BREAKING: NBC Plans To Enable Any NFL Player Kneeling At The Super Bowl!
NBC will show any players who choose to kneel for the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl matchup.
From The NY Post:
U.S. television network NBC, broadcaster of this year’s Super Bowl, will show any players who kneel during the pre-game national anthem to protest racial inequality, the game’s executive producer said on Tuesday.
Several dozen National Football League players kneeled, sat or locked arms during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in the regular season, drawing rebukes from President Donald Trump who called it unpatriotic. Game broadcasters showed the protests during the initial weeks but reduced coverage of them later.
The anthem is typically shown live before the Super Bowl and this year will be performed by pop singer Pink at the Feb. 4 championship.
If any players decide to kneel at the Super Bowl, NBC will cover it, executive producer Fred Gaudelli said at a Television Critics Association event in Pasadena, California.
“When you are covering a live event, you are covering what’s happening,” Gaudelli said. “If there are players who choose to kneel, they will be shown live.”
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BREAKING: The NFL's Playoff Ratings Are In, And The League Is In Big Trouble!
The NFL's Wild Card Playoff ratings have slumped 14% versus last year.
From Zerohedge: ((Link: www.zerohedge.com)
The NFL simply can't catch a ratings break since President Trump ignited a firestorm for the league by highlighting the constant player protests during the singing of the national anthem.
Of course, just last weekend the league was forced to cancel Sunday night football for the first time in over a decade. While the decision was passed off by the NFL as a "fan fairness" issue given that the game fell on New Years Eve, something tells us they just didn't want to read media reports about the abysmal ratings that would have resulted from such a game.
“We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all Week 17 games in either the 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. windows,” NFL broadcast chief Howard Katz said in a statement.
Now we learn from Sports Illustrated that all four of the league's wild card games this past weekend were a complete ratings disaster. Overall, ratings were down 14% versus last year's wild card weekend and the New Orleans game came in as the weekend's biggest loser with ratings down a staggering 21%.
Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year's Raiders-Texans game.
Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year's Lions-Seahawks game.
Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year's Dolphins-Steelers game.
Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent versus last year's Giants-Packers game.
Of course, amid the ongoing dispute between the NFL and the White House, one has to wonder whether President Trump's mid-field appearance for the national anthem during the National Championship game last night in Atlanta was motivated as much by his desire to take a jab at the NFL as his love for college football...
Read more: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-09/nfl-wildcard-playoff-ratings-crash-14-versus-2017
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MLK's Niece Opens Up About NFL Kneelers!
Martin Luther King's niece says Kaepernick has "the method" but is missing "the message".
Dr. Alveda King did not approve of a magazine cover depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kneeling between two kneeling NFL players.
insider.foxnews.com reports: Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reacted to a magazine cover depicting her uncle kneeling between NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Michael Bennett.
Bennett, a Seattle Seahawk, and Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er, have "taken a knee" to protest alleged police brutality and mistreatment of minorities.
King said that when her father, Alfred "A.D." King, and uncle took a knee, it was "in prayer, as a repentance for their sins [and] the sins of their nation."
She said Kaepernick has "the method down pat, but he's not getting the message."
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