NFL Week #7 – More Empty Seats Seed Doubt for Future of Commissioner…

The business decision of the NFL to isolate and ridicule well over half of their fan (customer) base will easily, very easily, go down in history as the most stunningly stupid decision in the history of any American business enterprise.

The vast majority of NFL fans held a middle-class, center-right, common sense, and patriotic outlook toward sports and entertainment overall.  In essence most of the NFL fan base are/were positively MAGA-minded.

It reflects the profound disconnect between the corporation and their customer base that the NFL didn’t recognize the danger in making social justice causes part of their business enterprise.  That blame lays squarely on the well paid leader of the NFL, Roger Goodell.

So, against the backdrop of increasingly empty stadiums on Sunday, it just doesn’t come as a surprise to see a report of Roger Goodell possibly not having his contract renewed yet:

(Via ESPN) The debate over NFL player protests during the national anthem has become so big within the league that it has delayed the completion of commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension, league sources told ESPN.

Goodell’s deal is still expected to be completed and has been papered, sources told ESPN, but the process has been slowed while the overwhelming majority of the NFL’s attention has been diverted to handling the anthem issue, which has affected TV ratings, merchandise sales and the country’s feelings about football.  […] “The anthem issue has overridden everything — and I do mean everything,” one source told ESPN. (read more)

A reasonable person would think there’s no way the owners of these billion dollar franchises would watch their entire organization collapse financially.  Yet, seemingly that’s exactly what’s happening. Social Justice Marxism is a toxic disease.

Check out these NFL stadiums, and the number of empty seats, from earlier today:

….And that’s just stadium attendance.  Imagine the loss in TV viewership, purchases of NFL gear and merchandise, and the larger impacts to the ancillary business spinoffs?   Really quite stunning.

CTH doubts it is even possible for the NFL to ever recapture themselves unless they take immediate and severe steps to reverse course.  Unfortunately, because the corrective action would require such a complete reversal; and because the NFL has gone so far past the line of no-return; it’s almost impossible to see a positive future for the league.

The NFL is deep into the financial death spiral.

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571 Responses to NFL Week #7 – More Empty Seats Seed Doubt for Future of Commissioner…

  1. hughglass says:

    What’s really funny is that all these black college boys (african studies, communications, not real courses, I know) are too stupid to understand that they are killing their own financial future..Without America they’d be back in africa with their relatives chasing vampires

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/vigilante-mobs-kill-nine-11385085
    Guess they really are that stupid

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    • All one has to do is look at the IQ numbers in Africa. Too funny – now YT has a warning on this video!!!!

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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      They are very superstitious. I wonder what their test is that proves somebody is a vampire?

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      • Maquis says:

        They make you feel inferior.

        The more I see, living with Africans, the more convinced I am that they have an internal obsession with their racial, cultural and “civilizational” inferiority.

        They appear to not undertstand that others do not share their perspective. Indeed, it appears that the very concept of perspective, and of subjectivity, are alien to the standard African psyche.

        This inferiority manifests as baseless assertions of feeling disrespected, divined from the most ridiculous interpretations of the most minor acts; to a swelling pomposity, with in in-your-face displays of their superiority, and a refusal to learn because they know it all; they believe logic and facts of the “other” are invalid and valueless to them, even as they suck at the teat of the “other’s” society, asserting that those facts and logic, and values, are merely a trap and a snare, a means of oppression; which brings us to the ever-present twin blights of victimhood and violence.

        Hating is a way of life, even as they profess Righteousness and Christ. Superstition offers a means to act on their twisted feelings. Jealousy, want of attention, greed and covetuousness, simple anger, all suffice to provoke accusations of Witches and such.

        Albinos have it rough there. They are murdered out of superstitious fear, yet they are hunted for the magical properties of their organs.

        South Africa? Soon to make Rwanda look like a Bill Clinton play date.

