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Ratings Crash for NBA, MLB
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Posted By: tisHimself, 8/3/2020 6:39:43 AM

As the NBA and MLB return from their coronavirus-imposed hiatus, it appears TV viewers are not interested in what the increasingly woke leagues have to offer. With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism for their opening games, a substantially smaller number of fans tuned-in to the rest of the week’s games.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 8/3/2020 6:44:00 AM (No. 498196)
Thats baseball and basketball? I thought it was millionaire black people's America haters show.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Miceal 8/3/2020 6:46:57 AM (No. 498197)
Good. Basing your virtue signaling on an Anti-American Communist front organization who's formation was based on a documentable lie was never a good idea...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 8/3/2020 6:47:57 AM (No. 498198)
Really... Gee... what a shame... Guess I'll watch Curling instead.
61 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/3/2020 6:49:16 AM (No. 498200)
MLB & NBA to fans: "Do you mind if I smoke?" Fans: "I don't care if you burn." --Apologies to Sarah Bernhardt
62 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/3/2020 6:58:33 AM (No. 498208)
The NBA's doing great ... in China.
45 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Petronius 8/3/2020 6:59:22 AM (No. 498209)
I refuse to watch any event that denigrates America.
113 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: NancyD 8/3/2020 7:09:19 AM (No. 498216)
This is a Win Win. People aren't watching NBA, MLB Networks aren't getting revenue. I hope they both lose.
110 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: George R. 8/3/2020 7:17:52 AM (No. 498225)
As I've posted before on Parler: I've seen my last MLB game, I gave up my season tickets to the Redskins 3 years ago and haven't seen an NBA game since the NBA Players Assoc. fully backed the criminal Latreen Spreewell after his attack on PJ Carlissimo. Spreewell is like 7'2'' Carlissimo is like 5'8'' As an aside every person that BLM is protesting for is a career criminal. What about the law abiding?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/3/2020 7:28:26 AM (No. 498238)
I'm not and never have been a basketball fan, although there are some players I do like (Jordan, Stockton, Barkley) but I have been a HUGE fan of baseball ever since my baseball loving grandfather introduced me to it when I was just a little girl. I love going to baseball games. Of all the sports, it's the one that is the most fun to see in person. I love sitting in my seat with a big glass of lemonade, some nachos and just watching the game roll on in front of me. I've seen some good ones and it was always my dream to one day go to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs. No more. If I want a baseball fix, I'll watch my local minor league team. The MLB has lost this fan.
71 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Right Republican 8/3/2020 7:29:45 AM (No. 498240)
I'm not an NBA fan but I am acquainted with several people who are. They don't strike me as caring about the politicalization of sports. Valuing entertainment over principles, they are blind to the wider cultural implications of their support. Once a guy wrote a book titled what's the matter with Kansas (voters, who voted Republican and supposedly against their own interests). What's the matter with sports fans? Can't they see their support right now is foolish beyond reasoning? I guess not.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 8/3/2020 7:42:46 AM (No. 498248)
There are thousands of people who can play sports. America can easily replace all of these teams.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Clinger 8/3/2020 7:48:25 AM (No. 498252)
The fools will attribute the loss of interest as anything other than the in your face wokeness hate America let's hear it for communism bull spit.
28 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Rock 8/3/2020 7:50:40 AM (No. 498254)
NBA (and to a lesser extent, MLB) TV ratings are more accurate than election polls or approval ratings right now. They tell the real story of America's pulse right now.
42 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: halfnorsk 8/3/2020 8:07:41 AM (No. 498270)
“Woke, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”
37 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 8/3/2020 8:17:16 AM (No. 498283)
Many American families will find the death of professional sports in this country beneficial.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Catfur27 8/3/2020 8:19:34 AM (No. 498286)
...20 years from now Business Schools across the country will require their students to read the Case Study on " How The Massively Successful NFL, NBA, and MLB Committed Suicide" How's this for a great Business Plan : Insult 90 % of your customer base by strongly implying THEY are now - and always have been - racists. BUT...not to worry...your "League" is gonna fix this Historical injustice ... by parading and glorifying a bunch of street thugs ...who's only real skills are bouncing, throwing, catching, or hitting a ball ...which has allowed them to become whiny multi- millionaires ...while STILL claiming to be "victims"
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JackBurton 8/3/2020 8:20:06 AM (No. 498287)
Never was a fan of the NBA (except for a couple seasons when the Pistons--home team--were on top). Never all that hip to NFL. I always liked hearing the baseball games called, back when Ernie Harwell did the play by play here in Michigan. Later, not so much. But if these guys keep being woke, the ONLY think I'll cheer for is some bankruptcies. Put Ditka in charge of the NFL: and change things. Otherwise, NFL doesn't matter. None of those guys do.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: John C 8/3/2020 8:38:17 AM (No. 498309)
#16 How about the cardinal of Metropolitan Boston welcoming parishioners back for their first mass in church after shut down, with a long letter on how racism is objectionable. Weekly offerings shows they didn't come back for another rant.
23 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Tptems 8/3/2020 8:51:00 AM (No. 498319)
I am a casual sports fan, and typically enjoy team and individual sports. I always thought that many team athletes get paid way too much, however, and that many cities were subsidizing teams too much through tax breaks and using public monies to pay for stadiums. I believe the lack of sports due to COVID, coupled with media hype over political gestures and China influencing the behavior of American athletes will have a detrimental impact over the long haul. In other words, athlete salary and team income will decline...fancy stadiums will become less relevant and turn out to be poor public investments.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Samsquanch 8/3/2020 8:54:37 AM (No. 498325)
Good people are waking up.
24 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: davew 8/3/2020 8:55:55 AM (No. 498329)
The players have all the power and have plastered the stadium and even their jerseys with BLM ads. If the had actually investigated the BLM organization they would have uncovered its ties to Soros funded white Socialist NGOs and it's Marxist founders. What they will learn is that All Viewers Matter if you run a business dependent on ads.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 8/3/2020 8:56:54 AM (No. 498332)
The desired results have been achieved! Hopefully they all disappear soon. The idiots are finally getting a taste of just how popular the BLM theme is.
16 people like this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: Strike3 8/3/2020 9:01:00 AM (No. 498339)
And the cause of the failure and inevitable collapse of these organizations, wait for it, Racism!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/3/2020 9:03:20 AM (No. 498340)
The cardboard posters of fans in their seats together with the fake crowd noise was all I needed to see. And play by play announcers who sound like they are calling the game from the moon. No thanks. The nba and mlb ruined their sport. Nhl, don't make the same mistake.
19 people like this.

