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  • Waterville Roofers Pause for National Anthem on the Job {Waterville, Maine}

    10/16/2017 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) - (PHOTO COURTESY: Michelle Lyons Cossar) A photo of three Maine roofers who paused while the national anthem played at a high school next to their job site is getting a lot of attention on line. The roofers placed their hands across their chests as the anthem was played at Waterville High School during Saturday's football game. The men work for a company in Oakland, but were doing an independent job Saturday. They were close enough to the school to hear the anthem.
  • Networks not showing fans booing kneeling players during anthem

    09/28/2017 9:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/28/2017 | Rick Moran
    Networks broadcasting NFL games refused to allow camera shots of angry fans booing kneeling players during the national anthem. The Sporting News also reports that one behind the scenes TV employee said that networks told the camera operators not to pan the crowd during the anthem which would have showed what viewers could easily hear; booing fans. Networks typically do not televise the national anthem except for the Super Bowl and other special occasions, but they recognized there would be intense viewer interest this past weekend. Some fans, if they reacted at all, happily clapped and cheered during protests, but others did not, and they angrily let...
  • Report: All Patriots To Stand For National Anthem Against Panthers

    09/27/2017 1:10:31 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 195 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 27 September 2017
    Just one week after many members of the Patriots kneeled during the national anthem, a new report indicates that they will all stand together as a team next time out. A league source told CSNNEs Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sundays game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Many stood and interlocked their arms during the anthem last Sunday before the game against the Texans, while a large portion kneeled. Teams across the league had similar demonstrations last Sunday, which were mostly a response to controversial comments made...
  • Ex-Patriots star ashamed of team after wave of anthem protests

    09/25/2017 10:43:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | 11:50am | Mark W. Sanchez
    Matt Light, who was on the Gillette Stadium field for countless victory formations, has never been so incensed to see a Patriot take a knee. The former longtime left tackle, the decade-long blind-side protector of Tom Brady, pushed back against New England joining the national anthem protest like the players were an incoming rusher. “If you think that it’s OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong,” Light told the Boston Herald in an impassioned interview. “I don’t care if you have a ‘but what about’ or a ‘it’s because...
  • Alejandro Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to come out during the national anthem

    09/24/2017 10:11:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1:01 PM - 24 Sep 2017 | SB Nation
    Alejandro Villanueva was the lone Steelers player to come out during the national anthem
  • Et Tu, Robert? Patriots owner Robert Kraft joins the piling-on of Donald Trump.

    09/24/2017 8:09:48 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 88 replies ^ | 9/24/2017 | Robert Kraft
    STATEMENT FROM PATRIOTS CHAIRMAN AND CEO ROBERT KRAFT "I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a...
  • Statement from #Patriots Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft:

    09/24/2017 6:39:37 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 133 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-24-17 | Robert Kraft
    "I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many plagers who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and...
  • A message to UC Berkeley from MILO and the Berkeley Patriots (video only)

    09/18/2017 9:09:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 9-18-2017 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Milo Yiannopoulos- Berkeley Free Speech Week, an event organized by student group the Berkeley Patriot and underwritten by MILO Inc., will occur as scheduled, running from September 24 to September 27 on the campus of UC Berkeley, despite attempts by the university to use bureaucratic maneuvers and strategic media leaks to disrupt the event and dissuade headline speakers from attending. The paperwork was filed on deadline, and MILO, Inc. transferred the required $65,758.76 to UC Berkeley to arrive at 8 AM ET Monday. Nevertheless, the University has not yet indicated it will grant access to Wheeler and Zellerbach. This move...
  • NFL Kickoff Game Drops 12 Percent From 2016 in Early Ratings

    09/08/2017 9:00:48 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    The Wrap ^ | September 8, 2017 | Tony Maglio and Carli Velocci
    We all knew NBC would win last night but how many of you had the Chiefs? (And be honest, commenters.) The 2017 NFL Kickoff Game slipped 12 percent versus 2016s version, putting up a 14.6 rating/25 share. Last years a rematch of Super Bowl 50 was already down 7 percentage points when compared with its own predecessor. The 2016 season-opener (a 16.5 overnight rating) featured a rematch from the prior years big game. And it was a close contest, as the defending champion Denver Broncos edged the opposition Carolina Panthers by just one point. This time around,...
  • Red Sox Stole Signs Electronically From Yankees, Other Teams

    09/05/2017 4:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/5
    Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season. News of the investigation was first reported by the New York Times. The Red Sox were accused of stealing signs electronically against the Yankees at Fenway Park. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Major League Baseball does not have a policy against...
  • Taking a Stand

