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  • Joe Buck And Troy Aikman Caught On Hot Mic Mocking NFL Military Pregame Flyover

    10/20/2020 5:02:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    brobible.com ^ | 10/19/2020 | by Jorge Alonso 14 hours ago
    FOX broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman don’t appear to be big fans of military pregame flyovers at NFL games. In a video obtained by Defector media, Buck and Aikman, who apparently didn’t know they were being recorded, could be heard on a hot mic before the start of Sunday’s Packers-Bucs game mocking the pregame flyover as a waste of money by the government. TROY AIKMAN: That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover. JOE BUCK: That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work! AIKMAN: That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket. I’ll...
  • A Marines Letter To The NFL

    10/17/2020 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 25 replies
    I see you… I see you, professional football player, as you kneel down during the playing of the National Anthem… I see you, with your arm raised in protest… I see you thinking you are doing something to unite people over social and racial injustice. I see you… But, more than that here is what I really see… I see a man pushing the wheels of his wheelchair as he returns home from a foreign land unable to function as he once did, due to fighting to protect you as you kneel on the ground. I see a young widow,...
  • Fewer Republicans watching NFL football games this season: report

    10/16/2020 6:25:31 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2020 | Cameron Jenkins
    NFL ratings among Republican voters have been down through the first three games of the 2020 season, according to a report from Comscore ratings firm, ABC News reported. The company categorized ratings by political affiliation, discovering that ratings in Republican households dropped 11, 17 and 8 percent across the first three games respectively, according to ABC News. "These significant viewership changes reinforce the importance of having advanced audience information because media buyers and sellers have to adapt quickly when cultural forces reshape consumer behavior," Comscore Chief Revenue Officer Carol Hinnant said in a news release. NFL viewership has also seen...
  • Destroying the Institutions We Inherited

    10/15/2020 4:04:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In the 21st century, hallmark American and international institutions have lost much of their prestige and respect. Politics and biases explain the lack of public confidence in organizations and institutions such as the World Health Organization, the Commission on Presidential Debates, the Nobel Peace Prize, the Pulitzer Prizes and the Academy Awards. The overseers entrusted with preserving these institutions all caved to short-term political pressures. As a result, they have mostly destroyed what they inherited. The World Health Organization's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is the first person without a medical degree to hold that position. Why? No one really knows....
  • Viewership for NBA Finals Finale Crashes Nearly 70%, Beaten by Random Sunday Night Football Game

    10/13/2020 12:28:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    On a night when the NBA broadcast its most important game, you would think that the league would own the night. That, once again, turned out to not be the case. The viewership numbers for the sixth and final game of the NBA Finals are in, and they are atrocious. Game 6 drew, at its peak, 6.028 million viewers. To put that in perspective, Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, which included a team from Canada and did not include LeBron James, drew 18.34 million viewers. Those figures represent a 66 percent drop.
  • Juventus, USMNT star Weston McKennie: My country might not accept me due to skin color

    10/12/2020 5:35:02 PM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 36 replies
    USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie has said he represents a country that "possibly doesn't even accept me just for the color of my skin." McKennie paid tribute to George Floyd during a Bundesliga match for former club Schalke as he wore an armband with the words "Justice For George." Floyd, who was Black, died in police custody in Minnesota in May after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for more than seven minutes. The killing sparked Black Lives Matter protests in cities across the United States. "This year, at the beginning of the season, we played and the fans...
  • LISTEN: Mark Cuban Fumes at Megyn Kelly for Grilling Him on China’s Human Rights Violations, Defends Country as ‘Customer’ of NBA

    10/12/2020 4:04:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    MediaITE ^ | Oct 12th, 2020, 5:40 pm | Rudy Takala
    Billionaire NBA team owner Mark Cuban clashed with Megyn Kelly during a Monday interview on her podcast over questions related to the NBA’s willingness to do business with China despite the country’s human rights abuses, telling her it is not “the only one” to engage in such violations. Kelly began with a reference to the 2019 controversy inspired by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, who wrote a message on Twitter in support of Hong Kong protesters. “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,” Morey wrote. “There was some guy who sent out one tweet,” Kelly noted. “All hell broke...
  • MARK CUBAN TALKS NBA TANKING, BLM, AND CHINA WITH MEGYN KELLY

    10/12/2020 1:26:50 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 82 replies
    Outkick ^ | 10/12/20 | BOBBY BURACK
    Monday, Mark Cuban appeared on the Megyn Kelly Show. The NBA owner spun the NBA’s tank-job as hard as he could, discussing the league’s ratings collapse, Black Lives Matter, and the NBA’s relationship with China. As Outkick has written, the 2020 NBA Finals are an historic disaster — with games down as much as 58% year-over-year. Kelly accurately blames the league’s decision to go political for the millions of Americans turning away. “You wear a pink ribbon to support breast cancer is one thing. Putting BLM in the middle of the court when it’s not supported by virtually any Republican...
  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffers devastating injury

    10/12/2020 5:47:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1236 GMT (2036 HKT) October 12, 2020 | By Calum Trenaman, CNN
    (CNN)Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott left the field on a cart Sunday, choking back tears as he raised a fist to the fans in attendance at the AT&T Stadium after suffering a horrific injury against NFC East opponents the New York Giants. Prescott has undergone surgery to repair a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. The surgery aimed to "wash out the wound and fix the fracture," according to a statement from the team. The injury occurred in the third quarter on a scramble in which Prescott was tackled awkwardly by Giants free safety Logan Ryan. Medical personnel...
  • Lakers Fans Riot In LA Streets After Championship Win (Video)

