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  • Bizarre Question About Colin Kaepernick Makes Nick Kyrgios End Interview

    01/16/2018 4:12:35 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1-16-2017 | Jay Busbee
    There’s no better place on Earth to talk about NFL players protesting during the national anthem than the Australian Open, apparently. Nick Kyrgios was holding what, by all accounts, was a pretty relaxed news conference following his straight-sets defeat of Rogerio Dutra Silva in the first round of the Australian Open. Then, a journalist ventured a peculiar question about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest systemic racial inequality, among other causes. The question to Kyrgios ran as follows: “You’re friends with the American football player Colin Kaepernick...
  • If you're still boycotting the NFL, it's time to come home

    01/16/2018 12:33:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2018 | Siraj Hashmi
    If you're still boycotting NFL games over player protests of the national anthem or the NFL owners' handling of Colin Kaepernick, it's time to put your feelings on ice for a few weeks.
  • Lebanese parliament speaker: Boycott Trump administration

    01/16/2018 2:24:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18
    Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has renewed his call for the transfer of Islamic embassies from Washington and for the boycott of United States President Donald Trump's administration until it reverses its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Warning of Trump's policies in the Arab world, Berri said: “We stand before attempts of a radical shift in American policies. Trump's decision is at the forefront of this coup.” Speaking on Tuesday at the Conference of Islamic Parliaments in Support of Jerusalem in Iran, Berri called for the closure of all “Israeli embassies in Arab and Islamic capitals,” he also called...
  • NFL Ratings Crash for the Divisional Playoff Round

    01/15/2018 5:54:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    According to SportsBusiness Daily, the ratings for all four games fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade.
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 87 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address

    01/15/2018 10:31:23 AM PST · by familyop · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty, Adam Shaw
    Wilson joins Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.; and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., in boycotting the event..."Rather than listening to another destructive, divisive speech by Trump, I will not attend this year’s annual address to Congress," Blumenauer said in a statement. "Instead, like I did during his inauguration, I'll be working at home listening to Oregonians about what they think about the State of the Union."
  • I haven't watched football all season.

    01/14/2018 5:33:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 65 replies
    self ^ | 1-14-2017 | grey_whiskers
    But I happened so see a trending #Twitter tag on the side while researching #qanon.
  • All Four NFL Playoff Games See Double-Digit Ratings Decrease

    01/09/2018 6:47:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 138 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 8, 2018 | Jimmy Traina
    The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here's the breakdown: Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year's Raiders-Texans game. Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year's Lions-Seahawks game. Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year's Dolphins-Steelers game. Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent...
  • Poll: 33% of NFL fans 'purposely stopped watching' this season

    01/09/2018 11:01:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 8, 2018 | Daniel Roberts
    Throughout this 2017 NFL season, television ratings have declined and fans, TV pundits, and reporters have speculated as to the biggest cause. On social media, many people railed that players protesting during the national anthem led outraged Americans to boycott. A new survey from SurveyMonkey and Ozy Media, shared first with Yahoo Finance, finds that 33% of NFL fans boycotted the league this year—but not entirely because they were outraged by the player protests. Nearly equal proportions boycotted in support of Colin Kaepernick or the protests as boycotted in support of President Trump, who vocally opposed the protests.
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Divisional Playoffs

    01/08/2018 2:55:36 PM PST · by Impy · 191 replies
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 (All times Eastern) NFC: #6 Atlanta at #1 Philadelphia 4:35pm NBC AFC: #5 Tennessee at #1 New England 8:15pm CBS Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 AFC: #3 Jacksonville at #2 Pittsburgh 1:05pm CBS NFC: #4 New Orleans at #2 Minnesota 4:40pm FOX
  • Saturday NFL Wildcard Games Were Both Down at Least 10% Compared to Last Year

    01/08/2018 8:49:56 AM PST · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 42 replies
    The Big Lead (USA Today Sports) ^ | 1/8/18 | Road Warrior '04
    Saturday's NFL Playoff games down over 10% Year over Year.
  • Members Flee Modern Language Association After Refusal to Boycott Israel

    01/07/2018 5:30:38 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 7, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Humanities professors say organization evading moral, professional duties Dozens of humanities scholars cancelled their membership with their field's leading professional academic organization ahead of its annual convention, in retaliation for the group refusing to impose boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The defecting professors wrote to the Modern Language Association—published in the days leading up to the conference being held this week in New York City—that they will not be renewing their membership, due to the organization "disgracefully" voting in June against BDS and in favor of a statement denouncing academic boycotts. Timothy Reiss, a professor emeritus of comparative literature...
  • NFL Week 16: Christmas Clunker Caps Record-Low MNF Season

    01/03/2018 7:06:34 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 88 replies ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | paulsen
    Capping a season of record-low Monday Night Football ratings, ESPN’s first Christmas NFL game in 11 years was a lump of coal. Raiders-Eagles scored a 5.9 rating and 11.7 million viewers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Christmas night, down 42% in ratings and 38% in viewership from Week 16 last year (Cowboys-Lions: 10.1, 18.9M). ESPN’s Nielsen ratings now include streaming viewership on TV devices; comparisons are to last year’s TV+streaming numbers. The Eagles’ win, which peaked at a 6.7 and 13.4 million from 9:30-10 PM ET, was the lowest rated Week 16 MNF game since Broncos-Chargers on Christmas Eve 2007...
  • Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up.....

