Prior to 2016, Americans could disagree on politics, but they were always united in their love of sports. That all changed when then-San Francisco Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem, and sports became fully politicized. This trend was accelerated during the Trump years, when NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors refused to meet with the President in the White House, and many other athletes in multiple sports began expressing their political views, usually in a culturally Marxist fashion, by denouncing the police, kneeling for the national anthem, and protesting against the US government, but remaining silent about the very real abuses by other nations’ governments, especially if they had a financial interest in friendly relations with those governments. LeBron James and his refusal to speak up against the government of Iran for murdering the world wrestling champion Navid Afkari, and his deafening silence about the unrest in East Asian countries is a prime example of this.
Sports went from being a unifying force to being a divisive one. Athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB and even the NHL began kneeling for the anthem. They adopted Marxist, anti-American talking points. They felt good about themselves for doing so.
A funny thing happened, though. The American people got pissed off. They stopped watching sports leagues that promoted wokist ideology. The NBA’s TV ratings cratered, and cratered badly. This during a time when Americans were locked up inside their homes, and craving sports action as a way to take their minds off the stress created by the pandemic and lockdowns. The NFL, MLB and the NHL also suffered ratings declines, but not as severely as the NBA, mainly because they didn’t embrace wokism as wholeheartedly.
But one sports organization bucked the trend, and did so in spectacular fashion, and that was the UFC led by Dana White. White is a red, white and blue-blooded American, and he is having none of this wokist BS. He spoke at the Republican National Convention, and he endorsed President Trump. He stood up for Navid Afkari, and begged the Iranian government to spare his life. He went on social media and pulled every favour he had to try and save the Iranian champion from an unjust execution. He failed, but he gave it his all, and unlike LeBron, he took a real chance to save an innocent man’s life, and didn’t posture and preen to get the approval of the woke mob.
Dana White also keep his league going. He started holding fights almost right away, on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, and pushed hard to keep the sport going and give the fans some much-needed entertainment.
A funny thing happened. UFC ratings went UP! Pay-per-view fights also did very well, and the interest in the sport is at an all-time high. UFC 261 is going to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, before a full capacity crowd.
I was never a UFC fan before the pandemic. Now it’s the only sports league that I will give my money to.
It looks like I’m not the only one.
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Sometimes you think that you’re trying to send a signal about how virtuous you are and you end up looking really racist. That’s exactly what happened to Major League Baseball when they decided to pull the All-Star game from Atlanta and move it to Denver. PolitiCrossing founder, Chris Widener, shares in this most recent video the two ways Major League Baseball demonstrates its racism and how you can share that information with people you are debating this topic with. Enjoy the video below.
No one ever wants to see the road you’ve taken or the work you’ve put in.
Life was not handed to me on a silver platter, although many would prefer to believe that. No one ever wants to see the road you’ve taken or the work you’ve put in. It’s easier to cover their own failures or lazy behavior by making your successes look like luck. Politicians love to use this as a weapon to demonize success. They dress it up as “unfair” or “pay your fair share” to change perception into a vote recruiting mechanism. It’s a lie. I share a bit of a story while doing some hunting below…
From NFL Offensive Lineman to husband and father, professional speaker, and financial investment advisor, Cory has held many titles and roles — but what separates him from the pack is his drive to help others win. Above everything, Cory is a warrior: for his team, his family, his clients, and his faith.
In 2005, he was picked up by the Detroit Lions practice squad. Seizing yet another opportunity he wasn’t expecting, he made the most of it. Procter worked hard, focused, and pushed himself forward. One yard at a time. Literally overnight, Cory ended up in Texas playing for the Dallas Cowboys. His tenure with the Cowboys would last 5 seasons and span two monumental stadiums. In 2007, Cory was introduced to his wife through mutual friends, and Megan has been by his side ever since. Together, both Texas transplants, they made the Lone Star State their home, growing their football family.
Cory continued to soar, until 2010, after moving to Miami. During game play in Miami, he had a massive and career ending injury. Procter did not know that was his new reality, that his time in the sun had come to an end. As he stumbled through the next few years, seven surgeries, tons of rehab, moving back and forth across the US to continue his football dream, he emerged a broken man, struggling to redefine himself. He and Megan began a family in 2011, with Cory literally limping down the aisle.
Cory and Megan now live in the DFW metroplex with their daughter, Grace, and their son, Hank. Cory runs his financial services company, Pro Capital Wealth Management, and shares his story of faith, football, and perseverance to impact his community. His goal is to build stronger people and bring them closer to purpose.
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