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END ZONE: Thousands of FURIOUS FANS Sign NFL PETITION After Veterans’ Super Bowl Snub

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.29.18

Tens of thousands of furious football fans have signed a petition urging the National Football League to “reconsider” its despicable decision to bar a veterans group from placing an ad during the upcoming Super Bowl, saying the decision showed the NFL’s “blatant hypocrisy” against the armed forces.

The American Family Association has gathered more than 78,000 signatures calling on the embattled league to allow pro-veterans organization AMVETS to place an advertisement that asks all those in attendance to “Please Stand” during the performance of the national anthem.

“Take note of the irony that AMVETS points out,” said the president of the American Family Association. “The NFL continues to claim that the anti-American protests by millionaire players on the field represent ‘free speech,’ yet the league is denying free speech to AMVETS.”

“I am appalled to learn the NFL has decided to reject a patriotic ad by AMVETS. Rejecting an ad that simply encourages Americans to stand for the national anthem and our flag is an insult to every veteran who has served in our nation’s military,” says the organization’s petition. “In the strongest possible terms, I urge you to stop the blatant hypocrisy and accept the patriotic ad by AMVETS as originally submitted.”

The NFL struggled throughout the 2017 season to appease both furious fans and protesting players as athletes continued to kneel during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’ The resulting chaos caused television ratings and sales to plummet throughout the country.

Industry experts say the player protests have caused the NFL at least $500 million in 2017 alone.

h/t Washington Examiner 

PLAYOFF PANIC: NFL Officials STUNNED as 23 MILLION Viewers Tune-Out

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.18.18

The problems plaguing the National Football League’s disastrous 2017 season spilled over into the NFL’s playoff games last week, with 23 million fewer viewers tuning-in compared to this time last year.

As Outkick the Coverage reports, the previous weekends “highly-anticipated” division playoff games posted shockingly low television ratings, with furious fans still tuning-out following months of professional athletes “taking a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.

“In fact, ratings are plummeting so much that virtually no major media outlets are even talking about ratings at all. It’s almost like the league and its television partners have put out the code red not to acknowledge the collapse in viewership so far in 2018,” writes the author.

Angry football fans continued their boycott of the pivotal games beyond the league’s regular season, despite the fact the highly-publicized head-to-head matchups determine which teams ultimately end up in this year’s Super Bowl just weeks away.

The NFL struggled throughout the 2017 season to appease both furious fans and protesting players as athletes continued to kneel during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’ The resulting chaos caused television ratings and sales to plummet throughout the country.

Industry experts say the player protests have caused the NFL at least $500 million in 2017 alone.

PLAYOFF PANIC: NFL Playoffs Post LOWEST RATINGS in FIVE YEARS

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.23.18

The downward trajectory for the beleaguered National Football League continued into the 2017 post-season last weekend, with Sunday’s decisive afternoon match-up attracting the lowest television ratings for an early game in the previous five years.

According to Sports Media Watch , Sunday’s head-to-head game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars posted a 27.3 rating, down from 27.4 for the same game last year and breaking record lows for the afternoon playoff game.

“The 27.3 is the lowest for the AFC Championship since 2015 (Colts-Patriots: 24.2) and the lowest for the early conference championship game since 2013 (49ers-Falcons: 26.1),” writes SMW.

The evening line-up cast even more doubt on the NFL’s prospects for a successful Super Bowl, with the Minnesota Vikings – Philadelphia Eagles game dropping 2.9 percent from last year’s totals; the second-lowest television audience for a late-game since 2009.

The National Football League has been hemorrhaging viewers for nearly a year as furious fans tune-out following months of professional athletes choosing to kneel during the performance of the national anthem.

President Trump thrust the issue into the national spotlight in 2017, urging all Americans to boycott the league until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

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