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  • Washington’s NFL team is retiring the Redskins name; new name to come later

    07/13/2020 9:07:13 AM PDT · by bkopto · 194 replies
    WaCompost ^ | 7/13/2020 | Les Carpenter and Image without a caption Les Carpenter Reporter covering Washington's NFL team and
    Washington’s NFL franchise has announced that it is retiring the Redskins name, and plans to introduce a new name soon. Monday’s announcement comes just days after the organization released a statement July 3 saying it would be undertaking a “thorough review” of the team’s name, a process the team said in Monday’s announcement has “begun in earnest.” In an interview July 4, Coach Ron Rivera — who is working with owner Daniel Snyder to choose a name — said he hoped the new name would be in place by the start of the 2020 NFL season. Others have said it...
  • Drew Brees' Instagram Message To President Trump

    06/05/2020 7:44:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 149 replies
    Instagram ^ | June 5, 2020 | Drew Brees
    To @realdonaldtrump Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities. We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are...
  • NFL: CLE Browns Win 1st Game Since 2016 Season (Free Beer Ping)

    09/20/2018 10:26:17 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 19 replies ^ | September 20, 2018 | Pat McManamon
    Rookie Baker Mayfield entered for his NFL regular-season debut late in the second quarter and brought the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail 21-17, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 -- a span of 635 days...
  • NFL refuses veterans’ ‘please stand’ Super Bowl ad

    01/23/2018 10:25:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    In trying to avoid a national anthem controversy, the NFL has sparked a national anthem controversy. The league is under fire again for rejecting a Super Bowl advertisement from a veterans group that urged people to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The league invited American Veterans (AMVETS) to place a one-page ad for the Super Bowl LII program, and the completed submission included an American flag alongside the words, “#PleaseStand.” The ad will not run, which now has AMVETS crying censorship. “Freedom of speech works both ways,” AMVETS national commander Marion Polk wrote in a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell...
  • NFL rejects veterans group's Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem

    01/23/2018 6:35:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Todd Starnes
    The National Football League has rejected a Super Bowl advertisement from American Veterans urging people to stand for the national anthem. The nation's largest veterans service organization had been invited by the NFL to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program. AMVET's advertisement included a two-word message - "#PleaseStand." Click here to see the ad.
  • Is This the End of the NFL?

    11/25/2017 12:23:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    NY Mag ^ | November 25, 2017 | Will Leitch
    A few weekends ago, at a seersucker-in-November southern horse-racing event I attended with some lovely and friendly people who will nevertheless be the first ones taken out when the revolution comes, a family friend, an older white man, asked me what I, the one sportswriter he knew, thought of the kneeling NFL players. I told him that while I stand for the anthem myself, I supported the players’ right to express themselves politically and encouraged him to worry less about the kneeling and more about what the players were trying to say. He snorted and said he was done with...
  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Down From Thanksgiving 2016 (tr)

    11/24/2017 11:01:25 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 24, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    First of all, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and secondly, what was going on with the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants last night? Yes, the DC team ended up beating the Giants 20-10 but that was a terrible game on Thursday Night Football. A game that saw more national anthem protests as Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. Otherwise, were it not for some worthy moves by the Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins, there wouldn’t have been a lot to see from NBC and the NFL on the holiday night. Which...
  • NFL learns there's No Free Lunch

    11/24/2017 7:53:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    Don Surber Blogspot ^ | 24 Nov 2017 | Don Surber
    Let us cut to the chase: the NFL owns the players' protest because not only has the league failed to hold players accountable, its owners joined in the anti-American protest. Well, virtue signaling has a price. Americans are about to pull tax breaks that the league enjoys. I want to make clear exactly what this protest is about. Colin Kaepernick said: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part...
  • NFL player Olivier Vernon takes a knee during anthem (Thanksgiving game)

    11/24/2017 8:04:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-23-17 | BRANDON CONRADIS
    New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continued his protest on Thursday night, kneeling during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins. Vernon, who has been kneeling since early on in the NFL season, appeared to be the only player to take a knee before the game. He was one of several NFL players who knelt last week. Prior to last Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Vernon told Newsday that he would continue kneeling, even as criticism of the protests continues.
  • 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...
  • Veterans, not NFL, to be focus for many fans this Sunday

    11/12/2017 7:08:59 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/2017 | Fox News
    A Facebook page called “Boycott the NFL,” boasting more than 227,000 followers, is asking football fans to skip watching Sunday’s games “in solidarity with veterans around the country,” the Washington Times reported.
  • November 12th - NFL Boycott - Veterans Day Weekend

