The National Football League has become a national disgrace after the last entire season became a political spectacle. The players, most teams, and even the league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, didn’t seem to have learned their lesson with the unprecedented revenue loss that resulted from it, as well massive decline in ratings.
The National Anthem kneeling rages on into this season, except for one surprising player. New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr.is not only one of the top wide receivers in the league, but was one of the athletes who was widely reported about last season for his disgraceful on-field antics. Most notably was when he got down on the field on all fours, lifted his left leg, and acted as if he were a dog urinating on a fire hydrant.
According to USA Today, Odell revealed that this grotesque celebration after his touchdown was aimed at President Donald Trump. The star athlete was fined $12,154 for this disrespectful and very unsportsmanlike behavior, Washington Post reported.
However, that was last season when Odell also suffered a broken ankle that forced him to abruptly end his playing time in October, according to ESPN. This season he’s back playing with his team and is shocking fans and detractors alike after publicly dropping to his knees and making an unexpected proclamation.
Faith Family America reports on the shocking turn of events:
The National Football League has remained a controversial subject matter as players continue kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. However, one football star changed up the game when he knelt on the field in prayer instead of protest.
Odell Beckham Jr (aka.OBJ) was able to participate in preseason activities and even start in the Giants’ season-opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although Beckham Jr. suffered a loss on the field in his first official game back, he is winning at life — and he’s giving all of the glory to God.
Following his return to professional football, OBJ captivated the nation with a powerful photo displaying his love and gratitude to God. OBJ credits God for the quick and smooth healing of his ankle injury.
“Lord, I come to you at this time… not to ask you for anything… but just to say Thank You,” OBJ wrote in an Instagram post.
“Mind. Body. Soul. Spirit. God I can’t thank u enough for completely puttin me back together and givin me another opportunity,” the star wide receiver said in an earlier post. “It’s OUR time.”
OBJ has been much more open about his faith after getting baptized in Jerusalem over the summer. See photos from OBJ’s international trip below. Please note: click on the right arrow of the photo album to scroll through all of the pictures.
Praise God! It is so wonderful to see Him working through such prominent names in American culture.
LeBron Confesses To Being Racist And Proud In Nasty Warning To ‘White People’ In America
Lebron James is the poster boy NBA player famously known for having a freakish talent on the court, but also by being the guy who constantly switches teams, flops on the court like a soft loaf of bread, complains about air conditioning, does not have as many championship rings as Michael Jordan, isn’t clutch in the playoffs, not fully funding the “Promise” school that uses him as their advertisement, and now he has a bizarre message about white people that might have some fans and haters wondering what’s going on with the mega-rich athlete.
James is making moves in the off-season with his mostly taxpayer-funded public school, which seems to be a public school giving away bikes as a gimmick and maybe some tuition money, but how sustainable is that over the long-run? He’s also making headlines another way by admitting that he didn’t really seem to like white people and viewed them “suspiciously” as well as not wanting to be around them.
Sounds a little bit racist, right? Part of why he says this is because he was raised by a family who might now be considered racist as the upbringing he had seemed centered on thinking that white people were no good. I’m pretty sure Lebron James isn’t 80-years-old and a victim of the era where black and white people used different water fountains, but maybe his parents were still mentally stuck in that racist era that people are ashamed of, but are now happy to be beyond that nonsense.
“NBA star LeBron James recently admitted that, due to his upbringing, he initially viewed whites suspiciously, and did not want to be around white people until he learned to give them a chance.
“James made his admission on HBO’s The Shop talk show saying that when he first began attending an exclusive, mostly white, private high school in Akron, Ohio, he was not very keen on having to talk to white people, according to TMZ.
“In fact, James says that when he first started attending the school, he did not want to make any white friends among his classmates.
“Took me a while to adjust to it … I was like, I’m not f*cking with white people, that was my initial thought to white America,” James admitted.
“The newly minted Los Angeles Laker admitted that his “institutionalized” upbringing in the black community taught him that whites did not want what was best for him.
“I’m going to this school to play ball, and that’s it,” James said of his introduction at 14 years of age to white people. “I don’t want nothing to do with white people, I don’t believe that they want anything to do with (me),” he said. “Me and my boys we going to high school together and we here to hoop.”
“It took me a little while to kind of adjust to it,” James added.
“But, Maverick Carter, James’ business partner and friend, added that by the end of that first year, James’ friends from the hood and his new white friends from school were all enjoying each other’s company on a regular basis.”
