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Americans Boycott NFL, NBA, MLB For Selling Their Souls

Millions of Americans are walking away from major league sports for selling out to political interests and social engineering.

Like a drug lord depends on addicts, or a pimp relies on “Johns,” the NFL, NBA, and MLB are bending over for the dollars of China, Globalists, multi-billionaires and interests all hellbent to turning Americans into sports junkies for their profits.

Sports bar in San Antonio has empty seats as NFL games play September 13, 2020. Photo: Jack Dennis

There’s money to be made if sports team owners are willing to sell their souls, a la Joe and Hunter Biden, to China. Hollywood is doing it. Why not sports?

About a half-billion Chinese watched at least one NBA game last year. The Houston Rockets is one of the most popular teams there because it was the brand Chinese star Yao Ming played for. The Basketball Hall of Famer is now president of the Chinese Basketball Association.  

Many former NBA players have lucrative deals with Chinese companies.

The NBA currently has about 200 employees working in China at their Beijing and Shanghai offices. Games are streamed live and Chinese media cover all the league’s biggest events such as All-Star weekend and the NBA Finals. The league has played preseason games there for years, has three NBA academies in the country and current players go there every offseason to promote their brand.

Chinese state television and Tencent, a major media partner with ESPN and the NBA in China, has a streaming deal that is worth $1.5 billion total over the next four years.


The Chinese-NBA connection is so bad even Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni wrote last October that “the NBA should move to end the relationship, as opposed to widening the scope of its moral sacrifices.”

Even the International Olympic Committe’s decision to grant Beijing the honor of hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 2022 are coming into question.

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio had similar thoughts about the National Football League.

“It makes much more sense to focus on expanding to countries with governments that properly respect the rights of its people,” Florio said. “But the NFL has 1.4 billion reasons to continue to be tempted to find a way to cultivate more and more fans in China, even if the transaction includes eventually forfeiting a slice of its soul.”

On September 11, 2020, Gallup Polls released some bad news to the American sports industry. Among U.S. adults less than 30 percent see the sports industry positively, compared to 40 percent reporting a negative image. This is a shocking 30 percent decline from a year ago.

Should we call it the Chinese Football League now?

Gallup says favorability among Republicans has dropped 46 percent and even Democrats have sunk by 5 percent.

Preliminary numbers of viewers for the televised football game opener are down to a 10-year low for the NFL and NBC.

Both teams were greeted with overwhelming boos from the fans as players from the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans linked arms before kickoff.

In a decade of declining ratings, the only exception was in 2019 during the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packer opener. Thursday’s game was 16.1% below that.

Despite the score, Chiefs, 34 and Texans, 20, both teams and the NFL lost millions of viewers due to a boycott in response to their racist, dividing anti-America stance.

The 16.1% dive will likely go up because Nielsen Ratings is working to adjust how they count. New ratings will not be apples-to-Apple’s comparisons to historical ratings. But it will appear to make the numbers look better. 

Boycotts against the NFL are growing across America and is expanding towards their sponsors, many who are tied in to multi-year deals.

NFL Major Sponsors

Here are the NFL’s major sponsors:

Anhueser-Busch InBev
They are the world’s largest brewer and spend about $230 million per season as part of its deal with the NFL. The company owns a number of global beer brands including big names such as Becks, Budweiser, Corona, Leffe and Stella Artois. Bud Light, its most popular brand in the US, is the official beer for the league.

NIKE
They have an eight-year contract, which expires in 2028 and provides the uniform kit for all 32 football teams in the NFL. They hold similar agreements with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MBA).

Kohl’s
The retailer just announced they are selling “Black Lives Matter” clothing.
AT&T 5G
Bose Corporation
Bridgestone
Bud Light

Caesars Entertainment
The were the first casino partner to the league, totalling reversing the NFL’s stance on gambling.

The reason is easy to figure out. Major revenues from the gambling and betting playors could combat struggles with continuing TV ratings. The more viewers become addicts, and thanks to the passing of legislation allowing sports betting in numerous states including New Jersey and Nevada, there more money coming in.

NFL estimates show revenue from Caesars Entertainment and Gateway Casinos could get them up average TV audience of 16 million viewers per game in the regular season.

Campbell Soup
Doritos
Castrol
Cigna
Dannon
Gatorade
Genesis
Intel
Intuit TurboTax
Lowe’s
Marriott International
Mars Snackfood
Nationwide Mutual Insurance
News America Marketing

Oakley
They are the league’s official helmet visor provider for the season. All players are required to wear an Oakley branded visor while on the field.

Pepsi
Although fans prefer Coke, money talks. In 2002, Pepsi knocked out Coca-Cola as the official soft drink partner of the NFL and has held the contract for 18 years. Pepsi uses the NFL logo and branding on its advertising campaigns on its food and beverage brands, including Aquafina, Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Tropicana and Quaker Oats.

Pizza Hut

Proctor & Gamble
P&G is still tied in to three more years.   Febreze, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, and Old Spice brands throughout the NFL season.

Rocket Mortgage
Sleep Number
USAA
VISA

Verizon
US telecommunications firm Verizon has the biggest sponsorship agreement with the NFL. The $300m deal, which runs until 2023, includes sponsorship and digital media rights.












Preliminary numbers of viewers for the televised football game opener are down to a 10-year low for the NFL and NBC.

Both teams were greeted with overwhelming boos from the fans as players from the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans linked arms before kickoff.

In a decade of declining ratings, the only exception was in 2019 during the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packer opener. Thursday’s game was 16.1% below that.

Despite the score, Chiefs, 34 and Texans, 20, both teams and the NFL lost millions of viewers due to a boycott in response to their racist, dividing anti-America stance.

The 16.1% dive will likely go up because Nielsen Ratings is working to adjust how they count. New ratings will not be apples-to-Apple’s comparisons to historical ratings. But it will appear to make the numbers look better. 

They are trying to estimate the number of viewers who watched it from places such as bars, restaurants, and airports.

Viewers can be counted if they take an app on their mobile devices from home and use those to watch games.

“Sports are not essential,” commented Jason Seymour, of Columbus, Ohio. “I’m not allowed to protest at my job so why are they?  Why can’t athletes just do their job?”

“I hate this so much. I’m a HUGE NFL fan,” posted Pablo Honey of Huntsville, Alabama. “But I’m a bigger fan of the USA, liberty, freedom and the 2nd amendment. I’m in on this boycott. They’ll tank like the NBA did. They’re already hemorrhaging money. So if they think they can afford to lose viewers,  I’ll oblige. Trump 2020.”

“Hypocritical at the least – Football players getting paid millions of dollars from companies to endorse their products and from team owners when those very companies pay sweatshops in foreign countries to work .20 cents an hour,” said mother Patty Carter of Albany, New York.  “Same players then tell America that we are a racist country and need to kneel for social injustices for the oppression that companies, government, society place on these people.  How about playing for free, and ask those same companies and team owners to put their money where your mouth and knees preach!  To the women who make those NIKE shoes, or other team apparel.  The epitome of hypocrisy!”

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  1. I totally agree as well as most of my friends. I will not watch those making an obscene amount of money trash our flag and our country that so many of our brave warriors gave their lives defending.

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