What Was Wrong With Oprah’s Ball

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Updated: May 24, 2006

WHAT WAS WRONG WITH OPRAH’S BALL NO ATHLETES AMONG 25 LEGENDS HONORED OR EVEN THE GUESTS

THE GREAT OZZIE SMITH

There is nothing Wrong

with flaunting Success

having a Ball

Just in case some of our readers have been traveling the stars or spending time in parallel universes, Oprah Winfrey decided to honor 61 Black women who had created great success for themselves. 25 of them “officially” as Legends. A year ago she hosted what she called The Legends Weekend on her vast estate in Southern California, for them and a group of other notables women and men mostly all the these guests also African American..

You might but we won’t accuse the World’s Most Powerful Woman and the Richest African American Who Has Ever Lived of being “insincere” but it seems her real purpose was to create a TV Special one year later, this past Monday night on ABC, making sure we all know how Wonderful & Rich Oprah is and making her more powerful, richer and more Admired by her fans and the World..

PLEASE Oprah remember

we’re not saying any of this

( other bad people are )

Anyway …..

That is not the Point. What is and what we guarantee you will read no where else even if you look for the next one millions years is that Oprah’s Legends Ball & Weekend proved better than maybe anything else why African Americans have so little REAL power in sports and even worse in the sports industry.

Powerful Rich African Americans

first & foremost Oprah herself

don’t give a Damn

about Sports

Not only was there not one Black woman athletes among those Oprah bestowed the title “Legends” on, there weren’t even ANY African American athletes, women or men among the hundreds who Oprah invited to this Weekend Bash.

NOT ONE

unless she kept them well hidden

which amounts to the Same

The biggest problem we deride again and again and again here in the Box debilitating African Americans in Sports is the lack of OWNERSHIP of franchises, stadiums, sports media, etc.,. Well the worst reason of all is that African Americans like Oprah don’t give a DAMN. About Sports. Except maybe to be seen.

Get this Point ….

With her almost unlimited power in pop culture America, with her ultimate Rolodex and with the FEAR she can bring to anyone and anything IF Oprah Winfrey had decided she wanted to be the Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals …….

NOBODY NOBODY NOBODY

would have stood in her Way

certainly not Bud Selig

Even more she could have had as many “limited” partners as she wanted. Black white, yellow, green, turquoise. Meaning “partners” who invest big bucks but have absolutely no say in running the team or any other decisions about anything.

But Oprah does not have a Clue

that Power in America

runs through Sports

And why for example rich Jewish Americans over the last decades have been buying more and more sports franchises in baseball, football and basketball even if they have no real interest in sports. And WHY most of all a Jewish American Billionaire was “awarded” the most POWERFUL sports franchise in America ….

The Washington Nationals

which Oprah could had

had for the Asking.

The fact that Oprah does not understand what Jewish and other Caucasian billionaires and power brokers do, Oprah not in the least what being the Principal Partner of the Washington Nationals ( or many other teams almost as well ) would have meant for her and African Americans equally is the Problem

which was so “well” seen at

Oprah’s Legends Weekend

all the “greatest” African Americans

were Invited except

NOT EVEN ONE ATHLETE

let alone naming any Athletes

African American Legends

Shame on you Oprah

not as Smart as

you think you are

Time for

Oprah’s Sports Legends

Ball & Weekend

( if she finally gets it )

Whenever you want to reach us with comments or better yet an idea for a topic for the Box ……. blackbox@blackathlete.net

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN WITH OPRAH