Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles Wore a Small Tribute to Jesus During Game

Many thought the Philadelphia Eagles’ season was over when Carson Wentz was lost for the season in Week 14.

But Nick Foles took over and led the Eagles to four wins in his five starts, including two playoff victories that got Philadelphia to the Super Bowl.

Now Foles has shocked the world, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns as his team stunned the favored New England Patriots and Tom Brady.

Foles, who is an outspoken Christian like many of his teammates, chose to wear a special wristband during the game to use his platform for the Gospel.

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The six-year veteran was clearly seen wearing a “WWJD” bracelet on his right wrist.

The slogan stands for “What would Jesus do?” — a question many believers ask themselves in trying to act out their faith.

Foles’ wristband drew comparisons to Tim Tebow’s “John 3:16” eyeblack he wore during the NCAA football championship game.

The Super Bowl is the most watched TV spectacle in the country. The eight most-watched shows of all time are all Super Bowls, with the No. 1 program being Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 when the Patriots beat the Seahawks 28-24. That game was viewed by 114.4 million people.

That means that Foles just potentially exposed more than 100 million people across the country to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Foles, who outlined that he wanted to become a pastor after his playing days are over, gave the Eagles a huge moral boost in the locker room and on the field as he helped dethrone the Patriots dynasty for the time being.

The Eagles, being the under dog, stormed into Minneapolis and beat the Patriots 41-33.

Congrats to Nick Foles and the rest of his teammates on giving the Eagles first Super Bowl win ever and their first NFL championship since 1960.

H/T Wild Card,worldpoliticus.com

Badass Texans Player Just Shut Down Every Whiny Protester On His Field With What He Brought To Game

As tens of thousands of Texans and Floridians battle the aftermath of the hurricane that ripped through their communities, we’re beginning to glimpse into the heart and soul of what makes America, America. While loudmouths like “oppressed” millionaire football stars like Colin Kaepernick could easily use his social media presence to rally his base and organize relief efforts, he’s obviously too self-absorbed with plotting his next bout of anti-American antics to give flying crap about suffering Americans. Now a lesser-known NFL player is putting every kneeling player to shame after the incredible thing he brought onto the football field Sunday night that’s making these ungrateful players look like even bigger jackasses than they already were, while proving that the spirit of America is alive in well.

As “oppressed” millionaire NFL players continue to make a mockery of our country while insulting ever single soldier who fought, bled, and died for this country by protesting our National Anthem, other NFL players like Justin James “J. J.” Watt have been working tirelessly to organize hurricane relief efforts for the past several weeks. Watt, who is defensive end for the Houston Texans, raised a whopping $30 million dollars just in the last week and a half alone, putting every kneeling douchebag in the NFL to massive shame.

Rather than taking a knee or using his time in the spotlight to act like a gigantic jackass, Watt ran onto the football field for his first game since Hurricane Harvey with a gigantic flag, symbolizing the incredible spirit of Americans uniting after the catastrophe, a patriotic gesture that anti-American morons like Colin Kaepernick can’t even comprehend.

The stadium went absolutely nuts, giving the man who has raised $30 million to rebuild their destroyed communities an incredible rock star welcome, rightfully stealing the spotlight from the anti-American clowns whose disgusting antics continue to make headlines at every single NFL game as of late.

If morons like Colin Kaepernick truly cared about America and wanted to be a positive force for “change” like they claim, they’d be first in line to help pass out boxes of food and supplies to these suffering victims. We as Americans need to stop allowing these kneeling idiots to hijack our favorite sport and give players like Watt the attention and praise he deserves, as he truly cares for Americans and is choosing to use his platform in such an incredible way.

J.J. reported over twitter that the physical donations pouring in so fast, that the money that was raised hasn’t even been tapped into yet. Pictures of supplies overflowing from storage spaces and trucks could be seen, where these supplies were donated in a massive distribution event over the weekend to the suffering Houston community.

