Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NFL Lockout Begins To Affect Little Black Kids


The extent to which the NFL lockout affects its players clearly goes beyond the game of football. The lockout directly affects their opportunity to play, which indirectly affects their ability to get paid. And using my very vague understanding of the Reagan “Trickle-down theory,” if the players aren’t getting paid neither is babymoms. And if babymoms isn’t getting paid, what happens to all of the chilluns?

As Fuqua pointed out, it’s pretty messed up how we tend to label the brown folks as “babymommas” and yet you white folks get to live life free of implicitly disparaging labels.

And this works conversely, as well. Because today, CBS Sports released an article about how the lockout has pushed players to consider readjusting their child support payments.

Now I wonder, in an article like this, who do you think they chose to highlight?
And when I think of an NFL player who owes a great deal in child support, my mind automatically springs to Jets CB Antonio Cromartie, who has nine children by eight women.
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One player who can make his payments, the news service reports, is Raiders RB Darren McFadden, who has three children by three women.
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Listen, I’m fully aware of the obvious hilarity in Antonio Cromartie having nine kids by eight women. But by now we’ve reached the point of blatant mockery. And I’m not even sure what specifically explaining McFadden’s particular situation advances the article, besides making another joke about (black) athlete’s and their babymama drama.

You know what would have been interesting? I wonder how the NFL's top name and reigning Most Valuable Player is handling this situation. After all, Tom Brady also knocked up someone who wasn’t his wife. But we all know that Antonio Cromartie and Darren McFadden are more relevant to the game of football than one of its highest paid players.

I’ve made more Shawn Kemp jokes than anyone I know, but can we please start making fun of the white tomfoolery when it takes place, as well?

Oh yeah…NBA HEAD COACH and certified Caucasian Scott Skiles has a CONFIRMED (some claim more…) SIX illegitimate kids. Take that, white people.

"I gets it in..." - Scott Skiles
For a comprehensive list of sports figures doing something that I’ll inevitably find myself doing, click here.

2 comments:

  1. As long as they can afford to support, then by all means go with it. They need to take control of their actions though.

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