First Sponsor Pulls Ad Dollars From The NFL

Tyler Durden's picture

It begins. We suspect NFL owners, and their media lapdogs, may be about to start paying attention to what President Trump (and the fans of the game) are saying (and doing).

First, Bloomberg reported overnight that fans who agree with Trump shared lists of advertisers on social media networks while calling for boycotts along with hashtags like #PunchThemInTheWallet.

Richard Levick, a crisis communications expert, says the NFL deftly navigated the weekend’s challenges but expects no shortage of hazards ahead.

“They showed a high level of unity and independence, respecting those who participated in the protests and those who didn’t,” says Levick.


“In this era of hyper politicization -- which is being driven by the White House into everything from the Boy Scouts to the NFL -- there is no safe middle of the road.”

But now, following President Trump's warning yesterday that...

"I think The NFL is in a box, the only thing that is doing well for The NFL is the pre-game...


They can’t have people disrespecting the national anthem. The NFL has to change or their business is going to go to hell."

At least on major company has pulled his company's advertising and sponsorship moneyAs The Times Free Press reports, two years ago, Cleveland businessman Allan Jones was proudly showing off his newly acquired Hardwick Clothing-brand suits by providing the wardrobe for NBC's on-air talent during the network's broadcasts of NFL football games.

But after NFL players and coaches challenged President Donald Trump and many took a knee during the national anthem played before their games over the weekend, Jones said he is through sponsoring the wardrobes or advertising on stations that air the National Football League.

"Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!" said Jones, CEO of the payday lending chain Check Into Cash and owner of Hardwick Clothes - America's oldest suit maker.


"For the 29 states we operate in, this isn't much to them, but it's a lot to us. The Tombras Group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and radio (for Check Into Cash) and don't look for Hardwick on the NFL either."


Jones, a strong supporter of Trump, directed his media buyer, the Tombras Group in Knoxville, to remove any commercials for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay here USA, or U.S. Money Stores from airing during NFL games "for the entire season."

As a reminder, the league and its 32 teams made $1.25 billion from corporate partners and advertisers last year, according to ESP Properties. For decades, big companies paid vast amounts of money to bask in the associative glow of the NFL’s perceived dynamism, passion and vigor. Now they’re paying vast amounts of money to bask in the fiery hell-broth of the culture wars.

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Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Pouring fuel on the fire...

The race war coming closer by the day, just like planned.


Americans will die, slaughter..blood.

IH8OBAMA's picture

Ford and Nike and a host of other advertisers need to follow suit to protect their brands and support the American people instead of the BLM and Antifa boot licking NFL.

shocktherapy's picture

So now ZH's are down with the elites and corporate Amercia. Wow. This is getting surreal !

NotApplicable's picture

Personally, I think this is what sports leagues deserve for whoring themselves out as vessels of state worship in the first place.

cheka's picture

it's not just kneeling in pregame.  they are shoving black power fists in fans faces thoughout the game

for some reason isn't covering that

Croesus's picture

Let them eat footballs!

Never liked the game, or the braindead morons that worship it.

overbet's picture

This guy just picked up new customer. Looking at their clothing now. Our fiat maybe junk, but it certainly speaks to them. 

flacon's picture

Wait a minute, Messiah God OBAMA healed the racial divide by being elected president. This news that racism still exists can't possibly be true. 

Zero-Hegemon's picture

You seem to have already forgotten, that the mere EXISTENCE of a Trump Administration has COMPLETELY UNDONE all of Bonobo's eight years of community organizing in our great land.


Slack Jack's picture

Engdahl says Kim Jong Un is false opposition.

Engdahl says that Kim Jong Un lived in Switzerland from 1991 until 2000. He attended the Liebefeld Steinhölzli school in Köniz near Bern. The strongest hint that Kim Jong Un is a "Pentagon" puppet and not a communist (Chinese) puppet is that he had China's best friend in Pyongyang, Jang Sung-taek, executed. He also ordered the systematic execution of all other members of Jang's family including children and grandchildren (and others that were considered too close to China).

Other hints are that he is usefully (to the US) provocative and doesn't seem to listen to China.

