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NFL Proposes 5 Rules to Fix Descending Ratings after Anthem Protests

President Trump and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick have built a strong hate-on-hate relationship, with the first disapproving of the latter’s doing, while the latter throwing shade on America like never before.

This further caused a mass protest train at the NFL, and in just three weeks, the entire League blew out in massive protests, causing one of the biggest anti-country strikes so far.

As a result, the NFL’s numbers began shrinking, both in viewership and ticket sales, causing a terrible meltdown within the League.

“Knowing the league the way I know the league, they are first and foremost concerned about the impact on their business,” NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told ESPN.

Smith said he spoke with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, telling him he does not hold all power to command his players as he sees fit. Now, the ESPN reported that around 25 team owners gathered in a secret meeting to decide on how to move forward.

One of the owners allegedly noted, “This could kill football and end our business,” while Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder reportedly assured that a sponsor, bringing $40 million to the League is looking for a way out.

The players also participated in the meeting afterward, all of which reproductive a productive’ dialogue, according to New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty.

“I think both sides got to walk away with an understanding of how each other felt,“ he told the Boston Herald. ”It was a big dialogue, what a lot of guys are trying to start is dialogue. I think it was obviously a step in the right direction as far as being able to talk and have dialogue about different issues and different topics.”

On Wednesday, as per ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys’ players were called in by owner Jerry Jones and asked one very distinct question, “How do we address the root issue for the players on this?”

“In the long run, it’s not good to kneel,” he added. “People don’t want football to be politicized, but there’s a need to do something to listen to our players and help them.”

Now, the NFL will speak to its marketing team, and the same goes for ESPN as well. The basic point is that both the teams and its players must find a common ground to agree upon. Having in mind the liberals’ desires to protest this could turn out sour.

As ESPN states, one of the suggestions was that all players wear a patch on their jerseys, reading “Team America.” The idea was quickly dismissed.

One of the owners even supposedly stated during the meeting, “We need to do better than that.” Oh, we’ve seen you do great so far, Mr.! (note the irony)

Here is what else was on the table, as reported by the ESPN: reported that other suggestions were:

  • Reverting to pre-2008 when it was optional to stand on the sideline for the national anthem.
  • Focusing on hosting social justice forums.
  • Finding a way to show moments of unity outside of the national anthem.
  • Scheduling events that demonstrate support for troops by the league and players.

A final solution was not reached, but owners went back and forth trying to think of a way out. It is obvious that once the American folk turns against you (and they obviously have), not everything was going to be rainbows and bunnies. Ultimately, it was the NFL who brought the issue upon themselves, and they only have the league to blame for whatever loss coming their way. Had they played out this in a smarter way, Americans would have known how to appreciate it. What we’re saying here is, ‘No patriotism, no game.’

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38 Comments

38 Comments

  1. Margie Roe Bowling

    October 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Nothing but more division among people that feel they are misunderstood. It was the wrong avenue to take and you have lost much more than you gained, which was simply nothing of value to the purpose . Your 5 minutes if fame, now im sure is regrettable

  2. Roger

    October 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    They have a right to their opinions but when their actions disrupt the business for which they work, they are stealing from their employers and their customers.

  3. Lynda Beeler

    October 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    And….it will only make it worse to not show it on tv. This is the question…..do these players realize who pays their humongous salaries? Do the owners? Do they like being overpaid ball players? Then they do it on their own time. Owners & coaches….I thought this was a man’s sport. Seems like you don’t have those essential parts to call yourselves men. Tell them to honor our country & protest on their own time or fire them….SIMPLE!!!!! This babying & pampering crap is getting old. This is the liberal way…dishonor. The last election showed how the people feel…best for all of you die hard liberals to get in step or lose your comfy lifestyle.

  4. Todd Otterson

    October 2, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    BOYCOTT THE NFL!

  5. Michael GALLEGOS

    October 2, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    All these possible solutions stated by the owners. Only one solution I
    didnt hear is make your employees stand and do their bullshit somewhere else.

  6. M. Bauder

    October 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Too little to late ,Goodell , has to gooooooo!

