NFL To Fund Militant Black Activism

2017 December 2
by bc3b

As part of its ongoing effort to placate militant black players and alienate middle class white fans, the NFL capitulated to its protesting players by pledging to donate $89 million to social justice causes.

Where is the money coming from? The NFL apparently will be shifting money from “charitable” causes it has long supported, including breast cancer awareness and military appreciation. It looks like players and cheerleaders won’t be wearing pink in October and we know the NFL honoring the military is a sham since the league and individual teams were caught charging the military for promotions that fans thought were gratis.

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The dying National Football League is choosing its America-hating, national anthem-protesting multimillionaire players over patriotic sports fans by funneling close to $100 million to leftist charities like those founded by admitted communist Van Jones.

The corrosive fairy tale, embraced by professional football, that police use black Americans for target practice is malicious nonsense but it is a useful lie, good for direct-mail campaigns and MoveOn solicitations.

With this new initiative, NFL Commissar Roger Goodell is affirming for the umpteenth time that it is in the business of virtue-signaling and indoctrination, not football. In addition, the NFL is embracing Black Lives Matter and Antifa as partners in the Left’s fundamental transformation of America.

Even without this money, the financial outlook for left-wing advocacy groups was already sunny, especially after depraved currency speculator George Soros shifted $18 billion of his personal fortune to his Open Society Foundations philanthropy in October. If you’re involved in the world of liberal-progressive nonprofit advocacy, life is good, and getting better by the day.

The money raised by the NFL will go to organizations promoting what ESPN calls “social justice change.” In today’s political climate, that suggests terroristic Black Lives Matter and Antifa-related groups will get a good chunk of the cash. And if somehow you’re still an NFL fan after the league has done everything it can to drive you away, the NFL will put the antisocial donations on your tab.

It is so unnecessary.

The NFL could save everyone a lot of money by simply ordering all teams to burn American flags ritualistically at the beginning of every game. The desired effect on society would be comparably deleterious and the saved money could be used to lower ticket prices for the league’s fan base which at that point would be shrinking at a dramatically accelerated pace.

Instead of doing the right thing, the most politically correct professional sports league since humans began to walk upright is tendering an undisguised bribe designed to appease the ugly protest movement launched last year by the now-unemployed mediocrity of a quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s low-information anti-American activism, best exemplified by the taking of a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” helped to accelerate the NFL’s downward slide that was already in progress. The anthem protests are the number one reason viewers have cited for tuning out televised NFL games.

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NFL Merchandise Sales Plummet

TV viewership has been down since the protests started and this year game attendance has plummeted. Is it any wonder that people have stopped purchasing NFL merchandise?

Genesco Inc., the parent of retailers including Journeys and Johnston & Murphy, missed earnings estimates in its latest quarter as it blamed a downturn in interest for football, baseball and college-sports gear for weak sales at its Lids stores.

Genesco lost nearly one-fifth of its value in morning trading Friday and shares are down almost 60% this year.

Across the company, comparable sales rose 1% from a year ago, driven by a 4% increase at shoe-seller Journeys, its largest brand. But they dropped 6% at cap-store Lids, its next-largest brand, prompting Chief Executive Robert Dennis to dub the quarter “a tale of two businesses.”

Mr. Dennis said Friday on an earnings call that “well-publicized challenges” facing the National Football League have damped demand for licensed team merchandise at Lids. He called out the Dallas Cowboys on the earnings call, saying the widely popular team’s lackluster season has compounded Lids’s sales slump.

Sports fans have also cooled on college basketball gear, Mr. Dennis said, which he attributed to key schools having worse than usual seasons. Lids’s latest quarter was also a tough comparison to last year, which saw a surge in purchases from the Chicago Cubs winning their first World Series in more than a century.

But waning interest in the NFL, evidenced by declining viewership of games and shrinking merchandise sales, was by far the biggest driver, Mr. Dennis said.

Hat tip: frontpagemag.com and MarketWatch.com

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When he’s in a hole, Roger Goodell calls Caterpillar.

39 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 December 2 10:21 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Maybe working class whites have finally had enough.

    Hopefully this finally exposes the NFL’s hypocracy redarding women’s health and faux patriotism.

