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 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 feelsTweet 5 — Cowboys have a huge national following. Lot of black & brown folks are Cowboys fans. What if they turned their backs on them?