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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:31 AM

National Football League being anti-Christmas, anti-charity, anti-compassion

http://sports.yahoo.com/ezekiel-elliott-scolds-nfl-salvation-army-kettle-penalty-ill-pay-little-fine-235718394.html

Yeah, one knows it's the Christmas season all right, even without multi-colored blinking lights, green diamond-shaped trees, nativity scenes, obese Santa Clauses, advent wreaths, glass ornaments, whatnot else, to remind them. One can detect it's the Christmas season merely by seeing how hostile Demo-dominated organizations behave.

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Ezekiel Elliott scolds NFL over Salvation Army kettle penalty: 'I'll pay their little fine'

On Thanksgiving, Ezekiel Elliott dropped $21 and Dak Prescott into a giant Salvation Army kettle during a win over the Washington Redskins.

His donation ended up costing him more than $13,000. The Dallas Cowboys running back did so while celebrating touchdowns, which drew the ire of the NFL’s fine police, who docked him $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

On Wednesday, Elliott lashed out at the NFL.

“I mean, I didn’t really expect a fine,” Elliott told reporters. “Really don’t care about the fine. It’s all for a good cause. We’re trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army. If the NFL doesn’t like that, then, that’s on them. I’ll pay their little fine.”

Despite agreeing to “pay their little fine,” Elliott plans to appeal.

Elliot has a point. In an obtuse attempt to stay consistent on its no-props-during-celebrations rule, the NFL made a boneheaded decision to penalize an act that offended a grand total of nobody.

Elliott had fun while scoring, brought attention to a good cause and created positive press for a league that constantly finds itself in desperate need of it.

So of course a fine was the proper course of action.

Where will the fine money go?

“A lot of things they do define ridiculous,” Elliott said of the NFL. “But I mean, that’s not really any of my business, not really anything I can change, so I’m just going to keep being focused on this season, keep being focused on leading this team and focused on going out there and winning ball games.”

Elliott and Prescott both backed up their in-game stunts with $21,000 donations to the Salvation Army. If there’s any semblance of sense with the league decision makers on this one, that’s exactly where Elliott’s fine money will go too.

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Reply National Football League being anti-Christmas, anti-charity, anti-compassion (Original post)
imwithfred Dec 6 OP
rampartb Dec 6 #1
Cold Warrior Dec 6 #2
rampartb Dec 6 #3
nolidad Dec 6 #5
Daves Not Here Man Dec 6 #4
Squeek Dec 6 #6
TheyLostTheirForums Dec 6 #7

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:52 AM

1. mrs benson, saint's team owner, just paid off all of the lay aways at our inner city wal mart

in an epic demonstration of the league's "anti-Christmas, anti-charity, anti-compassion" policy.

and, by the way, the nfl owners are among the richest and most conservative 1%ers in america. to own a team, the owners must vote you into their club. when trump wanted to own a team, the owners voted "not now, not ever." i doubt you will find many dems among them.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/14/trumps-ownership-of-usfls-new-jersey-generals-fueled-anthem-fight-with-nfl.html

i really wonder what christ would say if i told hum "happy holidays?" would he get all mad and sentence me to eternal flames?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:58 AM

2. If Christ actually existed at all, he would probably say

“My birthday was in September.”

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 07:07 AM

3. +1

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:24 AM

5. Doesn't matter when He was born.Though late Sept, early Oct, is most likely correct.

As followers of Jesus , we were never told to celebrate His birth, but His death and Resurrection!

What is celebrated today in America is not a tribute to the Lord Jesus!

Dec. 25 was picked as it was the pagan festival of Saturnalia in rome and the believers could openly come out and celebrate with little fear of reprisal in early Rome. Then it became tradition.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:03 AM

4. lol

muh boycott.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:52 AM

6. I wonder how many

of the people who got, and still are, enraged over the anthem protests and called football players "ungrateful bastards" really know what some of them do off the field.

Many of them give their money, their time, to their communities and to charities.


I'm not a fan of players over-celebrating on the field until the game is actually won. I mean, yeah...it's exciting to get a touchdown and all, but it does look pretty silly if, at the end, the team ends up losing the game in spite of the touchdowns they made.


But the players who knelt in protest of injustice have probably done more for other people than the people who condemned them for it.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:15 PM

7. Glad I don't follow that social service organization anymore*

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