What’s even more amazing is that after raising all this money and coordinating the relief efforts, J.J. has been hands-on and involved ever step of the way, even physically going to the distribution centers and handing out supplies. Keep in mind Watt is a professional athlete who is taking time away from his vigorous training to help his fellow Texans.

In a recent interview with James Palmer, J.J. was asked about how many hours a day he’s spending on relief efforts, and his answer was remarkable:

“I asked Watt how many hours he’s spent on his fundraiser and planning this event since he arrived in Houston with the rest of his teammates on Wednesday. “All of them,” he said, smiling. Outside of a two to three hour workout each day, Watt has spent every second working with either Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, people from the Justin J. Watt Foundation, or volunteers to make this massive project a success in just a few short days. There is no question there were also a few prayers Saturday night that things would go off without a hitch.

Many professionals — let alone professional football players — struggle to lead groups during a time of crisis. Watt has done it brilliantly. I asked someone close to Watt, who has been with him during every step of the planning and preparation, how much of this he’s actually been hands-on for. She responded, “All of it.”

As for the tens of millions of dollars he’s raised, J.J. says, “I’m going to take my time, make sure that I work with local organizations that we do it right here in the city so that money goes straight to the people here of Houston who need it the most so that we can help rebuild them.”

What an incredible man! Rather than using his platform to whine about America and our country’s “injustices,” Watt is showing is leading by example and truly being the “change” that our country needs, showing these ungrateful protesting morons throughout the NFL what it really means to be an American.

Source:mpolitical.com

NFL Is Freaking Out After Camera Caught What They Tried To Hide At Disrespectful Veterans Day Game

After three months of perpetual protests and a continuing decline in ratings and revenue, the National Football League had a chance to start to mend the problem they created for themselves by doing the right and respectful thing for Veterans Day games. While on the surface there seemed to be some show of honor and praise for the military and our country, the camera caught something else they tried to hide. Now it’s too late for the league as the final nail has been hammered into the coffin of their season and perhaps the sport and the NFL is freaking out.

While it’s appreciated that there was some effort to honor veterans day within the anti-American NFL, one day of salutes and perhaps more players standing than before, doesn’t make up for three months of disgusting behavior.

The boycott of the NFL is still in full swing but there was something special planned for this past weekend in knowing that Veteran’s Day weekend and football games would collide. The constant disrespect that these players had shown all season so far wasn’t going to be tolerated by those who have and are currently serving our country. Using the NFL’s favorite excuse for still allowing kneeling during the National Anthem, that it’s a player’s right to free speech to make such a statement, veterans and others who support our military planned their own use of the First Amendment, regardless of what the league has set up to commemorate this day on their behalf.

A massive Facebook group with hundreds of thousands of followers and likes called for a nationwide boycott of the National Football League on Veterans Day Weekend. The site urges fans around the country to change the channel “in solidarity” with Americans who respect the national anthem, our flag, and those who served to protect our rights and freedoms.

The official statement from the site urges people not to watch or listen to NFL games on November 12 in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for. And lastly, it adds that until millionaire football players stop protesting the National Anthem of the United States the site will be there encouraging patriotic Americans to boycott the National Football League.

True to their word, everyone in the group seemed to follow through with the stated mission this weekend in a massive protest of their own that sent a very clear message. Their effort was certainly noticed as cameras caught the emptiest stadiums seen this season, with far more vacant seats than filled ones.

“The Houston Texans are playing the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this Sunday and it looks like the kneeling controversy is still hurting attendance in a big way,” according to the Gateway Pundit.

AP Reports:

The Houston Texans defense is off to an impressive start against the high-powered Rams offense.Jadeveon Clowney and his teammates limited Jared Goff and the Rams to 131 total yards in the first half at the Coliseum, keeping Los Angeles out of the end zone entirely. The Rams entered the game with the NFL’s highest-scoring offense at 32.9 points per game.Greg Zuerlein hit three field goals for the Rams, who led 9-7 at halftime. Zuerlein has already surpassed his previous career-high for a season with 27 field goals in the first nine games for the Rams, who are mediocre in the red zone despite their prolific points totals.

