If you can’t beat them, bribe them. Football teams are hemorrhaging fans faster than Amy Schumer’s spandex loses elasticity. The loss of fans is translating into lost dollars for a business which used to be a bloated cash cow. Which also reminds us of sweet Amy Schumer. So what’s another $89 million? That’s apparently how much the bribe payouts are going to cost the league and team owners to put this “controversy” behind them (see also Of Course. NFL Players Demand League-Wide ‘Social Justice Month’ and DUH! Poll Shows NFL Viewership Declined Because of Anthem Protests).
The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, sources told ESPN.
The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute $89 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education.
“What’ll it take to get you guys to stand for 30 seconds so we can all have a business in five years?”
During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents the NFL’s largest contribution to a social issue, surpassing that of Salute to Service or Breast Cancer Awareness/Crucial Catch.
Yes. The NFL is now spending more money to pander to social justice warriors than they are to salute our military, or combat breast cancer. Or any actual cancer.
More simply: if you give whiny mice attention, they’ll demand you pepper their milk with dolla dolla bills.
Here’s a pesky question: what if the kneeling continues? Despite the NFL writing fat checks to causes based mostly on false narratives. Because if you think the protesting ends because you’re paying them off, all this does is embolden the left.
They know if you cave, they can get you to cave again. Again I reference the famous book: “If you give a socialist rodent a cookie, he’ll demand you pay him $89 million. Because there’s more where that came from, you naive sucker. Gimme gimme gimme.” It was the original title.