May 1, 2014

NYT: "Sports, the Most Progressive Force in America"

NYT columnist Timothy Evans effuses:
Sports, the Most Progressive Force in America 
MAY 1, 2014

In the capital of the old Confederacy, Richmond, Va., on a boulevard of elegantly aged homes and muscle-limbed trees, stands a string of large statues honoring a nation that enshrined human bondage in its founding document. Generals and politicians, these heroes of the Civil War South are well known. 
At one end of Monument Avenue is a more recent addition — the statue of the tennis great Arthur Ashe. It is no small irony that Ashe would be property, with fewer rights than a horse, were he to live in his hometown under Article One of the Confederate Constitution. The South, its rebel founders made clear in 1861, would forever be a slaveholders’ republic. “No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in Negro slaves shall be passed,” it states. 
It’s a tribute to Richmond, in the face of much contention, that an African-American athlete is on the same street as Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. But it’s also a tribute to sports, and shows — as the swift censure of a racist billionaire basketball owner does — that if you want to find racial progress in America, look to the games we play. ...
Muhammad Ali, with a mouth as quick as his jab, forced a conversation about pride and prejudice that went far beyond the boxing ring. 

Here is video of the sainted Muhammad Ali holding a conversation about pride and prejudice and how Joe Frazier is a gorilla:
And football’s Richard Sherman, of the Seattle Seahawks, had his Ali moment last season, flushing out people who use “thug” as a code word for something more derisive, as the Stanford graduate noted. 

Most strikingly, look how white Southern men came together to stand up for the rights of Jameis Winston when some white person was so impertinent as to accuse him of rape. (And how the national media has paid almost zero attention to this reigning Heisman Trophy winner getting nabbed shoplifting this week.) We've definitely made a lot of progress since the days of To Kill a Mockingbird!
     

68 comments:

Dave Pinsen said...

Looks like it wasn't his first time shoplifting seafood.

Around here, there are Chinese buffets where you can get all-you-can-eat crab legs. I predict this kid will be bankrupt within 5 years of leaving the NFL.

Anonymous said...

Steve, Muhammad Ali is an icon who should be held to a different, lesser, standard than Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Washington, Adams, both Roosevelts and Jesus.

TGGP said...

Slate has been writing about Jameis Winston. Particularly the XX-Factor feminists.

Thordaddy said...

Inside the sports industry is a perfect storm of self-immolation. On one side is a grossly perverted display of sub-intelligent "self-righteousness" and on the other side is a dispirited, deracinated, homosexualized "white" male nerd still so immersed in "white jock" nightmares and hypergamy hate that he doesn't even notice the nuts from which he swings.

It's embarrassing all around.

Not a real Alpha in all of Sports?

Anonymous said...

An icon? Of what? Cause he could outhit people and give them concussions before he had one too many of them. As HOF pitcher and decorated WW2 Navy Veteran Bob Feller once said "Ali's a coward and a draft dodger."

Amen.

But on a lighter note: Trotsky's concept of perpetual revolution to be waged on all fronts didn't directly consider the usefulness of organized sports not to mention their well paid useful idiots, dunces, and buffoons.

Karl would have been so proud.

Technically, since the nation's official paper of record has now seen fit to print in its pages a reporter labeling Sterling a racist, isn't that libelous, since its now in print? Now they'll be google searches a la Donald Sterling racist.

Isn't that libelous? Specially since his....was in fact non-white, and that he was within a whisker of receiving the NAACP's award this very month, as well as all those black charities he directly contributed to.

With sports now officially a part of the beat of the thought police, guess they'll be working overtime to find, catch, and brand and label those guilty of perceived malicious thoughts.

The descent of man, indeed.

Caught that little "Standford graduate Richard Sherman", are we sure about that?

Thordaddy said...

Although...

Before we succumb to helping the nerd destroy professional sports from within...

It should now be the default position that politics and pure politics accounts for MUCH of the incredible and inexplicable racial disparity in the three major professional sports.

The emergence of seriously skilled white NFL receivers is key to this understanding...

Nobody said...

Reminds me when Queen Elizabeth said that the key to everybody getting along in the UK was to be involved in sports. At best, it's a whole lot of wishful thinking. The early Marxists would have called this "False Consciousness".

Rifleman said...

...Jameis Winston when some white person was so impertinent as to accuse him of rape.

