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About RonArtest15

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  1. Game Day Thread - 49ers at Redskins

    You get something to offset, and then I'd have no issue with DJ's reaction. Putting them in prime scoring position is moronic. No defending that.
  2. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread

    Carlson has looked like a turd this season. Not sure what the deal is, but he should not be brought back. If the ship is sinking defensively, I'd rather it go down with the young guys rather than underperforming, underachieving, vets like Carlson, Orpik, Ness, and Chorney. And yes, with the landscape of the league changing and having a huge emphasis on speed, the loss of Schmidt is going to loom large for a long time. Not to mention, Johansson.
  3. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread

    This team is so flawed.
  4. ***2017-18 NBA Season Thread***

    Wiggins doesn't do much to impact the flow of the game....gave him that deal out of good faith that he'll step it up. Hollow numbers.
  5. 2017 - 18 Washington Capitals Thread

    Trotz's stubbornness is going to be his downfall. No logical reason to put Chorney/Ness out there as the third pairing when Bowey/Djoos are waiting in the wings. The latter couldn't possibly look any worse. Trotz better start trusting his younger players/rookies, or else he's going to be unemployed. Which I think will be the most likely scenario before Thanksgiving - unless something drastic happens.
  6. She created quite the uproar a couple weeks back with her comments on 45. IIRC, ESPN has suspended other personalities for their political musings, but Hill went relatively unscathed the first time around - aside from the social media backlash.
  7. Innocuous tweet by Hill, but ESPN has been waiting for a reason to suspend her. Tinfoil hat theory...Jerry Jones got in the ears of some higher ups at ESPN.
  8. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    Is the employer the NFL or the Cowboys?...seems to be a slippery slope as some teams are supportive of player activism and others are against it. Lines have been blurred.
  9. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    TOTALLY forgot about Maxwell! On top of it all, he's from a military family.
  10. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    Goes back to the Donald Sterling mess. Dudes can claim ignorance or play the victim card, but they WILLFULLY signed on to play under Sterling. As long as the paychecks are coming in, folks can tolerate a lot or turn a blind eye to a lot of indiscretions. These guys are in a tough spot...this is their livelihood and Jones, amongst others, do sign their checks. I guarantee a lot of these players may honestly feel supportive of the protests but are literally scared to say/do anything because they want to keep the food on their tables. Trust me, I get it. It's easy to say who should do this/that from the side, but I'm not the one who has my paycheck on the line if I do otherwise. I think it's great that teams like the 49ers are supportive of their players being socially conscious/aware, but others around the league are not afforded that opportunity...even while supposedly protected by your 1st amendment rights. Speaking of which, in the NHL, JT Brown, who is one of 30 or so black players in the league has decided to protest during the anthem. I give him SO much credit for taking a stance. He's literally on an island. He's making a statement amongst a sea of folks who look nothing like him. The next time a lot of these guys in the NBA/NFL decide to link arms instead of doing what they actually feel, I really hope they are made aware of what JT Brown is doing in the NHL. I'm obviously a Caps fan, but there is no other player in the league who has my full support like JT Brown does right now. Kap started something big...and not to downplay what he did (because he's obviously being blackballed,) but I really think it's easier to protest when you have an overwhelmingly amount of co-workers who at least look like you. JT Brown, not so much. If you understand why these protests are happening and you're supportive, PLEASE give JT Brown a shout on twitter or something along those lines to let him know. Who knows if he'll actually read what you send, but at least you're showing that you've got his back.
  11. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    Quick question, and PLEASE don't feel like you have to answer this...without getting into specifics as to which game you were officiating, what county was it in?
  12. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    Makes me wonder if Dez's/Dak's stances on the current racial climate in the country (when asked) is nothing more than forced group-think spearheaded by Jerry behind closed doors?
  13. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    Careful....we'll be teetering on the violence in Chicago talking point next....
  14. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    You really comparing folks losing a job due to supporting a white supremacy march and those protesting because they want racial EQUALITY? Jerry talking about the flag, but it literally has NOTHING to do with it. Not getting in this back and forth with you again, but you clearly don't get it. The fact that you tried to make that initial comparison is ridiculous on so many levels.
  15. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    It's gotta sit well (no pun) for the Cowboys players knowing that their viewed as a piece of property. I really hope one of the star players calls Jerry's bluff.