“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.
Republican Roy Moore refused to conceded the special election race after news networks called the race for Democrat Doug Jones, saying the race is “not over” and that God is on his side. Mr. Moore and his campaign said the margin of Mr. Jones’ lead is likely to trigger a recount under state law because could end up being less than half a percentage point. “When the vote is this close, it is not over,” Mr. Moore told his supporters at his election night rally. (Snip) With 99 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Jones held a 49.9 percent to
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton. Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl. The Trump-Epstein link appears purely social, far short of Mr. Clinton’s 20-plus plane rides on Epstein’s “Lolita Express”
President Trump pressured congressional Democrats Saturday to drop their demands for amnesty for young illegal immigrants as part of a year-end spending deal, saying their insistence on protecting illegals is part of a liberal mindset that led to the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crack down on sanctuary cities,” Mr. Trump said in his weekly address. “Now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government, holding troop funding hostage and putting our national security at risk. We cannot allow it.”
The US Navy says an African-American sailor who claimed that a fellow shipmate had vandalized his bunk with racial slurs actually faked the whole incident. Marquie Little, 27, an African-American aviation boatswain´s mate airman aboard the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush claimed in a Facebook post that one of his shipmates had vandalized his sleeping area with the word ´n*****´ and trashing it. In the November 15 post, which was apparently written under an alias Facebook account and has since been shared 20,500 times, Little had written, ´I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I’m receiving in return,´
The son of Rep. John Conyers, who resigned from Congress this week amid sexual harassment accusations, was arrested in Los Angeles in February on suspicion of domestic violence, NBC News has learned. John Conyers III, who his father endorsed for his Congressional seat as he departed, ´body slammed [his girlfriend] on the bed and then on the floor where he pinned her down and spit on her,´ the police report said. The junior Conyers rebutted her statement saying the girlfriend, who wasn´t named in the complaint, was using alcohol and marijuana, and tried to throw him out of the residence.
Lionsgate has dropped its John Gotti biopic starring John Travolta just 10 days before the movie´s scheduled released date. The surprising eleventh hour move was reported on Tuesday, with several sources confirming the studio has cut ties with the project. Lionsgate has reportedly sold Gotti back to its production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis and they are expected to be seeking new distribution. (Snip) However, it´s highly unlikely a new distributor will be found in time for the slated release date of December 15 and it will no doubt get pushed to 2018. Lionsgate has not given any explanation for the sale which took place on
Mobile, Alabama — The Republican National Committee (RNC) is now again backing Judge Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. The RNC’s decision to now publicly support Moore again comes in the wake of President Donald Trump’s wholehearted endorsement of Moore on Monday morning. (Snip) Throughout this process, since the Washington Post published frivolous evidence-free allegations against Moore, the RNC’s position has closely mirrored the White House position on Moore. At first, the RNC held out criticism or withdrawal of support while the president was overseas in Asia on a multi-day, multi-country trip.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares last month asked federal taxpayers to shell out $94 billion to pay for the territory’s recovery from Hurricane Maria — then turned around and paid out about $100 million in Christmas bonuses to island government employees. The governor’s aides say the bonuses are a longstanding tradition and part of the law, and were planned for in the budget approved last summer. But that budget came well before Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, leaving much of the territory in ruin and leaving the government begging for federal assistance. The island’s financial oversight board,
Even if President Trump stops calling her “Pocahontas,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be unable to silence the chatter over her dubious claims of Cherokee ancestry for at least the next year, thanks in part to someone whose Indian heritage isn’t in doubt. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Bombay-born, MIT-educated entrepreneur running as an independent to unseat the Massachusetts Democrat, already is the early favorite for the November election’s catchiest campaign slogan: “Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.” In June, he sent Ms. Warren a DNA testing kit for her birthday. She sent it back, but the exchange exploded on
A Somali refugee who raped two Utah women when he was 14, has been spared adult prison - despite pleas from one of his victims. Mohammed Ali Mohammed, 20, has spent almost six years at a Salt Lake Valley juvenile detention center after pleading guilty rape, sexual assault and kidnapping charges in 2012, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. (Snip) One woman, who was attacked and raped in her own Salt Lake City home by Mohammed, who then forced her at knife point to take money out at the ATM, said she is ´terrified´ at the thought her rapist will be free
Hundreds have been evacuated from Oxford Circus tube station amid reports of gunshots. Armed police have arrived on scene after a gunman was reported to have fired shots. Witnesses at the scene described seeing a lorry on the pavement surrounded by police as if it had ´ploughed´ into pedestrians. Next to the lorry, the pavement was said to be covered in blood. People in the area also reported hearing gun shots being fired, though there has been no confirmation as of yet. Dan Smallbone said on Twitter: ´There is a lorry stopped on the pavement in Oxford street, police all around it and blood
Missouri school officials said a non-white student confessed this week to scrawling a racist message on a girls’ bathroom mirror, causing unrest at a St. Louis-area high school. The controversial phrase, “White Lives Matter,” followed by the N-word was discovered on a girls’ bathroom mirror at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield on Nov. 15. (Snip) “The use of the N-word, in the context of the message on the bathroom mirror, provoked feelings of hate, not love,” he said, a local CW affiliate reported. “As I stated last week, actions and speech which degrade an individual’s human dignity
