By Professor Fred Whitted NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — The title above...
Pigskins, Racism, Blind Patriotism and the Baby Jesus
By Desi Cortez BASN Columnist
Updated: December 20, 2011
DENVER, CO, (BASN)–-Silly-ass me, here I thought the most noteworthy story coming out of this week’s pre- Christmas NFL confrontations was the Kansas City Chiefs eliminating the Green Bay Packers run at an undefeated season, and getting it done supposedly while the tee-pee was in disarray, chaos and disorder ruling the day, while being led by that “has-been” Romeo “Chief Sitting Black-Bulldog” Crennell, in what was his debut as Chief of the Chiefs. Boy, did those . . . savages step-up and play for Romeo. He must speak their tongue, be able to motivate, stimulate, relate-to and communicate with those young vastly Nubian warriors. Has Mr Hunt found his man without really having to look? Instantly, before the game-clock ran-out, a shot was heard round Kansas City – “should we let another one of them run our boys . . . ?” I’ll have to wait for Jason Whitlock to provide us with the official Republican Black- Redneck reaction to this possible dilemma. And least we forget the Chiefs were lead by that long haired, politically liberal (Injune luvin’), Prius drivin’ heathen, Kyle Orton, who the conservative bible thumpin’ fanatical missionary fans in the Mile-Hi city wanted “hung” at sunset for his 1-4 start this season as the starting Signal Caller for the Denver Broncos. With his departure the Mile-Hi Miracle Worker could go to work healin’ the sick n’ raisin’ the dead. Word is the hand-woven blankets given Orton for the cold wagon-train trip back East to KC, were tainted with Chicken Pox. . . . Nonetheless, here in Denver, as in most of the US all the talk is centered on Tebow, the question: does God still live a mile-high in Denver, now that Tebow was crucified on Sunday by Tom “Tomcat” Brady – a male Jezebel who shamelessly fathered a child out-of- wedlock, and who’s been married . . . twice before. Will Tebow give sight to the blind? And if so, will he walk n the earth for more then forty days, and lead the Broncos next season? However, it doesn’t halt at this religious madness. Jeremy Shockey, the tatted Tight-End who plays in Carolina with fallen angel Cam Newton, was both pissed and appalled members of the opposing gridiron army, Sam Houston’s Texans didn’t stand-at-attention, with their hands-over their hearts type of reverence while the National Anthem was being played. That’s right, the modern-day looting n’ pillaging “painted pirate” is also a real American patriot. So let me see if I grasp the complexities of these societal “X’s” n’ “O’s” – Racism, Religion and blind-Patriotism; the pivotal and violatal elements in the never-ending blood feud woven into the very fabric that is the so-called United States of America, into not merely individuals, but institutions, organizations and even the national pastimes . . . the games we play. Nor if we don’t disregard the NFL is an male-dominated activitie, where the only relevant role women play, yes, as damn-near butt naked “shimmy-shimmy coco-pop” go-go dancers on the sidelines, or as ESPN bimbo eye-candy reporting from ground level. And the entire extravaganza event, an actual NFL game has morphed-into is so-outlandishly priced that only the Top-Tier, the upper 90%, the dirty damn-near filthy rich can attend – We can all agree our circus n’ bread distractions also embody sexism and classism . . . The NFL is basically a livin’ n’ breathin’ college classroom where we can discuss the issues, interact, exchange ideas, concepts and hopefully learn, perhaps even grow, become enlightened to each other and the nation we dwell in. Right. Shockey’s forgotten some folks were brought here against their will, kickin n’ screamin, and then after supposedly they were freed they were still left screamin because they were still being kicked. And even today with with equality and inclusion, i.e., President Obama – arsonist like Rush, Newt, Hannity and Salvage seem to be trying to ignite a forest-fire which could destroy the country. Burn Baby Burn! Yes, the war between freedom fighters and exploiters may still rage . . . in the form of a cold civil war; the NFL represents a cultural battlefield where this nation’s role models, heroes and Alpha Males, “aspiring icons” will be determined, and there’s no sub-group more hell-bent on gaining influence, clout . . . power more then White guys. The sportsfans real fear today; the Golden Boy position of all sports will fall-out of the hands of Slingin Sammy Baugh, Otto Graham, YA Title, Johnny U., Bart Starr, Broadway Joe, Rodger the Dodger, Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, Arron Rodgers, Drew “Cool” Brezz or Tom Brady, . . . and into not the hands of Joey Boy Flacco or Matty Ice, but rather into the praying-hands of a Tim Tebow – this horrifies the gate-keepers. Indirectly and inconveniently, by the very-nature of Tebow’s athletic game, his acceptance and success will benefit the Black Quarterback.Fanatical Christians have lost site of that. To argue that only Tebowing - throwing for 187 on 12/23, 1 TD, 7 for 74 on the ground is winning, then why can’t Vince Young, Travis Jackson win like-wise? The mobile QB (Black QB) will be, for the first time All-American and fashionable, in-style, all the rave . . .because of a Blue eyed soul savin White boy. Nonetheless there ain’t a hobbit’s handful of born-again Baby Jesus luvin’ White boys coming out of BYU who can quote scripture and do the White Voo-Doo Te”bow do. Both Wall Street and Main Street well understand its not about this kid’s style, it’s about the combo of his skin-tone and Evangelica Christan beliefs which make him the rare White Panther phenom he is. This kid, his popularity amongst his peer – other White guys, White women – from Snow White to Barbie - is a statement about who and what most White folks want this nation, it’s culture to mean, to “stand-for. Tebow embodies, amplifies – he honestly illuminates what Americans see themselves as and “their” country, the one they want to take back from Black n’ Brown people. Think John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, James dean or Clint Eastwood – how Americans see themselves and their land. Tim Tebow is the Great White Hope of the 21st century. In his hands are not merely a pigskin, but the hope and dreams of Real Americans.