To give credit where credit is due, Donald Trump Jr. skewered NFL head honcho Roger Goodell on Sunday, but Twitter got the last laugh. On a Sunday when many NFL players demonstrated to protest President Trump’s harsh criticism of athletes who kneel during the national anthem, his son attempted to snidely call out the NFL commissioner. If only Roger Goodell cared as much about domestic abuse and traumatic brain injury as he does about disrespecting America.
National anthem protests have become such a divisive issue that the aim of Colin Kaepernick’s original protest has been lost on a lot of people. NFL on FOX analyst Howie Long took time to remind viewers that these players who decide to protest aren’t disrespecting the country, but instead fighting against racial inequality. Standing for the anthem is something I would not choose to do, but I fully support the right to do it. That being said, what’s being lost in the criticism of the form of the protest is the message of inequality. Put it in perspective: As a white father having raised three boys, there were a million things to worry about on a daily basis. But it’s impossible for me to understand
First and foremost the Pittsburgh Steelers played some terrible football Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The Steelers lost 23-17 and the Bears did just about everything wrong during the game. The fact that the game even went to overtime should be an embarrassment to the Steelers’ team. However, once the game did go to the extra session it became less about the teams and more about the officials and that is never a good thing. The Bears had the ball on their own 27-yard line and it was second down and nine. Bears running back Tarik Cohen takes the handoff and goes off the right edge for what ended up being a 36-yard run. He scored a touchdown on the play but it was called back for him stepping