Monday, January 26, 2009

The NFL - Anti Gun, Anti Military? - Update

Here's the latest:

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells us that, after conferring with the league’s military liaison, the 12-member Color Guard will be permitted to remain in the stadium and watch the game.

The amazing part of this story is that the initial complaints arose from the mistaken belief that the league used to allow the Color Guard to stay, and that all of a sudden the procedure changed. Instead, the pre-existing procedure was that the Color Guard watched the game with the rest of the 2,000 extras who take part in pre-game and halftime festivities.
Sounds good to me. Like Chuck says:

we can’t think of 12 of the 2,000 who deserve to be inside the building more than the members of the Color Guard
Damn skippy.


I mean, first, they're blatantly anti gun, as is their commissioner.

Now, they kick the US Marines to the curb (emphasis mine):
My youngest Marine called me this morning. In the course of the conversation he made mention of being part of the Color Guard for the ceremonies at the Super Bowl. He has been part of other Color Guards at other games and has been able to enjoy the entire game after presenting the Colors. HOWEVER, this will not be the case this time. The 12 man/women color guard will be presenting the Colors and then will be escorted out of the stadium and therefore not allowed to see the game.

You gotta be shitting me. This should come back to bit them in the ass, big time. I can now state, unequivocally, that I'll never buy another piece of NFL gear again.

I wonder if the Military Exchange System has heard about this?

(h/t Insty)



Ted said...

Over christmas I saw my nephew, freshly back from Fallujah. Living in Phoenix, he's had several opportunities to do color guard detail at games (at least 3).

EACH time they've been able to stay and see the game.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is going on in the NFL? I just don't see the upside for them.

It must be someone's ego that did this, and the right way to address it is go give that ego a public flogging.

Rustmeister said...

I used to do color guard as well. We always got to stay.

What they're doing is stupid gone wild.

Anonymous said...

You may want to post an update to this story. The whole thing appears to be based on some incorrect info. In any event, things have changed...

- zonker

Rustmeister said...

Thanks for the update, let's hope the update stays in place for future color guards.