Christian delves into the hot topic of the day, Colin Kaepernick's protest of the National Anthem. There's no shortage of callers giving Arcand their opinions on the matter.

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[0:01:38] ... it is. And that's something that you're allowed to do in the United States. And just like he's allowed to do it I'm allowed to go on the radio and say that I think he was ...
[0:02:43] ... at their you're wrong you're just wrong. You're just wrong. In the United States you have their right. And anyone who disagrees that has the right to disagree with it but that's the point we have ...
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Christian opens his show talking about the hot bat of Dustin Pedroia and his thoughts on the Red Sox as they approach the playoffs. He also talks about the decision to play Tom Brady in the Patriots' third preseason game
Christian opens his show talking about the hot bat of Dustin Pedroia and his thoughts on the Red Sox as they approach the playoffs. He also talks about the decision to play Tom Brady in the Patriots' third preseason game

[0:00:25] ... game on Friday. We hit three game win streak snapped last night. Dustin Pedroia almost set records. He's out of line and by the way and that is well. We have Eduardo Rodriguez going tonight. Why ...
[0:01:49] ... to break those race. We'll see them very soon as well. But Dustin Pedroia. On on par as Johnson mossy so a stupidly put it. On par and what is MVP season right now. Hitting 320 ...
[0:03:39] ... the offense needs in the offense needs these guys keep pets and David Ortiz in the middle of that lineup by the way in this interest. You bet says 29 home runs ninety for a battered ...
[0:12:52] ... Jerry Jerry Norton on Friday. And we had a long discussion over Tom Brady should be playing that game in wire wind not. I hit a good us her picture real tool when I say this but I hate that whole afternoon. Say I was against Tom Brady playing and again I was against him even making the trip. Because I just sort of figure what's the point what's the value. What are what are we to gain from this what's Tom Brady to glean from this guy's been in the league for sixteen years. And you're telling me that he needs to play three ...






Danny breaks down the current state of the AL East and where the Sox figure into it. He also touches on the apparent resurgence of David Price.
Danny breaks down the current state of the AL East and where the Sox figure into it. He also touches on the apparent resurgence of David Price.

[0:02:23] ... you updated and Elie stopped well. Toronto right now they host the Minnesota Twins and their common back and they have come back once again they've taken a nine that. To six lead over Minnesota. Opera ...
[0:03:15] ... quarterback situation. What. I did last night was an important moment. Yup Boston Red Sox because you got erased on the mountain wavered duel would all year with its roots. And don't. We've been wondering why and ...
[0:07:06] ... the team that I'm sorry I know the playoffs began today the Kansas City Royals and out of the playoffs but the world champs. There have been a great month of August there they committed a series ...
[0:07:51] ... games out with a month and change what the play. It's this Kansas City Royals group. And that's why last night. You need to go out and you need someone to give you at least six unleashed. ...






Danny discusses Colin Kaepernick's seated protest of the National Anthem. He also discusses the state of Jimmy Garoppolo with some callers.

[0:00:08] ... fortieth home run of the season. That's the most and all of Major League Baseball Orioles lead the Yankees five to not been in the top eight. And Toronto comeback city once again the blue jays have ...
[0:01:07] ... keeping everyone dated men good stuff you. Yeah or nay yet the Arizona cardinal games coming up so preceded not to keep keep in mind that suited on real quick on that cap and accounted fastened in the past. I it's a free country can do you want but I believe the National Anthem to me as Israeli for the sources expressed about arrows and died shortly. In all races man and I just think it's ...
[0:04:31] ... think it is it's causing controversy that's all don't. Watch he's in Buzzards Bay with a glossy. They guys great show like you got to get me fired up for the regular season there. Joseph I'm ...





Danny discusses Colin Kaepernick's seated protest of the National Anthem. He also discusses the state of Jimmy Garoppolo with some callers.