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  2. lettruthspeak says:

    I think there is much more going on with the NFL than this staged “social justice”. It would seem that every facet of American life is being attacked for some time. I believe the end game is the total destruction of America’s #1 sport, football. Then we can replace it with the globalist football, soccer. There is no way Colin Kaepernut and the rest of his clown car posse of hand puppets are doing this without someone with a lot of power tacit approval. Goodell is just another player in the scheme. I can’t pretend to know why they are doing this other than the obvious and that is to destroy any vestiges of independence this country is still desperately clinging to. Look around at all the hideous things happening, and all at a very swift pace. Something is definitely afoot, what it is is the big question.

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    • dean says:

      When the salary cap declines the players will have themselves to blame.

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    • HammerDog says:

      Never go full retard.

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    • cali says:

      I see it a bit different: The culture war fought against us for years has switched the blade in the other direction. The MAGA force has taken control and is demolishing those who have insulted and belittled us. The left is imploding everywhere you look and since the NFL took the bait from Soros with his financial investment into the justice warrior of the black league and here were are: empty seats and a ever growing boycott of the whining black millionaire of oppression.

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      • mike says:

        Yes, the Alinsky unionist SJWs “won” the NFL a long time ago.
        PDJT either reformes it or cremates the corpse, to be determined.

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    • Evelyn says:

      As a strong supporter of my state’s chapter of the American Brain Injury Association, I view this as a blessing. There was a time when we did not understand the cumulative effect of multiple concussions, just as there was a time (a la Mad Men) when we didn’t understand the long term effect of smoking, but that time is past. Grandson is playing grade school level football (my son is team coach), but I will be glad if football is done away with. I don’t want my grandson, or anyone else’s to wind up cognitively impaired.

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      • Evelyn says:

        Further comment in regards to the demise of football: all things, even things we don’t immediately understand or view as good, work together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purposes.

        There are things that are worth sustaining a traumatic brain injury for. My father was in a coma in a military hospital for weeks after his destroyer escort was bombed during the invasion of the south of France in WWII. All of us had to live with the after effects of that on his personality (uncontrolled rage fits that moderated over the course of many years, etc).

        Saving the world from evil was worth paying that price. Football? Not so much.

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      • eagle931 says:

        Sorry, but I must disagree. If we are going to ban football because of concussions, then we must ban soccer too. What remains unspoken is that the severity of concussions in soccer may be even greater since they have no head protection when purposely hitting an incoming hard projectile head on and at full speed. When I learned to play football, we were taught to use our shoulders to tackle and to aim at the waist or below; injuries were at a minimum compared to today’s injury-prone games. Granted, over the years players have gotten bigger and faster and this phenomenon has caused a greater number of serious injuries than in the past, but it is the use of the head as a spear and the use of the forearm hit to the neck and head, made popular in the NFL, that have created a virtual epidemic of concussions. In the NFL, the art of tackling has virtually disappeared, no wonder then that injuries have increased exponentially.
        My beef is with the NFL and its arrogant assumption that I must be made to agree with its political correctness and black players’ Social Justice, Black Lives Matter false grievances while dissing our country at the same time. It is for those reasons that I no longer watch the NFL product. However, when played right, football is a great game, an American game that should be cherished because it is part and parcel of our exceptional American culture.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      The kneelers are just ignorant puppets of disruptive, globalist speculators, like Soros. They are way way down the line from the actual puppet masters, but receiving their controlling messages through “middle management” operatives, like most of the CONgressional black caucus, Deray McKesson, Al Dullton, etc. I think Goodell is just, pun intended, out of his league. He has played the roll of petty dictator within the NFL for a long while, but never had to even consider any broader socio-political implications. He’s now just followed a bunch of ignorant puppets right into slavery to globalist speculators who’re more than happy just to see him and the entire NFL just crash and burn so they can profit on their short positions.

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    • Peter says:

      As noted, “Social Justice Marxism is a toxic disease”. Where do all these fruits and nuts come from? How are the paragons of tolerance so intolerant?

      Everyone should read this book to understand Social Justice Marxism:
      SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police

      If you have read that, there is a second volume out on SJW corporations:

      SJWs Always Double Down: Anticipating the Thought Police (The Laws of Social Justice Book 2)

      You can help kill Social Justice Marxism and SJWs! MAGA!

