John Schnatter: Papa John’s doesn’t want to do business with Roger Goodell

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Papa John’s founder John Schnatter continues to search for a good spot to dig, despite being at rock bottom. He may have found one.

In Friday’s radio interview with Terry Meiners of 840 WHAS, Schnatter shrugged at the replacement of Papa John’s with Pizza Hut as the official pizza of the NFL, and then pounced on pro football’s Commissioner.

“We are very glad to get out of the NFL relationship, because we still get to sponsor some players and we still get to sponsor some teams and we still get to be part of the community,” Schnatter said. “But we don’t want to do business with Roger Goodell, period. And I don’t want to do business with Roger Goodell, and we’ve had enough success where we get to pick who we do business with. And Roger Goodell runs the NFL, and we made a decision to get a divorce, and we did.”

Meiners, who otherwise did a very good job in the 28-minute interview, moved on to questions about baseball’s relationship with the company, missing a clear and obvious chance to get Schnatter to provide a sound bite that would have resonated much more strongly. Why don’t you want to do business with Roger Goodell? What did he say or do to cause you to come to that conclusion? What was the final straw?

Schnatter’s dough-sauce-cheese-and-feexins empire first began to crumble when Schnatter tried during an November 1 earnings call with shareholders to blame poor corporate performance on the NFL’s declined ratings and Goodell’s handling of the anthem issue. Some within the league believed that Schnatter acted at the behest of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who also owns all or part of at least 120 Papa John’s franchises.

At a time when teams like the Falcons (temporarily, at least) and Seahawks (permanently) have ended their partnerships with Papa John’s, the effort by Schnatter — who remains a major shareholder in the company he founded — to target Goodell personally could result in some calls being made from 345 Park Avenue to other owners of other teams in an effort to get all franchises to sever ties with Papa John’s, and to replace Schnatter’s company with Pizza Hut or Domino’s or anything but Papa John’s.

103 responses to “John Schnatter: Papa John’s doesn’t want to do business with Roger Goodell

  1. ryann252013 says:
    “..I remember seeing this hack on twitter who ordered Papa Johns pizza at his wedding to “own the libs”…

    I once told a guy not to eat that dog turd he just picked up off the street.
    He ate it anyway, for exactly the same reason.

  2. Wait a week and this dunce will be begging for anyone to do business for him. This is what the right is, a bunch of whiners pointing fingers for their own failures. It isn’t my fault my company is sinking, its the players. It wasn’t my fault I said those things, I was told to. It isn’t my fault I don’t have the job, its the immigrants. No one points fingers more than these guys.

  3. I once told a guy not to eat that dog turd he just picked up off the street.
    He ate it anyway, for exactly the same reason.

    Impressive level of maturity displayed……by a 12 year old.

    Like Foozie Drooler Papa John needs to button his lips.

  4. Nofoolnodrool is hilarious.

    Calling out others immaturity while supporting the posterboy for indecency and immaturity. Smart guy.

    And why are these simpleton cons worried about what rappers can say?

    If you fail decipher hate speak from lyrics in a song, then the problem is yours.

    Shake yourself, cons.

  5. cmack21 says:

    Lol…. He’ll probably be an advisor to president misdirection by the end of the week.
    =================================================

    I bet you aren’t refusing your tax cut.

  6. The traits of an egomaniac. First he had to be in every commercial. Then, he makes a big mistake with his words and blame his “agency” for promoting or pushing the word into his vocabulary and said he was taking out of context. Why not give a sincere apology to those offended and not attack the NFL by saying he didn’t want to do business with them anyway? Individual teams will think twice before allowing them to be a corporate sponsor if they haven’t done so already.

  7. mullman76 says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    Nofoolnodrool is hilarious.

    Calling out others immaturity while supporting the posterboy for indecency and immaturity. Smart guy.

    And why are these simpleton cons worried about what rappers can say?

    If you fail decipher hate speak from lyrics in a song, then the problem is yours.

    Shake yourself, cons.

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    Michael E says

    Somebody needs to stop the day drinking Mullman.

