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Celebrities, Athletes and Movie Stars Opinions really not wanted…..

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is all smiles as he speaks during a press conference held Friday Oct. 23, 2015 at the Spurs practice facility. Popovich was named Team USA Coach for 2017-2020.


I try my best not to listen to celebrities, athletes, and movie/tv stars when they give their opinions with regard to politics.   Today I was unsuccessful.  I caught my ear on Gregg Popovich.

When Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs shows his disdain toward President Trump, like he did today, does he really think I want to know his opinion? I didn’t.   Does he want to know my personal opinion on Trump? I don’t think so.  And my personal feelings toward him has suffered.  I have less respect for him as a person today than yesterday.  He is a coach, not a politician. And as a citizen in this country, his opinions on the President are no more important than mine. And I wiil not give you what I think in this article. It does not matter. My opinion to strangers means little.

Scarlett Johansson (L) and Cher attend the rally at the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017. (KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE)


Using their high ranking of notoriety in the eyes of the public say to these celebrities that their beliefs and wants are also the same as their fans so they want to give their two cents to their fans.  The fact is, some of the general public will listen to these “self-important people, but not agree with their opinions/beliefs, and in many instances, reject them, in more than they think.  The loss of being liked can be significant which in turn, is disastrous in their  careers and popularity.  Loss of popularity can be significant. The better choice for these people would be to shut their traps until they retire or go into politics themselves.  When you bloviate your crap, someone is not going to like it and at can impact the paycheck.


I do not support boycotts.  But when someone gives an opinion that I reject, I do look at that person in a different light.  As I do not have the same political views of say a Sean Penn, I do think the man is a great actor.  But I do wonder what and where did he get his education. Was is a self education from experience?  Where did a Madonna get such a hard ass view on America and its institutions?  How about Conin Kaepernick and his views on the American Flag and National Anthem?  Are you kidding me he does not partake in voting but opens his mouth on our Country?  As I said Friday, today the shit hits the fan. It did.  God help us all.  God Bless America.

That’s all sports fans.

Feature Photo:  Madonna  (NBC News)

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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