With every action comes a reaction. And with every President Trump speech or tweet comes a response. At a campaign rally Friday night for Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who don’t stand for the national anthem. He also noted the NFL’s poor TV ratings and lamented that refs are ruining the game. At least one NFL player lashed back later in the night as Redskins linebacker Zach Brown took to Twitter and told Trump to “stay in [your] place.” “… Football have nothing to do wit u smh,” Brown tweeted. Brown was a second-team All-Pro in 2016 and also made his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Oakland Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele had the opportunity to visit the White House and meet then president of the United States Barack Obama as a member of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens in 2012. Although it was just his rookie season, Osemele got a chance to do something that not many athletes ever will and to this day he looks back on it. Saturday saw current president Donald Trump rescind the invitation for the NBA Finals champions Golden State Warriors White House visit and it wasn’t long before Osemele chimed in. The sixth-year player took to Instagram and posted a picture of him meeting Obama during that 2012 visit, adding a caption that read “back in the day when it use to mean
Oh, how the times have changed. Two years ago, the thought of the Raiders being tabbed a three-point favorite in a game being played across the country would've been unthinkable. For more than half a decade, a game in the Eastern time zone almost always meant a loss for Oakland, and usually, it was a blowout loss. From 2010 to 2015, the Raiders went just 1-17 in games played out east. Flying across the country isn't a problem for the Raiders anymore though, because all the sudden, the team is on a winning streak in eastern time. The Raiders went 3-0 out east in 2016, marking the first time since 2001 that they won three games out there in the same season. More importantly, if the Raiders