Donald Trump calls for changes to tax laws to penalize the NFL for disrespecting America. In a tweet Donald trump wrote:
“Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!”
His tweet comes as US Vice-President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game in between Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after several players refused to stand which he says “disrespects our soldiers, our flag”.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the new trend of kneeling during the national anthem when he sat down during the anthem in a pre-season game in 2016. Later he explained that it was in protest for racial injustice and police brutality against African Americans.
Not everyone in the NFL is for the kneeling during the national anthem Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying on Monday that any player on his team who is “disrespectful to the flag” won’t play.
In the nfl “game operations manual” it explicitly says that players that fail to stand for the national anthem:
“failure to be on the field by the start of the national anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violation of the above, including first offenses.”
It is thought that this new rule has recently been added.
In an interview Eric Ried has said that Vice president Mike pence walking out at NFL game on Sunday between the colts and 49ers was a pr stunt. Mike Pence walked out on the game as no more than 20 players from the San Francisco team knelt during the national anthem.
Donald Trump also tweeted after the walkout that he told Pence to walk if any players dared to kneel during the anthem.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
In a statement Mike pence explained why he walked out on the game saying
“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.
“At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us.”
Reid who has been a playing for the 49ers since 2013 has told reporters that he thinks that this isn’t the reason why Mike Pence walked saying
“This looks like a PR stunt to me,” adding “He knew that we were the team that had had the most protests, he knew that we were probably going to do it again and so this is what systemic oppression looks like.”.
Was Mike pence right to walkout on the game? Was it just a PR stunt? Or should NFL players shut up and live politics to the politicians?
It was a monumental game for the Seahawks but for the Broncos it was a disaster. The Seahawks destroyed the Bronco side (The Broncos were favorite to win) the score at the end of the Super Bowl was 43 – 8.
So what happened?
2-0 to the Seahawks
Seahawks gained an easy early lead off the mistake of the Broncos as Manny Ramirez snapped the ball over manning causing a humiliating safety as the ball fell into the end zone.
If Knowshon Moreno did not jump on the ball we could have seen a touchdown here!
When Seattle received the ball from a free kick from Denver pushed through the weak Broncos defense in a 51 yard drive. Percy Harvin managed to grab 30 yards he was eventually pushed out of bounds but the damage was already done. The drive was then ended with a 31-yard field goal made by Hauschka that gave the seahawks more points on the scoreboard and more importantly more confidence… the score stood at 5-0 to the Seahawks. Who said that the Sea hawks couldn’t play offensively as well?
The Denver side couldn’t move and the seahawks managed to cause a three and out on the Bronocs second offensive possession. With the ball back in the Seahawks hands yet again with a 13-play, 58-yard drive. Doug Baldwin managed a 37 yard drive from the left sideline this gave the seahawks a prime position to nail some more points on the score board.. which they did with a field goal from Hauschka again.
The Seahawks would then score more points not with there offense but by using there strong defense to make an interception from a bad throw which the Seahawks pressured him into made by manning which went over Julius Thomas straight to Kam Chancellor.
Being in such a strong position at the 31 yard line the Seahawks managed to beat the Broncos back all the way to the 1 yard line then Marshawn Lynch marched into the end zone giving the Seahawks the first touchdown of the Superbowl!
With three quarters yet to play the Broncos really needed to buck up their game and get some points… Otherwise at this rate it would be humiliating.
The Broncos managed to get a first down in the second quarter and things were looking up… but this was short lived as the Broncos started making some ground manning had another interception caught by Malcolm Smith who then went all the way with a touch down, play which you dont see everyday.
It is was now the second half and the Bronocs were really starting to trail behind. Matt Prater kicked the ball hitting it to Harvin who went for a 87 yard touchdown.. the receiver had a clear run and the Broncos couldn’t do anything about it!
The Broncos slipped up again as they had the ball but lost it in a turnover as Demaryius Thomas mucked up in Seattles side of the pitch. Byron Maxwell punched the ball out and it was linebacker Smith who managed to pick up the fumble giving the ball back to Seattle. This then led the Seahawks to drive to the 23-yard from their own 42-yard line as the Broncos watched helplesly. Jermaine Kearse then received the ball and broke past the Bronocs weak defense giving the seahawks yet another touchdown… the score now was at 36-0 to the Seahawks!