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    • davidsstones says:

      You may have the bigger picture. Traditionally the outward sign of social and political divisions is Confusion. You’re correct; the fabric of the nation is infested. Why? The answer according to the Bible will always be; Follow The Money.
      Because the end game is this: Revelation 13:17 (NKJV)

      13:17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
      A sign of Who is government will be about how you, may or may not be, allowed to spend …. money.
      We’re decades into shocking and extreme deceptions. I urge those “waking up to the noise in the streets” outside your house, asking “What’s all the noise out there? What’s going on?” and those scowling at the sedious crafting in government, to get a copy of “ZENITH 2016” BY Thomas Horn published in 2012, Understand the delibret, murderous, deciet crafted into our ceremonies, architecture of the streets of DC and government buildings, the celebration of sedious presidents as heros, our “National” holidays, a paper and aluminum and zinc (worthless) currency established in oil after WW II which made it illegal to trade in gold and silver.

      A fast read; highly readable. Horn is a Christian with a remarkable history of service. He became a researcher to find answers to his questions like the one you asked.
      Throughly documentating from newspapers, books, records, photos, scripture, speeches; he allows the fact not opinions to uncover unimaginale and abundant evidence of powerful intent since 1776 to topple our government, (the image your supposed to see and believe) so the oppressive intent can unmask itself (carefully hidden since George Washington)

      After reading one realizes why our American presidents have been so plainly sub-par;
      of ordinary intelligence, acting for cameras and crowds, disappointing except to hero worshippers, damaging, selfish, leaving government with paychecks from your money, land, national resources, yet by no law or provision authorized by You. Trump’s declaration he and his cabinet will serve without a paycheck was a stunning blow to every president before him.

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    • All nicely laid out in this documentary: “AGENDA: Grinding America Down” – full documentary available at Vimeo for $1.99

      Extended trailer:

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    • FrankiesMarket says:

      If the NFL (and perhaps NBA) gets hijacked by BLM/SJW types, there’s still many N. American sporting events to attend. MLB, NHL, & NASCAR. Vast, vast majority of those participants still respect the American flag & will stand for the anthem.

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    • CaptainNonno says:

      Very much like the NBA where players refuse to follow coaches plays or in some cases publicly criticize coaches. I think it’s less about money and more abuse up power. Owners are struggling with balancing the needs of their employees with the businesses. Sooner or later, the money will drive the pathway in both sports. Wether tha b comes a mutual decision or not remains to be seen.

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      • CaptainNonno says:

        Oh, Lord. ‘Less about money and more about power’. I also don’t believe any of them have thought this thru to the end game. Is there even a common goal or expectation?

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  3. MVW says:

    NFL has a special state granted monopoly. Then they stick their middle finger at the voters and hand that gave them the monopoly. Smart by half.

    Water on the Wicked Witch of the West scene ensues, she pathetically whines that she is melting. Boo hoo.

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  4. andyocoregon says:

    I have to give kudos to CBS Sports for highlighting the 9 Seahawks players who sat through The National Anthem in yesterday’s game. The NFL didn’t allow broadcast of the pregame Anthem, but CBS still video’d these lowlifes and replayed their arrogance at 13 minutes into the first quarter.

    I don’t understand why these obstinate players feel they have to disrespect all the dead veterans who have fought for their freedom, including the half million white men who died in The Civil War to free their ancestors from slavery.

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    • eagle931 says:

      To andyocoregon:
      It is not just about disrespecting the veterans and those who gave their last for the country. It is about their disrespecting our country itself. Their behavior is the epitome of anti-Americanism couched in “dissent”.

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      • jogreggre says:

        To eagle931:
        I agree that the protesting players are disrespecting and criticizing America as well as Americans in general. Additionally, their criticism is so vague and unfocused (and the anti-police claims are based on non-factual myths). There can really be no satisfying the players’ complaints, i.e. there is no end game. If such fortunate Americans can be so easily exploited by the Leftists it is hardly surprising to see our urban populations vote (sometimes more than) 100% for Democrat political candidates.

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    • Brian L says:

      As someone that lives in the Seattle area (in the country around it, thankfully, Seattle itself is pure cancer), I can tell you without a doubt that some of the Seahawks players are dumb as bricks. Michael Bennette actually compared being a contracted NFL player that’s paid millions of dollars to slavery.

