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20KAG20 181 points ago +182 / -1

They made it to the 78th floor in 40 minutes. Full gear. They were going up when normal people were wanting out. They are true American heroes. Thank you.

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vk003200222 56 points ago +58 / -2

I say any athlete that cant do it in that time gets shot on site. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE PRETTY BOY BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THOSE MEN DID!

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alienjesus 48 points ago +48 / -0

Lebron James has left the chat

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bubadmt 19 points ago +19 / -0

China has left the chat.

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ztrich007 5 points ago +5 / -0

China never leaves the chat scared face

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TrumpsAmericaForever 3 points ago +3 / -0

Athletes aren't what they used to be, but they are not victims of Americas "decline", they are among the leaders of it along with most celebrities, the MSM, social media and the tech hierarchy, the DNC and the whole progressive sham. Dun with sports!

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godaddy42 2 points ago +2 / -0

RIGHT ON

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Wsemenske 20 points ago +20 / -0

Only the ones that criticise the real heroes. Just because they're an athlete, shouldn't immediately condemn them

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SendThemBackToCanada 7 points ago +7 / -0

Athletes are overpaid. First responders are underpaid.

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Wsemenske 5 points ago +5 / -0 (edited)

As a first responder myself I want to completley agree but theres a reason athletes get paid so much, even if people think it's too much. Arguing that athletes are over paid hinges close to leftist communist territory. The market dictates athlete salaries based off of competition and the value they add in terms of entertainment and money that brings. First responders unfortunately don't bring money in. But we don't do our jobs to earn that amount of money and am satisfied with my pay

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godaddy42 1 point ago +1 / -0

RIGHT ON

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Amaroq64 0 points ago +6 / -6

Yeah, there are (were?) some great heroic athletes, such as Michael Jordan. (If I'm not mistaken.) Cool dudes who broke their backs to get to where they're at and inspired others to rise with them.

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Sting -4 points ago +5 / -9

A number of them are warriors when it comes to working in their communities and helping kids - including some of the kneelers. I find the kneeling repulsive but some of them are good inside but misguided.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin travels to places where kids are trafficked to offer his help. Teams like the Chiefs, Steelers, Texans and Cowboys are unreal with making their guys available and the players are EAGER to make a difference.

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NuclearRocks1 10 points ago +10 / -0

I’m guessing your era, the athlete of today pays a fee to a PR firm to handle it. All he does show up as requested and cut a check for his charitable tax deductibility ............

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conservativefrank 19 points ago +19 / -0

It wasn't just that they made it to the 78th in 40 minutes. They did it in smoke filled stairwells while knowing fire and destruction was their destination.

NFL players run out of bounds to avoid being hit by a man.

The fire fighters ran towards death to save others, not a man but literal death - flames, destruction.

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NuclearRocks1 6 points ago +6 / -0

........ wimpy players = louzy product

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godaddy42 1 point ago +1 / -0

RIGHT ON

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godaddy42 1 point ago +1 / -0

RIGHT ON

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WhitePowerRanger 18 points ago +18 / -0

God Bless them.

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enigucm 16 points ago +16 / -0

I didn't appreciate the level of athleticism that takes until I moved into my new apartment building. I'll take the stairs up the 15 floors every now and then, and even that's a workout. I can't imagine 78 floors, in all of that gear, and the circumstances at hand.

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11Bignveiny 7 points ago +7 / -0

Firefighters, cops, combat arms military, they’re all athletes. Just very, very poorly paid in comparison to sportsball athletes. Shows where our priorities are as a society I guess

Also, I’ve heard the terms ‘occupational athletes‘ thrown around for firefighters and cops, and ‘tactical athletes’ for SWAT-type police and combat troops. Regular line infantry work was hard enough for me, but hearing stories of Delta operators climbing/jumping up between the balconies of Iraqi high rises to raid a target is just mind boggling. Same with the firefighters on 9/11. That’s some Olympic-level athleticism right there

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Lasernuts 6 points ago +6 / -0

Adrenaline is also a hell of a chemical- these guys were redlining their bodies “engine” before even arriving on-scene to this terrifying calamity

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advancedrescue 9 points ago +9 / -0

As a firefighter, I think about all those stairs in gear/equipment and it seems crazy to think about.

