NFL What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?  

Jacob Shelton
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Predicting what the Seahawks will do during the National Anthem before their first regular season game is like predicting which way the wind is going to blow - you only know that it’s going to happen. When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the National Anthem, his protest inspired athletes from diverse backgrounds to either follow suit in solidarity or publicly criticize his political statement. And now the Seattle Seahawks are planning something that will take place before their game on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil.

What are the Seattle Seahawks going to do during the National Anthem on 9/11? A protest? An act of overt patriotism? It's anyone's guess, as the team has been frustratingly vague. "It’s going to be a team thing," said linebacker Bobby Wagner. "That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

Predictably, this has led to speculation, hyperbole, misleading headlines, and preemptive outrage. The fact is, however, that the world doesn't know what the NFL team is planning. Whether it's some form of protest or a new, politicized version of the Super Bowl Shuffle, the Seattle Seahawks September 11 move isn’t just a potentially important moment for sports, it’s an event that could cause people from all walks of life to think about what it means to be an American, as well as the implications of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Vote up the actions you think the Seahawks will undertake during the National Anthem at the 2016-2017 season opener.

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Take a Knee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Take a Knee

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Nothing, They're Bluffing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Nothing, They're Bluffing

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Bust Out Their New Black Lives... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Bust Out Their New Black Lives Matter Armbands

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Sit on the Sideline is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Sit on the Sideline

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Wrap Themselves in American Fl... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Wrap Themselves in American Flags

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Invite Members of Black Lives ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Invite Members of Black Lives Matter onto the Field

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Introduce New Black Lives Matt... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Introduce New Black Lives Matter-Inspired Uniforms

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Pray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Pray

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Eat a Piece of Apple Pie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Eat a Piece of Apple Pie

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Burn an American Flag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Burn an American Flag

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Wear Homemade Colin Kaepernick... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Wear Homemade Colin Kaepernick Masks

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Get in Some Extra Stretch Time is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Get in Some Extra Stretch Time

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The Most Patriotic Push Up Con... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
The Most Patriotic Push Up Contest You've Ever Seen

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Give a Black Power Salute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Give a Black Power Salute

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Lie Down on the 50 Yard Line is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Lie Down on the 50 Yard Line

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Take the World's Saddest Selfi... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Take the World's Saddest Selfie

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A Group Hug is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
A Group Hug

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Perform Slam Poetry Reflecting... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Perform Slam Poetry Reflecting upon Institutionalized Racism

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Practice Their Mime Skills is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Practice Their Mime Skills

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Hardstyle Their Opponents is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Hardstyle Their Opponents

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Sneak in a Quick Viewing of 10... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Sneak in a Quick Viewing of 102 Minutes That Changed America

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Check Their Twitter Feeds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Check Their Twitter Feeds

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Hold a Q&A Session with the Cr... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Are the Seattle Seahawks Going to Do on 9/11?
Hold a Q&A Session with the Crowd