Sorry, I Don’t Trust The NFL, Jay-Z

So, let me begin this post by saying that I don’t know. Like, I don’t know the details of Jay-Z‘s deal with the NFL and I don’t know what the long-term effects will be. All I can say is, this entire scenario makes me feel uncomfortable, son. I mean, the NFL doesn’t have a strong history of giving a fuck about social issues, man. With that being said, am I really supposed to believe that they have the best intentions, fam? Sorry, but I’m not rolling yet, bruh.

Ok, for those who missed it, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation just signed an exclusive deal with the league. Based on their partnership, Jay-Z and company will help the NFL choose performers for various events during the season, including the Super Bowl. In addition, Roc Nation will help the league with their social justice efforts. Now, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I have a ton of fucking questions, man. First, since when did the NFL give a flying fuckity-fuck about social justice? Second, why wasn’t Colin Kaepernick factored into any of this “reform,” fam?

Look, from a business standpoint, this looks like a coup for Jay-Z. Shit, he essentially controls the league’s entertainment brand, bruh. But, on face value, it looks like he put commerce over protest, son. Listen, it’s now a well-known fact that the NFL blackballed Kaepernick for kneeling. As of this minute, he STILL doesn’t have a job playing football, man. Furthermore, he basically had to bring a lawsuit against the league to expose their injustice against him. All the while, Jay-Z was apparently working with the NFL behind the scenes. Hell, the rumor is that this deal was being crystalized over the past year. Meaning, while Kaepernick was literally fighting with the league, Jay-Z was secretly working with them. Nah, I don’t feel good about any of that, man.

To make matters worse, I didn’t like Jay-Z’s response to the initial criticism. Fam, he literally said “We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase. There are two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?… So what are we gonna do? You know what I’m saying? Help millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job.” Bruh, Jay-Z can’t decide what the “next phase” is. Especially not when the original protester is still being treated unfairly.

Son, Kaepernick’s suit against the NFL literally concluded this year. Am I supposed to believe that after battling that man for so long, the league is actually sincere about social justice? Frankly, it’s easy for Jay-Z to say that we’re “past kneeling.” Real talk, he’s not the one who’s had his career destroyed in the process. Man, there are still a ton of owners in the league, like Jerry Jones, who hated everything that Kaepernick represented. On top of that, the owners are the ones who really control Commissioner Roger Goodell. So, sorry if I don’t believe that they want to alter anything about how they do business.

In the end, I really wish that something positive comes out of this situation. However, I’m not getting my hopes up, fam. Ultimately, the NFL has shown on countless occasions that they don’t give a fuck about social issues, bruh. By and by, I think Jay-Z is being a little flippant with his reaction to people’s questions. At the end of the day, Kaepernick was trying to bring awareness to racial injustice in America. Keeping it a buck, I don’t see how planning a Super Bowl Halftime Show will help with that, son. But, only time will tell. Just please, don’t disappoint us, Jay-Z. That is all. LC out.

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Go Listen To ‘The Receding Hairlines Podcast’

So, I’m going to keep this super short today, son. All folks need to know is, my dude Fabo has a podcast, man. That’s right, fam, alongside Sarge and Hutch, they collectively host The Receding Hairlines Podcast. Side note, I’ve been making fun of Fabo’s hairline for damn near 20 years. With that being said, I get a MAJOR kick out of the name of this podcast, bruh. Another side note, as a bald dude, I’m a huge hypocrite for making fun of anyone’s hairline. In any case, the podcast has a lot of sports debate, with a variety of real-life shenanigans thrown in for good measure. All in all, everybody needs to do the right thing and ride the wave. Anyway, the podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or anywhere else people listen to podcasts. Now, what else is there to say, brethren? Go listen to the cotdamn podcast! That is all. LC out.

When’s The Right Time To Protest, Dak Prescott?

So, I won’t lie, son. I truly, truly despise when people say that an NFL game isn’t the right time or place to protest. Well, when is the right time, huh? Where is the right place, huh? Huh, Dak Prescott? When is it most convenient for people to talk about racial inequality? Maaaan, someone get Prescott the fuck outta here, man! Shit, I understand that he wants to keep his job as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. But, that doesn’t mean he has to shit on the players who choose to stand, or kneel, for something.

Ok, for those who missed it, Prescott just shucked and jived for Jerry Jones. Now, before I continue, I want everyone to read exactly what Prescott said. On the real, I don’t want to paraphrase anything, fam. I want to get his stance right before I flambé him. So, his thoughts are as follows:

I don’t think that’s the time or the venue to do so. The game of football has always brought me such a peace and I think it does the same for a lot of other people, people playing the game, people watching the game and any people that have an impact on the game. So, when you bring such a controversy to the stadium, to the field, to the game, it takes away. It takes away from the joy and the love that football brings a lot of people. I do exactly what I’m doing and what I stand by whether I was wearing the star or not, whether I was playing for Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones or any other owner. I believe in what I believe in and that’s that.

