Babylon is Falling!!! from an Apocalyptic, athletic viewpoint

Updated: August 28, 2013


Get out, my people, as fast as you can, so you don’t get mixed up in her sins, so you don’t get caught in her doom. Her sins stink to high Heaven; God has remembered every evil she’s done. Give her back what she’s given, double what’s double in her works, double the recipe in the cup she mixed; ring her flaunting and wild ways to torment and tears…Revelation Chapter 18:4-7

Babylon is falling.

Yes. The evil empire is falling brick by brick.

The school system is crumbling. The justice system is crumbling. The political system is crumbling.

And now, slowly, the people are beginning to realize it’s all a mirage, nothing but an illusion.

Because Babylon is falling.

The banking system is crumbling. The medical system is crumbling. The institution of marriage is crumbling.

As result, our people are slowly starting to wake-up after walking down the yellow brick road in search of the Wizard.

But when they finally reached their destination, and pulled back the curtain, shockingly, they discovered that the man behind it all was only a scared little man pushing buttons on a computer.

Yes, the game is up.

Therefore, there is no need to be afraid anymore.

It was, and is, simply one big sham.

Even, the election of President Obama.

I hate to say it.

Because, Babylon is falling!!

The merchants will say, “Babylon, the good things you wanted are gone from you. All your rich and fancy things have disappeared. You will never have them again. (Rev.18:14)

Because, the church is crumbling. The music industry is crumbling. The sport of Boxing is crumbling. The sport of cycling is crumbling.

The NCAA is crumbling. MLB is crumbling. And even, the NFL is slowly crumbling with every concussion and collision that occurs on the  field.

So, someone please call 9-1-1!

For, even that, was an inside job.

Because, Babylon is falling!!

And, we sat back patiently, watching it all unfold.

Because, the homerun derby between Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa was a fraud.

Steroids were the driving force behind all of those balls sailing out the park.

But they decided to overlook all of that, until Barry Bonds started blasting baseballs “somewhere over the rainbow…..”


Sorry, Jose Canseco, nobody wanted to believe you.

Because, at that time, in baseball history, they were practicing a form of denial and didn’t want to face the facts that you revealed in your book. But, surprisingly, you were a prophet in disguise, who had the “courage” of the cowardly lion, the scattered brain of the scarecrow and the heart of the Tin Man, to tell the truth about the game we loved, despite the criticism and the hatred.

And with his odd-ball revelations, baseball banned him from the diamond and crucified him in the general public, every time his name was mentioned.

But, A-rod knew it then. A-Rod knows it now…

That Canseco was telling the truth.

Now, Alex, oddly, has his back against the wall once again as the spotlight is being shined on him during this new steroid scandal.

Sadly, however, sports reporters are calling him a flim-flam man and a rip-off artist.

But, every “juicy” scandal must have a scapegoat.

Why? Because, Babylon is falling.

Now with PEDs, steroids, and needles stuck in the bulging biceps and in the swollen asses of our favorite sluggers, the Crim Reaper is standing in the on deck circle with more pine tar on his bat than Greg Brett as the Angels Albert Pujos hits another homerun.

“Then the angel swung his sickle over the earth. He gathered the earth’s grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s anger. They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and the blood flowed out of the winepress as high as horses’ bridles for a distance of about one hundred eighty miles.”(Rev.14:19-20)

Oh yeah, it’s Judgment Day.


Therefore, the darkest mysteries and secrets will slowly be revealed and the sins of the past will be uncovered.

We saw it occur at Penn State with Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno.

Yes, what was once perceived as holy was revealed to be wicked.

Rotten to the core.

Yes, something horribly wrong was happening in that small football community…as well as in the world.

There were too many secrets, too many lies, conspiracy and cover-ups hiding in that locker room and in that shower as well as in the hearts of men. (Read my article entitled The Unholy, Unspoken and the Uninvited)

But their secrets were exposed one by one as their scared statue came crumbling down.

Why? Because, Babylon is falling.

Ruined, ruined is the great city of Babylon!!

She has become a home for demons and a prison for every evil spirit, and a prison for every unclean bird and unclean beast. She has been ruined, because all the people of the earth have drunk the wine of the desire of her sexual sin. (Rev.18:1-3)

Yes, Babylon is falling

And now, we are playing gay-friendly games in Sodom Gomorrah as athletes left and right come out the closet, whether wrong or right, Black or white, while being considered heroes, worthy of praise, for doing so, even by the President of the United States.

But honestly, they are playing Russian roulette. Plus, Russian President Vdlamir Putin, who for some odd reason, has the New England Patriots’ owner Robert Craft’s Super Bowl ring, while preparing for the 2014 Olympic in Sochi, said that the activity itself is illegal and any kind of speech that promotes it in the public-from same-sex hand-holding to rainbow flags will be subject to a costly fine or jail-time.

