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    09/25/2017 10:52:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Michael Savage's website ^ | September 25, 2017 | Michael Savage
    President Trump says players who protested the National Anthem being played before games should be fired from their teams over the weekend, and the whole world exploded. Yesterday, America was treated to NFL players taking a knee, or sitting or locking arms while the national anthem was being played in protest of what the President said. Well, guess what? They weren’t protesting a President, they were giving a big middle finger to the country. That flag and that song should be a unifying moment, a moment to say ‘no matter what differences we have, we are all American, and it’s...
  • Gregg Popovich: US is an ‘embarrassment to the world’

    09/25/2017 10:36:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2017 | Fox News
    The coach of the San Antonio Spurs thinks the U.S. is “an embarrassment to the world.” Gregg Popovich, NBA head coach of the San Antonio Spurs, reportedly made the comment during the team’s media day on Monday in regards to the recent battle between professional sports teams and President Trump, the San Antonio Express-News reported. After being asked about his thoughts on President Trump’s tweet on Saturday, in which the president rescinded an invitation for the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, Popovich reportedly laughed saying, “I thought it was comical that it was rescinded because they weren’t...
  • 'Take A Knee' Is Total BS

    09/25/2017 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/25/17 | PJW
    Real Americans don't give a sh*t about whiny, privileged multi-millionaire brats and their tedious, tiresome virtue signalling.
  • Cowboys’ Team, Ownership Make Joint Demonstration Before National Anthem

    09/25/2017 7:25:10 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 95 replies
    Dallas Cowboys ^ | September 25, 2017 | David Helman
    Protests over racial inequality, centered on the national anthem, cropped up across the league on Sunday, following comments made by President Donald Trump on Friday night. In light of incendiary comments made by the President, players on every team in the NFL opted to demonstrate during the anthem. Some teams, such as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks, opted not to take the field at all during what has become a pregame tradition... In the moments before the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the full organization briefly dropped to one knee together. After several seconds, they stood and retreated to...
  • An Open Letter to the NFL

    09/25/2017 6:51:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 74 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...
  • Flashback: Whitney Houston Performs the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl

    Whitney Houston performing the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is one of the best performances ever. One of my favorite moments in Super Bowl history.
  • NFL Teams that had the most protesters preformed poorly on Sunday

    09/25/2017 5:51:56 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 32 replies
    In discussing the controversy over NFL players protesting white police officers shooting black suspects, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said: “I would probably be lying if I said no.” Research conducted by the CPRC shows that this turmoil didn’t just affect the Steelers, but it had a large and statistically significant effect on teams. The teams that had more players protesting were much more likely to perform poorly relative to the point spreads this past Thursday predicted.
  • Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva ‘Embarrassed’ by Lone-Wolf Act

    09/25/2017 5:02:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Max Jaeger September 25, 2017 | 6:49pm
    The Pittsburgh Steelers “butchered” attempts to appear unified by sitting out the national anthem Sunday, the lone player to appear on the field revealed Monday. “This national anthem ordeal has been out of control, and there’s a lot of blame on myself,” lineman Alejandro Villanueva said Monday. SNIP “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” he said.
  • Sanders Smacks Down Reporter Complaining About Trump’s “SOB” Comment ...

    09/25/2017 2:17:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/17 | Cristina Laila
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly smacked down a liberal reporter complaining about Trump calling NFL players “sons of bitches” for protesting the National Anthem.What about our Veterans? What about the gold star moms? Nobody feels sorry for overpaid, ungrateful athletes.“I think it’s always appropriate for the President of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem.”(video at link)
  • The Database of NFL Arrest Statistics

    09/25/2017 2:20:20 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    NFL ^ | Sep 25, 2017 The Database of NFL Arrest Statistics NFL Arrest provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges. Learn about your rival team's history with the law, break down arrests by Player, Position, Crime and Team. Keep in mind there are 1700 NFL Players and their arrest rates are lower than the USA arrest rate.
  • CNN analyst calls Trump ‘white supremacist’ over flag debate: ‘I’m going to say that’

    09/25/2017 12:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    A CNN analyst called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Monday during a debate over the weekend’s NFL national anthem protests. The eponymous host of “At This Hour With Kate Bouldan” found herself in an awkward position Monday morning when analyst Keith Boykin explicitly called the commander in chief a “white supremacist.” The charge, which he refused to recant when given an opportunity, came while discussing Mr. Trump’s opinion that football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem should be fired. “He’s encouraging white supremacists, and the fact is—,” Mr. Boykin said before getting cut off, The Washington...

