I’ve been critical of President Trump.
We haven’t gotten much in the way of ‘populist nationalist’ policies. This has been a major disappointment. President Trump has catered to his populist supporters mostly through attacking the media and NFL sports teams. While this is more of the same old conservative dog whistling, it is having a major impact on the NFL which is something to celebrate:
“Ahead of a Super Bowl that caps a tumultuous season, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll depicts a developing nightmare for the National Football League: Its core audience is losing interest rapidly, a potential threat to the league’s dominant role in American culture.
The poll shows that fans are following the sport less closely, even in key demographics, such as young men, that historically propelled the league’s growth. At the same time, parents increasingly want their children to turn away from football amid growing worry about player safety and the league’s efforts to address it. …
Sunday night’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles comes at the end of a troublesome season for the league. The best players got hurt. The owners publicly quarreled. The decline in television ratings steepened. And the league became a polarizing political lightning rod, entangled in an imbroglio with President Donald Trump over player protests during the national anthem.
The problems are taking a heavy toll. Adults who report following the NFL closely has dropped 9% since 2014, the poll finds. More alarming for the league, however, is the makeup of the people moving away from the NFL in large numbers: Just 51% of men aged 18 to 49 say they follow the NFL closely, down from 75% four years ago. The poll did not ask respondents why their interest changed. The Journal/NBC News poll interviewed 900 adults from Jan. 13-17. The margin of error for the full sample was plus or minus 3.27 percentage points. …
The drop offs, according to the poll, also crossed political lines. Base Democrats who follow the league closely fell by 16 points versus four years ago, while it was 14 points for base Republicans.”
Super Bowl LII is happening in Minneapolis this Sunday and SJWs are holding a ‘Take a Knee Conference and Rally’ outside U.S. Bank Stadium to honor the memory of Philando Castile:
“No one knows for sure whether anyone will take a knee inside the Super Bowl on Sunday. However, it’s now clear that many will in fact kneel in protest, outside the stadium.
The Take a Knee Conference and Rally, will meet outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, and continue holding events on through Super Bowl Sunday.
U.S. Bank Stadium is not far from where Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in July of 2016. That incident, filmed by Castile’s girlfriend, went viral after it appeared on Facebook. The Castile shooting, among other incidents, inspired Kaepernick to launch his protest movement in the preseason of that year.
Castile’s mother will also attend the event, according to Sporting News. …”
These self-righteous idiots are going to Take a Knee outside the Super Bowl.
To be fair, our favorite negro Colin Kaepernick deserves most of the credit for using militant blackness to drive a wedge between Middle America and the NFL.
Let’s hope the trend continues and it trickles down to the SEC.