Friday, September 21, 2012

"We Do Own This Game": How the University of Miami Football Team Handicapped White Athletes

PK Note: On September 25, Ray Glier's book How the SEC Became Goliath: The Making of College Football's Most Dominant Conference (published by Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster) is released. By a strange coincidence, so does Opiate of America: College Football in Black and White. Before reading today's post, read this article from last year -- White Men Can Run.


Ed McCaffrey: What's a white guy doing out there?
In trying to figure out when the shift from majority white teams to majority Black teams happened in college football, I picked up Bruce Feldman's book 'Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment. Detailing the recruitment of primarily inner-city Black athletes from Broward and Miami Dade County in the 1980s, and the unleashing of these individuals from social-economically disadvantaged backgrounds (and the culture they came from--- an extension of Blackness) on the nation, we learn that it would be white society that would be forced to adapt - acclimate - to the manner of style of these athletes. On p.118 - 119 of 'Cane Mutiny, Feldman discusses the braggadocio of boxer Muhammad Ali and the repercussions of the unleashing the modern Black athlete:
The threats of Ali's psychological ploys and his flamboyance, though, were never so tightly intertwined again. All the lines were blurred. Still the spirit had already spilled out of the bottle. The dancing and the styling that often get derided as showboating today have a larger meaning, some say. That it is about freedom and control. Ali's style was axiomatic for the black athlete - especially coming from a heritage where as slaves they were allowed no identity. And ever after slavery was abolished blacks were still relegated to second-class status right up to the Ali era. This, the way "they" perform, is a by-product of that, said USC professor Todd Boyd, author of Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity.

"Ali was saying, 'I'm not just gonna beat. I'm gonna humiliate you,' and that come back to sports being much more than just sports for the black athlete, Boyd said, "because it's not just about winning, it's about winning with style. People always get this twisted, but it's real important for black athletes to be stylish so they can define themselves. It's like telling your opponent that, for instance, you are superior, and for a people who come from an environment where they don't have much to cling to or don't have things that they can call their own, this is something you completely control. That's huge."

For a generation that identity often has been tied into basketball, aka "the city game," which has been made a staple of the hip-hop world, in large part due to its playground hoops artistry and showmanship, but in reality, football operates on another level. As Luther Campbell, the notorious Miami-based rapper of 2 Live Crew fame, put it, football, because of its physical nature, digs even deeper into man's psyche. "Football showed we could rise above the slave mentality, the segregation, and be who we want to be," he said. "This game is our therapy. We can come out to the field and leave all our problems behind. It's therapeutic. While we're out here, we don't care about they fuck us over and everything. Football is all we got, man. They can't take this shit from us. We do own this game. I mean, y'all can take whatever the fuck you want to take from us - our land, our housing, our jobs, everything, man. But we got our pride and we got our dignity. We might not have ever had any leader to lead us to the promised land, but at least we got our football, and y'all aren't gonna take that from us. 

Down here in Miami, football is like a rite of passage. It's even more so like that now because we have a reputation to uphold as the best football players. It's mandatory that we hold that down."
The success of Black athletes at Miami and other schools convinced other schools to drop all pretenses of recruiting white athletes (since Black athletes were obviously superior, right Barry Switzer?); some schools dropped their traditions and began to completely cater to Black athletes through the assimilation of Black culture in the style of uniform the team wore [How Does Oregon Keep Winning? Is it the Uniform?, Michael Kruse, Grantland, 8-30-2011]; most schools just completely dropped the recruitment of white athletes, with the belief that fielding a team of all-Black athletes gave you a competitive advantage over those with "slow white players."

University of Miami (1990 Cotton Bowl): Now that's what athletes look like!
Jeff Pearlman, the same writer who would throw Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker under the bus in a 1999 Sports Illustrated article, wrote Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty. Jimmy Johnson coached at the University of Miami before he went to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, and Pearlman wrote on p. 34-35:


The  Hurricanes of 1985 were brash, bold, and dominant. They went 9-1 through the first ten games and would compete the regular season with a November 30 home matchup against Notre Dame.

… the Hurricanes humiliated their once-proud visitors their once-proud visitors, 58-7. The nationally televised gamed was a coming-out party for the “new” Hurricanes. Miami’s taunted and strutted, trash-talked and end-zone danced.

From that day forward, the Miami Hurricanes were no longer another collegiate football team. They were thugs. Hoodlums. In an era when many universities still instructed their coaches to recruit black players but not that many black players, [Miami head coach Jimmy] Johnson prowled the state of Florida seeking out great athletes, race be damned. “Jimmy got us,” said Brett Perriman, an African-American and former Hurricane receiver. “He understood what it takes to win.”

As long as his players attended classes, showed up on time to practice and games, and dominated the opposition, he could not care less how they carried themselves. At, say, Notre Dame or UCLA or Florida State, black players were asked to conform to a white society. At Miami, white society would conform to the players.
  White society would be forced to acclimate to the underclass Black culture. The results haven't been pretty.

The braggadocios style of athleticism displayed by Black athletes made the straight-laced white athletes look square in comparison. Just ask record-setting Duke University white wide receiver Conner Vernon, who grew up a huge Hurricanes fan [Miami native Conner Vernon took his talents to Durham
Vernon, never on his beloved Miami Hurricanes’ radar, grew into a record-breaking receiver at Duke, Charlotte Observer, 8-27-2012]:
“I was a die-hard Canes fan,” Vernon said. “Going to the Orange Bowl all the time, before they moved to Sun Life Stadium, it was a lot of fun. A lot of good memories in that stadium, saw a lot of football games in that stadium.” 

Shane Vernon, who received offers from FCS or Division II schools, has another theory.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/27/3483168/miami-native-vernon-took-his-talents.html#storylink=cpy

“I knew the stereotypes and stigmas that were in football,” he said. “I got to learn it the hard way. It’s an uphill battle, and you have this white boy stigma. It’s always there, no matter how good you are, what you do, it will always be there, so you’ve just got to stand out that much more.”
Vernon stood out during spring football before his senior year. He was named the sleeper of the Under Armour/Scout combine after he ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash.
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 Vernon lacked the "swagger" or "style" -- the Blackness -- mandatory for Rivals or Scout.com to heap lavish (if not homoerotic) praise upon his attributes as a high school college prospect. But he's not the only white athlete to be put in this same scenario.

New England Patriots white wide receiver Wes Welker has revolutionized the "slot" receiver position in the NFL. He received one scholarship offer from Texas Tech (where another NFL white receiver, St. Louis Rams Danny Amendola also excelled) and has become such a sensation that virtually every white receiver is compared to him. Including Cole Beasley, a Southern Methodist University receiver who went undrafted in 2012's NFL draft and is competing for a roster spot with the Dallas Cowboys:
Cole Beasley played it cool when asked about the spectacular catch he made over cornerback Teddy Williams on a deep ball Thursday.

“That’s just what you have to do in this league,” Beasley said. “(Kyle) Orton put it on the money. That’s all I can say about that one.”

We’ll say a little bit more.
It was the kind of catch that indicates that Beasley, an itty-bitty undrafted receiver out of SMU, might be more than just the stereotypical, short, white slot guy. He lined up outside, got open deep against a former NCAA sprint champion and made a twisting, leaping grab of a pass that was thrown above his outside shoulder.
One current NCAA white receiver, junior Michael Bennett of the University of Georgia, has come to embrace the "white receiver stereotype," using the lack of interest he received from college recruits as motivation to succeed [Bennett breaking out: Georgia receiver turns heads with long TD catch,David Paschall,Thursday, September 20, 2012, Chattanooga Times Free Press]:
Georgia's passing game is clicking so well these days that Michael Bennett may have shed his label as a possession receiver.

