I’ve become a snitch and I’m proud of it

I made a decision last night that when I see a fake NFL jersey on eBay, I will report it to eBay. That’s right, I’ve become a snitch.

I have an email alert set up with eBay so that when someone posts a Nike Elite NFL jersey in my size, I get an immediate email alerting me to this fact. I got one of these emails like night. I looked at it and immediately knew it was a counterfeit jersey. I have a real Nike Elite NFL jersey. I bought it from the NFL Shop. I know what a real Nike Elite NFL jersey looks like.

It wasn’t even a good counterfeit jersey. So I reported it.

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I use to have a negative view on snitching. I never wanted to be thought of as a snitch. The older I get, the more I just don’t care. I don’t care what people think of me, especially people who are not in my life in a meaningful way. I care what my wife thinks about me. I care what my brother and his wife think about me. I care what my wife’s family thinks about me.

That’s about it.

If you don’t want me to snitch on you, whether it’s on eBay or anywhere else, then don’t do bad shit in front of me. If you decide to do something immoral or unethical in my presence and you’re worried that I may tell someone what you did, it’s a valid concern to have. I will snitch on you.

You can count on it.

Why the Washington Redskins will certainly go 0-3

The Washington Redskins go to New Jersey this weekend to play the New York Giants, and it’s not looking too good for the Skins. They’re starting the season at 0-2, and they could easily extend that record to 0-3.

The biggest problem the Redskins have this season is once again, the coaching. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden not only looks like a Walmart Auto Care Center assistant manager, but he also coaches like one. That’s assuming he even does any real coaching.

Sean McVay is the offensive coordinator. Joe Barry is the defense coordinator. In theory, this means Jay Gruden is free to prowl the sidelines looking dumb, thinking of new ways to publicly criticize his team’s quarterback.

From what I can see, that’s what he’s doing.

Since Jay Gruden is technically the head coach, I might as well blame him for the Redskins coaching problems. Who else could I blame, Glorious Leader owner Daniel Snyder?

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Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder in high school rocking a Tom Selleck mustache.

This last offseason the Redskins placed the Franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. What this did was it allowed the Redskins to force Kirk Cousins to sign a one-year deal worth the average of the top five quarterbacks in the league. Because of this, Kirk Cousins is making $19.9 million this season. That’s not too shabby, especially considering that he made $660,000 last year.

One of the many advantages of signing your own player during free agency is that the player is a known quantity. For the Redskins, there are no mysteries with Kirk Cousins. The Redskins coaching staff should know Kirk Cousins historically gets off to the slow start. That’s just who he is. In the first six games of last season, Kirk Cousins had a quarterback rating of 78.03. In the remaining 12 games last season, his quarterback rating was nearly 119.

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Washington Redskins starting quarterback and tradionally slow starter, Kirk Cousins

A competent coaching staff would take this aspect of Kirk Cousins’s game into consideration and try to engineer game plans to start the season that take the burden away from the passing game and place it on the running game. Have the Redskins done this?

No, they most certainly have not.

The Redskins so far this season have thrown the ball 89 times and ran the ball only 29 times. The Redskins have thrown the ball three out of every four plays. Even if the Redskins were productive throwing the ball so much, and they have most certainly not been, that’s mind-numbingly one-dimensional.

One-dimensional teams don’t win a lot in the NFL. Poorly coached teams don’t win a lot either.

NFL players plan to protest against the United States 0n 9-11

Today marks the beginning of the 2016 NFL season. Technically, it began on Thursday night in a Super Bowl rematch between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, but this is the first Sunday of the regular season. It also marks the 15th anniversary of the Islamist terror attacks that involved the hijacking of four commercial passenger jets so that they could be used as weapons, murdering over 3,000 people for no other reason than that they were Americans.

If you had told me on September 11, 2001, that fifteen years from now, NFL players would protest during our country’s anthem, I would have said you were on crack.

But that’s what is going to happen today. NFL players will either sit, squat, or kneel on one knee to protest against racial injustice in America. The same racist America that has had both an African-American as president and attorney general since 2009.

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall kneeled in protest during the anthem Thursday night. A few months ago Brandon Marshall signed a four-year, $32 million contract extension with the Broncos and yet somehow could not find the motivation to stand during our anthem. His teammates stood. The thousands of fans in attendance stood.

Brandon Marshall kneeled in protest.

Although I’ve never considered myself to be an overly patriotic person, these protests piss me off. I think they’re misguided, stupid, and unnecessarily rude. These protests are rude to the others standing in respect to the flag and our country’s anthem. If you don’t respect our country, then respect the others who are standing.

It would be similar to an atheist attending a funeral and refusing to stand during the prayer for the departed. If you don’t stand for the God you don’t believe in, then stand in regard for everyone else.

Don’t be a dick when you don’t have to.

I know that if I watch NFL football today, I’m going to be forced to watch players like Colin Kaepernick, the brainchild behind this retarded protest, disrespect my country and my fellow citizens. I just don’t want to see it. The idea that this is something to prepare for on the 15th anniversary of 9-11 is mind blowing.

