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President Trump Takes the Lead on Anthem Fight, Requests Signatures for Petition Calling on Players to Stand


President Trump has decided he will do the work that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, will not do for himself. Except this time, President Trump won't call out the anthem protesters from a podium at a rally. This time, he will do it from the White House website.

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett: First Step Towards Resolution of the Anthem Issue Is to Get Colin Kaepernick In the League


Now that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signaled surrender to the anthem protesters, by saying that the league won't force players to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner. The next logical step is for the anthem protesters to demand that the founder of their movement get a job in the league. Well, that's exactly what happened on Wednesday.

Michael Bennett Is No Dred Scott, and Jerry Jones Is No Justice Taney


The man who accused the Las Vegas Police Department of racism without evidence and still has yet to be challenged on that fact by any member of the mainstream sports media, has more things to say. Mainly, that he has no plans to stop his protests and that attempts to force players to respect the anthem, are akin to slavery.

Roger Goodell Just Surrendered the NFL to the Anthem Protesters


Writing in this space on Tuesday, I way too graciously headlined a piece by saying: "In Case You Missed It, the NFL Might Have just Caved On a Lot More than Just the Anthem Protests." I must apologize for using the word "might" in this headline. Because there's no might about it, the NFL has completely caved on the anthem protests.

Roy Moore: NFL Protesters Are ‘Breaking the Law’


We've heard arguments that NFL protesters shouldn't kneel for the anthem, we've heard people say that they're not right to protest the anthem, we've even heard that someone should "get those SOB's off the field!" What we haven't heard much of, is that those players are breaking the law by protesting the anthem. That is, until now.

President Trump on NFL Not Forcing Players to Stand for the Anthem: ‘Total Disrespect to Our Great Country!’


President Trump congratulated the NFL for finally coming to their senses on the anthem controversy last week, after Roger Goodell wrote a meme declaring that it was time to "move past the anthem controversy." On Wednesday morning, had another message for the NFL, one not nearly as congratulatory.

Say What?: Colin Kaepernick Could Have a Seat at Meetings Between NFL, NFL Players


Colin Kaepernick either was invited to attend the league meetings with the players on Tuesday, or he wasn't. Unless he wasn't, which means he totally could have. All those scenarios seem to be in play in this insane story.

Say What?: Colin Kaepernick Could Have a Seat at Meetings Between NFL, NFL Players


Colin Kaepernick either was invited to attend the league meetings with the players on Tuesday, or he wasn't. Unless he wasn't, which means he totally could have. All those scenarios seem to be in play in this insane story.

In Case You Missed It, the NFL Might Have Caved on a Lot More than just the Anthem Protests


It's safe to say, that when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to the league informing them it was time to "move past the anthem controversy." Most people thought he meant moving past it by ending the protests, and, as a result, ending the controversy. However, a disturbing nugget of information from today's meeting suggests that Goodell might have meant something else entirely.

Jacksonville Jaguars President Apologizes to City Veterans Official for Team Anthem Protest in London


Many have wondered how the NFL might make amends with fans and veterans, for the weekly disrespect that players have shown by kneeling for the national anthem. Well, what the Jacksonville Jaguars did earlier this month would be a good start.

NFL, NFLPA Met to Discuss Anthem Protests on Tuesday, Agree to Meet Again


The NFL and the NFL Players Association, met on Tuesday to discuss the anthem protests that have dominated so much coverage of the league. The two sides produced a compromise that allowed both sides to feel like they took something away from the table.

CBS’ Earnings Projections Take Big Hit As Network’s NFL Sunday Ratings Crash 17% from Last Year


The NFL is scheduled to have a meeting on Tuesday to discuss, as Commissioner Goodell puts, moving "past the anthem controversy." For CBS, the NFL couldn't move past the anthem controversy fast enough.

Kaepernick Lawyer Mark Geragos Releases Statement, Gives Reasons for Filing Grievance Against the NFL


Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that the 32 owners in the league conspired and colluded to keep him out of the league. Kaepernick remains a free agent since walking away from the 49ers at the end of last season.

Boos Rain Down As Seven 49ers Take a Knee for the National Anthem


A substantially smaller number of 49ers knelt during the anthem, for their game against the Washington Redskins. Last week, more than 20 49ers knelt, and this week, league Commissioner Roger Goodell also issued a memo, saying it was time to "put the anthem controversy behind us."

RNC Chairwoman: ‘Ratings for Unpatriotic NFL Declining? Shocked’


The NFL's loss of viewers and popularity, in large part due to anthem protests, has provoked a wide-range of reaction across the political world. For the RNC Chairwoman, the latest reports of plummeting NFL ratings provoked a tweet of sarcastic shock.

Pitt Panther Kneels for the Anthem As NFL-Style Protests Hit College Football


What do Germany and Pittsburgh have in common? Other than being able to find excellent Bratwurst in either place, both Pittsburgh and Germany were the scene of NFL-style anthem protests on Saturday.

Jags Owner Shad Khan: President Trump Is the ‘Great Divider’


Jaguars Owner Shad Khan donated $1 million to President Trump's inaugural committee. Though, given what he just said about the president, he might soon ask for a refund.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews Tweets He Will No Longer Play in the NFL, if Made to Stand for the Anthem


Liberals are quite fond of saying they'll move to foreign countries, if Republicans get elected to the presidency. Then, to the disappointment of all, they remain. Something like that may be starting with NFL players and the anthem protests.

Court Clears Way for 6-Game suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott


FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field behavior.

Court Clears Way for 6-Game suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott


FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field behavior.

Bucs Gerald McCoy: ‘It’s Going to Be an Uproar’ if Players Forced to Stand


Imagine having so many intense negative feelings toward your country, that being told to respect it, causes "uproar." Those feelings aren't merely imagined by the Buccaneers Gerald McCoy, they are reality.

