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Will The Shanahans Respect Mr. Robert Griffin III – Treat him Like A M-A-N ?
By Desi Cortez BASN Columnist
Updated: March 12, 2012
DENVER, CO.—(BASN)There’s a gigantic Grand Canyon difference between “love” and “like”. . . not to mention “tolerate.” I hope Mike Shanahan, and his boy Elroy aren’t merely in-love with the physical attributes, the on-paper aspects of Robert Griffin III, but as the heralded ebony Signal Caller has stated, I hope they like him. I hope this brash-ass pre-draft pigskin move was born in the little mind’s of Mike and his Offensive Coordinator, alas a chip off the ol’ tanned bark, his son Kyle. I hope, in all honesty Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder isn’t force-feeding RGIII down the throats of this pair, and, if that’s the case, by late summer we’re not hearing leaking talking-points about this young officer n’ gentleman being lazy, or his work ethic questioned, his attitude or the Gods forbid . . . his intelligence being debated. I hope this trilogy of geniuses huddled and mutually agreed RGIII is “the Man,” and I mean M-A-N, Mr. Bo Diddly, play it for the folks in the audience. Recall, yesteryear, what was being said about Donaven McNabb; “he doesn’t know the terminology of the two-minute offense “. . . i.e. the All-Pro QB is dumb. The next day, it’s, “his cardiovascular, he’s out of shape.” Translation; he’s fat. Then it was “leaked” to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen … the Redskins had to cut the playbook in-half, because of McNabb. Reduce it Romper Room levels I’m sorry, but I’ve been Black in America for about half-century, I speak fluid “Redneck,” forwards, backwards, can read n’ write it in the dark . . . . Those comments were easily deciphered as code-words for “the Boy is both lazy and dumb.” Think back, the Shanahan’s treated Donavon McNabb like a “Nigger,” and you know exactly what I’m talking about – handled him with a form-of-disrespect and contempt reserved for Blacks. Its that back-stabbing, below-the- belt sucker-punch which can only be truly delivered by a . . . drunk with power insecure, vindictive, spineless coward operating in a position of power”. Might I throw another log-on-the-fire? Mike Shanahan is personal buddy’s with George W. Bush. As head coach of the Denver Broncos Mike allowed willing Bronco’s popularity and fame to be used as props for Bush during his two presidential runs, not to mention their daughters were room-mates at the University of Texas . . . . My ol’ man would suggest “birds of a feather flock together.” You may beg to differ, but that’s a fire . . . ! If the Shanny’s are being forced to make this move, had to be coerced or even convinced “this one is different” . . . . RGIII could become, like Tim Tebow . . . a livin’ n’ breathing cultural battlefield. If these cats go back to the historical, traditional NFL company lines concerning the Black Field Generals and start talking like the infamous Washington Redskins founder, George , a well noted racist who resisted integrating his NFL franchise to the very end . . . . Granted Mike Shanahan is credited with helping mold n’ shape Steve Young and John Elway’s maturation process . . . but they weren’t Black. I understand the suburban/rural sports-bar argument; Mcnabb surely isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, however that’s a automatic observation made by most White people about most black people, and one made of all, and I do mean all Black QB’s. Yes, I’m making a blanket indictment when it comes to such a sharp n’ blunt perspective, forgive me but the “all brawn but no brains bronze man” that’s an age-old damnation which has been leveled by White folks for centuries, and still today all you’ve got to do is tune into a moment of AM hate radio, i.e., Redneck Radio to hear angry White folks questioning President Obama’s intelligence, common sense, heart and integrity, branding him nothing-more then a community organizer with an Liberal Ivy League sheep-skin. The 44th president’s work ethic is question, he plays too much golf, vacations too much; now when pumped out via FOX News from Alaska to Nebraska, Fargo to Key Largo it translates into “the Nigger is lazy, hates to work, just wants to party.” Don’t piss down my back, and then tell me it’s “raining.” And of course all this goes back to the “good ol’ boy/angry White guy belief system, Black folks are really little-more then full-grown children; eternally immature and child-like. Unable to lead men or women into battle, unable to decipher complex NFL defenses, comprehend and grasp complex NFL offenses. And just as well, unable to lead a Wall St. company, fly a plane, conduct brain surgery or govern over a country like the US of A. “Boys n Gals.” Can I tell the truth? Can I tell it like it really is? Kanya West was right, George W. Bush and the rst of his frat brothers, Rush, Newt, Ron Paul and most of the New Republican TEA Party simply don’t like Black people. And this means the gridiron establishment, i.e., Caucasian owners/fans/players and reporters aren’t going to permit their artificial, man-made, make-believe domination over the games premier position slip-away without a knock-down, drag-out backyard brawl. Respect, mutual admiration, living-together in-harmony . . . that’s not something the Euro-American ever really seems interested in doing. Ask Crazy Horse, Sitting Pull, Dr. King, Malcolm, Che, RFK, JFK or LBJ. The interned American Japanese of WWII. Nor does this popular White backlash, this yearning to return to Ron Paul’ 1954 America. The “Right” understands the “Signal Caller” slot, the “alpha-Male” designation, be it sports, politics, industry, entertainment . . . they’re not going to let that monopoly on influence, control, power slip-away, and leave them with nothing more then to go-quietly into the black night. Nonetheless, in a nutshell, and I prefer Walnuts, I hope, in the real world Robert Griffin . . . the III, the prodigal-son of two “Buffalo Soldiers,” I hope this kid is going to “good White folks.” And when I say that, almost all Americans-of-Color know exactly what I mean . . . and tragically so do far-too-many White folks. Ain’t that . . . . I’m gonna’ hit my knees tonight, ask my late Aunt’s, Johnnie-Mae, Earlene, Ophelia, Hazel, M Ernestine, Leona, to put a good word into the good lord, ask him to keep an eye on RGIII, if he can, this brilliant young man-cub. is going to need it playing for a franchise, geez, still proudly named the Redskins. Hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rocky’s, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction . . . if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate . . . aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way. desi b. cortez