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FluffiPuff 2 points ago +2 / -0

Me too, I do Brushland/Wildland fires, and I can flap all day - I know couldn't this kind of trek. Just amazing.

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Afeazo 4 points ago +4 / -0

Have any improvements been made for high rises in terms of fire safety? Making firefighters climb so many flights of stairs not only means less time to fight the fire as people die, but also they will be completely worn out when getting there.

Or do firefighters still need to climb stairs when going up a tall building to fight a fire? Most buildings disable elevators as soon as there is a fire.

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Deadangles 2 points ago +2 / -0

the planning and preparedness plans have greatly increased and the construction too probably

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Granite_MAGA 1 point ago +1 / -0

There's not much you can do. Stairwells have a minimum width. But at the end of the day you can't rely on elevators or you end up trapped in an oven.

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thehacker4channel 81 points ago +81 / -0

Heroes also don’t paste names of slave-labor companies on everything they wear.

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NuclearDreams 58 points ago +58 / -0

Or write fucking bullshit racial activism slogans on their jerseys. I was out the other day and they had the NBA on TV and holy shit those guys have gone off the real deep end.

I seriously think the only people watching them anymore are restaurants. I can't imagine the mindset of anyone who can sit there and be preached at for 3 hours when they're supposed to be relaxing and enjoying a recreational activity.

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genXknowitall 26 points ago +27 / -1

There are people posting on this site that can't get the sports cock out of their mouth.

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NuclearDreams 17 points ago +17 / -0

I thought MLB was going to be my line in the sand. Loved the MLB for decades going back to my early childhood. Baseball meant everything for me as a kid. So I thought if the SJWs nonsense spilled out from their mouths I might just put up with it for the sake of enjoying my favorite pastime.

Couldn't do it. I watched maybe a week of games this season but the pandering was too much. Then when I thought about how these millionaire athletes jipped their fans out of a full season and a full experience this year just so they could get paid and because they were afraid of a virus that barely even affects the young and the healthy, it just made me angrier. Needless to say I haven't turned on any sporting event in more than a month. And I'm currently stuck in a hotel with limited entertainment options so that's saying a lot, when I wont even put it on as background noise.

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CT_MAGA 11 points ago +11 / -0

Yeah right? This. Why do we even talk about it. I fucking hate sports on TV. The only thing I watch is MMA.

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thebigbear 7 points ago +8 / -1

Guys and Gals, get a life. Live your life not modeled after some millionaire sport roided up dude. Their PR firm works to make them more "profitable" to marketing and that is all there is to it. Money talks, every thing else can walk. You are your best HERO, be the person YOU want to be. It is not if or whether you fail but what you do after that that sets you apart. Lead, Follow, or get out of the way. WWG1WGA.

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Dsnazzy 3 points ago +3 / -0

So true - was accidentally watching a bit of an NBA game tonight and one of the jerseys said "LOVE US" on the back.....seriously? That was so cringey...

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thepilotofmoya 2 points ago +2 / -0

Being an advocate for social justice by definition precludes a person from being a hero, or even acting selflessly.

Anyone so focused on the identity of other people will hesitate or act with malice when they disagree with the identity of anyone they are supposed to help.

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WhitePowerRanger 18 points ago +18 / -0

Or pedo rapists

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Reclaim_NYC 9 points ago +9 / -0

Lol, exactly. And they also don’t bend down and suck Chinese communist dick, like LeBron did over Hong Kong. The Chinese communists could snap their fingers, address LeBron as “boy” and he’d come-a-running, quick as can be!

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beacray 38 points ago +38 / -0

Athletes are like clowns..For entertainment purposes only.

