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 Post subject: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:32 pm 
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Mods, move this if you want, but given the Steelers' historic fumblings around the whole Anthem debacle, I thought here is just as good a place as any for this:
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/gladys-knight-says-shes-here-to-give-the-anthem-back-its-voice-after-announcing-super-bowl-performance

Wonder which of these entitled ignoramuses within the ranks of the NFL will be the first to call her "Aunt Tom"...

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Steeledge wrote:
Mods, move this if you want, but given the Steelers' historic fumblings around the whole Anthem debacle, I thought here is just as good a place as any for this:
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/gladys-knight-says-shes-here-to-give-the-anthem-back-its-voice-after-announcing-super-bowl-performance

Wonder which of these entitled ignoramuses within the ranks of the NFL will be the first to call her "Aunt Tom"...

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They’d be real pips if they did that...

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?


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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?

He wasn't opposed to the singing of the National Anthem.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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I’ll tune in long enough to witness my best friends oldest son carry the Navy flag for pregame festivities then I’ll be tuning out!

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Poltargyst wrote:
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?

He wasn't opposed to the singing of the National Anthem.


So he just opposes black people being paid a million dollar to perform at half time?


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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Poltargyst wrote:
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?

He wasn't opposed to the singing of the National Anthem.

Probably just coincidence the National Anthem was playing in the background when he was protesting, or poor timing.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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I don't know if I've seen a better take on all this than Gladys Knight herself:

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Knight wrote to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the national anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”

The statement continued: “I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3, to give the anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life.”

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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I've always loved her and that fantastic voice. Go back and watch a vid of Neither One of Us Can Say Goodbye and tell me that Beyonce or Ariana or any current R and B can compare.

Fun fact: Midnight Train to Georgia was a country tune written by a former Ole Miss QB. The inspiration for the lyric came from Farrah Fawcett who was his flag football buddy Lee Majors' girlfriend. One night she mention she had a midnight flight to Houston...eventually that line was reworked and became the classic R and B hit.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Stosh-67 wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?

He wasn't opposed to the singing of the National Anthem.

Probably just coincidence the National Anthem was playing in the background when he was protesting, or poor timing.

He was using the National Anthem to highlight his cause, he wasn't protesting the playing of the National Anthem.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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SP wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?

He wasn't opposed to the singing of the National Anthem.


So he just opposes black people being paid a million dollar to perform at half time?

I don't know what this means.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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I hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.

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I'm more offended that Maroon 5 is still a thing

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Donnie Brasco wrote:
I'm more offended that Maroon 5 is still a thing


Good god, no kidding. 58 songs that sound exactly the same. Just jam an ice pick in my ear.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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I hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.

:shock:

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KCSteeler wrote:
I hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.


Don’t tell me you wouldn’t want to see those lucious chocolatey udders ;)


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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Steel Ubaldo wrote:
KCSteeler wrote:
I hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.


Don’t tell me you wouldn’t want to see those lucious chocolatey udders ;)


Haha, no doubt.Those would be some ripe nanners.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Steel Ubaldo wrote:
KCSteeler wrote:
I hope she doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.


Don’t tell me you wouldn’t want to see those lucious chocolatey udders ;)


Haha, no doubt.Those would be some ripe nanners.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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SP wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
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Did she clear this with our Lord and Savior Colin Kaepernick?

He wasn't opposed to the singing of the National Anthem.


So he just opposes black people being paid a million dollar to perform at half time?



If you don't know why he did what he did, then you will never know. Dylan Roof shoots up a church in S. Carolina and he is arrested with no violence at all. A whte man and his son were under investigation is S. Carolina for child molestation. When the police arrived to serve a warrant, they were fired upon. One policeman died on the scene, and another officer lost her life weeks later in the hospital. from her wounds. The man and his son were arrested without being shot. However, many black people who don't make a millions have been brutalized an killed by cops. And the punishment for these cops? Very often, administrative leave, and not much else. Kaepernick never protested the anthem or the military.

Ironically, Tim Tebow kneeled during the anthem for an entire season in protest of abortion. Very few people were offended. A-freeakin-mazing.

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Ironically, Tim Tebow kneeled during the anthem for an entire season in protest of abortion. Very few people were offended. A-freeakin-mazing.

:shock: Is that true?

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If you don't know why he did what he did, then you will never know. Dylan Roof shoots up a church in S. Carolina and he is arrested with no violence at all. A whte man and his son were under investigation is S. Carolina for child molestation. When the police arrived to serve a warrant, they were fired upon. One policeman died on the scene, and another officer lost her life weeks later in the hospital. from her wounds. The man and his son were arrested without being shot. However, many black people who don't make a millions have been brutalized an killed by cops. And the punishment for these cops? Very often, administrative leave, and not much else. Kaepernick never protested the anthem or the military.

Ironically, Tim Tebow kneeled during the anthem for an entire season in protest of abortion. Very few people were offended. A-freeakin-mazing.
This, +1000. I've been saying the tebow thing for a while . . . with crickets.

Spot on. Thanks for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Ironically, Tim Tebow kneeled during the anthem for an entire season in protest of abortion. Very few people were offended. A-freeakin-mazing.



It’s also amazing when people make stuff up and recite it as fact. Where exactly did you get that he kneeled DURING the anthem for an entire season?

What you posted is simply not true. I just looked it up to clarify my own recollection of those events.

Tebow did take a knee before & after games in a moment of personal prayer. It was never done DURING the anthem itself. That is a rather distinctive difference between the two.

If I’m wrong then show proof. And no, some rapper posting “remember when Tebow did it and nobody cared” is not proof. Especially when said rapper is conveniently changing history to fit a narrative.


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Tebow knelt DURING THE GAME. Multiple times. He made it his thing. It invaded the game. His religiosity and opposition to abortion.

Kaepernick knelt during a minute and a half anthem. Before the game.

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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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If you can’t differentiate between taking a knee and taking a knee during the anthem then there is no point arguing with you.

The two situations are different.

PLENTY of players still take a knee in prayer before/during/after games. Including people of color. Nobody says anything.

You know, you could have just recognized the person trying to link the two is passing bogus info. Instead, you try to make what Tebow did as somehow worse.

If Tebow were black and instead of taking a knee in private prayer did so to protest police brutality would you still feel it was “invading the game”?


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 Post subject: Re: In Other News: Gladys Knight to sing Anthem for SB
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Tebow knelt DURING THE GAME. Multiple times. He made it his thing. It invaded the game. His religiosity and opposition to abortion.

Kaepernick knelt during a minute and a half anthem. Before the game.

If I remember correctly, Tebow did his thing after a score. Is that invading the game any more than a whole unit running to end zone and posing after a turnover?
And just for the record...I have no problem with CKs “protests”. Free will...

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