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  • CBS earnings to disappoint due to weak NFL ratings, Credit Suisse says

    10/16/2017 2:04:05 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Franck
    Declining NFL television ratings will lower CBS earnings, according to Credit Suisse. The firm cut its third-quarter EPS estimates by 5 percent, citing CBS' softer Sunday NFL ratings. The media company reports on Nov. 2. "We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season," wrote Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh. "With only one of the three content licensing deals we expected for the second half announced in third quarter, we also expect content licensing revenue growth to be skewed to...
  • Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are slipping

    10/16/2017 2:00:59 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 50 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).
  • NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests In Week Six Despite Commissoner Plea

    10/16/2017 3:18:11 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 91 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...
  • Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 10: Vikings Dominate Border Battle

    10/15/2017 6:58:16 PM PDT · by OneVike · 90 replies
    Minneapolis Star Trribune ^ | 10/15/17 | Ben Goessling
    OK for the sake of this post, I could give a rat's ass what anyone thinks about the NFL right now. However, never has any of my Viking players ever taken a knee during the national anthem in support of this stupid' "I demand To Be Noticed For My racist belief". So, that being said, I have also nit watched any games nor sports shows about the NFL. The only games I watch are my Viking games. I have the NFL Ticket. I TIVO my game and fast forward all the commercials and even skip the half time. I...
  • Limbaugh Predicts NFL Touchdown Celebrations Will Become American Flag Protests

    10/14/2017 3:48:04 PM PDT · by bkopto · 27 replies
    Daily Rushbo ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Dyno Rush
    Let me tackle this because last night there was a football game in Charlotte. It was the Carolina Panthers hosting the Eagles of Philadelphia. The Panthers all stood. Two players for the Eagles kneeled or linked arms and gave a black power salute, I think. But nobody saw it ’cause it wasn’t televised. CBS/NFL Network didn’t televise the anthem last night. I wonder why that might be? It’s obviously the league has gotten together with its so-called broadcast partners and said, “Hey, you know what? “The solution here, at least immediate, is don’t televise it.” Trent, if this keeps up,...
  • NFL Anthem Protests Hit Fox As Verizon, Networks Consider New Deals

    10/14/2017 2:30:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 73 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Mike Ozainian
    The protests by NFL players during the National Anthem have been hurting the league's television ratings since last year. This season, as the protests have continued, the television ratings and ramifications for broadcasters have worsened. More bad news for the NFL: an analyst for Credit Suisse yesterday downgraded his price and earnings per share targets for 21st Century Fox in part due to NFL ratings that are coming in below market expectations. "We trim our 2018/19 EPS forecasts … ahead of Q1 earnings," analyst Omar Sheikh wrote in a note to clients Thursday. "The key near term headwinds are soft...
  • Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are tanking

    10/14/2017 12:15:53 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Sports Day ^ | Oct 14, 2017 | Barry Horn
    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). Consider this: Last season's Cowboys at Packers game,...
  • Long Island (Firefighters) Bagpipe band knocks kneeling, won’t play for Jets

    10/13/2017 7:02:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Newsday ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Sloan Yan
    A Nassau bagpipe band has passed on the Jets’ invite to play during halftime over NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, officials said Friday. A Jets group sales representative asked the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band early this week to entertain the crowd during the Nov. 2 game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, said band manager Bobby Hughes, an original member of the band and an East Meadow volunteer firefighter. “We don’t feel we belong there,” said Hughes, a longtime Jets season ticket holder. “We cannot in good...
  • Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Boycotting Ford Motor Company

    10/12/2017 1:23:50 PM PDT · by LRoggy · 28 replies ^ | 10/12/2017 | Matt Parker
    Bossier Sheriff Refuses to Support Those Who Show Disrespect Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington sends a letter to a Ford Motor Company dealer - NO MORE FORD MOTOR COMPANY VEHICLES. Sheriff Whittington calls on other law enforcement agencies and leaders to take a stand against Ford Motor Co. and the disrespectful National Football League. Sheriff Whittington - "The recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military as well as the obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general forces me to take a stand." "NFL...
  • NFL Viewers 2014-2017 (Through Game 5)

    10/12/2017 8:44:53 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 37 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2017
    I took data from to look at television viewership at NFL games 2014-2017. Most of the data in news reports compares same day games from last year to this year, (ie; MNF from one year to the next). I decided to look at the aggregate of each week's data over the last four seasons to get an idea of trends. So what you are seeing is the TOTAL viewers for Nationally Televised games, each week, Year-Over-Year(From Thursday Night - Monday Night). Below is the data for Games 1 - 5 of seasons 2014 through 2017.It's interesting to note, each...
  • The NFL and ESPN badly misjudged Trump. Now they're paying the price.

