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Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by Ramzheart, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. A.J. Hicks

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    Anybody on the side of the anthem of we just don't need to do it before every sporting event?
     
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    We are talking about two different leagues. The NBA says they must, the NFL doesn't.

    The NFL rule is freaking stupid. Taking away draft picks? WTF?

    Is it an actual rule or a bylaw or a suggestion?

    Not that it matters anymore this is closing out soon anyway.
     
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    No argument. And it is apparently in the manual of operations so it is indeed a suggestion in effect. If they put it in the actual CBA rules and used simple terms like must or shall - different story. But stupid is as stupid does.
     
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    They will vote on this at the owners meeting in a couple of weeks and the issue will be wrapped up then.

    As you know I think it's totally overblown and the media has made this some big issue when it really actually isn't and is a minor thing. And I've supported the players First Amendment rights to protest. And IMO they are to be commended because they are mostly millionaires sticking up for the poor. That's an admirable thing.

    At this point though the issue with the protest isn't what the real problem is, it's become clouded and diluted by misinformed or ignorant people who are framing this whole thing incorrectly. So the NFL will shut it down with a new rule.

    Goodell blew this last year. And it really is a minor issue that the media got ahold of.

    It's like deflategate only a million times dumber.
     
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    Well for the sake of this thing not crossing over into politics, I'd prefer it just end here. Last I checked this had zero to do with the thread.
     
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    So they can still boo and whistle? :cautious:
     
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    It’s an exciting time in the NFL. Throw in a possible future stud in Trubisky and Teddy Bridgewater coming back. Love watching these young guys develope.
     
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    I agree it's always fun to see QB's come into the league and try to learn the game at the next level.

    I have a solid track record giving thumbs up or thumbs down and Goff got a big thumbs up from me well before the draft.

    IMO he's going to be a star.
     
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    Not sure I follow. Wouldn't be the first time for that of course.
     
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    The culture in the UK is somewhat different. Football, and some other sports, have generally been born out of local or regional differences. If 2 local teams were playing against each other and the announcer asked both sets of fans to put aside their differences and come together for a common anthem that request would likely be met with bewilderment or derision. The differences are the whole point of us being there. We're there to taunt, threaten, and verbally abuse the fans on the other side. At a push we'll sit down and have a drink with them after the game, but we are absolutely NOT on the same side. If some busy-body politician wanted to have the UK National Anthem played before each game most UK fans would be very much against it. Nationalism has nothing to do with a blood-and-guts local derby. This spills over at a national level. When England play Scotland we boo each other's Anthems. I feel the same way about the Champion's League Anthem. It's a freaking corporate bullcrap attempt to take over 'our' sport. Next thing you know we'll be asked to stand for the 'Intel Inside' jingle. Seriously freak that. US culture is different. I get that. It means something to you to have the US National Anthem played before the Rams game at Twickenham. There's still no need or reason to play the UK National Anthem. I'd rather they played some pro-49ers song that both sets of fans could boo.
     
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    :stop:

    Don't turn this thread into a national anthem debate and all the divisive b.s. that goes with it or...

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    The players being on the field for the Anthem is pretty new, I think less than a decade actually. Previously they were in the locker room.

    I'm a little bit shocked that your Anthem isn't played at sporting events. It's been done here forever.

    That was comedy gold!!! Brilliantly funny.
     
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    When Colin was right....I like that bit he does....

    what the hell did the anthem have to do with this?
     
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    Yeah but you can practically throw a rock from one side of the country to the other and we're talking soccer so.... :D :hiding:

    Normally, here, we don't have a half and half situation with the fan base and pretty much all the fans fall under the US flag and our anthem.

    Anyway, back to our regularly scheduled program before Prime locks the doors and gives us the stink eye.
     
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    I like the idea that we will have a group of young QBs coming on and that one of them THIS TIME plays for our Rams. I think CC is right and honestly, though I see the movement and all being important with most of the other QBs, I like the fact that we have a real pocket passer as ours. I think the rest of the team will be able to rely more heavily on plays being run as designed and knowing that if they are where they are supposed to be, the ball will be as well.
     
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    I would guess NOT playing an Anthem at domestic level sports was the global norm with the US being a notable exception rather than the other way around. I get it if it's an event between competing countries or top level competitors from different competitors competing for a World title. The question is how far down do you take it? If there's a local level spelling bee competition with the finalists from 2 different schools do you have to play the US Anthem and/or school songs before the blood and guts combat of the vowel/consonant organisational construction? It seems like an institutional attempt to pressure people to obey and conform.

    I'm glad you liked the Intel comment. It's corporate branding piggybacking on National Anthems and I distrust it. Multiple sports/events are going down that route. F1 has a branding video/jingle before every televised practice session, qualifying session, and race. It's bloody annoying and I always edit it out of my dvd collection, (along with the National Anthems both before the race and on the podium).
     
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    Sorry. I replied before I saw this post. I'll stay clear of the (justifiably correct/heinously wrong) anthems and/or respect issue form now on. (Crosses fingers behind back).
     
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    Right. And we have all seen Jared's mobility, as well. Though he is a pocket passer, he can run. He has good wheels. People compare Goff to Matt Ryan. But Goff has a better arm. He is much more mobile than Ryan. Like Rogers.

    I think for comparison, we should look no further than his fellow Northern Californian, Cal Berkeley Alumni Aaron Rogers. Goff has to earn it, but his ceiling is Rogers. Not Ryan. And for that, I am excited.
     
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    I'm not sure he has Rogers type wheels. Time will tell. But I always thought Ryan was over rated much like Eli. They had pretty good teams built around them and they are good QBs. I think Goff is better - or at least has that hated P word going for him. Again - time will tell but I like what I see from him. I just think most of us Ram fans are really shell shocked from what we have watched at the position so it is hard to take the next step toward believing.
     
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