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  • September 27, 2017 at 12:04 am

    I don’t think it will be all that long before they realize how cheaply they sold themselves.

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Samuel Adams.

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:24 am
    An Individual

    Patrick Henry

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:30 am

    You mean, those two super cups?

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:42 am

    And they wore their ignorance brightly as a fool wears a crown of dross thinking it grand.

    • September 27, 2017 at 1:45 am
      Peregrine John

      Damn straight, ma’am.

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:45 am

    The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers have done marvelous work in their process of clearing Puerto Rico’s ports. I have some knowledge of ports. No doubt the USCG is not being accurately reported in the bought media.

    I have never knelt to any man.

    A man named Bill commented there. I agree.
    There is only one time I take a knee and that is when I need to have a serious heart to heart with the Almighty. These NFL guys missed an excellent chance to be real human beings.

    The absolutely fabulous Super Bowl Party that myself and several friends put on for over 10 years with around 175 of our close friends gathered at someone’s home and pool area will never return from its several year hiatus. It had gotten too big for it’s britches. Like the NFL. We did have some of the greatest people and the best women to be found around Miami at our friendly gathering. No comeback will happen now.
    Compared to reality, these overpaid athlete actors are playing less than a child’s game. They have become a distraction from what is important to all of us.
    I like what all here have posted on these matters.

    Sam is prescient.
    That is what 2018 will bring.

  • September 27, 2017 at 1:03 am

    This entire NFL thing is absolute bullshit. Never watched that crap, except for the halftime shows years ago, and those weren’t worth the effort. Screw them.

  • September 27, 2017 at 1:12 am
    Alex J

    As far as the NFL is concerned, “Just Say NO!”

  • September 27, 2017 at 1:25 am

    A phrase of Ed Abbey’s comes to mind as well: “proud, tough, sensitive flunkies”.

  • September 27, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I stopped watching last year when this crap started. Even skipped the superbowl. I’m done with the NFL, haven’t watched a game in almost a year.
    I have no desire to see a bunch of anti-american millionaires cry about problems that don’t exist.

    • September 27, 2017 at 6:36 am

      Well, the problems exist. They just aren’t systemic or widespread or all-about-them. There is police abuse, and there is racism, and citizens’ rights do get violated. But “the police” aren’t racist, nor are “the police” the reason for criminal statistical disparity, nor is racism usually the reason for abusing our rights.

      So, they’re all protesting based on a horrible misunderstanding of the problem, which isn’t what they think it is, nor as big, and they’re not doing anything real about it anyway.


      • September 27, 2017 at 8:49 am

        And the ironic thing is that most of those cities where “police brutality” is the most widely protested are run by (gasp) DEMOCRATS and often BLACK DEMOCRATS and have been for DECADES.

        Baltimore is the best example. They had riots over some cops supposedly taking a shake and bake van ride with some black suspects. The smarmy black, female, Democrat state prosecutor couldn’t make the case, but she sure as hell got her TV face time to prepare her mayoral run against the other black, female Democrat.

        It is all kabuki theater for Democratic party machines in the big cities to cover up their failures:

        It’s not the crime, it’s the cops!
        It’s not the crappy schools run by corrupt teachers unions, it’s the cops!
        It’s not the breakdown of families and churches via the welfare state, it’s the cops!
        It’s not the corruption, crime and taxes that drives businesses away, it’s the cops!
        It’s not your own personal responsibility to be come a gang banger and be dead at 16, it’s the cops!

        Police brutality is keeping the poor oppressed down. Never mind the cops work for Rahm Emanuel, Bill Di Blaiso are two of the most progressive cop-hating mayors the DEMOCRATIC party has ever produced.

        I personally am not only fed up with the NFL’s pampered millionaires, I am really getting tired of being lectured about my white male privilege.

        SIGH, so so sad. I am kinda relieved my dad passed away last year, he would have been so depressed to see what this country is becoming.

        CHRIS, quick, we need some REDVOLUTION therapy…please, please.

      • September 27, 2017 at 10:58 am

        Excellent, Grunt. Exactly. You said it all, including Dad.
        Thank You.

      • September 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm

        Well said, Grunt GI…

      • September 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

        Ed Zachary!

      • September 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm

        GWB, yes those things exist. And no they’re not doing anything about it because that’s not their goal, so to speak.

        They are just another iteration of street thugs albeit highly paid ones, doing the bidding of their handlers, the leftist/elite obstructionists and haters of everything Trump and everything American. I bet half couldn’t even tell you how this stupid shit got started, they’d just say because their idols do it, and “because Trump”.