Fox LA sports anchor Liz Habib took snaps of today’s game showing a more than half empty Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stadium is more than half empty well into the first quarter.

Tweet credits: Liz Habib.

Soldier Field had an especially depressing show of fans, or lack thereof.

This comes after months of NFL players publicly protesting the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner during pre-game ceremonies which has caused millions of fed up fans to change the channel, stop buying NFL merchandise and boycotting their sponsors. The fact that there is so much resistance now against their show of resistance, with no signs of slowing down, shows that there’s no coming back from the destruction they have caused this industry, at least anytime soon.

We all know most football players are illiterates who really don’t seem to be able to understand the negative repercussions their actions will have, but the owners should know better, at least if they care about saving their massive investment. That doesn’t seem to be the case as they prioritize allowing players to make a point over making profits. The should have told these entitled players from the start, “You don’t stand for the anthem, you don’t play!” It would have been so simple and would have saved their season but now that time to do something about it has long since passed and everything they desperately do now is only seen a move made in vain.

Source:mpolitical.com

NFL In Full Panic Over Incredible Revenge Veterans Have Planned For Veteran’s Day Game Sunday

A massive Facebook group with hundreds of thousands of followers and likes has now called for a nationwide boycott of the National Football League on Veterans Day Weekend. The site urges fans around the country to change the channel “in solidarity” with Americans who respect the national anthem, our flag, and those who served to protect our rights and freedoms.

The official statement from the site urges people not to watch or listen to NFL games on November 12 in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for. And lastly, it adds that until millionaire football players stop protesting the National Anthem of the United States the site will be there encouraging patriotic Americans to boycott the National Football League.

This comes after months of NFL players publicly protesting the performance of the Star-Spangled Banner during pre-game ceremonies which has caused millions of fed up fans to change the channel, stop buying NFL merchandise and boycotting their sponsors.

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Papa John’s sales sacked by NFL ratings plunge

Published reports list the pizza chain among NFL sponsors complaining to the league about viewership decline

NFL ratings are down this season. That’s bad news for the league’s sponsors — including Papa John’s International Inc.

These companies are apparently not taking the slide sitting down. The Louisville-based pizza delivery chain was among a number of NFL sponsors to complain to the league about the state of viewership, according to the New York Business Journal.

According to the publication, Papa John’s told the league that pizza sales during NFL games have fallen since Sept. 22. That’s when President Donald Trump criticized players kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest.

Likewise, ESPN reported today that “nearly all of the league’s longtime sponsors,” including Papa John’s, were “rattled.”

The company did not respond to a request for comment. But news that NFL ratings would hurt Papa John’s would hardly be surprising.

Indeed, NFL ratings have fallen 5.1 percent through the first seven weeks of the season, according to Sporting News. Ratings fell last year, too. For whatever reason, be it protests or Netflix or too many games, viewers are tuning football out.

Same-store sales at Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. have seemingly taken a corresponding hit.

The Minneapolis-based chicken wing chain has long advertised to sports fans, football in particular — to the point that chicken wing prices increase every year during football season.

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Its same-store sales in the quarter ended Sept. 24 declined 2.3 percent at company locations and 3.2 percent at franchised outlets.

Papa John’s same-store sales increased 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter a year ago, when the company said television ratings for football games declined 8 percent. But executives said at the time that they felt that ratings decline.

“Given the fact that we have a significant investment into the NFL, an 8 percent rating does play a small factor in some of our performance,” company President Steve Ritchie said in February.

So many elements are potentially playing a role in weak industry sales it’s difficult to keep track of all of them. But the NFL problem is specific to the few chains that have chosen to use football as part of their marketing strategy.

