WATCH Coach Teaches His Athletes How Not To Disrespect The National Anthem
Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams took his entire team on the court after practice and made them stand in front of Veterans. He TAUGHT them why we stand for the National Anthem.
Make this go Viral.
Thanks to this coach for teaching these talented young people to be MEN. Life is more than Basketball and Football. This team of Americans will prosper in Life well beyond collegiate and or pro sports.
When My President… I Didn’t Take a Knee – This is worth sharing!
When my president lied to me and claimed 4 of my comrades were murdered because of a video insulting Muslims… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president shipped pallets of cash to my sworn enemy… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president failed to identify Muslims as terrorists and Islam as an enemy of the state… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president claimed that a man who tried to kill another man who lawfully defended himself could be his son… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president defended a thug who bum rushed law enforcement… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president ordered businesses to spend unnecessary funds to appease a minority of people who need mental intervention far more than they need their own toilet… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president ordered that words ‘one nation under God’ be removed from the pledge of allegiance… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president lied to me and said I could keep my doctors and my premiums would go down… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president spent my tax dollars in foreign lands to interfere in their elections… I didn’t take a knee.
While my president sat by passively and enabled ISIS to emerge as a stronger force dedicated to spreading Islamic ideals by committing murder, rape and torture… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president allowed dictators and murderers to violate his red lines and continue to murder women and children with chemical gas… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president chastised law enforcement for their actions but ignored the violence in our streets… I didn’t take a knee.
When my president identified the weather as the greatest threat to America’s safety while Muslims worldwide are murdering innocent people… I didn’t take a knee.
While my president’s insistence that pacifism and reform in numerous areas of the globe would bring peace but instead led to the strengthening of those that seek to destroy us… I didn’t take a knee.
When the election of my president broke barriers never thought possible in America ended up being the high point of his eight years in office… I didn’t take a knee.
In all that time I never disrespected our Country, our Armed Forces and Veterans, or our Nation. I remained vigilant.
I didn’t take a knee. I got a new President.
To the NFL players who took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.
So, you want to take a knee?
Take a trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won’t be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle. Wait your turn while listening to the screams of pain from the wounded. Then take a knee.
Go to Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, dodging dead bodies and withering machine gun fire,…the very sea stained with American blood. Imagine that your fellow players are your dead brothers in arms. Then take a knee.
Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. Over 60,000 Americans died in those jungles.There was no playbook or million dollar contracts for doing your job, but they understood what our flag represented. When they came home, they were protested by their fellow Americans. Then take a knee while they spit on you.
Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat.. Trade in your pads for a Kevlar helmet and battle dress…You’ll have to stay hydrated, but there won’t be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. And watch out for those IEDs when you take a knee.
There’s a lot of places to take a knee. Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your protest, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That’s what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled it defending your liberty.
So while you’re on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on manicured fields striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of game yardage… but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains… every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.
No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans… just American men and women on the land, air, and sea, delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us… so you would have the opportunity to dishonor their service by “taking a knee.”
You have no clue what it took to get you where you are… but your “protest” is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation, it points to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your stats and game jersey are forgotten…
If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we’ll both kneel before Almighty God. We’ll thank Him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We’ll beg forgiveness for both of our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We’ll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We’ll pray for liberty and justice for all… because He is the one who provides those things.
But no protesting allowed. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave.
May He continue to bless America, the ignorant and selfish sinners we all are. What an incredible gift He has given us!
Who exactly does the NFL think their main audience is? Liberal snowflakes? No, it’s men and women who love their country and flag. Do they think that Liberals will suddenly flock to replace our seats and cancelled NFL ticket and cable subscriptions? Hell no. And even if they did good luck letting them in the gate, they’re offended by everything. Before you know it the game would devolve into touch football where you get a penalty if you had “mean eyes” when you touched your opponent. It’s really infuriating because I loved this sport and the Social Justice Warriors had to sh*t all over this too.
The Cowboys take a knee BEFORE the anthem, to support those kneeling during the anthem, but then stood for the anthem out of respect, but locked arms because they didn’t want to show TOO much respect.
The NFL is gone. First, commercial interests took it and loaded it up with crap. Then, the Cultural Marxists got it. It’s gone. I’m sorry.
Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva was the only player on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ team to come out of the locker room and stand for the anthem.
Too many Americans worship athletes as heroes. On that sideline, the real hero was easy to spot. He was the only one standing.
Athletes, you want to kneel? Great! Please go kneel at the graves of the kids killed by gang bangers, thugs, illegal immigrants, sexual predators and malnourished children that suffer at the hands of an apathetic corrupt Government.
