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Jamele Hill Sent to Time Out By ESPN

Well…I think you can pretty  much write off the Cowboys making the playoffs this year. I am surprised at Jerry Jones stupidity on this. You can force them to stand for the anthem with threats…But you can’t make the play at a high level. Why exactly would the players be inspired to put in extraordinary effort for a owner who doesn’t care about their well being?

As to Jamele, I think ESPN’s reaction to both her calling the racist Chumph out, and her comments about the Cowboy situation is off base.

 

Jemele Hill is paid to opine, so why has she been silenced?

Jemele Hill has one job responsibility: To opine on the world of sports.

She is not employed by ESPN to solve climate change.
She is not employed by ESPN to waltz with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
She is not employed by ESPN to make you a scrambled egg, to repair your muffler, to entertain you with stories of the olden days with Chaka Khan and Bob Hope.
No. Jemele Hill uses television and social media to opine on sports.
And she does it very well.
That’s why ESPN’s decision to suspend her for two weeks is so … pathetic. So … misguided. So … cowardly.
In case you have missed this story: on Sunday night Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said that any of his players who “disrespects the flag” will not dress for games. Now, whether one agrees or disagrees with Jones (I disagree vehemently), it’s a position that is indisputably up for debate and discussion. Hence, Hill (like hundreds of thousands of others on social media) weighed in, firing off the following five Tweets:
Tweet 1 — If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers. Don’t place the burden squarely on the players.
Tweet 2 — This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers.
Tweet 3 — Or, how about not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys? You can watch and do that, right?
Tweet 4 — If the rationale behind JJ’s stance is keeping the fanbase happy, make him see that he is underestimated how all of his fanbase feels
Tweet 5 — Cowboys have a huge national following. Lot of black & brown folks are Cowboys fans. What if they turned their backs on them?

 

 

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Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips Fired?

A lot of speculation around the WWW today that in a 4PM Press Conference it will be announced that Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips has been fired after an embarrassing loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday Night…

Wade Phillips Fired? Signs Point to Ax Falling

By all indications, the ax may have already fallen on beleaguered Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, reports CBSSports.com’s Andy Benoit.

ESPN reports that Phillips’ leased SUV was not in the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch parking lot as of 9:00 a.m. CT, although Phillips was later seen around the facility.

Normally, Jerry Jones meets with the Cowboys coaching staff on Monday mornings to watch game film.

In an even more ominous sign, the Cowboys have called a 4:00 p.m. CT press conference. Phillips has not confirmed with the media whether he has discussed his job status with Jones.

After Sunday night’s embarrassment at Green Bay, Jones said, “There are a lot of people here who are certainly going to suffer and suffer consequences. I’m talking about within the team, players, coaches, who have got careers. This is certainly a setback. I know first hand what it is to have high expectations.”

Their listless performance has kicked off a new round of speculation about the job security of coach Phillips, despite recent statements from Jones that a midseason firing was unlikely.

Afterward, a despondent Phillips said simply: “We looked like a bad football team – with bad coaching.”

 

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2010 in General

 

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Tax Cuts for the Rich? Naaaaaaw! Sherrod Brown Gets to the Really Important Stuff!

At last, a Senator who understands whats important in America! If the Rethugs try and filibuster this one…

There won’t be any elected Rethugs come November.

Of course, those of us who are Redskins fans in the DC area are having a good week, with the dreaded Cowboys going down Sunday last in yet another of those Redskins/Cowboys last second finishes…

Sherrod Brown Urges NFL to End TV Blackout Policy Given Tough Economy

The NFL season got underway this past weekend, and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is worried that some fans hard hit by the faltering economy won’t be able to watch games in person or on TV. In a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Brown urged the league to revisit it “blackout” policy that keeps games off local television stations when they are not sold out 72 hours in advance.

The Democrat had the interests of Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns fans in mind, the Hill newspaper reports, but those aren’t the only ones in danger of having home games blacked out on TV. According to a survey conducted by USA Today, at least 11 teams could have games kept off the air this season.

“During these difficult times, working families are struggling to make ends meet. Although appealing, attending a football game is simply cost prohibitive for too many Ohioans. The average price for an NFL game ticket is $77 – nearly ten times the hourly minimum wage,” Brown said in his letter.

He acknowledged “the need for the league to sell tickets and maintain an attractive television product” but said “the worst economic crisis in generations” should also be taken into consideration.

There’s been no word on an NFL response to the letter.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2010 in News

 

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