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Old 09-04-18, 01:32 PM
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He is out of work because he chose to take a stand to protest what he felt was instance of police brutality impacting the black community.

So yes he gave up millions that he would otherwise be making as a QB (starter or backup) in the NFL.

You can disagree with his stances, and the actions he took, but it is silly to act as if he has not made sacrifices.
Um...I believe he opted out of his contract in '16 to become a free agent. Now remember, he'd already LOST his starting job before he began these shenanigans of kneeling, so I'm of the opinion he was looking for some attention, and boy he got it.

He was done as a starting QB in the NFL before this stuff, and let's face it, no one is bringing in a back QB to shine attention onto himself. The backup QB's job is to stay quiet, support the starter and be ready to step in if necessary. Imagine the circus of having him in your locker room every day to answer questions about how bad millionaire athletes have it.

Honestly, he's not sacrificed much of anything, in my opinion. I have little respect for the guy.
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Old 09-04-18, 01:34 PM
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BTW I saw a great meme on this, showing some Vietnamese women making Nike shoes for 20 cents an hour so Nike can pay CK millions to lecture people about "social justice"......
lol


Isn’t it great when dimwits with 140 character memories try to play “gotcha”?
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Old 09-04-18, 01:45 PM
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Um...I believe he opted out of his contract in '16 to become a free agent. Now remember, he'd already LOST his starting job before he began these shenanigans of kneeling, so I'm of the opinion he was looking for some attention, and boy he got it.

He was done as a starting QB in the NFL before this stuff, and let's face it, no one is bringing in a back QB to shine attention onto himself. The backup QB's job is to stay quiet, support the starter and be ready to step in if necessary. Imagine the circus of having him in your locker room every day to answer questions about how bad millionaire athletes have it.

Honestly, he's not sacrificed much of anything, in my opinion. I have little respect for the guy.
Historically accurate post
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Old 09-04-18, 01:47 PM
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He is out of work because he chose to take a stand to protest what he felt was instance of police brutality impacting the black community.

So yes he gave up millions that he would otherwise be making as a QB (starter or backup) in the NFL.

You can disagree with his stances, and the actions he took, but it is silly to act as if he has not made sacrifices.

He’s out of work bc his talent doesn’t exceed the media distraction that comes with him. If he were the Kaepernick of 2013, he’d get signed.
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Old 09-04-18, 01:48 PM
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Everyone that is swearing off Nike and looking to cut up or burn their clothes, can you please donate them to a shelter that helps vets in need? The least you could do it make it look like you actually care about the people you are crying over. That’s all I ask...to do some good for people that need it.
I agree.
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Old 09-04-18, 01:52 PM
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Nike seems to be taking a financial hit over this, and they seem to think it's worth it. I guess that's where we are today, corporations fearing the social justice mob more than financial losses.
It will only be a temporary dip. Much like Chick Fila, they have the best product, of ppl don’t like it, tough tiddies. Enjoy your KFC and Addidas.
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Old 09-04-18, 01:52 PM
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lol


Isn’t it great when dimwits with 140 character memories try to play “gotcha”?
Technically it’s 280 character memories.
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Old 09-04-18, 01:54 PM
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He’s out of work bc his talent doesn’t exceed the media distraction that comes with him. If he were the Kaepernick of 2013, he’d get signed.
Yeah, what no one on that side of the argument seems to want to take into account is that the league adjusted to 2013 Kaepernick.
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Old 09-04-18, 01:55 PM
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Technically it’s 280 character memories.
Well now, sure. They are still conditioned dummies that forget the beginning of the tweet by the time they get to the end
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Old 09-04-18, 02:07 PM
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Have bought a few pairs of Nike Shoes before. Overpriced and don't last as long as competitors. Skechers, New Balance or Adidas are all better and cheaper.

Stock market is strong so I don't see the stock taking too much of a drop.
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Old 09-04-18, 02:17 PM
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Nike basketball shoes are superior to other brands, at least in my experience.
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Old 09-04-18, 02:50 PM
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Nike basketball shoes are superior to other brands, at least in my experience.
Are you a good basketball player?
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Old 09-04-18, 02:51 PM
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As far as running shoes, Nike is far inferior. Adidas, Sauconey, Brooks all well outperform anything Nike has to offer IMO.
Give me a good pair of Merrells for everyday comfort, stability and hiking.
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Old 09-04-18, 03:16 PM
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You think Nike might add their Swoosh to some of Kapernick's 'pig' socks and market them?

