There is a time and a place for protest; a sporting event, during the national anthem, is not it. Common sense is needed here. You don't go to Arby's for a political statement — you go to Arby's for a roast beef sandwich. Countless Americans, worn out from a hard week of work and looking for something enjoyable, something of which they can be a part, something to which they have contributed money — both in taxes for stadiums and voluntarily for tickets, apparel, refreshments, television packages, and on and on — want to see a good game, not political protest. They can turn on the news, open up a paper or visit Facebook for politics.