Oh, I’m sorry, Dak Prescott. I’m sorry that people speaking about injustice is getting in the way of a little football game. Like, is this dude fucking serious, bruh? Kudos to Prescott for finding “peace” on the football field. Guess who has a hard time finding peace in the United States, Prescott: minorities and people of color. Hell, the idea that a Black man in America would deem a peaceful protest “inappropriate” is beyond me, son. Real talk, he must be really scared of Jones taking his job, man.

Look, I feel like naysayers keep moving the goal post, pun intended. Like, it’s “inappropriate” to protest peacefully. Next, it’s “inappropriate” to protest during a specific time. Then, it’s “inappropriate” to protest in a specific place. Keeping it a buck, we all know what this is, fam. Frankly, bigots and sellouts don’t want to have to face the issues that we’re speaking about. The fact of the matter is, no time will ever be good enough to have this discussion. No place will ever be good enough to have this discussion. So, fuck how they feel, bruh! We’re going to deal with injustice now, whether these clowns like it or not.

In the end, fuck Dak Prescott, Jerry Jones, the Cowboys, the NFL and anybody who supports them. Ultimately, this league keeps proving that they don’t deserve our time, effort or money, son. By and by, Prescott better pray for a great season, man. At the end of the day, all of his cooning won’t save his job if he starts playing like shit. That is all. LC out.

Get Papa John’s The F*ck Outta Here!

So, I can’t even say that I’m surprised, son. I mean, Papa John’s has been trash forever, man. Shit, pick a category, fam: the company’s founder, John Schnatter, is a known bigot and their product is garbage. On the real, I haven’t eaten any of their basura since I slapped one of their delivery men during my junior year of college. Side note, don’t ever shove a box of pizza into my stomach, bruh. Bad things will happen. In any case, after Schnatter’s latest faux pas, it’s time to get the entire establishment the fuck outta here, folks!

Ok, for those who missed it, Schnatter got caught saying some fuckity-fuck shit on a conference call. So, the tomfoolery occurred when he tried to clear up some other nonsense he said. Now, if folks don’t remember, during the previous NFL season, Schnatter claimed that Papa John’s was losing revenue due to players kneeling during the National Anthem. Apparently, since Black players wanted to bring attention to our livelihood, folks didn’t buy more boxes of his subpar pizza.

Anyway, when asked how he’d separate himself from racist groups, Schnatter scoffed and said “Colonel Sanders called Blacks niggers.” Wait, what? What?! THAT’S his response, son?! So, because he didn’t use blatant racial slurs like KFC‘s founder, we should all just let him cook?! Maaaaan, if somebody doesn’t get this bozo the fuck outta my face! Like, on what planet is that an acceptable reply, fam? This dude really tried to use the “my racism isn’t as bad as his racism” defense, bruh. *Sigh* This can’t be life, brethren!

In the end, fuck Papa John’s as a staff, restaurant and as a motherfucking crew! And if you want to be down with Papa John’s, then fuck you too! Sorry, my bad, Tupac‘s “Hit ‘Em Up” will always be in my blood, son. Moving on, I’m happy that he’s stepping down from his position, man. Ok, yes, I know he still owns the largest percentage of the company. But, at least I don’t have to see his face or hear anymore of his bullshit, fam. Ultimately, I’ll take that as a small victory, bruh. That is all. LC out.

We Know Nothing About This LeSean McCoy Situation

Ok, I won’t lie, son. I can already see the angry responses to this post, man. With that being said, let me make myself clear from the jump, fam. Look, I’m not defending nor condemning LeSean McCoy in this article, bruh. Frankly, I know absolutely nothing about his potential involvement in Delicia Cordon‘s assault, folks. My thing is, no one else on social media knows anything either, people. So, can we stop presenting opinions as facts, brethren?

Now, for those who missed it, McCoy, a running back for the Buffalo Bills, may be in a world of shit, son. Just yesterday, a woman named Mia, who goes by @miamor_i_adore on Instagram, posted a pic of Cordon with her face bloodied. According to Mia, McCoy is responsible for Cordon’s injuries and she’s even alleged that he’s previously beaten his son and his dog too. Apparently, McCoy has a history of putting his hands on any and everything, man.

In any case, a few hours after Mia’s revelation, reports started to surface that Cordon was actually assaulted during a home invasion. It seems as if an assailant came into a house that Cordon shared with McCoy, pistol-whipped the woman and demanded specific items, including jewelry and a cellphone. Now, this is notable because McCoy has allegedly been trying to get Cordon out of his house for some months now. So, it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility that McCoy set this situation up. Mainly because it doesn’t appear that there was forced entry into the house.

Moving on, here’s my issue with this story, fam: there is WAY too much speculating going on, bruh. First, Mia and Cordon’s mother claimed that McCoy did this himself. Next, it was stated that he setup the home invasion. Either way, people on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are repeating these stories as if they are absolute fact. Shit, it went from folks proclaiming that McCoy is an animal for beating Cordon to McCoy being an animal for setting her up. Well, which one is it, son? Which sin did he commit? Do we even know? Like, how are people so convicted when they literally have NO information about what really transpired, man?

