Skip to comments.CBS: White Basketball Player Is Basically Jesus
Posted on 03/20/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
I wrote earlier today about how sports-media and announcers project certain virtues smarts, toughness, hard work onto white athletes, using coverage of my alma mater, Michigan, as a case study. But there's probably no better example than Aaron Craft, point guard for Ohio State.
Craft is a pretty good basketball player. He's strong and quick and plays fantastic defense. His jump shot is atrocious. Basketball announcers tend to treat him as the embodiment of all that is good and decent in sports. That habit was on display today, thankfully, for the last time ever, in Ohio State's last-second loss to Dayton. The commentary was a game-long rhapsody to the grit, determination, and human decency of Craft. At some point, somebody said, "There's a toughness in that shirt that belies the angelic countenance."
Then, near the end, play-by-play commentator Verne Lundquist declared he respected Craft more than any player he had ever seen:
But what makes Craft so admirable? Is his degree in nutrition so much more impressive than any other players' academic achievements? Does he display special poise and smarts on the court? Not really: He makes some pretty bad decisions, like a horrendous intentional foul with two-and-a-half minutes left. He's a solid player overall. So you have to ask what about Craft makes him the vessel for such unusual admiration. The answer is pretty clear.
I’d like to have that 3 minutes of my life back... what a bunch of blathering inane bull crap.
To the simple minded its all about race.
“degree in nutritions”
You mean his freaking pre-med degree? /to the author of this drivel
Just be happy you look at life through a larger lens than a drinking straw.
I think they guy’s beef is with sports writers.
Must be something in the air.........
But wait, I thought Jesus was black?
I’m an Indiana fan. Don’t get me started on Aaron Craft. I’ll just say I don’t see him as Jesus.
And it’s articles like this that caused me to give up my Sporting News subscription 20 years ago.
On another note, I remember watching an Ohio St. game last year where the announcers praised a black OS player William Buford for being the first one in his family to get a college degree. His major? Black studies. Now what degree would be more useful in the real world Chait: a degree in nutrition (which probably involved a lot of math and science courses), or one in Black studies the latter being virtually worthless in the real world?
But, then, as pointed out in the earlier thread on the same writer, the pursuit of imaginary grievances has been the standard methodology of those who seek to lead others astray, since the beginning of the human experience (Variations On Demonic Theme.)
The Left-wing journalistic crack-pot is highly predictable.
Is he the rosy cheeked lad who looks about 12 years old?
This drivel needed a `Vapid @Ø Alert’
Now, now... he's just exercising his Drivel Rights...:)
What a crock of shit.
Unlike the pervert journeyman basketball player that came out as a pervert, Craft will not get a phone call from Barack Obama.............
It’s time to have quotas for whites in professional sports. And straight ones in entertainment.
The sword should cut both ways.
As far as Role Models .. in Basket Ball I have been luck to have been in San Antonio for both David Robinson and Tim Duncan which are class acts that SHOULD be the standard for the rest of the league.
Yes, and his Irish coleen sister Caitlyn looks like him (rosy cheeks and cute) and she can lay you low on basketball court like he does. She is on OSU’s varsity.
Snarky article has to “find” fault where none exists. Color conscious people make me sick. (I’m talking about article writer, not you, of course).
I like this idea...
“Like” - Indiana State Sycamores
Would Jesus have lost in the first round to the Dayton Flyers?
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