NFL Hates Football Fans; Fire Them All

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You can see the battle brewing. It’s coming to a head. And no one is telling you the real reason the NFL is dying before your eyes.

Everyone sees the symptoms of football’s death spiral:  empty stadiums. Crashed ratings. low quality. Criminals on the field. Some people call it “the National Felony League.”

Frustrated fans look for better entertainment. Ticket sales remain high for one reason: stupid corporate executives. Stupid executives think it’s still a status symbol to control lots of NFL tickets. It’s not. Holding a lot of NFL tickets is a sign of stupidity. This isn’t 1999, folks. American sports fans have moved on.

[Breitbart: 34% Less Likely to Watch NFL Because of Anthem Protests]

But none of that gets to the reason for football’s demise.

The NFL’s Real Problem

The real reason for football’s demise is complicated. Inferior quality of play is one. Terrible officiating another. And the league’s stupid rules. Too many pads that become weapons. Outrageous prices designed to drive away retail fans and attract that corporate executives and their tax-free marketing dollars.

Those are reasons. But they’re not the main reason for football’s collapse.

The main reason is more human. Football’s death spiral is all about the players and owners. And the fans.

Television ratings for the NFL have been slipping since the beginning of the 2016 season. The league and observers have blamed a combination of factors, including competing coverage of last year’s presidential election, more viewers dropping cable television, fans’ discomfort with the reports of head trauma and the anthem protests.” —CBS, Boston

And it’s a sad story that reflects the divisions throughout the country.

The NFL is dying because NFL insiders despise NFL fans. The players hate their fans. The owners hate their fans. The sponsors hate the fans. And the fans can sense it.

You know’s the epitome of the NFL fan? Donald J. Trump.

I Can’t Stop Laughing at This Line

“Get that son of a bitch off the field right now . . .” —President Donald J. Trump in Huntsville, Alabama

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” President Trump told 20,000+ roaring fans in Huntsville, Alabama last night,  “when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s FIRED!'”

That’s the line everybody remembers. The line everybody loves. The vulgarity. The emotion. The voice of the voters who elected him. Perfectly delivered. Perfectly summarized. A perfect takedown of NFL flag desecrators and their owners.

Players and Owners Hate Their Fans

Ever since failed quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee to show is disdain for the country that made him a millionaire, some NFL players have made it clear: their values are not their fans’ values.

NFL owners, meanwhile, have been afraid to deal with their players’ contempt for the fans and the country.

But the people know. People know.

Our brains are wired to recognize contempt in others. We can see it. We can smell it. Our brains detect even the tiniest sign of contempt. Because contempt is a potential threat. And our survival as individuals and as a species requires early, reliable threat detection.

When NFL ratings and attendance began their decline last year, you can bet a major part of that decline stems from our brain’s remarkable ability to detect a threat. A threat posed by the players who hate their fans. Hate their fans’ values.

Trump Exposed NFL’s Contempt for Americans

Well, President Trump brought the players’ contempt to a head. Immediately after the president’s remarks, NFL players and even NFL commissioner Goodell, took to Twitter to express just how much they despise their fans in places like Huntsville, Alabama.

Former player Shaun King and others weighed in. Their brainless, selfish, anti-fan, anti-American tweets don’t deserve space on my blog.

Americans have no reason to support the NFL any longer. The commissioner and the owners have taken their stand. Or, I should say, have taken their seat. They’ve taken a seat to show their contempt for the flag, the country, our president, and their fans.

You Can Live Without Football

I did not watch a single NFL game last year unless football was the only thing on in a public bar or whatever. You can do the same. And, judging from this tweet, a lot of people stayed away from the Rams-49ers game on Thursday.

Look at that empty stadium. For a rivalry game!

I was a St. Louis Cardinals football season ticket holder. I played high school football. I loved my great football heroes like Jackie Smith, Ottis Anderson, Terry Bradshaw, Lynn Swann, Franco Harris, Jim Hart, Dan Dierdorf, Conrad Dobler. (I’ll stop there. Too many to name them all.)

The Greatest Show on Turf era in St. Louis gave us so many great, lifelong memories. Football is such a great sport.

But the greed of the owners and players, the cowardice of their corporate sponsors, and the politicization of the game by players and owners alike has made football a disease to me. And to many others. Football disease.

[Franco Harris: ‘Players in my day would have dealt with anthem protesters.‘]

I’m sad to see football go. As crazy as that sounds, football is dead to me. Football is dead.

It’s time for the fans to administer last rites. Time for the fans to say, “get those sons of bitches off the field right now. Out. They’re FIRED!”

Or maybe the good players will deal with those anthem protesters. Like the old days.

