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ESPN’s Wilbon Compares Jerry Jones to a Slave Owner for Requiring Players to Stand for National Anthem

Monday on ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” co-host Mike Wilbon likened Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to a slave owner because he said Cowboys players will either stand for the national anthem or not play. “[T]he word that comes to my mind, I don’t care who doesn’t like me using it, is ‘plantation,’” Wilbon told co-host Tony Kornheiser. “The players are here to serve me and they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them. They are not equal to me. That’s what this says to me and mine.”

That’s because you’re a self-righteous, nauseating, ignorant, black racist, liberal tool!  The NFL requires it’s players to wear certain clothing, certain labels, and on and on..   That doesn’t make the NFL or it’s owners “plantation” owners.  It’s called business.  I’m sure Mr. Wilbon is required to wear certain clothing while at work.  And, if the NFL ever decides to pull it’s collective head out of its ass, and requires the players to show a little respect and stand during the playing of our National Anthem, then it’ll be good for that business.  Oh.. and someone ought to explain to Mr. Wilbon that slaves are not paid. Obviously he wasn’t a history major.  These obnoxious players, who claim they’ve being “oppressed,” and have been disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem are paid millions.  Can I please be that “oppressed?!?”  This is yet another reminder of why I don’t watch ESPN..  Unreal..

Shut up and play: The NFL and ESPN need to get politics out of sports or risk losing millions

ESPN host Jemele Hill is back on the air after calling President Trump a “white supremacist” who has surrounded himself with “other white supremicists” — remarks that earned her a reprimand, but not a suspension, from the network. The Twitter-taunting and subsequent fallout comes as the sports network’s ratings have taken a significant hit over the last year, starting with players’ social justice protests at pre-game festivities. Both the TV networks and the NFL are paying the penalty. As of July 2017, ESPN’s ratings already dropped 9 percent compared to the same time period last year. Add that to an already bruising 2016 — in November 2016 alone, more than 600,000 subscribers dropped the network. Viewership for the entire NFL is down 14 percent this year, according to Pivotal Research. It represents an eight-year low. Last year, ratings fell 9 percent. Advertising spending is also down. The NFL is experiencing the worst advanced ad sales in a decade. Not since the recession started in 2008 have revenues been this dismal. CBS’ Les Moonves claims the lower ratings, and thereby falling revenues, are due to this year’s hurricanes. A storm of politics, maybe. Ratings began to slide last year as then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem, which set off a contagion of other players in the NFL who chose to follow suit with similar game-time protests. A recent J.D. Power survey shows that the national anthem protests are directly to blame for the drop in ratings. The group surveyed a stunning 9,200 fans (a sample of 1,000 is usually used in political polling), and 26 percent of them said they had turned the games off due to the national protests alone. Since the protests began, the NFL hasn’t been able to contain their players nor the damage caused by their political diatribes. It comes at a time when other media are experiencing the same political outbursts and subsequent drop in ratings. The Emmy Awards on Sunday night got political from the opening number and as a result, tied with last year’s program for its lowest ratings ever. The one person who could normally stop the bleeding is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who organized the league’s crackdown on domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice video showing him clocking his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator. Goodell realized the crisis of confidence it was creating and held a press conference pledging, “We will get our house in order.” But Goodell has his hands full now with his own contract negotiation. His contract is up in 2019 and he’s fighting to stay on as commissioner during a tumultuous time, while at the same time asking for a pay increase. That’s a tall order, even for Goodell. Whether the NFL can get its house in order and contain the political outburst remains to be seen. If they can, Americans are a forgiving people; they’ll come back to the pastime they’ve known and loved for more than 100 years. However, if they can’t keep their players in line, the NFL risks losing millions upon millions of dollars and worse, the trust of the public. After all, you can only offend your customers so long before they go elsewhere. So, can the NFL and sports networks regain the trust of their viewers, or will they fumble? Only time will tell. Until then, players would be wise to shut up and play while they are still gainfully employed and still have what’s left of their audience.

Agreed!!  And, we said, Jennifer.  Jennifer Kerns is responsible for that spot-on op/ed.  It also is a great follow up to another article we posted (scroll down about 12 articles) about a recent LA Rams game where tickets were only $6, and the couldn’t fill the stadium….for many of the reasons that Jennifer mentions here.  Until the NFL, and the uber-liberal sports media (i.e. ESPN, etc.) put an end to all of their extreme liberal political correctness, and get back to just football, they’ll continue to turn off a very large percentage of their customers.  Jennifer is exactly right when she says that “you can only offend you customer so long before they go elsewhere.”  Indeed…

ESPN pulls Asian-American announcer from Virginia football game because he has a Confederate general’s name

In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN decided to pull one of its announcers from calling a University of Virginia football game — because his name is Robert Lee. Lee, an Asian-American sportscaster who started with the network in 2016, was moved to a different game “simply because of the coincidence of his name,” ESPN said, referencing the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. ESPN, which has faced accusations of liberal bias that some observers believe has led to a downtick in viewership, said it moved its announcer to the Youngstown State game at Pittsburgh. The network’s full statement: “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play-by-play for a football game has become an issue.” ESPN notes that assignments are switched all the time.

