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• NFL Network’s Good Morning Football is in London for six days starting today (Monday, Oct. 22) leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game in Wembley Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 28). Good Morning Football will air Monday-Friday (7 AM ET) from Westminster Live Studios. 

• Charles Wang, 74, businessman and former owner of the New York Islanders (2000-16), passed away on Sunday morning. RIP.

• ESPN said it generated its best NBA opening week rating since 2014 on Saturday for LeBron James’ home-opener with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers vs. Rockets game telecast, won by Houston, 124-115, drew a 2.5 metered market rating, also making it the highest-rated NBA regular season game on ESPN since the Warriors 73rd win game in April of 2016.

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1. Venom $35.7 M
2. A Star Is Born $28M
3. First Man $16.6M
4. Goosebumps 2 $16.2M
5. Smallfoot $9.3M
6. Night School $8M
7. Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2M
8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $4M
9. The Hate U Give $1.8M

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Sep142018

Quinnipiac Poll Shows People Support NFL Players Who Kneel, Nike’s Kaepernick Ad

By Barry Janoff

September 13, 2018: The decision by NFL players to kneel during the National Anthem has been a topic of heated discussion and controversy since it began during the 2016 season, led by then San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was protesting and bringing to light racial and other social injustices in the U.S.

The discussion was revisited this month when Nike unveiled its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, fronted by Kapernick.

Nike's stock took an initial hit, but has since not only rebounded but has passed the level it was at when the campaign launched. Nike said sales also are up.

A new poll shows that among those surveyed, 67% of voters in America feel that NFL players have the right to protest by taking a knee during the National Anthem, with 30% saying they do not have that right.

Concurrently, people are divided 47%-47% on whether they actually approve of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today (Sept. 13) by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Hamden, Conn

In the same poll, American voters approve 49%-37% of Nike’s decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in its “Just Do It” ad campaign.

Quinnipiac said there is a wide age gap over the situation as voters 18-34 years old approve (67%-21%), while voters over 65 years old disapprove 46%-39%.

“Take a knee. It’s your right, American voters tell NFL players,” Tim Malloy, assistant director for the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement. “But many voters who agree with the right to protest, disagree with the actual protests.

“But as for putting Colin Kaepernick’s name alongside the Nike swoosh, voters say, ‘Just do it.’”

The Nike multi-media effort includes TV (“Dream Crazy”) and print with Kaepernick’s face and the text, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

The TV spot itself has had more than 25.7 million views on YouTube since it was posted.

In addition to Kaepernick, who appears in it and does the voiceover, the full ad includes such high-profile Nike endorsers as LeBron James, Serena Williams, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Seattle Seahawks rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin.

Among other findings from the Quinnipiac University Poll:

• Men (67%-30%) and women (67%-31%) are almost identical in their support for NFL players right to take a knee.

• Republican voters do not support the right to protest 60%-39%, making it “the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial group opposed to this right.”

• Republican voters also overwhelmingly disapprove of players actually talking a knee during the National Anthem (89%-75). Democrats overwhelmingly approve (79%-14%)

• Men disapprove on whether players actually should kneel during the National Anthem (50%-43%) but women approve (51%-43%).

• White voters disapprove of taking a knee (53%-41%), black voters approve (77%-14%).

• Hispanic voters are divided (48%-48%) as are independent voters (46%-47%).

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