5Alive LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Jul 2009 4470 posts
re: ESPN's Rob Parker calls RG3 a "cornball-brotha"(Posted by 5Alive on 12/13/12 at 3:08 pm to JBeam)
Lol! Now Russel Wilson is a cool mutha! It's a vibe bruh. I'm still trying to think of a good example of corny. Ok let's see Russel Wilson will probably hang with his boys to the wee hours scoping on chicks and popping shots laid back having fun. RGIII not so much he would probably leave us to go play Final Fantasy!
*Rittdog steps out of self ban in order to drop some knowledge*
Rob Parker is taking a comment by RG3 and using his perception of RG3 as reason to leap to the conclusion that he's.....a "sell out"
Parker made the mistake of assuming that RG3's comment represented a lack of "blackness" thus creating a strawman. RG3 was responding as if he wants to be looked at as QB on the field. Not just a black QB. This caused Parker to take jabs at RG3's personal life.
In reality, RG3 is nothing more than a geek. He's a different kind of guy. The socks, the bad braids, the awkward laugh that he has. The wearing of a "Michael Jackson glove" at a practice or workout. Overall he's a cool dude....but a geek. One could argue that Russell Wilson has more "swag" than RG3. Both great guys. Both are married/engaged to white women and have different views on life. But thats their personal choices. Who gives a frick?
Instead of Parker leaping to the conclusion that RG3 had a lack of blackness. Why couldnt he just be ok with RG3 being a geek, but a cool guy at the same time. As far as calling him a cornball...he answered his own question. Ok he's corny...but that doesnt make him less black. And just because such discussions take place in a barber shop in Detroit doesnt mean that the conversation is universal. I dont know, I dont think all black people view RG3 that way..or give a damn. Just my guess. Not sure all whites feel that way either, I dont give a damn.
The question is....Is RG3 non threatening to white people? Well yes. He's different than Michael Vick (Im not talking about dog fighting, etc). Rob Parker seems to prefer black QBs have a little edge to them based on the plight of the black QB. But his opinion doesnt make it fricking so. I find it odd that he knocks RG3 or people do that....when the original(s) who open the doors for blacks in sports where Joe Louis, Jessie Owens and Jackie Robinson. Those guys who also happened to be of similar in public perception (not meaning geek, like RG3, but just guys who a great perception in the media/public)
Not everybody is supposed to be Ali, Rob Parker!
Bottom line. No matter what color we are we should not only be accepting of all races, but accepting of all personalties. Not be quick to make one feel less for who they are.
*Rittdog exists thread and goes back into self-ban purgatory*