Fox News Commentator Mocks Justin Timberlake’s Manhood Because He Won’t Let His Son Play Football

“This guy was in a boy band, I think his son will be much more qualified to be in a boy band. It’s a lot safer on stage than it is on a football field, right? Come on, this is indicative of the way the elites see football, and tough sports and manhood, frankly. You learn things when you get hit.

“Listen, we all care about player safety, that’s important. But to say ‘no, my kid can’t play football because I’m worried he might take a hit,’ it’s indicative of sort of the softness that we get.” – Fox News commentator Pete Hegseth, after Super Bowl performer Justin Timberlake declared that his son “will never play football.”

RELATED: Hegseth was under consideration to run Trump’s Veterans Affairs administration but major veterans groups objected. In 2012 he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate.

  • The_Wretched

    I like my son without brain damage…

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Yeah but youre not a republican. There wouldnt be republicans without brain damage

      • PlutoAnimus

        “So you think you’re smarter than me, boy? Put on that goddamn uniform!”

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Obviously you’re no Trump then.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Brain damage is clearly better than the alternative — being a multimillionaire musical performer.

      • Kruhn

        And actor. Don’t forget the kid can act a little.

  • Frostbite

    Hegseth works for Fox “News”. I’d say he’s already taken too many hits to the head.

    • Todd20036

      Or not enough

      • HZ81

        Not enough.

  • safari
  • Albert Ross

    Can’t blame him for not wanting his kid to turn out like Pete Hegseth

  • TexasBoy

    Obviously Pete Hegseth has taken a few hits to the head playing football.

    • Rex

      Or when his head hits the bedpost when he’s getting banged.

  • BartmanLA

    Oh look the troll who can’t succeed in anything props up his ego by taking pot shots at someone massively more successful than he could ever be… Oh wait, he’s a republican… nuff said.

    • Frostbite

      Yup. All they know is to try and tear everyone and everything down to their cesspool. #sad

      • Bluto

        Yup! It’s much easier to give someone the finger than a helping hand. It’s the republican way.

  • WNY

    Because real men let their kids get brain damage. I guess.

    • JDS

      Along with major joint damage.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      On the bright side, it saves them from the living hell of becoming a talented and obscenely wealthy musical performer.

  • Mr. M

    He’s probably a blast at parties.

  • JustDucky
  • HZ81

    Those elites with their ability to read medical charts showing brain damage and all. Sissies!

    • safari

      You’re applying the old “evidence-based” medicine. We’re using “wish-based” medicine now.

      • HZ81

        This evidence you speak of? Is it, like, an appetizer at Chili’s or something?

  • Mike C

    He could let his son get irreversible brain damage but then what kind of career would he have? Fox News commentator?

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    “You learn things when you get hit.”
    One of them being, getting hit can result in brain damage.

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      Or you learn that you are a masochist who gets off on football uniforms.

  • Ninja0980

    Damnit…12 comments in and all the good jokes have already been taken!

    • Ben in Oakland

      See, if you were playing football, you’d be so much faster. Get with the program.

  • Ben in Oakland

    It’s a lot safer on stage than it is on a football field, right? ABSOLUTELY.

    Come on, this indicative of the way the elites see football, and tough sports and manhood, frankly. THOSE DAMNED ELITES AGAIN. ALWAYS KNOWING STUFF…AND STUFF.

    You learn things when you get hit. AND YOU ALSO END UP FORGETTING A LOTOF STUFF–LATER.

    • Gustav2

      Those damn elites who don’t understand how much a big deal it is to play football starting a 10 years old, thru high school in a small rural town, then a small college where you can’t keep up in class. Too bad you lose the ability to keep a good job in your late 40’s, but if your HS team won the state championship you get free drinks at a bar until you become a complete raging asshole.

      Then commit suicide at 53.

      That is the story of my brother-in-law. It is not just the NFL players.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I know. That’s the sad part of this idiot’s commentary. He DOESN’T, and equates sports with manhood.

  • Rex

    You mean the guy with 10 lbs of makeup and enough product to replace a helmet is talking about manhood?

  • Todd20036

    It’s funny. As a kid I was never into sports. As an adult, being gay made my father question my manhood.

    Meanwhile:

    I live my life on my own terms.
    I stood up to my boss.
    I stood up to an abusive ex-lover.
    I stood up to my father, my mother, and my emotionally challenged older sister.
    I’ve shown courage when no one else would stand up for me.

