There was a time when there was literally the United States of America. Not everyone agreed with each other; but unlike today, people didn't get beaten just because they had a difference of opinion. And each Sunday at the NFL game people stood for the playing of the National Anthem; players didn't kneel, and no one hid in the locker room until the anthem was over.
Believe it or not, some of us actually got goosebumps when the anthem was sung. For those who long for the "Good Old Days" take a moment and watch this short video
"This is the NFL opening ceremony for Super Bowl 39. No kneeling, no hiding in locker rooms and no trashing America.