Why? Because, Babylon is falling.

She has been ruined also because the kings of the earth have sinned sexually with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the great wealth of her luxury.”


Sorry, Fox News, you can’t blame Al Qaeda or Minister Farrakhan for that….

Yes, Babylon aka Baby London, cries out as conspiracy theories continue to surround the death of Lady Diana, especially with the recent birth of William and Katie’s new baby boy at Buckingham Palace.

But, London Bridge is falling down too.

Because, now, the world is focusing all of its attention on the new kid on the “Throne” named North West, who is the love-child of rapper Kanye West and “Reality TV Star” Kim Kardashian

And if Kanye West is Yeezus, Kim Kardashian, must be the modern-day version of Mary Magdalene, due to her sex tape with R&B singer Ray J., her public love affair with Detroit Lions’  RB Reggie Bush, and her controversial marriage and divorce from the Brooklyn Nets’ Chris Humphries.

But with the birth of North West, unfortunately, we will have to hear more nursery rhymes and auto-tuning from Kayne like: Humpty Dumpty sat on the Wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But all the King horses, and all the King men, couldn’t put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.

Painting a perfect portrait

Oh, what a beautiful metaphor.

And the perfect portrait of the NCAA, who have been running the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the United States. (Read my article The Politics of Corruption: Taking a closer look a college sports on BASN)

I mean, Bernie Madoff would be proud of these dudes.

So, open your eyes.

Because, Babylon is falling.

I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold; you’re not hot-far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stagnant. You make me want to vomit. You brag. “I’m rich, I’ve got it made, I need nothing from anyone,’ oblivious that in fact you’re a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless….Here’s what I want you to do…buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can see, really see. (Rev. Chapter 3:15-18)

Because, Dr.Boyce Watkins tried to tell us.

Jalen Rose tried to inform us.

And Jay Bilas and Ed O’Bannon recently showed us. (Read my article The NCAA: There is a glitch in the Matrix on BASN)

But, despite all of this information, all of us still feel as if we have been CATFISHED like Manti Te’o.

Pimps Up; Hoes Down

Yeah, it’s Pimps up; Hoes down…..Johnny Football.

But, we have successfully infuriated the MOB, due to your alleged money-for-autograph double-dealing.

Plus, once the lights are turned on, watch them scramble like a punch of cockroaches.

Oh, you dirty rats.

Reparations are due.

Because, Babylon is falling.

Doom, doom, the great city doomed!!

Dressed in the latest fashion, adorned with the finest jewels, in one hour such wealth wiped out! Every sea captain, every passenger, the sailors, and all those who earn living from the sea stood far away from Babylon. (Rev.18:16)

See, how they run.

Because, Death is knocking at their door.

Now, they are afraid to open it.

Because, they are like a punch of pedophile Catholic priests, caught with their pants down around their ankles, masturbating to the Little League World Series.

The scam is up……

You divine deceiver…you charlatan of the cross.

You have been exposed like Bishop Eddie Long and Pastor Tim Haggard.

Bitch, where is my money?

Because, they didn’t simply take 10%.

They took 110%.

Seriously, the NCAA knows damn well, they should pay these players.

And, like Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver elegantly said, “I will jump that fence and fight every n*gger here.”-” until I get my damn money.

Real talk, son

Because, as these new breed of blue chip college recruits get more and more hip to the game, it’s one and done. baby-John Calipri style.

I am going, going gone.

Now, college coaches fear being fired, fear being divorced, fear losing their homes. All due to some inner city kid’s decision to go to another school or decide to leave school early to enter the NBA draft.

Man, they are really going to “f-up” the game up.

Why? Because, Babylon is falling.

So, take-off those rose-colored glasses and see what really is going on?

Oh yes, “THEY LIVE!!”

Plus, the smiles are fake… according to Nolan Nawrocki.

And, the bear hugs are phony.

Besides, it’s all political theatre.

Plus, I hate to inform all of these new NFL draftees, but Commissioner Roger Goddell does not love you.

Because, the NFL stands for N.ot F.or

Therefore, there are no guaranteed contracts after the first round. Plus, cuts are pending. And only 53 players can make the roster.

Oh yeah, it’s a cold world.

Left-over Logic

And, this is leftover logic, “Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high…” 

But, it’s the main ingredient in the recipe of reality.

So, listen, and pay close attention to one of the greatest gurus in the game, former Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, who said, “What do you do when a horse breaks its leg……”

This parable must be understood by Louisville’s Kevin Ware, former South Carolina Gamecocks Marcus Lattimore, former NBA No.1 pick and newly acquired Miami Heat Greg Oden, former Kentucky Wildcats star Nerlens Noel, and even, Washington, D.C.’s beloved quarterback Robert Griffin III, before they decide to go back in the game after being injured.

