I’ve seen so many reactions to Jerry Jone’s latest statement, stating the players will stand or stay … in the locker room.
I think those that didn’t like Jerry Jones will still not like Jerry Jones.
Those who hate the Cowboys … will continue to hate the Cowboys.
I believe those who never liked Football, will still not watch football. Some of those are sure to say it’s a “boycott” instead of admitting they don’t like the fact that it interrupts their prime television shows. Or, maybe they just don’t like football.
Those who never stopped watching football … will continue to watch football.
Those who refused to watch players who disrespected our flag and country, but do like the game of football, are delighted that Jerry Jones has finally put his foot down … on the kneeling down. The message sent and acknowledged.
There is one group, however, I find … perplexing. This is the group who is calling on a total boycott of the NFL organization … the coaches and players who kneel … and, even the coaches and players who have never knelt and have always shown respect to the flag and our country.
I have never been a fan of an all-out, total boycott … of anything. I don’t understand why people who have always paid their respects to our flag and country should be punished because of the players … coaches … and the NFL Organization … at the Corporate level … who don’t.
But … I digress … my main frustration or … perhaps … wonder … is why people who are demanding the players (rightfully so), the coaches, et al … pay respect to our flag and country, are now … again … upset with … Jerry Jones.
He knelt with his team before the National Anthem and stood for the Anthem. But the boycotters were not satisfied. Most of his “Cowboy” fans and the general public, overall … demanded more, before they would watch a Cowboy’s game again.
So, Jerry Jones … listened to the people. He publicly made it clear that the flag and this country do supersede the players on his team. He made it clear that the players will stand during the National Anthem or they can stay in the locker room.
He did what was asked … no … demanded of him … and “lo and behold” … the same boycotters are even more upset with Jerry Jones. I’ve seen statements accusing him of only doing this for money … or that “it’s too little, too late.”
My question to the boycotters (as it relates to Jerry Jones and the Cowboys) is … what is the point? What are you trying to accomplish? Are you sending the message to those who disrespect the flag that this is unacceptable and use it as a “teaching moment” for those morons … or … are you wanting to completely and relentlessly destroy people’s lives, with no regard to the actual results … even when your demands have been met?
In this case … Jerry Jones is damned if he does and … damned if he doesn’t.
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Debbie Barth: 10/09/2017 at 9:31pm EDT
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