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  • Falling NFL ratings are directly impacting CBS, Fox earnings

    10/17/2017 8:04:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 17, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    CBS’ and Fox’s projected earnings will suffer a hit, according to two separate reports by Credit Suisse, and falling NFL ratings will continue to impact network earnings so long as they are on a downward trend. Why are earnings suffering? CBS’ crashing NFL ratings will directly impact company earnings, Omar Sheikh, Credit Suisse analyst, said. Special: 3 foods to avoid in 2017 “We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season,” Sheikh said, according to CNBC. “With only one of...
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • VIDEO: Jerry Jones accosted by protestors in hotel lobby

    10/17/2017 1:28:50 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 28 replies
    247sports.com ^ | 3 hours ago | Patrik Walker
    Jerry Jones is now center stage, but not for a reason he'd like to be. The Hall of Famer owner took ownership of nearly every major headline in the 24-hour news feed when he took a powerful stance regarding how the Dallas Cowboys will handle the National Anthem. Through the team's Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers, no Cowboys' player had offered any type of demonstration during the signing of the Anthem -- remaining one of the few teams with that designation. Jones' comments were unexpected, considering the aforementioned combined with the discussions that took place after comments...
  • Read the Congressional Black Caucus’ letter to the NFL about police brutality

    10/17/2017 1:29:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    SB Nation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Tyler Tynes
    Cedric Richmond, a New Orleanian Democrat and head of the Congressional Black Caucus, sent the National Football League a letter Monday morning urging team owners to consider the stances of protesting black players in terms of patriotism and combating police brutality.
  • Report: Kaepernick’s Collusion Case to Focus on Donald Trump’s Influence Over NFL Owners

    10/17/2017 11:22:37 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Sports Illustrated and CBS ^ | Oct 17 2017 | Dan Gartland /Jason La Canfora
    Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against NFL owners will argue that his continued unemployment is at least partially the fault of President Donald Trump, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports. Kaepernick intends to argue that Trump, on Twitter and in public speeches, influenced NFL owners against signing Kaepernick, according to the report. Trump no doubt has the ear of NFL owners. The day before the Kentucky rally, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was on Air Force One with Trump. Trump also tweeted last month that he had spoken with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about the anthem issue—he reportedly called Jones four times...
  • ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

    10/17/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    deadline.com ^ | October 17, 2017 7:01am | by Dominic Patten
    It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their streak of 11 consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts. However, as social media sparked with ESPN not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made: Last night’s primetime broadcast of the Titans’ 36-22 victory stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall ratings declines and political controversy, that NFL Week 6 rating is down 13% from the early numbers of the...
  • ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Titans Break Colts’ Streak

    10/17/2017 7:38:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 17, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    It felt like a little bit of history was being made on Monday Night Football as the Tennessee Titans finally snapped their 11-game consecutive losses to the Indianapolis Colts last night. However, as the Titans stopped the streak going to a clean dozen with a 36-22 win and social media sparked with ESPN not showing the playing of the national anthem, another type of history was also being made. Last night’s primetime broadcast of the NFL game stumbled to a season low with a 6.1 in metered market results. In a season stained by overall ratings declines and political controversy,...
  • Colin Kaepernick reportedly filed collusion grievance after Titans snubbed him

    10/17/2017 5:21:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 16, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in the offseason and has been a free agent ever since -- even though he said last month that he's "ready now" to play in the NFL. Depending on who you ask, Kaepernick's fate isn't about him being blackballed for kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest social injustice, but is simply a function of poor play in recent years.
  • CBS earnings to disappoint due to weak NFL ratings, Credit Suisse says

    10/16/2017 2:04:05 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2017 | Thomas Franck
    Declining NFL television ratings will lower CBS earnings, according to Credit Suisse. The firm cut its third-quarter EPS estimates by 5 percent, citing CBS' softer Sunday NFL ratings. The media company reports on Nov. 2. "We expect third-quarter network advertising to decline 3 percent (previously +1 percent), driven by soft ratings for both the summer schedule and for the start of the NFL season," wrote Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh. "With only one of the three content licensing deals we expected for the second half announced in third quarter, we also expect content licensing revenue growth to be skewed to...
  • Cowboys TV ratings in Dallas-Fort Worth are slipping

    10/16/2017 2:00:59 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 50 replies
    Sportsday. Dallas News.com ^ | Barry Horn , Staff Writer
    Any television show or any sporting event would take a rating of 30.0 in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and laugh all the way to the bank. It's a terrific number. It means that an average of 30 percent of all homes with televisions in the area were tuned in at any moment. That translates to approximately 794,550 homes. Relatively speaking, however, those are low numbers for a Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys matchup. But that's what Sunday's down-to-the-wire Packers 35, Cowboys 31 at AT&T Stadium scored locally for Fox on KDFW (Channel 4).
  • NFL's cratering ratings may be starting to hit Fox's bottom line

    10/16/2017 9:48:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 12, 2017 | Tae Kim
    Declining football game television ratings will cut into Twenty-First Century Fox's earnings, according to one Wall Street firm. Credit Suisse lowered its price target and earnings per share forecasts for the media company, citing Fox's poor Sunday NFL ratings. "We trim our 2018/19 EPS forecasts … ahead of Q1 earnings," analyst Omar Sheikh wrote in a note to clients Thursday. "The key near term headwinds are soft NFL ratings and the risk that the Sky transaction is blocked by UK regulators."
  • NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests In Week Six Despite Commissoner Plea