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    • lorenetn says:

      CBS? Why would they highlight them. Did they think it would make them heroes or were they propping them up as role models for the kids to follow?

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      • jogreggre says:

        Excellent question. My first guess is that in the (using the term very loosely) mind of the program director or whomever makes these decisions, the protesters are heroes. Members of the media live in well insulated blue bubbles. Everyone they know thinks the (destructive, unfocused, costly, unreasonable) protests are to be admired.

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      • andyocoregon says:

        Although the announcers did not compliment or criticize the protesting Seahawks players who sat out The National Anthem, you could tell by the tone of their voices they did not approve of the protest. I’m sure they are under tight contract constraints to not express their personal opinions of the protests. But there was no doubt they weren’t happy about it.

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    • Peter says:

      You realize, of course, that the Yankees fought to “preserve the union” and had no interest in Blacks. In fact, there were massive riots in the North and desertions from Union armies once the Emancipation Proclamation came out, as the soldiers said they were not fighting to free slaves.

      In fact, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free one U.S. slave. It was all political theater for the feel gooders. If Lincoln had lived, he would have shipped them all out of the country.

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      • Maquis says:

        Interesting perspective. That would make his assasination an even greater tragedy, n’est-ce pas?

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      • andyocoregon says:

        Well, considering the Civil War was won by the Union States, it paved the way for the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery in the U.S. Had the War been won by the Confederacy, slavery would no doubt have continued for decades longer.

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  5. Glenn Stehle says:

    Just out. Trump’s latest tweet regarding the NFL, according to Fox & Friends:

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  6. what’s more important to you?
    the crash dummies who play on Sunday or God, your family and your country.
    the trained crash dummies seem to be confused about that. (resulting from low IQ?).

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    • Maquis says:

      Resulting from low cultural investment.

      Well, they ARE invested, in a destructive culture, not the one that enables their clearly unmerited blessings.

      Oh, and low IQs.

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  7. Travis McGee says:

    The hard left would like nothing better than football to go down to the ash-heap of history and the NFL is falling right in line. The Seahawks used to be our team but my wife and I stopped watching NFL last year. Support your local high school teams. It probably won’t be long before the liberal disease infects college sports but for now high school and college football are what we are supporting. No feelings for the NFL anymore and ESPN has taken a great song Monday Monday and driven it into the ground promoting Monday Night Football.

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  8. Not2worryluv says:

    The owners in the NFL suddenly realize the ones they should have stood by are the Fans and not the Players?

    Just like the Dems stood by Hillary then couldn’t figure out why we stood by President Trump.

    The Elites can try to put us down all they want but right now it’s bye-bye NFL, Hollywood, Political Elites, The Clintons and the Democratic Party. The SWAMP extends beyond DC.

    Not tired of winning, Mr. President.

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  9. AsksTooManyQuestions says:

    We stopped watching NFL during the pre-season games. Four times before the 3rd quarter ended in a Seahawks game, the network managed to interject Michael Bennett’s taking a knee. Including some pre-taped interview with soft ball questions and no challenging of “facts.”

    It’s pretty hard to relax and watch a game when you’re constantly being interrupted to be informed you’re a racist. And if you don’t think you’re a racist, it’s because you can’t see it because of your privilege.

    So we just turned it off, cancelled all our TiVo NFL games and have been really enjoying college football. When they highlight a player there, it’s always a heartwarming story. 🙂

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  10. Bendix says:

