Well, Sundays are now shot.

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  1. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I’m and old fart, kind of along the lines of Mike Ditka, who recently shared his feelings about people who participate in professional sports and kneel during the National Anthem. Unlike Mike Ditka, it also offends me that they have taken to playing some other “anthem” before some games.


    Ditka and I may be part of a dying breed of patriots who believe if you live here you should show respect for our flag, our National Anthem and our country. If you can’t do that then maybe this is not the right place for you to call home. If a person feels strongly that this country is so bad that they cannot stand for the 1:40 that it takes to play the National Anthem I’m sure they wouldn’t want to live here and could pick somewhere else.


    I’ll be the first to say that our country is not perfect. But show me another country where people enjoy the freedoms we enjoy and the standard of living that is available if one is willing to work for it.


    So with Sunday not being consumed by baseball (which I never watch anyway, it’s about as exciting as watching grass grow) or soccer or football that leaves me lots of time for new activities. I’ll think of something to do. Maybe watching the grass grow or paint dry.


    What say you?
     
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  2. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    505
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    my spo
    my spousal unit is already amassing a list of off the wall projects to fill my time
     
  3. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    I'm done with pro sports. The last 4 months have proven I don't miss them like I thought I would. Cancelling DirectTV except our internet service is too poor to use HULU or similar.
     
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  4. El Capitan

    El Capitan Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Chicago IL./Vero Beach, Fl
    1970 SRV 180 w 2.5L Mercruiser.
    2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
    120HP Mercruiser
    I cancelled my NFL Sunday Package. I'll only suffer through watching my Dolphins. Other than that I'll focus on doing all the things I've neglected over the years. Ideally and weather permitting now that I am moving to Florida I'll be on the boat more.

    Screw the NFL
     
  5. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    IL
    281
    V8
    The Bears suck anyway, so I have been done with the NFL for a while. I'll catch a game here and there, but it's no longer must see TV. I watch sports to watch the game. I don't need any politics or social justice crap thrown at me. It's the old Mike Jordan line -- Republicans buy sneakers too. There is a time and place for "protests." Pro sports is not it.
     
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  6. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    505
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    any one have a line on a synchronized swimming sport channel?
     
  7. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    I'm done too...and I won't be listening to the ads...I'll still keep watching the SEC until I see the first knee there...
     
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  8. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Did you see this the other day... women walk off the court during national anthem

     
  9. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I didn't see it but did read about it. They could walk their big butts right off the map and I wouldn't have missed a thing.

    Saddens and sickens me what is happening in our country right now.
     
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  10. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR. 5.7 Merc BIII
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer. 260 Merc Alpha 1 Gen 1
    5.7 Merc BIII
    Agree 100%. Remember all the celebrities saying they would move to Canada if Trump won in 2016? Well didn't hear of any of them moving. As far as the NFL, I had been watching even last year but only my Steelers. Well a couple of weeks ago Mike Tomlin stated he would support any player kneeling for the anthem. Well that does it for me. Not saying I won't put it on if there is nothing else on but I certainly won't go out of my way to watch it. Step-son just met Big Ben the other day too. Said he chatted with him for awhile and he was real cool. I quit watching baseball back in the 1994 strike. If they want to be that greedy then they can have it but they aren't getting my money. Besides that, that's about the same time the Pirates started sucking so no loss there...lol. I do still watch NASCAR but that is starting to wear on me too.

    I have said it many time, you don't like or respect our flag then get out! I was never in the military but have many uncles, grandfather, cousins, etc that have served and they all deserve respect. My great uncle was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. He is still alive and is 103. He was blown over a hillside and full of shrapnel but still put a tourniquet on his buddy and drug him back up the hill. He also gave up his hospital bed for others that he said 'needed it more'. He continued on in the Army for a few more years. Those are the true heroes!

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  11. joeyleggz

    joeyleggz Active Member

    626
    Jan 15, 2013
    long island
    current boat: 1997 sea ray 330 express cruiser
    twin 454's efi
    Agreed I’m done with baseball football etc. I still watch soccer( La Liga, British premier league). But on Sundays I watch fishing shows before I head on down to the boat
     
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  12. stephens013

    stephens013 Active Member

    505
    Oct 8, 2009
    Ft Walton Beach, Fl
    2001 510 Sundancer
    1997 400DA Sundancer
    1994 Chalarral 310 Signature
    3196 Cat; 660 PHP
    3116 Cat; 340 PHP
    Women walk out on playing of the Stars and Strips. Hell cant even watch women dribble a ball down the court.
    Their all punk ass bitches and bastards
     
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  13. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    811
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2008 Meridian 341
    2004 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    6.2's
    You can put me in the stick a fork in it, I'm done category. Listening to these leagues bend over and taking it up the wazoo.....which essentially supports the crap going on in Portland and elsewhere? No freaking thank you. I'm out...
     
  14. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    I have never been one to live vicariously thru pro-sports heroes so I could give a damn about any of it. I don't play golf but I for some reason will watch the major tournaments on TV but that's it. They should just take all those magnificent coliseums and turn them into social justice centers and Homeless camps if the league is so damn concerned about the disenfranchised. It really will be too bad to see what was such a huge part of Americana dye. It really was a huge part of the foundation of leadership development that drove the 20th century. So many of our great leaders and military commanders were initially steeled on the Highschool football fields under the Friday night lights and all inspired by the legendary men of the grid iron. Once pro football fades, College ball and Highschool foot ball will soon follow. What a shame America has become such a country of lambs that will ultimately be lead to slaughter.
    Carpe Diem
     
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  15. brewster16

    brewster16 Active Member

    538
    Aug 9, 2009
    Long Beach Island, N.J.
    '07 44 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
    If the officer tells you to put your hands on the dashboard then PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE DASHBOARD! Is it really that complicated?????
     
  16. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    What blows is most cities/states pay for the mega stadiums. I know here in the Peoples Republic of MN we have 3 new pro stadiums (Target Field, US Bank , Allianz) 1, 20 year old hockey arena (Excel Energy), 1 new St.Paul Saints baseball stadium, 1 new MN Gopher football stadium, and a recently updated Target Arena for the crappy T-Wolves. All mostly paid for by MN's......and now we have to listen to this garbage? I'm out.

    Also, you'd think with all of these teams and stadiums paid for by the taxpayers in MN, we'd be a population of 10 million......
     
  17. TonyQSC500

    TonyQSC500 Member

    47
    Jan 7, 2018
    sold 2007 44 sundancer. White hull with black stripe and canvas.
    Cummins QSC 500’s V-drives.
    I watch hockey, the players do not kneel and they do a lot for the communities they play for. They play the sport because they love it not for the money. Lets GO Pens!!!
     
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  18. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    666
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    Reading this thread gave me a boost, guys. Thanks. 27-year law enforcement officer and 22-year military reservist with three stints on active duty. I thought everyone hated us!
    I wore thin on NFL way back when free agency started. It lost the rest of me when Kaperprick started his affluent-life temper tantrums because he sucks and all his peeps supported it.
    NBA lost me long ago. Don’t have time for MLB. WNBA - they couldn’t be commercially viable on their own so who cares what they do - dumbasses.
     
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  19. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Well-Known Member

    754
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Was done with the NFL three years ago. Down to college football and the NHRA. First time someone takes a knee at a college game done with that.
     
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  20. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Columbus Blue jackets here...
     
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