The Seahawks threat has not lifted and merely 4 hours away from the big moment we are awaiting to find out if they will carry through with their plans.
With only 4 hours to go we are waiting in anticipation if the Seahawks will go through with their threat to kneel on 9/11, though they seem to have backed down from the stance.
The football team has been said to now be standing with interlocked arms rather than kneeling, this however has not stopped the controversy. An anonymous Ishpeming citizen writes: "You're either going to stand and salute or diss the American flag, there is no in between". And although people seem a little less outraged because of their new position there are still many up in flames.
Many are calling this an "Act of courage that they are unified". But many more see it still as a disrespect to the American people. And many believe that if we had not ridiculed them as much they would much have rather just sat down entirely and that they are merely compromising for publicity.
Though those in the general media report that the storm is over, some report that it is merely the calm before the storm that the NFL will start becoming a place of stances or beliefs or messages, the exact thing that the average NFL Player is trying to avoid. As Radio Talk-Show host Rush Limbaugh has pointed it; The Viewers of the NFL sit down and watch football every season because they want to escape the bigotry and the responsibility of the real world and sit down and watch a sport and get excited with their friends, and so when the NFL brings the real world back into the game it becomes too easy to say no, too easy to not buy a drink, to not buy their shirts and to not go their games.
Story written by: Blake Gillman