Pro Athletes could be Constructive, Not Counterproductive and Disrespectful

by Don October 20, 2017

Professional athletes could significantly help solve the problems that they complain about; unfortunately their disrespectful protests of our country are counter-productive, self-destructive, and alienate people who support and applaud constructive efforts to help America’s less fortunate. The saddest thing is that the athletes’ ill-considered protests may encourage more disobedience of and fights with police which […]

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Given that today is “NFL Day of the Week”, I’d just pass this along

by Skip October 8, 2017

Yes, I’m doubling down today and I liked the turn of phrase. (H/T: Powerline)

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Yeah, I think this is gonna hurt

by Skip October 8, 2017

(H/T: Powerline)

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NFL now least liked sport, I Wonder Why?

by Steve MacDonald October 7, 2017

Recent polling shows the NFL, once American’s favorite sport, has plummeted out of favor. Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from President Trump drove core fans, men 34-54, away, the most significant indicator that NFL brass aren’t in touch […]

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So, what will the NFL say in defense of taking a knee in “unity” with Colin

by Skip September 30, 2017

 Colin Kaepernick donated $25,000 to group named after convicted cop killer and former Black Liberation Army member Assata Shakur who broke out of jail and fled to Cuba. So Colin so hates the police that he affirms the killer of an innocent policeman?  Is this the “unity” that the NFL and its owners, coaches, and […]

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The NFL’s Kneel-a-Palooza Isn’t What They Think It Is and They Don’t Even Know It

by Steve MacDonald September 29, 2017

The NFL’s Kneel-a-palooza is beginning to grate on my nerves. Team owners and players think they are doing something meaningful, but they’ve been shepherded into advocating a false-narrative that feeds the progressive mission to kneecap the culture, and most of them don’t even know it. Much like the hands-up-don’t-shoot meme, (which was a complete fabrication […]

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Notable Quote – Jonathan Adler

by Skip September 28, 2017

“However well-intentioned or justified a given protest may be, when political protests occur during the national anthem, many Americans see a defacement of something sacred — and this message completely overshadows the intended content of the protests. As experienced and understood by many, the protesters were not merely seeking to advance their own cause; they […]

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NFL anthem protest poll good for Trump

by Steve MacDonald September 27, 2017

Not Suprised. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say NFL players should stand and be respectful during the playing of the national anthem, according to a survey released on Monday. A survey by Remington Research Group found that 64 percent of voters agree with President Trump and want players to stand for the anthem. The survey also found that […]

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Patriot fans tell the Patriot players who took a knee what they think of them: A follow up

by Skip September 26, 2017

An email from a loyal reader that I think was evoked by my post on the Pats succumbing the Left and allow, nay, encouraging politics to enter into the sports realm (emphasis mine): It is with a heavy heart that I will no longer be a supporter of any professional sport that permits their players […]

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Patriot fans tell the Patriot players who took a knee what they think of them

by Skip September 26, 2017

Boston is a patriotic place – this is the area of the country where the “Shot heard ’round the world” was fired when the British Redcoats were sent to disarm the colonials.  A ragtag militia of 70 odd ordinary male citizens stood up to a mass of 700 British regulars – the finest army in […]

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Politics – the Left has succeeded in politics everywhere but will they lose the politco-cultural war they started?

by Skip September 25, 2017

I just had a micro-rant towards TMEW (The Most Esteemed Wife). No, not AT her or ABOUT her – but this headline: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast Takes a Knee After Show’s Premiere I really wish I had been taping myself – I realized I had a few good lines of ire and now I can’t […]

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Gee, NFL, how’d this work out for Target, eh?

by Skip February 11, 2017

The quick answer is that it hasn’t – when Target decided that it was going to make their bathroom basically unisex (“ollie, ollie, come on in home free”), it started a backlash from conservatives and traditionalists that didn’t want women to be forced to share the women’s bathrooms with men (especially the perverts proclaiming to […]

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Will Patriots Haters Have to Concede The Point?

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2017

After the biggest comeback in Superbowl history will Patriots haters have to concede that Brady is the Greatest Quarterback ever? (Yes the NFL keeps blocking the highlights. Looking for a copy to share. Until then, go here.

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So, the NBA wants to squander its fanbase like the NFL is doing?

by Skip October 12, 2016

As I have blogged earlier, I have stopped watching the New England Patriots games as I refuse to be politically preached to during a sports event. Apparently, as I have been watching for these signs since SJWs started putting on the uniforms (emphasis mine): In a leaked internal memo, the NFL blames much of the […]

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Do you think the NFL hears us now?

by Skip October 6, 2016

I was not happy when politics intruded into one of my favorite sports when Colin Kaepernick decided to inject Black Lives Matter into the game.  As a political junkie, I certainly have discussed much these last 10 years at GraniteGrok. However and unlike Progressives, I don’t bring politics into areas “just because I’m there” – I […]

