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A group of TV network executives are considering whether to cancel the remaining 10 Thursday Night Football games amid ongoing protests that led to plummeting ratings.

The network execs came up with a plan to cancel the remaining Thursday Night Football games..

The group also decided to pull games played in England back to 1 p.m. eastern time (6 p.m. London time).

The drama started in September when President Donald Trump called out former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.

Trump outraged NFL players by calling Kaepernick a “son of a bitch.”

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Since then, many players have forgotten the original purpose of the protest while kneeling or sitting in defiance of Trump.

Several players say they are aware of the falling ratings — which will eventually hurt them financially — but they say it is all worth it to get back at Trump.

NFL ratings are down 11 percent in the past month.

Photos by Norm Hall/Getty Images, Patrick Smith/Getty Images




  • bemetoo

    so if the tv exce cancel the loose tens of million dollars

  • Li

    These players are cutting their own throats.

  • shun king

    hope yall satisfied now they will be kneeling at dept of labor

  • Ryan

    Actually, ESPN and other networks across the board have been hemorrhaging money for several years now as more people “cut the cord” and get rid of cable. Personally I’m not ready to get rid of my cable but I know people who have due to cost.

  • shun king

    yes that shows the gravity of the situation

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Goood.. this is whats supposed to happen let the network lose money…let the NFL suffer and for once feel a blacklash… goodt..gooooodt.. I wish every melenated player took a knee every game.. I wish everytime the National Anthem is being played every black person in the arena would sing loudly the black national anthem..
    Lift ev’ry voice and sing,
    Till earth and heaven ring.
    Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
    Let our rejoicing rise,
    High as the list’ning skies,
    Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
    Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
    Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Stand for something, or you will fall for anything.

  • Renee26

    Where are #11’s shoes??

  • shun king

    you do understand the players lose the most

  • Renee26

    Right, the more players that do it the more secure their jobs will be. The NFL would end if they fired all of their black players and started over from scratch with rookie players….Fug em ion care

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    #blackout

  • MsChocCookie

    “So Let it be Written, So Let it be Done” Uck, the Ducks….United they Stand!!!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    The players UNDERSTAND what is at stake.

  • Li

    OT: Is anybody following Nikki Minaj’s brother’s sex predator case? It’s a doozy.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/nicki-minaj-sister-in-law-takes-stand-husband-rape-case-article-1.3588403

  • Guess Who

    This has become a complete clusterfuck.

  • Renee26

    Downstairs

  • Queen B

    I love seeing men in socks lol weird right ?

  • Ni Ni

    Players own several homes, child support, expensive lifestyle, etc. I’m wondering how long they are going to be committed once those checks start dwindling.

    The white folks are already saying they wont attend the games. If all fails, i wonder will they try to invest in a new league for less pay.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Dumb ?

  • shun king

    what is besides money police not going change nor will the blacks in the ghetto

  • stav

    Right!

  • EMILY POST

    They still protesting….
    ?

  • Simone

    It’s down because a lot of people as myself have refuse to watch until Colin gets a Job.

  • shun king

    doubt it you talking going against old money and older networks …their lawyers and white wives will tell them to stand

  • shelly

    Never going happen . All these white people want to do is make money so how will they make money if they cancel games. Stupidest headline ever.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Ok, you are clearly ignorant. If you think only “blacks in the ghetto” are a problem, or the only ones to be harassed then you are a fool. Blacks from all socio-economic backgrounds are being harassed. Go troll the next post. #trollalert

  • Jen_no_juice

    Ratings are down because 1. You Have folks exercising their 1st amendment right, of freedom of speech, and protesting the injustice and inequality of people of color and 2. There’s an idiot in the white house that changed the narrative of the kneeling and told folks to walk out of the stadium and not watch the games until everyone stands

  • Banka

    Agreed

  • 2telldatruth

    The NFL is tanking because of CTE not protests. They are lying and trying to cover the most damning effects on the leagues ratings.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    what would they lose if they all stood up and took a knee? What the NFL going to do? Fire them all? You really think they would replace all their star black athletes.. comeonson…

  • Ni Ni

    Ahh yes, their expensive white wives…

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    No will it change your slave mentality that hate to lose comforts like watch your favorite team play on thursdays n sundays. but every battle isn’t worth the fight..

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Thank youuuu!!!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    last i heard even rich black people experience the same profiling or do you even care to take your coon ass head out of your masters ass for a sec. and see the real picture..

