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  1. Nimo

    Nimo Member
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    Ummm yeah. I doubt they made Texans coke bottles in honor of Braxton.
     
  2. J.R.

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    Ohhhhhhh, now I remember! Where they took pictures of coke bottles with player names on them in front of Reliant NRG Astrodome! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, now I see, yeah. But I don't think @solid was talking about cutting Lamar but then again maybe he was?
     
  3. Nimo

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    I don't know. This is @solid we are talking about here :D
     
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    I wonder if any fans will start burning their Watson jerseys
     
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    Why would they?
     
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    Where have you been?
     
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    Lol ironically Watt wore a Reebok shirt!
     
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    Last time I checked, Deshaun Watson was not Colin Kaepernick. I could be wrong though.
     
  9. red5rocket

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    People have been burning Nike attire for supporting Kaep. Deshaun supports Nike & Kaep. People might burn Deshaun jersey is what he meant smh lol sheesh
     
  10. Nimo

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    Because he is signed to Reebok. Wearing Nike (aside from team uniform) is probably not allowed in his contract.
     
  11. ROXRAN

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    Kaepernick will make significantly more money as a Nike spokesmen then he ever would have made as a back up quarterback for some mid-market NFL team. Thus, the idea that he "sacrificed everything" is simply laughable. The man is no martyr. He decided to make a political statement on the job and in the process he made himself into a liability. Teams aren't willing to take on the distraction and the backlash for the sake of a second -string talent. So, Kaepernick put himself on the outs with the league and now has leveraged that into a sweet gig with Nike. Not exactly the stuff of martyrdom.
     
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  12. ROXRAN

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    The Nike boycott is also a dumb thing ...it seems to perfectly encapsulate the shallow, virtue-signaling character of our boycott culture. Now, don't get me wrong. There are many valid reasons to boycott Nike.
    Let's start with the fact that they ask you to pay a premium for a little check mark on the side of the shoe. More to the point, Nike made their products in sweatshops for years. The fact that their ridiculously overpriced merchandise was, for so long, manufactured on the backs of child slaves is reason enough to never purchase anything from them.

    And Nike's sweat shop problem hasn't gone away. Reportedly, the company's workers in some countries still have to deal with denial of wages, sweltering heat, unsafe conditions, physical abuse, and other hazards. This seems like a very sound basis for a boycott. So it comes down to a company trying to put on an image that distances itself from what is really boycott worthy
     
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    Kaepernick did not know that NIke would give him a sweet deal when he chose to kneel the anthem. So at the time he sacrificed, but afterwards Nike rewarded him for sacrificing.
     
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    Yeah but it's enough to get a certain amount of stupid people to jump to his side.
     
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    I am anti-NFL, pro-Kaepernick (just to troll the NFL fans), and anti-Nike. Go Adidas and go Brooks. Their shoes, their gear, and the sports they endorse are all better than NIke’s. Nike found a way to make poor kids pay $200+ for high tops that they hardly even wear. They just collect those suckers. This whole Kaepernick thing is just a ploy to keep exploiting their most reliable consumer base. An adidas or brooks shoe actually lasts you the 300-500 miles you put into it.
     
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    You assume it is all about money. It was not. Kaep wanted to play football.
     
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    No he didn't, or he'd be playing football, or more accurately he'd be on a team but probably not playing due to lack of talent. He's the one that terminated his contract in San Francisco and he's the one that has turned down every offer he's received to get back in the NFL. He knew he was a bench warmer at best quality player, so he opted to make himself look like a martyr hoping he could turn it into something.

    Fortunately for him, enough dumb people bought it and now he's profiting off of them.
     
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    When he "chose to kneel" he had no reason to believe it would lead to sacrifice...and it didn't for quite some time. In fact, his career went south because of his play, so one can make an argument that he used his protest to develop a new career, not sacrifice an old one.
     
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    At one time but clearly not now. He was on his way out of the league when things hit the fan.

    Calling this guy a victim of his convictions is a gross distortion. He's a victim of his massive ego. He's convinced that he's entitled to superstardom because he took a principled stand (but with poor timing). When reality hit, he turned to profit from race baiting.
     
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    I was talking about Braxton Miller not Lamar Miller.
     
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