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  • Video Shows NFL Star Lied About Trump Caravan Incident

    10/28/2020 12:22:31 PM PDT · by md1986 · 14 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 28, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    This past week DeAndre Hopkins got into a bit of a dust-up with supporters of President Donald Trump. While heading to his team’s showdown against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night, Hopkins came across a caravan of Trump fans. The fans in question later accused him of flipping them off and driving recklessly, while he denied the latter charge. On Wednesday, footage emerged seemingly contradicting Hopkins’ claim.
  • NFL Star Explains Why He Flipped Off Trump Supporters

    10/27/2020 10:49:41 AM PDT · by md1986 · 51 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 27, 2020 | Charles Kruger
    DeAndre Hopkins made headlines this week when he flipped off a caravan of Trump supporters on his way to Sunday night’s game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. A few days later, Hopkins appeared on the All Things Covered podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden and explained why he did what he did.
  • VIDEO: Fox NFL Crew Mocks Pre-Game Military Fly-Over

    10/19/2020 10:48:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 10/19/20 | Todd Starnes
    Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were caught on a hot mic mocking the military pregame flyover: TROY AIKMAN: That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover. JOE BUCK: That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work! AIKMAN: That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll tell you that right now, partner. Well, Aikman may have a point if Biden makes it across the finish line.
  • NFL to Air ‘National Coming Out Day’ PSA During Sunday Night Football

    10/11/2020 11:04:20 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 11 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The NFL is set to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s “National Coming Out Day” during its Sunday Night Football broadcast this weekend. The campaign, labeled “It Takes All Of Us,” will feature a 30-second video starring openly gay or bisexual NFL players including Ryan O’Callaghan, Jeff Rohrer, R.K. Russell, and Wade Davis. The ad encourages gays to come out and be proud of their sexual proclivities, according to CNN. The video starts with the aforementioned players saying, “To all current players who are thinking of coming out, when you are ready, so are we.” The ad then segues to other players...
  • Former NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Receives Backlash on Social Media for Elk Hunting

    10/05/2020 10:34:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Outdoorhub ^ | 10.05.20 | Keenan Crow
    Jay Cutler is receiving backlash on social media after posting a series of photos to his Instagram with a bull elk he was able to harvest during a recent hunt. The former NFL quarterback posted the photos last week from his New Mexico elk hunt. “It’s a wrap in NM. Amazing hunt. Short but sweet,” he wrote in the caption of the photo posted on Thursday. Jay did receive some love from the likes of elk hunting legend, Cameron Hanes, along with a handful of former teammates. Former Chicago Bears tight end Zack Miller commented “Pew pew!! Or was it...
  • Colin Kaepernick speaks on Breonna Taylor shooting indictment: 'Abolish The Police'

    09/23/2020 7:01:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 23, 2020 | By Daniel Canova
    "The white supremacist institution of policing that stole Breonna Taylor’s life from us must be abolished for the safety and well being of our people. #BreonnaTaylor #SayHerName #AbolishThePolice," Kaepernick wrote on Twitter.
  • 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....
  • Fight breaks out at Browns-Bengals game despite limited crowd

    09/18/2020 9:42:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 18, 2020 | Cassandra Negley
    It all seems par for the course for Cleveland. Baker Mayfield bounced back from a rough first week to lead the Cleveland Browns over the Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals, 35-30, on Thursday night. And approximately 6,000 fans were fortunate enough to watch in person when Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced earlier this month that 6,000 could attend despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Browns (1-1) prepared fans with a detailed video on their website that delved into social distancing and safety protocols for FirstEnergy Stadium. Everyone attending had to sign a “health promise” and had specific entry times and locations. There...
  • STEELERS' MAURKICE POUNCEYREGRETS ANTWON ROSE HELMET TRIBUTE... 'Unaware Of Whole Story'

    09/17/2020 4:00:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | 9/18/20
    Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey is expressing remorse over wearing a helmet tribute to a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police ... saying he didn't know the whole story. "I want to personally clarify what transpired this past Monday night in regard to having Antwon Rose's name on the back of my helmet," Pouncey says. "I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon, and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy." Remember, on Monday the Steelers announced the entire team and coaching staff would honor Rose...
  • First NFL coach to be fired? After Week 1, Vegas is looking at Jets’ Adam Gase.

    09/16/2020 7:36:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2020 | Des Bieler
    After the first week of the NFL season, New York Jets Coach Adam Gase has managed to move into first place. Unfortunately for him, it’s not in the AFC East standings — but rather in the betting odds on the first NFL head coach to be fired. Or, as gambling website Bovada lists it in a semantic device that accounts for coaches possibly being allowed to step down from their jobs to save face, Gase now stands atop the field in the category of “First coach to permanently leave his post.”
  • ‘Sunday Night Football’ Season Debut Ratings Fall From 2019 As LA Rams Score Hometown Win Over Cowboys