    That’s manhood.

    But why am I even bothering with a Fox “news” “reporter”?
    His idea of manhood is carrying a firearm or chugging a case of beer at once.

    • The_Wretched

      Standing up and alone is one of the hardest things we can do. #manhood

      • Dave B

        This is why I have family un-friend me on the Facebook, they can’t take my opposing their bullshit with truth.

    • JackFknTwist

      Precisely !
      Since when has “jock-culture’, or “hazing -culture” or general loutish behaviour come to define manhood ?

      Since when has ‘football’ or NasCar, come to define masculinity ?

      Being gay has shown me very distinguishing features, and yours mentioned here are exactly those.
      Making my own way, forging a career against the odds, getting work when colleagues expressly urged people not to give me work because I was a queer’, actually standing up for myself in all situations from meetings of the Housing Association to Campaign Meetings……

      If there is anything I have learned it is that others see those qualities and characteristics……and they say: he has always been his own man.

      Now that’s a good definition of ‘manhood’……not some whining from a patsy follower of ‘the crowd’.

      A “Shout Out “to all who have stood up to these group-think wanna-be’s whose only self worth is defined by their fearful looking over their shoulders to see whether they’re acting ‘manfully’.
      What a gang of phonies.

      • anne marie hovgaard

        “Since when…?” Since the start of patriarchy; the system that says women are breeding stock & men are cannon fodder.

        • JackFknTwist

          Like, “since forever”?

          • anne marie hovgaard

            Well, perhaps not forever, but a very long time, certainly. For what it’s worth, religion (in some form) has probably been around longer, and I would like to see that gone as well.

    • Dave B

      They say it’s takes a gun or football to have guts and to be tough and “manly”? Sorry a man riding the subway in drag to a gig? That takes fucking guts.

    • Nic Peterson

      All of that and I still throw like a girl.

    • DJ John Bear

      There’s a Netflix documentary called “Friday Night Tykes”, which describes youth football in horrid detail. The kids are anywhere from 7 to 12 years old, and they are trained like pros. The parents are on them…the coaches get in their faces and yell and scream at them…the kids take hits, and some get injured. Youth football is MUCH more dangerous than folks would imagine; the children playing are still developing and are prone to serious injury. Pete Hegseth’s comments are idiocy. And I speak of this as a fan of football.

      • Kruhn

        I’ve actually seen that while practicing rugby. Children mentally abused by parents and coaches screaming at them while running around a field

        • Steve Smith

          I was forced to play rugby at school, until one day after the coach screamed at me for not running hard enough to get the ball I quietly explained to him that I didn’t want it because it was a) muddy and b) I hadn’t the faintest idea what to do with it once I had it.
          I never played rugby again…….

          • Kruhn

            I started as an adult. It’s fun for me. And once you get the ball, run away as fast as you can from the big, burly, daddy bear types running after you .

          • Steve Smith

            I prefer to run towards the big, burly bears………

          • Kruhn

            That’s not wise in rugby. LOL

          • But I want the big, burly daddy bear types to catch me. Your game makes no sense!

          • PDQ

            Those who can take on and enjoy what the big, burly, daddy bear types can deliver are more of a man than any straight guy. And if you can go back for seconds or even thirds…..well……

    • orion dumptee

      the bigger the firearm they carry…the more swagger and beer they slosh down,,usually means they have a very small….

      • Todd Allis

        Self esteem?

  • sfjohn

    brett favre just yesterday said the only way to avoid head/ brain injury is to NOT play football….

    • zhera

      “Yeah, but he’s obviously a sissy, elitist, libtard who can’t find his balls even if his life depend on it.”

      – morans

  • safari

    What is the right’s obsession with wanting to see children hurt to “teach them”?

    • The_Wretched

      Retro lies they tell themselves so they don’t feel guilty for their harms and negligent parenting.

      There’s also a need to create and reinforce their worldviews / lifestyles. If you want small minded abusive creeps, you have to hurt people as kids and raise them with lies about reality.

      If you want compassionate and helpful adults, you have to help your kids, show them possibilities and teach them about the consequences of their actions.

    • Yeah, I thought they were supposed to be “pro-family.” Apparently, wanting your children to be hurt is “pro-family.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Yeah not wanting to have your child brain damaged. What a piece of shit he is.

