Jerry Jones “stands up” for…what again, now?
The NFL is in deep trouble. The latest Monday Night Football ratings were an all time low. I know that the Yankees were also playing but this is more than competition in the other channel. I think that a lot of fans like me are not watching.
So here comes Jerry Jones, as Jarrett Bell wrote:
“Too many of the fans of the Dallas Cowboys perceive this as disrespect for the flag. And so I don’t want our team doing it.”
This was a day after the Cowboys owner made his strongest statement yet about the protests in the NFL, declaring that if any Dallas player doesn’t stand for the national anthem they won’t play for his team.
Since his comments went viral, Jones maintained that he’s received “a lot of calls, and not necessarily the kind of calls that were supportive” of his position.
Well, he’s got my support.
Not mine. Before he gets that, somebody is going to need to adequately explain this to me:
Jerry Jones surprised many Monday night by kneeling with Cowboys players and coaches before the playing of the national anthem at the team’s game in Arizona.
After the game, a 28-17 Cowboys victory, Jones told reporters his reasoning for kneeling prior to the anthem.
“We all agreed that our players wanted to make a statement about unity and equality. They were very much aware that that statement when made or when attempted to be made in and a part of in recognition of our flag cannot only lead to criticism but also controversy,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Ah, I see. So in sum, Jones is just another NFL shitweasel trying to have his cake and eat it too, by poking out his forked tongue and speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Just to scramble a few metaphors there.
Sorry Jerry, not buying any over here.
Far as I’m concerned, he deserves every bit as much credit for his “bravery” and “integrity” as do all the Hollywood starlets who held their tongues about Weinstein for two or three decades, then “courageously” came out into the open after the dam finally burst (and their career prospects were secured, naturally): none whatsoever.
The NFL badly needs to be taught that if they choose to take a knee in support of a dishonest cause, allowing their entertainment business to be infiltrated and overcome by hard Left politics, they’re gonna find it mighty hard to climb back to their feet again. To repeat: I abandoned ’em a long time ago; I haven’t missed them at all, and I am never coming back.