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Last week, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter said his company was pulling some advertising from NFL games because player protests were making it harder to sell pizza. It later emerged that Papa John’s was simply removing the NFL’s logo from some of its marketing, not withdrawing television ads. Schnatter’s outrage was essentially one part action, two parts bluster.

Based on comments from NBCUniversal executive Linda Yaccarino in a chat moderated by AdAge on Friday, it sounds like Papa John’s isn’t alone in that approach. Yaccarino, NBCU’s chairman of advertising sales and client partnerships, said no advertisers have pulled their spots but several have threatened to. Via AdAge:

Yaccarino … said that none of NBCUniversal’s NFL advertisers have pulled out of NBC’s Sunday Night Football or Thursday Night Football games. However, a “list of advertisers have made themselves very clear: if you continue covering the political coverage of the issue, we will not be part of the NFL,” she said. “Because think about it: they have half the country that is cheering about that, and they have half the country that is emailing them, saying, don’t do that. So that’s a real thing.”

Yaccarino also said that she thinks the protest have affected ratings, even if she can’t prove it.

She noted that prior to the controversy, which started last season when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to kneel during the national anthem, “most” NFL games didn’t broadcast the anthem, aside from big games like the Super Bowl. “The story has morphed dramatically, from social injustice to patriotism,” said Yaccarino. “While I don’t think there’s any way you could ever really prove it, I do think it has impacted the ratings.”

According to AdAge, CBS CEO Les Moonves said he had observed no hesitation from NFL sponsors. “I don’t know of one sponsor that has pulled out of any spot that they had, Moonves reportedly said. “I don’t think it’s affecting advertising or their desire one iota.”

There is clearly a lot of posturing going on here. Advertisers apparently aren’t ready to take the dramatic measure of yanking their spots, but they hope to pressure the league by making noise about doing so. And TV networks don’t want stockholders to think they’re bleeding advertisers, but they too figure they can turn up the heat on the NFL by making the situation seem somewhat dire.

At this point, with protests having faded somewhat from the front pages (special circumstances in Houston aside), the likeliest scenario is probably that advertisers hold onto their spots, networks hold onto their ratings, NFL owners hold onto their revenue and Papa John goes back to making pizza. But if a major brand does publicly pull out of advertising with the NFL over the protests… hold onto your seat.

[AdAge]

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports, MLB.com, SI.com and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.

  • JWJ

    Kneeling during the anthem, before the anthem, after the anthem, black supremacists fists in the air are simply not enough. Now since the number of players kneeling is down, does that mean whatever cause they protesting is better now? Or as Jackson said, the players are going to have to ramp it up.

    Burn the flag on the sideline; kneel during plays; t-shirts with how much you hate Trump and that police are racists; wear chains on the field to protest owners of companies being called owners. The players need to be creative.

    They must know that there is nothing they can’t do in terms of protests. Ramp it up to 11. I’m sure ratings will skyrocket.

    • GoingTactical

      I think they should burn down a few stadiums. That will really teach us a lesson.

      • BubbasBBQ

        Except some of those stadiums were paid by the taxpayers. but I do get what you are saying….Good luck getting another one built…ever

        and…ROLL TIDE!

        • GoingTactical

          RTR!

      • T-Bone

        And loot the snackbar!

  • Trump grabbed my penls

    Bunch of crybaby nlggers

    • Wrabble

      No need for name-calling, unless you are a liberal intending to discredit non-libs.

    • GoingTactical

      yep…too stupid to even obtain a FREE ID for voting…according to libtards, anyway.

    • Richard Gaines

      your name and picture had me laughing soo hard ! no Pun intended……

    • NY_Keith

      WTF?

      • Trump grabbed my penls

        The protesting millionaire nlggers are a bunch of crybabies

  • Jason

    Good luck with those marketing and communications degrees that schools GAVE you to play football.

    • Mike Little

      marketing and communications? Try diversity and women’s studies.

      • BubbasBBQ

        Yup!

      • demmi

        Black Studies and Phys Ed

        • T-Bone

          Used to be basket weaving.

    • Tall Texan

      Kinesiology

      • 1mtnman

        A grad degree in lesbian dance theory

        • Tall Texan

          Actually, that degree might have some value. Kinda appeals to me.

          As long as all the performing artists are of the “lipstick” variety, of course. 🙂

  • Jc Den

    I love how well the NFL doubles down on stupid…..keep it up freaks….

    • Don Miller

      It’s time for college football to start scheduling games on Sunday.

      • Russ

        this ^^

      • Fred the Head

        Or just find something else to do.

        • T-Bone

          Soccer.

          • callmeBob

            kickball?

          • J. K.

            Chinese checkers. LOL!

          • FireWatch

            Women’s Pro Beach Volleyball! But, but, but….

          • Eaglelover60InEastlake

            Co-ed naked jello wrestling 🙂

          • FireWatch

            I’m a little hesitant about signing up for that because with my luck, I’d be wasslin Nancy Pelosi.

          • dksherlock

            Kickball … you mean soccer, kickball for adults.

          • WyattNevada

            Hockey!

            Just bring back the puck trail.

          • OtisGumbo

            You just got to watch it for a few games, your eyes will adjust. It’s a lot easier to follow with the HD TVs than it used to be.

          • dksherlock

            UGH.

        • DevilDog

          I’ve been down to the park with my family, throwing the football around with them instead of watching a bunch of… Well you know… throw it around on TV.

          • WyattNevada

            I’ve thrown mine AT the TV a couple of times!

          • Northwest Hooligan

            what is, Quarterbacks, Alex?

          • Don Wadd

            National Felons League! Semper fi

          • nsirchov

            NFaiL

          • TLT11

            Good one! 😝

          • OldGyrene

            Semper Fi Bro!
            My grandsons love playing catch with their Pop, then burning some meat on the grill.
            F the NFL.

        • BigAl

          You’re like a lot of my friends. They’ve filled that time slot with real life and aren’t going back. Best case for the NFL is now that ratings bottom and stay here. They’re not going to recover anytime soon. More likely they continue to bleed slowly and the next TV contract will be for LESS money than the current one. That will wake up the execs but it will be too late.

          • Deron K Kawamoto

            Fan is short for “fanatic” and the NFL has killed the passion for the game for a lot of people. A lot of folks have had their eyes opened and nothing the NFL does can get them to unsee it.

          • tewlman

            Yep

          • Harvey Sloan

            I agree. How can you be a fanatic for people who openly display hatred for your country (and the country that made them millionaires)?

          • strongmind

            we were fanatics way before then. It was the endless series of people with a golden future ahead of them who couldn’t stop screwing up that got me.

          • texguy46

            Phuck em!

          • Don

            then they will get back to the old sports days, when the teams would travel and play other teams in a pasture or a plowed field.

          • lore

            I am awaiting the player’s response when that next deal rolls around and they take the pay cut for kneeling….

        • Harlen Kendalee Garner Garner

          Netflix…..

        • Ordinary American

          Here’s some great ideas: watch grass grow, watch a sunrise and a sunset, play with your kids or grand kids, go to a park, dinner with your significant other. Read a book, write a book, burn a book (by anyone in the NFL). Just a few thoughts

          • Randal Jenkin

            Agreed….pull maintenance on your house….take up golf or tennis…go to the beach.

        • 4the1sindoubt

          Given the chance, you’ll find out just how more there is to life than glued to the television every Sunday.

        • Carl Anon

          I’ve been watching hockey. It’s more exciting anyway, and those cats get into fist fights. It’s a cross breed of boxing, backyard brawling, and scoring. I’m learning to love it.

      • Major Remington

        College football is where all this nonsense begins. I’m done with them also.

        • OtisGumbo

          I haven’t seen it during college national anthems. Are you just using “gateway drug” logic? You could say this all comes from wearing shoes, ya know? If the pros are the ones doing it, don’t punish the ams.

        • George Fergusson

          You can excel in high school academics, have wealthy parents and survive rigid college entrance requirements OR run the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds. It goes back even further than college.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            you were clearly good at neither

          • Tokkenn

            Again you make a comment that implies you know the poster personally. So far I’m seeing that you have two arrows in your quiver: the race card and ad ho-minim.

          • booboothebear

            He’s apparently a member of Vlad’s team.

      • Jack_Kennedy

        as you see some of those idiots kneeling also……..

        • kh

          Luckily, for the NCAA, the teams are in the locker room for the national anthem.

        • jabusse

          They are practice crawling to get under the fence.

      • US2Late

        EPL

        • Daren Morales

          sorry Bundesliga or la Liga is better 😛

      • Andrew Nelson

        Like the Simian Flu virus, this race based leftist protest will eventually infect that venue as well. I am done with football and all the PC BS lies from the ‘players’ and now cowardly coaches and owners. If they won’t fire these miscreants, we can fire the sport.

        • BigAl

          Exactly. The NFL execs are still in denial. Just like the corrupt insiders were until the American People fired them last year.

        • Northwest Hooligan

          just come out and embrace your racism and you don’t like the players being uppity. don’t say it’s the protesting that’s set you off.

          • Tokkenn

            So you him personally or is the race card the only arrow in your quiver?

          • Northwest Hooligan

            ah true, referring to a monkey flu when talking about the players is just a way to get his point across.

          • Tokkenn

            That’s quite the reach that only a racist would notice. See, I can do it too.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            or anyone with half a brain. you’re almost there!!

          • Tokkenn

            Back to your other arrow I see.

          • smokehouse56

            Oh stick the racism up your ass.

          • Winslow2013

            What an idiot. They can protest all they want, but when they protest the flag, the anthem, the police, and the first responders, I’m done. My brother died in Iraq. They aren’t going to piss on his grave in front of me. They can go to hell.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            if that’s the way you see it, then so be it. sorry to hear about your brother.

          • Philosopher Zero

            I second smokehouse’s sentiment. Fewer people all the time care about your “racism” charges. And let’s say I am a racist. What the heck are you gonna do about it, punk? Face to face you’d do squat about it, that’s what.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            Another internet tough guy! What I was saying to the OP was don’t be a pussy closet racist, embrace your true nature. I wouldn’t waste my time with you philosopher – lil runts don’t scare me.

          • nyeff

            Sorry about your brother. They have no clue that the American flag is the most precious piece of fabric there is in this country.

          • DR

            Northwest Hooligan:

            Как вам нравится работать в CBP?

          • Lawrence Martin

            Everybody is a racist if they don’t like the protests, right MIC? Good do something useful like choking on a chicken wing bone and STFU!

          • snoway

            I don’t like players protesting during he Star Spangled Banner. It really pisses me off.

          • bigcrawfish

            Embrace yours peckerhead.

          • GimmieDat

            Stop projecting.

        • M.

          Spot on. In fact, I hope the entire NFL fails and goes bankrupt. They can go pound sand.

          • Ordinary American

            Correction: In today’s pc world they will probably “pound each other”.

          • GimmieDat

            Or pound their wives in the face on an elevator.

        • Terry Le Fevre

          Screw

      • Elmo Fudginputz

        Now that’s a great idea! Schedule them directly against NFL games. Touche’

      • jabusse

        Really? Why not just turn the entire enterprise off. It only supports crybaby kneelers or crybabykneelers in training. Do something productive during that time. Even if you like football give it up for a year. You will either find out it really has nothing to do with anything or you will miss it. I am a bit like a reformed smoker now. I look back at being a fan as a bad habit I am glad I broke. Now I go to the Y for swimming on Saturdays and take a family Sunday drive to someplace we like or have never been on Sundays. Life is good again. I don’t miss it at all.

        • Doug Day

          I’ve been randomly jumping the ‘ol lady…she loves it.

          • T-Bone

            At least you didn’t say you are jumping random ol ladies.

          • GreenLivesMatter

            Is she taking a knee?

          • Defiant

            It isn’t a KNEE she’s “taking!”

          • FireWatch

            And there is no instant replay to see if she is out of bounds.

          • Adzeman

            Right between the uprights.

        • jabusse

          Looks like a few men are now getting laid. I bet it is better than getting screwed by the nfl.

      • jmatt55

        That’s what I’ve been watching. They are now running or re-running college games on Sunday.

      • DoseOfReality

        I don’t know, Don. Look at the environment that most college campuses are nowadays. It’s a libtard infested zone. I’d bet that there are MANY college players (who are most likely attending these schools on full/FREE scholarships) would also be taking the submissive knee if they could.

        • dksherlock

          You are absolutely right, “Dose”. In my job I do work on campuses and I see the many many anti-American/anti-male posters and conferences advertised and I see the many many homely pissed-off rat-haired female professors teaching there and I can’t image how a red-blooded male athlete gets out of there alive.

          • DoseOfReality

            Remove the word athlete from your last sentence. 😉

      • David

        #GoArmy Dec.9

      • Trickyricky

        College games are a lot better. Those guys play with heart and desire.

      • The Man from Scene 24

        The college players are just as bad, they just don’t have the balls to kneel as they don’t want to blow their ride to the NFL But once they sign that contract they’ll kneel too.

        • jnsesq

          And they’ll be signing for a whooooole lot less…

      • KD

        College baseball already does, heh.

      • Carl Anon

        I’d love to see them put a college game head to head with SNF. The lack of an alternative football game is why the ratings haven’t tanked completely.

      • blink

        We need to start a competing league in the fall! plenty of players to choose from.

      • Beaver Eater

        Why? I golf on Saturdays & Sundays. Universities should be spending their funds on educating our future leaders not some silly games better suited for children to play.

    • libwithIQ

      Those network and NFL clowns with their heads in the sand need to check the sales of NFL merchandise. It’s the true barometer of fan appeal. Those sales are way down too.

      • US2Late

        Leadership the NFL has shown none

      • Jerzeyboy

        not in sand; but cranial-rectal-inversion

      • Purplesuiter

        A small store in Helena MT which exclusively sold sports related items recently close their doors and went out of businesses because sales tanked.

        • John Abney

          I have also noticed that many sports bars are suffering because people are no longer going there to watch games, eat wings, and drink beer. This is one of the unreported affects the protests are having on things outside of ratings, ticket sales, and merchandise sales. It’s a ripple effect like if GM would have failed a few years ago, the ripple effects would have been enormous due to all of the suppliers and parts sellers that would have suffered as a result.

        • Northwest Hooligan

          was this small store named KMart or JC Penny?

          • Purplesuiter

            Nope

          • Northwest Hooligan

            hm those stores are going under and it has nothing to do with the NFL. i don’t think this small store is any different than losing out to Amazon

      • dksherlock

        Any time they want to survey what’s going on, they can, but either they have and want to keep it secret, or aren’t interested in hearing what’s really going on. Big point for me: the people telling advertisers to support the kneelers are NOT the people actually watching the NFL. These fruitcakes don’t watch sports, period, unless it’s ice skating or soccer.

      • Paco Charte ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

        Got any links for that? It would be nice if they went back a number of years. My theory is that it’s a long-term trend and that there is no statistically significant linkage between the protests and the continuation of the trend.

    • US2Late

      Just Like Virginia
      Wth is wrong with those people

      • Jessy Scholl

        46th President Tim Kaine is the trouble. There were too many felons and illegals voting in yesterday’s and last year’s elections.

        • tj

          McCaullife gave all the felons the right o vote during last year’s election to swing the state for Hillary and set us up for another D governor this year…seems to have worked.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            Take your L and go home

          • tj

            truth is truth. Macaullife did exactly what I said he did. Va is now a blue state (mainly due to transplants in NOVA and the Hampton Roads areas)and has been for some time.

    • Jack in Ga

      Some players have it in their heads that they can basically do anything and justify it. Personally I don’t care if they kneel before the anthem, after the anthem or choose to burn a flag like their liberal buddies when it all comes from a place where they think it’s ok to disrespect the flag and country because of their personal views. It’s a sad day for the country.

    • Elmo Fudginputz

      Well like I’ve pointed out for almost 20 years, they suffer from demonic insanity, so making sense of things isn’t in their list of qualities.

    • Sam Green

      All they NFL commissioner needs to do is to enforce their own rules which are very specific and clear. Why they don’t has me shaking my head….

      • libh8er

        Black Privilege. No other demographic in America would get away with destroying an entire institution just because of a racial injustice based on lies and hate for white people.

        • Northwest Hooligan

          there’s a lot of white people that stand behind them too. i know it’s hard to fathom.

          • Duce LaRue

            Not many White people, but some. BTW It is ok to be White

          • Northwest Hooligan

            i agree it’s okay to be white. i approve of myself every morning.

    • TheTruthIsNotPC

      With pressure mounting, it will soon be time to TRIPLE down on stupid…

    • nsirchov

      “Because think about it: they have half the country that is cheering about that, and they have half the country that is emailing them, saying, don’t do that. So that’s a real thing.”

      50% back the protest ??? Is there anyone involved with NFL that can tell the truth? Of course, she does work for NBC, where lying is a feature not a problem.

    • vonveezil

      This weekend is Veteran’s Day and like all the other weeks this year, we are asking people to go to the stadium, with your American flag, stand outside on a public sidewalk area, about an hour before the game starts, when the anthem is supposed to be played, sing it and afterwards roll up your flag and leave the stadium. We have been doing this at all the NFL stadiums this season. Not one negative response from anyone. Vets thank us for being there, and we thank them for their service. Some even want to have their picture taken with us. It’s an overall great experience. We’ll be at all NFL home games this Sunday. Bring your flags and come join us.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c6695fb91c8c834359d958a8a86c862a3bc845b7d82782ccd6a07d6d0da9b30.jpg

    • nsirchov

      The advertisers are starting to realize that it doesn’t pay to try and appeal to the EBT crowd

    • RERJR

      Unfortunately there is no fix for stupid.

    • Michael Redford

      The “half” of the country that supports the protests could not tell a football from a monkey. The “half” against the protests are where the fan base was. NFL owners better wise up.

      • Paco Charte ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

        Absolute nonsense. I played college and arena FB and I can tell you that me AND my veteran friends in a red state are 100% behind the players being able to protest.

        • Michael Redford

          Then you and your friends are in the minority.

          The players should protest on THEIR time, not mine. If I protested at work I would get fired and so should they. We pay them to ENTERTAIN. But not anymore as they are no longer entertaining and my money and viewership will go elsewhere until the disrespect of my time and money STOPS.

          Why is this so hard for some to comprehend? They can protest all they want. I don’t care. Just not on my dime and my time.

        • snakeplisken

          “Absolute nonsense?? If you are a vet as you claim then shame on you.Time for you sir to reevaluatewhatever morals and ethics you have left . You are a whore!.

        • Wumingren

          Imagine other venues where the hired help might express their political protests on company time and you decide if it is appropriate and whether they should be fired on the spot:

          (1) In front of nationally syndicated news teams, the caterers at your father’s Bataan Death March Survivor’s Reunion turn their backs and take a knee when the National Anthem is played.

          (2) You’re burying your son in the local small town cemetery and when the last note of Taps fades and the flag draped over his casket is about to be lifted, folded, and presented to his mother, the grounds keeper fires up his backhoe and begins digging anew grave nearby.

          (3) You’re about to order at a restaurant when your waiter notices your “I’m With Her” button and he starts in telling you to get over it ‘cuz she lost already.

    • Paco Charte ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      Yeah and I guess next you’re going to tell us that you dropped out of all 7 fantasy football leagues you were in.

  • TMAC

    So there are still games being played?

  • Mike Keller

    Don’t really know what Papa John’s is up too, but pulling just the logo an’t gonna cut it. So from my perspective Papa John’s still supporting the kneeling and that’s against the grain of not supporting our troops, i.e., veterans, current warriors and those that gave the their lives. These service men and women made sacrifices to protect, and serve this country and the American Flag. So Papa John and the rest of the advertisers your product is not on my list for purchases.

    • joesockit

      It will take a while for the numbers to come in. Like any stats, they are a few weeks behind by the time they get to the CEOs. Once they see revenue dropping the ads will start to disappear. The big factor is if another company will pick up the slots. If the NFL has to discount it’s spots to sell them then it’s decision time. The lag time should be getting close to being over. Look for results in the next week or so.

      • T-Bone

        I see lots of fans in the stands.

    • MooTieFighter

      I feel the same and have said the same. They are still supporting these thugs financially, thus really playing both sides of the isle, right now. They really drop them and I will support them, but not now.

  • 2nd amendment vs evil govt

    Boycott Hollywood, Boycott NFL and the companies that do business with these thugs!

    • Pamela Hickey

      I do. I’m bored but happy.

      • T-Rex

        If you’re bored, you need to get a life. I was a football junkie for nearly 61 years, ever since I was 7. I gave up smoking in 1982, drinking in 1983, and almost succeeded in decaffeination in 1988. It was not as hard as I thought to find other worthwhile things to occupy my mind on Sunday Afternoons.

        • Pamela Hickey

          I’m only bored for the 2 or 3 hours I would have watched the game. Since I’m busy by nature….at 61 I work 6 days a week, do wildlife rehab on the side, all my own yard work, grow herbs for my home made herbal medicines and body products. Being bored never lasts long with me, its a temporary thing until I find something else to fill those 3 hours. Haven’t had a pole wet in years, I’m thinking maybe I’ll start fishing again 🙂

  • freddy 123

    The nfl is dead nobody watches those fake gamesThey are not exciting they are boring.remember ts not a sport its a business.Like all business its time has come and gone.

  • SSMcDonald

    FROM: S.S.
    McDonald, USN Veteran

    A National total
    boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day
    Weekend is planned.

    Boycott all
    football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any
    games, let the NFL play to empty stadiums.

    Pass this
    post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come
    home with the American Flag draped over their coffin. Continue with the weekly
    boycott of televised games.

    They have a
    right to protest if they want to — but during the National Anthem is NOT the
    place or venue! They show an utter lack of patriotism and total dis-respect
    for our Veterans – living and dead- and everything for which they put their
    lives on the line!!!