  2. 2017 December 2 10:27 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    They. Are. Dead. To. Me.

  3. 2017 December 3 2:04 am
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    Great picture.
    Like ESPN they want to double down on stupidity… let them kill themselves.
    Time to start extending the ass whooping to those who “partner” with the NFL as well, I consider anyone advertising during a nfl game just as guilty – (hey it works for the left, right!).

  4. 2017 December 3 2:11 am
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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-02/mcadams-warns-us-empire-too-fragile-free-press

    Yup, can’t have anyone out there pointing out the hypocrisy and lies of US FP moves. Expect the favor of revoking press creds to be returned my moscow in spades.

  5. 2017 December 3 7:46 am
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    justrand permalink

  6. 2017 December 3 8:00 am
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    justrand permalink

    Back on topic…

    I continue to read articles where the NFL lists the “take a knee” protests as a “minor aspect” of their decline.

    Utter horseshit…and they do indeed know it. What are they are desperate to wallpaper over is the FACT that the core of their support has eroded as a result of the “protests”.

    Middle Class, and yes, mostly White viewers are the “seed corn” of the NFL…and we have been “eaten”. We’re the ones who used to get our kids and grandkids excited about football, and used to scrape together money to take those same kids and grandkids to an outrageously expensive game, just to plant memories with those same kids and grandkids.

    We WON’T be doing that anymore.

    And as for the Season Ticket sales that used to be reliable…they will fade away as well. Sure they will still be able to “fill” some stadiums, but at VASTLY reduced prices. This year the same tickets to a 49’er home game that went for a MINIMUM of $100 apiece just two years ago, went for the price of a HOT DOG ($15)…and they STILL didn’t sell them all! Season Ticket “Rights” to Lwvi Stadium (the price you pay for the PRIVILEGE of being able to buy Season Tickets) that went for THOUSANDS of dollars just 3 years ago have almost NO VALUE in the Bay Area now (I know people trying to unload them).

  7. 2017 December 3 8:21 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  8. 2017 December 3 8:34 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    OP, KH,3,

    First I am stealing that line “When he’s in a hole….”

    KH, yes I think we need to extend counter-protest to advertisers. So what is the hashtag? #DontKneedYou ?

  9. 2017 December 3 8:36 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The deal the NFL made with the protesters was like the ones the pre-Trump Republicans usually made – they received nothing in return, no agreement to stop the protests, Nothing.! Perhaps working class whites are finally tired of having a ghetto culture jammed down their throats.

    Compare the NFL and NBA to college football, the MLB or NHL. Players don’t go apesh!t for making routine plays, About 25 years ago the NFL became a majority black league. It’s been all downhill ever since.

    Call me racissst.

    Again this Sunday, I have no idea who the Lions are playing. Compare that to two years when the BJG NFL participation was larger than our college football.

  10. 2017 December 3 8:45 am
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    bc3b permalink

    You can compare the NFL to the Big Three in the 1970s and 1980s. They weren’t producing vehicles that the public wanted. A Chevrolet stopped being dramatically different than a Pontiac or Oldsmobile..

    It took a while for the Big Three to figure it out and react. I have a two-year old Malibu and it’s a great car. My daughter loves her new Jeep Cherokee. But, the Big Three never fully recovered and Pontiac and Oldsmobile no longer exist Pontiac was the #4 seller in 1980 and Oldsmobile was #5.

    The NFL will likely survive, but it will never recover.

  11. 2017 December 3 8:51 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdpg09 #8 –

    Let’s start with Official NFL Sponsors. It’s a shorter list:

    The NFL reaped $1.25 billion in sponsorship revenue last season.

    Its official league sponsors this season are: Anheuser-Busch InBev; Barclaycard; Bose; Bridgestone; Campbell’s; Castrol; Dannon; DMI; EA Sports; Extreme Networks; FedEx; Ford; Frito-Lay (PepsiCo-owned); Gatorade (PepsiCo-owned); Hyundai; Intel; Marriott; Mars Candy; McDonald’s; Microsoft; Nationwide; New Era; News America; Nike; Papa John’s; PepsiCo; Procter & Gamble; Quaker (PepsiCo-owned); Sirius XM; Ticketmaster; Under Armour; USAA; Verizon; Visa; and Zebra

    And, here’s the NFLPA Official Sponsors:

    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

  12. 2017 December 3 9:05 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    As Alinsky proposes, ‘fix on, then focus…’, of your list Bose and Papa John’s would be my choice for ‘the treatment’. Bose cause they are a small cap stock. Papa John’s because the CEO has already said he is hurting from the protests.

