"Our Flag Is Very Special" - NFL Superstar Herschel Walker Blames NFL Commissioner For Crisis

Former NFL susperstar Herschel Walker - who aggressively praised America’s military heroes and first responders - slams NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for not quelling the national anthem protests.

NYPost's John Aidan Byrne reports that the Heisman Trophy winner doesn’t beat around the bush:

“Guys, let me tell you this,” he said. 


“Our flag is very special, and black lives matter, but what we should do is go to Washington after the season and protest there instead. We have young men and women fighting for the flag. And we have to respect the White House.”

Walker - who used to play for President Trump’s short-lived USFL New Jersey Generals in the ’80s...

Was not done...

“I absolutely think the protests are so upsetting, and I blame the commissioner,” he said.


“I know people are going to be angry when I say it, but he should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.”

All of this comes after a week of turmoil between Goodell and the owners amid a continued slide in ratings.


HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Richard Chesler Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:37 Permalink

The NFL? Oh I remember hearing about that game! The one where people ended up with dementia and ruined their body for money? Hahahaha!

Remember that story about cities were trying to figure out what they could do to repurpose those huge stadiums? The owners went bankrupt and now those old stadiums are nothing but urban blight. It costs a lot of money to tear them down and redevelop them into housing or urban farming zones. It has been an ongoing issue for a number of years.

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Son of Loki DownWithYogaPants Sun, 11/19/2017 - 19:05 Permalink

My dad met Hersehl several times at the Dallas Opera awhile back and said he's an extremely nice man and very intelligent. Very well-balanced and great personality. Dad says everyone liked him when he came by to talk. He thinks he might have had season tickets like dad did.Too bad these kid thugs follow the shit-head role models like Obama and his pet wookie who hate America, instead of solid American people like Hershel.

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jcaz Bay of Pigs Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:17 Permalink

Hall of Fame player pointing out that the flunky commissioner isn't doing his job- true;But Goodells' job is to suck the owners dicks-  the owners could have stopped signing paychecks for anyone taking a knee, none did.Nice to see that time on the field hasn't scrambled Herschel's brain- sharp guy.

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francis_the_wo… AllBentOutOfShape Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:03 Permalink

I happen to agree.  Politics have no business at a sporting event, and the national anthem is absoultely political indoctrination.The most egregious was Bush having baseball teams play Gawd Bless America during the 7th inning stretch after 9/11.  That combines religion and politics in a setting where neither belong.I watch (or used to watch) sports to escape from that BS.

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CONCEPTPOLITICO 847328_3527 Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:32 Permalink

So does Floyd Mayweather and Jim Brown and Don King.  See the pattern.  The Black people who support Trump are all Alpha Black Males who are self made and don't see themselves as victims of White Male Supremacy but see this thing called life as a general existence of struggle and competition and they love to engage in that struggle and competitive for their own existence and ascension. Life is by its very nature a struggle and tragic.  Racism is a real and it is a reality of life but it is only a minor reality in the overall reality of human struggle and tragedy.  The difference between Blacks who support Trumpand those who hate him is that, Black supporters of Trump tend to understand that life is at its very core a tragic struggle and that you have a choice, to either be a victor or a victim of that struggle.  Since they have chosen to be victors, they don't see white people in general as roadblocks to their success even though racism is real.  They see all obsactles as opportunities to overcome, just as all Alpha males have seen life since the beginning of human kind.So in short, yes racism is real, but so is a zillion other maladies of humanity and U.S.A., from opiod epidemic to financial malfeasance from horrible and expensive health care to imperial warfare.  

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AllBentOutOfShape TRM Sun, 11/19/2017 - 20:07 Permalink

And reciting the pledge of alligance every day in school. It is called "repetition" and it is key to brainwashing.That was also part of the point. It's about indoctrination. I can still recite the pledge of allegiance even though I haven't said it since elementary school. I can't even remember if we were saying it in junior or senior high school, but I can still remember that almost robotic chant word for word.There's no reason for singing the national anthem before every single game other than to indoctrinate. The national anthem (in sports) should be reserved for special events i.e. Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, and other championship games, but that's about it.

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Mazzy Chupacabra-322 Sun, 11/19/2017 - 18:04 Permalink

Perhaps 5-10% are compatible with civilization.  I have 1 black friend and 1 decent black co-worker.  Both despise the culture that most black Americans practice and they understand that they have it pretty damn good on this continent.  I have a gay friend too, but I can't stand 90%+ of gays....too prissy, whiney, hypocritical and selfish.  To be fair I don't really like 50% or so of Whites.  Too much fucking trash walking around these days, of any stripe.

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JoeTurner Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:37 Permalink

Good to see one of the talented-10 speak up for America...God knows these people have taken so much from a country that they've done little to build and maintain...

Liberty2012 Billy the Poet Mon, 11/20/2017 - 07:48 Permalink

In the past, contributions by black Americans were not promoted - apparently to support the idea that they were so mistreated after the Civil War that they couldn’t accomplish anything.

This search today (and Duck Duck Go yielded similar results) indicates, the manipulation has swung the other way. Now we’re supposed to believe black Americans accomplished everything.

Manipulation and illusion. Very sad. Anything but the truth.

It really makes one wonder about the belief systems of those behind the manipulation. Do they really hate themselves and everyone else? Do they just enjoy toying with people? Do they have a compulsion to control? Do they fear other people?

In any case, a lack of regard for your fellow man and the distortion of truth results in the destruction of civilization.

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