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  • 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 Mlive.com, 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 News.com ^ | 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...
  • ESPN host compares Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner

    10/10/2017 10:50:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    On the same day that Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN for tweeting about politics, another network personality, Michael Wilbon, compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner. Mr. Wilbon, co-host of "Pardon the Interruption," took issue with Mr. Jones' stance that players who do not stand for the national anthem before football games will not play. "And the word that comes to my mind―and I don’t care who doesn't like me using it―is plantation," Mr. Wilbon said on Monday’s show. "The players are here to serve me, and they will do what I want. No matter how...
  • Trump calls for tax law changes for NFL over protests

    10/10/2017 4:53:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 10, 2017 | Susan Heavey
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation.
  • 48hrs After Black Players Break White QB's Back For Standing For Anthem, Chiefs Star Sends Sick...

    10/06/2017 8:57:19 AM PDT · by blueyon · 109 replies
    Primepatriots.com ^ | 10-05-17 | ????
    48hrs After Black Players Break White QB's Back For Standing For Anthem, Chiefs Star Sends Sick Message To Furious Fans ...... Protests within the NFL have taken a nasty racist turn over the past several weeks, after Seahawks player Michael Bennett started a sick new trend where black players are now rendering black power salutes anytime they sack a white player on the field. The NFL has an even bigger scandal brewing however, after white Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had his back broken over the weekend during a tackle, where some sports commentators are speculating that Carr’s all-black offensive line...
  • After London Game, Fox Sports Will Not Air National Anthem

    10/01/2017 11:44:07 AM PDT · by abb · 110 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | October 1, 201f7 | Scooby Axson
    Fox Sports says they will not air any live anthem coverage from any other game except for the London contest between the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints. Last week, the network aired the national anthem from games as more than 250 players took a knee during the anthem to protest President Trump calling for NFL players to be fired for what he says as disrespect to the flag. The Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks chose not to even leave their respective lockers during the anthem. "As we have in previous broadcasts of NFL games from London, Fox will show...
  • Sooo... What will you be doing on Superbowl Sunday? (vanity from an NFL denier)

    10/01/2017 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 97 replies
    10/01/17 | Myself
    Not gonna do it. No NFL party. No TV screen with football on it. Kinda chilly. Probably an indoor activity. It may be a good time for a MAGA rally.
  • NFL owners struggled to retain control after Trump's attacks, rise of player protests

    "It certainly was my takeaway that the commissioner was looking for a way for the protests to end," Smith said Friday when asked about his 30-minute conversation with Goodell, while declining to offer specifics about what was discussed. Goodell declined to comment, but a league source did not dispute Smith's account. "Knowing the league the way I know the league, they are first and foremost concerned about the impact on their business," Smith said. "That's always their first concern. I mean, who are we kidding?" Nobody was kidding when many of the NFL's highest-profile owners, including Robert Kraft of the...
  • Budweiser is actively seeking customer opinions on NFL sponsorship; the number to call

    10/01/2017 6:32:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    BPR ^ | October 1, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    And if the company’s hotline is to be believed, the NFL has something to be concerned about. When customers call the number, 1-800-342-5283, they are greeted by a recording which gives, as its first option, a chance for anyone for or against the player protests to voice their opinions. “If you are calling with questions or comments about Anheuser-Busch’s sponsorship of the NFL, press one,” the recorded voice says.
  • Thousands Rally in Dublin Against Ireland’s Abortion Ban

    09/30/2017 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30th 2017 | Megan Specia
    Thousands of people marched in Dublin on Saturday to demand an end to the country’s constitutional ban on abortion, one of the strictest such laws in the Western world. The March for Choice is an annual protest against the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which enshrines a ban on abortions, but this year it was held just days after the government announced it would hold a referendum next year that could potentially change the law. Saturday’s rally in Ireland’s capital drew demonstrators from across the country and led to solidarity events in several British cities. Crowds marched through the...
  • All of the NFL Needs sensitivity training (vanity Post)

    09/30/2017 10:43:57 AM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 14 replies
    me | september 30 2017 | pcpoet
    after weeks of listening to LEFTIST NFL players come up with every excuse for there behavior I have come up with a demand for the NFL. I want them to require all of there players and coaches to enter a sensitivity training program where they can be educated to the necessities of patriotism and the needs of are military and retired military. the use of sensitivity training programs in areas like sex discrimination and discrimination against the homosexual community is all ready being used with in the NFL league when ever a player runs afoul of the society norm. one...
  • Dallas Police Chief Challenges Black Lives Matter: Join Us and Change The Things You Protest About

    09/30/2017 6:21:13 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Dallas Police Chief David Brown has been through hell and he's handling it like only a true leader can. During a press conference Monday, Brown issued a challenge to Black Lives Matter protestors demanding change around policing in their communities: Join us and make a difference. "We're hiring," Brown said. "Get off that protest line and put an application in." "We’ll put you in your neighborhood, and we’ll help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about,” he continued. Brown grew up in the inner city and decided to become a police officer during the national crack cocaine epidemic....
  • Saints' Kenny Vaccaro explains choice to sit during anthem, says half his foundation's members left

    09/29/2017 10:18:38 AM PDT · by abb · 90 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 29, 2017 | Nick Underhill
    Saints' Kenny Vaccaro explains choice to sit during anthem, says half his foundation's members left BY NICK UNDERHILL | nunderhill@theadvocate.com Sep 29, 2017 - 10:42 am (3) SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England — The Saints plan to take a knee before the national anthem of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, and then stand during the playing of the song, in what they want to be a show of unity. New Orleans had 10 players remain seated on the bench during the playing of the anthem last week against the Carolina Panthers, which came after President Donald Trump said any player who kneeled...
  • Is It Colin Kaepenick's Revenge?

    09/28/2017 8:45:52 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 09/28/17 | Reasonmclucus
    I didn't realize how bad the NFL's concussion problem was until many of its players developed kneeling sickness during the singing of the national anthem. . The kneelers claim they are protesting racism, but kneeling is usually done as a form of submission, not a form of protest. In the NFL, a player who fields a kickoff in the end zone will kneel to show he doesn't plan to run with the ball. Late in the game the quarterback on the team that is leading will "take a knee" to run out the clock. Kneeling is what a slave may...
  • Chart of Every NFL Team and How They Protested During the Playing of the National Anthem

    09/28/2017 12:42:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    PBS ^ | 09/28/2017