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#1 Proudiddy


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Wow, talk about inflammatory ignorance...

If you thought we were going to make it through the first 24 hours after Robert Griffin III’s playoff injury without someone saying something potentially explosive that you wish you hadn’t really heard, well, you were wrong.
As several readers pointed out, Tom Joyner brought up the Redskins game on his popular syndicated radio program Monday morning. I’m not a regular listener, so I can’t swear that this wasn’t some sort of a gimmick, but it seemed awfully sensitive ground.
“I’m just gonna say it, I think Mike Shanahan — the coach of the Washington Redskins — could be compared to the character that DiCaprio plays in Django,” Joyner said.
That character, of course, is a slave owner, who has some of his slaves fight for entertainment.
“You’re absolutely right,” comedian J.A. Brown said. “Keep fighting, Negros.”
“Keep fighting,” Joyner echoed. “Keep fighting. RGIII had no business playing.”
“At all,” Brown agreed.
“The team’s doctor says that he was not cleared to play,” Joyner continued, slightly confusing the story. (According to USA Today, Dr. James Andrews had not examined RGIII before he re-entered last month’s game against the Ravens. There have been no indications that doctors wanted RGIII out against the Seahawks.)

“Mike Shanahan put him in there anyway,” Joyner went on. “If you saw the movie, just like DiCaprio had the Mandingos fighting in the room. That’s what he did. That’s what he did to RGIII.”
“Kirk Cousins did a good job when he came in there man, he really did,” Brown said.
“Now, did RGIII play any part in that, in saying he was good to go?” asked Sybil Wilkes.
“He probably did,” Joyner allowed.
“So, there’s culpability on both sides?” Wilkes suggested.
“Yeah, he wants to win,” Joyner said. “He wants the team to win at all costs. But somebody is responsible — and that should be Mike Shanahan — for saying, Okay son, I know you want to go in, the doctors say you’re not cleared,” Joyner went on. “That’s Mike Shanahan. He’s gonna get the boy killed. And you don’t know how bad the injury is. He’s re-injured it. Will he be able to come back like Adrian Peterson? Not likely.”
“He’s as bad as the white man in Django?” asked Brown, still sounding uncertain.
“He’s as bad as the mean white man in Django,” Joyner said. “Talk to me. Do you agree or not?”
Again, I don’t know. Maybe this whole thing was a put-on. But it didn’t really sound like it. And even if it was hyperbole for sport, you can’t really compare Mike Shanahan to an evil fictional slave owner without raising some eyebrows.

I don't think RG3 should've been playing, but this is ridiculous. Both guys wanted to win, and if RG3 was capable of playing, both of them had to believe he was the best option.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

Wait a minute, didn't the ESPN guys say RG was not really black? Cornball Brother? I guess whatever helps you grind your ax

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

And I bet if they didn't let RG3 play, the white coaches would be holding back the black man.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Damned if they played him - damned if they didn't.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

Maybe Joyner and Rob Parker should start their own think tank.

(be the first one of its kind; one that required no actual thinking)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

Nah, RGIII = Uncle Ruckus

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Maybe Joyner and Rob Parker should start their own think tank.

(be the first one of its kind; one that required no actual thinking)

I think I have heard on people being in a "DC think tank" for example and now you have made it clearer about people just being "in the tank". No thinking required

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:43 AM

Tom Joyner is a shock jock.

Don't everyone act surprised.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

The Tom Joyner morning show on BLACK RADIO?? Visit blackamerica.com or listen on the black radio network, oh and if you need a date just visit blackpeoplemeet.com. I'll be glad when that small percentage of "black america" is done with their reverse racism ridiculousness.

I listen to the TJMS quite a bit and I still crack up at all the blatant racism spewed over the airwaves by these idiots. They're just like all the other shock douches so I can't say I'm surprised. Uninformed/misinformed comedians with an agenda, regardless of race, are dangerous and should not be taken seriously.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:40 PM


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

What about all that poo about RG3 saying "I give the team the best chance to win"...

Yes, it was Shanahan's call to pull him if he was hurting his team, but RG3 wanted to be out there

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

It hurts my heart to see folks on both side of the fence, in the media, trivialize racism in this society as if it's some joke. It's not only real but very much still alive and well to this day. To have folks like Joyner, Limbaugh, Bayless, and Paker use it to stir up folks emotions like a matador using a red cloth to anger a bull, is sickening.

In all honesty, it's damn if you do and damn if you don't when you lose. If the Skins had won, folks would be concerned but not to this level. And I wouldn't be surprised if RG would have been patched up and ready to play again on Sunday.

If we're going to blame anyone for RG's situation blame the entire NFL, media, and some fans. They are the ones who sit and assume these players should play till their body parts fall off because they are being paid millions. The coaches themselves are like the players. They have tons of pressure on them to please the masses.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:48 AM

RG3 was not going to take himself out of the game. Blame it on him. He was stupid and paid for it