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bronco militia
12-13-2012, 12:26 PM
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ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

Reuters
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently said in a recent interview that he didn’t want to be defined as an African-American quarterback. One ESPN commentator says that raises questions about Griffin.

In fact, ESPN’s Rob Parker said Thursday morning on First Take that as an African-American, he has a lot of questions about Griffin.

“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother,” Parker said. “He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.”

Parker said he wants to know more about Griffin’s personal life before he can accept Griffin as authentically black.

“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, ‘I’ve got black skin, but don’t call me black.’ So people wondered about Tiger Woods.”

Asked by fellow panelist Skip Bayless about the fact that Griffin braids his hair, Parker said that’s an aspect of Griffin that he approves of.

“That’s different, because, to me, that’s very urban,” Parker said. “Wearing braids is, you’re a brother. You’re a brother if you’ve got braids.”

Another panelist on the show, Stephen A. Smith, said he wasn’t comfortable with how Parker had framed his argument.

“First of all, let me say this: I’m uncomfortable with where we just went,” Smith said when asked to respond to Parker. “RG3, the ethnicity or the color of his fiancee is none of our business, it’s irrelevant, he can live his life in whatever way he chooses. The braids that he has in his hair, that’s his business, that’s his life, he can live his life. I don’t judge someone’s blackness based on those kinds of things. I just don’t do that. I’m not that kind of guy.”

I asked an ESPN spokesman whether the network had any response to Parker’s comments on the air and will post it if ESPN does issue a response. But ESPN obviously thought Parker’s comments were worth repeating: When Best of First Take aired on Thursday afternoon, the show ended with a replay of the discussion about Griffin.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/13/espn-commentator-on-rg3-hes-kind-of-black-but-hes-not-really/

Crushaholic
12-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Rob who? Exactly. I value Stephen A. Smith's opinion, more...

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 12:33 PM
LOL, I just heard this on podcast because I was curious.

First of all, this was comments from RGIII during his presser when he was ASKED questions by a reporter doing a special piece on Martin Luther King, Jr

I love how ESPN continues to play the race card just to bump up the ratings.

If you are really interested in how genuine in his answers RGIII was simply go to redskins.com and listen to the end of his press conference from yesterday, 12/12/2012

btw, seems like Parker is getting destroyed on his twitter. I thought the female host was about to burst out at him like "are you ****ing serious right now, lol"

Br0nc0Buster
12-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Guess K Fed really is black after all

SoDak Bronco
12-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Oh geez, what an idiot, fire this freaking moron, if he was white we all know he'd be gone.

Boobs McGee
12-13-2012, 12:34 PM
Well THAT was an awkward convo. Really? Is he black? Now we're taking about HOW black someone is on National tv? Wonder how white Peyton Manning qualifies as. Ffs this seems pretty ridiculous.

bowtown
12-13-2012, 12:34 PM
RGIII reminds me of Ed McCaffrey.

Br0nc0Buster
12-13-2012, 12:35 PM
I actually used to like that show
Then I stopped watching it when every other topic was about Tebow

Looks like I havent missed anything, it is still garbage for ratings

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 12:37 PM
RGIII reminds me of Ed McCaffrey.

hahahaha

pricejj
12-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Race only matters to racists.

Requiem
12-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Robert Griffin III. Obviously he has two brothers.

bronco militia
12-13-2012, 12:40 PM
RGIII reminds me of Ed McCaffrey.

LOL!

Requiem
12-13-2012, 12:40 PM
Race only matters to racists.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ope.

Eldorado
12-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Race only matters to racists.

Allllright! We got a front runner for "The Most Ignorant Thing Said On the Mane Today" award! Let's see if someone can give this guy a run for his money!!

Requiem
12-13-2012, 12:46 PM
Allllright! We got a front runner for "The Most Ignorant Thing Said On the Mane Today" award! Let's see if someone can give this guy a run for his money!!

Hilarious!

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 12:47 PM
Allllright! We got a front runner for "The Most Ignorant Thing Said On the Mane Today" award! Let's see if someone can give this guy a run for his money!!

I will try and put a quote that makes no sense at all :~ohyah!:

How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!”

- Morgan Freeman

Bigdawg26
12-13-2012, 12:51 PM
Is it me or does ESPN first take seem to say things just to get ratings! WTF is a cornball brother? I heard of an uncle tom but not a cornball brother.

ColoradoDarin
12-13-2012, 12:54 PM
ESPN is what you'd have if bleacherreport was on TV.

bronco militia
12-13-2012, 01:02 PM
I will try and put a quote that makes no sense at all :~ohyah!:

How are we going to get rid of racism? Stop talking about it!”

- Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman: Obama not first black Prez!

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-07-11/news/32636491_1_president-obama-first-black-president-birther-movement




“They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white - very white, American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is,” Freeman said, apparently referring to the president’s American status.

“America's first black president hasn't arisen yet,” he continued. “He's not America's first black president — he's America's first mixed-race president

Hilarious!

g6matty
12-13-2012, 01:04 PM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

HILife
12-13-2012, 01:06 PM
WTF Parker. Thanks for buying into the stereotype. Good job setting black people back another 60 years.

Taco John
12-13-2012, 01:06 PM
Cornball Brother?

Br0nc0Buster
12-13-2012, 01:06 PM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

Pricejj, your challenge has been accepted

bronco militia
12-13-2012, 01:06 PM
Pricejj, your challenge has been accepted

Hilarious!

g6matty
12-13-2012, 01:09 PM
Seriously tho. If he had the mind of a black man he might be the next vick. I dont see griffin hosted and dog fighting rings

HILife
12-13-2012, 01:10 PM
Allllright! We got a front runner for "The Most Ignorant Thing Said On the Mane Today" award! Let's see if someone can give this guy a run for his money!!


Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

We got a strong contender here! Nice job, I'll be cheering for you!

HILife
12-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Seriously tho. If he had the mind of a black man he might be the next vick. I dont see griffin hosted and dog fighting rings

Holy ****, you are on a roll today! 8 out of 10 though. I think you can still do better. YOU CAN DO IT!!

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 01:14 PM
RGIII is an oreo in educated chocolate city!

ZONA
12-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Well Morgan Freeman wasn't that far off. I don't think you can avoid talking about race 100% of the time and nor should we. Some people are proud of their race and feel a belonging to something bigger then themselves. In no way does that mean you should be "tied" to a race, because "self" is always the most important aspect in how you should view yourself. I think what Morgan Freeman is talking about is when morons like this reporter make statement like he did, is RGIII black enough. This kind of talk only divides people. I mean, is he a brotha? What kind of question is that. And you don't have to vote Democrat just because you are African American. That's completely stupid to think that. So far from what I've seen of RGIII he is a very stand up kind of guy, has his head on right and the last thing he's worried about I'm sure is whether or not this clown thinks he's "black" enough.

Has there ever been a white reporter asking a white player who wears a big diamond emblem on his necklace, has a black fiance and listens to rap music and votes Democrat if he's "white" enough?

This guy should be canned - what a stupid question and statement to make.

myMind
12-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Robert Griffin III. Obviously he has two brothers.

