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There’s an NFL game tonight

I hope that NFL fans can get their act together and NOT watch the game. Make the owners and players pay for the disrespect they’ve shown for their fans and their country. It’s easy to do something. Turn off the damned TV. That’s all you have to do.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 28, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Posted in Television

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  1. I assume that if I were to offer this advice to some Lexus-driving UMC white guy with a college-age daughter at risk for rape from future NFL kneelers, I’d get the same response I got in 1998 at Candlestick Park from a guy in an Olympic Club sweater when I wondered why white kids were adopting the saggypants look: “racist!”

    Marty

    September 28, 2017 at 12:37 PM

  2. If about 60% of NFL fans are Trump supporters, we would need to get 10% of them to boycott just to get a 6% drop in NFL viewership. This is gonna be a long, hard slog.

    We need a two pronged offensive against the NFL: keep the social media pressure up for a boycott and that, along with secular factors, should eventually reduce NFL revenue by 20% in real terms, and then go after the NFL legislatively as well. At the federal, state and local level the NFL gets subsidized and we need to take those subsidies and tax breaks away. Do this and we can bring the NFL to it’s knees, although we’ll never be able to get rid of it.

    Otis the Sweaty

    September 28, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    • Much of the Hillary base is single women & single mothers… Obama’s “Julias.”

      Not much NFL fandom among them.

      NFL fans ARE the middle America deplorables that supported Trump.

      Can anybody picture the elites from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Madison Avenue or even the Professoriate being football fans? Heck the Professoriate even hates their own college teams!

      Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

      September 28, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    • Wevs. If the National Felons League goes away, men will turn their attention and passion to college ball. In fact, college ball is more entertaining than NFL.

      hard9bf

      September 28, 2017 at 5:37 PM

      • This is wishful thinking on your part. The games are tedious.

        ScarletNumber

        September 28, 2017 at 7:49 PM

  3. Any White person who watches mainstream American sports deserves to be f–ed!

    JS

    September 28, 2017 at 1:41 PM

  4. ESPN is also feeling the pinch:

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/371747.php

    Richard

    September 28, 2017 at 1:46 PM

  5. I expect the trend will be more players kneeling before the anthem and then standing for it following Jerry Jones’ lead.

    DaddyFrank

    September 28, 2017 at 2:15 PM

  6. The strategy should be to target two important franchises in blue collar white areas. The two perfect and obvious candidates would be Pittsburgh and Green Bay.

    Green Bay would be the harder nut to crack because the ownership of the team is actually the fans. I loathe Aaron Rodgers. What a Hollywood cuck. Maybe the gay rumors are true.

    Rothlisberger apologized to the fans, and now his goose is cooked, or is that cucked?

    gothamette

    September 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    • Dear New Yorkers:

      Your Giants fans in Staten Island & New Jersey:

      Hillary Voters?

      or

      Trump Voters?

      Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

      September 28, 2017 at 3:05 PM

      • Whatever the result of this battle, winning & power isn’t a goal in and of itself.
        It’s meaningless if there’s no skill, ability or willingness to wield it, what’s the point?

        It’s like Merkel with no actual executive agenda of her own, merely coasting and doing nothing more than reacting for decades.
        Just react and play theater. What’s the point of holding on to power if you’re unable or unwilling to use it?

        Trump needs to figure out how the game is played soon. Clock’s ticking…
        Whether he grabs ’em by the short hairs and seduces them like he bragged to Billy Bush or if he blackmails and beats them up like a President Johnson, he’s got to figure it out if his getting elected will have a point other than delaying the incoming progressive tide that will inevitably return in 4 or 8 years.

        Elections matter of course, but all it does is open the door to the White House. What comes next? I’m still hopeful, but very skeptical our 4-D Mr. Magoo President has a clue.

        Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

        September 28, 2017 at 3:15 PM

      • Trump.

        gothamette

        September 28, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    • “I loathe Aaron Rodgers. What a Hollywood cuck. Maybe the gay rumors are true.”

      Gawsh, I’d love to learn he’s packing something other than cheese. My wife has a crush on Rodgers, so I always root against the Packers.

      Go Bears!

      hard9bf

      September 28, 2017 at 5:39 PM

      • My wife has never expressed an interest like that. I’m not sure she even checks other guys out. I suppose it’s possible because a lot of women do. But she’s never mentioned it. She definitely has the monogamy gene as do I.

        destructure

        September 28, 2017 at 8:37 PM

      • Here is Rodgers in his own words, destructure. He’s been terrorized by BLM completely. Or maybe he believes it.

        https://www.sbnation.com/2017/9/28/16381646/packers-fans-linking-arms-national-anthem

        If he packs any cheese it would be moldy, crusty, and brown.

        gothamette

        September 29, 2017 at 12:44 PM

  7. LOL. In your dreams. Today I saw (via Drudge I think) an article featuring pictures of fans giving players the finger and yelling at them – from the fuckin’ STANDS. They were too damn stupid to realize that by buying a ticket and going to the game in the first place, they had already suppprted the team’s bullshit.

