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NFL To Play "BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM" Before National Anthem

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  • azlibertarian July 4, 2020, 4:51 PM

    As if I needed another reason to not watch the NFL.

  • Margot July 4, 2020, 5:34 PM

    Colin Kaepernick is calling the 4th of July a white supremacist holiday. I do not know how we can get this turned around! Even my far left nearly-80-year old Hispanic friend thinks that any white person who flies an American flag year round is a white supremacist. It’s just sick!

  • ghostsniper July 4, 2020, 5:52 PM

    There is no such thing. More negro trash. No I didn’t look.

  • Gagdad Bob July 4, 2020, 6:42 PM

    Just guessing, but is it the Theme from Shaft?

  • Gordon Scott July 4, 2020, 6:49 PM

    You’re not alone. Remember that. Most Americans–and I’m serious and I can do math–don’t give one crap about Colin Kaepernick. At least one third of Americans couldn’t pick him out of a lineup if he was wearing a football uniform.

    I live in a neighborhood where whites are minority, in freaking Minneapolis. Imagine how I have to be mindful of what I say! I’m not physically afraid, but people can make trouble for me, and I can’t be awake 24 hours. So I am mindful. But I am not silent. I will not smile and accept lies told to my face.

    My mayor and governor both have failed the people they serve. This will not be forgotten. I remind folks every day about it. Outside the Twin Cities metro area, the governor is a dead man. Senator Amy Klobuchar? I would have bet she could be reelected forever. Not anymore! People are talking. People remember.

    I hear tell that Joe Biden is leading in the polls. But the polls hide one important thing: people are lying to them, deliberately. Look, if Joe and whoever will replace him when he’s declared feeble win, does anyone believe that the Democrats won’t grab “anonymous” polling data, which includes your phone number? If they’ve got your phone, they can find you, find your boss, find your business. Damn right if I get polled, I’m either hanging up, or lying. The polling companies do not have any way to tell what the real sentiment is.

    The only charges against rioters in Minnesota have come from the US attorney. People have noticed. People noticed that “peaceful” protesters were either throwing rocks, frozen water bottles, or sheltering those who were. People will remember.

    You’re not alone, not by a long shot. Find your friends, lay in some supplies. Be ready. You might be able to trust your sheriff. You cannot trust police. In Minneapolis, we know now that the police will not cross a fricking street in daylight to stop looting and arson. That’s because the mayor told them not to. We’ll remember.

  • jwm July 4, 2020, 7:12 PM

    Apparently the NBA is going to go them one better, and have Burn Loot Murder slogans sewn or printed on the players’ uniforms. I don’t have the sports gene. The games seem utterly pointless to me, and I’ve never had the inclination to watch. Sweet karma if both leagues went belly up.


  • Deana July 4, 2020, 8:27 PM


    Great post. So your neighbors, co-workers, what are they saying? I can’t imagine owning a home up there. Have property values gone down? Do people feel betrayed? Or are they just numb? Or are they even paying attention? I always wanted to go there before this but not now. Perhaps we will go visit the rural areas. I have zero desire to be near chaos and destruction. I just wonder if people are talking and what they are thinking.

  • Vanderleun July 4, 2020, 9:41 PM

    It’s a joke ghost you ignorant slut.

  • ghostsniper July 5, 2020, 4:15 AM

    It’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s Memorex these days.

  • Bill in Tennessee July 5, 2020, 5:36 AM

    The “NATIONAL Football League”… so just what NATION do they represent? Certainly not America. Perhaps it’s China, or their much poorer country cousin Venezuela, that the NFL represents. I would not miss them at all if they were to pack up and move their operations to whatever NATION they truly represent.

  • BillH July 5, 2020, 8:25 AM

    If the NFL is trying to appease the Antifa types trashing New York, Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle et al, they would get better mileage by playing Die Wacht am Rhein ahead of the national anthem.

  • Nori July 5, 2020, 8:26 AM

    NFL=No Fans Left

    That video is downright funny! Love the shirts,too;Thank You,Hodge twins! A blast of cool truth on this July 4th weekend,very nice.

  • Jewel July 5, 2020, 10:07 AM

    The Hodges are the masculine version of Diamond and Silk.

  • Grizzly July 5, 2020, 10:44 AM

    When I first heard reference to “the black national anthem”, my first reaction was, WTH? Never heard of it. Then yesterday I finally ran across a piece that actually identified the song. It’s title is “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. This finally allowed me to find out a little bit more about it. I don’t normally take Wikipedia articles at face value, but the entry for this song seems to be legit.

    As the twins mention, it is a beautiful song. It started as a poem written in 1900 by James Weldon Johnson, later set to music by his brother in 1905. Although there is no official Black National Anthem, the wiki article says that the NAACP dubbed the song “the Negro national anthem” in 1919, where the author was employed at the time, hence why it carries the moniker today. The poem takes the form of a prayer expressing gratefulness to God for liberty. Although the author’s context was a celebration of the emancipation — it was first publicly performed (as a poem) as part of a celebration for Lincoln’s birthday — the song does not explicitly mention slavery or race, and can be interpreted as celebrating struggle and freedom for any people. As a prayer, it is often viewed as a hymn and is included in many Christian hymnals. If you had to replace the national anthem to start a ball game, you could do a lot worse.

    I’m not a sports fan, so I have no dog in this fight. I won’t know or remember which games did or did not begin with this song, nor do I care. But I am curious to see how this evolves. Presumably, singing this song is supposed to honor the BLM movement, and maybe it does. But we know that many of the leaders of the (official?) BLM organization are self-avowed Marxists, and as such their interest is to maintain the racial divide, keep the hate active, and push the meme that blacks are still an oppressed group. Anyone who takes a close look at the poem can see that the message in the song is inconsistent with these Marxist goals. First of all, it acknowledges God and His actions in our lives and history. Second, the song speaks of liberty as having already been achieved — we’re there folks! — and while the song petitions God to “keep us forever in the path”, that’s an apt prayer for any people, whether slavery is involved or not. And third, the song makes no accusations against whites, no demands for reparations, and if read in the context of the emancipation, even acknowledges the sacrifices made during the civil war (“We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered …”). This cannot be good for Marxist messaging. I’m waiting to see when the Marxists start pushing back against this song.

  • Vanderleun July 5, 2020, 10:58 AM

    NFL = Negro Football League with revenues and attendance in accord with the demographic.

  • PA Cat July 5, 2020, 11:12 AM

    For BillH–
    “If the NFL is trying to appease the Antifa types trashing New York, Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle et al, they would get better mileage by playing Die Wacht am Rhein ahead of the national anthem.”

    If the NFL played the tune of Die Wacht am Rhein, all the local Ivy types would love it. In New Haven, it’s known as the Yale National Anthem, aka “Bright College Years.”


    I don’t know whether the current undergrad wokesters have scrapped the words “God” and “Country” in the last line, but it’s probably coming.

  • joe July 5, 2020, 5:49 PM

    it looks like those ‘black’ twins have more white ancestors than black

  • bgarrett July 5, 2020, 5:57 PM

    You can be born and live your entire life in Japan and never be Japanese but anyone can come to America and become an American