That does speak volumes doesn't it BT. What sounds more productive? Playing for the Browns this yr or going thru dehydration & grueling detox? And detox wins by a landslide. Ouch.
You're 1000% correct though. I'd probably do the same darn thing in Mr. Gordon's situation as well.
So, you think there's nothing in the CBA that gives the players the right to protest?
Is that what you're saying?
I'm simply telling you what I heard was that this was a negotiated right. It was not explained that the players were simply exercising their 1st amendment freedom of speech.
And by the argument you made in your post, a player could dance in the EZ and say it was his 1st amendment right.
There is nothing in the CBA about player protests. The owners can't keep the players from their first amendment right. If player expression and freedom to protest were in the CBA it wouldn't be a penalty to dance in the end zone. Every player could say their dance was in protest to one cause or another if it were in the CBA, which it isn't
Hi, Nils here....
I know a lot of Europeans support the Patriots, but all I can say is no way man, no way!
I'm not entirely sure when I started to follow and cheer for the Colts, but I has no shame in admitting that it was when Manning begun to really shine. It was probably back in 1999 because I seem to remember that play-off game against the Titans.
I also remember the I loved how the Colts would play a beautiful offensive game whereas other teams were boring with their defensive strengths. Aaaahh, those were the days!
I was introduced to American Football during my American Politics/presidential election study in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1996 (Clinton vs Dole). Didn't really get attached to any team back then, so you can say that Redskins just left me totally uninspired.
It is a great and welcoming forum here - and that is just how I remembered America too.