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“Politics Has Ruined Everything Fun”

by Skip October 4, 2016

This post by Peggy Ryan over at American Thinker pretty much has the right of it – the Progressives, with their constant shoving of politics into everything, are basically ruining everything.  They can’t just leave well enough alone and have to constantly be screeching at us from their positions.  You name it but there’s hardly […]

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Glad to see that I’m not the only one ditching the NFL

by Skip October 4, 2016

From Rasmussen: A sizable number of Americans say they may give the National Football League a pass this year, thanks to the player protests over racial issues. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly one-third (32%) of American Adults say they are less likely to watch an NFL game because […]

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Big F-You to Roger Goodell

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2016
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I cut cable so I missed the first two weeks of the NFL season (except for the highlight reels) but last night I discovered something wonderful. The game was streaming live on Twitter. So I watched the first half in full-screen hi-def on my laptop. And I watched as an important national near-obsession was resolved. The […]

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Palate Cleanser – “Roger Goodell” Reacts to Patriots Week 1 Win

by Steve MacDonald September 13, 2016
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Language alert! No one outside of New England (who isn’t a Patriots fan) will probably think this is funny–unless you happen to hate the Cardinals more–but let me help you out.  It is funny. And as soon as Emperor Goodell suspends some player on your team for far too many games for some random and meaningless […]

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Can we just all buy them their own copy of “Shut Up and Sing”?

by Skip September 11, 2016

The question of the Day? The NFL Banned The Cowboys From Honoring Police. Will It Do The Same To Seahawks Anthem Boycotters? That would be the book by Laura Ingraham, talk show host, commenting that politics (the Progressive mantra of “The Political is Personal, the Personal is political”) has infiltrated almost everything.  She laments, and I […]

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Progressives are now politicizing the National Anthem – especially sports

by Skip September 8, 2016

Shot: Team USA Hockey Coach Warns Players What Will Happen if They Sit for National Anthem The coach of Team USA for the upcoming World Cup of hockey is standing by his vow to bench players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Coach John Tortorella told ESPN Tuesday, “If any of my players sit on […]

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Tom Brady’s Appeal Petition Denied

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2016

Tom Brady – not a Clinton – will probably be serving his suspension come September. ( The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied a petition by Brady and the NFL Players Association on Wednesday to rehear his suspension case, meaning the New England Patriots quarterback’s last opportunity to dissolve the NFL-issued punishment would have to […]

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Solve National Debt problem, Jeanne Shaheen, then MAYBE demand football PSIs from the NFL

by Skip April 29, 2016

Seriously – there are a TON of problems facing the nation that the Congress with which it should be concerned.  A lot of them, IMHO, are functions of what they have already done – and done badly (both from a policy decision and legislation writing standpoint).  And a lot of it is from stepping over […]

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Post Writer’s Perfect Post- Season NFL Predictions

by Steve MacDonald January 22, 2016
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In the first two weeks of the postseason, The Post’s Paul Schwartz has been perfect, going 7-0-1 against the spread and 8-0 on Over/Unders for a phenomenal 15-0-1 record, earning his partisans piles of dead presidents. Here are Paul’s prognostications for championship weekend: Patriots 24-16 Panthers 27-19 Look here to get his thinking behind these […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread Week 10

by Steve MacDonald November 16, 2015
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So, are the Giants the Patriots “Patriots”? Teams that play New England appear to try too hard, make mistakes, forget to take care of the football. Yesterday, the Patriots had trouble with making mistakes and taking care of the football. Fumbles, dropped passes–though not as bad as in previous weeks, an interception on the goal […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 8

by Steve MacDonald October 30, 2015
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We’ll keep it simple this week. The Revenge Tour continues as the Patriots beat the Dolphins 36-7. Check out Gronk’s post win Facebook update. (Video Highlights here)

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Patriots Grumble Thread Week 7

by Steve MacDonald October 26, 2015
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Three quarters worth of dropped balls can make for a close game and that was what the Patriots had yesterday against the New York Jets. You could call it an amplification of last weeks dropsies in Indianapolis as Patriot receivers let at least a dozen catches they should have made slip through their fingers. Missed first […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 6

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2015
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Due to circumstances well within my control I did not watch the game against the Colts until last night. Good game. The Colts looked better, and Andrew Luck appeared more capable in this outing, though given their division, Indianapolis could probably go 8-8 and find its way to another playoff loss against the Patriots come […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 5

by Steve MacDonald October 12, 2015
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After their by-week the New England Patriots rolled in to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas prepared for a defense the Cowboy’s didn’t bring. Instead of their traditional 4-3 they switched up to a  3-2, a defense the Patriots had not practiced for; they suffered for it through most of the first-half. Brady was sacked 5 […]

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Patriots Grumble Thread – Week 3

by Steve MacDonald September 27, 2015
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If you took the Jaguars +35 points you are one happy camper as the Patriots couldn’t quite clear that spread in their 51-17 win over Jacksonville. For perspective, the line on this game was 14.5 points. Over at the thinking was, well – read it for yourself.

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