  • Ninja0980

    For some reason, I don’t see turning kids brains into mush teaching them much of anything.

  • bkmn

    Hegseth must have taken a lot of hits.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    I thought that was willie Geist for I second and reached for my pearls. Please don’t say he’s a Republican. Never watch that morning joe show

  • Boreal
    • It Takes a Village, People

      Triggered. I grew up a trailer. Tornadoes are real. Family still think I’m nuts for living in an apartment when I could get a whole trailer for what I pay for one bedroom.

    • Uncle Mark

      That’s a very generous chart. I never thought of Republicans as having any higher braIn function

    • janey

      Hypocrisy area should be a LOT bigger.

  • Bluto

    There is just something so manly about brain damage.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    “When you get hit, you learn something”

    Come on over asshole! Schools in session.

    Oh? You were referencing your wife?

  • Paula

    Toxic Masculinity.

    • #DJTK5F

      That’s not masculinity. It’s neanderthal-bestial stupidity.

      • Ron Robertson

        Actually, I think it unlikely neanderthals were concerned with masculinity.

        It takes fearful, deeply insecure men to worry about masculinity, aka, Toxic Masculinity.

        • #DJTK5F

          That was the point–it’s stupidity manifesting itself, not masculinity. Masculinity is not inherently stupid.

          I am as masculine as you’ll find, and no son of mine would set foot on a football field. Period.

  • Guess who played football without a helmet.

  • Joe in PA

    I can only presume that this putz spent a lot of time getting his head bashed while on the football field.

  • disqus_D9pH1OIG67

    Hmmm. Does anyone else see the sloped forehead on Hegseth? Looks a bit neanderthal. Maybe that explains his really stupid and nasty comment.

    • Moebym of the Returners

      Neanderthal libel!

      • The_Wretched

        We should hate the progressives for football.

        /end Dem party comment.

  • Gustav2

    Yeah, you learn things like getting repeatedly hit in the head hurts…

    but it also makes you forget that getting repeatedly hit in the head hurts

  • Gil

    Hey….Whenever I experience pain , I stop doing what that is that makes me experience pain. It’s Jesus’ way of keeping me not in pain again…

  • Chuck in NYC
  • Adam Stevens

    Poor straight guys. They derive their entire sense of self and their manhood by how OTHER men view them.

    Which is, of course, about the least manly thing a man can do.

    • Nathaniel

      True. But I think gays are the same.

    • JackFknTwist

      That’s exactly the point I was making below.
      Straight guys are constantly looking over their shoulder to see if they are being perceived as ‘manly’.
      It’s actually quite pathetic……and I think it’s a confidence issue and when it spreads to sexuality, straight guys are much more fragile about their masculinity than we are.

      • PDQ

        Now I’m not straight, but when I’m on all fours looking over my shoulder at someone behind me it’s not usually because I’m worried if they think I’m manly or not. I usually have one thing on my mind and I have more of a “come hither” mixed with “desperate, yearning hunger” type look on my face.

        Ohhhhhhh….wait….. NOW I see what you’re saying…. My bad!

    • Snarkaholic

      They’re horrified that others will find out that they get an occasional stiffy from seeing other guys in the locker room…so they overcompensate by engaging in rough, body-punishing sports, to ‘prove’ how ‘tough’ they are.

    • olandp

      Wimp- a man who lives in fear of being called a wimp.

    • zhera

      See what we straight women have to deal with? It’s just a long, endless battle with cavemen and psychopaths, because the good guys are snagged up early. Sometimes by women, sometimes by men.

      Sigh. Pity us!

    • GanymedeRenard

      I’ve come to understand that homophobia isn’t just detrimental to gay men, but also to straight ones. The latter would feel freer and much more confident in their own skins if homophobia ceased to exist. That’d be certainly a positive thing for women as well.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Pete Hegseth strikes me as a guy who couldn’t get laid in a brothel. Justin Timberlake, on the other hand…

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    You learn things from thowing axes and hitting people on live TV too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeiMvKuXs0E

  • Joe in PA

    Wait, I just saw the headline on the vid…does that mean Justin is friends with Trumper Brady?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      I was wondering too, but decided I don’t really want to know or even care.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    In a perfect world, Hegseth’s son will be crowned the champion of a future season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and his dad will publicly atone for his asshattery.

  • Joe in PA
    • Chuck in NYC

      Wow. That kitteh is hairy. Is there a Bear Club for Cats?

