After a nearly double-digit ratings freefall last year, the NFL experiences a lighter than expected demand for advertising buys for the upcoming season. “A number of factors have conspired to cast a bit of a pall over this year’s NFL market, which some insiders say is the softest since the Great Recession of 2008,” Ad Age points out. “For example, a number of marquee clients have slashed their pro football spend, while a few load-bearing categories aren’t committing anywhere near as many dollars to the NFL as they did a year ago. A source for Ad Age estimates a two percent to four percent increase in the price of commercials. Declines in demand for advertising from automobiles, movies, and male sexual enhancement products account for sales not meeting expectations. The piece speculates that the saturated schedule of NFL games, which include Thursday night broadcasts, several Sunday morning contests from London, and Saturday doubleheaders in Week 16 and Week 17, diminishes demand. A consumer shift away from broadcast television toward streaming services also receives consideration as a factor in the softening of expected sales. The article avoids mention of Colin Kaepernick, and several other players, who protested the national anthem in 2016 by refusing to rise as adversely impacting the league’s bottom line. Fans repeatedly cited Kaepernick’s protest as the top cause of their disinterest in football in 2016. In a Seton Hall poll, for instance, fans cited the anti-anthem protests as the top reason for tuning out NFL broadcasts. NFL ratings declined by nine percent in 2016. Penalties for hits once considered clean, rules largely negating the excitement of kick returns, referee involvement slowing the pace of the game, the suspension of Tom Brady for four games and the retirement of Peyton Manning, and players making a political football of football all come up as reasons for the ratings drop. A resurgent Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots looking to extend their dynasty after winning one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history, and Colin Kaepernick promising to end his protest should he find a suitor in free agency all give the league hope for a turn-around in 2017.
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick compared police officers to fugitive slave patrolmen after a Minnesota officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black motorist. Kaepernick tweeted his displeasure with the verdict, with a graphic reading “You can’t ignore your history – always remember who they are.” Between the lines, a police badge is shown side-by-side with a “fugitive slave patrol” badge. Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been dismissed as a police officer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of black motorist Philando Castile.
And Colin continues to be the worthless tool that he is..
Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who made headlines last season for refusing to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” may be suiting up for the Seattle Seahawks next season. Pete Carroll, Seattle’s head coach, was asked Monday on ESPN Seattle about a potential backup for Russell Wilson. Some of the names listed were Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III. “We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” Carroll said. “We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.” Kaepernick was benched last November by former coach Jim Tomsula in favor of Blaine Gabbert. The 2011 second-round pick, less heralded than other QBs in his draft class, went on season-ending injured reserve and needed a trio of surgeries: his non-throwing left shoulder, left knee and right thumb. He hardly disappeared as a backup, instead taking his old job back last month. And he made international headlines when he stopped standing for the national anthem in what he said was a protest against racial oppression. First he sat, then he kneeled. Others joined him. As his team struggles, the 28-year-old Kaepernick appears as collected as any losing quarterback in the league. This is the same guy who led San Francisco to a runner-up Super Bowl finish following the 2012 season.
Colin is such a nauseating tool… Let’s hope Coach Carroll has the sense to go with RG3, or someone else as their backup QB.
The San Francisco 49ers have bestowed upon Colin Kaepernick the highly prestigious Len Eshmont Award. The award, which the team presents to the 49er who “best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team,” is given annually and voted on by the players. Kaepernick’s season-long protest against alleged racial inequality in America apparently “inspired” teammates to name him for the award. 49ers center Dan Kilgore, though initially skeptical of the reasons behind the protests, spoke about how Kaepernick won him over after a team meeting in August. Kilgore told ESPN, “After Kap stated his case today, and seeing where he is coming from, I do stand with Kap when he says ‘enough is enough’ against crime and the violence and discrimination and racism. I believe that enough is enough. But I could see why people would think it’s bad with the national anthem and the military.” 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith discussed some of the criticism Kaepernick has received. Smith said, “Colin has handled that situation better than anyone could have imagined. It hasn’t been a distraction in our locker room, and it probably helped him open up to a lot of our team and our teammates better. He’s been very open in communication about that as well as football.” Ironically, the award is given to the player exhibiting the most “inspirational and courageous play,” and to date, Kaepernick’s play has inspired exactly one win in ten starts, and even that one win came by one point against arguably the most dysfunctional franchise in the entire NFL. Kaepernick obviously received this award due to his “inspirational and courageous activism,” not play. Yet, even then, what’s the scoreboard on that? Colin Kaepernick’s protests this year played a leading role in the NFL’s ratings demise, which hurts the league financially. Specifically it will hurt the hundreds of players in the league who make significantly less than Colin Kaepernick. So the protests haven’t helped the players. What about the “oppressed?”
