THE TEN MOST FUCKED UP REASONS WHY THE NFL SUCKS – OVERT RACISM, PART II
By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – In – Chief
Editor’s Note: In the spirit of the NFL’s 100 year celebration,we at BASN NEWSROOM would be remiss if we didn’t include some things that may need some further “‘splainin”)
PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Continuing with our infamous Top Ten:
NUMBER FIVE: A BLIND EYE AND DEAF EAR TO “THE LORD’S PRAYER”
Coming out of Tennessee State University, a player whose ability under pressure in college earned him one of the most elegant nicknames in all of team sports.
Eldridge Dickey was known as “De Lawd’s Prayer” – because he always delivered. If you are excited about Gen. Patrick Mahomes and how he plays, you have fast – forwarded 50 years from seeing Dickey at his peak.
He consistently threw touchdown passes with either hand, had great footwork in and out of the pocket and his strong arm hit targets with laser precision.
In the 1968 Football Draft, The Oakland Raiders selected Dickey 25th overall and the first Black pivot ever picked in the first round. Although the Raiders would select Kenny Stabler from Alabama in the second round, the atmosphere was definitely electric for training camp…
All accounts reported seeing Dickey had clearly outplayed Stabler; so badly Stabler considered quitting. The presumed progressive Al Davis then violated the mantra of “best man plays” by moving Dickey to wide receiver; destroying Dickey’s psyche and validating Mr. “Just Win, Baby!” – as a fucking hypocrite – why bother to select the muthafucka if you’re not gonna let him play the position he’s supposed to – especially after he’s proven he can?
Dickey never recovered from the slight, and it would be a long time before a Black man under center would be given his just due.
NUMBER FOUR: A TRUE “MAGICIAN” – NEVER REVEALS HIS SECRETS
The American Football League was preferred programming to the stoic NFL approach as the leagues moved closer to merger in the 1960s. At that time, the Denver Broncos, struggling to find their franchise quarterback, had their franchise guy in one Steve Tensi.
Tensi suffered an early season injury in 1968 and the backup did just that – backed up and away from the challenge. Marlin Briscoe was then inserted and led a rally which would have him finish up the season as the team’s starter – and the first Black starting QB in the AFL.
Nicknamed “The Magician,” Briscoe, in spite of setting rookie records for touchdown passes (fourteen in five games!) he was listed so far down on the depth chart (eighth!) at the position he asked to be released the following season. Having survived the indignity to help win a couple Super Bowls (out of position,of course), Denver’s indifference to his contribution would ensure Briscoe would never play quarterback ever again.
NUMBER THREE: JEFF FISHER’S DEVIOUS DOINGS
As the NFL celebrates 100 years of madness, Fisher is responsible for at least 20 years of it. A disciple of Buddy Ryan’s “46” defense, Fisher became head coach of a Houston Oilers’ squad minus a star quarterback in 1994…
With the following years’ Draft, Steve McNair was picked out of Alcorn State, the first quarterback selected from an HBCU in the first round since Doug Williams by Tampa Bay in 1978!
Nicknamed “Air” McNair, McNair spent most of his career stifled by Fisher, never having great receiver talent (sans tight end Frank Wycheck) to work with. At 6’2″ and 235, McNair worked a short passing game and the running of Eddie George, with a side of Wycheck…
The “Air” in McNair never manifested in Houston or Tennessee as Fisher severely cramped McNair’s style. McNair won literally in spite of Fisher’s conservative bullshit, and won a co – MVP with Peyton Manning one year; but McNair could’ve done far more had Fisher not been such a conniving cocksucker.
This process continued after Vince Young was selected to succeed McNair in 2006 as the third overall pick. Team owner Bud Adams pushed for the pick, which Fisher seemed to have a problem with.
Young showed potential, playing well enough to garner Offensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl selection in 2007.
Regardless of style, Young also won games in spite of Fisher, and it fostered a serious personality clash with Fisher. Based on Fisher’s record as a coach, it only exposed what a immoral piece o’shit he was! McNair went 91-62, and Young went 31-19 but Fisher ended up with a career win/loss record a shade above mediocrity over a generation of coaching ineptitude!
His most heinous act, however, happened in 2012 Draft after the selection of Robert Griffin III by Washington. Griffin, who also won Offensive Rookie of the Year, electrified crowds win his successful utilization of a run/pass option moving out of the pocket.
Another quarterback, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick, was also decimating defenses in a similar manner; his efforts culminating in a post-season destruction of the Green Bay Packers – to the tune of 180 yards…rushing.
Fisher, who was a member of the League’s Competition Committee, was integral in altering the rule regarding touching the quarterback, so they can hit them when they were most vulnerable. The result? Injuries and eroding of the skills of the Black QBs while pushing the League’s racist agenda as certain QBs were afforded protection by the League – while the Black QBs were beaten down to the muthafuckin’ White meat!
