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  • Ratings for ‘Thursday Night Football’ Crash to Season Low

    12/15/2017 11:49:47 AM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | DYLAN GWINN
    The NFL has struggled mightily this year to get people to watch their primetime games, as the ratings from the Week 15 edition of Thursday Night Football continue to come in, it’s clear that those struggles will continue until the end of the year. The clash between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts drew only a 7.4/13 rating in metered markets. That poor showing resulted in a new season low for TNF on both CBS and NBC and simulcast on NFL Network. According to Deadline Hollywood, “Looking at the close December 7 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the...
  • ‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Tumble To Season Low With Broncos’ Win

    12/15/2017 11:07:39 AM PST · by Kazan · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 15, 2017 7:35am | Dominic Patten
    Perhaps adding to the chorus of criticism against the near end of week game, the stakes were pretty low for last night’s Thursday Night Football with neither the Denver Broncos nor the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs running this season. At least with their 25-13 win, the NFL team from the Mile High City snapped an eight-game losing streak on the road in Week 15 of the season. Not that many were interested, it seems – and we don’t just mean all those empty seats in Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday in a season sideswiped by protests, controversy and ratings...
  • Chicken Wing Spot Prices Collapse 30% As NFL Protests Take Their Toll

    12/14/2017 8:00:58 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    Truth In Our Time ^ | 12-14-2017
    Back in November, shortly after Trump ignited a war with the NFL over player protests of the National Anthem, Papa John's insisted that their sales were getting crushed by a backlash from fans who decided to boycott games (we covered it here: Papa John's Pulls NFL Ads Due To "Negative Consumer Sentiment"). That said, the complaint from Papa John's was seemingly discredited as a convenient excuse for poor earnings the very next day when Pizza Hut said they had seen no impact from the NFL protests. Of course, with all of the noise of seasonality, weather and random accounting games...
  • NFL Team Hit With Lawsuit, Courtesy of Flag-Loving Americans

    12/13/2017 4:12:47 PM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12/13/17 | V Saxena
    Fed up with the NFL’s ongoing national anthem protests, one fan has attempted to strike back by filing a suit against the New Orleans Saints in the hopes of recouping the thousands of dollars he spent on season tickets to the team’s games. Louisiana resident Lee Dragna filed a suit in a district court Monday “seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games,” reported the The New Orleans Advocate. Despite spending $8,000 on season tickets,...
  • Saints season-ticket holder sues for refund over player protests: 'One way or another they'll pay'

    12/13/2017 12:04:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/12/2017 | Chad Calder
    A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some players have disrespected the national anthem before games this season. Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit Monday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games. Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, on Sept. 17, when...
  • NFL Goes All In as Platform for Leftism With Social Justice Warrior Workshop

    12/13/2017 11:43:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Moonbattery
    The NFL is no longer primarily about football. It is committed to advancing cultural Marxism first and foremost. The league has agreed to dump $89 million into leftist advocacy. It just extended the contract of Roger Goodell for up to $40 million per year, even though he has crippled the fan base with his support for Black Lives Matter protests during the national anthem. Then there is this: As its players continue to protest the National Anthem, the National Football League (NFL) announced it will host an “Advocacy in Sport Workshop” at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, to educate athletes...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee congratulates 'Doug Moore' for winning Alabama Senate race

    12/13/2017 6:34:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/13/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, on Wednesday congratulated "Doug Moore" for winning Alabama's special election, in a race that featured Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones."Sweet home Alabama. Thank you Alabamians and Doug Moore. Good has prevailed and our country is on the way to a new day #ikneel," Jackson Lee mistakenly tweeted Tuesday morning. Jones won the seat for Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a close election that was called late Tuesday.
  • NFL woes: Three straight months as America's most hated sport

    12/13/2017 5:16:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 11, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    For three straight months, the National Football League has been America’s most unpopular team sport, a trend that now appears to be settling in, according to the latest Winston Group Sports Survey. In November, 38 percent said they had an “unfavorable” view if the NFL, more than twice that of baseball. No other sport came close to having such a poor rating in the survey provided to Secrets
  • Kaepernick’s visit to meet Rikers inmates irks correction officers

    12/12/2017 2:45:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies ^ | 12/12/17 | Shawn Cohen and Daniel Prendergast
    The city allowed Colin Kaepernick to make a surprise visit to Rikers Island Tuesday to meet with inmates — enraging correction officers who feel the stunt will only endanger them. The former San Francisco 49ers star spoke to groups of inmates during two 45 minute sessions at the jail’s George Motchan Detention Center Tuesday morning where he pontificated on social justice issues and talked about his decision to kneel during the national anthem, sparking nationwide outrage. “That’s crazy to me to have a person like Colin Kaepernick in prison talking about police brutality,” said an officer who attended the event....
  • Ticket Prices Collapse as NFL Shovels Money at Commissioner Roger Goodell

    12/12/2017 2:46:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Roger Goodell has been doing such a great job as NFL commissioner that the league extended his contract another 5 years. He could pull in $40 million per year. Meanwhile, this is what his refusal to demand that players refrain from theatrical displays of disrespect during the national anthem is doing to ticket sales: [T]ickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts sold for as little as $2. (Yes, you read that right.) Even the stadium’s best seats — in the lower part of the stadium near the 50-yard-line — were selling for just $29. Tickets at...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15

