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  • NFL Week 2: Thursday Night Football Opens With Decline (All five primetime games declined)

    09/17/2018 9:34:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    Sports Media Watch ^ | Sept 14, 2018 | by Paulsen
    The NFL season has gotten off to a rough start in primetime, with Thursday Night Football ratings the latest to drop. The Week 2 Ravens-Bengals Thursday Night Football game had a 4.2 rating and 7.02 million viewers on NFL Network, down 14% in ratings and 13% in viewership from last year (Texans-Bengals: 4.9, 8.08M). Compared to NFL Network’s first exclusive game in 2016, Dolphins-Bengals in Week 4, ratings fell 13% (from 4.8) and viewership 11% (from 7.90M). Not including over-the-air simulcasts, the Bengals’ win was NFL Network’s least-watched season opener since 2014 — when the network did not make its...
  • 10 takeaways from a college football Saturday that went terribly wrong for the Big Ten

    09/16/2018 4:25:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Septembet 16, 2018 | Pete Thamel
    In an 11-season stretch between national championships in 2002 and 2014, many of the Big Ten’s marquee programs found themselves wading through varying messes. Michigan couldn’t find the right coach after Lloyd Carr retired, Penn State’s program dealt with the Jerry Sandusky scandal and Ohio State navigated the ugly end of the Jim Tressel era. Everything changed for the Big Ten’s national perception in 2014. Ohio State stunned Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in the semifinals in the first season of the College Football Playoff. Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes to that first CFP title, and Ohio State reset the...
  • UNT pulls off epic trick fake play

    09/15/2018 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 22 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/15/2018 | Chris thompson
    Only the referees and Brewer aware that he hadn’t signaled for a fair catch
  • NFL Owner Blasts President Trump On His National Anthem Stance

    09/14/2018 7:21:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 13, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    Carolina Panthers owner and hedge fund mogul David Tepper has slammed President Trump regarding his national anthem protests stance. Speaking to CNBC, Tepper – who bought the Panthers for $2.2 billion in May – said the attacks on players who protest during the national anthem is “the biggest pile of bull-dinky ever.” Although Tepper didn’t specifically name President Trump, it was clear whom he was talking about, referring to “Howdy-Doody” and “the red-headed guy in DC” during the interview.
  • More than 65K sign petition urging LSU to stop using live Tiger mascot

    09/14/2018 7:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thursday, LSU marked the second birthday of its Tiger mascot named Mike VII. On the same day, a petition urging the school to end its practice of holding a live tiger captive for entertainment approached its goal of 70,000 online signatures.
  • Your Week 3 college football schedule Watch Grid

    09/13/2018 7:42:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 13, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Week 3’s gonna be a strange one in college football. America’s only truly national regular season has no way of avoiding disastrous weather — we simply have teams everywhere. For the third September in a row, the schedule is altered because of weather. College football games are the least of our worries, but seeing as this is a weekly college football schedule post, it’s a thing to make note of. If you’re anywhere near the storm’s potential path (I kind of am myself), please be safe.
  • What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign

    09/11/2018 3:59:14 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 112 replies
    CNBC News ^ | 9/10/2018 | Martha C. White
    President Donald Trump has made his name from sales of everything from suits to steak, but this is his first time selling sneakers — even though that probably wasn’t his intention. Nike sales jumped by 31 percent after debuting quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick as a new company spokesman — and market observers say the president’s public displays of anger may have backfired by drawing more attention to Nike. “Controversial endorsements tend to generate a lot of hype,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for retail at The NPD Group, a market research firm. “These kinds of statements and brand partnerships make...
  • Too much nonsense, from Serena to Colin

    09/10/2018 8:42:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A couple of years ago, QB Colin Kaepernick got benched because he couldn't play anymore. As I recall, he was regularly passing the ball to the other team in what we call "interceptions." Colin got benched and turned into a political philosopher. He could have worked on his deteriorating skills and tried to get his old job back. Not Colin. He found his "inner Che," and we know the rest of the story. The NFL is now all about Colin, and the fans are not tuning in. Now Nike is referring to his act as some kind of "sacrifice." Sorry,...
  • Grant a Wish Touchdown Denied by Trump (ROFL!!)

    09/10/2018 6:14:03 AM PDT · by grayboots · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/5/2018 | Mad Liberals
    In honor of the start of the NFL season.
  • Empty Seats Plague NFL Stadiums in Week One of Season

    09/09/2018 11:22:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 9, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Week one of the regular NFL season kicked off this weekend with a wimper - the ratings were at a 10-year low. ... Americans are fed up with athletes kneeling during the National Anthem and it showed - plenty of empty seats plagued stadiums on Sunday. [Snip] On Sunday, Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kicked off their first game one of the NFL season by taking a knee during the National Anthem and Colin Kaepernick celebrated. The constant protests on the field are destroying the NFL. The President slammed the NFL on Sunday for their abysmal...
  • Nike online sales surge 31 percent days after Colin Kaepernick ad released

    09/09/2018 4:18:20 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 108 replies ^ | 9/08/2018 | Scott Gleeson
    Nike's decision to put Colin Kaepernick at the center of its latest "Just Do It" ad campaign did not come without scrutiny, drawing criticism from President Donald Trump and prompting fans to burn their merchandise in protest. But from a sales perspective, the company came out of the week a winner, according to one study. Research conducted by Edison Trends revealed that Nike's online sales surged 31% from Sunday through Tuesday. Nike ran its first ad featuring Kaepernick on Monday.
  • 10 takeaways from a stunning weekend of college football

