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  • Patriots gave President Trump Super Bowl ring

    08/22/2017 5:47:36 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 5 replies
    USA Today ^ | 22 Aug 17 | Scott Gleeson
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave President Trump a commemorative Super Bowl ring after the team's visit to the White House in April. Patriots spokesman Stacey James told USA TODAY Sports that during the team's championship visit, Trump mentioned to Kraft, a longtime friend, how honored he was that the Patriots were the first team to visit the White House during his presidency. Although the team came bearing traditional gifts on that occasion — a jersey and a helmet — Kraft decided that another gesture was necessary since New England was the first pro team to visit under the...
  • 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers becomes first openly LGBT coach

    08/22/2017 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Earlier this offseason, the San Francisco 49ers made Katie Sowers the second female full-time coach in NFL history. Kathryn Smith, who spent the 2016 season as a special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills, was the first. On Tuesday, Sowers herself made history, when she opened up to OutSports and become the first openly LGBT coach in the NFL, male or female. "No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are," Sowers said. "There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as...
  • The NFL has its first white national anthem protester

    08/22/2017 12:46:31 PM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2017 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said last week that it would take a white player to kneel for the national anthem “to really get things changed.” Seth DeValve is testing that belief. The second-year Browns tight end knelt for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during Monday’s game in Cleveland against the Giants, part of a circle of more than a dozen players who bowed their heads in silent protest. They were flanked by several more teammates who stood and put their hands on the kneelers’ shoulders.
  • ELEVEN Cleveland Browns kneel during the National Anthem

    08/21/2017 8:13:50 PM PDT · by longsufferingjetsfan · 308 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/21/2017 | Peter McManamon
    CLEVELAND -- Eleven Cleveland Browns players knelt in a circle during the national anthem prior to Monday's preseason game against the New York Giants. While the group knelt behind the Cleveland bench in front of the Gatorade buckets, several other players stood nearby and put their hands on a kneeling teammate's shoulder in support. Those who took a knee were tight end Seth DeValve, running backs Duke Johnson Jr. and Terrence Magee, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Calvin Pryor, cornerback Jamar Taylor, receivers Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis, linebackers Chris Kirksey and Jamie Collins, and running back Isaiah Crowell (who was...
  • As athletes are told to ‘stick to sports,’ Anquan Boldin sticks to his convictions

    08/21/2017 4:59:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Barry Svrluga
    Anquan Boldin’s preseason career with the Buffalo Bills amounted to one reception for five yards. Had he retired at any other time for any other reason, the decision would have been noted respectfully but quietly. Here is a 14-year NFL veteran less than two months shy of his 37th birthday electing to hang up the cleats. Pay homage to his 1,076 career catches. Note his 82 touchdowns. Remember he was an integral part of the 2012 Baltimore Ravens, who won the Super Bowl. And move on. But Anquan Boldin is retiring in this moment — in Donald Trump’s America, just...
  • Report: Broncos Name Trevor Siemian Starting Quarterback Over Paxton Lynch For 2017

    08/21/2017 1:39:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    SI ^ | August 21, 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    Trevor Siemian will be named the Broncos starting quarterback for the second straight season, according to Mike Klis of 9 NEWS Denver. Klis reports that Broncos coach Vance Joseph will make the decision official at his press conference Monday. Siemian earned the job over 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch.
  • NYPD Officers Rally to Help Get Colin Kaepernick an NFL Job

    08/19/2017 6:53:40 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 84 replies ^ | 8/19/17 | Alec Nathan
    Current and former members of the New York City Police Department rallied in Brooklyn Saturday in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. According to the Associated Press (via, approximately 75 "mostly minority" officers attended the rally and wore T-shirts featuring the hashtag "#imwithkap." Frank Serpico, who was played by Al Pacino in the 1973 film Serpico that depicted police corruption, was also in attendance. "He's trying to hold up this government up to our founding fathers," Serpico told the AP. Kaepernick, 29, has been an unrestricted free agent since he parted ways with the 49ers in...
  • Frank Serpico, NYPD cops raise their fists,

    08/19/2017 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    NYDaily Skews ^ | 8/19/17 | Dale W. Eisinger Larry Mcshane
    take a knee for team-less Colin Kaepernick at Brooklyn rally Because Colin Kaepernick took a knee, these cops have his back. Law enforcers past and present turned out Saturday in a show of support for the controversial NFL quarterback — whose public stance against racism and police violence preceded his current unemployment. “What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event. “And that's the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here...
  • 2017 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/19/2017 8:28:55 AM PDT · by texas booster · 14 replies
    Yahoo!!! Sports Pick'em ^ | Aug 19 2017 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2017 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER 2017 NO RHINOS Group 4185 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just pick the team each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. At the end of the year we all toast the winner, and send a donation to JimRob. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • CAREER OVER: Kaepernick ANGRY That Nobody Wants Him!

