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  • Whitlock Calls NFL Union Head 'Foolish Looter Burning Down His Own Neighborhood'

    06/17/2018 8:45:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:00 AM EDT | Jay Maxson
    On Friday's Speak for Yourself TV sports talk program on Fox Sports 1, co-host Jason Whitlock (see photo) characterized NFL Players' Association executive director DeMaurice Smith as a "foolish looter burning down his own neighborhood" and demanded his firing. The NFLPA has reportedly hired several lawyers to fight the league's new policy requiring players to respect the national anthem or remain in the clubhouse. Whitlock said, "The NFL Players' Association should fire its executive director, DeMaurice Smith. According to the site Pro Football 'Woke' (officially known as Pro Football Talk), and its editor Mike Florio, Smith and the NFLPA have...
  • NFL Owners Don’t Fear Trump, They Fear Their Own Players

    06/15/2018 10:21:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 60 replies
    The Nation ^ | 6/13/18 | Dave Zirin
    In 1969, NFL linebacker Dave Meggyesy walked away from the NFL in disgust over the way he believed football was acting as a reactionary social force in society, an impediment against meaningful social change. In his book Out of Their League, he wrote, “Politics and pro football are the most grotesque extremes of a dying empire.” In 1975, sportswriter Robert Lipsyte had a similar analysis of not just football but sports as a whole. He wrote in his classic book SportsWorld: An American DreamLand: "A great deal of the angry energy generated in America through the coming apart of the...
  • ANTI-NFL SONG CALLED “TAKE A KNEE… MY A**!” GOES VIRAL

    06/11/2018 11:58:11 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 24 replies
    Break ^ | Will Reagan
    a stirring video for the anthem and answer the nfl players who think taking a knee is a good idea
  • President Trump will look at pardoning those who NFL players know who were unfairly imprisoned

    06/08/2018 5:58:20 AM PDT · by free_life · 42 replies
    US | June 8, 2018
    So President Trump while answering pressitutes questions before boarding Airforce One said. As for these NFL players who think someone has been unfairly treated by justice system, they should tell him their names and stories so he and his committee can look at pardoning them or giving them early release instead of disrespecting flag. He is a 100 steps ahead of these buffoons! hahaha love it...winning!
  • Philadelphia mayor calls Trump a "tyrant" after White House snubs Eagles

    06/05/2018 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 5, 2018 | By ALEX SUNDBY
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called President Trump a "tyrant" who "is trying to turn this country into a dictatorship." The mayor made the comments on CBSN on Tuesday morning after the White House disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a celebration for the team's Super Bowl victory. "Cities need to stand up in this country, and many mayors have stood up in this country against this tyrant," Kenney said. "He is trying to turn this country into a dictatorship by ignoring the courts and by saying and doing what he wants, by ignoring the Department of Justice ... and in the...
  • Current and former players react to President Donald Trump calling off Eagles' White House visit

    06/05/2018 6:43:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 06/05/2018
    The reactions will only continue as the week goes on after President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House a day before the Super Bowl champions were scheduled to visit (see story).Politicians with local ties made their voices heard Monday night, while the president also sent out a tweet restating his stance behind the decision (see story).Some current and former NFL players also chimed in on the news."I guess he was upset with the delegation we were sending," Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said of Trump's decision in a text message to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn.Former Eagle Torrey...
  • Steve Kerr on NFL's Patriotism Policy | Eric E and Keith Darrell on Street Evangelism

    06/02/2018 6:29:51 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Cross Politic ^ | May 28, 2018 | Cross Politic
    This week we were joined by Musician and Evangelist Eric E. and Campus Preacher Keith Darrell. Invite them out to your church, college campus, or community events. In CrossPolitic news, we discuss the NFL's new no kneeling policy and Golden State Warriors headcoach's reaction to the policy. We also talk about the Vegas ad running during primetime NBA playoff ad space.
  • [VIDEO] No anthem? No problem -- Ballgame crowd sings it anyway [Fresno, CA]

    05/27/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/27/18 | Amy Lieu
    What happens when the national anthem isn't played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway -- a cappella. In a show of patriotism before Memorial Day, the crowd at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State's Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night launched into their own rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after it was announced that the song wouldn't be played because it had already been played before an earlier game. “Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s...
  • Real Conservatives Refuse To Kneel Before Their Liberal Overlords

    05/27/2018 9:56:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    There's a great scene in the movie Witness where a bunch of bullies start picking on some Amish farmers, and then they pick on Harrison Ford, who is sporting Extreme Mennonite drag. They knock off his straw hat, laugh at him, and then he beats the crap out of them.The bullies are shocked, stunned, and bewildered. Why, he’s not supposed to fight back! Why, the Amish, they’re better than that! But Harrison’s not. As his buddy says, he’s from Ohio.I am not better than that either. How about you?Because today, being “better than that” means being willing to allow other people...
  • No anthem? No problem -- Ballgame crowd sings it anyway

    05/27/2018 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/18 | Amy Lieu
    What happens when the national anthem isn't played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway -- a cappella. In a show of patriotism before Memorial Day, the crowd at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State's Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night launched into their own rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after it was announced that the song wouldn't be played because it had already been played before an earlier game. “Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s...
  • No anthem, no problem: High school sports crowd spontaneously breaks into song...

