The Houston Texans players responded to the Houston Texans owner yesterday before the teams loss to the Seattle Seahawks by taking a knee together during the National Anthem. Last week, Texans owner Bob Mcnair responded to recent player protest by telling other NFL team owners “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” Mcnair’s comparison couldn’t have come at a worse time. In the midst of the political atmosphere finding it’s way into NFL stadiums, Mcnair should have been aware of how his comments could be taken by players. Whether he meant them in a respectable way or not. This was a stupid time for an NFL owner to make such a stupid statement. As a businessman, Mcnair should know better. The last thing the NFL wants people focusing on, is things that have nothing to do with actually playing football, in relation to their sport. After the president of the United States put the league directly into the mix of this political climate, the NFL was trying it’s hardest to have its fans focus on the game of football. Things were starting to get back to as close to normal as possible for the league, when Houston Texans owner says a thing like this out of his mouth. It was a dumb thing to do, and a dumb thing that should make the other 31 NFL team owners take a long look at Mr. Mcnair. He just might be bad for business. And in a multi-billion dollar a year business, the best move may be to cut a bad link in the chain than to sit back and let one person slow down or stop the whole gravy train. There were only 10 players on the Houston Texans team that stood for the National Anthem on Sunday. Just ten out of 50 or 60-something. It shows the team’s unity and the team’s feeling about ownership. By the way, Houston lost the game against the Seahawks yesterday 38-41 in an unexpected shootout.

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