Stephen A Smith , WEEI et/all and the Grapes Translated

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Stephen A Smith , WEEI et/all and the Grapes Translated

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Dri­ven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hang­ing high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’

The Fox and the Grapes Via Wikipedia

John Nolte, one of the trea­sure of Bre­it­bart tells us that there is a sud­den shift in the land of socially con­scious sports­caster Stephen A Smith:

Fri­day, ESPN “First Take” co-​host Stephen A. Smith said he was “tired” of the national anthem protests and link­ing of arms in unity, adding he is ready to “get back to football.”

What? This can’t be, we’ve been told right along by guys like Smith that the Kaeper­nick protests not only were impor­tant but that it was dis­grace­ful that fewer peo­ple in the NFL were tak­ing part. What could pos­si­bly be his expla­na­tion for this sud­den transformation?

Smith rea­soned that Colin Kaepernick’s ini­tial protest has been “hijacked” and the mes­sage has been “lost” because the protests are now anti-​President Don­ald Trump, which he said just causes more “division.”

Chad Ochocinco is say­ing the same

For­mer Cincin­nati Ben­gals star wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” John­son said in an inter­view with TMZ Sports that he believes the national anthem protests in the NFL are now “polit­i­cally white­washed” and have lost their ini­tial meaning,

Vice sports is say­ing the same:

It’s heart­break­ing to say, but this past Sun­day shows that brain-​dead argu­ment per­pe­trated by brain-​dead huck­sters and embraced by brain-​dead peo­ple is serv­ing its pur­pose, by deflect­ing atten­tion away from the protest’s orig­i­nal meaning.

Oddly this is a sen­ti­ment that I’ve heard a lot of WEEI from peo­ple who were all pro Kaeper­nick lately on my evening drive. The protests have jumped the shark, they’ve been hijacked etc etc etc.

So the ques­tion on the floor is this: why are we sud­denly see­ing this change in the nar­ra­tive from the sport­ing left?

The answer is sim­ple, despite what you might hear from Esquire Trump has won this cul­tural bat­tle big time.

The NFL is bat­tling to repair its tar­nished image and to win back a chunk of the fan base that they’ve for­feited, and the NBA, ter­ri­fied of mim­ic­k­ing the NFL’s drop­ping pop­u­lar­ity has made it clear that there will be no kneel­ing allowed.

And thanks to the left turn­ing this into a racial issue we are going to have the plea­sure of see­ing the 2018 Democ­rats defend­ing dis­re­spect­ing the flag to avoid a pri­mary chal­lenge in red states.

Trump has won but our friends on the left can’t admit that, so instead we have the face-​saving mes­sage, oh the protests have been hijacked message.

If they want to play this game, that’s fine, the polit­i­cal result will be exactly the same and both the NFL and the NBA have learned a valu­able les­son about their cus­tomer bases that they won’t soon forget.


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The small vine with Vinnie’s Grapes

Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’

The Fox and the Grapes Via Wikipedia

John Nolte, one of the treasure of Breitbart tells us that there is a sudden shift in the land of socially conscious sportscaster Stephen A Smith:

Friday, ESPN “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith said he was “tired” of the national anthem protests and linking of arms in unity, adding he is ready to “get back to football.”

What? This can’t be, we’ve been told right along by guys like Smith that the Kaepernick protests not only were important but that it was disgraceful that fewer people in the NFL were taking part. What could possibly be his explanation for this sudden transformation?

Smith reasoned that Colin Kaepernick’s initial protest has been “hijacked” and the message has been “lost” because the protests are now anti-President Donald Trump, which he said just causes more “division.”

Chad Ochocinco is saying the same

Former Cincinnati Bengals star wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson said in an interview with TMZ Sports that he believes the national anthem protests in the NFL are now “politically whitewashed” and have lost their initial meaning,

Vice sports is saying the same:

It’s heartbreaking to say, but this past Sunday shows that brain-dead argument perpetrated by brain-dead hucksters and embraced by brain-dead people is serving its purpose, by deflecting attention away from the protest’s original meaning.

Oddly this is a sentiment that I’ve heard a lot of WEEI from people who were all pro Kaepernick lately on my evening drive. The protests have jumped the shark, they’ve been hijacked etc etc etc.

So the question on the floor is this: why are we suddenly seeing this change in the narrative from the sporting left?

The answer is simple, despite what you might hear from Esquire Trump has won this cultural battle big time.

The NFL is battling to repair its tarnished image and to win back a chunk of the fan base that they’ve forfeited, and the NBA, terrified of mimicking the NFL’s dropping popularity has made it clear that there will be no kneeling allowed.

And thanks to the left turning this into a racial issue we are going to have the pleasure of seeing the 2018 Democrats defending disrespecting the flag to avoid a primary challenge in red states.

Trump has won but our friends on the left can’t admit that, so instead we have the face-saving message, oh the protests have been hijacked message.

If they want to play this game, that’s fine, the political result will be exactly the same and both the NFL and the NBA have learned a valuable lesson about their customer bases that they won’t soon forget.


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