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Okay, if you haven’t already quit watching NFL games …

… now’s the time. The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles have announced huge donations to anti-gun groups. That’s it. It’s over.

Regardless of the owners’ or players’ personal views, these people have become the Ed Wood of marketing. Do they really have no idea who their target market is? Or are they so arrogant they believe they don’t have to care?


UPDATE: See Adam’s comment below. Apparently it was only the 49ers, not the Eagles — which improves the situation slightly. This is what happens when I post before morning tea.


  1. Sandy
    Sandy November 4, 2017 6:57 am

    Long-time reader, first time commenter here. Thanks for this link. I don’t care one whit about football, but I hate the crap going on. Now if I could just get my husband and mother-in-law to stop watching. Maybe this will convince them!

  2. Claire
    Claire November 4, 2017 7:13 am

    Welcome and good luck with that, Sandy.

    (And apologies to all for the typos. Fixed now, I hope. But I hadn’t had my first cup of tea when I posted.)

  3. Fred M.
    Fred M. November 4, 2017 7:56 am

    This is the result of 50 years of liberal indoctrination in our “public” schools. History is no longer taught, civics is no longer taught, patriotism is no longer taught, many classroom teachers don’t have the kids recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and God is taken out of the schools. In its place our kids have been taught a godless morality where every one is equal. Is it any wonder?

  4. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 4, 2017 9:45 am

    I have not had a TV for nearly 30 years, and I have zero interest in such sports as they broadcast. And that was long before any of this nonsense came up.

    So, I’m wondering what else I can boycott to achieve solidarity with everyone who is sick to death of the sports virtue signaling…

  5. R.L.Wurdack
    R.L.Wurdack November 4, 2017 10:48 am


  6. jed
    jed November 4, 2017 11:13 am

    Yes, ML, you’ll have to give up your doses of Gatorade and Papa John’s pizza. Hope that won’t be too difficult. 🙂

    Considering the list of NFL sponsors, it’s probably tough to do a total boycott. Avoiding giants such as Pepsico and Procter & Gamble ain’t easy. While I don’t shave, and rarely drink soda, I do still bathe and wash clothes.

  7. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 4, 2017 11:30 am

    LOL!! Jed, that’s just the problem. I don’t use much in the way of processed foods or drink, beyond a very occasional beer… but I wouldn’t have any idea who to boycott since I never see any NFL or other sports related advertisements anyway. I don’t have a TV, but I have an awesome “ad-block.”

    I could stop going to the library, probably. The main librarian is an avid sports fan. Doesn’t seem like enough, somehow. Will have to give it some more thought.

  8. Adam
    Adam November 4, 2017 12:32 pm

    RE: “NFL Teams Pledge Hundreds Of Millions To Anti-Gun Groups”

    I think the story you linked to contains some inaccuracies.

    The San Francisco 49ers is the only team to pledge $500,000 for gun control legislation— not hundreds of millions. It seems the 49ers and the Eagles were scheduled to play that week the 49ers announced the pledge. Somehow that must have got the Eagles mentioned with the 49ers.

    The only recent story about the Philadelphia Eagles and activism (*) is one where a few players lobbied for criminal records of non-violent, misdemeanor offenders to be sealed so the offenders would be able to find work and housing without having to say they had a drug possession or other minor offense in their past.

    Even the caption of the picture at the top of the story has an error. The name is not “Kevin” Kaepernick but Colin Kaepernick.


  9. Claire
    Claire November 4, 2017 12:55 pm

    Thank you for the correction, Adam. I actually did check the basics of the story with one other source, but I guess that source had it wrong, too. I’ll update to point people to your comment. And I still say a pox upon their politically correct selves.

  10. John
    John November 4, 2017 5:18 pm

    Thanks Adam and Claire, for the info. Libertynewsnow takes a big credibility source hit here I think. With all the plethora of sources, many of recent origin, and very many just echoing others, breaking “information” is often of low credibility value. Finding sources that value accuracy or are willing to say that they aren’t all that sure yet, is a good find to me.

    Most times I can just wait and see what sorts out. A few times, it might be rather important stuff. Who will stay on it, vs the many that will drop things as soon as they aren’t “breaking news”?

    (Hundreds of millions was a red flag 🙂 )

  11. Shel
    Shel November 5, 2017 5:31 am

    Even if they haven’t contributed money to anti gun causes, the Eagles clearly express disdain for unapologetic possession. Josh Huff, a wide receiver, was arrested at 11:00 A.M. on a Tuesday morning on the bridge connecting NJ and PA for possession of an unloaded illegal handgun that he voluntarily disclosed to the officers, (gasp) hollow point bullets, and less than 50 grams of marijuana (which he also voluntarily handed over), DUI, and speeding after a speeding stop. He had a Texas carry permit with reciprocity in PA. And of course a liberal journalist said he should be cut because he “might regress.”

    He apologized sincerely for not knowing the laws, which to me is completely understandable. However, Josh made the unpardonable sin of supporting the 2nd Amendment and giving vary valid personal reasons. For this unforgivable act, in my opinion, the Eagles summarily cut him. And naturally, it was reported that he was cut following gun and drug charges, for which he had apologized and his release was applauded by the media, tying the “NFL Culture of Guns” – naturally – to Trump.—7iaPQjprbrb3M

    Remarkably, the NJ prosecutor appears to be the only one (other than Huff himself) involved in this who acted appropriately. And fortunately, Huff was picked up by another team. He’ll like Florida laws a lot better.

    It doesn’t seem possible anymore to follow the NFL without having “progressive” issues (all of which to John Bagot Glubb are regressive) frequently thrown in one’s face. Colin Kaepernick’s actions and his radical politics are simply the most prominent stories.

    And thanks for the tip about using the tab, Larry. After typing all of this I discovered the “Post Comment” indicator wasn’t visible.

  12. Joel
    Joel November 5, 2017 6:29 am

    Wow, who wrote that article? As if getting every pertinent fact wrong weren’t bad enough she ends on this note…

    “Reader, I have a simple question for you: Why are we watching the NFL at all, when college ball can give us our sports fix? “

    Because we all know colleges are always safe spaces for gun carriers…

  13. fred
    fred November 5, 2017 7:07 am

    Actually I watch 2 college teams,The Oklahoma Sooners being my only true sports ‘fix’,great game saturday BTW.

    Anywho,watching local news to get weather report,they are doing High school football reports…so i had it on…..right until they showed a game with both sides of kids with fists in the air.INSTANTLY shut off the TV,I REFUSE to watch this idiocy of political crap.

    NFL,going out of my way to make sure it never gets a second of airtime on our box.Love hearing about the empty stadiums.NBA,arent worth air time period,talk about racist and gang banger mentality,no thank you.Lets see how they do with only that demographic making up their revenue.

    AND I sure dont want to live with drug dealers,etc who have sealed records.BIL just went to a senior apt complex,if you had any sort of criminal thingy,even if NOT convicted,you were refused.He likes that,I agree.Seniors sure dont need a questionable person in their midst.Its a very clean,nice complex.

  14. Comarde X
    Comarde X November 5, 2017 5:02 pm

    NFL who’s they?

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