  • Jen_no_juice

    I come from a middle class home in a white neighborhood. When my brother was in HS. He spun out of control and hit a fence and a pole. He didn’t have on a seat belt so his had hit the windshield. When my dad and I arrived at the scene, my brother was unconscious, in hand cuffs, and in the bask seat of a cop car (head bleeding) while his white friend that was in the car with him was up free talking to the cops trying to tell the cops the car wasn’t stolen and my brother was a good guy. So IT’S NOT JUST IN THE GHETTO!!!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Exactly what rules America is greed.. they will not want to lose all that money.. trust..

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I guess this teenaged black man with a white mom deserved this too..btw in a affluent neighborhood..
    https://bossip.com/1595111/black-teen-kod-with-shovel-by-white-man-who-didnt-think-he-belonged-in-neighborhood-video/

  • MsPam

    Such a sad situation!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Haven’t watched nan game..but my ass be on the outside busting them drunk buster in the head with my cash ride business..oh you need to go 5 miles up the road..$50 bucks please..thats cheap compaired to Uber and Lyft when it surges.. I have turned on my ap and took a man on a $150 trip because the Mercades Benz Stadium area was surging at 500% on Lyft and 4.9 on Uber..gave him a $20 discount..because Uber would have charged him more yeah Ill take yo money dummy..
    #Sidehustleright.. get yo own coins and screw the system..

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Several players say they are aware of the falling ratings — which will
    eventually hurt them financially — but they say it is all worth it to
    get back at Trump.

    Receipts: Who said that?

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Very…..now Imma be looking for some energy off the socked feet…

  • shun king

    ok have happen to people i know..tell me this do you think white folks are going to ever treat black like white

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    SORRY!

  • shun king

    i don’t have a master at all not even a boss bet you DO..AND FYI ITS A NEW THING THAT’S BEEN DISCOVERED: WHITES ARE NOT GOING TO TREAT BLACK FOLKS LIKE THEY ARE WHITE…

  • shun king

    Don’t you understand with the next works shutting them down this is very likely

  • Patricia

    why not cut the national anthem and play ball??? separation of ball and state!

  • shun king

    well really the criminals thug blacks have put a bad mark on us all they have brought that heat on all black people and we all getting treated like thugs

  • shun king

    i don’t look at a ridiculous sport that have nothing to do with me i enjoy a nice history book and tea for excitement

  • nick c

    Thursday Night Football has had poor ratings for years way before this blew up I remember them saying it was oversaturated with Sunday, Monday, and Thursday nights and one had to go most likely Thursday. This drama hasn’t helped.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    It has now come to this. YT saying “I’m gonna make you stand.” Blacks sayin ” No you ain’t.”
    Amerikka you are a Bully…

    Good night Roses!

  • Ni Ni

    That will work for a while until a new protest comes along.

  • Karen Brady

    Same

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Consider how much football fans have to choose from. There’s Thursday Night Football. There are high school games on Friday, if you’re into that. There is a huge slate of college matchups on Saturday. There are NFL games in London many Sunday mornings. Then there are the regular games in the afternoon. Then Sunday Night Football. Then, finally, Monday Night Football. It’s hard to blame even a diehard for getting a little worn down by the end of the extended weekend.

    http://awfulannouncing.com/nfl/tv-executives-press-nfl-limit-thursday-games-push-back-london-start-times.html

    Please stop copying and pasting from Breitbart and Infowars.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sports are down across the board.
    NASCAR is down 13% and I don’t recall any anthem protests happening there.

  • Mrz Justketta

    Right!!!

  • MookieFly

    They all tuned to football to bitch and moan. Most probably don’t even watch football but want something to complain about

  • klwbaby

    Good point. I think college football is a thousand times better than the NFL.

  • hottlanta

    People trying to make the football players lose money are fooling themselves. The area around football will lose money. The vendors, food servers, parking, hotel and the other little man will lose out financially. Football is a sport where the city makes money it ain’t about the players the only one’s getting paid.

  • Scromes1212

    College Football is the closest thing in this country to modern day slavery smh the irony is there the ones that should be protesting

  • hottlanta

    Ain’t that a bitch complaining about someone disrespecting the flag and veterans when he disrespected war veterans by not even sending a tweet thanking them for their service. Flags were not at half staff or nothing. He played golf with the foot he got the 5 fake deferments from though to keep from going to war.

  • Tink Tink

    I think it his name is No-one

  • Django the God

    Thursday Night Football is streaming live on Amazon Prime now.

    They already have a buyer.

