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The NFL Goes all Bloomberg on Gun Owners
Townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2013 | Michael Schaus

Posted on 11/29/2013 5:01:32 AM PST by rktman

After having banned concealed carry in all of their stadiums, and even ordering women to give up their purse in favor of see-through plastic bags, (don’t ya feel safer now?) the NFL has accelerated its war on gun ownership and the Second Amendment by trampling on the First Amendment. The League has refused to air a commercial for Daniel Defense in the 2014 Super Bowl on grounds that the weapons manufacturer violates the NFL regulations for “prohibited advertising categories”. Their rejection, however, appears rooted in political activism, rather than strict adherence to long standing advertising rules.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; nfl; whoneedsnfl
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Well, it's their choice on what ads to accept. Pretty durn sad though if you ask me. What's next? Any nfl player found in possession of a firearm will be fined by the nfl? Hmmmm. Did bobby costas have any input on this issue? Asshats. But, you can bet they won't have any issue running beer ads or obiecare ads.
1 posted on 11/29/2013 5:01:32 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

A league w declining attendance cannot afford to be Gun Control Fascist without losing more of its fan base


2 posted on 11/29/2013 5:09:25 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: Real Conservatives Only, Please)
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To: rktman; Salamander

I haven’t watched an NFL game since they reinstated Michael (PissBeUponHim) Vick.

I would boycott them for this too, but I can;t reduce my watching below zero.


3 posted on 11/29/2013 5:11:20 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: rktman

I just don’t like my tax dollars paying for something I am firmly against...Obamacare ads at the NFL?


4 posted on 11/29/2013 5:11:54 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

A league w declining attendance cannot afford to be Gun Control Fascist without losing more of its fan base


And with the push to eliminate tackling and ‘head injuries’ the NFL will soon devolve into soccer with a funny shaped football.


5 posted on 11/29/2013 5:13:21 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: rktman

The see-through bag rule was the final straw. I will not attend an NFL game again ever.


6 posted on 11/29/2013 5:13:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Roger Goodell is such a P.C. P——!


7 posted on 11/29/2013 5:14:27 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: shibumi

I quit watching too when they allowed Vick back in the game.........what a POS!

Sad that he’s making millions today because he can play a stupid game.....


8 posted on 11/29/2013 5:17:12 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: rktman
The NFL began to bore the bejeebers out of me over a decade ago. I don't think I have watched even a Super Bowl since then.

This anti-gun fetish just adds a new layer of boredom.

I have convinced a handful of others to try an experiment. Take a month in the fall and don't watch or listen to a single NFL game. It's amazing how much time that frees to do less boring stuff. That handful I convinced to try it for a month never went back. I doubt anyone else ever would.

9 posted on 11/29/2013 5:21:37 AM PST by stevem
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To: rktman
What would the NFL do to a current player who actively supports the 2nd Amendment?
It's incredible that a sport would be fighting the Constitution that allows them to exist.
10 posted on 11/29/2013 5:22:46 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: The Working Man

I personally thought the game was turning into arena ball with the amount of high scoring games being a regular thing now.


11 posted on 11/29/2013 5:30:04 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: rktman

I lost interest in all “pro-sports” decades ago, and won’t ever go back to it.


12 posted on 11/29/2013 5:30:35 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I can guess why a guy like me wouldn’t go to a game. The ticket prices to a Patriot game or Giants game would be like $200. So if I bring my whole family to one, it would be nearly $900 with tickets, parking, concessions. I always thought going to sporting events should be a family thing. I have no idea really attends these games. Seems way to expensive. My wife and I make a relatively good income too.


13 posted on 11/29/2013 5:35:36 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: rktman

One’s opinion is that the best place to watch a NFL game is in the comfort of your warm living room with a big screen TV. Who needs the outrageous prices, the drunks, the traffic jams and 6-7 bucks to buy a beer?


14 posted on 11/29/2013 5:40:07 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: rktman

I have not watched football, NFL or college in 7 or 8 years. I have not watched the NBA or college b-ball in 20 or so years. All I watch now is NHL or college hockey. They are not quite so PC. And as an avid tennis player I watch tennis which for some reason has not gone over the edge even though the USTA is as PC as you can get.


15 posted on 11/29/2013 5:40:44 AM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: rktman

For one, we are bread and circus with this fixation on these sports, it makes me want to hurl at times. But Rush was right, they behave like the Crips and Bloods and now the League is trying to be PC to make Lear Deader happy. What once was a great institution and something all American is destroying itself. In someways I hate to see it, but frankly in maybe they deserve it, they are doing it to themselves. I’d say turn off your TV, but most FR-er’s have already. Their are 2 sports I seek out that have none of this insanity and I will keep them on the down-low as they are not polluted with this insanity....


