First Sponsor Pulls Ad Dollars From The NFL

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.


Slack Jack Zero-Hegemon Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:19 Permalink

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.

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Handful of Dust Slack Jack Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:35 Permalink

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…

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Sanity Bear DWD-MOVIE Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:11 Permalink

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.

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Tarzan Mae Kadoodie Thu, 09/28/2017 - 22:45 Permalink

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! 

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Cheka_Mate Handful of Dust Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:51 Permalink

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.

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Roger Rabbit Slack Jack Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:37 Permalink

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.

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knukles flacon Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:31 Permalink

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.

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Lost My Shorts Sabibaby Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:32 Permalink

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:… 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.

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