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Jamele Hill Sent to Time Out By ESPN

10 Oct

Well…I think you can pretty  much write off the Cowboys making the playoffs this year. I am surprised at Jerry Jones stupidity on this. You can force them to stand for the anthem with threats…But you can’t make the play at a high level. Why exactly would the players be inspired to put in extraordinary effort for a owner who doesn’t care about their well being?

As to Jamele, I think ESPN’s reaction to both her calling the racist Chumph out, and her comments about the Cowboy situation is off base.

 

Jemele Hill is paid to opine, so why has she been silenced?

Jemele Hill has one job responsibility: To opine on the world of sports.

She is not employed by ESPN to solve climate change.
She is not employed by ESPN to waltz with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
She is not employed by ESPN to make you a scrambled egg, to repair your muffler, to entertain you with stories of the olden days with Chaka Khan and Bob Hope.
No. Jemele Hill uses television and social media to opine on sports.
And she does it very well.
That’s why ESPN’s decision to suspend her for two weeks is so … pathetic. So … misguided. So … cowardly.
In case you have missed this story: on Sunday night Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said that any of his players who “disrespects the flag” will not dress for games. Now, whether one agrees or disagrees with Jones (I disagree vehemently), it’s a position that is indisputably up for debate and discussion. Hence, Hill (like hundreds of thousands of others on social media) weighed in, firing off the following five Tweets:
Tweet 1 — If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.
Tweet 2 — This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.
Tweet 3 — Or, how about not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys? You can watch and do that, right?
Tweet 4 — If the rationale behind JJ’s stance is keeping the fanbase happy, make him see that he is underestimated how all of his fanbase feels
Tweet 5 — Cowboys have a huge national following. Lot of black & brown folks are Cowboys fans. What if they turned their backs on them?

 

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4 responses to “Jamele Hill Sent to Time Out By ESPN

  1. lkeke35

    October 10, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    I think he forgot that he depends on his players continuing to win games. If they stop winning games just to spite him, what’s the fallout for him?

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    • btx3

      October 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM

      No fallout short term, because he is the owner. The only risk to him is if folks do boycott, or the team loses and the Cowboy’s marketability declines. Meaning a loss of revenue from the team being worth less to advertisers and fans.

      He is betting that no significant kickback will occur from advertisers and fans.

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    • roderick2012

      October 11, 2017 at 9:55 AM

      The Cowboys are losing because they don’t have the same offensive line as they did last year and Zeke must have smoked too much weed over the summer because he seems to be running in slow motion.

      The defense has been decimated by injuries and Jerrah’s comment doesn’t help.

      It’s funny that even his son pretended that he didn’t know anything about Jerrah’s comment nor did the head coach.

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      • btx3

        October 11, 2017 at 5:59 PM

        Things could get ugly for the NFL if the NFL Players Union steps in. They and not only sue – but strike.

        Second, Jerry can’t afford to bench any more starters.

        Third – there is something hokey about this “newly discovered” NFL Player Manual.

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