Villanueva was a Captain in the United States Army, in which he served as an Army Ranger and was decorated with a Bronze Star for valor. He played college football for the Army Black Knights, being recruited at one position and playing three others during the course of his career. After serving three tours of duty in Afghanistan, he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on May 5, 2014, after working out in a regional showcase.
During last year’s season, Villanueva said in response to then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protests:
“I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it.
But I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down when the national anthem of the country that is providing you freedom and providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year.
I just know I’m very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly and sing every single line of the national anthem every single time I hear it. I will stop whatever I’m doing because I recognize I have to be very thankful to be in this country.
I tell my teammates all the time, especially when they talk about contracts, I’m one of the cheapest left tackles in the NFL [but] just by being an American I’ve won three lotteries. And if you have a little money on top of me, that means I have 3½ lotteries.
I’ve been very fortunate to travel a lot and see what it’s like in different countries. I’ve experienced true racism that happens in Europe with a lot of minorities. It’s very difficult for me to be here in America, as grateful as I am, in the best country in the world, and have people not be pleased about it.
I think he’s obviously upset and I think we all agree, the majority of America would agree, there’s an issue with minorities in our country, the way some groups in our population are being treated.
I just think not standing up for America is a little bit unfair on his part because he’s not taking into consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay their lives so he can express himself.”
In an interview with ESPN, he also said:
“Whenever you include an entire country in one of those protests, I think you might mislead some people who truly wake up every single morning trying to give everything, including their lives, to protect this country. It’s a little bit unfair to group everybody under that category.”
Trump Calls Them Out!
In September 2015 Democrat activists protested outside the DNC for more candidate debates.
This was after DNC announced there would be only six primary debates and they would be held on weekends when viewership would be low. They did this to protect the party’s candidate Hillary Clinton.
Adding insult to injury the Democrat Party even roped off the protesters.
Here’s the protest in front of the DNC calling for more debates. pic.twitter.com/ez49lXGj3y
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) September 16, 2015
The party was protecting their candidate.
The Democrat Party offered to debate Donald Trump this fall – but only on nights when there are major NFL games. The Hillary camp is afraid Donald Trump will destroy their candidate in front of millions of Americans.
Donald Trump called them out yesterday.
No dice, Hillary.
As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
The best way to eliminate head injuries in Football is to take away helmets. Helmets are used more to allow players to deliver big hits than to protect players on the receiving end of big hits, and therefore players would suffer fewer concussions without helmets, as players would stop leading with their heads out of self-preservation.
Just a thought…
Reddit user kmhokies35 polled the subreddit, which has over a quarter-million subscribers, to find out where they’re from and what football team they hate the most. The results were compiled into the map below.
The Dallas Cowboys may be “America’s Team,” but America hates them pretty hard. Including in their own state!
America is a melting pot of passionate NFL fans who either love or hate specific football teams. To figure out what teams are the most hated, Reddit user KMHokies35 took a survey of various fans from around the country to determine who hates which NFL team and where they do their hating.
It makes sense that there are large swaths of hatred on the periphery of where particular teams play. For instance: the state of Washington (a.k.a. Seahawks terriotory) hates the 49ers … and everything around is vehemently anti-Hawks. You’ve either got 49ers fans or people sick of the Seahawks.
Same sort of thing in Texas and the surrounding areas, where people are probably sick of the Cowboys winning existing.
And nothing is more delightful than all of Florida rooting against the Jets.
Who didn’t see this coming?
Coverage of the Democratic National Convention earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on ABC and a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating on CBS. However, these numbers are approximate and subject to more than typical adjustment.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, September 5, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|8:00||NBC||NFL Kickoff 2012- Live||5.5/17||14.32|
|FOX||So You Think You Can Dance||1.4/4||4.14|
|ABC||The Middle – R||1.1/4||4.55|
|8:30||NBC||NFL Football (8:30-11PM) – Live||8.7/23||21.81|
|ABC||Suburgatory – R||0.9/2||3.28|
|9:00||ABC||Modern Family – R||1.3/3||3.78|
|CBS||Criminal Minds – R||1.2/3||5.16|
|CW||Supernatural – R||0.3/1||0.78|
|9:30||ABC||Suburgatory – R||1.0/3||2.97|
|10:00||CBS||Democratic National Convention – Live||0.9/2||3.94|
|ABC||Democratic National Convention – Live||0.9/2||3.54|