Another Sunday delivers more bad ratings news for a National Football League already imploding under the weight of its own strident and proven anti-Americanism. Last week, Sunday Night Football hit a new season low, and compared to last year, sunk a full 10 percent. This week, viewership for Sunday Night Football collapsed even further, down another five percent. Compared to this same week last year, viewership fell two percent. Via Deadline: ” With a 11.0/19 in metered market results, last night’s SNF was down 5% from last week when the Washington Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders 27-10. As the league took another week-by-week ratings hit just a month into the 2017-2018 season, year-to-year, Sunday’s game was also down a bit from last year. Compared to the then season low of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 43-14 smackdown of the Kansas City Chiefs in primetime on October 2, 2016, last night’s SNF dipped 2% in the early numbers.” In the wake of the horror story coming out of Las Vegas, where early reports tell us a number of police officer have been killed or wounded while trying to save others, these ongoing NFL protests, which are in part targeted against police officers, might take on an entirely new dimension of outrage among a vast majority of Americans already disgusted with these millionaire crybabies and their petulant activism. These NFL protests were not only invented by a former-player who wears “cop pig” socks, just last week Colin Kaepernick’s foundation donated $25,000 to an organization named after convicted cop killer Assata Shakur.
Colin Kaepernick and Roger Goodell hate Donald Trump. Whose side are you on? One of the differences between political and gridiron strategy involves picking one’s opponents. In the latter, the schedule dictates; in the former, guile does. The president manipulated some of the most hated people in America to hate him. He chose his enemies wisely. They unwisely fell into his trap. Maybe next time, Trump should call out Skelator, Cobra Commander, or Moriarty. Alas, one judges those villains not dumb enough to get all of their sinister friends to publicly denounce their denouncer the way Kaepernick and Goodell did. Americans hate Colin Kaepernick because he hates America. He sports Fidel Castro t-shirts, wears socks depicting policemen as pigs, and refuses to rise for a flag so many have fallen to defend. They dislike Roger Goodell because he not only plays games, but he rigs them (with Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, and Ezekiel Elliot). When the league’s fans demand action, he goes into Hamlet mode—as in the Ray Rice case when he repeatedly changed the nature of the punishment from a two-game to a six-game to an indefinite suspension. Fans marvel that the man presiding over the decline of football as the marquee American sport gets a new contract rather than fired. So, when it’s Trump vs. Kaepernick, the commander-in-chief beats the quarterback. And when it’s the son of the New York real-estate developer vs. the son of the New York senator, the Donald beats the Dreadful. He wins even when he says “son of a b—-” in the Bible Belt. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. He is fired,’” the president said of national anthem kneelers in Alabama Friday night, adding for emphasis, “‘He’s fired.’” Some people cannot believe Trump said that. More people cannot believe Colin Kaepernick does that or that Roger Goodelll stands for that. The patriots lack the megaphone of the Trump haters, so an impression forms that the president said something outrageous, as though employers dependent upon the public’s business appear eager to hire people who hate the country their customers love. Would you shop at a supermarket where the checkout girl burned a flag before bagging your groceries? “Divisive comments like this demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Roger Goodell maintained in the wake of the president’s fiery comments. If you want to see “divisive” and a “lack of respect,” turn on an NFL game and watch men making millions refuse to stand up for two minutes during the “Star Spangled Banner.” Or, maybe, you opt not to do this. Increasingly, that ranks as the popular choice. After bleeding viewers last season, Monday Night Football shows a five-percent decline this season, Sunday Night Football registers a seven-percent dip, and regular Sunday afternoon games post double-digit drops. Look at the empty seats in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fans repeatedly tell pollsters that on-field protests rank as the top reason why their eyes go elsewhere on Sunday. But Roger Goodell pretends this reality away and the pampered, protesting players realize that by the time they finally kill the goose, younger, healthier men take their place in line for the golden eggs. Watch their Nielsen ratings plummet. Watch his Gallup numbers rise.
Indeed.. That spot-on op/ed was written by Daniel J. Flynn.. 🙂
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!!