The Colin Kaepernick NFL Salute to Service jersey

With news of San Fransisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusal to stand for the national anthem because he refuses to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color, it may seem absurd to think the NFL has made money from Kaepernick’s patriotism. The thing is, they have done just that.

Last year the NFL unveiled a whole line of NFL Salute to Service merchandise. From the NFL Show website:

Honor America’s veterans with official Salute to Service gear and apparel from NFLShop.com. Proudly partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation, USO, and the Wounded Warrior Project, the NFL will donate 100% of the net proceeds from Salute to Service merchandise to help honor the sacrifices made by our military. Last year, the NFL donated nearly $800,000 to our non-profit partners. Get your hands on Salute to Service jerseys, hats, shirts, and sweatshirts today and join us in saluting our military and their families.

Included in the NFL Salute to Service merchandise were San Fransisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick jerseys.

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You can’t get Colin Kaepernick Salute to Service jerseys now. Not from the NFL Shop website. They sold out last year.

I feel sorry for fans who paid $159 for a Colin Kaepernick NFL Salute to Service jersey. They probably aren’t the type of people who tolerate those who refuse to honor the American flag. I don’t see how anyone could wear anything with Kaepernick name and number on it, especially when it also has the Amerian flag on it.

How can Colin Kaepernick criticize America for oppressing people of color while wearing a t-shirt featuring photos of Fidel Castro and Malcolm X? Fidel Castro was an apex predator of the oppression of Black people and people of color.

The following video is from 1959, a year before the photos on Colin Kaepernick’s t-shirt were taken:

The Black person in the video was charged, tried, convicted, and executed by firing squad all on the same day. His crime? He worked for the Cuban government before Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban government.

Death by firing squad was a fate shared by thousands of Cubans under Fidel Castro.

Colin Kaepernick is an idiot and I have zero respect for him.

I feel sorry for Colin Kaepernick

San Fransisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick made news last week doing something he excels at, sitting on the bench. The problem is, it was during the national anthem.

Oops.

What was even worse was that it wasn’t by accident. Colin Kaepernick evidently meant to sit on his ass during the national anthem. The reason? He was protesting against the United States because of its oppression of black people and people of color.

He told NFL Media:

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.

By “people getting paid leave” he was referring to police officers. When they’re involved in a shooting, they’re relieved of duty while investigators examine the evidence. During the investigation, they continue to get paid.

This whole thing makes me feel sorry for Colin Kaepernick. It’s obvious from looking at his Twitter feed that he’s a big supporter of Black Lives Matter, a movement whose sympathizers have murdered eight police officers.

It must suck to live in a country you hate so much. The only employable skill Colin Kaepernick has to offer the world is playing a sport only racist, oppressive Americans enjoy. Granted, they play football in Canada, but Canada is America Lite. I’ve only been there a few times and other than having a VAT tax, it seemed just like the United States. I’m sure that means it’s just as racist and just as oppressive as the United States.

It’s not like he can play football in China or Russia or some other country not as racist and oppressive as the United States.

A country without bodies in the streets.

Too bad Colin Kaepernick never learned to play soccer or make cheese. If he did, he could go to Europe and make a living. Until he learns some other way to make a living, he’s stuck in the United States.

Robert Griffin III is a dirtbag

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III made news a few days ago when word got out that he was divorcing Rebecca Liddicoat, his wife three years. The two have one child together.

More details are now beginning to come out. Griffin began a relationship with Grete Sadeiko, an Estonian-born student attending Florida State on a track and field scholarship, seven months after the birth of his daughter. The two reportedly met on Instagram.

Instagram? I must be using the online service wrong. I thought Instagram was an app for posting dumb photos. I didn’t know it was an app for NFL players to find European whores.

Griffin and Sadeiko were keeping their relationship on the down-low until sometime in April. That is what Griffin’s wife found out about it.

Robert Griffin III is a terrible human being. How fitting that he is now plying his football skills for the Clevland Browns. The Browns are the worst team in the NFL.

I know only too well that marriages, especially first marriages, often end in divorce. There is a way to go about ending your marriage that does not make you an asshole. For example, end your current relationship before you begin a new one. Rebecca Liddicoat is not just his wife; she is the mother of his child. The level of disrespect Robert Griffin III is directing towards Rebecca Liddicoat is disgusting.

The child will grow up and find out all the facts behind her parent’s breakup. She is going to see that her father was not only a terrible quarterback, but he was also a terrible husband and father.

Reportedly Robert Griffin III got Grete Sadeiko’s name tattooed on his arm. What a classless idiot.

On a side note, I was in Marshalls the other day and noticed a huge assortment of Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III jerseys.

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Finding jerseys of players who are no longer with a team at Marshalls is nothing new. What got me about this jersey was the price. I was only $7.99. I have never seen a football jersey at Marshalls for that cheap. They are the Nike Limited version, one step below the Nike Elites. They typically go for $149.99.

It is as though Marshalls took into consideration the fact that Robert Griffin III is a dirtbag when they set the price. I would rather wear Taliban robes or a Jimmy Buffett concert t-shirt than a Robert Griffin III jersey.