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The Riley Cooper calendar "controversy"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I noted it on the NFL off-season thread. It's an amusement, but I can't see outrage.

    It is pretty funny, though.
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    If they were going to pick a white guy, maybe it's best to pick one without a documented history of hating black people.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The bigger story might be this nugget :
    "Cooper started all 16 games in 2014. He caught 55 passes for 577 yards and three touchdowns. The website Pro Football Focus, which grades every player, rated Cooper as the lowest-graded wide receiver in the NFL for 2014."

    Given how crappy the NY Jet receivers were that's really saying something. You think he would be a better receiver after having to catch
    all Tebows crappy passes for 4 years.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I'll play. Where's the "documented " evidence that he hates black people?
  6. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That just isn't an excuse. They sold someone the rights -- through the NFL -- to use their name on a calendar. They are happy to collect the licensing fee. They can't then turn around and try to distance themselves from what that licensee does with the right they gave them. The fact that they don't put any controls on what gets done with their image once they license it and collect a check, doesn't absolve them from responsibility for the finished product. In fact, in my eyes it makes them even bigger putzes.

    It doesn't work that way. They absolutely DO have the opportunity to review material produced by their licensees -- if they make that a condition of the license. They didn't care enough, though. Apparently a check that cleared was the only criteria the NFL had in place. And for their part, the Eagles can't take all the benefits of the cartel they are a part of and try to distance itself from the decisions the cartel makes that they don't like.
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Come on, these days there's ALWAYS room for outrage.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Ragu, I bet the Eagles did review the calendar and are lying now because it's easy cover.

    I also bet in the entire chain of decision-making on this calendar, there wouldn't have been anyone overly cognizant of the fact that February is Black History Month.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I guess that's the hang-up for me.

    Is it that much of a thing now that it's an Outrage not to consider it in such decisions?
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I think it's more butthurt
  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I am really trying hard here -- why the fuck is this even a story, much less a "controversy"?

    Who gives a fuck?
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

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