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Old 11-07-2013, 12:22   #1
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'Star Spangled Banner' 'War Anthem,' Shouldn't Be Played before games

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On ESPN’s Around the Horn, frequent guest Kevin Blackistone of the Dallas Morning News said that football games should not include the singing of the national anthem beforehand, as that added to the “military symbolism.” He actually called the Star-Spangled Banner a “war anthem.”
Blackistone was addressing controversy over Northwestern University’s American flag-themed football uniforms, designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. In a show segment titled “Buy or Sell,” Blackistone said that he would “sell” the uniforms:
I'm going to sell it for the same reasons. If you sell this along with me, you should also be selling the rest of the military symbolism embrace of sports. Whether it’s the singing of a war anthem to open every game. Whether it’s going to get a hotdog and being able to sign up for the Army at the same time. Whether it’s the NFL's embrace of the mythology of the Pat Tillman story. It has been going on in sports since the first national anthem was played in the World Series back in 1917. And it’s time for people to back away.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:25   #2
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:32   #3
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Blackstone attend Rev. Wright's church with Obummer?
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Old 11-07-2013, 13:16   #4
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Old 11-07-2013, 13:41   #5
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Our country exists, and he has the freedom to say stupid things as a result of a WAR for independence.

Maybe we should just back away from people that say stupid things, like him.

He should put his belief before money and boycott all events that included the National Anthem. If that causes him to lose his job, that is the price of standing by what you believe in.
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Old 11-07-2013, 13:47   #6
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Old 11-07-2013, 13:52   #7
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He can go **** himself. . .
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'F him. When he shows me his 214 then I might at least hear him out. Gotta have skin in the game to be credible.
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He can go **** himself. . .
Well said and I'll add LEAVE THEN..
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Old 11-07-2013, 14:49   #10
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What kind of name is Blackistone?
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Old 11-07-2013, 14:49   #11
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When he shows me his 214 then I might at least hear him out.
Doesn't have one. Went to Northwestern then went into print journalism.
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Old 11-07-2013, 14:50   #12
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Crap from another anti-American liberal. Same as that crap newspaper he writes for. Dallas itself is becoming too liberal, and leaning toward the commie BS that obumer is pushing.
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Old 11-07-2013, 14:51   #13
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British?
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Old 11-07-2013, 14:53   #14
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What kind of name is Blackistone?

It was supposed to be Blackasstone, but you know some people can't spell!! LOL!!! AND BTW he can go ******* himself and leave the country any time...the sooner the better.
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Old 11-07-2013, 15:21   #15
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Crap from another anti-American liberal. Same as that crap newspaper he writes for. Dallas itself is becoming too liberal, and leaning toward the commie BS that obumer is pushing.
He hasn't actually worked for the morning news in a few years, but yes it is a pretty liberal publication as are most big city papers.
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What kind of name is Blackistone?
It is a spelling mistake, no i.
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It is a spelling mistake, no i.
The spelling is correct.


I don't agree with Blackistone's comments, he clearly an idiot and needs to stick to sports and not social commentary.

I also don't like the blood splattered flag uniforms, but at least they go towards a good cause.
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Old 11-07-2013, 16:31   #18
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A war anthem?! Oh noes!!!

Played at the beginning of a battle wherein opposing forces try to advance their lines into enemy territory by using physical violence and strategy!?!



Perish the thought!


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Old 11-07-2013, 16:44   #19
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Sounds like he's working on a new career with Guns and Ammo Magazine..
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Mr. Blackistone should stick to what he knows best: Smoking Pole.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:20   #21
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I hope he gets ass cancer.
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Hope the door hits him where the Good Lord split him....
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Old 11-10-2013, 16:03   #23
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More and more stupid people these days. What a ****ing idiot.
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Old 11-10-2013, 16:41   #24
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Sounds like something that moron Bob Costas would say!
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:47   #25
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I agree. They should replace the Star Spangled Banner with Battle Hymn of the Republic and punctuate it with blasts from a blackpowder cannon.
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