UPDATED: Jaguars respond to “support” of #TakeEmDownJax

Yesterday we posted this picture with the question, “Why would the Jags support a radical, extremist group?”

Many of you called the Jags to find out. Here is their response from one of those requests:

“Thank you for reaching out. These photos were taken more than a year ago at City Hall during a public pep rally held in advance of one of our playoff games. As this was a pep rally cheering on the team, Jaxson and the members of THE ROAR likely misinterpreted the “Take ‘Em Down” slogan to be a reference to our opponent. THE ROAR and Jaxson posing with a sign does not imply an endorsement by the team as a whole.”

We appreciate the Jaguars clearing up this matter. AND…we would like to encourage them to do their due diligence with their image issues. This photo was used by some members of the group on their own facebook pages sending a message that the Jaguars supported this group and their mission which is quite disturbing. See their mission here: https://www.jacksonvilleprogressivecoalition.org/

Maybe the Jaguars could train THE ROAR and Jaxson to be careful about posing with signage for groups.

Additionally, we encourage our viewers to stay on top of this issue. Once the local election is over, they will be bombarding City Council members with their message to take down local monuments they deem unacceptable. Use your voice and speak up if you disagree with them.

Billie Tucker
Billie Tucker has worked in the CEO world for more than 30 years and was the Chief Operating Officer of Vistage Florida, a think tank for CEOs. She started her own consulting practice, CEO Service Bureau, in 2001 and earned a reputation for her keen understanding of the motivations, challenges and goals of people and became a life-long student and teacher of leadership principles.
She craved anything leadership related and enjoyed being around the world of entrepreneurial CEOs. She watched as they made decisions; pondered how they would make payroll when cash flow was tight; and appreciated how they created career opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people. Because of her experiences, she has emerged as a key resource for the media and others who want to understand important insights about executives, management teams and board dynamics.
In 2008, Billie became discouraged as she watched some of her clients struggle with the political economic impacts on their businesses. The same CEOs who mortgaged their home and charged up their credit cards to make ends meet to build a business and keep others working, now watched as their government bailed out the big banks who had mismanaged their resources. She cringed as most of her clients laid off employees for the first time and she vowed she would help them… somehow…someway.
That somehow…someway showed up in the Tea Party Movement in America. She formed one of the largest tea party group’s in America (more than 9,000 members strong) and helped bring attention to America’s debt problem, out of control spending, over taxation and regulation strangulation on companies.
With her background in working with leaders and her influence in the political and leadership world, Billie has continued her dream to help CEOs navigate these troubling waters that permeate the world of capitalism in America.
She has been an active participant in the media as a guest on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, Bott Family Network Radio and co-hosts a political/financial radio show in the Northeast Florida market entitled, Smart Money.
She was the first speaker at the House of Representatives Tea Party Caucus inaugural event and was invited by Heritage Foundation to speak at their prestigious annual Heritage Resource Bank, and on their National Security Panel live broadcasts.
She spoke at the Congressional Republican House Retreat in Pennsylvania in 2012. She was also the co-host and co-producer of the CNN Tea Party Express Debate in the 2012 Presidential Election.
She is a firm believer that America needs more entrepreneurs and more opportunities for people to use their God-given talents and passions to better themselves, their communities and America.
Her favorite quote has become her mission to help CEOs succeed:
“Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison

Billie Tucker Volpe

Billie Tucker Volpe Founder of Eye on Jacksonville and Leadership Consultant to CEOs/Executives.


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