Well, not merely a White person but an attractive blond White girl. But whose noticing.

Sports, the Most Progressive Force in America

Here's more progress for you:

https://twitter.com/ChuckGLP/status/461693271874338817

https://twitter.com/ChuckGLP/status/461693645809127424

Chicago said...

Ah yes, the great Cassius Clay (IQ of 78, originally rejected for the draft on mental grounds) had a lot of fans amongst whites who thought his infantile nursery rhymes were great poetry. In the linked video can be heard the applause for the man-child's ranting. Overlooked, deliberately of course, were the beliefs of the group he joined, the Nation of Islam under Elijah Muhammad and later Farrakhan. Things like Yakub the mad scientist who created the white race, blue eyed devils and other lovely inventions that were a part of their 'theology'. He got a pass because he always provided such good theater and was an outstanding athlete, therefore anything troubling can be pretended not to exist. People were toasting and cheering on someone whose belief system was that whites were an evil race that was slated for extermination. Can't get much lower than that.

Anonymous said...

>>Chicago said:
""""He got a pass because he always provided such good theater and was an outstanding athlete, therefore anything troubling can be pretended not to exist. People were toasting and cheering on someone whose belief system was that whites were an evil race that was slated for extermination. Can't get much lower than that.""""



And if he had been white and joined the KKK, would Howard Cossell and all those other white journalists have cheered him on, laughed, and given him a free pass?

Anonymous said...

Be careful, Steve. There is a history of unsavory White women accusing African-American men of rape. Sometimes they do lie.

Anonymous said...

Those horrid horrid Yankees denting Arthur Ashe's ancestor's their African rights to own slaves.

Anonymous said...

"WePay Donations have been discontinued. If you were trying to make a payment, please contact the person you're trying to pay directly."

I don't want to mail a check or donate to Vdare. Could you just use Paypal?

Anonymous said...

It is no small irony that Ashe would be property, with fewer rights than a horse, were he to live in his hometown under Article One of the Confederate Constitution.

Unless, of course, Ashe was one of the handful of black slave owners during that time.

Anonymous said...

OT: David Frum, the obnoxious neoconservative who is for some inexplicable reason pretty good on immigration is now a "senior editor" at The Atlantic and he's writing about immigration.

Not sure what to make of it.

Maxwell Power said...

NAACO: National Association for Awards to the Clippers Owner

Anonymous said...

"Ah yes, the great Cassius Clay (IQ of 78, originally rejected for the draft on mental grounds) had a lot of fans amongst whites who thought his infantile nursery rhymes were great poetry. In the linked video can be heard the applause for the man-child's ranting."

You're a dumb sack of shit.

I know you hate darkies, but I would like to see talk trash with such eloquence. The reason why people regard his "nursery rhymes" as impressive is because they in fact WERE impressive.

Thordaddy said...

The HBD crowd doesn't seem all that aware of the savage they provoke. What we have is a "black" collective that seeks to instill in the minds of all whites the absurd idea that these modern "blacks" suffer "equally" to that of their ancestors at the hands of a "white supremacy" which are now only invisible as compared to around the historical black slave's neck.

These dangerous individuals believe that their politically placed, overpayed entertainers are actually slaves.

They really believe this... They are mad.

Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned Ali's rhyming.

Why is it black Americans are so into rhyming--from the rhyming of school girls as they skip rope, to their ministers, rappers, defense attorneys in front of black jurors, etc.

Okay, kids rhyme, but I can't think of people of other ethnicities continuing the practice up to, into, and through adulthood.

Do blacks in other countries do this or is it only a black American cultural trait?

BTW, great a boxer as he was, it was a member of the tribe that propelled Ali to media icon status. I was listening o Greg Cosell tody and his analysis of the draft. He's very good, very easy to listen to, and not the ass his uncle was.

Andrew Sullivan and Armed Pederasts said...

WSJ blogger Taranto had a good catch on the Times' anti-Sterling/pro-Instagram-rights editorial -- they were asking rhetorically why nobody had stood up to Don Corleone, I mean, Sterling before now, despite his "plantation attitudes" being notorious as everyone knows, etc.; but according to a Nexis search Sterling's name hadn't been printed in the section before this week.

Anonymous said...

Since the logic seems to be what is the most progressive sphere of American life is what blacks tend to be good at, I nominate rap music instead. And any be-yatches who would disagree best shut their pie holes.

