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2012-10-02 02:07:11 AM
Fark John Elway.

Love, Kansas City
 
2012-10-02 02:33:04 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-02 03:16:38 AM
Something something football brain damage
 
2012-10-02 03:36:03 AM
Yes, but that won't be enough to get Romney a win unless Terrell Davis signs on, too.
 
2012-10-02 04:01:19 AM

Mentat: Fark John Elway.

Love, Kansas City


i212.photobucket.com

/I'm still not voting for Romney.
 
2012-10-02 04:48:09 AM
Sadly there will be people who consider a professional athletes opinion a good one. I remember a few years back people actually voted a hack actor from the black & white movie days into office. morans.
 
2012-10-02 04:52:07 AM
What's in it for Elway? Why would you even come out and endorse someone like this unless there's some sort of quid pro quo?

Taking a side is a sure-fire way to throw away a lot of goodwill and value.

Maybe he's vying for Arnold's old health ambassador role.
 
2012-10-02 04:52:32 AM
Fark you John Elway (and I say that as a Broncos fan). Keep your goddam politics out of your football position and reputation ... unless of course you're willing to have your so-called "family values" exposed ... which anyone in the know in the Denver area knows about full well .. how you cheated on your wife etc. etc.

Seriously ... fark you and your Republican hypocrisy. You'll fit in with that party real well.
 
2012-10-02 04:54:41 AM
Endorsing the guy who's "on the side of taxpayers." Ol' Horseteeth sure liked that 47% stuff, mmhmm.
 
2012-10-02 04:56:32 AM
FTFA "Governor Romney is a proven leader with the experience and background to turn around our struggling economy," Elway said in a statement.

Alternative translations:
I'm betting heavily on a double-dip recession.
I want the economy to tank.
I don't care that I'm obscenely rich. I deserve more!
I want to reinstitute slavery.
I'm an idiot.
Seriously, I am an idiot - too many concussions can do that to a guy.
My parents raised a moron.
I've parked every penny in the Cayman Islands and numbered Swiss bank accounts.

/Your turn, Farkdom.
 
2012-10-02 04:58:44 AM
Duly noted... *rolls eyes*
 
2012-10-02 05:05:49 AM
You'd think that a guy who owned car dealerships would understand economics a wee bit.

/really? romney? the guy whose proposed policies are no different than the ones that destroyed the middle class?
//yeah - squeezing them would really help a consumer economy. all sorts of stuff would sell... like reverse-hotcakes.
/oats, sugar cubes
 
2012-10-02 05:09:21 AM
Reminded me of this.
 
2012-10-02 05:12:42 AM
"Governor Romney is a proven leader with the experience and background to turn around our struggling economy," Elway said in a statement.

What experience and background does Romney have, exactly? Is he going to break up the United States into pieces and sell off the assets while pocketing a percentage? ...that's about all he knows how to do.
 
2012-10-02 05:15:38 AM
fark you, John Elway, you deadbeat Dad.

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2012-10-02 05:16:14 AM
fark John Elway, and the Denver Broncos with him.
 
2012-10-02 05:20:36 AM
Romney said in a statement. "He's had to overcome challenges during his career..."

Oh, yes, he's been handed literally millions of dollars in free money and stuff to do a job that, and I'm being generous here regarding its difficulty, requires staying in shape and faffing around with an inflated oblong for a couple hours once a week.

Truly, this is a man of sharp business acumen, a real self-starter that not only understands the realities of business and politics but also empathizes with people that have to put themselves in debt or sign up to be shot at by terrorists in a foreign land the US has no place farking with just to get the basic qualifications to be told they're not good enough to hire because burger-flipping currently requires a masters and five years of industry experience.

Yes, truly, this man's opinion on US policy matters.
 
2012-10-02 05:23:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: What's in it for Elway? Why would you even come out and endorse someone like this unless there's some sort of quid pro quo?


Running a franchise like the Broncos is steeped in politics, notably with respect to sucking taxpayer money for stadiums, etc.

Take a look into how Bush made his first millions.
 
2012-10-02 05:28:05 AM
Conservatives have to deal with their musicians all being liberal.

Liberals have to deal with their sports figures all being conservative.

/throws in a caveat of "most"
 
2012-10-02 05:35:17 AM

swahnhennessy: Conservatives have to deal with their musicians all being liberal.

Liberals have to deal with their sports figures all being conservative.

/throws in a caveat of "most"


Conveniently, I don't care what John Lennon or Axl Rose think about politics either, and can dismiss them basically out of hand for the same reasons.

I mean, technically it's ad hominem, but actually taking the time to listen to every asshole that thinks he has something to say would mean spending my entire life listening to stupid before I even got to someone with a genuinely good idea on a single issue. So I'll stick to just assuming any political position stated by any kind of performer is idiotic and move on with my life barring overwhelming contrary evidence, thanks.
 