    12/12/2017 9:06:31 AM PST · by Impy · 57 replies
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 15 Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 (All times Eastern) Denver at Indianapolis 8:25 pm NFLN (& NBC) Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 Chicago at Detroit 4:30 pm NFLN Ford Field L.A. Chargers at Kansas City 8:25 pm NFLN Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 Arizona at Washington 1:00 pm FOX FedEx Field Baltimore at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Cincinnati at Minnesota 1:00 pm CBS U.S. Bank Stadium Green Bay at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 pm FOX EverBank Field Miami at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS...
  • Democrats Willing to Throw Endless Number of Liberal Men Overboard to Get Trump

    12/12/2017 11:38:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, oh, man, what a strategy the Democrats seem to have assembled here, folks. I mean, it looks like they’re willing to throw an endless number of people overboard on the sexual harassment stuff just to get Trump and Roy Moore. It’s kind of breathtaking to behold this. Greetings. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882, if you want to be on the program. The email address, There are more sexual harassment revelations today. The NFL Network and three players, including Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor. Ike Taylor, number 24, cornerback for the Steelers, former. And Marshall...
  • NFL Network suspends former Steeler Ike Taylor amid sexual harassment allegations

    12/12/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    WPXI ^ | December 12, 2017
    A former Pittsburgh Steeler is among three analysts suspended Monday night by the NFL Network over sexual harassment allegations. Ike Taylor was named in a lawsuit by a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist. The woman claims in the lawsuit that Taylor sent her lewd pictures of himself in the shower. Former players turned analysts Marshall Faulk and Heath Evans have also been named in the lawsuit. They have also been suspended by the NFL Network.
  • Three NFL Network analysts suspended after allegations of sexual harassment and assault

    12/12/2017 6:34:41 AM PST · by scooby321 · 17 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | 12/12/2017 | STEPHANIE GRAFLAGE
    CULVER CITY, Calif. — The NFL Network suspended three of the network’s analysts Tuesday after of sexual harassment and assault allegations surfaced, ESPN reports. Marshall Faulk, a former running back for the once St. Louis Rams, was among the three suspended. The others are Heath Evans and Ike Taylor.
  • Marshall Faulk and 2 Others Suspended by NFL Network Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    12/12/2017 3:52:07 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | DEC. 12, 2017 | By KEVIN DRAPER
    NFL Network has suspended the analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor “pending an investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the network announced late Monday. The allegations were made in a lawsuit by a former NFL Network employee, Jami Cantor, who sued NFL Enterprises, the league’s media arm that operates the network, in Los Angeles Superior Court in October, alleging age and sex discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment, and wrongful termination, among other complaints. Eric Weinberger, the president of the Bill Simmons Media Group and a former NFL Network executive, was suspended by the media...
  • NFL's Problem Is Poor Product, Not Disrespect

    12/11/2017 5:46:52 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    Mises ^ | 12-11-2017 | Boug French
    President Trump has lambasted the NFL more than 20 times for players’ “Total Disrespect of Our Great Country.” Ratings are down for NFL games and Trump figures it’s because some players aren’t standing, hand over heart, and mouthing the words to the national anthem. Trump may have made some political hay out of all this, but one only has to follow the money to learn the real reason pro football ratings are down — competition from college football. The fact is, “Their product isn’t very good these days,” Nick Bogdanovich told the Las Vegas Sun. He is the chief oddsmaker...

    12/11/2017 11:21:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Sporting News ^ | December 11, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    The NFL's two-year TV downturn is taking a bite out of broadcast TV partners like Fox Sports that fork over billions for rights to live games. Fox Sports staffers in Los Angeles are bracing for a wave of possible budget cutbacks due to disappointing NFL advertising sales this season, sources tell Sporting News. Another important factor: With Team USA eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fox can't count on soccer ad dollars next year to get well from an ad standpoint.
  • NFL Ticket Prices Hit Rock Bottom As National Anthem Protest Backlash Extends Into Week 14

    12/11/2017 5:52:03 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 142 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/11/2017 | Joshua Caplan
    "... tickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts sold for as little as $2. (Yes, you read that right.) Even the stadium’s best seats — in the lower part of the stadium near the 50-yard-line — were selling for just $29. […] Tickets for the Carolina Panthers game went for a little as $7, while fans could see the Green Bay Packers for as cheap as $12. Tickets to see the Dallas Cowboys later this month are going for as little as $10,
  • Doug Jones’s “Wendy Davis” Campaign Strategy Seems To Have Failed. Who Could’ve Seen That Coming?

    12/11/2017 5:08:05 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 10 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Roy Jones decided it would be smart for him to bring down a former governor of Massachusetts and a sitting senator from New Jersey to help him win a statewide race in Alabama. This does not strike me as a winning strategy for some reason. Go figure. But Jones has been pretty much tone deaf throughout this race, running essentially the same campaign strategy that Democrat Wendy Davis ran in the 2014 Texas gubernatorial race against Republican Greg Abbott. Davis, if you remember, ran a campaign based on abortion-on-demand, open borders and government control of everything, and brought in a...
  • Josh McCown Deserved a Better Ending Than This

    12/10/2017 11:27:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 11, 2017 | Mark Cannizzaro
    Josh McCown knew right away. He knew he was done. Definitely for the rest of Sunday’s game. Likely for the rest of this season. And possibly for his career, which has spanned more than 15 years and eight different teams. That’s why, when McCown emerged from the trainer’s room in the bowels of Sports Authority Field at Mile High after breaking is left hand late in the third quarter of the Jets’ 23-0 loss to the Broncos, his eyes already were red from the burning of tears.