Anonymous said...

Magic Johnson wanted a NBA team.
Magic Johnson could not get a team because no team was available in LA though there was one available in La.
Magic Johnson magically has a LA team become available.

Anonymous said...

If progressive means racial equality, sports aint it.

It's only BRO-gressive. Sports doesn't promote equality among the races. It promotes racial supremacy and dominance of blacks.
It has black guys reducing white males into wussy boys and taking white women in the form of sexual-racial conquest.
And since Jews run the media and sports industry, they rake in a lot of dough.
Everyone else gets zero.

How many Mexicans, Asians, Arabs, Hindus, Muslims, etc in sports?
So much for promoting diversity and equality if that's what sports are about.

Iowa 2023 said...

Who's looking right for the running mate for Stiviano? How about an all-San Antonio/all-fashionista ticket with Xochitl Hinojosa?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ali, has anyone else noticed how the American sports media and mainstream elite media have pretty much abandoned covering boxing from about middleweight on up to heavyweight?

Just like this clown worshipping Ali, it seems that the media has been full of white nerds worshipping american black fighters for as long as I can remember. But all of a sudden, they have stopped talking about boxing in the heavier weights.

Why? Because it is now dominated by former Soviet Bloc nations - aka whites. What little coverage is given usually relies on the same sort of phrases and terms to diminish the accomplishments.

How many even know that Wladimir Klitchko has been heavyweight champ for ten years, and has destroyed american heavyweight after heavyweight?

I think it also shows that the 60s and 70s era of heavyweight boxing that is often lauded as being the best ever would have certainly been different had the white eastern euro and cuban fighters been in competition with the americans. In fact, I would have put money on Felix Savon beating the hell out of Ali - he was better at Ali's style than Ali was.

Anyway, has anyone else found this funny? Boxing suddenly doesn't matter now that the great black hopes are getting destroyed by far more skilled and athletic white fighters. The best middleweight fighter is white, the best light heavy is white (who Hopkins is ducking), and the Klitchkos have been by far the best heavyweights in the last decade. I also find it funny how the Klitchkos and the other eastern bloc fighters typically have a better command of the English language than the American fighters do.

Anonymous said...

"because they in fact WERE impressive."

I fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee, that's why they call me muhammad ali.

eah said...

You can really see and feel humanity progress when you watch ESPN.

BTW, is it safe to visit their web site again? I mean, is the Sterling-a-thon over?

Dave Pinsen said...

To be fair, the Klitschkos are partly victims of their own success. They've beaten everyone and seemingly have trouble getting fights. There isn't much interest in seeing a Klitschko cruise to an easy win over some European fighter no one has ever heard of.

Boxing would be interesting if title holders were forced to defend their titles 3x per year. The way it works now, Floyd can probably duck Pacquiao until they both retire.

Auntie Analogue said...


Of course sports and sports media are "progressive." They're owned by the same transnational-globalist elite who pretty much own or are in bed with Enemedia-Pravda, and they're all pro open borders and "anti-racism" because that's what boosts their profits.

Oh, Cassius Clay's verse was at best sing-song juvenile.

Yes, I call him Cassius Clay because his adopted name is his Islamic jihad name, and because when Enemedia-Pravda "report" - yes, "report" in scare quotes - on converts to Islam who get themselves in Dutch for their jihad schemes or deeds, Enemedia-Pravda "report" their pre-Islamic, non-Moslem names so as to minimize these jihadists' Islamic-ness and to divert attention from Islam's core doctrines; while on the other hand Enemedia-Pravda "report" the Moslem converts whom they admire and promote by their Islamic jihad names, so as to engender in the inattentive audience only "good" exemplars of Islam.

Anonymous said...

Sterling may be being misquoted, and having sentences taken out of context:

My Thinking About Sterling Has Done a Complete 180 as to Whether He Made Any Racist Comments

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/05/victor-j-ward/did-sterling-make-no-racist-comments-after-all/

Anonymous said...

The Klitschkos are kinda boring fighters to the casual fan, which could explain why the media shifted away from the heavyweight division, but Money Mayweather is boring in the same way as well and we hear about his exploits constantly so maybe anon 11:43 is right.

For me, I find both brothers and Mayweather fun to watch because they are so skilled, but there's just something to Manny Pacquiao's style that is much more accessible.

