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I get that a few people get highly sensitive to the "politicalization" ...


of sports ... but in the big picture, does it really matter?

Athletes use their platform for a variety of social / political issues. From Muhammed Ali, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Billy Jean King, Rick Monday, JJ Watt, Colin Kaepernick, UVA basketball, UTEP, basketball, etc. Heck, we used the Olympics as a political vehicle for decades. Now it's gone and the ratings are down dramatically. Drama / polarization sells.

I think it's far more than just politics. Honestly, once the game starts, I don't care if it's Riley Cooper catching passes, Joe Mixon running the ball, Colin Kaepernick throwing the ball, Woody Johnson owning the team, or JJ Watt / Michael Bennett sacking a QB.

(In response to this post by stevehoos)

Posted: 09/13/2017 at 4:00PM



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  I get my fix from college these days. ** -- hoodeyo 09/13/2017 2:11PM
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  You are so right. -- dnice1 09/13/2017 7:30PM
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  Not at all my point, not at all my perspective. -- HoosForward 09/13/2017 2:21PM
  I can't help but feel the product is over saturated. -- Ronald Mexico 09/13/2017 12:28PM

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