Tag: NFL

What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

Kaepernick: ‘White Supremacist Institution of Policing…Must Be Abolished’

Former NFL quarterback and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick, took to Twitter on Wednesday to call modern policing a “white supremacist institution” that needs to be “abolished.”…

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame Running Back, Dies at 77

CHICAGO—Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was…

Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident

Two years ago, most Americans knew nothing about QAnon, the ever-growing, diffuse, and violent movement devoted to a loosely connected set of conspiracy theories, most of which tie back to the idea that Donald Trump is leading a holy war against a high-powered cabal of…

Photos: Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being marked across America, as, today, she lies in repose on the Lincoln catafalque in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 18, at the…

Chicago Bears Legend Gale Sayers Dies at 77

Sept. 23 (UPI) — Gale Sayers, the Hall of Fame running back who starred for the Chicago Bears in the 1960s, died on Monday. He was 77.…

Virgil: Woke Means Broke — the Impact of Cultural Marxism on Pro Sports 

The fear, of course, is simple: Woke Is Broke. That is, ordinary Americans, especially on the right, won’t pay their hard-earned money to be criticized, even insulted, by the players.…

Is This Really the End of Abortion?

Friday was a perfect early-autumn evening in Washington, D.C., less than 50 days away from the election. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the head of the Susan B. Anthony List, arguably the most powerful anti-abortion group in Washington, had wrapped up her day on Capitol Hill. She and…

Unmasked: NFL Fines Coaches, Teams for Not Covering Faces

NFL coaches thumbed their collective — and exposed — noses at the NFL’s mask mandate in Week 2.…

NFL’s Social Justice Experiment Is No Touchdown

Commentary PITTSBURGH—In 2017, when Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva stood near the tunnel to the Pittsburgh locker room with his hand over his heart while “The Star-Spangled Banner” played, the former Army Ranger was the only member of his team to do so. Apropos…

Trump Is a Feudal Lord

The Trump administration named New York City, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, “anarchist jurisdictions” on Sunday, threatening to slash federal funding due to protests against police brutality and property damage. The announcement built on an earlier order that accused several cities of “permitting anarchy, violence, and…

RBG’s Greatest Insight

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s time on the Court was often characterized as a pitched battle between the principles of equality and individual liberty. Conservative majorities have tended to elevate individual autonomy rights over equal treatment and equal opportunity in our politics, our workplaces, and our…

Is This How Biden Blows It?

Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain’s house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks. Just in case. When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored…

Attny. Gen. William Barr, Tim Tebow Announce $100M Grant to Combat Human Trafficking

U.S. Attorney General William Barr and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow have joined forces in the fight against human trafficking. A.G. Barr and Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and White House adviser, hosted a roundtable in Atlanta on Monday, to…

FLASHBACK: Ginsburg on Kaepernick Protests: ‘I Think It’s Dumb and Disrespectful’

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not a supporter of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protests during the national anthem.…

Go Woke, Go Broke: Sunday Night Football Ratings Crash by 17%

Whoever advised the NFL that turning their games into a showcase for leftist activism was a good idea, should be probably be declared non-essential.…

The Core Lesson of the COVID-19 Heart Debate

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Last Monday, when I called the cardiologist Amy Kontorovich in the late morning, she apologized for sounding tired. “I’ve been in my lab infecting heart cells…

A Dangerous Moment for the Court

The Supreme Court seems strangely immune to the bitterness that plagues our politics. Even now, when Americans can no longer agree on basic facts, the Court’s relative popularity has endured. Following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, the Court has what may be its most conservative majority…

Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey Wears Name of Slain Police Officer on Helmet

Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey chose to wear the name of fallen Pittsburgh police officer Eric Kelly on the back of his helmet.…

The Immigrants Who Created New Possibilities

Of the many questions at stake in this fall’s election, one of the less obvious is this: Will the United States remain a country where someone like Barack Obama or Kamala Harris—a person of color with immigrant parents—is likely to be born? The answer depends,…

Lions QB Matthew Stafford: ‘Police Brutality, White Privilege, Racism – It’s All Real’

Matthew Stafford has made a lot of money in the NFL. However, he also comes from a lot of money. A fact which has led the Lions signal-caller to label himself a person of “privilege,” who now wants to get out of his “bubble.”…

Steelers’ Vince Williams Tired of Team’s Social Justice ‘Publicity Stunts’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams has added his voice to those Steelers turning critical of the NFL’s ongoing social justice demonstrations.…

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Means for America

A furious battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is arguably the last thing the United States needed right now. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today represents a devastating loss for feminists who held up the 87-year-old as an icon of women’s rights, and…

How Jimi Hendrix’s London Years Changed Music

“It’s so lovely now,” Jimi Hendrix said in his muzzy mumble, his topplingly elegant, close-to-gibberish, discreetly space-traveling undertone, onstage one night in 1967 at the Bag O’Nails in London. “I kissed the fairest soul brother of England, Eric Clapton—kissed him right on the lips.” This…

Cowboys Legend Emmitt Smith Says He Would Kneel for the Anthem

Only one Cowboy who has knelt for the national anthem. However, Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith says that if he were still playing, there would be one more.…

The Books Briefing: How to Remake America

The Constitution denied Danielle Allen’s enslaved ancestors the right to full citizenship—but she still believes in its ability to shape America for the better. Revisiting documents and moments from this country’s founding to parse how they can guide our future is the the central idea…

Report: Steelers Organization Chose to Put the Name of an Alleged Drive-By Shooter on Players Helmets

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization made the decision to put the name of Antwon Rose, an accused drive-by shooter, on their players helmets. That, according to Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick who says putting Rose’s name on the helmets was not the players call.…

Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey Regrets Putting Antwon Rose’s Name on Helmet: ‘I Didn’t Know All the Facts’

Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey now says that he regrets joining with his teammates team in putting Antwon Rose, Jr.’s name on his helmet on Monday, saying he didn’t know all the facts in the case beforehand.…

Nike All-Black Kaepernick Protest Anniversary Jersey Sells Out

Nike has decided to commemorate the four-year anniversary of when Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem, by releasing a special edition all-black jersey.…

Donald Trump: Football Ratings Way Down Because of National Anthem Protests

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that NFL football ratings were down because people were tired of the national anthem protests.…