    • Wrabble

      They do not have a right to protest on company time.

      They can protest all they want on their own time, outside the stadium.

      • TAK1

        They wouldn’t, that takes effort. They have to be there for the game already.

        • erntx

          And the lazy thug mentality is exactly that… “the ‘man’ is holding back, forcing me to be here”

      • anotherinterestedreader

        True. When a player is wearing the team uniform he represents the team. Shame on NFL owners for not requiring good representation of the team. NFL players have the means to hold their own press conferences or other events to take stands on issues as individuals – not representing their team.

        • jnsesq

          Hey, if you can knock your wife unconscious in an elevator, what’s a little spitting on the flag? Consider it “black privilege.”

          • Jack_Kennedy

            it’s called………………ENTITLEMENT …………… obama style

          • US2Late

            I feel they are looking for special privileged not to obey the laws or law enforcement officers. They tell you to get down get down easy enough..

        • Dialogos68

          WAKE UP!!! We now have two polar societies in America…. One one side we have middle class white America who have been clued into the threat of
          globalism-financialization of the USA and how their MSM tentacles are
          creating class and race warfare to distract from their fleecing of a
          dying Nation…. On the other side we have those who trust the MSM,
          watch CNN and unwittingly believe there is some White supremacy threat
          that leads to all of these tools who think they need to protest….
          Where this goes is quite creepy as our Nation is destroyed from
          within…. This narrative was exposed in the radical marxist-socialist
          Cloward-Pivin game plan dating to the 1960s!!! And it is working!!!!

      • Texas Dave

        It appears to me their company is allowing them to protest on company time, using our money and money from sponsors who’s products we purchase to pay them.

        • Wrabble

          That’s true, but people who think that the concept of free speech applies to this situation are misguided. Free speech derives from the First Amendment and applies only to actions by the government.

          • tj

            They are allowed to do whatever the “company” allows. They have a thing called the CBA which, while not directly addressing this situation, severely limits the actions owners can take

          • Wrabble

            Owners can block players from praying on the field or from displaying commemoratives over the five Dallas police officers assassinated by a BLM activist. Owners have a lot of say about behavior.

        • John Steele

          you right. They are being allowed to protest on comapny time and they are reaping the results.

      • kramartini

        But most teams are letting them protest on company time.

        • Wrabble

          That is the teams’ big mistake.

          But in their defense, the teams would be subject to racial extortion if they came down hard on the protestors.

          • Jessy Scholl

            So What? As fans, we would applaud the move. For example, the NFL makes it so that protesting players don’t count as dead money toward the cap and the team would actually get a bonus toward the cap if they cut a player protesting while on company time with company time defined as being at the practice facility and from the time the team gathers for next game to the time the team departs the stadium or flight following the game. The Super Bowl is roughly the same situation except the entire week is on NFL time.

      • Pamela Hickey

        I agree. If I protested while at work, I would be fired immediately. Do whatever you desire when you’re not on the clock.

      • T-Rex

        The problem is, they DO have the right to protest on company time if the company allows it, and the nfl allows it.

        • Wrabble

          That’s the mistake made by the NFL, which routinely restricts all kinds of other activities (like commemorating the assassination of 5 Dallas police officers).

          • Jessy Scholl

            And also no changes to helmets as well.

          • T-Bone

            Or Tim Tebow praying.

        • OtisGumbo

          But what you’re talking about is not a “right.” If you say that anything a person is allowed to do is actually a “right,” then the Bill of Rights would be bigger than the Bible. It would go on forever.

      • JeffC

        Where I work, Company Policy is. Anything I do, whether I am on or off the clock, that reflects negatively on my employer. Causes harm to brand or reputation, subjects me to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. It really IS that simple.

        • tj

          that’s where you work, where NFL players work it is very arbitrary what gets punished…this isn’t for obvious reasons. There would have been a mutiny had players started getting suspended, fined, or otherwise punished.

          • T-Bone

            And that mutiny would lead to no wins and loss of money.

          • tNJ

            which in the case of Browns 49ers and Giants would be a win -let them go.

          • OtisGumbo

            Millionaires will do what it takes to keep their money. If the NFL had male private parts, they would make the players stand for the national anthem. The players would either stand, or they would lose their position, they would lose their money, but there would be no mutiny. That’s fantasy talk.

    • DR

      When I see some of these NFL thugs quit their overpaid, pampered jobs and volunteer to serve in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Niger, Libya and other shitholes our military is fighting in, I might just start to have a little respect for them. SJW are not heroes.

      • Northwest Hooligan

        but you are a hero, keyboard samurai

        • Tall Texan

          Apparently more than you, NW prog loser.

        • Chuck Tilson

          I prefer to think of them as Millionaire Cry Babies. NOTHING is heroic about them.

        • DR

          Have served my country overseas in warzones, several tours. How about you?

          • GiantsFall ✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Thank you for your service to this great country!

          • Northwest Hooligan

            I can make anything up on the internet too!!!

    • Northwest Hooligan

      thanks for your service, but i respectfully disagree

      • jnsesq

        And that would make you in error, regardless of philosophy. Workplace protest is NOT a First amendment issue. Period.

      • sandman43

        is that it? care to tell us why?

        • Jack_Kennedy

          cuz obama and the blm tell him to………… the hooligan supports cop killers

          • Northwest Hooligan

            That’s a logical conclusion to jump to. There are a fair amount of asshole cops around – just like in society and in these comments – but none deserve to die.

      • DR

        Will love it when you have to go to the Emergency Room and the doctors on duty are protest some social injustice and won’t treat you. Or perhaps when someone mugs you and beats the crap out you and the cops won’t respond because they are protesting some social injustice. How about when your house is on fire and the fire department won’t respond because they are protesting a social injustice. Or you are trying to get your prescription refilled but the pharmacist is not working in order to protest social injustice. Maybe when you plan a special night for your significant other and the restaurant is close since the waiters are protesting social injustice and the theater you have tickets for is closed because the actors are protesting. How about when you try to access your bank account on line to pay bills and the website is down because the IT folk are protest social injustice. Or you have to go to work, but your kids can’t go to school because the teachers are protesting social injustice. Maybe the day before Thanksgiving and you need something from the grocery store, but its closed because the employees are protesting social injustice. Or you are trying to get online to respond to my posts but you can’t because your ISP’s employees are not working in order to protest social injustice. Perhaps when your teenage daughter’s car breaks down at 2 AM in the middle of nowhere and she can’t use her cellphone because the employees are out protesting social injustice and the tow truck driver is out for the same reason. Get the point about protests in the workplace?

        • NY_Keith

          Or when Northwest FoolAgain is flying home to the Left Coast and the pilot takes a knee for Social Justice?

          • T-Bone

            That would be justice. And probably good for society.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            I’m more likely to die in a church shooting than a plane crash.

          • George Fergusson

            We’d miss you terribly.

    • eyes_open46

      I’m in and not watching ANY football except to see who is sponsoring them so I can boycott those jerks as well.

    • Eddie Meeks

      As a combat Veteran…. I’ve been boycotting since the first knell…

  • jekyllisle

    Les Moonbeam is an unabashed lib who is willing to sacrifice his company for the good of the leftist agenda.

    Of course he is saying that.

    • BubbasBBQ

      He has to be. CBS is into the NFL for about $5B total to 2022.
      I wonder if there is a performance clause in that contract….

  • Guido FL

    Boycott the NFL and sponsors. Show these DUI, wife beaters, drug addicted, BLM, thugs ,what you think of them !

  • RichardJarzynka

    The NFL spits on the graves of the men who died fighting for your freedom. Boycott.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      Nope

  • Liberal Hater

    The advertisers may be “all talk” but the viewers certainly haven’t been. I used to watch any NFL game on. I watched 2 games all season so far, and even those two I barely paid attention to.

  • Hammer_Covfefe

    We get get pizza several times a year and for the past 2 years we have picked up the pie at anyplace other then Papa John’s. We do ZERO business with companies who support the hatred of American values.

    Also….no Budweiser either.

    • Dick Shepherd

      Giving up the bud isn’t much of a sacrifice

      • Tall Texan

        Heehee

    • Wumingren

      Budweiser isn’t even owned by an American corporation anymore. It was sold to InBev, a Belgian/Brazilian brewer that owns something like 250 brands of beer worldwide.

  • HiJacked Daniels

    The advertisers will chicken out on pulling ads for fear of being called raaaacist.

  • theAdorableDeplorable

    A complete boycott on Veteran’s Day weekend will send more shockwaves through the NFL industry. Don’t just boycott games, boycott the advertisers on 11/11/2017.

    • Hammer_Covfefe

      Done.

    • T-Rex

      Do you really think that there is going to be a noticeable difference on the 12th(there won’t be anyone at nfll games on the 11th)? Most of those, including me, who are not watching nfl have already stopped. You can always hope though.

  • DK

    PULL ALL THE ADS. The NFL is s bad product and dishonors AMERICA. Who wants to be associated with that?

  • freddy 123

    I cant wait to drive up to a mcdonalds and order a large fry and have one of these ex millionaires morons hand it to me.

    • Wrabble

      They’d probably drop the large fry when having it passed from the kitchen.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      that’s pretty original. did you come up with that yourself?

      • Michael Woods

        Sorry, I’m afraid you have parked on the wrong site… The Huffington Post is located about 10 miles down on the left!

  • LiberalismFailed

    Boycott friends. We owe that much to those that served and especially those that died.

  • susandanielspi

    H9w about Papa Johns? Anheuser-Busch should pull out.

  • Chase

    So Schnatter is a liar, no more Papa Johns for me. Good marketing ploy though, we bought into it.

  • freddy 123

    These nfl clowns really think America cant live without them.

  • JSpicoli

    Burn.The.House.Down

    #boycottnfl

  • MooTieFighter

    I suspect sales will rise dramatically of the first to pull their sponsorship. America loves to support those that represent America.

  • LiberalismFailed

    I’d like to go back to the halcyon days of American football when the players weren’t wife beaters and criminal thugs.

    • Guido Sarmiento

      That would be Pre-Desegregation !

  • Cosmo

    What’s worse is threatening to back out, then not having the stones to do so.
    No thanks papa, your pizza is crap. Made worse by your lack of a spine.

  • roadsterred

    Only now? Not too bright! They should have taken action weeks ago at the first sign of declining viewership. Paying millions in advertising to a disappearing audience.

  • freddy 123

    College football is exciting pro ball is boring

  • bestgtor22

    Boycott the NFL

  • FelliniFan

    The NFL owners made a choice. They calculated that compelling players to respect the flag and anthem would cause more loss of fans than essentially ignoring this behavior. Had they threatened to suspend players who disrespected the emblems of America, the owners would have been quickly branded as racists. And many sympathetic to the disrespect would have tuned out.

    Remember that the NFL TV viewership is only down 20% from 2015. Those still going and watching support the players’ actions or just don’t care. Really how many more will give up their fix of football only on Nov. 12? Single figits percentage-wise.

    • Jessy Scholl

      But they are doing so in lessor numbers and ratings for a ton of teams are down including the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Aytac Ercen

    When you spend the millions they spend on TV spots, advertisers at that level can tell you within a hundred people how many people are watching their commercials and the show the commercials impeded in.They are getting killed. They are not going to pay millions of Dollars based on projected 12 million viewers and be happy when the actual viewership is only 10 million. EVERYONE will pay the price soon.

    Next season they will sell less tickets. There will be LESS subscriptions to DirecTV NFL Sunday ticket. Souvenir sales, jersey sales, hats and all those sales will suffer. They will sell fewer hot dogs and beer at the stadiums. Local and state taxes will be reduced. It will take longer to pay for those stadiums, Owners will make less or actually lose money. In the end players will be paid less whether they stood for the anthem or not. It is a LOSE LOSE for everyone. They will begin paying the players accordingly. Ony good news is players will start paying less in income taxes.

    As it was obvious from day one,for anyone with an IQ larger than than a shoe size, this was one battle they could NOT win, WE the fans, who they work for who they are there to entertain are the final arbiter of their behavior. Not The NFL Commissioner or the Team Owner or even the players themselves. WE decide if we accept their actions or not. If I was them, I wouldn’t wait any longer to see what the reaction is. The jury is NOT out. We have spoken loud and clear. We do not approve. They MUST stand for the anthem., they must show respect for the flag, and they must take their personal grievances protests elsewhere. We are not as interested in THEIR First Amendment Rights as we are in our own Right to vote with our pocketbooks.

    • Tall Texan

      You win the internet for a day with that response…

    • Northwest Hooligan

      Pretty sure the players don’t work for you. Unless you’re Jerry Jones in disguise.

      • Aytac Ercen

        Actually THEY do work for me. I am not Jerry Jones in disguise but a paying fan. Whether it is my tax money that help pay for the stadiums they play in, or the tickets I buy, the money I spend at the souvenir shop on jerseys and hats, or the advertising revenue I generate by watching the games on TV and the subscription to Directv Sunday ticket I AM their employer and their boss. Without me they would be playing flag football on some empty lot somewhere for a few bottles of cheap beer. Come to think about it Jerry Jones even recognizes the fact I am not only The Players boss but Jerry’s boss as well. He realizes this and is acting in his best interest. Soon Goodell will recognize this, so will the spoiled brats who can’t be bothered with two minutes of paying respect to The ANthem and the Flag. In the process eventually YOU will realize this too. WHo am I? Nobody…Just an NFL FAN and 25 million of my best friends.

  • Guido Sarmiento

    Remember: November 12th, this coming Sunday, is NATIONAL BOYCOTT THE NFL DAY

  • Son

    They’ve gone from national football league to national felons league to no fans left. Next time get on your knees when the police say freeze

  • Guido Sarmiento

    The REAL drop will come next season when: Season’s Tickets won’t be bought, and Sales of DirecTV Sunday Ticket will plummet !!

  • Pat Michaels

    We know who you are.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      I am Funk

  • somehistorian

    Drum roll please…. and the list of advertisers to complain to are…………………..

    • The Deplorable FL Patriot

      Current SponsorsAnheuser-BuschBarclaycard USBoseBridgestoneCampbell’s Soup CompanyCastrolCourtyard MarriottDairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60)DannonExtreme NetworksFedExFrito-LayGatoradeHyundai Motor AmericaMars SnackfoodMicrosoftNationwideNews AmericaPapa John’sPepsiProcter & GambleQuakerVerizonVisaUSAA

      • Jessy Scholl

        I heard that Mars Inc has started using GMO Chocolate and Hershey is doing the same.

  • Sam Adams

    Thank you to the journalists who wrote this!!!
    I doubt the American people gave much thought to American companies supporting this far left drool….but now they will. IF Fox runs with this story……look for pull outs. I will no longer order a pizza from Papa Johns

  • truthteller13

    “NBCUniversal exec says NFL advertisers have threatened to pull out over protests”

    The withdrawal of the money that drives the National Felons League is how we bring the players, owners and NFL to their knees. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37b9ee855f55d5d5093412224d50a4c31b347b3d2552b1d536785fcf20c18eed.png

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • Jessy Scholl

      The last one should be make up evidence to stop the NFL’s leading rusher.

  • sharps4570

    the appalling thing is the number of people that still watch these flag/vet/cop haters.

  • Wrabble

    Boycott all pro-sports dominated by overpaid, spoiled brats who don’t know the difference between “company time” and “personal time.”

    The First Amendment does NOT apply to pro-football:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

  • mrbill59

    I think one should ask if the desired result is at hand with these protests! I think not as most people have forgotten the why and are pissed about the how!

  • SamVaughn

    Perhaps, but for myself I used to watch to get away from all that cr@p.. They don’t seem to realize the message they are communicating is their audience is a bunch of white racist pigs. “Hands up don’t shoot” was a lie…… I’d rather do something useful like split wood for the winter.

    • BubbasBBQ

      I bought a classic and am working on it on Sundays now. Much
      more gratifying.

  • Cosmo

    I don’t watch the nfl, so I have no idea who advertises on their broadcasts.
    Thanks for letting me know that papa john still does. The pizza sucks anyway, but not having the stones to back up his threat is even more reason not to buy his crap pizza.

    • Son

      What if he offers a free topping for every player that stands?

  • krusatyr

    What is Poopa Johns, a portable toilet rental outfit?

    NFL is desperate to keep their uneducated, disrespectful, woman beating, drug gobbling thugs happy.

  • mrbill59

    NO Football this weekend! Only celebrations of our beloved VETS!!!

  • Wrabble

    I”m sure that BLM and OWS and Move On supporters will make up for lost ticket sales, NOT!

    • Son

      Fortunately welfare and Soros don’t pay for football tickets yet

      • Wrabble

        “It’s racist that the wealthy get to watch games in skyboxes and via cable…we need to provide free Obama boxes to all minorities and free cable to all illegal immigrants.”

  • Son

    I will be off Friday for veterans and my tv will be off on sunday

  • rrm

    So, this is a science project now. You need to not watch to prove that not watching lowers the rating.

  • Johnb

    They can do what they want. As far as I’m concerned, I’ll boycott the advertiser’s and tv stations allowing this disrespect of our flag by these clowns. Spoiled little rich cry-babies. They’re playing a game they like and getting paid millions. I don’t believe our troops enjoy laying in the hot desert getting shot at and picking up pieces of their friends and packing them in body bags and shipping them home. But, they do it. Never seen one take a knee and protest. Go on your own time and protest in front of your congressman if you got a gripe, not where you have a full stadium of people who paid big dollars to be entertained by people paid $$$$$$$ to play a game.

  • clearthinker

    I for one have been boycotting the idiotic nfl since day one. I’ve had it with these idiots.

    • Johnb

      Your not alone.

  • Race Bannon

    This will be a classic case study for business schools to study for many years to come… Titled: How to Destroy Your Brand.

    • Wrabble

      B-schools are being taken over by leftists, just like the rest of higher education.

      As usual, they’ll rewrite history to turn this into some sort of civil rights milestone.

      Status of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln will be replaced with statues of Trayvon Martin, Michael Vick, Aaron Hernandez, etc..

      • Jessy Scholl

        I had to rec your statement for the laugh. it is hard NOT to see the main reason why the NFL is failing.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      I don’t buy your brand

  • Joe Truth

    Rich punk thugs vomiting on the America that allows them to get rich.

    No thanks. #BoycottNFL

  • Sam Adams

    75% of black children born to single mother…..many with multiple children by multiple fathers.
    Young black males responsible for felonies double their population
    Young black males are more likely to be shot by BLACK police officer.
    I just cannot figure out why, statistically speaking, they are shot more often, mired in ghettos, and the local “school” system is a drug buying, hook-up site where teachers have given up.
    White privilege, I guess

    • Son

      Because democrats replaced black fathers with welfare and child support checks.

  • Ordinary American

    Once again the NFL management will “choose Poorly” (reference to Indiana Jones) Or, once again they will “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”. Are we sure that the NFL management team is not populated with Establishment Republicans?

    • Northwest Hooligan

      gosh darn white people are whiny. if you don’t like the NFL – then don’t watch. y’all waste a lot of time jibber jabbering on about something you supposedly don’t care about.

      • Ordinary American

        Yo! Bro! are you sure about my race ? Don’t let my level of english fool you.

  • Wrabble

    Football is on the way out due to CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). This will just accelerate the demise of the sport.

    High school programs across the country are seeing huge declines in participation and some schools and districts are dropping the program altogether.

  • lunatic__fringe

    I find it hard to stomach coddled and privileged people, no matter what their background, complaining about being treated poorly, but if Trump hadn’t weighed in then it would have disappeared long ago. He turned it into a fight between him and the NFL. Understand the concept of the privileged speaking up for those who have no voice, but that is not the way this was coming across. The whole thing is a cluster.

  • Mike Little

    Like most reporters this guy does a half ass job. The likely reason these advertisers have NOT pulled ads is they have a contract which they have to pay whether the ad is aired or not.

  • Kradke

    Think the stands are empty now? Wait til nobody renews next year’s season tix. Boy howdy.

  • JoeDrager

    “I don’t know of one sponsor that has pulled out of any spot
    that they had, Moonves reportedly said. “I don’t think it’s affecting
    advertising or their desire one iota.”

    In other words, the sponsors choose to wipe their ass with
    the American flag too.

  • TAK1

    Maybe the NFL does get it all back – but minus me you ungrateful prcks.

  • Murray Slaughter

    Some local sponsors have pulled their advertising from NFL games.

  • Jorge

    I am not watching anymore, not buying Papa John’s pizza either.
    What country do these dumb players think is a better place for minorities, that offers more opportunity for minorities?

  • ldl

    Boycott the NFL and boycott every Advertiser. Patriots join together and get it done.

  • krusatyr

    NFL needs concussions to grow their third grade minds.

    People who pay to watch ignorant athletes insult their Audience, Country, Police, Law, Justice and Vets could just sit and smash their foreheads with a hammer for free.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    The NFL is fully Leftist now.
    BOYCOTT THIS WEEKEND!

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      no.

      • John Jones

        OK, we know where you stand. Now, go back to your crayons and coloring book.

        • Wrabble

          Don’t reply to Funk. Flag and block his posts. He thrives on responses.

  • TAK1

    Every month the NFL delays fixing this means a year added to my boycott. Counting last year I am 5 years out , at which point I won’t care anyway.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    The NFL needs to submit itself into “concussion protocol.”
    By not stopping these anti-American protests, the NFL has proven it is not thinking straight.

  • heltonja

    Papa John’s isn’t in the business of making pizzas, they’re in the business of selling them. And the NFL doubling down on America bashing is impacting that business.

    • Mekhale

      Baloney

      • Wrabble

        Never tried a baloney pizza, are they good? Do you add pineapple or sprouts?

      • heltonja

        Baloney? Is that the new NFL pizza. Does it come with burnt flag dipping sauce?

  • madad

    “Threatened to pull out, but none have yet”…sounds like politicians… just say you will , then don’t. Liars, chickenshts.

