Just Want to Enjoy Some Dang Pigskin and Nachos

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle and former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva (78) stands outside the tunnel alone during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Since Donald Trump brought up the NFL “take a knee” controversy in his Friday night speech in Alabama, many have weighed in with their thoughts on the issue, including several of my fellow writers here at RedState. There are a variety of takes (though I’m sure this comes as a surprise to those who assume everyone who writes for RedState is of the same mind on all things.)  A sampling of the varying views can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

As a huge sports fan — football, in particular — I must admit it’s gotten under my skin. Waking this morning to see all the coverage, I vented my spleen a bit on Twitter. Though perhaps not as eloquently as I’d like to have expressed it, here is my own take on the matter:

Is that so much to ask?