2012-10-02 05:42:22 AM

KrispyKritter: Sadly there will be people who consider a professional athletes opinion a good one. I remember a few years back people actually voted a hack actor from the black & white movie days into office. morans.


Drew Brees is among my favorite athletes of all time (yes, I know we currently suck). But his opinion on politics is about as relevant to me as Ted Nugent's'.
 
2012-10-02 05:42:37 AM
Well that does it. I'm voting for Romney because an athlete supports him.
 
2012-10-02 05:49:36 AM

swahnhennessy: Conservatives have to deal with their musicians all being liberal.

Liberals have to deal with their sports figures all being conservative.

/throws in a caveat of "most"


Yeah, it shouldn't be surprising to anyone that attended high school.

I'm glad to be aligned with people who melt their brains with drugs instead of physical trauma.
At least they enjoyed it.
 
2012-10-02 05:52:06 AM

Jim_Callahan: swahnhennessy: Conservatives have to deal with their musicians all being liberal.

Liberals have to deal with their sports figures all being conservative.

/throws in a caveat of "most"

Conveniently, I don't care what John Lennon or Axl Rose think about politics either, and can dismiss them basically out of hand for the same reasons.

I mean, technically it's ad hominem, but actually taking the time to listen to every asshole that thinks he has something to say would mean spending my entire life listening to stupid before I even got to someone with a genuinely good idea on a single issue. So I'll stick to just assuming any political position stated by any kind of performer is idiotic and move on with my life barring overwhelming contrary evidence, thanks.


Problem is, most people will listen to celebrities rather than do research on the candidates
 
2012-10-02 05:53:46 AM

dickfreckle:
Drew Brees is among my favorite athletes of all time (yes, I know we currently suck). But his opinion on politics is about as relevant to me as Ted Nugent's'.



^Why I think our culture is more susceptible to partisan politics
 
2012-10-02 06:12:11 AM
I prefer poor black guy endorsements. They know what's best for America! Obama '12

Whenever someone who is independently rich endorses a candidate I know I'm for the opposite. Poor losers for Obama!!

From my Obama Phone. The only free nationwide 4G network.
 
2012-10-02 06:12:17 AM

Whiskey Pete: Well that does it. I'm voting for Romney because an athlete supports him.


In today's murky political landscape, who better to guide us than the athletic supporters?
 
2012-10-02 06:18:23 AM

MoeSzyslak: I prefer poor black guy endorsements. They know what's best for America! Obama '12.


False dichotomy is false. There are plenty of people that actually work in relevant industries, have a job that puts them in contact with a wide variety of relevant situations, or are outright policy specialists that would be more than happy to take a few minutes to go over the basics of what's up for you.

Many of them even publish things to that effect on the internet or write for newspapers, even.

//But no, if you seriously need to be told this, getting your policy advice from hobos is only going to be slightly better than getting it from athletes and only moderately better than getting it from singers.
 
2012-10-02 06:25:36 AM

MoeSzyslak: I prefer poor black guy endorsements. They know what's best for America! Obama '12

Whenever someone who is independently rich endorses a candidate I know I'm for the opposite. Poor losers for Obama!!

From my Obama Phone. The only free nationwide 4G network.


Well, the racist scared stupid white guys have gotten out of bed. Probably getting ready to alienate Messkins and women and young people next, then complain about the media being in the tank for Obama.
 
2012-10-02 06:34:08 AM
I'm not making a decision until I know who Honey Boo Boo endorses.
 
2012-10-02 06:34:19 AM

MoeSzyslak: I prefer poor black guy endorsements. They know what's best for America! Obama '12

Whenever someone who is independently rich endorses a candidate I know I'm for the opposite. Poor losers for Obama!!

From my Obama Phone. The only free nationwide 4G network.


I'm pretty sure you already know this but don't actually care and are quite willing to propagate a lie, but that phone program was actually started by Reagan in the eighties. Obama did not create it.

So now that you know this, I will be interested to see if you continue to sign your comments like this. I'm willing to bet you are.
 
2012-10-02 06:37:04 AM
Professional football players are just entertainers. Why would anyone listen to one? They're not known for their speaking skills. They're known for their abilities with an inflatable ball. When we have problems with those, then perhaps they'll be relevant to a conversation.
 
2012-10-02 06:48:25 AM
Yes, I always get my political opinions from washed-up jocks...
 
2012-10-02 06:52:25 AM

Jim_Callahan: Oh, yes, he's been handed literally millions of dollars in free money and stuff to do a job that, and I'm being generous here regarding its difficulty, requires staying in shape and faffing around with an inflated oblong for a couple hours once a week.


Now, I'm not saying that the fact that Elway was a great quarterback means his political opinion gains extra value - however, in terms of difficulty and specialization, being a pro quarterback is by no means an easy job.

There are billions of people on the planet, and only 32 get to be NFL quarterbacks - and there's a definite top-tier of quarterback that usually includes 5 or less people.

