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NFL national anthem protests continue
during final week of regular season

The Hill, by Brett Samuels

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/31/2017 10:32:04 PM

More than a dozen NFL players protested during or right after the national anthem on Sunday, the final weekend of the league’s regular season. Nine Seattle Seahawks players sat or knelt during the anthem prior to the teams’ game, as they have throughout the season. Michael Bennett, Marcus Smith, Frank Clark, Dion Jordan and others were among those demonstrating, The Associated Press reported. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews remained off the field during the national anthem before his team’s game, while his teammates, Brian Orakpo and Jurrell Casey, raised their fists once the anthem ended. Kenny Stills of the


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Reply 1 - Posted by: velirotta, 12/31/2017 10:45:11 PM     (No. 11496282)

Fine and dandy. The league will be toast next year from day one. Congrats!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mfm, 12/31/2017 10:51:58 PM     (No. 11496285)

I watched today JUST to witness the inevitable crash of the Seathugs... They have become an example of all thats wrong with the NFL.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/31/2017 10:53:01 PM     (No. 11496286)

... and Seattle loses a critical final game to Arizona. The nine Seahawk players are free to sit, kneel, or lie down throughout the playoffs since they wont be in them. Karma.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 12/31/2017 11:02:38 PM     (No. 11496293)

This doesn´t report whether the fans´ reciprocal boycott protest has remained as persistent as the players´ anthem protests.

Either way, the yearlong non-signing of Kaepernick might not necessarily be the best indicator of Eric Reid´s status. Reid´s actually a good player.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 12/31/2017 11:14:34 PM     (No. 11496305)

Screw the NFL.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 12/31/2017 11:15:30 PM     (No. 11496306)

I turned off protest football in September when this bull-excrement first started. I have not turned it back on. I will not be watching the playoffs. I will not watch the Superbowl. And next season, I will probably have to think long and hard before turning it back on. Depends on whether or not this idiocy is still going on.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tianne, 1/1/2018 12:11:05 AM     (No. 11496316)

The NFL used to be fun to watch then somewhere along the way it became a showcase for banks of preening sports analysts, choreographed dancing players, and nonsensical political protests. Money became the only focus, not sport.

College players still love and play the game with heart - they are the real faces of football. It´s really too bad that the NFL devoured itself.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 1/1/2018 12:23:57 AM     (No. 11496320)


What’s that?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/1/2018 1:30:43 AM     (No. 11496331)

First time in probably 40 years, maybe 50, that I didn´t see a single game. Not sure I even saw any highlights on the news. I saw the games on in a few restaurants, but I averted my eyes. I cannot watch those guys any more than I can watch the NBA. That leaves more time for golf, and tennis, and baseball.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SALady, 1/1/2018 1:47:13 AM     (No. 11496333)

After 50 years of being a die-hard Cowboys fan, I haven´t watched a single game (or even checked on any scores) since Jerry Jones wussed out and kneeled with his thug players.

I will NEVER watch another second of the NFL (or the racist thugs in the NBA either). No boycott for me. A boycott indicates a temporary situation. Nope, just NEVER another second wasted on this horrible league again!!!!!

I truly hope the NFL dies a fast and painful death -- for both the thug players that disrespected our flag, anthem, military, police, and everything else they were "protesting" against, and for the idiot owners who didn´t put a stop to this insanity the day it began!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/1/2018 2:08:23 AM     (No. 11496337)

Look, I can run with a ball..

