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Bad Calls of 2017 Sports: NFL Fumbles Away its Reputation, Drives for Social Justice Paydirt

Posted on 24 December 2017

<p><strong><em>Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series on the most outrageous sports quotes of 2017.</em></strong></p> <p>This may be news to some, but the National Football League exists, in part, to influence legislative change. Lobbying Congress is now an important part of the league's mission, right up there with the administration of a professional football league. That's what we observed during the 2017 NFL season, when the league, players and liberal media all lent their support to off-the-field social justice crusades. The league green-lighted players kneeling, sitting and giving power salutes in open defiance of the national anthem, veterans and police officers. Commissioner Roger Goodell and players are pushing Congress for prison reform and other actions unrelated to football, and the league agreed to spend almost $100 million on social justice issues! All the while, the league's popularity, ticket sales and television ratings plummeted. But who cares? The lib media loves the new face of pro football, and they love Colin Kaepernick, the catalyst for protests that angered untold numbers of fans who bid adieu to the NFL. Following are examples of how the left-stream media covered the debacle known as the NFL and Kaepernick in 2017.</p> <p> </p>