“Are football fans voting with their TVs?” asks a new Rasmussen Reports survey. “As the NFL struggles to explain this season’s downturn in viewer ratings, 34 percent of American adults say they are less likely to watch an NFL game because of the growing number of protests by players on the field,” the poll reports, noting that 12 percent say they are more likely to watch, while half say the protests have no effect on their viewing decisions. “Interestingly, there’s little difference of opinion on the protests and NFL viewing habits among whites, blacks and other minority adults,” the poll
Comments: People turn away when their core beliefs are openly insulted? JC Penney, Target, Kellogg´s, Starbucks, and a long line of other social justice provocateurs feel it where it hurts, unexpectedly.
No more NFL games for us and we live near Titans stadium and have been Titans fans since they moved to Tennessee. No more.
Sitting on your pampered rich 1% butts in the locker room while our National Anthem is played and all in support of dead criminal thugs who threaten police officers is not very American in my book. Let the progressive liberal snowflakes buy those tickets, fill those seats, and buy your sponsors products. I certainly won´t. The NFL should die a sad lonely death.
I am completely done with the NFL. I read Bob McNair’s statement and am very disappointed. I have known the McNairs since the late 60’s - they were neighbors and I went to many years of school with his youngest son, Cal. I don’t believe he really differs with Trump, he’s just protecting his investment. But I think he’s contributed to the demise of his investment because he’s defending the indefensible. The owners should stand up for what’s right, and they are not because they live in fear of the left.
I stopped watching the NFL last year. Ditto for this year. These "childish celebrities" love the huge amounts of American, In God We Trust" money. Pay them in currency from some Africa country. None of these alleged men are Patriots and I don´t mean the football team.
If we allow these NFL, NBA and other low lifes to disrespect, dishonor, and take advantage of God given resources to make them wealthy yet complain about racial injustices, this country is doomed to failure.
For the first time in my lifetime I can recall, and I am 63, I did not tune into a football game on Sunday. I did not play fanduel, which was fun. What is wrong with these entitled Jerks? And the team owners, who apparently have no backbones?
Sounds about right. This nation was founded by one third of the population who fought and died to free us from the British slave owners. Another third sided with their overlords, the British and the final third was too cowardly to side with either. Just like today except as bad as the British of the 1700s were, and they were bad, today´s ´resisters´ march in step to the worst thugs on the planet. There is no evil today´s left can´t justify, so pick a side.
The NFL & NBA are dead to me now. I will fill all of that wasted time, which enriched them and their teams & sponsors with more productive time. You won´t get ANY of that wasted time back and you have NOTHING to show for it. Unfortunately many of their fans may have NO LIFE without the NFL & NBA.
...as mentioned, the Seahawks waited off field during the anthem then entered, At first I was disappointed, but listening to our local announcers, was informed that prior to 9/11, most teams waited in the tunnels till after the anthem for their entranced...
...perhaps the best way to deal with the overpaid SJWs is to simply take the opportunity away from them by going back to the old ways...
...the NFL has allowed this to become the issue that it is. Trump´s comments are echoing the feeling of the masses and the feigned indignation of the owners, players and media darlings reflect the divisions we face...
...when they lose a couple of hundred million in revenue, they may come to realize it...
I´ve been a Packer fan for 50 years (since SB I & II) and watched tonight´s exciting OT victory on DVR knowing it will be my last game. Turns out I didn´t "cry" when the pick-6 happened and I didn´t cheer with the victory... The left notches another victory on a piece of Americana, so sad.
Oh, how I wish someone would grab all the kneelers and press them into military service, give them all kilts and bagpipes and put them right on the front line of a combat somewhere, thus helping to save the lives of the true patriots following after. (With due apologies to the "ladies from hell")
I have not seen a game in person or on tv for 2 years. Could someone give a beginning lists of sponsors that I can join in to boycott. I will join in solidarity with all the NFLers who are ticked off. Will anyone join me?
#2 " Let the progressive liberal snowflakes buy those tickets, fill those seats, and buy your sponsors products." Amen!
But we both know all these Hollywood liberals and other progressives so upset with President Trump´s right on comments don´t buy tickets to NFL games and certainly don´t watch them on TV they´re to busy looking for grievances and protesting. Liberals are a miserable lot never satisfied or happy about anything!
Too many commercials for sure, #23. It´s the main reason that the Super Bowl was the only game I watched this year. Then, comes Kapernick and his kneeling capers and that does it for me. I don´t miss the NFL. Four or five hours to see 11 minutes of action.
Does someone have a link to the NFL´s list of TV sponsers? We need to let them know that they have lost us as customers.
It´s only week 3 of the NFL season. Are they going to continue this garbage all season long? At the Super Bowl will they hide in the locker room as the National Anthem is played before a massive TV audience to thunderous applause? By framing this as an anti-Trump protest they have actually backed themselves into a corner. Trump will be around a long time yet.
