All the World’s a Stage

20 11 2017

Chino Hills, California

Better put, all the world’s a reality show.

Because I now see that there has been a crossover between The Apprentice and Ball in the Family.

About that:

(1) If I was the OCGE I wouldn’t have done sack jhit to intervene on their behalf, mainly because springing them loose probably meant some concessions on our part when it comes to trade negotiations.

(2) If Lavar Ball’s middle son and his two teammates shoplifted in China, then it probably means they’ve been doing it a lot here.  The difference is that here, they’re doing in ways where everyone will look the other way.  They don’t play that in China, though.

(3) Someone on AR did some /pol/ style sleuthing, and discovered that the odds are close to 100% certain that they stole cheap Chinese knockoffs instead of the genuine article, and of course, China is bad for these knockoffs.

(4) UCLA has suspended all three of them indefinitely, which tells me that none of them are really that good on the court, because everyone would have looked the other way if they were.  There was already lots of talk that Ball’s middle son really isn’t that good, but UCLA gave him a scholarship as a favor to Lavar because they got the oldest son (who was a one-and-done) and they’ll eventually get the youngest son in two seasons, whose games are way better.

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My Unique Take on This NFL Season’s Kneeling Hoopla

14 11 2017

Manhattan

NFL ♥ BLM/SJW b/c CYA 4 CTE & CBA.

Simple. Yet, only yours truly, so it seems.

“Huh? What’s with the cryptic gibberish? That must have been a really bad hit you took in the noggin, normal host.”

Yeah, well, it was. But that’s beside the point.

The league, the commissioner and the team owners are trying to buy political capital among and with the left wing and the Democrat Party, so that they in turn will tell one of the blue party’s major constituent lobbying groups, the trial lawyer lobby, to go really easy on the NFL when it comes to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) lawsuits. CTE, speaking of taking bad hits in the noggin.  The oncoming storm of CTE lawsuits is not only a severe threat to the NFL’s finances, but it’s also an existential threat to the whole game of football.

Likewise, you’ll see that the common denominator of many of the league’s seemingly contradictory measures in the recent handful of months is that it sides with the sociopolitical gripes of the black undertow, which of course spawns a majority of its players, and of course all those players belong to a union, the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The league and its owners fear that if the players are mad, they’ll be more demanding when the next collective bargaining agreement (CBA, i.e. union contract) negotiations are up in a few years. Which means in order not to make the black kids angry, (Roger Goodell is being all Colin Flaherty up in here), the league and (most of its)(*) owners want to act like they’re woke and down with BLM.

Like I wrote here often before my own involuntary sojourn, social justice warriorism is often a front/diversion for economic concerns, especially big money, corporate, ((())), and plutocratic concerns.  (And something happened over the last few months which proved me right, in spades). If my unique theories are right here, then it’s just the league and owners doing the CYA thing purely as a front to head off the threat of big judgments in CTE lawsuits and a potentially player-friendly CBA deal in a few years hurting bottom lines.

Remember, Occam’s Razor, Generation X Edition:  Among competing hypotheses, the one with the most cynicism should be selected.

A sidenote to all this is that a few weeks back, to try to placate the players ergo the NFLPA, Roger Goodell offered them the deal of the players giving up on the PR clusterfuck of the kneeling in exchange for the league throwing its weight behind political agitation to make the legal system go easy on drug crime defendants. Which, once again, is one of the running themes of today’s post storm, that dope is the straw that stirs the drink for the hard left, far left, SJWs, BLM. Of course, we here in red pill city know that the system already goes easy on drug crime defendants, and if it seems like it doesn’t, it’s only because the harsh sentences for the “drug crimes” are the end result of plea bargaining, or that the system really does slam the hammer hard on drug dealers. Which is the dirty little secret: If there was any way to find out officially, we’d all be surprised to find out the very high percentage of the gross domestic product of the black American ghetto undertow that comes from dealing dope, combined with the multiplier effects (Escalades, mama’s weave and bling, other discretionary conspicuous consumption, are often purchased with dope dealing profits). That’s what they really mean when they want “criminal justice reform” or “drug law reform” — Go easy on the (black undertow) dealers.  Of course, you can’t tell the thick skulled dumbass dindus about this thing called the risk-reward continuum, meaning the risk of law enforcement getting interested in your hobby is precisely what makes the illicit dope trade lucrative to begin with.  If dope was de jure or de facto legal, it would become just another low margin agricultural commodity.

Back to the subject, the league and the owners just presumed that normie middle American white bread white people were too socially thrown in to feetzball ever to be upset enough to hit the power button on the TV during Sunday afternoons. And they presumed wrong. I already explained to you more than a year ago why marginal ratings decreases are way more serious than their face percentage terms suggest, and why they carry yuge marginal leverage.

Speaking of yuge, as for Trump’s part, why he cranked the engine on the Tweeter and otherwise, I thought of the theory that he did all this to get revenge against the NFL for the whole USFL affair in the 1980s, but I see now a few others have thought of that angle, which means I can’t claim it as a personal exclusive.

