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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:44 PM

Which football quarterback should be elected president?

These are all accomplished athletes, so that would easily transfer to being president.


56 votes, 3 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Tom Brady
3 (5%)
Cam Newton
1 (2%)
Aaron Rogers
6 (11%)
Ben Roethlisberger
0 (0%)
Colin Kaepernick
19 (34%)
Matt Ryan
2 (4%)
Drew Brees
2 (4%)
Russell Wilson
7 (13%)
OTHER
1 (2%)
An athlete for president, are you kidding me?
15 (27%)
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Reply Which football quarterback should be elected president? (Original post)
milestogo Jan 2018 OP
LexVegas Jan 2018 #1
tenderfoot Jan 2018 #3
LexVegas Jan 2018 #11
Kingofalldems Jan 2018 #27
LexVegas Jan 2018 #30
LuvLoogie Jan 2018 #2
brush Jan 2018 #5
LuvLoogie Jan 2018 #12
brush Jan 2018 #13
LuvLoogie Jan 2018 #36
misanthrope Jan 2018 #20
LuvLoogie Jan 2018 #37
Tikki Jan 2018 #32
LuvLoogie Jan 2018 #38
LuvLoogie Jan 2018 #39
Motley13 Jan 2018 #4
Elwood P Dowd Jan 2018 #6
FSogol Jan 2018 #8
JonLP24 Jan 2018 #26
FSogol Jan 2018 #31
JonLP24 Jan 2018 #33
FSogol Jan 2018 #35
wasupaloopa Jan 2018 #7
FSogol Jan 2018 #9
misanthrope Jan 2018 #22
wasupaloopa Jan 2018 #25
misanthrope Jan 2018 #41
wasupaloopa Jan 2018 #44
misanthrope Jan 2018 #48
LeftInTX Jan 2018 #10
milestogo Jan 2018 #14
brush Jan 2018 #42
L. Coyote Jan 2018 #15
JDC Jan 2018 #16
First Speaker Jan 2018 #17
Runningdawg Jan 2018 #18
TheFrenchRazor Jan 2018 #19
pangaia Jan 2018 #40
mvd Jan 2018 #21
crazycatlady Jan 2018 #23
Roland99 Jan 2018 #24
Fla_Democrat Jan 2018 #28
jmowreader Jan 2018 #29
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2018 #47
lindysalsagal Jan 2018 #34
treestar Jan 2018 #43
MrsMatt Jan 2018 #45
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2018 #46

Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

1. Not Kaepernick. He and Trump are the same. nt

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:04 PM

3. In what way is Kaepernick the same as Trump?

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:00 PM

11. You're right. Thats something a dumb motherfucker would think. nt

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:25 PM

27. So why do you say they are the same?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:32 PM

30. Because Kaepernick said Clinton and Trump are the same.

He is a dumb motherfucker.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:58 PM

2. Jim Plunkett

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:24 PM

5. Would you happen to be a fellow Raider fan? Plunkett also has another plus. He's Latino.

And btw, Go Chucky and the Raiders for next year.

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Response to brush (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:48 PM

12. I liked the Stabler and Plunkett years. Got to see a few George Blanda snaps, too.

I always loved the Biletnikoff and Branch hook ups. I loved the Steelers Bradshaw years, too. I'm from Chicago and have always enjoyed hard-nosed play and talent. The old guys are hurting, though. The NFL needs to take care of them and protect the new kids.

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:00 PM

13. Biletnikoff and Branch, wow, and Stabler and Blanda. Those were the days. I lived in the Bay Area...

then. And the Steelers and Raiders used to battle.

I wonder if the "immaculate reception" would've been called a catch today?

Check that, probably so. The league always rules against the Raiders
'cause Al Davis sued them so much (tuck rule game).

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Response to brush (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:45 AM

36. 1980 season below

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:26 PM

20. Good suggestion, he's a Stanford grad after all

That alone gives him a leg up on 99 percent of other football players.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:46 AM

37. 1980 season below

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:34 PM

32. OMG...he is my all time favorite. He taught me football...

He was a great quarterback.

Jim Plunkett for World's Best Quarterback...for sure.

Tikki

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Response to Tikki (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:46 AM

38. 1980 season below

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:47 AM

39. 1980 season...


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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:20 PM

4. No way, we had the Gipper & you know how that went



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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:43 PM

6. Saw an interview years ago with Matt Ryan where he was supporting Obama.

If you want to go strictly by intelligence, then Ryan Fitzpatrick (Harvard Alum) has all the others beat pretty bad on the Wonderlic score.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:54 PM

8. Drew Brees is a big time Demcoratic supporter too. Can I vote for Roberto Clemente?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:23 PM

26. Is he?

I remember he went on a tour of Guantanamo and talked about what a great place it was and suggested the guy yelling, "torture, torture" was lying.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:32 PM

31. Are you sure that was Brees? Here's an op-ed he wrote for the Post against NFL's anti-trust

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/07/AR2010010702947.html

He was also a big force in raising funds for rebuilding LA after Katrina and was a big critic of W. He focused on homeless shelters, food banks, and schools.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:36 PM