And even though, Ricky’s horse analogy sounds harsh, it is the glue that may keep some of these glorified gladiators from having short-lived careers due to their own pride and stubbornness, especially with so many football players suffering concussions after being in so many violent collisions.

As a result, we find many of them walking along the sideline in a zombie-like trance, trying to clear their blurred minds by self-medicating themselves with “painkillers” in order to “kill the pain” so they can stay on the game for just one more play.

Unfortunately, some of them, however, find it hard to do and start “twerking-out” like former Disney star Miley Cyrus aka Hanna Montana did during the MTV VMA’s Sunday night, which broke a lot of American parents’ “Achy Breaky Heart.”

And, as the late-great soul-singer Marvin Gaye sung so passionately, “What’s Going On?

Because, now Robin Thicke, a vulture of culture, dressed appropriately in a Jailhouse pinstriped suit, blatantly and arrogantly, stole Gaye’s melody and groove, with the help of Hip-Hop producer Pharell, and turned it into a song of filth.

Is it real?

Why? Because, Babylon is falling.

“….and all the nations were tricked by your magic. (Rev.18:23)

Because, even our reality shows aren’t real.

Whether it’s Basketball Wives, Atlanta Housewives, Love and Hip-Hop, Football Wives, or Hollywood Ex’s.

Because, when it gets too real; we don’t want to face it.

Ask Chad OchoCinco and Terrell Owens? And now, Lamar Odom, who according to TMZ, is allegedly addicted to drugs.

Yes, it’s all smoke and mirrors.

Plus, we have all been duped and seduced by the cameras, while being forced to engage in phony debates on ESPN and Meet the Press.

Seriously, it doesn’t matter, whether you watch CNN or FOX, whether you are a Republican or Democrat, a Liberal or a Conservative, an Obama supporter or a Romney lover.

It’s all a part of the game.

So, let the truth be told.

We are all living a lie….but the prophesy must be revealed.

Malcolm X put it this way,“The white conservatives aren’t friends of the Negro either, but they at least don’t try to hide it. They are like wolves; they show their teeth in a snarl that keeps the Negro always aware of where he stands with them. But the white liberals are foxes, who also show their teeth to the Negro but pretend that they are smiling. The white liberals are more dangerous than the conservatives; they lure the Negro, and as the Negro runs from the growling wolf, he flees into the open jaws of the “smiling” fox.“One is the wolf, the other is a fox. No matter what, they’ll both eat you.”

.” (Read Black Mis-leaders Lovefest with the Power on the Mall on BASN)

Therefore, whether it’s Lance Armstrong lying while riding, Tim Tebow praying while passing, Elliot Spitzer sexting while politicking, Bill Clinton’s Oral Office, Donald Rumsfeld and his evidence of weapons of mass destruction, Olympic sprinters Marian Jones, Tyson Guy and Asafa Powell running while on Juice, or Ryan Braun’s denying using PEDs, for some odd reason, we continue to believe in these fallen athletes, lying politicians,fortune tellers, snake oil salesmen, false prophets and Sean Hannity.

By way of deception

Seriously, it is simply another case of Wag the Dog…..a conspiracy of lies….like the movie Iron 2 suggested, where we discovered that the evil villain, who oddly looked like Osama bin Laden, was only a British-trained actor and not the terrorist mastermind, who terrorized our lives.

Yes, all wars are based on deception.

And, unfortunately, we have all been deceived -politically, economically, spiritually, academically, and athletically.

But, now, even their once powerful media outlets are beginning to crumble right before our eyes just like the beloved city of Detroit and the Motown sound.

Why? Because, Babylon is falling.

As they saw the smoke from her burning, they cried out loudly, “There was never a city like this great city!” And they threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and being sad. They said: “Terrible! How terrible for the great city!

In the same way, the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, and it will never be found again. The music of people playing harps and other instruments, flutes, and trumpets, will never be heard in you again. No workman doing any job will ever be found in you again……. (Rev: 18:19; 18:21-22)

Therefore, I am not going to bet on baseball.

I am going to bet on Pete Rose.

Because, all we have to do is follow the yellow brick road.

In laymen’s terms, always follow the money trail… (Johnny “Football”).

In other words, remember the Golden Rule: “Those with the gold; make the rules.

Because, Babylon is falling.

Doom, doom, the great city doomed!!

City of Babylon, strong city! In one hour it’s over, your judgment comes!

Eric D.Graham is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies. Currently, he is the Editor and Chief of  Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles  appear daily along with his controversial  cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at

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