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  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • I Saw The Buttfumble Live And It Fractured My Family

    11/22/2017 5:08:17 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jon Eiseman
    Sometime in the winter of 2010, my dad sat my younger brother and me down for a talk. He was getting older, he said. His side of our family was becoming increasingly distant due to age and sickness and death and divorce, and because there were no women in our family—my mom died when my brother and I were kids, none of my grandparents are alive anymore, and my dad’s two brothers are both divorced with sons—he told us that as we got older there would be no one to wrangle the family together, no one to plan events and...
  • Ex-Patriots star ‘ashamed’ of team after wave of anthem protests

    09/25/2017 10:43:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | 11:50am | Mark W. Sanchez
    Matt Light, who was on the Gillette Stadium field for countless victory formations, has never been so incensed to see a Patriot take a knee. The former longtime left tackle, the decade-long blind-side protector of Tom Brady, pushed back against New England joining the national anthem protest like the players were an incoming rusher. “If you think that it’s OK to take a knee during our national anthem and disrespect openly the national anthem, you are wrong,” Light told the Boston Herald in an impassioned interview. “I don’t care if you have a ‘but what about’ or a ‘it’s because...
  • Patriots Fans Boo Anthem Protesting NFL Players

    09/25/2017 6:47:27 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 24
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  • 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...
  • Statement from #Patriots Chairman & CEO Robert Kraft:

    09/24/2017 6:39:37 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 133 replies
    twitter ^ | 9-24-17 | Robert Kraft
    "I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday. I am proud to be associated with so many plagers who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, both on and off the field, help bring people together and make our community stronger. There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics. I think our political leaders could learn a lot from the lessons of teamwork and the importance of working together toward a common goal. Our players are intelligent, thoughtful and...
  • Chiefs-Patriots clash draws lowest TV ratings for an NFL opener since 2009

    09/08/2017 5:29:10 PM PDT · by Will88 · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/8/2017 | Chuck Schilken
    The NFL opened the 2017 season Thursday night to its lowest television ratings in eight years. NBC’s broadcast of the Kansas City Chiefs’ stunning 42-27 upset of the New England Patriots drew an overnight rating of 14.6. That’s down nearly 12% from the 16.5 posted by the Denver Broncos-Carolina Panthers season kickoff from a year ago. That’s bad news for the NFL since the ratings had also dropped for the 2016 opener, down approximately 7% from the 17.7 rating posted the previous year, when the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers played in the first game of the season.
  • Flashback: NFL teams score $7 billion in taxpayer subsidies on stadiums

    08/26/2017 5:27:17 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    The New England Patriots kicked off the 2015 NFL season last week against conference rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Forget about the final score of the game. The real losers weren’t on the field. They were sitting in the stands at Gillette Stadium or on their couches at home. They were the American taxpayers. The Patriots built the impressive Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, but it came at a hefty price tag to taxpayers: $72 million. Through the government, we funded 17 percent of the stadium’s total cost. The Patriot’s aren’t alone. The Pittsburgh Steelers pulled down $171.6 million in public...
  • ‘I’m an idiot’: New York Times editor admits tweeting dueling Patriots photos was a blunder

    04/20/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/20/2017 | Brett T
    As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the New England Patriots called out the New York Times over a photo tweet comparing the turnout to meet President Trump to the much larger group that took up President Obama’s invitation in 2015. {..snip..}
  • The Alt-Right’s Favorite Team Visits the White House

    04/20/2017 8:16:14 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/18
    Spencer's tweets became a troubling sideshow to the dramatic win. Appalled fans tweeted that he had sucked the joy from the Patriots’ victory. By the next morning, Boston Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and others ran items chronicling Spencer’s tweets. For Spencer, the rampant denunciations only added to his pleasure. “It was like the alt-right won the Super Bowl,” Spencer told me recently.
  • CNN, MSNBC, NY Times Spread False Story About Fewer Patriots Visiting Trump White House

    04/20/2017 2:26:59 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 04/20/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The New York Times spread a pair of misleading photos of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots visiting the Trump and Obama White Houses, giving the false impression that significantly fewer Patriots players and staffers showed up for President Trump. The tweet quickly went viral, picking up over 44,000 retweets. "Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today: https://t.co/OxMEOqZonI pic.twitter.com/pLmJWhOw1j" — NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017 But the Patriots explained in their own tweet that the Times was comparing apples and oranges. The 2015 photo included about 40 staff members, who were...
  • New England Patriots Call Out New York Times For Lying To People On Twitter

