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It is well established that bars and restaurants rake in much of their cash on NFL game days and many fear a boycott of the NFL will hurt their bottom line. But this year on Veterans Day, as millions of Americans decided to boycott the NFL over its constant anti-American protests mounted during the playing of the national anthem, one bar in New Jersey decided to risk its bottom line to support America. And the community turned out in droves.
Bars are especially loathe to turn off the NFL, but the owners of Woody’s Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale, New Jersey, decided that patriotism and America meant more to them than money. So, Chris Maltese, one of the owners of Woody’s, decided to turn off the NFL especially on Veterans Day, according to APP.com.
If Maltese and his employees felt any trepidation over turning off the NFL last weekend, it turned out that they needn’t have worried. After their fellow citizens learned of the Veterans Day plans, they turned out by the dozens to fill the place with patriotism and revelry despite the absence of the anti-American protesters of the National Football League.
Woody’s announced that they were going to turn off the TVs on Veterans Day and were instead going to raise money for the Special Forces Association Chapter 19 and military families. And once word got out what the bar was planning, the town went wild.
Far from losing cash because they turned off the NFL, Woody’s found itself filled to capacity and even running out of glasses and cutlery for the customers.
“We’re not trying to be political here, we’re just trying to support our veterans,” Maltese said. “I think people are looking to have some kind of voice in the whole NFL thing… and this is their voice.”
Patrons of Woody’s were pleased with the bar’s decision to turn off football.
Bar patron Andy Barcellona is one who loved the bar’s decision. Barcellona, who is a former staff sergeant in the Army’s 3rd Infantry, entered Woody’s wearing a T-Shirt saying, “I stand for our flag,” said he was “kind of shocked” when he learned of the bar’s plans for Veterans Day. But he said he was all in because he is offended by the NFL’s constant anti-American protests.
“I was a diehard Giants fan… No more Giants. No more football,” Barcellona said. “The flag is more important than football.”
Other customers agreed:
“I haven’t watched a game since they started (the protest),” said Randy Lynd, 55, of Manasquan, a former Special Forces Green Beret who served 27 years in the Army.
Lynd, who said he served five tours in Afghanistan, expressed little sympathy for professional athletes who he said made millions of dollars each year while soldiers continued to fight and die for the flag.
“I think people doing the right thing should be supported,” he said outside of Woody’s as he gestured toward the restaurant. “This is the right thing.”
In the end, the bar sponsored a mass Pledge of Allegiance and celebrated the U.S.A. instead of wasting their time with football. And the bar came away with more money than it ever made in a single day and raised money for our veterans at the same time.
Meanwhile, the NFL has proved that it still doesn’t get it.
The league even sponsored a disgusting Veterans Day commercial filled with some of the worst, anti-American protesters in the league peddling the lie that they love America and our veterans.
But that isn’t what the inventor of the national anthem protest said of his brainchild. In his own words, former San Francisco 49ers second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick said that his protests were specifically meant as a protest against the United States of America and all it stands for.
This is what Kaepernick said in August of 2016, the year he started his protests:
I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder
There you have it. In his own words, Kaepernick told us he couldn’t stand up for the flag or the country.
This is the same Colin Kaepernick who said the U.S. “has never been great.” He called our police “pigs” by wearing socks with cartoon police pigs on them. He outraged America’s Cuban immigrants by complimenting murderous communist dictator Fidel Castro and also wore a T-Shirt lionizing the murderous dictator.
So, don’t fall for the NFL’s lies. These protests continue to occur during the song that pays homage to this great nation, and the inventor of the protest was counting on just that to serve as a platform for his stand against the United States of America.
Published by ClashDaily.com | on November 13, 2017
With nobody showing up even for the BIG games, Goodell is focused on more important things, like building crazy perks into his own new contract.
Leadership like his, where have we seen it last? Maybe Neville Chamberlain?
Or would you rather compare him to Nero fiddling while Rome burned?
What kind of judgment and leadership has Goodell been demonstrating?
Well, he’s taken NEITHER side on the anthem issue, with the predictable consequence of angering people on both sides of the issue.
ClashDaily’s Big Dawg takes Roger Goodell and the NFL to task beautifully:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly asking for a $49.5 million annual salary and a private jet for life in contract negotiations with league owners.
“That number for Roger just seems too much,” an owner told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. “It’s offensive. It’s unseemly.”
Goodell’s latest proposal also included lifetime health insurance for his family. His current deal includes compensation of roughly $30 million per year.
Because a multi-millionaire shouldn’t have to cover his own health care expenses, amirite?
How do fans feel about Goodell’s list of demands, considering he’s not listening to yours?
Judging by all those empty seats, you’re not feeling appreciated at all.
The only thing you’d need to complete the picture is a tumbleweed or two to go rolling through them.
Even the bars are feeling the pinch.
How’s this for awesome?
A real American hero, Retired Navy Cmdr. John Wells, who is also executive director of the Military Veterans Advocacy based in Louisiana, was chosen by the New Orleans Saints to receive its Peoples Health Champion Award for highlighting the “health and well-being of our military, veterans and their families.” It’s an honor to be recognized for the good work one is doing in their community to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors, but it matters “who” is bestowing the honor.
Which is exactly what Commander Wells told the Saints when he refused to accept their award.
“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” he said. “I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it.”
What a spectacular response.
Over the last two years many of the New Orleans Saints players have been involved in protests against the National Anthem, the police, the President, and anyone else they deem worthy of their spite.
