The Eagle has landed but JVL is still flying high in this macro episode of the Substandard. Has the torch been passed? Wentz vs. Foles—what happens now? Plus bedlam on the streets of Philadelphia!More
So the leftists running the NFL hate police so much they rejected a game program ad from AMVETS because it asked everyone to #PleaseStand for the national anthem. The NFL supports the millionaire players’ political demonstrations, which promote the lie that there is an epidemic of racist police killing innocent African American men, during the […]
On this latest episode, the Substandard tackles (so to speak!) the playoff picture. JVL soars like an eagle. Vic hates getting interrupted. Sonny recounts his basement-dwelling years. Plus a discussion of post-9/11 war movies and a review of 12 Strong.
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Commissioner Goodell, well, the less I say to you the better, bless your heart. Owners, what are you thinking? Even if the league doesn’t have your back, how much sense does it make to offend any significant portion of your fan base? Tell your employees that if they disrespect the flag they will be playing […]
Seriously, Colin Kaepernick? You’re really doing this?
Yep, he’s filed a grievance against the NFL owners under their collective bargaining agreement, alleging that they have colluded to “deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”More
Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel appeared on “Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler” to discuss the Jacksonville Jaguars apologizing for kneeling at an NFL game in London.More
Mike Jefferson had me on his sports podcast to discuss the NFL protests, the blight of inner-city education, the “genocide” of black youth shooting each other and the lie the Left purports regarding police brutality. Open-minded folks like Mike J. sharing a right-of-center perspective with his audience is a good start in bringing people together, as […]
So many of you have sworn off the National Football League that I thought I would catch you up on what’s been going on. I present this as a public service since exhibiting total ignorance of the league while standing around the water cooler at work might out you as some sort of a right […]
I didn’t expect to make another comment about what I think is a misguided and trivial protest, but this seems worth mentioning. Those who dishonor the flag and the country in protest of something owe the country, at a minimum, their sincere efforts to verify that what they protest is, in fact, real. More
Bill begins the podcast by sharing his thoughts on the big political stories of the week and why Pres. Trump has won the debate over the NFL and anthem protests. Next, Bill discusses the latest developments out of Las Vegas and highlights Steve Wynn’s recent comments about the killer and how to prevent another attack. Then, Bill talks with Mollie Hemingway about why Republicans need to seize the “Trump Moment” and get their agenda through before the upcoming elections. Finally, Joel Farkas of the American Strategy Group joins the show to explain why countries like France and India – not exactly right-wing governments – are copying Pres. Trump’s economic agenda and why no one is giving Trump credit for it.More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see the NFL concluding that the national anthem protests need to move to an actual effort to improve community-police relations and that the players ought to stand. They also slam Twitter for the second time this week, this time for suspending the Twitter account of actress Rose McGowan, who was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and has called out actor Ben Affleck for not admitting he knew of Weinstein’s past. And they shake their heads as Fox News host Sean Hannity hammers Sen. Ben Sasse for being critical of President Trump’s call for licenses of media outlets to be challenged over “fake news.”More
America, tired of being lied to by its coastal betters, chose a President to tear it all down to the studs, from where a more hopeful and stronger country could rise again. Much of the anger that brought Donald Trump into office was certainly directed toward Washington DC’s elites, but also our cultural pillars. With a $20 trillion national debt, politicians had been Weinsteining their constituents for decades and people of both parties have had enough of the D.C./entertainment/sports/media complex.
The only results from the Progressives’ identity politics prescribed by Leftist septuagenarians was to balkanize a once civil union. Meanwhile, the overpaid, yet feckless consultant class on the right finagles their benefactor’s largesse but yield few results. Jabba the Hutt politicians along with their K-Street enablers tied the American voter to his chain, while they focused on reelection. It’s only about their power. From their mahogany walled watering holes in DC, they laugh at us idealistic rubes while ensuring their marble streets remain shiny in National Harbor. Americans weren’t just voting against DC. They were voting against the cultural rot that started decades ago.More
… Or did they? Obviously, Trump and Pence are politicians, so they are going to engage in some measure of pandering, exploitation of wedge issues, and political theater. Was Pence leaving the Colts and 49ers game a cynical calculation, or a sincere protest of the disrespect shown to our anthem and flag? Nobody really knows–and it could […]
Well, it had to start somewhere, and after the Cowboys lost today (didn’t see it) the MSM asked Owner Jerry Jones how he felt about Vice President Pence walking out on the Colts-49ers game after eleven 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. Jones went OFF. “I don’t know about that. But if there […]
I know I have been hammering the NFL a lot lately, but why not? They deserve every negative word. We warned them on Twitter to wake up and smell the coffee, and they chose the path of destruction for themselves. I feel nothing for them.
Now we have a new poll out that shows that they may not be able to recover. NFL Football is now the least-liked sport. Shock Poll: NFL Now Least Liked Sport, Core Fans Down 31%More
We break it down: -Players are 100% allowed to kneel More
For me the football protest was never about disrespect to the American flag. It was about inserting politics where it doesn’t belong. Football players are far from voiceless. There is no particular need for them to hijack a portion of the game that is not theirs to pirate.
Their fans, on the other hand, must simply sit there and observe the mini protest as a small unexpected price attached to their tickets. The NFL, month by month, is sinking into unrelated and unnecessary causes, never going far enough for a casus belli, just enough to move the cause a bit further on. Do football games eventually become little more than Kabuki theater for SJW causes?More
Accepting luxuries for those who can afford them and freedoms for those who disagree. (click the image) More