      • September 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

        They just want to “raise awareness”, also known as “stir shit”, then bus in their Antifa goon squad to keep the peons in line. There are currently 2 sets of protests going on in St Louis. During the day, protesters peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. After dark, other protestors vandalize and break things.

  • September 27, 2017 at 2:02 am

    I will once again watch the Puppy Bowl over the Stupid Bowl.

    but this year I’ll throw a party to go along with it and invite all my freedom loving friends.

  • September 27, 2017 at 3:13 am
    Cliff H

    Chris, sometimes you just nail it. Here, let me loan you my hammer.

  • September 27, 2017 at 3:40 am
    Too Tall

    Historic and Prophetic.

    Amazing work, Chris. Simply amazing.

  • September 27, 2017 at 4:48 am
    Alaska Paul

    Taking a knee in this situation is symbolic BS. What have these overpaid entertainers done of substance? Have they tutored kids in school? Did they helped community members make something for the good of all?

    They offer nothing but disrespect to those that pay for their narcissism.

    Well there is a bit of good that may come of this sorry situation yet. The fans paying for this may just stop supporting pro sports as it is today. They will stop vegging out in front of the TV. And who knows? Some may start looking inward and start doing healthy things. There is an opportunity here if one takes it. Pro sports needs us more than we need them.

    • September 27, 2017 at 9:31 am

      The rest of the problem is that sports (NFL included) was the best thing on the TV. Vegetables gonna veg. What are they gonna veg out in front of now? CNN? The View?

      • September 27, 2017 at 11:46 am


        Veggie Tales.

        *Insert sound of loud, evil cackling*

  • September 27, 2017 at 5:04 am

    As of last year, I was done. NEVER another NFL game, team paraphernalia, or mention in my home. I will support high school and college football as long as this crap doesn’t filter down. The day it does, I’ll be done with that too!

  • September 27, 2017 at 5:14 am
    Bill G

    Evidence of concussions in football players continues to amass, and the movement to stop the game because of that is growing. Especially for youngsters. These fools are sharpening the knives of the people who want to cut their (financial) throats.
    And given how the management has shut down other on-field displays I’m just sitting back and laughing.

    • September 27, 2017 at 9:33 am

      I’ve seen the evidence of brain damage. The players can’t even stand up! And they’ve rationalized the fact internally so that they believe that’s a good thing.

  • September 27, 2017 at 5:58 am
    MAJ Arkay

    Professional sports have never been anything but an annoyance to me. I see zero value to a bunch of narcissists demanding my money so they and their owners (yes, I deliberately phrased it that way) can get rich playing with their toys.

    My life has not been impacted by the lack of professional sports. Hasn’t been impacted by the lack of college sports.

    Would that more Americans could see life beyond such nothings.

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  • September 27, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Perfectly Done, Perfectly Placed. Excellence, as always. Go Chris!

  • September 27, 2017 at 6:22 am

    We forget, and the youth among us is NOT TAUGHT, that the U.S.Civil War of 1861 was our SECOND Civil War. The War of Independence was the first and in many places was between friends and relatives (Benjamin Franklin & Son) and quite bitter.

    The term of “civil war” is an extreme oxymoron as there is nothing that is so uncivil in action. I pray that God will help us avoid another but I fear reckless humans will cry havoc!

  • September 27, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Classic and spot on.

  • September 27, 2017 at 6:50 am
    Stuart B.

    Powerful. Than you, Chris.

  • September 27, 2017 at 6:51 am

    When Landry retired, most of the class went out of the game. I haven’t really watched since (a handful of Super Bowls).
    This sort of imbecility certainly won’t bring me back.

    • September 27, 2017 at 9:34 am
      Spin Drift

      I was co-habitating with the future pretty spouse in Valley Ranch (Cowboys practice facility was down the road) when Jerky Jones let Landry go. It seems Coach Landry had gotten himself a case of the football stupids and needed to be disposed. The irony is the door to Landry’s office in Valley Ranch was given to him for Coaching the first Cowboy Stuper Bowl win. His assistants took down the door and like a warrior on his shield carried it three to a side (the Door was 8 feet tall) out of the Cowboys facility. This ceremony was covered by the big three Dallas TV stations. That is the moment when “sports had class” died.

  • September 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

    By far Chris’s best toon on this topic.

    The narcissism of these “entertainers” who are really the epitome of special snowflakes who have been told they are special because they can run and catch a ball is sadly just like those Hollyweirdos who think they are somehow politically gifted because they are paid to play dress up.

    None of them have actually produced useful goods or services, unless you count their “performances”, yet somehow us ignorant deplorables are supposed to follow their educated, enlightened guidance.