These athletes have been coddled, made excuses for their bad behavior, and told how wonderful they are since they were in junior high, and now they are wealthy, very wealthy, and you wonder why they are acting this way?
The problem with paying people that are below average intelligence enormous amounts of money is they cannot be controlled my first their coach and after a while their management. To make money the star players have to play at their best. Once a low level person gets a hundred million, who is going to control him. The exact same thing happens in college football. Once the lower class athletes get power, the coach loses the ability to control the team. The best college coaches are the ones that can control 18 to 25 year old black guys and get them to focus and not become self important thugs.
I so long for coaches like Bear Bryant who suspended Joe Namath for 2 games, I think one of them was a Bowl Game. Not sure what team infraction Joe committed. Sure wish the Bear was here to comment on this nonsense. This is a very stressful time to be a patriotic American and watch those who seem to have no clue how fortunate they are!
The NFL is already in trouble financially with lagging ticket and anemic private sky-box sales. The only way owners could say they were "doing well" is through marketing team logos, which they personally pocket. Now that the American people are hating on the kneeling players, that´s finally going to sting owners.
Predictions: 1) The Owners will fire the Godless Goodell. 2) The Owners will be forced to defend the National Anthem and require ALL players to show respect. 3) Colon Kaepernitwit will be forever erased from football memory.
After heavy pressure from lawmakers and other stakeholders, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday night sided with pro-ethanol lawmakers and said his agency will abandon many controversial changes to the nation’s ethanol mandate — prompting a top biofuels leader to claim that Mr. Pruitt apparently has had an “epiphany” over the past few days. In a letter to seven key senators, Mr. Pruitt — who had been critical of ethanol during his time as Oklahoma attorney general — shot down several major concerns about looming adjustments to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the federal law that requires the blending of
Donald Trump suggested in tweets early on Wednesday that former FBI director James Comey had decided to spare Hillary Clinton from prosecution “long before investigation was complete” into her government email practices, calling the process “a fix”. “FBI confirms report that James Comey drafted letter exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton long before investigation was complete,” Trump tweeted, continuing, “Many people not interviewed, including Clinton herself. Comey stated under oath that he didn’t do this-obviously a fix? Where is Justice Dept?” Trump was referring to documents released by the FBI on Monday which show that Comey had composed a draft entitled: “Drafts of
A predominately black elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi, named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis, will be renamed after former President Barack Obama, leaders announced Tuesday. Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson said during the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees meeting that school stakeholders voted earlier this month to rename the school Barack Obama Magnet IB, a move that will go into effect for the 2018-19 school year, The Clarion Ledger reported. (Snip) “We really wanted to know what they thought,” Ms. Jefferson said. “They could relate to Barack Obama because of his achievements, because he looks like them.”
The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) issued a detainer request on the Sonoma County Jail for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of arson in Wine Country fires that have killed at least 40 residents. Breitbart News reported earlier this week that Sonoma County Sheriffs had arrested Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, 29, at Maxwell Regional Park in Sonoma County after a series of reports of ongoing fires in the region. (Snip) Mr. Gonzalez, who is homeless and reportedly known by law enforcement to have been living under a nearby bridge, claimed he was cold and had lit the
The head of MI5 today warned Britain is facing the biggest terror threat of his 34 year career - as he said tech giants have an ´ethical responsibility´ to crack down on extremists. Andrew Parker said extremists are mounting deadly terror attacks with just a few days of planning as the UK sees a ´dramatic´ jump in the scale and pace of the threat. In his annual ´state of the union´ assessment of the threat facing the UK, he said extremists are exploiting ´safe spaces´ online, hindering intelligence efforts to root them out. And he issued a fresh challenge to technology firms,
Philadelphia — When U.S. Sen. John McCain was a younger man, once or twice he was tasked with carrying Joe Biden´s luggage. On Monday, after Biden, the former U.S. vice president, awarded McCain with the National Constitution Center´s Liberty Medal, McCain was sure to let everyone know he hadn´t forgotten. "I´ve resented it ever since," McCain said on the lawn of the Philadelphia museum as he accepted the award for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the country. (Snip) "The son of a gun never carried my bags," said Biden, a Democrat. "He was supposed to carry my bags;
President Trump said Monday that he’s eyeing another major government reform — this time tackling welfare. He said some recipients are taking advantage of public assistance while others in need don’t get it. “We are looking very, very strongly therefore at welfare reform,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting at the White House. The mention of welfare reform was unexpected. He rarely mentioned the topic during the campaign and has been consumed with other ambitious plans since taking office. Mr. Trump is currently trying to push a major tax-code overhaul through Congress, a huge undertaken
Morehouse College board members have chosen the former dean of Georgetown University’s business school to lead the Atlanta-based, historically black college for men. The board voted late Sunday to name David A. Thomas the college’s 12th president. (Snip) Thomas said in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution his goals include increasing enrollment from its current 2,200 students to 2,500 students, providing more scholarships, finding opportunities for every student to study abroad, supporting faculty research and engaging in issues that improve outcomes for African-American men, noting Morehouse “is a place where we can offer solutions to those issues.”