Dave Pinsen said...

They're usual boring because they're usually fighting inferior opponents, and they'd rather fight conservatively and win a decision than be flashy and give their opponents a puncher's chance. That's true of the Klitchkos as well as Mayweather. But there is simply more talent in Mayweather's weight classes than at heavyweight.

The Klitchkos are extremely rare in being tall, great athletes, and talented boxers. Most heavyweights have one or two of those attributes. Lewis had 2 out of 3 at the end of his career, and he won a war with Vitaliy on a TKO.

In Mayweather's case, pretty much everyone he fights is a great athlete and talented boxer, and he doesn't have a size advantage in most cases. He just has incredible skill and speed. But, like the Klitchkos, he doesn't take chances he doesn't have to.

And in fairness to Mayweather, he's undefeated. And there have been less talented white fighters in his weight class who got plenty of hype - for example, that British guy he knocked out, or Arturo Gatti, who he destroyed.

Anonymous said...

Are most NBA owners Jewish? A quick survey makes me think so, but has Steve or anyone ever looked at this? Kind of interesting if true.

TontoBubbaGoldstein said...

Famous Jameis obviously thought "PUBLIX" meant "Free". An understandable mistake in today's America.

Public Schools. Public Assistance, PBS etc.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2618089/Jeremy-Clarkson-begs-forgiveness-video-message-admits-Top-Gear-recording-did-sound-like-used-n-word.html

Yo yo yo mofus did Clarkson try to troll his viewers and fail?

Even so if he were a rapper he could mofu and n word to his hearts content just like those talented guys erm you know him and him and that other guy.

Just remember that when Bill Romanowski left the Denver Broncos two days later a guy who never was a teammate of his accused him of n wording him which was goodenough for the hard working sports reporters who hardly work as sports reporters.

The employers of Jayson Blair and Selena Roberts never noticed why this could not have happened.

ben tillman said...

Overlooked, deliberately of course, were the beliefs of the group he joined, the Nation of Islam under Elijah Muhammad and later Farrakhan. Things like Yakub the mad scientist who created the white race, blue eyed devils and other lovely inventions that were a part of their 'theology'.

So what? They oppose integration and miscegenation.

Chang Bunker Non White Slaver said...

I believe that there were 50,000 blacks who owned slaves. Hardly a handful.

Slavery was only suppressed in Africa by whites as well. After whites left Africa returned with abandon among blacks.

What is a pimp after all?

Chang Bunker Non White Slaver said...

Siamese Slavers

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_and_Eng_Bunker

Asians and blacks owned plenty of future NBA stars.

DCThrowback said...

If you all want to make a difference, join twitter, follow @edgeofsports (the handle of The Nation's "sports" blogger Dave Zirin) and see where Ground Zero of the "Sports as Progressive Force" starts from. Commence trolling.

Furthermore, Deadspin has also transformed itself from elite-SWPL sports fan hangout to Gawker/Jezebel brownshirts on the sports scene. What a bunch of nags. Whither Will Leitch? Of course, the writers are all 25 year old know-it-alls getting paid by the blog post by new mogul Nick Denton. It's pretty much the worst.

Anyways, these guys get the jump on the outrage cycle (thanks for the great term, @SOBL1) and "shame" their less aggressive SWPL counterparts like Grantland and the big nuts sports columnist in every city to jump on board. The river becomes an ocean and the pressure mounts on someone to "do something".

Of course, you can't just have one scalp. The Redskins are next, the Indians after that. MOMENTUM! SEIZE THE HIGHER GROUND! F**k that. As Derb has said, there is hope in the comment sections. There is hope in Twitter "comment" sections, too, led, actually, by a bunch of great commenters from here. (@danfromdc, @dpinsen, @sobl1, etc.)

That my friends is how you can you help.

Mr. Anon said...

"Anonymous said...

I know you hate darkies, but I would like to see talk trash with such eloquence. The reason why people regard his "nursery rhymes" as impressive is because they in fact WERE impressive."

Impressive to you, perhaps. The stupid are easily impressed.

Ramesses II said...

These self serving ethnogenesis myths should have been allowed to run wild.

Perhaps some black Moses might have arisen to lead out the Neo-Hebrews to Mexico or Cuba. My chariots were not attempting to recapture these troublesome subjects but actually were ordered to drive them into Sinai.

