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  • NY Giants Player Who Continues To Protest Tells Upset Fans What He Thinks Of Them

    12/03/2017 5:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    American News Hub ^ | 12/03/17 | Nick Arama
    **SNIP** “You hear ‘coward’ and ‘stand up’ and ‘disgrace,’’ Vernon told the New York Post. “It’s fine. As long as nobody comes on the field and touches me. You stay where you at, you’re going to be all right. They have a right. Oh yeah, I hear it all the time.” And then there was the advice: “If they don’t like it, don’t come to the game.’’ And the fact is the fans may be doing exactly that.
  • London Anti-Trump Protest Draws Dozens Of Supporters

    12/01/2017 7:07:03 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-1-2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Despite total saturation of the UK news cycle, the mainstream media’s “hysterical overdrive” failed Friday to motivate more than a handful of anti-Trump protesters at an organised event outside the U.S. embassy in London. As the nearby shopping streets of Oxford circus surged with pre-Christmas customers Friday night a small band of activists from Stand Up To Racism gathered outside the United States’ Grosvenor Square embassy to wave placards and chant slogans such as “No racist Trump — no state visit” and “Donald Trump stay away — racist, sexist, anti-gay”. The Twitter account of President Donald Trump has been treated...
  • State Rep. (Franks) among seven arrested during mall protest in St. Louis

    11/25/2017 7:45:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    KOMU ^ | 11/24/17
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A protest forced a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to close for an hour on one of the year's busiest shopping days, and renewed concerns by protest leaders about how police handle demonstrations. Protesters marched Friday at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Richmond Heights, Missouri, police say seven people were arrested for failure to disperse. One of the seven also was cited for assaulting an officer. Among those arrested was state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. Activist Darryl Gray says protesters were leaving when police forced a man to the ground. Gray says Franks tried to...
  • Report: Some NFL Owners Pushing For Teams To Stay In Locker Room For National Anthem Next Year

    11/22/2017 5:05:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 129 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 11/21/17 | Chris Chavez
    Some NFL owners are considering a change to the league's national anthem policy that would possibly keep players in the locker room when the Star-Spangled Banner is played before football games, according to The Washington Post. Any policy change would have to be discussed after the season. “I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” an unnamed source told The Post.
  • (WONDERFUL NEW COUNTRY SONG) Take a Knee...My *ss

    11/17/2017 6:29:01 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11-2017 | Neal McCoy
  • Fired-up Fox Valley veterans burn Bears, Packers jerseys in protest

    11/12/2017 6:02:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/17 | Denise Crosby
    Neither rain nor sleet nor a storied football rivalry could keep an angry group of local patriots from turning out on a dank Sunday afternoon during the Bears/Packers game to burn their football jerseys in protest of the way NFL owners have responded to the long-simmering national anthem controversy. Not only did some of these passionate veterans, ranging in age from mid-30s to upper-80s, toss their once beloved jerseys into a metal pit set ablaze near a pond on Aurora's West Side, the charred remains were to be gathered up and mailed to the owners of the teams represented as...
  • NFL take-a-knee protests boil down to two liberal cities

    11/10/2017 2:35:34 PM PST · by Mafe · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The NFL has taken a beating over players kneeling during the national anthem, but a closer examination shows that the protests are less a story of the league as a whole and more a tale of two liberal cities: San Francisco and Seattle. On any given Sunday, the vast majority of those refusing to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” play for the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, teams nestled in famously left-wing locales and led by owners who sought to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. That doesn’t include blips like Sept. 25, which saw nearly 200...
  • San Francisco Protest Tomorrow against CA Gas Tax increase!

    11/03/2017 6:20:14 PM PDT · by SFmom · 13 replies
    JOIN THE SFGOP ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH AT 2:00PM TO PROTEST THE GAS TAX INCREASE On the Divisadero side sidewalk of the ARCO station at the corner of Fell & Divisadero Streets. The California Republican Party is declaring Saturday, November 4, 2017 as #GasTaxtrophe Day! On November 4th, activists from across the state will gather in their communities to demonstrate against the Democrats' harmful new gas tax. We want everyone to know the California Democrats' gas tax is a #GasTaxtrophe.
  • Thousands Protested Trump Last November In Rally Organized By Russia ('Not My President')

    11/01/2017 8:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2017 | John Sexton
    Last November, a few days after the election, thousands of people gathered for a rally in New York to protest Donald Trump. The Guardian reported on the scale of the Nov. 12 rally at the time: More than 10,000 people indicated on Facebook that they would attend a noon march from Union Square to Trump Tower, the future president’s home and corporate headquarters.As marchers mustered at East 17th Street and Broadway, organisers estimated the turnout at 2,000. As the march began to move, however, the true figure seemed closer to the promised 10,000.Chanting “Not my president!”, the crowd set...
  • Developing: Jerry Jones Revolts, Leads Charge to Take Down Goodell

    10/31/2017 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 30, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    NFL players protesting the national anthem has undoubtedly caused serious damage to the popularity of the National Football League and has also hurt the reputation of league Commissioner Roger Goodell. In fact, the New York Post reported Sunday that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has had enough of Goodell and is leading a charge among fellow owners to derail a pending contract extension for the commissioner. Jones has been outspoken about how he would have handled the anthem protests differently, such as threatening to bench players who behave disrespectfully. [Snip] Aside from the obvious problem of allowing player protests during...
  • GAME OVER: NFL Owners STUNNED as Ratings PLUNGE 25%

