Super Bowl Executive Producer Promises: We'll Show Kneeling Players
We don't know who is in the Super Bowl yet. Most likely, it'll be the New England Patriots vs whoever the NFC decides to have the Patriots face stomp. Sorry, but Bill Belichick is simply better than you. Go ahead, send your hate tweets. I apologize for nothing.
But while we don't know the teams, we have an idea what we'll be talking about for the next few weeks. Kneeling. I can just see you peeing with excitement. Football fans haven't been alienated enough for the left, so it's time to shove their faces in it like a disobedient puppy (see Surprise! Football Fans Demand Refunds for ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’. And Get Them… and DUH! Poll Shows NFL Viewership Declined Because of Anthem Protests).
The executive producer promises, if players kneel, we get to see it. Get your DVR prepped.
Regarding football players kneeling during the national anthem before games, Gaudelli–the executive producer of “Sunday Night Football,” “Thursday Night Football,” and Super Bowl LII–said that any such protests during the Super Bowl will be covered live.
“The Super Bowl is a live event, just like ‘Sunday Night Football.’ When you’re covering alive event, you’re covering whats happening. So if there are players that choose to kneel, they will be shown live. I would say, probably since Thanksgiving, a lot of that has kind of disappated and died down. It’s certainly possible it could happen again.”
Well yeah, now it could! Just wait until the president has his "executive time" and sees Fox & Friends talk about this. Then, let's do nothing for the next month but ask the players about it.
How hard is it to say "Nah, let's not divide the country like we've divided our ratings." Or simply pivot and say, "Let's just talk about football, as people watching football likely want to talk about football." But NBC has the Super Bowl this year. They're gearing up to shove an agenda down your gullet like it's the cure to obesity.
The thing lost in all this KneelingGatePaloozaGhazi? The left doesn't seem to notice (or care) the kneeling deal doesn't just cut on partisan lines. This could be anecdotal, but I know a plethora of apolitical people - people who don't jump on every outrage, not really known for even caring about politics - whom are offended when players kneel during the National Anthem.
The left thinks it's just Trump supporters who are pissed. It's actually the majority of middle America. Regardless of their political (or lack thereof) leanings.
The majority of middle America just wants to drink beer and watch the commercials. So they can contribute their "hot takes" (which are actually as mild as off brand hot sauce) on Twitter the following day.