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  • Too many bad teams, awful quarterback play making NFL games hard to watch

    10/23/2017 3:29:17 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 32 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | 10-22-17 | Jason La Canfora
    HOME SCORES SCHEDULE STANDINGS FANTASY LOG IN Too many bad teams, awful quarterback play making NFL games hard to watch Kaepernick and protests aren't the problem, bad football is the reason ratings, attendance are down Jason La Canfora mugshot by Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora 11h ago • 9 min read People are staying away from the NFL. Viewership is down and empty seats are up compared to the record ratings of a few years ago. It's hard to argue that fact. Any camera angle that panned across the upper deck in any number of stadiums Sundays confirmed that fact. The...
  • Hah! NFL Backlash So Bad "Empty Seat" Wins Giveaway Prize at Browns Game

    10/23/2017 12:20:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 23, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    The NFL is experiencing an unprecedented backlash as players kneel during the National Anthem. The boycott is so bad that the Cleveland Browns, which gives away prizes to fans during games, selected an empty seat for a giveaway. [Snip] It is not known what the prize was, but whatever it was, it’s quite sad the team has resorted to keeping fans happy at FirstEnergy stadium with giveaways. What's even more sad is that the seat was empty. Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7. The Cleveland Browns are playing...
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says anthem protests are damaging the NFL

    10/22/2017 8:25:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 110 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 22, 2017
    Dallas owner says he has heard from concerned sponsors The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who this month said he would bench any of his players who “disrespect the flag” during the national anthem, says that the protest movement is damaging the NFL. This season dozens of NFL players have knelt during the anthem to highlight racial injustice in the United States. The movement has split the nation, with many perceiving it as disrespectful to military veterans. The NFL’s television ratings are also down, although it is not clear whether this is directly linked to the protests, as TV...
  • NFL HELL: Several Stadiums Nearly Empty As Anthem Protest Backlash Rolls Into Week 7 (PHOTOS)

    10/22/2017 7:05:28 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/22/17
    Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7.
  • Twitter outraged for Janet Jackson after Justin Timberlake announced for Super Bowl halftime (tr)

    10/22/2017 7:05:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Mashable ^ | October 22, 2017 | SHANNON CONNELLAN
    Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headliner for this year's Super Bowl LII halftime show — but not everyone is firing the confetti cannons. Folks haven't quite forgotten Timberlake's role in the supposed "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 halftime show with Janet Jackson, and how her career took a major hit while his star continued to rise. The incident, referred to often as "Nipplegate," occured when Timberlake exposed Jackson's breast, which was adorned with a nipple pastie, during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVII. The planned nature of the performance was broadly debated, though Jackson's team said it...
  • Anthem issue delays league business, including Roger Goodell extension

    10/22/2017 6:03:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 22, 2017 | Adam Schefter
    The debate over NFL player protests during the national anthem has become so big within the league that it has delayed the completion of commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, league sources told ESPN. Goodell's deal is still expected to be completed and has been papered, sources told ESPN, but the process has been slowed while the overwhelming majority of the NFL's attention has been diverted to handling the anthem issue, which has affected TV ratings, merchandise sales and the country's feelings about football. Had the issue not existed, Goodell's contract might have been completed at last week's owners meeting in...
  • NFL HELL: Several Stadiums Nearly Empty As Anthem Protest Backlash Rolls Into Week 7

    10/22/2017 4:26:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/22/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Plenty of empty seats visible at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida as the New York Jets play the Miami Dolphins.“Swaths of empty seats here post kickoff,” tweeted columnist Armando Salguero.
  • Jerry Jones the lone critical voice of player protests at owner's meetings

    10/22/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 22, 2017 | Jason La Canfora
    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has gone to great lengths in recent weeks to ensure his voice was heard publicly about his displeasure over any NFL player not standing for the national anthem, and while he slipped out of last week's owner's meetings in New York without speaking to the media, league sources said he was quite vocal during Wednesday's session. Jones was the only owner to rail against the handful of players who are still regularly kneeling, standing or staying in the locker room during the playing of the anthem, the sources said, pronouncing his disagreement with how the NFL...
  • Cowboys/49'ers game. Stadium half full

    10/22/2017 1:12:10 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 140 replies
    KDFW FOX4 | 10/22/17
    Took a peak to see what the attendance was at the game in San Fran. It was half full. Fox didn't show the national anthem, do not know if any Cowboys knelt for the anthem.
  • Nolte: Roger Goodell Fell for Mainstream Media’s Fake Reality and Destroyed NFL (Possibly Forever)

    10/21/2017 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/21/2017
    When the first half of the 21st century is way back enough for a history to be written unencumbered by agenda, President Barack Obama will be remembered as the worst thing that ever happened to the Democrat Party. And to the NFL.* If you think that is a stretch, hear me out… Thanks to George W. Bush’s terrible second term, two unbelievably awful Republican opponents in John McCain and Mitt Romney, not to mention the charisma and impressive political skills as the most leftwing senator in the country, Barry O won two national elections and did so by impressive margins. The problem...
  • Nolte: Roger Goodell Fell for Mainstream Media’s Fake Reality and Destroyed NFL (Possibly Forever)

