The NFL is not just losing white viewers. The NFL isn’t just losing black viewers. No, the NFL is hemorrhaging viewers of all races and ages, and they’re doing so at a frightening pace.
With the NFL’s Week 4 in the rear-view mirror, a review of TV ratings through the league’s first month show that the NFL has lost millions of viewers year-over-year, a decline that has picked up speed so far this year. As Awful Announcing recently put it, “It seems everyone is mad at the NFL.”
Overall, viewership is down seven percent over 2016, which is bad enough for the league. However, this year’s slippage is not the first. Indeed, 2016 — the year of the first national anthem protests — saw a nine percent decline over 2015.
With TV viewers still leaving the NFL in droves, the continued drop in viewers puts an ignominious end to last year’s claim that the decline for the 2016 season was likely temporary and was only due to people spending more time watching the 2016 presidential election cycle. This year’s decline seems to clearly prove that there is far more to the higher number of people turning away from football than just the temporary diversion of an election cycle.
Poop jokes aren't my favorite kind of jokes but they're a solid number 2.
Sparks from a firework engulfed a man's head and set his shirt alight after he ignored warnings and held it in his hand.
Civil engineering student Victor Marques Rodriguez, 21, was holding the firework aloft when it suddenly exploded and showered him in sparks.
The incident happened during a New Year's Eve celebration at a home in Brazil and was shared by a national TV network.
Rodriguez was left with minor burns and a ruined white shirt, but was otherwise jovial about the incident.
He said: "Someone told me that it should be put into the ground but I thought it was just a rocket so I decided to launch it from my hand.
A contestant on “Jeopardy!” lost thousands of dollars over his pronunciation of the word “gangsta.”
During a New Year’s Day broadcast of the long-running game show, contestant Nick Spicher selected the $1,600 clue in the “Music & Literature Before & After" category.
Host Alex Trebek gave the answer, “A song by Coolio from ‘Dangerous Minds’ goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic,” a reference to the book “Paradise Lost” and the song “Gangsta’s Paradise.”
Spicher responded with, “Gangster’s Paradise Lost,” and was awarded the $1,600.
The set of “Morning Joe” was none too pleased by President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter barbs thrown at North Korea over the size of the countries’ respective “nuclear buttons.”
On Wednesday’s show, the MSNBC regulars competed with each over who could be more outraged by the president’s latest tweets. John Heilemann had the strongest response, suggesting that the whole affair made Trump look crazy.
“He is not merely being cavalier with a threat about nuclear war. He’s being cavalier in a way that makes him seem demented and deranged,” said Heilemann. “Anybody who treated this cavalierly would be roundly condemned by all serious people if both parties.”
After running 33 different segments on why a white box truck was blocking CNN cameras from being able to see president Trump shooting golf the network finally concludes that it was merely an accident and wasn't nefarious as they led their viewers to believe for over 3 days!
This guy here is drunk as f*ck after drinking too much. He is hilariously drowsing badly and trying to stand still with a support behind but alas he is down.
The Washington Free Beacon presents its fifth annual look at the worst MSNBC had to offer over the previous year.
In 2017, the poor folks at the left-leaning cable affiliate had to lean forward into covering undivided Republican government for the first time in more than a decade.
Ratings were up, for sure, but so was the heat level of the takes leveled from morning to night.
Posted just after Christmas Day by YouTuber Ben Actis, the video shows his 85-year-old Italian grandmother in her Florida home encountering the Google Home Mini smart speaker for the very first time.
As in the early days of television, when confused newbies would peer around the back of the box or wonder how so many people could fit inside the new-fangled contraption, Ben’s gran is utterly blown away by the power of this small piece of equipment perched on her kitchen table.
As Grandad asks everyone, “What is this thing?” Gran is encouraged to take Google’s smart speaker for a spin. To fire it up, you need to say, “OK, Google” or “Hey, Google,” but despite Gran blurting something along the lines of, “OK, Goo Goo,” the device still manages to spring into action, much to the delight of everyone in the room.
The highlight, however, is when Gran asks what the local weather will be the following day. Seemingly not sure what to expect, the speaker does what it’s supposed to do and quickly offers a brief forecast.
A former Cache Valley elementary art teacher said he was wrongly fired after students became uncomfortable looking at post cards that he said were bought by the school district.
Some of the paintings featured European nude art.
At Jack’s Wood Fired Oven in Logan, murals of various painted animals and vegetables fill the walls. In one little area, the artist’s signature sits over a simple black background: Mateo Rueda.
“Very fun to create,” Rueda said, of the mural.
Art is his passion, and for the last year and a half, he’s expressed it through teaching at Lincoln Elementary in Hyrum.
“I love teaching,” Rueda said.
On December 4, he said he had the students do a color study exercise.
“We used some materials from the school that were there in the library,” Rueda explained.
Those materials, he and the Cache County Sheriff’s Office said, were purchased by the school about three years ago, and included eight boxes filled with 100 post cards each.
Funny, weird, and WTF pics to start your 2018.
CNN sent Randi Kaye to Colorado for New Year's Eve, where she's spending the night on a pot-filled party bus.
During the segment, Kaye showed off a gas mask she had, connected to a bong and wore matijuana leaf earrings. At the end, she nicknamed herself "Kush Kaye," which would make a great Twitter handle. (Her real Twitter handle is @randikayeCNN, unfortunately.)
During the segment, Kaye let one of the bus riders show her how the gas mask bong worked. She then lit it, live on air.