Are people still raising their kids in an institutionalized way? Perhaps. Are people in urban areas less focused on education and more focused on looking cool and being popular? Absolutely. When there are households with eight children by multiple men and the woman refuses to work, and the men have taken off, and no one is there to raise the children properly or instill any concept of “education is important,” then what chance do those kids have? If they’re not talented like Lebron James, then they have no chance at life and end up living a lifestyle riddled with crime and low grades and thinking cops are out to get them. That’s how a lot of children in urban environments are raised and it’s sad.
Not every kid will be a freakish athlete like Lebron. Maybe one in every million becomes a pro athlete, so there’s basically no chance and anyone dreaming about it is wasting their time.
Is Lebron James racist now? Doubtful. He probably grew out of that once he realized that we are no different. Our talents might vary, but we are all humans. Maybe Lebron finally realized that, but maybe not.
Out of all the gimmicky things he has done and all the whining, this is the first time that I’ve actually had any respect for him. For him to admit this was a pretty big thing to own up to. For once Lebron James was likable because he was extremely honest about his upbringing, even if it was embarrassing and controversial.
However, as soon as I’m done writing this, then I’ll go back to being a hater again.
I can see through his gimmicks and inability to be loyal to a city with his talent. That’s something we didn’t have to worry about with Michael Jordan, which is why Lebron won’t ever be the greatest.
NFL’s Nightmare Becomes A BRUTAL Reality After Getting Slapped With Worst News In League History
Evidently, the NFL did not learn much from last year’s kneeling during the National Anthem mess. In their foolishness, they have decided to just not do anything and let the players continue as before. They can expect attendance, ticket sales and viewership to do what they did before as well… plummet.
This whole scenario is pointless and should never have come about in the first place. If the NFL had rightfully asserted authority over Kaepernick like they do everything else having to do with the league, we would not be where we are today. Political grandstanding should never have been allowed on the field.
The NFL hamstrung themselves with political correctness and social justice nonsense. They fell into a trap where they found themselves totally ensnared in a liberal web of conformity and insanity. Cowardice played a large part in all this and now the NFL is paying the price for it.
Although there has been much talk of the NFL folding, it is way too big for that I think. Even with this kind of controversy going on. But it’s a stone cold fact that they have lost many fans over this whole thing and a whole bunch of money. Their brand is permanently tainted by it. Now, they’ve just been slapped with the worst news in league history and their nightmare has blossomed into brutal reality.
“The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.
“According to Sports Business Daily’s Austin Karp, the Bears’ 24-7 mauling of the Seahawks flopped to an 8.2 in overnight ratings. That makes Monday night’s game the lowest rated Week Two game since the previous low in 2016 when the Bears faced the Philadelphia Eagles:
“Ratings for Thursday and Sunday for Week One were also down, but things looked up a bit for last week’s Monday Night Football game. However, with Week Two, the ratings have again resumed their decline.
“Karp noted that the game had competition with the 2018 Emmy’s broadcast, but the 70-year-old award celebration crashed to a never-before-seen low of a 7.4 overnight rating. Indeed, the 2018 Emmy Awards registered as the lowest Emmy’s broadcast ever measured.”
That’s just catastrophic for the NFL. And it’s all self-inflicted and pointless.
Americans are allowed to protest and that includes football players. But don’t protest during the games. Especially during the National Anthem where it shows disrespect to your country as well as those who serve our nation. If you tried to protest like this in most jobs out there, you would be terminated. And it wouldn’t matter what the boss’ politics were. Work is not the place for these kinds of actions. Do it on your own time.
The Seahawks and the Bears aren’t exactly ideal for Monday Night Football. But it wouldn’t matter if they had the best in the league playing. What all this kneeling and power fist pumping is really doing is hurting the league. The NFL seems either incapable of stopping it (which is false) or they are letting massively incompetent individuals lead them straight off a cliff.
By letting this go on, the NFL has alienated at least half of their fan base if not more. That’s bad business. Although you see this once in a while in other sports, for the most part, it’s not an issue. The NBA is not allowing kneeling to go on at games and therefore they are not suffering from the same consequences as the NFL.
Liberals did not force this situation into being. The NFL was too weak to prevent it from happening and now they look more un-American than the favorite pastime they once were in the U.S. All for nothing but cheap liberal grandstanding.
Long term, this will do nothing but continue to hurt the NFL and all the players. Some of it is permanent damage that they will never recover from. Numbers don’t lie and this season so far has been a rock bottom one for the league. If they don’t reverse course, soon it may not matter anymore.
President Trump and Mike Huckabee both have warned the NFL on this whole situation. I wonder what it will take to shake some sense back into the league. One thing’s for sure… Roger Goodell is really screwing this up.
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