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  • Hah! NFL Backlash So Bad "Empty Seat" Wins Giveaway Prize at Browns Game

    10/23/2017 12:20:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 23, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    The NFL is experiencing an unprecedented backlash as players kneel during the National Anthem. The boycott is so bad that the Cleveland Browns, which gives away prizes to fans during games, selected an empty seat for a giveaway. [Snip] It is not known what the prize was, but whatever it was, it’s quite sad the team has resorted to keeping fans happy at FirstEnergy stadium with giveaways. What's even more sad is that the seat was empty. Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7. The Cleveland Browns are playing...
  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down As Raiders Score Close Win Over Chiefs

    10/20/2017 1:46:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | 10/20/2017 | by Dominic Patten
    It was a good night for California teams as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs to move on to the World Series and the Oakland Raiders pulled off a last minute comeback over the Kansas City Chiefs to win at home. Ending a four-game losing streak for the Bay Area team, that 31-30 victory on Thursday Night Football also came as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was booted out of the game for bumping hard into a line judge. In the first NFL game since the league issued its non-rule on whether players would be made to stand...
  • Notice how Komen Foundation is NO LONGER MENTIONED during "Breast Cancer" month of October?

    10/19/2017 3:44:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    10/19/17 | sff
    no link, just an observation.... open to correction...BUT. While October has been hyped in the media as a "pink" month, standing for breast cancer research, have you noticed that THIS year, the Susan G Komen Foundation--big Planned Parenthood funders--are NOT mentioned prominently? I wonder if SGK is still behind these efforts, but are choosing to mute its involvement. Recall a few years back many of us chose to STOP donating to Komen when the organization BACKTRACKED on a pledge to stop giving money to the abortion mills.
  • Camping World is sponsoring Major League Baseball? Darn.

    10/15/2017 6:15:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/17 | sff
    Just logged on to see who was winning the game. I hated to see that Camping World was the main sponsor of the ALCS and the NLCS. The CEO of Camping World is a virulent anti-Trumper. He even said people who voted for Trump need not give him any business...or something like that. See ya, Championship Series. I hope the World Series isn't sponsored by a Trump hater.
  • #WomenBoycottTwitter protest erupts over Rose McGowan's suspension

    10/13/2017 7:01:39 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | October 13, 2017 | Marian Liu
    Woman all over the world have joined a call to boycott Twitter over the platform's treatment of actress Rose McGowan. It started as a reaction to McGowan's temporary suspension from Twitter (TWTR, Tech30) earlier this week and quickly escalated to the number one global trend on the social media platform on Friday as #WomenBoycottTwitter. The actress, known for the television series "Charmed" and the movie "Scream," is on a growing list of woman that have accused Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, abuse and other forms of misconduct and has been tweeting about the scandal. On Thursday, a spokeswoman for...
  • Lousiana Cops Boycott Ford Over Support For Kneeling NFL Players

    10/12/2017 4:47:54 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Investing Channel ^ | 10-12-2017
    It appears Jamele Hill gave more Americans than she hope an idea when she urged protesters to - 'hit them in the wallet' - but this time it is a Louisiana sheriff's office that is boycotting Ford over the automaker's decision to support NFL players' right to peacefully protest during the national anthem. As a reminder, earlier in the week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell flip-flopped from his original anti-Trump stance, issuing a statement that: "We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem... We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social...
  • Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Boycotting Ford Motor Company

    10/12/2017 1:23:50 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 28 replies ^ | 10/12/2017 | Matt Parker
    Bossier Sheriff Refuses to Support Those Who Show Disrespect Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington sends a letter to a Ford Motor Company dealer - NO MORE FORD MOTOR COMPANY VEHICLES. Sheriff Whittington calls on other law enforcement agencies and leaders to take a stand against Ford Motor Co. and the disrespectful National Football League. Sheriff Whittington - "The recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military as well as the obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general forces me to take a stand." "NFL...
  • Jemile Hill, anti-Trump ESPN host, calls for fans to boycott NFL advertisers

    10/09/2017 11:17:45 AM PDT · by Fhios · 51 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/9/2017 | Brian Flood
    The ESPN anchor who called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last month is now calling for a boycott of advertisers aligned with "America's Team."
  • Josh Norman: President Trump Won’t Tear Us Apart

    10/05/2017 10:39:54 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    CBS DC ^ | Sept 2017 | Chris Lingebach
    Josh Norman sounded off on President Trump’s remarks regarding NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem. The Redskins came out with a message of unity before Sunday’s win over the Raiders, linking arms along the sideline — with some players standing, others kneeling — as the anthem played at FedEx Field. During a senatorial campaign event in Alabama Friday, President Trump spoke on the growing list of peaceful player protests springing up across the NFL, calling for players who kneel during the anthem to be “fired,” while referring to those individual players as a “son of a bitch.” I...
  • The Donors of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ PAC Uncovered

    10/04/2017 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | Warner Todd Huston
    The secret group of left-wing foundations and millionaire donors to an anti-Trump “resistance” group has been revealed to include the left-wing W.K. Kellogg Foundation, according to a report.
  • NFL ratings down on weekend of boycott

    10/04/2017 6:06:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 116 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League is continuing a steady decline in audience, with its fourth week of games having the smallest audience on a weekend when some conservatives called for a boycott because some of its players used the national anthem to protest against police treatment of minorities. The Nielsen company said Tuesday the weekend’s nationally televised games averaged 13.8 million viewers, down from 14.8 million the week before. Opening week registered 16.3 million viewers and the second week had 15.8 million. Fox News Channel personality Sean Hannity was among the people who said they would not...
  • Budweiser Considers Ending NFL Sponsorship Over Anthem Protests