Bennett became the third different 100-yard receiver for the Bulldogs in as many weeks last Saturday when he hauled in four Aaron Murray passes for 110 yards in a 56-20 rout of Florida Atlantic. The most meaningful was a 67-yard touchdown late in the half that blew the game open, and it was the longest reception of Bennett's college career by 35 yards.
"I'm a white guy, but you've got to show them different," a smiling Bennett said this week after adding "deep threat" to his repertoire.
The 6-foot-3, 204-pound redshirt sophomore from the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta is Georgia's leading receiver with 17 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Seniors Tavarres King and Marlon Brown are next in line, with King tallying 211 yards on 10 receptions and Brown amassing 150 yards on 11 catches.
Kris Durham put me under his wing when he was here, and that was really cool," Bennett said. "A white guy teaching another white guy how to play receiver in the SEC. He showed me how to carry myself, so I owe a lot to Kris and to A.J., who is a down-to-earth guy. He was showing me by his actions on the field every day."
Bennett admits arriving at Georgia with a chip on his shoulder. He was very productive as a redshirt freshman, starting four games a year ago and compiling 32 catches for 320 yards and five touchdowns.
Yet he averaged only 10 yards a catch, hence the possession receiver tag that existed until last weekend.
"He hates that label, because he's a kid who can move," Murray said. "You saw it the other night when he split the safety and the corner and took it for 70. Their DBs had speed, but he separated and showed what he had."
 Kris Durham, Bennett's white receiver mentor at UGA, was drafted by the Seattle Seahwawks in 2011 (though he was cut in 2012). Both players lack the "swagger" that Miami's players have. ESPN's David Ching dared  write an article with the title "Notebook: Bennett proving he belongs"; as if to say that Bennett being a white wide receiver was an automatic liability that disqualified him from being taken seriously on the football field:


Michael Bennett knows there is something that separates him from other players at his position. He jokes about it all the time.

The Georgia sophomore realizes that as a Caucasian wide receiver at a big-time college football program, he is like a living, breathing four-leaf clover -- extremely rare -- but he has also been a good-luck charm for the Bulldogs thus far.

Bennett leads the Bulldogs with 265 receiving yards and, among the SEC’s top 15 players in receiving yards per game -- he ranks fifth with 88.3 -- he is the only one who is not African-American.

“I’ve proved myself throughout my whole life, being a white guy playing a black man’s position. It’s just the nature of how it is,” Bennett said with a grin. “It’s not racist or anything, it’s just the way it is. I feel like I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder in high school and then coming here. No one’s really respected me. I remember going in 1-on-1s and no one wanted to go against me because they didn’t want to get burned by a white guy.”

Bennett regularly has fun with the subject of race, frequently joking that his coaches require him to block downfield for the other receivers because he’s white or that he learned how to function as a token white receiver in the SEC from Kris Durham, who was a senior at Georgia during Bennett’s first season in the program.

Bennett is not exaggerating, however, about players testing him or underestimating him because of his race, senior receiver Tavarres King said. Bennett said opponents make racial comments to him “all the time” and King said some teammates even gave him a rude welcome after he arrived at Georgia.

“When he first got here, our DBs just kept trying him all the time, hitting him,” King said. “Not unnecessary, but they wouldn’t hit me like that. If I had the ball going down the sideline, they wouldn’t just tee off on me, but they’d do him like that. We kind of made a joke out of it, like, ‘Yeah Bennett, it’s because you’re white.’ He just embraced it. He’s been funny with it.”

It helps that Bennett is having the last laugh. Following his career-best 110 receiving yards last weekend against Florida Atlantic, teammates and opponents alike realize that regardless of race, Bennett is a legitimate weapon in the passing game. Maybe even a good enough weapon to advance beyond the college game, as Durham did.

Reminded that the list of white impact receivers in the NFL is also short, King still said Bennett might one day join the likes of New England’s Wes Welker and Green Bay’s Jordy Nelson in the pros.
Have you ever read an article where a Black PhD. candidate in astrophysics is lauded for proving that he belongs? No, of course not.

Chris Doering, a walk-on at Florida: ran a 4.9 40 in high school
What about another SEC receiver, the current all-time leader in touchdown receptions at the University of Florida Chris Doering? A walk-on to the Gator team, Doering was the star receiver for Florida from 1992-1995, catching 31 touchdowns on 149 receptions (2,107 yards). Not bad for a white receiver that received no scholarships offers coming out of college ['The Ultimate Success Story' : That's What Florida Coach Steve Spurrier Calls Chris Doering's Journey From Walk-On to Star Receiver, Los Angeles Times, by Chris Dufresne, 12-31-1995]:
Getting to Florida consumed Doering, taking "total time, thought and effort."
He overcame more rejection than a 17-year-old should: the Gator door that snapped shut in his face, the recruiting calls that never came, the graduate assistant who laughed when Doering's high school coach dropped off a highlight film.
How many times can a kid cry into his pillow?
There was a spite-filled tryout with hated rival Florida State--the chance to stick it back in Florida's face--before Doering came to his senses at a Florida-Florida State baseball game in Gainesville.
"Florida State was doing that little [tomahawk] chop thing," Doering said, "and I realized that was something I had grown up hating and something I really didn't want to be a part of."
Doering was born a Gator on May 19, 1973. He was raised by Gator graduates, who spoon-fed him Gator lore.
As if by osmosis, at an early age, he even started to resemble a former Gator, receiver Cris Collinsworth.
"I used to brag about it when I was younger," Doering said.
Florida Coach Steve Spurrier calls Doering the "ultimate college football success story," but it wasn't as though Spurrier ever paid a recruiting visit.
Considered too slow, too skinny, and not of Florida ilk, Doering has persevered to become one of the Gators' all-time great receivers.
This season, he has caught 70 passes for 1,045 and 17 touchdowns. His 149 career receptions are the fourth most in Florida history, 29 more than Collinsworth totaled in the late '70s.
Doering's 31 touchdown receptions are a Southeastern Conference record.
"If I was any good at all, I'd probably have 60," Doering joked recently.

While he was the self-proclaimed "skinny white dude" at Gainesville's P.K. Yonge High School, Doering made all-state as a senior, good enough credentials, he thought, to warrant consideration from his beloved Florida.
"I didn't consider myself a longshot," Doering said. "I thought I had the ability to play at a major Division I school, but a lot of other coaches didn't see it the same way."
The recruiting season came and went, and Doering was left standing at the mailbox.
"The low point in my recruitment was the entire recruitment," he said. "It was something I should have known. I wasn't getting many calls or letters. I kept thinking sooner or later the Gators would come through and sign me late, but that didn't happen. It was something I should have seen coming, but I really didn't allow myself to see it coming."
Doering, 6 feet 4, was painfully thin and his 40-yard time of 4.9 had him rubber-stamped for Division III.
But he never gave up hope of playing at Florida.
 Doering, a self-professed "slow white guy" who had a 4.9 40-yard time in high school, received no scholarship offers and was a walk-on to the Gator team goes on to being one of the most productive receivers in Florida history, at a time when Steve Spurrier's 'fun and gun' was revolutionizing the passing game in college game.

What about a white guy who actually had some speed?

Bill Flowers, played football at the University of Mississippi in the early part of the 2000s. A high school standout at receiver, he was immediately labeled a "possession" receiver at Ole Miss, a synonom almost exclusively mandated for white receivers [Bill Flowers Builds on Family Legacy, BP Sports, 9-3-2004]

It's OK if you don't give Bill Flowers a second look. Opposing cornerbacks don't. Preseason football publications don't. Shoot, even his classmates don't.

Well, they don't until he makes a clutch one-handed snag, or roll is called and fellow students whip their heads toward the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Ron Howard impersonator and think, or even say, "You don't look like the Bill Flowers on the football field."

It's just further proof that it's not as easy as it looks to cover Bill Flowers, on or off the field.


Add to all that the possession receiver label he's been unfairly stuck with, and it would seem Flowers has a lot to prove this senior season. But he doesn't. He's already proven to himself what and who he is, and that's all he cares about.

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You see, we've been conditioned to view white athletes as automatically slower, their presence on the football an obvious handicap to the team that dares suit them up and put them on the field. Only vociferous, boisterous, heavily-tattooed Black athletes fit the mold of a modern athlete. Just ask former NFL receiver (and a walk-on in college, just like Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson) Patrick Jeffers. He put a 1,000+ yard receiving season in 1999, but his career was short by injuries afterward. It almost never happened because of the legacy of Black athletes at The U [New Cowboys Receiver Makes Big Impression, AP, 12-4-1998]
Jeffers already has the tag of looking like former Denver teammate Ed McCaffrey.

"All tall white guys get thrown in that same category," Jeffers joked. "I have some size and I'm a little faster than most people probably think. As long as defenders think I'm slow, maybe I can run by a few of them."
Michael Bennett, UGA white wide receiver: proving that he belongs in the Black SEC, so says ESPN
He added he was no speed burner.

