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On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3:41:04 PM UTC-4, Your DailyCaller wrote:
> Get the lawyers involved.  Sue the NFL into bankruptcy.
> This is what happens when NFL bean-counters hire bottom-of-the-
> shit-barrel employees.
> Executives from Papa John's, the official pizza company of the 
> NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday 
> about the league's ongoing player protests during the national 
> anthem.
> "The NFL has hurt us," company founder and CEO John Schnatter 
> said. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not 
> resolve this."
> Executives said the company has pulled much of its NFL 
> television advertising and that the NFL has responded by giving 
> the company additional future spots.
> "Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor 
> leadership," Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had 
> been "nipped in the bud" a year and a half ago.
> In revising sales estimates for the next quarter, Papa John's 
> president and chief operating officer Steve Ritchie said on the 
> call that the NFL deal was the primary suspect behind the 
> decline and that "we expect it to persist unless a solution is 
> put in place."
> Ritchie said that research has found that Papa John's has been 
> the most recognized sponsor associated with the NFL for two 
> years running, which he said means the company's performance can 
> track with that of the league.
> Papa John's has a deal with not only the NFL, but also with 23 
> individual teams.
> Company executives declined to disclose exactly how much money 
> in projected sales Papa John's lost from its association with 
> the NFL and declining ratings, which mean fewer people are 
> ordering their product for game days, they said.
> Papa John's stock was down 8.5 percent on Wednesday.
> ESPN reached out to 18 NFL official sponsors in the last few 
> days and asked the companies about its current relationship with 
> the league and if any marketing programs had been changed due to 
> the turmoil. Only five sponsors responded with a comment.
> Verizon spokesperson Jim Gerace wrote via email that "our 
> discussions with any partner are between us and while we haven't 
> done anything different, we don't discuss future plans."
> "We are not going to critique their performance in public just 
> as I wouldn't expect them to critique ours," Gerace added.
> A Hyundai spokesperson said in a statement, "Hyundai 
> participated in constant dialogue with the league to discuss all 
> aspects of our partnership, including national anthem protests. 
> We've been pleased with the frequency and openness of those 
> conversations."
> A spokesperson for Dannon, whose Oikos brand has an official NFL 
> deal, said: "We continue to monitor the situation carefully and 
> have not made changes to our advertising or related plans."
> Nike and Anheuser-Busch referred to previously issued statements.
> League sponsors that either didn't return a message after 24 
> hours or declined comment included: PepsiCo, Mars, Visa, 
> Campbell's Soup, Procter & Gamble, Castrol, Bose, McDonald's, 
> Nationwide, Microsoft, USAA, Marriott and Bridgestone.
> john-not-happy-anthem-protests
>   Papa John will soon declare creation of The Pizza Party whose anthem will be Papa Knows Best