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  • ‘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 ^ | 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...
  • NFL owners to meet, with racial divide on the agenda

    10/17/2017 6:51:12 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 54 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 16, 2017 | Laurent Belsie
    UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER   Sometimes sports become a venue for overcoming racial tensions. Amid anthem protests, pro football has a high-profile opportunity. Minutes before kickoff for the first round of Sunday’s football games, the National Football League website carried two unusual features. Below the usual fare of game-day predictions and fantasy matchups were slideshows of Baltimore players visiting schools with Baltimore police and of Miami Dolphins and the league commissioner doing the same with police in their city. It was a jarring bit of social activism for a sports league site on game day. The slideshows are the NFL’s tentative...
  • PORTS Mike Ditka sounds off on anthem protests: ‘Go to another country’

    10/10/2017 7:58:01 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 10, 2017 | Post Sport Desk
    Mike Ditka may want to stick to football after his most recent interview. The legendary Bears coach, who was a guest of NBC’s Jim Gray during the Bears-Vikings game on “Monday Night Football,” was asked little about Chicago rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky but instead weighed in on anthem protests going in the NFL. Ditka isn’t a fan and doesn’t see a reason for them either. "There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of,” Ditka said. “Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people. I think the opportunity is there for everybody...
  • Chiefs Still Unbeaten But ‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down Again On Politically Charged Day

    10/09/2017 8:43:00 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 27 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | October 9, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    However, with a 10.6/18 in metered market results, last night was not so stellar for NBC and the NFL. In what is a seemingly ever escalating political atmosphere for the ratings battered game, that’s a dip of 3% from last week’s SNF Colts vs. the 46-18 winning Seattle Seahawks match-up. That is also a season low for SNF in a season that has been mired in controversy and ratings decline.
  • ‘I’m an American’: Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters breaks silence on protests

    10/07/2017 4:35:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 99 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 7, 2017 | TEREZ A. PAYLOR
    In an interview with The Star on Friday, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters made it clear that while he’s under no obligation to explain why he sits during the national anthem, he thinks those who’ve heckled him and posted angry messages on social media have him all wrong. He also made it clear that he can’t worry about how he is perceived. In a conversation that was quintessential Peters –– honest, blunt, unapologetic — he spoke about his ongoing protest for the first time since September 2016. “I ain’t trying to get into a back and forth conversation of me trying...
  • Vanity - Will Obama's NFL Players "Kneel" Tonight, on MNF?

    10/02/2017 7:33:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 41 replies
    Will the "Obama/Clinton Democrat NFL low life, kneel tonight to mock the flag, our national anthem, our dead in Las Vegas? We shall see!!!
  • NFL owners struggled to retain control after Trump's attacks, rise of player protests

    "It certainly was my takeaway that the commissioner was looking for a way for the protests to end," Smith said Friday when asked about his 30-minute conversation with Goodell, while declining to offer specifics about what was discussed. Goodell declined to comment, but a league source did not dispute Smith's account. "Knowing the league the way I know the league, they are first and foremost concerned about the impact on their business," Smith said. "That's always their first concern. I mean, who are we kidding?" Nobody was kidding when many of the NFL's highest-profile owners, including Robert Kraft of the...
  • Bob Costas: Stand for anthem, then take a knee

    10/01/2017 7:23:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | September 30, 2017 | Alexandra King
    NBC Sports commentator Bob Costas suggested Saturday that protesting NFL players should wait until "the last note" of the national anthem to take a knee. Costas's comments came a week after NFL players locked arms to protest President Donald Trump's criticisms of those who kneel during the National Anthem. But the veteran sports journalist told CNN's Michael Smerconish that he believed a different approach could be more effective. "The idea of linking protests, no matter how legitimate the issue you are protesting, directly to the National Anthem is not just offensive to the love-it-or-leave-it crowd. It actually causes ambivalent feelings,...
  • Herschel Walker: I'm With Trump, NFL Should Ban Kneeling!

    09/30/2017 10:17:19 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | 09/29/2017 | na
    Herschel Walker says Donald Trump is RIGHT when it comes to national anthem protests -- saying the NFL needs to impose rules banning players from kneeling during The Star-Spangled Banner. Walker has been a Trump supporter from the beginning -- and while he says they don't agree on everything, he's HAPPY Donald is sticking to his guns on the anthem issue. The ex-NFL superstar says if anyone should fight for Americans to stand up for the flag, it's the President. Walker says he's not trying to minimize the issue of racism in America, or police brutality -- in fact, Herschel...
  • Air Force football players praying are branded a 'putrid' example of 'Christian supremacy'

    12/07/2015 1:46:58 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/2015 | Imogen Calderwood
    Ex-officer Michael Weinstein described the public prayers as an 'outrage' He claims Air Force Academy football players are forced to participate Weinstein insists display of Christianity could be used for ISIS propaganda A former U.S. Air Force officer has branded the ritual of military football players kneeling in prayer a ‘putrid’ example of ‘Christian supremacy’ and demanded it must stop. Michael Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), insisted the public prayers so often seen on the football pitch before games are a scandalous outrage. He said Air Force Academy football players had approached the MRFF...
  • Picture of man kneeling during taps at tomb of Unknown Soldier sparking outrage following NFL protes

