Seahawks Players are Complaining Russell Wilson Isn’t Black Enough. I Can Relate

 

 

SeattleIf you want to understand, at least in some ways, the dynamics of the Seattle Seahawks locker room and why Percy Harvin was fitted to an ejector seat… Harvin was an accelerant in a locker room that was quickly dividing between Wilson and anti-Wilson. Again, people will deny this, but there’s truth to it. The main issue some players seem to have with Wilson is they think he’s too close to the front office… There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed. My feeling on this—and it’s backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players—is that some of the black players think Wilson isn’t black enough… This is an issue that extends outside of football, into African-American society—though it’s gotten better recently. Well-spoken blacks are seen by some other blacks as not completely black. Some of this is at play.

 

 

I have two reactions to this story.  First, welcome to NFL success, Pete Carroll.  You think it’s easy keeping a team together after winning a Super Bowl?  Well this is what it’s like.  Remember all Spring and Summer when everybody talked about the Seahawks like they were the next NFL dynasty?  Because they were young and talented and loved their coach who basically re-invented tackle football?  Yeah, well about that.  Now they’re sitting at 3-3, in 3rd place in their division and that defense that was going to dominate the game for a generation is now 10th in the league.  They’ve had contract squabbles (Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch) had to let go of some key contributors (Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Golden Tate, Brandon Browner) for salary cap reasons.  And now they’ve got a circular firing squad forming in their locker room over the relative blackness of their black quarterback.  There’s an old expression (I forget where I heard it, but it’s might be from a beer commercial) that goes “The only thing harder than working your way to the top is staying there.”  And in today’s NFL – a league designed to prevent sustained success – there’s only been one team capable of staying there.  Their dynasty is in it’s 15th big year.  Seattle’s jumped on the ash heap of history after one.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

That said, I have to comment on this Russell Wilson blackish issue.  Maybe you’d think in 2014, we’re beyond talking about race in sports.  Perhaps you’d think that being a Super Bowl winning QB would earn you enough goodwill that you shouldn’t have to defend your ethnicity.  But you’d be wrong.  Personally I have no problem with anyone questioning Wilson’s racial authenticity because quite frankly I do the same thing with our own Super Bowl MVP franchise quarterback.

Yeah, I said it.  Tom Brady isn’t Irish enough for me.

A few St. Paddy’s ago I complained about the lack of true Irish athlete heroes in this town.  To the point where I decided to name Dustin Pedroia an honorary Irishman.  Well I got hammered by people who screamed “What about Brady???” at me.  And therein lies the issue.  What about Brady?  Yes, he’s got an Irish name.  But it’s one of those kind of dubious ones, that could go either way.  More of a  “Brady Bunch” Brady than a real Hibernian like a Sullivan or an O’Reilly, say.  And to me, he’s just too Anglo.  I mean, look at the way he carries himself.  He talks in perfect King’s English, without a hint of a brogue.  You’ve seen the way he dresses at the postgame pressers or walking the red carpet someplace.  He might as well be a Royal.  The next time I see him in a scally and a hoodie with a shamrock on the front will be the first.  We’ve seen him dance to Salsa music in Rio, but never once have I seen him at Mr. Dooley’s belting out “Wild Rover” at the top of his lungs like a real Mick.  And if you look up where he was on September 17th, he was at Gillette getting ready for the Oakland game instead of celebrating “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” over a bunch of Guinnesses at The Snug in Hingham like I was.  And the last time I checked, he married a Brazilian goddess, not a ginger with good child-bearing hips.  So yes, while no one appreciates all that Tom Brady has brought to New England as much as this lad, you can’t tell me I should be satisfied with his level of Irishness.  Whoever you are in Seattle that’s disappointed in Russell Wilson’s blackishness? I feel your pain.  @JerryThornton1

By Jerry Thornton posted October 24th, 2014 at 2:19 PM

These 6 Hot Celeb Chicks Waited Until Marriage To Bang?

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If Adriana Lima actually waited until 27 just to bang that squid Marko Jaric, I will eat my hat.

By elpresidente posted October 24th, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Taylor Swift Was On Kimmel Last Night And Whoa

First she did some talking and it was leggggg showwww

 

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Then came the performances and just oozed sex all over Hollywood Boulevard. Sultry eyes, fire dance moves, hip swinging, boobs poppin, catchy tunes. She looked in her bag and decided to use ALL the clubs.

 

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Dat ass tho

 

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And finally, we ended the night with her looking like a 100 while Tommy Lasorda tried to steal her. If you can make Tommy Lasorda smile in a pic then you know you’re killing life.