 

 

Finally! A President Stands Tall

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They were dumbfounded.

Those United Nations stuffed shirts were dumbfounded. Struck dumb. Silenced. Shocked. Floored.

Those sissy diplomats were shaken. Appalled. Frightened.

Never in the sordid history of the United Nations has an American president spoken in unvarnished truth in unvarnished terms.

Trump has the best words.

Trump used his best words today.

The best of the best.

Trump called Kim Jung Un “Rocket Man.” The funniest and most effective linguistic kill-shot to date. A Twitter line. And Trump pulled it off at the United bygod Nations.

[Scott Adams can’t stop laughing about Rocket Man tweet!]

They were shocked.

But it gets better. Rocket Man came AFTER Trump promised to completely destroy North Korea!

About damn time a US President warned the world one of its nations might go away. Like Atlantis. Poof! Gone. Adios.

Read our president’s best words:

The United States has great strength and patience,, but if it is forced to de fend itself or its allies,, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.. Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime…

Boom! If only Reagan had spoken so bluntly to the UN. Folks, I’m 53 years old. I’ve hated the United Nations since the 1970s. I’ve prayed for a president who would finally reign in that rogue, globalist disaster.

Beautiful. Beautiful words. Beautiful speech. Wonderful.

Our president also got the UN socialists to applaud his takedown of socialism. Huge!

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.. [ Applause ]

From the soviet union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenants of these discredited ideologies, only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.

Awesome. Ronald Reagan never tore down socialism more eloquently. And Trump spoke those words to the body that fosters and promotes socialism around the world. The wicked United Nations.

If that’s all Trump had said, he’d have said more than any US president ever said to the United Nations. But Trump said so much more. And all of it 100% pharmaceutical grade brilliance. Like this:

I have never loved a president as much as I love President Trump. Love him. Not ashamed to say it. I love my president.

Now, this.

Chuck and Nancy and Donald and Mitch and Paul

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You can almost see it in your mind if you try. The cartons of Chinese takeout. The torn blisters of soy sauce. Nancy Pelosi, former swimsuit model, laughing at The Donald’s off-color jokes. About Mitch McConnell. Or Paul Ryan. While Chuck fills color of his own, about deals he helped The Donald put together back in New York. Stuff that didn’t make it into The Art of the Deal or The Art of the Comeback.

If you can imagine that White House scene, you can imagine another scene. In a dark, oak-paneled Washington bar. Old Ebbitt Grill. In a back room, away from prying eyes sit Mitch and Paul. Scowling. Wondering. Plotting. Plotting how to get back at The Donald. Get back at The Donald for cutting deals with the Democrats. With those Democrats. The worst Democrats. “The very Democrats who want our jobs!” croaks Mitch.

Paul examines is shrimp and steak, mixing some food around with his gigantic fork, the kind of fork you expect to get in a dark, old, oak-paneled bar in Washington, DC. “You were right, Mitch,” Paul says without looking up. “He just doesn’t understand how Washington works.”

The Dealmaker

Back in 2015 while I was still trying to understand why my otherwise reasonable friends were falling in love with Trump, I asked a lot of questions. Actually, I ask only one question. But I asked a lot of people. And I asked some of them more than once. “Why Trump?”

The most common answer: “he doesn’t need the job.”

The second most common: “he knows how to make a deal.”

The third most common: “he tells it how it is.”

Remember when Trump cut the deal for Harvey relief with Chuck and Nancy? I wrote in “The Strategy That Dare Not Speak Its Name“:

By now you’ve heard that President Trump struck a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Trump struck a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Trump struck a deal by going around Congressional Republicans. Trump struck a deal with Democrats.

That was before his dinner with Chuck and Nancy. The dinner about DACA. I predicted that the Harvey deal was only the first. I had no idea the second would come so soon. But soon it did.

Speed shocks.

I attended an acting workshop at Washington University in 1981. One of the classes was about timing. The instructor used as an example a duel in the old west.

He asked for a student volunteer to play one of the duelers. The student was not to shoot first. He played the scene three ways.

  • First, he waited about 10 seconds, then he shot the student with his finger, yelling “bang.” This was drama.
  • Next, he waited about 30 seconds. He never shot, actually. Everybody laughed at the ridiculousness of the duelers staring at each other for so long. This was comedy.
  • In the third treatment, as the student was about to count his last pace, the instructor spun around yelled “bang.” Everyone was shocked. A few people gasped. This was terror.

By moving so quickly to strike a second deal with Democrats, Trump terrorized the GOP establishment (GOPe). Terrorized. And for good reason: the GOP establishment is replaceable. Replaceable, not with Tea Party or Freedom Caucus types, but with Democrats.