Unfortunately for Andy Cohen, there was no stripper pole on the bus. "But there are a lot of really high people," she said.
Kaye said she was on a Cannabis Tours bus. Since recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, the company takes people from all over the country around the state to enjoy legal weed.
Quite a few people on Twitter were stunned by what they were seeing. Some are sure she will be "high AF" by the end of the night.
Throughout the years we watched Democrats busting protesters, voters, and a load of other people in order to make it appear as if there manufactured outrage is somehow spontaneous. It appears as if Obama and Valerie Jarrett's friends in Iran are taking notes and using the same strategy in order to make it appear as if most Iranians actually support their terrorist sponsoring government.
Be careful folks during your New Year's Celebrations.
A perfect example of why you should always watch where you're going!
Funny, weird and WTF images to jumpstart the weekend!
Top B.S. stories about President Trump in no particular order. Just think, they want to be taken serious as a legitimate news organization. Take a look at their ratings... More people watch Seinfeld reruns and Home garage repair than they do CNN. Now you know why........
A former executive of a medical device company says a video of him bullying a Chick-fil-A employee has destroyed his career.
Adam Smith once earned more than $200,000 a year as the chief financial officer of Tuscon-based Vante. The married father of four is now unemployed and living on food stamps three years after his videotaped rant went viral online.
In the video, Smith berates a Chick-fil-A employee for working at a company that supports anti-gay organizations.
"Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation," Smith said. "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here. I don't understand it. This is a horrible corporation with horrible values. You deserve better."
Ben Shapiro on Fox News talked about his Twitter exchanges with Rosie O'Donnell that sparked into probably one of the best Twitter wars of 2017. Rosie already blocked Ben which means Ben wins this war without a doubt.
Police video shows the moment two sisters got arrested within minutes of each other in front of their home for driving drunk.
According to a criminal complaint, a police service aid spotted a car swerving and called for an officer’s assistance. It was last Thursday around 10 p.m.
An Albuquerque Police officer pulled in behind Karina Grajeda, 29, at her home in the South Valley. She told the officer she was at a friend’s house and admitted she had two drinks, then drove. The officer said she almost hit the house and smelled of alcohol.
Karina at one point asks the officer to give her a break.
“I’m already home. Can you just let me go to sleep? Pleeeeeease,” she said.
Moments later, police say another woman in a blue Dodge pulled up to the home, asking what was going on with her sister. That second driver was Kassandra Grajeda, 21, and police say she too appeared drunk.
When challenged about scaring the children in the audience with his disturbance the man selfrighteously replied, “Probably more scared than the children being taken away from their parents due to @realDonaldTrump’s inhumane immigration policies. Or more scared than a trans kid who fears getting murdered for being who they are. Or a sick child who has just lost access to healthcare.”
CNN Tonight host Don Lemon lost his patience with conservative pundit Ben Ferguson when the latter kept straying from the topic of Donald Trump.
Ferguson was appearing on a panel with fellow political commentators Tara Setmayer and Bakari Sellers to discuss President Trump's recent interview with the New York Times.
However, Lemon interrupted Ferguson and cut to commercial break when he went off on a tangent about the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's aide Huma Abedin.
Campus Reform reporter Cabot Phillips released the outlet's five craziest stories from college campuses in 2017...
#5. Dr. Richard Watson told his students at the University of Georgia to choose their own grades.
#4. UNLV history professor Tessa Winkelmann told her class that President Donald Trump was to blame for the country music concert massacre.
"When he got elected, I told my classes... that some of us won't be affected by this president but others are going to die," she said on video apparently clandestinely captured by a student. "So far, all he has done is encourage violence," Winkelmann said.
#3. At Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., students held teachers hostage and mobbed one teacher who objected to their "day of absence" for Caucasians.
The targeted professor, Bret Weinstein, appeared several times on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to discuss the ongoing situation. Weinstein, who identified as a progressive, said the outrage from left-wing students forced him to relocate his family and leave the campus altogether.
Some of the students shouted "black power" and reportedly trapped another professor in a room, only allowing to use the restroom if he agreed to be escorted by protesting students.
#2. Author Charles Murray was met with outrage by students in March after he arrived to speak at Middlebury College.
Murray wrote "The Bell Curve," and often speaks about the "growing class divide" that has led to the rise of President Trump.
He told Tucker Carlson earlier this year that he was stunned that many of those protesting his speech at the Vermont school proudly said they never actually read his work.
"Faculty members bragged about not reading my stuff," he said. "But they still knew I was a bad guy."
And the craziest campus story of 2017, according to Phillips, was the rioting at the University of California-Berkeley over the appearance of former Breitbart contributor Milo Yiannopoulos.
Yiannopoulos, an outspoken Trump supporter known for making controversial statements, was evacuated from the campus while students and teachers set fires and clashed outside the building the Briton was intended to speak in.
Yiannopoulos told Tucker Carlson at the time that "anyone to the right of Jane Fonda" should be fearful of similar actions being taken against them.
People asked strangers to roast them but they had no idea how savage it can be!
Man tries to jump overground barriers in London and get stuck by his genitals.
A Newsweek article published on Christmas Eve claims that President Trump uses the phrase "Merry Christmas" as a dog whistle for white nationalism.
In the piece, "How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas to Promote White Nationalism," the author and several academics link Trump's repeated Christmas wishes to a desire to exclude other religions and foment a culture war.