    09/14/2020 8:42:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 70 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 14, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    SoFi Stadium was devoid of fans on last night’s Sunday Night Football due to the coronavirus pandemic, but full of victory for hometown heroes the Los Angeles Rams. Sadly that winning feeling wasn’t reflected in the ratings for NBC and the NFL. The team’s first game at their new $5 billion digs saw the Rams take down the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 in a grinding battle. It was also a game that saw Rams’ running back Malcolm Brown score two touchdowns and nail a career topping 79 yards. Fighting right to the end against that wall of the Rams’ defense in...
  • What a start: Jaguars stun Colts in opener

    09/13/2020 2:04:51 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 124 replies
    news4jax ^ | 09/13/20 | Justin Barney
    Not bad for the worst team in the NFL. Panned, picked apart, ridiculed and accused of tanking for the top pick in next year’s NFL draft, the Jaguars made the only statement that mattered Sunday. They’re 1-0.
  • What needs to happen for Pa. to consider allowing fans at Eagles, Steelers games this fall?

    09/11/2020 5:09:48 PM PDT · by lightman · 29 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 11 September A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles will both start their respective NFL schedules without fans in the stands when they play at Heinz Field and Lincoln Financial Field, respectively. What will it take for that to change? Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine weighed in on Friday, just days before both teams play their season openers on the road and two weeks before each plays a home game amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both franchises have said that they won’t have fans in attendance until at least the end of September, but each said in emails to their season ticket holders...
  • NFL Season Kickoff Ratings Drop From 2019 Opener As Kansas City Thrash Houston At COVID-19 Socially Distanced Stadium

    09/11/2020 9:00:16 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 11, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    With the coronavirus pandemic still raging across America, this year’s NFL season opener was as different as night and day in many ways from the 100th season kickoff in 2019. For one thing, as reigning Super Bowl champs the Kansas City Chiefs pummeled the Houston Texans 34-20, the ratings were down – a lot. In early numbers, the primetime NBC game scored a 5.2 among adults 18-49 and 16.4 million viewers between 8 – 11 PM ET. Now, those numbers for the 8:25 – 11:30 PM ET game itself will certainly be adjusted upward later, but right now that’s a...
  • Chiefs take field for the national anthem, 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'; Texans stay in locker room

    09/10/2020 7:11:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    Most Chiefs players stood, locking arms on the sideline for the national anthem. At least one Chiefs player knelt and raised a fist. Players locked arm-and-arm across the goal line for the Black national anthem. Texans players were not on the field for either “The Star-Spangled Banner” or the Black national anthem.
  • Players may display names of victims of systemic racism on their helmet padding (NFL)

    08/31/2020 5:28:55 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    NBC sports ^ | 8-30-20 | Mike Florio
    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, players may display the names of victims of police violence and/or systemic racism on the padding along the bottom of the backs of their helmets. It’s a full-season endeavor, and an important tangible effort by the NFL to allow the uniform to carry clear messages of social justice.
  • Packers No Longer Sticking To Sports: Will Work On Voter Registration, Body Cams

    08/30/2020 3:04:24 PM PDT · by blam · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-30-2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Packers CEO Mark Murphy issued a lengthy statement on Saturday, saying that one of the “keys” in the fight for social justice was for “white people” in “positions of power,” to get more involved in making a “difference.” The statement comes amid ongoing protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and nationwide, after the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake last week. Kenosha is just over 150 miles south of Green Bay. Murphy wrote: Racially motivated events over the last couple months have had an impact on our entire organization, particularly the horrific shooting of Jacob Blake. I met with our players and coaches...
  • Seattle Seahawks cancel practice, coach Pete Carroll: ‘No more being quiet’

    08/29/2020 11:20:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 109 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 29 2020 | Vincent Barone
    Former Jets coach Pete Carroll — now head coach for the Seattle Seahawks — got political on Saturday, delivering an impassioned plea against racism. Carroll, 68, called on other coaches to use their platforms to speak out against social justice and stressed the need to vote in November and for white people to finally listen to the people of color around them. “This is about racism in America that white people don’t know,” the Super Bowl-winning coach said during a nearly 15-minute monologue.
  • NFL's Goodell to Kaepernick on protesting: 'I wish we had listened earlier'

    08/23/2020 9:09:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 23 2020 | Aris Folley
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a recent interview that players’ kneeling protests against racial injustice during the national anthem are “not about the flag," adding that he wishes the league listened to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sooner when it came to the matter. Goodell made the comments in an interview with former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho on his YouTube series "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," that went live on Sunday. In the interview, Acho pressed the commissioner about a statement he made in early June apologizing for the league’s past handling of the kneeling...
  • Derrius Guice arrested on domestic violence charges, released by Washington’s NFL team

    08/07/2020 6:53:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Sam Fortier, Nicki Jhabvala and Les Carpenter August 7, 2020 at 7:36 PM EDT
    Shortly after running back Derrius Guice was arrested Friday on domestic violence-related charges, the Washington Football Team announced it was releasing the 23-year-old running back. Guice faces charges that include one count of strangulation, a felony, according to a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The other charges are three counts of assault and battery as well as one count of destruction of property... Washington selected Guice in the second round of the 2018 draft after the running back fell out of the first round because of questions about his maturity and durability. At the time, the team felt...