  7. chris bailey

    October 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    All Americans need to honor the flag and our anthem irregardless of our differences. ALL lives matter. Everyone has the right to speech but it may not make it the RIGHT TIME TO SPEAK. Constitutional rights can be misused as in this case. Leave our flag and anthem alone. This priceless gift is to be held with respect and honor. This protest backfired because many of us cannot get past using our flag/anthem as the platform for a political/social rant.

  8. Todd Otterson

    October 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    The NFL & owners are looking for a simple compromise, because they want to fix the money loss they have going on. But it’s this simple…..NOBODY CAN KNEEL, OR RAISE A FIST IN THE AIR, OR PROTEST BY ANY MEANS DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OR DURING THE GAME. It is unpatriotic, demeaning, and a intentional dig at the Flag, Constitution, the National Anthem, our Military & families, our Veterans & families, our Police forces & families, and last but certainly not the least, the President of these United States.
    There is NO room for compromise. The black players started this protest, it’s time they act like adult men. Anything less will further & permanently damage relationships between the fans, who are your money base and should be appreciated more, and the League as a whole. You have seen our strengths, along with sponsors willing to side with the fans. Make it MANDATORY….ABSOLUTELY NO PROTESTING OF ANY SORT, BY ANY ACTIVE OR NON ACTIVE PARTICIPANT OF THE NFL, DURING A GAME. START TO FINISH. AND….Commissioner Roger Goodell should be fired, for allowing this to go as far as it has. He is no leader.

  9. ted hargis

    October 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Too little – too late. The owners had a chance to nip this in the bud and failed miserably. NFL= YOUR FIRED!!!

  10. Bob Hills

    October 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    When I was an employee, if I had done what these “boys” who are generally illiterate morons are doing I would have been escorted out the door. The problem has been defined pretty accurately by a writer with the Baltimore Sun but as everyone knows, this will not be solved until our leaders in the NFL, the corporate world, and the governments (local, state, and federal) start listening to the folks who now support them either with money or votes. There are a few minority groups in this country who are now demanding to force their agenda on the majority of Americans and those of us in that majority are very tired of it. Many, many dollars have been thrown at these problems with no significant improvement and in most cases, a marked worsening of each one. History shows that great societies have fallen by being divided from within.

  11. Jim

    October 2, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I’m boycotting the NFL until the politics STOP! I want to see football, not political demonstrations!

  12. JAY KRATZ

    October 2, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    THE “WAY OUT” IS FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS TO STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WITH NO SIGNS OR SIGNALS OF PROTEST. NOTHING ELSE WILL DO. IT TAKES NO GENIUS TO FIGURE THIS OUT. THE GAME IS NOT THE TIME OR PLACE FOR ANY PROTESTS!!!!!

  13. Barbara 8ooker

    October 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    NFL needs to realize Humans are creatures of habit …. once they walk away from something they will fill that time slot with something else in their lives and eventfully will not be missed at all …. NFL is missing the boat completely !!!

  14. Clay R Carter

    October 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I DON’T LIKE POLITICS MIXED WITH MY FOOTBALL 🏈 NIGHT! 😡
    Just because one has the right to do something doesn’t mean they should do it. People have the right to be jerks, but would it be a good idea to behave that way? 🤔

    WHAT 5 RULES? I READ NONE IN THE ARTICLE. 🤔

  15. Gene Davenport

    October 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I am 76 and been a fan all my life, but with this going on I have decided to stop being a fan! The flag and anthem is no way to protest!,,

  16. JAMES mcallister

    October 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Get rid of liberil commissioner immediately 🇺🇸He had no backbone and no credibility👍🇺🇸
    Find a posiitive strong replacement not an owner.this should be your first step!
    Kneel if you must before the Nat anthem but all stand with their hand on their heart! Join in with the fans singing the NATional anthem

