This kind of BS makes me freakin' crazy. To Jesse Jackson I would say, that I don't really give a rats posterior just how much pigmentation is in his or anyone else's skin. It amounts to less that squat in the grand scheme of things. It is people like him that continue to beat to death just how much skin color matters in the world today.
The reason that there are so few black fans and even fewer black participants in motorsports is that there is a proportional level of interest in the sport. A number of years ago, Bill Cosby put up money to partially fund a team that did feature a black driver, Willy T. Ribbs. Perhaps double J could cough up some of his dough and do the same thing instead of whining all the time.
I wonder why he does not try his extortion scheme on the NHL, probably not enough dollars in it for him. Whining maggot just needs to shut his pie hole and actually DO SOMETHING.
posted on 06/25/2003 5:03:35 AM PDT
I wonder why he does not try his extortion scheme on the NHL, probably not enough dollars in it for him.
Probably, but contrary to popular belief the NHL is very diverse. Someone already mentioned Kevin Weekes who is a black goalie for Carolina. Jarome Iginla plays for the Calgary Flames and is black and one of the leagues top scorers. There was a kid drafted on Saturday, I think his name was Andrew Stewart (I could be wrong)- who is black- to play for the LA Kings. Anson Carter plays for the Rangers and is black is very popular.
These are just the black players off the top of my head. There are more. Plus, there are players from every race and every country imaginable. Owen Nolan was born in Ireland. Paul Kariya is half Japanese (sp?). Last year the Blackhawks had a kid at prospect camp who was middle eastern. There are alot of Canadian players who are Indian (Ted Nolan, Theo Fleury, Chris Simon, etc.).
But the fact that NASCAR makes a mountain of money more then the NHL probably has a whole lot more to do with it.
posted on 06/25/2003 6:43:53 AM PDT
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