An Idea for the Board

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jun 25, 2020.

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  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I think I'm going to start a few catch-all threads on Monday for the political/social issue/health issues/etc that are overlapping with sports, particularly Hawkeye athletics. In those, we'll contain the conversation on that and like topics.

    I was thinking a COVID-19 thread for updates from Iowa on cases and general discussion on how it's impacting sports.

    I was thinking a national anthem thread which can also contain social media posts from Iowa players and coaches on social issues.

    I know we have these threads on here, but I'm going to lock them and start again with hopefully less inflammatory takes. We're going to eliminate flaming posts inciting unrest, politically and socially, unless there's a connection to Hawkeye sports. I know it won't be easy, but that's what I am going to do.

    So, you have through Sunday to continue flaming each other. Monday morning we will turn the page to more productive discussion. That's my hope, anyway.

    I do not want an off-topic forum but am open to other suggestions on how to proceed here.


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  2. Chickenlounge

    Chickenlounge Well-Known Member

    What's the purpose of the "National Anthem" thread? Nobody is protesting the anthem. They're protesting police brutality, and using an opportune moment where cameras are always on to do so. I agree with the idea of this type of thread, but calling it a national anthem thread is misleading in my opinion.

    Just my $0.02.
  3. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Semantics I think. It's a discussion about Iowa players kneeling for the anthem. There are fans opposed to it and fans you are not. It's going to remain a story. I'm not saying minds will be changed either way, but it's going to be discussed on the board.
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  4. Chickenlounge

    Chickenlounge Well-Known Member

    Like I said, I agree with the premise, but naming the thread National Anthem makes it seem like it's about the anthem, when it's not. Why not "silent protest", "take a knee", etc...
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  5. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    I don't think we disagree. I wasn't planning on the thread title "The National Anthem" but the silent protest, taking a knee is happening during the anthem for a reason, so I would have it as part of the thread title.
  6. WinOneThisCentury

    WinOneThisCentury Well-Known Member there a "President Trump is a raging douche thread?" Just curious. :)
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  7. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    and here comes the "Dirty 30" ;)
  8. hawkinarkansas

    hawkinarkansas Well-Known Member

  9. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Most blacks will never support the anthem due to other verses and the author. That was the reason for kneeling.
  10. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

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  11. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    THe problem is that some posts cross the line on racism and many appear to be covert or just ignorant.
  12. Motigerhawk

    Motigerhawk Well-Known Member

    Another board I visit has a specific area for Religion, Sex, Politics.

    That is the ONLY place you can discuss that stuff.

    Maybe an area called Politics and Social issues. You may want to get a volunteer to monitor it with specific guidlines to moderate it.

    And while you moderate the rest of the board, any time these things pop up you immediately lock it.

    Now this can look heavy handed and arbitrary, but if you make things clear from the start, there is no reason not to understand what goes where.
  13. Chickenlounge

    Chickenlounge Well-Known Member

    It has nothing to do with the anthem itself. Read CK's statements. It's about oppression. It's about police brutality. It's about racism in America. Most people aren't even aware of "other verses" by the author.
  14. 1hawkifan

    1hawkifan Well-Known Member

    I don’t agree with kneeling during the anthem, but since this is so polarizing, do players and coaches even need to be on the field during it? Just come out afterwards?
  15. judzeehawk

    judzeehawk Well-Known Member

    Then why don't they pick another time slot to protest? Just curious on what your response will be.
  16. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    It's the thread called "Line In The Sand"!!

    Just kidding Rob.
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  17. dahlhawk

    dahlhawk Well-Known Member

    Little late to try to put the genie back in the lamp. Battle lines have been drawn on this board and being Hawkeye fans is not enough to keep this board together. Too much off-topic hostile conversations have already been allowed with no oversight. When you start a fire it doesn't always burn they way you want. I do like the ideal of keeping sport and social content separate.
  18. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    That's been tried already and it ended up guys trolling each other and stirring the pot. It got to the point where Jon had no choice but to shut that shit down.
  19. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Yes. Jon told me about that.

    The landscape of sports and the country, and Iowa football for that matter, has changed a lot during the last month. It's naive to think sports conversation will stick to just sport.

    Yeah, I could have just shut down anything not related to sports the last month, but I felt it better that we discuss uncomfortable topics on here especially when Iowa football and social unrest in the country were colliding. I understand people did like that approach, but I still believe it was the right one.

    The aiming to corral it and reel it in next week, but I just don't see eliminating it.
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  20. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    Blacks are quite aware.
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