This was tweeted right now and I have every reason to agree with it. I would like to say that I wouldn’t be racist and I would view people all equally, but that’s now how we’ve been trained in this society.
The black athlete comes from a violent background and they have no structure of responsibility. That’s the mentality we’re expected to accept from all black athletes. It’s unfair but the above tweet made me realize that this is the way we’re wired to think.
Obviously what Gronkowski is doing is irresponsible no matter who the athlete is. But somehow, someway, we’re giving him way too much leeway based on the color of his skin.
Can we ever get past the skin color and treat every athlete equally? Unfortunately we won’t. There will always be a certain image the general public and the media will perceive black athletes and I don’t know if it will ever go away.
Who’s going to the Super Bowl? Check out my predictions below.
Can Frank Gore run over the Falcons?
SAN FRANCISCO (2) VS ATLANTA (1)
After what the 49ers did to the Packers last week you’d think they would steamroll their way to the Super Bowl. But the Falcons are tougher than most people give them credit for. Their secondary isn’t that great which might be the 49ers’ best chance to score. But their front seven is pretty solid (if John Abraham is healthy) and the 49ers need to figure out how to run against a well-coached Mike Nolan defense.
On the other hand, the 49ers will have their hands full trying to stop the Falcons offense. Jacquizz Rodgers is turning into a great backup for Michael Turner and the 1-2 punch could give the 49ers some problems. The biggest concern is the passing game. Tony Gonzalez continues to play at a high level and the wide receivers of Julio Jones and Roddy White have caused matchup problems all year. The 49ers have to be careful on the intricate passing routes they have.
The biggest factor will come down to Colin Kaepernick. He was able to bounce back after an interception last week. Can he avoid that and play well from the start? That will determine if the 49ers can silence the loud home crowd early in the game.
Ultimately, the 49ers defense likely will set the tone for the 49ers here.
He’s called Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo as “KJ and Hondo.” He once called Wes Welker “Wes Weckler.”
But give us more info on “Vince Wilcock” and the injured “Gonk” if you please.
Seriously, why is he so clueless?
Round 2 of the playoffs are here! With that said, here are my quick predictions on today’s games.
Beast Mode will destroy the Falcons.
SEATTLE (5) VS ATLANTA (1)
The Falcons have all the pressure in the playoffs to get that albatross off their back. Their past playoff failures will be magnified with a microscope as they are the #1 seed. Can their passing attack beat the Seahawks? Matt Ryan has all the tools to have a fantastic day but the running game is the concern. Michael Turner has not been used as much and this time with Jacquizz Rogers is looking more split.
But the Falcons have a fantastic defense themselves and that will be a challenge to stop a very dangerous Marshawn Lynch. But I won’t forget that rookie Russell Wilson has played great ball this year and has developed this passing attack very well. Sidney Rice could be a big factor in this game.
However, I will take the popular pick in Seattle because they are playing the best football in my opinion right now and I just don’t think Atlanta has shown enough to prove that their past failures are behind them.
Aldon Smith may not have recorded a sack, but his interception and the defense held their own against the Patriots.
As I watched last night’s epic battle between the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots, I couldn’t help but realize that I was witnessing a fun football game. Not often do we get a chance to witness two very talented teams in a meaningful game like the one we had Sunday. Unfortunately, the top-billed matchups from earlier in the day did not meet the hype. This game though met all of the hype and a lot more.
After watching the game, I kept thinking about how much this game somehow seemed so familiar. In fact, it seemed like I had just watched the 49ers and Saints in the playoffs 11 months ago. I know the situation was different and the results were different, but it didn’t seem all that different to me.
Then again, maybe it’s the kind of feeling that I get when I see the 49ers play a game like this.
So this is what’s surfacing around the Internet blogs right now. Apparently this guy is such a huge fan of the Patriots that he decided to get a tattoo commemorating them. That’s all fine and dandy. Fans get tattoos of their favorite teams and players all the time. But have you seen it like this?
This guy has decided to turn Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Tedy Bruschi into legos. Yes. You’ve never seen anything like this before.
I don’t know what to make of this. It’s unique and he gets credit for that. But a tattoo like that? He looks like he’s 40 so maybe it’s a mid-life crisis? Probably not but I will say that with this tattoo, he’ll be the talk of New England and probably the talk of many memes on the Internet for quite some time.
Eli Manning is elite. There is no doubt about it.
You can call Eli Manning an elite quarterback now. Actually, we should have been calling him elite for the past couple seasons.
After Manning just led his New York Giants to another Super Bowl victory, the quarterback was named as the game’s MVP and quite possibly silenced every doubter that has criticized him.
Throughout this season, there had been debate as to what an elite quarterback is and if Manning qualified for that status. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith is elite according to his head coach. Are both Manning and Smith elite? Well, after today, the definition of elite has become real clear.