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Deaduponaviral 11 points ago +11 / -0

In Ancient Rome, fullers were held in higher social regard than the athletes. Literal clothes washing guilds were more esteemed within society than athletes because of how essential they were to society. Athletes like today were often slaves or at the same time overpaid freemen.

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AlphaNathan 9 points ago +9 / -0

Hey I like clowns

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chelthing 4 points ago +4 / -0

honking intensifies

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Ponzo 7 points ago +7 / -0

cough Pat Tillman cough

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scrivenave 2 points ago +2 / -0

There is a good reason why actors, jugglers and other entertainers were on the same social level as whores, pimps and slaves since Ancient Rome. Their job is to do their little song and dance, take their money and fuck off. No one gives a shit about their opinions on politics or anything else. Even mingling with entertainers was considered a sign of poor taste and could greatly harm a person's reputation. Today's society caring about thoughts and ideas of ball kickers, dick suckers and play-pretenders is a very telling sign of it's degradation.

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righttowolfarms 37 points ago +37 / -0

Some athletes are both.

Rest In Peace Cpl. Pat Tillman. Rangers Lead The Way

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The_Bloofy_Bullshark 13 points ago +13 / -0

When I was in OSUT, one of my DS was in OSUT with Pat and Kevin. Near the end of the cycle he showed us a few pics of them. Apparently all the stories about Pat being an awesome guy were true. Didn’t let his fame get to his head.

Every Ranger I’ve met who knew Pat/knows his brother Kevin spoke praise of both of them as well. Guy was a true hero.

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Juicebusters -3 points ago +1 / -4

I heard he was fucking around and his buddy accidentally shot him dead. I'm not happy he fucked up and died but I don't consider that heroic.

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righttowolfarms 5 points ago +5 / -0

Doesn't matter. I'm not calling him a hero, just saying that he gave up a career in the NFL to serve. The man could have fallen down the stairs, he still made the decision to join something far more dangerous than the pussies in the NFL.

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Juicebusters 2 points ago +2 / -0

More or less dangerous might not be important but I admire him if he did it for the right reasons yes.

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msean3231 22 points ago +22 / -0

Professional Athletes are whining crying millionaires. They should have little or no impact on our lives or culture. F-ck them.

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WhitePowerRanger 13 points ago +13 / -0

Fucking thank you. Anyone who listens to these bimbos who’s only accomplishment is surviving more head trauma than any of us, is a retard. They spent their ENTIRE LIFE playing with a fucking ball and getting hit in the head, how smart can they be?

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UpTrump 7 points ago +7 / -0

It's funny watching their cognitive dissonance in real time

They love it and eat up whatever "King" James says, but the second any athlete is revealed to be conservative, they say "he's just a dumb athlete"

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featherwinglove 12 points ago +13 / -1

To be fair, firefighters are pretty athletic.

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Histrionic_Answer 9 points ago +9 / -0

They also don't get millions for dribbling a ball.

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FF_ForTrump 8 points ago +8 / -0

As a firefighter myself, carrying a highrise pack and 2 spare bottles up 1 flight of stairs would wind a normal person...

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jessepinkman9 2 points ago +2 / -0

I feel exhausted just looking at the photo. I'm amazed that people can actually do this. And thank you for your service!

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PaigeAshley 7 points ago +7 / -0

I love these heroes so much.

THANK YOU

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Yuhboysinthebuildin 7 points ago +7 / -0

There is something very wrong with a society whose heroes are celebrity athletes, billionaires, actors, singers, and pundits

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Sting 4 points ago +4 / -0

There is something wrong with a society that looks up to people in those professions who are communists and douche bags.

There’s nothing wrong with looking up to an athlete or a very talented actor or a visionary director or someone with an incredible gift for rhetoric - as long as they are worthy of that praise and respect. I don’t even mean that they have to agree with my politics, they just have to not be dickheads or retards or evil.

