DougDew

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  1. DougDew

    Legalized Sports Gambling Is Coming

    Sports betting wont cause narrowing. If I said that I miswrote. I think the fan base is narrowing by itself for a number of reasons. I think that sports betting will increase the revenue "applicable" to the NFL. So someone just looking at dollars isn't going to see that the people who spend money on sports betting are probably also the ones playing fantasy football. While money spent on the NFL might increase, the number of fans may not. Its just the same number of people spending more money on a new product. Revenue goes up, but the number of fans might continue to narrow. And for the NFL. just like any company, the number of customers getting smaller (as a percentage of customers available) is a problem. I have nothing to back that up. Its just theory.
  2. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    Nothing wrong with protesting, civil disobedience, or exercising freedom of speech. But civil disobedience for simple disruption's sake is no different than vandalism. Ruin something just for the heck of it. It needs to be supported by a reason, and it gains a lot more traction if the reason is clearly understood by everyone. Agreeing or disagreeing comes later. You first have to understand how the disobedience even makes sense. Somebody said ESPN now stands for...Exceptionally Stupid Political Network. For whatever reason, they can't talk about sports without trying to link it to some social meaning. I think they just got too big for their britches and think their opinions about other things are too important for the world not to hear. Kinda like Colin Cowherd full time.
  3. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    We all make choices with our wallets. Usually it comes down to price...not principles. I get that. Instead of raising taxes, some municipalities choose to give tax breaks for companies to locate there. Same deal financially really. And yes, if that company gave a chunk of their revenue over to a few agitators I would want to hear the arguments. The public deserves to hear the reason. Not just their explanation. Hold a public hearing, say, on television, forcing them to explain their position in a rational way. Maybe have their positions challenged instead of just letting them talk, then dropping the mic. .Yes, I would no longer want to give that company any tax breaks if the whole process reeked of fraud and kickback. Please leave town. Another group will come along, with another issue, and just take more, so its best the company just leave town now....or get new CEOs.
  4. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    Well, if we are being taxed by the government 1% to basically support a private enterprise, the fans should have more say than a few protesters about where ALL of revenue goes. That seems fair. But shakedowns are never fair, so that's a moot point.
  5. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    What? Of course there is always an action that creates the stat. Yeah, someone chose to pull the trigger in an inappropriate way. That will happen very few times, and a court of law will sort out the facts. What does "drawing attention" to the issue do for it?...bring investigations that don't already happen, bring a court case that doesn't already happen? Attention is already drawn to it....by process that's already set up to do it. "Drawing attention" sounds like a Fake Excuse for a protest to shakedown the NFL. The root of the cause, according to the resistors...despite police internal investigations....and court rulings.....is that police are shooting urban people at a rate higher than a rate you would get with just random human error. Talk about making assumptions. They are convinced its happening despite the evidence and the facts not supporting it.
  6. DougDew

    Legalized Sports Gambling Is Coming

    I have not read the entire thread so pardon me if this has been said. The NFL is losing its fan base.....in America at least. Fantasy football has masked it, and now sports betting will too. The stats reflecting revenue, money, etc, will increase, but it will come from a narrowing base. Many of the fans who watch the games, will be the same who play fantasy football, and bet on games. Each of these fans will provide the NFL more revenue, but the fan base will get narrower and narrower. Somebody will quote how the NFL's product is growing, when in fact its shrinking. Its just being skewed by introducing more products that a dwindling number of users will use more often.
  7. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    Folks, this is serious business. Nobody really cares about stats or politics. That's just talk. We all pay overpriced tickets, overpriced beer, parking, and many overpriced taxes in surrounding counties, all of which go to the NFL; who now sends out $90 mill of the money to organizations. Its important to know the timeline, if Kaep was lying and who created a message to foster sympathy for something that may also be based on lies. The goal is to not discredit Kaep. The goal should be to determine if he is the public sympathetic figurehead for a fraud scheme. Class-Action maybe?
  8. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    Yes. I said that on page 3 of this thread I think. I simply remember the kneel down the morning of being benched, and then comments throughout the day alluding to him being a baby....laughing at him. After the interview where he talks about some greater cause, people were afraid to laugh at him......because that's how people react when you simply mention a greater cause.
  9. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    I understand. Nobody is really conducting an investigation here over his comments. It just seems obvious to me that kneeling for the anthem the day you're benched for Blaine Gabbert reeks of a tantrum rather than a lucid plot to bring attention to some social issue. Combine that with the idea that he's suing the NFL over collusion. I think resistance is at the core. Not lucid at all. No particular rational reason. If someone demands one, just make one up. The real driver of his actions of resistance seem to be that he's just a useless baby.
  10. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    You have to look at what happened at the time. He's benched for Gabbert after struggling to earn his big salary. And on that morning, he decides to be in a generous mood and do something for the people who have no voice....by hacking-off 75% of the people? I'd say he knelt to hack-off 75% of the people in the stands because he was angry and they booed him for weeks anyway. A person can believe him if it makes them feel good. But I'd hope an investigator would start with the notion he was lying. And now that he's a shill for a group of folks who's constituents just got $90 mill, I'm sure he'll take the truth to his death bed.
  11. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    It not plausible at all. The reason changed three times before someone decided to call it a protest to draw attention to police shootings. Again, nobody could rationally explain what kneeling for the anthem has to do with Kaep's original reason. "Giving people a voice that don't have one". Has Kaep explained it, ever? Explained why kneeling for the anthem gave a voice to people who didn't have one? Its all phony.
  12. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    Yes. I was correct. And I didn't need to look it up. He protested the day he was benched. His excuse was some generic "greater good" Others took the incident and piggybacked their cause onto it, supported by stats that anybody could right off as being random occurrences. And now they get $90 mill. The plan, the scheme, was obvious once nobody could rationally explain what kneeling for the national anthem had to do with it. Its takes real wimps to cough up $90 mill. I can't believe so many are so naive. And this entire thing Saints social issues that are real, philanthropic issue that have merit. What a joke. BTW I guess saints with a T cant go through the filter? LOL
  13. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    If statistically random events started national conversations, all we'd ever do in this country is talk. Then, of course, hand out money at the end of the conversation. Just like this one..
  14. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    No they don't. 1% was clearly an estimate, and a generous one. What bias-prism are you reading my comments through? All of the encounters. All. When ever a police officer responds to a call, that person is a potential criminal. Gotta better word for it, then use it. And in all....you know...all... of those interactions, less than 1% result in a dead citizen. And the broader question, exactly who gets to cash the $90 mill check? What's their names. What organization do they belong to, and what happens to the money. Does anybody get to buy a new black Mercedes somewhere down the line?
  15. DougDew

    NFL adopts new Anthem policy

    And somebody can commit vandalism by disturbing other public events and I guess that would be justified as long as it starts a conversation? Or results in a $90 million heist.