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  • Did you miss me? Let the NFL Players Association know what you did without them on Thanksgiving was.

    11/23/2017 7:25:57 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 46 replies
    Contact Us NFL Players Association ^ | November 23, 2017 | Not Watching
    The NFL Players Association is to be commended for an easy Contact Us page the is not full of clutter and popups. Wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. Let them know you did not watch them today.
  • Pizza Hut Slaps Down Papa John's Claim that NFL National Anthem Protests Hurt Sales

    11/02/2017 5:06:20 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 58 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | 10/31/2017 | Chris Morris
    A day after Papa John’s CEO claimed that player protests in the NFL were responsible for lower sales at the chain, the man in charge of Pizza Hut says that’s ridiculous. “We’re not seeing impact on any of that on our business,” Greg Creed, CEO of Yum Brands—parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and other chains—said in a call with investors on Thursday. Yum Brands posted third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analyst forecasts, due in part to Pizza Hut’s improved performance.
  • ALL Stand for the National Anthem

    10/31/2017 12:19:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | October 31, 2017 | Reasonmclucus
    Should those of us who are watching sports events on television stand along with the people in the stadium and possibly join in the singing when someone performs our national anthem? How many of us make a quick trip to the kitchen when the tv sports event announcer asks everyone to stand for the national anthem? How many of us have come to think of the performing of the "Star Spangled Banner" as just a part of the show for us to watch, but not to participate in? I'm wondering if those of us who treat the playing of the...
  • J.Jackson: Going From Picking C Balls to Picking Fballs and Without Freedom Is Not Much Progress

    10/23/2017 11:27:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2017
    Actual Title: Jesse Jackson: Going From Picking Cotton Balls to Picking Footballs and Basketballs Without Freedom Is Not Much Progress Video @ Link Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” brought civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on to discuss the National Anthem protests in the NFL. Jackson bashed Trump for referring to the anthem kneelers as “sons of b******,” and then took aim at the NFL. “To go from picking cotton balls to picking footballs and basketballs without freedom is not very much progress,” Jackson said Monday. Jackson said the NFL not guaranteeing full contracts and allowing owners to cut National Anthem...
  • In Case You Missed It, the NFL Might Have Caved on a Lot More Than Just the Anthem Protests

    10/18/2017 3:35:23 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    It’s safe to say, that when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to the league informing them it was time to “move past the anthem controversy.” Most people thought he meant moving past it by ending the protests, and, as a result, ending the controversy. However, a disturbing nugget of information from today’s meeting suggests that Goodell might have meant something else entirely. ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio caught up with Goodell after the four-hour meeting with the owners and player representatives. Paolantonio asked Goodell if the league had asked the players to commit to standing for the anthem. Goodell’s response,...
  • WAY too late? NFL commish Roger Goodell describes what he’d like league to ‘stay out of’

    10/18/2017 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-18-2017 | Doug P.
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a press conference today, and said the following: NBC News ✔@NBCNews NFL Commissioner Goodell: “What we’re trying to do is stay out of politics. We're not looking to get into politics" 2:20 PM - Oct 18, 2017 (snip) Katie Pavlich ✔@KatiePavlich Roger Goodell is a coward. Enforce the NFL anthem policy or not, sitting in the middle by saying people "should" stand is pathetic 2:23 PM - Oct 18, 2017 427 Replies 1,111 Retweets 3,429 likes It’s almost like Goodell’s playing politics by reacting that way!
  • Fans boo kneeling New Orleans Saints players during tribute to fallen NOPD officer

    10/15/2017 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 10/15/17 | Amos Morale III
    Fans booed New Orleans Saints players who knelt before the presentation of the American flag and the singing of the national anthem Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The boos rang down during a moment of silence for fallen NOPD officer Marcus McNeil, who was killed in the line of duty Friday. The fans cheered when the players stood before the anthem, which was performed by former Saintsation Deri Tucker. Sunday's game vs. the Lions was the Saints' first at the Dome since President Trump weighed in on protesting NFL players during a campaign rally in Alabama last month. Officer Marcus...
  • NFL Commissioner Caves to Players: Will Not Require Standing for Anthem

    10/14/2017 1:16:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 107 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/14/17 | Rick Moran
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signaled last week that a change in policy regarding standing for the national anthem would be approved by team owners at the annual fall meeting next week.But the players and their allies in the media pushed back -- hard. Now it appears that Goodell and the players union will codify a policy that will allow kneeling or any other protest during the playing of the anthem. And the league will justify it by using the NFL brand as a "platform to both raise awareness and make progress on issues of social justice and equality in...
  • NFL owners to consider rule change that would require players to stand for national anthem: Report

    10/10/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 92 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 10, 2017 | Christine Wang
    The owners of the NFL are reportedly considering a rule change that would make it mandatory for players to stand during the national anthem. A league spokesman said that the owners would discuss the potential change during a meeting next week, Dow Jones reported... In September, the president renewed discussion about the protests when he urged owners to "fire" the "son of a bitch" who kneels during the anthem.
  • Pence's trip to Colts game cost more than $200,000: report