  • SilasMarner

    “frankly. You learn things when you get hit.”
    Well, duh! 1. It hurts and 2. You can get a concussion which can affect you adversely for the rest of your life, moron. If you have no more regard for your child than that then you need to be neutered.

  • CJAS

    Projection.

  • Slippy_World
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Typical Right wing playbook… Mock anything you don’t understand.

  • johncAtl

    Hey Pete,

    Justin – 65.1M followers on Twitter
    You – 84.6K

    Please come back when you’re relevant.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “Dumb liberals don’t want their kids to get brain damage. Now me go prove my heterosexuality by tackling a bunch of grown men and hide my erection in the shower.”

  • Moebym of the Returners

    Somewhat OT:
    A Republican I’m friends with is very particular about men. The only ones she find attractive are the ones who look like the ideal image of virile masculinity, like Dolph Lundgren and He-Man (no, really). We frequently poke fun at her for this.

    • The_Wretched

      One interesting side effect of the kink community’s handling of consent and negotiation is that women feel much more open to state their preferences (at least in community). Some want he-men, some want overweight cuddle daddies and others are into slight or effete men. Preferences run the scale.

      • Moebym of the Returners

        She seems rather dismissive of, or sometimes even repulsed by, men who don’t quite meet her exacting standards. She’s thrown the word “sissy” around liberally while speaking of men she finds too effeminate or liberal in their worldview.

        • The_Wretched

          “creating an hostile workplace”

          Private fun times aren’t the same thing as job sites. I’d have to restrain myself from stfu-ing her. Else I’d flame it up a bit. I come off as very manly in person (which is odd to me but ok) so the anti-sissy types heads explode.

        • peterparker

          And you’re friends with her?! WHY?!?!

          • Moebym of the Returners

            Don’t ask, don’t tell…

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Tell her I fucked a whole bunch of guys who looked like that back in my heyday. They were all very appreciative bottoms.

      • JDS

        Oh helium heels. Tell her that just to piss her off more. 🙂

      • Lars Littlefield

        No shit. Over the years I’ve always been amazed at how many hunky manly men have thrown up their legs begging to be bottomed. Of course this is always fine with me. Yet, it always goes against my prejudice that muscle morphs are tops by design. Num num num num numn . . . .

        • jmax

          I’ve only done two body-builder types. Each of them had the most disappointingly small dicks. I could understand why they were both bottoms.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Num num num num num nummmm

    • Christopher

      Well don’t tell her that Lundgren played He-Man!

      You’ll never see her again!
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ce77237c326bdc30aef9d8ea3ad783e7d422472b18a2cbee4d12e264b4207988.jpg

      • Moebym of the Returners

        Oh, she knows. Believe me.

    • Kruhn

      You know Dolph Lundgren played He-Man in the 1980s Masters of the Universe movie.

  • johncAtl
  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • j.martindale

    Gee. I wonder what he thinks about effeminate gay men. On the other hand, no, I don’t.

  • CB

    Atavistic nonsense.
    I shudder when I recall all the stuff that was done to me as a kid to “make a man” of me. Most of it was painful, and some of it would be called abuse today.
    None of it took. Thankfully.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • JackFknTwist

      ‘Foreswear it sight !
      I never saw true beauty ’till this night.”

    • johncAtl

      Why are you posting pictures of my future boyfriend? Well, he will be once the restraining order expires.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Will send as soon as I’m done with him.

        • Joe in PA

          You may NEVER make another comment about my TV-actor-lusting, k?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            No deal !

            [ Crosses arms & sticks tongue out ]

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      *Actually I’d prefer him just normally fit & without overly pronounced muscle

      • The_Wretched

        I’d prefer with the original head. That’s a ‘shop.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          You just ruined the rest of my life.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR
      • JackFknTwist

        Stop, just stop !

        • Joe in PA

          Said no one, ever. 🙂

      • Keiffer

        Given the opportunity, the head(s) that would be banging wouldn’t be causing any brain damage.

    • Galvestonian

      I’ve always dreamed that an ideal job would be the launderer for a football team especially making sure that all those jockstraps were especially cared for. Ohhhh, yeah …

  • Halou

    Enforcing gender roles on a child because of what a parent thinks is wrong, and doing so because of a complete stranger… one of the worst things a person could do to a child.

  • RLK2

    Neanderthals.