The whole GOP establishment in Congress knows it’s expendable.  And Mitch and Paul are coming to realize their threat will not come from the far right or the far left. Their threat will come from their base: the middle.

Power Is Perception

The Freedom Caucus lacks the numbers to take down the Speaker. And the small number of ideological conservatives in the Senate have no power to influence the majority leader. As long as Paul and Mitch have the GOPe on their sides, they’re safe.

The GOPe in Congress has a single, unifying mission: to raise enough money to win re-election. Or to move up to higher office. That’s it.

Normally, a president of your party makes your re-election safer. The president will help you raise money. The president will help you look good. The president will encourage the right votes for you to show your constituents “I’m one of you, and I keep my promises.”

But what happens when the president makes deals with the other party? What happens when he ignores your Congressional leaders and works with the opposition’s leaders?

If you’re a rank-and-file “happy to be here” Republican go-along-to-get-along type, you panic. You panic because you realize the leaders you elected have no power. No power to influence the president. No power to help your re-election. No power to reward your donors.

And what happens when go-along-to-get-along (GATGA) Congressmen see their re-election threatened? They move to where the power is.

Deals Are Powerful

Right now, the power in Washington resides in three people: Donald, Chuck, and Nancy. The GATGA in the GOP are poring over polls this weekend. Polls that tell them whether Trump’s base is okay with The Donald’s deals. Polls that will determine the GATGA’s next move.

If the polls show Trump’s base abandoning him, GATGA will double-down on Mitch and Paul.

But if those polls show Trump’s base holding firm, GATGA will rush to join the Donald, Chuck, and Nancy show.

You’ll know which way things are going by last this week.

GATGA types won’t overthrow their leadership. Not unless it’s an extreme case. More likely, they’ll call a caucus meeting. A meeting of GOPe and GATGAs. No conservatives.

At that caucus meeting, the GATGAs will give Paul and Mitch sobering news: “do whatever it takes, but we want to have Chinese food with the president. And Chuck and Nancy.”

I said I’d be okay with Trump switching parties. I’d still support him. I think he’s smarter and more determined that all the GOPe and GATGA combined.

Trump is okay with looking like a fool. In the short term. While you’re mocking his stupid tweet, though, he’s onto his next move. Trump is always a step ahead.

Trump is onto his next move now. I don’t know what it is, and neither do you. Nor does Ann Coulter. But Trump’s already on it. Just waiting for the GATGA to join him. As soon as they see those polls.

If you’re wondering what those polls will show, think about the reasons my friends supported Trump. He doesn’t need the job. He knows how to make a deal. And he tells it like it is.

Which is why Trump said in 2015 that he could shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue and none of his supporters would leave him. Love him, in fact.

He was right.

Laugh at them, not with them

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The left is crying. One guy on twitter is nearly suicidal. Hoft has more.

Here’s what happened.

Someone posted this photo on twitter. All the sane people laughed.

@realDonaldTrump retweeted. And now it’s the left’s new Russian conspiracy.

I remember when all the best comedians were liberals. But the new left traded its sense of humor for baseball bats with ten penny nails.

USA!

Meanwhile, the pre-schoolers at CNN have their panties in a bunch because the President of the United States wore a hat emblazoned with USA.

Does anyone at CNN even know a person who managed to reach psychological adulthood? Apparently, you’re required to have a pervasive developmental disorder just to apply to the network. CNN should change its letters to IEP.

Via The Gateway Pundit

In 3 Minutes You’ll Be Able Fend Off Any Verbal Attack About Trump

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You probably don’t believe it. You’re probably reading just to argue. But three minutes from now, you’ll be armed.

Armed and ready to do verbal combat.

Armed and ready to defend your Trump vote.

Armed and read to win any intellectual confrontation.

Think it’s impossible? Keep reading. You’ll find out defending your vote for Trump is easier than you could imagine. Your opponent will be standing there, jaw moving, lips quivering, voice lost, brain scrambled.

You’ll be giggling.

Scott Adams Blows Everybody Out of the Water

You know Dilbert. Its creator, Scott Adams, is a persuasion expert. He persuaded millions to read a stupid cartoon every day for decades. He knows what he’s doing.

Adams made a periscope today that did the impossible. He explained the entire Tea Party movement. Without mentioning the Tea Party, he told the whole world what we wanted.