16 posted on 11/29/2013 5:41:15 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger

Just askin’ here but, are there any NASCAR teams totin’ Colt or S&W sponserships? Or has NASCAR ruled them out? Seems odd that you have beer sponserships(or are there? Kind of like ads on the evil tube. I pay no attention to them so I don’t know.) for cars that go close to 200 mph. LOL!


17 posted on 11/29/2013 5:48:16 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman
Going to a Atlanta football game is just to dangerous. Baseball in Denver is a good place to get robed or killed. Seattle football is just plan crazy with pan handlers, gangs, muggers and dangerous people on the streets. All these places you can not carry. Any way I can get a 6-pak the best beer made for the same price one cheap suds at a game. Please before you all go crazy on me I have had a season ticket at all these places and know the drill.
18 posted on 11/29/2013 5:54:12 AM PST by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: rktman

Football?

Wazzat??


19 posted on 11/29/2013 6:02:04 AM PST by Flintlock
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To: rktman

I haven’t watched Professional Sports of ANY KIND nor watched a TV show or been to a Movie in 25 years, precisely because of MORALLY BANKRUPT actions and policies like this.


20 posted on 11/29/2013 6:09:19 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: lostboy61

LOL! Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. No condemnation from me. For me, I don’t attend ANY major national sport events. Mostly because I don’t like huge crowds. It’s not worth it to me to go through the aggravation. Smaller venue concerts I can deal with. Stadium type shows, not so much. Some performers, not at all. Ever.


21 posted on 11/29/2013 6:13:59 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

This thread was freaking MADE FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH.

Chance he won’t talk about this today: ZERO


22 posted on 11/29/2013 6:21:15 AM PST by gaijin
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To: rktman

Our liberal society is turning the NFL into a bunch of Kitties. This helmet contact thingy is bull crap.


23 posted on 11/29/2013 6:21:50 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: gaijin

Maybe I should give Snerdly a heads up to get Rush on board. LOL!


24 posted on 11/29/2013 6:25:52 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: carriage_hill

I’m glad I’m not the only one. After 14 or so, sports pretty much lost all meaning to me.


25 posted on 11/29/2013 6:27:46 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: gaijin

No high hits, no kickoff, no using bad words, no bullying...

The interesting thing is that b*tchification goes verrry neatly along with GANGIFICATION. Yeah, they’re side by side.

That’s true of the prez, too —the guy who boasts of “being good at killing people” also walks rather gracefully on the beach with his bodyman and caters to gay causes.


26 posted on 11/29/2013 6:28:58 AM PST by gaijin
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To: rktman

I haven’t been to an nfl game in years. Drunk obnoxious fans being truly poor sports, high prices, no thanks. If the nfl continues down this anti 2nd path I’ll give them up completely. It is already the only sport I watch on tv, probably wouldn’t miss it.


27 posted on 11/29/2013 6:32:17 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: All

Pro sports in America is the opiate of the masses. Similar to how the Romans had their coliseums to keep people in line and doing the will of the govt, we have pro sports to keep people occupied and propagandized.


28 posted on 11/29/2013 6:34:56 AM PST by I_Publius
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To: wally_bert

Dolphins’ 72-73 championship seasons, when I lived down there, were the last for me. Don & Dorothy Shula were family friends from Colts years, so I was pretty much obligated. Since then, zero sports.


29 posted on 11/29/2013 6:35:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: gaijin

When there are no fathers you get a feminized atmosphere —that’s the b*tchification part. But then there is still something missing and so when residual parts of the Father Need do present, then they come in the form of a CARICATURE of manly behavior —torturing dogs, impregnating women then abandoning them, beating up others, dealing drugs...

No fathers = feminization + stupid gang stuff


30 posted on 11/29/2013 6:36:22 AM PST by gaijin
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To: The Working Man
A league w declining attendance cannot afford to be Gun Control Fascist without losing more of its fan base

NFL attendance increases slightly every year. Most stadiums are pretty much sold out every game, which is why they are televised locally.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2013

Not enough fans care enough to make a difference.
31 posted on 11/29/2013 6:37:21 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: rktman

I watched the Raiders/Cowflies game yesterday.

The halftime show was atrocious.

The Salvation Army was featured which is fine, but they had a bunch of slutty looking dancers along with a slutty looking Selena Gomez on a stage which had a giant SA logo on it.