"I kept thinking he (Hitchcock) was going to catch me," said Jeffers, who was timed at 4.53 seconds in the 40 at the NFL combine.

Jeffers was a walk-on in college at the University of Virginia and caught 108 passes for 1,785 yards and 15 touchdowns. He grew up in Fort Worth as a big Dallas fan.
 4.53 is impressive speed and a solid time for a productive NFL receiver. Just ask Jerry Rice. And whose this "Ed McCaffrey" fellow that Jeffers was compared to? [White Lightning;With no pomp and precious little padding, the Broncos' deceptively fast Ed McCaffrey has become the NFL's unlikeliest star wide receiver, Sports Illustrated, 11-30-1998]:
He's a goofy-looking white guy in a world of hip-hop flash, and that makes Ed McCaffrey one heck of a target. On Sundays the Denver Broncos' wideout subjects his nearly padless body to continuous punishment. On Mondays he reads rip jobs in the press about his supposed lack of athletic ability. But nothing is as daunting to him as the first practice day after he has had his shock of strawlike brown hair trimmed, a task the man who ranks third in the AFC in receiving yards entrusts to Supercuts. "I have a strong relationship with the people there," McCaffrey says. "They've tried out a lot of techniques on me." Not only is McCaffrey an affable lab rat; he often shows up at the Broncos' facility looking like one. On a recent Wednesday his newly trimmed, uncombed 'do caused a locker room uproar. 

"What'd you tell 'em, 'Screw my s— up'?" John Elway intoned. 

 "Nice bowl," backup quarterback Bubby Brister chimed in over the laughter. "Hope they didn't charge you for that."  No prominent NFL player has munched as much humble pie as McCaffrey. During his eight-year career he has been kicked off a team bus for impersonating a player, ordered to pick up towels by a locker room janitor and laughed out of a golf tournament filled with NFL players after he shot a sterling 155. But if you really want to see embarrassment, check out the body language of a defensive back who has just watched the 6'5", 215-pound McCaffrey beat him for a big gain. "You'll see their heads slump to the ground every time he scores," says Rod Smith, the Broncos' other starting wideout.
It's the same look that NBA players gave Larry Bird as he rose to stardom in the early '80s: the I-can't-believe-I-just-got-burned-by-this-white-dude face. "That's just a big old ego thing, to be shamed because a guy like Ed beat up on you," says Shannon Sharpe, Denver's All-Pro tight end. "But there's reality and there's perception, and people are starting to notice Ed for the wrong reason: because he's a big white guy and not because he's an unbelievable player. He'll probably be the first white receiver to go to the Pro Bowl since Steve Largent. At some point the guy's got to get some credit."

The underlying assumption, of course, is that white guys—especially large, long-striding receivers such as McCaffrey—are slow. McCaffrey can handle immeasurable grief about his hair, unhip wardrobe and nervous neck twitches, but make a crack about his speed and he's more defensive than Calista Flockhart. It's a reaction provoked by years of jabs, including one by a Giants Weekly writer who said he'd "seen better moves by Ironside" and another mat appeared in a 1996 SI article suggesting that McCaffrey "should be an Amway distributor by now, he's so slow."
If you're doing an interview with McCaffrey, speed kills. "Are you going to rip Ed for being slow again, or do you plan on writing the truth for a change?" his wife, Lisa, asks as she bounces through the kitchen of their house a few miles south of the Broncos' facility. While giving constant chase to their two sons—Max, 4, and Christian, 2—Lisa gets off the best lines of the interview. Noting that her father, sprinter David Sime, graced SI's cover in 1956, Lisa riffs, "That's why Ed and I got together—so we could breed fast white guys."

Shortly before the '91 NFL draft, Ed says, he ran consecutive 4-38 40s that were timed by the San Diego Chargers. Though McCaffrey never was a full-time starter with the New York Giants, who took him in the third round of the draft, he led the team in receptions in his second year, with 49. His aw-shucks appearance also made him a primary target off the field. He was routinely denied access to the team bus by drivers who didn't believe he was a player. "Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor would tell the driver they'd never seen me before and make me wait outside for five minutes," McCaffrey says.
Once at Giants training camp, McCaffrey was the last player in the locker room, and a janitor approached him and began screaming, "Pick up those damn towels!" When the shocked McCaffrey didn't respond, the janitor ordered him out of the room.

The "goofy looking white guy"... this is what we call 'conditioning' of the masses to believe that only one type of athlete is legitimate on the football field (or at certain positions, like receiver). And it ain't white guys... it's the type of athlete that Miami exclusively recruits, leaving athletes like Vernon on the outside of the program looking in. Back to McCaffrey [There's Been Nothing Trivial About Mccaffrey's Performance Two For The Show, Boston Globe, 1-25-1998]:

"People just notice that Ed is white," said Sharpe. "That's all they say -- `He's a white receiver and there aren't too many white receivers' -- and that's all they notice. They don't notice how good he is. Ed's a great receiver."

True, McCaffrey, a product of Allentown Central Catholic High, is a member of a rare breed in the NFL -- Wayne Chrebet, Don Beebe, Ricky Proehl, and McCaffrey are among the few white receivers in the league -- but Sharpe said only fools focus on the color of McCaffrey's skin, not his talent.

"Ed makes tough catches," said Sharpe. "And he catches everything; he has great hands."
McCaffrey said he doesn't look upon himself as a "white receiver."

"You might ask one person one thing and another person another thing and they might say two different things," McCaffrey said. "But to me, it doesn't make any difference. That's because I don't see things that way; I'm just down here playing with my teammates and my friends and trying to be the best football player I can be. Once you put on a uniform, it really doesn't matter a bit what color skin you have."
The few white receivers there are generally are stereotyped as "possession receivers," which are code words for being relatively slow. And relatively slow they are, since few have the speed to make the game-breaking long catch. Still, McCaffrey has a very important role in the Broncos' passing attack as they prepare to face the Green Bay Packers today in the Super Bowl.
Sound like the way Jordy Nelson was treated last year? Maybe Toby Gerhart or Peyton Hillis? At least those aforementioned white athletes get a chance to play in the Black man's NFL, most notably at positions dominated by Blacks with loads of swagger, unlike the 2001 Doak Walker Award winner Luke Staley. A white running back from Brigham Young, Staley never got a chance in the NFL. He almost never got the chance to play running back in college. [Pro Football Weekly: 2002 NFL draft and Scouting Combine Q&A with Brigham Young RB Luke Staley, 3-3-2001, Nolan Nawrocki]:
INDIANAPOLIS — Brigham Young RB Luke Staley declared himself eligible for the NFL draft after his junior season, when he rushed for 1,582 yards. His average of 143.8 rushing yards per game was the third-best in NCAA Division I. Injuries plagued his career at BYU, when he had more than nine surgeries on his ankles, knees and shoulders. The most recent injury was a broken fibula, which kept Staley out of the final three games of BYU’s 12-2 season. Staley answered questions about his health, his decision to leave BYU early and how he developed his remarkably sized calves.

Q: What do you bring to the table for NFL teams?

 A: I think I bring a little versatility. I think I can adjust to whatever the situation calls for. I think I can go with the flow of the game and be able to change paces.

 Q: There aren’t that many top-notch white running backs. Is that something you have dealt with throughout your career?

 A: Yeah, I think a big blow was when I came out of high school. Everybody wanted me for defense except for BYU. They are the only school who wanted me as a tailback. And of course, I’m going to jump on that. I committed to them the day after they offered me.

 Q: You were a running back all during your time before college. How frustrating was it that schools wanted you to play defense?

 A: For me, it wasn’t that frustrating because it has always been a childhood dream of mine to go to BYU. It was an easy decision once they offered me.
One school gave the white running back Luke Staley a chance. One.
Only one school gave him a chance to play offense. One. Despite putting up tremendous numbers in high school and then winning the top award for a college running back, Staley lacked the type of "natural swagger" Luther Campbell brags is solely-owned by Black athlete.