    I’m going to, respectfully, take issue with a small portion of the above entry:
    “It reflects the profound disconnect between the corporation and their customer base that the NFL didn’t recognize the danger in making social justice causes part of their business enterprise. That blame lays squarely on the well paid leader of the NFL, Roger Goodell.”
    At the moment in time that this particular cause began and was encouraged, the corporation was very aware of the effects of making SJW causes part of their enterprise, and the effects were all positive.
    I had in fact pointed that out to a foreign friend of mine, that corporations which supported Leftist, or pseudo-Leftist causes, were rewarding by the Obama Administration.
    He was pleased with himself, that he was able afterwards of coming up with example after example of this plan at work.
    Back to the NFL. Two things happened. One was that a president got involved and deceitfully claimed that Kaepernick “had the right”, which is insulting to anyone actually involved with football, even as a fan. We all knew that no, he had no such “right”, in fact, it was just the opposite.
    Two, they went too far this time. There was no real support among fans for the SJW causes, particularly the BLM movement. Many fans are apolitical and just want to see football, the rest are highly patriotic, and might not mind sneaking in a cause or two, but not one guaranteed to offend and insult.
    The NFL could not have it both ways, using the military, flag and country for ratings, while simultaneously supporting the effort to tear down our institutions. The attack on our flag and anthem was simply too much.
    I should say three things happened, Goodell was too stupid to realize a country that elected Trump wasn’t going to continue along the path he decided to take.
    He obviously thought we were going to have Obama’s third term, in one form or another.
    Well he’s got another think coming now, hasn’t he?

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    • Mad Major says:

      If I correctly recall, the Kaepernick Anthem protests began early in the 2016 season – – and in the middle of a presidential election campaign. Did Roger G. acquiesce in the protests to favor Hilliary? Why did the Commissioner not shut it down from the outset? It seems to me that people who favored Hilliary were more inclined to support the protests. I believe it was political from the start and was still smoldering as the 2017 season began. Perhaps the fire was kept burning by influence from Soros. Trump brilliantly brought the protests to the cultural forefront and the NFL, along with the leftist media apparatus, reacted. The media was of course thrilled to have another cause for attacking Trump. The NFL may have over-estimated the elasticity of demand element. The players may have overlooked their lack of transferrable skills.

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      • Maquis says:

        Skills?

        They couldn’t even be rodeo clowns.

        No insult intended to rodeo clowns.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        The NFL in particular and ESPN in general has been leaning Left for a long time now. Finally the National Felons League has leaned too far and are starting to fall over. A once great American past time has become unwatchable. Pro football may come back into favor some day but it will never be as popular as it once was.

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        • Maquis says:

          I don’t believe we should allow them to clain the title “National” as that implies all of the Country, even representing it, and it doesn’t. They have pissed on the Thanksgiving Turkey and been kicked out of millions of homes, and hearts.

          I prefer:
          Neutered Felons League.

          Afterall, “Felon” is a tilte of honor in their culture, yet it communicates reality, as does Neutered. They’ve earned both.

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        • Comrade Mope says:

          Condoleeza Rice will be the next Commissioner. Whether it was step up for her to step in or not, she seems to be the person to fix the NFL.

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  11. nailheadtom says:

    1. Except for some of the citizens of Green Bay, WI, NFL franchises are owned by individuals and partnerships. Who cares if they individually or collectively go broke? They’ve been extorting money from the general population, many of whom couldn’t care less about football, for decades.

    2. If the NFL is so important in some undetermined sense, why wouldn’t fans show up for the games no matter what? What do player attitudes, whatever they might be, have to do with the game itself?

    3. There’s a long history of illegal and barbaric behavior off the field by NFL players. Is there a possibility that some people have abandoned their love of the sport because of this? Did OJ Simpson and Aaron Hernandez stain the virtue of the NFL?

    4. In-person attendance at games is very expensive relative to other forms of entertainment. It might be possible that ticket prices have exceeded the value that people place on live viewing of the game. Television ratings are unreliable and meaningless to the ordinary fan.

    5. The US military uses sporting events as platforms for their own messages. Is it somehow wrong for another group to use its influence to point out things like this: http://nailheadtom.blogspot.com/2011/07/death-penalty-administered.html

    6. If anthem ceremonies at sporting events were no longer held at all, what would be the consequences? Would the US be quickly taken over by the Chinese or the Italians? If there is a danger of this shouldn’t there be more anthem ceremonies? Perhaps playing the anthem after every touchdown and before each quarter? And why just sports? How about live performances before work starts in the morning, before commercial airplane flights leave the ground, at noon inside fast-food restaurants?

    7. There seems to be more conclusive evidence supporting brain damage to football players than there is for anthropogenic global warming. Parents aren’t as enthusiastic about pushing their boys into an activity that deteriorates the mentality they need to succeed in their scholarship education.