    Papa John is an embarrassing right wing wack job that has a bigotry problem…..a very common problem today with Republicans….nothing new here.

  8. At Michael E: Stop braying about the “tax cut.”

    It’s peanuts compared to the larger picture.

    The president your support is a crook, plain and simple.

    And nobody cares about Barry or HRC, they don’t matter anymore.

    Shake yourself, you’re better than that.

    GO RAIDERS

  9. No day drinking, but plenty of saltwater on the brain.

    Nofool…you support Drumph, right?

    If not, my apologies.

    If so, my deepest sympathies.

    @Michael E: Let’s go surf. Millionaires, athletes, CEOs, I given surf lessons to all of them. The ocean is the great equalizer, and I love to watch that realization sink in to those who feel that they are better than others. Let me know, I’m keen to get you in the water.

    I’m going surfing, everybody be well.

  10. mullman76 says:
    July 15, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    @wallamp….:Don’t forget to wear the big, red nose and floppy shoes that come with the MAGA hat.

    That completes the ensemble.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You can go ahead and pick him up a pair after you finish standing outside a republicans house and verbally harrassing them like a real tough guy.

  11. Why is any of this even relevant? Papa johns is by far the crappiest pizza I’ve ever tasted. I can’t imagine why anyone still buys it.

  12. Probably a good business decision for Papa John to distance himself from the NFL, which is hopelessly stained by greed and degeneracy on the part of the players and some management. Worked for Donald Trump. Being “anti NFL” is a positive in this day and age.

  13. Michael E says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    cmack21 says:

    Lol…. He’ll probably be an advisor to president misdirection by the end of the week.
    =================================================

    I bet you aren’t refusing your tax cut.
    – – –

    Why is that the only response when someone makes a joke or is critical about ’45’? Is that all defenders of 45 have? An ill-timed tax cut that is really only a TEMPORARY tax cut (which is ironic considering the corporate tax cut and de-regulation is PERMANENT).

  14. Frozen Ellios with nothing on it is better than that crap. (and that is pretty bad) Don’t buy this guys garbage.

  15. Nofool…you support Drumph, right?

    If not, my apologies.

    Apology accepted! Enjoy the surf. I agree skiing was like that for me. Trump is an embarrassment to our country but has the support of so-called Christians yet is bigoted, a liar and abuser of women……yet 63,000,000 clowns voted for him. But what’s funny is most of them are afraid to where their Maga hats except at Maga rallies or klan meetings.

  16. If he’d blamed it on Kaepernick specifically, instead of Goodell and the NFL, every right winger on PFT would have bought into it.

  17. I have been a business executive for years. I reported to boards and made corporate decisions about who we worked with and who we didn’t. He is covering his proverbial behind. Yes they want to work with the NFL…if they didn’t they wouldn’t have fired him (Oh, I’m sorry, he “resigned”.) It’s the biggest sport on the planet (as a league, since soccer is actually a bigger sport) and definitely in the US. He is trying to save face. Like Goodell or not, the league is profitable, it hasn’t done anything overtly against morality or social norms (ignore the homers on that one), and it has global visibility. That is a coveted sponsorship only a fool would pass on because he didn’t like someone.

    He is deflecting.

  18. While I don’t have much use for either of these guys, Schnatter is at least right on this point. Goodell is an empty suit who is ruled by the politically correct winds of the day, which makes his a very bad business partner.

    Of course, given Schnatter’s recent stupid comments, maybe these two deserve each other.

  19. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Nofool…you support Drumph, right?

    If not, my apologies.

    Apology accepted! Enjoy the surf. I agree skiing was like that for me. Trump is an embarrassment to our country but has the support of so-called Christians yet is bigoted, a liar and abuser of women……yet 63,000,000 clowns voted for him. But what’s funny is most of them are afraid to where their Maga hats except at Maga rallies or klan meetings.
    ———————————————

    The childish Liberal big mouths calling people names and throwing temper tantrums can’t figure out why they can’t win elections. Instead of facts and ideas they just flap their jaw and destroy their own party. Very entertaining to watch take place.