A jungleball!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: leonardo, 1/1/2018 2:12:23 AM     (No. 11496338)

"Knee Jerks" continue their suicidal protests based on a lie. What if they gave a Superbowl and nobody came? Well that is unlikely because a portion of the NFL fan-base has no life without sports, so THEY will tolerate ANYTHING including dis-respect to America and our armed forces, as long as they can watch NFL games ... that´s called ADDICTION.
Remember "JUST SAY NO"? I didn´t think so.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 1/1/2018 2:52:08 AM     (No. 11496347)

I am with posters #6 & 10, and share #12´s frustration.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pchristopher, 1/1/2018 3:07:04 AM     (No. 11496350)

I´m curious to see if the Super Bowl crashes and burns with the fans.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Noj15, 1/1/2018 3:26:59 AM     (No. 11496353)

I promise to boycott the Super Bowl.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bison65, 1/1/2018 3:35:27 AM     (No. 11496354)

Did not watch a single NFL last year. After the Baltimore Thugs antics in England this year that sealed the deal. The NFL is dead to me.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ocjim, 1/1/2018 4:28:51 AM     (No. 11496360)

Fundamentally a management problem and NFL management has squandered our good will, our trust. The NFL is done. Monday Night Football´s Don Merideth used start up a tune in game-over situations like this...
"Turn out the lights. The party´s over.´´

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Reply 18 - Posted by: strike3, 1/1/2018 4:31:01 AM     (No. 11496361)

The real shock will hit them when season tickets go on sale. Not only are fans not attending games but the absence of people watching from home can be measured in the huge drop in pizza and chicken wing sales. The end is near. Thanks to all former fans who used to give their Sunday afternoons up to these goons and now have something better to do.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/1/2018 5:25:05 AM     (No. 11496375)

Shame on you #2 for watching.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 1/1/2018 6:54:14 AM     (No. 11496406)

I wouldn´t walk across the street to watch these felons, wife-beaters and punks. It would be interesting to view the background, including criminal backgrounds, IQ´s and skills of these very rich individuals who´s career is to throw a football around.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Clipped wings, 1/1/2018 8:27:22 AM     (No. 11496450)

I used to love pro football, but Dandy Don and Howard Cosell were announcing back then.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bigken2, 1/1/2018 8:30:06 AM     (No. 11496451)

it will be very interesting see what happens when season ticket in the spring how many people will shell out all that money for tickets get sent out thats when the nfl will feel the pain if they are holding all those no show tickets instead of season ticket holders

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MOAB, 1/1/2018 8:55:47 AM     (No. 11496472)

I wounder how many millions of dollars these black thugs have cost the owners so far? The owners who let this continue to happen will suffer even more losses next year.

The fans who stay home and don´t watch these black thugs are protesting for the law enforcement officers who have died by the hands of black thugs. Show your support....stay home.....don´t watch.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: uno, 1/1/2018 9:00:39 AM     (No. 11496481)

It´s going to be even more interesting when the advertisers don´t show up and they won´t be able to get the money they´re expecting for 30 seconds of air time. Not only that, but wait until it´s time to renew contracts!
That´s when their Chickenzzzzzzzzzz will come Hommmmmmmmmmmme to Rrrooooooooooost!
The MFL was targeted by the Left and is sinking because it willingly ate a Politically Correct torpedo deliberately aimed at destroying everything America stands for and football is as big a target as it gets! Radical, bomb-throwing Leftists are doing everything they can to to divide, fracture and destroy the fundamental principles America stands for in the name of fabricated “victimhood” and “racism”! If the MFL leadershipt (Roger Goodell) had simply enforced a few basic standards of Core Values it simply would not be in the predicament it is in! Now they are just giving the American people the middle finger by a bunch of over-paid, worthless, uneducated, uninformed, self-absorbed, celebrity-obsessed, no morals, dope-smoking, crotch-grabbing, leg-lifting-dog-peeing, End-Zone humping, Voo Doo Dancing, Escalade driving, Kool-Aid drinking, short attention span, prima-donna thugs with nasty hair! With a 20% frop in ratings they will pay the price because advertisers and networks simply are not going to cough up the moolah!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Lucky5, 1/1/2018 9:25:32 AM     (No. 11496517)

Our Christmas was completely devoid of any NFL items. I would love to see how they did for merchandise sales this year.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 1/1/2018 10:10:24 AM     (No. 11496568)

I noticed at the end of the Bengals-Ravens game, there was a brief shot of several players kneeling to PRAY, and give thanks. Not sure if that was an accident, or just a brief shot slipped in to begin a rehabilitation with us deplorables who still have a bit of interest in their NFL teams.
The only reason I was watching is that it was about 5 degrees and there wasn´t even a decent move on Turner Classics, or a good Alaskan survival show!