Elway is possibly the greatest quarterback in the history of the world - at the very least, he's in the top five for any honest analyzer - In many ways, it's the toughest and most complicated job in sport.

It's a job that takes a great deal of work ethic, dedication, intelligence, and athletic ability. Very few humans possess the necessary qualities to be a great quarterback.

It takes a lot more work and requires a lot more smarts and talent than whatever you're doing with your life, I'm sure.

And Elway's a smart guy - he helped turn the McDaniels mess around in almost no time whatsoever, and figured out a way to get rid of no-game Tebow without alienating his fan-base. (and, yeah, he landed one of the best qb's of all time).
 
2012-10-02 06:54:54 AM
I love sports, but most of the people that play them and follow them closely are not the smartest bunch of people, and tend to lean to the right, or are that special breed of undecideds. Just read the comments on any given article on espn and you'll see a sad display of collective intellect. Hell, saunter over to the sports tab here and it gets bleak.
 
2012-10-02 06:58:26 AM
Is it George Soros? He's an ultra rich white guy. No? How about Warren Buffet, another ultra rich white guy! No? Is it Was it Dave Grohl? Rich white guy! No? How about Steven Spielberg? No again? Brian Harrison? Wait, he got rich because Obama gave him over half a billion taxpayer dollars, so does he count?
 
2012-10-02 07:01:16 AM
I seriously doubt that was written by Elway. Mitt is probably sending out endorsement forms that only requires a person's signature...
 
2012-10-02 07:22:51 AM

Chagrin: AverageAmericanGuy: What's in it for Elway? Why would you even come out and endorse someone like this unless there's some sort of quid pro quo?

Running a franchise like the Broncos is steeped in politics, notably with respect to sucking taxpayer money for stadiums, etc.

Take a look into how Bush made his first millions.


you mean how the Bush family made their fortune aiding the Nazis?
 
2012-10-02 07:42:11 AM

Ishkur: "Governor Romney is a proven leader with the experience and background to turn around our struggling economy," Elway said in a statement.

What experience and background does Romney have, exactly? Is he going to break up the United States into pieces and sell off the assets while pocketing a percentage? ...that's about all he knows how to do.


Let's start with Ohio. Because, seriously, fark Ohio.
 
2012-10-02 07:43:14 AM
toothy
woodland hills
wanker
 
2012-10-02 07:43:33 AM

shotglasss: Is it George Soros? He's an ultra rich white guy. No? How about Warren Buffet, another ultra rich white guy! No? Is it Was it Dave Grohl? Rich white guy! No? How about Steven Spielberg? No again? Brian Harrison? Wait, he got rich because Obama gave him over half a billion taxpayer dollars, so does he count?


Oh, that thing that didn't happen! Interesting, thank you!

Loan guarantees =/= cash in hand, but you knew that.
Company income =/= personal income, but you knew that.
 
2012-10-02 07:45:38 AM
Rich white guy who make most of his money from capital gains.
 
2012-10-02 07:47:01 AM
When celebrities endorse republicans it matters for some reason. But not vice versa.
 
2012-10-02 07:47:36 AM
This Elway endorsement just made me wonder why don't we just go ahead and sink 99% of the boat and see how that turns out?
 
2012-10-02 07:50:33 AM
Farkers are totally predictable. Carry on with your Elway hate.
 
2012-10-02 07:53:07 AM

colon_pow: Farkers are totally predictable. Carry on with your Elway hate.


Why is anyone surprised by this? I don't even see this as remarkable, and the headline kind of says it out front. I hate to be "that guy", and post in a thread just to say it's a dumb thread - but, well......
 
2012-10-02 07:54:52 AM
This is your brain after multiple concussions.
 
2012-10-02 08:02:22 AM
Woody Johnson was asked in a Bloomberg interview whether he'd prefer to see a winning season from the Jets or Mitt Romney, the man he supports, occupying the White House.

That's an either/or theoretical that is in direct conflict with neither/nor reality.

/Jet's chances of a winning season are slightly more realistic than Mitt's.
//Mitt has a snowflake's chance in Hell and the Jet's chances are more like that of a medium sized snowball.
 
2012-10-02 08:03:59 AM

LarryDan43: This is your brain after multiple concussions.


Why would you question the mental function of an exceedingly wealthy man who supports Mitt Romney?
You may disagree with his politics, but you can't call him an idiot, or a traitor to his own social class, like you can the burger-flipping righties who post here on Fark.
 
2012-10-02 08:07:07 AM
Whenever they find someone with a recognizable name that will endorse Rmoney they need to shout it from the mountain tops, because the rank and file are just not that motivated.


As I drive around town the usual characters that have had in years past huge Bush ETC. campaign placards in the yards on the major thoroughfares do not have Rmoney signs posted. They have the republican congressman and county sheriff on 4 foot by 8 foot sheets but no Rmoney. I am sure they will still vote for him but the lack of signage is very telling and the lack of bumper stickers is somewhat amazing.
 
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