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The "Black Quarterback" Is Dead
The Shadow League ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Vincent Thomas

Posted on 12/13/2012 6:17:29 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Last month, Cam Newton was one of two GQ cover boys – the other was Tim Tebow. The Tebow piece, like so many written about him, was partly an assessment of Tebow’s cultural standing. The title referred to him as a “Sunday Savior” and featured pictures, taken during his Florida Gators days, of him in a pose that conjured Jesus Christ on a cross. You get the feeling that, at some point, we’re going to start referring to the man as a “Christian quarterback.” Meanwhile, in Newton’s 2,500-word profile, there was no mention of being a “black quarterback” – the phrase did not appear. Race didn’t come up, at all.

Around the same time – and about 20 years after shorty Charlie Ward won the Heisman Trophy and then went undrafted in the following NFL Draft – rookie Russell Wilson beat out Matt Flynn for the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback spot. Not only had Seattle invested $20 million in Flynn, but Wilson was – aside from being a Miami Vice-era Phillip Michael Thomas lookalike – a “barely six-foot,” third round draft-pick that spent five years in college. That’s not stud pedigree.

Wilson’s rise came up as a conversation topic in my Harlem barbershop when his mug popped up on ESPN. Some of the patrons were unaware of the kid. A quick recap of his story elicited this response: “Man, that’s some white-boy sh#t.”

Translation: Some short, moderately-touted rookie that wasn’t “Michael Vick” athletic, beating out a more proven quarterback – with significantly more millions of guaranteed franchise-money – is foreign terrain for black quarterbacks.

It was a poignant observation. It was also an indication that we are living in a New Day.

The “black-quarterback” no longer exists.

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1 posted on 12/13/2012 6:17:36 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
-Roll Tide-
2 posted on 12/13/2012 6:52:55 PM PST by blam
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To: MinorityRepublican

the only people still surprised at this are the so-called ‘enlightened’ liberals - who are way more ob sessed with race than the people they accuse of racism

3 posted on 12/13/2012 7:11:53 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I thought Doug Williams did that in Super Bowl XXII?

4 posted on 12/13/2012 7:16:07 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I could care less if my QB was green and had a 3rd hand growing out of his ass as long as he wins football games. This ‘Black QB” stuff is garbage. No one cares what color he is. All we care about is can he win a damn Super Bowl.

5 posted on 12/13/2012 8:17:15 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
If "multiculturalism" exists then the majority of black Americans must be part of a different culture than mine. I don't really care too much about watching other cultures since, after all, it is as if they are some other, distant nation.

The NFL can associate itself with any culture it chooses. Depending on their selection I'll decide how interested I am in their product.

After all, I've never even wagered on the first dog fight.

6 posted on 12/13/2012 8:20:42 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Trailerpark Badass

What happened to Warren Moon?

7 posted on 12/13/2012 8:33:05 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Different sport of course, but while I don't receive MLB Network on my cable I came across it earlier this week and the discussion was the recent three-team trade involving the Reds. A white anchor said to Harold Reynolds (who is black) that a player (black) reminded him of Pokey Reese. He immediately asked Reynolds if the comparison was racist (to compare two blacks). Reynolds said it was not. I am not sure if there is a history or other meaning since I am not familiar with the white host but I found it odd in that discussing similarities of players from different eras, the followup had to do with if it is racist.
8 posted on 12/13/2012 8:51:43 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: political1

Warren Moon is the color commentator for the Seahawks radio broadcast—and he is good at it.

9 posted on 12/13/2012 11:42:50 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: The Duke

Skin is not a culture. The African-American “culture” is a mythical creation of liberal racists. It’s a culture of death where thuggery, hate, resentment and separation are the central ideals and expression.

I know plenty of middle class Black people. None of them idolize the liberal black culture of thuggery, hate and resentment. Well, maybe one and she is not invited to be around me anymore.

10 posted on 12/14/2012 7:18:33 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
Skin is not a culture. The African-American “culture” is a mythical creation of liberal racists...

I don't dispute that it's a creation of liberal racists, however I would also say it is now *very* real. I just watched an episode of "Gangland", and that culture seems to have a large number of subscribers. They may not be the folks we rub elbows with during the day, but they're out there nonetheless.

11 posted on 12/14/2012 12:35:18 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Sicvee

Um, perhaps we aren’t hearing the same radio broadcasts, because the Warren Moon I hear is AWFUL. But, he is unintentionally hilarious at times. On the bright side, Eddie George (broadcasting for the Titans) makes Warren Moon sound like Winston Churchill. Seahawks fan for life, and loved Warren Moon throughout his career, but his command of the English language isnt great, in my opinion.

12 posted on 12/14/2012 12:43:56 PM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: The Duke

This thug culture has been foisted by liberal/socialist elitists on Black Americans via targeted race studies (cultural cleansing).

They used to be Christian. They used to have high marriage rates. Liberals have worked hard to bring them down with criminal and hateful mentalities that are not their’s.

The KKK could not have dreamed of a better scheme for ruining Black men and women. I despise racists and they call themselves liberals and “freedom lovers”, today.

13 posted on 12/14/2012 1:01:49 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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