You mean a father and grandfather right? :wave:

g6matty
12-13-2012, 01:17 PM
All black men think alike. Some hide it better then others

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 01:18 PM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

I am 100% confident that if RGIII becomes the top QB to ever play or even just revolutionizes the QB position, this will totally be the argument made on ESPN in a decade+.

myMind
12-13-2012, 01:18 PM
All men think alike. Some hide it better then others

FYPFY

bronco militia
12-13-2012, 01:19 PM
All black men think alike. Some hide it better then others

POW POW!

HILife
12-13-2012, 01:20 PM
All black men think alike. Some hide it better then others

Weak. I expected more from you. You're starting to lose my vote. Like to see what priceJJ comes up with next.

Requiem
12-13-2012, 01:25 PM
You mean a father and grandfather right? :wave:

No?

cutthemdown
12-13-2012, 01:28 PM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

Holy cow this is not going to go over well.

cutthemdown
12-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Ridiculous.

Requiem
12-13-2012, 01:29 PM
They said the same thing about Tony Gwynn.

TheReverend
12-13-2012, 01:33 PM
This kinda exhibits what's wrong with our current culture...

DomCasual
12-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Yeah, Rob Parker - you know that sweet ESPN gig you had?

DomCasual
12-13-2012, 01:36 PM
RGIII reminds me of Ed McCaffrey.

Brilliant. REP, sir!

DomCasual
12-13-2012, 01:40 PM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

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Drunken.Broncoholic
12-13-2012, 02:01 PM
Wasn't shanahan labeled a racist when he didnt want to play McNabb? If he didnt want to play RG3, would he be considered a racist even though blacks aren't claiming him as black?

TheReverend
12-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Wasn't shanahan labeled a racist when he didnt want to play McNabb? If he didnt want to play RG3, would he be considered a racist even though blacks aren't claiming him as black?

Only one thing's for sure: Vote Obama.

http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Jerry-Seinfeld-No-Thanks-and-Leave.gif

cutthemdown
12-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Wasn't shanahan labeled a racist when he didnt want to play McNabb? If he didnt want to play RG3, would he be considered a racist even though blacks aren't claiming him as black?

Looks like we need another racial draft to sort this crap out. With the first pick in the 2013 racial draft the white honkeys select, RG3!!!!!!!!!! in return we give up Justin Bieber and Lindsay Lohan.

Irish Stout
12-13-2012, 02:15 PM
All black men think alike. Some hide it better then others

WOWSERS!!!

crowebomber
12-13-2012, 02:42 PM
Hey mods, ban some people and kill this thread. We don't need this sh!t in here.

Smiling Assassin27
12-13-2012, 02:46 PM
I concur. This is not going to end well.

Rascal
12-13-2012, 02:49 PM
If Stephen A Smith is the voice of reason, you know you are a moron.

Rascal
12-13-2012, 02:49 PM
I concur. This is not going to end well.

BS. I have yet to defile myself.

I think a black guy said that

pricejj
12-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Allllright! We got a front runner for "The Most Ignorant Thing Said On the Mane Today" award! Let's see if someone can give this guy a run for his money!!

I dislike white racists, black racists, and all other racists equally. The reporter is a black racist who doesn't have a clue.

ColoradoDarin
12-13-2012, 03:07 PM
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razorwire77
12-13-2012, 03:07 PM
RGIII reminds me of Ed McCaffrey.

Dammit. As soon as I saw three pages of thread, I knew I was too late. Ha!

errand
12-13-2012, 03:13 PM
WTF Parker. Thanks for buying into the stereotype. Good job setting black people back another 60 years.

Exactly....I'm thinking that RGIII just wants be judged as a QB...not a black QB. But of course you got clowns like this ESPN moron who wants to keep playing the race angle on their stories and segments. Why not say he's a good QB...what does it matter if he's black or white?

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ghwk
12-13-2012, 03:18 PM
This thread just needs Tucker Max to start posting in it.

Smiling Assassin27
12-13-2012, 03:19 PM
BS. I have yet to defile myself.

I think a black guy said that

Yes, Doc Holliday was black...from the waist down.

JakeZ01
12-13-2012, 03:22 PM
There is a simple test to see how black someone is.... ask them if O.J. is guilty or not.

rmsanger
12-13-2012, 03:22 PM
LOL @ Parker questioning RGIII's brotha card by bringing up his white fiance'. If anything that solidifies his status as a brotha; marrying a white woman is the in thing.


Parker is just a hater because Stephania and Rachel Nichols won't return his calls.

Mountain Bronco
12-13-2012, 03:33 PM
So now you have to be hood to be a brother? Give me a break, that is a bad mentality. How many people would rather count RGIII as a friend versus Vick?

R8R H8R
12-13-2012, 03:35 PM
If Stephen A Smith is the voice of reason, you know you are a moron.

This. But good for him for calling out a "brother" for questioning someone else's "brotherness" (is that a word?).

extralife
12-13-2012, 03:40 PM
can we just ban that idiot gmatty kid already?

SouthStndJunkie
12-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Well THAT was an awkward convo. Really? Is he black? Now we're taking about HOW black someone is on National tv? Wonder how white Peyton Manning qualifies as. Ffs this seems pretty ridiculous.

Peyton Manning is as white as snow.

El Minion
12-13-2012, 04:12 PM
Hey mods, ban some people and kill this thread. We don't need this **** in here.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ld2rfpIWTX1qzbi0vo1_500.jpg

maven
12-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Any pics of the white fiancee?

errand
12-13-2012, 04:31 PM
There is a simple test to see how black someone is.... ask them if O.J. is guilty or not.

OK, that was funny ...I don't care who you are.

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Richard Deitsch ‏@richarddeitsch
ESPN PR on Rob Parker's comments today on First Take: "The comments were inappropriate and we are evaluating our next steps."

Lestat
12-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Rob Parker always says something stupid as hell.
he was the dude who was asking Rod Marinelli about his son in law being his DC when he coached the lions.

El Minion
12-13-2012, 04:34 PM
Exactly....I'm thinking that RGIII just wants be judged as a QB...not a black QB. But of course you got clowns like this ESPN moron who wants to keep playing the race angle on their stories and segments. Why not say he's a good QB...what does it matter if he's black or white?

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John Wayne a racist and socialist for white people only, great example Hilarious!

“I believe in white supremacy, until blacks are educated to the point of responsibility. I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, [the Indians] if that's what you're asking. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 04:34 PM
Any pics of the white fiancee?


http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/rebecca-liddicoat-robert-griffin-iii/robert-griffin-iii-fiancee-girlfriend-rebecca-liddicoat.png

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 04:35 PM
Rob Parker always says something stupid as hell.
he was the dude who was asking Rod Marinelli about his son in law being his DC when he coached the lions.

He also got fired from somewhere, might have been the incident you are talking about here.

Broncobiv
12-13-2012, 04:37 PM
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ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

Reuters
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently said in a recent interview that he didn’t want to be defined as an African-American quarterback. One ESPN commentator says that raises questions about Griffin.

In fact, ESPN’s Rob Parker said Thursday morning on First Take that as an African-American, he has a lot of questions about Griffin.

“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother,” Parker said. “He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.”

Parker said he wants to know more about Griffin’s personal life before he can accept Griffin as authentically black.

“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, ‘I’ve got black skin, but don’t call me black.’ So people wondered about Tiger Woods.”

Asked by fellow panelist Skip Bayless about the fact that Griffin braids his hair, Parker said that’s an aspect of Griffin that he approves of.

“That’s different, because, to me, that’s very urban,” Parker said. “Wearing braids is, you’re a brother. You’re a brother if you’ve got braids.”