You’ll find the link to Adams’s Periscope video in a moment. But first, a summary of Scott’s thoughts:

  • Trump is a builder
  • Building projects begin with demolition
  • Trump is in the demolition phase
  • Trump demolished the GOP, the DNC, the old idea of “presidential” and lots more
  • When Trump’s done demolishing everything that needs to be demolished, he’ll start building beautiful new things

Still not convinced? Here’s Scott’s complete list of stuff Trump’s demolishing before your eyes:

  • Republican Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Bush dynasty
  • Clinton dynasty
  • Fake news
  • TPP
  • Obamacare (it’s dying)
  • Political correctness
  • Regulations
  • North Korea
  • NAFTA
  • Pollsters
  • Deep State (work in progress)

You probably agree, now, that Trump is in the demolition phase of his presidency. He’s breaking all the things the Tea Party wanted to break. And then some!

So you agree that Trump is great at demolishing stuff. What happens next?

Keep reading. You’ll find out.

This Is Trump

Last night in Phoenix, we saw Trump.

Someone on Fox News tonight put it best: the Trump Sandwich.

The Trump Sandwich goes like this:

  • A few minutes on-script and very presidential
  • A half hour off-script, off the cuff, hilarious, wild, and fun
  • Back on-script to wrap it up, hitting all the key points

That’s the Trump Sandwich. His supporters love it. His haters hate it. But it’s effective as hell.

In the 30-minute, wild, off-script rants, Trump does his demolition. 

In the scripted moments, Trump lays the foundation for what he’s building.

Some people say, “I wish we’d get more of the very presidential Trump and less of the wild, off-script Trump.”

They’re wrong. Never gonna happen. Forget about it. Trump is Trump. Trump is a Trump Sandwich. He is not going to change. He is who is.

And Trump is who we elected. Because we love the Trump Sandwich. We love it. You know you love it.

Building the America We Need

Trump is demolishing the parts of America that no longer work. Trump is demolishing the deranged things the way chemotherapy demolishes deranged cells. Trump is killing the deranged parts of America.

And he’s already laying the foundation for what’s to replace those deranged cells. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s great. You’re gonna love it.

The new America is worthy of America’s heritage. It’s worthy of you and me.

No one would claim America of the past decade is worthy of the American people.

It’s like the old Commodore Hotel in New York. Trump’s first big project.

First, Trump bought it. He promised to preserve it.

Next, Trump demolished it. Not entirely. But he completely redesigned the building which pissed a lot of people off. They wanted the old Commodore, the one that failed. Trump built a new, modern facade. A new interior. Everything. Unrecognizable. But beautiful. And successful.

Then, Trump sold the Commodore for a fortune.

In the process, Trump turned around a dying neighborhood. He gave a horrible, decaying part of New York a new life. People got jobs there. People started businesses there. Everything got better.

Because of the improvements in lives, people forgave Trump for demolishing the old Commodore and erecting something beautiful and vibrant.

And that’s exactly what Trump is doing for America.

He’s demolishing the deranged cells.

He’s building something vibrant and beautiful. Where every American will flourish. White, black, Hispanic, gay, Christian, Jew, atheist, Muslim, immigrant, native.

Just like New York.

We’re just in the demolition phase.

The building has begun, but it’s hard to see.

This is what the Tea Party wanted, but we weren’t builders.

We now have a builder.

America’s about to get great again.

Three minutes up.

You are armed.

Here’s that Scott Adams Periscope:

https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1OwxWoPjRLnxQ?t=3m16s

Scott Adams explains Trump’s demolition phase. https://www.pscp.tv/ScottAdamsSays/1OwxWoPjRLnxQ?t=1m52s

“We Are Killing Terrorists”

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Elections have consequences.

One consequence that we’ve all experienced: when you elect a street fighter, you get street fights.

Another consequence that terrorists are experiencing: when you elect a street-fighter patriot, terrorists die.

President Trump tonight reminded so many of us why we elected him. Because he’s a street fighter. Because he’s a patriot. Because there are bad people who wish us harm, and Donald Trump is okay with killing them.

I am okay with killing them, too. By the scores. By the barrel. By the megaton. By any means necessary. Kill those terrorist bastards, kill them all.

Tonight, President Trump delivered the best speech of his life. As a veteran, this speech made me wish I could go back in. (I’m a little too old.)

Trump’s speech was moving, inspirational, and, most shockingly, humble.

I’m normally against incursions, but I’m down with this. I’m down with Trump.

I wasn’t against incursions when I was younger. But I have two sons serving right now. One in Guam. Another in the Persian Gulf. I pray for them every day. I pray to see them again. I pray they serve well, but I know they will. I pray for the day get to take the two blue stars off my window. And never replace them with a gold one. Some might say I sort of have skin in this game.

Either of them could end up involved in Trump’s Afghanistan strategy. But I firmly believe that this president and this cabinet can do what their predecessors failed to do. Trump and Mattis can wipe out the terrorists. So I’m down.

One line meant a lot to me.

“We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists.

That’s what it’s all about.

Killing the fucking terrorists. Wherever they might hide.