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  • Would You Kneel? A College Coach and a Veteran on the National Anthem

    09/25/2020 9:30:02 AM PDT · by grayhog · 8 replies
    Tree House Letter ^ | 9-25-20 | MyLinh B. Shattan
    “Good morning,” Tom said. “I’ve been thinking about what you said. Our conversation.” Tom and I had met years ago at a college camp though he likely hadn’t remembered. He was a coach from an elite college and my older child attended his sports camp. We knew a lot of the same pros and players. And now, both of our younger children were in competitions together. This particular weekend we were settling in on a beautiful crisp morning near the water, the breeze cool on the skin. Tom came over soon after I arrived, because he wanted to share something...
  • 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.

    09/22/2020 4:17:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    Barret Sports ^ | 9-22-20 | BSM Staff
    The team’s 31-13 loss to San Francisco drew just a 3.9 rating locally. Ourand says the number is “closer to a regular season Yankees rating than a normal NFL number.” Year-over-year, that is a 62.8% drop from last year’s Week 2 matchup, although it should be pointed out that the Jets played on Monday Night Football in Week 2 of the 2019 season.
  • 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....
  • NFL's social justice experiment is no touchdown

    09/20/2020 8:05:35 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 20, 2020 12:00 | by Salena Zito, National Political Reporter
    Anthem protests began in 2016, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat and later knelt during the anthem, followed by several other players for other teams doing the same thing. It was a significant factor in the 8% plunge in viewership for a league that had previously been seen nationwide as a great unifier. That ratings plunge continued the next year after the protests expanded in President Trump's first year in office. This time, the plunge was 9.7%. For years, the NFL was the glue that for generations gave a guy sitting in his game room in East Palestine,...
  • 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...
  • Woke Capitalists Pandering To Colin Kaepernick And The ‘Social Justice’ Movement Will Never Win

    09/17/2020 8:29:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2020 | By Emily Jashinsky
    Colin Kaepernick is right about one thing—the NFL’s new social justice messaging campaign is best described as “propaganda.” Kaepernick’s dissatisfaction with the league’s explicitly pro-Kaepernick efforts, however, should be a major lesson for other woke capitalists. Absolutely nothing short of dismantling the capitalist system will satisfy their detractors.Corporations can go to great lengths to mollify critics, but those critics will never be pleased because their worldview is ultimately rooted in radical anti-capitalism. Mark Cuban, for instance, should recognize that Kaepernick and the leaders of Black Lives Matter do not see him or Roger Goodell as allies, no matter how...
  • 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.”
  • Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert Wears David Dorn’s Name On His Helmet

    09/14/2020 9:22:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2020 | DAVID HOOKSTEAD
    Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert honored David Dorn during his Sunday game against the Colts. Eifert placed Dorn’s name on the back of his helmet for the big 27-20 win over Indianapolis. Dorn was a retired police captain who was murdered at the age of 77 during the riots in St. Louis this summer in June.  -snip This is a 100% pure class move from Eifert, and there’s no other way to put it. The NFL is letting players wear helmet decals with the names of people impacted by “systemic racism,” and it’s obviously become super political. However, Dorn wasn’t impacted by police violence, but...
  • ‘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.
  • Levin: What’s NFL Sunday?

    09/13/2020 9:21:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 9/13/20 | Mark Levin
    What’s NFL Sunday? You mean rich Democrats who hate and slander their fans playing football. Count me out! — Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) September 13, 2020
  • Roger Goodell Tells Teams To Sign Colin Kaepernick

    09/12/2020 9:39:58 AM PDT · by md1986 · 110 replies
    Game 7 ^ | September 12, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has explicitly told teams to go out and sign Colin Kaepernick. Goodell made the surprising admission earlier this week, during a conversation with Mike Tirico on NBC.
  • 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.
  • NFL stunner: Jags waive Fournette after failing to trade him

    08/31/2020 7:31:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    AP ^ | August 31, 2020 | Mark Long
    The Jaguars moved another step closer to purging Tom Coughlin's tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville. The team waived running back Leonard Fournette on Monday, a stunning decision many outsiders view as the latest in a series of head scratchers that could help the franchise tank the season and get the No. 1 draft pick. “If that’s the case, then the realization is if that happens, then I’m not going to be here," coach Doug Marrone said. "At the end of the day, if I don’t win enough games or do enough with this team, I don’t foresee me still being employed....
  • 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...
  • Mike Tomlin Explains Why Steelers Will Not Boycott

    08/28/2020 9:16:29 AM PDT · by md1986 · 15 replies
    Game 7 ^ | August 28, 2020 | Jennifer Withers Hoey
    Mike Tomlin explained why his Pittsburgh Steelers did not boycott their practice during a recent session with the media. “We didn’t give any real consideration to not practicing today,” Tomlin said on Thursday.
  • MULTIPLE NFL TEAMS CANCEL PRACTICES. Drew Brees Puts 'Jacob Blake' Name On Helmet

    08/27/2020 8:23:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 122 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 27, 2020
    The New Orleans Saints decided to have practice Thursday -- but a bunch of players, including Drew Brees, put the name "Jacob Blake" on their helmets to show support for the movement. It's an interesting move for Brees who publicly changed his stance on the national anthem kneeling protest earlier this year -- admitting he didn't really understand that it was about putting a spotlight on police brutality and not meant to disrespect the flag or the military. The Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers have also canceled their Thursday practices. Several NFL teams -- including the NY...