Media Misses The Lede On The Robert Kraft Story

Robert Kraft! Robert Kraft! Robert Kraft! It felt like every third item on the Blogging Blue Twitter feed was about Robert Kraft. It felt like every fourth item on my Facebook timeline was about Robert Kraft. Robert Kraft was all over my news feeds. Robert Kraft was the top headline…

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Or We Could Just Stop Playing IT!

Under the new NFL rules surrounding kneeling during the national anthem, players have the choice of standing for the anthem this coming season or waiting in the locker room until the anthem is over. Any players staying in the locker room will be conspicuous by their absence and still catch…

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Governor Walker Tries To Co-opt #Takeaknee

In his typical I have no idea what’s going on here mode, Governor Scott Walker urged the NFL to stop the current player protests and go after domestic violence. Most of us are aware that the protests are about violence against minorities and particularly police violence against black men…including the…

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Super Bowl Ad We All Need To Think About:

This was posted on Policy.mic today, an ad from the National Congress of American Indians: For years, America has been debating the use of the term “Redskin” by Washington’s NFL team, the Washington Redskins. Though the NFL says they’re listening, nothing has been done. But with this ad, the NCAI…

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Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen speaks out on Michael Sam (VIDEO)

Though I haven’t written about the story of college football (and soon-to-be NFL) player Michael Sam, who recently announced he is gay, I absolutely had to share this. Watch as Texas sportscaster thoroughly debunks the notion that a gay player wouldn’t be welcome in NFL locker rooms simply by virtue…

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The Washington Wasi’chus

With Columbus Day just around the corner amid a renewed effort to get the Washington Redskins to change their team name ( President Obama said if he owned the team he’d consider changing the name ),  I think we at Blogging Blue should come up with a new moniker for the NFL franchise that…

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Brendon Ayanbadejo: Players have to say they’re straight to keep draft stock (VIDEO)

This is worth watching. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy While I certainly applaud Brendon Ayanbadejo for his support for equality and tolerance, it certainly seems like the NFL has a long way to go when it comes to tolerance, given the anti-gay comments…

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Oakland Raiders to donate 10 percent of season ticket sales to Oakland schools

This is a great story… Every season ticket purchased and paid in full between May 1 and June 30 will have 10 percent of its gross donated to the Oakland public schools. With season tickets starting at $260 a piece and costing as much as $1,510, the donation to the…

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I have to admit….Peyton Manning is a class act

Professional sports could use more sportsmen like Peyton Manning…

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday…

…and we’re left with the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Though I’m loathe to root for either team, I can’t stand the New York Giants, so I’ll be pulling for New England to pull out a win. Who will you be rooting for today?

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