 

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By feitelberg posted October 24th, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Oh Shit: Bruins Lose Captain Zdeno Chara For 4-6 Weeks Due To Knee Injury In Loss To Isles

 

 

In each of the last two playoffs, the Bruins and their fans got a look at what the team looks like with an injured Zdeno Chara playing for them. Though game, he wasn’t nearly as effective in his role as a shutdown D and the Bruins suffered for it. Last night, they got a look at a future with no Chara and it was “U-G-L-Y, you ain’t got no alibi” ugly.

The towering perennial Norris candidate delivered a nice, thumping hit on Isles captain John Tavares a little more than halfway through the first and looked no worse for the wear. But after taking another shift, he left for the room and never returned. After the game, TSN’s Aaron Ward, who is obviously very wired into the Bruins front office, Tweeted his update that Z would be out due to a “suspected left knee ligament injury” for “4 to 6 weeks at which time they’ll evaluate need for surgery or not.” [Update: the Bruins just confirmed that he has a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in the left knee that did in fact happen on Tavares hit. Per Bruins Twitter, PC said right now, surgery is not a likely option for Chara. "but anything can happen with anything. I can't give you a 100% statement".]

And with that news, Bruins fans reached for their official 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Barf Bags and promptly threw up their $10 Bud Lights. Not good. If he needs surgery, that’ll suck because of the time he’ll miss. If he doesn’t, that’ll suck because he’ll be playing on a potentially bum knee. Oh yeah, and he’ll be 38 in March. Either way, we’re getting a look at what this team will eventually look like and it’s not pleasant to look at.

Without Z, the Bruins were an absolute mess in the last two periods last night, unable to get the puck out of their own zone and constantly behind the play. Matt Bartkowski continues to be a train wreck in his own end. Kevan Miller is out for awhile with a dislocated shoulder. Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid are still playing off the rust from long layoffs. And Johnny Boychuk’s loss stings even more now than it did a few weeks ago.

This morning, the team recalled Zach Trotman and Joe Morrow but obviously neither is anything close to Chara. So the Bs went from the “problem” of having too many defenseman to possibly needing to make a move to solidify the D corps if they can’t/don’t step up in Chara’s absence. Such is life in the world of sports.

In the just 20 games Z has missed as a Bruin, the team went 8-7-5. They’ll need to tread water right around .500 just to hang around the playoff race. Because though it’s still early, the Bruins are already on the outside looking in. Anything worse than that could see them fall further out of the race. If they continue to play like they did last night, yikes. But these guys deserve the benefit of the doubt so let’s see what they do first. Suddenly, this season just took an unexpected turn with an unsure future.

Hey, maybe Commie can help out.

commie

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By Rear Admiral posted October 24th, 2014 at 11:59 AM

BARSTOOL HQ IS UNDER ATTACK!!!

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It’s officially Black Friday at Barstool HQ. DevNest Nate sits by the window and casually announced to everybody that we’d just been egged. I guess part of nerd life is that you’re completely unphased when you get bullied. Someone slaps you right in the mouth with egg and you don’t even blink because you’ve been abused your whole life. Didn’t even try and track them down, just said “they were on foot, threw three eggs then ran away.” RAN AWAY?!?! THEN WHY AREN’T YOU CHASING THEM?! We’re at war, DevNEst! Jesus Christ, these are the guys I’m in a fox hole with. Guys who get spanked and say thank you sir may I have another. Bombs are raining on us and the DevNest is sitting on their thumbs “wired in” because they can’t be bothered with a little physical confrontation. Unfuckingreal.

 

 

 

PS – I’m not ruling out the DevNest actually being the attackers. Could be an inside job.

1. Nate is the only witness

2. The throws were so weak that the eggs didn’t even break on the window, they fell to the ground then broke

3. We’ve been making fun of the DevNest pretty hard since the site still sucks.

 

1 + 2 + 3 = this could be classic nerd retaliation. I’m officially ruling the DevNest as suspect #1. Zero eggings at Barstool HQ before they arrived, stats don’t lie.