What about the poor, “oppressed” NFL players, indeed.. Can I PLEASE be that “oppressed” making millions, living in mansions, and so on? Kaepernick is such a nauseating, self-righteous, and hypocritical tool. He makes me want to vomit. And, the overwhelming majority of Americans see right through it. That’s why NFL ratings are WAY down this year. And yet the other 49er players fall for Colin’s bs…and dishonor Len’s memory in the process….showing the disconnect between the NFL and regular Americans.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was jeered during his team’s game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday after making comments that praised late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro during the week. There were loud boos from the crowd when Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers offense trotted onto the field for their first series, and more jeers just before the first down snap. Kaepernick, who has kneeled during the National Anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, defended Castro during a conference call Wednesday with South Florida reporters. Castro, who died Friday, has strong critics within South Florida’s large Cuban-American population. During the conference call, Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero, who was born in Cuba, challenged Kaepernick about a T-shirt the quarterback wore in August featuring Castro and Malcolm X. In a column published hours before Castro’s death was announced, Salguero said Kaepernick noted Cuba’s high literacy rate and claimed that “they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here [in the U.S.] even though we’re fully capable of doing that.” When Salguero tried to ask Kaepernick about the disintegration of Cuban families under the Castro regime, the quarterback said “We do break up families here … That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery. So our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of native Americans.” Salguero concluded his column by calling Kaepernick a “fraud” and an “unrepentant hypocrite.” Kaepernick defended his statements after the game, which the Dolphins won, 31-24, after he was stopped two yards short of the potential game-tying touchdown. “What I said was, I agree with the investment in education,” he said, according to WSVN. “I also agree with the investment in universal health care, as well as the involvement in helping end apartheid in South Africa.” One of the Dolphins defenders in on the game-saving tackle of Kaepernick was linebacker Kiko Alonso, whose father was born in Cuba and fled the Castro regime.
Wow… So, not only is Colin a self-righteous, entitlement-minded, offensive, extreme liberal (socialist), tool.. BUT, he’s also a moron. I mean, honestly.. He really has no clue how breathtakingly stupid he really is. And, kudos to Armando for calling him on his hypocrisy! Excellent!!
“South Park” will kick off its 20th season Wednesday night with an episode featuring a song that makes fun of Black Lives Matter supporters who have rallied behind San Francisco 49er backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Comedy Central show, which never misses an opportunity to weigh in on a controversy, released a 30-second promo for the premiere showing the citizens of South Park singing a new version of the National Anthem with the lyrics:
HAHA!! To see the trailer/promo, and read the rest of this AP story, click on the text above. Outstanding!! 🙂
Colin Kaepernick wore socks to a recent practice that show cartoon policemen done up as “pigs.” Photos from Aug. 10 show the NFL lightning rod wearing the black socks adorned with the anti-police caricatures. Kaepernick wore the socks again on Aug. 12. One photo from the Aug. 10 practice session in San Francisco, which was open to the public, captures him walking onto the field with a raised fist. The sartorial statement came prior to Kaepernick’s sit-down protest of the national anthem gaining attention during the 49ers’ preseason game on Aug. 26. Kaepernick also had lodged his silent protest to “The Star-Spangled Banner” — designed, he said, to call attention to the oppression of black people and people of color in the United States — during the team’s first two preseason games, though he was not in uniform for those games. Kaepernick has said he will continue to refuse to stand for the anthem in the future. He gets his first chance to repeat the protest in full view of the world on Thursday night, when the 49ers visit the Chargers for their final preseason games. It is “Salute to the Military” night at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.
He’s such a tool.. Of course, if something bad happens to this self-righteous loser, he’ll be the first one to call 911. What a piece of garbage..