    10/16/2017 3:18:11 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 91 replies
    Deadline ^ | 15 Oct 17 | Bruce Haring
    NFL player protests during the national anthem continued this week, defying pleas by Commissioner Roger Goodell and some team owners to have everyone stand for the song. While fewer teams had mass protests this week than in the early games, some players still kneeled, while others stayed in the locker room for the pre-game national anthem. The prior protests have sparked fan outrage and might have hurt television ratings, with some angry observers and at least one sponsor vowing to boycott the league in a counter-protest. A meeting is set this coming week between NFL management, ownership, and the NFL...
  • Backlash: Week 6 of the NFL Reveals Several Nearly Empty Stadiums As Fans Continue to Leave [tr]

    10/16/2017 7:31:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16. 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    The NFL likely hoped for a return to normalcy for Week 6, especially after Commissioner Goodell’s call to “move past the anthem controversy,” and address the issue in detail at league meetings on Tuesday. Instead, what the NFL got was a return to what has become the “new normal” in the age of anthem protests: empty seats.
  • Georgia cheerleaders to protest anthem in stadium tunnel

    10/16/2017 5:45:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    Yahoo and AP ^ | 16 Oct 17 | AP
    A group of Georgia cheerleaders say they'll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. Kennesaw State University cheerleader Shlondra Young tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the so-called "Kennesaw Five" will kneel until the U.S. flag "represents what it should." The cheerleaders say they've paid attention to the nationwide debate over NFL players kneeling during the anthem, and they prayed before doing so at a Sept. 30 game. Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren tells The Marietta Daily Journal he...
  • Ames High School Band Members Leave Field Before Playing National Anthem

    10/15/2017 5:19:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Who TV ^ | October 14, 2017
    The national anthem football controversy continues to have an impact at the high school level. The Des Moines Register reports 13 members of the Ames High School band walked off the field before playing the national anthem on Friday night. This happened before the school hosted Lincoln on the football field. Earlier on Friday, student leaders read a statement to their classmates saying, "the decision to change from a patriotic USA to pink-out theme for the student section was the decision of the Ames High student body alone. Is this political? Maybe. But we are proud of how our students...
  • Colin Kaerpernick 'has hired celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos to sue NFL owners for colluding...

    10/15/2017 4:04:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 69 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 15, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Colin Kaerpernick 'has hired celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos to sue NFL owners for colluding against hiring him' Colin Kaepernick will sue NFL owners for not hiring him after he kicked off the controversial practice of kneeling for the national anthem, reports claim. 'I am told that @Kaepernick7 has filed a grievance under the CBA for collusion against the owners. If accurate, this is huge,' Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman wrote on Twitter. Kaepernick, 29, has retained Mark Geragos, who has represented Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Winona Ryder, among others, and is expected to release a statement soon. Scroll...
  • Report: Kaepernick files grievance against NFL owners for collusion

    10/15/2017 1:49:33 PM PDT · by Hadean · 98 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2017
    Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the collective bargaining agreement for collusion against NFL team owners, reports Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. Kaepernick has hired high-profile attorney Mark Geragos and is preparing to release a statement about his grievance soon, added Freeman. The free-agent quarterback has remained unemployed since his release by the San Francisco 49ers in March and has garnered little interest from teams around the league. This has caused some to suggest he's being blackballed for his national anthem protests during the 2016 season.
  • How the NFL lost to Trump

    10/15/2017 11:26:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    Donald Trump isn’t exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout. The league’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, signaled the beginning of a messy, divisive retreat with a memo stating, “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.” Now he tells us. The climbdown comes only weeks after a clueless bout of self-congratulation by the NFL and the media over widespread anthem protests. Donald Trump doesn’t play three-dimensional chess, as his supporters insist. But he does have an instinctive cunning and a grasp of a nationalistic cultural politics that...
  • Limbaugh Predicts NFL Touchdown Celebrations Will Become American Flag Protests

    10/14/2017 3:48:04 PM PDT · by bkopto · 27 replies
    Daily Rushbo ^ | Oct 13, 2017 | Dyno Rush
    Let me tackle this because last night there was a football game in Charlotte. It was the Carolina Panthers hosting the Eagles of Philadelphia. The Panthers all stood. Two players for the Eagles kneeled or linked arms and gave a black power salute, I think. But nobody saw it ’cause it wasn’t televised. CBS/NFL Network didn’t televise the anthem last night. I wonder why that might be? It’s obviously the league has gotten together with its so-called broadcast partners and said, “Hey, you know what? “The solution here, at least immediate, is don’t televise it.” Trent, if this keeps up,...
  • Top takeaways from wacky, wild college football Week 7

    10/15/2017 9:13:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Sportsnaut ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jesse Reed
    Even before Saturday’s huge slate of games had begun to commence, we knew college football Week 7 was offering something unique. It started Friday night when both Syracuse and Cal knocked off Clemson and Washington State, respectively. That’s the No. 2 and No. 7 teams in the nation saying goodbye to their undefeated records. And let’s be honest, nobody saw either of these upsets coming. Saturday was just as crazy. LSU upset Auburn. Boise State upset San Diego State. Arizona State put Washington down in a stunner almost as big as the Syracuse win over Clemson. Michigan, Miami, Oklahoma, USC...