Slave Mentality

23 09 2016

Seattle

ESPN:

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett: ‘Need a white guy to join the fight’ against social injustice

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said this week that he thinks it’s time for a white NFL player to join the protests against social injustice.

“You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight,” Bennett told the Seattle Times. “For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says there’s a problem, nobody is realistic about it.”

“Massa likez me bedda den he likes u.”

With all the black people in this country who want white people to cosign their causes, and with all the white people (cuckservatives et al.) who think their causes aren’t legitimate unless some non-white people join in, if we just get these two groups together, we might be able to solve this whole irresistible force immovable object mystery.





Tight’s Bad

22 09 2016

Manhattan

ESPN:

NBA, players’ union outline joint ‘meaningful action’ plan in letter

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on Wednesday sent a joint letter to all players. In the document, obtained by ESPN, the two sides pledged to work together to find a way to take “meaningful action” in NBA cities in the wake of the unrest in the country over police shootings and related incidents.

Let me translate this for you:

Silver is begging players not to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before games this upcoming season.

If you stop reading right now, you pretty know know all you need to know.  However, this deserves a more detailed explanation.

Because football a game form of ground combat warfare, the men who play it have something of a solider-like mentality.  This was one of the reasons why I figured from the outset that the black Mizzou football players were acting not on their own volition, but in reaction to the provocation from older adults on campus.  Furthermore, the men who coach NFL teams or any level of football have a Weberian officer- and NCO-like mentality.  This is why the NFLPA is the weakest of all the major American sports’ players unions, and why the NFL CBA is the most team- and owner-friendly compared to the others.  You no more want football players to have an independent rebellious streak than you want Army privates to have it, for much the same reason.  Similarly, college football recruiting and military recruiting share a bevy of similarities.

This is why only a few NFL players are doing the kneeling.

In contrast, the NBPA is strong, and the NBA CBAs are much more player-friendly.  The universe of NBA players is as a generality much more tight and socially cohesive than the NFL’s.  The relationship between coaches and players in the NBA is not the Weberian military command style structure as one finds in the NFL, it is more of a preacher-parishioner relationship or a motivational speaker-paying audience relationship.  The best NFL coaches are the best disciplinarians, while the best NBA coaches are the best motivational speakers.

Furthermore, NBA players on what seem to be bitter rival teams are very friendly with each other when the game clock is not on, while that is not generally the case in the NFL.

One more piece of this puzzle:  While the NFL is heavily black, the NBA is even more heavily black.  And, unlike football, the game of basketball and black hip hop culture were conceptually merged a long time ago.  Let me put it another way:  Football happens to have lots of black players, while the NBA is a black league.

Put all these pieces together, and what do we have?

When a few NFL players kneel during the national anthem, a few NFL players kneel.  Nothing more.

If one NBA player decides to kneel, the whole league is going to kneel, because one doing it will create social pressure on everyone else to do it, everyone from the last guy on the bench in each team up to the head coach.  Any player who doesn’t will quickly become a social outcast, and any coach who doesn’t will lose credibility among his players, and will no longer be able to be a good coach anymore.  Remember, motivational speaker, not military general.

Adam Silver has seen how even a few NFL players kneeling is hurting ratings in all football, NFL and college.  If we see video of all coaches and players kneeling, it’s going to do existential damage to the NBA.

Silver is trying to pander to key players’ union officials so that they exert pressure within their ranks not to kneel.





Social Justice Gives No Quarter

13 09 2016

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Three articles, and you can bet the the dork in Orlando with a fax machine gets at least one mention. As a matter of fact, he got two.

It used to be that sports is where we went to get away from this shit. But if SJWs aren’t even going to give quarter to ballgames, then more and more people are going to turn away from them. Which would be a good thing in the long run. I happen to think that this kind of stuff, most importantly, black football players developing such an oppositional verve on this National Anthem matter, is only going to redound to our political benefit in the long run.

Some of the same people (cough cough, Baraq Obama, cough cough) who want us to respect Colin Kaepernick’s freedom of conscience rights couldn’t wait to throw Donald Sterling under the bus.





Take Your Best Shot

4 09 2016

Chicago

NBC Sports:

Dwyane Wade said his purpose in Chicago is “bigger than basketball”

Dwyane Wade has come home to Chicago in part because Bulls’ management was embarrassed not making the playoffs and they are counting on the three-time NBA champ, the 12-time All-Star, to turn things around.

