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  • Jermaine Greshams Random Acts of Kindness

    08/13/2018 12:01:07 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 9 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,...
  • And the cash goes back into my pocket!

    08/13/2018 8:15:53 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 29 replies
    (Vanity) | 13 August 2018 | areukiddingme1
    Dear NFL, I have been a lifelong fan since the age of 10 – That’s more than 50 years…. I have followed many players, and only two teams in my life. The players I have followed have always been the “stand up for the flag” kind of players, I mean it just figures because I was drawn to serve my country – Not because I had to, or because it was my only option. I chose to serve out of nothing more than the pure love of my country. After serving onboard ships for nine years and three years with...
  • The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of a Decision about Boycotting the NFL This Season

    08/12/2018 12:09:57 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11 Aug 2018 | Mark Ellis
    On January 1 of this year, I penned a piece the gist of which was that despite the awful player protests during the national anthem, I was going to watch the NFL playoffs. The post garnered me the heaviest excoriation I’d yet experienced since starting at PJ Media in 2015. The essay provoked more disagreement and disapproval than any previous or subsequent submission. Out of hundreds of naysaying and sometimes nasty comments, both here and at Instapundit, I think a grand total of one person stated in cautious agreement that he wasn’t going to let a bunch of spoiled millionaire...
  • 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
  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo to Trump: ‘Attack the racists instead of targeting mostly black protesters’

    08/11/2018 7:55:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/11/18 | John Bowden
    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo questioned why President Trump continued his attacks on African American athletes who protested white supremacy and police brutality during performances of the national anthem this week instead of criticizing racism itself. During the "Closing Arguments" section of Cuomo Prime Time, the CNN anchor suggested that the president could find an easy "win" by extending an olive branch to black athletes. "So many protesting players, white and black, have said this isn't about disrespecting the flag. He knows that," Cuomo said. "He doesn't seem to care. Why?" "It's OK if it divides people and stokes prejudices. That's...
  • Marshawn Lynch sits for national anthem in Raiders' preseason game vs. Lions

    08/11/2018 5:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 11, 2018 | Jason Owens
    he NFL’s ongoing national anthem controversy has made its way into a third season with the story taking center stage during this week’s preseason openers. While a handful of players conducted social justice protests during the anthem on Thursday’s loaded slate of games, Marshawn Lynch, one of the NFL’s most outspoken players, took a seat on the bench prior to the anthem ahead of Friday’s game between the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions.
  • NFL Millionaires Continue Their Protest

    08/11/2018 4:57:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Jeff Crouere
    Major wake-up call for the NFL, but not if the league remains beholden to millionaire players instead of the loyal fans who support the league A new NFL season started on Thursday night, and there were more misguided National Anthem protests. Sadly, several players used the opportunity to express their grievances against their country, instead of respecting a great and unifying symbol of the United States of America. Players who should have been expressing their deep gratitude and support for their country, once again, showed disrespect. President Trump responded by expressing his displeasure, tweeting, “The NFL players are at it...
  • No, LeBron, the Left Uses Sports to Divide the Country

    08/10/2018 7:40:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/10/2018 | John dempsey
    The leftist media is no stranger in attacking President Trump. Often, they will find a big name to interview hoping that the interviewee will verbally attack the president the left hates so much. Usually, the person talking obliges. The media will run the interview for a day or so to create a story. Last weekend, Don Lemon interviewed basketball star LeBron James about the opening of the I Promise School he started for at-risk and underprivileged children in Akron, Ohio. During the interview, Lemon naturally moved the questioning towards the president. It is no secret that James doesn’t like the...
  • 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!
  • Back to protesting! Players from five teams including the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:18:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 10, 2018 | Chris Pleasance and Rory Tingle
    NFL players resumed protesting during the national anthem on Thursday night as the majority of teams played their first preseason games. In total 15 players from five teams including the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens chose to make a statement during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Two players knelt, three raised their fists, eight either walked from the field or stayed in the locker room, one placed his arm on a protesting teammate's shoulder and another stood with his back to the field as a statement against inequality.
  • NFL preseason sees kneeling, raised fists, during national anthem

