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Running racism in America thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Scout, May 26, 2020.

  1. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    I don't know that Ty Cobb was any more racist than anyone else from Georgia in his day.
    I'm pretty sure he was just a bastard.
  2. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    FWIW, there has also been a lot of pushback on the "Cobb was a racist" stuff since the 2000s, and especially since 2015, when there was a good biography refuting it. There's more on Wikipedia and other sources, but much of the misinformation stems from Al Stump, a shitty journalist.
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  3. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    By today's standards, Cobb was a racist just like everyone else. It's just fair to say he probably got into more fights with white guys than he did black.
    He was just a prick ... but a hell of a hitter.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I was referring to this:

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  5. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Think so
    Think so
    Think so

    No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
    No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark
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  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The "pushback" pendulum has pushed way way past "maybe Cobb wasn't a virulent murderous racist" all the way to "Cobb was a saint walking the earth, an Atticus Finch in baseball flannels."

    The revisionist history is a little silly. Cobb was well known as a nasty son of a bitch while he was playing. Al Stump didn't make all that up.

    The parts about the drunken brawls and the car chases down the Nevada mountain roads, yeah, he probably did make up.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
  7. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Wrong fucking Florida school. That's the home of the assholes in Tallahassee.
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    0 for 2 so far. Got one at Taco Bell, however. Not the greatest drink in the world my brother claimed.

    Place for pigeons to poop?
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  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Apologies. I blame a Mountain West education ... and soccer, of course.
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  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I knew that - of course I knew that - you think I didn't know that?
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  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    SEC commissioner Greg Sankey fires a major shot across the bow at Mississippi's flag.
    Not sure how much he can really enforce this, though, since they don't play -- and probably never would -- any of the league's championship events in the state.

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  12. Donny in his element

    Donny in his element Well-Known Member

    Regardless if it’s offensive or not, it’s a stupid fucking chant. Like just about every UF “tradition.”
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