Engdahl also thinks North Korea is an Pentagon Vassal State, but it seems more likely that Kim Jong Un is indeed a "Pentagon" man but that North Korea is (i.e., will be treated as) an enemy state.

Remember: The first rule for fighting a (real) war is to place your own puppet as the leader of the enemy.

Also, one should not forget that Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton are all Jews.

And as an example of how real wars are fought,....

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.

It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

Enceladus's picture

And this caused man-made global warming how?

Slack Jack's picture

"And this caused man-made global warming how?"

It's caused by all the hot air rushing out of Washington.

NewHugh's picture

Hot Air.  You've got a lot of experience there...

Handful of Dust's picture

NFL Sponsors List 2017:

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Barclaycard US
  • Bose
  • Bridgestone
  • Campbell’s Soup Company
  • Castrol
  • Courtyard Marriott
  • Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60)
  • Dannon
  • Extreme Networks
  • FedEx
  • Frito-Lay
  • Gatorade
  • Hyundai Motor America
  • Mars Snackfood
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide
  • News America
  • Papa John’s
  • Pepsi
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Quaker
  • Verizon
  • Visa
  • USAA

Handful of Dust's picture

“USAA members are calling for the company to ends its sponsorship with the NFL after recent protests by professional athletes during the national anthem,” WBIR reported.

DWD-MOVIE's picture

I'm making over $14k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Sanity Bear's picture

I'm making more than that working your mom part time. It's not exactly dignified, but she's pretty desperate so it pays the bills and you get used to the blood draws after a while, except when you get that one nurse that couldn't find a vein if it fucked her in the ass - like I do with your mom. Anyway, it's a good thing that little scam of yours is so lucrative as she's going to need surgery soon due to repeated merciless violations by my massive schlong.

ergatz's picture

Trump CAN'T fix America's REAL problems, so he created one he thinks he can fix: being unpatriotic. What a disaster that man!

Shinebama's picture

sounds like material. Good one.

KrazyMax's picture

I hereby join the members of USAA calling for the company to end its sponsorship of the NFL.

Mae Kadoodie's picture

25 Ameros to anyone who can prove that the patriot Allan Jones, born in 1952 and turned 18 in 1970 either was drafted or enlisted to serve in the Vietnam War.

Tarzan's picture

Just wondering, if he didn't serve, does that disqualify him in some way?

Mae Kadoodie's picture

Yep. What kind of self proclaimed patriot doesn't serve during time of war? Clinton dodged and deferred. So did Cheney. So did Trump. While brothers were in country being blown to bits. And now
these patriots wrap themselves in the flag? Really?

Tarzan's picture

I wasn't aware he proclaimed himself a Patriot. 

I suppose then, everyone who didn't sign up for the Iraq "War", The Afghan "War", the second Iraq "war", dodged their responsibility to Country?

I never "served" either, so I guess I should shut up. 

As a matter of fact, I thank God non of my three sons choose to "serve"!  And teach my Grand kids the same.

You go fight for the corporate warmongers in some foreigner's land, and send your children, if your so foolish, patriot!


Cheka_Mate's picture

Blueprint for Boycott:

1) Find LOCAL businesses which promote ties to the NFL 

2) Visit them IN PERSON, introduce yourself and your ties to the community.

3) Tell them to cut their NFL ties.  If they agree, thank them and promote them to others.  Give them more business if possible.

If they are vague, noncommittal, or refuse:

-Warn them that you will stage a VETs against NFL protest outside their business while holding signs and flags.  Contact a LOCAL community newspaper about this event.

Again, spread word of mouth either way in positive or negative outcomes.

DeadFred's picture

I do love Fritos but can do without the rest of the list

hibou-Owl's picture

only one I have is a Visa card, but rarely use it. Mastercard is my business card. Protest purchase these products and squeeze their balls.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

I never did care much for Pepsi.  Thanks for the info.


It was always better than no cola but I noticed an odd coincidence of the high preponderance of flamers who drank Pepsi.  I got nothing against flamers but I wonder if anyone else noticed that too?   They seem to prefer it over coke.

juangrande's picture

fascism will arrive in the guise of religion wrapped in a flag....

SeattleBruce's picture

Or it'll arrive with the self worshipping atheists.

