Nancy Armour

USA Today: All's Well in NFL -- Despite Ratings Freefall

September 17th, 2020 2:43 PM

Pay no attention to the numbers following the minus signs chronicling the NFL's "honey, I shrunk the television rating" phenomenon that was the first week of the league's 2020 season. Thursday night football crashed on take-off, and the league's crown jewel, Monday Night Football, also cratered. Blinded by the blight, USA Today lefty Nancy Armour is singing the praises of the…


Media: 'There's an Issue' With Steelers Player Honoring War Hero

September 17th, 2020 10:00 AM

On Sunday, the entire NFL decided that it would honor victims of social injustice and police brutality. All, except for one player. Pittsburgh Steelers Left Tackle, and former Army Ranger, Alejandro Villanueva, decided to depart from that narrative.

Bill Russell

Former NBA Great Russell Shreds Racist USA

September 16th, 2020 12:48 PM

Eleven-time NBA champion Bill Russell has earned his Black Lives Matter spurs -- and then some. In a scathing commentary on The Players Tribune blog, the former Boston Celtics center and five-time league Most Valuable player scorched America as a Jim Crow-style racist nation terrorized by police and said President Donald Trump is no different than Lester Maddox, the former racist governor of…

Rob Parker, Deadspin writer

Sports Blogger Links Today's Booing Fans With Racists Of Old

September 15th, 2020 1:21 PM

To all the NFL fans who booed social justice activists during the weekend's season openers, you are racists and just like racists of the distant past, too. In fact, Deadspin race-baiter Rob Parker says, "fans being racist is nothing new," and a disgrace to be expected.

Mike Holmgren

Former Packers Coach Rips Trump, Campaigns For Biden

September 14th, 2020 10:00 AM

The USA Today sports section never misses an opportunity to bash President Donald Trump, and former Green Bay and Seattle Coach Mike Holmgren gave the newspaper another opportunity to do that Saturday. The retired coach appeared in a virtual Green Bay press conference to announce his support for Joe Biden and accuse Trump of malfeasance in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phil Simms, left, and Jim Nance

CBS Sports Ordered Restraints on Social Justice Comments

September 13th, 2020 7:54 PM

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus gave his NFL broadcast teams a crystal clear ultimatum prior to Sunday's games: no one was to interject personal opinions on Black Lives Matter, kneeling or social justice during the day's broadcasts. Yeah, a ratings bath like the one incurred by the league in Thursday's game will do that!

Tyler Tynes, The Ringer

Sports Blog: NFL Should Give Fans More of What They Don't Want

September 13th, 2020 6:17 PM

During the NFL's Thursday night season opener, fans at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium and the television viewers at home made it clear they are not cool with athlete activism in the workplace. Particularly the Marxist brand of Black Lives Matter activism. That's unacceptable with the NFL, says sports blogger Tyler Tynes of The Ringer.


‘Evil,’ ‘Racism’ – ESPN Fails, Yet Again, to Understand Booing

September 11th, 2020 8:44 PM

On Friday, ESPN’s headline debate show, First Take, was ready to sit up and take notice of the social justice drama that took place during Thursday Night Football’s pre-game. Unsurprisingly, the primary topic of the conversation was about the apparent booing that took place during the moment of silence for social justice.

Chiefs and Texans show of unity

Little Kneeling at NFL Opener, Media Slam Fans For Booing

September 11th, 2020 4:25 PM

With one single solitary exception, the social justice warriors of the National Football League got cold knees Thursday night. The visiting Houston Texans hid in their locker room during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner and the Black anthem, Lift Every Voice. One member of the home-standing Chiefs, Alex Okafor, kneeled during the national anthem, and that was it. Somewhere Colin…


A Confused NFL Stumbles Out of the Gate With SJW Virtue-Signaling

September 11th, 2020 1:00 AM

If time was measured in news cycles, it has been roughly 17.765329 years since professional football has graced our screens. But, defying all of the odds, and media narratives, the NFL season returned for its first game of the season Thursday night and the game itself was surprisingly high quality. That was not what caught the eyes of most people who tuned in, however. Instead, the…

NBA players kneeling

Time Mag: Kneeling Athletes Don't Go Far Enough

September 10th, 2020 3:01 PM

An athlete taking a knee used to be a bold move, but that was 2016. Now as pro sports are beating fans over the head with the "Black Lives Matter" message, kneeling doesn't go far enough, wrote Sean Gregory in a Time magazine article defending social justice activism in sports. The games are no longer "some pleasurable distraction in tough times" and it’s no longer acceptable to…

Josh McCown

Kaepernick Doesn't Get Practice Squad Job; Deadspin Peeved

September 9th, 2020 6:00 PM

Here we go again. The Philadelphia Eagles signed a 41-year-old player to come out of retirement and play on their practice squad and Deadspin's Rob Parker is doing the "What about Kaepernick?" howl. Kaep is 10 times better than Josh McCown and he should have gotten the job as Eagles emergency quarterback, Parker moans.

Colin Kaepernick Madden image

EA Sports Includes OVERRATED SJW Kaepernick in Madden NFL 21

September 9th, 2020 10:00 AM

Aiming to cash in on social justice warrior dollars, EA Sports is bringing Colin Kaepernick back to Madden video football as a featured quarterback in the Madden NFL 21 edition of the game. He hasn't played in the National Football League since 2016 and is the only long-time inactive quarterback in the video game.

Kirk Herbstreit

ESPN's Herbstreit, CBS Marathon Push White Guilt TV

September 8th, 2020 2:16 PM

There was no shortage of white guilt TV over the Labor Day weekend. CBS Sports aired a five-hour program on racism and society, titled "Portraits In Black" on Sunday afternoon. ESPN's College GameDay program on Saturday went heavy on social justice, too.