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Texans stay in locker room for National Anthem

Sorry, Houston Texans fans, provided there any still left, but your team lost to the KC Chiefs last Thursday, 34 to 20. I know you already know that, but it gives me pleasure to repeat the loss: 34 to 20. Add to that the fact that the entire team decided not to leave their locker room for the playing and singing of the National Anthem, and it’s hard not to label this team a loser from the start. How I miss the days of Bum Phillips and the Houston Oilers, let me count the ways. The Dallas Cowboys also lost a game this past Sunday to the Rams, 20-17, out in burning California (sad) in what was new head coach Mike McCarthy’s debut game. All of Da Boys stood for the National Anthem except for defensive lineman Dontari Poe. In this racist country of ours, America, Poe is coming off of a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers that paid him only $27 million. How can a guy live on that? Only $9 million a year? The Cowboys, part of racist America, is only paying Poe approximately $10.5 million for a two-year contract. Underpaid and underappreciated, that’s what that is. What I didn’t know is that the Texans wouldn’t even emerge from their locker room for the playing of what’s known as the Black National Anthem, which is called “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” In fact, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a Black National Anthem. What’s next? A White National Anthem? No, wait, we’re all supposed to be united as a country. Good one. Tell me another joke. Altogether this past Sunday, six NFL teams remained in their respective locker room, while other team players kneeled on the sidelines. The majority stood, some probably humming Beyonce’s latest release. Screw that patriotic nonsense and the rockets’ red glare. No surprise, but the NFL Season Opener last Thursday was down 12.3 percent compared to last year (TV audience). Sunday Night Football ratings dropped approximately 28 percent compared to last year’s first Sunday game. I may not be the brightest crayon in the box, but the cause and effect are more than a little evident. Joe Six Pack, who is typically your average guy -- white Hispanic, white non-Hispanic – isn’t going to tune in to a pro sports game to watch a bunch of highly paid athletes spout social justice tripe. Unfortunately, some black ...

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