The Watch Dog response: But race don’t matter! Ya’ll better wake the hell up. Some think it is open season on black folk coming from the white house. Well they gonna learn the day!
(CNN)The NFL put out a statement on Wednesday denying it had capitulated to President Donald Trump and banned players from kneeling when the National Anthem plays before games.
This remains true, so far as we know, in the abstract. The league has not imposed any formal restrictions. (Yet. There are more meetings planned.) But even as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened on Sunday to bench any player judged to be “disrespecting the flag,” the presidential blitz continues — and it becomes clearer that the NFL and ESPN’s attempts to appease Trump have failed. (CNN)
ESPN has dropped Hank Williams Jr. from opening Monday Night Football tonight after Williams’ controversial comments today about President Obama.
Williams, perhaps best known for his "are you ready for some football?" lead-in to ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Monday compared this summer’s so-called golf summit between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner as "one of the biggest political mistakes ever." (Read more)
ESPN has been pushing into their most recent body of work called, “The Fab Five,” a look at the Michigan basketball careers of Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson from 1991 to 1993.
The piece was broadcast for the first time Sunday night and in the show, Rose, the show’s executive producer, stated that Duke recruited only black players he considered to be “Uncle Toms.” (Read more)