  20. whenwilliteverend says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    This guy just can’t seem to shut up.
    ————————-
    A feat in itself, considering his speech impediments.

  21. With the new regime in power, the racists and bigots have been “freed at last” to exercise their racism and bigotry without consequence or fallout (or so they thought). Obviously, they didn’t go well for Schnatter. I’m so sorry.

  22. Michael E says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    cmack21 says:

    Lol…. He’ll probably be an advisor to president misdirection by the end of the week.
    =================================================

    I bet you aren’t refusing your tax cut.

    ———

    Somebody has to have a job, income and pay taxes to get a tax cut… Not sure this guy qualifies

  23. The childish Liberal big mouths calling people names and throwing temper tantrums can’t figure out why they can’t win elections
    ——-
    We’ve got the most childish, loudest mouthed president in the history of this country. Didn’t seem to slow him down. I guess only republicans will support that kind of behavior.

  24. I bet 75% of you have used the term, too. Between rap music, movies, jokes, and your friends that like to make off-colored jokes while you are together behind closed doors, you know it’s true.

    Yes, he shouldn’t have used that term verbatim. I 100% agree with that.

    He is getting Jimmy ‘The Greek’-ed.

    He was talking about how Colonel Sanders used the word and nothing was done or said about that. Unless you are a rap ‘singer’ or down with that culture, you cannot use that word or else you will get Papa John-ed.

    “Colonel Sanders called blacks (n word),” Schnatter reportedly said.

  25. sllabskcustfpk says:
    July 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    Michael E says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    cmack21 says:

    Lol…. He’ll probably be an advisor to president misdirection by the end of the week.
    =================================================

    I bet you aren’t refusing your tax cut.
    – – –

    Why is that the only response when someone makes a joke or is critical about ’45’? Is that all defenders of 45 have? An ill-timed tax cut that is really only a TEMPORARY tax cut (which is ironic considering the corporate tax cut and de-regulation is PERMANENT).
    —————————————

    A little known fact is that you are free to pay as much in taxes as you want. Feel free to send the IRS a check right now and they will happily accept it. Deregulation has created tons of jobs and higher paying jobs. The more people that are working means more taxpayers. More people with more money buy more things. The companies that make things have to hire more people to make more things and they pay taxes. Capitalism is a very simple thing when the government stays out of everyone’s way.

  26. ibillwt says:
    July 15, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    hard to find anyone sleazier than goodell.
    ——————————————
    Goodell didn’t let the air out of a bag of footballs and then smash his cell phone to cover it up. By definition, that would be sleazier.

  27. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    The childish Liberal big mouths calling people names and throwing temper tantrums can’t figure out why they can’t win elections. Instead of facts and ideas they just flap their jaw and destroy their own party.

    =============================================

    Nice post, comrade. Glad to see you support Mother Russia.

  28. How did anyone so dumb become so rich.

    Oh well. I’m sure a lot of you will still enjoy your Papa John’s pizzas at your Klan meetings. Just think, another generation or two and your kind will be wiped out.

  29. pkrlvr says:
    July 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm
    The childish Liberal big mouths calling people names and throwing temper tantrums can’t figure out why they can’t win elections
    ——-
    We’ve got the most childish, loudest mouthed president in the history of this country. Didn’t seem to slow him down. I guess only republicans will support that kind of behavior.
    —————————————

    Nobody is arguing that. But the difference is he is doing what he said he would do. After decades of politicians getting elected and not doing anything but what the lobbyists want, it’s an acceptable level of behavior. The means to an end you might say. Him exposing those weak knee Republicans and radical Democrats with no concern for what the media thinks is also what a lot of people have been looking for. Results outweigh the bad hair, orange skin and big mouth.

  30. “. Capitalism is a very simple thing when the government stays out of everyone’s way.”

    Is that what you call starting a trade war with tariffs??? A trade war that, for one example, has ruined the business of soy bean farmers, but that’s ok because the Republicans are going to give them $50 billion in aid to make up for it,,,,,,wait? isn’t that socialism??? of course it is, the Repubs LOVE socialism when it’s helping corporations and farmers!

