NFL ticket prices have plummeted in the wake of the uproar over the national anthem protests, dropping for the first time this year below the 2016 season’s prices. An analysis released Friday by CNBC found that ticket prices during the first three games of the 2017 season enjoyed a 20-40 percent increase over last year, but then skidded in Week 4 and actually dropped by 2 percent in Week 5. The timing coincides with the uproar following President Trump’s criticism of the protests on Sept. 22, which prompted nearly 200 players to sit or take a knee during the national
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20-40% ticket price increase for 2017, then a 2% decline? I am not watching the NFL any longer. They have ignored the fans, sided with their players, and even after all this fiasco, have not acknowledged the fans. The ownership and management of the NFL have the sensitivity of a hard rock.
Stayed true to my word. No football until genuine apologies have been uttered. Absolutely done and find so much more time to get real exercise with real people , that I enjoy being with. All good things for me.
I have been somewhat surprised that many moderate liberals that I am friends with have abandoned the NFL for the same reason many conservatives have. This is by all means NOT just a conservative cause. Even some liberal family members have had enough and are no longer watching the NFL. This is not going away any time soon.There are very good college games out there, every week, without any of the trumped up drama that has overtaken the NFL. I look forward to watching the powers that be squrim, as the NFL slowly sinks into the abyss!
The owners are convinced that they can ride this out - that in the end the rubes need this bread & circus spectacle and will learn to live with their annoyance over the national anthem. I´m doing my part by tuning ´em out, but I have a nagging feeling the owners will be proven right. Hope not, though.
I would like the NFL thugs to be forced to watch the video of the guy who was shot in the leg in Vegas and was lying in a hospital bed when President Trump walked into his room. He dragged himself out of bed and STOOD UP in respect for the president, the office he holds and this country.
I’m not going to get excited about ticket sales until the NFL no longer exists. Then I will celebrate, but not before.
you guys make me laugh. I´m only watching college football now......where do you think these dimwits are trained and their hatred for America is developed? ..... face it your addicted. Seek help... meet some new people. Try a new hobby... go for a walk.... you´ll feel much better.
Agree with #24. If it´s on network TV, it´s not getting watched. All the alphabets are ignored in my house, and have been for a very long time. I laugh when someone asks me if I saw 60 Minutes last night. It has been 20 years since I watched an "episode".
My empathy meter registers a perfect zero for these pampered, clueless clowns. I am about one quarter of an inch from cancelling my Directv NFL ticket. I used to thoroughly enjoy Sunday football before these ignorant ingrates decided to shove their left wing politics into my face. They should be knelling in self shame.
One post mentioned "until they apologize". Apologies won´t work for me. The problem is it´s a ´kneeling disease´ that infected the entire league with support from coaches and owners. It´s bleeding down into college and soon will be in the high schools. Blacks have ruined football with their made up fear of oppression. I´m finish with all sports where blacks participate even at high school level. The kneeling disease is incurable until blacks decide to fix it but they won´t.
Anther morsel of irony: many if not all NFL teams saw the secondhand ticket market booming and decided to get in on the scalping party by establishing buyback schemes in order to resell tickets and create another revenue stream.
Since the resale market is much more sensitive to supply and demand (as opposed to full or partial season tickets) week to week, it is a better indicator of (ex) fan disgust with militant players.
They can do all of the apologizing and price reducing they like, this is a permanent problem for the NFL. Even liberals have figured out that blacks hate them too even though they have been appeasing and coddling them for decades. All that the blacks see is white skin. They have exposed themselves as the true racists. Maybe those 1600 players who are soon to be idle can contribute their huge salaries to the welfare and food stamp programs. That would be my definition of "fair."
When these morons take a knee in support of vicitms of domestic vilence, aggrevated assault, alcholol and drug abuse, rape and murder, then I might consider watching. But that will never happen since half the league has been convicted of the cimes mentioned above. Itwould be an admission of guilt basically.
Mean time , the media, Hollywood,the award shows, the late night so called comedy shows, abccbsnbccnnfox continue to try to make you think Trump has no supporters & conservatives are the minority. Conservatives speak from their wallets , flipping channels off & the ballot box?
An older gent I work with said to me, "You know where all this NFL kneeling business started?" Whereupon he showed me the picture of candidate Hussein, hands folded at crotch level, during the Anthem. Who could forget?
