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  • ESPN loses 2M subscribers in fiscal 2018

    11/23/2018 1:36:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/23/18 | Joe Concha
    ESPN lost 2 million subscribers in the past 12 months, according to an annual earning report released by Disney, the sports network's parent company. The report underscores the impact that increased cord-cutting is having on traditional cable, with streaming options and the fractional comparative costs creating big challenges for networks like ESPN. Subscriptions account for more than 60 percent of ESPN's revenue. Overall, ESPN is responsible for almost 30 percent of Disney’s value, according to a 2017 Forbes report. Overall, according to the financial magazine, ESPN has lost nearly 12 million subscribers since the end of 2013, dropping from approximately...
  • Historic 'Monday Night Football' game nabs epic ratings

    11/20/2018 11:42:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20, 2018 | By Frank Pallotta
    If you need more evidence that big scoring equals big TV ratings for the NFL then look no further than this week's "Monday Night Football." The Los Angeles Rams 54 to 51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs brought in a 11.3 overnight rating for ESPN. That's the best overnight rating for "Monday Night Football" since 2014. Monday night's ratings were up more than 57% from last year's week 11 match-up, which was between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams and Chiefs offered viewers one of the most impressive offensive displays in NFL history. The two teams,...
  • Dems take a knee outside a Republican Rally in Chattanooga, TN, during the the National Anthem.

    11/05/2018 4:20:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Democrats take a knee outside a Republican Rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the the National Anthem. They yell out "Racist song! Racist country!" at one point one protesters yells out "F*** this song!" Excuse me, but absolutely no one is stopping you all from moving out! Video at link. NSFW language.
  • Viral photo shows teens stopping for the national anthem

    09/24/2018 7:40:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Aris Folley
    The actions of four teenage boys have gone viral after a photo showed them halting for the national anthem. According to CBS News, the boys were on their way to a football game at Bullock Creek High School in Midland, Michigan, when they took stopped in the middle of a parking lot and took off their hats to salute the flag. A person identified as Mike Ullery, Jr., snapped a photo of the young men and said in post that has since gone viral on Facebook that he was “impressed” by their patriotism. "I was impressed by these Bullock...
  • [Vanity]Happy birthday

    09/14/2018 12:29:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    TBP | September 14, 2018 | TBP
    Happy 204th birthday to the National Anthem!
  • Michael Bennett sits near end of national anthem

    09/06/2018 7:31:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 6, 2018 | Charean Williams
    The only protest during the national anthem Thursday night was half a protest. Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett, who stayed in the locker room for the anthem during the preseason, walked in front of the bench during most of Boyz II Men’s rendition. Bennett then took a seat near the end of the song, according to Judy Battista of NFL Media. All the Eagles were on the field, even safety Malcolm Jenkins.
  • (National anthem problems at Wrigley Field)

    08/28/2018 6:15:54 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 34 replies ^ | 8/27/18 | Ukn
    (Gateway Pundit) – On Monday the Chicago Cubs took on the new York Mets tonight in Wrigley Field. Only four members of the Cubs team made it out on the field during the National Anthem. Then the Cubs crowd blocked the US Marines as they were leaving the field.
  • Colin Kaepernick grievance against NFL to go to trial

    08/30/2018 2:35:57 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 30, 2018 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA — An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick’s grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league’s request to throw out the quarterback’s claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted a picture Thursday of a ruling by arbitrator Stephen B. Burbank. The former 49ers quarterback argues that owners have colluded to keep him off any NFL roster since he hit free agency in 2017.
  • NFL player plans to show Beto O’Rourke’s defense of kneeling to team owners

    08/30/2018 8:43:43 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2018 | Justin Wise
    Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung said that he plans to show a video of Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) defending NFL players' on-field protests during a meeting with league executives and owners on Monday. "At today's meeting between @NFLPA reps & @NFL execs/owners, I plan to share this viral video of @RepBetoORourke being asked if NFL players kneeling is disrespectful," Okung, vice president of the NFL Players Association, tweeted.
  • Trump rips ESPN and CBS for not broadcasting national anthem: 'What the hell is the NFL doing?'

