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Progress in the NFL

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


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I suppose 'in the best of all possible worlds', individuals [each person] would simply not see difference as inherenty deragotory. In a 'best of all possible worlds, another's personal behavior or characteristic that is NOT hurtful to another would be viewed as unimportant...not blown all out of proportion as it is.  But...we really don't have a 'best of all possible worlds' society out there, now do we? 

 

Divisive behavior and rhetoric, such as racism, casts virtually everything into an 'us vs. them' context.  Race is often just a convenient tool to exacerbate difference, thus creating division. 

 

You're not born a racist....you become one.  Why is a legitimate question. One possibility is that you may be conditioned to be racist. Another could be that what you 'think you see' makes racism justifiable. Regardless of reason, you choose from 'what you think you know'. Choose wrong, you're wrong. Just like a computer, garbage in-garbage out.  

 

So...choice has consequence, even what you see as inconsequential  Each and every part and sector of our society is affected in some way by an individual's choice.  Without exception. That's an unavoidable truth. The consequence may be small or great....but it IS there.  Choice makes this society what it is.  

 

So-called conservatives often chastise liberals for seeing the world not as it really 'is' and the people who live on it not as they really 'are'.   Our so-called conservative friends here should apply that  admonishment to themselves. The so-called conservative's posts here are exemplary.   My opinion, of course.  O' wad som power the giftie gie us.....etc. etc..

 

 

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


Again, the bigoted prisms of the left pop up. They weren't head coaches - they were BLACK head coaches. She was not a play-by-play announcer - she was a FEMALE play-by play announcer. And he wasn't a sideline reporter - he was a MEXICAN sideline reporter.

 

ESPN doesn't get it. Football is a sport, not a societal experimental lab.

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RK, We could still hear and see you if you used smaller text. It seems you think you need to be large to get attention. tks.
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@mimi0000 wrote:
RK, We could still hear and see you if you used smaller text. It seems you think you need to be large to get attention. tks.

I've been using a #4 font in arial from the start. Others use #5, others use arial black, others use bold, others use caps, others use italics, varying colors are used.

 

Why does only mine concern you??

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Not tellin rk.
So it begins.
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@MIseker wrote:
Not tellin rk.

Good!!!  It will be our little secret.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


Again, the bigoted prisms of the left pop up. And the bigoted responses follow....

 

They weren't head coaches - they were BLACK head coaches. Why yes they are, "rk".......sorry.  they are also black MALE head coaches as well.  Troubled?  LOL.  She was not a play-by-play announcer - she was a FEMALE play-by play announcer. And he wasn't a sideline reporter - he was a MEXICAN sideline reporter.  Yes, they all are.....and it's hilarious watching Conservatives get their undies in a bundle whining about "terms".  Pathetic indeed.

 

ESPN doesn't get it. Football is a sport, not a societal experimental lab.  Football is a BUSINESS in the entertainment industry, one which has discriminated against minorities since it's inception. ESPN DOES "get it"; as evidenced by some posts here, Conservatives don't.


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


Again, the bigoted prisms of the left pop up. And the bigoted responses follow....

 

They weren't head coaches - they were BLACK head coaches. Why yes they are, "rk".......sorry.  they are also black MALE head coaches as well.  Troubled?  LOL.  She was not a play-by-play announcer - she was a FEMALE play-by play announcer. And he wasn't a sideline reporter - he was a MEXICAN sideline reporter.  Yes, they all are.....and it's hilarious watching Conservatives get their undies in a bundle whining about "terms".  Pathetic indeed.

 

ESPN doesn't get it. Football is a sport, not a societal experimental lab.  Football is a BUSINESS in the entertainment industry, one which has discriminated against minorities since it's inception. ESPN DOES "get it"; as evidenced by some posts here, Conservatives don't.


It appears that we are in agreement as to the prevalent actions of dividing our population up by race, gender. We only disagree on whether it is a good or a bad idea.

 

And somehow having a woman do play by play and a Mexican on the sidelines takes care of the injustice done to minorities in a sport that makes many of them (well outside the racial division of out population) fabulously wealthy.

 

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@rk9152 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


Again, the bigoted prisms of the left pop up. And the bigoted responses follow....

 

They weren't head coaches - they were BLACK head coaches. Why yes they are, "rk".......sorry.  they are also black MALE head coaches as well.  Troubled?  LOL.  She was not a play-by-play announcer - she was a FEMALE play-by play announcer. And he wasn't a sideline reporter - he was a MEXICAN sideline reporter.  Yes, they all are.....and it's hilarious watching Conservatives get their undies in a bundle whining about "terms".  Pathetic indeed.

 

ESPN doesn't get it. Football is a sport, not a societal experimental lab.  Football is a BUSINESS in the entertainment industry, one which has discriminated against minorities since it's inception. ESPN DOES "get it"; as evidenced by some posts here, Conservatives don't.