Time to cut the cable as well!That´s my New Year´s resolution. I´m tired of subsidizing commentary I not only disagree with, but will no longer even listen to. The drumbeat of lies being repeated over and over and over until they are then deemed to be truth (which they aren´t) has reached a tipping point for me. I also feel a need to thank my ex wife for that important life lesson too, but that´s another story!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/1/2018 10:12:50 AM     (No. 11496574)

There’s a guy who calls into the Chris Plante radio show who is an expert on the connections between attitude and performance. He has been studying these protests and how they affect the players. And guess what? Almost every time one of these teams protests, they lose.

He says it’s because they go into the game with a negative attitude and it affects their ability to play. I totally get this because I used to compete in karate and my instructor always told us that, if we go into a sparring match thinking that we will lose, we will. Attitude is about 95% of everything.

So, not only are these feral thugs damaging their ability to earn a living, the are setting themselves up for failure.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/1/2018 10:49:01 AM     (No. 11496623)

Saw a shot of one on last night’s news. The team that wears the sweet little aqua uniforms. They looked absurd.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/1/2018 10:52:19 AM     (No. 11496631)

Keep kneeling clowns, it´s easier to dig your holes when you´re closer to the ground!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: laotzu, 1/1/2018 10:57:03 AM     (No. 11496648)

I know, it´s been said so many times before. But is always so true -- the Left destroys everything it touches. Now, hands off my country.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/1/2018 1:48:22 PM     (No. 11496857)

I personally met and recorded Jim Zorn, the Seahawks first QB. I think he may have been 22. A fine young man who caused me to follow the Seahawks. Now anymore. The thugs have taken over.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: saguni, 1/1/2018 2:08:20 PM     (No. 11496871)

I might attend a game...if they paid me enough...and I could bring a book so I wouldn´t have to watch!

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) on Monday threw his support behind former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is reportedly weighing a Senate run in Utah. Mitt would make a phenomenal addition to the U.S. Senate. I hope he runs. https://t.co/3Vcg6txQmN — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) January 15, 2018 Bush´s endorsement on Twitter comes shortly after Romney criticized President Trump for reportedly describing African nations, Haiti and El Salvador as "shithole countries" during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration reform last week.

Nearly all members of
National Park Service advisory panel
resign in frustration

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Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
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Three-quarters of the members of a federally chartered board advising the National Park Service abruptly quit Monday night out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year. The resignation of nine out of 12 National Park System Advisory Board members leaves the federal government without a functioning body to designate national historic or natural landmarks. It also underscores the extent to which federal advisory bodies have become marginalized under the Trump administration. In May 2017, Zinke suspended all outside committees while his staff reviewed their composition and work. In a

Sanjay Gupta: By all standards,
Trump has heart disease

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Rebecca Savransky    Original Article
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CNN´s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Wednesday that he believes tests reveal that President Trump has heart disease. Gupta said dating back to 2009, President Trump started to have "these tests that are actually looking for the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart." "Steadily, up until just this past week when he had it performed again, those numbers have gone up," he said. "When they get to a certain range ... that means he has heart disease." Gupta then talked about his interaction Tuesday with President Trump´s doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr.

DHS secretary snaps after Dems push her
on ´s**thole´ comment: ´I have answered this!´

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Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli    Original Article
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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday snapped at Senate Democrats who hounded her repeatedly over whether President Trump said some countries were "s**thole countries" in a meeting last week.Nielsen was testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee, where several Democrats made a point of asking her about Trump´s reported comment. She said several times that she never heard Trump say those words, but when Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., raised it for the fourth time, Nielsen said enough was enough. "Sir, respectfully, I have answered this," she said. "I´ve been very patient with this line of questioning. I´m here to tell you

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