Reply 25 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/3/2020 9:05:14 AM (No. 498343)
You want and need fans? Then act like respectable people. Successful sports teams are made up of heroic people. When you back the causes that are harming us, or denigrate those who work to actually protect us, you aren't heroes. You are swaggering braggarts and hooligans, arrogant and engrossed in your own personal mythology. Your feet are sand. Your renown, forgotten. Your place in history, erased.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: worried 8/3/2020 9:06:08 AM (No. 498347)
When I was a lot younger I used to be a fan of all the home teams, living or dying by each game. (On tv or radio, I didn't attend them!) One day it dawned on me; whether they win or lose, I didn't gain anything. No money, no fame, no adulation, no nothing! I already knew it was way too expensive to attend any pro game, so what was the point in concerning myself with them? The best I do now is sometimes look at the latest scores, but that is very seldom.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: wakeupcall 8/3/2020 9:10:06 AM (No. 498351)
All things are possible with God I AM THAT I AM. If you won't help God our Father, He won't help you. Satan will help you especially if you are trying to be a Christian. Nothing pleases Satan more than to win another Christian over to worshiping him so he can flaunt another converted christian unrepentant sinner in the face of God our Father. In the end Satan will have all but God' very elect Christians a remnant of His creations, worshiping him Satan.
5 people like this.

Reply 28 - Posted by: hershey 8/3/2020 9:18:17 AM (No. 498361)
Some good news for a Monday morning....
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nimby 8/3/2020 9:19:24 AM (No. 498365)
Seriously, who cares what these overpaid imbeciles do with their lives
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Reply 30 - Posted by: klezmer 8/3/2020 9:21:14 AM (No. 498370)
Gee, didn't see that coming
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Reply 31 - Posted by: seamusm 8/3/2020 9:34:21 AM (No. 498382)
Forgetting the collective insult which are echoes of Obama's 'clinging to religion' and Hillary's 'deplorables' - without fans in the stands, why bother? These are silly puppet shows hoping not lose cable/TV money in the next contract round. I hope they all starve. I only feel sorry for the lost income to everyone else. I'd feel sorry for cities who have lost tax revenues but if they'd stood up against the BLM BS, we might not have come this far.
5 people like this.

