Before I give you my thoughts, watch the above video. Then for the entire transcript, click this link.
Rob Parker decided to dig deep into his mind and wonder why Robert Griffin III isn’t black enough in his eyes. To him, a black person must love Barack Obama, have an all black family and maybe should listen to gangsta rap and so forth. For him they have to be “hood” and need to have “swag” probably too.
Calling him a cornball essentially calls RGIII as a fraud, saying that he puts up a front to cover up something. And that something is that Griffin isn’t black.
I get it, but I don’t want any more of it.
If you haven’t heard yet, the new cool hip thing (with #hashtag) in the NFL world is #Griffining. That’s named after Robert Griffin III’s touchdown celebration from last Sunday. It’s sitting up and pointing to the sky.
It has blown up on the Internet and it’s this season’s version of 2011′s “#Tebowing” (getting on one knee to pray). Both these celebrations are a product of a popular player and copying everything that they do.
With Tebow, they had sites and TV segments dedicated to this one action. I really hope that it ends soon. Adding “-ing” to the end of a person’s name in calling a touchdown
Kim and RGIII?
Label this under the “I’m not surprised” category. In fact, I am surprised that I am writing about this. But I find myself chuckling.
Apparently, Kim Kardashian had a moment of interest in Robert Griffin III. Jack Burditt explains what happened when Kardashian saw Griffin a few hours after the draft.
“She sat next to me while we were watching the show on the monitor and RG3 is a few seats down, and during the commercial break she starts asking me questions about him,” Burditt told Eisen. “Like, ‘Now he’s a football player, right?’ I’m like, yeah, yeah, yeah. And [Kardashian asks] ‘And he just…something big happened, right?’ And I’m like, well yeah, he just was the No. 2 overall pick tonight. [Kardashian asks] ‘And what team?’ Washington. [Kardashian asks] ‘What’s Washington?’ Redskins. She goes, ‘I don’t know much about football, but, so what’s his deal?’ And I’m thinking, you stay away from him. This is a nice young man.”