- Mar 27, 2006
The players have said they much prefer it to silence, for a few very good reasons.The fake crowd noise is pretty dumb, to be honest.
My 2 cents.... I'm not going to criticize anyone who chooses to kneel, nor will I criticize those choosing not to. On the flip side, forcing someone to kneel (and I realize no one advocated this) is akin to forcing someone to stand. The real level of participation or unity in all of this might be largely unknown to us. Yes, WE would feel good if they all knelt, but how many of us hit our knees during that moment? I know that I didn't.Understand some players want to stand for the anthem, but weird that everyone didn’t kneel earlier in the ceremony, especially with all the “unity” talk.