Many fans are debating today whether to watch football in a long-standing American tradition (including in my house) on Thanksgiving or join the growing boycott of the National Football League over the continued national anthem protests. Viewership and stadium attendance continues to drop around the country. Recently we discussed how the NAACP proposed simply dropping the national anthem as a way to resolve the controversy — a position that some of us strongly objected to. Now the NFL is proposing an equally bizarre solution: if you cannot get rid of the anthem, get rid of the players. The NFL is working on a proposal to keep players in the locker room for the national anthem. No players, no protest. It is an idea that President Donald Trump rejected for good reason.