  • klwbaby

    I do see where u coming from because they have to play for free while the college makes millions of dollars because of them.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    BTW they can’t just cancel the last ten games because it would mess up teams’ schedules and leave them with one game less played than other teams and they would have to refund the fans the purchase price of their tickets.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Y’all rather do this than to 1. put Colin back on a team and 2. allow him to kneel silently, like always. I’m the main one to say Colin can go play elsewhere, but it’s interesting to watch folks refuse to eat humble pie.

  • hottlanta

    You got that right they will never treat us like white people. I have been reading and watching everything these past 2 weeks and where are all of those white women to come to Rep. Wilson defense from Dump tweets and especially after Kelly acting as if she disgusted him so bad he didn’t even call her by her name. Kept calling her empty barrels as if she wasn’t human. Some white lady came out and said 800 year old Bush sexual assaulted her years ago and he quickly apologized but Kelly said I ain’t doing jack and still has his job. Where is the outraged large white protest to make him apologize for his horrible open display of disrespect. Where is the outrage from the LGTB community saying name calling will not be accepted. Where is white Hollywood?Some guy got a Facebook account wanted her hang. For what.We have to fight our own fight and when we do everyone gets mad at us wants to act like what are they fighting for everything is okay.

  • hottlanta

    I would never forget an old episode on 60 Minutes where this black guy said he went to the RIGHT schools, had the RIGHT kind of job, spoke the RIGHT language, lived in the RIGHT neighborhood and wore the RIGHT clothes. He was in the store they followed him around and accused him of stealing. They took him in the back and made him take off his clothes in front of his 6 year old son. He started crying. I was done. Even though he thought he did the RIGHT thing in life they didn’t care. They messed around and stopped Johnny Cochran one day because he was riding in his Rolls Royce. When they found out he was a lawyer he made them never forget it. They stopped him because they didn’t think a black man belonged in such a nice car.

  • hottlanta

    Did Charles Manson and Ted Bundy put a bad mark on white people? Stop the madness.

  • hottlanta

    The hot dog vendor will be there first.

  • Fire & Ice

    Ain’t nobody watching that bullshit anyways! They want to cancel because the ratings suck ?

  • Benjamin

    Shun king is a white troll.

  • Wreckognize Game

    They are canceling the airing of the games. Not them playing the games right? The fans can still go it just won’t be on Tv is the way I was reading this.

  • shun king

    well a lot of black people look at that kinda of stuff and say they all do it.. you are one of those types.

  • hottlanta

    Are white folks thinking they are losing credibility after what these 2 white girls just did.
    http://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/just-students-face-attempted-murder-charges-after-threats-school/lL99dEdLTxhUAkf1SVqF9N/

  • Stationarity

    I always find “College Football is slavery” an intriguing topic. So is it slavery because some of the top programs make millions and the players don’t get paid? Is it Slavery because they didn’t dream about playing college football their entire lives and are forced to play? Is it only slavery for the black players or any race? Out of 120 D-1 schools, only 20 make money (2014 stats). So are they slaves at the other 100 schools that aren’t making a profit? If the football player goes to school, gets a marketable degree worth at least 160k, and uses connects he made while playing to kick start and fuel a lucrative job is it still slavery? Now I absolutely believe that at the top programs the players should get more. So maybe Alabama players should be protesting but I don’t know about all of the college athletes.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    MEANWHile if they get hurt their career that they haven’t even started is over!! I feel they should allow those kids to make money while playing period!

  • klwbaby

    Just curious, do u feel that your life will be better if whites treated blacks the same way they treat white people?

  • Scromes1212

    There going to start paying them soon. But it’s going to come with problems cause of some of the things you stated. Only power 5 schools are going to do it. And to your point, I didn’t say it WAS slavery, I said it’s the closest thing to it. They get room and board and a degree that most of them could have got at a community college. If me using the word slave is what bothers you then we can just say there getting pimped. However you want to word it, it’s wrong. Period.

  • Scromes1212

    You think it’s ok to tell a grown man he can’t work? If they have a kid how do they feed the kid? It’s ridiculous

  • klwbaby

    That has been discussed a lot. But many feel like if they start paying football players, then they should also pay the basketball team, baseball, hockey and so on.

  • isis Osiris

    sandra rose is a white supremacist

  • shun king

    no i think if blacks treated other blacks with respect things would be better…in my life whites have been some pretty respectable people

  • shun king

    what’s wrong with you?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Wont happen ever in life! Never!

  • shun king

    he look like a man about to end it all

  • shun king

    didn’t you say you grew up off bouldercrest?

