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  • Jerry Jones says he won't sue NFL over Roger Goodell's contract

    11/22/2017 3:04:05 PM PST · by Coronal · 7 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 22, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    Last week, the NFL sent a letter to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones accusing hims of "conduct detrimental to the league" after Jones threatened to sue the other owners if they approved commissioner Roger Goodell's new contract. It was the latest escalation between the league and Jones, a schism that appears to have origins in Goodell's decision to suspend Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games. But on Tuesday, Jones abruptly dropped the idea of a lawsuit. According to a letter from Jones to Falcons owner and chair of the compensation committee Arthur Blank obtained by the New York...
  • NFL banks billions of dollars on the backs of taxpayers and small businesses

    11/22/2017 3:36:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jeff Mordock
    Take-a-knee protests spark conversation on whether public investment in teams pays off for communitiesThe Cincinnati Bengals threatened the unthinkable in 1995. Team owner Mike Brown vowed the team would move to Baltimore unless a new stadium was built. Taxpayers in Hamilton County, Ohio, where Cincinnati is located, feared something greater than wounded civic pride if their football team left. They worried that the Bengals’ departure would spur an economic crisis throughout the region. A University of Cincinnati study released at the time estimated that the Bengals added $77 million to the local economy. Hamilton County residents could avert disaster, however....
  • Report: Some NFL Owners Pushing For Teams To Stay In Locker Room For National Anthem Next Year

    11/22/2017 5:05:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 128 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 11/21/17 | Chris Chavez
    Some NFL owners are considering a change to the league's national anthem policy that would possibly keep players in the locker room when the Star-Spangled Banner is played before football games, according to The Washington Post. Any policy change would have to be discussed after the season. “I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” an unnamed source told The Post.
  • LaVar Ball wanted President Trump to fly son out of China on Air Force One

    11/21/2017 12:38:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    United Press International ^ | November 21, 2017 | Alex Butler
    Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Basketball dad LaVar Ball says he would've thanked President Donald Trump for getting his son out of China if he had used Air Force One. Ball was on CNN Monday night when he made the claim. After several back-and-forths, Ball refused to thank President Trump for his help in getting LiAngelo Ball and his UCLA Bruins basketball teammates out of China. Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store earlier this month in Hangzhou. They were later arrested and released on bail. Trump said he coordinated with...
  • NFL extends deal to play three more years in Mexico

    11/21/2017 6:54:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 11/19/17
    The NFL has extended its deal to play an annual game in Mexico for three more years. The league and the Ministry of Tourism announced Sunday an agreement to play a game each year from 2019-21.
  • Tickets for Redskins Thanksgiving game vs. Giants going for as little as $7

    11/21/2017 3:58:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 73 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | By: staff
    WASHINGTON - The playoff hopes for the Washington Redskins took a big hit Sunday after they lost to the New Orleans Saints and blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead in the process. After the loss, it appears the Redskins fan base is also reeling as well based off of the ticket prices for their next home game on Thanksgiving. The Redskins will have a short turnaround this week as they will host the New York Giants at Fedex Field on Thursday. While the matchup will be a nationally televised battle between NFC East rivals, there are tickets available on the...
  • LaVar Ball still refuses to thank Donald Trump, cracks jokes (Wanted them flown home on Air Force 1)

    11/20/2017 10:04:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 21, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    Thanksgiving is around the corner, but LaVar Ball isn't exactly in the thankful spirit. The outspoken basketball dad sat down with Chris Cuomo on “CNN Tonight” Monday evening to discuss his son LiAngelo’s recent shoplifting arrest in China and LaVar’s insistence that he does not need to thank Donald Trump for his apparent help in freeing LiAngelo and the other two UCLA player’s arrested. “It just doesn't make any sense why you didn't thank him,” Cuomo said. “Did you thank the doctor for bringing you into this world?” Ball asked. Cumo chuckled, unable to respond. “Well you better go back...
  • Trump Calls on NFL To Suspend Raiders' Marshawn Lynch (stood for Mexcian anthem, sat for USA)

    11/20/2017 11:18:58 AM PST · by drewh · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 hours ago
    President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch Monday morning. After photographs surfaced showing Lynch standing during the Mexican national anthem and sitting during the US national anthem at a game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday, Trump called for his suspension. "Marshawn Lynch of the NFL's Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down," he tweeted. The President and the NFL have butted heads...
  • Which college teams visited the White House, and who stayed home?

    11/19/2017 1:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2017 | Michael Moates
    President Trump hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association champion sports teams at the White House on Friday - or most of them, that is. The event began with the student athletes meeting President Trump in the Rose Garden for photos. "A lot of great athletes," Trump told the press pool. The Marine Corps Marching Band played nearby from the South Lawn, as President Trump joked with athletes, meeting them in groups. When talking with the Ohio State men's volleyball team, the president was seen jokingly smacking a volleyball in the air. While interacting with the West Virginia rifle team in...
  • The National Boycott of the NFL Did Not Matter

    11/19/2017 6:42:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    American ^ | November 19, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sunday, November 12th, I joined fellow veterans in their national boycott of the NFL. However, I do not sense that thousands tuning out the games made much of a difference. NFL players and management still display a screw-you-America attitude. America hating Leftists never back off or surrender ground. As a matter of fact, to continue poking a finger in the eye of normal Americans, Leftist rag GQ magazine outrageously named Colin Kaepernick its Citizen of the Year. Kaepernick is the player who started NFL players shamefully kneeling during our national anthem. Sports media instantly declared Kaepernick, a mediocre quarterback, a...
  • Hey, NFL owners, tired of half-empty stadiums? (trunc)