Ramesses II said...

Note the un-grammar of the first sentence and the silly CAPITALIZATION.

Because as we all know YELLING a WORD with EMPHASIS or GESTICULATION is as good as winning an argument with logic.

Anonymous said...

Slavery returning to Africa now that the evil white colonialists are gone:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2616437/Hundreds-girls-abducted-Nigerian-school-night-sold-Islamic-militants-wives-8-each.html#ixzz30NqCCl2i

fnn said...

The Klitchkos are extremely rare in being tall, great athletes, and talented boxers.

Little known fact that some great boxers were not all that athletic. Gene Fullmer is an obvious example. Another is former Light Welterweight champion Nicolino Locche, considered by many to be the greatest purely defensive boxer of all time. Locche did little in the way of training and smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for most of his life.

pat said...

It is true that the Confederacy enshrined human bondage in its founding documents. But of course that was also true of the US founding documents.

The Founding Fathers liked to quote Cicero. They were 'up' on their classics. They modeled the nation they were creating on the Roman Republic. The specter that haunted them was the Fall of the Roman Republic. And of course slavery was a big part of that Republic.

No one quite knew how to make a new form of government from scratch much less one that also simultaneously abolished slavery. So our Constitution also recognized slavery.

The civilized world had had about six thousand years of slavery until in an virtual instant white Europeans (mainly Quakers) did away with it. From an overall historical perspective the North and the South acted almost simultaneously.

Ante-bellum cotton plantation slavery was blip between two inventions. It became lucrative with the invention of Whitney's Cotton Gin and it was doomed to be destroyed by Rust's Cotton Picker. In between we had a very bad war.

It is fashionable in the New York Times these days to attribute our current racial frictions on the sins of Southerners. Indeed in the six thousand year long movement to rid the world of slavery the American South was a couple decades behind the North. In statistical graphics this kind of fallacy is called a 'truncated bar graph'.

Patrick Boyle

f said...

"Most strikingly, look how white Southern men came together to stand up for the rights of Jameis Winston when some white person was so impertinent as to accuse him of rape."

Yeah, white men are pretty brainwashed now.

The worst BRA supporters are white pseudo-conservatives. I wouldn't be surprised if the Duck Dynasty guys are big pseudo-conservative anti-racists.

Liberal whites have an excuse: they believe in 'institutional racism' etc., but what excuse to conservatives have? OK, they blame the achievement gap on the legacy of welfare, but that's an even stupider excuse than 'institutional racism.' It can't wash except for the most brainwashed believer.

And of course, if he can run, jump or throw, he's an angel. Brainwashed fools.

f said...

I believe Dave Zirin has called for the end of women's sports, that is, allowing women and men to compete on same gender teams.

pat said...

Many cultures celebrate a 'bad boy' hero. Loki is the Scandinavian bad boy God. He is so much less boring than Thor. The American Indians celebrate 'Coyote' the Trickster for much the same reason.

In American Black culture their similar legendary figure is 'Stager-lee'. There was a pop song about him when I was young.

Muhammad Ali fit conveniently into that stereotype in the sixties. Ali wasn't nice and he wasn't just. He was 'bad' in the sense of the Michael Jackson song.

I remembered watching Frazier beat the hell out of some guy using only one hand. After the fight they announce that he had been fighting with a broken hand. But the punch line was that it was that broken hand that he used to pummel the other guy. Frazier wasn't the biggest heavyweight or the most skilled but he was the most brave.

Frazier was an ugly and limited guy but he was virtuous and even noble in his way. He never deserved the abuse Ali gave him.

But Ali was the 'bad boy trickster' - a man admired for his unadmirable qualities.

Patrick Boyle

Anonymous said...

Part of it is how dominant the klitchko brothers have been, but even when they were destroying the best american heavies they received almost no coverage. The mainstream sports media and regular media is apparently full of Jews who want to see big American black boxers, but not white guys. You would think that two brothers who speak multiple languages and clearly have very high IQs would be interesting for the media to cover. The closest they came to coverage was when vitali came out of retirement to fight Sam Peter and the nerdy American media covered it salivating that a big black africn would win - the same Peter was basically beaten into retirement.