Another panelist on the show, Stephen A. Smith, said he wasn’t comfortable with how Parker had framed his argument.

“First of all, let me say this: I’m uncomfortable with where we just went,” Smith said when asked to respond to Parker. “RG3, the ethnicity or the color of his fiancee is none of our business, it’s irrelevant, he can live his life in whatever way he chooses. The braids that he has in his hair, that’s his business, that’s his life, he can live his life. I don’t judge someone’s blackness based on those kinds of things. I just don’t do that. I’m not that kind of guy.”

I asked an ESPN spokesman whether the network had any response to Parker’s comments on the air and will post it if ESPN does issue a response. But ESPN obviously thought Parker’s comments were worth repeating: When Best of First Take aired on Thursday afternoon, the show ended with a replay of the discussion about Griffin.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/13/espn-commentator-on-rg3-hes-kind-of-black-but-hes-not-really/
LOL Midway through reading this article, I thought it was from The Onion!

Broncobiv
12-13-2012, 04:39 PM
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/rebecca-liddicoat-robert-griffin-iii/robert-griffin-iii-fiancee-girlfriend-rebecca-liddicoat.png

I don't care if you're black or white...gotta admit, those are nice chi-chi's.

El Minion
12-13-2012, 04:42 PM
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/rebecca-liddicoat-robert-griffin-iii/robert-griffin-iii-fiancee-girlfriend-rebecca-liddicoat.png

Except for the boobies, very plain Jane. To each his own.

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 04:45 PM
Except for the boobies, very plain Jane. To each his own.

I agree. IMO, he could have done a lot better but good for him in terms of sticking with someone who has always been there and real with him. I guess better than some gold digger who would make his life hell.

Just ask chris cooley who just divorced his wife, a former skins cheerleader.

This girl is apparently very close with his family. Counts for something...

El Minion
12-13-2012, 05:01 PM
I agree. IMO, he could have done a lot better but good for him in terms of sticking with someone who has always been there and real with him. I guess better than some gold digger who would make his life hell.

Just ask chris cooley who just divorced his wife, a former skins cheerleader.

This girl is apparently very close with his family. Counts for something...

Maybe so, but I've seen first hand that sometimes when that small town girl gets to Paris, she falls in love with the Parisian lifestyle and will not leave to go back to the small town way of things. Bítches go crazy

RedskinBronco
12-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Maybe so, but I've seen first hand that sometimes when that small town girl gets to Paris, she falls in love with the Parisian lifestyle and will not leave to go back to the small town way of things. Bítches go crazy

LOL true.

Broncos_OTM
12-13-2012, 05:41 PM
Well then. Ive bout had it with tv period besides football game of thrones and breaking bad

Lestat
12-13-2012, 05:57 PM
Except for the boobies, very plain Jane. To each his own.

this is high school sweetheart type of stuff. she helped him come back from his ACL injury and when he won the heisman they worked out together at 2am in the morning.

that's the big love and not the small one.

Lestat
12-13-2012, 05:58 PM
He also got fired from somewhere, might have been the incident you are talking about here.

i can't remember if it was the Detroit Free Press or the Detroit News but one of them canned him shortly after that embarrassing situation.

Archer81
12-13-2012, 06:33 PM
"Cause"?


:Broncos:

Punisher
12-13-2012, 07:07 PM
There is only one race, and that's the human race.

Dukes
12-13-2012, 07:07 PM
The Mane is always good for atleast a dozen train wrecks every year. Well done gentlemen!

bronco militia
12-13-2012, 07:10 PM
The Mane is always good for atleast a dozen train wrecks every year. Well done gentlemen!

LOL

Bigdawg26
12-13-2012, 07:12 PM
I feel like a missed the whole thread! Now I feel like a cornball brother!!

XXXII&III
12-13-2012, 07:13 PM
can we just ban that idiot gmatty kid already?

It actually scares me a little that he might vote one day when he's old enough.

spiralism
12-13-2012, 07:37 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVLmWGBeasQDjtroW3nIAGb9xb0leEk UsR8dfowgVqfC7LyLCH94IfFcWi

ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 13, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

Reuters
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently said in a recent interview that he didn’t want to be defined as an African-American quarterback. One ESPN commentator says that raises questions about Griffin.

In fact, ESPN’s Rob Parker said Thursday morning on First Take that as an African-American, he has a lot of questions about Griffin.

“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother,” Parker said. “He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.”

Parker said he wants to know more about Griffin’s personal life before he can accept Griffin as authentically black.

“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, ‘I’ve got black skin, but don’t call me black.’ So people wondered about Tiger Woods.”

Asked by fellow panelist Skip Bayless about the fact that Griffin braids his hair, Parker said that’s an aspect of Griffin that he approves of.

“That’s different, because, to me, that’s very urban,” Parker said. “Wearing braids is, you’re a brother. You’re a brother if you’ve got braids.”

Another panelist on the show, Stephen A. Smith, said he wasn’t comfortable with how Parker had framed his argument.

“First of all, let me say this: I’m uncomfortable with where we just went,” Smith said when asked to respond to Parker. “RG3, the ethnicity or the color of his fiancee is none of our business, it’s irrelevant, he can live his life in whatever way he chooses. The braids that he has in his hair, that’s his business, that’s his life, he can live his life. I don’t judge someone’s blackness based on those kinds of things. I just don’t do that. I’m not that kind of guy.”

I asked an ESPN spokesman whether the network had any response to Parker’s comments on the air and will post it if ESPN does issue a response. But ESPN obviously thought Parker’s comments were worth repeating: When Best of First Take aired on Thursday afternoon, the show ended with a replay of the discussion about Griffin.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/13/espn-commentator-on-rg3-hes-kind-of-black-but-hes-not-really/

Ridiculous ****e tbh. They actually debated this?

g6matty
12-13-2012, 07:38 PM
It actually scares me a little that he might vote one day when he's old enough.

YOLO

I am eligible to vote (20) i havent yet though

g6matty
12-13-2012, 07:39 PM
can we just ban that idiot gmatty kid already?

Live a little

maven
12-13-2012, 08:26 PM
http://blacksportsonline.com/home/wp-content/gallery/rebecca-liddicoat-robert-griffin-iii/robert-griffin-iii-fiancee-girlfriend-rebecca-liddicoat.png

that is a nice rack to body size. Though that might be a black booty but i can't tell from the pic.

Kaylore
12-13-2012, 10:43 PM
Very satisfied I came to this thread...

pricejj
12-13-2012, 10:44 PM
Nice couple. I like RGIII even more now. Clearly neither a douche nor a cornball brother.

Taco John
12-14-2012, 12:06 AM
There is only one race, and that's the human race.

What about the Boston Marathon?

swaiy
12-14-2012, 12:35 AM
that is a nice rack to body size. Though that might be a black booty but i can't tell from the pic.

We are going to need video footage to verify if she truly does have the black booty.

I like them to sound like a half gallon jug halfway filled with OJ when she walks.

ZONA
12-14-2012, 01:15 AM
BS. I have yet to defile myself.

I think a black guy said that

If you're going to quote Doc Holiday, you might as well get it right.


Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself



Maybe the funniest lines in that entire movie were by Doc Holiday.

Wyatt Earp: How are you?

Doc Holliday: I'm dying, how are you?