But it's not just white offensive players that are "blacked-out" from playing positions that we have been 'conditioned' to believe are only for superior Black athletes. Jemele Hill, the Black female columnist for ESPN now, once wrote for the lowly Detroit Free Press (if Black people are such great athletes, why can't they convert that dexterity into maintaining a city -- like 90 percent Black Detroit? Never mind...). There, she penned this article on Michigan State - a future NFL player - white safety Eric Smith [Spartans safety defies skeptics and stereotypes, 10-9-2003]:
 He had good speed and size. But there was just one problem with Eric Smith.

He was white.

An assistant coach at a Division II school in Ohio told Smith in high school that he didn't want a white player in the secondary. He wasn't the first college coach to doubt Smith, who had become accustomed to being called too slow, too small -- everything except too good.

"He said he'd rather take a black player than me," Smith said.

But it's interesting how life can work out. The guy who was too slow, too small and er, too white, is the starting strong safety for Michigan State -- the only Division I school that offered the 6-foot-1, 196-pound sophomore a scholarship.

In fact, Smith not only is a starter, he's a playmaker. Smith, who runs the 40 in 4.6, leads the team in tackles with 49 and was Big Ten player of the week following a 12-tackle, two-sack performance against Notre Dame. He also has seven pass-breakups, which is tied for the team lead, and his 59-yard interception return against Louisiana Tech is the longest by the secondary this season.

"People look at me and say, 'He's a white guy. He won't be able to play,' " Smith said. "I just like to go out there and prove them wrong." 

Eric Smith: a white safety at Michigan State (now in the NFL)
Can't get much more explicit then this about how college recruiters evaluate white athletes, as compared to those Black players who look like the University of Miami athletes.

And now, all of college football has assimilated to culture of these Black athletes, alumni and coaches fearful of appearing of 'racist' and losing the opportunity to recruit these individuals (or having their career ruined by an opposing coach who tells recruits and high school coaches of bigotry and discrimination -- especially if they play a white running back or white receiver!).

So white people who make in college football (and those precious few who make it to the NFL) succeed in spite of their debilitating whiteness; Black players succeed because, well, we have been conditioned to believe that in a match-up against a white athlete, the Black player will always be more athletic because of their Blackness.

This is the true legacy of what Feldman calls a 'Cane Mutiny.

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

"You see, we've been conditioned to view white athletes as automatically slower"

Actually, if you watch the Olympics, or any other major track competition, you'll see that white athletes ARE slower.

It's not "conditioning", it's just a fact.

In swimming, white athletes are FASTER.
In weightlifting, white athletes are STRONGER.
And in IQ tests, whites are BRIGHTER.

But in sprinting, whites are slower. Thousands of white high school/college/NFL football coaches aren't as stupid as you think.

Anonymous said...

Black athletes are exceptionally well suited to what the game has become, theres no denying that. It is also unlikely that the rules are ever going to change back. The most important question about football I feel is whether or not it can continue on, as it is the opiate of the masses, or if football eventually becomes a luxury that people discard.

Frank G said...

Excellent piece PK! I hope Whiskey will read it as it might lift his spirits.

I can't run a 4.5/40, but I can bench press 472 lbs. I am 6' 6", 315 lbs and have been a weight lifter/body builder for the past decade. No "beta male" here I can assure you. The blacks that come into the gym where there are a large group of us, White body builders and power lifters, don't parade their hip-hop trash around here. They show respect.

Anonymous said...

Old-line SEC fan here. I reread your "White Men Can Run" article with the Vince Papale anecdote about his 4.5 in the 40 yard dash.

A few days ago, I happened to play my DVD of "Invincible." I decided to watch the "Making of Invincible" special feature. The former Eagles' coach Dick Vermeil was one of those interviewed. Vermeil said that Papale "ran a 4.6 forty, which was fast in those days."

Vince says he ran a 4.5, but Vermeil remembers it as 4.6. I've a hunch Papale's memory is more accurate. Vermeil probably had forgotten the time and figured the slower one was more likely.

I'm all white! how are you? said...

hey guys, did anyone hear the announcer on the NFL network during the thursday night football game say " eli manning is not a good athlete, but he is a good quarterback"! mind you mr. announcer that he's got two super bowl rings and played a big part in those games. without him they don't win those games. well that comment was about how great the "black quaterback" cam "the thief" newton is and eli isn't in the same category as this real athlete. and again our race has been infiltrated by sissy ass libtards. another white man putting a white guy down for no reason to do so. i guess after the game he called his wife and said what a great little libtard he is. then asked if he could have his nuts back from her coin purse. this was nothing compared to the pre-game with the three spooks(one a serious crack-head) and he went to the u of miami(irvin)they were taking turns singing outloud "CAM" until i was about to puke. the spooks were talking about the usual things at the black qb position. you know the ones! he's a great kid, he can run too, and he's a fast learner, and my favorite was the team is blessed to have a QB that goes home after the game. like how do these idiots know this bullshit. i guess they forgot about the stolen goods he got over with. they(MSM) have to pump these thiefs up at any giving moment. it's sick and super reverse racism. and when we bitch it's like realist's can't handle blacks running the team or we are in the minority among white opinions. like paul kersey says all the time "WE DON'T OWE THESE SPOOKS ANYTHING" thanks for putting that truth into my head paul! hell people the way i see it is that those black bastards are my entertainment and as long as you don't cough up big money for thier jersey's then i'm ahead. they won't and don't get a fucking dime from this white man!!! as the great jew howard cossell said "look at that monkey run" how true that was and still is. godspeed whites!!!

YIH said...

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Anonymous said...

Blacks are only superior athletes in a commercial sense. Their spidery sub-Saharan African physiques excel in flashy sports that provide TV entertainment.

For example, two negro numskulls with criminal records prancing around a boxing ring will likely draw a bigger TV audience than two White student athletes in a wrestling match.

I believe most Whites are o.k. with ceding domination of some major sports to blacks since the entertainment value is more important to them than the tiny number of jobs available in those sports.
Unfortunately, the more black yutes are focused on basketball and football the less time the yutes have for African vibrant activity such as preparing for AP exams, scouting, and helping little old ladies across the street.






Anonymous said...

Old-line SEC fan here.

To Anonymous 8:18 PM:
Coaches and media types NEVER publicly acknowledge that white athletes are faster swimmers, stronger weightlifters, and brighter in IQ tests.

Is the slowest black athlete faster than the swiftest white athlete?

Anonymous said...

As if SEC scholastic mediocrity was not enough, Stetson, a small college ("university") in Florida recently added a football program, complete with athletic dormitory to house the mostly black players, thus ending complaints that the school was too white and relied too much on its basketball program to entertain its 3rd tier students.

I stopped watching SEC football twenty four years ago after meeting Jan Kemp, and I stopped watching ACC football ten years ago after realizing it did not represent the schools or their alumni.

One may ask "What's the harm?"

The harm is that athletic programs in public schools produce students with no knowledge about weight control, cardiovascular health or nutrition, and usually subvert academic integrity by pressuring teachers to pass star player, who themselves disrupt classes. Most of these type are negroes, who I (lately) have realized are good for nothing except closely supervised labor.

Farm animals that talk and occasionally follow directions do not have a God given right to destroy publicly funded institutions. If they want in to our society, let the 15% above 100 IQ earn it. The others need to get a hoe and go.

Anonymous said...

Some random thoughts:

Ali's style was axiomatic for the black athlete - especially coming from a heritage where as slaves they were allowed no identity. And ever after slavery was abolished blacks were still relegated to second-class status right up to the Ali era. ...

Slaves were "allowed no identity?" Was Mohammed Ali a former slave?

What kind of identity do blacks have today? Consider the stats on such things as illegitimacy, violent crime, and etc. Are blacks today more functional than they were under segregation?

Come to think of it, is America more functional today than it was under segregation? Modern athletics can be the "circuses" in bread & circuses. Black athletes play their part in the agitprop system. They remind whites of their "place," while giving the black masses heroes (after a fashion) to keep them from getting too political.


"Ali was saying, 'I'm not just gonna beat. I'm gonna humiliate you,'

In other words, he was politicizing athletics. Making a demonstration of himself (as a representative of his race) being at the top of the pyramid, thereby lording it over whites. The whole thing has a very primal aspect to it. Perhaps this is one reason why many white people buy into BRA--they bow before someone they perceive higher on the feeding chain. It's like a Bronze Age warrior performing some ritual on the battlefield after slaying the opposing polis' champion, thereby gaining its submission and access to the city's gates, wealth, palaces, females.