  • Stationarity

    Yeah…it was the word slave. The comparison of anything that people have a choice to do and aren’t getting beat and raped to Chatel slavery has always irked the messed out of me. I agree on everything. Yes- it’s wrong and they need to fix the system. Also, kids shouldn’t get in trouble because they want to make a couple of bucks off of their own name. Every kids family should have traveling money to get to the game. They do it for Bowl games but it should be for EVERY home game atleast. I do know some of them get about $500 a month now compared to nothing when I was in school. However, it’s very possible for the system to be pimped itself. I know a lot of past D1 athletes doing wonderful because they got a real degree and used their connects and minus the student debt. Folks just gotta work whatever system they are in. But that is probably hard when their family might be yelling LEAGUE and NFL when the chances are so slim.

  • Solstice

    Night lady ?

  • Stationarity

    You just made me see red. I had a flashback to when I was as a Grad Assistant tutor at a school in the SunBelt. One of the basketball players was eating cold beanie weenies out of the can because she was hungry and didn’t have time to go to the Cafe which was a mile away even though there was a cafeteria one building over that they couldn’t use! They monopolize their time. The football players had breakfast at 7, class from 8 to 10, tutoring, weight room at 3, and practice at 4. Don’t get hurt and have to go the training room…5:30am! Athletes do a lot. Their school experience is completely different from a regular college student.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly. Then the NCAA doesn’t allow them to work regular jobs. When I played we would all go work at moving companies in the summer cause they would pay us cash.

  • shun king

    funny on the front page of the of that site its three murders that where committed by blacks including a 3 year old…and we got the white getting charge with attempted murder for a phone call

  • Kimberly King

    I applaud the black kings who consistently kneel on a weekly basis.

  • VM

    Tebow got more chances and he was a fraud.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Me too, I think they want be showned on TV

  • Ryan

    What’s wrong with YOU?

  • millz

    lol when football ran the world… there’s a bigger agenda behind this kneeling/flag debacle…

  • Peace

    Yup. Poor kids out there like Gladiators. Pimped for Sport. While coaches get paid millions along with sponsors making billions

  • JohnsonL

    Sandra, I’ve been gone for a while and I came back to you still being one of the biggest IDIOT’S around. Actually, the consumers putting a lock on their pockets, caused a rapid loss of revenue for the NFL, Networks, ETC!! But let the execs cancel the televised games, the players won’t suffer!! They have contracts for a reason and unless you know different than I. Stop acting like your Daddy, President Trump. Just pulling crap out of your behind!!!

  • BrittBrat2005

    I said the same thing they got rid of the Pledge/Prayer in Schools, why not do away with the anthem as well.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I’ve been saying this for a while now. Sandra rose is a white male with a black avatar. YT has always hidden behind black face and this is no different. Readers can’t believe a black woman could say the things Sandra says but refuse to see who he really is. SANDRA ROSE IS RUN BY A WHITE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE!!!!! STOP!!!! Being fooled!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Just like everything else in the U.S.A… If blacks are gone it will fail. Keep kneeling my brothers they can only threaten, they do not have the power.

  • BorisBlack1

    You do realize that a lot of court tv cases are actors…… don’t you. lol

  • shun king

    i guess you didnt notice the name calling going on

  • Evillene

    Wholeheartedly agree. That is the quickest solution, no anthem no protest. Shut it down.

  • Evillene

    You got it! Now that would be something.

  • ??LordHell2TheNaw??

    Thank you so much for that!??…they need our support and we should be more than happy to do that! I looooooooooooove being black!!!!!!!!!??

  • MythCalledLove

    The NFL is on life support. They have been for years way before this. Using this is perfect for the owners and the league. They can’t fill the stadium because the ticket prices are too high. Then paying for parking, and forget about an a snack. But they will lose more money trying to please people that really can’t help. The network and advertising world would take the hit. This is a war they cannot win. Football fanatics will give in quickly. The teams have shown support so to back out now is just asking for trouble. Plus the NFLPA would crush the league and owners for violating the collective bargaining agreements.

  • MythCalledLove

    The networks would be the loser and if one network refuses there are plenty that will take it over. The networks fight hard for the rights to air the games. Plus the lawsuits for violating the agreements.

  • Ryan

    Definitely noticed your antagonistic questioning, which I’ve noticed you doing before.

  • MythCalledLove

    They court these players from high school. When the player visits colleges they assign them to “host”. They only care about who can make the school the most money. The players could care less about taking the advantage of the free education. Which makes me so angry because if they are injured and can no longer play they are ass out in the cold. No degree nada. If the school uses your talent then you use those 4 years to educate yourself. Get that degree once you have it none can take that away from you. Football players don’t have guaranteed money like the NBA.

