Turning off the NFL 09-13-20

Melissa Praemonitus

SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 BY SCOTT JOHNSON POWERLINE

A MAN WHO WON'T KNEEL
We have come to a sorry pass when vows to respect the American flag, to despise socialism, and to stand up for the sovereignty of the United States are — if not incendiary acts, as they are in the Twin Cities and other left-wing urban strongholds — but politically useful. I therefore conclude that we have in fact come to a sorry pass. In the ad below, North Carolina Eleventh District congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn makes the best of our sorry pass. I look forward to his coming throwdowns with Minnesota’s own Ilhan Omar, to whom Cawthorn’s vows are anathema. read more (shared with permission)

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 BY STEVEN HAYWARD POWERLINE

SPOIL SPORTS
Paul writes immediately below about the limitless racial politicization of professional sports going on at the moment, and it turns out the Gallup Poll people have just issued some bracing news for professional sports in their latest survey of public attitudes toward various industries.

Here are the key findings regarding sports:

The biggest slide, however, has been for the sports industry, with its positive score falling 15 points — from 45% to 30%.

The sports industry now has a negative image, on balance, among Americans as a whole, with 30% viewing it positively and 40% negatively, for a -10 net-positive score. This contrasts with the +20 net positive image it enjoyed in 2019, when 45% viewed it positively and 25% negatively. . .

The sports industry’s image has also deteriorated more among women than men, and among older adults than those younger than 35. . . the greater social and political activism of players and, in some cases now, coaching staffs and entire leagues appears to have turned off Americans who disagree with their messages or the way they express them. The net effect at this point has been negative for the industry’s image.

As the saying goes, get woke, go broke. read more

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