Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said Monday that he believes the Sooners still control their destiny for the College Football Playoff despite losing to Iowa State as a 31-point favorite over the weekend.
“The biggest thing for us is realizing that we still have it all out in front of us,” Mayfield said. “It’s in our own control. It doesn’t matter what anybody else does. If we win out and take care of our business, I have all the confidence in the world that we could end up in the playoffs — and we should.”
“We need to be able to listen to those with an opposing view and talk to one another if we want to learn, grow, and make change,” he wrote.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Brown’s protest on Saturday in Sunrise, Florida, was the first known demonstration of any kind during the anthem in an NHL regular-season game. The NHL, like the NFL and Major League Baseball, doesn’t have rules governing what players must do during the national anthem. The NBA requires its players to stand for the national anthem.
Brown also protested in a similar manner before a preseason game against the Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal Panthers in September.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in the preseason a year ago to make a statement about social inequality and police MLB Baseball Jerseys treatment of blacks in the United States. Since then, the protest has spread to other sports.