NFL Confidence Picks WEEK 4 09/28 –10/01,02/2017

 

LET ME REFER YOU TO THIS LINK ON YAHOO>  to see the NFL explanation.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/theres-no-nfl-rule-players-must-stand-anthem-theres-policy-162020168.html

You will notice the same POLICY listed their .  However NfL says “roughly” that their must may be a word  missing in the language of the policy because they claim  punishments “MAY” be assessed.  They just do not wish to assess them.  “THIER DISCRETION”

So long {PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH RULES YOU ENFORCE} THIS SAME GAME OPERATION DEPARTMENT ADDRESSES THINGS LIKE PLAYERS UNIFORMS.  WHICH WE ALL KNOW SOME PLAYERS HAVE BEEN PUNISHED FOR.

NFL, YOU ARE A FICKLE ORGANIZATION. 

GOODBYE UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO ENFORCE ALL RULES.  ON A PICK AND CHOOSE BASIS.  IF YOU DON’T WANT TO USE ONE VOTE IT OUT.  BUT AS LONG AS IT IS ON THE BOOKS   USE IT!

BECAUSE THE NFL REFUSES TO ENFORCE GAME OPERATION DEPARTMENT’S “policy”,  AND ONLY ENFORCE THE RULES, AND POLICIES AT IT’S WILL.  I WILL NO LONGER FOLLOW AND POST THE SCORES, ETC.  I WILL POST THE PICK SHEETS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK IT IS OK FOR THE NFL TO OPERATE IN THIS MANNER.

Call it policy, whatever they want.  It does have VIOLATIONS AND PUNISHMENTS.  To me that is also a rule.

IF THEY DO DECIDE TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN POLICIES, I WILL BE BACK.

Now,  I am not smart like a lot of you.  Or the COLLEGE EDUCATED athletes.  So I really do not understand this “KNEELING PROTEST”  thing.  So I did some research.  This is what a trip to the dictionary told me.

1.  PROTEST: Noun.  an expression or declaration of objection,disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to some thing, a person is powerless to prevent or avoid.

If you don’t like the National Anthem.  You don’t have to listen to it.  You can do what I would be in favor of Petition to have it changed to “AMERICA”, or some more relevant song. If you don’t like our flag.  LEAVE!!!  Oh yes that is right if you leave you would not make all that BIG M-O-N-E-Y.  For playing a child”s game.  If you don’t like the politicians VOTE!   There is always something you can do to change it.

 

2. KNEELING: 

Kneeling, similar to bowing, is associated with reverence, submission and obeisance, particularly if one kneels before a person who is standing or sitting: the kneeling position renders a person defenseless and unable to flee. 

I see this as something a CHRISTIAN does before GOD.  Granted not all athletes are practicing CHRISTians.  (Although some seem to be thanking GOD when they make a good play).  They may be Muslim, who bow to Allah.  They be Atheists.  Or Idol worshipers.  Idol worshipers are those who worship inanimate things like MONEY, False Gods. ETC.ETC. 

Thus by kneeling during the National Anthem they are paying Tribute to our FLAG and National Anthem.

So you see my quandary?    HOW DO YOU PROTEST SOMETHING BY SHOWING REVERENCE  TO IT BY KNEELING ???????

As for protesting the POLICE actions.  The answer seems simple to me.  HOLD THE  POLICE TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS ANY CITIZEN. (I know this will never happen. But it should).

I am not affiliated with ANY POLITICAL PARTY !! There is no room for politics in GOOD Government.  As anyone reading or listening to the news media, it is plain to  see they are still belly-aching over their candidates loss in the Presidential election.  

Just this morning I was reading how they slant things to their perspective.  People read these things and think it is fact.  NO !  It is just their opinion not NEWS FACT.  Our President stated (I will not get the quote correct as the story has disappeared from all the news sources I read).  But here is essentially what President Trump said.  He disagrees with the “KNEELING PROTEST”  (as it is targeted at OUR FLAG an National Anthem). Which I agree.   BUT, there is always that BUT.  He said progress was being made on this issue as some teams knelt but STOOD for the anthem.  Showing that those players are not disrespecting the flag or anthem.  WHICH is how it is seen by the majority of people.   