33. Drew Brees

https://deadspin.com/5326379/brees-on-gitmo-the-worst-thing-we-can-do-is-shut-that-baby-down

Here is a Town Hall column praising Bree's for his comments on the anthem. As someone who served in a war zone I get tired of hearing too many people fought and died for the flag therefore we must honor. Standing or not standing doesn't do anything for me.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/09/25/drew-brees-had-the-best-take-on-the-nfl-protests-n2385953?amp=true

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:48 PM

35. Disappointing. I did find his Guantanamo comments. Like a lot of athletes, he seems to be all

over the place with his political opinions.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:53 PM

7. They probably have that concussion disease that turns them

violent and suicidal so that would make an interesting administration.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:55 PM

9. Couldn't be worse than you know who.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:28 PM

22. Oh, that's right. Everyone who ever touched a football helmet has CTE

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Isn't that social meme the goal now?

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:20 PM

25. Its not touching a helmet its getting your head

bashed over and over during a game.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 01:49 AM

41. According to some of the anti-football crowd weaponizing CTE

It's not the plays where your head is "bashed," but every casual bit of contact, including those too minor to even notice. If CTE is as easy to accrue as some of these people portray, then everyone who goes through a normal active childhood with or without football is at danger from it.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #41)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 08:55 PM

44. You are wrong if you were right the NFL would not take it seriously.

And it isn’t anti football people either. It is the Medical profession in JAMA

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #44)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:56 PM

48. There is no concensus across the medical profession

because there are far too many unknowns with the disease right now. Rates of incidence in the public at large, susceptibility and sensitivity to it aren't known whatsoever since the only surefire detection right now is via postmortem inspection.

The NFL is covering their wealthy asses against potential future litigation. That's at the advice of attorneys, not doctors.

There is also a difference in the way CTE has been reported and the fervor with which news and rumor is disseminated. Some of it is factually based in the limited evidence that exists. Some of it is intended to raise eyebrows and draw readers. Some of it borders on salacious hysteria.

The most wild-eyed of the opinions I've seen expressed would have you believe CTE is so easy to acquire that literally millions of Americans are walking around with it right now. That disservice will inure the public to the realities of what is eventually discovered.

The reality of the situation is going to be difficult to assess and understand until we can develop tests that detect CTE in all its stages in a living brain and do extensive surveys of athletes in numerous sports at various times in their athletic careers.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:57 PM

10. Joe Namath

Cuz he was kinda everywhere like Trump


OJ Simpson - cuz Americans like cons

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:05 PM

14. Clearly, not everyone realizes that Aaron Rodgers is not only handsome and intelligent

but he's a liberal.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:48 PM

42. Yep, went to UC Berkeley, got to be influenced by left wing politics there.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:16 PM

15. Who knew there were so many?

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:30 PM

16. I'd say Tony Romo, but he never wins anything.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:32 PM

17. Though I'm a Pats fan, it has to be Rogers...

...he's just so cool, can speak and move well--those commercials!--and he has no fucks to give, as a general principle. Aaron in 2020!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:37 PM

18. Tua Tagovailoa

"Alabama went into halftime of the national championship game trailing Georgia by 13 points, but a switch to Tua Tagovailoa, a true freshman, at quarterback proved prophetic as he led them to a shocking 26-23 victory in overtime, throwing a 41-yard pass to DeVonta Smith to seal the win."
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/sports/national-championship-game-alabama-georgia.html?_r=0

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:21 PM

19. this is exactly what america has come to. nt

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Response to TheFrenchRazor (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 12:52 AM

40. Tell me about it.

I can't believe I actually got this far down the thread.



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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:27 PM

21. We wlll need someone with experience to most effectively..

get out of the Trump mess. That said, even though my Eagles have Carson Wentz, he seems pretty conservative. I'd support Kaepernick if anyone to upset the wingnuts.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:29 PM

23. No celebrities please

Enough is enough

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:30 PM

24. Teddy Bridgewater

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:29 PM

28. Steve Bartkowski


http://www.myajc.com/sports/whatever-happened-steve-bartkowski/8i35TolfAbemggFLhznXLK/

Bartkowski played 11 years in Atlanta, throwing for 23,470 yards and 154 touchdowns, before finishing his career in ’86 with one year with the Los Angeles Rams. He was placed in the Falcons Ring of Honor in 2004, is currently on the Falcons’ board of directors and was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 2013.





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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:31 PM

29. Oh, come on now...

If we must have a football player, let's have an entertaining one!

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:21 PM

47. Well it was predicted four years ago

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:40 PM

34. At this point, I'd settle for a high school soccer player.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:49 PM

43. I will go with Colin

For showing some interest in political issues All of them would be a improvement on the current occupant

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:12 PM

45. If you don't limit yourself to quarterbacks

Alan Page has got some serious smarts.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:15 PM

46. Russell Wilson

But then I'm a Seahawks fan.

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