In fact, some of the kindest athletes and actors who get involved in charity work are liberals. There’s a higher percentage of them that are conservative, because everyone here knows damn well that conservatives are more giving of their time love and affection. But we’ve met some very decent people who happen to be Democrats but are incredibly giving and make it their mission to do something special for children in their community.

I know he’s a bit of a hypocrite and he acknowledges his huge ego, but people like Bono get a terribly bad rap. He gets his hands dirty with his charity work, quietly, with no cameras around, the guys a hard worker. Tireless for what he believes is right even if I don’t agree with him.

A lot of the people who criticize him and other charitable celebrities have absolutely no idea how much money they dump into their work. How much time and hard work for complete strangers.

Are most celebrities cunts? Fuck yeah. Most of them are cunts. But a lot of the good ones would surprise you.

A lot of people don’t know this, but Johnny Depp will show up to a hospital in whatever town he’s in for a shoot, dressed up in character, and spends all day with the kids. For no publicity. I can only think of one time that he did this with cameras around. I don’t agree with them politically, but a lot of the guys from the Marvel movies are incredible with their work with children. Stone cold idiots, but they work their tails off.

It’s a damn shame the athletes have to ruin sports for most of their fan base, and actors push people away from theaters.

There are a lot of decent people in both industries but the assholes are ruining it for everyone.

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Dsnazzy 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Johnny Depp will show up to a hospital in whatever town he’s in for a shoot, dressed up in character, and spends all day with the kids"

Yeah.....about those visits with the kids...

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jessepinkman9 4 points ago +4 / -0

I used to love Depp. He lost me with his threat to kill Trump.

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CanadianTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

A side effect of capitalism. Money buys respect and no ones going to be shelling out for xtra monie to fire fighters like they do for lebron jerseys

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Yuhboysinthebuildin 1 point ago +1 / -0

These are facts. But we don't need to pay the real heroes ridiculous sums. In fact that would be a problem in and of itself. What we need to do is merely elevate them as role models, culturally speaking.

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Yuhboysinthebuildin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for sharing that perspective. Perhaps that is a more fair way to look at it. I don't mean to say that people are not worthy of praise because of this or that profession.

What I mean is that people get famous for stupid shit and not for the kind of thing that inspire us to be better.

Sadly, I have no idea who these actors and athletes are you mention. Why? Bc they don't get talked about as much. If they're in the news it's bc they got in trouble or got divorced again.

It's also a problem that we give so much attention to people who really aren't relatable to most people. Firefighters are relatable. You or I could be one. We won't be actors, and we will never Iive that lifestyle. We shouldn't aspire to that lifestyle. We should aspire to make contributions to our community, like firefighters do.

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MAGA_From_Heaven 6 points ago +9 / -3

Athletes are LARP Heroes.

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Dasrai 6 points ago +6 / -0

Heroes are the ones who wear soot from the fire raining down upon them as they risk their own lives for a stranger.

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BigFreedomBoner 2 points ago +2 / -0

Poetpede gonna make me cry.

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10gauge 5 points ago +5 / -0

Too many professional athletes are prima donnas with over inflated salaries and egos and under developed minds and sense of patriotism and appreciation.

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CaliPede24601 5 points ago +5 / -0

The only athletes who even approach hero status IMHO are the good moms/dads (e.g. Herschel Walker) and those that stand up to the SJW libshits (e.g. Sam Coonrod).

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Tartarian-King 5 points ago +6 / -1

Yep, that's not a job I could do. It's voluntary in most places too i believe.

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Reltius 4 points ago +4 / -0

JJ faggot Watt had the nerve to post a Never Forget the day after he and his team cowered in their locker room

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Covfefe_Injection 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not enough upvotes can be given.

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BigFreedomBoner 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah maybe because I was listening to the FDNY dispatch audio some Pede shared earlier., exactly my thought. Those guys are not just heros but competent heros. Wicked competent. That is what blows you away. Not just their courage, but their prep and organization. Because they want to win. And really, how much worse would that have been if they weren't so fucking good?