  • Halou

    I’m guessing that nobody at Fox has seen Billy Elliot, film or play it doesn’t matter. A boy likes dancing more than boxing and does it no matter what the world around him thinks. A pretty “manly” thing to do if you ask me.

  • isthisdavid

    Meanwhile, I bet Justin Timberlake could kick this guy’s ass. Just saying.

    • Halou

      And laugh his way to the bank while doing it. There is a reason why many people like him retired in their 30s.

  • andrew

    Justin Timberlake is in good company. As JMJ posted here a few days ago Brett Favre said: “The only way to make football safer is not to play it.” and that he’d “rather see his grandsons play golf than football.” Let’s see Pete Hegseth try to accuse Brett of being an “elite” who shies away from being hit. Hegseth said “you learn things when you get hit.” Actually many football players learned years later that when they got hit, they suffered brain damage. That’s a awful price to pay for playing a game.

    • Halou

      But… Golf is the manly sport of manly presidents. It demands physical perfection!

      If Trump played competitive tiddlywinks then the folks at Fox would say the same thing about that.

  • Galvestonian

    Ohhhh, this doofus hit his head too may times tossing the pigskin around and getting tackled.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      More likely as other players crashed into him at his water station.

      • jmax

        Or as his classmates beat his head against his gym locker before stuffing him in it.

  • Pip

    “You learn things when you get hit.”

    Well, we now know his parenting style.

  • fkevin
    • DaMoldBrok

      It is funny, but the only problem with that clip, I couldn’t answer any of the questions, myself.

      I do not understand football, at all. It make no sense to me, I know the names of most of the teams, think that several of the players are hot and butch as hell, but I couldn’t tell you the name of the players or which team they played for. And yes, I have been accused of being un-American and a traitor. I don’t think I saw my first football game until I was at least 6 – 7, I grew up overseas, were soccer was king, and American football was non existent. I had seen a few rugby matches, that compared to football, makes the American football players look like a bunch of wusses. Besides that, if you just watch what a soccer player, not just the game, but an individual, they RUN from one end of the field to the other, full tilt, for 45 minutes, nonstop. The field is wider and longer than a football field. And the legs. Short shorts. Handsome. Did I mention the legs?

      • Kruhn

        I’ve played a couple of rugby matches and their tackles are safer than football’s .

  • Uncle Mark

    Looking at Mr Hegseth’s sloping forehead, is it any wonder he doesn’t place much value on higher brain function? FOX is the only network that would give this moron a job

  • carrot festival

    Oh look, they’ve opened another bag of clone. They really should comb the amniotic fluid out its hair though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f426c28ba51edd7b007cdd653727880019c5c737d81cee0000cb0ff091c7f802.jpg

  • Uncle Mark

    Of course y’all know if Timberlake performed for the Fucking Moron’s coronation, FOX wouldn’t be shitting all over this concerned parent’s decision.

  • Buford

    “Come on, this is indicative of the way the elites see football…”

    Actually, it’s more indicative of how redneck conservatives see manhood… namely, that the whole point is to act tough and score chicks in order to overcome their insecurities, even if that means peaking before they are 30 with complete disregard for what might happen later in life.

    “Can’t remember math anymore? Too bad… wanna the footage of that time we won the state championship…?”

  • dbishop75

    Wow, what a piece of shit. How dare anyone judge or criticize a parent for expressing concern for their child. Hegseth is a douche bag.

  • dknyc

    first they hate the NFL, now Timberlake is a wuss for not letting his son play football? which is it?

  • Slippy_World
  • netxtown

    From his bio –

    “Pete has four young children—Gunner, Boone, Rex and Gwendolyn—who, he prays, will someday be “IN THE ARENA” for God and country.”

    that’s the way, he man……sacrifice them kiddies…grifting is one tough ‘sport’

  • JWC

    Oh Fuck off… Its just after 08900 PST and I have hit my quota of stupid

  • EqualityForAll

    I’ve always had a YUGE crush on Justin Timberlake. And, it gets yuger every time I see him.

  • Gerry Fisher

    My mother–an emergency room nurse–said we could play any sport we wanted other than football. (My brother unsuccessfully lobbied to try out as a kicker for the team.) She had similar opinions about motorcycles.

    • olandp

      Your mother was a very smart woman.

    • BobSF_94117

      But it would be totally awesome if motorcycles could play football!!!

  • olandp

    “You learn things when you get hit.”