    10/21/2017 10:48:34 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Oct 2017 | John Nolte
    When the first half of the 21st century is way back enough for a history to be written unencumbered by agenda, President Barack Obama will be remembered as the worst thing that ever happened to the Democrat Party. And to the NFL.* If you think that is a stretch, hear me out… Thanks to George W. Bush’s terrible second term, two unbelievably awful Republican opponents in John McCain and Mitt Romney, not to mention the charisma and impressive political skills as the most leftwing senator in the country, Barry O won two national elections and did so by impressive margins....
  • White female cop takes stand on anti-American NFL ‘ingrates.’ (Is forced to apologize)

    10/21/2017 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 46 replies
    Full original title--White female cop takes stand on anti-American NFL ‘ingrates.’ It nets her punishment nobody saw coming Last month, Michigan State Police director Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue shared a Facebook post displaying the sentiments of literally the majority of America, but one that has gotten her into hot water with liberals in the peanut gallery. The September 24 post, which has since been removed, decries NFL players ‘taking-a-knee’ during the national anthem as “millionaire ingrates who hate America.” Etue was forced to “apologize” for the post three days later. “It was a mistake to share this message on Facebook...
  • An Open Letter to the NFL

    10/20/2017 5:17:49 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 7 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 10/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An open letter to the NFL players, You graduated high school in 2011. Your teenage years were a struggle. You grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Your mother was the leader of the family and worked tirelessly to keep a roof over your head and food on your plate. Academics were a struggle for you and your grades were mediocre at best. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 lbs and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t...
  • NFL Outreach to Our Communities Is Failing, Ratings Continue to Plunge

    10/20/2017 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I guess the NFL outreach to our communities on our issues didn’t matter much. Thursday night football ratings down last night, preliminary overnight metered markets. The Raiders, it was a close game, apparently. I didn’t see it. I didn’t watch it. But the Kansas City Chiefs lost 31-30 on a last-minute, walk-off touchdown pass. The Drive-Bys are calling it a walk off touchdown pass. It sounds like it was a good game, but I didn’t see it. And not as many people as used to see it saw it, because the ratings continue to plunge. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have...
  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down As Raiders Score Close Win Over Chiefs

    10/20/2017 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Kazan · 13 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 20, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    Ending a four-game losing streak for the Bay Area team, that 31-30 victory on Thursday Night Football also came as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was booted out of the game for bumping hard into a line judge. In the first NFL game since the league issued its non-rule on whether players would be made to stand for the national anthem or not on October 17, Lynch along with the Chiefs’ Ukeme Eligwe ignored the likes of Donald Trump and sat during the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ in protest. With all that drama and the competition of the MLB National League...
  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down As Raiders Score Close Win Over Chiefs

    10/20/2017 1:46:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | by Dominic Patten
    It was a good night for California teams as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs to move on to the World Series and the Oakland Raiders pulled off a last minute comeback over the Kansas City Chiefs to win at home. Ending a four-game losing streak for the Bay Area team, that 31-30 victory on Thursday Night Football also came as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was booted out of the game for bumping hard into a line judge. In the first NFL game since the league issued its non-rule on whether players would be made to stand...
  • Democrats demand Pence pay back costs of traveling to NFL game

    10/20/2017 12:38:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of House Democrats on Thursday urged Vice President Pence to reimburse taxpayers the cost of his travel this month to Indianapolis for an NFL game he abruptly left after players kneeled during the national anthem. In a letter to Pence, five House Democrats demanded the vice president pay back the expenses of attending the game, where the Indianapolis Colts faced off against the San Francisco 49ers. A CNN report estimated that Pence’s travel to and from Indiana cost taxpayers about $242,500, which doesn’t include the cost of Secret Service or advance staff. The Democratic lawmakers asked that Pence...
  • Raiders' Marshawn Lynch ejected from game after shoving referee

    10/19/2017 7:08:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 85 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2017 | Eric Ting
    Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Raiders' game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night after shoving an official. Lynch ran from the sidelines onto the field after a late hit by Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr sparked a scuffle at midfield. The running back inserted himself right into the middle of the scuffle and appeared to shove an official who was trying to break it up.
  • Donald Trump releases ‘Stand for the National Anthem Petition’ (Please sign it link in article)

    10/19/2017 5:58:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    MSN/New York Daily Times ^ | 10/19/17 | Ari Gilberg
    Donald Trump refuses to take a knee when it comes to countering the wave of national anthem protests across the NFL. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence released a petition demanding all players and fans stand for the national anthem and emailed supporters asking for signatures Thursday, according to the GOP's website. "The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support," the petition reads before asking for your name, email and zip code. The petition comes just one day after Trump criticized the...
  • Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick resolution needed before more talks with owners

    10/19/2017 11:30:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 19, 2017 | Brady Henderson
    Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett said that before NFL players and the league can move forward with their conversations about working together on social causes, the issue of Colin Kaepernick's unemployment must be addressed. "I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is making sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL," Bennett said Wednesday. "I think before we even negotiate anything about whether we sit, whether we stand [during the national anthem], it should be a negotiation about opening up the doors for Colin Kaepernick and giving him...