Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Roger Goodell, Call Your Office



When Big Ben was suspended almost half the season by the NFL for something that only allegedly happened at a college bar in Georgia, King Roger defended the action by saying the following.

"If there's a pattern of behavior that reflects poorly on yourself, your team, and the league in general, it's important for us to have early intervention to stop that behavior and to correct the behavior."

Okay then.

What do you call this, then?





A pattern, perhaps? Embarrassing? Sure.

But something tells me that ol' Rog doesn't have the stones to issue another 6-gamer for VY. We shall see.

But like I said when Big Ben got his pound of arrogance from Goodell, this is a bad thing for the NEXT NFL player who gets sideways with the law.

While many black players and media members were secretly elated to see a white icon like Big Ben get clipped, this new holier-than-ever tack by the league is going to hurt future black players the most.

My answer is simple. Convictions (and guilty or no contest pleas) of crimes, equal suspensions. Period. Not charges. Not "patterns" of behavior. Not whether the league is "embarrassed."

6 comments:

  1. I call it, Vince Young gets in trouble once and some hack decided to post some pictures of him shirtless in a club (the horror, look at that black man without a shirt on!) as if that indicates there is some pattern of aberrant behavior?

    "many black players and media members were secretly elated to see a white icon like Big Ben get clipped"

    I guess that means many white media mebers will be publicly elated to see a black icon like Vince Young get clipped.

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  2. Remind me again...which black players and media members were secretly elated to see Big Ben get clipped?

    And when did Big Ben achieve "white icon" status?

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  3. "While many black players and media members were secretly elated to see a white icon like Big Ben get clipped"

    What are you a mind reader these days?

    I don't remember you registering indignation when Adam Pacman Jones went wild - yet had no convictions against his scorecard.

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  4. Take a look at the chart, it's making fun of the fact that Pacman got suspended forever, meaning that Czabe (by showing it) disagrees with the logic behind that decision.
    Also, I specifically remember (because it pissed me off) that two idiots on FSR (I think Dan Moriarty & Derrick Deese, with Moriarty leading the 'white guilt' way as usual) were bemoaning the fact that Ben was being treated with kid gloves, at the beginning of the fiasco. I didn't get a chance to hear what they said after the suspension, I bet they changed their statements, huh?
    Give me a break. Vince has shown a pattern of not being able to handle the NFL and the pressures of it since he took the 'racist' Wonderlic test.

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  5. "Take a look at the chart, it's making fun of the fact that Pacman got suspended forever, meaning that Czabe (by showing it) disagrees with the logic behind that decision."

    Yes, disagrees with it now, perfectly fine with it 3 years ago (or at least not actively railing against it).

    If he has examples trot them out. I figure he's secretly delighted that in the future Godell's judge/jury/executioner act will clip black players the most (see what I did there? pretended to be able to know what's in his mind).

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