    11/18/2017 2:08:06 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Nov, 2017 | Jim Hanson
    I’m from Green Bay; my high school colors were green & gold and I am part owner of the Green Bay Packers from when they sold stock after the 1997 Super Bowl victory. So, it took quite a bit to get me to boycott the NFL, but they managed it. Until the owners require their players to stand for the national anthem, or sit for the game, I won’t watch a minute, and I’m not alone. Since Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in a misguided protest against police violence, the NFL has been hemorrhaging fans. Both TV viewership...
  • ESPN's Scott Van Pelt Has Had It With People Claiming Network Is Dying

    11/17/2017 12:43:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | November 17, 2017 | Jimmy Traina
    ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt joined the latest edition of “Off The Board,” hosted by Jimmy Traina, and fought back hard against claims the World Wide Leader is dying. With ESPN recently losing subscribers and facing ratings that aren’t as strong as they once were (Van Pelt’s midnight edition of SportsCenter is actually up 20 percent year-over-year among total viewers), some critics of the network have said its a sinking ship. Van Pelt is having none of it. On how frustrated he gets with the narrative that ESPN is in trouble: “I push back against it. I get it everyday. Largely,...
  • Male Students No Longer Need to Prove Gender Identity to Play Girls' Sports in New Jersey

    11/17/2017 11:31:08 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/16/2017 | Samuel Smith
    The athletic association that governs most of New Jersey's high school sports has updated its policy to allow biological male students to play on girls sports teams and vice versa without having to provide proof or some sort of documentation of their gender dysphoria. On Wednesday, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association executive committee approved a policy that allows transgender students to simply notify their school administration if they desire to change genders without required medical consultation. "A transgender student, defined as a student whose gender identity differs from the student's sex assigned at birth, shall be eligible to...
  • Papa John’s Surrendered To The Left This Week

    11/17/2017 2:26:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/17 | Scott Greer
    A business owner expressing concern that left-wing activism hurts the company’s earnings is apparently a grave offense nowadays.Papa John’s issued a lame apology Tuesday after the pizza chain was criticized for its CEO, John Schnatter, claiming the NFL national anthem protests were hurting his company’s sales. Papa John’s is a major sponsor of the football league, and that designation has come with consequences.“The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during an earnings call earlier this month. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this. Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor...
  • NFL Accuses Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones of Damaging the League

    11/15/2017 4:23:25 PM PST · by scooby321 · 91 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/15/2017 | Andrew Beaton
    In a letter sent Wednesday, the league escalated its feud with the prominent owner in a dispute over commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract The NFL accused Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones of trying to sabotage its contract negotiations with commissioner Roger Goodell, calling his conduct “detrimental to the league’s best interests.”
  • Trump: Waiting for a 'Thank you' from 3 UCLA basketball players back in US

    11/15/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies ^ | Brooke Singman
    President Trump is hearing crickets from a trio of UCLA basketball players, despite his successful full-court press to get China to drop shoplifting charges against them. The three players, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were arrested after being accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. Trump, while on a tour of Asia, urged his Chinese counterpart to let them go, and may have been looking for some credit Wednesday. *snip* “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for...
  • Week 10 NFL Ratings

    11/15/2017 7:08:34 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 36 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017
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  • UCLA Frosh LiAngelo Ball Remains In China On Shoplifting Charges As Team Departs

    11/13/2017 9:00:40 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 72 replies ^ | November 12, 2017 | by Bruce Haring
    The UCLA basketball team is heading home to Los Angeles from China without star freshman LiAngelo Ball, who is accused of shoplifting and is being detained. And it may be a while before Ball rejoins them, as new evidence in his case has surfaced. ESPN is reporting that there is surveillance footage of Ball and fellow UCLA freshmen players Jalen Hill and Cody Riley shoplifting from three stores inside a retail center near the team hotel in Hangzhou, China. The players have spoken with police and are currently confined to their hotel while the investigation continues. China’s justice system moves...
  • Three NFL Players Took a Knee on Veterans Day

    11/13/2017 6:41:25 AM PST · by LSUfan · 51 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 Nov 17 | Christopher Holton
    Three NFL players, including Eric Reid, took a knee on Veterans Day…and I have HAD IT with the NFL. The league and its players are being dishonest AND dishonorable in this case and, though this is not directly related to Jihad, I feel compelled to comment on this whole stupid saga. NFL players are trying to change the facts of their disrespect for the flag and the national anthem after the fact. Colin Kaepernick started all this and his protest was NOT misunderstood, despite what the players may say today. At the same time he was drawing attention to himself...
  • Fired-up Fox Valley veterans burn Bears, Packers jerseys in protest

    11/12/2017 6:02:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/17 | Denise Crosby
    Neither rain nor sleet nor a storied football rivalry could keep an angry group of local patriots from turning out on a dank Sunday afternoon during the Bears/Packers game to burn their football jerseys in protest of the way NFL owners have responded to the long-simmering national anthem controversy. Not only did some of these passionate veterans, ranging in age from mid-30s to upper-80s, toss their once beloved jerseys into a metal pit set ablaze near a pond on Aurora's West Side, the charred remains were to be gathered up and mailed to the owners of the teams represented as...