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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Azrael, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Unflinching social critic? Or out-of-touch firestarter?

    Gang colors and money.

  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    He's been ranting about it for 25 years now.

    And I say this as someone who gets very tired of nearly every uniform having black in it, and who also hates "third" "fourth" "fifth" and "sixth" jerseys.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I keep trying to form an intelligent thought on the matter. But I think Uncle.Ruckus got it right.
  5. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    His basic premise has merit. You all don't like it because it has the name Phil Mushnick on it, and, to a more insidious degree, because the writer is (gasp) more than 55 years old.

    It's a fact that gangs gravitate toward specific Yankees merchandise. Is that disputed here?

    And one other thing. Younger people can roll their eyes until they fall out of their heads when older people bring up that some things were better 20, 30, 50 years ago. That doesn't make it wrong.

    But hey, posting a photo of Grandpa Simpson is edgy.
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    There's a pretty big fucking difference between red Yankee hats and Pro Combat jerseys. Which gang wears Oregon Ducks uniforms?
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Forgive the “When I was a kid” stuff, but when I was a kid no one associated with a sport or sports encouraged kids and young adults to do anything illogical, anything stupid, anything dangerous and certainly nothing that would leave civil society at a loss.



  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I don't get why you would want to dispute the connection. Just so we can share a laugh at old Phil Musnick's expense?

    Of course it's not a perfect correlation. But there's a correlation.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Yes. Football players and New York City gang members are black listen to rap.
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I don't want to be an expert on New York City gang members. I'm thinking they're not all black listening to rap. But whatever.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    The Latin Kings generally aren't black, for the record.
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Yes, but they might listen to rap. ;)
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