    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

      If enough of us boycott ’em, they’ll get the message.

    • JackBootedThug

      Sounds a lot like liberals threatening to leave the country if Trump won.

  • Son

    Football is like Hollywood. It’s just a distraction from what’s really going on in Washington behind the liberal media curtain.

  • Mekhale

    NFL ratings are down more in blue states. It’s not the kneeling……that’s why it’s just lip service.

    • Jeez. Ok, let me simplify this for you. Blue states are blue because of large urban areas that don’t like football as much as their rural neighbors. So, when the country folk quit watching, they join the city dwellers and it looks like more. Red states are not as infested with liberals so when the rural folks quit watching, the city folks do too. Probably at the same rate

      • Mekhale

        That’s baloney and you know it. The NFL isn’t going away…dream on.

  • DWarren

    The NFL (No Fans Left) players, owners, and Goodell have already decided that becoming a propaganda outlet for the radical, alt-Left, anti-American, socialist, Progressive Democrat Party by denigrating the nation, the flag, the National Anthem, the military, and the law enforcement of the U.S. is more important than professional sports, local franchises, the fans, attendance, ratings, or revenue. The NFL (No Fans Left) brand is forever damaged beyond rehabilitation.

  • BubbasBBQ

    I stopped watching the minute I found out that the owner knew about CTE and did nothing. I have even less reason to watch now.

    • Seriously

      Where’s CTE in boxing? Surely they get hit in the head 1,000s of times more than any football player… They practice by getting ‘hit in the head’…. Seems more like a lefty goal to destroy an ‘American culture, icon and institution’ to be replaced with? Probably ‘international’ soccer, where fans die by the scores and the violence is 1,000 times higher than any ‘Raider game’…

      • Wrabble

        CTE in boxing is well-known and well-documented.

        Practicing getting concussions does not protect against future concussions, it only leads to more brain damage.

        • BubbasBBQ

          You beat me to it. It is cumulative. remember the term “punch drunk” Well done.

      • Wrabble

        In some high schools, participation rates for things like cross-country and swimming are soaring while football is disappearing.

        • BubbasBBQ

          A couple of high schools in the northeast are fielding only 25-30 players and some are even considering going co-op to in order to field a team.

          • Wrabble

            Football is dying from the roots up and the top down.

          • BubbasBBQ

            Yes it is.

  • Seriously

    I guess not enough fans care. What’s up folks? I stopped the NFL a long time ago but if I didn’t, this would have been a nail in the coffin. Honestly, what other business do you support that has a seriously high felon count as their employees?

    • Northwest Hooligan

      the US government

  • VitaminH
  • Son

    Papa john made a lot of money selling 8.99$ pizzas and giving a free topping for every touchdown scored on Sundays. I wonder if he’s willing to give that up to support vets?

    • BubbasBBQ

      From what I understand, the owner is very active in the local community and in Vets causes.

      They’d probably paid for most of their advertising up front as is the practice.

  • JackBootedThug

    Once the first ‘big’ advertiser decides to pull out, you’ll see a domino effect. Until then, not much will change, except that more fans will pull the plug and spend a lot less of their money. TV revenue is still the lifeblood of the NFL.

    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

      Domino!
      I see what you did there!

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    It is not surprising that one of the Left’s main targets to destroy in America is the NFL.
    What is surprising is that the NFL is helping them so enthusiastically!

  • Tim_Parker_999

    We protest their protests with our dollars.

  • Mr. Sarcastic

    “There is clearly a lot of posturing going on here”
    Yes, Alex, and your last paragraph shows your own involvement.

  • Bobby Cullari

    Players need to stop polarizing the fans with their cunty protests, and NFL owners are starting to get a clue.
    You’re a business – not a platform for political sniveling.

  • mauloa

    Don’t threaten – do it! The viewers/fans have shown the way – and we aren’t stopping. So – if you want to keep your product/services moving – do it now!

  • Jus Wundrin

    Scru the nfl.

  • kramartini

    Of course, it has affected ratings. If you can’t see that plainly, get your eyes checked.

  • Wrabble

    Get a box of sheets of small sticky labels at your local office supply company or Wal-Mart.

    Print “Boycott NFL” or “NO NFL” on them.

    Put them everywhere you go (where it’s legal, of course!).

  • Willie Betmoore

    Used to be a die hard Steelers fan.

    I honestly didn’t even know they were in a bye this week until someone mentioned it to me.

    Never again NFL.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    I would love to see Papa John Schnatter make a commercial where he’s speaks directly at the camera and declares that his company will no longer support the NFL if the player protests are allowed to continue.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      what on earth would we do with no more terrible papa john’s commercials?

    • 1mtnman

      He sells franchises to professional athletes.

  • Dindoo Nuffin

    Knee grow, profit shrink. Feel me brah?

    • Wrabble

      No need to use racist terminology, unless you are a lib masquerading as a conservative to discredit the movement.

  • 1Mojo_Risin9

    Denial in the face of empty seats and if I remember correctly a man burning four, that’s (4) season tickets, is howling stupidity and all based on a freakin’ lie!

    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

      “Hands up Don’t shoot” was a lie, promoted and perpetuated by Obama and Holder.
      The NFL buying into the lie does not speak well of their collective intelligence.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    The NFL is committing suicide.

  • Richard Gaines

    the “white-lives-dont-matter club, otherwise known as the NoFansLeft League, demonstrates their level of intelligence and Integrity by protesting the fact that in 2016, 17 black people were shot and killed by a mixture of white & black cops—— but they have nothing to say when it comes to the over 6000 blacks shot and killed (by other blacks in 2016), and they aren’t protesting the approximately 500,000 black babies killed in PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINICS every single year……given this selective outrage (done for communist over-throw-of-America purposes) it is high time that principled people everywhere boycott all things NFL…….

  • Burke Murphy

    Papa John’s is notoriously expensive compared to Dominos and Pizza Hut. Not committing to his stance to boycott advertising NFL won’t help.

    • Deplorable hoodtruther

      Depends on where you live. Where I’m from they’re the same price, if not cheaper.

  • Darrell

    Remember this weekend in TOTAL boycott the NFL weekend (Nov. 10-13th) .
    NO game attendance. NO viewing. NO radio. NO internet.
    Drive the hypocrisy and politics right off the gridiron by driving the point right into the pocketbooks of the owners.
    The advertisers are cowards. They will not do anything to jeopardize what they still pray will return to being lucrative.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    The NFL could have nipped this problem in the bud, but instead…they chose to fertilize it.

    It’s grown into a noose around their necks.
    And just as unfortunate, they are standing on the edge of a rickety fan seat.

  • jbstoner44

    These players are going to protest their occupation down the tube and out of a job.

  • Ram6

    It’s interesting that the NFL restricts all sorts of player support requests. The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed in the ambush in that city. However somehow tacitly approve of the kneeling and disrespect to our flag, anthem and by association our armed forces and the President of the U.S. It’s time to remove whatever tax subsidies and abatements they get to build stadiums, and the non-profit status of the office of the National Felons League.

    • BubbasBBQ

      My favorite is that you can be fined for having your shirt tail out or your socks around your ankle, exposing your leg. “Violation of the uniform code” they call it. Nice to know they have their priorities in order.

      P.S. San Diego told the Chargers where to go to their credit.

  • DR

    Only thing the owners will understand or care about is if the ratings and advertising money goes down. Only way to affect these UNPATRIOTIC, USA hating owners is to boycott the games, the broadcasts, the merchandise, the advertisers and everything else associated with them.

  • Senior VP, Race Relations

    I think the deep state is involved in this. The NFL loved to justify America under BO, pink accents on the uniform and all. But the first season under the Trump Presidency, the NFL suddenly has an indignant portrayal. Screw em.

    • Jessy Scholl

      Not really because if the league listened to Donald Trump, we wouldn’t have this disaster of a season.

  • Cugger

    Don’t go to any NFL related, or at least NFL portions of their websites, either. Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, USA Today, all of them.

  • Ali ByGolly

    To all military and their families contact USAA ABOUT THEIR SPONSORSHIP of the NFL.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    The Beginning of The End

    May 2014 – The NFL Draft

    Michael Sam is broadcast kissing his white boyfriend with cake frosting smeared all over their mouths.

  • Russ

    Players are paid to play a sport. After this bout of protests, i dont care if they stop, im not watching a single NFL game ever again.

    • Cugger

      The only NFL I see is when I’m at a store or a relative’s house. Can’t stop them and not worried about it. A few days ago I was at a restaurant showing a Seahawks game. I simply faced the other way, no problem.

      • Northwest Hooligan

        that’s quite the statement you made

  • DR

    The NFL owners are responsible for this mess. BOYCOTT their teams, the broadcasts of games, NFL merchandise, etc. Time to show these American-hating owners how true Americans feel about them supporting and condoning anti-American propaganda and hate.

  • rayg

    The anthem protests have faded from the forefront because the media has stopped reporting it as much. TV has stopped showing the protests before the game,and the media has stopped its continual reporting and defending of the protests. Most of this bad publicity was not generated by protests themselves. Trump made an offhand comment during a speech, and the media and the NFL and its players ran with it under the mistaken belief that if they heightened the protests that it would endear them to the public and their fans. They expected that the protests would show that they stand against Trump, and the love would rain down. It backfired because the players and the owners are just as clueless about the average American as the media. They all live in their own little bubbles and have no clue about the rest of the world.

    • TCDave

      ^THIS^

  • Roger Fenwick

    The test is going to be Veterans Day celebration games, if players kneel during the National Anthem at those games fans and advertisers both will flee the NFL.

    • Cugger

      The players will continue, guaranteed. We’ll see about the fans and advertisers. There still are a lot of those idiots behaving like nothing has happened.

    • TCDave

      I’m suggesting to everyone I know to Boycott 11/12 games regardless. They don’t deserve our time or attention, IMHO.

  • IronYank

    These people are in denial, I guess the league will have to tank and they will have to lose jobs before it hits them that what they are doing is destroying their own livelihood.

  • Wrabble

    Unfortunately, teams would be subject to race extortion if they clamped down hard on these protests.

    Remember how Jesse Jackson Sr. extorted Anheuser Busch over race?

    Jackson called off the boycott when the brewer agreed to give his his son a very lucrative liquor distributorship in Chicago, which funneled millions to the Jackson family.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    Politics in sports is like drinking spoiled milk.

    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

      Better…

      Politics in sports is like drinking flat beer.

      You’ll still get the desired result, but it’s ruined.

    • IronYank

      We watch sports to get away from politics, but I guess they want to try and force it on us.

      No Thanks I will simply do something else with my Sundays, something constructive.

  • Wrabble

    I used to be a big fan of pro baseball. I quit watching during the ’94-’95 strike and never went back.

    I suspect others did the same.

    Pro football is about to experience something of a much larger magnitude.

  • The Lone Ranger

    Stop threatening and do it already.

  • Wrabble

    Get a box of sheets of small sticky labels at your local office supply company or Wal-Mart. They cost about 3/4 of a cent each if you buy in quantity.

    Print “Boycott NFL” or “NO NFL” on them.

    Put them everywhere you go (where it’s legal, of course!).

  • Shubal

    I took the protest thing as the lefts attempt to destroy an American Icon. On seeing the black players protesting in favor stupid black thugs who get killed during an arrest instead of taking a knee to the law, well I took an instant dislike to the self righteous millionaires (a lot of them felons themselves) and wish for the leagues destruction myself.

  • Justin Lakely

    When they fly into Chicago why don’t any of them come on down to Englewood and Austin and protest? Whats the matter? Did your balls suddenly drop off? Afraid of a little gun play? Pu$$ys!

  • DR

    The owners and players are hoping that Americans will forget about the anti-American protests by the players since the media is cooperating with the NFL, owners and NFLPA to down play the protests. The media: the channel channels, sports blogs, radio stations, etc have complete disdain for the average American, thinking we are all gun-totting, beer drinking, low IQ, hillbillies and rednecks that can’t see their (the media’s) liberal, elitist manipulation of what is broadcast.

  • enoughalready911

    Don’t be fooled…When half the audience doesn’t watch it absolutely hurts their sales.

    So what we need is list of folks placing ads who REFUSE to stop advertising…we will avoid them OUTSIDE of the NFL as well.

    Give us a try and see if we are bluffing… empty stadiums clearly aren’t enough to convince you. And while YOU think this is a temporary situation, WE intend to make it permanent if you do not realize how you are spitting in your FORMER fans faces.

  • RedRaider65

    These people must be living under a stone please read the following, and this is not a hoax or fake news. Call the number and follow the instructions and you will see this is the real deal.

    ATTENTION: FOOTBALL
    FANS AND PATRIOTIC AMERICANS:

    Anheiser Busch is taking calls about whether it should pull their sponsorship of NFL football. They are upset about the way certain NFL players and teams want to show their lack of respect for our National Anthem, our Flag, and our Country. Anheiser Busch employs 1100 veterans who are also being disrespected along with all other veterans living and dead. These NFL players are uniformed, paid employees of the owners teams and have no right to publicly express their personal political opinions on company time. They can do whatever they want on their own time. You know how big a sponsor Budweiser is. Their decision, based on this public opinion, could make a tremendous impact on what the NFL does I just called Budweiser’s special number 1-800-342-5283 and when they answered touched option 1 and gave my opinion and it all took less than a minute. Whether or not you vote, please rush this email on to all
    patriotic Americans and sports fans

    • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

      Doing it now….

      • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

        Success.

    • Russ

      calling now

    • DR

      Just did it. Told Anheiser Busch they should be ashamed to sponsor such disrespect of our country and that I will never buy another Anheiser Busch product as long as they continue sponsoring the NFL. Everyone disgusted with the NFL snowflake anti-American players’ protest should call.

  • John Steele

    WOW.. the entire article is one of COMPLETE DENIAL.. The adverisers are the bell weather here.. yes , they will pull the ads as the ratings are cratering. I will NOT and refuse to watch anti-anmercan filhy rich ghetto players act like jerks when they have the opportunity that millions dreams of.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      your whole comment just reeks of racism. just say you don’t like it cause they’re black, less words and you don’t have to exceed your 4th grade education level.

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    The NFL is currently advertising their “camo line” of NFL gear in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    They can stick it.

  • Wrabble

    603 homicides in Chicago so far this year, 95% committed by a specific demographic.

    Where’s the protest?

    • jb

      dumbass…thats what Kap was trying to bring attention to. All the kneeling during the anthem has NOTHING TO DO WITH DISRESPECT OF THE FLAG YOU MORNS!!! If they would have just had a dialogue about why so many Black Americans were being killed by police officers then the kneeling would have just simply stopped, period. Somewhere along the way Kap’s message got lost and people twisted the real reason why he and other players are kneeling and made it about the flag. Yes, he got the attention as to WHY he knelt during the anthem but the dialogue he wanted to create has been lost because racist MFr’s like those posting here are so consumed with thinking it is all about disrespecting the Flag and somehow the military. No wonder the rest of the world has caught up and surpassed the US in terms of academics and STEM…we show it everyday how stupid and idiotic we are and you morons exemplify that lack of common sense and stupidity by refusing to address the real issue and replace it with your racist views. Call it what it is and talk about the damn elephant in the room.
      For the life of me I don’t know what kneeling during the anthem has to do with disrespecting the military. Isn’t that what the military fights for…our freedoms of speech and religion? Dumbasses for sure! I actually hope the NFL loses all it’s sponsors, aren’t the inmates running the asylum (dumbass Texans owner didn’t even get the phrase correct…point made!)

      • You calling someone else a dumbass? Strange. Let me answer you this way. People come home in boxes draped with this flag. What “Kap” was protesting is complete bullshit. Protesting America this way is disrespectful and stupid. Finally, calling me a racist doesn’t work any more. I could give a shit what some ass like you thinks of me

      • Wrabble

        “If they would have just had a dialogue about why so many Black Americans
        were being killed by police officers then the kneeling would have just
        simply stopped, period.”

        There IS a dialogue – it’s just that some people don’t like the facts:

        Police Aren’t Targeting and Killing Black Men

        Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449505/police-shootings-black-men-race-not-reason-causal-effect

        “Isn’t that what the military fights for…our freedoms of speech…”

        The freedom of speech derives from the First Amendment, which applies only to actions by the government and does NOT apply when employees are on company time:

        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
        prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
        speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
        assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

        See that part about Congress shall make no law?

        You really are ignorant.

      • general

        I watched the 18 minute media statement Collin said about all the problems he stated from why Hillary was not in prison along with Obama and all in congress. said he was fed up with all the criminal activity from congress to FBI, DEA, DHS, CIA. and others.
        The media allowed 45 seconds of his comments and cut them to fit their ideas. Regardless of what we think listen to what he said and the stupid questions the media asked.

        The media set this fire up and let it run. He was not completely right but he was not what the media made him out as,
        He wanted to expose all the trash and the left used him…
        Yet why did he not spend money to state on TV the facts of the fake media. this I do not understand why not…done…

      • Tall Texan

        Written by someone who has never had a folded flag handed to them. It’s okay, progs never actually get it, because they never risk/sacrifice anything for the common good. And they can’t imagine anyone who would. It’s okay. Real Americans understand. So go to your safe space now…and cry in your victimhood, little snowflake.

      • 1mtnman

        Wrong place and during a reverent moment is not the time to complain about things. Everybody loses.

      • happyhaw99

        jb right now call me a racist. so you are saying we have to fix your problem? wanna bet 3/4s the Negro felon league dont even vote? lets look at the same numbers you have been seeing over and over .07% of all killings in the US of A are cop on black person, of that .07% somewhere around 60% are black cops on black folks. meaning that if you swam in the ocean you are more likely to get bit by a shark. the numbers would go down greatly if people did NOT resist, which is what these felons is teaching the kids by example. now the protesters how many are spouse abusers, animal abusers?? gun totters, drug doers etc. the climate people are wondering why the oceans are rising how about all the crying being done here but no one is doing anything about fixing the problems. go vote to start

  • Jes Tudo

    i wonder if there’s a list or website that shows what Corporations are sponcering this. I wonder after 2 democrats governments in power giving money to their friends will be able to support these corps.

  • general

    Good idea, all those involved in the media who are and were veterans working from the camera to ops. board have the same right as the idiot players who want to exercise their free speech by not doing their job because it is their right.

    We need all vets and civilians who are patriots to use their right to protest and shut down all the programs. Same as those traitors who play and make millions.

    iT IS ONLY FAIR FOR IF THEY DO IT WHY NOT THOSE WHO REALLY WORK FOR A LIVING, NOT THESE GLORIFIED MUSCLEBOUND CLOWNS WHO WANT A COLLIN LIKE ATTITUDE.

    THEN SEE WHO KEEPS THEIR JOB…????

    Also the Advertisers will get the message . We the People are fed up with this group of traitors.. ESPECIALLY ON VETERANS DAY SUNDAY.

    WE THE PEOPLE ARE SPEAKING!!!!!! CAN YOU HEAR US NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Russ

    At the start of the 2014 season, NFL surveys revealed that the league was approximately 68% African-American and about 28% white, with the remaining 4% comprising Asian/Pacific Islander, non-white Hispanics, and those preferring a Mixed Race category.

    How does 12% of the united states demographic make up 68% of the NFL, still make millions, and then cry about social injustice? GO F YOURSELVES!

    • The Grinder! ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰ

      Since there is no such thing as a white Hispanic there is no need for the non white qualifier.

      • Russ

        plenty of blond haired, blue eyed, hispanics. I married a colombian and found that out later on.

  • Kim Chul Soo

    I live in the Louisville, Ky area and believe me when I say ‘two parts bluster’ is the middle name of John Schnatter. He is a poser of the highest order.

  • ms20

    Stop threatening to pul adds and just DO IT. Its way past time.

  • The Grinder! ✓ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰ

    The ratings will continue to decline. Ad prices have already dropped. There is nothing the NFL can do about it. The have lost too many die hard fans such as myself and we are never coming back.

  • Fred the Head

    Papa Johns has now pissed off Crappnick wannabes and loyal US citizens. I’m betting Papa Johns folds before NFL.

  • Neel Matches

    I suspect ratings are down solidly and yet companies will continue to run ads. Why? Because after working in fortune 500 to fortune 10 companies for 30 years I guarantee they are not as savvy and smart as most people think. If they were so capable, those at the levels making advertising decisions would start their own firms, but they hide inside these large companies instead.

    Also, increasingly over the years, companies measure themselves against arbitrarily set expectations instead of what can actually be accomplished. In the case of broadcasting ads, they are all down so they surmise its ok. None of them have the fortitude to pull out and try some guerrilla advertising. Its easier to just buy ads and be complacent with the results. Personally I don’t think running ads on the NFL games has much impact on sales, but I’m sure they have some fake data they prance around with.

    • Russ

      fortune 10s – fortune 500s are all sluggishly slow to move anyway.

  • HugObamAhmadinejad

    I’m curious as to whether these activist footballers protest or take up the cause during the offseason. I haven’t heard of any of them hitting the streets in Chicago, Baltimore, NO or Philly addressing the violence in those cities. If they truly believe ‘Black Lives Matter’ they’d be doing so.

    • Robert C

      The football players know it’s too dangerous back to the Hood for people with White Gold & Green…
      Black/Brown on Black/Brown/White violence is the never spoken/seen/heard killer in the Hood

    • Wrabble

      Over 600 homicides in Chicago so far this year, most of those committed by a particular demographic against their own people.

  • Barky

    The new line in sports betting is attendance….go low.

  • kettlecorn

    Pull your ads, keep your ads, shove your ads where the sun doesn’t shine, really doesn’t matter, I no longer watch or support, “Perpetually Angry Knee, Grows” pissing on our flag, police officers and our service men and women, while they have their never ending “Trump Tantrum”.

  • crowbar

    I’m going to start pressuring local businesses to stop advertising during NFL games.

