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NFL And Verizon Are Set To Announce New Deal To Bring Football To The Masses

The NFL and Verizon are set to make a new deal that would grant the telecommunications company further digital streaming rights, according to Bloomberg, a move that could help increase viewership. The agreement would expand potential channels for the professional sport by allowing the broadcasts of games through internet-connected devices like tablets, phones, and advanced TVs. It would also expand a prior contract which allowed Verizon to offer streaming only on units of technology that had seven-inch screens or smaller — essentially meaning just a limited amount of phones. The…

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NFL Just Announced What Its Anthem Policy Will Be for Veterans Day — It Will Piss People Off

The NFL has had a hard time over the past couple of months, as hundreds of players have protested during the national anthem, leading the league to become one of the most divisive brands in the entire country. Ratings have plummeted as a result, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to allow the protests to continue. Now, Veterans Day is approaching, and the topic is making headlines yet again. However, the NFL made an announcement stating it would not be changing its policy despite tremendous pushback. One Facebook page…

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Thousands of Americans are Sending a Powerful Message to the NFL on Veterans Day Weekend — Will You Join Them?

The NFL has already suffered a big loss in the pocketbook because of the players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. Fans have been turning off football and not buying tickets, as dropping ratings and attendance numbers have shown. And the NFL’s response to the problem hasn’t been good. Rather than effectively dealing with it, Commissioner Roger Goodell has gone back and forth, trying to placate the players, while ticking off the owners who are trying to find a resolution. Goodell may have vacillated so much that it’s put…

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GAME OVER: Trump Unloads on ‘Leaderless’ NFL After Weekend Protests

President Donald Trump unloaded on the National Football League on Monday, slamming the NFL for its “total disrespect” and lack of “leadership” following a weekend that saw two dozen players “taking a knee” during the performance of the national anthem. The President vented his frustration with the beleaguered league on social media, blasting officials and owners who have been unable or unwilling to stop weeks of player protests during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’ “Two dozen NFL players continue to kneel during the National Anthem, showing total disrespect to our Flag &…

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GAME OVER: The First Round of Sunday NFL Games Really Shows the Current State of the NFL

The NFL has been hit hard by boycotts, plummeting ratings, slumping ticket sales and fans abandoning the league ever since President Donald Trump attacked those who chose to protest during the national anthem. Despite all this, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league have chosen to allow the protests to continue and haven’t taken any disciplinary action against players. Now, NFL stadiums appear to be taking a hit, as thousands of seats have been empty. Just look at the pictures from the first set of games on Sunday: 13h Empty…

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NFL HELL: Several Stadiums Nearly Empty As Anthem Protest Backlash Rolls Into Week 7 (PHOTOS)

Several NFL stadiums are nearly empty post kick-off as the National Anthem controversy rolls into week 7.  Plenty of empty seats visible at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida as the New York Jets play the Miami Dolphins. View image on Twitter  Follow Empty Seats Galore @EmptySeatsPics #NFL #NYJvsMIA RT @nsbbcom: Nobody cares about jet or dolphins @[me] 7:06 PM – Oct 22, 2017  272272 Replies  997997 Retweets  1,6011,601 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy “Swaths of empty seats here post kickoff,” tweeted columnist Armando Salguero.  Follow Armando Salguero  ✔@ArmandoSalguero Swaths of empty seats here…

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The NFL Boycott Is Embarrassing the League — These Pictures Show How Powerful It Really Is

The NFL boycotts in response to the national anthem protests are hitting the league where it hurts — its pockets. Many fans have not only stopped watching games from home, but are also no longer buying tickets. During Week 7, many stadiums had thousands of empty seats, even at the peak of Sunday’s action. The Cleveland Browns even reportedly selected an empty seat in a raffle to win a prize. Just look at the pictures: Nearly 60 percent of working class Trump supporters now view the NFL unfavorably. The Week reported: Just three weeks ago, about…

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GOODELL FOLDS: NFL Will Not Force Players to Stand During Anthem

Reuters reports: The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, along with the head of the NFL Players Association, are meeting with the owners Oct.17-18 in New York to discuss a plan. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call: “(Goodell) has a plan that he is going to present to owners about how to…

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NFL is Now One of the Most Divisive Brand Names in United States

The NFL succeeded to get the title for the most troubled brand in the United States, as the players protested the National Anthem in past year. New surveys show that majority of the American population sees the NFL in a negative perspective, mainly after Trump condemned the players who disrespected the flag. Three weeks ago, before Trump said NFL owns should fire the players who protest the anthem, Republicans and Democrats had a similar opinion. Around 60% said they had a positive opinion about NFL, and 20% said they have…

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League BACKS OFF Earlier Statement as One Player Warns of Coming ‘Uproar’

Apparently, many NFL players are not going to take an order from the NFL to stand for the national anthem lying down. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, speaking on Adam Schefter’s Know Them From Adam podcast, said he thinks there might “be an uproar” if NFL players are forced to stand for the national anthem. “I don’t think guys are gonna like it,” McCoy said, when asked about the possible reaction from players. “I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically…

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