Tag Archives: NFL

NFL Owner And GOP Reps Work To Slip Stadium Deal Into Spending Bill Before Democrats Take Over House

The Washington Post reports: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is getting help from District officials, congressional Republicans and the Trump administration as he tries to clear a major roadblock to building a new, 60,000-seat stadium on the site of RFK Stadium. Nearly three years after the Redskins unveiled futuristic designs for their next football stadium, the team has been working …

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REPORT: Condoleezza Rice Up For NFL Head Coach Job

ESPN reports: Browns general manager John Dorsey said last week that he was open to hiring a woman as Cleveland’s next head coach, and one prominent name is on the team’s wish list to interview. The Browns would like to interview former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head-coaching job, a league source tells ESPN. If the Browns follow …

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NFL Cheerleader Kneels During Anthem [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: A 49ers cheerleader knelt during the national anthem before Thursday night’s game against the Raiders at Levi’s Stadium. It is believed to be the first time an NFL cheerleader has taken a knee during the anthem. The woman was not immediately identified, and when reached by The Chronicle, the team had no comment. The kneeling …

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REPORT: Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Gig In Support Of Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

US Weekly reports: Rihanna stands with Kap. The “Work” singer declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show because she “supports Colin Kaepernick,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of …

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Protester Disrupts Anthem At NFL Game [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: Once again, a protester took action during the national anthem prior to an NFL game, speaking out on a cause important to them and using the anthem and an NFL game as a platform for their views. But this time, the protester wasn’t a player, and he wasn’t speaking out against racial inequality. During Sunday’s national anthem, …

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Trump’s Merch Store Launches $99 Anti-NFL Jerseys

The Hill reports: A online merchandise store ran by President Trump’s Make America Great Again Committee is now selling “’Stand Up For America” football jerseys in response to NFL players kneeling during the national anthem as a protest to racial injustices. The jerseys are selling for $99 each and come in both male and female sizes. They are being sold …

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Nike’s Market Cap +$6 Billion Since Kaepernick Ad

CBS News reports: The heat Nike has taken over its controversial advertising campaign featuring former NFL start Colin Kaepernick seems to have had another effect: burnishing the iconic brand’s appeal to investors. Nike shares have surged 36 percent on the year, making the company the top performer on the Dow’s index of 30 blue-chip stocks. The run-up includes a nearly …

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Nike Shares Hit All-Time High After Kaepernick Ad

Bloomberg News reports: Ten days after Nike’s new Colin Kaepernick ad provoked calls for boycotts, shares hit an all-time high, closing at $83.47 Thursday. It will likely be months, if not longer, until anyone can fully measure the business impact of Nike Inc.’s controversial partnership with quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick, but early data from Edison Trends show sales tracking well above …

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Fox Guest Compares NFL Protests To 9/11 [VIDEO]

“We now just have Nike, for instance, just joining the fray. And, as we see a little bit less, probably, of the kneeling, we’re going to still see the narrative by Nike, and that is a Marxist who’s going to be the face in commercials in NFL games from this point moving on. We have to look at the bigger …

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Trump Mocks NFL Over Dip In Broadcast Ratings

The Hill reports: President Trump in a tweet on Sunday knocked the NFL over lower ratings for its first game of the season. Broadcast viewership for the game dropped by 13 percent, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The game also saw a 61-percent spike in online streaming viewership, the news outlet added. Trump renewed his clash with the NFL after …

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Cultists Fail: Nike’s Online Sales Surge By 31%

Fortune Magazine reports: Nike’s selection of Colin Kaepernick as one of the new faces of the company has certainly brought media attention and controversy, but it’s also having a noticeable effect on the bottom line. A new report from Edison Trends says Nike’s online sales grew 31% from Sunday through Tuesday of Labor Day weekend this year. “There was speculation …

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Miss America Contestant Wins First Round After Backing NFL Players: “It’s Absolutely About Police Brutality”

Reuters reports: A Miss America contestant won her preliminary round in the competition after she was asked what advice she would give NFL players on whether to kneel or stand for the national anthem. Miss Virginia, Emili McPhail, said that kneeling during the national anthem is “a right you have” but also emphasized in her answer that national anthem protests …

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Nike Releases First Colin Kaepernick Ad [VIDEO]

Ad Age reports: Nike is not backing off its polarizing Colin Kaepernick campaign. The company is amping it up with a new call-to-action spot that will air during the NFL opener Thursday night on NBC. The sportswear giant today released a two-minute-long video “Dream Crazy” narrated by Kaepernick as part of its controversial effort. In addition to running during this …

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Trump Celebrates Nike Boycott: They’re Getting Killed

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has once again weighed in on Nike’s polarizing new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. It’s true that Nike has been the target of anger from certain customers, with many on social media supporting a boycott and burning their Nike apparel in protest. Whether that anger is outweighed by the positive reaction for others will remain …

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Fox & Friends Guest Michelle Malkin Condemns Nike For “Becoming A Social Justice Corporation” [VIDEO]

“I am no longer astonished by the tone deafness of so much of corporate America. It looks like Nike wants to follow in the NFL’s footsteps and alienate half of its consumer base. There are so many people across this country who feel very deeply that we should stand for the flag and kneel for our god and the fallen. …

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Trump Cultists Predictably Launch #BoycottNike After Colin Kaepernick Revealed As Face Of New Campaign

Bloomberg reports: The backlash started just hours after Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem, tweeted that he’s starring in Nike Inc.’s iconic “Just Do It” ad campaign. Following the announcement, the hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter. Some angry consumers even posted photos and videos of themselves …

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GOP Flack Quits After Calling NFL Players “Baboons”

The Hill reports: A county GOP official in Pennsylvania resigned on Friday, just a day after it was revealed that she repeatedly called NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem “baboons.” Carla Maloney, secretary of the Republican Committee of Beaver County, made the comments in a series of Facebook posts, according to The Beaver County Times. Maloney reportedly published …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Rep. Beto O’Rouke Defends NFL Players

The Hill reports: A video showing Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke defending NFL players who kneel during the national anthem went viral Tuesday night. In the video, Rep. O’Rourke is shown saying he “can think of nothing more American” than the protests, which he said was meant to bring attention to African-Americans who are “being killed at a frightening …

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Trump Predictably Rages About Renewed NFL Protests

We all knew Glorious Leader could not resist: President Donald Trump weighed in on NFL anthem protests as a number of players knelt, raised their fists or stayed in the dressing room during the national anthem as the league’s pre-season gets underway. Trump’s claim that players are “unable to define” what they are protesting is a solid demonstration of his …

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NFL Player Protests Resume At Preseason Games

ESPN reports: Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night. In Miami, Kenny Stills and two other Dolphins players protested during the anthem before their 26-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and …

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