Jason Whitlock and how half the people hate him
Does Whitlock troll?
The reaction to Jason Whitlock has been pegged
How old were you when you got your sense of entitlement?
Finding racists on twitter and putting a microscope on them
The racist Boston Bruins fans on twitter
Roger Goodell and his letter to Congress over the name Redskins
Redskins is like the n-word?
There’s no way to defend Chief Wahoo and the old caricature
Mumia Abu Jamal and the death penalty
You have to leave people room to come to your side in a debate
Jason Whitlock pisses me off sometimes, and that’s OK
Terry Pluto and the mantle of Hal Lebovitz
Stephen Strasburg and his change of speeds
Corey Kluber vs. Jeremy Sowers and David Huff
- Father’s day and how worthless a father is in the early part of a kid’s life [Read more...]
Scott Raab on Jason Whitlock, Redskins, Wahoo, Stephen Strasburg and Father’s Day – Part 1 – WFNY Podcast – 2013-06-17
I can’t say that I wouldn’t be unhappy with Andy Reid’s play selection Sunday if I were an Eagles fan. It’s interesting to read such fallout for the coaches of the winning team. Leave it to Whitlock to resort to name-calling. At some point that probably detracts from credibility in most people’s minds.
In a tight game the Eagles led for much of the day, Reid waited until the fourth quarter, until after Vick’s fourth interception, to realize he needed to feature McCoy. Vick threw the ball 56 times on a day McCoy averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
Andy Reid is a moron. I mean that. I don’t care how many regular-season games he’s won. Or maybe Reid wants Vick carried off on a cart so the Eagles can switch to a quarterback who can actually play the game from the pocket with some savvy.
All name-calling aside, I can’t say that I disagree with his other assessment. The Cleveland Browns were leaving T.J. Ward and Eric Hagg anywhere from about 12 yards to 17 yards deep to start plays. They absolutely were going to try and take away Vick’s long ball. Still, “moron” seems so permanent, doesn’t it?
I know it is old news. I also know that I am pulling a salacious quote from over an hour of audio that Brian Windhorst did with Jason Whitlock on his podcast. Still, it is very interesting for Cavs fans to consider that the Cavs might have been better off keeping their superstar player if they had fired the head coach after his team won 66 games and he was named NBA Coach of the Year.
Windhorst relayed to Jason Whitlock that he’s heard murmurs from LeBron’s camp that LeBron was less-than-pleased with the X’s and O’s that Mike Brown was putting on the board.
“That was the year that Mike Brown won coach of the year,” Windhorst said. “And LeBron was pretty much done with him then.” Windhorst went further still. “Someone really close to LeBron once told me, ‘Ya know if they’d fired Mike Brown one year early, he might still be in Cleveland.’”
Even if you’re a Cavs fan who is tired of LeBron talk, the conversation is fascinating and Windy again relays that he thinks LeBron’s time in Cleveland might not actually be done and highly doubts LeBron will finish his career in Miami.
Just for the record, Sam Amico reported (and was treated very skeptically by us and Windhorst) when he said the Cavs were split on Mike Brown’s future after the Cavs were bounced by Orlando in 2009.
Sometimes you read an opinion column and it attacks you personally in a strange way. It isn’t because you disagree with it, but because it feels so much like someone completed your own thesis. It is like they were living inside your brain and then found a way to summarize all the things you had been thinking before you figured out how to turn it into one cohesive point. That’s how I feel after reading Jason Whitlock’s article about the NFL labor situation.
Whitlock talks about the Packers and how their victory is a repudiation of the worst parts of the NFL players association. He speaks of Green Bay GM Ted Thompson eschewing expensive stars like Randy Moss and Brett Favre, but that is only a prelude to Whitlock’s home run.
“They don’t want to share half of their revenue with people they don’t believe have the necessary character to collectively act in a way that allows them to economically grow the game at a rapid pace.” [Read more...]
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DK predicts big turnover for the Browns’ front seven- “While many Browns’ followers are lamenting the decision to “blow up” the team’s defense after some modest gains in 2010, the on-field and injured reserve evidence is overwhelmingly apparent. The numbers may have inched forward, but last season’s Mangini-built defense simply lacked playmakers. Built for power, the defense wore down as the season progressed, thanks to a combination of age and injuries.” [Kolonich/The OBR]
I watched. Gibson nearly cried- “All that said, what will you be watching, Cavalier fans, as the months tick closer toward season’s end? Tonight’s game between the Eastern Conference’s worst may only be for the thick-skinned. Winner adds another tally mark to a column that is already incredibly low. Loser gets another shot at an additional ping-pong ball. Think you can stomach it?” [Scott/Still WFNY] [Read more...]
If anyone cared about Jim Gray’s career, it would be hard to tell who came off looking worse from “The Decision” between he and LeBron. Jim Gray has been a joke in media circles for a long time, but cemented his status when he had his infamous confrontation with Pete Rose at an All-Star game appearance. Since the highly-rated debacle on ESPN the excrement has been flung far and wide at all parties involved. Even the highly respected Michael Wilbon ended up coming out of this with a stink on him. It got me thinking though. Jason Whitlock has been one of the most vocal making fun of LeBron’s selection of Jim Gray to do the interview. Buzz Bissinger has piled on as well. Did Jim Gray doing that show actually save some people? [Read more...]
Found this through The Big Lead’s Roundup. You probably have seen the Vogue cover with LeBron and Gisele on the front. You probably read Jemele Hill’s or Jason Whitlock’s commentary about whether or not this was a travesty or triumph for African-Americans. For full disclosure, I saw the cover in the store before I read or saw anything about the ‘controversy’, and the first thing I thought was that it had some resemblance to the King Kong poster and someone was going to have a fit over it.
Well, Vince at C-Notes has unearthed some other LeBron cover controversies that somehow got swept under the rug. This is a must read. Well played Vince, well played.