  17. Matt Hamblin

    October 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Too little too late

  18. Gloria Bennett

    October 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I think the owners and the players do not fully understand yet that the American people are absolutely fed up with the way that these players have been given free range to do and act any way they want to. The people have spoken and I notice that you did not have anyone in on your meetings except the high dollared players and the owners who pay them the high dollars. The NFL is definitely a business and needs to be treated as such and not be made into a political platform for these players. The owners need to do what is right and make them understand that they have a JOB and along with the JOB and money they are being paid are rules and regulations. If they want to protest something then they need to use their own monies and do it away from anything that has to do with the game of Football. Surely the owners will realize that the American people are not going to back down on how they feel about the disrespect that has been shown. Chase Morgan and Wall Street know and realize the financial impact that this is going to have and have tried to tell the owners this but they again act like they are afraid of the players. When they do something wrong, and they do a lot wrong, look at the problems that they have with the law – DUI, spousal abuse, shootings and the list goes on and on. The owners and coaches then pay their fines or get them attorneys that help them to get off of the charges because they need them to play ball. Let me tell you that these THUGS have learned nothing except how to work the owners and coaches so they continue to be in trouble constantly. OWNERS NEED TO TREAT NFL LIKE A REAL BUSINESS AND GET RID OF THE TROUBLE MAKERS. I can assure you that you will find good, non troublemakers that will play ball for you. The players would not get away with what you let them get away with if they had a REAL JOB and had someone with some GUTS that would not let them do what they are doing. A lot of them would have been gone a long time ago. OWNERS DO WHAT IS RIGHT, the fans looked the other way on a lot of things but when they started disrespecting the anthem and the flag we, the fans, decided we had had enough of them acting the way they act and the OWNERS choosing to turn a blind eye to it. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and the fans are fed up with it. This is my opinion but thank God that I live in America where I have a right to express my opinion and what I truly believe is the opinion of most of the fans.

  19. Richard T. DeLuca

    October 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    You as owners should have not have joined your players on tbe field kneeling locking arms last week.. You are smarter than that did you not LEARN FROM THIS PAST ELECTION OF 2016…AMERICA PEOPLR HAVE SPOKEN… WITH WHAT HILLARY HAD DONE DELETING OF 33K EMAILS, BENGHASI KILLING OF AMERICAN SOLIDIERS..LYING, COVERING UP HER FAMILY FOUNDATION, SELLING URANIUM TO RUSSIA, AND OTHER THINGS..

    ITS TOO LATE SAYING “IM SORRY” JUST LIKE AN ABSUIVE RELATIONSHIP SAYING “IM SORRY” MEANS NOTHING… ACTION DOES… NOT BY DONATING THAT IS NOT ACTION.. SPEND TIME WITH THE SOLDIERS IN WHAT THEY DO FOR OUR COUNTRY

  20. Preston Cady

    October 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    don;t enlist a player for your team unless he has served 6 years in service with 3 years overseas Then maybe they will be mature men

  21. Ron

    October 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I agree no patriot no game

  22. dave

    October 2, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    it is to late they have brought obama’s trash into the arena, and now are standing on the lies and twisted truth of criminals. they have dishonored them selves. and this nation. they have lowered them selves from some one to be admired, to trashy rich boys . leaching off the american cuff. NFL failed to enoforc its own rule to protect its self from a bunch a greedy leachs that have now deface the sport. the NFL is dying and nothing will stop it. they can thank the leach parade.

  23. Albany

    October 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This is total B. S. Too little, too late. If you had fired the idiot, Colin, football would still be Americas Sport.
    FOOTBALL IS DEAD, AND YOUR MINDLESS PLAYERS WILL CRY BECAUSE THEY WILL LOSE THEIR MILLIONS.
    BETTER TO PUT THAT MONEY ON SOMETHING TO HELP AMERICA, MAYBE MEDICAID AND MEDICARE COULD BETTER CARE FOR AMERICANS WHO NEED TREATMENTS.

  24. David

    October 2, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    We know how each side feels, those watching love their country, those kneeling are Racist pigs trying to undermine every we stand for.

  25. Mitch

    October 2, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Maybe you should buy all the millionaires fuzzy puppies, then get them some play dough and afterwards find them a safe place to go after the game!

  26. Ed Kirk

    October 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Goodell could not have picked a WORSE FIGHT! How STUPID can a guy who gets paid $40 million be? He should be summarily fired and his pay package clawed back! He could have nipped this the first time Kaepernik knealt. Now it has gone to the point where the NFL is going to lose BILLIONS!

    The American people can (and have) put up with a lot. From wife beating, dog fighting, druggies, crime, even murder by one of their players because we loved the game. Now we are TUNING OUT–maybe forever for many of us.

