Ex-Green Beret Who Inspired Colin Kaepernick to Kneel Speaks Out: ‘He’s Not Protesting the National Anthem’

Nate Boyer, the former Green Beret whose conversation with Colin Kaepernick inspired the former 49ers quarterback to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, spoke out to the Los Angeles Times about the protests that have become a cultural firestorm. Boyer — who had multiple war deployments as a Green Beret and tried out as a long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks — told the LA Times he was “disappointed” when he first heard Kaepernick was sitting down during the national anthem. A thoughtful open letter to Kaepernick he wrote in the Army Times then went viral, and caught Kaepernick’s attention, who asked to meet Boyer with teammate Eric Reid. Boyer told the LA Times Kaepernick was adamant he would not stand, so they discussed ways he could protest in a more inspiring way than sitting on the bench. Per the LA Times:
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How to Watch NFL Monday Night Football — Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks Live Stream Online

Week 2 of the NFL season concludes Monday night in the Windy City — where the Chicago Bears will play host to the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field. Both teams dropped narrow decisions in Week 1. But for one, there is a case for optimism. The other, meanwhile, might be getting set to rebuild. The Bears lost a close one to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers last week. But it was clear that the team’s acquisition of all-world defensive end Khalil Mack is going to help the cause in a big way. With second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky still developing, the Bears could be building something special. Contrast that with the Seattle Seahawks — for whom the window appears very much to be closing. After posting a high win total out of the NFC west in recent years, it seems as though this group’s best is behind it. That’s particularly true Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Monday Night Football — Chicago Bears vs. Seattle Seahawks Live Stream Online"

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

Tennis umpires are reportedly considering a boycott of matches involving Serena Williams after her incident with chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the US open final, according to the UK paper The Times. Williams, who called Ramos a “liar” and “thief” during the match she lost to Naomi Osaka, has alleged sexism played a role in the umpire docking her a game on Saturday. In The Times report, one anonymous official told the outlet about umpires building solidarity with each other against Williams, as they believe the United States Tennis Association sold out Ramos by not defending him against Williams’ claims of sexism and insults during the match. To combat this, some umpires are weighing the idea of saying no every time they are asked to officiate a Williams match, unless she apologizes to Ramos. The International Tennis Federation stood by Ramos in a statement, saying, “Mr Ramos’s decisions were Continue reading "Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident"

Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident

Tennis umpires are reportedly considering a boycott of matches involving Serena Williams after her incident with chair umpire Carlos Ramos at the US open final, according to the UK paper The Times. Williams, who called Ramos a “liar” and “thief” during the match she lost to Naomi Osaka, has alleged sexism played a role in the umpire docking her a game on Saturday. In The Times report, one anonymous official told the outlet about umpires building solidarity with each other against Williams, as they believe the United States Tennis Association sold out Ramos by not defending him against Williams’ claims of sexism and insults during the match. To combat this, some umpires are weighing the idea of saying no every time they are asked to officiate a Williams match, unless she apologizes to Ramos. The International Tennis Federation stood by Ramos in a statement, saying, “Mr Ramos’s decisions were Continue reading "Tennis Umpires Are Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams Matches After US Open Incident"

The Serena Williams Controversy Exposes How the Media Uses a ‘PC Point System’ To Determine Morality

Now that the dust is finally starting to settle after this past weekend’s massive controversy centered on tennis legend Serena Williamsmeltdown during the final of the U.S. Open tennis championship, we should all take a look at what we might have learned. In the realm of the media’s treatment of this debacle, there is an awful lot of important stuff that got exposed. Since the basics of what actually happened have already been debated quite extensively, though largely unfairly, there are only a few key points that need to be highlighted because they have been lost in the mayhem and extreme pro-Serena media bias. There are:

How to Watch NFL Monday Night Football — Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams Live Stream Online

The last game of the opening week of the NFL season takes place late Monday night in the Bay Area — as the Oakland Raiders play host to the Los Angeles Rams in a fascinating matchup. For Oakland, the headlines leading up to the season opener have been all about one person who’s back with the team, and one who’s no longer there. Jon Gruden is making his coaching return for the silver and black Monday night — after a decade away from the league. But all-pro defensive end Khalil Mack is gone — having been dealt to Chicago in a blockbuster trade. Can the returning star coach help the Raiders overcome the loss of maybe the best defensive player in the NFL? On the other side, expectations are high for the Rams under second-year coach Sean McVay. The team appears to be loaded to make a serious run in Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Monday Night Football — Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams Live Stream Online"

WATCH: CNN’s Poppy Harlow Omits Crucial Info in Misleading Defense of Serena Williams

CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Monday ran a lengthy 10-minute segment with guest Christine Brennan of USA Today on the outburst and penalizing of tennis star Serena Williams, during which no blame or even criticism was offered regarding the player’s outburst, and the shabby treatment of fellow female tennis star, and victor, Naomi Osaka was glossed over. In the above clip, blame was placed on professional tennis at large, sexism and chauvinism, racism, on the official… on everyone but Serena Williams and her coach, who both committed violations of the rules. The fact of the violation of the rules is not in dispute, yet those facts were missing or underreported in the segment. In fact, Harlow and Brennan strongly implied the only real issue was the fact that Williams argued with a judge. “This morning Serena Williams is fined as the tennis world and beyond battle what she calls blatant Continue reading "WATCH: CNN’s Poppy Harlow Omits Crucial Info in Misleading Defense of Serena Williams"