    08/24/2018 5:36:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24,2018 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Friday ripped ESPN and CBS for saying they won’t air the national anthem before professional football games, asking, “What the hell is the NFL doing?" The president, speaking during a fundraiser in Columbus for the Ohio Republican Party, said CBS and ESPN won’t air the anthem because they are trying to avoid “controversy.” “What are they doing?” Trump asked. “Do they not have a clue? It’s hurt them badly too. It’s continuing. They think they’re doing something smart by not broadcasting the national anthem.” He added, “That’s CBS and ESPN folks. Enjoy your television.” ESPN president Jimmy...
  • ESPN president: We won't cover national anthem during Monday Night Football

    08/18/2018 4:34:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Rick Moran
    New ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro told reporters that the network would not televise the national anthem before their Monday Night Football broadcast. There was some speculation that ESPN, who hasn't been shy about covering politics, might break with precedent and show the protests of players during the playing of the anthem. But, according to the story in USA Today, Pitano "bristled" at the suggestion that ESPN was a political network. Pitaro, who was hired March 5 following the abrupt departure of John Skipper, told reporters at a media event on ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., that the network has not previously...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar compares national anthem to songs of slavery

    08/16/2018 10:15:46 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar likened the national anthem to songs that were sung by slaves while they were forced to do manual labor. Abdul-Jabbar, 71, in a Tuesday column for The Hollywood Reporter, recanted what Frederick Douglass said in “My Bondage and My Freedom.” “Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work.” Abdul-Jabbar wrote, adding slaves had to sing their “oppressor’s feel-good songs” as well. He wrote that the “Star-Spangled Banner” is the song that President Trump – the oppressor – is demanding to be sung. “Currently, the song being demanded is the national anthem during football...
  • Hillary Clinton backs kid who knelt during Pledge of Allegiance: 'Keep up the good work' [BARF]

    08/15/2018 11:49:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Hillary Clinton offered another endorsement on Wednesday -- to an 11-year-old student who made headlines for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Clinton tweeted in response to a NowThis report on Mariana Taylor, a Maryland sixth-grader who refused to stand for her classroom’s recitation of the pledge, instead adopting the form of protest used by NFL players. “It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11! Keep up the good work Mariana,” Clinton tweeted.
  • Jermaine Greshams Random Acts of Kindness

    08/13/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 10 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 22 2018 | Josh Weinfuss
    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Delilah Cassidy's tweet thread was building to a climactic ending. At 1:37 p.m. on May 30, Cassidy, a law student at Arizona State University, began tweeting about her experience at an airport gate en route to Phoenix from a European trip. By now, the story is internet lore. But that afternoon, she was unveiling it to the digital world tweet by tweet. She was about to board an American Airlines flight when the gate agent told her she needed to pay $50 to bring her carry-on with her. If she didn't want to pay, the agent said,...
  • Return your Dolphins tickets, Broward police union tells members

    08/11/2018 4:53:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 8/11/18 | Tim Swift
    Group took issue with players' protest during national anthem A Broward County police union is calling for its members to return their Miami Dolphins tickets after some players protested during the national anthem at a preseason game this week
  • Trump: NFL players are taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.

    08/10/2018 8:21:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 10, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love...... .....Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
  • Four Jaguars not on field for national anthem

    08/09/2018 6:06:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | August 9, 2018 | Charean Williams
    Four Jaguars were not on the field during the playing of the national anthem. Telvin Smith, Jalen Ramsey, Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon came out of the tunnel after the playing of the anthem, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.
  • Malcolm Jenkins resumes protesting social injustice during anthem

    08/09/2018 5:18:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2018 | Tim McManus
    PHILADELPHIA - Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins resumed his protest against social injustice during the playing of the national anthem prior to Thursday night's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Defensive end Chris Long put his arm around Jenkins in a sign of support, as he did for much of last season. Defensive back De'Vante Bausby also raised a fist. Defensive end Michael Bennett appeared on the field during the playing of the anthem and walked behind his teammates, most of whom were lined up along the sideline.
  • Kaepernick’s lawyer hints at Trump-Jones conspiracy, says court order is muzzling him

    07/31/2018 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 30, 2018, 11:12 AM EDT | Michael David Smith
    Mark Geragos, the lawyer who is representing Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid in a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, has been hinting all summer that there’s damaging information about the NFL that will come out of the case. But Geragos says the court is stopping him from letting the public know all the facts, which he suggested involve a conspiracy regarding President Trump and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “The president tweeted about how lame the national anthem policy was,” Geragos said on his Reasonable Doubt podcast. “Then Jerry Jones came out and said they’re going to stand during the anthem....
  • NFL orders Jerry Jones to stop talking anthem, Fox 4’s Mike Doocy cancels interview

    07/30/2018 5:43:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 7-30-18 | CLARENCE E. HILL JR.
    Four days after seemingly defying the NFL and letting the world know about his team’s zero-tolerance policy regarding standing for the national anthem, Jones is now not talking about the issue because he has been told not to by the league. Jones informed several local television stations who had booked him for interviews on their Sunday night show from training camp in Oxnard, Calif., that questions about the national anthem and his team’s policy were not permitted because the NFL had told him to stop