    10/11/2020 9:13:53 PM PDT · by md1986 · 58 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 11, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 on Sunday evening to claim the 2020 NBA Championship. Following the win, Lakers fans took to the streets of LA to celebrate the occasion. Needless to say, things got crazy very quickly. Police vehicles got attacked, fireworks were set off — nothing seemed off limits.
  • Sunday News Roundup: American Pro Sports Are Fully Woke and Going Broke

    10/11/2020 6:29:08 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Get woke, go broke, BLMBA-style. – The TV ratings for the Marxist terrorist-loving, Chinese Communist Party-hugging National Basketball Association continued their historic cratering on Friday night. Game 5 of the league’s finals series between [checks notes] the Los Angeles Lakers and the [checks notes again] Miami Heat drew less than 1/3rd the TV audience that the same game in last year’s finals series enjoyed. From a report at the Daily Caller: Game five of the NBA Finals got some atrocious TV ratings Friday night when the Heat beat the Lakers. According to TVLine, the game had 5.7 million total viewers...
  • Adam Silver: NBA Social Justice Messaging Will Be Largely Left Off The Court Next Season

    10/06/2020 6:02:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    OutKick ^ | Ryan Glasspiegel
    Adam Silver sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols on NBA Countdown earlier this week, and indicated that the social justice messaging that you see on the courts and the backs of players’ jerseys will be “largely left off the floor” next season: Here is the relevant question and answer: Rachel Nichols: The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion-dollar organization championing social justice and civil rights. As you noted in your press conference the other day, though, that has not been universally popular. How committed are you to being that going forward? Adam Silver: We’re completely committed...
  • NBA CAVES — League To Cancel Social Justice BLM Messages On Courts And Jerseys Next Year

    10/06/2020 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Adam Silver sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols on NBA Countdown earlier this week, and indicated that the social justice messaging that you see on the courts and the backs of players’ jerseys will be “left off the floor” next season. Rachel Nichols: The NBA has certainly been the most visible billion-dollar organization championing social justice and civil rights. As you noted in your press conference the other day, though, that has not been universally popular. How committed are you to being that going forward? Adam Silver: We’re completely committed to standing for social justice and racial equality and that’s...
  • ESPN Greatest Commercials

    10/05/2020 5:11:23 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 20?? | ESPN
    For over 10 years Sportscenter has been producing some of the funniest and most creative commercials on TV. Here are my 20 favorite.
  • NBA Finals Ratings Crash Again, Reaching Back-to-Back Historic

    10/05/2020 3:53:21 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    Instead of a methodical seven game march towards an NBA championship, the 2020 NBA Finals have turned into a methodical march to the historic depths of television watching futility. Game 1 of the Finals brought with it the lowest viewership since 1994, and Game 2 was the lowest ever on record. But wait! That was before Game 3, which beat out Game 2 by becoming the least watched Finals game in NBA history. Game 2 earned a paltry 4.5 million viewers, while Game 3 submarined that number by peaking at 4.395 million. Mind you, this is a nearly 70% decline...
  • Game 2 Of The NBA Finals Draws 4.5 Million Viewers, Is The Least-Watched Finals Game On Record

    10/04/2020 11:24:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 04, 2020 1:29 PM ET | David Hookstead
    Game two of the NBA Finals had horrific TV ratings when the Lakers beat the Heat. According to Outkick, the game only averaged 4.5 million viewers on ABC this past Friday night, which is a huge drop from the 7.41 million viewers game one got. To make matters worse, it’s also the least-watched NBA Finals game on record, according to the same Outkick report. These numbers aren’t just bad. They’re downright embarrassing. People are clearly done with the NBA, and they’ve had enough.
  • NBA FINALS GAME 2 RATINGS HISTORICALLY COLLAPSE; ANOTHER ALL-TIME LOW

    10/04/2020 11:44:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    Outkick ^ | 10/4/20 bout 2 hours ago | by BOBBY BURACK a
    The NBA took another L Friday. Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Lakers and Heat utterly collapsed with just 4.5 million viewers. The embarrassing average is down — wait for it — 68% from last year’s Game 2, which featured a team in Canada. How bad is the number? It’s the least-watched NBA Finals game on record. Dropping even below Game 1’s 7.41, the lowest-viewed Finals opener in history. There is no way for the media to spin this positively. Declines of this magnitude are unheard of. Then, factor in the tank-job occurring with the league’s biggest individual...
  • SMU student section ejected from game by police for not social distancing

    10/03/2020 9:15:32 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 9 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | October 3, 2020 | Craig Stephenson
    SMU beat No. 25 Memphis 30-27 on Saturday to stay unbeaten, but the school’s students weren’t there to see it. Police ejected the entire SMU student section — which numbered roughly 1,000 — late in the first half for not wearing masks or adhering to social distancing guidelines.
  • NBA Players React To Trump Having COVID-19

    10/02/2020 7:26:14 AM PDT · by md1986 · 29 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 2, 2020 | Anthony Amador
    President Donald Trump stunned the entire world late Thursday night when he announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had contracted COVID-19. Almost immediately, reactions began to pour in from NBA players.
  • XFL Returns in 2022, The Rock Shares Kick Off Video

    10/01/2020 12:17:31 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 40 replies
    Movie Web ^ | 10/1/20 | Ryan Scott
    The XFL is making an unexpected comeback thanks to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The football league attempted a re-launch this year, and it didn't go all that well. The wrestler-turned-actor, who also happens to be a former football player, stepped in to help purchase the league alongside his business partner Dany Garcia and Red Bird Capital. Now, Johnson has revealed that the XFL will return in 2022. The XFL is making an unexpected comeback thanks to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The football league attempted a re-launch this year, and it didn't go all that well. The wrestler-turned-actor, who also happens...