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ESPN 'will not carry' national anthem before Redskins-Chiefs on 'Monday Night Football'
Sporting News ^ | 10/1 | Michael McCarthy

Posted on 10/01/2017 4:38:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway

ESPN will pass on showing live player protests during Week 4 of the NFL season. The Disney-owned network told Sporting News it won't air the playing of the national anthem before Redskins vs. Chiefs on "Monday Night Football."

The NFL's TV partners normally do not show players before the unfurling of the American flag and singing/playing of the national anthem, except before the Super Bowl and other select games. But given viewer interest around players staging demonstrations last week, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, NFL Network and DirecTV all provided live anthem coverage during Week 3.

SNIP

NBC Sports says it will televise the live the playing of the U.S. national anthem before the Colts at Seahawks on "Sunday Night Football" (8:30 p.m. ET).

ESPN told Sporting News it won't televise the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before its "Monday Night Football" matchup of Redskins vs. Chiefs.

On Sunday, CBS Sports televised the anthem live before its game telecasts.

Meanwhile, Fox Sports showed the anthem from the 9:30 a.m. ET matchup of Saints-Dolphins in London -- but declined to show it for later U.S.-based games such as Buccaneers-Giants.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: espn; nfl; redskins; takeaknee
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1 posted on 10/01/2017 4:38:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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and the networks think not showing the Anthem will make the anger the fans feel go away?

FAT chance of that.


2 posted on 10/01/2017 4:40:53 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

Gee, I guess that means nobody will be able to find out if the players protested or not.


3 posted on 10/01/2017 4:42:34 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: nickcarraway

These clowns don’t realize everyone in the stands has a cell phone and a you tube account.


4 posted on 10/01/2017 4:43:27 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping list.)
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To: nickcarraway

The NFL “GANGS”
Power salutes- kneeling – activity on the fields are similar to gangs & ” gang activity” with GANG SIGNS.

The Godfather of these gangs is Roger Goodell, who SKIMS off 32 million dollars each year while the “oppressed” gang members receive an average of 1.9 million dollars for their gang activity.


5 posted on 10/01/2017 4:43:46 PM PDT by Mark (Celebrities... is there anything they do not know? -Homer Simpson)
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To: nickcarraway
Not showing the National Anthem is what it's all about. They are denormalizing it.

Don't watch the game.

6 posted on 10/01/2017 4:44:14 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: nickcarraway

Wow. They’re really just not getting it.


7 posted on 10/01/2017 4:45:39 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: nickcarraway

Turn off ESPN


8 posted on 10/01/2017 4:45:49 PM PDT by Lera (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
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To: nickcarraway

ESPN taking a knee.


9 posted on 10/01/2017 4:46:46 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: nickcarraway

If we’re not watching, then we won’t see it anyway.


10 posted on 10/01/2017 4:47:22 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: nickcarraway; ExTexasRedhead
Perfect! This action will exacerbate the hatred that's building against BOTH the NFL AND ESPEN! It's really fun to watch these feckless turd doubling down on stupid. This is a first-rate Twofer!
11 posted on 10/01/2017 4:47:29 PM PDT by vette6387 (LOCK HER UP! COMEY TOO.)
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To: FreeReign

THey didn’t used to show it, You can thank Kapernicus that they showed it for a while.


12 posted on 10/01/2017 4:47:58 PM PDT by Lisbon1940 (No full-term Governors (at the time of election!)
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To: nickcarraway

Let the boycotts continue....


13 posted on 10/01/2017 4:48:21 PM PDT by jersey117 (Sp)
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To: P-Marlowe
These clowns don’t realize everyone in the stands has a cell phone and a you tube account.

Next step is the NFL using the DMCA to get Youtube (and other sites) to delete every video of any part of the game especially the anthem and the players' actions during it. Destroy the evidence and the protests never really happened.

14 posted on 10/01/2017 4:48:55 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Whig Party died when it fled the great fight of its century. Ditto for the Republicans now.)
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To: Interesting Times

That is what FR and twitter is for ;)

Regardless,

I think damage has been done. Players could march on field with flags in hand, etc. I don’t think it wins many of the fans back...


15 posted on 10/01/2017 4:49:27 PM PDT by Freedom56v2 (Freeper formerly known as bushwon ;))
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To: nickcarraway

Fox too.

Sounds like some kind of antitrust collusion to me.

Sic ‘em Trump!


16 posted on 10/01/2017 4:50:55 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: nickcarraway

At the Pitt-Rice game yesterday, the Pitt players stood for the anthem.

The Rice players stayed in the locker.

Pitt won 42-10.

Hail to Pitt!


17 posted on 10/01/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Hillary Clinton: the official candidate of the National Sleep Foundation)
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To: nickcarraway

Do they honestly believe that is the solution to their problems? They are just plain stupid and nothing can fix stupid.


18 posted on 10/01/2017 4:55:06 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: nickcarraway

At least Aaron Hernandez did not kneel.


19 posted on 10/01/2017 4:55:21 PM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: nickcarraway

I refuse to watch espn. I will listen to my Yankees play the Twins in the 1 game wild card on the radio on Tuesday.


20 posted on 10/01/2017 4:56:09 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. .bye)
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