  13. 2017 December 3 9:20 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Soon we may need a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecutor!

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-03/anti-trump-fbi-agent-fired-mueller-probe-relied-russian-dossier

    As it is, one of their party has already won the coveted Contempt of Congress award for outstanding stupidity.

  14. 2017 December 3 9:30 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  15. 2017 December 3 11:55 am
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    bc3b permalink

    #BoycottSanFrancisco goes viral after the city defends sanctuary policy

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/12/03/boycottsanfrancisco-goes-viral-sf-defends-sanctuary-policies/

  16. 2017 December 3 12:29 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    8, that’s chortle-worthy!

    11, there’s also an official sponsors list for NFL Player Association. Isn’t that the Union?
    Lots of overlap but a list worth considering for boycott.
    https://www.nflpa.com/players/sponsors

  17. 2017 December 3 12:30 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Children as young as three being read books encouraging them to question their gender:

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/12/03/boycottsanfrancisco-goes-viral-sf-defends-sanctuary-policies/

    This is in Britain, but you can bet it’s coming here.

  18. 2017 December 3 1:41 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Another off day for NFL attendance:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/photos-nfl-empty-seat-nightmare-continues-anthem-protest-backlash-extends-week-13/

    It’s easy to replace the thugs, but how do you replace the fans?

  19. 2017 December 3 5:07 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    19,

    Maybe a new tradition is in order — What did I do this NotNFLSunday.

    I:

    — Fixed the dryer.
    — Graded papers.
    — Read a novel.

  20. 2017 December 3 8:18 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    You had a far more productive NonNFL Sunday than I did. I just did a lot of surfing and watched a couple of ;d movie.

  21. 2017 December 3 9:12 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Exfiltrated the Xmas decorations and tree stand out of the garage but we won’t buy the tree till next weekend.
    Parent volunteer at the kid’s Youth Symphony performance. Went to the library and checked out a copy of “Game of Thorns” on the Trump candidacy. A historian I’m not familiar with, Doug Wead, covered the campaign and has some great endorsements from right-ish people. He also has some interesting YouTube interviews and was an early predictor of a Trump victory: pretty impressive!
    A bit of math tutoring in the evening.

  22. 2017 December 3 9:22 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    The wife was working out in the gym and they had CNN on. Came home to ask if Trump would be impeached because the TV talking heads were so sure of it. You really have to grit your teeth these days….

    PL is less concerned. If Mueller had a case, he would have made Flynn plead guilty to collusion conspiracy. Not “lying to the FBI”. They note that lawyer Dershowitz has a second excellent point on the weakeness of Mueller’s case.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/dershowitz-muellers-charge-against-flynn-is-evidence-of-weakness.php
    “Dershowitz agrees with our assessment that Mueller’s plea agreement with Michael Flynn indicates that he doesn’t have a case. He adds a further point that we haven’t made: the last thing any prosecutor wants to do is force his key witness to plead guilty to lying. That destroys his credibility. So Mueller wouldn’t have gone with the “false statement” approach if he had anything better”

  23. 2017 December 3 9:38 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A cute pair of comments at PL (different article than the one linked above):

    commenter 1:
    “We twice elected Obama because he is half black. Let that be a lesson to us all.”
    commenter 2:
    “And to prove I’m not a racist I only wanted the white half impeached.”

  24. 2017 December 4 6:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Here’s a keeper —

  25. 2017 December 4 7:58 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good recap on the insanity of the ACTUAL collusion by the FBI with the Hillary campaign.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/12/another_hillary_mole.html

  26. 2017 December 4 8:27 am
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  27. 2017 December 4 8:38 am
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    bc3b permalink

    ip #27 –

    That was starting to change in the 1950s and early 1960s. Then along came Lyndon Johnson with his so-called Great Society and the black illegitimacy rate increased fro 23% in 1960 to 72% today.

