Daily Show Prep: Monday, Sept. 25


The Day the NFL Jumped the Shark – Breitbart

Sunday, September 24, 2017, marked an important date in 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 possessed more awareness, he, too, would have wept. After hundreds of players took a knee or took a pass on “The ,” hundreds of thousands of fans took a knee on Sunday football. Many of those viewers never return.

TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Down Again On Day Of Player Protests | Deadline

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.

NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva, while his jersey sales soar | Fox News

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.

Villanueva’s Jersey Sales Skyrocket After Anthem Stand – Breitbart

Villanueva, a offensive tackle and Army veteran with three tours in the Middle East, was the only player to come out for the playing of the national anthem on Sunday:

Michiana Pizzeria Takes A Stand Against The Pittsburgh Steelers – The Burning Truth

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.

Hour 2

Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison for teen sexting scandal – NY Daily News

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.

Ted Cruz, Texas senator: ‘Right now,’ they don’t have my vote for Obamacare repeal bill – Washington Times

Sen. 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.

ACLU Sues St. Louis For Police Misconduct | The Daily Caller

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.

Sudanese Man Opens Fire in Predominantly White Tennessee Church, FBI Opens Civil Rights Case | Truth Revolt

Investigators pulled several unusual messages from Samson’s Facebook page posted just before he launched his attack, which occurred at around 11 a.m.:

Hour 3

LEAK: Trump, GOP Leaders to Cut Top Tax Rate to 35 Percent

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.)

Bakery Stands by Gun-Free Policy After Concealed Handgun Carrier Escorted Out by Police – Breitbart

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.