  • DR

    Wise up: The NFL, owners and players don’t care about you as fans. The advertisers don’t care about you as customers. All they see you as is dollar signs ($) adding to their profits. Until those dollar signs ($) start going away, they will continue to ignore you and not care about this country. BOYCOTT all of them if you care about this country and yourself.

  • slowboat2

    Goodell is great, NFL are loaded with very smart people and players are paid way to much and the NFL is built on the shoulders of intellectual giants. America is great again.

  • Louie G

    Budweiser’s special NFL opinion number 1-800-342-5283. Only takes a minute.

    • DR

      Yes, everyone needs to call them, and then BOYCOTT their products until they stop advertising during NFL games.

  • Sven

    I quit the Nigerian Football 🏈 League years ago. Have zero interest in watching a bunch of thugs exhibit stupid end zone antics. Next they’ll be taking dumps in the end zone. A big waste of a Sunday or Monday!

    • Northwest Hooligan

      you know you still watch Sven. it’s okay to come out of the closet.

  • Bret McCoy

    Anti-patriots need shoes too…

  • Screaming Eagle

    The NFL is ran by Liberals. Liberals don’t care what anyone else thinks.

  • DR

    We have to start shaming the people that still watch the NFL. If you see someone watching a NFL game you need to call them out for supporting an anti-American institution. If you see someone wearing NFL apparel you need to call them out. If you hear someone supporting the players’ protest, call them out.

    • seanster5977

      Problem is sports bars and restaurants based on sports. That just hurts the staff. It is the purchasing of merchandise and dropping seats to games that will count. The TV numbers are falling through the floor

      • Wrabble

        That’s true of ANY boycott – often the people hurt the most are regular people. We still need to do the right thing.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      this entire comment is anti-american

      • Wrabble

        There is nothing anti-American about expressing oneself via the marketplace. Do you feel similarly when libs do the same thing – or when they riot in the street and attack innocent people for merely expressing their opinions?

    • Wrabble

      Buy some 1″ x 2 1/2″ sticky labels. They cost about 3/4 of a cent each if you buy in quantity.

      Print out “Boycott NFL” or “NO NFL” on those labels.

      Stick them in public places (where doing so is legal, of course).

  • general

    eSee the latest ads to stop the bleeding and saying the right words, what a crock, they think it will calm down all the problems still gong on.
    They must think we are brain dead, guess again stupid.
    You burned that bridge when a rule was set and then resend it allowing those idiots to take a knee before the Anthem what crap it this a smooth over to think we will say is is fine what kink of idiots do you take us for

    Keep burning that bridge, see how far it gets you…

  • seanster5977

    I love how the people protesting still have zero plan of action other than ruin the sport and cry about things when a camera is around. Where is your action tied to your wealth and enormous amount of free time compared to real working Americans?

    • DR

      We have a plan: BOYCOTT the NFL and its advertisers. Drive their profits down. Make them decide whether they want to support a couple thousand spoiled pampered snowflake players of the millions of hard working patriotic Americans that are disgusted by the thugs and liberals that have taken over and are destroying what use to be an American institution.

      • seanster5977

        I am talking about the NFL kneelers as far as the “protesters”

    • Northwest Hooligan

      seems like you have zero plan of action either, besides crying on the internet

  • Dick Shepherd

    I’m a long time fan, but i dropped out after seeing how the nfl responded to the anti-american protests. They seem to be doing everything they can to drive away fans. Almost like they are trying to kill off the league. Between this and oncussions, their days are numbered.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      that and the Browns are terrible

  • GLL

    The sports media and NFL management are in complete denial that they have killed the golden goose with their nonstop political activism of an entertainment product. Half-empty stadiums, close to a 20% hit in viewership if you go back to 2015. This is a self-inflicted corporate dumpster fire, but keep on doubling down that the anthem protests and how they have been handled by the NFL and sports media have not been the reason for the accelerated downfall in our political times.

  • Ranger_Ric

    I have bought 3 new mustangs and a new F-150 in my life from the same dealer. Last week I stopped in their lot to bring the customer service rep out (who I know well) and show her the new Tundra I just bought instead of another F-150.

    I made it clear that I won’t support companies who support leftist organizations, she said she hears that almost daily now so Ford is no doubt feeling the heat and sharing the pain.

    Use your economic power to hurt them. Their side has no economic power as shown by their disastrous Chic-Fil-A protest that gave chic-fil-a their best sales day in history. The left can’t even effectively boycott a fast food joint.

    Hurt them and make it known you are doing it intentionally. We can easily drive the NFL advertisers away and that my friends will be the end of the NFL as well as a very clear warning to any company in the US. Support lefties and watch your profits fall.

    • DR

      Right on! BOYCOTT is the only thing they will understand. Hurt their profit and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they stop supporting the thugs and liberals of the NFL.

    • Wrabble

      Car sales people don’t really care and generally they aren’t very loyal. She’ll just move over to some other dealership that is more successful.

      • Rudow70

        Sales people may go elsewhere, but dealerships do fold, too.

      • CryMeAYellowRiver

        I don’t think Ranger’s point was to hurt the salesperson, he probably even likes her on a personal basis. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think his point was to send a message up the chain of command so the elites will get the message loud and clear.

        • Wrabble

          I understand, but messages like the one that needs to be heard are very unlikely to find their way from a salesperson at a dealership up through the ranks to the people at the car manufacturing who make ad purchase decisions. Sales managers won’t pass that stuff along because the owner of the dealership will just replace them with someone else who has a more positive attitude and somehow figures out how to sell cars anyway.

    • CryMeAYellowRiver

      Awesome post and let’s not forget the collateral damage that will wreck havoc on the lives of the malcontents that started all of this. Send them all back to the ghetto or wherever they came from. They never had it so good and it all came from the citizens of the country they detest so much. When that happens, at least they’ll have something to protest but it will be too late for them all.

  • ncmf

    I am fed up with the NFL and hope to see it fold while Roger Goodell is at the helm. Drew Brees is the new Colin Kapernick, proudly showing his pathetic support for all the kneelers.

  • Kevin Whitehurst

    NFL is dead to me.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      yet you’re still reading articles and commenting on them

  • Sven

    Not sure why anyone would waste a perfectly good Sunday watching a bunch of thugs toss a pig covered ball around and then pee in the end zone?

    • Wrabble

      The leather on footballs comes from cattle, not pigs, or it’s made of vulcanized rubber.

      Originally the internal bladder was that of a pig (that’s how the pigskin wording originated), but now it’s made of polyurethane or rubber.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      i thought you stopped watching Sven – yet you know what OBJ is up to.

      • Sven

        Never watched it hooly, just read an article about it. A really classy move, don’t ya think?

      • Sven

        Read about it in an article. A real classy move, don’t ya think?

  • Sven

    The NFL is what America will soon become. It’s what you get when you embrace multi culturalism and diversity bull crapola.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      wasn’t that how america was founded in the first place? i mean, after the indians were killed off.

    • Wrabble

      The NFL reflects the current state of this country.

      • Northwest Hooligan

        yeah I agree, it’s pretty mediocre

        • Wrabble

          Thanks to the dumbing down by the Dementiacrat Party.

  • Bigred37

    I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE OWNERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE PRISONS ARE FULL OF REPLACEMENT PLAYERS!

  • DR

    The multi-millionaire NFL players live in a bubble and don’t have a clue what the real world is like. Same with the multi-billionaire owners. Don’r see any of them buying houses in the bad part of town and moving their families there.

  • general

    Saw the camo jackets, hats, w/ USA on the back and camo towels etc, is that to help ,
    Whoever is running this and using military to sing the Anthem are pissing in the wind.
    If this will change things they are insane….Keep it up and be known as high school league. Get your politics out of work or go the way the Do Do bird….

  • Francisco Sebastian Domingo

    Because they know how short Americans memories are. Little bit of talk today to appease, tomorrow back to normal.

  • Colton Lee

    NFL BOYCOTT: WEEK 8

    NO RESPECT = NO FOOTBALL/NO PAPA JOHN’S

    No movement from advertisers yet, huh? Well, let see how they feel after this coming
    SUNDAY’S, VETERANS DAY DEMONSTRATION against the anti-American misbehaving malcontent millionaires who show disrespect for our flag, anthem, veterans and police. Advertisers… so how is Papa Johns and Budweiser doing these days? You’re next.

    UNTIL EVERY MAN STANDS

    • DR

      BOYCOTT: every patriotic American should boycott the NFL.

  • Bruzilla

    The larger problem is the advertisers pay a rate based on a specified viewership, which the NFL isn’t getting this year. These advertisers pay to reach a specific audience, and if that audience continues to decline it is going to reach a point where they might not pull their ads but they damn sure will demand refunds of some of the money they paid, and the effect on the NFL will essentially be the same as if they were pulled because they will be owing advertisers AND the networks.

    • DR

      This is the only thing the NFL owners and advertisers care about and understand. Hit them in the wallet and they will start paying attention to their customers and fans. It you continue to watch the NFL games, you are contributing to the decline of this country.

  • demmi

    They keep telling themselves that….hoping it is true.

  • cmlukey

    Half the country cheering the protests? I think not. More like 20% representing the hard-core left and they do not watch or like football. It only seems like 50% because of the left-wing media drumbeat.

  • Ron Traguer

    Just turn it off. The NFL is obviously telling fans to pound sand.

    • DR

      Yep, don’t buy the NFL/owners BS about loving America. If they really did they would have cut Krapernick after the first kneel. NFL/owners/players/advertisers all think the average American is too stupid to realize that the media is manipulating this story. Hit them were they will feel the pain: BOYCOTT!

  • Karyn Guse

    Papa John’s goes back to making pizza . . .

    When is the NFL going to go back to making football instead of political statements?

    • DR

      As soon as the kneelers start getting cut due to low TV ratings.

  • demmi

    This weekend, the Veteran’s Day holiday, I will be protesting the NFL thugs on my own time.

  • John Buchanan
  • kjj

    The owners just keep on wishing , hoping ,and doing nothing! There thinking this will all blow over but the inmates are now running the asylum. The owners also think that those football fans that quit watching because of all this Political crap are coming back. But me as a 40 year fan will never watch Football again, this is the straw that broke the camels back. So owners good luck with all that!

  • RalphSC

    POX on the NFL! I hope they all go broke!

  • Chief_Smackaho

    Don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been enjoying the NHL.

  • T-Rex

    “At this point, with protests having faded somewhat from the front pages…”

    If it isn’t reported, it didn’t happen, right? Most people have the attention span of a gnat.

    • DR

      That is the fallacy of the owner and NFLPA. They have no clue as to the shitstorm they have awakened. The majority of people that watch the NFL are patriotic Americans and do not condone the blatant anti-American protests of the players enabled by the owners. NFL is cutting its own throat.

  • US2Late

    I have a list of the sponsors and do not spend a dime on any

    • DR

      Yes, that is what all of us have to do. There is no excuse for watching the NFL or buying from its sponsors.

  • John Buchanan

    Let’s eradiacate these pest
    http://youtu.be/g4glVKxVQds

  • general

    The 1st Amendment applies to government issues in the way it is written. Does not apply to private employers and employees who are paid for their work.
    There are issues the labor commission is responsible has control of.
    Freedom of speech is a general public issue and at work we are paid for our expertise not to cause a riot and disruption of a company causing problems.
    Tomorrow do this at work and see how fast you get fired.
    Then complain to the media and see what the people will say.
    Know I would be fired ASAP..

  • JoeCubano

    I will not buy any product advertised on NFL games. Of course, I’ll have to my research since I don’t watch the games anymore. I’m guessing it’s the usual suspects…..Pizza Hut, Frito-Lay, Budweiser, etc.

  • JasonsDay

    No more Papa Johns for our family..

  • Nic Weston

    Nobody Fkin Listens. Mic dropped.

  • 1mtnman

    Moonves probably doesn’t know about the company that pulled their local adverts during games just a few weeks back. It was in the news but obviously not his.

    • DR

      Moonves doesn’t care. Anyone that stops watching the NFL (and CBS by extension) is obviously a red-state, low life, IQ impaired, gun totting, pickup driving, hick/hillbilly/redneck that the east/west coast liberal media elitist TV executive doesn’t care about or need. All they want from the viewers is their money, not their opinions.

      • 1mtnman

        I resemble that remark!

  • chuckles

    I’ve written to their FB and Twitter, I’ve sent emails, I have made my felling quite clear, yet somehow they still can’t figure out why their seats are emptying and eyeballs disappearing. I don’t know anyone in my circle of friends that will admit they still watch, I have no reason to believe they are lying. Even if they flip flopped over night, I don’t thing many will come back. They are showing their feelings for the country even if they started standing tomorrow. It would be like telling people I can’t wait for the weekend so I can watch Antifa burn the country down. These people make me sick and I will never look at them as special people again. They might as well be Beau Bergdahl.

  • surfeagleOrg

    I have a NFL bag I use to take to the store to save bag. And now I don’t use it any more thinking I should just put it in the trash

  • Rick Carlton

    In the case of guys like Moonves and his ilk, it’s amazing that these arrogant morons don’t seem get the concept of ‘silent contempt.’ On the other hand, they’re morons, so I guess we should expect that kind of behavior. No matter tho; when their overall network revenues tank long enough, their shareholders (and their Board’s) will ultimately show them ‘the way.’

  • DR

    Poster boy for the NFLPA and kneelers: Beau Bergdahl.

  • nath

    it amazes me,..with all their millions they can’t afford a one-way plane ticket out of this oppressive hellhole country to their beloved Africa.

  • Joe Mamma

    Of course the left will label any advertiser that pulls out as a Nazi, alt-right racist.

  • DR

    Would love to see someone make T-shirts with Bergdahl’s face on them and give them to all the unpatriotic, “don’t care about politics,” idiots attending NFL games this weekend, Veterans’ Day weekend.

    • Rudow70

      Make sure that the face on the T shirt has a large hole in the forehead.

  • akjim99

    At the end of the day they won’t pull out, they’ll simply pay less for the advertising. The end result is the same.

  • teapartydoc

    Doesn’t matter what the advertisers do. I’m dropping cable today.

  • DR

    Beau Bergdahl = Michael Bennett of the Seahawks

  • DR

    When will Krapernick wear a Beau Bergdahl T-shirt? Inquiring minds what to know.

  • matt

    these protests are not about ‘social justice’ or ‘racial inequality’.
    those are empty words that mean nothing.
    these protests are anti-cop.
    the cops who save lives and help people of every race, every day.
    the cops are the good guys. they are heroes who deserve respect and support.
    to hell with the nfl, the nba, espn, hollywood, the liberals and their media.

  • HugObamAhmadinejad

    If any of these players REALLY cared about their ’cause’ they’d sit out the season and really try to do something about it.

  • Scott G

    the player’s union must be behind this article

  • Dennis Batbayar

    Haven’t watched a single play this season. I don’t plan to watch it for the remainder of the season.

  • Brian washere

    I’m really looking forward to new contract negotiations between the NFL and TV. They’re in for a rude awakening then. While the TV morons applaud the protest they won’t ignore the numbers.

  • kh

    Wow !! What a surprise. The advertising execs saying, “no problem here. nothing to see here”. Do you think they’re going to cut their own revenue?? Only the NFL does that. RIP nfl.

    • Afterheart

      Rest in pieces NFL

  • Florida Sunshine

    I have zero respect for the NFL, thug players and wimpy owners. The owners are so afraid of their black players, they’d rather watch the NFL implode than suffer the wrath of their black players. The owners know this is the truth, and so does everyone else. I stopped watching the NFL and will never go back. I have no use for thugs who hate our flag, our national anthem and their hatred against those of us who love America.

  • kh

    We’ll see how they react after this weekends Veterans Day boycott of the nfl.

  • DR

    We need to start looking at the corporations that lease the skyboxes at the stadiums. Would love to know the corporations that are pumping money into the NFL/owners/players keeping their disgraceful protest alive.

  • krusaderrabbit

    The NFL could have avoided all this. It’s on them and the players.

  • Sunny

    The racist inmates ruined their own league.

  • middleclasstaxpayer

    My family has already stopped buying from many of the sponsors of NFL games. They should all stop sponsoring all of these disgusting sporting events where the players are thumbing their nose at the veterans of this country by their actions. I hope they all go broke.

  • Shoe

    Thank God we are a country that believes in patriotism AND capitalism. The best place to hit the kneeling idiots and those who support them (advertisers) is in the pocketbook. Just because they are an NFL ‘first string’ doesn’t mean I can’t clamp down on my ‘purse string’.

    • Afterheart

      NFL=Net Financial Loss

  • The NFL is merely a betting tool for me now. I like the game but I despise the players that protest. They are foolish. They have no understanding that their actions will have a direct impact on future contracts for all players. Once viewership drops enough owners will see less revenue. That will be offset by lower player contracts.
    It’s alright with me. They are overpaid anyway.

  • ChrisLongski

    If the advertisers start pulling out, NFL revenues will quickly collapse. Few financial reserves to speak of. Owners need to start demanding NFL rule changes – or else. And I don’t mean just eliminating the National Anthem…

    • FreedomsKrieg

      Eliminating the National Anthem is not a cure, it will just throw gas on the Fire. What are they thinking? Absurd thinking Liberals.

    • Afterheart

      The rules are already in the League “Operations Manual” pertaining to how to behave during the Anthem and Flag raising ceremony. The League has refused to enforce the rules…and apparently supports the protests against our country and people that have served to keep it free.

  • FreedomsKrieg

    When most of the Fans start kneeling or sitting……. I would say we are in Big Trouble as a country. Where would we go from there?

  • M Aurelius

    Keep the those tiny lib heads buried in the sand, ostriches.
    Like the fool who wrote this laughable article.
    No BLM/thug NFL train wreck to see here, folks…

    Move along…

  • BigMikeOR

    When blacks start protesting all the black on black crimes, than I’ll take them seriously. Now, they are just anti-American, white hating racists.

    • M Aurelius

      Chicago:
      527 black-on-black murders this year alone.
      6 police shootings also black (officer)-on-black.
      Remind us all again about how awful and racist we all are, thugs.

      • FreedomsKrieg

        The Clintons are still trying to beat that record.

        • M Aurelius

          Who says they haven’t?

  • Afterheart

    Partial List of League Sponsors to Boycott!! Remember them during the holiday shopping season.

    Ford
    GM
    Gatorade (PepsiCo)
    Visa
    Campbell’s Soup
    FedEx
    Frito-Lay (PepsiCo)
    Mars Snackfood
    Pepsi (PepsiCo)
    Dairy Management Inc.
    Bridgestone
    Gillette/Head & Shoulders/
    Vicks/Old Spice (Procter & Gamble)
    Verizon
    Barclays
    Papa John’s
    Castrol
    Anheuser-Busch
    USAA
    Bose
    Courtyard by Marriot
    Xbox (Microsoft)
    Quaker Oats (PepsiCo)
    Tide/Duracell (Procter & Gamble)
    Lenovo
    McDonald’s
    SAP
    Surface/Windows (Microsoft)
    CoverGirl (Procter & Gamble)
    Zebra Technologies
    TD Ameritrade
    Extreme Networks
    Nationwide Insurance
    Hyundai
    Dannon
    Nike

    • FreedomsKrieg

      A girlcott would be much kinder and gentler…..and less abrupt.

    • DR
    • Ho Jo

      USAA is a great company and supports USA 100% as it is for military active and retired members only. They have expressed their discontent with the kneeling during the National Anthem and I believe they have pulled advertisement

      • Afterheart

        I know Papa Johns has also expressed discontent and some lessor sponsors have pulled funding in total. Until Sponsors pull their funding in mass and in total..Americans need to boycott…perhaps a list of those companies joining the NFL boycott is warranted.

  • geo

    What a stupid article. The writer is a lib… 100% Rubbish!! The NFL is going Down fast!

    • Afterheart

      …Faster than Monica on a Head of State.

  • M Aurelius

    What exactly are they “protesting” anyway?
    Not one of them can say.
    Is it the “racism” of a 74% black NFL?

    • Afterheart

      Is it racist that the NFL does not practice Affirmative Action for white players but is 75% black when black men make up 6% of the population.

  • ASAC Schrader

    I love how this author thinks the status quo will endure. No, the veil has been yanked aside. Much of the audience for black thugs in football uniforms will never, EVER come back.

  • Afterheart

    Remember to not purchase Madden Football this holiday season. The NFL Players Association gets a cut ….do not support the miscreants.

    • M Aurelius

      Let’s see if Madden has the animated players kneel before you play them at the insistence of the players union……
      Bet that will sell well!

      LOLLL!

      • Afterheart

        You probably have to get a hold of the cheat that unlocks the locker room banter about white crackers.

  • KenIh

    Companies threatening to pull NFL advertising will most likely never pull their ads. That’s because liberals, with help from the MSM, will boycott them and the companies know it. This is a protest against Trump now and liberals/MSM hate him.

    • DR

      So patriots and conservatives need to boycott these companies. Let’s see who has more economic clout, liberals or conservatives.

      • FreedomsKrieg

        Target would know the answer to that.

      • KenIh

        Conservatives do a horrible job at boycotting whereas Liberals do great. I think it’s because liberals hate a lot more. Glenn Beck…O’Reilly…Lou Dobbs. It’s a shame we can’t do the same back to them.

  • general

    Many of the police have made it clear they will not police the stadiums around the nation and all should do this during Veterans Day ball game.
    All vets and patriots in the league need to not play if there is any of this left wing democrats taking a knee at any time during this. After all it is their right to protest all this stupid child like activity. And If the NFL allows this it will be over.
    At many casinos during a game the sports books are less than full amd we can hear what we say. Reno, Vegas, Tahoe, and many other casinos are having problems staying full as were in the past… When they bitch this may stop who knows???