  28. 2017 December 4 10:25 am
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    bc3b permalink

    As a public service, I am attempting to wean you off cheerleaders and sexy college football fans.

    Here’s today’s Sunshine Girl. I believe it’s fair to say she’s healthy.

    http://edmontonsun.com/sunshine-girl/danley/wcm/51a471a9-9a49-49d4-8627-263e93ddd440

  29. 2017 December 4 10:59 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    26,

    When the Meuller investigation comes up a croaker, and it will, the whole effort will boomerang on the Dims —

    [2020 Trump rallye] I told you I had nothing to hide and was innocent from the beginning!!
    [waves the 200pg Meuller report] Reelect me and you know you have an honest man in the White House for once!

    [Crowd goes wild]

    I would also add that should it come to pass as depicted the mechanisms of Washington have only two choices:

    1) Bow to his desires. Or,
    2) Assassinate him.

  30. 2017 December 4 11:13 am
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    justrand permalink

    drdog: “When the Meuller investigation comes up a croaker, and it will”

    I pray you’re correct…I fear you’re not.

    Reality is NOT an issue here…PERCEPTION is the only thing in play.

    Diane Feinstein signaled the new slant over the weekend when she said: “The focus is on OBSTRUCTION”. All of the Dems will be pivoted from “Collusion” to “Obstruction” over the next few days.

    What IS “Obstruction”?? Whatever the media/Left/Dems want it to be!

    The Flynn “lie” that he copped to is already being called “Obstruction”…with commentators declaring that by NOT telling the truth, he caused the FBI to have to do MORE WORK, which slowed them down and thus…OBSTRUCTED THEM! I kid you not.

  31. 2017 December 4 11:37 am
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    #DontKneedYou ?

    I don’t do Twitter but I like it.

  32. 2017 December 4 11:41 am
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    13 – soon?? been needing that since the day he was named.

  33. 2017 December 4 11:45 am
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    30 – Boy are you in an optimistic mood. 😉

  34. 2017 December 4 11:46 am
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    bc3b permalink

    What they should be investigating is the millions (billions?) Fienstein’s husband (Richard Blum) has made off government contracts and insider trading.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/17/sen-feinsteins-husbands-company-to-bag-1-billion-for-government-deal/

  35. 2017 December 4 12:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    31,

    The fact that Meuller had to resort to ‘lying to the FBI’ is a last ditch effort. No DA wants to impeach a State witness if they intend to put them on the stand. Not my view, Derschwitz. sic. But I agree with it.

    Obstruction? POTUS is the chief magistrate of the land. That would be the equivalent of Trump lying to himself under oath. Tough sell. I do agree that it is now a perception issue as there is no there ‘there’. All the dark side can do is make Trump ineffective. It is becoming clear by the day that they have no evidencary means to remove him from office. If they did he would already be defending himself in a Senate trial.

    Look at the record. Every thing that has been thrown at Trump so has been either proven false or a nothingburger. Fact have you noticed that times he has stumbled he had tied his horse to other players to get the job done. eg GOPe on several deals. I am not suggesting he has teflon but what I do suggest is that Trump does not have to be way smart, only smarter than his opponent. For a Dim that is a pretty low bar to match.

    34 —

    Optimistic? Maybe a pinch, but most of my view is based on the record to date. What would be a more effective tool than turning the tables? Lemonade from lemons. The man plays to his base and lets the other team make the first mistake then rubs their face in it on Twitter. In a den of liars, an honest man can be dangerous indeed.

  36. 2017 December 4 12:26 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  37. 2017 December 4 12:43 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    31,34,

    In for a penney…. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-03/trump-twitter-meltdown-president-goes-war-fbi-urges-suing-abc-bad-reporting

    Were I Trump I would have Sessions empanel a grand jury against the FBI. Radical but nothing says it can’t be done. There is enough inconsistency with agent Strzok actions to bring an indictment. Its not politics, it is just the polite side of war.

  38. 2017 December 4 1:03 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Drdog, from your keyboard (comment #38) to Trump’s ears! 🙂

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