Joining A Mob Is Easy, Being The Only Guy On Your Team To Come Out For The National Anthem Takes Balls
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Got a lot to say about these NFL protests from yesterday so get ready for a few of these blogs today. Let’s start in Pittsburgh to see what real bravery actually looks like.
The Steelers announced before the game that they weren’t coming out for the National Anthem because they didn’t wanna have a divided team. Except that’s exactly what ended up happening when offensive lineman Alejandro Villaneuva, who served multiple tours in Afghanistan, came out by himself for the anthem:
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) September 25, 2017
See that? That’s what real bravery looks like. It’s easy to take a knee when everyone else is doing it. It’s easy to stay in the locker room when everyone else is doing it. It’s to join in a protest you could’ve joined a long time ago because everyone else is doing it. It’s easy to do something knowing full well that ESPN is gonna glorify you for it the next day:
It’s not easy to be the one guy who goes out there and puts his hand over his heart for the anthem. That’s bravery.
The best part about this? The Steelers lost the game. To the fucking Bears. The Bears are an abortion of a franchise. Do you understand how bad you have to be to lose to the Bears? The Steelers are an infinitely better team on paper. Bears QB Mike Glennon barely threw for 100 yards. It’s almost as if a divided locker room that’s focusing on politics isn’t conducive to winning football games.
The Steelers losing was easily the most satisfying moment of the day. If you’re gonna protest, I really don’t give a shit to be honest. It’s all meaningless at this point. But if you are gonna do it, make sure you actually win the fucking game. If you don’t then you just look like SJW idiots who can’t do the one thing you’re being paid to do – win.
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