NFL, Brian Urlacher, Alonzo Mourning discussed on Barrett & Bradford
Listening, if you like. Give me a follow on Twitter and si dot Harrison. We're talking about everything that's going on in the world of sports, and this is my question. Do you like what's happening in sports? I ask that because you are the consumer of this. I personally don't have a problem with it. And I'll say it does make sports more interesting. What I hate more than anything is when you ask athletes and coaches questions and you get zero personality because you know that's not real life. Some athletes don't agree with how I agree. I will always stand for their right to feel that way. And like everything else in life, you can either choose if you're going to be a fan or not be a fan of that person. We have favorite teams, at least favorite scene. Some of them were based on the dumbest stuff. I just don't like Alonzo Mourning. I don't really have a reason why I don't like Alonzo Mourning has never done anything to me. I'm just not a fan of Alonzo Mourning. We all pick and choose our favorite athletes. But I applaud them standing up for various things and voicing their opinion because they're normal people like me or you. And we all just have the opportunity to either accept or disregard what they have to say. I don't have any issue with Brian Urlacher this week. Now I might disagree philosophically with some of the things that Brian Urlacher said, But I will always stand in support. Brian Urlacher is right. To do those things, and I'm not selling Brian Urlacher to stick to sports. You are free to say whatever you feel. I like that sports have gone in this way, and I've never looked at sports to create this. Sort of place that shields me from the real world because I've never looked at mediums of entertainment. In that way. I don't listen to music, hoping that they don't touch on Rhea life issues actually, like when the music is more real life. I don't watch movies, hoping that it's not going to depict what's actually happening in real life. So when I watch sports, I don't go to a with the expectation. Okay? For three hours. Nothing that happens outside of this is going to bleed in. We let it bleed in all the time. So I don't really look at this is being much different. And it is out there. It can't be much more out there than having black lives matter on the court in the MBA. It can't be much more out there than having black lives matter on N ba players jerseys. I'm going to be very curious to see what the NFL does because I firmly believe if there was an NFL game this week, if there was a Thursday night football game that Thursday night football game would not have happened. For the same reasons on why the MBA games did not happen. We're just seeing a time right now, where athletes are acting in a way that we have not seen in a very long time. Let's go to the phone lines might called in the CBS sports radio going, Mike Hey, How you doing? Hey, Mike. Home. I don't have a problem with them Protest and The black lives matter. I'm okay with that. But I don't want a double standard. I like to see equal pay for women soccer. And I like to see Nike quit making shoes overseas with child labor. That's two of my biggest issues in sports. I appreciate the phone call. It's a fair point. When it comes to women's sports. I think the argument is going to be that they just don't generate nearly as much money in the television contracts are different, so that's why the money is a little bit different in that regard. But The Nike issue. That's just one of those hypocrisy is that I think we all create certain moral hypocrisy, Ease and double standards like I am Apple everything. Apple iPhone Apple Computer Have a watch apple headphones like to me. We've all sort of created those moral hypocrisy ease. There are very difficult to justify. Let's go back to the phone line. Charles is in North Carolina going, Charles. Hey, white, a couple things, but I'll start off with the whether I'm I disagree with them. No, I don't disagree with them. I wouldn't do it. Fars. Some of the politicized No. I think it's going to really bite them at the end of the day. Like you said, it's social acceptance or social Just a case and you don't agree with it. And you're gonna I really think poorly of them, and I think that's Might come back to bite them. But again, I don't have anything against everyone's got their own right. I don't agree with it, but Difference of opinion. But as far as the NFL in the MBA. I don't think the NFL's anything like the MBA. Thank the NFL. Will not Not have the same. Extend the political involvement. They'll have some About the same step. I appreciate the phone call Russell Wilson, on his weekly appearance on his radio show in Seattle, said that this week if they had a game they wouldn't play. The NFL has been shielded in away from the Corona virus and some of these things different than other leagues, and it's solely based on the calendar. I believe that with my whole heart if there was a lone NFL game like I don't know if so, let's say the books, incident sounding incidents the right term, but you understand what I'm trying to say. If the books had done that on an NFL Sunday, I don't know if it creates enough of a ripple to cancel the entire weekend slate of the NFL. I don't think it does that. Maybe individual games, but I don't think it cancels the whole thing. But I believe with every fiber of my being If that same day had happened on a Thursday night, where there's a Thursday night football game or a Monday, where's on Monday night football game? I do not think that game happens. I think these players are just I think they feel more empowered to do it. Then they did. Maybe 34 years ago in the mist of everything that's happening in Colin Catholic. I also think the public accepts it differently than they did three or four years ago. One of my big things on kneeling for the national anthem is there's no bite back to it anymore. A lot of you disagree with the players kneeling during the national anthem. I don't really care one way or the other. If you want to stand for the national anthem Cool. If you want to kneel for the national anthem, Cool Song just doesn't hold the value to me that it holds to a lot of other people. But enough players do it now where it's no longer a protest. It's a demonstration, the protests king with backlash, regardless of what you think about Colin, Capper neck, and if you think he did it for attention, there was a tangible A backlash against Colin Kapnick for doing it because he was the only one There was a backlash when players started following it because we would individually track who they were, because it wasn't that many of them doing it. Now the reverse happens. We now individually tracked the people that stand up for the national anthem. This seems like a time where I would just postpone the national anthem. I'm not saying I would never bring back the national anthem. But in the MBA now the only thing you're going to do is piss people off. Who are you doing? The national anthem four in 2020 for the fans, their enemy. So you're the MBA. Just stop. Stop doing the national anthem extend inside the MBA. Extend the MBA countdown. Have them talk for an extra 25 minutes and then we'll start the basketball game. Now it's just become a demonstration and to show that you're down with the cause in a way that even if someone who stands with them and supports a lot of the same beliefs, I'm just not cool with AA. Lot of those people didn't want to do it when it was the unpopular thing to do, And now it's the cool accepted popular thing to do. That just makes me uncomfortable. Let's go back to the phone lines. Ronald is in New Orleans going, Ronald. 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