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  • Why you probably won't be seeing any kneeling players prior to this year's Super Bowl

    01/16/2018 11:11:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It looks as though NBC's plan to show NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem before the Super Bowl has been foiled.  You can blame random chance, player morale, or cosmic justice, but the defilement of our National Anthem before the biggest TV audience of the year is unlikely to happen.  Valerie Richardson reports in the Washington Times: It appears that NFL players are no longer taking a knee during the [N]ational [A]nthem [–] namely[,] because none of the teams with still[] active protesters has qualified for the postseason. By the end of the regular season, only five teams featured at least one player...
  • NBC Will Show Protesting NFL Players Live On Camera During The Super Bowl

    01/11/2018 11:42:29 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-11-2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    The revolution will be televised, thats the word coming down from NBC executives who say they will televise any player who chooses to protest the anthem during the Super Bowl. When you are covering a live event, you are covering whats happening, NBC Sports EP Fred Gaudelli told reporters at the Television Critics Association on Tuesday. If there are players who choose to kneel, they will be shown live, he said. Gaudelli explained that, if a player chose to protest during the anthem, NBC broadcasters Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth would likely give the playerss name, some background on the...
  • NBC executive says network will show national anthem kneeling at Super Bowl if it happens (tr)

    01/10/2018 11:07:52 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 9, 2018 | Zachary Ripple
    While national anthem protests have slowed around the NFL, it has still dominated national conversation throughout this season. So what if such protests namely kneeling were to surface at the Super Bowl? Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of the Super Bowl, told reporters Tuesday night that the network would indeed capture any kneeling at the game. "It was a pretty big story in our country this fall, Gaudelli said Tuesday. The Super Bowl is a live event, just like Sunday Night Football. When youre covering a live event, youre covering whats happening. So if there are players that...
  • Twitter outraged for Janet Jackson after Justin Timberlake announced for Super Bowl halftime (tr)

    10/22/2017 7:05:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Mashable ^ | October 22, 2017 | SHANNON CONNELLAN
    Justin Timberlake has been confirmed as the headliner for this year's Super Bowl LII halftime show — but not everyone is firing the confetti cannons. Folks haven't quite forgotten Timberlake's role in the supposed "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 halftime show with Janet Jackson, and how her career took a major hit while his star continued to rise. The incident, referred to often as "Nipplegate," occured when Timberlake exposed Jackson's breast, which was adorned with a nipple pastie, during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVII. The planned nature of the performance was broadly debated, though Jackson's team said it...
  • Minnesota airport protests Super Bowl flights over NFL players kneeling during national anthem

    10/08/2017 5:33:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | October 8, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    A Minnesota airport is protesting possible incoming air travel for Super Bowl LII over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. Members of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission spoke out Thursday against the player protests during a meeting on travel to the Super Bowl, which is scheduled for February in Minneapolis.
  • 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.
  • Flashback: Whitney Houston Performs the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl

    Whitney Houston performing the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is one of the best performances ever. One of my favorite moments in Super Bowl history.
  • Patriots Call Out NYT For White House Photo Comparison

    04/20/2017 6:05:50 AM PDT · by vekzen · 17 replies ^ | 4/19/2017 | Joshua Schrock
    These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn.
  • Captain America Actor Gives Tom Brady A Pass For Supporting Trump

    04/13/2017 5:56:37 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-12-2017 | Daniel Leberfeld
    Right after Trump was elected on November 9, Evans tweeted, This is an embarrassing night for America. Weve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. Weve let a bully set our course. Im devastated. This tweet didnt sit well with some of his Twitter followers. Granted, its an easy thing to say as a privileged white male. Because there are plenty of people oppressed and victimized and in jeopardy at this stage.
  • Recovery of Brady's stolen jersey and the press

    03/31/2017 5:45:50 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell Sun ^ | 3/31 | peter lucas
    Donald Trump was right. You can't trust reporters. They'll take the shirt off your back. Or in this case, they'll take the jersey out of your travel bag, if not your back, the way they did to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. It amounted to the same thing the day that the awesome, relic-like, sweat-stained jersey No. 12 went missing. It was like losing a priceless Picasso or a Chagall painting, Patriots owner Bob Kraft said of the missing jersey, falling just short of comparing the caper to the great Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist back in 1990.
  • FBI, NFL believe Tom Bradys stolen Super Bowl jersey has been located

    03/20/2017 6:26:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 03-20-2017 | Cameron DaSilva
    The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI been solved, and, no, its not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half. According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security believe they have found Tom Bradys stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half. Breaking: FOX Sports has learned the FBI & NFL Security believe they have located Tom Brady's (cont) The NFL believes it was stolen by someone posing as a member of the international media. More breaking details: NFL believes the jersey...
  • 522 'johns' and 'pimps' arrested in Super Bowl sex trafficking sting

    02/11/2017 11:57:16 AM PST · by deport · 28 replies ^ | 2-11-2017 | William Steakin,
    During Super Bowl weekend 522 would-be sex buyers or sex traffickers were arrested across the United States. The arrests follow a massive sting operation involving 23 law enforcement agencies in 14 states taking part in the National Johns Suppression Initiative. The program started three weeks ago and culminated on Super Bowl Sunday. "Sex trafficking continues to destroy countless lives, and this broad national movement should send a strong message to prospective johns that their 'hobby' is much more than a 'victimless' crime," said Illinois Sheriff Thomas J. Dart in a press release. "It's particularly meaningful that this sting culminated on...
  • A Dark Side to Lady Gaga's Dazzle

