If ESPN Continues to Pick Sides, So Will Fans

Tony Perkins, CNS News

New network president James Pitaro said "there is going to continue to be an intersection between sports and politics, and we’re going to continue to cover that. We’re going to cover it fairly and honestly. But we are focused on serving the sports fan.” The NBA and NCAA had a taste of that pain in ticket sales when it pulled out of states with common-sense privacy laws. If ESPN continues to pick sides, you can rest assured – so will fans.

The Glass House of the NFL

Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily

Most importantly, the league has entirely forgotten the fundamental rule of business: Never ignore, insult or talk down to the loyal consumers who provide the leagues' support and income. The NFL will not disappear, but its national significance is rapidly diminishing.

Green Bay Packers Asked Fans To Link Arms During National Anthem. Most Refused

Joy Pullmann, The Federalist

Aaron Rodgers seemed bewildered by the fan response. Didn’t fans get that this was “an invitation to show unity in the face of some divisiveness from the top in this country”? Maybe they see the source of division as from a different elite than Rodgers does. Regardless of what the Packers and other teams say they mean with the national anthem protests, the message many fans are getting is anti-Americanism.