NUMBER TWO: THE DESIGNER REDNECKS
Jay and Jon Gruden are more than just brothers; they are extremely toxic to Black players – and especially Black quarterbacks.
Jay Gruden replaced Mike Shanahan, who compromised Robert Griffin III’s career after a post season injury. This Gruden seemed to favor backup and fellow draft mate Kyle Cousins. There seemed to be a strong air of indifference toward Griffin, and looked as if he was quite happy doing a mindfuck on Griffin, with the Heisman Award winner taking years before landing on his feet in Baltimore backing up QB phenom Lamar Jackson.
It looked as if the chaos was going to continue after Washington selected Dwayne Haskins from Ohio State in the first round of this year’s Draft, but Gruden’s incompetent ass was finally fired after losing the first five games. Bill Callahan replaced Gruden, and recently announced Haskins would be the starter for the rest of the season.
Jon Gruden was even worse. After taking over for Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay, he literally ignored the starting QB Shawn King, selected in ’99 by Dungy, who was a fucked up call away from having a shot against the so-called “Greatest Show On Turf” St. Louis Rams as a rookie – from a man whose claim was supposedly being a “quarterback guru.”
What Inna Ham Sammich is goin’ on here? Has any QB ever been developed that one could make a direct connect to the one nicknamed ‘Chucky?’ Hayellllllllllllllllllllllll NO!
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Gruden, like his brother, seemed to take issue with strong Black men (like Pro Bowl punter Marquette King).
Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson was one back in Tampa Bay – and upon his takeover situation in Oakland, further personality issues came out with other Black players, as well as former general manager Reggie McKenzie, who had developed enough talent to create a roster that went to a 12-4 record and post -season action in three years! Gruden would purge 25 players from the Raiders’ roster before McKenzie was let go…
The problem is that Jay and Jon Gruden ain’t the type that would light a burning cross on your lawn; but imho, they are “Designer Bubbas” in their approach and mindset – and you don’t need to see them with a hound dawg or a pickup truck with a Confederate flag – to see that.
Before we drop our top scumbag on you, let’s go to our most dishonorable of mentions:
BILL POLIAN’S HORSESHIT
Former Buffalo Bills’ general manager Bill Polian was exposed as another resentful, crotchety White man who wanted Black people to know that “their place” – wasn’t under center at quarterback.
He wasn’t the first – just the most asinine with his blind ignorance. Polian said Jackson would be a dynamic receiver, but he declared Jackson was “too short (?)” and too light to play quarterback.
For the record, Jackson is 6’3″ and 215. Taller than overrated first round draft choices Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen (who were selected with no aversion of height issues), Aaron Rodgers, Gen. Russell Wilson and at least a half dozen others…
It took a total prime – time ass – whuppin’ of New England by Gen. Jackson, to have Polian say he was ‘wrong’ – but you betta believe he was catching a whole lotta HEAT in cyberspace to have to cough up an apology like a cat would a hairball!
According to USA Today, Polian said: “I was wrong, because I used the old, traditional quarterback standard with him, which is clearly why John Harbaugh and Ozzie Newsome were more prescient than I was, – and Greg (Roman) found a way in how he’s developed a system to use those dynamic skills,” Polian added. “Bottom line, I was wrong.”
That wasn’t the first time – similar madness was spouted on former head coach Jim Caldwell assuming the reins of the Indianapolis Colts in 2009. All he did was win the most consecutive games before defeat ever in NFL history, going 14 – 0; but wasn’t given credit for coaching because “Well, you know Peyton Manning’s like a coach of the field. Fuck he even made Matthew Stafford look competent in Detroit – but yet he supposedly can’t coach!
This is just some of the bullshit the Brothers have to deal with…
BONUS MENTION: DALLAS COWBOYS OWNER JERRY JONES, WHO PONDERS THROUGHOUT THIS CURRENT SEASON THE QUESTION:
“AM I REALLY GONNA HAVE TO GIVE THIS KNEEGROW (DAK PRESCOTT) ALL THIS DAYYUM MONEY? ‘AMERICA’S TEAM’ IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE A BLACK MAN PLAYING QUARTERBACK!”
AND NOW, THE NUMBER ONE MOST FUCKED UP REASON WHY OVERT RACISM RUINED FOOTBALL – THE REAL AXIS OF EVIL!
You see this shit?
Preston Marshall, George Halas, Art Rooney.
Part of a cabal who decided after the early 1930s that Black football players were not welcome in the National Football League. Marshall and Halas were especially visceral in their benign (on the surface, anyway) contempt for any Black player. While Kenny Washington would be the first in 1946 after the noxious “gentleman’s agreement was lifted, the mostly Black talent would carry Rooney’s moribund Pittsbutgh Steelers from perpetual losers to several titles in the 1970s…
Always outnumbered…never outgunned.
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