National anthem

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 4 vs. Bears

Published Sept. 29, 2017

It wasn't the weather delay, the helmet-to-helmet hit or the Packers' domination that stood out most in Green Bay's 35-14 win over the Bears on Thursday. The story of the game was quick slants, out routes and dynamic playcalling on offense, and those familiarly near-forgotten takeaways on defense.

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Let's talk about patriotism and the national anthem

Published Sept. 25, 2017

The arranged marriage of patriotism, the national anthem and the American flag is completely broken. Anyone who can't see this isn't looking hard enough. So let's not just stand and mumble our way through the national anthem anymore. Let's follow our hearts and our consciences, and respect those who have a different viewpoint than we do.

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"I got your back homie": Jabari Parker wears Kaepernick jersey in support

Published Sept. 7, 2016

On Tuesday, Bucks forward Jabari Parker publicly came out in support of NFL player Colin Kaepernick, wearing the 49ers QB's top-selling jersey with the caption, "Never followed the wave but this one is necessary. I got your back homie @kaepernick7." It was Parker's latest social issue stand.

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Former Brewers Bush, McClung speak up about Kaepernick's sit-down

Published Aug. 31, 2016

Former Brewers pitchers Dave Bush and Seth McClung spent a lot of time standing for the national anthem during their careers. Like their teammates, rising was expected of them before every game, so when Colin Kaepernick made a statement by refusing to stand before an exhibition game last week, ex-players took note.

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Live, live and live: Remembering Stuart Scott

Published Jan. 5, 2015

People claim that Stuart Scott redefined a culture, gave swag to following pastimes and was the torch bearer for so many others that aspired to find work in television. That all is true.

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Stand up, damn it!

Published May 5, 2014

Watching the Brewers on TV the other day I saw a guy standing next to the woman singing "God Bless America" (more on that later) with his hat on while eating french fries. Really? If it is the national anthem, you SHOULD stand up. As for "God Bless America," will it really kill you to show some respect?

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Video of the Day: The greatest anthem ever?

Published Jan. 19, 2009

On this day in 1991, early in the first Gulf War, Chicago Stadium hosted the NHL All-Star Game. In keeping with tradition, fans cheered throughout Wayne Messmer's version of the national anthem. The result was a spine-tingling moment in pre-game history.