Listen, I don’t want my words to be misconstrued here, fam. In the end, McCoy could very well be responsible for all of this, bruh. Ultimately, he could’ve been the person who orchestrated Cordon’s assault, son. By and by, I just want people to be well-versed in the facts before repeating stories as gospel, man. Frankly, folks are quick to believe anything on social media. At the end of the day, McCoy is absolutely a savage if he did this, brethren. All I’m saying is, let’s make sure he did it first before we make all of these accusations. That is all. LC out.

Donald Trump Can’t Cancel A Nonexistent Visit

Look, the idea of “fake news” bothers the fuck out of me, son. On the real, it bothers me so much because the person who created the term, Donald Trump, is the BIGGEST proponent of fake news, man. Shit, that’s exactly why this entire Philadelphia Eagles saga is ridiculous, fam. I mean, Trump publicly cancelled a nonexistent White House visit just to perpetuate his false narrative about NFL players hating the troops. All in all, I just want to know if facts will ever start mattering again.

Ok, for those who missed it, Trump “uninvited” the Super Bowl champions to the White House because of the National Anthem protests. Now, here’s the thing: not ONE Eagles player kneeled during the Anthem last season. To make matters worse, Fox News found a picture of three Eagles players praying BEFORE the game and used it to try and prove Trump’s fraudulent point. So, not only did Trump lie on the Eagles, his minions at Fox News DELIBERATELY used propaganda to further his cause. Frankly, ALL of this shit is fucking disgusting, bruh!

At this point, I don’t care that Fox News apologized, son. Real talk, both Trump and the network have fully immersed themselves in smoke and mirrors, man. Like, they don’t even pretend to tell the truth anymore, fam. And for what? To energize a voting base that’s rooted in hatred? Keeping it a buck, it’s tiring trying to keep up with all of the lies, bruh. First, they lie about NFL players disrespecting the troops. Next, they lie about the actions of the Eagles, specifically. Then, they lie about the context of the photo they used to discredit the team. *Sigh* All of the deception is fucking mind-boggling, people!

In the end, I’m just sick of all of the fuckery, son. Ultimately, politics has become the most dangerous game in the world, man. By and by, everyone cares more about sticking to a side than being right, fam. At the end of the day, I wish I could divorce myself from this entire process, bruh. But, if I do that, then I’d REALLY have no say about who’s running this shit-show. *Sigh* I need a drink, folks. That is all. LC out.

Get The NFL The F*ck Outta Here!

Keeping it a buck, I’m having a REALLY hard time holding my anger at bay, son. I mean, organizations like the NFL aren’t even trying to hide their bigotry, man. At this point, I truly hope the (mostly Black) players understand what’s going on here: the team owners don’t give a FUCK about racial injustice, fam. All in all, by approving a policy that forces players to stand for the National Anthem, Roger Goodell and company have effectively spit on the idea of a peaceful protest.

Ok, for those who are unaware, the NFL just pulled some DEFCON 1 fuckery, bruh. So, the owners unanimously voted for a rule that forces all on-field team personnel to stand for the anthem. Basically, if any player or staff member is on the field and doesn’t stand, they will be fined. Furthermore, if anybody wants to “exercise” their right to protest, they have to stay behind in the locker room. *Sigh* The league has essentially trampled on the First Amendment, son. They’ve taken away people’s ability to freely express themselves.

Look, let’s just cut the nonsense, man. On the real, giving folks the “option” to stay in the locker room is basically their way of saying “we don’t want anybody to see this little protest.” At this point, I don’t know how many times I’ve written about this, fam. But, the call to kneel, pioneered by Colin Kaepernick, was NEVER about the fucking flag, bruh. It was NEVER about our troops, son. For God‘s sake, it was a SILENT way to show solidarity with all of the people of color who were and are brutalized by an injustice system. Now, thanks to morons like Donald Trump, the movement has become nothing more than political fodder. All I know is, this country is hell-bent on stifling freedom, folks.

In the end, everyone has a choice to make, son. The American public has to decide if we’re going to keep supporting a valueless dictatorship. The NFL players have to decide if they’re going to remain silent while their rights and beliefs are stepped on. Ultimately, I was done with the NFL last season, man. I mean, I’m a diehard New York Giants fan, but I couldn’t bring myself to watch any of their games, fam. By and by, I can’t lend my support to a league that doesn’t give a flying fuck about racial equality, bruh. Side note, major shout-out to Christopher Johnson, CEO of the New York Jets, for offering to pay any player fines. All I can say is, he’s a real one, people. In any case, fuck the NFL and anybody who supports them, folks. LC out.

P.S. I hope the haters don’t think I haven’t been paying attention to Kaepernick’s collusion case, son. Shit, he’s already uncovered information that several teams viewed him as a starting quarterback. So, we can put that whole “he’s not good enough to play in the league” bullshit to bed, man. Listen, we all know why he doesn’t have a job, fam: the owners wanted to punish the “uppity Negro,” bruh. *Sigh* This country is the fucking worst, people. That is all.