    10/09/2017 2:41:34 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9th October 2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Vice President Pence’s travel to and from the Indianapolis Colts game he walked out of Sunday is estimated to have cost taxpayers more than $200,000, CNN reported Monday. Pence flew from Las Vegas to the game in Indianapolis Sunday, before flying to California later Sunday afternoon. According to the report, the aircraft Pence used to travel, the C-32, costs about $30,000 an hour to operate. His flight to Indianapolis took about 3 hours and 20 minutes, and his flight to Los Angeles was about 4 hours and 45 minutes. That adds up to a price tag of about $242,500, according...
  • The NFL Quietly Changed Its Obscure Rule About Standing For The National Anthem

    10/09/2017 8:50:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 72 replies
    Deadspin.com ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | Diana Moskovitz
    Having gotten all the public relations it wanted (even a hackneyed Sports Illustrated cover), NFL leadership is now back to the more familiar demeanor of reminding its players to either get in line or join the unemployment line. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Monday that any player who is “disrespectful to the flag” won’t play. The league, then, itself upped the ante by feeding this tidbit to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, which he reported before the station’s broadcast of [Tonight's] Monday Night Football. Mortensen later tweeted more details based on that policy and his conversation with Jones. (snip) Jones emphasized...
  • Minnesota airport protests Super Bowl flights over NFL players kneeling during national anthem

    10/08/2017 5:33:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    A Minnesota airport is protesting possible incoming air travel for Super Bowl LII over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. Members of the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission spoke out Thursday against the player protests during a meeting on travel to the Super Bowl, which is scheduled for February in Minneapolis.
  • Why the national anthem protests are failing

    10/08/2017 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/8/2017 | Edward Morrissey
    The NFL's players and owners find themselves trapped in a collapsing pocket of their own creation — and at risk of getting sacked by millions of fans across the country. Two weekends ago, many team owners appeased their players by participating in national anthem demonstrations after President Trump's rather profane demand on Sept. 22 that owners fire any players who kneel. These demonstrations didn't go over well with many NFL fans — millions of whom are white, older, and conservative, and see any demonstration during the national anthem as fundamentally unpatriotic. So last weekend, some teams tried to innovate solutions...
  • NFL players union partners with George Soros to bankroll anti-Trump ‘resistance’

    10/08/2017 8:21:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    .bizpacreview.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    If you’re wondering why the National Football League has not cracked down on unpatriotic players protesting the national anthem, all you have to do is follow the money. Tax records show the NFL players union is in cahoots with anti-American leftist billionaire George Soros. The NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) donated money to the Soros-funded Center for Community Change Action, a left-wing activist group that bankrolls anti-Trump protests, according to tax documents released by 2ndVote. “The NFLPA has financially supported at least two more left-wing, anti-Trump activist groups,” 2ndVote reported. Not surprisingly, the NFLPA union has defended football players’...
  • NFL players’ union teamed up with Soros to fund leftist advocacy groups

    10/06/2017 9:02:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 5, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Tax documents show NFLPA activism goes beyond take-a-knee protests Even before its feud over the national anthem with President Trump, the NFL Players Association wasn’t on the same political team as many of its fans, judging from its contributions to leftist advocacy groups. Tax documents released by 2ndVote show the NFLPA donated $5,000 in 2015 to the Center for Community Change Action, a group active in the anti-Trump resistance and bankrolled by a host of liberal foundations, including top Democratic donor George Soros’s Foundation for Open Society. A member of the AFL-CIO, the NFLPA also contributed in 2013 and 2015...
  • The Glass House of the NFL

    10/05/2017 4:12:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump's criticism of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. The NFL earned an estimated $14 billion last year. But 500-channel television, internet live streaming, video games and all sorts of other televised sports have combined to threaten the league's monopoly on weekend entertainment -- even before recent controversies. It has become a fad for many players not to stand for the anthem. But it is also becoming a trend for irate fans not to watch the NFL at all. Multimillionaire young players, mostly...
  • Call Budweiser to stop supporting NFL

    10/04/2017 1:05:26 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 18 replies
    Tnoldman
    Here is a phone number to contact Budweiser to tell them your feelings about NFL players not standing and disrespecting the American National Anthem. 1800 342-5283. Choose Option 1 to leave your comments.
  • The Detroit Lions' owner offered players incentive not to kneel for the anthem

    10/03/2017 5:21:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Circa ^ | 10/3/17 | Mark Hensch
    The owner of the Detroit Lions asked her team’s players not to kneel for the national anthem during their most recent game, according to The Detroit Free Press.The Free Press on Sunday reported that Martha Ford made the request before the team’s National Football League (NFL) contest with the Minnesota Vikings that afternoon.Ford said last week that she would be open to donating both her money and her name to community causes supported by the Lions’ roster members.
  • NFL: Bribing them to stand for the National Anthem

    10/03/2017 2:35:44 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    So we're seeing lots of nice standing at attention for the National Anthem by National Football League players lately, all full of respect.  Isn't that special? Turns out at least some of them have been bribed to get those pretty television pictures of respect for the U.S. flag.
  • Anheuser-Busch backs BLM/NFL thugs won't end sponsorship

    10/03/2017 12:28:20 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 82 replies
    vanity | October 3, 2017 | vanity
    They are siding with the Black Lives Matter/ NFL thugs and giving us the finger. Use their number 1-800 342 5283 and give them an earful. Also NFL 212 4502225 and White House comment line is 202 456 1111