Jerry Jones has decided to put an end to the Cowboys’ anthem/flag protests.
Benching players for national-anthem protests? Or will Jerry Jones go so far as to forfeit games? “If we are disrespecting the flag,” the Dallas Cowboys owner said after yesterday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, “then we won’t play, period.”
In response — once again deciding her job was political agitation on behalf of Civil Rights, Inc. — Jemele Hill called for going after the Cowboys’ advertisers.
In fact, she specifically called for boycotting the advertisers of a team which itself is a partner of her network ESPN, through their MNF contract with the NFL:
If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players. https://t.co/Gc48kchkuv
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
Maybe someone from the NFL or ESPN told her that someone working for ESPN, the NFL’s broadcasting partner, should not be calling for an advertiser boycott against the Cowboys — especially given that large chunks of America are one hot minute away from boycotting ESPN’s advertisers — because fourteen hours later Jamele Hill said she wasn’t calling for a boycott of the Cowboys’ advertisers when she explicitly called for a boycott of the Cowboys’ advertisers:
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
Pretty neat– going from “boycott his advertisers” to “I’m not advocating an NFL boycott.” I guess she could mean she’s not advocating an NFL boycott — just a boycott of Dallas and maybe Miami too.
Just so we’re clear: I’m not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
Well, these Social Justice Warriors sometimes go too far, even for ESJWPN, and they’ve announced that this non-talent loudmouth is now suspended for two weeks.
Speaking of, Colin Kaepernik reportedly said over the weekend that if the NFL gives him another chance, he’ll stand for the anthem. But then he said that report was a lie. And the reporter now says it wasn’t discussed.
ESPN’s Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
As John Sexton remarks: This doesn’t seem to make any sense.
Maybe Kaepernik just realized that the odds of him being signed were too low to justify a craven walk-back. Or maybe he realized that the odds the NFL will even survive his stunt are decreasing:
From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating — 40 percent — of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets.
Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from President Trump drove core fans, men 34-54, away, the most significant indicator that NFL brass aren’t in touch with their base.
The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.
According to the poll analysis, “more critically for the NFL, the fall off in favorables occurred among important audiences. Among males, NFL favorables fell 23 percent, going from 68 percent to 45 percent. In looking at a more specific audience, males 34-54, NFL favorables fell 31 percent, going from 73 percent to 42 percent. Among this group the NFL has a surprising negative image, as it went from +54 percent in August to -5 percent in September.
Hit the link to see the favorability of the brand of other pro and college sports. Spoiler alert: They’re a lot better than the NFL’s.
Pro-Tip to corporations: Social Justice Warriors do not care about the health of your company. They only care about perverting your company into becoming a propaganda mill for their hard-left agitation.
when sponsors pull high wage reimbursement for their products, and the amount of money on the check becomes less and less, well, got to feed the family, girlfriend and the cocaine dealer
You’d think Jerry Jones would be smart enough to realize he may force players to take sides in an issue that would quickly blow over if people would simply ignore it.
He can bench his entire team if he wants to. Pence can walk out if he wants to. (And stay out, for all I care.) People can stop watching NFL games if they want to. They’re all within their rights. So are the players, who respectfully exercised one of the very Constitutional rights the flag stands for, and are now threatened with punishment for doing so.
No one seemed to care when Sarah Palin used our flag as a comforter, or Ted-the-jackass Nugent had it made into a shirt. The players were certainly showing far more respect for the flag as they quietly and humbly expressed themselves than those two flaming right-wing nincompoops.
That’s what ESPN is about to find out. ESPN will not say if Hill is suspended with or without pay… any guesses? (clue:ESPN is gutless, coddles liberals and only reacted to appear to be serious about controlling the liberal lies their commentators spew out)
Al Sharpton to the rescue. The perpetual race-baiter is coming to the defense of Dung Hill and threatening ESPN. Oh, what a pickle they have gotten themselves into by allowing their liberal bias take over “sports”.
Really? Is that what it did since last season? That is like expecting the spoiled child to stop throwing a tantrum by ignoring them, but giving them what they want after the tantrum.
That’s true; everyone is within their rights. However, first, the protests are based on the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” lie, so they are protesting in favor of racism. Next, the players are violating league rules, but the league does nothing about it, demonstrating either terminal gutlessness or they share their racist views of the police. Last, the NFL and the players are the losers. The NFL will suffer first, then the teams and then the players and it’s all due to the liberal media lending support to the racist protests.
Those that protest show they are either stupidly ignorant or anti-American racists… possibly both.
Good to see the left losing another battle due to their own stupid overreach. Hopefully, when all these people lose their jobs and have no idea how to make a living WORKING for a change, they will know whom to thank.
During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
There are rules, they are under contract.
This protest is about a country that allows cops to murder, has nothing to do with the flag. If on their own time they want to tip over cop cars or kneel in front of a police station good for them there are consequences for that too.
So suspend them fine them take draft choices from the team, but in their workplace their job they need to conform to the rules of the workplace.
Actually, you’d have to be a moron to not realize that Palin is a simpleton, that Ted Nugent is a total jackass, and that their treatment of the flag as a fashion is far more disrespectful than anything the NFL players in question have done during the playing of the anthem. Which probably explains how the cast of Duck Dynasty became featured endorsers of the moron now in the White House.
This is all bullshit. It’s a public demonstration of Trump’s bullying nature. He’s determined to show the world that he can make a group of NFL players “say uncle,” using the flag as a pretext. Most likely, again, this all stems from deep insecurity about his own apparent and rumored shortcomings. He has the same problem regarding Obama, who will always be the bigger man, because he respected the office he occupied and knew how to be a leader and a President. Trump has been trying to elevate himself by dragging the office down to his level.
Wearing flag apparel is only disrespectful when doing something to dishonor the flag while wearing it. Americans often wear flag apparel in July during our celebrations, the next holiday I expect the SJW will attack.
They will stop at nothing to ruin everything the touch their hate for the country boundless.
A simpleton, huh? She defeated Biden (who IS a moron AND a simpleton) in their debate, showing she knew more about the responsibilities of the Vice President than Biden did. She also made fools out of the entire left by citing the actual FACTS of Paul Revere’s ride than the left was aware. She also again caused the left to make fools of themselves when they got ahold of her emails, on which they devoted hundreds of manhours to find dirt… and found nothing.
If she’s a simpleton, what does that say about the mentality of the crybaby left? She turns you guys on your ear every time you try to take her down.
But, you’ve got Pelosi, the stammering idiot, Maxine, the complete idiot, Hillary that thinks N. Korea is pretty close to S. Korea and Biden, the gaffe machine. Obama, of course, thinks Austrian is spoken in Austria, Marine “corpse” is a branch of the military and the US is composed of 59 states. Yeah, I would point fingers and insult the intelligence of others… after all, you VOTE for these clowns.
All someone has to do is something counter to what Trump wants and all you lemmings are led around by your upturned noses in reverence without even being aware of it or the issue. Don’t think we don’t see it and find it ridiculously absurd.