Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,088
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: nfl

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Redskins Tweet Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Find Common Ground on Washington’s Football Team

    02/21/2018 3:00:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/5/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. Trump. who has made bluntness a hallmark of his presidential bid, said that the Redskins moniker was yet another issue of unnecessary political correctness. The name has been that way for years, he said, and not everyone considers it to be a slur. “I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name,” he said. “They think it’s a positive.” Areas of agreement between Mr. Trump and Mr. Bush have been few since they became presidential candidates, often ridiculing each other on policy and personality. Asked if their shared view on the Redskins might help them turn over a...
  • DirecTV’s ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ Price Just Went Up (Viewership Continues To Decline)

    02/21/2018 5:30:51 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-21-2018 | Thomas Barrabi
    DirecTV’s “NFL Sunday Ticket” cable package just got more expensive for football fans. The standard version of the service, which allows subscribers to stream every NFL game, will cost $293.94 for the 2018 NFL season, according to DirecTV’s website. That price marks an increase of about 4% from last season, when the basic version of “NFL Sunday Ticket” cost $281.94. An upgraded version of the package, which includes the “NFL Red Zone” channel and exclusive fantasy football analysis, will see a price hike to $395.94, up more than 4% compared to last year. The price increases were met with widespread...
  • 3 Reasons Why The NFL Should Fear The XFL

    02/18/2018 2:31:15 AM PST · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | February 15, 2018 | Brian F. Lockard
    If you havenÂ’t heard, Vince McMahon is resurrecting the XFL in 2020, and if I was Roger Goodell, I would be very, very afraid. McMahon is somebody who has been in and around sports and sports entertainment for a very long time. He took the reins of the WWE in 1982, and it is still a very strong brand with high viewership and decent ratings. The WWE has been thriving for decades now. Not as long as the NFL, butÂ… you see my point.Vince is a calculating businessman, and a highly successful one. The original XFL was a failure because...
  • Study: NFL Needs to Rediscover Its Heart If It's to Overcome Ratings Slump

    02/16/2018 5:26:20 AM PST · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    ADage ^ | 2-16-2018 | Anthony Crupi
    the NFL's ongoing ratings slide has been an exercise in highly subjective interpretation. Ask 20 fans why they believe the league's popularity is on the wane, and you'll get 20 responses, ranging from political (players taking a knee during the anthem) to pragmatic (the specter of repetitive brain trauma). In the interest of trying to get at the heart of what's actually driving the ratings erosion ... Horizon Media began an investigation. While the NFL and its network partners may not find the data terribly reassuring, the good news is that many factors that have alienated fans appear to be...
  • Former Dallas Cowboy Lincoln Coleman Found Safe After Forgetting Where He Parked

    02/14/2018 11:20:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm | By Jeff Paul
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Missing since Friday, former Dallas Cowboys running back Lincoln Coleman was found safe on Tuesday morning, according to Dallas Police. Investigators were worried about his diminished mental capacity and his need for medical help. Coleman’s agent and friend of 15 years, Christopher Randolph, said Coleman had parked his car at a church three blocks from his house. He said Coleman could not figure out where he left his car or how to get home. Randolph said on Tuesday at about 4 a.m., Coleman returned home but was confused about what happened. “We were worried about him freezing....
  • NFL Player Who Kneeled to Protest Police Brutality Arrested for Domestic Violence

    02/14/2018 8:54:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/14/2018 | Tom Knighton
    NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem had a lot of people upset this past season. Even the discussion of politics that took over sports was enough to put some fans off the game. Yet players and their supporters insisted they had a right to be heard. Of course, we're hearing now that San Francisco 49er Reuben Foster, one of that team's "kneelers" who wanted to protest police brutality, has been arrested for domestic violence: Mere weeks after being arrested in his native Alabama on marijuana charges, the 2017 first-round pick is in even more hot water off the field....
  • San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (a kneeler) cooperating following second arrest

    02/13/2018 8:35:50 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 02-13-2018
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is cooperating with authorities following his second arrest in a month. Foster has had multiple conversations with team management in person and via phone since his arrest Sunday morning on charges related to domestic violence and possession of an assault rifle, NBC Sports California reported Tuesday.
  • Eagles’ Chris Long: NFL Players Care More About Their ‘Social Conscience’ Than Ratings

    02/13/2018 6:00:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2018 | Trent Baker
    During Monday’s Fox Sports 1 broadcast of “The Herd,” Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long shrugged off the NFL’s ratings drop being attributed to players like teammate Malcolm Jenkins protesting the National Anthem. Long said that “a lot of people are having more fun watching football than ever” and players are putting their social consciences over the league’s success.
  • REPORT: Chiefs Star Kareem Hunt Accused of Shoving Woman in Cleveland

    02/13/2018 3:36:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    12UP ^ | February 12, 2018 | Mark Powell
    Kareem Hunt seemingly has a bright NFL future ahead of him, assuming he doesn't get in his own way. That's easier said than done, and while we currently don't know the specifics, Hunt has been accused of a violent act that could get him in some trouble with the commissioner's office.
  • Johnny Manziel Opens Up About Alcohol Use; Seeks NFL Return