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      One context in which the National Anthem needs to be played and the Pledge of Allegiance recited is at sign-off and sign-on for all but a few critical emergency alert broadcast stations. Shut down CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. at midnight or 1 AM, like it was back in the 50’s and early 60’s, then sign them back on at 5 or 6 AM. No more 24/7 news cycle. 30 minute news programs and that’s it. There is not enough “real” news to fill the 24/7 cycle, which is why stories of no national consequence get spun up into huge hysterical tragedies, catastrophes, or conspiracies. Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and most of the celebrity and local political news stories, including the recent Charlottesville jaywalking fatality would probably not make the cut in a prioritized news cycle. Without that kind of false, hysterical reporting, the kneelers would probably not exist.

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  12. AsksTooManyQuestions says:

    I agree with Bendix that “Two, they went too far this time. There was no real support among fans for the SJW causes, particularly the BLM movement.”

    I’ve heard that Michael Bennett is working on a book called either “Things to Make White People Uncomfortable” or ‘How to Make White People Uncomfortable,’ (I’ve heard both). I’m not sure what it’s going to say, but here’s something that should make anyone uncomfortable who thinks taking a knee is going address what Colin Kaepernick says is the problem:

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color,” Kaepernick said in a press conference after first sitting out during the anthem. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave, and getting away with murder.”

    Here are the facts – in easy graphic format so you can download them to your phone and have them handy to show your friends:

    There were 995 police shootings in 2015. Only 10% of those were of unarmed people (which isn’t to say the police knew that at the time.)

    Here’s the breakdown of police killings by race

    Here are the weapons stats

    According to FBI stats, in 2016, less than 1% of all homicides were Whites killing Blacks

    Here are the stats for 2016 of crimes committed, broken down by race

    Most people who are in jail for crimes are males – do we say the laws are sexist? Do we take a knee for all the men unfairly targeted?

    Taking a knee will not solve this problem and most people know it. That’s why the protest is doomed to fail except for those who need to virtue signal.

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    • HammerDog says:

      Grand Slam Home Run!

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      • AsksTooManyQuestions says:

        And, just to be clear, I don’t think these crime stats show a problem with a particular race – far from it. That’s why I find the knee business so annoying. I think the crime (and the related incarcerations, poverty, police runs ins, etc.) is a problem of culture.

        The Brookings Institute did research that showed of people who followed 3 simple rules, only 2 percent are in poverty and nearly 75 percent have joined the middle class (defined as earning around $55,000 or more per year). They are:

        1. At least finish high school
        2. Get a full-time job
        3. Wait until age 21 to get married and have children.

        https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/three-simple-rules-poor-teens-should-follow-to-join-the-middle-class/

        If NFL athletes want to help people who are oppressed, jailed or having run-ins with the police, I suggest they start by getting this message out.

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  13. uptothere says:

    Just one more Marxist take down of another American pastime. Can’t have anything fun going on, much less even a hint of male masculinity.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Sad but true. Everything the Left touches turns to cr@p.

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    • rsmith1776 says:

      Well, mindless violent thugs pushing each others for thrills is not really anything having to do with male masculinity, outside the chimpanzee world. (And I love chimpanzees. Some of my best friends are chimpanzees.)

      Now, REAL male masculinity, of the, pardon me, human kind – one of the most incredible human beings I have ever heard of, seen, or had the privilege of, humbly and ashamedly, admire:

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  14. sukietawdry says:

    Well, there *was* New Coke.

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  15. Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

    I am not a football fan at all, but I hope that the lefties don’t decide to mess up NASCAR for all my former NFL watching friends.

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    • nrsy4godandcountry says:

      I’m right there with you…NASCAR and NHRA drags..a great way to spend Sundays.

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    • StrandedinCA says:

      Too late. NASCAR jumped all in on the Confederate Flag Ban controversy. I’m from the South and have never flown a confederate flag on my home or any of my property in my life. However, to overtly state that flying the Confederate Flag makes a person a racist is beyond absurd. But NASCAR found it necessary to jump in and request that fans not fly the Confederate Flag in their infields during the races. And several drivers (Dale Jr. being the most prominent) have inserted themselves into the NFL kneeling issue and stated that the players have the “right” to kneel. I’ll argue that NASCAR fans are much more overtly patriotic than NFL fans – and if NASCAR starts down the Social Justice path the backlash will come and it will be severe.

