Kick ’em in the other knee

There was a time in my own lifetime that a chant like this was as smutty and dirty as it was possible to be. But times do change.

Rah rah ree
Kick ’em in the knee
Rah rah ruts
Kick ’em in the other knee

More important, what has truly changed is who is the President of the United States. From the very first moment last season when the first player took a knee, as they say, while the Star Spangled Banner was being played and no one did a thing, I never watched another game again until the Superbowl and then only because it was Tom Brady.

You may think this is trivia and beneath the dignity of a president, but this is exactly why he was elected. And while it’s politics, since anything of this kind done by a president is politics, it is also his natural instinct to be disgusted by those who have lined up with the players who have refused to stand for their national anthem.

NFL Owners ‘Unity’ with Players Might Be Short-Lived…
Trump lauds ‘great anger’ after fan boos…
ESPN Becomes CNN…
STEELERS QB REGRETS…
Major sponsors tiptoe around controversy…
Car Dealer Pulls Ads Featuring BRONCOS Star…
Player Accused Of Spitting On Fan…
Stadium worker quits…
PATRIOTS ‘sorry’ for charging $4.50 for tap water…
Protests at Olympics?
Congresswoman Kneels During House Floor Speech…
WSJ: The Politicization of Everything…
LIMBAUGH: THRILL OF NFL GONE…

From the last one:

One of the most premier Never Trumpers throughout the 2015-16 campaign was Rich Lowry, National Review Online. He wrote and filed a piece yesterday called, “Why Trump Is President,” and his Alabama speech Friday night and his comments on the NFL is what Rich Lowry now realizes is why Trump is president. It isn’t complicated. You have a man who is very clear in his love for the country, his love of its traditions and his appreciation for it.

And on the other side you have people who are willing to portray themselves as not, whether they know it or not. There’s no way Trump loses in this. You may think so, but there’s no way he does. There’s no way the NFL wins, if this continues as it is. The ratings are down last night. The early returns — we don’t have, of course, all the metered markets, the overnights. Some of them are in. But they were down, and it’s not insignificant, the numbers that are down.

This is not a sideshow, it is the real thing. This is how we take back our culture from the barbarians inside the gate. And no one but PDT could even have taken this burden on, never mind brought it off.

Presidential sports round-up

The American media truly is a phenomenon. Are these throw away lines really the big issues of our time?

President Sticks It To Sports World…
Encourages Supporters To Leave Stadiums…
Tells Owners To Fire Players…
‘Get Son Of Bitch Off Field’…
Goodell Hits Back…
Players Unleash…
Union Slams…
BILLS ‘Emotional’…
Kaepernick mom piles on…
LeBron Bashes ‘Bum’…
NAACP rallies behind NBA star…
WARRIORS Won’t Visit White House…
TAR HEELS Out Too…
Dem calls for ALL players to kneel…

Not that this is a nothing issue either, since I am one of those who stopped watching the NFL when this kneeling for the anthem began. And then, sports fans, there is this. The vid is by Mark Dice:

A hilarious retweet by President Trump of an animated gif showing him hit Hillary Clinton with a golf ball caused the liberal media to absolutely freak out. Subscribe now for more videos every day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

I’m sure not everyone found it hilarious. And do I have to point out that Hillary was not really hit by a golf ball hit by PDT or anyone else, but fell over by herself?

[My thanks to max for sending the second vid along.]