Skip to comments.ESPN will show national anthem on Monday Night Football, reverses decision..
Posted on 10/03/2017 11:09:12 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
ESPN has reversed plans not to televise the national anthem prior to tonights Monday Night Football game after the tragic events that unfolded overnight in Las Vegas. The network will now air the national anthem, followed by a planned moment of silence at Arrowhead Stadium. The Disney-owned ESPN planned to pass on airing the anthem live this week amid an on-going controversy regarding players kneeling as an act of protest that has emerged as a national conversation. The Sporting News first reported the networks plans to skip the anthem before the Washington Redskins visit the Kansas City Chiefs this evening. However, ESPNs plans changed again after a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, killing at least 58 people and sending more than 400 others to hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history. ESPN carried the anthem in past seasons but its production team decided not to air it this season, with the intention of devoting more pre-kickoff airtime to discussing key Monday Night Football matchups and storylines. That plan hasnt exactly worked out, as the first MNF telecast of the season fell on Sept. 11 -- so the network aired the anthem. The network did not air the anthem in Week 2 but showed it prior to the Week 3 game when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones famously joined his team on the field and briefly kneeled before the anthem started. The anthem was among the biggest storylines of the week coming off a series of comments by President Trump that put a spotlight on anthem protestors. -snip- ESPN is currently unsure about plans to show the anthem during Week 5.
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If they broadcast it and nobody watches does it still exist?
Skipping the national anthem is why we cannot have nice things.
Whatever their motive may be you can count on it being insincere...
ESPN - Fake Sports News
NFL players will take a week off from bashing America, Trump, cops and white men.
ER’s will be available for their wives and girlfriends, and legal counsel will be ready to provide child support relief.
Hey ESPN . . . Who cares? I didn’t be watching any ways . . . so you could have shown the guys in the booth saluting and I would not care. It’s too late!
Since it took place last night, why wonder? Fox is a day late, or the date of article publishing is incorrect.
Screw ESPN! Lousy communists network.
What they should do is show a picture of the American Flag and Play the anthem. someone good can be singing. Not one player shown ever again during that time.
That will be good, but NEVER stop the anthem.
I won’t be watching ever again of course!
This article only answers only one of my two questions.
The first was, will ESPN broadcast the playing of the national anthem?
The other was, who do they think is going to watch?
Don’t you wish you could edit that post?
Yes, I do.
If we must have the national anthem to properly honor these fallen, then why does the anthem mean something diferent next week...or last week?
ESPN has drawn the line ,, then crossed it ,, too late ,, damage done ,, we now know who you are ,,, an anti-American sports network .
WE ARE PROUD OF AMERICA !!!
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White Liberal Elite Millionaire who hates Trump supporters murders 59 at a Country Music Concert...
If a Southern white conservative drove up to New York and shot up a bunch of liberals at a Guggenheim Art Museum Event would the press ‘muse’ about the possibility he was a conservatives that hated liberals?
You betcha they would...
OK...I won’t be watching it anyway. FU ESPN and NFL
“Whatever their motive may be you can count on it being insincere...”
“Fake sports” joins “Fake news”.
Emails must have really lit up!!!