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  • NFL players spoke, and Roger Goodell responded. Now what? Here's what we know (Hostage Video)

    06/05/2020 9:07:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | 06 05 2020 | Dan Graziano
    An unprecedented week in the NFL culminated in a landscape-shifting 24 hours that appear to have dramatically changed the league's stance on player protests. Things are happening quickly, and you surely have questions. Is kneeling during the national anthem OK now? Does Colin Kaepernick have a chance to get back in? What role do politics play in all of this? Let's try and bring it all together. In a video message released Friday night, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded to a video released Thursday night by a collection of NFL stars including Michael Thomas, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Goodell's...
  • NFL statement regarding protests [A new low...]

    05/30/2020 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 58 replies
    twitter ^ | May 30, 2020 | Roger Goodell
    Text of statement: The NFL family is greatly saddened by the tragic events across our country. The protesters' reactions to these incidents reflect the pain, anger and frustration that so many of us feel. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. George Floyd and to those who have lost loved ones, including the families of Ms. Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, the cousin of Tracy Walker of the Detroit Lions. As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league. These tragedies inform the NFL's commitment...
  • Trump to speak with sports commissioners today

    04/04/2020 9:10:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 4/04/20 | Michael David Smith
    When will it be safe for sports to start back up again? That’s something many millions of fans want to know, and it will be addressed as part of President Trump’s agenda today. A call with the commissioners of the professional sports leagues has been scheduled for today. The noon entry on Saturday’s official White House schedule says, “The President participates in a phone call with Major League Commissioners.” The entry does not say which commissioners will be on the call, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would presumably take part. So far the NFL has been the least-affected of America’s...
  • Next year's NFL playoffs may include 7 teams per conference

    02/20/2020 5:35:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    The Week ^ | February 19, 2020 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    The NFL is reportedly getting ready to make some big changes. Under a new collective bargaining agreement that NFL owners are pushing for, each team would reportedly add another game to its annual schedule to make a 17-game regular season. And at the end of the season, seven teams would make the playoffs from each conference, up from the usual six that make it right now, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. NFL owners and players have been meeting this week to discuss changes that, if agreed upon, would take effect in the next couple years. To start, a seventh team from...
  • Dan Patrick: Jay-Z 'Pressured' Roger Goodell to Schedule Colin Kaepernick Workout

    11/15/2019 7:28:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | | Nov 15 2019 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    This Colin Kaepernick workout situation has been haphazard and it's hard to know exactly what to make from it. Beyond that, where did it come from? Dan Patrick has a source who believes Jay-Z was behind the decision for the NFL to grant him this workout: Patrick said: "According to my source, Jay-Z said that he took a reputational bullet for the Commissioner when they had that press conference [with] his new role in the NFL. Social agenda. Social injustice. He was gonna help with the entertainment for halftime. All of this. My source said that Jay-Z was pressuring the...
  • Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout: Everything we know so far

    11/16/2019 7:27:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/16/19 | Thomas Barrabi
    Details on Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout at the #Falcons facility that has the feel of a Combine:— It begins at 3 pm— Interview is at 3:15 pm— Measurements, stretching & warmups are next.— Timing & testing at 3:50 pm— QB drills at 4:15All parts recorded for 32 teams.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2019 Reid, who plays for the Carolina Panthers, is one of several critics to express skepticism that Kaepernick’s league-arranged workout is a genuine path back to the NFL. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” Reid told reporters on Wednesday. “At this point, it feels like...

    11/14/2019 3:26:10 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    Powerline ^ | November14,2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    In my post yesterday about Colin Kaepernick’s upcoming NFL workout session, I confessed to not knowing the NFL well enough to opine on whether it makes sense for a particular team to sign Kaepernick. However, there’s one team I know very well — the Washington Redskins. There is no good reason for the Redskins to sign Kaepernick. They have won just one game this season and, in an optimistic scenario, they might win three. The rest of the season will be devoted to providing experience for their number one pick in the 2019 draft — quarterback Dwayne Haskins. He will...
  • NFL Investigating Laser Aimed At QB Tom Brady During AFC Championship Game

    01/22/2019 6:42:48 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 48 replies
    KMBC 9 News ^ | January 22, 2019 | William Joy
    A KMBC 9 News photojournalist's camera caught someone using what appears to be a laser pointer directed at Tom Brady's face during Sunday night’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. The first instance caught on camera was on a hand-off from Tom Brady to Sony Michel in the fourth quarter. The previous play was a punt that appeared to be muffed by Patriots' receiver Julian Edelman but was later overturned. Laser researcher Charles Cobb, DDS, MS, PhD., said based on the size of the spot, it looks like the person was sitting far back in the end zone, possibly in...
  • P. Diddy Abandons ‘Dream’ to Own NFL Team: ‘Don’t Want to Be Associated with Oppressing Black Men’