Card player: What is that Holliday? Twelve hands in a row? Ain't nobody that lucky.

Doc Holliday: Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!


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Cito Pelon
12-14-2012, 05:32 AM
Brotha know he a Oh-ree-Oh. ****uh know he a Tom. ****uhs don't party with no Tom and his white boy friends.

HILife
12-14-2012, 05:43 AM
Maybe so, but I've seen first hand that sometimes when that small town girl gets to Paris, she falls in love with the Parisian lifestyle and will not leave to go back to the small town way of things. Bítches go crazy

lol

HILife
12-14-2012, 05:48 AM
that is a nice rack to body size. Though that might be a black booty but i can't tell from the pic.

Well now it all makes sense.

socalorado
12-14-2012, 06:00 AM
From what i hear, RGIII is the black Tim Tebow. Yes, hes a very devout christian and basically is just like Tim. However because hes black, but doesnt sound "black" to some and doesnt smoke weed, and make it rain at clubs, some folks in the media, like this idiot dont like him. Unfortunate really. Just sayin...

colorado jones
12-14-2012, 06:17 AM
Rob Parker knows as much about being black as he knows about sports.

ESPN is beyond ridiculous.

txtebow
12-14-2012, 06:17 AM
What Parker is stating is the strongly held notion by many black urban poor in the mid Atlantic and northeastern USA: Speaking proper English, growing up in a 2 parent household, valuing education and carrying yourself in a form that is respectful of others is deemed being an uncle tom, an OREO or as Mr Parker put it "a cornball brother" IE TOO WHITE.----the social pressures in the black community(children out of wedlock, misbehaving in school to the point where education is secondary to safety etc) are the primary reason that the cycle of poverty continues...Mr Parker's opinion on ESPN gives a national audience a peak behind the curtain that those of us who grew up among poor blacks already know from personal experience....it ain't the white power structure leading to poverty; it's the diminishment of anything associated as being too white (like education, 2 parent families, taking care of your kids) that produces anti social and unsuccessful personal outcomes...

Dr. Broncenstein
12-14-2012, 06:29 AM
You think ESPN will fire this guy with the same expediancy and righteous indignation as they did with Rush Limbaugh?

txtebow
12-14-2012, 06:31 AM
You think ESPN will fire this guy with the same expediancy and righteous indignation as they did with Rush Limbaugh?

Hilarious! Silly in America, it's only racism if it comes from the lips of a person of European decent.....

Kaylore
12-14-2012, 06:32 AM
You think ESPN will fire this guy with the same expediancy and righteous indignation as they did with Rush Limbaugh?

When he made the insination that the media wants a black QB to succeed and so wasn't being critical of his poor play? Actually I do. This was pretty egregious. Rush hung around for several days, and it seems maybe even a week, before they tanked him. I think this guy is gone in the next forty-eight hours.

Requiem
12-14-2012, 06:38 AM
Hilarious! Silly in America, it's only racism if it comes from the lips of a person of European decent.....

European? Poor choice of words.

RedskinBronco
12-14-2012, 07:00 AM
What Parker is stating is the strongly held notion by many black urban poor in the mid Atlantic and northeastern USA: Speaking proper English, growing up in a 2 parent household, valuing education and carrying yourself in a form that is respectful of others is deemed being an uncle tom, an OREO or as Mr Parker put it "a cornball brother" IE TOO WHITE.----the social pressures in the black community(children out of wedlock, misbehaving in school to the point where education is secondary to safety etc) are the primary reason that the cycle of poverty continues...Mr Parker's opinion on ESPN gives a national audience a peak behind the curtain that those of us who grew up among poor blacks already know from personal experience....it ain't the white power structure leading to poverty; it's the diminishment of anything associated as being too white (like education, 2 parent families, taking care of your kids) that produces anti social and unsuccessful personal outcomes...

well said. Are you sure that's not your wife ;)

Dr. Broncenstein
12-14-2012, 07:04 AM
What is more racist: a white guy saying the media wants a black quaterback to succeed, or a black guy calling another black guy a "cornball brother" because he doesn't act black?

Kaylore
12-14-2012, 07:07 AM
What is more racist: a white guy saying the media wants a black quaterback to succeed, or a black guy calling another black guy a "cornball brother" because he doesn't act black?

And then saying he likes his cornrows and that helps, but he still has a white wife, so he's unconvinced.

Rob clearly has some very strict criteria for determining if you are black enough...

Dr. Broncenstein
12-14-2012, 07:11 AM
And then saying he likes his cornrows and that helps, but he still has a white wife, so he's unconvinced.

Rob clearly has some very strict criteria for determining if you are black enough...

He sounds like he might be a person who annoys you.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 07:19 AM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

Seriously tho. If he had the mind of a black man he might be the next vick. I dont see griffin hosted and dog fighting rings

All black men think alike. Some hide it better then others

This guy got banned... right?

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 09:28 AM
I'd say that this is a very interesting topic.

I wouldn't question RG3's "blackness" because I don't know much about him other than he's a great football player, and he is a really smart guy. I really don't have an issue with him dating a white woman, and that shouldn't be used to question his "blackness."

I am all for RG3 saying that he doesn't want to be compared to other black quarterbacks, that he wants to be the best quarterback period. The goal isn't to be the best black anything. It's to be the best out of everybody.

Now if RG3 went the Tiger Woods route, that would rub me the wrong way, because it seems like Woods doesn't want any part of being black. Yes he's mixed, but a whole lot of black people are mixed. I have no problem with him promoting the other races that he is, but I just always had the feeling that he wanted nothing to do with "blackness". I heard a story that when he was younger somebody dropped an N bomb on him and he wanted no part of that. So I have never been a fan of him. The guy is about my skin color, but it seems like he doesn't want anything to do with the positives of the culture that I grew up in. So screw that guy. At this point I wouldn't lump RG3 in with Woods.

On the topic of RG3 being considered an "oreo" or "whitewashed" because he speaks correctly and is extremely smart (he had a really high college GPA if I'm remembering right), that bothers me right there. I think that the black race is usually defined by the lower end of the race. That is partly our fault, because education is not valued enough, and there are a lot of uneducated black folks who think there is something wrong with the educated black folks. Like we're trying to be white or something.

The thing that bothers me is that I get the feeling that people think that a black person like myself, who is educated, has a full time job, is raising my son, and speaks and acts correctly, is rare. Like there aren't a lot of black folks like me. There are a whole lot of black kids growing up like the Cosby Show. We're not all growing up like Good Times. Watching the Fab 5 documentary annoyed me when Jalen Rose made negative comments about Grant Hill, just because Hill had a better upbringing.

I'm a member of a few black organizations, and one that is only for people who went to college. Just about all of my friends are from this organization or one just like it, and all of us are more like RG3 than Lil Wayne. But when people think of black men, they'll think of a Lil Wayne type. Or a thug. That does annoy me. Like the Chris Rock Joke, when somebody said Colin Powell speaks so well. Well WTF did you think he was going to speak jive? lol

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox after this one final story. I was at an event with about a few hundred guys from the organization that I'm a member of (a good 95% of these guys are black). One guy started to feel ill, so somebody yells out "is there a doctor here?" About 30 hands went up. We all got a good chuckle out of that. If the guy needed a lawyer, another 30 hands would have gone up.

