Back in June, it was reported that the NFL and NBA had been approached by the Obama Administration to help promote and raise awareness for Obamacare. When it comes to sports, Glenn is, admittedly, useless, but Pat and Stu were both frustrated by the thought of Obamacare ads interrupting their Sunday football games. Pat went so far as to say he would stop watching the NFL.
This morning on radio, Glenn broached the topic once again because it now looks like at least one NFL team has received payment for its promotion of the President’s healthcare law.
“So I want to know if Pat’s going to boycott the NFL,” Glenn said, “because, if I’m not mistaken, he said [he would] if the NFL starts taking money for Obamacare.”
The state of Maryland is paying the Baltimore Ravens, defending Super Bowl champions, $130,000 to promote President Barack Obama’s signature health care program, according to documents unearthed by a watchdog group.
The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch this week through a open records request, reveal the NFL franchise is being paid by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to promote the controversial program riddled with online glitches.
“In consideration for the Products and Services provided hereunder, Sponsor shall pay to the Ravens a total of One Hundred Thirty Thousand dollars ($130,000)(the “Fee”) in cash…” the document says.
“The NFL said, ‘No, we’re not interested [in promoting Obamacare],’” Pat explained. “It was the Baltimore Ravens. Yes, so I’m not going to watch the Baltimore Ravens now.”
Stu, however, questioned Pat’s willpower.
“Big Monday night football game – Packers, Ravens – you’re not watching,” Stu asked skeptically.
“I’m only watching the Packer portion of the game,” Pat quipped.
While Pat questioned why the Ravens were so desperate for $130,000 they were willing to potentially alienate portions of their fan base, Glenn explained that we live in a world that no longer fears backlash for supporting liberal causes – we only fear backlash of being seen as a conservative.
“There’s a lot of people that believe we believe in Hollywood. But they will not say it because it will destroy their career… They know the gates of hell open up against you. But nobody’s afraid of the right,” Glenn said. “Either they are not afraid or they have more courage than we do. Which is it? For those of us who haven’t put it all on the line, which is it? Is it that they are not afraid of the right, which is what I think it is? Or do they have more courage than we do? Can you imagine the Dallas Cowboys doing an ad against Obamacare? It would never happen. Never happen.”