Wade wants to do much more than that.

He is coming home to a city torn apart by violence — one where his cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was shot pushing her stroller down the street — and he wants to take steps to end the cycle of violence, he told George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.”

His job is to insert a 9.5 inch wide ball through an 18-inch hole set 10 feet above the floor on behalf of his own team, and to prevent anyone on the other team from doing so.  Not sure how that deters black violent crime.  But, give it your best shot.  Pun intended.

Wasn’t there some really really really good player in Chicago, some say the best ever, between 1984 and 1996?  Most of those were really bad crime years in the city as well.  This means that Mr. Wade, not quite as good as the one whose name I can’t remember, is swimming against the tide of past performance.





Drop the (Golden EIB) Mic Moment

31 08 2016

South Florida

Rush:

Now, I want to issue a — I don’t know what you call this, a message.  I just want to say something to you players of the National Football League.  The American people love your sport.  The American people respect you who have the unique human ability to play it at the level you play it.  But the American people are not going to sit by idly and watch the stage of the National Football League stolen and used for personal political purposes.

You players in the NFL, you can go ahead and try to continue stealing the stage of the NFL if you want.  You can take the example of Kaepernick and you can try to get some news coverage, you can draw attention to yourself, but you run the risk of obliterating the stage on which you perform that earns you your living and gives you the opportunity to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

You better be careful in what and how you express your thoughts on this country, the greatest place in the history of mankind.  And the residents of this country are among the luckiest in the history of all humanity.  The National Football League is on TV.  It can easily be turned off.  The National Football League is sponsored by beer and cars and soft drinks that can easily be not purchased.  Not that hard.  Just turn it off.

You better be especially careful because the opening weekend of the National Football League this year is the 15th anniversary of 9/11.  Opening Sunday in the National Football League this year is September the 11th, the 15th anniversary.  And if a number of you endeavor to try to steal the stage of the National Football League to call attention to a personal political issue, attention you could not get without stealing the stage of the National Football League, you run the risk of doing grave damage to the league and business in which you play and are paid, a business which depends on massive public love and support and attention and money.

So you I think need to consider all of this responsibly and try to understand who your audience is and why they are watching and understand that they tune in to three hours, six hours, nine hours, however many hours on Sunday and Monday they watch, and now Thursday, to escape what they consider to be the stresses and the strains and the humdrum of their lives.

They tune in to the National Football League for a little break from the hassles of life. They tune in to the National Football League to forget all of these things that are causing controversy and divisiveness.  They want to be entertained; we want to be entertained.  We want to watch spectacular athleticism.  We want to watch the drama of competition.  We want to watch programming that has no script, therefore we have no ending, until it actually ends.  And you run the risk of destroying all that if you misplace your priorities.

I’ll add this:  The “business in which [the players] play and are paid” is a business that the players need but the owners don’t.  Extremely few NFL players would have any other way to make as much money as they are in the NFL, and most would be french fry jockeys but for.  OTOH, the owners, for the most part, made their money in other endeavors, and own either the entirety or percentage shares of NFL teams as hobbies and for PR.  But for the NFL, most of them wouldn’t miss much of a beat in life.





Road Field Advantage

31 08 2016

Downtown

The Cardinals are 30-37 at home and 40-24 on the road this year.

Since the AL won the All-Star Game, the way I figure, we’ll win the World Series if we’re the second wild card.





Jesse Williams 2.0

27 08 2016

Santa Clara, California

ESPN:

Colin Kaepernick protests anthem over treatment of minorities

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media after Friday’s game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Now, for the coup de grace:

Kaepernick, who is biracial, was adopted and raised by white parents. He has been outspoken on his Twitter account on civil rights issues and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

You know, once upon a time, he was newsworthy because he was actually a good quarterback. Those who can, do, those who can’t, SJW.

WTF does he mean by “there are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder?”  I guess that’s supposed to mean the four and a half hours that the earthy remains of GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS remained on the pavement (probably to preserve the integrity of evidence), the paid leave that Darren Wilson got (standard procedure) until he formally resigned, and the fact that Jesse Williams 2.0 couldn’t be bothered to read even the executive summary of a report that was written under the aegis of yet another biracial agitator, that being Eric Holder.