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  • Kenny Stills takes a knee during national anthem in his first Texans game

    09/10/2019 8:34:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2019 | The Hill
    The Houston Texans’ new wide receiver, Kenny Stills, took a knee during the national anthem before his first game playing for the team on Monday. In footage captured of the moment, Stills could be seen kneeling while “The Star Spangled Banner” played ahead of the team’s matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. The move comes roughly a week after the athlete was traded to the team from the Miami Dolphins.
  • Hong Kong is a huuuuuuuge embarrassment for Democrats: They Don't Disrespect our Flag

    08/19/2019 7:15:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/19/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The turmoil in Hong Kong is a huuuuuuge embarrassment for Democrats. Hong Kongers are waving the stars and stripes, singing the national anthem, and issuing a global cry for freedom. For a Democratic Party that loudly supports bend-a-knee leftists who hate the U.S. flag, such as Colin Kaepernick, that's a problem. And for a party that is trying to sell socialism to the U.S. public, well, oppressive China's got socialism in spades. President Trump has taken flak for his response to the crisis, arguably so, but the real clown show is in what's coming from the Democrats. Axios did some homework and here's what...
  • Lawyer: Man thought he was following orders in anthem attack

    08/08/2019 10:49:20 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 8, 2019 | The Associated Press
    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man charged with assaulting a 13-year-old boy who refused to remove his hat during the national anthem believed he was doing what President Donald Trump wanted him to do, his attorney said. Attorney Lance Jasper told the Missoulian he will seek a mental health evaluation for Curt Brockway, a U.S. Army veteran who became caught up in the heightened animosity and rhetoric gripping the nation, and convinced himself that he was following the president's orders. "His commander in chief is telling people that if they kneel, they should be fired, or if they burn...
  • England's national anthem: 'God Save the Queen' versus 'Jerusalem'

    07/24/2019 9:18:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 81 replies
    Coventry Telegraph ^ | Jul 2018 | Bobby Bridge
    Why is it Wales and Scotland, who share our monarch, both have stirring national songs while England plough on with our homage to Queen Elizabeth II? It's hardly the most uplifting and melodic of tunes...Compare it to France - whose tune La Marseillaise commences at 100mph without slowing down before it's defiant ending...Queen Elizabeth is our monarch, and quite rightly we sing for her. As we did for King George in the anthem's original adaption God save great George our king. If we got rid of God Save the Queen, what would we sing? When England compete in the Commonwealth...
  • U.S. Women’s Soccer Wins World Cup; Co-captain Megan Rapinoe Protests Anthem Again

    07/08/2019 9:29:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/08/2019 | Brian Min
    The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday. In a match against the Netherlands, the USWNT defeated the Netherlands with a 2-0 victory. The first goal, as a penalty goal, was scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe and the second by Rose Lavelle. This is the fourth time that the USWNT won the Women’s World Cup, solidifying the U.S.’s position as the country with the most Women’s World Cup victories. The USWNT also became defending champions as it has won in 1991, 1999, 2015, and now 2019. Before the match started, Rapinoe...
  • Trump criticizes Megan Rapinoe for anthem protests during World Cup

    06/25/2019 12:15:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/19 | Todd Venezia
    President Trump criticized one of the co-captains of the US Women’s World Cup soccer team for protesting during the national anthem at the team’s games during the tournament in France. Trump, who has been outspoken about protests by NFL players during the anthem, made the comments about 33-year-old Megan Rapinoe to The Hill during an interview Monday. “No. I don’t think so,” he said when asked if he thought she should be protesting. Rapinoe has refused to sing the “Star Spangled Banner”before each of the matches during the tournament as protest of injustice in the United States. In the past,...
  • Patriots beat Colts 24-20 in battle of unbeatens

    06/06/2019 9:39:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    NFL ^ | November 5, 2007 | NFL
    INDIANAPOLIS -- No running up the score this week. Against the Colts, the New England Patriots had to struggle just to survive.
  • ESPN President: ‘Our Fans Do Not Want Us to Cover Politics’

    05/21/2019 7:53:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    0,2019Natiuonal Review ^ | Ma 2 | Jim Geraghty
    Does it seem you hear a little bit less about political controversies in the sports world than you did a year or two ago? Do you find yourself grumbling at your television, “I just want to enjoy watching the game” less frequently? Today’s Los Angeles Times profiles ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, who took over running the network in March 2018. Deep in the article: Pitaro has also satisfied ESPN’s more traditional fans by steering commentators away from political discussions on-air and on social media, which heightened during President Trump’s criticism of NFL player protests against social injustice during the playing...
  • A hero speaks; Nancy blunders: Memorial Day in SF

    05/27/2019 7:58:24 PM PDT · by SFmom · 7 replies
    Eye witness report ^ | May 27, 2019 | SFMom
    The San Francisco Chronicle did not cover the story in full, so I will!
  • 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on a harmonica before the...

