Saturday, November 11, 2017

Letter To The NFL on Veterans Day ~ Author Unknown

----If I have brain cancer, I don’t ask my dentist what I should do.  If my car has a problem, I don’t seek help from a plumber!  Why do you think the public cares what a football player thinks about politics?  If we want to know about football, then depending on the information we seek, we might consult with you, but even a quarterback doesn’t seek advice on playing his position from a defensive tackle!

You seem to have this over inflated view of yourselves, thinking because you enjoy working on such a large scale stage, that somehow your opinion about everything matters.  The NFL realizes the importance of its “image” so it has rules that specify the clothes and insignia you can wear, the language you use, and your “antics” after a touchdown or other “great” play.  But somehow you and your employers don’t seem to care that you disgrace the entire nation and its 320 million people in the eyes of the world by publicly disrespecting this country, its flag, and its anthem!  The taxpaying citizens of this country subsidize your plush work environments, yet you choose to use those venues to openly offend those very citizens.

Do you even understand what the flag of this country means to so many of its citizens before you choose to “take a knee” in protest of this “country" during our national anthem?

You may think because you are paid so much that your job is tough, but you are clueless when it comes to tough.  Let me show you those whose job is really tough.

You are spoiled babies who stand around and have staff squirt GatorAid in your mouths, sit in front of misting cooling fans when it’s warm, and sit on heated benches when it's cold.  That’s not “tough” that's pampered.

You think that you deserve to be paid excessively high salaries, because you play a “dangerous" game where you can incur career ending injuries.  Let me show you career ending injuries!

You think you that you deserve immediate medical attention and the best medical facilities and doctors when injured. Let me show you what it’s like for those who really need and deserve medical attention.

 You think you have the right to disrespect the flag of the United States, the one our veterans fought for, risked limbs and mental stability to defend, in many cases died for.  Let me show you what our flag means to them, their families and their friends.

You believe you are our heroes, when in reality you are nothing but overpaid entertainers, who exist solely for our enjoyment!  Well, your current antics are neither entertaining nor enjoyable, but rather a disgrace to this country, its citizens, all our veterans and their families and the sacrifices they have made to ensure this country remains free.

You choose to openly disgrace this country in the eyes of the rest of the world, yet with all your money, still choose to live here rather than in any other country.

People with even the slightest amount of “Class” will stand and respect our flag.

Where does that put you?

You want to see heroes… here are this countries heroes!

You can protest policies, the current government, or anything else you choose, that is your right.  But when you “protest” our flag and anthem, you are insulting the nation we all live in and love, and all those who have served, been injured, or died to keep it free.  There is nothing you can do or say that can make your actions anything more than the arrogance of classless people, who care about themselves more than our country or the freedoms for which our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much, to ensure you have the “right” to speak freely.  Our country is far from perfect, but if you can point to any other country where your freedom and opportunities are better than they are here, then you just might want to move there and show respect for their flag!

*** To all who read this, I would be honored if you repost it. Maybe by reposting this letter the ones who it was written for might read it and straighten their act out ... Although I doubt it. 

Thanks to my Brother in Law, David, for sending this to me.

Happy Veterans Day To You Veterans! 

 The Woodsterman ~ Vietnam 12/68 - 12/69


  1. Excellent tribute,you should put this on facebook

  2. Thanks for your service.

    These and other "Hollywood" celebrities seem to forget their position in life which is , in most cases, one step above court jester.

  3. Excellent post! While it is only a game, people need to realize that the only reason professional football in our great country is going down because the NFL willingly ate a Politically Correct torpedo fired from the radical, bomb-throwing Left deliberately aimed at destroying everything America stands for and football is as big a target as it gets!

  4. I copied and sent to those I normally e-mail. If I had more computer skills I would post to Facebook.
    Thank you for remembering all who served this country.

  5. Thank You, Sir! From one veteran to another. Thank you for your service to our Nation, and thank you for this post. A very touching tribute.

  6. Well done, Odie, well done. This is spot on.

    Have a great veterans day, my friend. ☺

  7. Excellent.

    May you have something you like, but otherwise don't have often have for whatever reason. You earned it.

  8. billf, good idea ... but everything posted here does go to Facebook. In fact people are reposting it there now ... Thanks Bill!

  9. Handsom AND Handy, (Two great things to be) Children led by a bigger child led by a bitter woman.

  10. Mac, I'm ore upset with the owners who are letting this go on. I haven't watched, my favorite sport, since Kaepernick took the knee the first time and nothing was done over a year ago.

  11. CYNTHIA, Everything I post here goes to Facebook where people are reposting now. Thank you for sharing this and I really wish I knew who wrote it.

  12. Gleason, thank you my brother. I only wish the NFL fools knew what we share. Happy Veterans Day!

  13. Sandee, thank you and especially for being here each and every day.

  14. edutcher, thank you Sir! And I appreciate you, along with Sandee for being here every day. You're a special friend.

  15. A superb, touching post.
    I am British but shocked by the disgraceful behaviour of your NFL degenerates.
    Over here, way back when I was a youngster, we were always told there were three things every American never disrespected:
    The American Flag. The Office of The President. John Wayne.
    The reference to 'The Duke' might have be a little light hearted but the first two statements were sacrosanct.
    Kneeling is not exercising a right to right to free speech, it's treachery.
    They deserve to have their citizenship revoked.

  16. Awesome post Woodsterman.
    Thank you for your service from a grateful granny.
    Now where is the photo of sex pot I.

  17. Shared on Facebook, Odie. Also linked. Excellent!

  18. Oldtarf, Hello from across the pond. At least John Wayne is still sacred to most.

  19. Brig, I do have that photo in a box. I guess I should scan that for next time. She was the straightest laced young lady and we used to joke about. I nicknamed her "Sex Pot".

  20. Adrienne, Thank you. I saw you had linked it at Facebook.

  21. Thank you for your service. This is a brilliant piece.

  22. K Morgan, Thank you. I feel lucky to have had it sent to me.


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