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I have commented on this on the PNJ. I am not much of a College football fan. So my viewing is infrequent. However, about ten years ago when following my family's team Auburn, I began noticing that head coaches instead of having maybe one LEO, would surround themselves with two. Well today I just saw four officer's surround the Auburn coach to the middle of the field to shake hands. The funny part that the coach on Texas AM had four LEO and after the coaches shook hands, the damn LEO began shaking hands. WTF

Why would any grown man ask to have four policemen surround him when the game was over? How did a football game in the middle of the afternoon with sixty thousand people standing there become so dangerous to a coach that police escorts became necessary? I think it is much more ominous. It is the growing militarization and police state mentality which is the mantra of the typical Trump voter. This fascist world of forced conformity and idolization of all things police and military, where simple peaceful first amendment protest is attacked, but killing a million innocent middle east civilians is ignored as our excursions into third world nations becomes heroic.

The simple truth is that we do not need military jets flying over stadiums, we do not need uniformed military always as the presenter of the flag, and we do not need four police officers surrounding football coaches. When will America stop being this cowering trembling scardy cat, and start acting like American citizens who are self reliant and courageous.

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2seaoat wrote:I have commented on this on the PNJ.  I am not much of a College football fan.  So my viewing is infrequent.  However, about ten years ago when following my family's team Auburn, I began noticing that head coaches instead of having maybe one LEO, would surround themselves with two.  Well today I just saw four officer's surround the Auburn coach to the middle of the field to shake hands.  The funny part that the coach on Texas AM had four LEO and after the coaches shook hands, the damn LEO began shaking hands.  WTF

Why would any grown man ask to have four policemen surround him when the game was over?  How did a football game in the middle of the afternoon with sixty thousand people standing there become so dangerous to a coach that police escorts became necessary?  I think it is much more ominous.  It is the growing militarization and police state mentality which is the mantra of the typical Trump voter.  This fascist world of forced conformity and idolization of all things police and military, where simple peaceful first amendment protest is attacked, but killing a million innocent middle east civilians is ignored as our excursions into third world nations becomes heroic.

The simple truth is that we do not need military jets flying over stadiums, we do not need uniformed military always as the presenter of the flag, and we do not need four police officers surrounding football coaches.  When will America stop being this cowering trembling scardy cat, and start acting like American citizens who are self reliant and courageous.

College football is a disgrace, you ought to be ashamed you even watch it.

To begin with, it's a joke of a sport--in a three hour game there's maybe 12 or 15 minutes of actual play. The game itself does nothing but glorify and encourage violent aggression. There were over 200 arrests for violent crimes--assaults and domestic violence--by college football players in 2016. You don't have this kind of crap with tennis or golf or track.

Very few of the "athletes" (AKA glorified thugs) get an actual academic education, they're indentured servants in a for-profit scheme at their own expense. Can you imagine a great university in any other country, like Cambridge or Oxford or the Sorbonne, filling a stadium with drunken yahoos hooting and hollering every weekend during the fall? The sport is an American disgrace.

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2seaoat wrote:I have commented on this on the PNJ.  I am not much of a College football fan.  So my viewing is infrequent.  However, about ten years ago when following my family's team Auburn, I began noticing that head coaches instead of having maybe one LEO, would surround themselves with two.  Well today I just saw four officer's surround the Auburn coach to the middle of the field to shake hands.  The funny part that the coach on Texas AM had four LEO and after the coaches shook hands, the damn LEO began shaking hands.  WTF

Why would any grown man ask to have four policemen surround him when the game was over?  How did a football game in the middle of the afternoon with sixty thousand people standing there become so dangerous to a coach that police escorts became necessary?  I think it is much more ominous.  It is the growing militarization and police state mentality which is the mantra of the typical Trump voter.  This fascist world of forced conformity and idolization of all things police and military, where simple peaceful first amendment protest is attacked, but killing a million innocent middle east civilians is ignored as our excursions into third world nations becomes heroic.

The simple truth is that we do not need military jets flying over stadiums, we do not need uniformed military always as the presenter of the flag, and we do not need four police officers surrounding football coaches.  When will America stop being this cowering trembling scardy cat, and start acting like American citizens who are self reliant and courageous.

College football is a disgrace, you ought to be ashamed you even watch it.

To begin with, it's a joke of a sport--in a three hour game there's maybe 12 or 15 minutes of actual play. The game itself does nothing but glorify and encourage violent aggression. There were over 200 arrests for violent crimes--assaults and domestic violence--by college football players in 2016. You don't have this kind of crap with tennis or golf or track.

Very few of the "athletes" (AKA glorified thugs) get an actual academic education, they're indentured servants in a for-profit scheme at their own expense. Can you imagine a great university in any other country, like Cambridge or Oxford or the Sorbonne, filling a stadium with drunken yahoos hooting and hollering every weekend during the fall? The sport is an American disgrace.

I grew up going to college games with my dad, and later as a student at the college, I had classes with some of the players and hung out with a few of them. I'm not a huge fan of football, but there was a time when it was a big part of my life. My dad and both my brothers played football. Please don't characterize all football players as dumb or thugs. That's not true, and it's a stereotype.

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