This just saved me getting on my soapbox today.
Steven A. Smith speaking on the plight of the black athlete. It’s a big pill to swallow, but there’s a lot of acidic truth in the man’s words.
Spotted over at TKE.
Previously Posted- Packin’ Pistols Plaxico
Steven A Smith always comes correct
Mayne I wish someone would Muzzle that Militant Little Midget…
man, I wanna be him when I grow up
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speak on it homey.
“Mayne I wish someone would Muzzle that Militant Little Midget…”
i had no idea 6’3″ was a midget.
Dude misses the point completely. How many examples can he name? Now compare that to the fact black players are a huge majority in these sports. You go by the numbers and yes some are going to get in trouble, it’s not some systematic problem. No one makes the judgement that there’s a problem in the white community when hockey players mess up. Oh and he loses more points for preaching conformity. The NBA dress code is one of the most ridiculous things in sports.
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Absolute bullshit. Fuck sports, modern day slavery with fat paychecks.
Look at De La Hoya’s eye.
Put some Saran Wrap over them burritos
Pancit & Lumpia for everybody tonight! (I’d upload some via RapidShare, I’m just not sure about filesharing food though)
Gotty Can you upload any Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. I need that rightnow
I always thought that Stephen A. Smith looked like Bruce Bowen.
Manny’s da bess, mayne.
Manny deed it.
Damn, can’t nobody revel in celebratory mode wit’ me? lol
man wut ever teef…i wuz goin for oscar
Only thing that matters to Oscar’s wife Millie is that she can still cop them Louboutins with the red bottoms
What a decisive fight, no question about who the better boxer was and is tonight
Oscar The Slouch got lumped up somethin’ lovely
oscar the slouch
thats messed up but true. cant lie im dissappointed
wow. powerful words.
I’m suprised that they (ESPN) let him speak so freely on the elephant in the room. I’m also proud however that he put it so elequantly on national tv. It’s amazing how little you own even as a millionaire in these leagues.
I wish the best for Plex, I know I’m not the only one that didnt even wanna turn on sports center last week just cuz I didnt wanna hear it. Shits a shame. FREE VICK!
he comin’ off as a bootleg Jason Whitlock.
So when Oscar got caught in the skirt and panties did we air-out Mexican Boxers? When Matt Jones (NFLer) got caught in 2008 choppin’ up the yayo w/ credit cards in the SUV with his crew did we blame white NFLers? When Andy Reid’s grown ass 24 year old sons started moving Meth and Ecstacy out of the family home did we blame coaches or white male culture?
Stephen A. done forgot where he’s from. Plax ain’t no bigger fool than most of the white ballplayers. He was just sloppy enough to get caught, not smart enough to recognize the perenial double-standards between black/non-black athletes…
but don’t front like Burress did something new to the game.
Lest we forget Brett Favre was a pill-poppin’ alcoholic (ATL Falcons cut him for coming to the QB meetings drunk) and every white cat in the media looked the other way for his entire career. From Mark McGwire to Roger Clemens to Rick Ankiel ain’t nobody blaming “white culture” for steroids. (Victor Conti wasn’t black was he?)
There’s a Ryan Leaf in every draft that gets covered for, plus dozens of Tony Mandarich’s–big white boys juicin’, whiny ass white NBAers like AK-47 in Utah, but we ain’t turnin’ down European ballers or big “cornfed” white linemen just because a couple of ’em are dirty.
John Daly, Jim Beem and all these white boys in the PGA can drink their careers into the toilet but we don’t blame white golfers for running the game. White girls in golf, tennis can act like prima donnas and divas and straight up heffas, but do we blame white females for running women’s sports? The next NHLer that ain’t cheatin’ on his wife and punching out somebody will be the first, but do we blame white males/european males for running the game?
But somehow, T.O., Plax, Pacman are leading some mythical, long-rumored army of “niggers wit attitude” into pro sports?
Get a grip, G.
The one thing black male athletes do lack the spine for is standing up to media and arrogant fans that believe they have the right to stereotype them and slur them at will.
Jim Brown would kick Stephen A.’s ass if he were still playing, then he’d curse out all them frat boy punks at ESPN for playing two-face white boy games… talking crap writin’ crap, then wantin’ an autograph and a photo-op…
All I got for Stephen A is “nigga please.”
Bravo. I don’t think anything else could be said.
Plaxico? Sounds like a brand of mouth wash or something.