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      • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

        In Virginia, the Confederate flag is flown, on private property in Rockbridge County by private citizens. The Confederate flag became a real controversy in Lextard (Lexington Va). Lexington has VMI where Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a natural history professor. His statue graces the parade grounds at VMI. He was probably the greatest Confederate general who ever lived. HIs greatness on the battlefield eclipses Robert E. Lee who is also the subject of controversy by history hating liberals living in Lexington. City government is at war with history. On one hand, they depend on the Confederate related tourism, yet they want to rewrite history or wipe it out.
        I don’t intend to fly the Confederate flag. I may very well fly the Jolly Roger and confound all of them.

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  16. stinkfoot63 says:

    It isn’t the empty seats that seeded the doubt about the future of the league- it was its selective tolerance of the behavior its millionaire players are showing toward a significant portion of the paying customer who is responding appropriately. Boycotts are in order… something the left loves to employ in its war on conservative voices.

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  17. stinkfoot63 says:

    Which words trigger the mod queue?

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  18. Paul Killinger says:

    Respectfully, I believe pro football can still regain its former stature, but not with this cluck running the league.

    But renewing Goodell’s contract would be crossing the Rubicon from which there can be no return, as it would mean a majority of its team’s OWNERS are willing to acquiesce to this new “social justice” narrative.

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  19. Geoff says:

    😁😀 NFL is done USA all the way

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  20. Victor Adam Smith says:

    This Thanksgiving, Americans all across our country will give thanks for an abundance of newly freed-up time.

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  21. Kerry Gimbel says:

    Yes I agree. Goodell has to go. As long as he is in the NFL will continue tosink

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  22. Mr. Morris says:

    The kneeling NFL players have succeeded. They have insulted our country and insulted the football fans. Colin Kapernick wearing socks that depicted Police as pigs was a reminder of Black Lives Matters participants parading through many cities prior to the President Election, chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon” and “What do we want, Dead Cops, When do we want it now”.
    It is true for every action there usually is a reaction. We see empty seats on Monday, Thursday, and Sunday NFL football games. There are fewer purchases of NFL merchandise, there are fewer eyeballs watching NFL games on TV, and fewer ears listening to NFL games on radio.
    The big media that broadcast the games will negotiate contracts that involve less money for the NFL.
    The multi-millionaire players, their union, Commissioner Goodell and the owners are reaping their just rewards. I would hope the Counties that negotiated stadium deals with individual teams will renegotiate lower payments for their citizens.

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    • Patriot Lady says:

      What is really sad, are all the innocents who will be hurt –restaurant owners, concession owners, and their employees in the stadium cities, especially in Cleveland– no fans attending games, no customers, no revenue. God forgive me but may Satan welcome Goddell and all the owners with open arms.

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  23. wantsomebacon says:

    Seems to me that the NFL will most likely benefit from the $18 BILLION Soros just donated. The NFL made the announcement to stand by the players that kneel and then a week later it’s announced that Soros donated lots and lots of money. This is just my observation. People do not stand on principal or integrity anymore just on cash and power.

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  24. augie says:

    The mistake of the NFL was to put their disrespect for their customers under bright lights and show it on national TV.

    The real problem is that so many big corporations crap all over the social and political interests their customers, but do it somewhat more subtly than the NFL did. Those more subtle ones are still going strong.

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    • stinkfoot63 says:

      Indeed. It’s as much the league and its failure to nip it in the bud with Kaepernick as it is with any individual player. I always thought that pro sports offered it fan base to set aside politics and enjoy the entertainment as one but that has been blatantly flushed down the toilet.

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  25. Mike diamond says:

    The N F L, cut down their own money tree, you can’t get more stupid ! My gosh ! Roger goodell will soon be out of a job flipping burgers .

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Unfortunately he was making about $40 million a year.
      Goodell will never do a real day’s work for the rest of his life.

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  26. Jumara says:

    No respect from anti USA thugs.no fans left.

