Breaking: Patriots Media Can’t Confirm or Deny CBS Report that all Patriots Will Stand this Week

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Breaking: Patriots Media Can't Confirm or Deny CBS Report that all Patriots Will Stand this Week

There was a big devel­op­ment in the NFL/​Protest story today out of CBS Boston:

Just one week after many mem­bers of the Patri­ots kneeled dur­ing the national anthem, a new report indi­cates that they will all stand together as a team next time out.

A league source told CSNNE’s Gary Tan­guay on Tues­day that all Patri­ots play­ers will stand dur­ing the national anthem before next Sunday’s game against the Car­olina Pan­thers at Gillette Sta­dium. Many stood and inter­locked their arms dur­ing the anthem last Sun­day before the game against the Tex­ans, while a large por­tion kneeled.

Given the fact that even WNBA fans (not known for their con­ser­vatism) booed when the LA Sparks decided to protest the anthem and poll results like this…

A national sur­vey by Kansas City-​based Rem­ing­ton Research Group of about 2,000 vot­ers claims that Amer­ica is on Trump’s side. Nearly two-​thirds of respon­dents in the pub­lic opin­ion sur­vey indi­cated that NFL play­ers should stand while the national anthem is being played as part of pre-​game cer­e­monies. Against the back­drop of a two-​year decline in NFL tele­vi­sion rat­ings, about half of the respon­dents revealed that they are less likely to watch their favorite NFL team mov­ing for­ward because of the anthem protests.

Of the 51 per­cent of the respon­dents who said they are watch­ing less foot­ball, about 70 per­cent noted that it was because play­ers are using the games “as a stage for their polit­i­cal views.” Some 80 per­cent want less pol­i­tics dur­ing sport­ing events, and 60 per­cent sug­gest that play­ers should use a more appro­pri­ate space to protest other than NFL games.

The same data showed a 46 percent/​47 per­cent favorable-​unfavorable opin­ion of Pres­i­dent Trump.

…such a deci­sion would make an awful lot of sense.

How­ever since the ini­tial report was based on a “league source” I decided to check with the patri­ots and give their media depart­ment a call.

The man who answered was very polite. He acknowl­edged the exis­tence of the CBS report and was aware of what it said but when asked if it was cor­rect he had no com­ment on it. For clar­ity I asked him directly:

So you can not con­firm or deny that the CBS report is accurate?”

That is correct.”

So there you have it, the Patri­ots can’t or won’t con­firm that their play­ers will be stand­ing for the National Anthem this week.

Clos­ing thought: I read daw­ife the ini­tial report, she said that if true she is obliged as a Chris­t­ian to give the Patri­ots a 2nd chance, I sus­pect that if play­ers are kneel­ing this week they will not get a 3rd from her.



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There was a big development in the NFL/Protest story today out of CBS Boston:

Just one week after many members of the Patriots kneeled during the national anthem, a new report indicates that they will all stand together as a team next time out.

A league source told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay on Tuesday that all Patriots players will stand during the national anthem before next Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. Many stood and interlocked their arms during the anthem last Sunday before the game against the Texans, while a large portion kneeled.

Given the fact that even WNBA fans (not known for their conservatism) booed when the LA Sparks decided to protest the anthem and poll results like this…

national survey by Kansas City-based Remington Research Group of about 2,000 voters claims that America is on Trump’s side. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in the public opinion survey indicated that NFL players should stand while the national anthem is being played as part of pre-game ceremonies. Against the backdrop of a two-year decline in NFL television ratings, about half of the respondents revealed that they are less likely to watch their favorite NFL team moving forward because of the anthem protests.

Of the 51 percent of the respondents who said they are watching less football, about 70 percent noted that it was because players are using the games “as a stage for their political views.” Some 80 percent want less politics during sporting events, and 60 percent suggest that players should use a more appropriate space to protest other than NFL games.

The same data showed a 46 percent/47 percent favorable-unfavorable opinion of President Trump.

…such a decision would make an awful lot of sense.

However since the initial report was based on a “league source” I decided to check with the patriots and give their media department a call.

The man who answered was very polite.  He acknowledged the existence of the CBS report and was aware of what it said but when asked if it was correct he had no comment on it.  For clarity I asked him directly:

“So you can not confirm or deny that the CBS report is accurate?”

“That is correct.”

So there you have it, the Patriots can’t or won’t confirm that their players will be standing for the National Anthem this week.

Closing thought:   I read dawife the initial report, she said that if true she is obliged as a Christian to give the Patriots a 2nd chance, I suspect that if players are kneeling this week they will not get a 3rd from her.



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