As long as I have this thing cranked up...Christians are treated as "second-class" in much of the Islamic world. Should Christian (or Jewish or Bahai or whatever) athletes carry on with ritual demonstrations of superiority at the Olympics when they defeat a team from a Muslim country?

Just sayin'...

james wilson said...

There was never any good that was going to come out of big-time college athletics, quite the contrary, and the totally unqualified black "students" who dominate football are not the cause of the problem but the inevitable result. The tail has been wagging the dog for some time, and that dog is not anything I'd let into my house.

Universities are corrupt intellectually and morally, top to bottom. Many of the colleges that have escaped that fate, few though they are, have no athletic programs.

There is no good reason for 95% of the blacks that are in the general college population to be there, as well as the majority of whites. As great numbers of unqualified and unmotivated students have invaded that venue, so has the venue degraded itself to meet them exactly in proportion. Why wouldn't they take another step down?

Anonymous said...

"Coaches and media types NEVER publicly acknowledge that white athletes are faster swimmers, stronger weightlifters, and brighter in IQ tests."

Of course not, for fear of being called "racist". Air Force football coach Fisher Deberry was called a racist for suggesting that blacks are FASTER.

"Is the slowest black athlete faster than the swiftest white athlete?"

I think not.

Tom said...

I suspect the Bell Curve is just as valid for athletic ability as it is for IQ. So I'm not sure that this article proves anything. Sure, there are a few Wes Welkers or Steve Largents at the extreme edges of the curve, but for every fast white boy who makes it in major college football you can pluck a dozen blacks off the basketball courts in the 'hood who are just as fast. Just as in intelligence there are a few blacks at the edges who are smarter than almost any white, but if you look at averages across the whole Bell Curve- well, you know the rest.

W74 said...

Being that football is a TEAM sport requiring (at least in part) mental acumen in addition to physical toughness (which Whites have in equal supply) it's amazing that there aren't more White players.

Check out this article on Terrell Owens. Turns out after getting cut from the NFL, even the knock-off leagues don't want his attitude.

http://deadspin.com/5914117/why-did-terrell-owens-really-get-cut-by-his-indoor-football-team

Mutant Swarm said...

If were a White player who got passed over in favor of a black player, I'd switch my major to accounting. I'd bust my butt at it, and keep in touch with my former teammates.

When they made it to the NFL (National Felon League), I'd recommend investments that would return a steady profit; they would ignore this advice, of course, but they'd still pay me for it.

And when they were driving their ten year old jalopy to the pawn shop to hock their Super Bowl ring, I'd piss myself laughing.

Twinkle, twinkle superstar
To those who said you'd not go far
You showed them guts, you showed them nerve
Now, show them by the Scotch you serve.


-- Johnny Walker

Bogolyubski said...

james wilson
There was never any good that was going to come out of big-time college athletics, quite the contrary, and the totally unqualified black "students" who dominate football are not the cause of the problem but the inevitable result. The tail has been wagging the dog for some time, and that dog is not anything I'd let into my house.

Universities are corrupt intellectually and morally, top to bottom. Many of the colleges that have escaped that fate, few though they are, have no athletic programs.

There is no good reason for 95% of the blacks that are in the general college population to be there, as well as the majority of whites. As great numbers of unqualified and unmotivated students have invaded that venue, so has the venue degraded itself to meet them exactly in proportion. Why wouldn't they take another step down?


Colleges and universities serve several important purposes in the ongoing Marxist campaign to destroy whatever shreds remain of western societies.

1. They are major indoctrination centers. Even the home-schooled children of conservative Christians end up there - where they are targeted (especially the girls) by the Marxists who completely control academia. Tom Wolfe even wrote a book touching upon this aspect - My Name is Charlotte Simmons.

2. Those who control the rigged monopoly board known as "free-market capitalism" make an enormous amount of money getting millions of the clueless unwashed into debt for decades on end via student loan racketeering.

3. Academia is also one of the epicenters of the racial preference racket known by the Orwellian title of "affirmative action." Both in admissions and in hiring of faculty, they set the pace for the debt-contolled corporate entities who make up the majority of what passes as the "engine of job creation."

4. Related to the above is of course the all-powerful athletic department, truly the tag which wags the dog at countless institutions (JoePa, Jerry Sandusky and Penn State being the most recent example). Low-IQ black thugs recruited as star afleetz are naturally the centerpiece of this entire racket - yet another means of getting dumbass YTs to part with their money.

Stop watching it. Turn off the damned jujubox and learned to do something useful. It's not only worthless but positively toxic. It is truly the Opiate of Amurika.

Mutant Swarm said...

@ W74 -

More than a few people in the SF Bay Area suggested that the 49ers retire TO's jersey when he left, on the theory that it was haunted.

(Interestingly,when I searched Google for a picture of him in a San Francisco jersey, I couldn't find one that clearly showed his number until page seven. And the next one wasn't until page 10. Did SF's public affairs guy have a word with Google execs, accompanied by season tickets? You be the judge; our lines are open...)

Anonymous said...

(North, Ga)........Maybe not my kids, but there's will see first hand, and live in a “Planet Of The Apes” It's all headed in that direction with out a fight. No opposition, no stops in place, nothing. Most can see the ruin before their eyes, but they still go into it, all the while promoting their own demise. The ones that truly have no clue, and can't see, sure have another thing coming. What a rude awakening that awaits them.

As many posters before have said, “But I'm not a racist!” answer “See how the moon shines on the blade of my machete? Hear how it comes whistling on the wind?”

Necklacing is back in great demand with this brutal and savage people. Google it, but be warned, it's not for the faint or weak at heart.

Anonymous said...

If Negroes are such awesome physical specimens, then why do Whites, especially Eastern Europeans, dominate power lifting? I know, there's no ball, net,or dancing involved, so its not a "real" sport, but why has no one commented on the White domination of power lifting?

Anonymous said...

Old-line SEC fan here.

Why do blacks not dominate power lifting? I'm sure Anonymous 8:18 and Tom will tell you it is because blacks "aren't interested" in power lifting. This is the standard excuse for blacks not doing well in something concerning sports.

Rick Hull said...

It's always white "guy" or "boy" instead of white "man", yet it's always black "man" instead of "guy". We have been so emasculated that we can't even refer to ourselves as "men" but males, boys or guys. That's what 50+ years of propaganda and brainwashing will do...

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

"You see, we've been conditioned to view white athletes as automatically slower"

Actually, if you watch the Olympics, or any other major track competition, you'll see that white athletes ARE slower.

It's not "conditioning", it's just a fact."

The Olympics are self selected contests featuring the fastest men in the world, made that way by training and performance enhancing drugs, and despite that a skinny White kid from France made the finals.

Not every black in the NFL is an Olympic sprinter. Plenty of them are slow as timed in their pre-draft workouts. And plenty of White players run faster then other black players. The NFL is not the Olympics with only the 20 fastest men competing.

Furthermore straight line sprinting is just a small part of football. There are lots of other skills needed. White players are plenty capable of competing with black players. The current "caste" system is artificially created and maintained by the same dysfunction that allows Black Run America.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

"You see, we've been conditioned to view white athletes as automatically slower"

Actually, if you watch the Olympics, or any other major track competition, you'll see that white athletes ARE slower.

It's not "conditioning", it's just a fact."

The Olympics are self selected contests featuring the fastest men in the world, made that way by training and performance enhancing drugs, and despite that a skinny White kid from France made the finals.

Not every black in the NFL is an Olympic sprinter. Plenty of them are slow as timed in their pre-draft workouts. And plenty of White players run faster then other black players. The NFL is not the Olympics with only the 20 fastest men competing.

Furthermore straight line sprinting is just a small part of football. There are lots of other skills needed. White players are plenty capable of competing with black players. The current "caste" system is artificially created and maintained by the same dysfunction that allows Black Run America.

Heisman All-American said...

Tom said...
"I suspect the Bell Curve is just as valid for athletic ability as it is for IQ. So I'm not sure that this article proves anything. Sure, there are a few Wes Welkers or Steve Largents at the extreme edges of the curve, but for every fast white boy who makes it in major college football you can pluck a dozen blacks off the basketball courts in the 'hood who are just as fast. Just as in intelligence there are a few blacks at the edges who are smarter than almost any white, but if you look at averages across the whole Bell Curve- well, you know the rest."