  31. “Empire first began to crumble” lol, no one will care about this in a couple months.

  32. Nobody is arguing that. But the difference is he is doing what he said he would do. After decades of politicians getting elected and not doing anything but what the lobbyists want, it’s an acceptable level of behavior. The means to an end you might say. Him exposing those weak knee Republicans and radical Democrats with no concern for what the media thinks is also what a lot of people have been looking for. Results outweigh the bad hair, orange skin and big mouth.

    You really don’t value your moral code more than the price of a cup of coffee. It wouldn’t take much to turn you into a spy or a traitor….he’ll you are half way there…..just a moral mercenary…….bless your little pea pickin heart

  33. defscottyb says:
    July 15, 2018 at 2:58 pm
    He’s worth 850 million… he doesn’t give a crap.
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    It’s not about him, his money, or what he gives a crap about. It is about who we are as a society and as a culture.

  34. To me, this doesn’t matter. I have tried Papa Johns pizza on a few different occasions, and each time I thought it sucked. I’m an Italian boy, so maybe it’s just me being picky with my Italian food, but Pizza Hut and Domino’s is not that much better. I’ll stick to Luigi’s or home made myself.

  35. castigs says:
    July 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    “. Capitalism is a very simple thing when the government stays out of everyone’s way.”

    Is that what you call starting a trade war with tariffs??? A trade war that, for one example, has ruined the business of soy bean farmers, but that’s ok because the Republicans are going to give them $50 billion in aid to make up for it,,,,,,wait? isn’t that socialism??? of course it is, the Repubs LOVE socialism when it’s helping corporations and farmers!
    —————————————

    I got news for you slick. We lost the trade war many years ago. Trump is cleaning up the mess just like with everything else. A little pain to put us back to fair trade will hurt the other countries worse. The days of getting screwed by every country we trade with are over.

  36. I don’t think he has that option anymore. Maybe he can do business with MLS. I hear soccer is the up and coming “thing”.

  37. I got news for you slick. We lost the trade war many years ago. Trump is cleaning up the mess just like with everything else. A little pain to put us back to fair trade will hurt the other countries worse. The days of getting screwed by every country we trade with are over.

    I got news for you comrade you are brainwashed by Fox News and comrade Trump. I interrogated North Vietnamese army soldiers who mirrored your party line approach. Don’t worry it’s not hard to recover from just stop watching State Tv and in a year or two you will heal. Good look comrade.

  38. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    Nobody is arguing that. But the difference is he is doing what he said he would do. After decades of politicians getting elected and not doing anything but what the lobbyists want, it’s an acceptable level of behavior. The means to an end you might say. Him exposing those weak knee Republicans and radical Democrats with no concern for what the media thinks is also what a lot of people have been looking for. Results outweigh the bad hair, orange skin and big mouth.

    You really don’t value your moral code more than the price of a cup of coffee. It wouldn’t take much to turn you into a spy or a traitor….he’ll you are half way there…..just a moral mercenary…….bless your little pea pickin heart
    —————————————

    I snowflake lib talking about morals is funny and sad at the same time. The party of Bill and Hillary love their high moral standards.

  39. You know it’s the dead season when you get this many comments on a non-subject. Only in the NFL

  40. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 15, 2018 at 3:34 pm
    I got news for you slick. We lost the trade war many years ago. Trump is cleaning up the mess just like with everything else. A little pain to put us back to fair trade will hurt the other countries worse. The days of getting screwed by every country we trade with are over.

    I got news for you comrade you are brainwashed by Fox News and comrade Trump. I interrogated North Vietnamese army soldiers who mirrored your party line approach. Don’t worry it’s not hard to recover from just stop watching State Tv and in a year or two you will heal. Good look comrade.
    —————————

    More fake stories from a fake soldier.

  41. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm
    castigs says:
    July 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    “. Capitalism is a very simple thing when the government stays out of everyone’s way.”