Now, the entire league is suffering under collapsing TV ratings as they play inside of mostly empty stadiums and they are beginning to realize that they could be hurting their own bottom line. So they find a worthwhile veteran and attempt to use him as a prop in their public relations battle to improve their image.
What did the Saints do when he refused? Did they display any class or understanding?
In fact, the Saints disrespectful response to Commander Wells proves that the entire event was simply a PR “stunt” attempting to win back a few of their lost fans.
Here’s what some classless twit in the Saints front office responded with:
“We will not allow Mr. Wells’ decision and subsequent media appearances to distract our players and organization from continuing to honor and support our military and veterans,” the Saints said in a statement. “We, as an organization, have decided to move on from this sad and divisive discourse and focus our attention on supporting our military and veterans.”
How ironic and infuriating is that?
The Saints blaming Wells for “sad and divisive discourse”? The Saints chose to protest during our national anthem, but Wells is the one being divisive? Wells focuses his life’s work on advocating for veterans in Louisiana, but the Saints are pretending that they’re the ones who truly support our military and our veterans?
It’s unconscionable and I hope the Saints continue to lose profits and games as this season drags on.
Meanwhile, if you want to support Mr. Wells and his efforts to help Louisiana’s Veteran community please click here to learn more about his organization and how you can help.
If this doesn’t get you supporting Papa John’s, we’re not sure what will. Besides the cheesy goodness and delectable toppings, this company is sick of the NFL protests. Just one more reason to love them.
Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter, said that the anthem controversy is hurting his business.
Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league’s national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza.
“The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction,” Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain’s chairman and chief executive officer, said on a conference call. “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders.”
Papa Johns has been the official pizza sponsor of the NFL since 2010. Schnatter says that the decline in sales is due to the close relationship that the restaurant has with the NFL, and cites ‘negative customer sentiment’ to that relationship. He is, therefore, laying blame for the loss in Papa Johns revenue right at the top of the NFL — Roger Goodell.
“Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said.
It’s hard to quantify the connection between the NFL and pizza sales, but Papa John’s did post disappointing results in the latest quarter. Its shares fell as much as 13 percent on Wednesday — the most in two years — after same-store sales missed analysts’ estimates. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company also trimmed its revenue and profit forecasts for the year.
Schnatter has appeared frequently in advertisements during NFL games, including alongside star quarterback Peyton Manning, a franchisee of the chain’s restaurants in Colorado. Back in 2014, when Papa John’s posted a nearly 10 percent gain in North American same-store sales, the company credited its close relationship with the NFL and Manning for driving its business in the U.S.
Schnatter says that once the issue is resolved, he’s hopeful for the future.
“This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago,” Schnatter said on the call. “Like many sponsors, we’re in touch with the NFL. Once the issue is resolved, we’re optimistic the NFL’s best years are ahead.”
FYI, Schnatter also donated to Donald Trump’s campaign for President, and he has railed against government regulations.
Is the boycott hitting the NFL sponsors, too?
Should he be blaming the NFL for his revenue loss, or is there some other reason?
Or do you love it that he’s sticking it to Goodell’s poor leadership?
Published by ClashDaily.com | on October 24, 2017
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Remember what they say about Karma? The NFL is getting a stern reminder.
Colin Kaepernick started protesting against the flag and the anthem because he just couldn’t stand the racist police. Before he ‘Took A Knee’, he sat on his rump on the bench.
He explained why in 2016:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Did he just say that police officers are murdering people because of their race?
The NFL is fine with the anti-cop actions of the players, but not so much on some other issues.
Check out Doug’s latest video enumerating the issues the NFL isn’t so keen on their players raising awareness for:
Although many have forgotten what this ‘Take A Knee’ nonsense started over, there’s one group that didn’t forget: Law Enforcement officers. And officers in Miami aren’t going to let the slander slide.
Florida police officers are upset about the kneeling protest, and have decided that they can protest NFL games by not working them. They are reducing the number of officers scheduled for security at the games.
There were a third less officers available for the Dolphins game on Sunday.
Check it out:
Rather than 400 officers, just 270 were expected to help maintain order as the New York Jets played the home team.
As of Friday, only 175 officers had volunteered to work the game, requiring some officers to be forced into working. Those who worked will be paid overtime.
“This whole movement started against police officers,” Rivera told CBS News. “And now it’s morphed into disrespecting the flag and the country.”
Source: Washington Examiner
This, I believe, is the correct response.
If the players think that cops are racists getting away with murder because the system is rigged — withdraw the police that are there to serve and protect. See how that works out.
Offended cops say it all has to do with respect.
“This whole movement started against police officers,” [Dade Police Benevolent Association President John] Rivera said. “And now it’s morphed into disrespecting the flag and the country.”
Miami-Dade Police released a statement, saying, “Any shortfall in volunteer officers doesn’t necessarily mean that the game will result in less safety.”
Source: CBS Miami
Miami isn’t the only place seeing pushback.
Last month, Cleveland police refused to hold the American flag during pregame ceremonies because of the kneeling clowns.
Cleveland’s police union will not be holding the American flag for a pregame ceremony for the Brown’s first game Sept. 10, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis said late Friday.
Union members had planned on participating in the flag ceremony for the first game on Sept. 10 until some Browns players kneeled during the National Anthem before a preseason game, Loomis said in an interview with cleveland.com.
The players not standing for the national anthem is offensive because of the sacrifices that people make that allows these guys to enjoy the success that they have, Loomis said. While they’re benefiting from protection of the flag they are kneeling in disrespect of it, he said.