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Steelers Player Villanueva has Best-Selling Jersey After He Stood for Anthem

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 5:18pm 9/25/2017 at 5:18pm
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Pittsburgh Steelers player Alejandro Villanueva stole the hearts of Americans after he stood for the anthem while his team stayed in the locker room. The former Army Ranger, who served three tours in Afghanistam, now has the best selling jersey in the NFL. From Bloomberg:

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NFL Teams Rallying Around Kneelers Test the Loyalty of Their Fan Base

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/25/2017 at 4:00pm
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To kneel during the national anthem or not is one of the dumber questions of our time, but here we are — grappling with the very basics of patriotism in the losing battle with cultural marxism.

Sunday, Professor Jacobson wrote an

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Liberals Suggest Kneeling Down Should be the New Protest Against Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8:30am 9/25/2017 at 8:30am
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Is anyone else not shocked that liberals have suggested this and miss the irony of the idea? Yeah, me either.

Yes, there are some liberals using social media to suggest that kneeling down become the new protest against President Donald Trump.

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NFL Sunday Gone Wild: Knee-dy players protest National Anthem, Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 7:45pm 9/24/2017 at 7:45pm
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Eyes turned to the NFL on Sunday to see which players would take a knee during the anthem after President Donald Trump called those who kneel a son of bitch and asked the audience if they wouldn’t like to see the NFL fire them. He reiterated t...

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National Anthem Protests Are Hitting the NFL Where it Hurts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:30am 9/23/2017 at 10:30am

The left wing antics of Colin Kaepernick and other players, taking a knee during the National Anthem, is having a devastating effect on the NFL’s bottom line.

We recently pointed out a similar trend at ESPN: ESPN Determined to Kill its Brand With Left Wing Politics

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Lawyers: Aaron Hernandez had Severe CTE

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/21/2017 at 7:30pm
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Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell last April as he served a life sentence for a 2013 murder charge at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, MA.

His lawyers revealed today that tests on Hernandez’s brain “showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic...

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*UPDATE* Ravens Did Not Hand Out DNA Tests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10:30am 9/17/2017 at 10:30am
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*UPDATE* Fellow author here at LI David Gerstman informed me on FB that the Ravens decided to forgo the giveaway. From CBS Sports:

A few hours before kickoff, though, the Ravens postponed the event to a later unknown date.

Why? The biotech firm sponsoring the event is “working to address questions from...

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ESPN Determined to Kill its Brand With Left Wing Politics

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:30am 9/13/2017 at 8:30am
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The leadership at ESPN seems to think it can change the way people think by injecting left wing politics into its coverage of professional sports. Instead, they are alienating sports fans, many of whom are conservatives, and destroying their brand at the same time.

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Cincinnati Bengals Player Stands for Anthem: “I Love My Country”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 11, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/11/2017 at 2:30pm
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Last season, quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to kneel for the national anthem before football games, which led to players to do the same and activists lavished him with praise. He is not playing this year, but some players have decided to continue his actions. While Kaepernick’s choice gave him a lot...

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Las Vegas Police Deny Racial Profiling of NFL Star Michael Bennett

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:30pm 9/7/2017 at 7:30pm
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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett accused Las Vegas officers of racial profiling and excessive force after the Mayweather-Mcgregor fight in August.

Bennett claimed that the police singled him out and one even threatened to “blow his head off.” The NFL backed Bennett’s story, but the Las Vegas Metr0 Police Department (LVMPD)...

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Reuters Thinks ESPN’s Robert Lee is the Confederate General’s Namesake, Doppelganger

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 4:15pm 8/23/2017 at 4:15pm

I’m truly at a loss with this one.

Last night I blogged about ESPN’s decision to reassign play-by-play announcer Robert Lee. Lee was scheduled to call UVa’s season opener in Charlottesville. As you’re probably aware at this point in the news cycle, Lee is Asian-American.

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Clark University Prof Criticizes ‘Militarized Patriotism’ at Sporting Events

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A feminist professor at Clark University penned an op-ed to express her hatred of “militarized patriotism” at sporting events. From Campus Reform:

Cynthia Enloe, a research professor at Clark University, wrote in a recent article for the University of California Press that she worries she may be “complicit” in the “insinuation of...

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ESPN Pulls Announcer Robert Lee from UVa game because name similar to Robert E. Lee

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:37pm 8/22/2017 at 10:37pm
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Here’s another one for our never-ending game of Progressive or Parody.

In post-Charlottesville riot America, Asian-American names are subject to discrimination in order to placate the ignorant. Case in point: Robert Lee.

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National Anthem Protests Killed NFL Viewership

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/28/2017 at 7:00pm

We’ve had several discussions on how the over politicalization of sports is killing viewership, putting channels like ESPN in jeopardy.

No one wants political toxicity infiltrating America’s favorite past times. And Americans especially tend not to appreciate when anti-patriotic garbage becomes widely accepted in professional sports, like oh, say, NFL players...

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OJ Simpson Granted Parole in Unanimous Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:58pm 7/20/2017 at 2:58pm

OJ Simpson has received parole for his 2008 conviction of an armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers. From Fox News:

Commissioner Tony Corda begins. He says Simpson committed a crime and was sent to prison. He says Simpson has no prior convictions and is low risk. He has community support and has...

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Wimbledon: Roger Federer Cruises, American Sam Querrey Bests Andy Murray

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:00pm 7/12/2017 at 3:00pm
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Wimbledon has it’s men’s semi-finals all set to go for Friday. Roger Federer becomes the absolute favorite after Novak Djokovic retires due to a sore elbow and American Sam Querrey defeated defending champion Andy Murray.

Anyone who knows me knows Roger is my man, but nothing could thrill me more than having...

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MLB Umpire Saved a Woman on a Pittsburgh Bridge

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/29/2017 at 4:00pm
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On Wednesday afternoon, MLB umpire John Tumpane witnessed a woman climb off the side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA, and knew something just wasn’t right.

He explained to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that others around him couldn’t tell him what was going on and that’s when he decided to do...

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