Maroon 5 will be performing the Halftime Show for today’s big game. This is despite the supporters of unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick urging Maroon 5 to back out of their commitment and support their “hero.”
According to his supporters, Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed not just because of his taking of a knee during the national anthem, but because he was doing to protest racial inequality. They believe the reason he hasn’t been signed by an NFL team as of yet is that the league is racist. In truth, Colin Kaepernick’s difficulty in finding a new job stems from the fact that he’s a mediocre quarterback who demonstrated disrespect for America, the league, Fans, and the TV networks which basically pay his salary. In other words, he got what he deserved.
Keep in mind that he wasn’t fired from the 49ers, Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract because they wanted him to be the backup quarterback, and he became a free agent.
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I would gander that it is true that Kaepernick is unemployed because of his protest, taking a knee during the national anthem. More than one study concluded that his protest caused fewer people to watch NFL last season and the season before. Like every other American, Kaepernick has the right to peaceful protest. However, like every other American, Kaepernick must deal with the consequences.
For the two seasons before this one, the Kaepernick protest caused a rating drop. That rating drop led to a significant decrease in advertising revenue for the NFL’s TV partners–those partners are the reason the NFL is as successful as it is, giving the teams the ability to pay large salaries to the players. In other words along with showing disrespect to this great country that gave him so much Kaepernick crapped all over the league’s partners. Anyone, in any other industry who causes a significant revenue loss to his employer’s partners, would find it difficult to maintain employment.
Also by aligning himself with the radical anti-cop, anti-Semitic Black Lives Matter movement, Kaepernick has become an icon of the BLM movement’s bullying during a time in which the NFL had enough irresponsible man-children. Coaches and general managers were not thrilled with the prospect of bringing his style of childish anger to their organizations, let alone have NFL commentators focused on the trendy pre-game ritual of a bratty backup rather than the actual game.
This past season the kneeling during the anthem protests died down. As a result regular season NFL television ratings were up 5 percent stemming the two-year Kaepernick slide
The Daily Caller published additional information regarding Kaepernick’s true intentions in the league, the unemployed quarterback had turned down job offers from NFL teams to maintain his narcissistic position on top of the victims of racism list.
“Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, The DC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27-year-old vet.
“Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make ‘backup money’ and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.
“Shortly after the 2017 offseason began, Kaepernick parted ways with XAM Sports — the agency which had represented him since he entered the league in 2011 — and TheDC’s source added that Kaepernick’s girlfriend, outspoken radio host Nessa Diab, appears to be a driving force behind his negotiating tactics.
“’Colin thinks he’s fighting a much higher battle than he is,’ the source stated. ‘He views himself as a race messiah.’”
Face it, Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment has nothing to do with the color of his skin, and everything to do with a disrespect for America which was seen by some as disrespecting the fans. Because of his insolence, the fans cut back watching the games on TV, which meant Kaepernick’s protest led to a revenue loss for the league’s network partners meaning that Colin Kaepernick’s protest demonstrated disrespect to the organizations funding his salary. With all that disrespecting of others, why should Colin Kaepernick deserve respect when he declares free agency and looks for a position that will pay him more money? Unless of course, you believe everything is racist,
As for Maroon 5, the half-time gig was one they couldn’t refuse. There’s no bigger concert stage than the Super Bowl halftime show. Year after year, more Americans watch the game than any other TV event, the Super Bowl still draws more than 100 million viewers from all American ideologies No musician would ever otherwise have that kind of audience for a single performance
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine told Entertainment tonight:
“No one thought about it more than I did,” he says. “No one put more thought and love into this than I did. … I spoke to many people, most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.”
He adds he “absolutely 100 percent” took a hard look inside of himself.
“I will never sit here and deny that,” he says. “I think that to have not done that would have been deeply irresponsible.”
Why should Maroon 5, or anyone else turn down an incredible opportunity because of a self-absorbed mediocre quarterback who hurt the business who paid his salary?
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