It appears that we are in agreement as to the prevalent actions of dividing our population up by race, gender. We only disagree on whether it is a good or a bad idea. Nope. It's a fact of life, not good or bad.....it's what you choose to make it.

 

And somehow having a woman do play by play and a Mexican on the sidelines takes care of the injustice done to minorities in a sport that makes many of them (well outside the racial division of out population) fabulously wealthy. Bizarre, indeed.  It doesn't "take care" of ANY injustice.....it's getting us to more equality.  Sad that only white Conservatives are troubled by that fact.  And actually, there are few minorities in head coaching positions, front office, announcers, etc. and Colin Kapernick is an example that ability isn't the number one factor. 


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


Again, the bigoted prisms of the left pop up. And the bigoted responses follow....

 

They weren't head coaches - they were BLACK head coaches. Why yes they are, "rk".......sorry.  they are also black MALE head coaches as well.  Troubled?  LOL.  She was not a play-by-play announcer - she was a FEMALE play-by play announcer. And he wasn't a sideline reporter - he was a MEXICAN sideline reporter.  Yes, they all are.....and it's hilarious watching Conservatives get their undies in a bundle whining about "terms".  Pathetic indeed.

 

ESPN doesn't get it. Football is a sport, not a societal experimental lab.  Football is a BUSINESS in the entertainment industry, one which has discriminated against minorities since it's inception. ESPN DOES "get it"; as evidenced by some posts here, Conservatives don't.


Right you are Cent. Remember when they said black men werent smart enough to be quarterback.. until Doug Williams? Then one goes from college to the CFL and wins the Grey Cup? ( warren moon I think ) Irv Cross on the NFL today? phyllis whats her name?  Remember the AFL? they were the first to allow Jewish coaches. People that close their eyes and denounce advances are ..ill say unaware of reality..to say the least.

So it begins.
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@MIseker wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

Last night on Monday Night Football, progress, ever so slight could be seen on millions of televisions across the globe.  The two head coaches, who are black, were coaching their first games as head coaches in the NFL, the lead play-by-play announcer was female, calling her first NFL game and an ESPN sideline reporter making his debut on the big stage is Mexican.

 

And some pinheads suggested ESPN was "racist" for reassigning an Asian named Robert Lee from an UVA football game the week-end after the Charlottesville violence to another college game.  ESPN just seems to "get it".


Again, the bigoted prisms of the left pop up. And the bigoted responses follow....

 

They weren't head coaches - they were BLACK head coaches. Why yes they are, "rk".......sorry.  they are also black MALE head coaches as well.  Troubled?  LOL.  She was not a play-by-play announcer - she was a FEMALE play-by play announcer. And he wasn't a sideline reporter - he was a MEXICAN sideline reporter.  Yes, they all are.....and it's hilarious watching Conservatives get their undies in a bundle whining about "terms".  Pathetic indeed.

 

ESPN doesn't get it. Football is a sport, not a societal experimental lab.  Football is a BUSINESS in the entertainment industry, one which has discriminated against minorities since it's inception. ESPN DOES "get it"; as evidenced by some posts here, Conservatives don't.


Right you are Cent. Remember when they said black men werent smart enough to be quarterback.. until Doug Williams? Then one goes from college to the CFL and wins the Grey Cup? ( warren moon I think ) Irv Cross on the NFL today? phyllis whats her name?  Remember the AFL? they were the first to allow Jewish coaches. People that close their eyes and denounce advances are ..ill say unaware of reality..to say the least.


And don't forget the Mexican on the sidelines. Now, if only we could get a Muslim beer vender and a tranny cheerleader - whoa!!! We will have arrived.

 

I'd like to think that the vast majority of the people were counting touchdown points, not diversity points.

 

I guess different people see sports in different ways.

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I have to LOL!

 

The original post perfectly describes "political correctness" and its effects in the sports world.

 

Most people are fed up with the whole PC agenda...  That is just one of many reasons we have President Trump in the White House today.  After the last election the dimms still have no clue why and how they lost!  LOL

 

The PC crowd need to visit all 50 states and talk to some regular people rather than thinking California and New York need to run the USA.  Because they don't.

 

I heard Walmart lowered the price of Hillary's book that comes out today by 40%.

 

I would bet a dollar that many of the Walmart customers just wish she would go away.

 

 

 

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I have to LOL!  That's good, Jim....it's good for the soul.

 

The original post perfectly describes "political correctness" and its effects in the sports world.  "Political correctness"?  Really?  I have to LOL!  Equal opportunity is "political correctness"?  Pathetic!

 

Most people are fed up with the whole PC agenda... Really?  What's the "PC agenda", Jim?  Is equal opportunity on YOUR agenda?  Why not?  That is just one of many reasons we have President Trump in the White House today.  That may be true, Jim.  There are many bigots in this country.

 

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

 

Economic Anxiety Didn’t Make People Vote Trump, Racism Did

 

It's sad that equal treatment of others and equal opportunities for everyone pain some every day.  Racists are so easy to spot.....


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