At the end of the third quarter the Broncos finally managed to get something on the board with a touch down and a conversion to go along with it from Wes Welker. It came when manning threw to Demaryius Thomas who made a 14 yard touch down. Making it 36-8 but the Brinocs still had a long way to go.
The Seahawks wouldn’t let the Broncos celebrate to long with 48 yards on five plays giving the Seahawks the ground they needed for Wilson to give to Doug to make a 10 yard touchdown pass which would end the game at 43-8!
The Superbowl 2014 was a very one sided game dominated by the Seahawks as the Broncos failed to make any ground and score any points.
It seems that the best offense is the best defense as the Seattle Seahawks take on the almighty Denver Broncos and win! It was a shocking game as the Seahwaks annihilated the Broncos, the final score stood at 43 – 8, the Broncos were humiliated in New york.
The Broncos a started off the game poorly with a safety bad throw to manning which went over him taking the ball back in the N zone giving the Seahawks a 2 point lead even before the Seahawks even touched the ball. It was not a good game for the Broncos with poor throws from manning being intercepted and with the Broncos unable to make any yards meant that with the Broncos lacking a good defense the Seahawks could then manage to pick up yards of their own. It has got to be said though that this safety could not have been stopped by Manning… so you carnt blame him for that one. Manny Ramirez also said that it was his mistake after the game that it happened because the team was going for “cadence” and thought he heard Manning call and so he snapped the ball.
The offensive line of the Broncos couldn’t cope with the quick reflexes of the Seahawks who were on the the Broncos receivers like hawks.
Manning mania was crushed as well as Manning had a terrible game with two interceptions of his throws and with going 34-of-49 for 280 yards it wasn’t Manning’s best. With poor decisions and throws that he shouldn’t have made resulted in interceptions and touchdowns.
Instead of manning making the record books for all the right reasons manning instead has secured his name in the record books for all the wrong reasons as he is now the quarterback with the most most career playoff losses ever.
On the Seahawks side everyone was playing at their best for example Marshawn Lynch manged to get 39 yards and a touchdown all with only getting the ball 15 times in the game.
The rather shocking play from the Broncos may have overshadowed the Seahawks win… after all the sea hawks played really well and have never won a Superbowl before!
One of the more humorous notes of this Superbowl was at the beginning of the game at the coin toss Joe Namath a old former quarterback for the New york jets was given the honor of tossing the coin however he tossed it too soon before the Seahawks could call whether they wanted head or tails fortunately the referee stepped in just in time to catch the coin.. giving the Seahawks a chance to choose.
Why did the Broncos play so badly? The Broncos had so much hype and were surely going to win… but hype does win the games ans maybe the pressure got to them, and with so much attention on manning the rest of the team may have just put it all on him… not even the best can win a Superbowl single handily.
Eli manning thought that his brother wouldn’t be playing in another Superbowl. In a recent interview with news reporters Eli talking about his brother Peyton told how after his brothers first surgery after Peyton sustained a neck injury Eli told news reporters how he thought Peyton was “done” and wouldn’t be playing in another Superbowl. Eli also told how Peyton couldn’t even throw a ball 15 yards which made Eli convinced he wouldn’t be back playing.
But luckily Eli was wrong about his brother as all eyes will be on Peyton in this years Superbowl final against the Seahawks…
John Elway has also commented on how Peyton will always have critics as the superbowl approaches. In an interview he said how when he signed Peyton back in 2012 executive at the Denver Bronoco’s wanted Peyton to finish his long career on a high and as the best ever quarterback. Peyton by record maybe the very best player ever but John Elway says that you wont ever have the “very best” football player because everyone has a different opinion and it all very subjective, he also added that people will always question Peyton Manning’s ability and that their will always be manning haters out there… Even though Peyton has definitely proven himself this season and put his injuries behind him Manning haters are still questioning Manning’s ability under pressure and on the superbowl there sure will be a lot of pressure on manning to deliver!
Could this be another Superbowl win for Peyton manning? Do you think he is the “very best”? what do you think post yuour comments below and tell us your opinions!
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