    Stealth

    September 28, 2017 at 2:39 PM

  8. Both broadcast and cable TV are in decline. Lots of people are cutting the cord and going with Internet services for their TV. Sports are one of the last holdouts. If you want to watch professional or college sports, you need cable TV to get channels like ESPN.

    Things are beginning to change. WatchESPN has been available for some time, but you must subscribe to cable in order to get access. I believe Sling TV and PlayStation Vue have made deals to carry ESPN and get access to WatchESPN. For the NFL this is all screwed up. The NFL sold exclusive rights to stream live NFL games on mobile platforms to Verizon, so even though Monday Night Football is on ESPN, you cannot watch it on a mobile platform through WatchESPN.

    I suspect in the next few years all this will change quickly. Professional or college sports will become widely available for streaming, some probably as pay per view and some as part of subscription services. There will be a rapid decline in cable TV. A large chunk of your monthly cable bill has been going to ESPN. Customers with no interest in ESPN or sports have been forced to pay for it. The online streaming market is still developing. It may go in the direction of a few streaming services that offer packages of channels like Cable TV or a large number of streaming services targeted at different market segments. Perhaps both could happen.

    No matter what happens, I suspect NFL viewer-ship will decline. There are just too many alternatives available now. With both the extreme left and the extreme right pushing a NFL boycott for opposite reasons cannot be helping.

    mikeca

    September 28, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    • “Both broadcast and cable TV are in decline. Lots of people are cutting the cord and going with Internet services for their TV.”

      Wow, a perceptive and accurate comment by Mikeca. I have yet to meet anyone under 30 who has cable or satellite — they all, no exceptions, watch video stricly on their tardphones.

      hard9bf

      September 28, 2017 at 5:42 PM

  9. As usual the left shows higher iq than the right. Their whole point is the destroy the nfl. now they’ve forced the nfl’s chief fan demographic to turn against the nfl. The left wins – they get to virtue signal and kill the nfl.

    Simba of the Blogosphere

    September 28, 2017 at 4:26 PM

  10. Eugene Volokh, law professor and legal blogger, brought up an interesting argument.

    If kneeling for the national anthem is a way of expressing a political message, isn’t standing for the national anthem also a way of expressing a political message?

    Private employers are generally allowed to fire employees for expressing political messages on the job under federal law, although some states have laws preventing this.

    Can an employer fire an employee for failing give the employer’s approved political message.

    mikeca

    September 28, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    • Standing for the Anthem is NOT a political message, it’s a show of unity that we are all Americans, that is what it has always meant.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 28, 2017 at 5:03 PM

      • mikeca is right, standing for the Anthem IS a political message. It’s a show of unity that we are all Americans.

        Flag burning is a similar political message, except it expresses the opposite (political) sentiment. “It doesn’t mean anything that ‘we’re all Americans’, the US is wrong and evil,” etc. Protected speech.

        The difference is that “show of unity” actions used to be endorsed by most Americans, and accepted by most of the rest. Now people have woken up to their Diversity, and putting it first. Proles, Deplorables, and alt-righters aren’t part of a supermajority any more.

        At Slate Star Codex, Scott Alexander discussed “Motte and Bailey” argumentation. (From http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Motte_and_bailey), it’s a combination of bait-and-switch and equivocation in which someone switches between an easy-to-defend statement and a hard-to-defend, controversial statement. Someone will argue the easy-to-defend position (motte) to ward off critics, while the less-defensible position (bailey) remains the desired belief. The arguer acts as though the positions are equivalent.

        This is what the media is doing with take-a-knee. To Stupid Prole Viewers/Readers, they assert “It’s patriotic dissent!” even as the BLM players proclaim that they hate irredeemably racist AmeriKKKa and its police who run around murdering Hands Up Don’t Shoot gentle giants.

        amac78

        September 28, 2017 at 6:15 PM

  11. I’ll be watching because they didn’t disrespect THIS particular fan. I have never cared for the rah-rah patriotic garbage preceding sports events and I support BLM (check out Steve Sailer for continuing coverage of the post-BLM spike in black-on-black murders).

    For the past 20 years, men have joined the armed forces because they want to “get some” — that is, kill people — and they are paid good money for their soldiering. They are not heroes, they are not sacrificing anything — they joined the military as a career, knowing full well that America is actively fighting in various places around the world. They deserve neither pity nor worship.

    Go Bears!

    hard9bf

    September 28, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    • In other words, America fields a mercenary army. Why should anyone get a tear in their eye over a merc? Rhetorical.

      hard9bf

      September 28, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    • You are a fucking traitor moron.

      I don’t care for the patriotic bullshit either, but the kneeling clearly puts the league on the side of the SJWs. You are an absolutely disgusting person.

      Otis the Sweaty

      September 28, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    • Your hate of soldiers is pathetic. Face up to the reality that no people can survive without their soldiers.

      DataExplorer

      September 28, 2017 at 10:09 PM


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