The Black players are only hurting themselves! almost 90% players are black. more and more quarterbacks are black. Most college players are black. But liberals hate football and have been trying to diminish it for decades! The draconian equal expenditure for girls sports as well as boys sports law has cut back on boys sports , soccer instead of football. Concussion fears as well as the NFL protest has caused high schools to drop football!
Soon football will be diminished to level of Lacrosse and the black guys will be the big losers!
This is the moment that women from Warren Jeffs´ polygamous sect were caught in an FBI sting playing their part in a $11 million food stamps fraud scheme. The women, wearing the old fashioned, long dress favored by members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, were caught on undercover surveillance footage, shopping at Meadowayne Dairy in Hildale, Utah. (Snip) Prosecutor Robert Lund asked for the maximum five-year sentence to send a message to Lyle Jeffs and other sect leaders that a ´culture of corruption´ in recent years won´t be tolerated. Lyle Jeffs was also ordered to pay $1million in restitution.
Quetta, Pakistan — Two suicide bombers attacked a church in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Sunday, killing eight people and wounding 42 others, officials said. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister for the southwestern Baluchistan province, said hundreds of worshippers were attending services at the church ahead of Christmas. He said the attackers clashed with security forces, with one assailant killed at the entrance while the other made it inside. Baluchistan police chief Moazzam Ansari praised the response of security forces guarding the church, saying the attacker who made it inside was wounded and unable to reach the main building.
Legalizing 2 million illegal immigrant “Dreamers” would cost the government $25.9 billion over the next decade, as those now-legal people would claim more tax, education and other benefits they haven’t been able to get before, the Congressional Budget Office said Friday. The CBO also said newly legalized Dreamers would sponsor 80,000 more immigrants to enter the country as part of “chain migration.” Immigrant-rights activists have argued that legalizing Dreamers would be a financial boon to the country, but the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation suggested otherwise, saying that while they would pay somewhat
The Trump administration is striking seven words and phrases — including “science-based” and “diversity” — from official budget documents, according to a Friday report. Analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they were given a list of terms that are now banned from any budgetary requests sent to the Trump White House, according to The Washington Post. The forbidden language includes “entitlement,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “vulnerable,” and “evidence-based,” the paper reported. The now-taboo terms will not be used in official documents from the Atlanta institute, which issues reports on health promotion and disease prevention in the United States.
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The San Francisco SPCA, a non-profit whose mission is “to save and protect animals … and enhance the human-animal bond,” is reportedly doing just the opposite with its latest robot security guard. (Snip) “We weren’t able to use the sidewalks at all when there’s needles and tents and bikes, so from a walking standpoint I find the robot much easier to navigate than an encampment,” Jennifer Scarlett, the SPCA’s president, said in an interview with the San Francisco Business Times. After the SPCA implemented the robot, Scarlett said homeless encampments disappeared and fewer cars were broken into. She added that
Cheyenne, Wyo. — Wyoming’s secretary of state and a potential 2018 candidate for governor on Thursday denied a woman’s claim he sexually attacked her over 35 years ago as “unequivocally false.” Tatiana Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado, wrote in a Facebook post Monday that Murray wrestled her to the ground, lifted up her shirt and ejaculated on her stomach after they had met up after hours at the law office where they worked. (Snip) Maxwell is a significant donor to the Democratic Party but she insisted her accusation against Murray was “really, strictly personal” and in no way political. Murray, 59, a Republican,
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Bill and Hillary Clinton forced the Secret Service to undermine itself by ´systematically destroying´ the rules that were put in place for their protection, a former officer who guarded them claims. In his new book, New York Times best-selling author Gary Byrne writes that the Secret Service was nearly undone by serving the Clintons with ´blind loyalty´ which they took advantage of for their own gain. Agents were allegedly forced to collude with the Clintons in the ´Chinagate´ campaign finance scandal in 1996 by ignoring the contents of brown paper bags brought into the White House by Chinese officials.