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NvJohansson 4 points ago +4 / -0

Aside from Pat Tillman.

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Juicebusters 4 points ago +4 / -0

One of the main reasons I got off Sportsball was when i started to fully realize they don't do anything. They don't make anything. They muddy up a field, they stretch out netting, they cause a little wear and tear that needs to be cleaned up. There was no service, no 'thing', no product. They aren't even training themselves up for war since we aren't hurling javelins or cannon balls anymore.

This may sound strange but it would actually make sense to me if the most popular "sports" were things like 'Iron Chef' or instead of curling there were actual hallways and contestants battled to clean them the fastest. I say this because we'd be cheering for 'training' or acts that actually improve society and lead to ... better food, cleaner buildings, whatever but super skills for making or doing real life things and benefits.

*yes i do get the idea of entertainment value - distractions. the men's 'soap opera' to escape from life a bit. I don't think these corporate sportsball things are actually that good for escapism but i get that part too

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zoober_floober 4 points ago +4 / -0

Best post of the month.

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Lunarman55 3 points ago +3 / -0

Most athletes are pampered pussys, they can play a game, but most can do nothing beyond. These people are elitist fucking pigs who deserve to be robbed of everything. They are fucking selfish cowards, would never have the balls to put their lives on the line for anyone, or anything.....their no different than hollywood celebrities, it time to take what they have, or at least cause them to go broke

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BigFreedomBoner 1 point ago +1 / -0

It takes zero courage and zero creativity to become a professional athlete. Now you might have courage and you might have creativity, but you don't need to. Because guess what? The ONLY qualification is that you are really good at sportsball.

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67Vert 3 points ago +3 / -0

Athletes are entertainers

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hello123456 3 points ago +3 / -0

please start boo'ing athletes whenever you recognize one in public. That goes for hockey and baseball players too, not a single one of them stood up and protested their league promoting blm which is clearly a racist hate group by any reasonable definition, and one that has now added "violent militia terrorizing innocent civilians" on top

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mateus 3 points ago +3 / -0

Athletes are not heroes simply because they're athletes. And the adoration of sports figures is beyond ridiculous.

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marrkus_of_mrkopalj 3 points ago +3 / -0

Athletes provide little value to society.

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CelesteD 3 points ago +3 / -0

Athletes haven't risked their lives since rome.

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magadom 3 points ago +3 / -0

FUCK SPORTS! I WILL NEVER WATCH A SPORT AGAIN #GEOTUS

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Lazarus327 2 points ago +2 / -0

Athlete/Celebrity worship is the gateway to the Matrix.

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Sting 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well we don’t want that. We all know that any matrix starts out really well, gets really confusing afterwards, and then goes completely off the rails.

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Jleinf 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agree, they’re fancyboy cowards that do not respect freedom

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Flipbarryfromreddit 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well said!!! So true

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no_gal_friend 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just look at WWE. People know that this sport is fake or can be fake. And apply it to other sports.

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RevDrEBuzzMiller 2 points ago +2 / -0

And the entire sports world is now worshipping an asshole like Colin Kapernick, ignoring the fault sof Lord Jesus Jacob Blake, running on and on and on about race race race, Bubba Wallace...the end is listless.

Gotta be a sick joke.

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IvIA6A 2 points ago +2 / -0

Patriots don't wear jerseys either. Dump the NFL

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AntsCamera 2 points ago +2 / -0

LeBum Blames is a bought and paid for Chinese shill, and Roger Goodell is a humongous faggot.

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ChipRollins 2 points ago +2 / -0

No more sportsball for me. Gave up watching it when they first took a knee.

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Lunarman55 2 points ago +2 / -0

I used to be a huge sports fan, i watch zero sports now, fuck these leftist pigs! Let the ratings go down, do not buy any gear, flood the market with fake gear, cut the cables, no TV....if we dont fight we lose, lets take the NBA & NFL down!