  • jtp56

    Would there be any contractual infringements if they pull adds? If it hurts to pull them do to contractual agreements, then they probably will leave things as they are. This wasn’t mentioned in the story.

    • Afterheart

      A good lawyer could argue that the NFL has spoiled its product and therefore the contractual terms are no longer binding due to the NFL letting their product be destroyed. I also believe season ticket holders and possibly seat license holders can make the same argument in a court of law and get at least a partial refund on their investments.

  • J Wolfe

    Want to take an action that will have a direct impact?………….call you TV provider and cancel your sports package, and be sure to tell them exactly why you are doing it.

    PlayStation Vue actually lets you do this online, but I took the time to call and explain why. Got to speak with 3 managers, who all agreed with my position, and ultimately gave it to me for free.

  • Andrew Burns

    Once again, the actual reaction of the fans is totally and completely ignored and unreported. The circle of guys I’m in, I am not alone in the #BoycottNFL effort..There is quite about of anger at the players by fans. The media is doing their dead level best to ignore this aspect of the story. So that makes this something of a #FakeNews story.

  • DisgustedwithElitism

    The flag and anthem are symbols of our national unity, e pluribus unum. For the modern Democrats and Progressives, unity is anathema and a descent into the tribalism that plagues much of the rest of the world is desired as fertile ground for the rooting of their malignant, divisive messages.

    We are missing quality education on the American Experience from our founding documents, to our basic principles, shared values, and history. The poison that passes for that education in modern schools and universities corrupts our politics and pits us against one another.

    As just one example of the failure of modern American History education, how many know that flag bearer was one of the most dangerous roles on an American Civil War battlefield? Accounts of fourteen or fifteen people carrying a single American flag going down in a single battle are not uncommon.

  • ncpg

    “CBS CEO Les Moonves said he had observed no hesitation from NFL sponsors.” The left-leaning Moonves wouldn’t admit it if they did.

  • DisgustedwithElitism

    Pillars four and five of the 10 Pillars of Economic Wisdom:

    4. In our modern exchange economy, all payroll and employment come from customers, and the only worthwhile job security is customer security; if there are no customers, there can be no payroll and no jobs.

    5. Customer security can be achieved by the worker only when he cooperates with management in doing the things that win and hold customers. Job security, therefore, is a partnership problem that can be solved only in a spirit of understanding and cooperation.

    Good bye and good riddance to the NFL… and to ESPN, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC.

  • MUSCLES

    Who cares what players do BEFORE a game. Networks dont even show national anthem on tv anymore. I only care about the game. If the Nfl was worried they would just make standing mandatory.

    • FreedomsKrieg

      Maybe the people who honor and fight for this country do………get a clue

      • MUSCLES

        The military doesnt have a monopoly on the flag.

        • 2noxtnt

          Maybe they should….

          • MUSCLES

            Interesting point, but the Military does invest heavily into paying the NFL to promote their various branches. If they had a serious problem with this pregame knee taking, they would have meetings with NFL owners about making it mandatory to stand or pull their payments. They haven’t cause they know the players have a right to do that cause the NFL owners have given them the freedom to do so. Until that changes, it really shouldn’t be that big of a deal.

        • FreedomsKrieg

          Where did you see military, in my comment ,You are saying you would not fight for or honor your country as a civilian? Are you a brain dead liberal ?

          • MUSCLES

            The majority of people who have a problem with this are either military, related to military or use the military as the reason why they have a problem with it. I am saying that the flag represents more then just the military and those who fight to honor the country have given those players the right to protest. No I am not a brain dead liberal or leftist. I just think to many people are overreacting just like a snowflake liberal or leftist to this flag issue.

          • FreedomsKrieg

            That’s good to hear ,That you’re not a liberal ….But liberals always One *CHANGE* And are always trying to change American values by moving the line That should never be crossed….And in the past never was.So F them and everything they are about, The subversion of America in anyway they can Get away with doing it.

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          • MUSCLES

            I totally agree with that viewpoint. There isn’t a stopping point to leftist social activism. I do agree that pc sjw progressives are extremely dangerous to certain concrete ideals. I know I am repeating this but of the NFL owners grew a spine and said they are making their private owned business have a mandatory standing policy for the anthem then this would be a non issue. The NBA makes it mandatory. So yes I can see the concern from leftist agendas in all of this. Its just a matter of owners not being weak in response to those with the agenda.

    • Afterheart

      How about those that have paid to be there that find the player behavior offensive.

      • MUSCLES

        Have you been to a live game before? A sizable portion of the crowd gets up and goes to the concessions and bathroom etc DURING the anthem. They don’t stop what they are doing and stand solemly. I dont see those people being attacked by those so easily offended.

        • 2noxtnt

          The spotlight isn’t on the crowd…

          Now go watch the games..

        • Afterheart

          Yes, I have been to games and typically they are not at their seats not because they dislike the Anthem ceremony but because they are occupied by other matters at the time of the ceremony…this in no way should be construed to mean that they don’t care that the ceremony is dishonored.

  • JJChronicles.com

    The NFL players are dismissing the life and family experiences of their “white fans” and basically calling them racist because they don’t want to have a one-sided conversation about racism. The “white” fans who are or are decendents of non-English speaking European immigrants likely all experienced bigotry and racism. Denying this and judging them based on their skin color makes the players and the league racist. Let’s have a conversation about that!

    • DR

      Ask the the Irish who came to America in the 1840s and 1850s, or the Italians in the 1890’s or the Eastern Europeans in the early 1900s. All white and all discriminated against but rather than whining, they worked hard and integrated into American culture and now their descendants are accused of being racists.

    • Afterheart

      American blacks by and large are brought up to be racists by their elders…blame whitey is all many of them ever know. As one who has attended mostly black schools, I can attest that racial hatred by American blacks ..even in the pulpit is off the charts.

  • J Wolfe

    Make videos of fans throwing their jerseys of their favorite players into fire pits. Send those vids to the actual player, the appropriate team, and post on You Tube.

    This nonsense will end yesterday!!!

  • Jet Dry

    If any other Race of Players would have tried this %hit on one of the many social issues of our time (ie,Traditional Marriage, Pro Choice, Etc.) it would have been shut down, and rightly so. Where the EQUALITY that we are so often preached to about? NFL chose to ignore, instead of handle it as it should have been and well…..the rest is History. After 25 years a loyal Fan I no longer watch…..if I want political commentary I’ll turn on the news. NO MORE NFL

  • Dialogos68

    We now have two polar societies in America…. On one side we have middle class white America who have been clued into the threat of globalism-financialization of the USA and how their MSM tentacles are creating class and race warfare to distract from their fleecing of a dying Nation…. On the other side we have those who trust the MSM, watch CNN and unwittingly believe there is some White supremacy threat that leads to all of these tools who think they need to protest…. Where this goes is quite creepy as our Nation is destroyed from within…. This narrative was exposed in the radical marxist-socialist Cloward-Pivin game plan dating to the 1960s!!! And it is working!!!!

  • R. J. Randall

    NFL doesn’t get that average Americans are insulted by players disrespecting our flag. Rich, overpaid babies complaining about the country that made them rich. Maybe they’d be happier in Africa?

  • tess

    print a list of the advertisers who are still paying for ads with the NFL. when THEIR bottom line starts shrinking, THEN they will get serious about their ‘conscious’ !!!!!

    • DR
      • tess

        thank you = i’m passing this on.

    • janddjohnson

      Also make sure you send an email letting them know you are boycotting them.

      • tess

        better than that – i’m CALLING them. budweiser even has a number where you can comment on this very subject.

  • timetraveler44

    It takes some time to develop, but if consumers start boycotting/protesting advertisers, and that affects ad revenue and game attendance, the effect will be significant. Attendance is already down, and a large number of people are no longer watching any or as many games on TV. Whistle past the graveyard if you want, but the NFL and team owners need to change or the fans will change accordingly. They already are…it just hasn’t been reported and/or shown up in decreased earnings yet.

    • DR

      Owners don’t have any more time to ignore this. Either shut down the protests now, or forever lose the fans.

      • Geno

        Really — I do not feel like I am missing anything. It is kind of liberating.

  • Elmo Fudginputz

    Like I’ve been saying for 15 years, the way to harm the Deep State, globalists, is to boycott them. And when at least 5 million conservatives band together and boycott the 50 largest offenders, we’ll see Wall Street scurry to support conservative causes.

    The only impetus in 15 years for conservatives to do so is this NFL player kneeling fiasco. But what it proves is, boycotts can materially harm globalist corporations that hate our Republic.

    So folks, learn this lesson well and start boycotting another 50 corporations that sell consumer products and services. In a matter of a couple of months what you will learn is that your efforts will legally and materially harm the one thing that empowers the Deep State and globalist corporations, their wealth, their pocket books.

    Also learn and remember how little money and effort it took you to materially harm the NFL for its treason. Now and again, just add 50 more corporations to your boycott list. Boycotts take almost no money and very little time and effort. How much money, time and effort did it take for us to put the NFL in a world of hurt? Almost none! Doing nothing, not buying the products and services of globalist corporations, takes no effort or money, because its essentially doing nothing; i.e. not watching NFL games and buying their tickets and products.

    And, let’s just shut the NFL down for good.

  • stevenandros

    So sick of black racism, and that’s all this is…

  • DR

    I want to ask the NFL players protesting: Are the black cops that shoot other blacks racist?

  • janddjohnson

    OT…..What do you think about the Raiders letting their QB getting beat up because he told them he is against the protest in the Redskins game? The wife of one of the OL was on the radio and told this story. But they are saying …we love our QB why would we do that? I believe he got hurt but do not know the extent. I can see this happening. The 49ers should of shut this down immediately. Goodell is the most PC..leftist wuss I have ever seen running a big corporation. They should bench or fire some of them and take back charge.

    • Pole_cat

      The ‘St. Louis Rams’ famously let their Super Bowl quarterback Kurt Warner go on to get pounded into the ground because they didn’t like his religion. So what’s new?

  • Sam Green

    I have banned the NFL from my home for as long as a single player takes a knee from any team, and I also will not support any corporation that advertises during NFL games.

    During the national anthem, it’s neither the time nor the place for a highly paid professional athlete to be disrespectful to their home country. After the anthem, they can protest whatever, and wherever they want to their hearts content.. I served my country, bled for my country and this has got to stop. NFL current rules are very specific, and the officials at the NFL need to enforce their rules.

    The rules are found on pages A62-63 of the league’s game operations manual: “The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks.”

    Until EVERY SINGLE NFL player follows the rules, I’ll be substituting the NFL for my dog. My dog can fetch a ball, just like NFL players, My dog is fiercely loyal, my dog is patriotic and my dog doesn’t require a multi million dollar contract to do any of those things. The NFL needs the fans more than the fans need the NFL.

    They best figure that out.

  • 3rdjerseyman

    They would all run like scared chickens is the insults were directed at any left-wing icons. Imagine players protesting cops being murdered by black thugs. Wow, they’s all be up in arms. Imagine a player refusing to take MLK day off. Imagine if an Irish-American player refused to stand for the British anthem. Imagine if a player shot his mouth off about Bruce Jenner getting the woman of the year award. That the vast majority of Americans hate the anthem and flag protests doesn’t mean squat to the coastal elites who make the media decisions. Even asking the questions is out of bounds.

  • dennisl59

    The NFL Operations Manual has not been changed; standing, with helmet in the left hand facing the Flag is still required. And neither have the penalties for not doing so removed.

    • 2noxtnt

      If you need a manual for this situation, you’re doing it wrong.

      Much like those who want to burn the flag. Sure you can, but in reality, you’re just being an ass.

    • Afterheart

      Yes, of course it is the Leagues decision not to enforce its own rules. This will come back to bite them in the rear when the league attempts to defend future punitive actions against its players and player lawyers state that League rules are null and voided because the are selectively enforced.

  • Tim Brown

    Can’t wait for the next CBA. It’s gonna be fun to see the owners tell the players well. The networks renegotiated the TV contracts because viewership is down. Attendance at games is down. Sales of merchandise is down because of you idiots so instead of more money you all need to take a pay cut because we are making less money. The players will strike. These dumbass’s are gonna protest themselves out of existence. Haven’t watched a game all season but there have been a bunch of great college games and it’s hockey season.

    • Afterheart

      Yes, competition for the US dollar makes American a great place to live.

    • Pole_cat

      College games? Just where do you think they got all this social justice indoctrination? Identity Politics is Leftist Tribalism, the very antithesis of Individual Free Will, INDIVIDUAL Rights and American Individualism. Leftist are trying to Tribalize the entire country as we speak.

      • Sparky Mills

        Accurate analysis.

  • Rufus T. Firefly

    It is all well and good to protest while taking the “Man’s” paycheck. .

  • jabusse

    They will pull out in two ways. First by just dropping the sponsorship and second by paying what it is worth, maybe 1/3 what they are paying now. You can tell how stupid the jocks are to bite the hand that feeds them over nothing.

  • buckwheat

    “Social injustice.” You mean all those problems that Barack Obama did not solve or even improve in eight years as President.
    I don’t think it is even a matter of half the country liking the protests and the other half not liking it. Clearly conservative, patriotic, Trump type people don’t want this nonsense as part of their NFL experience. But even if you are the biggest Trump hating liberal there is, do you want to be reminded of politics when you sit down to watch football? Your Trump Derangement Syndrome kicks in and you are reminded that if Obama and Holder failed to achieve “social justice” who will?
    The NFL has a huge problem. Over the course of this season the players have lost that basic likeability that is important in so many interactions with other people. The “special circumstances in Houston” reference is a good example. Who wants to watch easily offended crybabies?

  • Jay Russell

    What a snippy little man Alex Putterman is.

  • Punishment214

    There will be fans that will come back, but there are many that will never return.

    Cardinal Rule of Business: don’t burn your customers

  • Sparky Mills

    Their advertising dollars are being wasted ……….. A new league should be started – the circumstances are RIPE for an alternative to the NFL.

  • 1mtnman

    Imagine the conversation about the funniest super bowl ads and no one has anything to say. They weren’t watching.

    • Afterheart

      Those trying to create the funniest Toilet Bowl ad might find it will turn off potential customers. They are taking a big chance having anything to do with the toxic NFL. I know I won’t be watching but I will find out who is advertising during the Toilet Bowl and will boycott them as well as current NFL sponsors.

    • Afterheart

      Those trying to create the funniest Toilet Bowl ad might find it will turn off potential customers. They are taking a big chance having anything to do with the toxic NFL. I know I won’t be watching but I will find out who is advertising during the Toilet Bowl and will boycott them as well as current NFL sponsors.

  • Creekman

    I’m watching NASCAR…have not watched one football game since this crap started. When the advertisers want make-goods from their contracts with TV not meeting the viewership numbers things will happen. Short of that, fans need to hit the exit after the anthem in unison.

  • jmatt55

    NFL ratings are down across the board, but the announcement here is “Nothing to see. Move on.”

  • Doug Day

    The problem is “social injustice” doesn’t exist. Blacks MUST change their behavior.

    • Sparky Mills

      That’s the elephant in the room.

    • Afterheart

      Some would consider Affirmative Action as “social injustice”.

      • 1mtnman

        I do.

    • T-Bone

      That is evident by asking how many blacks in prison are actually innocent of the crime. Very few.

      And how many of the blacks killed by police were not committing a crime, not following lawful orders or were unarmed? Very few.

      Their social justice position isn’t based on facts but rather their own internal racism which clouds their perception and skews their judgement.

      People tried to tell them and they refuse to listen.

  • Christopher A Goodwin

    I’ve really enjoyed Sundays with no NFL. I’ve never felt so alive. Never going to watch again. Don’t care what the players do. Have at it; I won’t be watching.

  • T-Bone

    The owners are held hostage. How can they bench a player(s) for not doing what they ask? They then lose the game and all that money that comes with winning! They are more interested in the money than they are in patriotism. They run a pr campaign to fool us otherwise.

    The Houston owner was correct. The inmates are running the prison.

    • Afterheart

      No, the spineless owners and NFL commissioner have made a blood pact to commit suicide together and are carrying out the plan.

      • T-Bone

        Sure. They just decided while living the lifestyles of the rich and famous that they would just kill themselves. Not.

        • Afterheart

          They are Kamikaze pilots waiting to make a splash. They have allowed their investments to be destroyed by the hired help.

  • Sparky Mills

    Maybe a new football league could be started, that only includes patriotic Americans. It could be called the “Men’s Football League” ………… MFL

  • Frank Converse

    I love how the networks are in denial. Hopefully the NFL will continue in this mode. Ratings and time spent viewing will continue to drop for a number of reasons, not the least these spoiled, uninformed players taking a knee.

    • Afterheart

      There is now really nothing the NFL can do to win back the fans it has lost. They could give out free tickets and I would not attend a game. The NFL will from now on be know as an American hating organization. Their business plan is now a nightmare.

      • Regulas

        They would have to pay me (allot) to go to some overpriced, overcrowded stadium.

      • Northwest Hooligan

        The NFL will not miss you

        • Afterheart

          I have not missed the NFL. Its only fans now are those who put bread and circuses ahead of country. Apparently that means you.

  • truthsayer

    I was a Big NFL fan, key word WAS. I have watched small parts of 2 games all season. And I realized that there is more to do on Sunday’s than most people think. And to be honest, I don’t miss it anywhere as much as I thought I would. Let them Fold, they deserve whatever happens, and other sports may follow soon. Our Flag and Nation means a lot more than a bunch of Dumb a$$es, making Millions, act like they are somehow entitled. I guarantee, if they put on a uniform and carried a gun in defense of our Flag, they would be singing a whole different tune. Good bye NFL, it’s about time the smart people in this country made a stand, so keep boycotting the NFL.

  • jakespoon

    Upcoming players in the NCAA should be worried. If the NFL shrinks to about half it’s present size,so do the mega contracts and endorsement deals.

    • T-Bone

      And the number of job openings.

  • ZigZ

    If any employee at any company greeted customers with, “Black lives matter!” Or ended a sentence with, “Black Power!” That employee would be unemployed in a heartbeat.

    • T-Bone

      Unless it was a bbq restaurant in the ghetto.

  • GreenLivesMatter

    I wrote Budweiser and got this response (DIALBUD@anheuser-busch.com):

    Thank you for your email, we always appreciate feedback from our consumers and take your concerns seriously.

    At Anheuser-Busch we have a long heritage of supporting the institutions and values that have made America so strong. That includes our armed forces and the national anthem as well as diversity, equality and freedom of speech. We proudly employ over 1,100 military veterans and we work every day to create an inclusive environment for all of our employees.

    Anheuser-Busch has many long-term sports partnerships, including our NFL sponsorship, and while we may not agree on everything, we still believe in the power of sport to bring people together and overcome their differences.

    We understand your concerns and will convey them to the NFL.

    • Brian9999

      Budweiser sucks anyway, regardless of their support for the NFL. Start drinking Sierra Nevada. You will thank me!

    • T-Bone

      In other words, we don’t care what you think because we know better.

  • Xenuvius

    Count me in with the Vin Scully brigade…never again watching an NFL game.

  • Jon

    Moonves is another clueless elite

  • aaajma1 .

    I googled the list of 2017 NFL sponsors and have been boycotting them all season, especially Kellogg’s. Big G has some very good cereals. Having tried Cocoa Puffs years ago, they are much improved now.

  • Robert Slaughter

    At a minimum, these advertisers should get a huge break. There’s no way the airtime can maintain the premium they are being charged.

  • Anderson Cooper’s Gerbil

    Sitting in a cici’s pizza “their pizza is awful” across the street from a Papa John’s whose pizza isn’t remotely the best but better than Cici’s. When Papa John’s dumps the NFL I’ll eat across street again

    • Regulas

      IDK I like my local cici’s happy hour buffet once in a while

      • Anderson Cooper’s Gerbil

        Lol I’m reading your comment with a pile of the cici’s brown napkins just to soak up the grease and clean my phone screen

        • DoseOfReality

          LOL! LOVE the screen name and avatar, btw!

  • Regulas

    Ah yes get liberalism into the NF(u America)L and they destroy it too. Is there anything liberals touch that doesn’t get tainted? George Soros working with the NFL union can’t be good. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/5/nfl-players-union-teamed-george-soros-fund-leftist/

  • Russia exitCrimea

    College football is getting more fans.

    • T-Bone

      They will do it too. It’s insidious in the black culture. White man is keeping them down. That’s what they are taught and told their entire lives. It’s already happened in college and High School and even elementary school where 6 year olds kneel during the pledge of allegiance.

  • DR

    From Forbes magazine, Nov. 3, 2017: “Halfway through the NFL season it is clear that protests by players
    during the National Anthem are hurting the league’s broadcasters and
    sponsors.” “… the latest poll on the issue, by Seton Hall University, showed “nearly a third – 30% – said they were watching fewer games this season … and that 52% of those watching less gave the reason as players protesting the national anthem.” “Wall Street analysts have been trimming their earnings forecasts for CBS and Fox due to lower NFL ratings.” “While the overall stock market
    is up since the start of the football season, shares of the league’s
    broadcasters–CBS, Twenty-First Century Fox, Walt Disney (ESPN) are
    down.” “Investors are worried.” BOYCOTT: it’s working! Keep it up.

  • TakeNoBull

    I don’t knowingly buy anything that is advertised on a NFL game. Having said that I have to by chance know what is advertised because I don’t watch millionaires play games in tax paid for stadiums who hate America.

  • 1911

    Pull them all. soak the team owners with debt until they finally realize that hiring losers for players – is a contract that comes with too high of a price.

    Let it fail and fall apart. Then create a new American Football League – with a better vetting process. Let the real players – keep playing the game. No reason actual talented America supporting players should be punished because they’re stuck on a team with a couple pathetic racist pu–ys.