    02/10/2017 7:51:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | February 10, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Halftime at the Super Bowl, once merely a forgettable 30 minutes to get another beer or join the line at the restroom, is now more entertaining. It sometimes gets different reviews from different generations. But this year, everyone could find something to be dazzled by in Lady Gaga's terrific patriotic pop. She was a dazzling Peter Pan, a hip Mary Poppins, a sparkly SpongeBob SquarePants, floating through the air like the man on the flying trapeze, shimmering drones illuminating an American flag in the night sky behind her. It was testimony to high-tech triumphalism to match the magic on the...
  • Audi and Snoop Dogg During the Super Bowl

    02/09/2017 10:05:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 9, 2017 | Larry Elder
    The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the 84 Lumber commercial that sympathetically depicted a Latina mother and her young daughter trying to cross the border and enter America, only to encounter a foreboding wall. Hint, hint: President Trump wants to build a wall on the southern border. But at least two other commercials stood out. An Audi commercial highlighted the alleged problem of women receiving unequal pay. A male voice says: "What do I tell my daughter? Do I tell her that...
  • Super Bowl Continues Steady Decline Among Adults Under 50

    02/08/2017 7:05:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 43 replies ^ | By Paulsen on 02/07/2017
    The Super Bowl delivered its smallest audience among adults 18-49 in at least ten years. Super Bowl 51 between the Patriots and Falcons delivered a 37.1 rating and 47.6 million viewers in the adults 18-49 demographic, down 2% in ratings and a fraction of a percent in viewership from Broncos/Panthers last year (37.7, 47.9M) and down 5% and 4% respectively from Patriots/Seahawks in 2015 (39.1, 49.7M). It was the lowest rated Super Bowl in the demo since Steelers/Cardinals in 2009 (36.7) and the least-watched in at least a decade. Since hitting 52.5 million in 2011, Super Bowl viewership among adults...
  • About that 84 Lumber commercial celebrating illegal aliens . . .

    02/07/2017 7:14:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Dan Calabrese
    In the finest Orwellian language, they claim people who sneak across the border are on a "migrant journey toward becoming legal American citizens." Why would a lumber company get political in a Super Bowl ad? Furthermore, why would it stake out a position - celebrating illegal immigration - that cheerleads for lawbreaking? Since the ad is obviously a PR move and not designed in any way to sell lumber, it has to have one of two motives behind it: Either the company thinks the public is generally in favor of people sneaking across the border and entering the country illegally,...
  • 84 Lumber and the big-budget Super Bowl ad to nowhere

    02/07/2017 2:54:41 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 104 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 Feb 17 | Thomas Heath
    Building supplies company 84 Lumber tackled a heap of controversy over the weekend with its carefully-crafted yet inconclusive 90-second Super Bowl ad featuring a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on a difficult journey north that left the viewer wondering where they ended up. At the end of the ponderous tale, script appears on the screen: The will to succeed is always welcome here. That wasnt the full story. The Super Bowl ad asked viewers to visit the 84 Lumber website if they wanted the rest of the story. The website version included a five-minute directors cut version that...
  • The Physics of Deflategate (Deflategate Was Always Fake News)

    02/06/2017 6:55:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies ^ | 11 May 2015 | Drew Fustin, PhD Physicist
    Fine. You win, NFL.After becoming an obsessive fan in 1993 when the Patriots drafted Drew Bledsoe, because we had the same name (which, to my 11 year old brain, made a ton of sense), I've followed your league closer than any reasonable person would. I've lived through the heartache of Bill Parcells leaving (and absconding to the Jets with Curtis Martin) to the pains experienced after Drew Bledsoe's tragic (and fateful) injury to living through Pete Carroll. I've experienced the highs of an inexplicable Super Bowl run in Brady's first year as a starter and a nearly perfect season, and...
  • Howie Carr: Globe prints fake news in Super Bowl blunder

    02/06/2017 1:36:59 PM PST · by MUDDOG · 35 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2-6-2017 | Howie Carr
    The Globe's early edition today got it wrong, printing the Patriots Super Bowl LI run came to "A Bitter End." Theres fake news and then theres FAKE NEWS! Todays early edition Boston Globe made a historic blunder with its Super Bowl coverage, running the headline: A BITTER END.
  • Left Bashes Lady Gaga for Not Attacking Trump During Super Bowl Halftime Show

    02/06/2017 12:58:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies ^ | 2/6/17 | Jerome Hudson
    After much anticipation and speculation, pop mega-star Lady Gagas Super Bowl LI halftime show performance was largely devoid of partisan politics much to the chagrin of myriad liberal media and entertainment reporters. Journalists from some of the countrys biggest news outlets raked the Bad Romance singer over the coals for failing to bash President Donald Trumps immigration and national security policies, specifically his controversial refugee moratorium. Below is a roundup of some of the most disappointed reactions from a liberal media upset that Lady Gaga delivered a non-political Super Bowl performance clearly intended to entertain all Americans. 1. Los...