But anyway looks like the Pacman will be getting on with the Fatman, hopefully.
De La Hoya can now bow out and run things behind the scenes as head honcho at Golden Boy.
But Pacman versus Fatman over at Wembley or The Millenium Stadium, is gonna be rock n rolla to the maximum, brillo for rillo.
I hear what you’re saying, but what I got from Stephen A. Smith’s little rant was that (no matter if any of those other professional athletes have any better character than Plax) black athletes need to almost hold themselves to a higher standard because “the man” is always out to make an example of our community… at any cost…. and any way possible…. even if we have a new black president.
Yes, he could’ve said it more politely, but that’s just not his style. We all know that.
Plexiglass lost a $35 million dollar contract…. now he has to sell his New Jersey mansion in order to take care of his family.
“Damn,… Bloomberg’s fuckin’ up!” (C) Dave Chappelle
that new D-Black tape… shits dope, wasn’t up on him before this. But JustBlaze, Nottz, Khrysis and Illmind original beats on a mixtape…. how the fuck does an up and comer pull that shit off!?? When he gets round to puttin out an album…….just sayin…..
Where’s that Saigon album goddammit!
^ that D-Black mixtape is the business
“modern day slavery with fat paycheck
Please elaborate on this statement, I would like to hear your thoughts on why Professional sports is the equivalent to stealing people from one continent and putting them through living hell for 200 plus years. Such blanket statements by themselves are only ignorant.
but peep Stephen Smith’s hairline
“The man” is out to make an example of the black community? get the fuck outta here, Plaxico brought a gun to a club, it went off and he got caught with a gun in a club (without a license). This isn’t a race thing, any celebrity that slips up is bound to have their face plastered all over every media outlet.
@ Cougar Bear: Let’s see hmmm…..where do I start??? Ok let’s remove the whole “stealing people from another continent” argument and focus on one thing: WHITES own these organizations and feel that they OWN the BLACK athletes that play for them. I’m not condoning the behaviour of some of these athletes, but why are they constantly having their characters assasinated by the media while their White counterparts get off easy??? I know my statement may appear to be nonsense, but think it through and try to understand.
I gotta (reluctantly)agree with Stephen A. These dudes get piz-naid and they have a code of behavior that they are expected to follow. If they don’t follow it , Plaxico and even worst, dudes like Rae Carruth show how keepin it hood can go wrong! We rarely see white offensive linemen and latino outfielders goin hard in the streets and walkin into precints in shackles like some sort of tame man-beast.You wanna keep it hood, keep it hood but realize the Pigs gotta cell waitin for you. We must do better.
I just don’t see how your statements make any sense. To me, you’re grasping at straws.
What evidence do you have that John Mara and Steve Tisch feel that they own Plax? He brought a gun into a club in NYC with no license, no concealed-carry permit, shot himself and could have injured others, got arrested, and is dealing with the consequences. How does that equate to the owners feeling that they own him???
And as far as your slavery comment goes…please. These athletes are paid more than God to play in a game. That shit does not hold water.
And @ Canseco:
The majority of professional athletes are black. If 3 out of 10 white athletes break the law, and 3 out of 10 black athletes break the law, and 80% of athletes are black, then guess what…you’re going to hear more about black athletes breaking the law than white athletes.
And let’s look a bit further into this. Football and basketball have the highest crime rate amongst American professional sports. The one thing these sports have in common is an availability to impoverished, inner city areas that are predominantly occupied by blacks. And if there’s one thing we all know it’s that poor blacks are more involved in crime. And don’t give me any shit about that statement, either. We’re all here on TSS for the music, and the majority of rap music is centered around impoverished blacks committing crimes.
All I’m saying is if you take a small amount of apples and a large amount of oranges, there will be more bad oranges than bad apples. The numbers don’t lie. Say what you will, but that’s the way it is.
@ Shock: What you’re saying is circular reasoning my dude. Poor blacks more likely to commit crime??? Majority of music centered around Blacks commtting crimes??? Fuck outta here homie. Look back through the history of Black men is sports, minus the fame and fortune, and you’ll see blatant racism and bigotry. Only today instead of the KKK we have the media and the fans. Get with the prgram my G.
you think clemens got off easy? favre didnt even commit a crime and dude was patronized on TV for like a year…i couldn’t grump without hearin about where brett favre was buyin his english muffins. you slip up, you’re a celebrity, the media’s gonna be on it like stink on shit.