What will you do If TH Kneels?

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by EDT, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. EDT

    EDT 500+ Posts

    I think it's a given that some of the players will kneel when the National Anthem will be played. So I have thought about this a lot. I bet that TH and company inculding CD have come up with a plan. Either no players will kneel, and I pray it's so, maybe a couple will or if a lot have said they will then I bet TH and the coaches will kneel in solidarity to deflect attention away from the players. Bill O'Brien the coach of the Texans without nuts has stated that he will kneel at every game with the players. If TH and the other coaches kneel then that will be over the line for me. Ok, Flame away! My family has a long history of defending America and some have lost their lives. I like the Longhorns but I love our great country more.
     
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  2. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

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  3. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    I haven't spent a single hot minute thinking about this, and I refuse to waste my time worrying about it too. If it happens it happens. If not, then not. Life goes on. Seems exceptionally pointless to get worked up over something that hasn't even happened yet.
     
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  4. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    I will do nothing.
    Might be walking the dog or taking a piss at that time.
    But I'll be paying attention at kickoff.
     
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  5. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    I will applaud him (and anyone else who kneels with him).
     
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  6. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    I'm sure the team will not be on the field for either the anthem or "The Eyes" in an attempt to keep anger and divisiveness down, although the damage is done. If the pricks want to fan the flames, there's a couple of fires in California waiting for them.
     
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  7. EDT

    EDT 500+ Posts

    SabreHorn, the only reason I posted this is the Big 12 conference call stated that the teams can be on the field when the National Anthem is played this season since the band will not be on the field. It will most likely be on the jubotron or from the stands because of covid.
     
  8. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    I would imagine that is the attitude of the overwhelming majority of watchers from home (it's certainly mine). I would also imagine there are very few fans who leap off the couch with their hand over their heart every time the national anthem is played before a game on TV. But some of those who don't care enough to do that will not hesitate to criticize others for caring enough about what they believe to take a knee and to take the heat for it. ;)
     
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  9. erbutch

    erbutch 100+ Posts

    Not worth replying to
     
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  10. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    He will. He is invested.

    Dont kid yourselves, I suspect and anticipate ... ALL players if they are on the field, and coaches will kneel during Natonal Anthem. It will piss me off.... and THAT will please them all.
     
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  11. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    [Metacriticism]: That's a reply. ;)
     
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  12. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    The university should ban police officers and state troopers from DKR. As well from security detail for TH on road trips. After all, they are the problem they are protesting right? Slippery slope in my opinion.
     
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  13. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    If they go out of their way to come out for the anthem and kneel, that is a direct slap in the face to our country. If they do that they can go straight to hell. If they don't respect the University enough to honor the school song, then they should portal and should transfer to a school they can be happy with.
    If this comes about I will find another team to support until this POS coach and players are gone. Hopefully they will respect this country and this university !!!!!!
     
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  14. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    Probably, a much whiter one, right? ;)
     
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  15. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Color doesn't matter. Just one thats patriotic and shows respect for their school.
     
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  16. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

    Tune in at kickoff, look away if ur that fragile, or don’t watch at all. I don’t care. I like CFB, I will watch, I may not agree with everything but come kickoff, we are one family ... let’s go !!! #TexasFight
     
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  17. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    Yeah, right. ;)
     
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  18. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Maj,

    Hope Herman goes undefeated into the final four. That way USC and UCLA will come calling. UCLA lost almost $20 million last year, so doubtful they can afford him. Even if he made them a "name", they still wouldn't draw flies having to drive across town.

    USC is another matter. They have the money and will pay. With a little change thrown in from friends in Texas, he might be outplaced.
     
  19. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Many of the supporters of these actions are mysteriously non-sponsors of HornFans, but large consumers. My guess is it’s the same for their sponsorship to The Foundation and University. The problem becomes when only non-sponsors are interested in the program. It will fail miserably. So show your support - at least sponsor HF.
     
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  20. EDT

    EDT 500+ Posts

    "Each of our schools will be doing a unity message as part of its pregame show," Bowlsby said via ESPN.com. “We're using a wide variety of our platforms to do the advertising and the programming that will make a difference.”

    According to Bowlsby, it’s still an “ongoing topic” whether or not players will be on the field during the national anthem. Usually, the national anthem is performed by marching bands, but it may be different this season if there are no bands in attendance due to safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.

    “This year will be a little different because, on an institution-by-institution basis, we'll be making decisions based on how the anthem is performed. There's a fair amount of institutional latitude,” Bowlsby said.
    Bowlsby also said that he believes players will continue to use their platforms to speak out.

    "I think there'll be a lot of different recognitions of their profile and their concerns, and we -- within some latitude -- we encourage those things and want to make sure that student-athletes can find their voice and use their voice," Bowlsby said. "Yet we also have to manage it so that they're there or not significant disruptions of the contest as well."
     
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  21. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    They can do want they want and I can like it or not, our choices are just that our choices. If theirs piss me off enough I’ll finally say good bye when I cannot in good conscience ignore what I consider wrong. Do what you want, say what you will, but in my mind it is wrong to not stand for the anthem, just how I feel. If you feel differently ok, fine, but don’t begrudge me that I don’t like it.
     
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  22. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    “If there is any fixed star in our Constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. …We think the action of the local authorities in compelling the flag salute and pledge transcends constitutional limitations on their power and invades the sphere of intellect and spirit which it is the purpose of the First Amendment to our Constitution to reserve from all official control.”

    Supreme Court
     
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  23. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    "He (Justice Jackson)emphasizes that patriotic ceremonies should be voluntary and spontaneous instead of being a compulsory routine. To do so would be underestimating the institutions of free minds."
     
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  24. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Geez, come on man. Let it go.
     
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  25. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    Same wish for the kneelers, right?
     
  26. Chinstrap

    Chinstrap 500+ Posts

    There is your problem folks. Even Bowlsby is smart enough to know that kneeling will cause a loss of fans. The prudent thing to do is play the anthem without the players, AND provide some other avenue of expression. Instead he comes out with a bunch of bs double-talk that says nothing. Like Tom he is about the players with no respect for fans and financial contributors.

    Bowslby is a worthless politician with the balls of a frog.
     
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  27. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    No sir. It’s okay for you to have your opinion, but not for me to have an opinion that’s it’s disrespectful to put a knee down during our National Anthem.
    That song means a lot to me as does the flag, yet someone I’m a racist for respecting that flag and being pissed at those who don’t.
     
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  28. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    Not sure what all that was about. The "wish" I was referring to was the wish: "Geez come on man just let it go." I didn't call you a racist--don't know you enough to draw any conclusions.
     
  29. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Hey Einstein, you can’t see the difference between me not jumping to my feet at home and someone kneeling in front of a tv audience?
     
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  30. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    You give him far too much credit
     
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