Sunday, September 24, 2017, marked an important date in NFL history. As December 28, 1958, ushered in the era of professional football supremacy in this country, September 24, 2017, signaled its decline. Back then, Commissioner Bert Bell wept in the corner of the locker room–he knew what the Colts-Giants game meant. Yesterday, if Commissioner Roger Goodell possessed more awareness, he, too, would have wept. After hundreds of players took a knee or took a pass on “The Star Spangled Banner,” hundreds of thousands of fans took a knee on Sunday football. Many of those viewers never return.
In metered market numbers, the primetime matchup that saw the Washington Redskins beat the Oakland Raiders 27-10 snared an 11.6/20, the worst SNF has performed this season so far. It’s an 8% dip from the early numbers of last week’s game, Atlanta’s 34-23 win over Green Bay. Amid cheers and boos from fans at FedEx Field in Maryland last night, the third week of the SNF season declined 10% from early numbers of the comparable game of last year on September 25, 2016.
Villanueva, who stood alone while “The Star-Spangled Banner” was being played Sunday in Chicago, currently has the #1 selling jersey on the NFL’s web store, ahead of top players including Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Derek Carr.
So, this is me being a proud resident of Niles, MI supporting a Niles, MI business for taking a stand. Thank you Front Street Pizza Pub.
The disgraced pol, crying and grabbing tissue after tissue, was sentenced Monday by Judge Denise Cote for sending sick messages to a 15-year-old.
Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that Republican leaders can’t count on his vote for the GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal effort, as it currently stands, and that he suspects Sen. Mike Lee of Utah feels the same way.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri sued the city of St. Louis Friday, alleging that police misused chemical weapons while handling the city’s protests.
Investigators pulled several unusual messages from Samson’s Facebook page posted just before he launched his attack, which occurred at around 11 a.m.:
Top individual tax rate cut from 39.6 to 35. The current seven income tax brackets collapsed to three, as part of simplification. (Axios hasn’t obtained the other two rates.)
Baguette et Chocolat—a bakery in Austin, Texas—is standing by their gun-free policy one week after a concealed handgun carrier was escorted out by police.