The American media also ignored joe calzaghe - despite his style and behavior being the most jazz like of any fighter I have ever seen. He destroyed every American put in front of him, including Hopkins who went on to beat everyone else he fought and be legit title holder. As many steward said, this was the only guy who ever physically intimidated Hopkins in the ring and the nerdy white American media pretended it never happened.

Currently the best middleweight and light heavy and heavyweights are all whites from the former soviet bloc - but one would never know that if they relied on the American media. This also proves that the black American dominated era of the 60s and 70s would not have existed had communism not kept the Cubans and soviets from competing at the pro level. And no, speaking as someone who boxed for years, it is not the lack of athletes in boxing as has been claimed by the media - it is the lack of coaching that has gone way downhill in America. Eastern euro has great coaching, America does not anymore.

Agreed on Floyd - he ducked several fighters in the past, not just pacman. He ducked Paul Williams for years, Sergio Martinez, and kosta Tszyu. His wins are dependent on being as tall or taller and not fighting someone left handed that will throw off his whole defensive system, not to mention that he has a weak chin and avoids power punchers

Anonymous said...

Lewis won via doctor cut stoppage - he got his ass kicked prior to that point and was losing on all judges scorecards. Then he was offered 25 million to rematch vitali and Lewis retired instead. The look on Lewis' face when the dr stopped that fight was hilarious - he knew he was about to be finished and lucked out over the doctor. Lewis was used to being able to take time off and was instead getting hit the whole round and was visibly rocked and out on his feet more than once against vitali. He wanted no part in a rematch bc that was just a horrible style matchup for Lennox.

As far as boring styles, wlad became somewhat boring after he lost a couple fights due to conditioning, but vitali always was very aggressive. Vitali constantly attacked and came forward punching - I think a lot of people confuse the two and associate them as fighting the same way when that is not the case. Watch vitali against Danny Williams, Lennox, Corrie sanders, Sam Peter, or any fight and tell me he is not being very aggressive.

But you did catch on to a great point - Floyd has very boring fights, yet the media fawn over him and ignore the klitchkos. They also ignored calzaghe who was ten times more fun to watch than Floyd. Watch for middleweight golovkin to be ignored even though he is a knockout machine.

Anonymous said...

I also have to disagree - Lewis was still in his prime when he faced vitali. He was still a great boxer who was tall and had skill. He was just used to fighting much shorter opponents who he could take off half the round without having to worry about being hit bc he always carried on say too much muscle and was not in proper shape. Rahman knocking him out was an example of that bad habit of lennox's bc Lennox didn't realize Rahman has ridiculously long arms and could hit him while he was trying to take time off. Vitali could basically land at will on Lennox and force him to fight the whole time and took his best shots easily. That is why Lennox turned down so much guaranteed money for rematch - 25 million just to show up when he had never gotten paydays like that in the past bc his fights were always pretty boring.

Anonymous said...

Ali basically ripped his whole act off of Goregous George the pro wrestler anyway, and probably had someone wrote the raps for him.

Anonymous said...

Just doubled checked and vitali is 45 and 2 with 41 knockouts! So that means he has had four fights go the distance out of 45 - hardly someone who is content to let fights safely go to a decision.

I will grant you that wladamir has been too conservative since the Corrie sanders and Brewster fights though - but that was many steward recognizing his lack of confidence compared to his bigger brother and fixing it just like he fixed Lewis after lennox's one punch ko loss to Oliver "crackhead" McCall by imposing the same conservative style.

Matra said...

Furthermore, Deadspin has also transformed itself from elite-SWPL sports fan hangout to Gawker/Jezebel brownshirts on the sports scene.

It's the same with the sports radio station I used to listen to regularly. Now every time I turn it on they are talking race and homosexuality. And sports "journalists", reporters, and radio presenters are such numbskulls all they do is repeat whatever the supposedly serious MSM journos do. IOW PC conformity. Sports media people have an inferiority complex towards the regular news media. The former think that by parroting the latter they can impress them and lift themselves above the everyday jock sniffer.

Anonymous said...

Tim Egan not Evan

Anonymous said...

"because they in fact WERE impressive."

As wordplay, they were fun but not much.
But they were impressive cuz they came out of the mouth of a champion with fun personality. Ali certainly had charm and charisma.
If Frazier or Foreman had done the 'poetry' thing, it would have sounded stupid. But Ali had flair. He made it work.

It's like Elvis could turn even a mediocre song into something special. He had 'it'.