    Is that what you call starting a trade war with tariffs??? A trade war that, for one example, has ruined the business of soy bean farmers, but that’s ok because the Republicans are going to give them $50 billion in aid to make up for it,,,,,,wait? isn’t that socialism??? of course it is, the Repubs LOVE socialism when it’s helping corporations and farmers!
    —————————————

    I got news for you slick. We lost the trade war many years ago. Trump is cleaning up the mess just like with everything else. A little pain to put us back to fair trade will hurt the other countries worse. The days of getting screwed by every country we trade with are over.
    ———–
    Trump is lining his pockets as fast as he can. It’s fools like you who think he’s actually acting in the best interest of the American people. The man hates this country, what part of his actions haven’t shown you that?

    But by all means, keep it up with your “own the libs” talking point. That seems to be the only thing fueling your support of this president. Meanwhile, inflation is outpacing wages and you’re calling for more trickle down which has worked so well for this country before.

  42. vindictive
    [vin-dik-tiv]

    adjective
    disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful:
    a vindictive person.
    proceeding from or showing a revengeful spirit:
    —————————————-
    petulant
    [pech-uh-luh nt]

    adjective
    moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance:

  43. I snowflake lib talking about morals is funny and sad at the same time. The party of Bill and Hillary love their high moral standards.

    This uniquely formed snowflake is an independent person and thinker not having ever decided to be a little sheep like comrade following the lies that are fed to me. I don’t like Bill or Hillary, but they are far less of a liar than Don the Con……oh wait that’s way to complex for yet or commissar hasn’t got you that far yet. Enjoy your freedom comrade.

  44. @liberalsruineverything: You support a “president” that came up with:
    Crooked Hillary
    Little Marco
    “That face” of Carly F.
    Whining Chuck Schumer
    etc…

    and then you have the audacity to call out those who name call?

    Go wear your MAGA hat, go starch a sheet amd watch InfoWars.

    Also, I wouln’t waste my time or my energy protesting/marching with any side, blue or red.

    Out political system is fundamentally flawed.

    March in circles all you want, it is the very definition of an excercise in futility.

    Snowflake cons are hilarious.

    At the very least they provide comic relief in these interesting times.

    Go ‘Merica
    Go Raiders
    Go Surfing (but, please don’t start)

  45. Big words – taking a questionable moral stance refuting something that’s already been taken away. I don’t want to be a professional golfer anymore either.

  46. “It’s President Trump.”

    Nope that vile little worm of a fascist disrespects the country and its flag more than any other person on the planet

  47. Mike, I get the biggest kick outta your ideas….yep, I bet Goodell is going to pick up the phone, call Jerrah, and tell him to get rid of his 120 Papa John’s stores…………cause he has so much clout with Jerry, right Mike?

    LOL……..shortest phone conversation in history.

  48. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    I snowflake lib talking about morals is funny and sad at the same time. The party of Bill and Hillary love their high moral standards.

    This uniquely formed snowflake is an independent person and thinker not having ever decided to be a little sheep like comrade following the lies that are fed to me. I don’t like Bill or Hillary, but they are far less of a liar than Don the Con……oh wait that’s way to complex for yet or commissar hasn’t got you that far yet. Enjoy your freedom comrade.
    ————————————

    Unhinged snowflakes sure are easy to poke in the eye. Especially the really stupid ones.

  49. mullman76 says:
    July 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Out political system is fundamentally flawed.
    —————————————

    Yeah, the way the DNC rigged the primary so the commie Bernie Sanders lost is just wrong. Hopefully they get it corrected so Bernie can go up against Trump and tell us how he wants everybody to pay a 70% tax rate so everything can be “free”.

  50. Politics aside, strictly from a standpoint of selling pizza, this guy is a real dunce. It’s like he’s following a “what not to do when your brand is self-destructing” playbook.