Some analysts, including Instinet Analyst Mark Kalinowski and BTIG Analyst Peter Saleh, have already reduced their sales targets for Papa John’s as a result of the ratings weakness.

As it is, both Papa John’s and Buffalo Wild Wings in recent years have expanded their marketing efforts to other sports. Papa John’s, for instance, has a deal with Major League Baseball.

Buffalo Wild Wings is going even further, expanding into brand new sports. The company has been a pioneering sponsor of esports, or professional gaming. Earlier this month, the company announced the first partnership with an esports team, Team Dignitas.

We all know most football players are illiterates who really don’t seem to be able to understand the negative repercussions their actions will have, but the owners should know better. And because they know better they should say to the players, “You don’t stand for the anthem, you don’t play!” Simple. And since most of these players only care about their pocketbooks and their egos they will do what they are told to do.

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Source:mpolitical.com

Patriots QB Just Pissed Off His Entire Team With What He Did Before Game While Players Were Protesting

Just days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that he would prefer NFL players to stand during the national anthem, many players continued their sick protest during week 7. The entire New Orleans Saints team knelt in unison before the anthem started while Green Bay Packers players stood arm in arm while the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ played. In another game, three Miami Dolphin players stayed in their locker room while the anthem was sung, and in a different matchup across the country, Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung reportedly raised his fist in the air as the anthem played.

Though while there are plenty of reports of these NFL players disrespecting our nation’s heroes, there are some players that won’t be apart of this nasty protest. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one of them and what he was caught doing yesterday before the game has angered all the race-baiting players who protested that day.

The NFL protests have been going on for over a year now, and there seems to be no end in sight. These anti-American NFL players continue to claim that they are protesting racial inequality all while cashing million dollar checks and equating NFL team owners to slave owners.

After months of fans voicing their frustration over these disgusting protests, President Trump entered the fray by stating that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired, which in turn ignited the controversy swirling around the players. Instead, of these racist NFL players ending their obvious publicity stunt to appear politically relevant, they only ramped up their efforts. Week after week, more players continue to kneel or raise a single fist in the “Black Power” salute while the national anthem was played. But, unlike all those ungrateful players, quarterback Tom Brady is trying to make a difference by doing the exact opposite.

Yesterday, the New England Patriots played against the Atlanta Falcons, but before the game began fans in the stand were able to witness what humility looks like. Tom Brady opted out of his normal pre-game routine and took the time to recognize roughly 200 military men and women that were in attendance with wide receiver Chris Hogan.

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The plan to invite the members of the military to the game was reportedly initiated by Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona, who is also an active member of the U.S. Navy, and special teams player Matthew Slater, according to 247 Sports.

It was a small gesture, but the message from Brady was clear.

The display is getting some extra attention as it stands in contrast to some NFL players who continue to kneel or sit during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice. Polls have shown many Americans find it offensive to use the national anthem as a platform for any protest.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently made it clear that the league wants players to stand for the national anthem, saying in a statement:

“Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us. We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social issues. The controversy over the Anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.”

However, he later clarified the NFL would not punish players who continued to kneel.

Tom Brady’s act of kindness and respect is incredibly refreshing after watching months of constant disrespect from arrogant NFL players. It is entirely possible that the players that are still carrying on with their nasty protest may quit it after seeing that their actions are disgraceful and not welcome at all.

These NFL players have the right to protest but need to pick a better venue that does not anger the majority of your fan base. The old adage of “know your audience” applies to this exact situation, and if they want to keep their public platform, they better start reassessing their protest. They are more than welcome to kneel, make signs, and lecture people when they are out of uniform, but when they slip that uniform on, they need to adhere to their bosses rules and demands. If they don’t like it, well, there’s the door.

At any rate, hopefully, they will notice all the positive press Tom Brady is receiving and finally, begin to back peddle on their nasty protests!

Source:freedomdaily.com