Friday, December 14, 2012

All of a sudden, I know the name of an NFL player

File photo of Rebecca Liddicoat, left, and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sitting courtside at a Wizards game. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

BRISTOL, Conn. (CBSDC) –Robert Griffin III might be the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year in a season that has his Redskins competing for the NFC East. But even with all his accomplishments on the field, one ESPN commentator thinks the former Heisman Trophy winner could be a “cornball brother” because of his white fiancée and speculation of the quarterback’s political leanings.

Ok, has anyone ever heard of the term "cornball" used except to describe a type of lame comedy?  I think I know who the "cornball brother" is in this situation.  And while I'm busy laughing at a dumbass, let me also take this opportunity to sneer at the concept of "all black people are brothers."

Rob Parker, a contributor for ESPN’s “First Take” morning show, questioned Griffin’s standing as a black man, asking whether the quarterback was a “cornball brother,” and later saying that the black quarterback is “not one of us.”

Hey, Rob, I think your perception is correct, he's not "one of you."  And it cracks me up how groups often use peer pressure to control the behavior of others.  However, sometimes it doesn't work and that's how you find out that someone doesn't care about being in your group or not.  Looks to me like RGIII doesn't necessarily want to be associated with the "average intellectually gifted and highly respected NFL player."  LMAO.

“He’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause; he’s not one of us,” Parker said this morning. “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really the kind of guy you want to hang out with cause he’s off to something else.”

He's black?  Hey, isn't it racist when you point out the visible and obvious someone's skin color?

I got curious about what Rob Parker looks like so I snagged a pic off the web.

During the “First Take” segment, Parker pointed out Griffin’s engagement to his white fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat. Parker also speculated that the Redskins quarterback might be a Republican, but that Griffin’s braids added to the “authenticity” of being black.

Right because we all know there's something rare and suspect about a "brother" having a white girlfriend, right Rob?

“I want to find about him,” Parker said about the rookie quarterback. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiance. Then there was all this talk about him being a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.”

You mean you might have found a black Republican witch?  It cracks me up to see how the media so easily brainwashes most black people ... how so many will agree to surrender their freedom ... and for what?

At the end of the segment, Parker said that this was the type of talk about Griffin that is being brought up in the barbershops.

ESPN has subsequently responded to Parker’s comments.

A spokesman for the network told the comments “were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps.”

Right, because we can't have anyone honestly relaying their feelings on tv, now can we ... that might offend some politically active group with friends in the media the public.  Just remember the mantra of the media ... "We must never deal with ACTUAL facts, instead we must deal with the politically CORRECT facts."

The segment came about after Griffin responded to a question in a press conference on Wednesday after practice about Martin Luther King, Jr. Currently, Griffin is one of three black quarterbacks starting in the NFL.

“For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin,” Griffin told reporters on Wednesday. 

“You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.

You mean like a free man might do?  Turns out that free men don't cotton to being pigeon-holed ... whoulda thunk?

“I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that.” More here:

I wonder what he means by "defined by that."  Does he mean "I don't have to behave as you expect? I don't have to accept low standards?"

1 comment:

C-real Richardson said...

robert griffin aint realated to blake griffin but blake griffin is blacker than robert so what group is he really in!!! uncle t_m

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