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NFL political donations favor Republicans three to one
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Posted on 10/02/2012 8:39:19 AM PDT by Perdogg

Political donors connected to the National Football League have donated more money to Republicans than Democrats according to a recent tally from the Sunlight Foundation.

According to the report, team employees, including players, owners and staff, have donated over $1.5 million for this election cycle. But Republicans received nearly three times as much from donors associated with football teams as did Democrats.

Eleven of the NFL team owners favor Romney, according to FEC campaign records – compiled by Business Insider’s Walter Hickey in September. These donors have donated directly to Romney’s campaign or through the Republican National Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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1 posted on 10/02/2012 8:39:25 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Interesting. Now how about the NBA?


2 posted on 10/02/2012 8:41:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Perdogg

According to BOR, NFL viewers don’t care about politics.

Personally I’m not a football fan but its pretty obvious that plenty of FReepers are NFL fans and political junkies.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 8:43:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Obadiah

NBA political donations to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama revealed

http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2012/08/18/nba-political-donations-to-mitt-romney-and-barack-obama-revealed/

EXCERPT: According to research by HoopsHype.com, the largest individual donation was $15,000 (to the Romney campaign) by Michael Gearon of the Atlanta Hawks’ ownership group.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey donated $8,500 to the Romney campaign (outspending his colleague in Boston, Danny Ainge, by $6,000), and $7,500 Romney donations were made by Pat Riley (Miami Heat president), Herb Simon (Indiana Pacers owner), and Thunder minority owner Aubrey McClendon, who donated $2,500 more than principle Oklahoma City owner Clay Bennett.

Among Obama supporters, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich donated $5,000 apiece, as did players Baron Davis, Vince Carter and Grant Hill.

Another notable Obama supporter is NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver, who donated $2,000. Among owners, Ted Leonsis of the Washington Wizards donated $5,500, and Philadelphia 76ers CEO Adam Aron went into his wallet for $5,000 for the Obama campaign


4 posted on 10/02/2012 8:45:49 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Perdogg

More than a little odd that they’d retain that pansy, obviously progressive, PC infected, Roger Goodell, as the Commish. Drudge has an article that says 3-1 in favor of Romney from all levels of NFL personnel.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Perdogg

Long as my Packers win, I don’t care if they donate to a penguin. ; )


6 posted on 10/02/2012 8:50:33 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: illiac

Huh, interesting. Thanks.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Obadiah

I would imagine Thugball donations are the opposite.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 8:54:34 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: izzatzo

Isn’t Goodell married to Fox’ Megan Kelly?


9 posted on 10/02/2012 8:55:34 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Obadiah

Those donating to zero are probably on the short list for free phones....


10 posted on 10/02/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Obadiah

Didn’t know, but googled and found that he is married to Jane Skinner, a former FNC reporterette. That doesn’t change my impression of him.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: illiac
Of course HoopsHype has conveniently omitted NBA puppetmaster David Stern, who funded Bonzo and other Rat bastards quite generously in 2008 and has been continuing ever since.

Look him up on opensecrets.org and you'll see it all. There's more than one donor by that name; he is clearly the one from Scarsdale.

While we can expect the NFL contributors to Romney to be reviled and calls for boycotts to take place, Stern's tribal allies in the media will give him a free pass.

12 posted on 10/02/2012 9:16:48 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: Perdogg

I would say that many NFL fans are conservatives. A little off topic but was anybody really annoyed by this pink uniforms yesterday? They looked like a bunch of fags out there.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 9:23:12 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Football is the real thugball.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 9:28:56 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Obadiah
Randy Levine of the NY Yankees also endorsed Romney.
15 posted on 10/02/2012 9:33:04 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: Obadiah

No, Jane Skinner


16 posted on 10/02/2012 9:37:34 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
The sports team most closely identified with Baraq is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The owner donated so much $$ he was made an ambassador, and now he's back in the states working for the campaign. Also HC Tomlin has donated to Obama and Democrats this year.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 9:41:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: erod

“I would say that many NFL fans are conservatives. A little off topic but was anybody really annoyed by this pink uniforms yesterday? They looked like a bunch of fags out there.”

For Breast Cancer. Sometimes freepers are... Nevermind.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 10:32:03 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Bruinator; erod

“I would say that many NFL fans are conservatives. A little off topic but was anybody really annoyed by this pink uniforms yesterday? They looked like a bunch of fags out there.”

For Breast Cancer. Sometimes freepers are... Nevermind
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FWIW, I had the same thought when I saw the picture of the White House bathed in pink light.

Do they do up everything in BROWN for prostate cancer?

They are both killers, why should one be ‘glorified’ and not the other?

Why aren’t the ‘brown and yellow and black people’ upset that breast cancer is designated pink?

ALSO, I think PINK was associated with the Homo community (or definitely at least girls) before it was breast cancer or did ‘we’ steal it from them same way ‘they’ stole Gay from the General Vernacular or when the ‘MSM’ changed ‘US (R’s)’ from BLUE staters to RED staters?


19 posted on 10/02/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: RIghtwardHo
Long as my Packers win, I don’t care if they donate to a penguin. ; )

i think they need to donate to get GLASSES for the replacement ref who said the SEAHAWKS got the ball last Monday!!

CHEESEHEAD here...

20 posted on 10/02/2012 3:08:23 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: xrmusn

One is glorified and the other isn’t because the Komen Foundation is one of the most effective PR organs in the country. But they’re starting to over saturate, people are getting tired of pink month. That’s how these things go. Once upon a time the Jerry Lewis Telethon was inseparable from Labor Day, not to mention all the companies that had the “Jerry’s Kids” change buckets; now I can’t remember the last time I saw one of those change buckets and most folks couldn’t even tell you if there was a telethon last month. Before Jerry was transcendent there was the March of Dimes, don’t even know if they still exist.

And as for the pink, it was feminine before it was gay. Which is kind of how it wound up “assigned” to both gay and breast cancer. Blue and red didn’t used to be tied directly to the party, used to be blue was incumbent and red was challenger which made blue GOP a lot because we won the White House 5 out of 6 elections, then the 2000 election turned “red state” in a meme.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 3:40:00 PM PDT by discostu (Put another dime in the jukebox.)
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To: discostu

One is glorified and the other isn’t because the Komen Foundation is one of the most effective PR organs in the country
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One can ‘only imagine’ what the fate of the Komen Foundation would be/have been, had they been funneling money to, say, a ‘pro life’ or ‘gasp’ the TEA Party rather than Planned Parenthood etc...


22 posted on 10/02/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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