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ESPN Analyst Calls RGIII a ‘Cornball Brother’ Because He May Be a Republican
National Review Online ^ | 12/13/2012 | Andrew Johnson

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:53:28 PM PST by Beave Meister

Robert Griffin III is arguably the most popular man in Washington right now. The Redskins’ spectacular rookie quarterback has been winning games, fans, and headlines due to his play this season. Today, he was on the front page of the Washington Post for the third time in a week and a half.

Under increasing media scrutiny, Griffin has been clear he does not want to be defined by his race. In a news conference yesterday cited in USA Today, Griffin, an African-American, said, “For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin. You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.” He continued, “I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that.’’

But columnist and ESPN analyst Rob Parker evidently thinks otherwise. On the network’s First Take show this morning, Parker said, “my question, which is just a straight honest question, is [Griffin] a brother, or is he a cornball brother?”

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KEYWORDS: blackonblackhate; conservatives; cornball; cornballbrother; democrats; espn; liberalracist; racist; republicans; rgiii; robertgriffiniii; robparker
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First time I've ever heard the word "cornball" used like this. It must be the new word that replaced "Uncle Tom."
1 posted on 12/13/2012 6:53:32 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Call him what they like...I’m afraid he is going to dismantle my beloved Browns come Sunday.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 6:57:39 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Beave Meister

This just in “Free Republic Member Calls Parker an Anal Clown After Parker’s Multiple Ignoramous Comments”

Like Chris Rock said: “It’s Jus Ig-nint”...

RLTW


3 posted on 12/13/2012 6:57:41 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: Beave Meister

Someone who knows racist slang, explain “cornball” to me? Is it the new “c-word”?


4 posted on 12/13/2012 6:58:02 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Beave Meister

I figured he might be a Republican because he’s a pretty dang good quarterback. He’d probably make a crummy “cornhole” ANALyst like Parker on ESPN though.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 6:59:17 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: Mamzelle

I think “cornball” has replaced “Uncle Tom.”


6 posted on 12/13/2012 7:00:05 PM PST by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

ESPN, by all accounts, the Sports version of MSNBC.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 7:00:43 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: Beave Meister

If the left didn’t have hate, they’d have nothing.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 7:02:32 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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Is RG really a republican or is he guessing?


9 posted on 12/13/2012 7:03:23 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: BenLurkin

Arizona would dismantle the Browns this week... if


10 posted on 12/13/2012 7:04:09 PM PST by Figment
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To: Beave Meister

ESPN’s Rob Parker dropped a bombshell today when he called NFL rookie star and MVP candidate Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III a “cornball brother.” That means, according to Parker, that RGIII isn’t a real black person, and that he might not be “one of us” or “down for the cause.”

“down for the cause.”

What exactly is this cause he speaks of?

Struggle ?

To continue struggling ?

If Parker were “down for the cause” maybe he should quit his job and go on welfare.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 7:04:33 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Beave Meister

This guy, Parker, is a racist piece of crap and should be fired right now. And I’m an Eagles fan and hate the Redskins.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 7:04:45 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Beave Meister

Why should I care if a cornholio brother calls another brother a cornball brother?


13 posted on 12/13/2012 7:10:04 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Beave Meister

I guess ESPN will have to fire him like they did with Rush Limbaugh, whej he said some things considered racially charged.


14 posted on 12/13/2012 7:11:02 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Beave Meister

My advise is to quit listening to these corrupt, hypocritical, no-minds. They add no value to the game of football.


15 posted on 12/13/2012 7:11:19 PM PST by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Limbaugh quit.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 7:14:08 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Beave Meister
ESPN & Rob Parker are Racists Bullys.

17 posted on 12/13/2012 7:15:30 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Mamzelle

RG3 is off the reservation. He graduated in 3 tears and has 2 masters degrees. This jackass could’nt load a shot gun without blowing his nose off. RG3 could be President and I predict that is where he is going!! You don’t go to BAYLOR if you are a communist. You go to UT!!


18 posted on 12/13/2012 7:16:58 PM PST by willowdean
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To: deweyfrank

If you’re an Eagles fan you have plenty of problems of your own.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 7:20:29 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Zeneta
What exactly is this cause he speaks of?

Multiple bastard children? Domestic violence? High dropout rates?

20 posted on 12/13/2012 7:24:07 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: Past Your Eyes
You don't have to rub it in. You just Wait till next year.
21 posted on 12/13/2012 7:25:29 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Beave Meister

Looks like the mau-mauing of RGIII has officially begun.

I knew this was going to happen sooner or later. It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when even Michael Jordan took flack from some quarters for not sufficiently hatin’ on Whitey.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 7:27:27 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Beave Meister
What have we become when this statement is received with scorn and mockery?

“For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin. You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.”

That used to be exactly what defined what it was to be an American. It wasn't where your family came from. We don't have caste systems. It was what you became as an individual with the freedom you have.

23 posted on 12/13/2012 7:33:03 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

24 posted on 12/13/2012 7:38:55 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Beave Meister

Black Americans are not allowed to think for themselves


25 posted on 12/13/2012 7:40:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Past Your Eyes; deweyfrank

You better watch those Eagles insults. It’s not like we released our most popular player who was runner up Man of the Year for a dog murdering felon...


