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NFL Players Almost Come To Blows Over League’s National Anthem Payoff

Two former allies who were key players in the NFL national anthem protests that dominated the league’s attention during the 2017 season almost came to blows before today’s game. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins had to be separated during the coin toss after their pre-game jawing escalated. Reportedly their dispute centered on the NFL Players Coalition, an ad-hoc organization that was in talks with the NFL to end national… Read

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Amy Schumer Says Maroon 5 Should Turn Down Super Bowl Halftime

Actress Amy Schumer has weighed in on this year’s potential Super Bowl half-time lineup, saying that Adam Levine led Maroon 5 should join Rihanna in turning down the gig. Shumer, who once appeared in a Super Bowl ad with Seth Rogen, posted on Instagram in the wake of reports that Rihanna had turned down a chance to be the headliner at the Super Bowl halftime this year in sympathy with controversial former quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Rihanna allegedly declined an NFL… Read

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Targeted By NFL Owners To Buy Seattle Seahawks

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National Football League owners reportedly want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to join the club by purchasing the Seattle Seahawks franchise. The Seahawks were owned by Paul Allen, who passed away earlier this week from septic shock after battling a recurrence of cancer. Bezos, who may be the richest man in the world, is reportedly being prodded by several NFL owners, including influential Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Bezos already has ties to the NFL, as Amazon has an NFL… Read

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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low Against NBA & MLB Games

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(UPDATED with NBA and MLB metered market results) If you're into sports, last night was an early Christmas of sorts with big games across the television landscape. However, except for Larry Fitzgerald’s playful sack of his ex-teammate-turned-sideline commentator Kurt Warner, it was not a good Thursday Night Football for the Arizona Cardinals, or Fox. The Denver Broncos plucked the Cardinals’ feathers 45-10 on the fourth week of primetime pro football on the Rupert… Read

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Rihanna Turns Down Super Bowl Halftime To Support Colin Kaepernick – Report

Singer/actress Rihanna has reportedly turned down a chance to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII because she supports former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a collusion lawsuit against the National Football League. Kaepernick is out of the NFL after becoming a free agent two years ago and not finding a new team. He claims that he has not been picked up because of his political stances. He was the first player to kneel during the national anthem… Read

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‘Thursday Night Football’ Ratings Hit Season High As Eagles Soar Over Giants

After five weeks of adequate performance, the team that captured Super Bowl LII took off the training wings last night and flew high over the New York Giants. Taking down Eli Manning and crew at home 34-13 on Fox's Thursday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles proved that they own the NFC East right now  – and America's attention, it turns out. Snaring a 10.8/19 in metered market results on the Rupert Murdoch owned net and NFL Network, last night's TNF was a winner all… Read

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‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Hit Season Low; Drew Brees Scores NFL High

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Monday was a good night to be Drew Brees, and not such a great night to be the NFL or ESPN. While the New Orleans Saints quarterback became the league's all-time leader in passing yards after a quick second-quarter move on Monday Night Football, the Saints’ 43-19 demolition of the Washington Redskins was a ratings fumble. The primetime matchup last night on the Disney-owned sports cabler snared a 7.3 result in metered market ratings, down 20% in the early metrics from the… Read

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NFL National Anthem Protests: Eric Reid Of Carolina Panthers Takes A Knee In First Game For New Team

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who was out of the National Football League until this week, has resumed his kneeling protest during the national anthem. Reid, who was the first person to join Colin Kaepernick in the kneeling protests while both were with the San Francisco 49ers, had not spoken about what he would do during the song’s playing. But he dropped to his right knee as the national anthem began playing before the Panthers' game against the New York… Read

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Tom Brady Makes QB History In Patriots’ Win, But ‘Thursday Night Football’ Week 2 Ratings Down From 2017

Tom Brady

Despite a less than stellar opening to the NFL season, if there was any doubt the New England Patriots still have what it takes, Tom Brady and the boys tackled it last night in a smashing Thursday Night Football victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots’ 38-24 victory on Fox in primeitme was just one of a number of highlights for the multiple Super Bowl-winning team, as Brady stepped up to a distinct pantheon of players. Last night, the 41-year-old made history in… Read

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‘Thursday Night Football’ Debut Viewership Even With 2017 For Fox & NFL – Update

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UPDATE, 3:25 PM: The final score is in for Fox's debut of Thursday Night Football and it's a steady win. With 14.5 million viewers on the Rupert Murdoch owned net and NFL Network, last night's LA Rams win over the Minnesota Vikings was almost right on the nose for the premiere of Thursday Night Football on September 28, 2017 on CBS. Add digital sets of eyeballs on the likes of Amazon and Twitch plus FOX Deportes and that viewership goes up to 15.1 million. Approximately… Read

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Fox Sports’ Joe Buck And Team Talk NFL Thursday Night Football: “You Have To Be A Little More Entertaining”

With Fox set to kick off its five-year, $3-billion-plus deal for NFL Thursday Night Football, Fox Sports production president John Entz and play-by-play man Joe Buck are seeing a “looser” and “more entertaining” approach take shape. “The Thursday night package was attractive for many reasons,” Entz said during a conference call with reporters. “One thing we wanted to emphasize was consistency. The broadcast had had trouble with people finding it since it was on different… Read

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NFL Punts On Maroon5 Quarterbacking Super Bowl Halftime Show

As rumors swirl that the Adam Levine-led Maroon5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on CBS, the NFL has thrown a flag on the play. But that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. “It's a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show,” a league spokesman told Deadline. “We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.” That’s the NFL’s usual company line… Read