ONEwarrior's picture

You hit that on the nail. And then they have the gall to call themselves "ATHEISTS".

Now, we shall see the condemnation and righteous anger through down votes (at the least) because their self-righteous superiority has been openly defiled.

Roger Rabbit's picture

Clinton is southern Baptist and went to Jesuit Georgetown. The guy ain't Jewish, unless you have some clear evidence and not a mere unsourced statement from any ol site on the net.

The "Jews run the world" crowd REALLY need to start updating their information. Israel only started in 1948. You really think in such a short amount of time that goofy little country the size of New Jersey took over the entire world? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

Yes, I'm aware Jews and Zionism existed before...but compare that to the Catholic Church which formed around 300 AD, you know, more than 1600 years before Israel. It's been amassing wealth all the way since back then. Because it was against church doctrine to practice usury, the church recruited the Jews to do it for them.

That is really where the Jews figure into the whole scheme. They're just bagmen, nothing more. Whoever is the most out front are the ones who are NOT behind everything. The real movers and shakers are unkown ghosts, relatively speaking. The Jews seem to have such a hold on so many institutions to deceive and dissuade people from finding out who's really in charge.

People like yourself have apparently bought it hook, line, and sinker. Look into Jesuit Georgetown, the church's main recruitment center. Specfically look into a school within Georgetown called the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service (of which Clinton is a graduate).

This school serves as the springboard from which all sorts of big social/business/political figures emerge. John Kelly is a Jesuit graduate. Funny how all that mess occurred with the white house with all those leaks, then eventually Trump's main team such as Bannon and Preibus were booted, the Jesuits got their guy in there, and wala! All the national security leaks and other chaos "mysteriously" went away.

Now Trump went from being a guy trying to establish a relationship with Putin to being ready to carpet bomb a bunch of countries (Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, China, Russia). All these wars are for the church, all by design.

Tarzan's picture

Considering God ran the Israelis out of HIS holy land about 70AD, I'm thinking your math is a bit off.  Or have you bought the nonsense that ancient Israel is a myth?

“As for what you see here, the time will come when not one stone will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down...

jcaz's picture

Just went to Hardwick's website- guarantee I'd never have looked at it before this guy pulled his ads-  nice stuff, I'll be a customer......

tion's picture

We're closing that trade deficit one baby step at a time folks and making America more dapper in the process.

How can anyone be grumpy about this?

DollarMenu's picture

God, are you lazy or what....

Mom still does your laundry?

DeadFred's picture

Took me two minutes to stop laughing +1

knukles's picture

Eh ... once the lawless collapse comes they won't know it, for most of that 12.5% has been segregated and enslaved by Democrats in ghettos lavishing EBT, SEC 8 etc., in exchange for votes.
Slavery by any other name you fucking Democrats.
Only the rich ones will care and they'll be protecting their property just like you and me.
Regardless of political orientation.

Donald J. Trump's picture

It doesn't.  it's made up.

Gatto's picture

That was the marketing scheme, that they'd get more recognition from pulling and for cheaper, and that flaggotts would jump all over it!  Very smart thinking on his part!

nufio's picture

Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay here USA, or U.S. Money Stores


predatory money lenders are holding bad ad dollars. Are you going to take up some high interest loans as well?

WillyGroper's picture


How the Pentagon Paid for NFL Displays of Patriotism - Truthdig ...

Sabibaby's picture

People are entertained by sports.  Always have been always will be.  

Lost My Shorts's picture

But which sports?  Personally I like chicken fighting, because the chickens don't protest.  (Or go on strike, or flog $200 shoes, or taste half bad after they lose.  And if they use drugs or beat up their girlfriends, no one cares.)

The bad drives out the good -- that is the law of gravity regarding social phenomena.  It's not that a diverse society couldn't in theory work, but in practice, dimwits and opportunists will always exploit communal divisions and bring the whole thing crashing down.  No diverse society has ever survived long anywhere.  However glorious or self-important, even the NFL can't survive forces with the power to destroy the whole society.

Some light reading:

It galls me personally that big dumb guys who make millions playing a game would help to bring the system down rather than act to preserve it, but then, their brains are like scrambled eggs after all the head-blows.  Can't expect too much from them.