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    PATHETIC Rob Parker: RG3 A Cornball Brother

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...8822--nfl.html

    Rob Parker went of First Take today and basically questioned how black RG3 was. Back story, RG3 said his race doesn't define what kind of player he is or will be. Parker says RG3 isn't with the cause and he's gotta question whether or not RG3 is a brother because he's a Republican and is engaged to a white woman.

    Now as a white man, let me get on a Soapbox and let me say **** ROB PARKER. If Skip Bayless would have said that, he would've been fired. I hate Rush Limbaugh but he got fired from ESPN for saying Donovan McNabb was overrated because people wanted a good black QB. Parker probably won't get **** for basically calling RG3 an Uncle Tom.

    He's not down for the cause... what is this 1960?
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    I thought this was an Arrested Development reference.

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    So because RG3 wants be judged by his performance instead of his skin color, that makes him not really a true black? I thought the whole point of the Civil Rights movement back in the day was so that RG3 and others would have the opportunity to be judged on performance and not skin color. What Parker said is really a slap in the face to MLK and other civil right heroes because he is advocating that black people SHOULD be seen as different than a white person.

    Imagine if Parker doesnt get canned and then Bayless comes out and says that some athlete its a real white and cites being with a black woman as one of the reasons. What could ESPN honestly say to him then without being complete hypocrites?




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    SO I found the quotes of what RG3 said and it makes Parker look worse.

    RG3 said he doesn't think he's had an impact on the black football fans in Washington.

    Parker also defended his comments by saying that real people talk about this at the barbershop.

    NFL players have caught wind of what Parker said... they aren't happy. ESPN has been silent.
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    I actually watched the whole segment. In context, what he said wasn't that inflammatory at all.

    There's no way on Earth he should be punished in any way, shape, or form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob19 View Post
    I actually watched the whole segment. In context, what he said wasn't that inflammatory at all.

    There's no way on Earth he should be punished in any way, shape, or form.
    Why was he then?



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    Why was he then?
    PC bullcrap

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    Sorry man, I just cant see any way to justify that
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    You guy's got it twisted. You need to watch the whole segment.

    He never called RG3 a 'cornball brother', he's just stating the factual truth that some people, black people, that he's talked to are wondering why this whole black quarterback issue keeps coming up; the fact that he's engaged to a white women & votes Republican is probably a bit perplexing to some of those people as well. He went on to talk about the level of admiration he had for Tiger Woods, until Woods said on Oprah, "I resent being called black", & compared that with Obama's situation. Obama could've said, "we'll, don't call me the first black president, I'm bi-racial, etc", but he didn't; he didn't shy away from being called a black president, or a black man.

    Parker said, "no kid ever sets out to be the best black anything", he's not suggesting that as a black man he should be held to some different standard, that's not what this is about. He's just voicing an apparent real concern he's witnessed within some parts of the African American community about RG3 possibly turning his back on his people, ala Tiger Woods, Micheal Jackson, or what have you. How founded or unfounded that concern may be is another matter.

    But seriously, before any of you make any judgement you have to see the whole segment. That article author is clearly not a fan of the show, he misrepresented things & took quotes out of context. When I watched this live I thought the whole thing was pretty benign. I had no idea there'd be a stink about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob19 View Post
    You guy's got it twisted. You need to watch the whole segment.

    He never called RG3 a 'cornball brother', he's just stating the factual truth that some people, black people, that he's talked to are wondering why this whole black quarterback issue keeps coming up; the fact that he's engaged to a white women & votes Republican is probably a bit perplexing to some of those people as well. He went on to talk about the level of admiration he had for Tiger Woods, until Woods said on Oprah, "I resent being called black", & compared that with Obama's situation. Obama could've said, "we'll, don't call me the first black president, I'm bi-racial, etc", but he didn't; he didn't shy away from being called a black president, or a black man.

    Parker said, "no kid ever sets out to be the best black anything", he's not suggesting that as a black man he should be held to some different standard, that's not what this is about. He's just voicing an apparent real concern he's witnessed within some parts of the African American community about RG3 possibly turning his back on his people, ala Tiger Woods, Micheal Jackson, or what have you. How founded or unfounded that concern may be is another matter.

    But seriously, before any of you make any judgement you have to see the whole segment. That article author is clearly not a fan of the show, he misrepresented things & took quotes out of context. When I watched this live I thought the whole thing was pretty benign. I had no idea there'd be a stink about it.
    Isn't thatkind of like when you have a friend with this problem? Think he might have been projecting on anonymous "friends" to make his point? I dunno man, i think i'm with Stephen A., much as i dislike the ass-clown. And he did own the question. He says it's his question, not anyone elses.
    I once heard and interview with Tony Atlas about his tag team partner Rocky Johnson. He said he was a black man who hated black people. Now, that in and of itself is not racist. But the fact is there are some people in this world who loathe the sterotype of their own race they attempt to escape it by acting white. Do i think RG3 does that? No, i don't. But apparently that how Parker feels about RG3.


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