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  • A Marines Letter To The NFL

    10/17/2020 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    I see you… I see you, professional football player, as you kneel down during the playing of the National Anthem… I see you, with your arm raised in protest… I see you thinking you are doing something to unite people over social and racial injustice. I see you… But, more than that here is what I really see… I see a man pushing the wheels of his wheelchair as he returns home from a foreign land unable to function as he once did, due to fighting to protect you as you kneel on the ground. I see a young widow,...
  • NBA Finals TV Viewership Sets New Record Low for Third Straight Game

    10/06/2020 2:50:50 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 57 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 10.06.2020 | Craig Bannister
    Viewership of the NBA Finals set a new record low for television audience for the third straight game on Sunday as more fans tune out because they think the league has become too political. Overnight ratings show game three viewership was off slightly from Friday's count, Deadline reports: ABC telecast of Game 3 of the NBA Finals (1.5, 4.08M) from the bubble in Orlando was off a tenth from Friday night’s Game 2 and seven tenths from Game 1 last Wednesday. Last night saw the Heat get on the board with a 115-104 victory to cut the Lakers’ lead in...
  • Only 1 NBA Player Refused To Kneel For National Anthem

    09/30/2020 7:22:30 PM PDT · by md1986 · 45 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 30, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    Only one NBA player refused to kneel for the National Anthem before Wednesday night’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
  • Would You Kneel? A College Coach and a Veteran on the National Anthem

    09/25/2020 9:30:02 AM PDT · by grayhog · 12 replies
    Tree House Letter ^ | 9-25-20 | MyLinh B. Shattan
    “Good morning,” Tom said. “I’ve been thinking about what you said. Our conversation.” Tom and I had met years ago at a college camp though he likely hadn’t remembered. He was a coach from an elite college and my older child attended his sports camp. We knew a lot of the same pros and players. And now, both of our younger children were in competitions together. This particular weekend we were settling in on a beautiful crisp morning near the water, the breeze cool on the skin. Tom came over soon after I arrived, because he wanted to share something...
  • NFL Sunday Social Activism Sees Several Teams Scramble When National Anthem Starts Playing

    09/20/2020 2:24:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 20, 2020 | Bruce Haring
    [snip] Some of the team plans seemed more haphazard than Week One’s careful coordination. The Tennessee Titans were in the middle of pre-game warmups when the song started, causing the team to rush to the sidelines. Titans linebacker Rashaan Evans, safety Kenny Vaccaro, and defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney took a knee, while defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons held his right fist in the air. Titans left guard Rodger Saffold knelt with center Ben Jones with his right hand on Saffold’s back. Right guard Nate Davis took a knee, as right tackle Dennis Kelly’s rested his left hand on Davis’ right shoulder....
  • Cowboys Legend Emmitt Smith Says He Would Kneel for the Anthem

    09/18/2020 9:52:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Only one Cowboy who has knelt for the national anthem. However, Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith says that if he were still playing, there would be one more. The NFL Hall-of-Famer told the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram that he would kneel because he too has been a victim of injustice.
  • Broncos, Titans Stage Large Protest During National Anthem Before Monday Night Football

    09/15/2020 10:35:55 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 15 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    Over 30 players from the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans, knelt in protest during the playing of the national anthem prior to their Monday Night Football tilt. 18 Denver Broncos and 13 Tennessee Titans took a knee and/or raised fists in protest. According to the Denver Post: Linebacker Bradley Chubb, wideout Jerry Jeudy, running back Melvin Gordon and safeties Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson were among the Broncos who knelt, while defensive linemen Jurrell Casey and DeMarcus Walker stood with a fist raised. Also kneeling for the Broncos were Malik Reed, Michael Ojemudia, Royce Freeman, Essang Bassey, P.J. Locke, Bryce...
  • Baltimore Ravens Stand for ‘Black National Anthem,’ Most Protest During U.S. Anthem

    09/14/2020 11:43:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 14 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens all but two players stood during the “black national anthem,” but most either took a knee or sat down as the American national anthem was played. As the Ravens faced the Cleveland Browns in the season opener, all but two of the Ravens proudly stood as “Life Every Voice and Sing” rang out over the stadium’s public address system. Ahead of the song, the Ravens lined up at the goal line as a show of support. As the “black national anthem” played, Ravens players Marlon Humphrey and Matthew Judon took a knee, according to Baltimore...
  • Baker Mayfield Reverses Course, Will Stand for the Anthem

    09/12/2020 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/20 | Dylan Gwinn
    Browns quarterback said not once, but twice, that he would kneel during the anthem this season. However, a message from the Miami Dolphins seems to have convinced the young signal-caller that the path to “real change,” doesn’t lie with on-the-field gestures.
  • Colts to Make ‘Bold Statement’ During Anthem on Sunday

    09/11/2020 11:36:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 10 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Colts linebacker and team captain Darius Leonard has confirmed that the entire team will make what he calls a “bold statement” during the national anthem on Sunday, as the NFL launches its first full weekend of action. “We decided we’re going to make a bold statement, and we’re going to show unity as a team,” Leonard said, according to Stephen Holder of The Colts have had mixed reactions to protests during the anthem among the players. In the past, the Colts linked arms while at other times, individual players have taken a knee during the anthem.
  • Texans, Chiefs players discuss staying in locker room during national anthem