Anonymous said...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/30/Black-Teenagers-Assault-White-Teenager-on-Bus#

Logic.

Blacks are better at fighting, running, jumping, and pounding on the sports field or in the ring.
It means blacks are stronger, tougher, more aggressive, more coordinated, more warrior-like.
That means in the real world, black kids will look down on white and other non-blacks as wussy and as easy prey. So, when interracial violence flares up, it's gonna be usually black on white or non-black.

So, integration with blacks is fraught with problems.

But elites need not care since they integrate with the nicer blacks like Gladwell, Sowell, McWhorter, Obama, Jarrett, Holder, etc.

It's the masses who end up with the likes of Tyson and 50 cents.

It's really time for Racial Rights. Every race has a right to live safely. Integrating with blacks makes this less likely if blacks are loud, aggressive, and thuggish.

So, stuff like section 8 housing that dumps dangerous blacks onto white communities MUST END. If we must have such a policy, send the blacks to rich white and Jewish and homo communities since they claim to love diversity so much.

The likes of Timothy Egan and Ken Burns take a symbolic approach to race. They know that blacks had been mistreated in the past. So, they see Jack Johnson and Ali in symbolic terms. Righteous black rage/pride, the black man finally standing up. (Of course, burns and Egan send their kids to nice white schools and live in safe communities without too many braggart jerk blacks who act like Johnson or Ali.)
But the rest of us have to live with reality, not with symbolism.
And that means we have to deal with ugly black thuggery.

Reality should trump symbolism.

By the way, black domination in sports is about racial supremacism. Johnson, Owens, Louis, and Ali didn't merely destroy the myth of 'white' or 'Aryan' racial superiority but established the fact of black superiority in physicality prowess and power. Hardly progressive or about equality. It's one racial supremacism replaced by another.

When will mainstream conservatives have the balls and spine to say this?

countenance said...

Sports, the opiate of white people.

jody said...

it is true to some degree. good african athletes make europeans more accepting of africans. the same is true in porn.

they say sports is what integrated the united states, not law.

the huge downsides to all this are not overlooked by me. not the least of which being that, when combined with cultural marxism, you have europeans willing to excuse almost any behavior from africans. this turns into a clear cut separate set of standards for africans versus most of the other players in any sport. it's pretty much one of my main themes in posting.

"Speaking of Ali, has anyone else noticed how the American sports media and mainstream elite media have pretty much abandoned covering boxing from about middleweight on up to heavyweight? "

i only post about it regularly.

i think they would cover andre ward if he was more active, and bernard hopkins if he were 10 years younger and not very obviously avoiding matches with guys who would beat him.

they might cover deontay wilder some if he wins the WBA or WBC belt. he has a crushing punch, one of the hardest hitters in boxing today and way harder than some of the boxers of yesteryear who the old guard of jewish boxing writers won't shut up about, like the very overrated earnie shavers. it remains to be seen if wilder is a decent boxer though, or just a massive slugger.

jody said...

"Are most NBA owners Jewish? A quick survey makes me think so, but has Steve or anyone ever looked at this? Kind of interesting if true."

the last time i checked, 14 of 30 were.

it is the most jewish league.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone that stupid really compete as a quarterback in the NFL?

Anonymous said...

"""""By the way, black domination in sports is about racial supremacism. Johnson, Owens, Louis, and Ali didn't merely destroy the myth of 'white' or 'Aryan' racial superiority but established the fact of black superiority in physicality prowess and power. Hardly progressive or about equality. It's one racial supremacism replaced by another. """"""""


But you really should finish the concept. For all their prowess in certain sports such as...Golf?

Oops, not Golf.

Winter sports?

Oops. Not those either.

Swimming?

Well, not really, no. Funny how blacks don't make for the best swimmers. Must be racism that they aren't very good at swimming. Has to be racism.


Anyway, how are blacks performance relative to whites in....the classroom, in academic fields?

You know, where the bulk of IQ means what it originally was intended to measure, intelligence in academic disciplines.

How do blacks relative to whites (and that includes the Shermans as well) how do they do in reading, comprehension, writing, math, science?

You know there is an academic bowl at the HS and collegiate level. Anyone remember the Yale Bowl? Or modern spelling bees?

Oops. Forgot. Spelling bees be racist as well, cause technically ebonics isn't actually legitimate spelling and rap music style spelling isn't legitimate spelling either.