I hate always having to repeat myself when even racially aware whites are deluded with the myth of black athletic superiority. Here we go again. The point of this blog post was to show that being white; irrespective of speed, mental ability, strength, size and other skills; is in and of itself considered a negative attribute by many coaches and recruiters.

Second, no, the bell curve for IQ and athleticism are not analogous. A lot more whites succeed at sports than blacks who succeed in IQ. As far as sprinting goes, maybe the fastest blacks are faster than the fastest whites by 0.5 to 2%, but this is only a 30 year phenomenon. Whites were still winning gold medals in the 100 into the 80s, over 50 years after Jesse Owens. There has been a declining number of whites involved in sprinting in North America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. In Russia and highly ironically South Africa, whites still participate in sprints at their historic levels. If blacks were so dominant at sprinting, how in the world was the South African 4x400m relay team all-white in the finals (they had one black sprinter who was injured in the semifinal). Could you imagine any scenario where four astrophysicists, or a team of brain surgeons in a 91% white country where they were all black? Christophe Lemaitre's European Record of 9.92 would have been the world record until 1991. Italian Pietro Mennea held the 200m world record for 27 years. Whites have won gold in the 200 and 400 since 2000. You just don't see comparable levels of success of blacks at the very top of STEM endeavors.

Your analogy just doesn't make sense. Yes, blacks are just as fast on average if not faster than whites, but that still leaves a large chunk of white athletes who are just as good if not better than blacks. It's not a few on the periphery either. For sake of argument, let's say 20% of blacks have D1 football "talent" and only 15% of whites do, that is still a lot of whites who have the ability to play...

Which brings us to the myth of talent. A whole lot more goes into playing and succeeding at football than natural talent. In the book "Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice" they interviewed and studied champion athletes and come to the conclusion that inheritable talent is not the deciding factor of success or failure in the highest levels of athletics. It's thousands of hours of repetition, mental focus, and physical training that led to the success.

If you think a black player is better merely because of his black skin, you will be overlooking good white players like Jordy Nelson, Wes Welker, Toby Gerhart, etc.

james wilson said...

In my opinion, blacks could dominate power lifting, but whites dominate power lifting for the same reason they dominate swimming. The training is relatively tedious, and in the case of swimming, stupefyingly tedious. Blacks are less inclined to apply themselves to what is tedious. Like, for example, studying.

Anonymous said...

me so sick of football, and all 'black sports'...
I dont like to watch blacks, except maybe musicians.

Anonymous said...

Just more evidence that whites are a species of cuckolded sheep.

MuayTyson said...

Better yet Whites dominate Olympic Lifting and Strong Man.

Zenster said...

But if you really want to see embarrassment, check out the body language of a defensive back who has just watched the 6'5", 215-pound McCaffrey beat him for a big gain. "You'll see their heads slump to the ground every time he scores," says Rod Smith, the Broncos' other starting wideout.

It's the same look that NBA players gave Larry Bird as he rose to stardom in the early '80s: the I-can't-believe-I-just-got-burned-by-this-white-dude face.


If this is how Blacks (or minorities) feel about being bested at simple sports, then what sort of defeat do they experience when it comes to being trounced at electrical engineering or neurosurgery? They must want to crawl under the bed covers and DIE.

Oops, I forgot, these non-Whites couldn't care less about the scientific arts which lifted mankind up out of the dirt that most of them still love to squat in.

Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Marathons, whatever-the-f&@k sort of mesomorph prinking about that these over-muscled and under-educated steroid-soused morons want to claim as their turf means sh!t to me. They can all lick a scalpel when it comes time to have their life saved by someone who could give a damn about such juvenile activities.

Zenster said...

Bogolyubski: Colleges and universities serve several important purposes in the ongoing Marxist campaign to destroy whatever shreds remain of western societies.

1. They are major indoctrination centers. Even the home-schooled children of conservative Christians end up there - where they are targeted (especially the girls) by the Marxists who completely control academia. Tom Wolfe even wrote a book touching upon this aspect - My Name is Charlotte Simmons.

2. Those who control the rigged monopoly board known as "free-market capitalism" make an enormous amount of money getting millions of the clueless unwashed into debt for decades on end via student loan racketeering.

3. Academia is also one of the epicenters of the racial preference racket known by the Orwellian title of "affirmative action." Both in admissions and in hiring of faculty, they set the pace for the debt-contolled corporate entities who make up the majority of what passes as the "engine of job creation."

4. Related to the above is of course the all-powerful athletic department, truly the tag which wags the dog at countless institutions (JoePa, Jerry Sandusky and Penn State being the most recent example). Low-IQ black thugs recruited as star afleetz are naturally the centerpiece of this entire racket - yet another means of getting dumbass YTs to part with their money.

Stop watching it. Turn off the damned jujubox and learned to do something useful. It's not only worthless but positively toxic. It is truly the Opiate of Amurika.


Dayum, Bogolyubski, if you'd just lay off the hyperbole you might get yerself a Poulet Surprise!

pat said...

As far as I can remember, I have never watched a college football game in my life. I used to be nuts over pro ball - I lived in San Francisco during the Joe Montana era, but I could never understand why anyone would bother with college football.

So I find it hard to be outraged over blacks in college ball. If you are outraged, just stop watching. It works for me.

Albertosaurus

PDK said...

It took some time for me to reach my current, and probably highly accurate understanding, of the white/black phenomenon not only here in America, but worldwide as well.

I believe we are witness to both nature and nuture in this white/black phenomenon, with nuture being more our liberal ideologically, dominated culture.

Where the black gene pool genuinely produces a greater percentage of run fast, jump high athleticism, the black gene pool does so at the expense of a greater percentage of inferior cerebrums for higher culture creation and higher culture maintanence.

Wherever in the world blacks reside, they always gravitate to the low man on the higher culture totem pole. Further, wherever blacks in the world are in charge they display an inability to manage the culture in a prosperous, moral and successful way.

I believe the liberal ideology here in America, to further their own agenda, constantly overstate black superiority in run fast, jump high athleticism and further constantly cover up black crime, moral turpitude and government malfeasence.

First and foremost, in our fully enfranchised democracy, liberals depend on minorities votes and therefore must keep the blacks on the liberal plantation, which by the way, most blacks glady oblige to.

Secondly, liberal ideology eventuates in a new world, one world order of globalism, socialism and democracy which necessarily needs dolt constituents as their flock to lord over as the good Sheppard and blacks will do just fine in that capacity.

I do further believe, that for our founding fathers America to survive, a gathering through migration of non-liberals to republican states, followed by a declaration of independence, itself followed by a constitution that outlaws liberalism and its socialism, Islam and illegals, and further allows for a limited enfranchised democracy, makes English the official language, and lastly, all this generating the panecea alone capable of saving our beloved, founding fathers America.

Among other realities, very few blacks would want in not understanding that socialism is a parasite that without a host cannot long endure. We would be rid of, with little extra effort, 95% of blacks, 70% of Hispanics and all of our liberal white dolts.

This is in my view, the only viable option for Americas longevity as the America created by our founding fathers. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

4.53 is impressive speed and a solid time for a productive NFL receiver. Just ask Jerry Rice.

Yes Jerry Rice was marginally slower than Bill Romanowski.

Anonymous said...

Ex-Lincolnite here:

It wasn't just Switzer. Tom Osborne at Nebraska also brought in the blacks he needed to win. Remember Lawrence Phillips anyone?

But I thought that was the goal of the academy. I thought that the wholesome goal of college athletics was to try and civilize these porch-apes and make them better people. And yet, aside from Alan Page, can you think of any other athlete from an orc background that ever did anything good outside sports?

Also don't forget that Rex Burkhead is the first white running back in Nebraska in a long time, and he is a stud. We need to re-think this. As smart players white kids are clearly better, but as pure old fashioned speed, the black and his orc cousins are faster, and given that football is only a sport that requires a fifth grade mentality for most positions outside of quarterback, you can see that criminally minded blacks would predominate rosters.

Zenster said...

Heisman All-American: A lot more whites succeed at sports than blacks who succeed in IQ.

THREAD WINNER

Zenster said...