    09/10/2020 6:52:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | September 10, 2020 | Blake Harper
    The NFL's season opener is almost here, and players from both the Texans and Chiefs are discussing possible protests to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, including both teams staying in the locker room during the national anthem. "#Chiefs and #Texans players have been in talks about a joint demonstration before tonight’s NFL kickoff game that makes a statement on racial injustice and shows unity, per sources," NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
  • Tyrone Crawford: Cowboys given 'green light' to protest during anthem, want to do something eye-catching

    09/04/2020 12:13:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 91 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 04 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford said Thursday the team has been given the "green light” to protest during the national anthem during the season. Crawford told reporters the team is really hoping to make a statement, according to the Dallas Morning-News. “We definitely [have] the green light on all that, but also just trying to find something that's going to make a boom. It's not just going to be something that people look at it one time and kind of swipe by it, they're like, 'Oh that's great. The Cowboys did that' and swipe by it,” Crawford said.
  • Report: NFL Dropping Military Honor Guards for National Anthem

    08/25/2020 7:48:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 109 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | Aug. 25, 2020 | Warner Todd Huston
    The NFL is preparing to end the use of military honor guards to present the American flag ahead of the national anthem, according to reports. A league source claims that the policy benching military, federal, and police guards is part of its COVID-19 response, according to Front Office Sports. * * * It appears that there will be no flags on the field and the flag will only appear on electronic scoreboards during the playing of the national anthem, at least for the beginning of the season.
  • I'm Not Boycotting Major League Baseball – I’m Repulsed By It

    08/17/2020 1:29:24 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 82 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | August 17, 2020 | Buck Throckmorton
    Watching or listening to baseball on a summer night has been a habit of mine for most of my life. I tuned in to the Covid-delayed opening weekend and was so offended by what I saw that I haven’t tuned in again. In fact, I canceled my MLB-TV subscription and requested a refund this past week. I’m not boycotting Major League Baseball – I’m repulsed by it. All the left-wing slogans on the pitcher’s mounds and uniforms was probably enough to turn me away. But seeing the players overwhelmingly take a knee to profess their hatred of the USA and...
  • Kelly Stafford, Wife of Lions QB, Apologizes for ‘Not Listening’ to Colin Kaepernick

    08/17/2020 12:09:25 PM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 8/16/2020 | warner todd houston
    Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, is now apologizing for her 2016 criticism of Colin Kaepernick’s protests against the country during the national anthem. The NFL wife took to her Instagram account in abject apology for her initial patriotic reaction to Kaepernick’s anthem protests. She is now vowing to go all in to fight “systemic racism” and “social injustice.” In her Sunday morning post, Stafford says her note is something the couple has “been thinking and talking about for several months.” Then she apologized for “not listening” to those who have claimed that the protests against...
  • Whitlock: NBA Bubble is Similar to China

    08/17/2020 10:36:16 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 12 replies
    Clarksvillian Underground ^ | August 17, 2020 | Eric Fisher
    (CU) - The majority of media members are aggressively questioning any and all athletes deciding to stand for the national anthem. Those athletes are being grilled about their decision relating to standing for the national anthem. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but there's a big hypocrisy with the NBA’s efforts to avoid addressing China’s human rights violations and their questionable NBA camps in China. Independent minded talk show host and sports journalist Jonathan Whitlock recently touched on these subjects. The NBA’s hypocrisy within the areas of China’s human rights issues, media reporting and free speech were discussed late last...
  • Packers president: Over 80 percent of season ticket holders opted out of 2020

    08/16/2020 8:44:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies ^ | 08/16/2020 | Zach Kruse
    Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy revealed that, given the opportunity, over 80 percent of season ticket holders decided to opt out of tickets for this season, a factor that contributed to the Packers beginning the season with at least two home games without fans. In July, the Packers asked season ticket holders to opt in or opt out of tickets in 2020. The decision did not affect ticket-holding status in future years and gave ticket holders an opportunity to receive a full refund for 2020 or have this year’s payment credited to the 2021 season. The majority opted out.
  • Whitney Houston Star Spangled Banner

    08/15/2020 4:19:19 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 33 replies
    You tube ^ | Jan 1991 | You Tube
    Among the annals of national anthems as a prelude to sporting events, few have topped the one delivered by Whitney Houston before Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa. A woman, her incredible voice and the bare minimum of extraneous notes. Her rendition came at a particularly patriotic time, just after the onset of the Persian Gulf War, and was released as a single. It was re-released after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Houston donated all proceeds to charity. She ranks among the best of all-time because of the circumstances and ... that voice..
  • Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game

    08/13/2020 6:31:23 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 47 replies ^ | 8/13/20 | Anne Peterson
    There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their MLS game on Wednesday night in Frisco, Texas. Dallas defender Reggie Cannon said he was disgusted by the boos at Toyota Stadium when players and officials knelt to call attention to racial injustice. He said teammate Ryan Hollingshead turned to him afterward and said he was sorry. “You can't even have support from your own fans in your own stadium. It's baffling to me,” Cannon said. "As a team we try to give the best possible...
  • Stars, Golden Knights Players Kneel During American and Canadian National Anthems

    08/05/2020 8:48:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 8/4/2020 | AP
    Players from the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars knelt on the ice before their game Monday to support Black Lives Matter and other social causes. Dallas forward Tyler Sequin and Jason Dickinson knelt alongside Vegas forward Ryan Reaves and goaltender Robin Lehner during the American and Canadian national anthems prior to their round-robin playoff game.