    08/09/2018 6:43:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies
    NFL preseason sees kneeling, raised fists, during national anthem By Nicole Darrah | Fox News NFL players continued to protest the national anthem on Thursday night as the league began its first full week of the 2018 preseason. Some players held their fists in the air, while others decided to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action. Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, both of the Miami Dolphins, kneeled during The Star-Spangled Banner, ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Herald reported. Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled during the national anthem. — Adam Beasley...
  • NFL preseason sees kneeling, raised fists, during national anthem

    08/09/2018 6:42:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9,2018 | Nicole Darrah
    NFL players continued to protest the national anthem on Thursday night as the league began its first full week of the 2018 preseason. Some players held their fists in the air, while others decided to kneel, despite the controversy surrounding the action. Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, both of the Miami Dolphins, kneeled during The Star-Spangled Banner, ahead of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Herald reported. Dolphins, raised his fist. Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, who plays safety, and De'Vante Bausby, a cornerback, also raised their fists, according to The Philadelphia Inquire Defensive end Michael...
  • 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.
  • ‘I’m Not a Criminal!’: Two NFL Players, One Name, One Nightmare

    11/30/2016 2:57:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    Will Allen pleaded guilty last week in a $35 million Ponzi scheme, in which the former NFL player handed out fraudulent loans to professional athletes. For the other football-playing Will Allen, this was a recurring nightmare. Willie James Allen is a journeyman defensive back, currently a free agent, who played in 2014 and 2015 with Pittsburgh. Will D. Allen, a former cornerback who spent 2001 through 2005 with the Giants, is awaiting sentencing for a money-laundering scam. Confusion over which was the guilty party extended to media outlets all over — including ESPN, at which Willie James Allen lashed out...
  • Florida restaurant cancels NFL package over national anthem protests

    08/08/2018 8:03:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/8/18 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Florida restaurant decided to cancel its DirecTV NFL package over the controversy about players kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustices. Curtis West, who co-owns Beef O’Brady’s in Brooksville with his wife Janet, told FOX13 Tampa Bay on Monday there will be no NFL games shown because of the “disrespect” the players have shown. “Last year, with the kneeling and the disrespect to our veterans and our flag and our country, I was very upset,” West told the station. The restaurant will save more than $5,000 by canceling its package and instead will offer veterans 40 percent...
  • Good Redskins tickets available. So who’s interested?

    08/08/2018 9:47:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | Barry Svrluga
    he email blares the advertisement in the old language of the franchise: “We Hail the Home Opener,” it says above logos of the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts, pushing tickets to the Sept. 16 game at FedEx Field. Tickets are available to that one, and the next week against Green Bay, and in October against Carolina and Dallas and — my goodness — to every single Washington home football game this year. Three players are used to make the pitch, with their pictures to the left of those words: Derrius Guice, Alex Smith and Daron Payne. Total snaps played...
  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown says he'd never kneel during anthem

    08/07/2018 8:46:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CLEVELAND — Jim Brown has spent much of his post-NFL career fighting for social justice and change. However, the Hall of Fame running back would never kneel during the national anthem. The 82-year-old Brown, who championed civil rights during his playing career and became an activist in retirement, said Tuesday night that he respects players' rights to do what they want but his preference is they would stand during the "Star Spangled Banner." "I'll never kneel and I will always respect the flag," said Brown, who spoke before an HBO premiere of "Hard Knocks," which is chronicling the Cleveland Browns...
  • Politicians, Media Unfairly Single Out Football's Concussion Risk

    08/07/2018 11:07:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 7, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr
    With the pro-football season starting this coming week for most teams, media outlets have returned to their steady drumbeat about concussions. Despite the excitement of kickoff returns, college football has bowed to pressure with a new rule this year to discourage kickoff returns.  But if the media really cares about concussions, they shouldn't be singling out this uniquely American sport.Women’s soccer players suffer a higher concussion rate than do male football players. A woman's soccer player who plays 10,000 games or practices would on average suffer 6.3 concussions. Compare that to 6.1 for men's football. But men’s wrestling and hockey have...
  • NFL's first male dancers will hit the sidelines this season

    08/06/2018 11:49:53 AM PDT · by detective · 150 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 6, 2018 | David Williams
    NFL fans will see history made this season, and it has nothing to do with what goes on between the goalposts. The Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will have male cheerleaders dancing on their squads for the first time.