    08/16/2017 7:57:50 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    Veteran friend by email | 8/16/2017 | unknown
    My Grandfather watched as his friends died in WWI .. My Father watched as his friends died in WWII and Korea ... I watched (1st hand) as my friends fought and died in Vietnam ... I watched as our friends and children fought and died in Desert Storm... I watched and waited while our friends and children fought and died in Iraq... None of them fought for or died for the Mexican Flag or any other foreign flag... Everyone fought for and died for the U.S. Flag! In Texas, a student raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole;...
  • Peyton's Super Bowl party gone bad

    08/07/2017 6:56:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Sports Recap ^ | July 13 2017 | Sports Recap
    Relive the famous comeback in Super Bowl LI through the eyes of Peyton Manning.
  • Shattuck: T-shirt shows Bill Belichick to be a true patriot

    07/13/2017 3:57:12 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07-13-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Bravo to Bill Belichick. A Twitter user yesterday afternoon posted a couple of pictures of the prodigious coach wearing a shirt bearing an illustration that shocked some, confused others and pleased many more. The text reads, Life is great and features a depiction of an armed man in a turban being attacked by a military dog as hes being chased by a soldier carrying a rifle. Is this hate-wear? No way. This is patriot-wear the Patriots head coach was showing off. The shirts are sold on a site called, run by Jim Amann, now a deputy sheriff in Los...
  • Ex-Jets LB David Harris reaches 2-year deal with Patriots (Pats Going For Broke)

    06/21/2017 8:40:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 06/21/2017 | ESPN News Services
    Linebacker David Harris has agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday. The New York Jets released Harris on June 6 after being unable to agree on a pay cut with the linebacker, who played 10 seasons for the team.
  • Anti-Sharia marches, counter-protests lead to fighting and arrests

    06/10/2017 2:51:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 10, 2017 | Morgan Winsor Kevin Dolak
    Police in Seattle and St. Paul, Minnesota, made arrests after fighting broke out during a series of marches across the U.S. on Saturday against Sharia, a strict form of Islamic law, that were confronted by counter-protests. Police in Seattle used pepper spray and made several arrests for assault after a brief scuffle near the city's Occidental Square, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.
  • Patriots to sponsor LGBT Gay Bowl

    05/24/2017 6:39:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    MSN ^ | May 24, 2017 | Michael Colangelo
    The stick to sports crowd usually targets players or media personalities. Now they may have to say it to an entire organization. This weekend the Patriots announced they will sponsor the 2017 Gay Bowl, which is a national championship flag football built with teams from the LGBT community. This is a statement of inclusion by the Patriots, but won't get to the level of other social stands such as Colin Kaepernick.
  • Guy brutally burns ESPN after they ask permission to use his tweet photo, becomes instant hero

    04/22/2017 11:30:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | 04/22/2017 | Frieda Powers
    ESPN continues to reap what it has sown because of its outspoken politics. The sports network got a brutal denial to a request to use a photo posted from the Boston Marathon on Monday. Facebook user Jack Blakely shared the exchange between ESPN and a Twitter user who posted a picture of a sign-holding man encouraging the runners at the annual event. {..snip..}
  • The New York Times Keeps Up Fake Tweet Comparing Trump & Obama Patriots Visit Despite Correction

    04/21/2017 6:51:08 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 8 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | April 21, 2017 | Pinkbell
    The New York Times has left up a false Tweet repudiated by the Patriots comparing team size between the New England Patriots White House visit under President Trump and former President Obama. On April the 19th, President Trump welcomed the Super Bowl 51 Champion New England Patriots to the White House.  The media watched this event carefully and not because they desired to watch the celebration but because Trump is a polarizing figure that they can't stand, and they were hoping as few players as possible would show up. In earnest, the New York Times went digging for pictures of...
  • Im an idiot: New York Times editor admits tweeting dueling Patriots photos was a blunder

    04/20/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/20/2017 | Brett T
    As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the New England Patriots called out the New York Times over a photo tweet comparing the turnout to meet President Trump to the much larger group that took up President Obamas invitation in 2015. {..snip..}
  • Patriots Now Might Owe Aaron Hernandez Millions

    04/20/2017 3:05:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2017 | Laura Italiano
    Now that Aaron Hernandez may have his conviction posthumously vacated under an obscure Massachusetts legal doctrine the Patriots could owe him money, a lawyer said Thursday. The Pats may actually be contractually obligated to pay Hernandezs estate a $3.5 million bonus that was stopped hours after his murder arrest in 2013, attorney William Kennedy told the CBS affiliate in Boston. Kennedy represents the families of Safiro Furtado and Daniel de Abreu. Hernandez was acquitted in their shooting murders last week only to commit suicide Wednesday in the Massachusetts prison cell where he was serving life without parole...