DEVELOPING…Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election, according to a projection from the Fox News Decision Desk.ORIGINAL STORY…The hard-fought Alabama Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones remains too close to call, though a Fox News voter analysis shows the Democratic nominee enjoying a lead over his GOP rival. Jones’ competitiveness is a remarkable development in a deep red state that reflects just how badly Moore has been hurt by a sex scandal. But the race is still fluid. With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Jones and Moore both had 49.2 percent, according to
On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski argued President Trump’s tweet about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) constitutes sexual harassment and that people who work around the president and don’t try to get him to delete the tweet don’t care about the country or women. Brzezinski said, “I just want to say something, beyond the fact that it is reprehensible that the president of the United States would say something so derogatory and disgusting about a woman, we’re not surprised, Mr. President. You do it all the time. You treat women terribly, and you treat the women around
The family of the alleged ISIS-inspired Port Authority bomber said they were “heartbroken” by the attack on Monday and blasted law enforcement agencies for what they claimed were heavy-handed tactics by investigators. “We are heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family,” said the statement read by Albert Fox Cahn, the Legal Director for the NY Chapter Council for Islamic Relations. “But we’re also outraged by the behavior of the law enforcement officials who held children as small as 4 years old out in the
President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office ´begging´ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” the president wrote. “Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”
Franken announced last Thursday that he would be resigning “in the coming weeks” after eight different women accused him of groping or forcibly kissing them. “The timing of Franken’s resignation remains unclear, as is his motive in delaying it,” New York Magazine’s Ed Kilgore noted at the time. Franken has yet to offer any more specificity about when he’s going to follow through in resigning. Franken’s office did not return multiple requests for comment on the subject. Franken begrudgingly offered his resignation after 35 Democratic senators called on him to do so, three weeks after he was first accused
On Tuesday, Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a stunning victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama. The race went down to the wire, but the Democrat prevailed. Here are five things to know about why Jones won, why Moore lost, and what it means for the future of the U.S. Senate and both parties. 1. Character matters. According to NBC News exit polls, 49 percent of Alabama voters thought the sexual assault accusations against Roy Moore were "definitely" or "probably" true. Republicans and Democrats split on partisan lines — a whopping 82 percent of Republicans said the allegations were "probably" or "definitely" false,
On Monday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour President Donald Trump should resign over the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Gillibrand said, “President Trump should resign. These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking. And President Trump should resign his position.” She added, “Whether he will ever hold himself accountable is something you really can’t hold your breath for. And so, Congress should have hearings. They should do their investigation. They should have appropriate investigations of his behavior and hold him accountable.”
A supposed "rising star" at the State Department has resigned in anger over President Trump´s and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson´s policies. Elizabeth Shackelford gave her resignation letter to the left-leaning Foreign Policy magazine, which was, of course, all too happy to publish it. Shackelford´s letter says she believes the new administration has abandoned human rights as a priority, and shows disdain for the State Department´s diplomatic work. "I have deep respect for the career Foreign and Civil Service staff who, despite the stinging disrespect this Administration has shown our profession, continue the struggle to keep our foreign policy on the positive
Margaret Thatcher was born one. So were predecessor Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone. Diana, the princess of Wales, too. Also William Pitt, who presided over the British victory in the French and Indian War and lent his name to Pittsburgh. And, according to some university authorities four decades ago, me as well. We were all born commoners. But — despite what newspapers, websites and television stations on both sides of the Atlantic have reported with wonder and wild-eyed delight — Meghan Markle, the actor who is to marry Prince Harry, is not a commoner. She’s an American, and
A suspect is in custody following an explosion at one of New York City’s busiest transit hubs in Times Square during Monday morning’s rush hour, police said. The bombing suspect was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, according to New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Ullah had an explosive device strapped to his body, O’Neill said. What do we know about the suspect? Law enforcement sources told Fox News Ullah lives in Brooklyn. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion was an “attempted terrorist attack.” Sources told the Associated Press that Ullah may be of Bangladeshi descent. What else do we know about the
Several women who have accused US President Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment were expected Monday to call on Congress to open an investigation. A press conference by the women will be hosted by Brave New Films, a media company that recently produced a clip detailing sexual harassment or assault claims by 16 women against Trump. A press release from Brave New Films on Sunday said the women would relate their accounts of Trump’s alleged “groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating, and harassing women.” The White House has dismissed all of the accusations as lies. During Trump’s presidential campaign, more than
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) faced criticism for saying that President Donald Trump “slut-shamed” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with a non-sexual insult, Tuesday. After President Donald Trump made a post on Twitter claiming that Sen. Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign contributions, Sen. Warren made her own post accusing Trump of “slut-shaming.” “Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?” asked Sen. Warren in her post. “Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.” Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you´re picking a fight with? Good