    08/18/2017 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 139 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 08-18-2017 | Scott Osborn
    As Kaepernick watched his last two chances, the Ravens and the Dolphins, slip through his hands, he is furiously blaming everyone but himself for the end of his career.
  • This Just in: NAACP calls for Kaepernick honor boycott of NFL, wants Heisman Trophy Statue torn down

    08/18/2017 7:47:30 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 30 replies
    beebuster news service | August 18, 2017 | beebuster2000 News
    Heisman was of German descent and coached in the South at GeorgiaWhat other reason is needed?
  • Report: NFL launches LGBT initiative, NFL Pride

    08/18/2017 4:22:11 PM PDT · by Skooz · 94 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/18/2017 | Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
    <p>The NFL launched its LGBT initiative, "NFL Pride," on Wednesday at a 150-person gathering at league offices in New York, according to Outsports.</p> <p>"NFL Pride" was created by the league's Diversity Council and was spearheaded by gay NFL employees John Cora and Michael Castor, according to Outsports.</p>
  • NAACP calling for boycott of NFL, Atlanta Falcons

    08/18/2017 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 99 replies
    Fox 5, Atlanta ^ | AUG 18 2017 | Aungelique Proctor
    ATLANTA - The NAACP has called for a boycott of the NFL. The organization says the league treated free agent Colin Kaepernick unfairly for his headline grabbing protest during the national anthem. --SNIP-- Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team. This boycott is not just here in Georgia. It is nationwide. The NAACP says they are planning to send a strong message to not only commissioner Rodger Goodell, but NFL owners like Arthur Blank.
  • Fans to join Seahawks DE Michael Bennett in sitting during national anthem

    08/18/2017 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | August 18, 2017 | Lindsey Wisniewski
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett won't be the only one to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem this season. Bennett, who sat alone in protest of racial and social injustices during the team's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, received many comments on Twitter that fans will be joining him in his protest this season.
  • Report: African American history museum to host a Colin Kaepernick exhibit

    08/18/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 60 replies ^ | Aug 18. 2017 | Kevin Skiver
    People have had a lot to say on Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem, but there is one undeniable fact: It has impacted how we watch football. Now it's being recognized again. Kaepernick is getting his own exhibit in the National Museum of African American History.
  • Colin Kaepernick: History's Hero?

    08/18/2017 5:13:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | August 18, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    The National Football League's preseason is underway, and national anthem-hating quarterback Colin Kaepernick still doesn't have an NFL job. One can easily identify the liberal journalists by their anguish over this so-called injustice. You can also identify them by their dishonest arguments. Washington Post sports columnist Jerry Brewer pulled out a very large straw man on Aug. 17 in a column headlined "Days of Docile Black Athlete Have Ended. Get Used to It." He doubled down in the text, saying: "Sorry for the inconvenience, sports fans, but the days of the docile black athlete are over. This isn't a time...
  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett calls on white players to help with national anthem protests

    08/16/2017 8:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Gabrielle McMillen
    Michael Bennett is calling on all NFL players — black and white — to participate in the national anthem protests. In the Seahawks' first preseason game on Sunday, the defensive end sat for the anthem, continuing the movement started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. However, Bennett said just a few players protesting the anthem isn't enough.
  • Goodell appears to have decided about National Anthem protests

    08/16/2017 3:41:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 16,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Asked about players who did not stand for the national anthem before preseason games, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that while the playing of the anthem is a special moment to him, “we also have to understand the other side.” Goodell made the comments at University of Phoenix Stadium during a 45-minute question-and-answer period with Arizona Cardinals club seat holders. One season ticket-holder, Bruce Olson, asked the commissioner whether players were going to continue to protest during the anthem and if anything could be done about it. “It’s one of those things where I think we have to understand...
  • Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium features Chick-fil-A stand — which will be closed on Sundays

    08/16/2017 11:49:40 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC set to open later this month, will feature a Chick-fil-A concession stand. One problem for hungry Falcons fans: just like all Chick-fil-A locations, the stand will be closed on Sundays.
  • The NFL doesn't have the guts to bench unpatriotic players

    08/14/2017 6:54:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14 ,2017 | Todd Starnes
    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told that Lynch's disrespectful behavior is not an issue for the football team. “He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Del Rio said. “I told him I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing." Well, that doesn't speak very well of Coach Del Rio's character either. The coach respects a man who disrespects the country? I suspect this will not be the last episode...