To give credit where credit is due, Donald Trump Jr. skewered NFL head honcho Roger Goodell on Sunday, but Twitter got the last laugh. On a Sunday when many NFL players demonstrated to protest President Trump’s harsh criticism of athletes who kneel during the national anthem, his son attempted to snidely call out the NFL commissioner. If only Roger Goodell cared as much about domestic abuse and traumatic brain injury as he does about disrespecting America.
Fans have reacted in a number of ways to NFL teams’ responses to Donald Trump and ensuing national anthem protests this weekend. One Baltimore Ravens fan in particular did not support Baltimore players’ decision to kneel this weekend, taking to Twitter to announce he will sell his season tickets if protests continue.
Sunday's WWE No Mercy card had the kind of build and exciting matches on paper to make it feel more like WrestleMania than an in-between September pay-per-view. Unfortunately, the booking couldn't match the anticipation when all was said and done. Despite a few high spots along the way and very strong start, a series of abrupt finishes robbed the card of its bright potential. Braun Strowman's coronation as universal champion wasn't meant to be as Brock Lesnar rallied to hit a single F5 to save his title. Meanwhile, the "dream match" between John Cena and Roman Reigns produced a similar anticlimactic feeling after the "Big Dog" fairly easily went over clean following a long sequence of near falls.