Nike just thrust Kaepernick back in the spotlight where he belongs | Khaled A Beydoun

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No matter how hard the league tries, Colin Kaepernick is still the most important NFL player not in the NFL The 2018 National Football League regular season kicks off this week. And the most discussed player in the world of football, and beyond, is one that has been ousted from the NFL for over a […]

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5 Times John Madden Filled The Silence During An On-Field Injury By Bragging About Being A Soviet Spy

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There’s nothing more difficult for a football announcer than having to react to the brutality and heartbreak of an on-field injury. Broadcasting legend John Madden is widely regarded as the most skilled at handling these challenging scenarios, and if you weren’t alive to hear them, these five times Madden masterfully filled the silence during an […]

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Colin Kaepernick accepts Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonc

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Colin Kaepernick receives the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award during the 'Sports Illustrated' 2017 Sportsperson of the Year ceremony on Dec. 5, 2017 at Barclays Center in New York City.Image: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated Colin Kaepernick is on a roll. His latest accolade: an award from Beyoncé. On Tuesday, the former San Francisco 49ers […]

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Papa John’s apologizes, says it will work with the NFL and players to ‘find a positive way forward’

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Earlier this month, Papa John’s management claimed on an earnings conference call that the NFL national anthem protests had hurt the company’s sales. CEO John Schnatter blamed NFL leadership for the “current debacle.” Of course, barely a day had passed before sites like ThinkProgress were publishing headlines like, “Papa John’s CEO blames black athletes for […]

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

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The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams […]

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Dallas Cowboys, aka ‘America’s Team,’ kneels before the national anthem on Monday Night Football

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The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem played before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The Dallas Cowboys are about as American as American football gets, and even they kneeled before their game Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals.  To be clear, […]

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