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  • Kaepernick isn’t the NFL’s biggest problem, CTE is (chronic brain injuries)

    07/03/2020 4:41:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | Aug 2017 | Andre Kimo
    As important as the issues surrounding the Kaepernick controversy are, the danger of growing up black and male isn’t the thing that makes me fear the most for my grandson’s life — chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, is what keeps me up at night. ...Darius has been playing football since he was 5. While it is true that there is no conclusive causal link between football and CTE, the evidence is very compelling and brings me as much if not more concern for...
  • Washington Redskins to 'conduct thorough review' of team name after major sponsor FedEx called for a change and Nike dropped their merchandise from its online stores

    07/03/2020 9:22:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 99 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2020 | Ales Raskin
    Amid growing pressure from Native American groups, sponsors, and even the city's mayor, the Washington Redskins have announced they will conduct a 'thorough review' of the team's name, which is considered by many to be offensive. 'In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name,' read the statement. 'This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.' Friday's statement came after the team received a formal name-change request from FedEx, which was...
  • So long, sports -- nice knowin’ ya

    07/03/2020 5:09:54 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 Jul, 2020 | Richard K. Davis
    If you’re already fed up with the repugnant race pandering from sports like NASCAR and the English Premier League, get ready for much worse. Watching the NBA or NFL will be tantamount to endorsing the loathsome ideology of BLM and Antifa. Take a knee, sports fan, or take a hike. I’m choosing the latter. When I turned on the restart of the EPL to see all teams take the knee while wearing Black Lives Matter on their jerseys, my viewing days were over. The fake-noose abomination and subsequent race pandering of NASCAR ending that decades-long kinship. Even watching sport shows...
  • NFL to Start Week 1 Games With Black National Anthem, says ESPN

    07/03/2020 2:41:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 2 Jul 20 | Todd Starnes
    The National Football League announced it will play what is known as the Black national anthem before every Week 1 game, ESPN reported exclusively. The sports network also reports that the league is considering a plan to add the names of victims of police brutality to the uniforms of players “through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys.” “The NFL also may produce educational programs about victims,” ESPN reported. I didn’t know there were two national anthems— a white and black national anthem. No matter. The NFL can screw itself. — Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 2, 2020 It is...
  • Nike pulls Washington Redskins apparel from its website amid team name controversy

    07/02/2020 11:05:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 02 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    Nike appeared to have pulled Washington Redskins merchandise off its website Thursday night hours after team sponsor FedEx publicly called on the franchise to change its name. Searches on Nike’s website for the team's apparel yielded no results. The Washington Redskins name was also scrubbed from a menu listing all 31 other NFL teams on Nike’s online marketplace. Nike did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.
  • NFL to play Black anthem before national anthem

    07/02/2020 9:23:32 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 90 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 2, 2020 | ROB MAADDI
    Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.
  • FedEx requests Washington Redskins change team name

    07/02/2020 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/2/20 | Doha Madani
    FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to officially change its name, long condemned as an anti-Indigenous slur. The shipping company has communicated to the NFL team a request that it change its name, FedEx confirmed in a statement to NBC News on Thursday. FedEx owns the naming rights to the Maryland field where the NFL team plays and its chief executive, Fred Smith, owns a minority stake in the team.
  • NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games, report says

    07/02/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 182 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Daniel Canova
    The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the black national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. The decision to play the song comes following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality. According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • Source: NFL plans to play Black national anthem before Week 1 games

    07/02/2020 1:33:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 192 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jason Reid
    "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," commonly known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the NFL is also considering a variety of other measures to recognize victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.
  • Investors Reportedly Call on Corporations to Cut Ties With Washington Redskins

    07/02/2020 9:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2020 | Joshua Espinoza
    Three of the world's biggest corporations have been asked to terminate their partnerships with the Washington Redskins unless the team changes its controversial name. According to AdWeek, 87 investment firms and shareholders sent three separate letters to Nike, PepsiCo, and FedEx last week, pressuring each of the companies to cut ties with the NFL franchise. The investors—reportedly worth a collective $620 billion—argued that the Redskins name perpetuated racism against Native Americans and a partnership with the team conflicted with each companies' commitment to inclusion, diversity, and racial equality.
  • Report: NFL could ask fans to sign coronavirus waiver if they want to attend games

    07/02/2020 5:04:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2020 | Chris Cwik
    The NFL is trying to figure out ways to mitigate the risk of a lawsuit if fans are allowed back into stadiums. In order to do that, the league is considering asking fans to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver if they want to attend games, according to Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic. That proposal is expected to be sent to teams in early July as the league considers its options for reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic. The waiver could be done electronically, according to Kaplan’s report.
  • Patriots fined $1.1M, docked 2021 NFL Draft pick in latest cheating scandal

