Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:08 PM
I want to clarify my comments about the media was not about the players are actually doing. I, of course, would not be blaming the media for whether someone stands or sits. And regards to the president, I'm not blaming the media for how that is covered. If it needs to be said or needs to be out there, reported. Report the news.
I'm only talking about the fact that on the top of ESPN, it is always about this. I get it and I don't really have any objection to why people are doing what they're doing. But as much news as it is, I would like to see some sports on the top during a Monday Night Football night... unless, of course, we lose next week. Then, let's talk about the national anthem.
I do care about America. I do care about what happens in America. I do care about what "people" think about America. But I don't care about what any "person" thinks about America.
We are going to get so many people on both sides (shit, is "both sides" now a four letter word?) and they're all influenced by several factors and many of those factors are right and many of those factors are wrong and things can be exaggerated. Doesn't really affect my life whether somebody stands, sit, thinks America is great, or thinks America is not. I don't think the sitting is about the military, about hating America, about hating white people, etc. I don't think the standing is about hating black people, supporting Trump, loving white people, being better than others, etc. We are not all that simple.