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#71 footballisasport

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:47 AM

Speaking of the media, fans, and Cam, It's hard not to question the mindset and motives of some fans on this site when they claim they don't hate Cam nor have any personal baises towards him. I couldn't help but notice the irony of one of the Admins for this site making light of the media's pay-for-play scandal against Cam by having a gif in a post where he's calling Cam a "thug" by associating him with people of Atlanta in another thread about the media's constantly creating false stories against Cam.The gif has Cam getting into a Cab with his Auburn coach and a couple of the Tiger players and there is money being passed around. He posted, in his defense, not to be intentionally attacking Cam racially when a fellow poster called him out on his post. He continued to make the argument that the "thug" label isn't racist and the fact that him calling Cam a "thug" shouldn't insinuate that he feels he's one. He is posting all that in a thread about false media stories with a gif from the biggest false story that started it all against Cam. If that isn't irony at it's best and extreme passive aggressive behavior, I don't know what it. Even sadder is, him boldly defending his actons while he and the other Admin questions the motives of anyone who dare to call him out. Not only is that deep seeded ignorance, it's even deeper seeded arrogance.

It's no wonder the negative treatment of Cam, by the media, is so accepted on this site by so many and instigated by outsiders. When you have Admins so arrogant that they can't even see their own ignorance, and is quick to accuse anyone who dare to shine a light on such ignorance as stirring up racism, it's not surprising.

FYI, No one has to tell grown men that the word "thug" is now meant as a not so subtle way of describing minorities, especially black men. Simple common sense should do the trick. Just read the many Sports and News sites regarding black men and you will see the word being thrown around like money in a strip joint in the many comments. But rarely do you see the word being used when the article is associated with whites. The second most used word associated with minorites in a negative way is the word "Jail. As if only they belong there.

But one honestly, cannot expect anything better from this site when those who are responsible for it's conduct are even more closed minded and quite proud of it. The acceptable behavior on this site starts with those at the top. You honestly make the media's job quite easy.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:51 AM

What's happening to Cam has nothing to do with some lap-top incident when he was 18. IT has nothing to do with him not being mature. It has nothing with him wearing a towel on his head. It has nothing to do is leadership skills.



You are misunderstanding me.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

You are misunderstanding me.


I realized that. I saw where you were coming from and changed my thought complete.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

FYI, No one has to tell grown men that the word "thug" is now meant as a not so subtle way of describing minorities, especially black men.



I don't believe this to be the case. I haven't ever seen Deangelo or Stewart called thugs. I haven't seen Thomas Davis or Charles Johnson called thugs. Are they minorities? I have seen Jeremy Shockey called a thug. Is he a minority?

I've seen Steve Smith called a thug, but he has attacked his own team mates on more than one occasion in his career. Could have something to do with it.

Saying the word thug is just another derogatory word used to describe all minorities isn't accurate. Its probably used more to describe anyone who is perceived to be a trouble maker or someone that embraces the materialistic me first nonsense that plagues the air waves today,

People who like to be offended and look for a reason to be constantly probably see the word thug as a good opportunity.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

Speaking of the media, fans, and Cam, It's hard not to question the mindset and motives of some fans on this site when they claim they don't hate Cam nor have any personal baises towards him. I couldn't help but notice the irony of one of the Admins for this site making light of the media's pay-for-play scandal against Cam by having a gif in a post where he's calling Cam a "thug" by associating him with people of Atlanta in another thread about the media's constantly creating false stories against Cam.The gif has Cam getting into a Cab with his Auburn coach and a couple of the Tiger players and there is money being passed around. He posted, in his defense, not to be intentionally attacking Cam racially when a fellow poster called him out on his post. He continued to make the argument that the "thug" label isn't racist and the fact that him calling Cam a "thug" shouldn't insinuate that he feels he's one. He is posting all that in a thread about false media stories with a gif from the biggest false story that started it all against Cam. If that isn't irony at it's best and extreme passive aggressive behavior, I don't know what it.



The list of passive-aggressive Cam "fans" and "supporters" on this site is legion.

They can usually be found by noting the form of phrases such as:

"Cam is my QB, BUT... "

"I support Cam 100%, BUT... "

"Cam sure has been doing great, BUT... "

The "BUT" being followed by one of the standard Cam-hate media tropes.

A typical example was from the last game. Many stood up and pledged their troth to their beloved Cam (standard passive), but then insisted that, gosh, he sure was being an inaccurate passer against Oakland and if he'd only work on his passing accuracy they'd love him EVEN MORE.

Now Cam being an "inaccurate" passer is a standard media-hate trope pointed at Cam time and again.

By the way, Cam was so "inaccurate" against Oakland he completed 62% of his passes.

That didn't stop the P-A specialists from getting their shots in though.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

And how is that different from every other QB we have ever had, exactly?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

And how is that different from every other QB we have ever had, exactly?


We didnt have to grow to like them. And we didnt encourage people to constantly attack their character.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

We didnt have to grow to like them. And we didnt encourage people to constantly attack their character.


So you don't remember people attacking Matt Moore's "couldn't care less" attitude or Jimmy's god awful spoiled sissy boy persona?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

So you don't remember people attacking Matt Moore's "couldn't care less" attitude or Jimmy's god awful spoiled sissy boy persona?


It's really easy to ignore something if it doesn't fit your personal narrative.

Convenient selective memories some of us have.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

So you don't remember people attacking Matt Moore's "couldn't care less" attitude or Jimmy's god awful spoiled sissy boy persona?


I dont remember you fighting hard for people's right to tear up Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen's attitudes, no. You yourself used to defend Matt ALOT. I dont remember those guys ever playing as well for us as Cam is either, or even drawing the kind of attention we're getting. If the guy wasn't playing well the character attacks would be more understandable.


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