VP Mike Pence v. Eric Reid

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Apparently, San Francisco safety Eric Reid doesn’t like it when politicians protest his political protest. Vice President Pence walked out of the Colts-49ers game when “23 members of the team took a knee during the national anthem in Indianapolis.”

After the game, Reid responded, saying “He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew we were probably going to do it again. And so this is what systemic oppression looks like — a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts.”

The players’ efforts are to be political activists who wear football uniforms to their protests. When the NFLPA signed up to do political activism with George Soros, they hoped it wouldn’t get noticed. They tried pretending that they were fighting injustice. Now that they’re exposed, they’re upset when VP Pence gives them a taste of their own medicine. That isn’t systemic oppression. That’s what happens when amateurs try playing politics with the big boys.

As usual, CNN’s Brian Stelter gets a little unhinged:

Stelter opined that this was staged. He might be right, though I couldn’t prove it either way. It’s a little rich, though, to hear NFL political activists complain about staging an event. That’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

August Winston Poll

MLB/61 percent favorable to 13 percent unfavorable.
NFL/57 percent favorable to 23 percent unfavorable.
College football/53 percent favorable to 16 percent unfavorable.
College basketball/48 percent favorable to 17 percent unfavorable.
NBA/47 percent unfavorable to 23 percent unfavorable.

September Winston Poll

MLB/63 percent favorable to 16 percent unfavorable.
College football/51 percent favorable to 21 percent unfavorable.
NBA/46 percent favorable to 28 percent unfavorable.
College basketball/45 percent favorable to 25 percent unfavorable.
NFL/44 percent favorable to 40 percent unfavorable.

If the NFL continues with its protests, they should expect the NFL’s popularity drop some more. They’ve barely scratched the surface. If the NFLPA continues their protests, they’ll be less popular than Harvey Weinstein is with his former company.