    06/10/2018 8:27:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    In an interview with BigBoy TV, rap, fashion, and vodka mogul P. Diddy blasted the NFL, referring to it as a league which “oppresses black men.” The wide-ranging interview sees Diddy divulge his abortive efforts to purchase the Carolina Panthers to the wave of anthem protests that have swept across the league. The hip-hop star made it clear that he no longer sees the NFL as something he wants to be a part of. “I don’t want to be associated with oppressing black men,” Diddy said. “I don’t want to be associated with telling grown ass men what they can...
  • Statement From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    05/23/2018 9:37:59 AM PDT · by bankwalker · 47 replies
    NFL Communications ^ | 5/23/2018 | Roger Goodell
    The policy adopted today was approved in concert with the NFL’s ongoing commitment to local communities and our country — one that is extraordinary in its scope, resources, and alignment with our players. We are dedicated to continuing our collaboration with players to advance the goals of justice and fairness in all corners of our society. The efforts by many of our players sparked awareness and action around issues of social justice that must be addressed. The platform that we have created together is certainly unique in professional sports and quite likely in American business. We are honored to work...
  • Texans Owner Bob McNair Takes Back Apology For Inmates Comment

    04/05/2018 10:12:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 5, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    Houston Texans owner Bob McNair walked back his apology for his comment last year comparing NFL players to “inmates running the prison," a statement he made regarding players protesting by refusing to stand for the national anthem. McNair immediately apologized for that comment after severe backlash, but has changed his tune since then. “The main thing I regret is apologizing,” McNair said to the Wall Street Journal. McNair claims the comments were directed towards NFL executives who felt he was exerting more power than the other owners.
  • Roger Goodell Expected to Demand Millions of Dollars From Jerry Jones

    02/27/2018 8:22:47 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/26/18 | Ken Belson
    With the support of many N.F.L. owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell is prepared to escalate his public feud with Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and long one of the most influential people in the league, by ordering him to pay millions of dollars for his efforts to derail negotiations to renew Goodell’s contract and for his outspoken defense of a star player who was suspended, according to five league officials with direct knowledge of the situation. The punishment will be issued in the coming weeks by Goodell, who will declare that Jones’s actions were detrimental to the league,...
  • NFL to seek millions from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as reimbursement for legal fees

    02/26/2018 5:12:22 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 26, 2018
    The NFL is demanding reimbursement in excess of $2 million from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for court costs related to star running back Ezekiel Elliott's suspension and Jones' threatened litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, sources tell ESPN's Dan Graziano. The owners are citing a rule that has been on the books for more than two decades, that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees. An earlier report by The New York Times characterized the reimbursement as a fine to be levied on Jones by Goodell. The...
  • ‘Take a Knee’ and ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Block Light Rail Carrying Spectators to Super Bowl

    02/04/2018 3:10:04 PM PST · by cmj328 · 50 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 4 Feb 2018
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Activists protesting police brutality chained themselves along a light-rail line carrying ticketholders to the Super Bowl on Sunday, halting trains in both directions. Metro Transit’s Green Line was shut down a little after 2 p.m., about three hours before kickoff, by a group of about 30 activists at the Stadium Village station. Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said the agency had a contingency plan to get ticketholders to the game on time. Chinyere Tutashinda, a spokeswoman for the activists, said they were also protesting authorities’ decision to dedicate the city’s two light-rail lines to Super Bowl ticketholders on...
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • NFL refuses veterans’ ‘please stand’ Super Bowl ad

    01/23/2018 10:25:04 AM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    In trying to avoid a national anthem controversy, the NFL has sparked a national anthem controversy. The league is under fire again for rejecting a Super Bowl advertisement from a veterans group that urged people to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The league invited American Veterans (AMVETS) to place a one-page ad for the Super Bowl LII program, and the completed submission included an American flag alongside the words, “#PleaseStand.” The ad will not run, which now has AMVETS crying censorship. “Freedom of speech works both ways,” AMVETS national commander Marion Polk wrote in a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell...
  • NFL Ratings Crash for the Divisional Playoff Round

    01/15/2018 5:54:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    According to SportsBusiness Daily, the ratings for all four games fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade.
  • Goodell defends NFL’s drop in TV ratings

    01/07/2018 3:30:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Lindys Sports ^ | January 7, 2018 | Sports Xchange
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league’s declining TV ratings Sunday, pointing out that 20 of the 30 highest-rated shows in 2017 were NFL games. Nielsen television ratings data backs up Goodell’s argument. NBC’s Sunday Night Football and ESPN’s Monday Night Football were the most-watched shows every week in each key male demographic. However, Nielsen’s numbers also show that NFL television ratings fell 9.7 percent during the 2017 regular season. In 2016, the ratings fell 8 percent. The average game in 2017 had 1.6 million fewer viewers than in 2016. “We always want ratings to go up, but we’re 37...
  • 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...
  • 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....