    06/29/2020 2:20:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/29/2020 | By Daniel Canova
    Members of the Patriots' TV team were seen recording from the Cincinnati Bengals' press box The NFL hit the New England Patriots with new penalties Sunday after members of their TV team were spotted recording from the Cincinnati Bengals’ press box during a game against the Cleveland Browns last season. The Patriots were fined $1.1 million and will forfeit their third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft as penalties. The league also barred the TV crew from shooting any games during the upcoming season.
  • Breaking: Cam Newton signs 1 year deal with... the NE Patriots

    06/28/2020 5:22:31 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 90 replies
    NFL ^ | 6/28/2020 | Self
    Nothing more than the announcement.
  • LeBron Demands NFL Pay Reparations to Kaepernick [semi-satire]

    06/28/2020 1:57:08 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | John Semmens
    Racial justice expert and National Basketball Association star LeBron James says "the National Football League owes former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick an apology and reparations for their suppression of his career. He was on his way to greatness, but was denied the opportunity to achieve it for political reasons." Kaepernick had some success in the league and led his team to the 2013 Super Bowl where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34-31. The following season, the team finished the regular season 12-4, but lost in the Conference championship game. After these two stellar seasons, Kaepernick signed a...
  • Panthers coach Matt Rhule will consider kneeling alongside players: 'I'm supportive of the cause'

    06/26/2020 10:36:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 26, 2020 | Jason Owens
    Weeks after the the removal of Jerry Richardson’s statue, the Carolina Panthers have a head coach talking about kneeling alongside players. Matt Rhule told reporters on Thursday that he supports “the cause” and would consider taking a knee in protest of social injustice and police brutality during the national anthem. “I'm supportive of the cause,” Rhule told reporters in a Zoom call. “I'm supportive of the movement. I'm supportive of social justice. I think for every person, coach or player that will be a very personal decision. I think it has to be made at the right time and the...
  • Nike Reports Surprise $790 Million Loss, 46% Plunge In North American Sales

    06/25/2020 5:21:27 PM PDT · by blam · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-25-2020
    New York (AFP) – Sports giant Nike reported a surprise loss Thursday as shutdowns due to COVID-19 prompted a big drop in revenues in spite of higher online sales. Nike reported a loss of $790 million in the quarter ending May 31, which translated to a loss of 51 cents per share compared with analyst expectations for nine cents per share in profit. Revenues tumbled 38 percent to $6.3 billion following huge declines in sales in most of the world. In North America, the company’s biggest operating region, revenues plunged 46 percent to $2.2 billion. A bright spot was online...
  • Redskins plan to erase team's founding owner from franchise history and here's how they will do it

    06/24/2020 1:37:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 24, 2020 | ohn Breech
    The Washington Redskins have decided to remove all references of original owner George Preston Marshall, who founded the team in 1933 and owned it until his death in 1969. According to the Washington Post, the Redskins plan to erase Marshall's name from franchise history by removing his name from all official team material. This means Marshall will no longer be mentioned anywhere in their Ring of Fame, on their History Wall, or on the team's official website.
  • 49ers Fly Black Lives Matter Flag over Stadium

    06/23/2020 1:01:40 PM PDT · by rktman · 99 replies ^ | 6/23/2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    The San Francisco 49ers are doing all they can to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement and elevate its status to new heights. Specifically, on Monday, they elevated the Black Lives Matter flag to the top of Levi’s Stadium right next to the California and American flags.
  • Brett Favre denies trying to compare Colin Kaepernick with Pat Tillman

    06/22/2020 6:56:56 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 45 replies ^ | 6/22/20 | Bradford Betz
    Brett Favre on Monday backtracked his remarks equating Colin Kaepernick with Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals safety who left his career to join the Army after 9/11. The Hall of Fame quarterback said his comments during an interview with TMZ Sports was not meant to compare Kaepernick and Tillman, “but a recognition that they both sidelined their football dreams in pursuit of a cause.”
  • Former NFL Player Burgess Owens on Kaepernick: ‘We’re Looking at Approving Affirmative Action for a Marxist

    06/22/2020 12:08:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Former New York Jets safety Burgess Owens recently slammed the NFL for looking to implement “affirmative action for a Marxist,” by encouraging teams to sign Colin Kaepernick. As a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick prominently started protesting against the country during the playing of the national anthem in 2016 but found himself left unsigned by any NFL team the following year when he turned free agent. Despite not playing since 2017, this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has begun saying that the NFL needs to work with Kaepernick to guide the league’s spending on social justice issues. On...