No, this is NOT the Onion..  You really can’t make this stuff up, folks.  No wonder ESPN’s subscriber membership is WAY down..  Unreal..

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Says Police are Like ‘Slave Patrol’

Like many other left-wing sports commentators, ESPN’s Jemele Hill is incensed that anti-American protester Colin Kaepernick is still left unsigned by the NFL. But during a tweet about the former San Francisco 49ers’ status, Hill went even further by agreeing that America’s police are exactly the same as the racist, plantation slave catchers of the civil war era. Hill took to Twitter to lament that the Baltimore Ravens just signed former Arena Football League quarterback David Olson instead of giving Colin Kaepernick a shot. On her Twitter account, Hill groused, “Oh and ICYMI, the Ravens signed a dude who quit football to be a realtor and played in 2 games in college over a Super Bowl QB”: But, as Twitter users began to reply to Hill’s tweet, one user reminded her of Kaepernick’s own words. “I feel like it’s been forgotten that [Kaepernick] basically called (all) cops ‘slave patrol’ a month ago. I mean, that’s pretty inflammatory,” user Nathanael Johnson said. For her part, Hill saw nothing at all wrong with the claim that all cops are just like the racist patrols that were sent out by plantation owners to keep blacks in line. She responded to Johnson’s tweet saying, “Inflammatory, but historically accurate.” Mr. Johnson was a bit shocked that Hill was calling ALL police the “slave patrol.” He came back saying, “There’s historically truth there, yes … but is it fair to say now to all the cops, esp when many minorities serve?” Hill must have suddenly realized that she was stepping in it big time and then tried to pull back from the “all cops are racist slave catchers” stance she initially staked out. But, even as she pulled back from the “all cops” proclamation, she went in another direction to call our legal system “racist.” Without bothering to capitalize the first word of her reply, Hill then insisted, “i wouldn’t say all, but it’s been clear for a long time the policing & judicial system are institutionally racist.” Undaunted, Mr. Johnson came back saying, “I agree that America has a lot of growing/changing to do. My only point is that calling cops “slave patrol” is pretty inflammatory.” Oddly, in another set of tweets and replies, Hill insisted that no one knows what Colin Kaepernick thinks because “NO ONE HAS TALKED TO HIM” (her all caps). This is a bit absurd. After all, the former NFL second-string quarterback spent well over a year in interview after interview as well as on his social media slamming the USA, saying America was never great, calling police pigs, criticizing Trump and his voters, and attacking the country. One shouldn’t have to speak to Colin Kaepernick to find out his opinion. He has freely given his opinion whether people want to hear it or not. One would have to say that his hate for America is pretty well established at this point.

Jemele is a poster child for what’s wrong at the ailing, and extremely liberal, ESPN network.  Jemele is a nauseating, entitlement-minded, extremely liberal, agenda-driven, black racist.  To her, facts don’t matter.  Only race matters to her.  She’s making this big deal over Colin who has been a complete embarrassment to the NFL, and has cost that organization ratings….which translates into dollars; BIG dollars.  And, that’s all that the NFL and other professional sports organizations care about.  Someone might want to take Jemele aside and school her on that reality.  As for her comments about “all cops” being “racist…”  That’s as offensive as it is false.  There are thousands and thousands of cops who watch ESPN.  So, her superiors should be asked on camera if ESPN thinks “all cops are racist,”  and see how they dance around that. What a disgusting loser Jemele is.  ESPN should do the right think and fire her immediately…and apologize to the law enforcement community for her outrageous comments.

ESPN Finally Returns Hank Williams Jr. to Monday Night Football Promos

After firing him six years ago because his politics leaned too far to the right, cable sports network ESPN is rehiring Hank Williams, Jr., as its face for Monday Night Football. ESPN has announced that Hank “Bocephus” Williams will be back singing the Monday Night Football theme featuring the catch phrase refrain, “Are you ready for some football?” “I think it’s a return to our past in that it’s such an iconic song associated with football,” Stephanie Druley, ESPN’s senior vice president of events and studio production, told USA Today. “I hope there will be some happy people on Monday night again,” Williams said of his reinstatement. “It feels natural, fulfilling and satisfying at this point when you’ve kind of done it all.” The cable sports giant fired the country artist in 2011 after he tweeted remarks about President Barack Obama. Oddly, Sporting News attempted to use ESPN’s rehiring of the conservative-minded country artist as a means to proclaim the cable network’s liberal bias has now been eliminated. For Sporting News, Jordon Heck insisted, “After ESPN’s recent publicized layoffs, many argued the reason the network is struggling is because it was too liberal leaning. Some feel like this hiring should halt that argument.” It is an odd claim that ten years of extreme liberal bias could be erased by allowing Hank Williams, Jr., to sing a song for a few minutes once each week, while otherwise doing nothing about the daily liberal bias spewed by hosts, sportscasters, and writers. ESPN’s Druley said he isn’t much worried about any backlash against rehiring Williams and bringing a known center-right personality back to the network. “I’m sure there’ll be some, but I’m not concerned. It was the right time,” Druley said. “We discussed it internally, and it was just the right time to bring him back.”

