Evidently, the NFL did not learn much from last year’s kneeling during the National Anthem mess. In their foolishness, they have decided to just not do anything and let the players continue as before. They can expect attendance, ticket sales and viewership to do what they did before as well… plummet.
This whole scenario is pointless and should never have come about in the first place. If the NFL had rightfully asserted authority over Kaepernick like they do everything else having to do with the league, we would not be where we are today. Political grandstanding should never have been allowed on the field.
The NFL hamstrung themselves with political correctness and social justice nonsense. They fell into a trap where they found themselves totally ensnared in a liberal web of conformity and insanity. Cowardice played a large part in all this and now the NFL is paying the price for it.
Although there has been much talk of the NFL folding, it is way too big for that I think. Even with this kind of controversy going on. But it’s a stone cold fact that they have lost many fans over this whole thing and a whole bunch of money. Their brand is permanently tainted by it. Now, they’ve just been slapped with the worst news in league history and their nightmare has blossomed into brutal reality.
“The ratings for Week Two’s Monday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and the Seattle Seahawks crashed to the lowest numbers ever recorded for a Week Two Monday night game.
“According to Sports Business Daily’s Austin Karp, the Bears’ 24-7 mauling of the Seahawks flopped to an 8.2 in overnight ratings. That makes Monday night’s game the lowest rated Week Two game since the previous low in 2016 when the Bears faced the Philadelphia Eagles:
“Ratings for Thursday and Sunday for Week One were also down, but things looked up a bit for last week’s Monday Night Football game. However, with Week Two, the ratings have again resumed their decline.
“Karp noted that the game had competition with the 2018 Emmy’s broadcast, but the 70-year-old award celebration crashed to a never-before-seen low of a 7.4 overnight rating. Indeed, the 2018 Emmy Awards registered as the lowest Emmy’s broadcast ever measured.”
That’s just catastrophic for the NFL. And it’s all self-inflicted and pointless.
Americans are allowed to protest and that includes football players. But don’t protest during the games. Especially during the National Anthem where it shows disrespect to your country as well as those who serve our nation. If you tried to protest like this in most jobs out there, you would be terminated. And it wouldn’t matter what the boss’ politics were. Work is not the place for these kinds of actions. Do it on your own time.
The Seahawks and the Bears aren’t exactly ideal for Monday Night Football. But it wouldn’t matter if they had the best in the league playing. What all this kneeling and power fist pumping is really doing is hurting the league. The NFL seems either incapable of stopping it (which is false) or they are letting massively incompetent individuals lead them straight off a cliff.
By letting this go on, the NFL has alienated at least half of their fan base if not more. That’s bad business. Although you see this once in a while in other sports, for the most part, it’s not an issue. The NBA is not allowing kneeling to go on at games and therefore they are not suffering from the same consequences as the NFL.
Liberals did not force this situation into being. The NFL was too weak to prevent it from happening and now they look more un-American than the favorite pastime they once were in the U.S. All for nothing but cheap liberal grandstanding.
Long term, this will do nothing but continue to hurt the NFL and all the players. Some of it is permanent damage that they will never recover from. Numbers don’t lie and this season so far has been a rock bottom one for the league. If they don’t reverse course, soon it may not matter anymore.
President Trump and Mike Huckabee both have warned the NFL on this whole situation. I wonder what it will take to shake some sense back into the league. One thing’s for sure… Roger Goodell is really screwing this up.
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NFL Partners With Rapper Jay-Z To Co-Produce Super Bowl Show – ‘Will Inspire Social Change’
This will further destroy the NFL. A sport that Americans once loved. This will only be a disaster for the NFL.
Majority of America is beyond tired of this Anti-American garbage. So..continue on, NFL. You will continue to lose more and more supporters.
The NFL has announced that it has turned over a large portion of the decision making process for the Super Bowl halftime show, as well as other music and entertainment decisions, to social justice activist and rapper Jay-Z and his Roc Nation entertainment company.
Given the activist politics of Jay-Z and his wife, Beyonce, league entertainment choices will likely be heavily driven by “woke” motivations.
On Tuesday, the NFL announced that it was partnering with Roc Nation for the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. But subsequent reports have noted that Jay-Z’s entertainment company will have far more responsibilities than just programming the 2020 Super Bowl.
According to ESPN, the league is handing over most of its entertainment decisions to Jay-Z, including, making him the co-producer of the Super Bowl.
The rapper celebrated the move:
“With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country,” the rapper said in a statement. “Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas — instead, we unify them. This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also touted the partnership:
“Roc Nation is one of the most globally influential and impactful organizations in entertainment,” Goodell said on Wednesday. “The NFL and Roc Nation share a vision of inspiring meaningful social change across our country. We are thrilled to partner with Roc Nation and look forward to making a difference in our communities together.”
The deal hands Jay-Z responsibility for “creation and distribution of music content across multiple music and streaming services, as well as consult and collaborate on the production, promotion, and marketing of live music events,” ESPN wrote. Continue Reading
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U.S. Fencer Pulls A ‘Kaepernick’ On Medal Stand During Anthem – WATCH
These people are supposed to representing our country..and instead, are a total embarrassment. If you don’t love this country.. don’t put on that uniform. In fact, you are free to leave.
What a perfect opportunity for Race Imboden to defect. He should renounce his US citizenship, and say goodbye forever to the country he hates so much.
Men and women have died for our freedom. Precious blood was spilled for this country. If you hate it.. why are you here? Why represent a country you hate? Liberals are hate-filled lunatics.
These people don’t represent us!
A member of the U.S. men’s fencing team took a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner on Friday, at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
Race Imboden an Olympic medalist and member of the U.S. men’s foil team, took a knee after his team won the gold at the games. He also took to Twitter to exclaim how ashamed he is of the United States, the Washington Post reported.
“Racism, Gun Control, mistreatment of immigrants, and a president who spreads hate are at the top of a long list,” Imboden tweeted. “I chose to [sacrifice] my moment today at the top of the podium to call attention to issues that I believe need to be addressed. I encourage others to please use your platforms for empowerment and change”
and a president who spreads hate are at the top of a long list.
I chose to sacrifie my moment today at the top of the podium to call attention to issues that I believe need to be addressed. I encourage others to please use your platforms for empowerment and change.
— Race Imboden (@Race_Imboden) August 10, 2019
Imboden now shares a bronze with Canadian Maximilien van Haaster for men’s foil and was part of the U.S. team’s gold win in team foil at this year’s Pan Am Games.
Mark Jones, vice president of communications for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, issued a statement noting that Imboden violated the rules of the games with his protest against the United States.
“Every athlete competing at the 2019 Pan American Games commits to terms of eligibility, including to refrain from demonstrations that are political in nature. In this case, Race didn’t adhere to the commitment he made to the organizing committee and the USOPC,” Jones said.
“We respect his rights to express his viewpoints, but we are disappointed that he chose not to honor his commitment. Our leadership are reviewing what consequences may result,” Jones added.
Imboden’s teammates, Gerek Meinhardt, and Nick Itkin, both stood at attention during the national anthem. Continue Reading
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