Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

You could not be drafted for the Viet Nam war until the age of 26 but I was drafted when I was 25 and 9 months. Most of my fellow graduate students who were drafted did not serve. They went to Canada, had bone spurs or said they were “gay”.  You would get out of … Continue reading Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

Bill Britton: Taking a Knee.

         At first glance, the National Football Leagues owner’s threat to suspend players who “take a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem seems patriotic, at least on the surface, since those who commit this act seem to have political outlooks contrary to those of “mainstream” America. When asked what the … Continue reading Bill Britton: Taking a Knee.