Republican Roy Moore refused to conceded the special election race after news networks called the race for Democrat Doug Jones, saying the race is “not over” and that God is on his side. Mr. Moore and his campaign said the margin of Mr. Jones’ lead is likely to trigger a recount under state law because could end up being less than half a percentage point. “When the vote is this close, it is not over,” Mr. Moore told his supporters at his election night rally. (Snip) With 99 percent of the precincts counted, Mr. Jones held a 49.9 percent to
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm whose Democrat-financed Russia dossier fueled an FBI investigation into Donald Trump, pitched other stories about the Republican presidential candidate to Washington reporters, including an attempt to tie him to a convicted pedophile who was once buddies with former President Bill Clinton. Journalist sources told The Washington Times that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson pushed the idea of a close relationship between Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to soliciting sex from an underage girl. The Trump-Epstein link appears purely social, far short of Mr. Clinton’s 20-plus plane rides on Epstein’s “Lolita Express”
President Trump pressured congressional Democrats Saturday to drop their demands for amnesty for young illegal immigrants as part of a year-end spending deal, saying their insistence on protecting illegals is part of a liberal mindset that led to the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crack down on sanctuary cities,” Mr. Trump said in his weekly address. “Now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government, holding troop funding hostage and putting our national security at risk. We cannot allow it.”
An MSNBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment. Two sources familiar with the situation told The Daily Caller that Matthews paid $40,000 to settle with an assistant producer on his show, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” in 1999 after she accused him of harassment. An MSNBC spokesperson contested that claim to the Caller, saying the company instead paid significantly less as part of a severance package. The woman complained to CNBC executives about Matthews making inappropriate comments and jokes about her while in the company
Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan. ThinkProgress, whose senior editor is scared of his plumber who he fears may have voted for Trump, is warning that the exodus will lead to "dirtier air" and "dirtier water." "Since Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt took over the top job at the agency in March, more than 700 employees have either retired, taken voluntary buyouts, or quit, signaling the second-highest exodus of employees from the agency in nearly a
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There’s bad news and there’s worse news for President Donald Trump in new polls released this week. First comes the latest round of polling showing that Trump is the most unpopular president on record. Just 32% of respondents to a new Associated Press-NORC poll said they approved of the job Trump is doing as president, while an overwhelming 67% they disapproved. Among those who don’t think the president is doing a good job, more than half say they “strongly disapprove” of his work. The poll — conducted earlier this month — also suggests that nearly 70% of Americans believe the United States is “heading
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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Americans need to have more babies or risk a collapse of popular entitlements like Medicare and Social Security. “This is going to be the new economic challenge for America: people. Baby boomers are retiring — I did my part, but we need to have higher birth rates in this country,” Ryan, a father of three, told reporters as he riffed on how Republicans will tackle entitlement and welfare reform in 2018. “Baby boomers are retiring and we have fewer people following them in the workforce.
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Democrats hate her (#Tolerance)... Feminists despise her (#GlassCeiling)... Progressives want her silenced (#Diversity)... And the liberal media dreads her. Who is she? She’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In case you’ve been hiding under a freshly broken shard of glass from one of the ceilings being broken all over Washington D.C. lately - keep reading, it gets better. She’s the 3rd female to ever hold the office of the White House Press Secretary. - Dee Dee Myers was the first under Clinton (1993-1994) - Dana Perino was the 2nd who served under Bush in 2007 And it’s no surprise that Trump put her there because she’s perfect for the job.
Democrats, who have a monopoly of power in California politics, are proposing to spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to illegal immigrants living in the state. Medi-Cal, which is the state’s Medicaid program, would eliminate legal residency requirements.The proposal was offered as part of a $4.3 billion proposal from San Francisco Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting, the head of the Assembly budget committee. According to NBC Bay Area, 7% of people residing in California lack health coverage, many of them illegal immigrants. California has already eliminated legal residency requirements for Medicaid coverage for
Hillary Clinton responded to a "Saturday Night Live" actor who showed off a new tattoo in the former Democratic presidential nominee´s likeness.Pete Davidson posted an image of his new Hillary ink on his Instagram page, saying it was a "gift" for the 2016 runner-up."Wanted to get @HillaryClinton a Christmas gift so I got a tattoo of my hero," Davidson, 24, wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for being such a bad-[expletive] and one of the strongest people in the universe," he wrote. (Tweet) Clinton later commented on Davidson´s post, thanking him for his support."Thanks," the former first lady wrote. "This makes it