Saturday, September 30, 2017


Protest cuts both ways. Some are overt and obnoxious; some are just quiet and effective.

St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin, So You Want to Blog.

In response to the NFL Players idiotic protest disrespecting our country, its flag and history, we are taking a football free weekend.

No NFL or college football all weekend, zip, nada, none.

No ESPN, No sports news shows, no halftime dribble, no replay programs: nothing football

In addition, we are trying to avoid all NFL sponsors, and their products. Here is a partial national list. You can see more by Googling NFL Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch      Barclaycard US       
Bose                           Bridgestone             
Campbell's Soup Company
Castrol                       Courtyard Marriott
Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60)
Dannon                     Extreme Networks
FedEx                       Frito-Lay
Gatorade                  Hyundai Motor America
Mars Snackfood       Microsoft
Nationwide                News America
Papa John's              Pepsi
Procter & Gamble     Quaker
Verizon                      Visa

Locally, we pretty much know who the local advertisers are, so we will shop elsewhere over the weekend at least – probably longer.

Petty, silly, you say no appreciation for the player's point of view – not really.

I just think it’s more of a way to impose a way of thinking on a national audience that doesn’t buy it.

I totally support their freedom to squat, kneel, lay down, roll over, kick and scream whatever nonprofessional way they can think of to disrespect their fans and the people that used to support them.

As to the NFL owners, it is not too surprising what a lot of money, a big head and a small perspective can let them accept.

Regarding the “celebrities” that hopping on the protest wagon – same thought. We don’t have to watch your movies, buy your music or buy the products you support.

Protest cuts both ways. Some are overt and obnoxious; some are just quiet and effective.

So far, my weekend without football and hucksters has gone quite well. It actually seems refreshing.

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