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Old 09-04-18, 03:18 PM
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Nike basketball shoes are superior to other brands, at least in my experience.
I didn't know you were black.
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Old 09-04-18, 04:38 PM
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Have bought a few pairs of Nike Shoes before. Overpriced and don't last as long as competitors. Skechers, New Balance or Adidas are all better and cheaper.

Stock market is strong so I don't see the stock taking too much of a drop.
Stock was down about 3.5%. Even though Nike is technically a Consumer Cycilcal, it’s looked at almost like a Staple. Any surprises or shocks are going to cause material movements in the interim. Long term, nothing will happen.

I personally prefer UA gym wear, but Nike has far better shoes. UA isn’t in the same stratosphere when it comes to that.
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Old 09-04-18, 04:45 PM
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I stopped buying Nike way back in the 90's and hoping that they all go $#%^&####
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Old 09-04-18, 05:11 PM
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It also didn't help when the Ravens wanted to look at him, his girlfriend compared Ray Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to characters played by Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained.
He might’ve been signed by the Dolphins if he didn’t wear a Castro shirt. Cubans are actually pretty Conservative, and they’re no fans of Castro. All these idiot Millennial Socialist think they know better than the people who actually fled from his rule.
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Old 09-04-18, 06:26 PM
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I didn't know you were black.
Only 1/3- he’s also vanilla and strawberry...
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Old 09-04-18, 06:58 PM
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He should run for president. Dems love cucks
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Old 09-04-18, 07:08 PM
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Guys like CHS wear one pair of crocs for 5 years so a boycott will have little impact on sales. They figure they can position the brand on the right side of history and give it some street cred.
Nike is the biggest shoe company in the world...they have plenty of street cred.

As for the right side of history, not sure how protesting under false pretenses qualifies
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Old 09-04-18, 07:50 PM
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Only 1/3- he’s also vanilla and strawberry...
Bam.
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Old 09-04-18, 08:21 PM
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Um...I believe he opted out of his contract in '16 to become a free agent. Now remember, he'd already LOST his starting job before he began these shenanigans of kneeling, so I'm of the opinion he was looking for some attention, and boy he got it.

He was done as a starting QB in the NFL before this stuff, and let's face it, no one is bringing in a back QB to shine attention onto himself. The backup QB's job is to stay quiet, support the starter and be ready to step in if necessary. Imagine the circus of having him in your locker room every day to answer questions about how bad millionaire athletes have it.

Honestly, he's not sacrificed much of anything, in my opinion. I have little respect for the guy.
I agree that as a backup QB he is not worth the distraction. My point is that he chose to do the protests knowing it would create backlash and still did it. At any point he could have apologized and agreed not to kneel and would haven probably gotten signed.
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Old 09-04-18, 09:03 PM
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Nike doesn't care if people are burning things they already purchased. Honestly, I have been so so when it comes to buying Nike brand. Just like someone said before I buy Saucony if I want good running shoes. With fhere stance now, i may purchase Nike a little more. Happy for Kap. He has really given for the causes he is protesting. He has given millions of dollars to charities. He has given designer suits to men with interviews for jobs. He has donated his time to people who needed him! He is still a bottom half starter talent in the NFL. Look at his stats before you argue. Go Kap! Just Do It!!!!
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Old 09-04-18, 09:34 PM
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Poor Nike. They're gonna end up like all the other failed businesses/entities the right has protested or whined about in the last few years

- Starbuck's
- Dick's Sporting Goods
- Netflix
- Keurig
- Amazon
- Star Wars
- Hamilton
- Meryl Streep
- Black Panther
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Old 09-04-18, 09:36 PM
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How are those protests of Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and In-and-Out going?
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Old 09-04-18, 09:41 PM
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Old 09-04-18, 09:55 PM
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Nike doesn't care if people are burning things they already purchased.
This behavior is pretty hilarious no matter which side you fall on. Destroying stuff you already paid for to "own" the brand is just owning yourself. What was the other thing people did this with, Keurig machines because they pulled ads from Hannity I think?

I will credit the libs for once and say they at least aren't dumb enough to protest Chick Fil A by buying a chicken sandwich then throwing it away(well I'm sure some are.)

An effective protest from a PR perspective would be what someone mentioned earlier, tell anyone upset to donate their Nike clothing to a Veteran's charity.
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Old 09-04-18, 09:59 PM
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We had high school (and peewee) players/ teams in Cincinnati take a knee, wonder if we will see any tape over the Nike swoosh on Friday night?
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Old 09-04-18, 09:59 PM
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How are those protests of Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and In-and-Out going?
I don't think anyone is actually protesting In N Out Just calling a spade a spade
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