    05/27/2019 8:36:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies ^ | 27 May 2019 | ESPN
    FULL TITLE: 96-year-old World War II veteran Pete DuPré played the national anthem on a harmonica before the @USWNT match
  • 96-year-old WWII vet wows NJ stadium by playing national anthem on harmonica

    05/26/2019 10:13:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Bradford Betz
    A New Jersey stadium went wild on Sunday when a 96-year-old played a touching rendition of the National Anthem on his harmonica ahead of Memorial Day. Pete DuPre played the tune at halftime during the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s USWNT match against Mexico at Red Bull Arena in Harrington. -snip The 96-year-old served as a medic in the 114th General Hospital Unit in Kidderminster, England where he treated wounded service members from across Europe during World War II
  • Name One Really Current Famous Baseball Player. We’ll Wait.

    05/12/2019 9:21:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 117 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 24, 2018 | Kevin Draper
    Major League Baseball has a dearth of high-profile stars. Is the problem a down cycle, or is it the sport itself? Major League Baseball has a dream matchup for the World Series as two of its marquee franchises, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers, face off. But oddly it also has a problem: Most people, even sports fans, might struggle to name a single player on the field. The percentage of Americans who say baseball is their favorite sport to watch is at a low. Fewer baseball players have crossed over into wider popular culture than did...
  • He Went from Kneeling during the National Anthem to Living with His Agent

    02/25/2019 1:44:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 2/25/2019 | Scott Miller
    BRUCE MAXWELL JUST WANTS A FRESH START After the former A's catcher became the first and only MLB player to kneel during the anthem, his personal and professional life crumbled. Here's what happened and how he hopes to get back to the big leagues. On a cloudy Sunday afternoon in early February while pitchers and catchers throughout the land report to big league camps, Bruce Maxwell is on a high school baseball field in the spring chill, being shadowed by a spirited schoolboy named James. The afternoon is full of smiles, and it is difficult to tell which of them...
  • Lemon To Legend Gladys Knight: Aren’t You Worried About Your Career For Singing At The Super Bowl?

    02/04/2019 2:18:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Comparatively speaking, Don Lemon should have more concern over the future of his career after asking this question. Twitchy featured this leftover from Friday evening, when the CNN host asked Gladys Knight about her decision to sing the national anthem at yesterday’s Super Bowl … which turned out to be the musical highlight of the game, if not the top overall moment. Lemon played a clip from Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos, who accused Knight and everyone else of “crossing an intellectual picket line” to perform at the event, accusing participants of “caring more about my career” than about...
  • Gladys Knight Defends Singing National Anthem After Don Lemon Suggests It Could Hurt Her Career

    02/04/2019 9:50:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 100 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 4, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    With singer Gladys Knight having performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, there was contention by some who wished she had not given the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick. She defended her decision to preform [sic] on Friday during her interview on CNN. “People are going to have their opinions. You know, about whatever. And all I can deal with, all I can deal with right now is what my heart says. Okay? I believe in fairness,” Knight explained. “I believe in truth. I believe in all of those things, and as far as this is concerned, I grew up...
  • School superintendent reviewing display of Trump banner at basketball game

    01/18/2019 1:16:32 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 56 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 18, 2019 | Paul Walsh
    The boys basketball coach for Minneapolis Roosevelt High School questioned on Wednesday why young fans at his team’s road game in Jordan prominently displayed a flag promoting the re-election of President Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s contest.
  • Anthem has a strange, sad backstory

    01/11/2019 2:20:14 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 9 replies
    The Hong Kong Standard ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Nury Vittachi
    Grumbles about the new national anthem laws filled bars, noodle shops and chatrooms in Hong Kong yesterday. But most comments showed how little people know about it. (sic) Since the international licensing conference is running this week in Hong Kong, I wonder if a visiting expert can tell us how to sell March of the Volunteers to US President Donald Trump? The song's opening lines seem perfect for him: "Rise up, you who refuse to be slaves. Using your flesh and blood, let us build a new great wall."
  • ESPN loses 2M subscribers in fiscal 2018

    11/23/2018 1:36:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/23/18 | Joe Concha
    ESPN lost 2 million subscribers in the past 12 months, according to an annual earning report released by Disney, the sports network's parent company. The report underscores the impact that increased cord-cutting is having on traditional cable, with streaming options and the fractional comparative costs creating big challenges for networks like ESPN. Subscriptions account for more than 60 percent of ESPN's revenue. Overall, ESPN is responsible for almost 30 percent of Disney’s value, according to a 2017 Forbes report. Overall, according to the financial magazine, ESPN has lost nearly 12 million subscribers since the end of 2013, dropping from approximately...
  • Historic 'Monday Night Football' game nabs epic ratings

    11/20/2018 11:42:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20, 2018 | By Frank Pallotta
    If you need more evidence that big scoring equals big TV ratings for the NFL then look no further than this week's "Monday Night Football." The Los Angeles Rams 54 to 51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs brought in a 11.3 overnight rating for ESPN. That's the best overnight rating for "Monday Night Football" since 2014. Monday night's ratings were up more than 57% from last year's week 11 match-up, which was between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams and Chiefs offered viewers one of the most impressive offensive displays in NFL history. The two teams,...
  • Dems take a knee outside a Republican Rally in Chattanooga, TN, during the the National Anthem.

    11/05/2018 4:20:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Democrats take a knee outside a Republican Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the the National Anthem. They yell out "Racist song! Racist country!" at one point one protesters yells out "F*** this song!" Excuse me, but absolutely no one is stopping you all from moving out! Video at link. NSFW language.