June 1, 2018

NASCAR is in Pocono this weekend for the Pocono 400, Sunday race time 2:00pm on FS1.

  1010 WSPC will cover 2017 Stanly County High School Football Playoffs.  The Stanly County 2017 High School Football playoff schedule is posted on the High School Football Score Board page listed below.

 

The NFL Isn't Through

Cal Thomas, May 26, 2018



It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem.

The NFL Players Association claims the owners' decision violates the players' "free speech rights." No it doesn't. Players are perfectly free to protest anywhere, anytime they wish, just not at the start of games for which the owners pay them large amounts of money they are unlikely to make elsewhere. If you think free speech rights are valid wherever and whenever one wants to speak, try protesting something on company time where you work and see how long you keep your job.

The NFL is a business. The business is sports. If any other business is hurt by the behavior of its employees, management either requests a change in behavior, or sacks the employee for the sake of the bottom line and the morale of other employees and customers.

If players take the owners' check, the owners have a right to lay down certain rules, as in football. Players who want to make a difference beyond symbolic protests, which they say raises awareness about racial injustice and other inequalities, can use their financial resources and celebrity to invest in the lives of people they regard as victims. Perhaps they could pay for the private education of children trapped in failing public schools or provide job training and child care for single mothers who rely on government assistance. Some players do go beyond protests with their good works. The protesters and others can follow their example.

With its decision to order players to stop the demonstrations, the NFL isn't finished. Their next issue should be how their cheerleaders are treated. It's been a long time since NFL cheerleaders actually led cheers. Today, they shake their barely clothed bodies in suggestive ways while male fans who have consumed too much beer can ogle them.

Cheerleaders have recently gone public with complaints that some NFL teams encourage their participation in off-the-field events, which subject them to unwanted sexual advances. As The New York Times reported last month, "... performing at sporting events is only a small part of their job description. They are also required to fulfill what often is the unsavory side of the job: interacting with fans at games and other promotional events, where groping and sexual harassment are common."

The cheerleaders told the newspaper that team officials with the NFL, as well as those associated with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL), are aware of the problem, but have done little or nothing to stop it. They should. Sexual harassment is illegal and with the #metoo movement, clearly the "rules" and level of tolerance for such inappropriate behavior have changed.

While skimpy outfits might encourage certain men to think they are invited to make advances toward women, and while these cheerleaders might wish to dress more modestly at off-field events (which they should not be forced to attend) that does not absolve men from sexually harassing them.

NFL owners have done well by banning protests during the national anthem. They should now act to stop the harassment of their cheerleaders. And it shouldn't take two years to do it.

 


 MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES For 2018

DAYTONA 500 Sunday, Feb 18
2:30 PM ET
Daytona International Speedway
 
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday, Feb 25
2:00 PM ET
Atlanta Motor Speedway
 
MARCH 2018
Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Sunday, Mar 4
3:30 PM ET
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
 
TicketGuardian 500 Sunday, Mar 11
3:30 PM ET
ISM Raceway
 
Auto Club 400 Sunday, Mar 18
3:30 PM ET
Auto Club Speedway
 
STP 500 Sunday, Mar 25
2:00 PM ET
Martinsville Speedway
 
APRIL 2018
OíReilly Auto Parts 500 Sunday, Apr 8
2:00 PM ET
Texas Motor Speedway
 
Food City 500 Sunday, Apr 15
2:00 PM ET
Bristol Motor Speedway
 
Toyota Owners 400 Saturday, Apr 21
6:30 PM ET
Richmond Raceway
 
GEICO 500 Sunday, Apr 29
2:00 PM ET
Talladega Superspeedway
 
 
AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sunday, May 6
2:00 PM ET
Dover International Speedway
 
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Kansas Saturday, May 12
8:00 PM ET
Kansas Speedway
 
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, May 19
6:00 PM ET
Charlotte Motor Speedway
 
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, May 19
8:00 PM ET
Charlotte Motor Speedway
 
Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, May 27
6:00 PM ET
Charlotte Motor Speedway
 
 
Pocono 400 Sunday, Jun 3
2:00 PM ET
Pocono Raceway
 
FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday, Jun 10
2:00 PM ET
Michigan International Speedway
 
Toyota / Save Mart 350 Sunday, Jun 24
3:00 PM ET
Sonoma Raceway
 
JULY 2018
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Chicagoland Sunday, Jul 1
2:30 PM ET
Chicagoland Speedway
 
Coke Zero 400 Saturday, Jul 7
7:00 PM ET
Daytona International Speedway
 
Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday, Jul 14
7:30 PM ET
Kentucky Speedway
 
New Hampshire 301 Sunday, Jul 22
2:00 PM ET
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
 
Overtonís 400 Sunday, Jul 29
2:30 PM ET
Pocono Raceway
 
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at The Glen Sunday, Aug 5
2:30 PM ET
Watkins Glen International
 
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race at Michigan Sunday, Aug 12
2:30 PM ET
Michigan International Speedway
 
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Saturday, Aug 18
7:30 PM ET
Bristol Motor Speedway
 
Bojanglesí Southern 500 Sunday, Sep 2
6:00 PM ET
Darlington Raceway
 
Big Machine Brickyard 400 Sunday, Sep 9
2:00 PM ET
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
 
*South Point 400 Sunday, Sep 16
3:00 PM ET
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
 
*Federated Auto Parts 400 Saturday, Sep 22
7:30 PM ET
Richmond Raceway
 
*Bank of America 500 Sunday, Sep 30
2:00 PM ET
Charlotte Motor Speedway
 
*Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover Sunday, Oct 7
2:00 PM ET
Dover International Speedway
 
*Alabama 500 Sunday, Oct 14
2:00 PM ET
Talladega Superspeedway
 
*Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday, Oct 21
2:00 PM ET
Kansas Speedway
 
*First Data 500 Sunday, Oct 28
2:30 PM ET
Martinsville Speedway
 
NOVEMBER 2018
*AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov 4
3:00 PM ET
Texas Motor Speedway
 
*Can-Am 500 Sunday, Nov 11
2:30 PM ET
ISM Raceway
 
*Ford EcoBoost 400 Sunday, Nov 18
3:00 PM ET
Homestead-Miami Speedway

 

 


 

Charlotte had a third Pro football Team. The Charlotte Clippers. The Clippers were in the Dixie Football League and played for the Championship against the Norfolk Shamrock on December 7, 1941 in Memorial Stadium to a packed house of 8,000 fans. It was during this game that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered into WWII. Football was put on the back burner during the war years.  The Charlotte Clippers won the 1941 Championship and the Dixie League folded during the war years.  In 1946 The Dixie Football League came out of mouth balls and the Clippers won the 1946 Championship.  The 1947 season was never completed, however the Charlotte Clippers continued until 1949 as an independent football team picking up games where ever they could find them.


 

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