    02/12/2018 7:01:24 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 45 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 2/12/18 | Scooby Axon
    Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he wants to return to the NFL and adds that he has cleaned his life up since a series of incidents that ultimately got him cut from the team that drafted him. Manziel said he was self-medicating with alcohol and suffering from depression. He says he is now taking medication for bipolar disorder. "That’s what I thought would make me happy and get out of that depression," Manziel said to ABC News. "When I would wake up the next day after a night like that, going on a trip like that, and you...
  • 49ers LB Reuben Foster, who once took a knee to protest police brutality, arrested for domestic [tr]

    02/12/2018 4:41:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 11, 2018 | Greg P.
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested in Los Gato, CA today on suspected dometic violence and weapons charges:
  • Jason Kelce's Epic Mic Drop Speech (Uncensored) at Eagles Victory Parade

    02/10/2018 8:19:19 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 8, 2018 | 31Mike
    Per, a fired-up Jason Kelce, clothed head to toe in Mummers garb, lit up a massive crowd of Birds fans with an impassioned speech during the Eagles’ Super Bowl celebration Thursday on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Olympics viewership is down, even as NBC pays more for the rights to air it

    02/09/2018 12:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Vox Media ^ | Feb 9, 2018, | Rani Molla
    If recent trends continue, it’ll only get worse. ... NBC* paid $963 million for the rights to air the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, a 24 percent jump over the $775 million it paid for the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ... Viewership declines aren’t really surprising, as similar trends have unfolded across the TV landscape and viewers opt for on-demand and online entertainment alternatives. Even football and the Super Bowl — considered the last holdouts where advertisers could guarantee huge live audiences would be watching — are not immune.
  • Entire Eagles Team May Boycott White House Visit

    02/08/2018 7:40:27 AM PST · by mairdie · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 8, 2018 | John S. Roberts
    New York Daily News has the scoop: “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Chris Long said. “Are you kidding me?” Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith, and two-time boycotters LeGarrette Blount and Long, who sat out last year’s visit as members of the the Patriots, have all come out in the last 24 hours and said they will not attend the annual visit winning teams make to Washington. […] Rumors are circulating on social media that the Eagles are planning to boycott as a team. The Eagles, who arrived back in Philadelphia Monday afternoon, did not immediately respond to a...
  • Prosecutor: Trump tweet on NFL player's death 'ghoulish and inappropriate' (Hurl alert)

    02/07/2018 11:52:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    An Indiana prosecutor criticized President Trump for his comments Tuesday after police said the man accused of killing an Indianapolis Colts linebacker in a suspected drunk-driving accident was an undocumented immigrant. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said in a statement that comments politicizing the fatal crash were "ghoulish and inappropriate," The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Curry said that his office would "vigorously prosecute" the case, according to the AP. “We are disheartened that ghoulish and inappropriate public commentary has politicized this tragedy,” Curry, a Democrat, said. “Much of such commentary, including tweets by the president, fails to acknowledge that...
  • Looks Like Some Of The Eagles Will “Boycott” A White House Visit

    02/06/2018 12:28:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/06/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose this was inevitable because it’s 2018 and everything has to be terrible. It looks as if the Philadelphia Eagles playbook has been expanded to include more than screen passes and flea flickers.Step 1: Win Super Bowl for first time in franchise history. Step 2: Watch as fans set fire to city, loot department stores and tear down street lights. Step 3: Turn victory into political statement so some players can be part of the #RESIST movement.Time Magazine reports that a number of players didn’t waste any time on celebrating or planning for the next season before they...
  • NFL runs 'equal pay' Super Bowl ad while rejecting vets ad to stand for anthem

    02/06/2018 9:37:45 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 2/6/2018 | Ric Moran
    Last month, the NFL rejected an ad from AMVETS asking everyone to stand for the national anthem. They called the ad too "political" to run. But the league approved another ad that was blatantly political. T-Mobile's ad made a plea for "fair and equal pay" - a fraught political issue that means many things to many people. Why they ran the T-Mobile ad and not the AMVETS ad is a question many are asking. Washington Times: The T-Mobile spot features narrator Kerry Washington telling a group of babies, “Some people may see your differences and be threatened by them, but...
  • Malcolm Butler was benched after 'breaking curfew to attend Rick Ross concert after [tr]

    02/06/2018 9:29:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman and Chris Spargo
    Bill Belichick reportedly made the decision to bench Malcolm Butler after the cornerback struggled in practice and committed a serious rules infraction while in Minneapolis. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Butler was already questionable after he struggled during practice all week. Not helping his lackluster performance on the field was the fact that Butler had twice been admitted to the hospital in the days before the team traveled to Minnesota with flu-like symptoms.
  • Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy

    02/06/2018 7:10:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/6/2018 | Jay Weaver
    Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy By Jay Weaver February 05, 2018 03:26 PM Updated 50 minutes ago Monty Grow, a former University of Florida and NFL player who made a small fortune selling pharmaceutical drugs, took the unusual step of testifying in his trial on charges of swindling millions from a federal program that provides medical insurance for the U.S. military. The 46-year-old Grow was hit again and again with questions by a federal prosecutor about receiving and paying kickbacks to score lucrative patient referrals for a major South Florida pharmacy. “You were...
  • Hit-and-Run Illegal Kills Colts Player; Activist Blames 'Drunk Driving'

    02/05/2018 5:14:07 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/5/18 | Bob Parks
    After a dozen years of living in Los Angeles, hit-and-runs by illegals was reported almost daily on local news so when the initial report came in Sunday morning, it sounded eerily familiar. Also familiar was the pro-illegal-DACA activists who ironically blamed a public whose representatives have cavalierly allowed lawbreakers into our country for decades.