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  • New Contract for Roger Goodell Has Been Signed

    12/06/2017 1:54:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    ProFootballTalk ^ | December 6, 2017 | Mike Florio
    The Commissioner finally has a new contract. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL’s Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed. The memorandum to all owners explains that a “binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities.” The memo also cites the existence of a “nearly unanimous consensus” among the owners in favor of finalizing the extension now. The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to execute the contract. Since then,...
  • I Saw The Buttfumble Live And It Fractured My Family

    11/22/2017 5:08:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jon Eiseman
    Sometime in the winter of 2010, my dad sat my younger brother and me down for a talk. He was getting older, he said. His side of our family was becoming increasingly distant due to age and sickness and death and divorce, and because there were no women in our family—my mom died when my brother and I were kids, none of my grandparents are alive anymore, and my dad’s two brothers are both divorced with sons—he told us that as we got older there would be no one to wrangle the family together, no one to plan events and...
  • Steve Bannon: ‘We’re a Nation of Citizens; We’re Not a Nation of Immigrants’

    11/11/2017 2:43:52 PM PST · by davikkm · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon says the United States is a “nation of citizens” and “not a nation of immigrants” in Keith Koffler’s new book titled Bannon: Always the Rebel. In the book, Bannon shoots down a generational campaign by Washington, D.C. politicians and the open borders and cheap labor lobby that describes the founding of America as one based on a “melting pot” of immigrants. Bannon says the U.S. is founded on its citizens, and therefore the needs of its citizens should come before those of foreign nations and foreign nationals....
  • Tom Brady's Most Dangerous Game

    11/01/2017 10:48:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.espn.com ^ | 10/31/2017 | by Tom Junod and Seth Wickersham
    The Patriots legend thinks he can play until he's 45 without sacrificing body, mind or integrity. But his future is not just in his hands. t happened all at once, the way it happens to boxers. He had been baited into throwing a pass to the wrong man, and suddenly he stood exposed, with not only the play but nature itself turning against him. His teammates seemed to have disappeared; he was the last man in position to stop the wrong man from running all the way down the field and turning the game into a rout. He tried his...
  • Robert Kraft nailed it ... then fumbled (vanity)

    10/30/2017 8:04:04 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 13 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 30 Oct, 2017 | NonValueAdded
    Shortly after the kneeling controversy hit full stride, Robert Kraft, prominent owner of the New England Patriots issued a prepared statement. In it, he said something profound, something that cut to the heart of the matter. He said,"[t]here is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics." Nailed it! The first step in solving a problem is to identify the problem. Mission Accomplished.For after all, is not the controversy that the players are injecting politics into sports, choosing the worst possible moment - the playing of the national anthem - and for a...
  • Donald Trump: An American Patriot of the Same Stripe as Ronald Reagan

    10/18/2017 11:33:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    The policy take-away from President Trump’s remarks last night at the Heritage Foundation centered around tax cuts. The president likes ‘em, and if he has his way (and on this issue, I think he will), we will see a sharp cut to the corporate tax rate (from 35 percent to 20 percent), a simplification and reduction of the individual tax rate, and a big expansion of the individual exemption (to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly). There is a certain kind of politician who likes high taxes, partly because he likes big government, which is...
  • Waterville Roofers Pause for National Anthem on the Job {Waterville, Maine}

    10/16/2017 6:59:23 PM PDT · by Enchante · 30 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 CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sunday’s 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
    partriots.com ^ | 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
    Youtube.com ^ | 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 2016’s version, putting up a 14.6 rating/25 share. Last year’s — 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 year’s 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 he’s 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 www.tridentk9.org, 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.