Even field Negroes like to play.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Serena's heckling problem & Pig fooey

"WTF? White people flipping out from the cognative dissonance of seeing something in their realm disturbed just a teensy bit? Zounds!!! Say it ain't so!!! Could this guy have been a White House aide, too? As you know, we don't belong in certain situations, sports, neighborhoods, schools. Even if we make up 70% of the population in a certain area, we'll still get stares if we're the ones at the exclusive school's Spring Festival visiting our kids, who make up .001% of that student body...and don't lead the school's football or basketball teams, as we're supposed to do when "given" such an opportunity, right? ;-)

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Serena Williams says a heckler bothered her throughout her match Monday at the Sony Ericsson Open, making at least one racist remark before he was finally ejected.``The guy said, `Hit the net like any Negro would.' I was shocked,'' Williams said. ``I couldn't believe it. I had to do a double take. I think I hit a double fault on that point.''Williams won the third-round match against Lucie Safarova, 6-3, 6-4. Williams complained late in the match to the chair umpire about the heckler.``I shouldn't have let it bother me, because growing up in Compton we had drive-bys,'' said Williams, who was raised in Los Angeles. ``I guess that's what my dad prepared me for, but I'm not going to stand for it.''
By the way, the "drive-bys" comment was definitely hyperbole on her part. Come the hell, Serena! No need to exotic-yourself up for Mr. Charlie or impress the ghettofolk.
It is sad, indeed, that we continually let them define us by our least common denominator. Our mudsill. Our bama and ghettofab quotient. Yes we have our self-loathing contingent of tight-assed fools (see, e.g,, Tiger below), but they are not the problem. We give white folks cheap victories and cheapen ourselves. In movies, TV (reality genre especially) and no doubt in the book biz, fanboys and girls...

Serena is more a "threat" than Tiger Woods b/c Tiger has tried to vanilla-ize himself (and he still gets messed with!). Serena has not done this and Serena is not shy and self-effacing. More power to her, her big bama ass and all! You al know I don't give up props to bamas unless there's the word at stake, like the Athenians saying to the 300 Spartans "Thanks, dudes." (n.b. the sacrifice at Thermopalye allowed the Athenians time to evacuate the city and them stage a naval battle at Salamis that destroyed the Persian navy and thus cut Xerxes' army off; that battle at the end of "300" in which the narrator leads the charge was merely the icing on the cake.) So I do give credit when it's due..."

Big hat tip to my man Chris over at Nat Turner's Revenge from who I lifted that entire post. Dude you were killing.

I have a question: Just what the f**k was Frank Broyles thinking when he let Stan Heath go? I think Arkansas is confusing their basketball program with their track program. News flash! You are not Kentucky, UCLA, or Duke. Heath took your sorry pig sooey asses to two NCAA tournies in three years. A program, by the way, that was seriously down after Nolan Richardson left. Yes he lost in the first round both years. But you know what, Bucknell, and So Cal ain't bad teams.

And this is what Razorback fans are saying:"Fayetteville Fan wrote on March 27, 2007 8:36 PM:"The issue of racism is only partly true. The University of Arkansas hired Stan Heath because he is black. That is not what got him fired. With Nolan Richardson yelling about racism the U of A hired a black coach to counter that claim. Stan Heath is a fine man and a good coach...but not good enough for Arkansas and the SEC. The falling attendance at Bud Walton and the road losses are simply unacceptable in Razorback Land. I am no Big supporter of Frank Broyles, but he got this one right."

John wrote on March 28, 2007 3:43 PM:"Let's see this for what it really is, a poor decision on Frank Broyles part. As for the person or people that stated that Houston Nutt saved the football program, you have no knowledge of what a savior is. Bottom line Houston Nutt is a beloved home state guy. That's it!!! That's why he get the support of the Arkansas people. We are talking about a guy who has literally refused to hire an offensive coordinator until this year. And what happened with that. Secondly, as long as he has been the coach, the quarterback and play calling decisions have been terrible at best. Coach Heath consider this decision a blessing because that good ole boy razorback politics is hard to combat in most cases. "

Sad Fan wrote on March 29, 2007 10:32 AM:"This is truly a shame! Stan Heath is a man of character and integrity, and he gave our team so much more than just winning ball games. . . he challenged them to aspire to be young men of character and integrity too. His first five seasons were gaining momentum. . .and need I remind that Nolan did not have a stellar first five years either. Now we will be back to rebuilding a team. This was Coach Heath's team. Whoever is hired will have to rebuild. This was a bad decision, and it was for all the wrong reasons. Frank should not be listening to the fans and to the money. . .he should be looking at what Coach Heath was building, and help him to get there. That is the job of Athletic Director. (Of course, our A.D. has lived in the past for so long, he may not know that.) Talk about time for a change. . . Frank, listen to your own words and leave now. For the good of the program!"
Whoopigark wrote on March 30, 2007 12:38 PM:"I just came out of the sports administration offices and passed Coach Gregg Marshall From Winthrop!!!"

I see my iggles finally signed a decent linebacker. I just hope Takeo (I have no neck) Spikes can deliver. The brother does have some injury issues, but we will see. Hopefully this will mean the end of the bow tie man in Philly. I got sick of seeing his ass do that stupid air guitar celebration after every stinking tackle.

Memo to Ugueth Urbina, the next time you want to go chopping down people instead of sugar cane , you might want to rethink your tactics. And 14 years in some God forsaken Venezuelan pokey will give you lots of time to think.

I'm out.