It seems the President needs someone to instruct him in the usage of words, so he is so clear about what he says it would make it more difficult for the media to twist (SPIN if you prefer), what he says.

There is no rule in the rule book addressing the issue we are looking at.

HOWEVER;

“The league’s Game Operations Department uses the manual to govern the conduct of home clubs, to ensure they protect players and provide the conditions for a fair and fan-friendly contest,” reads the NFL’s website. “Clubs face warnings and other penalties for noncompliance.”

The following is from the Game Operations Department

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

Commissioner:  The ball is in your hands.  ENFORCE IT.  Or ENFORCE no rules.  ALL or NONE. Because Everyone involved knows this edict.  Actions should be taken RETROACTIVELY.

A spokesman for the NFL says this is a policy, not a rule.  But it has punishments, and they call it a Violation. I AM SO CONFUSED !?!??

Remember me telling you about how the media doesn’t give you the whole story?  I just got another example.  My blog being small, and feeling more people dhould know about the Game Operation Department’s “Policy”.  I contacted a local TV station informing them of above mentioned POLICY. This is how they reported it

They showed the excerpt about players are to stand during the National Anthem.  And that NFL spokesperson said It i US not a rule merely a policy.  They FAILED to continue to state the part which states that it is a “VIOLATION WITH SET PUNISHMENTS

To me this is shoddy reporting.  Giving only a portion of the story; and falling to INFORM people of the whole story..

Again, showing how MEDIA slant the news.

If we were playing this is how my sheet would look;  My pick will be in bold Capital letters.  you can use circling, underlining, or highlighting.  I will show my correct points in Bold

YOU can adopt the scoring  described above.  Or, the optional method.  A  negative score for missed games.  We will continue to get a positive score for correct predictions.  EXAMPLE:   if you scored 1 pt on the first game and you had 15 pts on the second game and lost you would still have a Positive 1.  HOWEVER. with the same scenario new scoring system would result with a -14 score.

I will fill in my picks Thursday.  Until then feel free to:

Just copy and paste for your own Fun Pool Use.  Or to see if you can beat me.

IF YOU SEE I MADE A MIS-COPY OF THE GAMES AND TIMES FEEL  FREE TO EMAIL ME AND TELL ME I GOOFED.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

BYE WEEK:  NONE

NOTE: Early Sunday Game   09:30

All Times AST (Atlantic Standard Time)  Alias EDT

GAME # TV VISITOR SCORE   HOME SCORE CONFIDENCE RUNNING SCORE
THUR  09/28/17  20:25
         
 1  CBS Bears  14 @ PACKERS  35 13  13/13
   
 SUNDAY 10/01/17 09:30
2  FOX SAINTS @ Dolphins 4
SUNDAY  10/01/17 13:00
 3  CBS TITANS @  Texans 3
 4 CBS  JAGUARS @  Jets 8
 5 FOX  Panthers @  PATRIOTS 15
 6 FOX  Lions @ VIKINGS 1
 7  CBS   Bills @ FALCONS 14
 8  CBS STEELERS @ Ravens 5
 9  CBS  BENGALS @ Browns 9
 10 FOX  Rams @ COWBOYS 11
 SUNDAY 10/01/17 14:05
11 FOX  Eagles @  CHARGERS 2
12 FOX  Giants @ BUCCANEERS 7
13 FOX  49’ers @ CARDINALS 12
SUNDAY  10/01/17 14:25
14 CBS   Raiders @ BRONCOS 6
SUNDAY  10/01/17 20:30
15 NBC Colts @ SEAHAWKS 16
MONDAY  10/02/17  20:30
 16 ESPN  Redskins  @ CHIEFS 10
GAMES
136 Pts Possible
Tie Break  (Sunday 2  team total 49
Actual   Score
 Points  Off
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