President Donald Trump appeared on Fox News’ Hannity while in Pennsylvania last night. He was asked to address the NFL kneeling controversy, and in particular, the player who started it all, Colin Kaepernick.
To make a long story short, 45 says banning Kaepernick one game would’ve helped bigly. If that happened, neither the country nor the players would be so focused on the issue today. If Colin then knelt a second or third time, suspend him for the year.
Fans would’ve been pleased, and maybe ratings would not be as poor as they are now.
Conservative radio host and CNN personality Ben Ferguson got into an argument with left-leaning CNN host Don Lemon, who took umbrage with Ferguson saying players should to stand to honor the USA.
In fact, Lemon even cursed at Ferguson live on air. Not just once, either. Lemon did it twice.
WARNING* Strong language*
When Lemon countered that these are two American teams playing and not as if “we’re playing some international country,” Ferguson shouted that Lemon was “smarter than this.”
“Don’t tell me I’m smarter than this!” Lemon exclaimed. “Yes, I’m smarter than the bullshit answer you’re giving!”
After Ferguson yelled back that it wasn’t BS, Lemon once again went blue with his language by saying it was “bullshit.”
The problem here, outside of cursing on air? It’s that conservatives are verbally (and often times physically) attacked for merely expressing their opinions. Don’t forget: there is no right opinion unless it’s the left’s opinion – and you can take that to the bank.
The NFL is now the least liked sport, as popularity is down 31% among core fans, per Washington Examiner:
From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets.
Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from President Trump drove core fans, men 34-54, away, the most significant indicator that NFL brass aren’t in touch with their base.
The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.
According to Yahoo, NFL advertisers are worried:
Four weeks into the current NFL season, television ratings are down nearly 10% overall compared to the first four weeks of last season. Sunday’s games in Week 4, according to Nielsen, had the smallest audience of any Sunday so far: an average 14.2 million viewers.
Add that ratings dip to the ongoing controversy around player protests, and you might reasonably wonder how official NFL sponsors, as well as brands that buy advertising during NFL games, feel right now about the league.
The answer: “They’re nervous,” says Brian Cristiano, CEO of ad agency Bold Worldwide. “Everyone is looking at the numbers, they’re looking at the ratings… they’re nervous. They’re like, ‘Are we overpaying? What are we going to do? Can we have makeups? How else are we going to get this exposure back?’”
Trump wins re-election in 2020? Sure seems that way, especially if lefties keep up the nonsense.
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