Posted on: May 19, 2009 12:46 pm
How many years of college did Andre Aggasi have? How many years of college did Jennifer Cappriatti have? If you answered 0 you are correct. Now what do those athletes have in common beyond their sport. That's right their white. Now to clarify this blog I am a 27 year old White Male. So please dont say im pulling the race card. But if anyone has paid attention to the NBA playoffs this year you will see a common thread among the two of the teams best players. None of them went to college, and believe it or not they are doing pretty well for themselves. Why is it that we picked basketball as the sport that all of the sudden required athletes to start going to college? HMMM, the league had a image problem because their players had tatoos and got into a couple of fights. Another common thread is the majority of the players in the NBA are african american. Why didnt American Tennis mandate players attend college first after the drug fiasco of Cappiratti? Why because shes white. Plain and simple. We are telling 18 year olds that they can die for our country but they cant make millions of dollars doing something they are good enough to do so colleges can profit off of their athletic ability. And please dont tell me that the players benifit from the college expierence. Get out of here with that, colleges dont give a damn about their athletes, they make millions upon millions off them, then tell the athletes dont work to many hours at MCdies or you will be investigated. They typically take kids from a poor neighborhood force them to take classes with middle class white kids and tell them its for their own good. Yea cause thats much better then learning your trade on the job with seasoned veterans while earning millions of dollars that could secure their grandchildren's future.
Posted on: May 18, 2009 12:03 pm
I saw a article today talking about how Michael Vick should never be allowed to play football again. Really? Did he not serve his time in jail for his conviction? Did he not lose enough money already due to his past actions? It's amazing to me the attention he got for his dogfighting ring. It is a horrible crime that he got swift and just punishment for. Why cant people just let it go now. It's still amazing me to that Leonard Little played in the NFL after a manslaughter DUI. People didnt protest his games afterwards, radio shows phone lines werent tied up for days about his case. He killed 2 HUMAN BEINGS. But his name wasnt on the back of people's jerseys, so he didnt get much attention. He wasnt a anti establishment QB who alot of people were on the fence about. Mike Vick did horrible things and he paid dearly for it. Isnt the point of corrections to "correct" the behaviors that got the person in there to begin with. Just because the person who needed the help happened to be rich doesnt make him a worse person. We always try to crucify those who have more than us worse because we are jealous of the things they have or had. We hate Mike Vick because he had a ton of talent and money and threw it away, but does that make his crime worse? Because he's black and famous does that mean he is a horrible person who cant ever again do what he's good at?
And PETA people deep down I want you to actually stop and logically think about this question would you protest Mike Vick working again if he had never played in the NFL? Would you protest him say if he were a trash man going back to his life? Or a plumber? Or a janitor? Would you protest a person convicted of the same crimes as Mike Vick if that person were going back to work as a Janitor? If the answer is no leave Vick alone you HYPOCRITE jerks because your cause no longer is about the animals its about getting yourself noticed.