    01/03/2018 10:44:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jan 2018 | by PAM KEY
    FULL TITLE: Behar: Trump Needs to Be ‘Hospitalized’ — ‘He’ll Blow the Whole World Up So His Stupid Sons Don’t Have to Go to Jail’ Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about nuclear buttons and North Korea, co-host Joy Behar said Trump was worried about FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and therefore he would “blow the whole world up so his stupid sons don’t have to go to jail.” (see tweet at link) Joy Behar said, “Trump needs to be medicated and hospitalized at this point, or he is just going to kill...
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Wild Card Playoffs

    01/02/2018 4:10:09 AM PST · by Impy · 188 replies
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Wild Card Playoffs Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 (All times Eastern) AFC: #5 Tennessee at #4 Kansas City 4:35pm ESPN/ABC NFC: #6 Atlanta at #3 L.A. Rams 8:15pm NBC Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 AFC: #6 Buffalo at #3 Jacksonville 1:05pm CBS NFC: #5 Carolina at #4 New Orleans 4:40pm FOX First Round Byes, AFC: #1 New England #2 Pittsburgh NFC: #1 Philadelphia # 2 Minnestota Golfing: The other 20 teams
  • Debating the Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions Against Israel

    01/01/2018 2:53:21 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 31, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    Zionism was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, not a colonial enterprise. Nor is Israel in any way like South Africa, where a minority of whites ruled over a majority of blacks, who were denied the most fundamental human rights. In Israel, Arabs, Druze, and Christians have equal rights and serve in high positions in government, business, the arts, and academia. BDS is not a protest against Israel's policies. It is a protest against Israel's very existence. West argued that BDS would encourage Israel to make peace with the Palestinians. I replied that Israel would never be blackmailed...
  • Colts Fans OFFENDED By protesting Players Could Get A Refund Under Indiana Lawmaker's Proposal

    12/29/2017 10:23:14 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-29-2017 | Alex Raskin
    An Indiana state congressman has introduced legislation aimed at forcing the NFL's Indianapolis Colts to offer refunds to fans if the team's players kneel in protest during the national anthem before home games. Rep. Milo Smith said his proposal would compel the Colts to offer refunds in the first quarter to any fans offended by players' attempt to raise awareness about inequality and police brutality by refusing to stand during the anthem - something Indianapolis' players have not done since September 24. Beginning with now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the 2016 NFL preseason, many players have generated...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 17

    12/26/2017 5:50:48 AM PST · by Impy · 124 replies
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 17 Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 (All times Eastern) Chicago at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX U.S. Bank Stadium Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Heinz Field Dallas at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Green Bay at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Houston at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium N.Y. Jets at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Arizona at Seattle 4:25 pm FOX CenturyLink Field Buffalo at Miami 4:25 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium Carolina at Atlanta 4:25 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz...
  • Vanity - "Movie Going Hits 22-Year Low"....Drudge Report.

    12/24/2017 1:25:07 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 64 replies
    Lookie, Lookie, Lookie, The Hollywood film industry is headed for the trash bin. Just like the Democrat Party is in self-destruction is the Hollywood Cabal of political nutcases, crumbling. Yes, Netflix, Streaming are hurting...but the downfall of the USA film industry is very much being helped to failure and poor performance in both revenue income and ticket sales by poor product and even worse poor choice of politics. Going through life as an avid Left-Wing, Progressive, Hate America, Democrat carries little positive political reward. Even Rupert Murdoch was wise enough to dump his film activity onto Disney. Murdoch certainly...
  • NFL Team (Ravens) Says Anthem Protest Has Caused People to Stop Coming to Games

    12/22/2017 11:40:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    NTK ^ | December 22, 2017
    Baltimore Ravens team president Dick Cass sent a letter to season-ticket holders, suite holders, and sponsors about the noticeable dip in attendance at games this season, and cited the team’s protest during the national anthem as one reason. "The numbers [of no-shows] are higher, and it is noticeable," Cass wrote. "There are a number of reasons for the no-shows, but surely the one-time protest in London has been a factor." [Snip] The NFL's ratings have fallen by nearly 20 percent since players started protesting during the national anthem two years ago.