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  • Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick resolution needed before more talks with owners

    10/19/2017 11:30:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 19, 2017 | Brady Henderson
    Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said that before NFL players and the league can move forward with their conversations about working together on social causes, the issue of Colin Kaepernick's unemployment must be addressed. "I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is making sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL," Bennett said Wednesday. "I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit, whether we stand [during the national anthem], it should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and giving him...
  • Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick resolution needed before more talks with owners

    10/19/2017 6:02:39 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Espn ^ | October 19, 2017 | Brady Henderson
    Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said that before NFL players and the league can move forward with their conversations about working together on social causes, the issue of Colin Kaepernick's unemployment must be addressed. "I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is making sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL," Bennett said Wednesday. "I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit, whether we stand [during the national anthem], it should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and giving him...
  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett: Jerry Jones Threat to Sit Kneelers ‘Reminded Me of the Dred Scott Case’

    10/19/2017 6:08:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18, 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s decision to sit players who do not stand for the national anthem to the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision. “It reminded me of the Dred Scott case: You’re property, so you don’t have the ability to be a person first,” Bennett told reporters Wednesday. “I think that in this generation, I think that sends the wrong message to young kids and young people all across the world that your employer doesn’t see you as a human being, they see you as a piece of property, and if that’s...
  • Aaron Hernandez's estate sues NFL helmet manufacturer for his 'horrendous existence' [tr]

    10/19/2017 4:52:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2017 | Matthew Wright
    The attorneys for Aaron Hernandez have refiled their case against the NFL and its former helmet manufacturer, saying the New England Patriots player suffered a 'horrendous existence.' An 86-page civil complaint was filed on Monday at the Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham, Massachusetts. It claimed that the NFL and Riddell - based in Illinois - were liable for the extensive head trauma Hernandez suffered which ultimately lead to him having CTE.
  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • The ‘Worst Game’ in NFL History Was the Best Game Lawrence Taylor Ever Played

    10/18/2017 9:01:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    SI ^ | October 18, 2017 | Ben Baskin
    Brian McClure was sitting in the quarterbacks meeting room, running through the Bills’ game plan on Wednesday, October 14, 1987— exactly 30 years ago this week. It was nearing the end of the NFL players’ strike, but in four days McClure, Buffalo’s replacement QB, was set to make his first professional start, against the Giants. Then a coach came bursting through the doors breathless, with an update. Lawrence Taylor, the Lawrence Taylor, had just crossed the picket line. Yes, the coach said after the inevitable follow-up question. Taylor would be suiting up on Sunday. In that moment, two words came...
  • NFL ratings continue fall, latest Nielsen numbers show

    10/18/2017 6:28:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 18, 2017 | Darren Rovell
    Through the first six weeks of the NFL season, total viewership of games is down 7.5 percent, compared with the first six weeks of 2016. An average of 15 million people watched games for the first six weeks this year, compared with 16.2 million people through Week 6 last season, according to metrics from Nielsen
  • Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 7

    10/17/2017 3:43:19 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 31 replies
    Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 7 Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 Kansas City at Oakland 8:25 pm CBS Oakland Coliseum Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 Arizona at L.A. Rams 1:00 pm FOX Twickenham Stadium Baltimore at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Carolina at Chicago 1:00 pm FOX Soldier Field Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium New Orleans at Green Bay 1:00 p FOX Lambeau Field N.Y. Jets at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Tampa Bay at Buffalo 1:00 pm FOX New Era Field Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Dallas at San...
  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS’ and Fox’s projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS’ crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 “We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season,” Sheikh said, according to CNBC. “With only one of...
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • VIDEO: Jerry Jones accosted by protestors in hotel lobby

    10/17/2017 1:28:50 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 73 replies
    247sports.com ^ | 3 hours ago | Patrik Walker
    Jerry Jones is now center stage, but not for a reason he'd like to be. The Hall of Famer owner took ownership of nearly every major headline in the 24-hour news feed when he took a powerful stance regarding how the Dallas Cowboys will handle the National Anthem. Through the team's Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers, no Cowboys' player had offered any type of demonstration during the signing of the Anthem -- remaining one of the few teams with that designation. Jones' comments were unexpected, considering the aforementioned combined with the discussions that took place after comments...
  • Read the Congressional Black Caucus’ letter to the NFL about police brutality