That bothered me.


32 posted on 11/29/2013 6:44:46 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yup. Football fans that still watch don’t care enough about the fruity self congratulatory gyrating and chest pounding or rampant HGH use/lack of testing to stop watching so far. At least in my observation.

The more glitzy and slick the production of the NFL gets, the more people tune in, at least so far. I mean pre-season football talk radio in July might be the most boring thing ever, but someone must dig it because it is played all over.

Freegards


33 posted on 11/29/2013 6:59:20 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Fresh Wind

I think alocohol has killed more people than guns - but they are not a restricted catagory?

Since the ownership started extorting incredible demands from the communities for palaces to make their fortunes and the outrageous amount they paid for some of the sleaziest (michael vick and many many others), I stopped watching NFL in the late 80’s. I never missed at Texas Stadium until 89. The treatment of Tom Landry was more than I could stand from elites who despised the fans they depended on.

Reminds me of the Republican party.


34 posted on 11/29/2013 7:01:15 AM PST by nomobs
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To: rktman

I went to one Seahawks game. The crowd was totally obnoxious and while I love football I won’t be returning any time soon to see a game live. I was in the Hawk’s Nest part of the stadium, which I guess is known for rowdy fans. But it was way over the top with one fellow wanting to start a fight with the Green Bay fan a row behind me and another using utterly fowl language at the top of his lungs on every play, despite the presence of a 10 year old girl a row away.

It was not fun, and I won’t be shelling out my hard earned money to attend again. OTOH: I do enjoy the game on television.


35 posted on 11/29/2013 7:05:00 AM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Black
NFL is still doing well for Gambling and fantasy football league
36 posted on 11/29/2013 7:08:19 AM PST by scooby321
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To: SeminoleCounty

Add this to this the constant ads aimed at impotent, beer-guzzling males, deviant half-time shows, Costas’ commentary, boring games, etc. Reaching my limit.


37 posted on 11/29/2013 7:09:19 AM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Yea, that made me uncomfortable too.


38 posted on 11/29/2013 7:16:37 AM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: rktman

Every year this time, there is a slew of ads “rejected by the NFL for the Superbowl”. The gimmick is getting tired. The truth is that most of those ads were never intended to be aired, but just to be either rejected or not even offered.

“So go to our website to see our *banned* Superbowl ad!”


39 posted on 11/29/2013 7:38:24 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: SeminoleCounty

They lost me a long time ago.


40 posted on 11/29/2013 8:13:15 AM PST by onedoug
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To: onedoug

When they wouldn’t let Rush Limbaugh, a former Pittsburgh Steelers employee, buy 1/8 of the St Louis Rams because of his political speech and leanings, they entirely lost me.

This from the league that re-hired Keith Olberman???!!!!

I’m not saying this as a Rush fan; I am one, but even so, it was just so wrong in a thousand ways, as bad as the so-called Blacklisting and McCarthyism in Hollywood in the late 40s and 50s that still has libs still caterwauling and whining about to this day.


41 posted on 11/29/2013 8:35:23 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: rktman

Gun groups need to oppose stadium financing deal and any othee goodie the owners get from governments.


42 posted on 11/29/2013 8:44:45 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: rktman

I don’t go to the stadium any more because of this rule and a couple more. They’ve made it no fun as well as overcharging for the seats. I stay home, close to the fridge and the beer and food. Oh, and it’s warmer too!


43 posted on 11/29/2013 9:55:37 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Lambeau+December=freakin’ chilly! LOL!


44 posted on 11/29/2013 10:13:24 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

At a time when the violence of football is being called into question, the dippy NFL decides to shoot itself in the foot.


45 posted on 11/29/2013 12:15:07 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

as if the half time shows and commercials weren’t a big enough turn off


46 posted on 11/29/2013 12:15:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: stevem
What if the gun promotes breast cancer awareness?


47 posted on 11/29/2013 12:24:13 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, it's useless.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

His money would be better spent in donating it to the athletic departments at his favorite high schools. Now that would really be something.


48 posted on 11/29/2013 1:32:24 PM PST by onedoug
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To: shibumi

If I get a mood to watch homoerotic violence, I’ll watch wrestling.

[or a gladiator movie]


49 posted on 11/30/2013 12:54:37 AM PST by Salamander (I know things that you don't. I've done things that you won't.)
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To: shibumi

The last time I paid any attention, the Super Bowl was in single letters...


50 posted on 11/30/2013 12:56:45 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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