UPDATED 10/16/2009 Stephen A. Smith Sets The Record Straight
Thank god, cause I never thought this man could really mean what he said. Like me, he was just more dumbfounded at the fact NFL players actually came together to further a cause. If only they would do it more often. I extended to Stephen A. Smith a personal apology, which of course, as a man of integrity and personal acountability, he accepted.
by Brian A. Wilkins
Stephen A. Smith (L) and Rush Limbaugh (R)
Before I get into this, you should watch the video yourselves. For those of you who do not follow sports or Republican radio mouth, Rush Limbaugh, there have been reports that Limbaugh and a team of fellow millionaires have inquired with the NFL about a possible purchase of the St. Louis Rams franchise. Since then, several NFL players have voiced their opposition to a Limbaugh acquisition of the Rams. New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott, and Philadephia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb have all said they would not play for the Rams if Limbaugh – an open supporter of Confederate ideals – became the owner of the team. NFL Players Union director DeMaurice Smith has also made it clear the union is opposed to the potential acquisition.
Then came ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith’s blanket comments (I THINK he still works for ESPN) today about “black” athletes having no morals and that all “black” athletes could be bought for the right price.
So to not misquote Stephen A. Smith, his exact words were, “they’re lying through their stinking teeth,” “they’re walking hypocrites,” and then adds some Jesse Lee Peterson-esque sarcasm, saying, “please, their moral standard is great.”
For regular Op-Nat Eye readers, you know last week, I wrote a lengthy multi-media article entitled “Fortifying Confederate Armies: ‘Black’ Athletes and SEC Football.” I still to this day will never understand why a “black” athlete would give his blood, sweat, and tears to a Confederate schools that is only interested in his ability on the field and not his educational potential (read the article to fully understand). Mr. Kiwanuka, Mr. Scott, and Mr. McNabb said and believe exactly what young brothers with god-given athletic ability should consider before signing on with SEC football schools, funded by Limbaugh-like state govenments.
The truth of the matter is that probably 90 percent of the 32 NFL “owners” have very similar views to Limbaugh. They are all 50-60 year old rich Euro-American men (except for the now deceased former Rams owner Ms. Georgia Frontiere), which is one of Limbaugh’s primary demographic fan blocks (we won’t discuss the others). But just like the athletes who play for these CEOs, said “owners” rarely put their political beliefs out there for public scrutiny. If Limbaugh were to acquire the Rams, he would join a group of ole boys who are all likely fans of his. This is America, and if Limbaugh has the money and the blessing of the NFL (which he does not from the players union), than he should not be blocked from buying the team. And just like all other employees for other companies, NFL players (in most instances) have the right to choose whom they work for.
Stephen A. Smith must be auditioning to be Limbaugh’s board operator or something. I used to respect this man and stick up for him when people would bash his boisterous, loud style. In fact, I agree with Smith; that Limbaugh should be able to purchase the Rams. But to go the extra step and say “black” athletes have no morals and are simply slaves who can be bought, only leads me to believe he wants to be the next Hannity and/or O’Reilly “black” guest who bashes anything and everything Nubian (“black”).
If Universal Studios or any other Hollywood filmhouse offered me a $5 million contract to play some “black criminal bo-jangler” in some Euro-American blaxploitation film, I’d do what Coach Lou did to Dorn’s contract in the movie “Major League”:
Or better yet, do what that Limbaugh-like cop did to the U.S. Constitution when Goldstein and Rosenberg pleaded the Fifth Amendment in “Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay”:
The aforementioned NFL players are doing the same thing any other self-respecting people would. I’m pretty sure Jews would not wa
nt Mahmoud Ahmadinejad purchasing an Israeli basketball team and I’m pretty sure Euro-Americans would not want Minister Louis Farrakhan purchasing country clubs throughout the USA. And if either of the aforementioned did happen, I’m sure said Jews and said Euro-Americans would cease to put their blood, sweat, and money into those ventures. Mr. McNabb, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Kiwanuka happen to be proud people with convictions just as deep as anyone elses. Stephen A. Smith simplifying these men as money-hungry, mindless, acquiescent “blacks” with no morals should land him several high-paying jobs in the world of Euro-American media. In fact, according to his blog, CNN has “told” him to write about his feelings in depth for their website.
Stephen A. Smith used to be one of the few voices out there, along with the Jason Whitlocks and Michael Wilbons of the sports journalism world, who kept it real for the people and their families who dominate the actual product (football, basketball, track), but are a rare phenomenon as far as television, radio, and newspaper commentators. Smith knows his basketball and has called out Euro-American media for singling out Barry Bonds for using steroids in Major League Baseball.
If Smith’s point was that Rush Limbaugh should be allowed to own an NFL team (which I concur), he should have stopped there. But to insult grown men because of their opposition to an openly and proud Confederate symphatizer who once said, about the NFL no less, “[it] all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons,” and told a “black” female caller to his radio show to “take the bone out of your nose,” is nothing more than an audition for Fox News. Just like Juan Williams, Peterson, and Larry Elder, Fox News can use Stephen A. Smith only to attack “blacks” on the air and defend Fox News’ agenda.
I understand that Stephen A. Smith no longer has an ESPN TV show or a regular ESPN radio show, but I know he had to have made out well for himself financially, so he shouldn’t NEED money. Obviously he can be bought by Euro-American media, thus feels he must drag an entire race of people along with him in an attempt to dignify his position. If Fox News or CNN pays Smith $2 million per year to bash “blacks” and he takes it, more power to him. Donovan McNabb, Bart Scott, and Mathias Kiwanuka would not do the same; nor would I, and nor would most other self-respecting brothers and sisters in the USA. Stephen A. Smith speaks only for himself. And as high as the volume is with him, we all heard loud and clear who and what he really is and what he’s about.
UPDATED 10/16/2009 Stephen A. Smith Sets The Record Straight