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John Cole
03-01-2003, 06:39 PM
Player on Manhattanville College's women's team faces away from the flag during the playing of the National Anthem to register her protest against government's policies. Is the flack about this act much ado about nothing?

03-01-2003, 08:32 PM
Flags are much ado about nothing.


03-01-2003, 09:39 PM

03-01-2003, 10:03 PM

03-01-2003, 10:30 PM
1. Manhattanville College
2. Women's basketball
3. 21 y/o sociology major
4. Flag

Yes, adds up to much ado about nothing.

03-02-2003, 03:24 AM
5. the national anthem

I concur.

03-02-2003, 08:45 AM
/forums/images/icons/wink.gif john..i saw the news item on national tv...my take on this is: most of reporters/newspeople were involved in viet nam protests/debates, and are reliving their youth...i know i did...jmho..gl /forums/images/icons/cool.gif /forums/images/icons/heart.gif

03-02-2003, 09:41 AM
You know - if she really wants to protest and raise awareness for her cause, she needs to take her shirt off during the national anthem. And forget turning away from the flag - she needs to turn in the direction of the nearest camera.

John Cole
03-02-2003, 10:46 AM
The curse of the National Anthem? The first time the Star-Spangled Banner was used at a sporting event was the 1918 World Series (before it became formalized as the National Anthem). And, of course, Andy, you know who played in that World Series. Coincidence? I think not!