RedskinBronco
12-14-2012, 09:31 AM
just as an FYI, Rob Parker has been suspended indefinitely

Smiling Assassin27
12-14-2012, 09:37 AM
I wouldn't question RG3's "blackness" because I don't know much about him

Do you know Tiger? Why cast judgment on him if you don't know anything more than what you've seen in the media? The whole idea of challenging someone's 'blackness' is foolish, arrogant, and a textbook example of racism. The fact that a black person is casting those aspersions is not only those things, but as ironic as the day is long.

ZONA
12-14-2012, 09:39 AM
I'd say that this is a very interesting topic.

I wouldn't question RG3's "blackness" because I don't know much about him other than he's a great football player, and he is a really smart guy. I really don't have an issue with him dating a white woman, and that shouldn't be used to question his "blackness."

I am all for RG3 saying that he doesn't want to be compared to other black quarterbacks, that he wants to be the best quarterback period. The goal isn't to be the best black anything. It's to be the best out of everybody.

Now if RG3 went the Tiger Woods route, that would rub me the wrong way, because it seems like Woods doesn't want any part of being black. Yes he's mixed, but a whole lot of black people are mixed. I have no problem with him promoting the other races that he is, but I just always had the feeling that he wanted nothing to do with "blackness". I heard a story that when he was younger somebody dropped an N bomb on him and he wanted no part of that. So I have never been a fan of him. The guy is about my skin color, but it seems like he doesn't want anything to do with the positives of the culture that I grew up in. So screw that guy. At this point I wouldn't lump RG3 in with Woods.

On the topic of RG3 being considered an "oreo" or "whitewashed" because he speaks correctly and is extremely smart (he had a really high college GPA if I'm remembering right), that bothers me right there. I think that the black race is usually defined by the lower end of the race. That is partly our fault, because education is not valued enough, and there are a lot of uneducated black folks who think there is something wrong with the educated black folks. Like we're trying to be white or something.

The thing that bothers me is that I get the feeling that people think that a black person like myself, who is educated, has a full time job, is raising my son, and speaks and acts correctly, is rare. Like there aren't a lot of black folks like me. There are a whole lot of black kids growing up like the Cosby Show. We're not all growing up like Good Times. Watching the Fab 5 documentary annoyed me when Jalen Rose made negative comments about Grant Hill, just because Hill had a better upbringing.

I'm a member of a few black organizations, and one that is only for people who went to college. Just about all of my friends are from this organization or one just like it, and all of us are more like RG3 than Lil Wayne. But when people think of black men, they'll think of a Lil Wayne type. Or a thug. That does annoy me. Like the Chris Rock Joke, when somebody said Colin Powell speaks so well. Well WTF did you think he was going to speak jive? lol

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox after this one final story. I was at an event with about a few hundred guys from the organization that I'm a member of (a good 95% of these guys are black). One guy started to feel ill, so somebody yells out "is there a doctor here?" About 30 hands went up. We all got a good chuckle out of that. If the guy needed a lawyer, another 30 hands would have gone up.

You don't have to "choose" to be racially cognitive. There is NOTHING wrong with identifying youself as something other then a color or race. You can't get on TW because he, as you say, doesn't do anything "black". What do black people do that TW should? Tell us. Remember, this is a guy growing up and playing GOLF, usually among 99% white players, or asian. Back when TW grew up there wasn't many black people playing golf, not that there is now either but more so when he was young. We are who we socialize and work with. You are influenced by those you are around mostly, that's not rocket science. Just because a black guy has a white GF or wife, has white friends, doesn't mean he isn't "black". What is "black". Obviously TW still has the same skin color. What does TW need to do in your eyes that would make him more "black". Tell us.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Do you know Tiger? Why cast judgment on him if you don't know anything more than what you've seen in the media? The whole idea of challenging someone's 'blackness' is foolish, arrogant, and a textbook example of racism. The fact that a black person is casting those aspersions is not only those things, but as ironic as the day is long.

Obviously I don't know Tiger Woods personally. We don't know any of these celebrities personally, but we pass judgment on them all the time for various things.

When there is a group that is not thought highly of, and then a person from that group does something great which makes that group proud, and then that person shuns that group, that group is going to have issues with that person. Why would anybody think that group wouldn't have an issue with that? That's just human nature.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 10:13 AM
You don't have to "choose" to be racially cognitive. There is NOTHING wrong with identifying youself as something other then a color or race. You can't get on TW because he, as you say, doesn't do anything "black". What do black people do that TW should? Tell us. Remember, this is a guy growing up and playing GOLF, usually among 99% white players, or asian. Back when TW grew up there wasn't many black people playing golf, not that there is now either but more so when he was young. We are who we socialize and work with. You are influenced by those you are around mostly, that's not rocket science. Just because a black guy has a white GF or wife, has white friends, doesn't mean he isn't "black". What is "black". Obviously TW still has the same skin color. What does TW need to do in your eyes that would make him more "black". Tell us.

I'm not saying that Tiger needs to act "black." I don't even think that there is such a thing. I have more in common with an educated white person than a black person who fits the description of what a lot of people think a black person is, which is hood.

If Tiger simply showed acknowledgement that he is a part of the African American race, and be proud of it, then he'd be good in my book. That is in no way to say that he should ignore the other ethnic group(s) that he is a part of.

maven
12-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Obviously I don't know Tiger Woods personally. We don't know any of these celebrities personally, but we pass judgment on them all the time for various things.

When there is a group that is not thought highly of, and then a person from that group does something great which makes that group proud, and then that person shuns that group, that group is going to have issues with that person. Why would anybody think that group wouldn't have an issue with that? That's just human nature.

Tiger is mixed.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 10:22 AM
Tiger is mixed.

Based on my statements, it is more than obvious that I am aware of that.

maven
12-14-2012, 10:36 AM
You don't have to "choose" to be racially cognitive. There is NOTHING wrong with identifying youself as something other then a color or race. You can't get on TW because he, as you say, doesn't do anything "black". What do black people do that TW should? Tell us. Remember, this is a guy growing up and playing GOLF, usually among 99% white players, or asian. Back when TW grew up there wasn't many black people playing golf, not that there is now either but more so when he was young. We are who we socialize and work with. You are influenced by those you are around mostly, that's not rocket science.

Good point.

Based on my statements, it is more than obvious that I am aware of that.

Aware? Yes. Understand? No.

broncocalijohn
12-14-2012, 10:48 AM
Robert Griffin III

Obviously, by being the 3rd Robert Griffin, shows he has a line of fathers that care.

Verdict?

NOT BLACK!

"Get this jiggaboo out of my site!" Latrell Spencer, White Chicks

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 12:23 PM
Good point.



Aware? Yes. Understand? No.

Actually, I do understand. Just because I don't agree with you, or in this case, you do not agree with me, does not mean that I do not understand.

I find it interesting that people on one side of an argument think that the people on the other side don't get it. No, they just don't agree with you. It's as simple as that.

Br0nc0Buster
12-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Apperently ESPN is just going to suspend him

What a joke

Guess he will have some free time to hang out with the real "brothas" for a while though

RedskinBronco
12-14-2012, 12:32 PM
Apperently ESPN is just going to suspend him

What a joke

Guess he will have some free time to hang out with the real "brothas" for a while though

I wouldn't be sure about that. Suspended indefinitely generally means they start to get the lawyers involved and the walking papers come in.