  51. sllabskcustfpk says:
    July 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm
    Michael E says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    cmack21 says:

    Lol…. He’ll probably be an advisor to president misdirection by the end of the week.
    =================================================

    I bet you aren’t refusing your tax cut.
    – – –

    Why is that the only response when someone makes a joke or is critical about ’45’? Is that all defenders of 45 have? An ill-timed tax cut that is really only a TEMPORARY tax cut (which is ironic considering the corporate tax cut and de-regulation is PERMANENT).
    —————————————

    A little known fact is that you are free to pay as much in taxes as you want. Feel free to send the IRS a check right now and they will happily accept it. Deregulation has created tons of jobs and higher paying jobs. The more people that are working means more taxpayers. More people with more money buy more things. The companies that make things have to hire more people to make more things and they pay taxes. Capitalism is a very simple thing when the government stays out of everyone’s way.

    ——————————-

    But the government isn’t staying out of the way. First the current economy is due to the previous administration not the current one. Sorry but you don’t see the effect immediately. Second because of the tariffs this moron president is putting in many companies have put in plans to move their factories over seas. Harley, Huffy and just about anyone that relies on raw materials from overseas are in the process of moving their plants. We will be in another recession in a couple of years just. Trump will ruin a great economy just like Bush did.

  52. Michael E says:
    July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    cmack21 says:

    Lol…. He’ll probably be an advisor to president misdirection by the end of the week.
    =================================================

    I bet you aren’t refusing your tax cut.

    ********************

    What tax cut, Michael? Mine are actually going up, since I happen to live in one of the states that didn’t vote for Dear Leader and who he then weaponized the tax code against…..

  53. liberalsruineverything is the best.

    It must be an adventure to run around in life like a chicken minus head.

    Keep braying, donkey.

    It’s hilarious.

  54. Snowflake was a term originally used for right-wing, neo-nazi, skinhead types.

    It was hijacked by the right and used against the left in the same schoolyard fashion that Drumph also uses a debate tactitc.

    “I’m not a puppet, you’re a puppet!”

    A profound retort from an educated person who knows “the best words.”

    These are the facts, but facts are not readily embraced by cons.

    Enjoy InfoWars, lemmings.

  55. Thats so cute!
    The NFL and most of the teams have ditched Papa Johns, so now John Schnatter doesn’t want to do business with Roger Goodell?
    He’s actually managed to make Roger Goodell look good for once.

  56. I welcome any recruit into the war on Roger Goodell. After deflategate, he is my sworn enemy. And anyone who thinks “air was let out” or “smashed his cellphone” to avoid something is also my sworn enemy. I will never let go of this, if 8 havebto wait as long as Edmond Dantes

  57. I support Papa John’s 1st amendment rights to say whatever he wants, including the n-word.
    If blacks and liberals can say it, then so can everyone else. Otherwise there is no equality or equal protection under the law.
    If a rapper says the n-word, no one cares, even if it was used in a demeaning context.
    So don’t lecture me about equality when clearly some are more equal according to today’s PC snowflake and government insurgents.

  58. mullman76 says:
    July 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    Snowflake was a term originally used for right-wing, neo-nazi, skinhead types.

    It was hijacked by the right and used against the left in the same schoolyard fashion that Drumph also uses a debate tactitc.

    “I’m not a puppet, you’re a puppet!”

    A profound retort from an educated person who knows “the best words.”

    These are the facts, but facts are not readily embraced by cons.

    Enjoy InfoWars, lemmings
    ——————————————

    The college age liberals gave themselves that name during the 2016 campaign. Bernie supporters primarily. But go ahead make up your own historical facts by digging through the internet. That’s what you guys are best at.

  59. BuckyBadger says:
    July 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    But the government isn’t staying out of the way. First the current economy is due to the previous administration not the current one. Sorry but you don’t see the effect immediately. Second because of the tariffs this moron president is putting in many companies have put in plans to move their factories over seas. Harley, Huffy and just about anyone that relies on raw materials from overseas are in the process of moving their plants. We will be in another recession in a couple of years just. Trump will ruin a great economy just like Bush did.
    ———————————————

    What economists use to gage it is GDP. The growth rate of the economy per quarter. President Obama was never over 3%. When he left office he was at 1.6%. President Trump has averaged 3.6% and is close to 4% as we speak. That means companies feel confident in investing money and people are confident in spending money. Facts are fun but not the made up ones you’re looking at.