    10/01/2017 4:17:35 PM PDT · by Lera · 118 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | October 1, 2017
    Bud Light’s brand parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev — one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors — is rethinking their NFL sponsorship, and they want your input. The NFL player protests of the National Anthem have backfired in a major way on the league. It has seen sponsors pull out, ratings decline and teams play in front of practically empty stadiums. In the wake of increased national anthem protests, Anheuser-Busch is reconsidering their NFL sponsorship, likely because the protests are very unpopular among everyday Americans. Bud Light currently serves as the official beer of the NFL. At the end of 2015, the...
  • NFL ratings are off 11 percent this year

    09/30/2017 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    cbs ^ | September 27, 2017 | cbs
    NFL games aren't scoring a touchdown with viewers so far this season. Through three weeks, viewership for national telecasts of NFL games is down 11 percent this season compared to 2016, the Nielsen company said on Tuesday. Nielsen said the games averaged 17.63 million viewers for the first three weeks of last season, and have dipped to 15.65 million this year. The Nielsen figures don't include many of the Sunday afternoon games that are shown to a regional audience, but not a national one. It's evident that America's most popular professional sport is no longer the sure programming bet it...
  • Odell Beckham Fined $12,154 for Dog Celebration vs. Eagles (also threw up closed fist)

    09/30/2017 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/29/17 | Dan Gartland
    Giants receiver Odell Beckham’s crude celebration last weekend cost him $12,154 in the form of a fine from the NFL, according to multiple reports. That’s the standard fine amount for a celebration that the NFL deems to have crossed the line. Beckham’s teammate Evan Engram was docked the same amount for his Week 2 crotch-grab, as was Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree for an overzealous Key & Peele-inspired hip thrust. Beckham’s celebration—mimicking a urinating dog—drew a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. He said later it was intended as a dig at Donald Trump’s comments about “son of a b----” NFL players.
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame launches #HuddleUpAmerica campaign

    09/30/2017 5:31:54 AM PDT · by Typelouder · 35 replies
    Canton Repository ^ | 9/29/17 | Alison Matas
    The campaign has been in the works for a year, but Hall President and CEO David Baker said now was the right time to unveil it. CANTON About 800 American flags line the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus this weekend, serving as a physical reminder of the organization’s commitment to uniting the country. Hall officials on Friday announced they have launched a #HuddleUpAmerica campaign that will run at least three years until the NFL’s centennial celebration in Canton in September 2020. The campaign will give Americans an opportunity to have conversations about topics that are important to them and...
  • Incoming: Here comes the NFL boycott

    09/28/2017 6:16:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/17 | Jennifer Harper
    A growing population of sports fans is prepared to shun the National Football League following controversy over athletes who chose not to stand during the national anthem. The movement is escalating. Such hashtags as #BoycottNFL have emerged on Twitter, while Boycott the NFL, a new Facebook site, has already accrued close to 75,000 followers who vow to turn off the games on Veteran’s Day next month. News organizations in both Chicago and Boston report that local bars and VFW posts will no longer show NFL games on their premises. Bill DeFries — a military vet and restaurant owner in Beavercreek,...
  • Most NFL teams — including Saints — see marked drop in Facebook followings after anthem protests

    09/27/2017 11:19:19 AM PDT · by abb · 81 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 27, 2017 | Jeff Nowak
    f a Facebook "like" is currency, many NFL teams saw their stock drop over the past several days. Of the NFL's 32 teams, 28 saw a marked decrease in fan following on their team Facebook pages. The drop came after leaguewide demonstrations during the national anthem in Week 3 prompted by several rebukes from President Donald Trump. Many teams had players lock arms or raise their fists while the anthem was performed. One or more players on 18 different teams took a knee; players on five teams sat on the bench; and three entire teams remained in the locker room....
  • Lafayette beer company says it's pulling NFL, Saints branded items over anthem protests

    09/27/2017 9:05:55 AM PDT · by abb · 34 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 27, 2017 | Staff
    Lafayette beer company says it's pulling NFL, Saints branded items over anthem protests Advocate staff report Sep 27, 2017 - 9:56 am (0) Another Louisiana company has said it will no longer promote the NFL or New Orleans Saints brand after league-wide protests during the national anthem last week. Schilling Distributing Company, based in Lafayette, said it plans to pull all of its Bud Light "point of sale" material featuring the league and team's logo. "With all the negative attention the NFL is receiving right now due to these protests, we do not feel it is appropriate to associate our...
  • DirecTV reportedly giving refunds on Sunday Ticket over protests

    09/26/2017 7:34:59 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 26th, 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    DirecTV is allowing customers to get refunds when they cancel their Sunday Ticket package if they cite players protesting during the national anthem as the reason for ending the service, Joe Flint of The Wall Street Journal reports. According to The Journal, different DirecTV representatives provided contradicting answers when asked if refunds would be provided, but customers who contacted The Journal said they were getting at least some refunds. One DirecTV representative told The Journal that only customers with specific plans could get refunds, another said customers could get prorated refunds for the remainder of the season, a third said...
  • Advertisers To NFL And Its Players: Clean Up Your Act. Or Else...(9-16-2014) Old article

    09/26/2017 12:45:34 PM PDT · by safetysign · 81 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | Dawn Macelli
    e National Football League is prime territory for companies looking to sell their products, after all who wouldn't want to be associated with the most popular sport in America? Now those companies are sending a message to the NFL that a certain standard is expected by those who are footing the bill. The actions of a few players are giving the NFL a black eye in front of the companies that contribute heavily to the profitability of the league and its 32 member franchises. Advertisers are hearing feedback from American consumers that the off the field conduct of some players...