    Well that explains a lot about you.

    “Did you fall and smack your little head on the floor?”

    Obviously.

  • Christopher
  • IDavid

    I think he could get censured for this, but then it’s Fox crazy news.

  • DaMoldBrok

    This is not my thing, doesn’t do a thing for me, but, when I look at him, I see ball gag, leather straps, whip, chains, restraints and a Master that is an expert at degrading the submissive.

    Just saying.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Its none of your goddamn business how Justin Timberlake raises his son, you dipshit. How about you worry about other things and leave the parenting to someone else.

  • GanymedeRenard

    So he’s equating toughness with manhood and weakness with womanhood. How typical of a scumbag “macho” from the 19th century.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      This is the Trump mantra: White, Male, Militaristic, Macho– and Hetero is a given. The Volk und Vaterland speech reeked of it.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Absolutely. And his talibangelical base is secretly delighted with this deployment of pussy-grabbing and philandering stories that supposedly prove a quintessential masculinity, like gawd intended.

  • this is where evolution is funny. i’ve only heard jokes about Timberlake, but good on him for teaching his kids they don’t have to be gladiators with a nearby expiration date. i don’t ever watch the fascist channel and have no idea who the idiot is, but if he wants to kill of his genetic contribution to the species before they can reproduce, that’s his problem. i won’t shed too many tears when that happens, cause he’ll likely blame Blahs for being too violent when it happens, or some other ridiculous thing.

  • Chris Baker

    The bravest and manliest people, in my book, are the queer kids who can’t hide it–and don’t want to–and go out there facing ridicule and abuse. I’m a bit of a coward because I can pass for straight and can hide.

  • robindaybird

    funny how he fails to mention Bret Favre outright stated he rather have his grandson play golf than football, it’s not just the “Femmy boys” that realize Football as it is now is too dangerous, it’s the guys who spent their careers getting bashed around.

  • shivadog

    “You learn things when you get hit” I’d love to help Pete learn a few things.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • jmax
  • LarryChemEngr

    toxic masculinity

  • Silver Badger

    Imagine, not wanting your son to have multiple brain injuries! I just don’t know what this world’s coming too. In my day people wanting brain injuries used drugs. And they were almost as expensive as high school football.

  • acde

    He wishes for his son not to have a broken body and incipient dementia/parkinson’s/brain damage by the time by the time he is 40. How unfatherly and unmanly!

  • greenmanTN

    So basically his argument boils down to “I got hit in the head a lot when I was a kid, and look at me now, I’m a Republican commenter on Fox News!”

    Damned by faint praise.

  • janey

    So, if a father wants to protect his son’s brain from damage, he less of a man than a republican!!!!!?????? Funny, how do republicans think, at all.

  • LeeCMH

    Lureen:
    Bobby, if you don’t eat your dinner,
    I’m goin’ a have to turn off
    that television.

    Son:
    Why mama? I’m goin’ a be eatin’
    this food for the next two weeks !

    Jack:
    Hey, you heard your mama.
    When you finish your meal,
    and then you can watch the game.

    Lureen:
    Daddy?
    Daddy ! !

    LD: (Jack’s father inlaw)
    Hell, we don’t eat with our eyes.
    You want your boy to grow up
    to be a man, don’t you, Dolly?
    Eh, boy’s should watch football.

    Jack:
    Not ’till he finishes eatin’ the meal. . .
    that his mama took 3 hours fixin’ !
    NOW YOU SIT DOWN
    YOU OL’ SON OF A BITCH ! !
    This is my house. . .
    this is my child. . .
    and you are my guest.
    Now you sit down before I knock
    your ignorant ass in a next week !

  • anne marie in philly

    hegseth, you greasy-haired POS, football = concussions and brain damage. but it seems you are ALREADY brain damaged. PS – timberlake is a wuss, but not because he won’t let his son play football.

  • Tom Furgas

    This is interesting, coming as it does at the same time there is an Op-Ed piece in the NY Times by a woman whose husband became brain damaged due to having had numerous head injuries as an NFL player. He’s now slowly turning to a near-vegetative state. But at least Hegseth will be glad to know that he was tough, and took the hits, and all that manly bullshit. All Timberlake is trying to do is protect his kid from ending up with CTE. There are plenty of other sports that do not require the kind of physical punishment that football does. Hegseth is living in the 1950’s.

