey, someone should make a video of sports stars standing for the national anthem running concurrently with the recent Sterling Brown video. BTW, do you stand during the national anthem when you're at home or in a bar and see it on TV? Is everyone that is at the game stadiums getting concessions during the national anthem just being completely un-American?
  2. Current Top 10 NFL HC

    Who in the blue hell is Mike McCarthy?
  3. Matt Ryan

  4. Minor Niner News Thread

    Actually it was last night during the State of the Franchise event. They kept the old logo on the helmet which is a nice touch. Also the old letterhead on the front of the helmet.
  5. WCF: Warriors vs Rockets Thread- The Real NBA Finals

    Surprise, surprise.
  6. I wonder what his post retirement plan is.
  7. Minor Niner News Thread

    Ok, now that I think of it, not spending anymore time talking or reading about Lawson and his disappointing tenure with SF. The offseason is already long enough. He was a bust to me, and I don't care if anyone agrees. The end.
  8. Minor Niner News Thread

    Right, which has what to do with what I just wrote?
  9. Minor Niner News Thread

    It's a football forum. We're talking about NFL Draft selections and their careers. It should go without saying that everyone's commentary here on a topic like this will be opinion based. Welcome to the internet and enjoy your stay. Doesn't mean it can't be based on any pre established criteria. I already outlined mine. You just don't agree with it.
  10. Minor Niner News Thread

    Oh, I guess both those ideas have to be mutually exclusive. Ok.
  11. Minor Niner News Thread

    Sorry buddy you don't make the rules, nor does anyone else for my opinion since I don't live by argumentum ad populum. And I don't care if you think it's ludicrous. Manny Lawson is a bust for the 49ers, and it's quite simple for reasons I already outlined. You don't like it, well that's just too bad.
  12. Minor Niner News Thread

    I know Brooks was a supplemental pick. But he came out in 2006, and he had a better career. That was my point. But there are only 21 teams picking ahead of me. By the time pick 22 rolls around, I'd still have my selection of players that had better output than Lawson did. There were clearly more than 22 players that were better than Lawson from the 2006 draft, and I shouldn't have to list all of them. I thought I outlined that clearly in my last post. Guess not.
  13. Minor Niner News Thread

    And I wasn't going by the list you concocted, which excludes a lot of players I'd rather pick at 22 overall if there was a fantasy redraft. Guys you didn't mention: Marques Colston, Tramon Williams, DeMeco Ryans, Nick Mangold, Marcus McNeil, Andrew Whitworth, Greg Jennings, Owen Daniels, Jhari Evans, Kyle Williams, Lawrence Vickers, Cortland Finnegan, Antonie Bethea, Ahmad Brooks, Donald Penn, Miles Austin, or Brent Grimes. All guys picked after Lawson that had better careers. If you include guys picked before Lawson that had at least decent careers, I'd still have my pick of someone I think is better as a BPA when Lawson is picked at 22 easily. Again, loads of dudes I could pick at that spot now that we know how things played out. Maybe some these guys going to different teams don't pan out due to circumstance, but I'd gladly take my chances with the power of hindsight at my disposal. Sure Lawson wasn't as bad a bust as Leinart or Tye Hill. He can still be a bust though without being the worst of the bunch. He was a first round disappointment that never lived up to the expectations he was projected to have coming out of college on any of the teams he played on in the NFL. First round picks aren't supposed to be used on dudes that will pan out as average. That's a bust for me. Same with JJ Stokes or R.W. McQuarters.