  • DoseOfReality

    They can be as stupid and un-American as they want by disrespecting the National Anthem and flag (ESPECIALLY while on foreign soil), but I also have the right to flip them the bird. When they make me decide what I’m more loyal to, it’s a no-brainer. I’m giving away ALL of the NFL/team gear I’ve accumulated over the last 30 yrs and will NEVER watch another game, or purchase anything NFL related until someone over there grows a pair. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening any time soon. McNair was SPOT ON. The inmates are running things. Pathetic.

    • DR

      McNair should offer to sell the team to the players. See if they are willing to put their money where mouths are.

      • DoseOfReality

        No. The stadium would be section 8 housing within two yrs. 😉

  • Regulas

    Lingerie football is much more fun to watch and them gals all stand for the Anthem too.

    • T-Bone

      Well, many people may prefer that they kneel so it’s a mixed bag.

  • warman

    Just look at the players that are protesting. Why is anyone surprised at how they feel about America.

  • Cntrlfrk1986

    .
    If I want to watch a bunch of overpaid idiots flaunt their HATRED of America I could turn on CSPAN and watch democrats in Congress.

    .

  • Regulas

    Current NFL Sponsors as of several weeks ago

    Anheuser-Busch
    Barclaycard US
    Bose
    Bridgestone
    Campbell’s Soup Company
    Castrol
    Courtyard Marriott
    Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60)
    Dannon
    Extreme Networks
    FedEx
    Frito-Lay
    Gatorade
    Hyundai Motor America
    Mars Snackfood
    Microsoft
    Nationwide
    News America
    Papa John’s
    Pepsi
    Procter & Gamble
    Quaker
    Verizon
    Visa
    USAA

    • Seeker of Truth

      Thank you

  • kennethhenson

    Bob Costas: “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains,” he said Tuesday night at an appearance in College Park, Md. He did not provide statistics as to participants and people who watch games on television.

  • sarge1231

    What the NFL does now is irrelevant…I am done with the NFL!!! Maybe London will watch since they do not disrespect hail to the queen!!!

  • T-Bone

    Well, watching those NFL players do their super exciting and fun kids games after scoring a TD really makes me think highly of them. They are so cute with their Hide n seek and sack races. And I see the camo outfits on the sidelines. They really care about our soldiers and our vets. I see they are doing a big fundraiser for our Vets. They really really care.

    Also known as peeing on my leg and telling me it’s raining.

    • Ken C

      Are you a vet? Probably not

  • Larry1566

    #dumptheNFL

  • Peter Stephens

    BOYCOTT THE UN-AMERICAN N eF L

  • Defiant

    If the sponsors are unsure…maybe this will help them decide to pull their support from the NFL: I’ve totally stopped buying products from ANY company I know sponsors the NFL. I know I’m not the only one.

    I EXCLUSIVELY support only companies and organizations that love and support America.

    • Ken C

      More for others to buy. You’re not missed

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      capping random WORDS is fun! YAY! you like it too?

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    …and as expected!
    The end game is putting the National Anthem into the trash heap of history.

    • DR

      NAACP in California says the anthem is racist and thus should not be used.

    • Ken C

      Was that the case when players stayed in the locker room during the anthem?

  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    National…in the NFL…means all things Leftist.

  • JohnD Mitchell

    # FIRE the NFL
    Don’t allow folks you would not have over for dinner to ruin your weekend. Find something else to do when and NFL presentation is on the tube!

  • localnet

    Quit watching last year, miss the games, but I am also realistic. The NFL is now a political arm of the democrat party. I didn’t leave them, they left me when they went left. I have better things to do with my time.

    • J. K.

      Amen! Me as well; I have other things to do on Sunday.

      • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

        all you did was troll all day on Sunday, son

        • J. K.

          Fishing (trolling) would be a much better sport.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      like trolling 24/7??

  • MIKE6080

    50 million deplorables say boycott

  • Martin Van Nostran

    Dropped cable over this. Used to watch every week. Now stream what I want. My little protest. Kneel, sit, stand, stay in the locker room. I don’t care anymore. The NFL I thought I knew is gone. So am I.

    • TheOwley

      You have to tell them why you cut cable. ESPN says they are losing revenues because of cable cutting. What they never say is the reason why people are cable cutting which is the full story.

      • Ken C

        They are cutting cables because they have options

  • TakeNoBull

    No problem for us who love our Flag– Let the fools spend billions on advertising from NFL stadiums built with tax dollars. Fewer folks by far are watching. I would like to add that while speaking to people in the street and neighbors the common thing is they are finished with the NFL. I bet many of you have experienced this.

    • Ken C

      What’s the reason the ratings are dropping for non-NFL viewing?
      Last Sunday night, the only show to beat NFL was the World Series.

      • TakeNoBull

        Ken I was only going by the polls on the NFL I have been reading. You may be right cause same media polls said Hillary could not lose. Maybe I will just give my personal opinion and not speak for anyone else. I don’t have a lot live on a modest income but I am so thankful for having lived my life in the USA and having what it offers. USA is not perfect white children back in the days were nothing more then slaves in the coal mines of our country. Americans of all races are dying in different parts of the world to defend this nation under our flag for America. My opinion is the rich young ball players who have NEVER served their country can stand still for a few seconds while our anthem is being played. How much of their millions do they give to aid poor black families? Where is their distress about the over 800 black folks shot to death already in Chicago this year and more in other cities by the thugs the cops try to arrest. Google the Arrest records of the players in the NFL there is a reason for them to dislike cops. In any case the NFL is a paid for entertainment by those who go to the games or tune in they not paying to watch fools diss our flag and our country especially Vets like me.

        • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

          yawnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • TakeNoBull

            Hi funk funk yo still living with yo mama?

        • Ken C

          Honest question. Do you know how much players contribute to under privileged youth? If not, why don’t you know?
          Colin Kaepernick contributed the first million dollars of his 2016 salary to such causes. The problem is, you’d rather be lazy and spit inaccuracies as opposed to doing some simple research.
          If you feel dissed by the protest, then you need to ask yourself why you served. Did you serve to only protect the freedom of those who agree with you?

          • TakeNoBull

            I dont care if he gives his whole paycheck to the poor. The guy pisses on our flag and country. He has never served our country for a day. Obama should have found the poor jobs when he had a chance and not paid for their votes with welfare 🙂

          • Ken C

            If you don’t care, why make it part of your argument? You asked if they contributed money to the causes they are promoting. When you find out they are giving, suddenly you don’t care.
            As for your flag, was it pissing on the flag when teams stayed in the locker room during the anthem?
            So why do you automatically go to Obama? Was Bus, Bush or Reagan also responsible for getting jobs for the poor? Your true colors are showing

          • TakeNoBull

            I just asked how much of their millions do they use to aid the poor? I mean they are the ones bitching about unfair treatment of black poor. It was just a question. They are making that a issue so I asked what are they doing to make life better for the poor. As to them staying in the locker room photos in the news show them on the field during the Anthem pissing on the flag ever watch the news? As to me asking what did Obama do about poverty and crime in black neighborhoods he was the first Black President and was in power eight years you would think that would have been his top priority working with black power groups like the Black Caucus who deny entry for any one of any race even if they do represent a black district. As you well know Republican Presidents like Bush and Reagan are despised by the black voter and get no black votes to speak of but with that being said they blacks were worse off with Obama. The reason for that is Obama was to busy vacationing and dividing the races with his rhetoric. Its a well known fact that black folks got little help out of Obama as you would expect from the first black President. Bottom line let the folks who entertain us with football piss us off by dissing our country, flag, and troops serving thats ok they have that right to be disloyal. We have a right not to pay for it.

          • Ken C

            Well why ask the question if you don’t really care? You stated 3 times that you were just asking a question. I provided you the answer to your question and your reply was you don’t care
            So who was looking out for black or poor Americans before Obama became president? Isn’t it stupid for you to expect the “first black POTUS” to help but make no mention of the previous 43 others. So why are you holding Obama to a different standard? Can we assume, using your logic, that the first 43 only looked out for white people?

  • alanmonrovia

    The California NAACP wants to shit-can the National Anthem itself for the purpose of “bringing us all together.” The undermining of our traditions, history, borders, laws and values just keeps rolling along.

  • veritasycandor

    Another “writer” who believes all of this is “bluster.” News flash – we ain’t bluffing or blustering. Although anecdotal from me, I know dozens who have walked away – most for good. And the data proves it’s not anecdotal.

    • Ken C

      Trust me, they aren’t missed

      • Irredeemable Deplorable

        Why should we trust you? We don’t know you.

        • Ken C

          Don’t trust me, just no the NFL will succeed with or without your pennies

          • Afterheart

            You apparently are an economic illiterate. Sponsors who lose business because of supporting the NFL will have less money to spend on Advertising and will be less likely to advertise during NFL games. This will mean less revenue for the League. Fewer viewers will also cause TV contracts to be negotiated to reflect a smaller viewing audience. NFL Trademarked and logo products will sell less meaning future contracts if any will diminish. The NFL is in a world of hurt and is going down fast.

          • Ken C

            The problem is, you can’t name one sponsor that’s losing business. And please don’t throw out Papa Johns. They were losing money before protests started in NFL.

          • Afterheart

            Papa John’s has come out and so have others. Keep up with the news.

          • Ken C

            Asked and answered! First, their sales were declining before the protests. Second, if he truly felt it’s bad for business, then why doesn’t end his relationship with the NFL?

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  • Rationalist X

    WFAA’s Dale Hansen in Dallas bloviated last night on how the NFL protest over the protesters was not as big as everyone thought it was, and how the Cowboys were still playing to packed stadiums.
    Hanson’s such a shill for the Brokeback Boys…

  • Ken C

    No one is forcing them to spend their dollars advertising during NFL games. Pull your ads and then come back to tell us how sales have increased.

  • Meowhiss

    The damage that is being done to football may be irreversible to some extent. As a nation we have seen that live without football is a life worth living after all. Sports were and sill can be a great outlet but only if we keep the politics out of them. Even during the Great Depression there were sports at the high school and college levels along with the professional level. It was an escape from politics, dire financial situations, and many negative circumstance. In school, the poor and rich kids competed and money, popularity, or personality did not dictate an outcome. It was pure honest fun that was enjoyable to the players and spectators alike….. Those were the days….

    • Ken C

      What’s the damage?

  • Mark Sman

    No NFL oriented Christmas presents this year or any products from the sponsors. Not a single penny.

    • Ken C

      Do you think anyone will care? You’re probably a Browns fan anyway

      • Afterheart

        Browns fans used to be diehard fans but they love their country more than a team or a game. Bye Bye NFL.

        • Ken C

          But they keep showing up to the games. Go figure!
          So football is the measure of loving ones country?

          • Afterheart

            No, support of anti-American organizations is a measure of loving ones country.

      • Mark Sman

        You cared enough to reply, cracka. Now be a good toad and hop to f ucking yourself. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What a d ick.

        • Ken C

          I didn’t ask if anyone cared about your comment. I asked if you think anyone will care you’re not watching the NFL. Reading is fundamental

          • Mark Sman

            Said the fat d umbass cracka.

          • Ken C

            You make so much sense

          • Mark Sman

            Yer mom makes sense.

  • OtisGumbo

    “Bluster,” is it? Well, when the protests continue, and the former fans become set in their new non-NFL watching ways, when 3 or 4 major advertisers pull their support, people will say, “Why didn’t they say something, first?” The pleas were made.

    • Ken C

      Haven’t you guys been saying this since last year?

      • Afterheart

        Yes, and the boycott is escalating.

        • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

          not really

        • Ken C

          How do? Who has been hurt by the “boycott”?

  • TheOwley

    The NFL is being run into the ground by Roger and a high level former Clinton lieutenant. The radicalization of the league is obvious and it means they are changing their fan base. Who exactly is the new paying fan base. Huge mistake, but time will tell where this is going.

  • Seeker of Truth

    As you can all see, the NFL does not care about the fans at all. They only care about the sponsors, and the sponsors care about sales. Stop buying their merchandise next.

  • Dan_Lef

    I will be making sure not to buy from advertisers who use NFL players like Aaron Rodgers to sell things like State Farm insurance. Used to like those commercials, but not now, they are wasting their money.

  • Dan_Lef

    Good luck NFL. I don’t care about your games.

  • Dan_Lef

    During football season a lot of people used to come to church with their NFL jerseys on, NO LONGER.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      those people have no respect for the church. I am glad you got rid of them

  • chicken soup

    Yawn, the whole kneeling thing is so 2016.

    • Afterheart

      ..as is the NFL.

  • jaybar

    Rather than punish yourself and not watch the games, it makes more sense to watch the games and make a list of the sponsors and not buy their products.

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  • RightStuff

    As long as the NFL lets the low IQs run the organization, there will be all sorts of problems. The ball players are nothing but tools of a sinister force aiming to kill American football. It’s the same sinister force that is aiming to destroy the American economy, and eventually, the whole country. The players are just too dense to see it.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      sinister!

      • RightStuff

        Bite me, Funk!

        • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

          sorry, I am not gay, son

          • Master Noduh

            That’s not what Kevin Spacey told Harvey.

  • bigcatdaddy76016

    I double dog dare the advertisers to pull their ads from the National Felons League….we aren’t missing the games at all because of the protests….we’re sick and tired of the players disrespect….do us a favor advertiser, pull the plug…..reminds me of an 80’s song…..”We aren’t missing you at all”

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      whats a double dog?

      • Master Noduh

        That’s the position your mother was in when she conceived you. Double-doggy style.

        • disqustang

          According to her pimp.

      • bigcatdaddy76016

        A Christmas Story will come on soon…what it…..it will explain.

      • bigcatdaddy76016

        watch it…sorry.

  • Ken Trefaller

    Boycott the NFL and Papa John’s and all other NFL advertisers

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      no

      • Uncle Bob

        YES

        • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

          no

          • Uncle Bob

            YES

          • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

            no

          • Uncle Bob

            YES!

  • FireWatch

    Duh! It might have affected ratings. ESAD NFL!

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      u mad?

      • FireWatch

        No, just love those caps! LOL!

  • Uncle Bob

    Kneeling for racial injustice-drives Bentley back to enormous estate

  • Seijinvet

    Went to the 49er’s game last Sunday. None of the players kneeled during the anthem.

    • Afterheart

      Since the networks have stopped televising the Anthem ceremony, and former fans no longer watch…who of known?

  • Uncle Bob

    THOSE POOR BUTTHURT LITTLE MILLIONAIRES, THEY’RE SO OPPRESSED, it’s hard putting gas in the maserati, and caviar on the table

  • juanmeden

    Guess it’s time to boycott the sponsors too, because they do not yet seem to understand how we feel.

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      tissue?

      • Jake Lakota

        You are a literal anus.

        • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

          classy! Trump U?

        • Pole_cat

          Actually funk is a bot, don’t waste your time.

          • disqustang

            Bot and paid for by the DNC.

      • Constance Underfoot

        zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  • Jake Lakota

    The half of the country who approve of these “protests” don’t watch football and never played a sport in their lives. And don’t spend a dime on the NFL

  • Joe_E_in_the_IE

    Drive to the stadium in your BentleyMaybachBugattiMaserati, park in the heavily secured players’ parking lot, suit up, kneel in protest during the national anthem of the country that made your lifestyle possible, play both halves, shower up, enjoy a $300.00+ dinner out, and drive back to your exclusive gated enclave, impressed by the body-worn firepower that guards your peaceful slumber.

    Just another day in the life of the NFL social justice warrior.

    • disqustang

      Except for one thing: that $300 dinner will probably be comped by the restaurant owner.

  • Joe Fish

    They want to take the American right out of African American.

    • USAF Veteran

      The only REAL African-Americans are those born in Africa and become American Citizens. And that person could be White. The rest of those protesters are just Black Americans with African heritage.

      • TribeFan42

        Not to Democrats. They inserted the hyphen into America’s racial vocabulary to segregate Blacks from Whites. It was their effort to keep Jim Crow’s “separate but equal” theme alive.

        I’m an American, but not an African-American. Thanks to Democrats, we remain Separate, but Equal.

  • Harlen Kendalee Garner Garner

    I want to thank the NFL for renewing my love for Major League Baseball. Those Dodgers were class acts.

  • Insidious

    Whenever Moonves get involved the sh!t is hitting the fan. Just think want will happen when the networks drop crack head football, you might have to pay attention to your wife and children. The only reason to watch football anyway in to see which thug can run the fastest, kinda like watching roaches run away when a light is turned on.

  • It’s Okay To Be White

    Can’t let the monkeys run the zoo and expect to have any success.

  • Eddie Meeks

    Biycott Papa John for trying to HOODWINK us!

  • Jake LaMotta

    They don’t think they understand that we have left forever, are abandoning the advertised products forever, are never going back and publicly mock and shame those who still support the NFL and it’s sponsor s.

    Keep to lying to yourself, Mr. Brontosauruses.

  • jnsesq

    Dunno which is more suicidal in acceding to the Left: The National Felons League or the G-Zero-P. Both have abandoned their true constituents.

  • Ordinary American

    New Title for the NFL Commissioner: Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest!

    • Afterheart

      No, that would be reserved for the owners that put him there.

      • Ordinary American

        Then we need to add: Dumb Bastrd

  • surrounded_by_idiots

    Papa Johns will sell just as many pizzas or more if they pull their NFL adds. The publicity would be insane.

  • MR TADS

    when has their been a cop killing a black thug in the past year.
    how many cops been killed by black thugs? a dozen.
    what proof will be needed to stop these protest?
    the problem is in the black culture . their leaders are out for themselves.
    what has Jesse ,Al ,Maxine and the rest of NAACP done for them.
    they all got rich. enough said.

  • Redpenmaster

    As an Eagles fan, I just want to let everyone know they suck. Don’t be distracted by their record. The only thing the Eagles know how to do is postseason letdowns. And I didn’t really give too much of a crap about the kneeling, but now I feel guilty if I watch a game. Even if the kneelers have good intentions, their results are horrible. When one “protests,” I would think they want to “help,” but none of this helps, and that is very obvious even to the mental midgets doing the kneeling. Let’s not forget that stupid is a real thing. The current “movement” is based on lies and media manipulation. The emotions of the manipulated are real, but that doesn’t mean it’s not all counterproductive stupidity.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      Ginger Jesus is the man tho

      • Redpenmaster

        So was Jaworski, and Cunningham, and Thompson, and Van Brocklin. If Wentz doesn’t barf there’s…nahh, there’s no hope.

  • Philip

    I used to care about the NFL. No more. Moving on…

  • Buknekkid

    Kill that goose, dammit! Kill it good! Wow, NFL, what incredible mismanagement of a business.

  • Lenny Brooklyn

    Keep up the pressure. WE have election cycles every 2 years in November with occasional special elections. BUT we VOTE every day of our lives when we SPEND OUR MONEY.

    Spend your money with companies that share your values.

    Vote with your wallet every single day.

  • Pierre Klee

    Do not threaten to do it – just do it.
    I hope the NFL goes bankrupt. A bunch of thugs.

  • Stinky Man

    Please buy a Ford if you support the protesters. Ford Motor Co is 100% behind the protesters.

  • dolly

    Who would have thought that our new ‘jobs’ would be to boycott advertisers, movies, and the nfl – in the old days they called it ‘tough love’ – now? it’s just one big diversity war – and to pick a side. I can’t read about the east coast today – they are thrilled to have the first trannie in a political position – I have to get to work serving people in a restaurant now – too busy to read about their silly happiness.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      sorry you don’t like democracy

      • dolly

        If democracy means this: democracy definition. A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives – And those freely elected representatives don’t really represent many of us, nor do liberals accept our current President, how are we the people to have any power? My point above was the ONLY POWER WE HAVE IS TO BOYCOTT….

        • Northwest Hooligan

          i feel like the elections last night reflected how those states felt – isn’t that the freely elected definition you just mentioned? the president’s problems lie in congress.

          • dolly

            Since ‘she’ represents so many people, I guess I will keep a close eye on her work – she is representing a group of people and I hope she doesn’t let them down since this was such an accomplishment.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            more people supported her than the self proclaimed ‘chief homophobe’

          • M Aurelius

            HAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!
            I can’t breathe..wait…
            OK…
            BWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!

  • Stinky Man

    The only vote that counts is the one make with your wallet.

  • Lenny Brooklyn

    Take the time to pursue another sport such as the USPSA (US Practical Shooting Association) or the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) etc. etc.

    Competitive Shooting is a very good sport as it teaches a skill and also promotes safety and respect for firearms.

    If we want to make a difference and end violence we need to teach safety and promote respect. We can do this 1×1 with our friends, family and children. It promotes safety and helps guarantee our Civil Rights.

  • LarJam

    Maybe we need a new league that honors our military. This NFL league is stinking with over paid whiny cry babies that need to remember the things that are “REALLY” important.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      yes, like human and civil rights.

      • LarJam

        Well, if the NFL violates a human or civil right then they will be prosecuted…it’s already a law.

        • Northwest Hooligan

          I’m going to assume you got those stats from the Shit I Just Made Up Bureau. And if the players violate laws, they are punished as well. protesting isn’t a crime.

      • Afterheart

        Yes, Black men, just 6% of the population shouldn’t be causing over 50% of violent crime in this country.

      • nocommzone

        Hey Clownigan!
        Yep, you can kneel and you have the right to not get shot (like in some other countries), or prosecuted.
        Management also has the right to fire you and fans have the right to withdraw support in the forms of: ticket sales, merchandise sales, advertiser patronage, viewership ratings and boycotts.

  • MilesMonroe

    Foosball is the devil’s sport Bobbeh.

