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swervin November 14th, 2017 4:00am

JJ Watt, a professional football player, raised 37 million dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief. Do you think he is more worthy or less worthy of "citizen of the year" than Colin Kaepernick?

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cowboy Doors of Perception
11/14/17 11:13 am

Obviously more. The Democrats are full of hate.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/14/17 11:03 am

There are so many men more qualified. CK was not qualified at all. He’s not even playing football.

hankG New Jersey
11/14/17 9:22 am

I think JJ Watt deserves it more. Kap does do a lot of actual philanthropic work, but he does too many polarizing things to go with it.

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xtarite
11/14/17 10:00 am

We all know he didn’t get the award because of philanthropy...he got it because of his knees

hankG New Jersey
11/14/17 11:02 am

Unfortunately I believe that's true, but to completely disregard the good Kap things Kap has done is wrong.

abusara i drink and i know things
11/14/17 6:36 am

More I suppose, but really DGAF. A magazine I don't read, gave an award I've never heard of, to a man who plays a sport I don't watch and who some see as a hero, others see as a heel, and who I see as misguided? And this supposedly has some bearing on another man who plays the same sport I don't watch for a team I don't care about?

Meh.

swervin Maryland
11/14/17 8:23 am

I really don't care either, this was more to see how many on the left value someone kneeling for "injustices" rather than someone who actually did a ton of good.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/14/17 3:06 am

Colin Kaepernick has a personal foundation from which he donates his own money to a variety of grassroots organizations.

That 37 million was generated by fundraising, i.e. Other people's money.

Both are worthy endeavors.

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swervin Maryland
11/14/17 5:55 am

Do you know how much Mr. Watt gives each year? No? I didn't think so.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/14/17 2:49 pm

I do not believe that a pissing contest is necessary regarding charitable works.

Your real problem is with Kaepernick’s protest, I suspect.

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swervin Maryland
11/14/17 2:57 pm

Negative. It's the fact that there are other people who did more good that should have gotten it, even if it's a bullshit "award".

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/14/17 3:38 pm

Suit yourself. I think it is exceedingly petty to make a big deal out of something that is ultimately superficial.

GQ likely wants to support Colin’s activism. Something you have a problem with.

swervin Maryland
11/14/17 4:08 pm

If by "big deal" you mean posting a single poll about it, then yes, I made a "big deal" about it.

gluxford1 Arizona
11/13/17 11:20 pm

Colin Kaepernick isn't even worthy of a bucket of spit.

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Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
11/13/17 11:01 pm

The same. Both did tremendous good for their respective communities. Trying to decide who is greater in this situation (which appears to be nothing more than just another hate Kaepernick circle jerk) is just sad.

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thaisoccerfan MAGA
11/14/17 10:26 am

I don’t think Kapernick did anything “tremendously good” while Watt clearly did actually help people.

thaisoccerfan MAGA
11/14/17 4:13 pm

That’s obviously not why he got the man of the year. It’s because he took a knee. Pure and simple. It’s a political statement

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
11/13/17 10:44 pm

symbolically standing up (or kneeling) for civil rights < making concrete contributions to help people in need

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laxgoalie Cleveland
11/13/17 9:58 pm

GQ wanted clicks and people to talk about it. Congratulations you bought into the narrative.

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WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/13/17 9:25 pm

That’s great. Kaepernick also has give 1mil+ of his own money to charity while jobless.

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sfcren Wyoming
11/13/17 9:35 pm

Gave it before he was jobless ...

sfcren Wyoming
11/13/17 10:13 pm

And out of his top 50 jersey sales, while having a net worth of 22 mil. Not exactly living on the streets.

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
11/13/17 10:26 pm

Does 1-Million even compare to 37-Million?

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/14/17 5:03 am

JJ watt didn’t give his own money. He got other people to give it. It’s still great, but no it doesn’t really “compare”.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/14/17 5:46 am

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WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/14/17 5:57 am

I didn’t say he gave no money, I said he didn’t give 37 mil.

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
11/14/17 5:58 am

Which NationalistBrit clearly implied.

sfcren Wyoming
11/14/17 6:24 am

Actually, all you have to do is go back and read your statement. "JJ Watt didn't give his own money" your statement very clearly implies that he gave non of his own money, so there's that ...

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
11/14/17 6:28 am

I didn’t imply anything. I was arguing financially that 1 million dollars doesn’t compare to 37 million.

thaisoccerfan MAGA
11/14/17 10:27 am

$37 million >> $1 million.

Math.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
11/13/17 9:14 pm

Watt is a true good guy.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/13/17 9:09 pm

Kaepernick risk, and ultimately lost, his career. There was no downside for Watt. Not to mention, addressing systemic racism is a greater concern.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/13/17 9:16 pm

Kaepernick chose not to play for San Fran. He screwed the pooch and made a poor decision or he'd be employed today. He's a loser. Watt unselfishly raised tons of money for the flood victims in Houston. JJ is more deserving of any award when pitted against Kaepernick. But understanding that GQ was attempting to resurrect its anemic sales, did what they felt more politically expedient. Their marketing VP and directors should be fired for that decision because poor she's don't buy the periodical.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/14/17 6:53 am

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thaisoccerfan MAGA
11/14/17 10:30 am

Anyone who gets benched behind Blaine Gabbert clearly is an elite QB