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Thought Provoking Rhoden Column On NFL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member


    "Richard Sherman, Jonathan Martin and Michael Sam are young African-American football players who represent three explosive elements in American culture: race, class and sexual orientation. "

    Surprised that he did not include a 4th name of Ray Rice and the explosive element of domestic violence. Column was published today so he must have
    been aware and watched the Rice video.

    "If Goodell does not expel Incognito, and Martin and Sam struggle to find a place in the N.F.L., the league will have sent a message that for all its wealth, it remains stuck in a cultural ice age."

    Wonder what he'll say if The NFL does not suspend Ray Rice.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What about John Jerry and Mike Pouncey?

    Where do they fit into Bill Rhoden's narrative?
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good question. He must have not read the entire report or
    figured they were victims as well.
  4. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I am seeing crickets on Rice on NFL Network all weekend.
    Rice isn't even making their news ticker.
    I know the combine is going on but this should be a bigger story.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The NFL has been so out front on breast cancer awareness that it would be hard to
    fathom that they do not take a strong stand on Rice and domestic violence.

    If they don't it would certainly be a mixed message.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Pig Ben Roethlisberger wearing pink every October in honor of the ladies is a special piece of NFL hypocrisy.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Reilly stole Rhoden's Ctrl C / Ctrl V method of column writing. Rhoden just switches some names around.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Piece has generated a lot of interesting comments like this one:

    "Brenda Jones Harden’s focus on African-American children and families seems to have distorted her view of Stanford, which she describes as “a school where minority students are so invisible.” In fact, 56% of Stanford undergraduates are from groups generally identified as “minority” (41% white; 3% “declined to state/unknown”) http://facts.stanford.edu/pdf/StanfordFacts_2014.pdf. If instead of “minority” she meant “black students,” blacks constitute 8% of Stanford undergrads, arguably underrepresented (blacks are 13.1% of the U.S. population) but hardly “so invisible.” Jones Harden apparently disregards facts in order to argue her case."
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Not that Stanford is a State University but African Americans comprise 6% of California's population, so over represented may be accurate.

    Meanwhile, non-Hispanic whites are 49% of California's population.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Another interesting reader comment:

    Kevin O'Neill
    Vancouver, Canada 21 hours ago

    These are three different players with unique situations. The only connection is race. It's provocative and specious at best. The particulars of each player require quite the stretch to combine. Mr. Rhoden's playing of the race card, diminishes the issues at hand concerning each player. "
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Will Rhoden be writing a thought provoking column about the NBA, Mr Felton and Mr Smith and their shared traits?
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The Times must be trying to make amends for Rhodens's column.
    They had a story today and Jerry and Pouncey. Mentioned that Jerry was The first Dolphin to
    bully Martin.

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