ESPN “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman said during Thursday morning’s show that the NFL injects politics “by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it.” Kellerman made the statement during a segment that compared NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to world renowned boxer Muhammad Ali during a discussion with Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. WATCH: Kellerman said that neither Ali nor Kaepernick went looking for a protest. The protest came looking for them. “He was asked to stand for the national anthem,” Kellerman said. “You do not have to stand for the national anthem, and even if it was a rule that you did, is that Colin Kaepernick injecting politics into the NFL? No, that’s the NFL injecting politics.” “I’m very patriotic. I stand for the national anthem proudly,” Kellerman added. “The reason I am patriotic is because you do not have to stand for the national anthem.” Fellow “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith … [Read more...] about ESPN Host Says NFL Injects Politics ‘By Playing The National Anthem’ [VIDEO]
In an article appearing in The Washington Post this week, writers deconstruct what a nationwide poll purportedly found – that 19 percent of pro football fans say their interest in the sport had declined in recent years. Of those fans, a quarter said political issues made them less interested with 17 percent pointing to national anthem protests or former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a reason. The poll’s findings are unsurprising. For years, and particularly under the dubious hand of Commissioner Roger Goodell, individual players and small groups have been given wide latitude to use the league as a platform for the airing of personal political views. Colin Kaepernick is the most current and in-your-face example but his disrespect of the flag and those who’ve sacrificed for it isn’t the first, nor will it be the last. Kaepernick, whose declining play, on-field antics, and poor judgment have created the situation he finds himself in, is propped up by players … [Read more...] about The NFL’s Leadership Is Pushing Fans Away With Politics
A new national survey released Thursday shows the vast majority of Americans say professional football players should keep politics off the field. According to a poll conducted by the Remington Research Group between Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 of 1,945 respondents, 64 percent of Americans think professional football players like San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick should not use the NFL as a stage for their political views. Only 22 percent believe they should use their platform and 15 percent say they are unsure. Remington Research on NFL Kaepernick Q5 12/22/16 Of the respondents who considered themselves “a fan of the NFL at any point in the past five years,” 63 percent say they have viewed less football this year than previous years, while 37 percent say they have watched more. Additionally, Republicans and non-partisans have begun viewing less football at a higher rate than Democrats, as 61 percent of Republicans claim they have watched less football in 2016 as opposed to 55 … [Read more...] about Poll: Most Americans Say NFL Players Should Keep Politics Off The Field
Last month, California-based baby food startup Yumi announced a $67 million Series B funding round, led by San Francisco-based biotech fund Jazz Ventures Partners, AF Ventures, and 23andme cofounder and CEO Anne Wojcicki. It brings the company’s total funding to $79 million and adds more name-brand investors into a fold that already included the founders of Warby Parker, Harry’s, Sweetgreen, and Uber, as well as such celebrities as Snoop Dogg and Gabrielle Union. advertisement advertisement But this new funding also represents something else to Yumi cofounders Angela Sutherland and Evelyn Rusli: It’s a chance to embed their ideals as women founders into the company’s cap table. This funding round features a female-led special purpose vehicle (SPV), which includes about 70 new women investors and women-led firms. Yumi chief financial officer Sarah Marie Martin says the SPV is about creating more options for women. Knowing that women continue to earn 84% … [Read more...] about Baby food startup Yumi just added 70 women as investors. What’s your excuse?
Nike ( NYSE:NKE ) is wasting no time getting into the metaverse. The footwear and apparel giant recently launched a virtual environment on the Roblox ( NYSE:RBLX ) gaming platform. In this video from "The Virtual Opportunities Show," broadcast on Nov. 30 , Motley Fool contributors Demitri Kalogeropoulos and Rachel Warren and Motley Fool analyst Asit Sharma discuss how the move fits with Nike's broader goals and what it means for other companies looking to monetize experiences in the metaverse niche. Asit Sharma: I am going to share my screen. Let's see if this works. I know there's some viewers today who are wondering, I keep hearing about the metaverse. What is it? This is one expression of the metaverse. This is actually an environment in Roblox, which is a publicly traded company, we've mentioned quite a bit, that was created by Nike. They want to play in the metaverse space. Basically, one part of the metaverse is being able to grab an Avatar that … [Read more...] about Nike Is Already in the Metaverse
Joe Beauman Hall aka Joe B. Hall is reported to have died in the early morning hours of Saturday 15th January 2022. But what was the cause of death for Joe B. Hall? Did he have any disease prior to his death? The whole basketball community is mourning the heartbroken passing of basketball legend Joe B. Hall as you will discover in this obituary. We should also consider the persona of legendary basketball coaches and players. Related: Joe B. Hall, Kentucky’s Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, has Died Who was Joe B. Hall? From 1972 to 1985, Joe B. Hall served as the head coach of the basketball team at the University of Kentucky, where he was the team’s head coach for nearly 13 years. For the same university, Joe B. Hall played and coached championship teams in 1949 and 1978, respectively. As an assistant coach under Adolph Rupp at Regis University and Central Missouri State University, he followed in the footsteps of his great predecessor Adolph Rupp before returning to … [Read more...] about Joe B. Hall (Kentucky Basketball Coach), What Was His Cause of Death?