Reply 32 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/3/2020 9:36:38 AM (No. 498384)
Years ago, when my 40 year old son was in his early teens and a huge Saints fan, the Saints lost (not uncommon back then) and the boy went out back to the woods behind the house and beat an expensive aluminum softball bat against a tree until it was pretty much flattened. I asked him if it changed the score or was the team awarded the win? He learned that all that happened was he got to replace that expensive bat with his money. Unless you're gambling on the games, nothing changes for you personally, whether they win or lose. He now spends his time doing things with his family. Lesson learned!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: AltaD 8/3/2020 9:37:18 AM (No. 498385)
I hope the drop in ratings is a BLM backlash but it could also be that fans are not interested in what are destined to be asterisk seasons, especially for MLB. A 60 game baseball season feels like a drawn-out spring training.
7 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: brownshoepogue 8/3/2020 9:56:00 AM (No. 498400)
Hard working everyday Americans are the life blood of this Nation, and they are not fools. Initially they give the benefit of the doubt to others, but eventually they see through false narratives (lies), scams, shakedowns, and veiled threats. The phrase " Go woke, go broke" reflects the cancerous business model of weak CEOs blinded by fear, and hoping the threatening mob passes by their door. They will pay a heavy price much like Gillette when that company ran a series of ads insulting men a few years back. Regular Americans are many, violent leftists are few. It is " time to stick a fork in the antifa/blm movement, call it done", "Hold a Wake for the Woke movement" and "get back to living life, liberty and pursuing our happiness"
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Reply 35 - Posted by: jhpeters2 8/3/2020 10:11:01 AM (No. 498420)
I love baseball, but I also understand what baseball is. It is 30 teams with a 40 man roster each. 1200 players. None are indispensable. With very few exceptions most stunning plays and tremendous talents are forgot as soon as the season ends. Give it a few years and even the earthshaking moments, plays and players are largely forgotten. Baseball gods need to remember it is a slippery slope when you alienate your fans. Basketball is at that point. NBA Basketball is becoming a chinese communist party asset, and the chinese feel the American basketball consumer is unimportant. Can NBA players be replaced? Yep, easily. You won't even miss today's "stars".
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/3/2020 10:11:11 AM (No. 498422)
Gee, guess the owners are learning that their employees are not their customer. Nothing kills profit like ignoring the real customer and catering to the whinny whims of employees. to quota Marshall, Fields, 'give the lady what she wants'. Same is true with sports fans. Obviously they don't want to be lectured to about thier systemic racism while supporting multi millionaire blacks.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 8/3/2020 10:11:56 AM (No. 498424)
Won’t ever watch again! And I played Legion Ball in my youth! I’m done with MLB! NBA went away when Bird and Magic retired!
4 people like this.

Reply 38 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/3/2020 10:13:25 AM (No. 498426)
Blacks are on a roll now with whites falling in line to help their cause by lies created in their minds. These teams in all venues will find out the hard way. Those BLM cop haters and in some cases cop killers is nothing to support. Sports is over to me my beloved baseball has fallen to it now. Maybe when the money dries up they will barter among themselves for trades and those millionaires will negotiate for 15k jobs because no one is watching. The half time at Super Bowl will be pet tricks by Trixie the cocker spaniel. I am not going to watch a MLB game with a BLM on the pitcher's mound and banners of BLM draped in the stands they'll forever play to cardboard cutouts for all I care.
11 people like this.

Reply 39 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/3/2020 10:23:24 AM (No. 498441)
So far, the only sport that seems to be avoiding the 'woke' problem is the NHL. Maybe because so many players are from Eastern Europe where communism reigned for so long. They know they aren't oppressed. They caught the brass ring and they won't jeopardize that for anything.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/3/2020 10:30:30 AM (No. 498448)
I’ve noticed they have no visible support for all of the police officers that were killed and wounded during this period of rioting and anarchy. For me I have sworn a full sports boycott until these leagues learn to keep the focus on the game and stay out of politics. Buhbye.
8 people like this.

Reply 41 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/3/2020 10:39:07 AM (No. 498461)
Many people have found other things to do, and they're still not able to go to a sports bar to watch either. That many likely don't realize that those millions of dollars that were donated to BLM ended up funneled into ActBlu, which is an democrat activist group run by two white liberals, to be used for political purposes and not to help under-privileged communities. Most don't likely know the Northern democrat party platform in 1864 was to end the Civil War, and let the South secede. This would have allowed the Southern States to retain slavery, as the new country would not have had to abide by the Emancipation Proclamation. And, what about what LBJ was alleged to have said after signing of the Civil Right's Law? Do many of them realize the white, liberal establishment has been running most of the major democrat cities for decades?
5 people like this.

Reply 42 - Posted by: Polecat49 8/3/2020 11:26:17 AM (No. 498536)
As fr as I am concerned, pro sports has ceased to exist. May they ALL live the rest of their days in food lines at local rescue missions.
3 people like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 8/3/2020 11:37:44 AM (No. 498549)
Never mind, the money from Communist China will keep on flowing to the franchises.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: FunOne 8/3/2020 12:35:04 PM (No. 498613)
I was hopeful that the National Hockey League would stay out of the politics of white guilt promotion, as a number of their players are from European countries that were previous USSR satellite nations, and their families grew up experiencing communism on a daily basis. But, this weekend they made it clear that BLM is a major part of their Stanley Cup Playoff agenda, and for the first time one of their players took a knee during the playing of the US National Anthem, but stood for the Canadian anthem. He was a black Canadian playing on the Minnesota team, and was allowed to deliver a rant against all of the systemic racism in America to the TV audience. To hell with all of these overpaid game players who became millionaires due to the great American free enterprise system that they complain about.
3 people like this.

