1) I agree that players shouldn't be muzzled, but it's within the rights of the owners of the company to tell them how to behave on the field. I disagree with people who say these athletes should shut up and play, but when it comes to what their boss is telling them to do, these guys have to follow those rules. 2) I don't know the answer to any of this, it seems abstract. If the boss of my company though told us we'd have to do the pledge of allegiance every morning, I'd be weirded out. It's not that I wouldn't want to, but it'd be strange. 3) The way I see it everyone should be able to do whatever they want. Isn't that the whole point of the country? We have the freedom to do what we want privately? If someone wants to destroy a flag every single day of the year, that's their right I guess. I don't have to like it. You know what's strange? The NFL and Goodell put out a notice recently that everyone latched on to in a negative way. I read the notice and yes it said that the NFL wants players standing for the anthem, but it also said that the owners are going to work closely with the NFLPA to try to come up with a different solution. I took that to mean that the NFL would open up the ability to wear clothing or maybe designate a week (and obviously resources) where they dedicate play to whatever it is the NFLPA deems most appropriate. However, nobody took notice of that. All anyone cared about was the kneeling. And just from a pure, selfish fan perspective I'm really sick of this ****. I tune into games to get away from everything else for a while and just focus on watching awesome athletes do things I can't do on a field or court or whatever the case may be. I'm sick of tuning in and talking about Trump. I'm sick of worrying about the anthem. Let people do what they want as long as it's not harming anyone else. Peaceful protest is something we're all supposed to have the right to do. I don't have to like it, that doesn't matter. I just want to watch a game where the analysts spend more time talking about the game itself than what the political views of each player is.