    I doubt any of the NFL morons have any idea who Sam Adams is, but they are sooooo for social justice.

    Well. Let them sink into the mire of their own poltroonery. They will shortly discover, just like Hollyweird, that they need us more than we need them.

    Hope they are prepared for their second careers in lawn care and ditch digging.

    • September 27, 2017 at 9:15 am
      The 300

      They know about Sam Adams.

      They think it’s a beer.

    • September 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Grunt, spot on except for the second careers part. Lawn care and ditch digging? Real work? Never happen. Their post-retirement will be spent on some iteration of the dole, (just like their never-famous brethren).

  • September 27, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Excellent take on this weekend’s idiocy, Chris. I haven’t really followed Pro ball since the AFL died, and the overpaid, pampered infants they call players have NO appreciation of what they have, or who is actually providing the seven-figure salaries and billion-dollar stadia. Personally, I hope their chains hang heavy around their necks, and they die broken and impoverished. This one went on my FB page, and should be on the front page of every conservative news site.

    Zar Belk!

  • September 27, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Based on the direction this season is taking, it’s probably going to be known as the Dust Bowl.

  • September 27, 2017 at 7:47 am
    Robert Arvanitis

    We can quote directly what our Founders said 250 years ago, and their words have great relevance and wisdom today.
    Who, knowing that, can doubt the Constitution?

  • September 27, 2017 at 8:13 am
    Deplorable B Woodman

    What I posted on my FB this morning, along with today’s DBD cartoon.:

    For all those in the NFL; enjoy your decline – right alongside the MSM/LSM presstitutes and the “entertainment” (TV and movies) industries (yeah, I’m looking at you, ESPN). When I watch sports, TV or movies, I want to be entertained, not lectured, not preached at, not scolded – especially over imaginary protests.
    As was said in yesterday’s cartoon, ‘MEN STAND FOR FREEDOM; SLAVES KNEEL BEFORE IT’.
    So all you athletes, get out there on the field, and DANCE, MARIONETTES, DANCE, for my entertainment.

  • September 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Whenever I see that, I always get a strange craving for a beer, in a pub somewhere.
    Oddly, it’s NEVER one from the folks who use the name Sam Adams today.

    • September 28, 2017 at 8:43 am

      That’s a shame. They brew good beer, and they are currently the largest American-owned brewery.

  • September 27, 2017 at 8:35 am
    John Ward III


  • September 27, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Amen Brother Muir

  • September 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    One of my work and life mentors, Art Ewing, and I were discussing the “decline” way back in the 90’s. As to the cause, he offered this: “Some time in the mid-60’s, someone decided that all input was equal.” I think he was right. That was the start to PC America, where we force ourselves to debate known truths just so we can say that all opinions were considered, no matter how absurd.

    [Art, I hope you’re still out there and a reader of this strip!]

  • September 27, 2017 at 9:02 am
    Feral Geezer


  • September 27, 2017 at 9:30 am

    From the showboats in the NFL to the showvotes in the congress, the people are starting to open their eyes, and are getting progressively pissed off.

    This ain’t gonna be pretty!

    Some things just can’t be undone, FUFNNFL!

  • September 27, 2017 at 9:52 am
    Walt Snedeker

    For several years now, I have seen football clearly; And over those years, I wished the two corporations represented out on the field would show a profit, and no one would get hurt.

    I have altered my position with this anti-American bullshit.

    Now I hope the corporations represented out on the field lose their POS asses while the enemy players get thorough mind-fuckups from getting head shots.

    I am serious. As a veteran, I am sincerely pissed to the depths of my patriotic being.

  • September 27, 2017 at 10:18 am
    Bob Wagner

    These comments are are “on point”; I would like to add another big part of the problem: The media. If the broadcast companies didn’t show the opening ceremonies, if the “sports” broadcasters didn’t continually bring up the politics of the relative few players, and if the news media didn’t ensure the story was their “lead” this story would fade away into the sunset. The anti-Trump politics have taken over, the days of honest journalism are, sadly, behind us.
    Like Walt Snedeker and many others, I am a U.S. Navy veteran of 28 years, happily retired. I, too, am sincerely pissed to the depths of my patriotic being.

  • September 27, 2017 at 11:52 am

    This nonsense will filter down. Soon we will see examples at the college and high school level where gutless administrators kneel proudly with the morons they purport to educate – all brought to you by a gleeful MSM.

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    The University of Missouri administration knelt and serviced all BLM demands during their BLM acting out experience a couple of years back. The U Missouri Freshman class is down 33% since then. Dorms have been closed. The current football team might beat an average high school team. Marxist critical destruction theory has been successfully applied.