Bogolyubski: 2. Those who control the rigged monopoly board known as "free-market capitalism" make an enormous amount of money getting millions of the clueless unwashed into debt for decades on end via student loan racketeering.

I'm obliged to step in and emphasize this point. Try this on for size:

For the first time in American history, student loan debt now exceeds all combined credit card debt.

Yes, you read that right.

Since college attendance is overwhelmingly White, what downstream impacts will this one basic fact have?

Important life milestones will be deferred. Like:

Buying a car.

Getting married.

Having children.

Purchasing a home.

All of which are devastating to this nation's economy and especially to the White middle class. The cruel joke being that many of these history and English majors would make far more money if they went directly into the job market instead of burying themselves in student loan debt.

Does anyone care to speculate about who makes all of the profit from these student loans? Remember, not even bankruptcy can cancel student loan debt.

Do you think that maybe, just maybe, the modern working world has made it imperative to have that scrap of parchment in order to get a job when just a few decades ago a high school diploma could get you in the door at many high technology companies?

Why is that? Could it have something to do with Corporatism's control over what was once a relatively Capitalist free-market economy?

Americans are increasingly being herded into a financial box canyon by its oligarchic elite. Eventually, lamp posts and piano wire may be our only option. After all, do they have anything better in mind for you?

Zenster said...

PDK: I do further believe, that for our founding fathers' America to survive, a gathering through migration of non-liberals to republican states, followed by a declaration of independence, itself followed by a constitution that outlaws liberalism and its socialism, Islam and illegals, and further allows for a limited enfranchised democracy, makes English the official language, and lastly, all this generating the panecea alone capable of saving our beloved, founding fathers' America.

While I do not (as yet) advocate secession, your sentiments are profoundly appreciated. Yours is the nation we must return to if there is any hope of America regaining its former glory.

Anonymous said...

"If Negroes are such awesome physical specimens, then why do Whites, especially Eastern Europeans, dominate power lifting?"

Because whites are better at power lifting.

You answered your own question.

Anonymous said...

"Why do blacks not dominate power lifting? I'm sure Anonymous 8:18 and Tom will tell you it is because blacks "aren't interested" in power lifting."

No, it's because whites are better at power lifting.

Just for kicks, if you could just respond to what I actually write, instead of what you imagined...that would be cool.


Anonymous said...

"The Olympics are self selected contests featuring the fastest men in the world, made that way by training and performance enhancing drugs, and despite that a skinny White kid from France made the finals."

LOLOL There were no whites in the 100m finals.

http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event=athletics-men-100m/

When the facts don't fit your agenda...just make em up.

Anonymous said...

"I hate always having to repeat myself when even racially aware whites are deluded with the myth of black athletic superiority."

It's not "athletic" superiority.

It's "sprinting" superiority.

Blacks are faster sprinters.

Whites are better at most sports in general.


Anonymous said...

"In my opinion, blacks could dominate power lifting"

Negative. Blacks have longer limbs, which is advantageous in sprinting, but detrimental in power lifting.

Zenster said...

Slightly off topic.

Prepare to hurl: (Courtesy of Takuan Seiyo)

Diversity Forever

The University of California, San Diego has done it again. Last year, it announced the creation of a new diversity sinecure: a vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion. Campus leaders established this post even as state budget cuts resulted in the loss of star scientists to competing universities, as humanities classes and degree programs were eliminated to save money, and as tuition continued its nearly 75 percent, five-year rise. The new vice chancellorship was wildly redundant with UCSD’s already-existing diversity infrastructure. As the campus itself acknowledges: “UC San Diego currently has many active diversity programs and initiatives.” No kidding. A partial list of those “active diversity programs and initiatives” may be accessed here.

Now UCSD has filled the position and announced the new vice chancellor’s salary. Linda Greene, a diversity bureaucrat and law professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will pull in $250,000 a year in regular salary, but that’s just the beginning: she’ll receive both a relocation allowance of $60,000 and 100 percent reimbursement of all moving expenses, a temporary housing allowance of $13,500, two fully paid house-hunting trips for two to the San Diego area, and reimbursement for all business visits to the campus before her start date in January 2013. (By comparison, an internationally known expert in opto-electronics in UCSD’s engineering school, whose recent work has focused on cancer nanotechnology, received a little over $150,000 in salary from UCSD in 2011, according to state databases.) The UCSD press office did not respond to a request for the amount the university paid the “women-owned executive search firm with a diverse consulting team” it used to find Greene.
[emphasis added]

No finer example could be found of how the vampire Liberal elite feather each other's nests. The professional academic community is just as damaging as America's political "Good-Old-Boy" network has become. Both must be taken apart at the seams (for starters).

Anonymous said...

"All of which are devastating to this nation's economy and especially to the White middle class. The cruel joke being that many of these history and English majors would make far more money if they went directly into the job market instead of burying themselves in student loan debt." - into the unemployment market you mean? Youth employment levels are beyond catastrophic at this point, so the system can't survive for much longer in the grand scheme of things.

"In my opinion, blacks could dominate power lifting, but whites dominate power lifting for the same reason they dominate swimming. The training is relatively tedious, and in the case of swimming, stupefyingly tedious. Blacks are less inclined to apply themselves to what is tedious. Like, for example, studying." - No, its basically that (west african)blacks have primarily fast twitch muscle fibers rather than the balance needed to perform well across a wide variety of athletic activities.

Zenster said...

I do declare, imagine how much improved the caliber of discussion would be here if no further mention was ever again made of "Black athletes".

This endless and totally counterproductive dispute about supposed Black athletic "superiority" is enough to make me puke.

I'd be happy to foreswear any future reference to these chimped out goons if everyone else would as well.

Mr. Rational said...

ZensterDo you think that maybe, just maybe, the modern working world has made it imperative to have that scrap of parchment in order to get a job when just a few decades ago a high school diploma could get you in the door at many high technology companies?

Why is that? Could it have something to do with Corporatism's control over what was once a relatively Capitalist free-market economy?


Hanlon's Razor applies to this one.  For a long time, college tuition was inexpensive and students often worked their way through a 4-year degree, graduating debt-free.  People could get good jobs without a degree, so the universities had little pricing power.

What changed that was the 1964 CRA and Griggs vs. Duke Power Corporation, which eliminated most employment qualification tests on the basis of "disparate impact".  Academic degrees could still be used without running afoul of Griggs, so employers began requiring them in order to weed out the stupid and feckless.  This also added a lot of demand for university degrees, and the universities got pricing power.  They used it; who wouldn't?

Basically, if we get rid of Title VII of the 1964 CRA and its successors, we eliminate "disparate impact" and the whole thing goes away essentially overnight.  Companies will lay off their diversity consultants and EEO compliance officers, and a huge chunk of BRA just collapses.

Oh, and Tim Wise is suddenly unemployable.

Californian said...

Secondly, liberal ideology eventuates in a new world, one world order of globalism, socialism and democracy which necessarily needs dolt constituents as their flock to lord over as the good Sheppard and blacks will do just fine in that capacity.

DWL ideology does have a strong element of religious fervor in it. Perhaps this is because liberals are generally secular, and so ideology serves as a substitute for religion. Consider the crusade to remake the world in the liberal image, whether decolonializing Africa or bring democracy to the Islamic world. The fact that these campaigns have resulted in endless debacles are irrelevant to the true believers. They still push on, dragging down the West with them. Call it an "anti-crusade."

Whiskey said...

On average, White guys at the top of the speed chart will be significantly slower than Black guys. On average; again there is a way for "Moneyball" type coaches (Bill Belichick for example) to recruit "less expensive" guys in the marketplace and win with them: Chris Ault of Nevada, that guy from Boise State, come to mind.

But for most coaches, its just easier and more productive (you get less criticism if you lose with "the best" Black players) to recruit by the numbers: 40 yard speed, vertical leaps, etc.

The guys who WILL recruit White players will do so as "small market" teams: mostly in the Mountain West such as Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, NM State, Colorado, Colorado State, etc. Uncle Phil at Nike University, excuse me Oregon, can subsidize these guys with blinding fast speed (with the spread the emphasis is on speed, speed, speed). But other teams don't have Nike money, and like the Oakland A's have to get the undervalued players.

This means that the Moneyball approach can win by negating speed, a team-defense relying on reads and passing disruptions (rules favor the receivers now) and a possession-style West Coast Offense able to both quick-strike and hold the ball dink-dunk as needed.

