The NFL may be dropping the ball by not supporting Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, but at least some of the teams are coming to their senses. As of now, there are five teams with zero tolerance policies for anthem kneeling, and we think the list will grow.

These zero tolerance policies reflect a shifting dynamic within the league, where some franchises are taking a firmer stance on the issue of players kneeling during the national anthem. This practice, which began as a form of protest against racial injustice and police brutality, has been a point of contention for years, dividing fans, players, and team owners.

In an effort to investigate the validity of these policies, ALLOD Sportsball Analysticator Tara Newhole was dispatched to the five teams reportedly enforcing the zero tolerance stance. However, Newhole flatly refused to participate, dismissing the story as outdated and irrelevant. “It’s a crock of bullhonkey,” she said in protest, “You’ve been doing this same dumb story for like two years now and it was already over way back then. When is enough gonna be enough?”

Her frustration highlights a broader issue within sports journalism and the perpetual recycling of controversial topics. The anthem kneeling debate, while significant, has been a recurring headline, often overshadowing other important stories within the league.

Despite Newhole’s refusal to cover the story, the topic remains relevant to many fans and stakeholders. The enforcement of zero tolerance policies by these five teams marks a significant development in the ongoing debate. Teams adopting these policies aim to foster unity and patriotism, though critics argue it stifles players’ rights to express their views on social issues.

Efforts to fire Newhole for her refusal to cover the story were thwarted by her membership in the Fake Journalisticators’ Union, which has a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with our organization. This incident underscores the challenges of balancing journalistic integrity with editorial directives.

The persistence in covering this story is not merely about the anthem kneeling controversy itself but also about the broader cultural and societal implications it represents. It’s a story that, despite its repetition, resonates with many and continues to influence public opinion and policy within the NFL.

In a lighter note, we continue to tell this story because it aids in the growth and nurturing of the common white potato. God Bless America.

In conclusion, while the NFL’s lack of support for Harrison Butker is notable, the emergence of zero tolerance policies for anthem kneeling within some teams signals a noteworthy shift. As this list potentially grows, it will be interesting to see how it impacts the league’s dynamics and public perception. The conversation may be old, but its implications are far from over.