On Same Day Massive Layoffs Begin, ESPN Celebrates Black Power Icon and Fugitive Cop Killer

Proving that it has not learned that its customers tire of left-wing politics forced into sports reporting, on the same day that sports cable network ESPN fired 100 on-air employees and reporters, ESPN Women devoted its webpages to extreme left-wing social justice, resistance, and feminism. Indeed, ESPNW used a claimed “honoring” of National Poetry Month as an excuse to “reflect on resistance, redefining feminism and movement.” What followed were poems from five professors, writers, and activists filled with revolution, resistance, anti-capitalism, and race baiting. The first piece, penned by Dr. DaMaris B. Hill, a professor of African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky, is titled simply “Revolution.” It celebrates the violence and force of revolution, and is specifically dedicated to black power icon Asatta Shakur, who murdered a police officer in 1977. In 1979 Shakur escaped from prison and sought asylum in Cuba, where she remains to this day. Shakur was also the first woman named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, and there is currently a $1 million reward leading to her arrest. Amusingly, Dr. Hill seems to admit that the liberals “revolution” has nothing to do with “facts” by writing, “Revolution ain’t got sh– to do with facts. It is all faith!” That sounds about right, since liberals have no facts or truth on hand with their “revolution.” It’s all just a religion — or a replacement thereof — to them. After Dr. Hill, ESPNW moved on to a piece titled, “What Leaps from a Storm’s Throat,” by CUNY/College of Staten Island professor Patricia Smith. This second poem contains a line that slams capitalism, reading, “beneath vendors who heartlessly hawk the stupid slap of sugar, spirit and salt.” Next, Wisconsin writer Carrie Ann Welsh’s “Start Here,” seemed to posit that only minority women play sports, with a line saying, “Their bodies are too dark, too wiry, too big, too fast.” Finally, New York arts and culture administrator DéLana R.A. Dameron, made her entire piece about whites oppressing blacks. In Dameron’s poem, entitled “My Struggle with Feminism is Black,” black women are presented as having no freedom. Daeron insists black women are “in the service of white folks.” Dameron even poked her poetic finger in the eyes of liberal, white women who think they support the liberation of black women by noting that self-satisfied white women found it easy to stomp around advocating for free black women when black women weren’t teachers or even living in the same neighborhoods as those white women. “Don’t let those white girls turn you into a mammy. You are not there to take care of them, get yours,” Dameron’s screed said. So, as these “poets” are pushing anti-capitalism, race hatred, and resistance, ESPN is once again seen pushing far left, hate-filled liberalism onto its sports fans. Will they ever learn?

Apparently not, Warner.  Warner Todd Huston is responsible for that piece.  In the last year alone, ESPN has lost over a MILLION subscribers…which translates into BILLIONS lost in revenue.  People turn to sports to get away from politics, for crying out loud.  And, a VERY large number of sports enthusiasts are conservatives and/or Republicans (many of who voted for Trump..imagine that!) who don’t like such nauseating, politically correct, liberal vomit like this being forced upon them.  So, they vote with their wallet, change the channel…and cancel their subscription to ESPN.  One would think these ESPN execs would want to stop offending their customers who their driving away by the millions…out of simple self-preservation (wanting to keep their jobs).  Guess not..

ESPN lays off about 100 employees, including Danny Kanell, Ed Werder

It’s a dark day at ESPN. The sports broadcasting network sent a memo to employees early Wednesday, informing them that a series of previously announced layoffs would take place today. Familiar faces like Ed Werder, Danny Kanell, Jayson Stark, Trent Dilfer and Brett McMurphy are among those who have been let go. The total number of employees cut will be around 100, Fox News has learned. The memo, from ESPN President John Skipper, noted that the network’s new talent lineup will be announced soon. “Dynamic change demands an increased focus on versatility and value, and as a result, we have been engaged in the challenging process of determining the talent—anchors, analysts, reporters, writers and those who handle play-by-play—necessary to meet those demands,” Skipper wrote to employees. “We will implement changes in our talent lineup this week. A limited number of other positions will also be affected and a handful of new jobs will be posted to fill various needs. “These decisions impact talented people who have done great work for our company. I would like to thank all of them for their efforts and their many contributions to ESPN.”

Well, this was to be expected with ESPN losing subscribers by over a MILLION this last year alone, which translates into BILLIONS lost in revenue.  ESPN’s has become so politically correct and liberal in recent years, that it has turned off a large number of its (former) followers.  So, again, this is hardly surprising..