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Only thing I think when I see that picture is "look at all the fans in the stands..." There's probably like 20 people at the game.
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Only thing I think when I see that picture is "look at all the fans in the stands..." There's probably like 20 people at the game.

 

 

If someone makes a bold statement in the middle of the forest with no one around to see it, did it actually happen?

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Bold statement? You know what a bold statement would be? Walking away from the fucking millions he's getting paid. Taking a knee when you're 28 years old and worth $20-30 million for playing a fucking game is not a "bold statement."
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Bold statement? You know what a bold statement would be? Walking away from the fucking millions he's getting paid. Taking a knee when you're 28 years old and worth $20-30 million for playing a fucking game is not a "bold statement."

confused.gif Why would he walk away from his job? He is not making against a statement against his employer, he is using his visibility to draw attention to something he feels (wrongly or not) is a social problem. Walking away from the job, the money, and the visibility would not be constructive at all.
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confused.gif Why would he walk away from his job? He is not making against a statement against his employer, he is using his visibility to draw attention to something he feels (wrongly or not) is a social problem. Walking away from the job, the money, and the visibility would not be constructive at all.

Walking away would be "bold." IMO, and of course everyone is free to disagree, but doing something that will have no/negligible fall out for you is not bold in the least. How about giving BLM $10 million or so? Or maybe starting an advocacy group/non-profit of his own to address the issue? Or maybe spending nights on the streets in Chicago or B-more with black youths? Now we've got "bold" because we've got some skin in the game.

Now, is his act drawing attention? For sure. But taking a knee during the national anthem is a pretty trivial act in terms of consequences to him.
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Don't much care about CK, but on the last point -- since my first post on this subject mocked the current state of CK's career, I will say that one could easily make an argument that it's actually bolder for him to do this now (when his drastically declining performance and apparent alienation from the organization have put his status in serious question and becoming a lightning rod for bad PR could be the final straw) than when he was on top of the world and thus much more secure in his position.
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Not really a bold move if you're going with the current.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Bold statement? You know what a bold statement would be? Walking away from the fucking millions he's getting paid. Taking a knee when you're 28 years old and worth $20-30 million for playing a fucking game is not a "bold statement."

 

To be fair I used the word bold to describe what Rapinoe id in that empty stadium

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Don't much care about CK, but on the last point -- since my first post on this subject mocked the current state of CK's career, I will say that one could easily make an argument that it's actually bolder for him to do this now (when his drastically declining performance and apparent alienation from the organization have put his status in serious question and becoming a lightning rod for bad PR could be the final straw) than when he was on top of the world and thus much more secure in his position.

If he wasn't set for life this would be a real good point, but seriously, you and I together will never have the net worth he does at this moment.

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To be fair I used the word bold to describe what Rapinoe id in that empty stadium

Well... laugh.gif
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Walking away would be "bold." IMO, and of course everyone is free to disagree, but doing something that will have no/negligible fall out for you is not bold in the least. How about giving BLM $10 million or so? Or maybe starting an advocacy group/non-profit of his own to address the issue? Or maybe spending nights on the streets in Chicago or B-more with black youths? Now we've got "bold" because we've got some skin in the game.

Now, is his act drawing attention? For sure. But taking a knee during the national anthem is a pretty trivial act in terms of consequences to him.

 

Walking away would be stupid.  It wasn't as much a bold move but an unexpected one.   America is far removed from the days of John Carlos and Tommie Smith and the fallout that happened from their silent protest at the 68 Olympics...I think...

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If he wasn't set for life this would be a real good point, but seriously, you and I together will never have the net worth he does at this moment.
Well... laugh.gif
He certainly should be, but who knows? Many professional athletes seem to be as adept as money and life management as they are at political philosophy.
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He certainly should be, but who knows? Many professional athletes seem to be as adept as money and life management as they are at political philosophy.

Forbes estimates well north of $20 million.
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His jersey has sold more in the last two weeks than all of last year. #3 of all NFL players right now. Pretty good for a guy who won't even be starting.
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His jersey has sold more in the last two weeks than all of last year. #3 of all NFL players right now. Pretty good for a guy who won't even be starting.

So since he probably gets some licensing he's actually benefited?
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So since he probably gets some licensing he's actually benefited?

A publicity move to make money? Say it isn't so.
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