National Anthem

Mookie Betts is an unpatriotic elitist and I don’t like him

Mookie Betts, fresh from signing his 12-year, $365 million contract extension with my hometown Los Angeles Dodgers could not stand in respect for the national anthem. His teammates did. He did not. I have a problem with that. Mookie Betts once promised, “I’ll never disrespect the flag.” That was a lie. He tried to excuse …

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Martin Luther King Jr. refused to stand for the National Anthem?

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s the federal holiday set aside to honor the man who did so much to end systemic racism for our country. He was killed making this country better for children of all color. You know what he didn’t do? Kneel or show disrespect during the National Anthem. The New Yorker magazine …

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‘Sunday Night Football’ is taking a giant hit in the ratings

From CNN: NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers brought in 17.2 million viewers on Sunday night. That number was down 35% from last year’s Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants game, which was the most-watched prime time regular season since Thanksgiving 2015. Yes. NFL viewership is down. …

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The NFL could ban National Anthem protests if they wanted to

We’re currently in Week 9 of the National Football League 2017 schedule. It’s the ninth week in a row the league is allowing players to protest during the National Anthem. The only question at this point is why the NFL is allowing this stupid spectacle to continue. The idea the league doesn’t have total control of what …

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ESPN suspends SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for two weeks

ESPN suspended SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for breaking the company’s social media policy. She posted two tweets encouraging people to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers. The reason? Cowboys owner Jerrey Jones threatened to sit any player who sits for the national anthem. ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv — ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017 Jemele …

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