Br0nc0Buster
12-14-2012, 12:32 PM
I wouldn't be sure about that. Suspended indefinitely generally means they start to get the lawyers involved and the walking papers come in.

Oh I guess I missed the "indefinite" part

mkporter
12-14-2012, 12:59 PM
Robert Griffin III

Obviously, by being the 3rd Robert Griffin, shows he has a line of fathers.



FIFY

Swedish Extrovert
12-14-2012, 12:59 PM
I haven't gone through all the posts in this thread, but I will say this.

RGIII was raised in a military officer family, and he acts like the son of a military officer: responsible, respectful, polite and hard-working.

I wonder if those are "non-black" qualities as per Rob Parker.

Swedish Extrovert
12-14-2012, 01:03 PM
One of my roomates from back in college is black. He was raised in the hood, but was constantly made fun of for "acting white." He got a basketball scholarship to Kent, and his father worked his ass off to pay the rest of the tuition. He got into DU on a basketball scholarship. His fiance is white. Now he's a big shot financial accountant in Toronto.

I did get pissed off at him once when I brought home KFC and he ate all of it before I had a chance to get any - in a purely racist, stereotypical sort of way, that was the "blackest" thing I ever saw him do. But he's got a pretty good life now, and it's mostly from "acting white" (as per Mr. Parker).

I always told him he kinda reminded me of Tiger Woods:

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bombay
12-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Robert Griffin III. Obviously he has two brothers.


Yeah. George Foreman and George Foreman.

Beantown Bronco
12-14-2012, 01:18 PM
The only reason Mrs Bean ever agreed to go out on a date with me was because I convinced her I was black from the waist down.

Br0nc0Buster
12-14-2012, 01:21 PM
The only reason Mrs Bean ever agreed to go out on a date with me was because I convinced her I was black from the waist down.

You braid your pubic hair?

huh??
12-14-2012, 01:22 PM
It seems to me that Rob Parker should change his name to a more "brutha" sounding name, since he's concerned about "blackness". :yayaya:

Irish Stout
12-14-2012, 01:25 PM
It seems to me that Rob Parker should change his name to a more "brutha" sounding name, since he's concerned about "blackness". :yayaya:

Now that you mention it, Robert Griffin the Third is about the whitest sounding name you could have. Any time you toss a numeral onto the end of your name you sound like some uppity white rich a-hole.

bronco militia
12-14-2012, 01:32 PM
Now that you mention it, Robert Griffin the Third is about the whitest sounding name you could have. Any time you toss a numeral onto the end of your name you sound like some uppity white rich a-hole.

man...I wish I was rich

huh??
12-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Now that you mention it, Robert Griffin the Third is about the whitest sounding name you could have. Any time you toss a numeral onto the end of your name you sound like some uppity white rich a-hole.


Yeah, he should have gone the way of George Forman, George Forman, George Forman, George Forman (his daughter), George Forman, and... damn; I can't remember how many kids he has. Five?

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 01:55 PM
I know a lot of black guys named Robert. I know black folks with the last name Griffin. You know, we all don't have names like Tyrone, or names that start with "La" lol

broncocalijohn
12-14-2012, 02:02 PM
I know a lot of black guys named Robert. I know black folks with the last name Griffin. You know, we all don't have names like Tyrone, or names that start with "La" lol

I thought if someone was from the hood, they had to have a prefix to start off their name.

Lestat
12-14-2012, 02:04 PM
Rob Parker is a gigantic moron and yet somehow he continues to be gainfully employed by major companies.

Kaylore
12-14-2012, 02:24 PM
The Tiger comparison is interesting. Really, RG3 saying he doesn't want his race to be an issue is kind of what we're going for, right? But then you see comments like these where the Black community takes pride in their racial distinctiveness and believes a certain set of behaviors and dress equate to being part of that community.

Shouldn't it not matter? I kind of get what Jason in LA is saying - that there is a perception that Tiger eschewed his black heritage seemingly out of disdain or embarrassment - like he was rejecting it because he was too good for it now. But really how is that different than what Rob Parker is doing just on a more extreme scale? He has more criteria, but the overall message is the same: To be a black person you need to do "whatever" and that has to be consistent with how we are or you're a sellout/uncle Tom.

I think it cuts both ways. Successful minorities have to ballance being succesful and fighting for a world that doesn't see race as anything other than a genetic marking, but then if they don't tout their herritage enough the way the community thinks, they are criticized. You can't have all these things that make you a distinct people and then complain about not being accepted.

bombay
12-14-2012, 02:35 PM
I don't blame Griffin for not wanting to be compared to every black QB who ever played, which is what always happens. He's more Steve Youngish than than Vince Youngish.

Lestat
12-14-2012, 02:38 PM
the problem with most African Americans like Rob Parker is that they want every successful African American to trumpet being a African American who is successful rather than a person who is successful.

RGIII,Tiger,Obama are the main examples they use as not being "black" enough.
i am told constantly by other African Americans that i am not "black" because i'm not as stereotypical as they are.
that's one of the issues with seeing things in terms of race instead of in terms of being a person.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 02:50 PM
I thought if someone was from the hood, they had to have a prefix to start off their name.

John, you must be an honorary negro, because if you weren't I'd slap you through your computer screen. lol

We ain't all from the hood.

Chris
12-14-2012, 03:10 PM
the problem with most African Americans like Rob Parker is that they want every successful African American to trumpet being a African American who is successful rather than a person who is successful.

RGIII,Tiger,Obama are the main examples they use as not being "black" enough.
i am told constantly by other African Americans that i am not "black" because i'm not as stereotypical as they are.
that's one of the issues with seeing things in terms of race instead of in terms of being a person.

Is this really true? I don't know anyone black that feels this way.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 03:15 PM
The Tiger comparison is interesting. Really, RG3 saying he doesn't want his race to be an issue is kind of what we're going for, right? But then you see comments like these where the Black community takes pride in their racial distinctiveness and believes a certain set of behaviors and dress equate to being part of that community.

Shouldn't it not matter? I kind of get what Jason in LA is saying - that there is a perception that Tiger eschewed his black heritage seemingly out of disdain or embarrassment - like he was rejecting it because he was too good for it now. But really how is that different than what Rob Parker is doing just on a more extreme scale? He has more criteria, but the overall message is the same: To be a black person you need to do "whatever" and that has to be consistent with how we are or you're a sellout/uncle Tom.

I think it cuts both ways. Successful minorities have to ballance being succesful and fighting for a world that doesn't see race as anything other than a genetic marking, but then if they don't tout their herritage enough the way the community thinks, they are criticized. You can't have all these things that make you a distinct people and then complain about not being accepted.

I'd say that it is true for any race or group, that when an individual from that group succeeds where that groups usually doesn't, people from that group have a sense of pride. For black folks, we love the Williams sisters. When Tiger Woods hit the scene, we were all in. Obama is damn near a saint.

Think of Jeremy Lin, he was, and probably still is, huge in the Asian communities. So was Yao Ming.

Mexicans are always going to support Mexican boxers.

I'd say that white folks liked seeing Payton Hillis rush for 1,000 yards.

There is nothing wrong with any of that.

A black QB is still huge in the black community. Even though there are more black QBs than ever, and it is far less of an issues as it was in the past, actually, it's not really even an issue anymore, most QBs are still white. It just it what it is, and there is nothing wrong with that. So black folks are loving RG3, and there is nothing wrong with that. I did feel that it was time to get off Michael Vick, even though a lot of black folks stayed on that bandwagon. I never thought he was a good QB, and then the dog fighting. It was time to stop supporting that guy.

