January 09, 2006

Hidden: Taylor spits on player: Some young black athletes are out of control. Its getting to the point where there is no excuse anymore. Mo clarett, M Vick, now S. Taylor. Black fathers, uncles, big borthers need to step up and get these young men where they need to be.

posted by RZA to football at 05:58 PM - 10 comments

RZA, there are no shortage of white athletes behaving like immature ass holes, so I suggest your request be made simply to "fathers, uncles, big brothers". Also, I'd throw some women into the mix as well. And frankly, these boys need as much help as they can get, so let's just replace RZA's comment above with: "Anyone and Everyone who knows these douchebags please do something so that we don't have to read about them acting like bitches."

posted by DudeDykstra at 06:19 PM on January 09, 2006

Hook baited.

posted by STLCardinalfan at 06:21 PM on January 09, 2006

Wow! Throwing the race card down so early in the game. I don't think this is a racial issue. It's a generation issue. These kids who become pro athletes are made millionaires overnight and think they can get away with anything.

posted by Big D Alexander at 06:23 PM on January 09, 2006

Seems to me that it isn't just black athletes, but altogether too many of the young athletes are commanding respect when it hasn't been earned and then making asses of themselves when they feel others aren't pushing the pedestal under them hard enough.

posted by Sawduster at 06:31 PM on January 09, 2006

Im disgusted. Black fathers where the hell are you. Uncles, Godfathers, Big Brothers, Pastors, why are you missing in action? Why are you living up to the stereotypes that are out there. These Young men need discipline. Its no 1's fault but yours. These young men are being treated like kings by their so called "boys". Its going straight to their head. They live with the belief that they are above what is right, and just. They have this delusion that there is no consequence for their behavior. Black fathers, big brothers, uncles, stop living behind the weak excuse "hey they're grown, there is nothing we can do". Your absence and lack of caring is costing our younger generation their careers and livelihoods. We sit and argue that the "whiteman" is holding us back, while in actuality, we are doing it ourselves. Stop thinking paying child support makes you a father. Look at what some of our young men are doing. They are making fools of themselves and all of us. Their conduct is pathetic on and off the field. Step away from whatever the hell you think is so important, and go spend some fucking time with our next generation. They believe that a promising athletic career is a free pass to conduct themselves how ever the hell they want to. Stop saying "hey they're grown, there is nothing i can do". You can step the fuck up and spend some time with your children, nephews, God-children, and even neighborhood kids before its to late. Mike Vick, go get your fucking brother before you have to sign a piece of paper on a clipboard and talk to him behind safety glass. These young men are listening to the fools around them who dont have shit, and trying to live up to some bullshit rep that its cool to disrespect people and live like a thug and a hard ass. Disrespecting people doesnt make you hard young black man. Being a respectable man in your community and controlling your emotions and your actions does. You're going to feel so damn stupid sitting in that fucking cell saying "what was i thinking"? Its not to late, start right now. Men, talk to your kids. Young blackmen in college, rolling with a fucking posse and disrespecting people is not the answer. Cut those ties you have to whatever could possibly get you in trouble. You're throwing your life away. People can lecture you until they are blue in the face, but its up to you. Stand up and be a man. Work hard. Respect yourself and others. Cut the bullshit "hard" rep loose. Its not going to get you anywhere except prison or the grave-yard. I dont care how cool tupac and biggie made dying, its not something you want to do. Get your fucking shit together, before the warden does it for you.

posted by RZA at 06:40 PM on January 09, 2006

Twilight Zone?

posted by STLCardinalfan at 06:54 PM on January 09, 2006


posted by geekyguy at 07:37 PM on January 09, 2006

The fuse is lit.... 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Boom. Post go bye bye.

posted by trox at 08:51 PM on January 09, 2006

Not the twilight zone(funny), sometimes things need to be said. But not all the time, so dont get happy.

posted by RZA at 08:52 PM on January 09, 2006

They need to be said? GYOBFW.

posted by geekyguy at 06:44 PM on January 10, 2006

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