Oops.

How come whenever they can't do something as well as whites, its chalked up and put down to racism?



Anonymous said...

"""""Can anyone that stupid really compete as a quarterback in the NFL?""""""

Oh, that reminded me. The Cleveland Browns signed Vince Young to a contract so they now have 4 QBS.

So there's your answer.

Anonymous said...

By the way, black domination in sports is about racial supremacism.

Imsert Rodney Dangerfield clip and Mykala Maroney picture that became a meme.

Anonymous said...

Jody - I read this site from time to time, but typically don't read the comment section. I am impressed with it though and will start reading from now on.

My post about the media not covering boxing has more to do with white euros dominating the sport at the higher weights these days.

I was fortunate enough to train for a few years under a world class eastern euro boxer. Their coaching, technique, etc can all be explained when asked - unlike american (usually black) boxers who just do stuff because they do, and can't explain why. The Eastern Euro and Cuban fighters have a scientific system and great coaching.

As far as Wilder, he would not get out of the first round with either Klitchko brother. Yes, he has some natural power - but his technique is pretty sloppy on offense and he has ZERO defense. I have watched him fight complete journeymen who landed punches on him fairly easily. He also gets rid of his size advantage with how he does not use his range and sit down on his punches and squats down - he basically negates his own reach this way.

If journeymen are hitting him with punches, I can't imagine how bad Wlad or Vitali would blast him.

As far as the other person claiming blacks are superior at fighting - have you watched boxing in the last decade? It is not even remotely true anymore, not that it ever was. In fact, if I only watched boxing, it would be safe to assume that mexicans are the best fighters at the lower weights, and white eastern euros are the best fighters at the higher weights - with very few exceptions. THis is exactly why the american nerd filled media don't discuss boxing anymore - their great black hopes have been destroyed.

Anonymous said...

Good point. Frazier was not very athletic, either.

Anonymous said...

Frazier also grew up in real poverty as share cropping family in SC, while Ali had a privileged, middle class lifestyle in Louisville suburbs.

Yet who did the American media and most blacks view as the Uncle Tom, even after Frazier helped Ali out?

Anon87 said...

An Ali story that has gone down the memory hole:

Ali's Wild Punch Lines

By Lloyd Grove
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 19, 2001; Page C03


We've always admired Muhammad Ali, so we couldn't believe our ears Monday night when the 59-year-old former heavyweight champion of the world told a couple of off-color jokes at the Washington premiere party for "Ali," the biopic starring Will Smith as the champ and Ron Silver as trainer Angelo Dundee.

As Ali took the microphone at Georgetown's Cafe Milano -- with Mayor Tony Williams standing behind him -- Ali's fourth wife, Lonnie, was overheard pleading: "No, no, no, don't." But before a packed crowd that included Silver, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, former Republican Party chairman Frank Fahrenkopf and plutocrat-philanthropists Jim Kimsey and Joe Robert -- Ali let 'er rip.

"What's the difference between a Jew and a canoe?" the legendary boxer asked, his voice slightly muffled from the effects of Parkinson's disease. "A canoe tips!"


Muhammad Ali: Comes out swinging with some startling jokes at benefit. (Mike Theiler - AFP)

The crowd, which included more than a few Jewish folks, including Silver, reacted with laughter -- some of it uncomfortable.

"A black, a Puerto Rican and a Mexican are in a car. Who's driving?" Ali persisted. "The police!"

More laughter, including from African Americans and Hispanic Americans in the audience.

Yesterday we were still reeling from the champ's one-two punch. Wondering if Mayor Williams was similarly dazed, we checked in with Hizzoner'scommunications director, Tony Bullock, who told us: "I think I can speak for the mayor when I say: 'Yikes!' "

But Sue Carls, communications director for the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, explained: "These are not new jokes. Muhammad tells them all the time, because he likes to make people laugh, and he shocks people to make a point. He always manages to defuse any situation that seems overly reverential. Following the film, everybody was paying tribute to him and he was in a good mood."

Carls -- who took issue with our description of Ali's jokes as "off-color," preferring instead the term "politically incorrect" -- noted that the champ is trying to build an $80 million facility for people-inspiration, conflict resolution and, yes, multicultural appreciation (for which the Cafe Milano event was a fundraiser).

In the meantime, Champ, we love you, but: Get some better