    That Sam envisioned ignored Supercups bowl is a vision of things to come.

    I actually had kind of expected that James Caan movie type Rollerball corporate controlled type sports to have been totally installed by now. Hm.

    Great thoughts here. All of your thoughts help my comprehension and digestion of this stuff.

  • September 27, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Interesting you would use that quote. *From the players’ perspective*, they are risking their fortunes (that is, their careers) for the sake of liberty (that is, the liberty of younger, non-rich black people to go about their peaceful business without being bullied, beaten or killed by police who regard them as less than human).

    • September 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Dear Scott, it is to laugh…you were being facetious right? No?

      For the truth of the matter, go up to the comment string beginning with GWB at 6:36 A.M. and the followups ending with mine at 12:07 P.M.

    • September 27, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Seriously, DUDE!
      The craniorectal depth must be very deep to see it that way.

    • September 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      … Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks.

      In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to the Washington Post. The paper categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest.

      Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer.

      Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers — committed vastly and disproportionately by black males.

      Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243.

      Violent crime has now risen by a significant amount for two consecutive years. The total number of violent crimes rose 4.1 percent in 2016, and estimated homicides rose 8.6 percent. …

    • September 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      (that is, the liberty of younger, non-rich black people to go about their peaceful business without being bullied, beaten or killed by police who regard them as less than human).
      Umm, yeah sure. FBI Crime Statistics 2013 (per 1,000,000 members of the victims race) 55.7755, That is almost 56 of those “poor kids” killed by other blacks. Blacks killed by whites from the same data: 4.6955.
      I think you protest the wrong problem.

    • September 27, 2017 at 11:49 pm
      Deplorable B Woodman

      Scott, go back to your webcomic Quantum Vibe. You’re falling behind.

  • September 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm
    Alaska Paul

    Saw this paragraph on Captains journal:
    As a final thought, I haven’t watched a professional sports game for so long I can’t remember. I don’t do professional sports. For those of you who do, find another way to spend your time. Go hiking. Find some intermediate or advanced single track and go mountain biking for the workout of your life. Go to a park and read to your children or grandchildren. Enjoy the shooting sports. But if you sit on a couch all Sunday and watch someone else play games, you’re the same as a crack addict who devotes his life to something that pays no return.

  • September 27, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    Jay Eimer

    I see many comments about NOT being sports fans or at least NFL fans. Please indulge the opposing perspective for a tic. I’ve been a lifelong KC Chiefs fan since watching my first game in 1970. It happened to be the Super Bowl the Chiefs won, and it was played on my birthday (I was 6 at the time).

    I don’t watch much TV. I rarely watch the news. I find it too aggravating as they expound on topics where I hold the exact opposite opinions more often than not. I DO watch sports, and movies (usually on DVD), as AN ESCAPE. I want to turn my mind off, get away from stress (work, usually) and politics for a few hours. As this is my approach, I aggressively go for the mute during ANY interview, as most are insipid, and many are idiotic. EVEN when they’re talking about their game play!

    When they make it about politics, especially when it’s obvious they’re being used by agitators of the progressive bent, I’m done. My TV will not be on this Sunday – at all. Sponsors have been contacted. The Chiefs front office has been contacted. No money, no time, until they clean up their act.

    My message boils down to: When you inject politics into a non-political activity, you are GUARANTEED to piss off at least half of your audience. And you just did exactly that.

  • September 27, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I have been a daily reader here for some years. I don’t often comment, but had to share this. I linked this panel in a comment about the NFL on another blog I read. They thought enough of it to give it a front page. So far, one of the resident liberals there has made two comments. If you like watching SJW heads explode, take a look. Here’s a link—

    All I can say is–

  • September 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    Shooter 2.5

    I guess I have to mention this. I was at a dinner party with people I had no idea who they were. It was hosted by a real estate company and I suppose we were invited since the ex and I had bought a house. Businessman type comes up to me and asks if I like sports and I replied I shot numerous firearms disciplines such as high power rifle, small bore rifle and defensive handgun. The guy looked at me and said, ” I guess you don’t like sports then” and walked away. To him, he liked sports since he sat in front of a big screen tv and I didn’t like sports since I was a competitor in the rain, cold, snow and the heat. So if anyone is looking for a sport, check out NRA high power rifle, IDPA or USPSA. It’s a sport you can enjoy all the way to your old age.

    • September 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      +1. NRA high power rifle Master since 190.

      • September 28, 2017 at 7:22 am

        “Master since 190.”
        Holy Smokes!!! 🙂

      • September 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

        OK. I seem to have left a ‘9’ laying around here somewhere. Should read 1990.

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