[0:00:08] ... fortieth home run of the season. That's the most and all of Major League Baseball Orioles lead the Yankees five to not been in the top eight. And Toronto comeback city once again the blue jays have ...
[0:01:07] ... keeping everyone dated men good stuff you. Yeah or nay yet the Arizona cardinal games coming up so preceded not to keep keep in mind that suited on real quick on that cap and accounted fastened in the past. I it's a free country can do you want but I believe the National Anthem to me as Israeli for the sources expressed about arrows and died shortly. In all races man and I just think it's ...
[0:04:31] ... think it is it's causing controversy that's all don't. Watch he's in Buzzards Bay with a glossy. They guys great show like you got to get me fired up for the regular season there. Joseph I'm ...





Danny talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about the Patriots preseason, Tom Brady's relationship with Jimmy Garoppolo, and what to expect going forward.
Danny talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about the Patriots preseason, Tom Brady's relationship with Jimmy Garoppolo, and what to expect going forward.

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[0:03:03] ... little bit too and he's solid dynamic on the sidelines. We've gradient Rob Lowe on Friday night. I just. It didn't feel right on. Turn we'll watch no loose much older but popular you'd like if ...
[0:04:08] ... turn out you can get on really different it's not. Is that Matt Cassel in 2008 because it was Brady the Brady was going to be Cordoba men and a berth in the curtain. Not up ...
[0:06:28] ... there got that are going to be a war hero and article Rob Lowe and all the but not on corporate debt that ilk are. Not looked at all and it not ideal but I think. ...






As mentioned earlier on The Mashup Blog, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has doubled down on his decision to sit during the national anthem at all Niners games until “there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to.”

Now comes the part where I’m required to acknowledge that Kaepernick has every right to protest the way he is. That the First Amendment and the basic, very American right to free expression allow him the opportunity to note his contempt for his country the way he is. The blood of way too many brave men has been spilled to give him that right.

Here’s the beautiful part. His right to park his ass on the bench during the “Star Spangled Banner” is every bit as sacred and important as my right to say the following.

Screw you, Colin Kaepernick. Screw you in the ear. Screw you in the eye. Screw you in the 6-year, $114 million contract and in your $19 million average annual salary. You have the right to disrespect your nation’s anthem for exactly the same reason you should be respecting it. Because the nation gives you the right.

I’m not about to dive into Kaepernick’s politics or anyone else’s. Maybe he’s right on some level that a nation that duly elected an African American president, a justice department appointed by him, has scored of minority legislators representing their districts in Congress, and judges of all colors at all levels of the court system is somehow oppressing people. All I ask is respect. Simple, basic respect. I ask nothing more, but I’ll except nothing less.

I’m not even asking for extraordinary shows of patriotism, like the Olympic pole vaulter who stopped in the middle of an attempt to honor the country he fights for. The kind of respect I’m talking about is that of Usain Bolt stopping in mid-sentence during an interview because the American anthem started playing.

The respect hockey fans afford the “O, Canada” every time it’s played on U.S. soil. It’s just the basic recognition of that which is important, even sacred. And it worthy of being appreciated. Especially by someone who’ll make $61 million in guaranteed money in a nation that has somehow stripped his people of all human rights.

The part of this story that has me most in a red-eyed, purple-faced rage is that while Kaepernick is considered ballsy for taking this stand, he is being the furthest thing from it. He has chosen the one institution you can trash in 2016 without turning into a pariah. Let an NFL player come out in protest against Islam, gays, Mexican immigrants, Jews or women and see how fast his team distances themselves from him or Roger Goodell warms up his throwing arm to toss Article 46 at him. And well they should. No company – including a sports franchise – is required to keep someone around if they object to the things he says (just ask Curt Schilling). I just want to see that same standard applied to guys like Kaepernick who publicly shame the country that has provided them so much.

But I seriously doubt there’ll be any consequences coming out of this. If he can play, San Francisco will keep him around. If he gets dumped, it will be because of his play. And the NFL will do nothing other than to say “standing for the anthem is requested but not required and oh, by the way, honor our troops by purchasing your officially licensed NFL merchandise, on sale now.”

All the rest of us can do is root for Kaepernick to be cut because he’s terrible (he’s had a lot of practice lately with that whole sitting-on-the-bench thing), leaves the great game of football in disgrace, is shunned by the public and ends up broke. That’s the “significant change” I’m rooting for. You might think it’s harsh, but I’m just exercising my right to protest his protest. As are these Niners fans. Because ‘Murica.

 

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Jerry Thornton