  • Rhondalousey

    If they just take the national anthem out of football period. Why was the military so pressed on singing it at every game? They should just sing it at the superbowl.

  • Wayup!

    Well let’s face it jocks are not the brightest crayon in the Box anyway so….?

  • Junkanoo

    The military does the same in Hollywood especially in the 1940s and 1950s , Black Hawk down more recently wasn’t accurate in its telling of what actually happened, they try to condition to benefit there agenda. The national anthem played during football games is patriotic to some an may call some to serve? Thats people want to go on fighting wars indefinitely

  • Junkanoo

    I’ve never really understood the Nielsen ratings there ratings machine are only in a small percentage of American homes how many of there ratings machine are in the homes of people of color vs white Americans. It’s sad the level of emotional insecurity people display where there not so easily threathened by people with a different experience .People standing up for equality and justice shouldn’t provoke hate ,loathe and ridicule from those who don’t walk in those shoes to my mind it’s defining someone else’s experience for them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That makes zero sense. If they are going to play the games they may as well air them.
    The NFL network televises TNF.
    Do you think the NFL network is just going to refund the money to their advertisers?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Not about treating like white. It’s about being fair

  • Jen_no_juice

    Don’t even know what/ where bouldercrest is…. So no I didn’t say that

  • Ajavee

    Your post 100% especially this part:

    It’s sad the level of emotional insecurity people display where there not so easily threatened by people with a different experience

  • Dowoop

    They are just putting empty threats out there hoping to scare the players into complying.

  • TOO REAL

    First he didn’t just talk about Kaepernick’s mother he was talking about all the NFL’s mothers – get it right TRUMP- HOE

  • TOO REAL

    Please do cancel the rest of the season. No one’s watching your racist asses anyway. Or sorry Sandy and her trump coonies are so that they can have something else to bitch about other than the state of the country.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    “Trump outraged NFL players by calling Kaepernick a “son of a bitch.” —> I am astonished that you really switch the narrative up like that. LOL. Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, Trump was referring to ALL NFL players who protest. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colin-kaepernick-donald-trump_us_59c67acce4b0cdc77331a0ce

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I say pay them all of its contact sports they should get paid because they could get hurt for life!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    They making money so the kids should too especially being that a lot of them don’t come from privileged homes!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Well the Next works LOL can stop it who cares..they can’t retract the money these athletes already have soo.. and you do know what a contract is right.. whether they play or nah.. they will get paid. nothing in their contract that states they can’t exercise a constitutional right or the contract it self would be illegal.. comeonewhiteson..

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yeah HIStory no matter how nonfactual it is would thrill a simpleton as yourself…

  • deadellamore

    THEN LET THEM CANCEL THE GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK GOD MARTIN LUTHER KING AND MALCOM X AREN’T LIVING TO SEE THAT PROTESTING I NOW A CRIME. THESE PLAYER ARE PEOPLE AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTEST WHERE AND WHENEVER THEY DAMN WELL PLEASE. #RESIST

  • shun king

    ok you stay watching your football and believing in ghosts

  • datATLboi

    The only people who are oblivious to the real reason why they kneel is PRIVILEGED INDIVIDUALS….mostly white and privileged….believe me Sandra, they are WOKE

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Hell… it wasn’t this much heat when they took prayer out of school….Geesh… They should remove it, pledge of allegiance and all these old ass racist statues that mean nothing.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Say…. there’s a name I havn’t heard in a coons age. What ever happen to him?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Speaking of which can we talk about the price gouging of cable networks?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I concur, I remember when Bron left Cleveland… The clubs closed and restaurants shut down, it was ghost! Now street parking is valet and its horses drawn carriages, cabs and chit flooding the city…smh it’s crazy!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Better than reading your fictional history and believing it true..

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The mu/rder of un/armed Bl/acks by corru/pt cops with no repercussions.

  • VM

    You know that guy gets contract after contract, left the NFL got a analyst position with ESPN. I guess he woke up one day and wanted to be like Bo, he’s playing professional baseball for the New York Mets. This guy keeps a job and I wouldn’t be surprised if a NFL team hired him again.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Clearly, you know nothing about systemic racism. You are contributing to it. “Thug blacks, really?” If you are really black you need to learn your history first.

  • lachatnoir_413

    I don’t feel like I can help in this protest I don’t play sports so I can’t tske a knee I can call senators or governors n Congress n sign petitions but it’s seems like no one is doing those things I don’t see how I can help if they’re not doing anything except kneeling