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Sally Jenkins on RGIII, the '23-year-old boy emperor'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how much of this I buy, given the mostly absurd way the Washington media has covered Robert Griffin since he arrived. Jenkins tries to detail the extent of influence Griffin has under Daniel Snyder:


    If this is all true, how is it that no one in the entire football universe thought Griffin had character issues until this year?
  2. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    "Boy" is a white racist word.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    But according to insiders..

    Not one on the record quote (except the Cousins quote to reporters).
  4. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Because of the power of narrative.
    And the pollyannas who cover the college game.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Jesus, she gets killed in the comments on her Lance stuff.

  6. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    It's been that way pretty much all season. Filed under my "mostly absurd" comment above.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Between Lance and Paterno, Sally Jenkins has made it clear that "insiders" means "anyone who will whisper in my ear whether it's true or not."
  8. Here me roar

    Here me roar Guest

    Once she used boy, didn't much matter what she wrote.
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    "Congratulations! It's a male child of African-American descent!
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You people know that "boy emperor" is a play on "The Boy King," a commonly used description of young King Tut. It's referring to the fact that Griffin is very young in NFL terms but is supposedly running things. I doubt race ever entered into the thought process.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The title on this thread conjured up the image of Eddy Murphy in
    Coming to America
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    At least she didn't use "man-child," a la LeBron James, Dwight Howard, or any other big, strong, and young black dude.
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