One more thing about the NFL’s problems this season, that I think isn’t a unique take: The league’s California problem, its low attendance for its four current California teams, can largely be explained by demographics. The NFL’s two big wheel house demographics are: White bread white normies of anywhere between working class and near upper middle class, and black Americans. Both groups have been on the wane in California in terms of population demographics for a long time. The ascendant population demographics in the state, billionaires, Chicanos, East Asians, just aren’t that into football.

BONUS COMMENTARY

I don’t care about football that much, but I’ll speak on behalf of all the people that patronize Caste Football, and say that if Jesse Jackson really does think that the NFL is slavery, then he should be Moses and lead his people out of bondage.

That said, if you think the NFL is slavery, then you can’t turn right around and get mad at an NFL owner for comparing players to inmates.

(*) – Jerry Jones being a yuge notable exception, but NOT because of some sense of magnanimity or patriotism or loyalty.  Papa John’s, a big NFL sponsor, is thinking about jumping off the boat, and not coincidentally, Jerry Jones is heavily invested in a bevy of Papa John’s franchises.  It’s all about his precious pocketbook. 





Fighting Over a Bag of Money

10 07 2017

Las Vegas

I’ve thought almost since the moment the Floyd-Conor fight was announced that the whole thing is athletically irrelevant and apropos of nothing.  While we’re at it, we should arrange for a bout between a beetle and an avocado.

It’s just two guys fighting over possession of a bag of money.

It’s also why I’m not planting any racial pride flags on this farce.

Now we find out today why Floyd wanted to do this so badly.





Football Cult

2 07 2017

Rochester, New York

I remember reading about it at the time it broke into the news, in as much as it really broke into the news, because, as we know, the national media tend not to make big deals of stories like these.  Of course I was aghast, but I really couldn’t add anything to it, so I didn’t even write about it in this space.

Now, a year and a half later, ESPN, of all sources, has done a long form follow-up.  And the new information they provide only makes the story worse.  Because the only reason any of it happened was because one of Niko Kollias’s black teammates was some small time dope boy from The Bronx who liked to screw over other teammates, and also customers and suppliers all over Rochester’s wrong side of the tracks.  The coaches knew all about it but constantly looked the other way.

The University of Rochester is a D-III school, that’s in fact in the same conference as Washington University, the University Athletic Association, and furthermore, William Danforth pretty much did the crucial legwork and organizational work to found the UAA.  D-III schools, unlike D-II or D-I, do not allow or offer athletic scholarships, pointing to how little sports are supposed to matter to those schools.  Yet and still, a D-III school wanted to win football games so badly that even it scraped the relative bottom of the barrel for players and then looked the other way when they inevitably dindu nuffins.  The end result was the brutal torture of two other members of the team, who had absolutely nothing to do with any chicanery.

I still maintain that all football, from the NFL down to Pee Wee League, needs to be made to take a year off as penance, for all the evil we tolerate in its name, and also so that we can have time to process through atrocities like these.  There are many many many of them, I can all but 100% guarantee.  Why do you think Sandusky at Penn State was able to go on for so long?





It Takes a Worried Man, to Sing a Worried Song

23 06 2017

Columbus, Ohio

What this was all about.

It really was courageous of him, because, as we know, the Ohio State University football program is known far and wide for its antipathy toward black people.  Likewise, it takes a steel sack of balls to burn a Nazi flag inside of a synagogue.

Really, though, Sambo.  You probably won’t get killed just for being black, not today, and probably not any day.  If homicidal foul play gets you, it’ll be because some other dindu fancies your shoes.





So Cheesy

19 06 2017

Erin, Wisconsin

The U.S. Open this weekend was a really odd one to watch.  It was a combination of the fact that Erin Hills is a very rare Scottish-style treeless course in the United States in general and in a part of the country where one expects to see trees in particular, and the fact that, at least the weekend coverage, Fox over-the-air had it.  And, to square the circle with this being a U.S. Open in Wisconsin, Fox brought along all their cheesy sports broadcast bits to their golf coverage, including the artificial orange tracker for long and medium shots, the tracker they first introduced about twenty years ago for NHL coverage.  Also, since it was Fox, it meant Joe Buck anchoring, and that felt a little out of sort.

One more thing:  7741 yards.  Wowzee.  The only time I’ve ever heard of courses that long are high altitude ones, to compensate for the thinner air resulting in longer drives, ceteris paribus.  But Wisconsin is not high altitude.  Yet and still, the winner finished at -16, and there were a total of six golfers who were at least -10.  And both the fairways and greens were rather wide, meaning that perfect accuracy on what needed to be long drives and long-ish medium drives was not paramount.  That tells me the greens were relatively easy.





Loving Husband

13 06 2017

Oakland

That Kevin Durant really does love his wife.