    10/30/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 183 replies ^ | 10/30/2017 | Staff
    The National Football League continues to struggle with furious fans as player protests enter their second month, with ratings for the NFL’s flagship ‘Sunday Night Football’ down a staggering 25% from this time last week. According to Deadline Hollywood, television viewership for the troubled football association continued its free fall from previous weeks, with roughly one quarter fewer fans tuning in as the Detroit Lions faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “With that, as the league and broadcasters have been losing ratings traction and snared in political controversy this season, last night’s Week 8 NFL game is down a hard...
  • Report: TV Execs Looking to Cut Down on ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games

    10/26/2017 7:47:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    NTD.TV ^ | 10/25/2017
    TV network executives are scrambling to solve the NFL ratings decline and are looking to possibly cut games on Thursday to prevent “over-saturation.” According to Sports Business Journal, there are talks to cut “Thursday Night Football” from 18 games a season to eight games. The report states there is a plan to pull games played in the UK back to 1 p.m. ET, or 6 p.m. London time. “Ten years ago, the NFL had 32 game windows through week six,” the publication said. “This year, it is up to 39, a 22 percent increase. It’s even more crowded in college,...
  • NFL Protestors Don't Understand WHY the Anthem is Performed

    10/25/2017 6:57:04 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/24/2017 | John Conlin
    NFL kneelers have started a firestorm regarding our National Anthem and article after article have discussed what the National Anthem means. Although perhaps well intentioned, all of these discussions miss the main issue. The issue is not what the National Anthem might mean to this or that individual but rather why the National Anthem, or in smaller settings the Pledge of Allegiance, is performed before public gatherings. And that why is unity. Before the city council meeting or before a town hall or even yes, before a sporting event the National Anthem is performed as a sign of unity. Before...
  • 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...
  • Ann Arbor city council members kneel for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/17/2017 11:51:23 AM PDT · by 198ml · 25 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/17/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    Four members of the Ann Arbor city council mimicked the NFL protests and took a knee for the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance during Monday’s meeting. According to, Chip Smith, 5th ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st ward were the four kneelers. "I can't speak to what is in each person's heart, but for me to 'take a knee' is an act of attention, of concern, and of respect," Councilman Warpehoski explained on his website. Warpehoski elaborated at the meeting: "And it is in that spirit that I take a knee...
  • NFL owners to meet, with racial divide on the agenda

    10/17/2017 6:51:12 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 54 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 16, 2017 | Laurent Belsie
    UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER   Sometimes sports become a venue for overcoming racial tensions. Amid anthem protests, pro football has a high-profile opportunity. Minutes before kickoff for the first round of Sunday’s football games, the National Football League website carried two unusual features. Below the usual fare of game-day predictions and fantasy matchups were slideshows of Baltimore players visiting schools with Baltimore police and of Miami Dolphins and the league commissioner doing the same with police in their city. It was a jarring bit of social activism for a sports league site on game day. The slideshows are the NFL’s tentative...
  • Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are slipping

    10/16/2017 2:00:59 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    Sportsday. Dallas ^ | Barry Horn , Staff Writer
    Any television show or any sporting event would take a rating of 30.0 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and laugh all the way to the bank. It's a terrific number. It means that an average of 30 percent of all homes with televisions in the area were tuned in at any moment. That translates to approximately 794,550 homes. Relatively speaking, however, those are low numbers for a Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup. But that's what Sunday's down-to-the-wire Packers 35, Cowboys 31 at AT&T Stadium scored locally for Fox on KDFW (Channel 4).
  • College cheerleaders protest National Anthem

    10/16/2017 11:39:46 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    mark pantano dot com ^ | Oct 2017 | Pantano
    They’re going to continue to speak out by kneeling down. Five Kennesaw State University cheerleaders who knelt on the football field during the national anthem at a recent game said Tuesday they’ll continue their silent protest in a somewhat different fashion, since a new campus policy prevents them from taking such action on the gridiron. The students said in a group interview Tuesday they’ll continue to get on one knee during the anthem, while they’re in the stadium hallway. “Somebody has to take a stand,” said second-year student Taylor McIver. KSU no longer allows the cheerleaders on the field during...
  • NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests In Week Six Despite Commissoner Plea

    10/16/2017 3:18:11 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 94 replies
    Deadline ^ | 15 Oct 17 | Bruce Haring
    NFL player protests during the national anthem continued this week, defying pleas by Commissioner Roger Goodell and some team owners to have everyone stand for the song. While fewer teams had mass protests this week than in the early games, some players still kneeled, while others stayed in the locker room for the pre-game national anthem. The prior protests have sparked fan outrage and might have hurt television ratings, with some angry observers and at least one sponsor vowing to boycott the league in a counter-protest. A meeting is set this coming week between NFL management, ownership, and the NFL...
  • Players and teams that protested the National Anthem in week 6

    10/15/2017 12:10:28 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 60 replies
    Sports Illustated ^ | 10/15/2017 | Chris Chavez
    Players and teams that protested the National Anthem in week 6: Dolphins vs. Falcons Kenny Stills, Mike Thomas and Julius Thomas stayed in the locker room for the anthem but came out to rejoin their team after it was over. All members of the Falcons stood for the anthem but 10 did not interlock arms. Packers vs. Vikings All members of the Packers and Vikings stood during the national anthem. The Packers linked arms as a team once again. Lions vs. Saints All members of the Lions and Saint stood for the national anthem. The Lions linked arms for the...