Colin Kaepernick Joins Madden NFL 21; Free Weekend Starts Thursday

Colin Kaepernick may still be blacklisted in the actual NFL, but EA SPORTS announces that they have brought the activist quarterback to Madden NFL 21 as a free agent. And speaking of free, they also promise a free weekend is coming to their football simulation starting Thursday. Here's word:
Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback. The team at EA SPORTS, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game. We’ve had a long relationship with Colin through Madden NFL and worked through our past soundtrack mistakes.

Knowing that our EA SPORTS experiences are platforms for players to create, we want to make Madden NFL a place that reflects Colin’s position and talent, rates him as a starting QB, and empowers our fans to express their hopes for the future of football. We’ve worked with Colin to make this possible, and we’re excited to bring it to all of you today.

Starting today in Madden NFL 21, fans can put Colin Kaepernick at the helm of any NFL team in Franchise mode, as well as play with him in Play Now. We look forward to seeing Colin on Madden NFL teams everywhere.
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Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 06:12:
Football is still about athletes with amazing skill right? I don't mind if he kneels, sits, stands on his head, whatever during the National Anthem. He really just isn't that good at Football.

Yeah. His Superbowl performance was abysmally bad. He was a nervous wreck who made mistake after mistake and poor judgment after poor judgment due to being scared shitless. He is obviously mentally inept to perform at the elite competitive level inherent to the NFL playoffs and especially the Super Bowl. He may be OK in regular league games so he should probably sign with a tail end club that does not run the risk of ever getting very far in the playoffs.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 12:50:
Beamer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 11:53:
His posts are sarcastic and mocking 99% of the time. He's joking by putting up an argument he feels is absurd.
Ah, overlooked that -- apologies as necessary.

It's happened a bunch of times. Between Poe's Law, and how outrageous some Trump fans (not voters, fans) are, and how he sometimes misses the mark on being extreme enough, it sometimes gets lost.
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:53:
Great, just great, now Madden 21 will allow me to take a knee during the Anthem. Thanks for disparaging the Veteran community to appease the Liberals and Antifa EA!!!!!


Did you know it was a veteran and a player who suggested he take a knee? Originally, Kaepernick was going to sit.

Oops, it pays to read newer posts before commenting. My bad.
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Beamer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 11:53:
His posts are sarcastic and mocking 99% of the time. He's joking by putting up an argument he feels is absurd.
Ah, overlooked that -- apologies as necessary.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 11:33:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:53:
*snip*
Are you a veteran? I am and I don't feel disparaged in any way. And from what I've seen most of the veteran community believes freedom of speech (you know, the 1st Amendment) is exactly what they were interested in supporting.

His posts are sarcastic and mocking 99% of the time. He's joking by putting up an argument he feels is absurd.
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:53:
*snip*
Are you a veteran? I am and I don't feel disparaged in any way. And from what I've seen most of the veteran community believes freedom of speech (you know, the 1st Amendment) is exactly what they were interested in supporting.
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 10:53:
Great, just great, now Madden 21 will allow me to take a knee during the Anthem. Thanks for disparaging the Veteran community to appease the Liberals and Antifa EA!!!!!

At least his avatar features an Afro and a Black Power fist.
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Great, just great, now Madden 21 will allow me to take a knee during the Anthem. Thanks for disparaging the Veteran community to appease the Liberals and Antifa EA!!!!!

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theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 09:43:
Cutter wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 21:23:
snp
Ah yes, the person protesting racism is the actual racist. Yup. Totally legit. Can't see a flaw in that logic. Perfectly reasonable. How could we all have been so blind?
He’s using an example of the ‘I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you’ line of playground logic perfected by the current squatter in the Oval Office.
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Cutter wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 21:23:
Top free agents in football? Lol! In which particular league would that be the case? It sure as hell isn't the NFL. No one wants to see that racist traitor anywhere. Time to boycott EA.
Ah yes, the person protesting racism is the actual racist. Yup. Totally legit. Can't see a flaw in that logic. Perfectly reasonable. How could we all have been so blind?
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Yeah, not all of Colin's choices have been great ones. Not sure if his ambition swelled or if he has too many people whispering in his ear, or what -- but the shenanigans around the tryout thing was a debacle, although I'm sure the NFL shares in some of the blame for that. Basically my spin is he is a decent guy who tried to do what he saw as the right thing and his career was ruined for it. He has done more things deserving praise than he has things which deserve criticism.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 08:17:
Wow. "racist traitor"? Who is he betraying and how? "isn't that good at Football"? He might not be a Hall of Famer but he is (or certainly was) easily better than 1/3 (possibly more) of the starters in the league. He might not be a typical "hero", but the actions of others effectively turned him into a martyr.

Kaepernick made a statement with a silent, non-violent protest, calling for justice and was shredded by the white power structure for it. I've never had any interest in EA Sports games, but I give them significant credit for sticking their neck out on this. I hope they are rewarded for it.

While I agree with that because as a veteran, I never really minded about the kneeling. I served so people could speak their mind and protest the ways they wanted too (Plus, there is no law against the Flag Code or any other law in the US Constitution or otherwise that states you cannot kneel or have to stand at attention during the US National Anthem.) But, when some teams came back recently and offered to watch his workouts, he made some pretty bold demands for someone who wanted to come back into the fold. I'm sorry but I cannot just tell my employer where I want to meet and then change it at the last minute, how I'm going to conduct business and override your job offer with a list of my own demands. There's only so much you can request before employers will shop somewhere else.
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Wow. "racist traitor"? Who is he betraying and how? "isn't that good at Football"? He might not be a Hall of Famer but he is (or certainly was) easily better than 1/3 (possibly more) of the starters in the league. He might not be a typical "hero", but the actions of others effectively turned him into a martyr.

Kaepernick made a statement with a silent, non-violent protest, calling for justice and was shredded by the white power structure for it. I've never had any interest in EA Sports games, but I give them significant credit for sticking their neck out on this. I hope they are rewarded for it.
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Junior Seau is in Madden 21, and he's dead. Where's the outrage? That must be more ridiculous, no?
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Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 06:12:
Football is still about athletes with amazing skill right? I don't mind if he kneels, sits, stands on his head, whatever during the National Anthem. He really just isn't that good at Football.

That is objectively not true: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_career_passer_rating_leaders

Maybe you're just not very good at tolerating Blacks speaking their mind?
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Football is still about athletes with amazing skill right? I don't mind if he kneels, sits, stands on his head, whatever during the National Anthem. He really just isn't that good at Football.
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Mordhaus wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 00:25:
Like him or not, he was performing a non-violent protest in accordance with his 1st Amendment rights.
The nation and the NFL screwed the pooch royally on how they treated him. At least he got a nice settlement from the NFL and he'll make some more money licensing his likeness to Madden.
So it's a win-win and even the nation has come around to his side, so I guess it's a win-win-win. So much winning.
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Like him or not, he was performing a non-violent protest in accordance with his 1st Amendment rights.
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Just picture RougeOjo running down the sidewalk with a Madden NFL 21 flag and wearing a Kap Rules hat for a good laugh. Can’t wait to see the sales on this one.

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