    05/27/2018 8:46:59 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 46 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5-27-18 | Michelle Ganney
    A crowd at a high school softball championship game burst into song after the announcer said they wouldn't be playing the national anthem Friday in In Fresno, California. According to Fresno Bee the stadium started booing after the announcer said: 'There will be no anthem, let's just play softball.' Fan Tiffany Marquez said she was 'shocked' when the announcer said they weren't going to play it. 'Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.' After some...
  • Liberals Put The “F” In NFL

    05/27/2018 5:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May27, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    It’s not often you get to watch a major corporation publicly try to pull out of a self-inflicted nosedive, but that’s exactly what the National Football League attempted to do this week. The last two seasons have been a time of shrinking viewership for the league that “owns a day of the week,” as they saying goes, and that negatively impacts the bottom line. So the NFL came up with a solution to what they see as the problem.Starting this season, the NFL will fine teams with players who don’t stand for the national anthem. Whether or not those teams...
  • The NFL Isn't Through

    05/26/2018 5:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem. The NFL Players Association claims the owners' decision violates the players' "free speech rights." No it doesn't. Players are perfectly free to protest anywhere, anytime they wish, just not at the start of games for which the owners pay them large amounts of...
  • What Exactly Does Disrespecting The Flag At An NFL Game Have To Do With Fighting 'Injustice?'

    05/26/2018 4:58:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2018 | John Hawkins
    “LET'S GET REAL: If you think kneeling respectfully to protest injustice is more egregious than cops gunning down 12-year-old #TamirRice for holding a toy or murdering #PhilandoCastile in his car with his young daughter, then you have no moral compass. NONE.” – Peter DaouI love that quote because it’s like saying, “LET'S GET REAL: If you think urinating respectfully on Ted Kennedy’s grave to protest injustice is more egregious than an illegal immigrant murdering Kate Steinle, then you have no moral compass. NONE.”A reasonable person might ask, “What does urinating on Ted Kennedy’s grave or kneeling when it’s time to respect the flag have to...
  • Why Both Sides Are Wrong About The NFL Kneeling Controversy

    05/25/2018 4:44:34 PM PDT · by davikkm · 64 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Conservatives seemingly got a victory this week when the NFL decided to change its policy regarding the national anthem. The NFL decided that players would be allowed to stay in the locker room while the national anthem plays, but the players and personnel that stay on the field will be required to stand for the anthem. President Trump reaffirmed his support for the decision by saying that players who don’t stand for the national anthem maybe “shouldn’t be in the country.” Leftists were outraged. This is a lot of controversy for such a small gesture, but I feel that both...
  • Civils rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters

    05/25/2018 5:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2018 | Ralph D. Russo, Sports Writer
    NEW YORK — Civil rights activists protested outside NFL headquarters Friday, calling on team owners to overturn their new national anthem policy and urging a boycott of the league and its sponsors. About 50 people gathered at the midtown Manhattan office building for a rally organized by National Action Network, a civil rights nonprofit. Kirsten John Foy, the group's northeast regional director, was the first of 10 speakers who took turns during the 40-minute demonstration to criticize NFL team owners and President Donald Trump. "Our demand is that the NFL reverse that immoral and unconstitutional decision," Foy said....
  • Seahawks Doug Baldwin on Donald Trump’s comments on anthem: ‘He’s an idiot, plain and simple’

    05/24/2018 7:34:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 25, 2018 | Bob Condotta
    A few days ago, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was hoping he wouldn’t be in a position anytime soon to be asked a question about the national anthem and a statement by president Donald Trump that would result in a headline-making comment. Baldwin, like many of his NFL-playing counterparts, thought the issue of players making protests during the anthem was receding and the focus turning to the league acting in concert with players to address their concerns that led to the protests in the first place.
  • NFL Owners Admit President Trump’s Influence a Factor in Anthem Policy Change

    05/24/2018 12:27:47 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    After the NFL changed their policy, requiring players to stand and “show respect” for the national anthem, the conventional wisdom held that fear of a strong reaction from President Trump was a major factor in forcing the NFL to enact the new rule. While conventional wisdom is often wrong, in this case it wasn’t. According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, NFL owners actually considered doing nothing about anthem policy, given how few players were protesting at the end of the year. However, the owners feared that if they did nothing they would be vulnerable if Trump targeted the league in...
  • Team Kaepernick strikes back at Pence over his support for NFL kneeling ban

    05/24/2018 12:03:08 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Team Kaepernick swung back Thursday after Vice President Mike Pence cheered the NFL’s decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem. Mr. Pence responded to the Wednesday vote at the annual spring meeting by tweeting “#Winning,” prompting free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to retweet a legal citation posted by his attorney, Mark Geragos, who added, “Winning!” Mr. Geragos posted a section of the federal code from the Legal Information Institute prohibiting federal elected officials, including the president and vice president, from attempting to influence the hiring decisions of private employers on partisan grounds.
  • Eric Reid says he won’t protest during the national anthem if an NFL team signs him

    03/25/2018 7:35:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matt Bonesteel
    We’re well into the NFL’s free agency period and veteran safety Eric Reid still hasn’t signed with a team, even though he’s proven to be a reliable contributor over five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Reid said his current unemployment stems from the fact that he has continued to protest social issues during the playing of the national anthem, even with former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick out of the league in 2017. On Thursday, however, Reid announced that he won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem upon his return to the field, instead promising to...