    09/28/2017 8:40:06 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 100 replies
    American MIlitary News ^ | 9-28-17 | Staff
    Full Headline: "Picture of man kneeling during taps at tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sparking outrage following NFL protests" The picture comes when kneeling during the national anthem is resulting in protests of the NFL. A photo that has gone viral while circulating among the online military community shows a man at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, kneeling down on one knee reportedly during the playing of taps, and is sweeping across America, outraging thousands. “Taps” is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the United States armed...
  • ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Takes A Knee In Solidarity While Filming 300th Episode

    09/27/2017 2:19:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 27, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Whether you like it or not, the Colin Kaepernick kneeling movement isn’t stopping anytime soon. Shonda Rhimes posted a photo of her, Ellen Pompeo, Jesse Williams and other members of the Grey’s Anatomy cast taking a knee while filming their 300th episode. The photo included the caption “…and we took a knee in solidarity of racial justice” to support the long list of NFL teams that have been doing the same over the weekend. The Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, and a long list of other teams have been making headlines for taking a knee, linking arms or doing both prior...
  • An Open Letter to the NFL

    09/25/2017 6:51:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 79 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 25, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Players, Coaches and Owners: Yesterday was the lowest, most vile moment in the long and glorious history of the National Football League. In response to comments the President made concerning the complete lack of respect shown by some NFL players towards the American flag and the National Anthem, nearly 200 players from teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars kneeled and locked arms with their coaches and owners during the Star Spangled Banner in solidarity and defiance of everything from police brutality to President Trump to the imaginary canard of white nationalism to America, the...
  • Kevin Jackson: 'Kaepernick Effect' to Blame for NFL's Ratings Decline

    09/24/2017 6:03:38 AM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    FOX ^ | Sept. 23, 2017 | FOX
    At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Donald Trump railed against National Football League players who have protested the national anthem. He said players who disrespect the flag and refuse to stand for the national anthem should be ejected from the stadium and cut from the team. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b**** off the field right now - he's fired!'" Trump said.
  • Stevie Wonder “Takes A Knee” For America At Global Citizen Festiva

    09/23/2017 8:04:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 23, 2017 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Before performing a medley of his classic hits like “Higher Ground,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” and “Overjoyed,” at the Global Citizen Festival, Stevie Wonder made a passionate speech about unity saying, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” He added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn’t come here to preach, but I’m telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.” After encouraging everyone to “stand down bigotry” and “condemn sexism,” he insisted that everyone “find love.” Then with the help of his son Kwame, he...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Colombia, Francis Does Not Kneel In Front Of His Master

    09/10/2017 3:07:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 10, 2017 | Gloria TV
    On September 6, Pope Francis prayed in the chapel of the nunciature in Bogota, Colombia. CNN diffused a photo showing him in front of the tabernacle with a kneeler at his feet. But Francis is standing. Twitter-user Edelweiss comments sarcastically: “If they want Francis to kneel, they ought to put a Muslim in front of him, not kneelers“.
  • A faithless old man going through the motions [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 8:38:21 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | May 19, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    A faithless old man going through the motions Louie May 19, 2017 11 Comments By now, I suspect that most readers have seen images such as the one above. It was taken during Francis’ visit to Fatima where he made a mockery of Our Lady, her warnings, her requests, and, of course, anyone with even a mustard seed’s worth of genuine faith.What about this image most offends your Catholic sensibilities?Is it the gigantic frisbee-sized Host; the same that at some point will presumably be broken into dozens of smaller pieces for distribution; leaving in its wake God only knows how...
  • Tokyo Priests Deny Holy Communion for Kneeling (Catholic Caucus)

    03/31/2016 4:04:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., MA.Th.
    TOKYO ( - Parishioners have been warned by two priests at a parish in Tokyo not to kneel for Holy Communion. In so doing, they're knowingly opposing the directives from Rome and from their own bishops' conference. The parishioners informed that they're too scared to kneel. One parishioner, Neil Day, said: The situation is extremely volatile. If anyone kneels in front of either Fr. Grimm or Fr. Russell, they will be refused. The reactions of these two priests tends to be extremely rude where Fr. Grimm actually physically grabbed a woman by the arm to try and force her...
  • Bergoglio, the Man who Never Kneels Before God

    12/02/2015 10:23:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 59 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 12/02/15 | Antonio Socci
    It's now starting to get very depressing, even disquieting.... Bergoglio never kneels in front of the Eucharist during Mass. He doesn't kneel or, at any rate, doesn't remain on his knees during Eucharist Adoration; the image of him standing in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the Corpus Domini procession (which he didn't take part in) is unforgettable. Now even the opening ceremony of the Holy Door, for the beginning of the Jubilee-- is embarrassing! See for yourselves what happened today!
  • What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say? (Communion posture) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/02/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 24 June 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say? Posted on 24 June 2011 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf  When the new English translation of the Roman Missal is released, it will sport a new translation of the GIRM, the General Institution/Instruction of the Roman Missal.There are, of course, adaptations for the USA and other Anglophone regions.As it happens, the Congregation for Divine Worship has … tweaked some items.  I am sure this was to harmonize the language of the GIRM with the language of the rest of the Roman Missal.  However, tweaks may have been tweaked for other reasons.For example,...