A group of Georgia cheerleaders say they´ll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday´s homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. Kennesaw State University cheerleader Shlondra Young tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the so-called "Kennesaw Five" will kneel until the U.S. flag "represents what it should." (Snip) Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren tells The Marietta Daily Journal he called the school president after that game and was assured the demonstration would not happen again. School officials say they moved the cheerleaders off the field before
Mogadishu, Somalia — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia´s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country´s information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise. In a tweet, Abdirahman Osman called the attack "barbaric" and said countries including Turkey and Kenya had already offered to send medical aid. Hospitals were overwhelmed a day after a truck bomb targeted a crowded street near key government ministries, including foreign affairs. As angry protesters gathered near the scene of the attack, Somalia´s
Lost in the uproar over the NFL sideline protests against police brutality are newly released statistics showing that the threat to black men is skyrocketing — not from trigger-happy or racist cops, but from crime. More than any other demographic group, black men are paying the price with their lives with a surging violent crime rate over the past two years, including a 20 percent jump in the overall homicide rate, even as the number of blacks killed by police declines. Using homicide figures from the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report released Sept. 25, Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald
A 39-year-old man in the country illegally pleaded guilty Thursday to causing a traffic crash that killed a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy last year. Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless second-degree murder in the death of Master Deputy Brandon Collins. Collins was killed on Sept. 11, 2016, while conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 69 just north of 151st Street in Overland Park. Collins’ patrol vehicle was parked when a pickup truck driven by Espinosa-Flores ran into the back of Collins’ vehicle, pushing it into the SUV that the deputy had pulled over.
Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York. By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations
Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that “bigotry seems emboldened” in the United States, warning that Americans need to reject “white supremacy.” The former president also criticized the “governing class,” but did not specifically mention President Trump, Congress or any other politicians in office. “Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts” in recent years, Bush said in remarks from New York City at a forum focused on security and sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute.
George W. Bush hinted Thursday at his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, complaining in a New York City speech that ´bullying and prejudice´ has become a caustic norm in American public life. At an event hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, the 43rd U.S. president rattled off a thinly veiled litany of complaints about the current commander-in-chief, focusing on both his tone and his isolationist policy choices. ´Our young people need positive role models,´ he said. ´Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children.´
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem, speaking out amid the furor over some players´ protests before games. "We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That´s an important part of our policy," Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York. But Goodell said he would not commit to making a rule stating players must stand for the anthem. "Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag," Goodell said. He said the league is "not looking to get into politics, but what
Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson is laughing and bragging after White House chief of staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” Thursday that Wilson criticized President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a dead soldier. “You mean to tell me that I’ve become so important…that the White House is following me and my words? This is amazing. That’s amazing. That is absolutely phenomenal. I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rock star now,” Wilson told Miami Fox affiliate WSVN-TV, while laughing. (Snip) The congresswoman also bizarrely said, “The dog can bark at the moon all night long but
Damning new evidence appears to show that Hillary Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to her foundation and cash to her husband. But there’s more. It seems it was all covered up for years by the same three people who are now involved in the investigation of President Donald Trump over so-called Russian “collusion.” (Snip) What’s more, Holder was a member of the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” which approved the uranium sale to the Russians in 2010.
A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´. Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, weighed in on the report, telling FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.,” “The significance is an FBI acknowledgement that Huma Abedin, Mrs. Anthony Weiner, when she had a top security clearance as the number two assistant to Hillary Clinton when Hillary was Secretary of State, regularly sent copies of sensitive material to her own laptop so she could look at it at night, either knowing or forgetting that her husband had access to it as well.” Napolitano said this gives insight into the State Department’s casual approach to top secret
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according
WASHINGTON — A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he´d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta. (Snip) "My ideas aren´t as crystallized as they were while in school, but they have an immediacy and weight that may be more useful if and when I´m less observer and more participant," Obama wrote in 1984 to McNear, who was a student at a California college
The tale of Harvey Weinstein is now a thread that has tangled its way through Hollywood, connecting women, mostly actresses, in a depressingly common way. We all seem to have a Harvey story, each one a little different but with essentially the same nauseating pattern and theme. Women were bullied, cajoled, manipulated, and worse, and then punished. My Harvey story is different, mostly because of timing. I was in one of the first films that Weinstein produced. I accepted a supporting role in a small movie based on “Loser Takes All,” the short novel by Graham Greene. I was twenty years
The security guard who was shot at the beginning of the Las Vegas gunman´s rampage has finally spoken out about his brush with death. Jesus Campos had several interviews scheduled last week, before he cancelled them all and disappeared. But he resurfaced on Tuesday, when Ellen announced that she would be interviewing him on her show. Ellen released a preview of the interview Wednesday morning, in which Campos describes the moment that gunman Stephen Paddock started shooting at him through the door of his Mandalay Bay hotel room suite. Sitting next to maintenance worker Stephen Schuck, who was also shot