26 posted on 12/13/2012 7:43:16 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Beave Meister

What’s striking to me is that Parker not only wants to stay on the plantation himself, but drag others with him.

Ever since Rush got railroaded out of becoming part owner of an NFL team, I’ve been watching and listening more closely at how these ‘reporters’ act and talk.

Incredible racism in sportscasting. It’s obvious and seemingly endless, not to mention shameful.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 7:44:08 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: willowdean

RG3 is from a military family, which counts as another strike against him for the commie loving sports media.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 7:53:03 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: willowdean
RG3 is off the reservation. He graduated in 3 tears and has 2 masters degrees.

Didn't know this, thanks for posting that. All I know is, he's an exciting player to watch. For a rookie he's damn' good and there's no doubt he's going to make a big mark in the NFL. Guessing by his education, once he's done on the field he's destined for really good things off the field too, and I say good for him!

29 posted on 12/13/2012 8:00:20 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: EEGator; Past Your Eyes

And we’re about to release that dog murdering felon.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 8:05:09 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: military cop

More proof that Affirmative Action is a failure= Rob Parker.


31 posted on 12/13/2012 8:07:22 PM PST by bfree (Biden '13)
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To: Beave Meister

Cedric “Cornball” Maxwell ?


32 posted on 12/13/2012 8:12:54 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: supremedoctrine

Yup. ESPN worships Buttcrack odumbo. He’s in almost every sports and non-sports story. Now who could ever forget his new spelling of “Syracuse” on the NCAA bracket show while Andy Katz was drooling all over him...


33 posted on 12/13/2012 8:17:37 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

LOL!! I believe that was “Cornbread Maxwell”


34 posted on 12/13/2012 8:24:21 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: willowdean

“You don’t go to BAYLOR if you are a communist. You go to UT”

or Texas A&M. My cuz graduated from T A&M and his GF is from Baylor. Libs aren’t exactly popular there as they told me. And yes, he went nuts when Manziel won the Heisman.


35 posted on 12/13/2012 8:26:03 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Zeneta
That means, according to Parker, that RGIII isn’t a real black person

keep it real. check out "how to be gangster"

36 posted on 12/13/2012 8:34:10 PM PST by alrea
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To: Beave Meister

RGIII also makes the sign of the cross after every touchdown they make.

Funny how I haven’t heard that become an issue. Yet.


37 posted on 12/13/2012 8:34:39 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Beave Meister
ESPN is the sports equal of the View. A bunch of nitwits with a large voice and a large audience.
38 posted on 12/13/2012 8:40:56 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: Beave Meister

I had a lot of respect for RGIII up until now. Now I’m a big fan. It’s amazing how far things have degraded in our culture. An educated, enormously talented and responsible young black man basically quotes Martin Luther King on aspiring to be judged on his character, and a black sports “commentator” with a national microphone calls him degrading names. Rob Parker is an absolute disgrace and should be fired by ESPN. I can certainly see why Rob Parker wouldn’t want to be judged on the content of his character.


39 posted on 12/13/2012 9:17:05 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: Beave Meister

Been a big fan since the night I saw him win the Heisman. Superman indeed.


40 posted on 12/13/2012 9:22:17 PM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Beave Meister

Cornball used to mean corny , rustic, country bumpkin? This guy is very impressive!


41 posted on 12/13/2012 10:08:31 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: willowdean

Baylor is run by its law school full of crooked venal lawyers... but you could be right anyway.


42 posted on 12/13/2012 10:11:27 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Beave Meister
****he may be a republican****

That might explain why he seems so content and confident so much.

43 posted on 12/13/2012 10:12:11 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: BenLurkin

Have faith. Pray to the spirit of Abe Abraham!


44 posted on 12/13/2012 10:14:59 PM PST by Cyman
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To: deweyfrank

It was, just seeing if you would catch it :)


45 posted on 12/13/2012 10:44:02 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: deweyfrank

I hope so, he sucks.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 2:31:04 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Beave Meister

I am a Cowboy fan and I hate when they lose to the Redskins. I wish RGIII all the success in the world against other teams, but on occasion they do defeat my boys. When it does happen I would rather lose with RGIII as their QB than that a-hole Joe Theisman.


47 posted on 12/14/2012 2:48:55 AM PST by politicalamity
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To: willowdean
You don’t go to BAYLOR if you are a communist. You go to UT!!

Here Here! RG III ain't no tea-sipper!

48 posted on 12/14/2012 4:57:10 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Beave Meister

Down with the cause? A white fiance? A Republican? OHMIGAWD! One question though: who is Rob Parker? Second question: why gave the racist Parker the authority to decide who is black? Ball-less Bayliss should have run him off the show.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 5:03:50 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Mamzelle
Someone who knows racist slang, explain “cornball” to me?

According to Urbandictionary.com, Cornball, definition #4:

a person who is not popular, looks and dresses like a dork, has book smart and no street smarts, and also does not keep it gangsta.

50 posted on 12/14/2012 5:13:38 AM PST by ConservativeLawyer
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