Over the course of his first nine months in the Oval Office, Donald Trump hasn’t been afraid to take on anyone or any entity that stands in his way of his agenda. He’s thrown his own party members under the bus, and he hasn’t been afraid to speak out against anything from corporations who have taken jobs overseas to Kim Jong-un to all of the actors in Hollywood to ESPN.
Now, Trump is taking on the NFL.
Our “Tweeter-In-Chief” further divided the nation by calling NFL players who previously knelt for the Star Spangled Banner, “sons of bitches,” sending ripples throughout the entire world. Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans stayed out of sight for the national anthem as a sign of protest towards Trump’s comments, and other teams followed suit with other various demonstrations, including entire teams taking knees in front of Old Glory.
BookMaker.eu has put out a slew of new props for this weekend regarding anthem protests and Trump’s reactions on social media.
Perhaps the most notable of the props is on the number of times that Trump will tweet “NFL” before Sunday’s 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. From September 23-26, Trump tweeted “NFL” a total of 17 times, yet the oddsmakers envision him cooling down a little bit this weekend. The over/under has been set at 8.5 mentions of the world’s most powerful sports league.
Trump also seems to be killing a tradition that has lasted several decades and really took off during the Obama administration of championship teams visiting the White House. The NBA’s Golden State Warriors were “uninvited” to the White House on Twitter last week as a part of Trump’s tirade regarding sports.
Now, BookMaker is posing the question as to which major sports champion will be the next to not ultimately visit the White House.
The WNBA champions are the overwhelming favorites at -115. No matter if the Los Angeles Sparks or Minnesota Lynx win the title, these teams are from states who voted Democrat in the fall. Furthermore, all of these athletes are women in a predominantly male-centric Washington D.C., and most are African-American.
It’s also logical to think that the WNBA champs will be the next to not visit the White House since its championship is the next to be handed out. We’re still a month and a half away from the World Series, the Super Bowl is still four months away, and the NBA and NHL playoffs are both a full season in the future.
Trump Special Props
(Odds Courtesy of BookMaker.eu)
Number of times Donald Trump will tweet “NFL” before 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1 (timeframe begins Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. ET)
Number of times Donald Trump will tweet “#StandForOurAnthem” before 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1 (timeframe begins Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. ET)
Will Donald Trump tweet individual NFL or NBA athlete name (first or last) before 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1? (timeframe begins Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. ET)
Next sports championship team to forego White House visit
Will Julius Peppers stay in the locker room during the national anthem for Week 4?
Will LeSean McCoy take a knee (no other activity) during the national anthem for Week 4?
Will the Pittsburgh Steelers entire team (including Alejandro Villanueva) stay off the field of play during the national anthem for Week 4?
Check out the latest NFL betting odds.