  • kareemachan

    Gee, caring for your child’s health and wellbeing makes you unmanly?

    Eff off, faux noise.

  • Rick Hammond

    More dick waving from the right. If you’re gonna wave that dick, be sure you land it in my mouth. I’ll show you what being a man is allllllll about, bitch.

  • -M-

    Once again notice how “conservatives” love meddling in how other people raise their children.

    And parents’ issue with football isn’t with their kids ‘taking a hit’, it’s cumulative brain damage.

    • Kissmagrits

      LBJ once sneered that Gerald Ford had played football once too often not wearing his helmut……..

  • Gil

    Timberlake makes more in one day than Hegseth makes in one year…..Jealous much ??? That’s the REAL issue here…

  • Kissmagrits

    This idiot apparently hasn’t noticed, but Hefner’s Heifers will soon become a historical footnote, safety in sports will become a dominant theme, nurturing fatherhood will be widely accepted and most child rearing couples will share the functions of the keeping a family viable. And it can’t happen too soon…….

  • Ginger Snap

    Just like men that send young men to war to die and don’t give a shit about them.

  • Mike

    This is why your Gram and Gramps who watch Fox all day long are more stupid and nasty than they used to be.

    New Rule: Know-nothing bothsiderists who pretend to be virtuous by saying that they tune in to this crap so they can have all points of view get banished to the cornfield. Boing!!

  • TheManicMechanic

    This guy is likely one big sissy otherwise, and is trying to cover for it.

  • Chef Philips

    This “man” should be immediately drawn and quartered, without trial.

    IFF anyone complains about lack of “due process,” just say, “You learn things when you get hit.”

  • 2patricius2

    Kurt Warner, star of the St. Louis Rams, has said he would not allow his son to play football.

  • Steve Smith

    Becoming a Fox News commentator because you’re too odious to get a proper job or to be elected to office doesn’t reflect well on your own “manhood”, whatever that is supposed to be, either.

  • Gianni

    This is typical of what FUX News considers news to be. When the dim and the dense are running a show, it’s stupidity becomes a thing of wonder. We must also remember that our President pins his daily thinking on this organization’s reporting.

  • bjtwuk

    When you cannot win an argument with facts, just go for the Ad Hominem – An argument or reaction directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.

  • JCF

    Manly man w/ (possible) political future: Justin Timberlake

    Chicken shit w/ NO political future: this douchebag, Hegseth.

  • EDinMCO

    “As far as the youth today and mainly my grandsons … I’m not going to encourage them to play because I know what’s out there and it’s dangerous.”
    – Brett Favre, future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback who apparently is soft and lacks manhood.

  • leastyebejudged

    These constant reminders of why I don’t watch Fox at all and why I don’t want anything to do with people who do.

    75% of all the men sitting in prison have frontal lobe damage.

    We have the brain scans of people who’ve played football.

    It’s not a mystery anymore, it’s not a question any longer, all that remains is the waiting for the rest of the country to pull it’s own head out of it”s own ass.

    What gets to me is the medical community in the US. It remains silent, as usual, when it should be doing more than simply using us all as ATM machines. We pay the most for the worst care, it’s idiotic, more people should seek medical care abroad, where it’s far more competently administered and far less exploitative.

  • DaveMiller135

    I’m not impressed with people who think others must suffer pain and permanent damage for their entertainment, or be somehow unworthy.

  • The famous stories of players with brain damage are the pro players and that fits a narrative that they get hit the hardest (have you ever seen an NFL player up close…they are HUGE!), but there’s evidence that suggest that the damage is cummulative from multiple concussions. So we should be studying lots of people who played at different stages including pee wee, middle school, JV, varsity, college as well as pro. People might not be putting together why someone who hasn’t played football since jr high is having memory problems and loss of mobility. We need tons of data. I don’t see that happening. There’s good reason for everyone involved in the sport to obstruct that. I think the game is going to have to end. But then look at boxing. That’s still a thing. So more likely it’s going to be something poor kids do in the hopes of making it big (which almost none of them will). Timberlake is right. Basketball, yes. Soccer, yes. Baseball, yes. Football? No.

  • Charles Rodgers

    Justin Timberlake is an “elite”? In what sense??

  • Sporkfighter

    Being a man has nothing to do with using your head as a piece of sporting equipment.

  • infmom

    Take enough hits to the head and you too can be a Fox News blowhard.