  • Mike Unth

    The NFL has hastened their own demise…An era is coming to an end. And it is past due time……Considering the product and all… I am just sayin’

  • Stinky Man

    The advertisers are not getting what they paid for.
    1. Not as many viewers.
    2. Lost costumers.
    3. Long term damage to their business by just being associated with a Radical/Militant Minority Movement which
    alienates and demonizes the majority. Some of that majority will never purchase the sponsors/supports products agian.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      zero percent chance you practice what you preach

      • Madkat

        I havent watched 10 secs of idiot ball all season. Its not hard either some call it having a life. CRAZY STUFF MAN! WILD!

      • Afterheart

        How would you know?

      • Stinky Man

        I Like the new Ford Explorer. I would not even go near the FORD dealership. Easy to avoid. Toyota doesn’t take social justice or political positions. Toyota produces a superior product. Papa John seems to be worried about the impacts…. You can drink the kool-aid and support Crapernick.
        GFY.

        • Northwest Hooligan

          i’ll drink the kool-aid, but i’m not a sheep like yourself. i won’t let the opinions of someone else influence my life. i disagree with the kneeling, but understand where it’s coming from. if that makes a bunch of snowflake closet racists stop watching football – then i’m okay with that too.

  • LJWSR

    I’m guessing that Goodell and probably the vast majority of those continuing to protest are just playing the waiting game in hopes that as time goes by people will forget why they quit watching and come back. The only thing is that as that time passes people realize that there’s better things to do and forget about the NFL and may not return at all……

    • Northwest Hooligan

      agreed, but every sport is cyclical. boxing used to be the big thing, the basketball, then football. golf is becoming more and more popular but has too many tournaments.

      • LJWSR

        I can’t say that I have ever been more of a fan of any sport other than football, and I have followed the NFL since the 70’s. 2016 was the first year I ever sat out a season, but the country means more to me than anything the NFL has to offer and when it comes to millionaire’s that have contributed zero to the country and owe everything they have to the nation that made their position possible, I am done.

        • Northwest Hooligan

          well good luck, i still enjoy watching and care for my country. if you’re looking for something to watch, i recommend Bloodline and Narcos on Netflix.

  • Jon Watters

    ““Because think about it: they have half the country that is cheering
    about that, and they have half the country that is emailing them,
    saying, don’t do that. So that’s a real thing.””

    Think again. It is more like 33% vs 60%, which is what most recent polls are showing. And those same polls said Hillary would win in a landslide. Probably closer to 20/80.

  • lolgfy

    Goodell gets massively booed at every NFL Draft Day. His days should have been numbered before this fiasco.

    • Jon

      And they pay this guy $48 to $49 million dollars a year.

  • LarJam

    If you don’t like the kneeling don’t buy the products like Bud Light, PaPa John’s etc that are advertised during games.

  • FreedomsKrieg

    HOW QUEER the NAACP calling the national anthem racist when they are the true racist’s always promoting racism……oxy moron

    • Funkenstein✓Funk.ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

      ???

  • bluzrider

    This is just the beginning, as long as they have the advertisers they will keep up this death march, but as soon as they start to lose them, they will fall on their sword and do what is right. Stop this madness NFL, who is running the show, the execs in New York or the players? I just can’t believe how big a mess that they let this turn into. If they didn’t know how their fan base was going to react to this blatant disregard for our country was going to play out, then they deserve to fall by the wayside.

    I actually miss watching football on Sundays, but as long as they have their heads up their a–, I will stay away. My country is more important than this phony made up protest. If you don’t believe that it’s phony, look up the narrative, it’s all based on Colin Kapernick Right? Well then, let’s remember what he said. Look it up!

  • Cav Scout 145

    The NATIONAL FELONS LEAGUE is on its death bed. I have not watched all season. I have not purchased 1 Papa John’s pizza, and will not. While it hurts me so, I have not purchased a Budweiser in any form either.

    Every time I hear of an National Felons League sponsor, or activity I decide to not purchase that product and turn that station off.

  • jim wharry

    Actually, it is very easy to give up NFL. They aren’t that good in the first place and this makes it even more a waste of time.

  • Mr G

    Boycott NFL & Boycott ALL Sponsors

  • Mr G

    Boycott ALL NFL Sponsors

  • Bruce Darling

    I stopped watching professional football at least five years ago. I have not missed anything.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      you haven’t, it’s gotten soft and the browns still suck.

  • Kathleen Smythe

    The NFL is run by wimps who kowtow to the players. No leadership, no discipline, no pride, no honor. NFL viewership has dropped double digits, ESPN ratings are circling the drain, and Monday Night Football is turned off more and more. I won’t be watching the Superbowl this year. No parties, no Doritos, no guac, no soda….. time for Goodell to grow a pair and stop this nonsense.

  • Mainer

    Let Em Fall… stupid they don’t enforce their own rules and now they all lose millions…good riddens…also they are lost their tax cuts and gov spending on their stadiums…and they still kneel DUH

  • We the People

    Perhaps it is time to boycott the advertisers/products that still support the NFL.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      PERHAPS!

  • johnthekiwi

    I watch only for gambling and fantasy purposes. With the Ashes about to start down in Oz and the West Indies touring New Zealand my focus will be on cricket. I used to live my life around ESPN and the NFL. The former is dead to me now and has been for a long time. The latter is on life support. Shame but there you go. I am the kind of person who is rich enough to go and do any other thing he wants and obtuse enough to cut my nose off to spite my face. The NFL was once a refuge of overt masculinity and PC stood for Promiscuous Cheerleader. Now it is a feminized, lefty beta-male disgrace populated with criminals and moronic puppets so dumb they don’t realize their social messaging and virtue signaling is coldly and callously engineered by others and completely devoid of context. The left has wanted to turn pro-football to $^&% for a long time and they play a long game. They have been wearing down the military for even longer. About all that is left is the NHL. When that goes we will have only two options. Women’s college soccer shown on channels you only find when the dog takes off with the remote or the slightly less masculine EPL/Euro/Latin American mens soccer. There is always rugby, rugby league and Aussie Rules for those of you still interested in seeing MEN knock the crap out of each other while trying to skillfully maneuver an ovoid-shaped ball on a grassed surface. You might have to get some channels you don’t get now and perhaps DVR or get up early/stay up late but they are freaking great sports, especially as we antipodeans play them.

  • ImaHippyBurning

    Why is it Progressives always Double Down on Stupid? They Vote Bill Deblazio in for another 4 years, They continue to pursue economic collapse of the NFL like they want it to happen! Vacuous, Narcissistic, Unhinged, Selfish, Intolerant are ALL the common Traits of the Modern Liberal/Progressive – Oh, Yeah and Unprovoked VIOLENCE!!!

    • Northwest Hooligan

      you don’t sound unhinged at all

  • Constance Underfoot

    Will NBCUniversal reveal how much those advertisers have already had their ad prices cut, reimbursed and credited for future ad buys to get sponsors Not to quit for the last year? Ad buys are tied to ratings, and you know every sponsor has threatened to leave to get the ad prices gut just to the NFL doesn’t deal with the bad news of sponsors leaving. But you won’t hear NBC talk about those dealings.

  • Jon

    I have not watched an NFL game this year. In the future, this will continue.

    The reason, I do not support the players disrespecting this country and the flag.

    A friend sent me the below message which I firmly believe. I am passing it on.

    The players have a right to protest but I also have the right not to watch the games AND not to support the
    sponsors of those NFL games.

    Let’s roll ! The silent majority is not kneeling ! Please support this movement and show the NFL that they are wrong.

    NFL BOYCOTT SUNDAY NOV 12

    They can protest….but so can we.

    “People are now calling for a complete National Boycott of the NFL for SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12, which
    is Veterans Day Weekend. They are calling for a Boycott of all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let them play to empty stadiums. Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin..There are plenty of ways, times and places to protest concerning one’s chosen cause, but to do so during a brief special time set aside to honor our nation’s flag and the bravery and lives of our nation’s military heroes, is inappropriate and disrespectful. Of course black lives matter, but so do the precious lives of millions of US soldiers (of all races) who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect our nation’s rights and freedoms….and who most certainly deserve
    all of our respect. It’s not about Trump, its about all those who bravely and unselfishly serve and who have served our nation. The Star Spangled Banner is presented to honor all of them.”

    • Northwest Hooligan

      while i disagree about the kneeling being anti-military, i can support anyone’s right to protest. i’ll keep this in mind while i’m at the bar on Sunday crushing Bud heavies.

      • DNC Corruption Queen

        They are protesting on paid company time. There’s a big difference between that and protesting on their own time. Go protest for some highly controversial cause in your place of employment on company time and see how well you get away with your “right to protest.” This of course is all completely exclusive of the fact that what they are protesting for is a lie in the first place.

  • The hope is there that the players will do the right thing and stand. Football next year will be further behind in revenue than this year. The people who have shut off NFL football will think, that they last a year not watching it, so why start up again? The salaries will be slashed as there will be no more $110M contracts to play ball. I support this weekend’s total boycott of all things NFL and hope no one attends any games and take politics out of the sport!!!

    • juantolduso2

      Both, the players and the league have no other option but to double down on their “collective stupidity”. By standing, the players will look like they are caving as will the league,especially to that half of the viewing public who has a political agenda.
      Sadly they set themselves up for this spiral decline,that took the true aspect of entertainment that existed in the sport and turned it divisive.

      They have no one to blame but their agenda imposing leadership.

      Btw, they have no leader,and that ship has long sailed!

      RIP NFL/2018

  • KingofStreitHall

    So if this occurs…it will be interesting to see how it affects player compensation…petulance has consequences

  • CLAYCE

    Sharply declining fan income means sharply declining million dollar paydays! That a given! Can the black kneelers start their own Black Kneelers League (BFL)? They are validating their low IQ of the business world. I will never watch a single NFL game!

    • Northwest Hooligan

      FYI you messed up the acronym

  • Bob

    I wish people would stop saying the players have a right to protest. Try protesting on your job and see what happens to your backside. They have a right to protest on their own time not while they are being paid to wear the no balls owners costumes.

  • nocommzone

    Waiting for the lawyers to kneel in the courtroom when the judge enters……..

    • M.

      Perfect analogy and only in 13 words. Outstanding.

  • Steven Phillips

    Liberalism Destroys everything it touches….except, immorality thrives

  • PROUD_TEXAN

    I’ll miss seeing their ads because I’ve already pulled out of the NFL.

  • crazywater

    I love how sites like this publish their snarky comments like exec thinks protests have hurt ratings even though she can’t prove it. Well you can’t prove it hasn’t either. For me personally it’s not must watch sports anymore. If a games on and nothing else is on I care about I’ll put it on but I rarely watch entire game anymore. Between stupid rule changes, terrible officiating, uninteresting games, sub-par talent and now players lecturing everyone on social issues including kneeling for the anthem, raising a fist or just staying in the locker room for the anthem it’s just not as important as it once was. And I don’t miss it at all…

  • DNC Corruption Queen

    “CBS CEO Les Moonves said he had observed no hesitation from NFL sponsors. “I don’t know of one sponsor that has pulled out of any spot that they had,’ Moonves reportedly said. ‘I don’t think it’s affecting advertising or their desire one iota.’”

    I don’t think the CB.S. CEO read this study from his own CB.S. on how Kapernick started this entire protest (all of which is based on the flat out lie that white cops are just randomly shooting black men down in the streets for nothing):

    https://www.si.com/tech-media/2017/08/31/colin-kaepernick-nfl-ratings-cbs-study-sean-mcmanus

    Regarding advertisers not yet pulling out, has it occurred to these deniers that they likely haven’t because they may still locked into a legally binding contract? Let’s see what happens next season starting in August to get a better feel for things. The Superbowl isn’t a barometer of things because that’s an international event and advertisers want that exposure. All I know is that a lot of people have stopped watching the NFL. I’m one of them.

  • M.

    Kaepernick is the gift that keeps on giving. A schmuck leading the schmucks.

    • Glenn Tec

      Well does anyone really believe these athletes went to college for their brains?

      • DNC Corruption Queen

        If most weren’t football players, they’d either be in jail or dead. Some wound up in jail for felonies anyway.

  • TheMayor

    I’m not looking for “attaboys” or “what a dumbass” from anybody. I just want to state that I have completely removed professional sports from my life and focused entirely on the amateur status of my favorite sports. I really hope several million others will do the same thing for the next 5 to 6 years so we can regain the true nature of professional sports; loyalty to fans, family, city and country.

  • Mike Loewen

    ‘its not affecting advertising or their desire one iota’ …ratings down 20% in last 2 years which equals millions of viewers, but advertisers desires have not been affected at all? Moonves is a liar or stupid….there is no 3rd option.

    • DNC Corruption Queen

      I made that exact point below. He’s in cognitive dissonance denial. Liberals tend to have that character flaw the most.

      • Northwest Hooligan

        yes, all liberals. that’s how you engage in rational discourse.

        • DNC Corruption Queen

          I wasn’t talking to you, bed wetter.

          • Northwest Hooligan

            agree to disagree. also, get fucked.

  • Haywoodjablome

    They just keep making it easier for me to catch up on my DVR programs.

  • Jake Amberson

    bye bye NFL — Love you in the 70s and 80s – so so in the 90s – See ya!! Wont miss you.

  • boboadobo

    Poorly written.but the nfl and networks are fools.

  • eneils bailey

    The NFL is committing suicide.
    Never saw anything, as popular as the NFL once was, fall out of favor so quickly. I don’t watch any NFL games any longer.

    • Kaight

      Millions of American patriots have joined you. F the NFL and their hatred for my country!!

  • lincoln2douglas

    If you are an out of touch Leftist, the likeliest scenario is probably that advertisers hold onto their spots, networks hold onto their ratings, NFL owners hold onto their revenue and Papa John goes back to making pizza.

    If you live in the real world, the likeliest scenario is that advertisers pull ineffective ad spots, networks continue to see ratings erode, NFL Owners get stuck with huge TV Contracts and Papa John finds another sport to support.

  • T Ruski

    Why advertise if no one is watching? Those who support protesting the anthem aren’t going to be buying cars or insurance so you’ll need to change advertisers, maybe hair straighteners and baggy pants…

  • Dell Richards

    No Papa Johns will ever make it in this household.
    That goes for Ford, Budweiser, Pepsi.
    Here is the list: Anheuser-Busch

    Barclaycard US

    Bose

    Bridgestone

    Campbell’s Soup Company

    Castrol

    Courtyard Marriott

    Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60)

    Dannon

    Extreme Networks

    FedEx

    Frito-Lay

    Gatorade

    Hyundai Motor America

    Mars Snackfood

    Microsoft

    Nationwide

    News America

    Papa John’s

    Pepsi

    Procter & Gamble

    Quaker

    Verizon

    Visa

    USAA

    • Hedley Lamar

      Being ex-military, USAA is a real disappointment.

  • nocommzone

    Love that the NFL is bleeding money.

  • Kaight

    To the advertisers: too late, boys. Sell your crap to the liberals from here on out. Except libs in general are not NFL fans any more than they are NASCAR fans. Maybe you should have considered that earlier.

    Henceforth, Super Bowl Sunday will become just another Sunday. And BTW, with Goodell revealed an off the chart liberal, we now know that Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” was completely in his game plan, along with the attack on our police.

  • LazyGepid

    It sure is funny how NFL players became indignant over Trump’s characterization of their kneeling protests and everyone said how Trump could have handled it better. It was as if they thought Trump should have tried not to be insulting to the players because it wasn’t helping the matter. Yet, none of the NFL idiots seem to understand that insulting patriotic Americans is not helping whatever cause they pretend to care about.

  • flyr

    Moonves is not exactly know for his truthfulness.

  • veganstephen

    It will be interesting to see if people boycott this weekend. I’ll be at the local Veterans Day Parade so I wouldn’t be watching anyway, gave up hours of watching referees standing in a circle last year. I hope many, many people follow through on their comments to avoid the NFL this weekend

  • flyr

    All of this is causing a lot of people to stop and look at the divisiveness so pushed by the far left and the immense double standard. It is ok to use violence to keep an opposing speaker from talking to people who came to listen but a felony to suggest that other have any rights.

  • Those that advertise will be boycotted here.

  • WI Native

    Hey Gillette I joined the Dollar Shave Club yesterday because your company supports the NFL.

    • Hedley Lamar

      I use BICs. They’re not all that sharp but they cost 1/4 of a Gillette.

      • WI Native

        You’re talking about those disposal ones? No way I can put those on my boys. 🙂

        • Hedley Lamar

          What the h377 are you doing shaving those?

  • Aytac Ercen

    Give’em some time. They WILL pull out advertising if NFL keeps supporting bums.

  • Northwest Hooligan

    For every person on here that says they are boycotting the NFL sponsors, I will buy double/triple/matching. I don’t care if that means I own 13 ford trucks at the end of the weekend. GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • ValidUsername1

      I’m not buying Fords because they gave money to BLM, so go buy one and hey while you’re at it load that truck with Kellogg’s cereal because I’m not buying that either for the same reason. Maybe you can keep both companies afloat single handedly.
      Get to buyin’..

      • Hedley Lamar

        Who wants a *&^%$ aluminum truck anyway?

        • ValidUsername1

          A Truck built out of recycled beer cans falls under the heading of “What were they thinking”.

  • Joe Sherrill

    12 minutes on average, playing time, in four hours of entertainment by so, so entertainers, if there ever was a waste of money this has to be it.

  • ValidUsername1

    Sorry Alex the NFL’s rating are going down and that will continue even if the players quit kneeling. Just because the stand and look at the Flag doesn’t mean I have forgotten their hate for this country.
    No NFL ever, it’s time for a new league to come along.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      bring back the XFL!

      • solid12345

        He Hate Me!

        • Hedley Lamar

          Outstanding!

    • Hedley Lamar

      I personally don’t care if they quit kneeling, unless they get on both knees and beg forgiveness.

  • Bill30097

    Alex is a typical full of shit libtard

  • johnleehooker

    Haven’t watched a game since wk 1. Probably won’t for rest of season incl super bowl. Bunch of rich, pissed off often illiterate black thugs.

  • Scott Shannon

    What business pisses off half their customers and thinks there’s no problem? Way to go NFL!

    • Travvy

      Congress?

      • Scott Shannon

        And they have a lower approval rating than the NFL.

        • 2noxtnt

          For now…. Stay tuned.

  • Mr. Deplorable

    Anti-American NFL will not be watched in my home again. I don’t miss seeing self important jackazzes, spit on our veterans, of which I am one, our flag and our country. I’m also not using companies that sponsor the leftist NFL.

    Nasty
    Flag hating
    Losers
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2412aeda160222b73843fadd4ef98304c66ac26a64e7ea596b191305af133d29.png

    • Travvy

      What took you so long?

      • Mr. Deplorable

        I’m not late. I was at it from week one.

  • M Aurelius

    Oh, and libs, stocks at an all time high, and employment highest in 12 years on this blessed
    anniversary of DJT’s election…

    Your’re welcome.

  • Jim Kee

    If the advertisers talk is all show and no go, I’ll just do my best to stop buying from any of the two-faced NFL sponsors. Maybe, just maybe they will get off the fence, and show exactly where they stand if their revenues drop.

    • Reality Blowz

      Agree. It is not difficult to find another pizza place.
      In my opinion the best pizzas come from small local places and not chain outlets anyways.

    • Strider73

      What’s amazing is that USAA is still on board with the NFL. They are alienating nearly their entire customer base by not pulling their ads.

      • Hedley Lamar

        I don’t get that either. I think I’m going to call them and cancel the accounts I have with them.

  • MAR100Z

    Keep it up NFL and sadly we’ll all be watching Soccer, ugh. Lets see how many of these millionalre idiots take a knee this Veterans Holiday Weekend?

    • Hedley Lamar

      Or doing something more productive with our time.

  • Travvy

    Time to Boycott all a their @sses!

  • Sam Adams

    Lew Moonves (yet another vile, leftist media Jew) laughs off the threat of advertisers withdrawing from the NFL.

    Get this straight, Les: WE ARE BOYCOTTING ADVERTISERS WHO SUPPORT THE NFL… I assure you, Les, they WILL stop buying air time on your leftist propaganda, disguised as the NFL.

  • Wait, What?

    Doesn’t matter to me what they do. I’m perfectly happy not having watched a single game since last year. Don’t miss it one bit. I will never be back to the NFL, period, and I never thought I’d say that. Their true feelings about our country make me sick.

  • Reality Blowz

    Why the NFL didn’t nip this in the bud is beyond me.
    Disrespecting our military and symbol is one heckuva ignorant vehicle to express your dissatisfaction with a social issue.

    • Strider73

      Rozelle would have nipped it in the bud. Goodell is an imbecile who should have been sacked by now.

    • clayusmcret

      They were scared of the players union and were afraid of making them mad, which could have also affected other unions involved in the NFL. Fear overrode their love of money. Evidently love of country never entered their minds.

  • Dindoo Nuffin

    Try and sell that with a stadium of empty seats. The owners will end it or they will be starved out. As for advertisers, sure, keep trying to peddle that product to people walking out.

    • clayusmcret

      Until they fire the protesters and fine those who took their side against the fans, there is no ending it.

  • MidwestNorsk

    Is there a bigger scumbag on the planet than Les Moonves?

    • M Aurelius

      There are thousands bigger, almost all of them with a “D’ after their title, their queen being The Corrupt Pantsuit. But we happily get your point.
      Cheers.

  • Walt Campbell

    It doesn’t matter what the NFL does now or in the future, I’m done. I have better things to do with my time. So even if they all start standing and apologizing, I won’t be back.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      freedom is a great thing

  • Harvey Sloan

    Keep up the boycott of the NFL, ESPN, and ALL sponsors … FOREVER!!!!

  • M Aurelius

    Watching the latest loser lefty ploy in the form of ingrate NFL thugs “protesting” something or another crash and burn miserably is almost too much fun….

    Almost.

    LOLOLLLLL!

    MAGA! On this blessed anniversary of the DJT election.

    • Northwest Hooligan

      yes, and what a successful first year it was!!! Let’s list his accomplishments below:

      ………

      well at least he got to work on his golf game.