    11/08/2017 1:38:49 PM PST · by topher · 5 replies
    Facebook page ^ | 8-November-2017
    FaceBook Page about inviting others to Boycott NFL the weekend of November 11th and 12th. NFL Boycott - Veterans Day Weekend Public · Hosted by Boycott The NFL
  • NFL Ratings Week 9 (Fewest viewers in four years)

    11/07/2017 11:33:43 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 63 replies
    (Note: Less than 80 million views - lowest in 4 years) *Data below Includes 8.6 Million from MNF, not shown in SMW data NFL Viewers per Week over Last Four Years:
  • Brands Threatening to pull ads from NFL if NBC keeps covering Player Protests (edited)

    11/03/2017 7:17:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov 3, 2017 | Mike Shields
    Marketers have put NBCUniversal on notice: Stop covering NFL players' national-anthem protests, or we'll pull our ads. That's according to Linda Yaccarino, the chairman of advertising sales at NBCUniversal, who spoke during a keynote interview at an event held Friday in New York at the ad agency RGA. Yaccarino said no advertisers had pulled out of NFL games because of the protests, but that advertisers were telling the network that could change. "Marketers have said, 'We will not be part of the NFL if you continue covering it,'" Yaccarino said. Since last year, when Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers...
  • Disabled Navy vet refuses to receive award from Saints over national anthem protests

    11/03/2017 12:07:39 PM PDT · by topher · 11 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 3-Nov-2017 | By Ryan Gaydos
    A disabled Navy veteran said he declined to accept an award at a New Orleans Saints game due to the controversy over players protesting during the national anthem. The Saints organization was going to honor retired Cmdr. John Wells, the executive director of Military Veterans Advocacy, with the Peoples Health Champion award during last week’s game in New Orleans, according to The Advocate. On Wednesday he told the organization he was unable to accept the award at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome because of the anthem protests. Saints players have been seen kneeling before the anthem and some continue to do so...
  • NFL Ratings Week 8 (down again)

    11/01/2017 5:06:52 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    Cumulative results from Sports Media Watch Data:Papa John's sales reportedly drop amid national anthem protests — and the company is complaining to the NFL
  • Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 9

    10/31/2017 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 94 replies
    Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 8 Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 Buffalo at N.Y. Jets 8:25 pm NFLN MetLife Stadium Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium Baltimore at Tennessee 1:00 pm CBS Nissan Stadium Cincinnati at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS EverBank Field Denver at Philadelphia 1:00 pm CBS Lincoln Financial Field Indianapolis at Houston 1:00 pm CBS NRG Stadium L.A. Rams at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Tampa Bay at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome Arizona at San Francisco 4:05 pm FOX Levi's Stadium Washington at Seattle 4:05...
  • Breaking: ESPN Sets Stage to Cut NFL, Nixes NFL Language from Contracts

    10/31/2017 11:51:26 AM PDT · by righttackle44 · 97 replies
    It looks like the left-leaning political bloviating has finally caught up to the troubled ESPN network. Not long ago, the sports channel was forced to admit that lecturing Americans about politics wasn’t exactly a smart business plan. With revenue dropping, ESPN had no choice but to drastically eliminate staff — but now it may be considering an even more dramatic cut. The Hollywood Reporter has suggested that there are signs the struggling sports company may be getting ready to walk away from the NFL. ESPN’s contract to air Monday Night Football games is expiring fairly soon… and some experts think...
  • The First Round of Sunday NFL Games Really Shows the Current State of the NFL — OUCH

    10/29/2017 1:18:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies ^ | Oct 29, 2017 | Caleb Hull
    The NFL has been hit hard with NFL boycotts, plummeting ratings, loss of ticket sales, and ultimately fans abandoning the league ever since President Donald Trump attacked those who chose to disrespect the flag. Despite all of this, Roger Goodell and the NFL have chosen to allow the protests to continue and haven't taken any disciplinary action on players. Now, NFL stadiums have appeared to be taking a hit as thousands of seats have been empty. Just look at the pictures from the first set of games on Sunday:
  • ESPN Lost 480,000 Subscribers in October

    10/31/2017 8:46:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    There are a variety of ways, in which businesses judge whether they’re having a successful business day. However, if you’re losing over 15,000 customers a day, that is generally frowned upon.