    04/20/2017 8:54:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | ON APRIL 20, 2017
    The New England Patriots have called out the New York Times for lying to people in multiple tweets about the NFL team meeting with President Trump. On Thursday, New York Times tweeted out two photos. One photo showed the Patriots with President Obama at the White House in 2015. The second photo showed a picture of the Patriots with President Trump in 2017, showing fewer people standing with the President Trump than Obama. The only reason to tweet such a comparison photo would be to ridicule President Trump. However, the New England Patriots official Twitter account responded to the photo...
  • Fake News! Patriots Twitter ..Busts NYT for ..Pics Showing ..Obama Visit Better Attended than Trump

    04/20/2017 9:34:48 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    When you receiving a devastating fact-check by the Twitter account of an NFL football team, it might be time to delete your newspaper. That very thing occurred on Wednesday, when the New York Times tweeted out two photos comparing the number of Patriots coaches and players who attended in 2015, when Obama was president, versus how many attended on Wednesday with President Trump: "Patriots’ turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots’ turnout for President Trump today: https://t.co/OxMEOqZonI pic.twitter.com/pLmJWhOw1j" — NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017 Clearly, the tweet makes the Obama White House visit look significantly better attended than...
  • President Trump welcomes Patriots to White House, leaves Tom Brady out of remarks

    04/19/2017 9:35:34 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 19, 2017 | Frank Schwab
    The New England Patriots are the professional sports team most closely associated with President Donald Trump, so it was fitting that they were the first championship team to visit Trump in the White House. Many of them visited on Wednesday, anyway. Many others skipped the trip. Perhaps the most awkward moment of a fairly routine speech by a president to a winning team – including owner Robert Kraft presenting Trump with a No. 45 Patriots jersey and coach Bill Belichick giving him a helmet – came when Trump mentioned receiver Danny Amendola for his fourth-down catch in Super Bowl LI. Amendola was...
  • Rob Gronkowski makes cameo at White House press briefing

    04/19/2017 12:30:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/19/17 | Cody Derespina
    Rob Gronkowski – White House press secretary? That unlikely scenario nearly played out (sort of) during Wednesday’s White House press briefing when the New England Patriots star tight end made a cameo appearance offering aid to (the real) Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “Sean, need any help?” a mischievous-looking Gronkowski asked after emerging from a door behind the podium.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Hernandez kills himself in prison days after the shamed NFL star was acquitted

    04/19/2017 3:42:30 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 106 replies
    Daily Mail - UK ^ | 4/19/17 | Road Warrior '04
    <p>Just came across on Fox Business. Aaron Hernandez is dead! Hung himself with his bed sheet in his cell.</p>
  • Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots star convicted of murder, hangs himself in prison

    04/19/2017 4:56:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/19/17 | Cindy Boren
    Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder without the possibility of parole, hanged himself in himself in his prison cell, Massachusetts Department of Corrections officials say. Officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., found Hernandez, 27, hanging from a bedsheet at about 3:05 a.m. Wednesday. They attempted lifesaving techniques and he was taken to UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Roger Goodell won’t like this Gisele Bundchen celebration

    02/17/2017 1:57:32 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 9 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 02/17/2017 | Bobby Thompson
    It’s the same shirt that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia was wearing when the team exited their return flight from Houston. CBS Sports reported the shirt “really bothered Goodell” and it “ticked some people off in the league office” that owner Robert Kraft allowed it to happen. Ever since Deflategate escalated, Goodell has deflected countless questions from the media about Brady’s suspension and avoided Gillette Stadium altogether. Although Goodell claimed it would be an “honor” to hand Brady the trophy, the exchange was awkward, and Kraft made some not-so-subtle mentions to the team overcoming the over-hyped controversy.
  • The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England

    02/10/2017 11:22:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/11/17 | Geoff Earle
    Full title....................................... The Supper Bowl! The Trumps, the Japanese prime minister and his wife are joined by New England Patriots owner for dinner at Mar-a-Lago after the First Family fly to Florida on Air Force One..........................................President Donald Trump welcomed the Japanese prime minister and his wife to his ‘winter White House’ in Mar-a-Lago after jetting off for a weekend of ‘golf diplomacy’. At a dinner on Friday evening at the luxurious resort, President Trump was joined by his wife Melania, Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie as well as Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl winners the New...
  • Patriots a drunken mess in victory parade to end victory parades

    02/07/2017 3:12:11 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 22 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 02/07/2017 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Lame videos at link...