By feitelberg posted October 24th, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Grading the Newest Sex Scandal Teacher

Accused: This is Symone Greene, the teacher who allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student on her first day of school

Washington, DC - On her first day teaching at the school, a substitute teacher allegedly performed oral sex on a student while most of the students at the high school were attending a pep rally. Symone Greene, 22, was called to substitute teach at Options Public Charter School…  A 17-year-old student told police that he gave his number to Greene and they exchanged texts including one in which the student asked if she was “kinky.” She allegedly responded, “I don’t tell ;) I show,” …Greene and the student exchanged more text messages and the pair allegedly met in her classroom during the pep rally. The student reportedly secretly filmed Greene performing oral sex on him, and police say they’ve seen the video. Court documents said the student requested that she perform sex acts as many times as his football jersey number. He later showed the video to some of his fellow football players, the documents said. After the alleged assault, Greene told the student to “chill” because she could get in trouble.

You might think a substitute teacher giving a kid a blowjibber within hours of walking through the doors on her very first day on the job is a great thing.  And you might even assume I agree with you.  Well you’re wrong.  Call me old fashioned.  Call me a helpless romantic.  Call me naive.  But the world I grew up in, being a Sex Scandal Teacher was an art.  It was all about seduction.  The thrill of the chase.  It wasn’t just some sub handing out the busy work and saying “While you work on his, who wants a hummer?”  I mean, where are the little subtleties that make a good SST story resonate?  The initial flirting.  The will-they-or-won’t-they sexual tension? The final payoff where the crazed horndog teacher can’t hold back any longer and finally jumps the kid’s bones?  I know we live in an ADHD world of instant gratification.  But to me a good SST is a highly nuanced drama. It’s a Nicholas Sparks movie, not a Cumpilations video.  It’s a meal you carefully and lovingly prepare together from scratch, not a microwave burrito.  So you can have your Day 1 Lewinskys.  But to me, a great Teacher Sex should take a week at least.

The Grades:
Looks:
Why in 2014 we have to settle for a grainy, long distance, out-of-focus image like she’s a sasquatch instead of a major news figure is beyond me.  But I kind of like her.  She kind of feeds into my major Michonne crush. I just wish I had a better photo to go on.  Grade: B-
Moral Compass/Bad Judgment:
While I don’t like to see these things rushed, I do have to hand it to Symone here.  It takes a lot of guts, desire, and insanity to go down on a 17 year old you just met in the middle of a classroom you’ve never been in. She clearly went in with a plan and executed it to perfection.  And letting him video it is just sheer determination.  It’s a pity her career is over so soon, but in those few hours, she lived a lifetime.  Grade: A
Intangibles:
 She has forever set the bar for what adds pep to a Pep Rally.  Grade: A
Overall:
A-.  Every time I think the 2014 SST All Star lineup is all set…
Have information about a hot female teacher having sex with her students? Preferably with pictures? Help make the world safe for Teacher Sex Scandals by Tweeting me @jerrythornton1.

By Jerry Thornton posted October 24th, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Peyton Manning Going Off On The Scoreboard After Last Night’s Dominant Victory Is So Peyton Manning

Denver players dancing during 2-minute warning against San Diego

 

 

 

 

You know who Peyton is? He’s that dork in your dorm who would bitch to your RA or knock on your door and tell you to turn the music down when you’re partying at midnight on a Friday. No one is ever allowed to have a little fun because it’s always study time. I mean it’s past the 2 minute warning, in a 2 score game, and the other team has no timeouts left. If there’s ever a time where you can have a little fun and show the guys on the sideline dancing, it’s then. But not on Peyton’s watch. This is such a preposterous postgame presser move that you can hear the media laugh then stifle it after the first time he says he was mad at the guy. “I got a problem with our scoreboard operator, I gotta have a little talk with him” “Hahahha, classic Peyton, he’s so silly — oh whoa, wait, he’s serious.” But I guess that’s what happens when your brain is 99% football and 1% Papa John’s, no room for human emotions like enjoying life and having some fun.

 

 

PS – If Brady did this I’d call him a dedicated hero who only cared about winning. I’m man enough to admit my bias.

By feitelberg posted October 24th, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Peanut Guy In Kansas City Has A Rocket Launcher For An Arm

 

 

 

 

I don’t envy ballpark vendors for a second. Every time I’m at the game I think how miserable it must be. I can’t walk up two flights of stairs while talking on the phone without passing out. But these guys crush the stairmaster for 3+ hours a night, shouting the whole time, and lugging around rations like an African woman coming back to town. All of this in the heat of summer, no less. Not a job I’m interested in. But every once in a while you get this dare to be great situation. You get to wow half the stadium by throwing a goddamn strike into the upper deck and bring everybody to their feet. And on those nights, when you lay your head to rest, you gotta think “I have the best job in the world.”

 

 

PS – That accurate $5 bill drop might have been more impressive. Spot on.

By feitelberg posted October 24th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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