With Rob Parker's comments about RG3, I'd say that he was out of line because RG3 has not shown that he isn't "down with us." He's educated and has a white girlfriend. I see nothing wrong with that (the educated part is great, the white girlfriend, to each his own). He wants to be compared to the best, not just other black QBs. I love that. He's a Republican. My pops is a Republican, and all his friends are black.

I feel bad for RG3 that the topic was brought up without him showing that he was trying to separate himself from being black. Parker was wrong for bringing that up on a national show. If he wants to talk about that in the barber shop, or off the airwaves, so be it. But he shouldn't have said that in front of a national audience, whether on TV, radio, or in print.

Now Tiger Woods, the way Kaylor phrased it, "eschewed his black heritage seemingly out of disdain or embarrassment - like he was rejecting it because he was too good for it now," that's the way I see it, and I don't like it. That doesn't mean that I hate the guy, or wish bad things for him. I could care less. I'm just not a fan. I don't need him to act black (certainly don't need him to do the crip walk like Serena did). But if he had some pride in being black (as well as other ethnic groups that he's a part of), I'd be a fan of his on some level.

TheReverend
12-14-2012, 03:20 PM
the problem with most African Americans like Rob Parker is that they want every successful African American to trumpet being a African American who is successful rather than a person who is successful.

RGIII,Tiger,Obama are the main examples they use as not being "black" enough.
i am told constantly by other African Americans that i am not "black" because i'm not as stereotypical as they are.
that's one of the issues with seeing things in terms of race instead of in terms of being a person.

^ would've never guessed you were a black dude.

Chris
12-14-2012, 03:26 PM
I see nothing wrong with that (the educated part is great, the white girlfriend, to each his own).

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QUSbRUUsfIM/TzqJL5xQXOI/AAAAAAAAKZg/6nE87E5-ics/s320/scratch-head.gif

Lestat
12-14-2012, 03:35 PM
Is this really true? I don't know anyone black that feels this way.

there are plenty that feel that way. that's why you had so many act as though Obama wasn't black enough after he didn't get a Jefferson's reference correct.
or felt he let them down because he didn't have a "black" agenda when he was in office during his first term.

^ would've never guessed you were a black dude.

most guess that i'm a cantankerous 51 year old white dude. :~ohyah!:

El Minion
12-14-2012, 03:36 PM
I know a lot of black guys named Robert. I know black folks with the last name Griffin. You know, we all don't have names like Tyrone, or names that start with "La" lol

So do I, and his name is Peter :~ohyah!:

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TheReverend
12-14-2012, 03:37 PM
most guess that i'm a cantankerous 51 year old white dude. :~ohyah!:

Haha, that's kinda what I was thinking!

Agamemnon
12-14-2012, 04:02 PM
What the **** is that dude talking about? Nutjob...

Cito Pelon
12-14-2012, 04:06 PM
So RG4, if he's half-white, what is he supposed to be? My guess is he'll still be considered "black" by some people, supposed to act brotha sometimes, supposed to act Ivy League sometimes. Expected to act like one culture sometimes, like the other sometimes, depending on the situation.

That's some tough expectations to put on a kid.

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 04:16 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QUSbRUUsfIM/TzqJL5xQXOI/AAAAAAAAKZg/6nE87E5-ics/s320/scratch-head.gif

Not really my thing, but I have no problem with people in interracial relationships. So, to each his own.

Lestat
12-14-2012, 04:42 PM
Haha, that's kinda what I was thinking!

i'd be insulted if i didn't hear that almost every day. :approve:
of course people also say i'm not a true southerner because i don't have a drawl or accent.

BroncsRule
12-14-2012, 04:53 PM
From what i hear, RGIII is the black Tim Tebow. Yes, hes a very devout christian and basically is just like Tim. However because hes black, but doesnt sound "black" to some and doesnt smoke weed, and make it rain at clubs, some folks in the media, like this idiot dont like him. Unfortunate really. Just sayin...

well, except RGIII can throw, too.

BroncsRule
12-14-2012, 04:59 PM
on the OP, yeah, Bobby is toast.

Good riddance, and good on ESPIN for not supporting counter productive double standards.

It was right when El Rushbo got la botin, and it's right for Bobby too.

Swedish Extrovert
12-14-2012, 05:22 PM
I think it's racist to think that a black man must marry a black woman to maintain his "blackness."

RedskinBronco
12-14-2012, 05:40 PM
Fred Davis called RGIII "black jesus" earlier this season, so there's that

Jason in LA
12-14-2012, 05:58 PM
I think it's racist to think that a black man must marry a black woman to maintain his "blackness."

I don't think that's really an issue of "blackness," and I wouldn't say that would be the sole reason for anybody to question their "backness." I know a few black guys who either married or are dating a non-black woman. Really thinking about it, the only group that gets upset over that is black women. They get all butt hurt to see a black guy with a woman of another race.

errand
12-14-2012, 06:05 PM
What about the Boston Marathon?

what's there to see? a man from Kenya, a woman from Sweden...and 5,000 losers.

Beantown Bronco
12-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Not really my thing, but I have no problem with people in interracial relationships. So, to each his own.

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errand
12-14-2012, 06:12 PM
I thought if someone was from the hood, they had to have a prefix to start off their name.

Sure...and guys from the south all have 4 first names like Billy Joe Jim Bob right?

cutthemdown
12-14-2012, 06:28 PM
Black dudes do a better job of banging the white women then we do of hitting the hot black girls. Just my opinion though. LOL! Thats something us whiteys need to work on for the good of the country. Sounds like black women get upset when the black man goes from some of the vanilla ice cream instead of the chocolate he grew up with. We need to show them chocolate still cool! Don't forget an asain girl once in awhile either because China could own us someday.

Dr. Broncenstein
12-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Black dudes do a better job of banging the white women then we do of hitting the hot black girls. Just my opinion though. LOL! Thats something us whiteys need to work on for the good of the country. Sounds like black women get upset when the black man goes from some of the vanilla ice cream instead of the chocolate he grew up with. We need to show them chocolate still cool! Don't forget an asain girl once in awhile either because China could own us someday.

Check out the genital herpes prevalence by race on the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/figures/53.htm). STDs are raycest.

Kaylore
12-14-2012, 07:17 PM
^ would've never guessed you were a black dude.

It's because he likes pro-wrestling.

FearLanier
12-14-2012, 07:31 PM
Not sure if posted yet, but this really made me Hilarious!. Clearly aimed at this clown.

Arian Foster ‏@ArianFoster
My mom is Mexican, so I can only optimize 50% of my blackness.

txtebow
12-14-2012, 09:35 PM
Not sure if posted yet, but this really made me Hilarious!. Clearly aimed at this clown.

Arian Foster ‏@ArianFoster
My mom is Mexican, so I can only optimize 50% of my blackness.

And yet his first name is 'Arian'? ..... Interesting.... My wife is a hot blonde .... My girlfriend Mexican.... Life is good!

maven
12-14-2012, 09:47 PM
And yet his first name is 'Arian'? ..... Interesting.... My wife is a hot blonde .... My girlfriend Mexican.... Life is good!

http://i.imgur.com/m1C1E.gif

I've plowed them all. White, black, hispanic, and asian. I suggest some of you out there do the same.