  27. Samuel Garcia

    October 2, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    All you owners, commissioner, coaches and players can kiss my grits. At this point, there is NOTHING, ..what? I said NOTHING you can do for me at least this season. You all disrespect the flag of this great nation, our elected choice to lead our nation, you are demonized by the riches you have always derived .. No way, you have lost me and I pray many, may of us who hold our convictions high. Players are a bunch of babies .. spreading manure all over your game and our hearts, the hell with all of you.

  28. Joe

    October 3, 2017 at 12:17 am

    It’s too late now. They dug themselves into one heck of a hole. The players won’t apologize, and their ego is too big to stop kneeling on the field. I don’t see this getting fixed in a way that is acceptable to the fans that are protesting the NFL. If they would have started out kneeling before the anthem, that would have been acceptable. But if they start doing that now, it’s not going to be good enough.

  29. Scott

    October 3, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Can’t stand for the anthem foot ball can be gone I’ll chose another sport

  30. Randall Thaxton

    October 3, 2017 at 5:07 am

    It looks like they are going to double down on stupid! Those options will only deepen the gap between the public and the over-paid juvenile delinquents.

  31. a. skinner

    October 3, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    The NFL had better dig deep if they want me and others to begin watching again. I also believe that the government needs to rake away their “tax exempt” status. Don’t know why they should be tax exempt. This is a mega billion dollar business.

  32. kathy blair

    October 3, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Football is an American sport. The kneelers that say it is not about the anthem and flag…chose to kneel when the anthem is sang and flag is shown. So….you are taking our country out of football. I am sick of it. Fire them all and hire a new crop who appreciates the game and country. We as Americans are sick of the players putting not unlike Hollywood injecting politics in where it does not belong. Want to see only a few in those stands…Keep on taking that knee ..keep on with you disrespect. The fans pay you and we are not going to pay a person who disrespects our country!

  33. gavinwca

    October 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    A multi billion dollar business commited suicide for political corrections, what a group of idiots.

  34. michael

    October 4, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Its obvious the players could care less about America and the anthum and flag . The owners only care about their bottom line $$$$ . I don’t think after about 60 years of watching football I’ll ever feel the same about the game again because of these overpaid ass-hloes . The players disrespect and lack of patriotism toward the AMERICAN anthum has destroyed may faith in there feeling for MY country . I can go on and on about my feelings about the NFL players but it would be like talking to a brick wall because of those players who don’t care about America . Inless things change ” FAST ” all I can say is good-bye NFL .

  35. Yvonne Massey

    October 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    That’s exactly right. ‘No patriotism, no game.’ We are done with you. Football is no longer a game, no longer a loved national pastime. Football now represents division in this country not unity. These players will never agree to stop attacking the National Anthem so no matter what The Owners or The NFL decide to do, it’s to late. This is not about freedom of speech, we all have that, this is not about bringing this country together because these athletes do not want us united unless it is on their terms, this is about these players standing up for a man (Colin) who lost everything by disrespecting our country and claiming that this country oppresses blacks. Their protest is based on a lie and they refuse to find another platform to protest that lie. If the Owners and The NFL want to continue to pamper these spoiled athletes who have done nothing for their country and who hundreds of them have criminal records, then so be it. We are done with this political game and dishonest dialog.

  36. Jim frost

    October 5, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Iam not spending hundreds of dollars to watch , these players disrespect my beliefs . That would be stupid on my part . Would you . Ask your players , if they would be a part of a kkk meeting before each game . Protest all you want , at half time , end of game , before anthem ,. But not on my dime . Not when Iam paying them .

  37. KatieD

    October 6, 2017 at 12:26 am

    First, fire Roger Goodell
    2. Fire all the players on the Raiders team. They are racists and they injured for the season their QB. Unacceptable
    3. FIre each of the players for raising thier fists after touchdowns a for depicting a dog peeing. PIGS!
    4.Fire the coaches that don’t have a backbone to tell their players follow the rules of the NFL or YOU’RE FIRED!
    5. GRACE TRUMPs HATE

  38. ALVIN KLAFKE

    October 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I SAY TO HELL WITH THEM!! I SAW TO MANY FLAG DRAPED COFFINS SO THAT THESE OVER PAYED “CRYBABIES” CAN SNUB OUR FLAG!!

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