    09/25/2017 8:43:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    This video explains WHY this treasured song means so very much to this nation. Men have died, women and children have given their lives that we might live on this land in freedom and in peace. WE HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THAT FACT. “Star Spangled Banner” STAR SPANGLED BANNER
  • Don't let media distort the NFL conflict: The American People are speaking!

    09/25/2017 8:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/25/2017 | Russ Vaughn
    There's no question that President Trump tossed a live grenade into the NFL's locker room during his Alabama speech the other night that has set off countless secondary explosions throughout the league and across the media spectrum. Too many in the left-wing media want to play down the fact that this entire mess began with one player, Colin Kaepernick, radicalized by his lefty girlfriend, demonstrating his support for the Black Lives Matter campaign against America's police forces.  Now, I can understand how young men in their physical prime could find this a sympathetic view, as many of them too...
  • Those Who Benefit from Economic Injustice Shouldn't Complain

    09/25/2017 7:58:35 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 09/25/17 | Reasonmclucus
    Those athletes who complain about the existence of injustice ignore the fact that they are part of the class whose members may benefit from whatever injustices are perceived to exist. What is considered an injustice varies from one person to another. The use of local taxes to subsidize sports facilities can be considered an injustice. Some of the athletes using the facilities pay more in income taxes than some of the local taxpayers make in a year. The money teams save by not having to pay to construct facilities is available for player salaries. If professional athletes are really concerned...
  • NFL Broadcasting Stocks Slump As Protests Rise And TV Ratings Fall

    09/24/2017 10:40:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 23, 2017 @ 07:16 AM | Mike Ozanian
    During the past month the overall stock market is up more than 2% but shares of companies that broadcast NFL games—Comcast, Walt Disney, Fox, CBS—are all down between 1% to 8%. The NFL is now a hotbed of protests—a carry over from last year that began when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting during the National Anthem, to protests this year by those who feel Kaepernick, who is without a team, is being unfairly treated by by the league, to a stronger push by some players for an increase in NFL social activism. […] An article in The...
  • Brady on boos during anthem: I’ve got a lot of love for my teammates

    09/24/2017 5:42:21 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 24 September 2017 | Josh Alper
    Before Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led the Patriots to a comeback win over the Texans, he stood for the national anthem with one arm intertwined with wide receiver Phillip Dorsett and the other over his heart. Brady was asked about that after the game and said his message was “there’s just a great love for my teammates.” Brady was also asked about the boos heard at Gillette Stadium as a number of his teammates took a knee during the anthem. Brady didn’t say whether he agreed with President Donald Trump’s feeling that kneeling is unacceptable and reiterated his strong feelings...
  • ‘We’re not going to play politics’: Steelers’ Mike Tomlin says team won’t take the field for anthem

    09/24/2017 6:08:25 PM PDT · by Delta 21 · 60 replies
    NFLonCBS ^ | 09/24/2017 | Jamie Erdahl
    The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual, according to a league source. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that...
  • Celebrities Join Anti-Trump National Anthem Protest: ‘Kneel So Hard Sunday the Earth Shakes’

    09/24/2017 4:09:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 98 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | September 24, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Celebrities and sports stars took to social media over the weekend to urge athletes from around the sporting world to “take a knee” during the National Anthem, after President Donald Trump said Friday that any players who protest in that manner should be fired by their team’s owners. Celebrities including Jeffrey Wright, John Legend, Evan Rachel Wood, Sarah Silverman, Kumail Nanjiani, Daniel Tosh, and Ed Asner, and sports stars including NBA player Chris Paul and NFL cornerback Richard Sherman all took to their Twitter accounts to weigh in on the NFL protests. At a rally in Alabama Friday, Trump said...
  • NASCAR owners say they wouldn’t tolerate national anthem protests at races

    09/24/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24th September 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games. There were no protests reported during “The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press. Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told the AP that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports. “Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where...
  • NFL players, coaches, owners lock arms, kneel during national anthem

    09/24/2017 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 147 replies
    ESPN ^ | Sept. 24, 2017 | ESPN
    NFL players across the league knelt, locked arms and even refused to come out of the locker room during the national anthem Sunday. They were joined by coaches and even owners. It is believed to be in response to President Donald Trump's comments and tweets this week on protests during the anthem.