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04 May 2018 12:35

Jagartrott wrote:
King Boonen wrote:http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2252352#p2252352

viewtopic.php?p=2252370#p2252370

viewtopic.php?p=2252378#p2252378

All three of these posts are, in some way discussing how this use of the Giro for political gain might affect the race, especially if we consider that Froome's large appearance fee is no doubt funded in some way by the money the Israeli government is paying. How about the forced change of the stage 1 location naming from West Jerusalem to Jerusalem. Clearly an attempt to use the Giro as a "political pawn", to quote your first post.

We could discuss the recent deaths of Palestinian protestors and how hosting events like this are a way to draw attention away from these actions.

We could discuss articles like this:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/giro-ditalia-palestinian-amputee-cyclist-condemns-race1657653742

This seems like the place to discuss this. We can move it to a new thread if it really bothers you?

Exactly this.
I wonder if they will show lovely helicopter shots of the open-air prison that is Gaza in stage 2, when they come quite close to it.

Cycling is used for political white-washing. Pretty disgusting.

So are you saying that the open air prison is because of cycling, and/or because the Giro is in Israel?

EDIT: If Netanyahu starts talking about putting doping cyclists in the open air prison then we've got something.
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Re: Politics in Sports

05 Sep 2018 03:50

The Kaep saga continues... https://www.bbc.com/sport/american-football/45407340
Dude can't get a break
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Re: Politics in Sports

05 Sep 2018 09:42

Archibald wrote:The Kaep saga continues... https://www.bbc.com/sport/american-football/45407340
Dude can't get a break


I have huge respect for Nike for doing this.
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Re: Politics in Sports

06 Sep 2018 17:03

Archibald wrote:The Kaep saga continues... https://www.bbc.com/sport/american-football/45407340
Dude can't get a break

What do you mean by can't get a break?
Isn't he making millions over this?
And people already supporting his position?
On the contrary he is having a big break!
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Re: Politics in Sports

06 Sep 2018 17:42

King Boonen wrote:
Archibald wrote:The Kaep saga continues... https://www.bbc.com/sport/american-football/45407340
Dude can't get a break


I have huge respect for Nike for doing this.


Yes, big props to Nike. Have you seen the new add? Kaep is only the end of a great promo.
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06 Sep 2018 18:33

Not yet, I’ve seen a list of a few of the people in it but will have to search it out on YouTube.
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Re: Politics in Sports

15 Feb 2019 23:36

The NFL has settled with Kaepernick, and Eric Reid. Apparently gave them a lot of money (the amount is a very tightly-guarded secret, but some sportswriters have speculated it could be tens of millions) just to shut up and go away. The NFL is basically admitting they colluded, which is quite unusual. Remember, they fought Brady's case all the way. I don't know how this affects Kaep's chances of signing with some team.

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-colin-kaepernick-withdraws-collusion-case-nfl-190149703.html

So Kaepernick wins in one sense, but what about his cause, free speech? In addition to dropping the case in return for money, it's also being reported that Kaepernick wanted $20 million to play in the new football league, AAF. The typical salary for players in this league is $75,000 a year. None of this is doing his image a lot of good, it makes it look like his case against the NFL was all about money.

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/colin-kaepernick-wanted-20-million-to-play-for-aaf-per-report/1ppf0e0knfc9c15etextlvg7ub
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16 Feb 2019 00:12

We will never know exactly but I heard 60-80 million
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16 Feb 2019 00:21

As the case is sealed, we'll never know, but 60-80 million wouldn't surprise me.

He's never going to get 20 million in the AAF. They don't have that kind of money.
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16 Feb 2019 02:34

Koronin wrote:As the case is sealed, we'll never know, but 60-80 million wouldn't surprise me.

He's never going to get 20 million in the AAF. They don't have that kind of money.

It's really sad that this has ended this way..he said over and over it wasn't about money but instead a deeply held principle..
So a secret is part of that..?
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Re: Re:

16 Feb 2019 02:37

Unchained wrote:
Koronin wrote:As the case is sealed, we'll never know, but 60-80 million wouldn't surprise me.

He's never going to get 20 million in the AAF. They don't have that kind of money.

It's really sad that this has ended this way..he said over and over it wasn't about money but instead a deeply held principle..
So a secret is part of that..?



It shouldn't be sealed. Well that's my opinion. I'd love to know what all is in the settlement.
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16 Feb 2019 16:12

I don't disagree with what others have already typed, but another way to look at it is that the NFL just wants the issue to go away (*not admitting guilt), and CK might use the money (some of the money) to further his cause. I heard $25 Mil for CK and $15 Mil for ER. $60-80 Mil could REALLY do some good!

*They aren't going to do that no matter what.

EDIT: an attorney quote by ESPN thinks the settlement is in the $10 Mil range.
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17 Feb 2019 15:48

Collusion was going to be very hard to prove. The NFL settled because they just didn't want their dirty, scumbaggery tricks exposed.
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