Reply 45 - Posted by: DVC 8/3/2020 1:50:05 PM (No. 498681)
The majority of these folks are barely qualified to dig ditches or drive a cab, other than their game playing skills. I hope you like running an idiot stick or asking "Where do you want to go?", or MAYBE "Do you want fries with that?" for the rest of your lives, FOOLS.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: chase9365 8/3/2020 7:59:27 PM (No. 499062)
We are officially done with pro sports. Pro sports, sounds a bit like jumbo shrimp. Only difference is I like jumbo shrimp.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: mifla 8/4/2020 6:47:25 AM (No. 499252)
Fewer fans creates lower revenues. Lower revenues creates lower salaries. Matter of time before these pampered millionaires are no longer millionaires. As to the athletes in college hoping to make it big in the pros, I suggest you start investigating a second career.
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Whatever was left of an in-person 2020 Democratic National Convention evaporated Wednesday as organizers announced Joe Biden won't be traveling to Milwaukee to give his presidential acceptance speech. And neither will any of the other speakers who will address the Aug. 17-20 convention. With the coronavirus pandemic paralyzing modern politics, Democrats will hold a virtual convention. Biden will accept the party's presidential nomination from his home state of Delaware.
Alexander Vindman: They Aren’t Paying
Me $1 Million for My Memoir for Nothing
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Posted by earlybird 8/5/2020 10:17:08 AM Post Reply
On August 1, the Washington Post published an op-ed by the now-retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, of impeachment fame. The paper’s editors had to heavily revise the piece prior to publication. American Greatness has obtained the text of Vindman’s first draft. After 21 years of playing soldier, I am now a civilian. I decided to retire, as difficult as it was, because I am getting a cool $1 million for my upcoming memoir, and no longer need to pretend that I care. I was hoping for $2 million, but I suppose $1 million will have to do. Besides, I had every expectation of being promoted to a general, but
Rambling Biden uses bizarre Cocaine analogy
to explain why he won't take Trump's
cognitive test - before asking the confused
reporter if he is a 'Junkie'!
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Posted by Imright 8/5/2020 11:24:50 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden said he would not take a cognitive test despite goading from Donald Trump he should do so and the president bragging his Democratic rival wouldn't be able to beat his score 'No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?,' Biden said in an interview with the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists that's set to air in full on Thursday. 'Come on man. That's like saying, before you got in this program, you're taking a test whether you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?,' he added.
‘I’m leaving’: Mazie Hirono walks out
of Antifa hearing in a huff, Ted Cruz
confronts her
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Posted by mc squared 8/5/2020 9:58:26 AM Post Reply
Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono got triggered after Republican Senator Ted Cruz pressed her to condemn Antifa violence. Not only did Hirono refuse to disavow the left-wing savagery, but she walked out of Cruz’s Antifa hearing in a huff. Hirono’s refusal to denounce the Antifa riots, looting, arson, and assaults is like the ostrich that buries its head in the sand, hoping this nullifies reality. Hirono walked out after a testy exchange with Cruz, who was chairing a Senate hearing on the role that Antifa and Black Lives Matter extremists are playing in the alarming escalation of violence around the country. Cruz slammed Democrats for not condemning Antifa riots, during
Bill Gates issued a stark warning
for the world: 'As awful
as this pandemic is, climate change
could be worse'
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Posted by bamapreacher 8/5/2020 11:01:07 PM Post Reply
Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparedness for years, and famously gave a TED talk in 2015 that warned of the potentially staggering death toll a worldwide pandemic could create. "As awful as this pandemic is, climate change could be worse," Gates said in a blog [snip] "If you want to understand the kind of damage that climate change will inflict, look at COVID-19 and spread the pain out over a much longer period of time. The loss of life and economic misery caused by this pandemic are on par with what will happen regularly if we do not eliminate the world's carbon emissions."
'Blatant disrespect of Black
women': Women leaders criticize
treatment of Black women being
considered as Biden VP pick
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Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2020 7:04:02 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Over 100 Black women leaders and activists slammed comments made of Black women being considered to be Joe Biden's running mate as racist and sexist in an open letter published Wednesday. Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Karen Bass, former US Ambassador Susan Rice, Rep. Val Demings and former Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams have all been floated as possible vice presidential contenders for Biden. The letter comes as Biden is nearing an announcement on his vice presidential pick. It also comes just days after a Virginia mayor made a Facebook post that read, “Joe Biden has just announced
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