    10/17/2017 1:29:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Tyler Tynes
    Cedric Richmond, a New Orleanian Democrat and head of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent the National Football League a letter Monday morning urging team owners to consider the stances of protesting black players in terms of patriotism and combating police brutality.
  • Report: Kaepernick’s Collusion Case to Focus on Donald Trump’s Influence Over NFL Owners

    10/17/2017 11:22:37 AM PDT · by drewh · 72 replies
    Sports Illustrated and CBS ^ | Oct 17 2017 | Dan Gartland /Jason La Canfora
    Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against NFL owners will argue that his continued unemployment is at least partially the fault of President Donald Trump, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports. Kaepernick intends to argue that Trump, on Twitter and in public speeches, influenced NFL owners against signing Kaepernick, according to the report. Trump no doubt has the ear of NFL owners. The day before the Kentucky rally, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was on Air Force One with Trump. Trump also tweeted last month that he had spoken with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about the anthem issue—he reportedly called Jones four times...
  • ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

    10/17/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    deadline.com ^ | October 17, 2017 7:01am | by Dominic Patten
    It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their streak of 11 consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts. However, as social media sparked with ESPN not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made: Last night’s primetime broadcast of the Titans’ 36-22 victory stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall ratings declines and political controversy, that NFL Week 6 rating is down 13% from the early numbers of the...
  • ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

    10/17/2017 7:38:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 17, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their 11-game consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts last night. However, as the Titans stopped the streak going to a clean dozen with a 36-22 win and social media sparked with ESPN not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made. Last night’s primetime broadcast of the NFL game stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall ratings declines and political controversy,...
  • Colin Kaepernick reportedly filed collusion grievance after Titans snubbed him

    10/17/2017 5:21:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 16, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in the offseason and has been a free agent ever since -- even though he said last month that he's "ready now" to play in the NFL. Depending on who you ask, Kaepernick's fate isn't about him being blackballed for kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest social injustice, but is simply a function of poor play in recent years.
  • CBS earnings to disappoint due to weak NFL ratings, Credit Suisse says

    10/16/2017 2:04:05 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Franck
    Declining NFL television ratings will lower CBS earnings, according to Credit Suisse. The firm cut its third-quarter EPS estimates by 5 percent, citing CBS' softer Sunday NFL ratings. The media company reports on Nov. 2. "We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season," wrote Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh. "With only one of the three content licensing deals we expected for the second half announced in third quarter, we also expect content licensing revenue growth to be skewed to...
  • Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are slipping

    10/16/2017 2:00:59 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    Sportsday. Dallas News.com ^ | Barry Horn , Staff Writer
    Any television show or any sporting event would take a rating of 30.0 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and laugh all the way to the bank. It's a terrific number. It means that an average of 30 percent of all homes with televisions in the area were tuned in at any moment. That translates to approximately 794,550 homes. Relatively speaking, however, those are low numbers for a Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup. But that's what Sunday's down-to-the-wire Packers 35, Cowboys 31 at AT&T Stadium scored locally for Fox on KDFW (Channel 4).
  • NFL's cratering ratings may be starting to hit Fox's bottom line

    10/16/2017 9:48:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 12, 2017 | Tae Kim
    Declining football game television ratings will cut into Twenty-First Century Fox's earnings, according to one Wall Street firm. Credit Suisse lowered its price target and earnings per share forecasts for the media company, citing Fox's poor Sunday NFL ratings. "We trim our 2018/19 EPS forecasts … ahead of Q1 earnings," analyst Omar Sheikh wrote in a note to clients Thursday. "The key near term headwinds are soft NFL ratings and the risk that the Sky transaction is blocked by UK regulators."
  • NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests In Week Six Despite Commissoner Plea

    10/16/2017 3:18:11 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 94 replies
    Deadline ^ | 15 Oct 17 | Bruce Haring
    NFL player protests during the national anthem continued this week, defying pleas by Commissioner Roger Goodell and some team owners to have everyone stand for the song. While fewer teams had mass protests this week than in the early games, some players still kneeled, while others stayed in the locker room for the pre-game national anthem. The prior protests have sparked fan outrage and might have hurt television ratings, with some angry observers and at least one sponsor vowing to boycott the league in a counter-protest. A meeting is set this coming week between NFL management, ownership, and the NFL...