      #MAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • M Aurelius

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
        Gorsuch as SCOTUS alone is more than enough to have you twats pulling your own pathetic heads off, much less ditching the Paris Accords, TPA, dismantling all things Chocolate Jesus and HUNDREDS more.
        See you epic beta males in 2018!

        LOLOLLLLLLL!

  • bisquitbrain

    Seriously, who cares if they pull out. We all have free will. We can choose who to buy from. If a tree falls in the middle of an NFL stadium and nobody is there, does it make a sound?

    • clayusmcret

      For all the good the stadiums are serving, they might as well grow trees on the 50 yard line.

  • Holistic

    Pull it, who will care.

  • We’llcallitBlackDog

    Not only am I boycotting the league, but also every two-faced, double-speak company that “threatens” to pull advertising. Integrity is like cable, either you have it or you don’t.

    • Hedley Lamar

      Cutting cable 2 years ago was one of my better decisions.

  • solid12345

    It’s nice to know most people have had enough of it all, I used to think NFL players could murder someone on the field and people would still watch, I guess the diehards really are the minority.

  • donfitness

    I guess Jerry Curl could advertise during NFL games.

    • DL242425

      Popeye’s too. Any big brands make purple drank?

  • westcoast

    Actually, “Simply removing the NFL’s logo from some of its marketing,” IS A BIG DEAL, considering that millions alone are invested just in the right for a company to attach itself.

    • Hedley Lamar

      That won’t work because the list of sponsors has been on the internet for a while.

      • westcoast

        What it does for the advertiser is show its customers the company is making its first, good faith move in solidarity with their concerns.

        • Hedley Lamar

          I’m sorry, but I don’t understand your point.

          • westcoast

            The point is that the writer of the article disingenuously shrugged off the importance in removing the NFL logo from much of Papa John’s marketing when, in fact, the company invested millions for such an honor.

            Now, out of respect for their customers’ concern, they’re backing off from the logo and taking a financial loss for it. The writer implies its no big deal, but it really is—the first step in a divorce.

          • Hedley Lamar

            My idea of a divorce is to “pull out”.

        • Hedley Lamar

          In my opinion, the NFL is permanently damaged and will never be thought of in the same way. I’d say they’re no longer fit for any name brand company to sponsor.

  • DL242425

    After this Sunday, when millions more fans boycott the games to honor Veterans, I bet some of these advertisers finally pull their funding!

  • Loligag1953

    Well over 60 and have been watching every Sunday since I was 10 or 11 years old, up until last year when I turned them off for good.

    Kinda like sex; I thought I’d miss it, but I don’t.

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  • murrayw

    After a couple of decades of watching, attending a buying NFL, I made a change. When Kaepernick decided to show disrespect for the anthem and country, it made me angry. When the NFL &NFLPA decided to join him in showing disrespect I became furious. I have not had anything to do with the NFL since and I do my best to avoid their advertisers. My little bit of support doesn’t matter much to millionaires and billionaires, but boycotting them does a lot for me. God Bless America

  • 4the1sindoubt

    Enjoy your football on SATURDAYS
    and your family on SUNDAYS.

    The longer you boycott the NFL, the less you miss it.

    • Wumingren

      Haven’t watched since 2000. Don’t miss it at all.

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  • Gas_Passer

    Yaccarino also said that she thinks the protest have affected ratings, even if she can’t prove it.

    LOL

  • David Patterson

    Done with NFL.

  • Paco Charte ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    LMMFAO @ all the snowflakes P.O.’d about the player protests. And let’s be real here – what do the ALLEGED advertisers who are “threatening” to pull their ads expect networks like NBC to do differently? They rarely if ever even showed the kneeling to begin with. And what exactly – other than the already debunked “disrespecting the veterans” – are the reasons they cite for wanting to stop sponsoring NFL telecasts? I swear, this country becomes more and more idiotic every day.

    • Hedley Lamar

      In any case. the NFL is on many people’s s#!t list and will boycott as many of their sponsors as possible. And here’s hoping it costs them billions.

  • Attillathehunny

    Any business that boycotts the NFL Will have my business. Those that support the NFL will not.

  • Tim_Parker_999

    “Advancement of Colored People” will never happen as long as Africans (I leave out Americans due to their blatant contempt & hatred of their country) keep the race card at the ready up their sleeves, continue to play the victim, demand entitlements & and refuse to accept responsibility for their lives.

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  • DJD

    Well, if the advertisers are all talk perhaps this is a good time for the NFL to up the cost of the adds. Higher prices and fewer customers , a liberal dream.
    There was the flag and football before the NFL, and there will be a flag and football long after the end of the NFL.

  • hotcocco

    Let help these advertisers make up their minds. Their as s are puckered up tighter than a Polar Bears while sitting on the ice. Just turn the TV off and unplug it for 2 weeks. Don’t watch a damn thing the Broadcast Media puts out. They’ll make up their minds real fast.

  • Jason

    Turn this back on them. Owners should invite disabled vets to stand next the kneelers. . Let see what kind of conscience they have when the place a vet missing an arm and leg next to those kneeling.

  • First Last

    Yeah, get rid of the anthem, put the final nail in your coffin.

    • Hedley Lamar

      I guess we don’t deserve to even have a country.

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    No advertisers have pulled out. Until they do.

  • Tex Taylor

    Maybe sponsors are waking up to the fact most white people do the shopping, the buying, the attending, the watching of the NFL. And most don’t take kindly to a bunch of black, malignant narcissistic, ingrate thugs dissing the very country that allows them the ability to not only protest, but play a boy’s game for colossal amounts of money.

    The NFL becomes more irrelevant by the day…

  • Gas_Passer
  • Beaustradamus

    Advertisers won’t leave this year because it might have a reverse backslash from Liberals (and played up by the media) but believe me if this continues they will find other platforms to sell their products next year.

  • 2noxtnt

    It’s Veterans Day weekend, just turn it off…..

    There are better things to do.

  • Giovanni Sagredo

    The advertisers will not pull out so fast. As those people who see the ads are willing to watch the NFL, and those unwilling to watch the NFL will, in the large part, not notice who is placing the ads.

    But they ARE pulling the NFL logo and NFL association from their products.

    This does not bode well for the NFL.

    • Hedley Lamar

      Some of us are already making an effort to boycott all NFL sponsors.

  • The Irredeemables

    I won’t purchase any products advertised during NFL games..

  • Hedley Lamar

    Didja hear that the California NAACP wants to do away with the National Anthem because it’s racist? I imagine the next thing will be to do away with the Constitution because it’s racist also.

    • We’llcallitBlackDog

      But “colored people” is still ok

  • RERJR

    There is a suspicious lack of news media polling of this subject. The subject is taboo I am sure, and since so many people already had paid for season tickets before this travesty started I wouldn’t expect there are all that many empty seats. The real numbers will not be known until next season’s advance ticket sales.

    There may be some remaining NFL fans but I don’t personally know any. I won’t be boycotting any sponsors because I’ve not watched an NFL game since last year and I don’t know who they are. If they want to keep shoveling advertising money into a market that has become unknown and unmeasured that’s good for the general economy I suppose but sooner or later their bean counters will spot the waste of money.

  • Morti Samuels

    Don’t threaten just do it

  • clayusmcret

    The death of an industry when it falls out of favor with its customers, especially if it doesn’t care, is inevitable. So long NFL. We used to love ya. Now we don’t recognize ya. Bottom line: we’re not going to support ya.

  • Joe

    I’ll spend as much time watching professional football players do their job as they will watch me doing mine.

  • Peter LaMonica

    Of course the “protests coverage is fading”….the broadcasters have STOPPED showing the playing of the Anthem and in doing so, are hiding the protests and preventing the “visual” image from being seen by the fans. This allows the media to simply narrate the story and control it’s impact. Is this writer serious with this bullcrepe’ ???

  • SantaFeSteve

    I am pretty familiar with advertising having worked for a company that needs to advertise (a discount department store chain) and having been married to one who ran an advertising agency.

    The problem an advertiser has is they can only advertise with the media that exist. The NFL reaches a lot of people. Many traitors and people who hate Whites buy soda and cars etc.

    We want to buy a new Ford Truck or I should say my significant other wants to buy a new Ford Truck but since Ford advertises on Traitor TV I will not let her buy a new Ford Truck. I prefer Ford but will buy from someone who does not advertise on Traitor TV since I am a loyal American and I am White. So I am not going to fund my enemies.

  • vfrtower

    NF’nL.

  • Jeffrey Angel

    I only watch college,and won’t buy anything advertised on NFL games.

  • Moe1138

    Watching Animal Planet and an NFL commercial appears. That’s how desperate the NFL has become.

    • Wrabble

      Was that “Animal Planet” show about the players?

      • Its2005

        Good one! *applause*

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  • westcoast

    The biggest hit to the NFL will happen in this off season at renewal time for advertisers and season seat holders. Currently, everyone is stuck in the middle of signed deals. The future ain’t pretty, be assured.

  • Ethan Wayne

    I guarantee this isn’t going to end well for the NFL. They somehow failed to realize that the majority of their fans are patriots who tend to lean right. We’re tired of being called racists when we’re not, tired of hearing that the police are the bad guys, sick of millionaire players spitting in our faces, and not going to take this B.S. anymore. Good luck Goodell and team owners, your going to need it.

  • blink

    I think a company should listen to it’s customers. Advertisers/sponsors are, directly and indirectly, the NFL’s biggest customers. The NFL should listen to them. Spouting “all bluster” isn’t smart business.

  • Don

    I have stayed away from papa johns after they didn’t do as they said they would do. Sorry but you played me and now I am mad and could care less what ya do.

  • DeplorableJayJay

    It did take some time for the Titanic to sink.

  • Wrabble

    Buy a pack of 3,000 sticky labels that measure 1″ x 2 1/2″ from Walmart for $22.

    Print “Boycott NFL” or “NO NFL” on them in bold letters.

    “Display” those stickers where it is legal.

  • Dee Snutz

    I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees. No Fans Left

  • Stone Wallz

    Fock the NFL.
    Football was in decline since the 70’s anyhow.
    I won’t support a subrace of ignorants.
    My money stays in my wallet.

    • Its2005

      Since the 70’s??? I’m guessing…..that was when you were a teenager? Yep. And you like the Mean Joe Green Coke commercials?

  • John Sticher

    the nfl has been destroyed. i will NEVER watch it again along with millions of others.

  • lore

    I am stunned more advertisers haven’t dropped the NFL.

    You only stand to lose at the moment with the NFL.

    The smart move is to: pull your ads, watch and see how this plays out because:

    They NFL will always take you back if you want to run ads again in the future. So, if they turn it around- you jump back in.

    It won’t happen though. Between the violence from the players (domestic violence, on the field fights in multiple games last week, murders), this kneeling controversy, the brain injury from concussions scandal, the wonky officiating (what is a catch?)- I think the days of the NFL juggernaut are done.

    The league will still be in business, but it won’t be near as dominant as it once was.

    I have never seen such a successful business shoot itself in the foot so badly. How is that commisioner still around?

  • ThoughtfulDane

    The entire premise upon which the NFL kneeling has been based is flawed and a gigantic lie. The narrative around Michael Brown’s “hands up, don’t shoot” isn’t true. Michael was a thug. Read the eye witness accounts in the Ferguson grand jury testimonies. If the MSM media was doing their job, they would be pointing this out, and in so doing, educating the kneelers and the General Public about how disingenuous this protest really has been all these months. MSM, please Show us the stats about whites and blacks shot by cops over the past 10 years, and tell us the percentage of violent crime committed by blacks vs whites. Then please investigate and tell us how many cops were killed by blacks and how many by whites since 2008. And you may as well throw in a brief report of how many murders of black young men were committed by blacks in Chicago during the past year, and since 2008, then remind us how many people took a single knee in protest. Here’s the bottom line NFL players, You can’t expect us to believe your outrage over one black kid killed by a policeman, when you have no outrage that 3000 young black men under 25 years of age were murdered at the hands of other blacks in Chicago. Why aren’t you taking a knee on Michigan Avenue or Lakeshore Drive or on the southside of Chicago. Kneeling is a fake protest in the NFL, and we all know it. You players know it too. Beyond the disrespect shown to the flag, country, and our military/Veterans and their families, it has taken much of the enjoyment out of watching the game since having found out how utterly stupid and clueless are so many of these NFL players. I did not know that. I used to think they were smarter and more patriotic, but they’re not. Turns out they’re just violent crybaby thugs, not unlike one of their celebrated martyr who who wasn’t able to make the high school football team, your hero Michael Brown.

    • lore

      It’s all just lies and fabrications.

      That’s what the left deals in, that’s why they have the major media and Hollywood on their team. It is all illusion and lies, designed to fool the people that like spoon fed news and never engage in any research or critical thinking.

      You really don’t even need to research…… You can defeat most of their lies just by thinking about it for a few minutes and reasoning through it.

      They are successful because most people are too lazy to do even that and it will get worst as attention spans continue to shrink with each generation.

  • fredbailey

    Pay close attention NFL sponsor…I know who you are, and I will not spend one penny with any of you as long as you support this kneeling nonsense.
    And, whether you overtly support it or not- you covertly support it by not pulling your ads.

  • happyhaw99

    again dont forget to call me a racist. I was at Goree and other places so this kracker knows something, you black folk are here because you lost a tribal war or village war. the victors had a choice of making you slaves and delivered to Goree by merchant muslems or eaten as in cannibalism unless you were a girl, then you were bred. the coloreds that made it to Goree were traded to the Dutch (who by the way made the first square cornered building in area) blacks were loaded onto spanish or portugese ships for transport. some made it to fla but most ended up in DR and further south. the first owner of slaves in America was a black man who then sold how to get slaves. while the white folks used the slaves the bred them for strength and speed to get more work out of them. this is why some blacks have the speed and strength to out do the white folks. so remember ya may not like it but maybe you should thank the white folks for making you physically stronger, remeber your people lost a war for you to get sold into slavery

  • Its2005

    They won’t pull out.
    PC’ers support new, odd, freakish, and stupid. Examples: puppies for the snowflakes, like trashing statues, etc. “That’s exciting! Let’s support that!”
    PC’ers ignore what’s right, Christian, moral, ethical, etc. Examples: not burning down neighborhoods, respecting police, etc. “That’s boring and lame. Let’s crucify anyone who supports that.”

  • Al Lejdly

    Just goes to show the ignorance. These fools are shooting themselves in the foot just to make a statement. Maybe they think once they shut the NFL completely down they will still be entitled to their salaries. I guess they didn’t get the memo that the NFL ain’t the gubmint. They are, however, acting like the gubmint in their decision making.

    • happyhaw99

      alot of the contracts are performance based so no games no yac. int. or any other stats

    • Ho Jo

      what is their statement? I make millions and I’m upset about inequality.

      • Al Lejdly

        You got it. They are just trying to make us think they are impotent.

  • Bill

    The stadiums don’t look very full. This article may just be a ‘fluff’ piece.

  • KCVet78

    Like a lot of you, I weaned myself off NFL, and NBA after Popovich’s comments, this year. Sundays, Thursday nights, Monday nights…all open for better pursuits. Don’t miss it at all. Sorry advertisers, I’ll start looking for alternative pizza, and other items advertised.

    • Bendy

      Keep your pizza local. everyone has a great local pizza maker nearby. plus it supports small business.

      • We’llcallitBlackDog

        $100 says they’ll have the game on. Try a Boboli at home.

  • dire_thinker

    Sorry NFL, but you turned your back on us while racists people were trying to divide us, and poison our minds.
    You didn’t say a word while people were trying to put US on OUR knees before their violent ideologies.

  • JimmyBgood

    And in a couple of years when player salaries go down (first time ever), they will blame racism.

    • Dj

      and demand a bailout

  • UplandPatriot

    I could GAF about the NFL thugs. F them and their families. USA #1 NFL Thugs 0

  • Bendy

    Anybody see the assaults in 3 games this past week?? Yet they are still allowed to play. And we still pay them well. Boycott!!!

  • Dj

    “Because think about it: they have half the country that is cheering about that”
    No; It’s Libtards who never watch football anyway that are ‘cheering that’. Football fans are disgusted. Just look at the stands. EMPTY

    • Ashley West

      Leftists have been bragging about turning on the games to offset the boycott. When that stops — or the advertisers find out about the astroturfing — the game is over.

  • Clyde Nehrenz
  • Beaver Eater

    Keep spending your hard earned cash watching morons that can’t even balance their own checkbooks.

  • The most sincere vote – and one that stays honest – is voting with your wallet. Nothing short of government subsidy will compromise it. When a business doubles down on felony stupid, economics for once works.

  • Mike Howard

    You have to realize that the fans are not the customers in this NFL business transaction. They are the product, served up to the advertisers. The NFL doesn’t care how empty the stadiums are if the advertisers keep paying up, because that’s where the real money is. And the advertisers will keep paying as long as you keep buying their stuff…

  • bigcrawfish

    As I understand it, advertisers pay up front in the expectation of reaching a certain number of viewers. When the game viewership is down significantly, the teams have to return some of that money. To date, as I read it, they have returned millions and millions to the advertisers. The deals were made during the off season so no big effect now, but I’d suspect the advertisers are going to offer much less upfront for next year’s games. And that will hurt many teams. You reap what you sow.

  • Jay Dee

    Hard to be a customer of a business that hates your guts..
    Just sayin’

  • One Man

    The NFL is radioactive. Get out and cut your losses.

  • Ho Jo

    Bring back the AFL.

    • Jay Crossbow

      Belitnikoff & Lamonica……oy vey I’m thinking these games were fixed way back then even.

  • James Moore

    How stupid are these players?

    • Ho Jo

      wow, wow spelled backwards

    • Rick Sanchez flashback

      Most of the jocks at my school got passing grades because they could throw a ball, regardless of if they did the work or not.

  • Terry Le Fevre

    Screw h

  • Gibson

    They can’t prove the protests are having an effect on ratings? Are they blind? Look at the empty seats of people that paid for a ticket and still choose not to go. It’s way easier to give something up when hard earned cash is not on the line like watching tv.

  • Rick Sanchez flashback

    I never understood the appeal of watching a bunch of roided up grown men play with each others balls. I’d rather watch womens bikini jello wrestling anyday.

    • Jay Crossbow

      Roided up groids who hate whitey deep down (and now front and center) with dregs. Is kinda gay isn’t it.

      • Rick Sanchez flashback

        If your a center or a QB even more so.

        • Jay Crossbow

          and long hot showers with the other groids

          • Rick Sanchez flashback

            Haha, gross.

    • RPVG

      Come to Daytona during Bike Week and see some honeys in bikinis doing Cole Slaw Wrestling!

  • Jay Crossbow

    I’m not conducting a boycott of the National Thug League. I performed an exorcism of the NFL from my life !
    Screw these ingrates living in million dollar homes and talking about white privilege.

  • taxpayer

    As usual the big guys refuse to take any kind of stand against the outrageous unpatriotic so called football team. So they hide and pretend some time in the future they will take a stand and do NOTHING. leaving it up to the fans to do the dirty work. i urge everyone to email the cowardly sponsors and advise them either stop the advertising or we will STOP USING THEIR PRODUCT..

  • Beeker D.

    Advertisers won’t drop out until next year. Probably most of them have a contract for at least this year if not longer so they are kind of STUCK in the middle. Unless they have a Release Clause of some kind?
    Don’t look for help from the Businesses until next year. That will be the true indicator.
    I hope they do withdraw.

  • Ishmaiah Jay

    The players and media don’t get it. We don’t want to watch a protest during a game. We don’t want our country or even our police disrespected in this way.

  • jksu2

    Boycott all NFL Games This Veterans weekend. You will not regret it! Yes, also say a prayer for a Veteran and thank God for what they did for this Country and for you.

  • Deplorable Lanie

    And now it’s time to boycott the advertisers. Until they figure it out and quit the NFL!

  • bigcrawfish

    And all of this over a lie. Blacks are not oppressed by whitey, THEY OPPRESS THEIR VICTIMS. They commit 60% of the violent crime in America, and that’s mostly younger black men, about 4% of the population!! No amount of kneeling, holding hands and locking arms like little girls, etc. will make anybody who watches the news ever believe that the thugs are the VICTIMS. I’m done with the thug football league for life. They knelt during the anthem and that was once too many times for this vet.

  • jjmcl431

    It all depends on the dollar. If they don’t lose any dollars they will not pull their adds. If they do lose dollars they will pull their ads. Nothing else matters in the business world except the dollar, not right, not wrong, not morals, just dollars.

  • hunkahunka

    Once again, I say if these NFL, NBA, MLB athletes feel that they have a social change cause worthy of discussion; they should unite and take up a collection of cash large enough to purchase t.v., radio, and social media ad time thereby allowing us as individuals the constitutional right to chose to watch or listen to these ads or not to do so. Kneeling and locking arms during our national anthem on public t.v. is not honoring to the hundreds of thousands who have died for our country to which our national anthem protocol is followed, standing, hand over heart, singing it is an acceptable option also…this is honoring those many thousands who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms…NOT using the time allotted for another purpose! There is a time and purpose for everything in life but one purpose at a time please. In addition, these athletes are paid to perform by those butts in the seats at the stadium, by the advertisers who sponsor them, by the taxpayers who subsidize the building and maintenance of the stadium; therefore, these athletes should honor us, their supporters by doing what is a long standing tradition in our society, that of standing at a semi state of attention while this time honoring traditional song is played/sung prior to their participation in a game. In my opinion, they should also start each game with a preacher, priest, rabbi, or even a cleric giving thanks unto our God for the protection of these athletes while they are preforming for our pleasure and that each one participating act responsible and in true sportsmanship etiquette.

  • bluesscout

    Even if they stopped kneeling to me football is dead.after 51yrs fuck those assholes