When Disney+ Day was celebrated last year in November , the Moon Knigh t was one of the major announcements . In addition to the glimpses that Marvel gave at the time, the studio continues to tease the upcoming series. Recently, a teaser for the trailer was released. The trailer will be released on Monday, and the teaser is sure to raise anticipation among fans. Monday’s NFL Super Wild Card match will reveal the trailer. While realizing his powers, the protagonist is shown in his mental state. Must Read: Thai Protesters want Disney to Show more Respect for Buddha Moon Knight trailer date announced with the new teaser, raises It is the streaming platform, Hulu , that has posted the latest trailer , encouraging netizens to watch the NFL match to see the trailer as well. This teaser shows Oscar Isaac dealing with his alter-ego. In shock, he looked into the mirror, shouted, and ran for his life. Also Check: Disney wants some of Netflix’s Asian … [Read more...] about Moon Knight Trailer Releases for Disney+ Show & ‘There’s Chaos’
It’s 10 a.m. and I’m sitting at a long white counter in a midtown Manhattan office having bacon and eggs with David Levinson, owner of some of New York’s most prized real estate, and Andrew Essex, former CEO of the innovative ad agency Droga5. Essex is consulting with Levinson’s real estate firm on a $2.5 billion project that will bring down the old DoubleTree hotel in Times Square and, in its place, erect a 46-story building with a soaring LED flecked tower, three full-bleed screens, and a sweeping open stage that hovers 30 feet above the red staircase of the TKTS ticket booth. Levinson is now on the hunt for a tenant to occupy the building’s epic retail space. advertisement advertisement The TSX Broadway building , as it’s been dubbed, is a three-year project being developed through a partnership with L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group that will begin construction in early 2019. It is a maximalist vision of … [Read more...] about Times Square’s newest extravagance: 46 stories of maximalist retail
TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launch their bid for a return to the Super Bowl with a dominating 31-15 NFC wild-card playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The defending champions set the tempo from the start, with Brady leading a pair of long TD drives in the opening quarter and building the lead to 17-0 by halftime. The seven-time Super Bowl winner finished off the Eagles with TD passes of 2 yards to Rob Gronkowski and 36 yards to Mike Evans, improving his dazzling playoff record to 35-11 in a record 46 postseason starts. The Bucs defense did its part, too, intercepting Jalen Hurts twice in the Philadelphia quarterback’s playoff debut. “We did some good things,” Brady said. “I think we’re just going to have to keep doing what we did today. Everyone’s got to touch it, make some explosive plays. Did a good job possessing it, the defense played great, so it was a great team win. Special teams … [Read more...] about Tom Brady throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers dominate Eagles, 31-15, in NFC wild-card game
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government has started discussions to impose a quasi-state of emergency on the capital Tokyo and its surrounding areas within the week, broadcaster FNN said on Monday, as COVID-19 cases rise. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the capital would request such measures if the usage of beds set aside for COVID-19 patients climbed to 20%. The rate stood at 19.3% as of Sunday. The highly infectious Omicron variant is driving a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Japan. New cases nationwide have exceeded 25,000 in the past two days, near record levels. The government on Jan. 9 declared quasi-emergency measures in three regions that host U.S. military facilities, after it appeared that Omicron outbreaks at the bases spilled into the surrounding communities. The measures include shortened operating hours for restaurants and bars. It was the first imposition of such curbs since September, when Japan lifted emergency controls that had prevailed … [Read more...] about Japan gov’t discussing quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo, surrounding areas -FNN