"Swagga" is often counterproductive. I recall a Niner's game when the team had a first down, marching towards a score, and victory, all negated because of a stupid celebration penalty due to "swagga" and the coach, an old-line Bears Defensive star (and Black guy) sent the player to the showers. Right then.

The key will be doormats in the SEC like Vandy. They can't compete with teams like Alabama or LSU. They'll never have the facilities, or the ability to point to NFL veterans from their school. But they can use a Moneyball approach too, if they are hungry enough for wins. This means playing to the White player's strength -- teamwork, doing many things well instead of speed things excellently, and perfect execution instead of improvisation likely to fail as well as succeed.

Whiskey said...

As far as Jerry Rice goes, he was one of the few Black guys who relied on training not talent. On the verge of being bounced out of the NFL for failure on the field, he took his offseason conditioning program to brutal heights, training for endurance. He'd run full speed down the field in the first, second, and third quarters. Dragging defensive backs with him. They'd both get very, very tired. But because of his superior conditioning, Rice lost far less of his speed than his coverage. Leading him to owning the Fourth Quarter. Simple but effective, anyone could have copied his training schedule (which was essentially 365 days a year) and rigid diet, but few had the discipline to do so.

A gifted coach and hungry set of WRs could easily copy this, all it takes is will, not talent.

Meanwhile, Deon Sanders was asked what it took to play either WR or corner in the NFL, and said "waking up in the morning really, really fast."

Most of the NFL is just talent. The dirty little secret of the NFL and College Ball is that most coaches ... can't coach (exceptions: Bill Walsh, Chris Ault, and June Jones). They can't teach, they can't draw up schemes, they can't train players in their way of doing things. They roll out the ball, play surrogate father, flatter and cajole players most of whom are semi-literate and illegitimate and ego-maniacs with deep psychological scars from growing up fatherless, and that's it. Most coaching is Switzer-like.

Its finding the fastest guy and blowing smoke up his behind so he'll play for you. And nine times out of ten the fastest guy will be a Black guy who can't read, has an IQ of around 70, and grew up without knowing who his father was, in a criminal environment he readily absorbed.

Look at say CJ Spillers of Carolina and LSU Alum Morris Claiborne. Spillers had his Wonderlic score of 6 released, as did Claiborne's of 4. Double the Wonderlic and add 60 to get the equivalent IQ, which equates to 72 and 68 respectively. Complex schemes are beyond these guys, they literally are too stupid to comprehend them.

Me, I've left Football behind. Formula 1, and motorsports in general, give you both team (the strategy caller, the pit crew, the engineers have to be on their game) and individual (the driver ends up winning or losing) aspects. Grand Am (sports car racing) and Superbike (production motorcycles) and MotoGP (race only bikes) are also exciting and offer hours of fun. The Twenty Four Hours of Le Mans is at least as old and prestigious as many college rivalries, older than the Superbowl, and had a movie with Steve McQueen made about it. McQueen, James Garner, and Paul Newman all raced.

Who would you rather emulate, admire, and copy? CJ Spillers or Steve McQueen? Michael Vick or James Garner?

Guys at F1, like Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, and Kimi Raikonnen, are outstanding athletes with amazing skills. Its Ferrari, Mercedes, and Red Bull. It just does not get much better than that.

Anonymous said...

"On average, White guys at the top of the speed chart will be significantly slower than Black guys."

In all of history, ONE white male has run 100 meters in less than 10 seconds.

Black sprinters do it routinely.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

"On average, White guys at the top of the speed chart will be significantly slower than Black guys."

In all of history, ONE white male has run 100 meters in less than 10 seconds.

Black sprinters do it routinely.

September 23, 2012 4:24 PM"

They don't do it routinely. Most of the same juicers do it until they are caught then the next generation of juicers does it. White juicers run fast too. Kentaris won the 200 meters at the 2000 Olympics.

The reason there are not more White juicers was covered before in this discussion. Racial selection starting at a young age in the US. Strict testing in Europe.

Blacks probably have some advantage in straight line sprinting but that does not always translate to football. None of those 100 meter guys are running in football gear to a particular spot as part of a planned play and being bumped and hit along the way and then expected to catch a thrown football and run with it.

Plenty of Whites are fast enough and talented enough to do it as well as blacks, the racial sorting happens at the college level where anti-white racist scouting services and coaches representing affirmative action colleges recruit only the black players to play those positions.

Clearly Jordy Nelson, Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski are not unusual physical freaks of the White race. They are just the few Whites that slipped through the pro-black cracks. There are many others.

Anonymous said...

"They don't do it routinely. Most of the same juicers"

All blacks are steroid-users!!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


Anonymous said...

How is anti white racism so
tolerated?
Santa Monica College, 6 years ago.
Black Coach
12? black ass-istants
1 white "

SM city is 10% black?
Team, 90% Black. or was it 80? or 75 % black.

Anonymous said...

What self respecting white male watches this shit anymore?

Play Killzone 3, or COD - you'll get more out of it.

Zenster said...

Ex-Lincolnite: As smart players white kids are clearly better, but as pure old fashioned speed, the black and his orc cousins are faster, and given that football is only a sport that requires a fifth grade mentality for most positions outside of quarterback, you can see that criminally minded blacks would predominate rosters. [emphasis added]

I hope that anyone here who still watches college or professional football will reflect for a moment on what Ex-Lincolnite has noted.

Halting all further viewing of network broadcasted sports should be just one beginning step in killing your television.

So CAL Snowman said...

For ALL of you people who think that Blacks = Fast and Whites = Slow, I beg of you to PLEASE WATCH SOME EUROPEAN SOCCER. Watch ANY random English Premiere League game or La Liga game and you will see just how incredibly fast White people are. The whites that play European soccer have absolutely no problem staying with the fastest blacks from the heart of africa. Hell, Cristiano Ronaldo is probably the FASTEST soccer player on Earth and he is lily white. Just watch Ronaldo when he turns on the jets for Real Madrid, it is a thing of beauty. Hell our own US Men's National team features a 34 year old White left back by the name of Steve Cherundolo (typically a spot reserved for the fastest of the fast to cover the speedy offensive singers).

Anonymous said...

Old-line SEC fan here.

Whisky,

I'm still waiting for you to explain why blacks often have poor hands. Do you think it was a coincidence that the NFL allowed players to wear gloves some years ago with so many blacks playing? And if they are such oh so superior athletes, why do they need any advantage?

Johnny See said...

Whiskey... did you see the F1 GP in Singapore? Awesome, in a word. As a true racist, I understand and appreciate the differences between races. F1, NASCAR, Tour de France, America's Cup, hell, race Toads and I'll watch it!

Zenster & So Cal Snowman...
I turned off the TV two weeks after 9-11. I am a very happy person because of that. I now pick-and-choose my news from sites I trust, like this one. I think that it is true that the more one understands the truth the more normal fiction seems.

PK: Thanks for all you do.

Commenters above mentioned et al: Thank you for participating. These days I skip the football articles and go right to the comments. That's how predictably simple our Opiate has become. What a farce!

Discard said...

Old Line SEC Fan: Blacks have poor hands because low-hanging fruit doesn't move, is my guess.

UKistan Ambassador said...

The whites that play European soccer have absolutely no problem staying with the fastest blacks from the heart of africa

Soccer World Cup South Africa 2010.

Glen Johnson was the fastest defender in the United Kingdom because of his African ancestry.

He was left flat footed by a German player who could run faster.

Anonymous said...

I think football, as exciting as it is to watch, is not worth it. Even if it was like hockey with 90%+ Caucasian rosters, in it's current form, it is just a big injury factory. Hundreds of players are suing the NFL over concussions, and that's just the part of the body above the neck. Many ex-players live with pain all over their body. Is this the kind of life any race should aspire to, just for a few fleeting moments of glory? It's just modern day gladiator brutality, where today's equivalent of slaves and criminals can make a name for themselves with their bravery and physical prowess.

Baseball is a much better sport to get into. There are 25 roster spots per team, an extensive minor league system, and the biggest injuries most players get are pulled muscles, ripped flesh from a sliding runner, or wear on the rotator cuff from pitching. It may be less fun to watch, but there is still plenty of money and fame to be had in the national pastime.