NFL Sunday Recap: Packers, Powder and Pence

by Angela Davis |@ladyadavis |@jerseygirlsport Sports fam, NFL Sunday was off the charts with scandal, publicity stunts and an off-the-charts battle that we'll likely still be talking about the rest of the week. Cowboys vs. Packers If you watched this game you are probably STILL bewildered and shocked by the last 30 seconds of the game. Aaron Rodgers showed why he's still one of the best quarterbacks in the league and when youth meets experience, experience walks away with the 'W'. The Dallas Cowboys and their fans could't wait for this game, an NFC rematch to redeem themselves from their heartbreaking loss last year. They didn't get the redemption they were seeking, and perhaps walked away more defeated. Rodgers' clutch performance was breathtaking and all is quiet in Cowboy nation. Except when it comes to 'taking a knee' during the national anthem. Powder Soooooo what's this white powder Miami Dolphins assistant offensive line coach was snorting? Well, inquiring minds want to know! A video was leaked showing  Chris Foerster snorting an unknown white powder via a twenty-dollar bill. Well, Foerester has now resigned and the woman has come out to talk about why she leaked the video! SCANDAL! Pence In yet another episode of The Dumb and Dumber: Whitehouse Edition, Vice President Mike Pence attended an Indianapolis Colts game, then left early because he said he was offended that NFL players, who had been protesting all season, took a knee.
I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence wrote on Twitter.
The truth is that this was a publicity stunt and Pence was going to leave early anyways. Of course he was backed by #45, and people on Twitter called out this PR stunt gone wrong. I think Pence wanted to make a statement--the same type of political statement that players are making. The only difference is that this move only ignited the issue, and again further proves how disconnected this administration is from the social issues in this country. We hardly ever hear from Pence, and when we do, it's about protesting an issue on grounds that don't exist. Players aren't taking a knee to protest veterans or the flag.  They are protesting injustice and racial inequality--and let's not forget police brutality. Forcing players to stand for the anthem violates their First Amendment rights. Besides, forced patriotism is really nationalism. And that's not making America great again. I'm not sure what will happen in the NFL week-to-week. What I do know is that this country is now even more divided, not because of kneeling players or the obviously piss-poor leadership in the White House. We are divided because race is an issue that we still won't address head on, and you can't fix what you won't face.

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