  60. @liberalsruineverything: Swing and a miss, but whatever helps you sleep at night.

    Dig deeper, back further than 2016.

    Don’t be afraid of the truth.

    Go ahead.

    You can do it.

  61. atahualpaoxford says:
    July 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm
    Players can disrespect the national anthem, sponsors can not complain…
    _______________________________________

    Psssst. Let me be the first to tell you that you cannot “disrespect” a song or a flag because they are inanimate objects. They are just symbols. The only thing that can be disrespected is your perception of symbols. In a free society people shouldn’t be able to dictate how people feel about symbols. If it makes you feel patriotic to stand then by all means stand. But we shouldn’t start mandating patriotism. It’s a slippery slope you don’t want to go down.

    Think of it like gun control. People against gun control always say once you start passing laws restricting gun ownership your just opening up a pandora’s box of more legislation. We we start enforcing patriotism we open the door to those who demand even more patriotism and loyalty.

  62. dryzzt23 says:
    July 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm
    I support Papa John’s 1st amendment rights to say whatever he wants, including the n-word.
    If blacks and liberals can say it, then so can everyone else. Otherwise there is no equality or equal protection under the law.
    If a rapper says the n-word, no one cares, even if it was used in a demeaning context.
    So don’t lecture me about equality when clearly some are more equal according to today’s PC snowflake and government insurgents
    ———————————————-
    How were his 1st Amendment rights violated? He said the word, and he’s not in jail, is he? What else do you want to happen, maybe give him a lollipop for saying the word?

  63. Schnatter needs to stop pushing the false narrative that NFL athletes and Roger Goodell are personally responsible for Papa John’s sales going down. If anyone is to blame, it’s politicians and elected officials whom Schnatter financially supports pushing the narrative that any business – including Papa John’s – that does business with the NFL should be boycotted. Despite the backfiring, Schnatter doubles down on everything, and it’s going to cause more harm to franchise owners trying to stay afloat. Simply pathetic.

  64. WHo would want to do business with a cheater like Goodell? But, why is Scnhatter angry at Goodell? Goodell covered for Manning’s Guyer HGH cheating and made it go away. That has to account for something.

  65. Liberalsruineverything says:
    July 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm
    BuckyBadger says:
    July 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    But the government isn’t staying out of the way. First the current economy is due to the previous administration not the current one. Sorry but you don’t see the effect immediately. Second because of the tariffs this moron president is putting in many companies have put in plans to move their factories over seas. Harley, Huffy and just about anyone that relies on raw materials from overseas are in the process of moving their plants. We will be in another recession in a couple of years just. Trump will ruin a great economy just like Bush did.
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    What economists use to gage it is GDP. The growth rate of the economy per quarter. President Obama was never over 3%. When he left office he was at 1.6%. President Trump has averaged 3.6% and is close to 4% as we speak. That means companies feel confident in investing money and people are confident in spending money. Facts are fun but not the made up ones you’re looking at.

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    Not arguing the economy isn’t great right now but to say it is because of the current administration is not understanding how policies are set and how long they take to see the effect. All investments are due to past policies and economist know that things will change in the next two years under the new policies and that is when you will see the change. You guys said the same thing when Bush took over and again once his policies took effect the economy tanked. Tariffs are anti-capitalism. This trade war will negatively effect all our farmers and we are already seeing companies making plans to move their plants over seas. You will see how quick the confidence goes in our economy once the new policies take effect. Any one with half a brain knows a presidents policies don’t take effect immediately but I guess not everyone has half a brain.

  66. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    July 15, 2018 at 2:31 pm
    ibillwt says:
    July 15, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    hard to find anyone sleazier than goodell.
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    Goodell didn’t let the air out of a bag of footballs and then smash his cell phone to cover it up. By definition, that would be sleazier.
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    No, instead he lies in open court about both.

  67. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Goodell didn’t let the air out of a bag of footballs and then smash his cell phone to cover it up. By definition, that would be sleazier.
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    You’re right that is pretty sleazy. Please provide us an example of someone who did such a thing… we’re waiting, lemming.

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