    09/09/2018 5:06:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 9, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Ten takeaways from a substantive and occasionally stunning weekend in college football: 1) Here lies the remains of Power Five football in the state of Florida. Time of expiration: 10:09 p.m. EDT. That’s when Florida completed its dismal home loss to perennial foil Kentucky — yes, Kentucky, which hadn’t beaten the Gators since 1986. The Wildcats outplayed Florida in The Swamp all night, and for once didn’t self-destruct with a chance to beat the Gators in hand.
  • Mississippi homecoming queen boots game-winning extra point

    09/09/2018 4:29:08 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 9/8/2018 | AP
    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — One Mississippi high school senior had to quickly discard her crown after being named homecoming queen — and put on a football helmet. Kaylee Foster was crowned homecoming queen of Ocean Springs High School before Friday night’s football game. She then put on her football uniform and later kicked the winning extra point to lead her team to a 13-12 victory over George County High School, local news outlets reported.
  • Ben Ferguson Schools CNN on Why Many Offended by Kaepernick's Kneeling

    09/08/2018 6:04:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | September 8, 2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On CNN's New Day Saturday, right-leaning CNN contributor Ben Ferguson again demonstrated why he is one of the few bright spots on the otherwise liberal news network as he explained to apparently befuddled host Christi Paul why it is that many Americans are offended by the NFL kneeling campaign inspired by ex-player Colin Kaepernick. During the segment in which the CNN host accepted the liberal spin that kneeling during the National Anthem had a "very valid" aim of drawing attention to "systemic racism and police brutality," at one point she seemed confused about why people perceive the protests negatively as...
  • Massachusetts jewelry store reports getting death threats after putting up 'take a knee' billboard

    09/08/2018 5:32:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/08/18 | Aris Folley
    A jewelry store in Massachusetts is facing backlash after putting up a billboard depicting a man proposing on a football field alongside the words, “If you’re going to take a knee this season, please have a ring in your hand!” The billboard, put up by Garieri Jewelers on a New England highway, was reportedly received positively after being erected on Sept. 1, according to The Washington Post. Scott Garieri, the owner of the jewelry store, told The Post he intended for the advertisement to be a witty “play on words,” in reference to NFL players who choose to kneel in...
  • Super Bowl champ pleads guilty to insider trading charges, faces 25 years in prison

    09/08/2018 6:27:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9-7-18 | unattributed
    Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges on Thursday, and faces up to 25 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter asked Kendricks why he was pleading guilty. “I’m making the decision because it’s the right thing to do,” he said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I know that I made the decision to accept information, secret information, and it wasn’t the right thing to do.” Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.
  • Nike, NFL, & Levis Strauss Political Business Strategy – Bigger Geopolitical and Trade Picture….

    09/05/2018 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 41 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/4/18 | sundance
    From a pure economic/financial perspective this Nike branding campaign doesn’t make sense…. unless, you realize a much bigger picture. A hidden bigger picture. On its face, it just seems absurd. Why would any major corporation intentionally stake out a branding position that is adverse to their financial interests? I’ve spoken to some very excellent business actuaries on this late today; and one specific conversation finally helped to make it all make sense. During that conversation a good ally shared: “a multinational corporation would never make a branding decision adverse to their financial interests. Unless there is a hidden risk unrelated...
  • Hurricane Florence set to disrupt events weekend of Sept 15-16 in GA, NC, and SC

    09/08/2018 8:24:10 AM PDT · by topher · 45 replies
    Vanity based on current projected path via web site ^ | 8-Sept-2018 | Part Vanity/Part NHC-NOAA info
    Here is the projected path of Hurricane Florence. Since the NHC/NOAA updates this IMAGE, it should change with passing time:
  • Overnights Hit Ten-Year Low For NFL Kickoff ("down eight percent from last year")

    09/07/2018 12:49:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 94 replies ^ | Sept 7, 2018 | Paulsen
    A lengthy weather delay and a lackluster first half did not help matters as the NFL ratings slump continued — for at least one night — into 2018. The Falcons-Eagles NFL Kickoff Game earned a 13.4 overnight rating on NBC, down 8% from Chiefs-Patriots last year (14.6), down 19% from Panthers-Broncos in 2016 (16.5) and the lowest for the season opener in ten years. The 2008 Giants-Washington Kickoff Game, which moved up to 7 PM ET to accommodate the late John McCain‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, had a 10.1. Not counting the 2002 game on ESPN, overnights...
  • Michael Vick to coach new professional football team coming to Atlanta

    04/25/2018 10:05:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    WSB - Atlanta ^ | 04/25/2018 | Staff
    ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons superstar Michael Vick is returning to professional football. But he’s not going to be a part of the Falcons. Vick is going to be the offensive coordinator for a new team in The Alliance of American Football. [READ: Michael Vick will announce Falcons' second-round pick in NFL Draft] "I'm just looking forward to being the best offensive coordinator I can be," Vick told Channel 2's Anthony Amey . The former Falcons superstar will be the offensive coordinator of a new professional football team. We'll have coverage on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. The team...