Al Sharpton Protests ESPN Executive Offices in NYC, ESPN Headquarters Also Protested After Jemele Hill Suspension


There aren't enough ironic illustrations, to adequately express what has happened to ESPN this week. The network that has become a bastion of left-wing media activism, was protested by two different groups of leftists, angry at ESPN for suspending an activist journalist that they should have fired a month ago.

Monday Night Football Ratings Take a Double-Digit Nosedive, Hit Season Low


The NFL had a night with no major political developments, no disasters of a natural or unnatural nature, and the halftime playing of a trailer for the next Star Wars movie, and yet, their ratings tanked again.

Roger Goodell: ‘We Need to Move Past the Anthem Controversy’


In what is surely a sign of the times in which we currently live, the topic of how to players will conduct themselves during the playing of the national anthem, will be "front and center" part of the agenda when NFL owners meet next week.

Mike Ditka: ‘If You Don’t Respect Our Country, Then You Shouldn’t Be in this Country Playing Football’


There's one thing you don't have to worry about when asking Mike Ditka a question, and that's not getting a straight answer. The Bears legend and Hall of Famer railed against anthem protesters in a recent interview, saying "there has been no oppression in this country in the last 100 years that I'm aware of."

ESPN Reporter Who Tweeted that President Trump Was a ‘White Supremacist’ Suspended After Second Violation of Social Media Policy


ESPN's Jemele Hill has been suspended for her second violation of the company's social media policy. More details to follow.

Sunday Night Football Slips Again As NFL Ratings Continue to Crater


There's no real nice way of saying this, but people just don't seem to care about the NFL anymore. On a day that saw a Vice President leave his seat in protest, the ratings for Sunday Night Football once again fell below the number for the previous week.

Dolphins’ Offensive Line Coach Seen on Video Snorting White Powder


The Dolphins are no stranger to controversy, when it comes to their offensive line. After all, this is the same organization where the Richie Incognito bullying incident took place. However, it's not every day that video of a team's offensive line coach snorting a white, powdery substance hits the internet.

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Takes a Stand for the Anthem: ‘If We Are Disrespecting the Flag, Then We Won’t Play. Period’


Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones had had it with anthem protests. Just how tired of it is he? Tired enough that Jones has now publicly said that if his team doesn't respect the flag, they're not going to play.

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Makes an Anthem Stand: ‘If We Are Disrespecting the Flag, Then We Won’t Play. Period’


Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones had had it with anthem protests. Just how tired of it is he? Tired enough that Jones has now publicly said that if his team doesn't respect the flag, they're not going to play.

Congressman Adam Schiff on VP Pence Leaving Colts Game: ‘How Much Money Was Wasted on This Stunt?’


Liberals have a funny habit of only getting stingy about spending public funds in two very specific circumstances: military spending, and anything perceived to be politically beneficial to Republicans. The latter cause, seems to have turned California Representative Adam Schiff into a fiscal conservative.

Former ESPN Reporter Britt McHenry on VP Pence Walking Out of Colts Game: ‘Every Right to Leave When Flag Is Disrespected’


Now free from the constraints of her former liberal overseers at ESPN, Britt McHenry is free to say what she wants. What she wanted to say on Sunday about Vice President Pence walking out of a Colts game, would definitely have not pleased her former employers.

49ers Eric Reid on VP Pence Walking Out of Colts Game: ‘This Looks Like a PR Stunt to me…This Is What Systematic Oppression Looks Like’


As the saying goes, "It takes one to know one." Such a saying might have particular application to 49ers safety Eric Reid, one of Colin Kaepernick's original anthem-protesting buddies.

49ers Eric Reid on VP Pence Walking Out of Colts Game: ‘This Looks Like a PR Stunt to me…This Is What Systematic Oppression Looks Like’


As the saying goes, "It takes one to know one." Such a saying might have particular application to 49ers safety Eric Reid, one of Colin Kaepernick's original anthem-protesting buddies.

Kaepernick Channels Winston Churchill While Subtweeting Retracted CBS Story Saying He Would Stand for the Anthem


It's quite appropriate that a man who refuses to actually speak on his own future, would choose to subtweet the retracted story about his promise to stand for the anthem. It's even more appropriate that he would choose to subtweet it while channeling someone else.

CBS Forced to Retract Story that Kaepernick Would Stand for Anthem if Signed


The woman perhaps, most singularly responsible for Colin Kaepernick remaining a free agent, and out of the NFL, has spoken. Much like you would expect, her words do not bode well for Kaepernick's chances of resuming his career.

VP Pence On Walking Out of Colts Game After Protests: ‘I Will Not Dignify Any Event that Disrespects Our Soldiers, our Flag’


NFL anthem protests have cost the league fans of every race, color, creed, and political affiliation. On Sunday, those protests also cost them the Vice President of the United States.

UPDATE: President Trump on VP Pence Walking Out of Colts Game After Protests: ‘I Asked VP Pence to Leave Stadium if any Players Kneeled, Disrespecting Our Country’


NFL anthem protests have cost the league fans of every race, color, creed, and political affiliation. On Sunday, those protests also cost them the Vice President of the United States.

Cam Newton Wears Feminist Symbol on His Hat During Team Flight to Detroit


Earlier this week I predicted that Cam Newton would wear Gloria Steinem decals on the side of his helmet, in order to atone for giving offense to the liberal sports media by belittling a female reporter. Well, he won't be wearing Gloria Steinem decals, but I wasn't that far off.

The NFL Plays a Protest-Free Football Game on Thursday Night


The NFL had some big moments on Thursday night: Cam Newton issued an apology in response to the worst, most manufactured controversy in the history of the NFL, and another thing happened, there were no protests during the anthem.
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