Category: Protests

Poll: NFL Popularity Nosedives, Steepest Declines Among Republicans

The National Football League, the sport which once held favored nation status nationally, and particularly among Republicans. Has now seen its favorability numbers crash nationally, particularly among Republicans. Fox News released a poll on Thursday, which showed that NFL popularity has tanked 18% since 2013. With the biggest decline in favorability coming from the “Grand Old Party.” One of the key takeaways of the poll, was the not just the steep drop in the NFL’s popularity, but how quickly that popularity evaporated. The poll found that 46% of respondents had a positive view of the league, that’s a bad number. Yet,...

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Fox CEO James Murdoch Blames Bad NFL Ratings on ‘Over Saturation,’ Not Anthem Protests

Fox CEO James Murdoch is worried about the collapsing ratings for pro football, but thinks the drop is due to “over saturation” and not because of the league’s constant protests during the national anthem. Murdoch spoke at the Paley International Council Summit in New York on Thursday and blamed falling ratings on “how they’re licensing” the NFL, according to AdWeek. In particular, Murdoch felt that the large number of games scheduled for Thursdays is too much viewing to ask of fans. “So I do think the proliferation of Thursday availability — and the proliferation of football generally — does mean that you’re...

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College of Ozarks: Stand for the National Anthem or Our Team Will Leave #NoPledgeNoPlay

The College of the Ozarks announced on Friday they will only play teams that stand for the National Anthem. College President Jerry C. Davis said he has no problem taking his ball and going home. In case you had not heard about the southern Missouri institution: “College of the Ozarks is unique among higher education institutions in America: no tuition is charged, all students work on campus, debt is openly discouraged, and no federal, state or private loans are made.” The College of the Ozarks is a very patriotic school.   We vow to Never Forget 9/11. — CollegeOfTheOzarks (@CofOHardWorkU) September 11, 2017...

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Devastating: 62% of Americans Plan to Watch Less NFL Games After Anti-Police Anthem Protests

Last Sunday over 200 NFL players knelt during the US national anthem on Gold Star Mothers Day. Thursday night in Green Bay, the Packers and Bears players ALL stood for the anthem. They linked arms for social justice. The NFL players are trying to spin what they are doing as ‘unity’ when we all know they are still protesting. After the game on Thursday Aaron Rogers blamed President Trump for the NFL kneelers, “This is about something bigger than that. An invitation to show unity in the face of some divisiveness from the top in this country.” The spin is not working. A new...

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Texas High School Football Team Kneels for National Anthem – Raises Black Power Fist

Texas high school football teams kneel for national anthem. Players raise black power fist. Because cops are killing innocent black men.   Entire high school teams are kneeling in protest during the national anthem. — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 30, 2017   @sportsdayhs Most Garland Lakeview Centennial players lock arms, some also kneel for national anthem before game with South Garland — Mark W Buford (@mwbuford) September 29, 2017 Sports Day reported: There were several signs of protest by area high school football players Friday night, including two entire Dallas ISD football teams — Spruce and Lincoln —...

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