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Papa Johnís, NFL end sponsorship deal
Fox Business ^ | 02/27/2018 | Thomas Barrabi

Posted on 02/27/2018 3:58:15 PM PST by Pox

The NFL is back in the market for a new official pizza sponsor.

Papa John’s on Tuesday said it has mutually agreed to end its official league sponsorship, months after company founder and former CEO John Schnatter publicly criticized the NFL’s handling of national anthem protests. Steve Ritchie, who replaced Schnatter as CEO in January, said on a fourth quarter earnings call that Papa John’s will shift its marketing dollars toward star players and its 22 partner teams within the NFL.

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I wonder who will step into this void, if anyone.
1 posted on 02/27/2018 3:58:15 PM PST by Pox
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The NFL has less money for a slice of the pizza pie.


2 posted on 02/27/2018 4:01:31 PM PST by Redcitizen
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Good for Papa Johns..........


3 posted on 02/27/2018 4:03:00 PM PST by heshtesh
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They are not doing anything other than making a business decision.


4 posted on 02/27/2018 4:04:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Pox

Papa John’s it is then.


5 posted on 02/27/2018 4:06:37 PM PST by Eddie01
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Still retaining sponsorship of players and teams, just not the NFL Inc. To me, a rather minor adjustment in strategy.


6 posted on 02/27/2018 4:07:11 PM PST by rigelkentaurus
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I wonder who will step into this void, if anyone.

Orville Redenbacher if he's smart.......

7 posted on 02/27/2018 4:08:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (My cat is not fat, she is just big boned........)
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Yeah don’t question the SJW/NFL party line or else.


8 posted on 02/27/2018 4:12:40 PM PST by Lent
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I say good for Papa John’s!


9 posted on 02/27/2018 4:21:28 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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How about KFC or Church’s Fried Chicken to “fill the empty void”?


10 posted on 02/27/2018 4:25:33 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal (This country & world is living on borrowed time (Luke 17:26-27))
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Maybe Antifa or BLM can start sponsoring the NFL? All three organizations share the same contempt for the USA. Would seem like a good fit.


11 posted on 02/27/2018 4:28:10 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Point at the Q-Tards and Laugh!)
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Amen. Major League Baseball, which will continue their Papa Johns sponsorship, does a lot better job of controlling the Colin Kapernick wannabes if, indeed, there are any in their ranks.

I recall seeing the national anthem performed post season and one person of color was acting less than serious and rocking on his feet. Another person of color standing beside him delivered a sharp elbow in the ribs and he immediately straightened up.

What was even funnier about this episode is that neither one was an American, but they apparently understood the rich opportunity they'd been given here.

12 posted on 02/27/2018 4:33:13 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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Almost makes me want to go buy one of their pizzas.

ML/NJ

13 posted on 02/27/2018 4:40:38 PM PST by ml/nj
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Popa John’s ought wipe the BLM/NFL off their shoes as they leave.


14 posted on 02/27/2018 4:42:17 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism us truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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The Libs specialize in the production and distribution of Crabapples, Pity-Puddings & Sour Grapes. Maybe there’s a market for those with NFL fans.


15 posted on 02/27/2018 4:48:30 PM PST by lee martell
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I will eat at Papa Johns.


16 posted on 02/27/2018 5:05:56 PM PST by TheNext
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The Hell’s Angels?


17 posted on 02/27/2018 5:12:17 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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Papas Johns is the best delivery pizza around here. Domino’s still tastes like cardboard. When I get lazy, it’s Papa Johns.


18 posted on 02/27/2018 6:12:59 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: hitting center of mass)
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The NFL can kiss my @$$.


19 posted on 02/27/2018 6:14:58 PM PST by tgusa (gun control: hitting center of mass)
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To: heshtesh

Papa Johns just save millions...


20 posted on 02/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Common sense can solve a lot of issues when applied properly)
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