Beantown Bronco
12-15-2012, 03:50 AM
http://i.imgur.com/m1C1E.gif

I've plowed them all. White, black, hispanic, and asian. I suggest some of you out there do the same.

But yours were dudes

Jason in LA
12-15-2012, 03:56 AM
But yours were dudes

Pretty much. lol

spiralism
12-15-2012, 04:59 AM
Not sure if posted yet, but this really made me Hilarious!. Clearly aimed at this clown.

Arian Foster ‏@ArianFoster
My mom is Mexican, so I can only optimize 50% of my blackness.

The best was the one just before it:

Arian Foster ‏@ArianFoster
I'm going to work on my blackness today.

Hilarious!

broncocalijohn
12-15-2012, 12:29 PM
the problem with most African Americans like Rob Parker is that they want every successful African American to trumpet being a African American who is successful rather than a person who is successful.

RGIII,Tiger,Obama are the main examples they use as not being "black" enough.
i am told constantly by other African Americans that i am not "black" because i'm not as stereotypical as they are.
that's one of the issues with seeing things in terms of race instead of in terms of being a person.

Exactly and I get the exact thing. They said that I wasn't black or I am a fake. COme on don't judge.

Of course I am a white guy but that wasn't the point and this was when I was into EPMD, Slick Rick, 3rd Bass (now those were some brothers!) and NWA. They were all judging me and ****.

broncocalijohn
12-15-2012, 12:30 PM
John, you must be an honorary negro, because if you weren't I'd slap you through your computer screen. lol

We ain't all from the hood.

Whatever LeJason! Hilarious!

broncocalijohn
12-15-2012, 12:31 PM
But yours were dudes

So where is the Revenge of the Nerds clip of this?

cutthemdown
12-15-2012, 01:40 PM
Check out the genital herpes prevalence by race on the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/figures/53.htm). STDs are raycest.

No wonder Kin Kardashian has a big ole herpes now.

pricejj
12-15-2012, 03:44 PM
Really thinking about it, the only group that gets upset over that is black women. They get all butt hurt to see a black guy with a woman of another race.

Why would a woman concern herself with a man whom she is not married to? None of the black women I know (including my wife) care who other people are married to. In fact, it would be surprising to hear a woman (of any race) be concerned about it.

Sounds racist to me.

Jason in LA
12-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Why would a woman concern herself with a man whom she is not married to? None of the black women I know (including my wife) care who other people are married to. In fact, it would be surprising to hear a woman (of any race) be concerned about it.

Sounds racist to me.

Why does a black woman care about a black man dating outside of the race? I don't really know, I can only speculate on that, but it is a conversation in the black community. Black women tend to not like that.

Lestat
12-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Why does a black woman care about a black man dating outside of the race? I don't really know, I can only speculate on that, but it is a conversation in the black community. Black women tend to not like that.

Black women tend not to like breaking a nail. a black man dating a snow bunny is way beyond that on the scale.
now with that said, it's mostly a maturity thing in regards to concern over interracial relationships. the idea of betraying one's race because you don't see color when relating to a person you want to be with is a foolish idea.

the "you either act and think like me or you're not really black." attitude that some take on is silly.

i'm African American and i'm sorry but i don't have a ghetto bone in my body.
i was raised in the backwoods around hillbillies and honky tonk.
i've never been to a rap concert but i've been to multiple bonfires and state fairs.
almost every time i say this "oh you're not really black then."
even at my job when i have to resolve issues, i talk to people on the phone and when they come in and i meet with them "oh you weren't the one i was talking to, where's the nice white man i talked to on the phone?"

Lestat
12-15-2012, 07:10 PM
It's because he likes pro-wrestling.

that's my parent's fault. it was the only sport they let me watch as a kid.
honestly, what is a kid supposed to do when you see the Ultimate Warrior running around the area with weird paint and shaking the ropes? :strong:

ZONA
12-16-2012, 12:28 AM
that's my parent's fault. it was the only sport they let me watch as a kid.
honestly, what is a kid supposed to do when you see the Ultimate Warrior running around the area with weird paint and shaking the ropes? :strong:

Pro-Wrestling was fun to watch mid 80's. It's been all down hill since. That sport was all about personalities and characters and it's getting hard for them to come up with unique stuff.

Jason in LA
12-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Rg3 a white mantrapped in a black body. The perfect storm if youre going to play qb in the nfl no? Black man athleticism but a white mans brain !

Seriously tho. If he had the mind of a black man he might be the next vick. I dont see griffin hosted and dog fighting rings

All black men think alike. Some hide it better then others

So this guy has been posting everyday since making these comments. Was there a reason why he was not banned? Oversight, or just not a big deal?

Lestat
12-19-2012, 07:34 PM
Pro-Wrestling was fun to watch mid 80's. It's been all down hill since. That sport was all about personalities and characters and it's getting hard for them to come up with unique stuff.

not hard to come up with unique stuff. it's too controlled with backstage political BS. too many want "their guy" to be the next one instead of telling stories.

Bret Hart needs to teach people how to properly sell a storyline.

RedskinBronco
12-19-2012, 07:50 PM
Don't know how sincere this is, looks like some publicist/lawyer wrote it for him, but that's just me. I feel like he only regrets getting suspended and/or having espn show him the door.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...ncerely-sorry/


Rob Parker, the ESPN commentator who was suspended after saying on the air that he questions whether Robert Griffin III is authentically black because he is engaged to a white woman, has now issued an apology.

Although Parker initially defended his comments and called his critics “silly” and “uneducated,” Parker said in the statement he posted on Twitter today that after six days to reflect, he has seen the error of his ways.

“I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry,” Parker wrote. “I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care. This past Thursday I failed to do that. I believe the intended topic is a worthy one. Robert’s thoughts about being an African-American quarterback and the impact of his phenomenal success have been discussed in other media outlets, as well as among sports fans, particularly those in the African-American community. The failure was in how I chose to discuss it on First Take, and in doing so, turned a productive conversation into a negative one. I regrettably introduced some points that I never should have and I completely understand the strong response to them, including ESPN’s reaction. Perhaps most importantly, the attention my words have brought to one of the best and brightest stars in all of sports is an unintended and troubling result. Robert Griffin III is a talented athlete who not only can do great things on the field, but off the field handles himself in a way we are all taught – with dignity, respect and pride. I’ve contacted his agent with hopes of apologizing to Robert directly. As I reflect on this and move forward, I will take the time to consider how I can continue to tackle difficult, important topics in a much more thoughtful manner.”

Click link above for the rest of the article

maven
12-19-2012, 08:18 PM
But yours were dudes

haha I didn't see this. Sorry, I don't swing that way.

RedskinBronco
12-20-2012, 11:08 AM
Only 30 days suspension? Pretty clear they are ok with his comments or even encouraged him to say them on outrageous take

broncocalijohn
12-20-2012, 11:45 AM
So this guy has been posting everyday since making these comments. Was there a reason why he was not banned? Oversight, or just not a big deal?

Well, he evened himself out earlier in the week when he said Stokely sucked.

Anyone else think this guy is a mix of Karenin and LB56 (correct name?)

RedskinBronco
01-08-2013, 03:39 PM
Rob Parker out at espn

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2013/01/08/rob-parker-out-at-espn/