Thursday, December 20, 2012

More Bullshit!

December 20th, Thursday... Long before the invention of ESPN, sports news was, well sports news. The talking heads told you the teams, the games, the scores and sometimes a little fluff piece about a player. Now-a-days, with the addition of ESPN, news about sports is damn near all fluff! The "talking heads" are the celebrities and the it's all about them. Mike and Mike, who come on (my) radio at 6 a.m. weekdays are like Abbott and Costello. They do schtick! Steven A. Smith, the cool, "I have a way with words" brother from New York can (and will) take you on a roller coaster ride with words when he starts talking... WHEW! (Does anybody have a barf bag?) And then there is Rob Parker, the part-time co-host of the ESPN show, Fast Break, who's commentary does not necessarily grab you until he says something stupid... Well, the other day he said something real stupid! RGIII (Robert Griffin the 3rd), the phenom quarterback for the Washington Redskins in the NFL was labeled a "Cornball Brother" by Parker. It seems that these days with the advent of Hip-Hop and bling and "booty-clappers," it's not cool to be Black and educated, and speak well during interviews and act civilized, according to Parker, i.e. "cornball brother!"
What? Can Black folk have any dignity? Can we (yes, I'm Black!) behave with some decency when out in public without having to endure someone, who has a handle on a media outlet, designate us as "corny," or "nerdy," or not hip enough to merit favorable commentary?
I don't know... My thinking is news is news and entertainment is entertainment and "never the twain (should) meet!" Opinions about people mean nothing to me because opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and they all stink!

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