    10/11/2017 10:54:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 11, 2017 | Gregory Krieg
    The NFL put out a statement on Wednesday denying it had capitulated to President Donald Trump and banned players from kneeling when the National Anthem plays before games. This remains true, so far as we know, in the abstract. The league has not imposed any formal restrictions. (Yet. There are more meetings planned.) But even as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened on Sunday to bench any player judged to be "disrespecting the flag," the presidential blitz continues -- and it becomes clearer that the NFL and ESPN's attempts to appease Trump have failed. ESPN retreated on Monday, suspending SportsCenter...
  • Gingrich: Only Took Goodell 3 Weeks of 'Public Humiliation' to Get the Message

    10/11/2017 9:50:56 AM PDT · by topher · 35 replies ^ | 11-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday issued a memo to all 32 teams addressing the issue of players not standing for the national anthem before games. In the memo, Goodell stated that the league believes that "everyone should stand for the national anthem" and "our country, and our fans expect that of us." "It only took Roger, what, two or three weeks of public humiliation to finally get the message?" Newt Gingrich said on "Fox & Friends," noting that President Donald Trump has been a fierce critic of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, and the...
  • NFL owners to consider rule change that would require players to stand for national anthem: Report

    10/10/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 92 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 10, 2017 | Christine Wang
    The owners of the NFL are reportedly considering a rule change that would make it mandatory for players to stand during the national anthem. A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported... In September, the president renewed discussion about the protests when he urged owners to "fire" the "son of a bitch" who kneels during the anthem.
  • US misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss

    10/11/2017 6:56:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CNBC/Ass Press ^ | 10/11/17
    Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans' chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion. Needing only a tie and confident of victory against the world's 99th-ranked team, the U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention Tuesday night with a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago that ended a run of seven straight American appearances at soccer's showcase.
  • NFL commissioner, Dolphins players visit North Miami school amid anthem controversy

    10/11/2017 6:15:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, accompanied by three Miami Dolphins players, visited a middle school in North Miami to lead a discussion on anti-bullying and community policing... ....Goodell, who spoke out against NFL players protesting during the national anthem, was joined by the Dolphins players, all of whom who have either kneeled during the anthem or skipped the singing of the anthem....
  • Colin Kaepernick approves of Eminem's fiery freestyle takedown of Trump

    10/10/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his appreciation for Eminem's fiery four-and-a-half-minute freestyle takedown of President Trump. "I appreciate you," Kaepernick said in a tweet that also had the video, which aired at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday. Kaepernick led a movement beginning last season when he took a knee during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the U.S. Eminem dedicated a portion of his freestyle to supporting Kaepernick and other NFL players who have recently come under attack by the president for those demonstrations. "Now, if...
  • Trump threat to NFL over 'massive' tax breaks

    10/10/2017 7:55:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 10, 2017
    US President Donald Trump has called for the National Football League (NFL) to be stripped of tax advantages. In a tweet he complained the league had received "massive" tax breaks, while some of its players had been "disrespecting" the national anthem. The teams pay tax, but have often received public support to build stadiums. The NFL league office, which oversees rules, referees and the college draft, gave up its tax-exempt status in 2015. "Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!"
  • Is The End Near For ESPN's "The Six?"

    10/10/2017 6:46:44 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 40 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 10/10/17 | Jimmy Traina
    This is 100 percent pure speculation, but if I were a betting man, I'd say The Six, hosted by Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, will be gone from ESPN before the end of the year. -snip- First things first, despite what the lunatic in charge of our country tweets, one host who appears for an hour a day is not responsible for an entire network's ratings tanking. Yes, the ratings for The Six are down from that time slot last year when ESPN aired SportsCenter featuring Lindsay Czarniak. But let's put things in perspective and offer some context. Via Awful...
  • NFL boss Roger Goodell says all players should stand for the national anthem

    10/10/2017 3:23:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 10,2017 | Sabrina Siddiqui and David Smith in Washington
    NFL boss Roger Goodell says all players should stand for the national anthem In a letter to the league’s 32 teams concerning players’ protests against police brutality, Goodell urged them to ‘move past this controversy’ and ‘honor our flag’ All NFL players should stand during the national anthem, the football league’s boss, Roger Goodell, said on Tuesday, as the controversy over protests against police brutality by players and their dispute with Donald Trump rumbled on. In a letter to the NFL’s 32 teams, Goodell said a plan was under way to “move past” the debacle. “Like many of our fans,...
  • New Black Pantherette Jemele Hill Suspended by ESPN

    10/10/2017 12:30:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | October 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New Black Pantherette, Jemele Hill, who is recently suspended from…? (interruption) What are you lookin’ at? New. New Black Panther. She’s not a Huey Newton. I mean, the Black Panthers, they’re one and alone. But the New Black Panther… She’s a New Black Pantherette. These are the people that thwarted people’s efforts to vote in Philadelphia. (interruption) Uh-oh. Dawn is got a worried look on. (interruption) Oh, it’s not about me. Okay. I use barometers on the other side of the glass to tell myself when the media is gonna get exercised over something I say, and… (laughing)...