Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Great White Hope of Football


While reading over Fuqua’s most recent post and eventually finding myself taking a look at the original site itself, I found a glaring omission to the list of important white athletes. After perusing the list and comments, a rather demanding task considering my diminutive negro intellect, I found no mention of (White) America’s new favorite sports hero, Peyton Hillis.

Now I totally understand omitting Aaron Rodgers, I’ve personally seen that supposed “white man” fraternizing with big black negroes on every single play. He is the definition of a race traitor.

But Peyton Hillis?

This guy epitomizes racial supremacy. We’re talking about a hulking white man, who manages to punish his predominately black counterparts on a daily basis. Furthermore, we’re talking about a white man who plays in the backfield, a position stolen by the negro, thanks to obvious biological differences in the beastlike black man.

I mean let’s be honest, Hillis is the best white back since John Riggins (I don’t count Mike Alstott, he blocked for that inferior player Warrick Dunn for too many years.).

Now at this point, some of you out there may be laughing or even shaking your head at the obvious (perceived) sarcasm in my tone. Because only a white supremacist would actually consider the solid and talented, but not legendary, Hillis as one of the greatest white athletes alive.

Right?

I would agree, but then I think about the fact that millions of people are voting for this guy to be on the cover of the next installment in the Madden video game franchise. We’re talking about a guy who wouldn’t even have made the Pro Bowl this year had it not been for injuries. But for whatever reason, he’s considered to be one of the two most deserving players to appear on the coveted (or cursed) Madden cover.


I’ve raised this racial angle with others before and they just dismiss me by saying that Hillis is a fan favorite. And I’m fine with that, but what sets him apart outside of the fact that he is a white tailback, something about as common as a black kicker (RIP Reggie Roby). I respect him as a player, no doubt. But it’s not as if he has some attractive personality or some defining moment within the season. He's just a solid back who had a breakout season.

Oh wait…there was that whole “haters gonna hate” moment, in which Hillis told his tragic tale of being verbally abused and called “white boy” by black players simply because of the color of his skin.

Now if it that isn’t something galvanize folks around, I don’t know what is. Nothing grinds my gears more than hearing that someone is being attacked because of the color of their skin. As a black man, I cannot begin to understand what it is like for a minority like Hillis to be persecuted by his peers. Regardless of my position of privilege as a black man involved in sports, I can say that the treatment of Hillis is both disgusting and un-American and is in no way aligned with standard reactions to minorities attempting to achieve in uncharted territory.

So to all of the white supremacists out there, I suggest you go over to ESPN and make sure that the right (white) man is given the cover of Madden this year. God knows we don’t need that overachieving, redemptive, heartwarming Michael Vick on the cover. Because he’s black. And we all know black quarterbacks are just media perpetuated lies. Word to Rush Limbaugh.

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