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  27. modustollenz says:

    I actually want to thank Colin Kaepernick, Roger Goodell, the Pittsburgh Steelers (in particular the Rooney Family) for letting me know in no uncertain terms what a fool I was for wasting my precious time with this nonsense. For the past month, I have gone for a hike with my family, helped my dad with some carpentry work, carved pumpkins with 3 sons, enjoyed an Oktoberfest celebration at church, and spent some quality time with my wife and in general, enjoying the splendor of the blessings that the Good Lord has showered on me, my family and this wonderful country. That was time that would have been wasted on the NFL that I have now reclaimed. And I can’t help but notice that many of my friends are doing so as well. So thank you President Trump for catalyzing all of this.

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  28. Travis McGee says:

    Seahawks had the most protestors so does that mean Seattle is a hot-bed of racism?

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    • Maquis says:

      Yes.

      But the opposite of their childish “protests.”

      Quitting, resigning, is protest.

      Giving US the finger and still collecting a paycheck?
      Virtue Signaling.

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  29. SharkFL says:

    If Roger Goodell were maliciously planted into his NFL role specifically to undermine the performances in order to kill the league, what would he be doing differently?

    This character seems to play his role as paid stooge, infiltrating villain perfectly.

    We see you Roger!

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  30. jameswlee2014 says:

    Here’s how you do it. First: Fire Roger Goodell. Second: HIre Mike Ditka. Third: Make superbowl halftime 15 minutes, like it is in, you know, football games. Fourth, have only marching bands as halftime entertainment and never again hire depraved performers whose shows are unfit for family viewing. Fifth: Fire Roger Goodell and hire Mike Ditka.

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  31. beaujest says:

    Roger Goodell’s father marched arm and arm with Jane Fonda against our country and our troops .

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  32. Maquis says:

    As I observe the self-righteous SJW pose evolve, the players appear to be bowing their heads as far down as possible, whilst their torsos are ever closer to the ground.

    Looks to me that they have been increasingly following instructions on the only exactly precise posture that will be accepted by their Masters, Allah and his Messenger.

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  33. Joe D says:

    Frito Lay, Ford Motor, Nike, ESPN, and Under Armour . Boycott these companies who hate America. After all there are better potato chips than Fruit Lay.

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  34. positron1352 says:

    Had these players been smart……they would have declared a protest by publicly going into high crime neighborhoods and setting up sports and academic programs. Instead, they chose to protest ON THE JOB! Counterproductive. There are consequences for bad behavior NFL.

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  35. aqua says:

    On September 17, 1862, more than 22,000 Americans gave their life for this nation. Many laid on the battlefield, wounded, sick, and in tremendous pain before dying. If a wounded soldier was lucky to see a doctor, they might have a limb hacked off with the same saw that hacked off limbs from soldiers before them.

    Every high schooler and football player should read the doctor’s reports from the Battle of Antietam to get some understanding of how many people (both North and South) sacrificed — and how they sacrificed — for this great nation, so that it could survive.

    In honor of a family member lost in the Civil War, I am just registering my utter disgust with the NFL for their whiny, rude, utterly disgraceful behavior. For those players who are standing, well, good for you. But you all are held responsible for the organizations you play for. Too bad.

    I’m praying hard for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, members of the Coast Guard, the police and fire departments, and all those who know what service and selflessness looks like.

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  36. Mike diamond says:

    Rodger goodell will be fired soon owners are loosing millions!!!!!

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    • nole2016 says:

      One can only hope. I haven’t watched an NFL game since Kapernick took a knee…I’m done for good, and I don’t miss it. They can all go to hell…..players, owners and Roger the left wing idiot.

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  37. hgwells1984 says:

    How to fix the NFL in 3 easy steps …
    1) Fire Roger Goodell, he is a SJW CEO hell bent on destroying the NFL, this is just his latest fiasco
    2) Issue a formal apology to all fans with a strict directive that any player that kneels, raises a fist, or refuses to be present for the national anthem will be suspended for the remainder of the season.
    3) Suspend all the hard core BLM players immediately, anyone who joins them in protest gets suspended, with a reminder that they cannot be political activists during work time but need to do it on their own time.

    By the time the idiot SJW owners clue in it will be to late even for these steps to save the NFL and the sports media that cheers them on.

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