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CaptainWinston 2 points ago +2 / -0

Professional athletes can kiss my ass.

Gone are the days when they were role models, they are just tattoo upholstery now.

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MustafaJones 2 points ago +2 / -0

Athletes are basically performers who have been given an inflated position of worth and importance as a result of the continued dumbing down of society. Sports stars and Hollywood actors/musicians are not deserving of our time nor admiration.

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FluffiPuff 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank God for Heroes Proved

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Delphidreams 1 point ago +1 / -0

These people risked everything. They are true heroes! Where has our culture gone recently?

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beev_bove_biv 1 point ago +1 / -0

What about Barry Sanders?

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reaperUSA 1 point ago +1 / -0

The only hero I knew to wear a jersey was Pat Tillman. We all need to recognize his true sacrifice. Colin Kaepernick would have you believe he sacrificed something for this nation. Well not him he's a brainless puppet.

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Phins360_FL 1 point ago +1 / -0

God Bless them. Always had much respect for them.

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tonightm16 1 point ago +1 / -0

Most of them were in just seeing the first tower on fire. They would have heard the second hit. Not even knowing what was going on. Maybe some lower down heard and knew about what it was.

Still, they went in. Still wanted to help and save people.

The word "hero" is just to small a word to use to describe them. No word exists for the courage they had that day.

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LBTrumplican 1 point ago +1 / -0

We don't give crowns to court jesters.

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TuckersMate 1 point ago +1 / -0

Badass

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Blurpy 1 point ago +1 / -0

...and they never were. I have no problem with the term "Sports Idol". But hero? Hell, No!

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jessepinkman9 1 point ago +1 / -0

They performed back-breaking labor just to get to the fire so they could then rescue people.

These are some of the greatest people to ever walk the face of this earth.

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Hedonismbot 1 point ago +1 / -0

1 did, his name was Pat Tillman

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habanero 1 point ago +1 / -0

My knees hurt after just looking at this picture.

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goodatlife123 1 point ago +1 / -0

They wear uniforms

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grognar_the_ape 1 point ago +1 / -0

It is absurd that people who get to throw balls around and people who play pretend for a living earn volumes more than your typical hard working Americans. Never forget that it is our shoulders they stand upon. Knock them off.

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King_Boobus_Toobus 1 point ago +1 / -0

What if we had a super vote to use like once a month - 10 upvotes in one click?
I would use that here. One click is not enough.

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HumanSomewhere 1 point ago +1 / -0

Entertainers: keep your mouth shut, and amuse me. You are just expensive whores.

People like this man, they do things that matter.

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TEXASismagacountry 1 point ago +1 / -0

Gosh dang right! People are looking up to the wrong vocation!

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Induceddrag 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ted Williams was a hero, but he was a fighter pilot.

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reaperUSA 1 point ago +1 / -0

nice to see the Warhammer Theme, not so nice to see the Asian markings on the tanks. want to explain? No that's what I thought.

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10FeetHigher 1 point ago +1 / -0

Athletes wear costumes.

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godaddy42 1 point ago +1 / -0

right on. no real men on the field!

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ThaDtothaOtothaN 1 point ago +1 / -0

True athletes are worth recognition. The trash that is the NFL and NBA are worthless.

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aloha_snackbar22 1 point ago +1 / -0

I saw this live - still fees like its yesterday.

How the fuck did we go from Never Forget, to electing a bunch of snakes into congress that downplayed these events?

Everytime i read or hear that cunt say "Some people did something" make my fucking blood boil.

Sidenote, i didn't know the NFL opening game was today. Did those fuckers did something to commemorate this day, or they went full woke?

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Dsnazzy 1 point ago +1 / -0

...or kneel

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phate451 0 points ago +2 / -2

A couple buddies of mine are firemen. They sometimes wear Laker jerseys during down time.

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BigMikesBlackCock -1 points ago +1 / -2

Its basically a Jersey

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