Woody’s Roadside Tavern in New Jersey made the decision to not air any NFL games during Veterans Day weekend.
A very bold move.
However, it all worked out much better than even the restaurant could’ve expected.
Check it out…
From BizPac Review:
Woody’s Roadside Tavern in Farmingdale opted for other forms of entertainment and in the course of the day Sunday, raised $8,000 for veterans groups.
When a veteran patron of the bar approached Woody’s co-owner Rob Johnson and his partners about boycotting the National Football League games because of the ongoing controversy over players not standing for the national anthem, Johnson told Fox Business that they “ran with it and turned it into something positive.”
Here’s a flyer from the event:
— #UNITE Save USA (@22Americanfirst) November 11, 2017
Nearly 500 people showed up to Woody’s, many of whom were veterans with their families.
Funds raised from the event, including customer donations and 20 percent of the bar’s food sales on that day, will be going to the Green Beret Foundation as well as Special Forces Association Chapter 19. Johnson would consider doing a similar event again in the future since feedback from the boycott has been “so great and so positive.”
— Vince Wladika (@TVvInce) November 13, 2017
Woody’s -1, NFL anthem kneelers – 0!
In other NFL news…
This past weekend, the overwhelming majority of NFL players stood for the national anthem for the first time in a long time.
This happened because the NFL Players Association passed a resolution determined to honor veterans for Veterans Day.
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman did something special after the game all on his own.
Check this out…
From Daily Wire:
A Washington Redskins football player gave signed game gear to the commandant of the Marine Corps on Sunday during the team’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) November 12, 2017
From Smoke Room, regarding Norman’s cleats:
They appear to be the same cleats he wore last week, and they have a military theme for “all whom served beneath the Stars.”
— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) November 5, 2017
All players stood for the national anthem with the exception of three men.
From Fox 40:
Three players took a knee during the national anthem before the New York Giants game at the San Francisco 49ers, as the rest of the league stood during Veterans Day weekend.
49ers Eric Reid and Marquise Goodwin, both of whom have been protesting for most of the season, knelt, as did Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon , who was just activated. Vernon had been protesting while he was injured.
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) November 12, 2017
Commissioner Roger Goodell wants a private jet for life, health insurance for his entire family, as well as nearly $50 million annually as part of his new contract with the league, via CNN Money:
The NFL expects that a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell will be “done shortly,” a league source says.
Goodell, whose existing contract runs through next season, has offered to give up “the majority of his contract guarantees” for a deal that would peg more of his pay to performance incentives, the source told CNNMoney.
A second source close to the league told CNNMoney that Goodell’s extension is “more likely than not, but still not nearly a sure thing.”
ESPN reported on Sunday that Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, the use of a private jet for life and lifetime health insurance for his family. Goodell was paid $31.7 million in 2015, the most recent figure publicly available.
Two NFL sources disputed the ESPN report. One NFL source told CNNMoney that Goodell already has use of a private jet and health care for his family.
Good luck with that, Rog.