Tom Stoppard, the British playwright, once said, “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.” Laura Marling, the English folk singer, gave it to us like this, “Age is relative. Experience is relative. And I think often intensity is confused with maturity.” Then Samuel Ullman, the businessman and poet, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.”
Well playas…On Sunday night Cam Newton didn’t think, speak or act his feelings within the bounds of dignity. That dun acted like a freakin’ 10 year old durin’ the post-game press conconference after losin’ to New Orleans 41-38. He stood up in front of actual human beings and pouted like somebody had just stolen his Huffy and stripped the handle bars.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Last season durin’ the Super Bowl post-game press conference Cam completely embarrassed the brotherhood that had been in the ride with him all season long. No, as a matter of fact, durin’ his entire professional career! He shows up with a darn hoodie on sulkin’ and poutin’ like a 6 year old after losin’ the championship! Now fast forward to this past Sunday and he does it again bruh!!! This time with a corny hat on.
The 99.9999% of black folks that have been pullin’ for Cam have been ridin’ with him because of one reason and one reason only. They identified with “The Struggle” of the double standard that most, if not all of us, have had to deal with on a daily basis livin’ in America.
Most of us can understand and can identify with the double standard that he faced last season when all of these media-types and fans were blastin’ him for celebratin’ and Dabbin’ on a boy. He was demonized for playin’ the game with the same emotion and celebration that Aaron Rogers played with. However, Cam was evil and Aaron got a State Farm commercial out of it. Not to mention all of the character assassinations that followed him when he entered the league. The double Standard in America is real playboy! Whether folks want to believe it or not, black folks have to live at a higher standard than their white counterparts in order to be considered half as good.
So boyz were ridin’ hard for the young thunder cat to succeed includin’ yours truly!!! Then he shows up after the Super Bowl loss in a freakin’ hoodie lookin’ like he’s about to rob the liquor store down the street. The moment that he walked into the post-game presser all of the ridiculous criticisms of him that were in most of the bigoted critics eyes made valid. Then he does it again this past Sunday. Bruh…we can’t defend foolishness!!!
I’ve got to put my daddy hat on for this one. These people are payin’ you $118 million to play this game! You got a $22.5 million signin’ bonus. They’re gonna pay you $20.76 million per year and they GUARANTEED you $60 million of it with a $10 million option bonus whatever that means. And you’ve got the unmitigated gal to show up to the press conference and pout like you don’t wanna be there? In my daddy voice, “I’ll put my foot in yo butt! You better git in there and act like the professional they’re payin’ YOU to be!”
Do you know how many black folks sacrificed and died for you to have to opportunity to walk into a press conference after a game where you made $1.29 million in 60 minutes? Not only do you have those people to think about but you can’t embarrass all of the folks that have had your back while these duns were mistreatin’ you when you were just havin’ fun playin’ the game. The same double standard that existed before you lost the Super Bowl and did nothin’ wrong was still waitin’ for your butt when you showed up in a darn hoodie! That same double standard existed when you showed up on Sunday. Boyz are always lookin’ for reason to discredit you and I’ve got nothin’ to say to defend you because you where as wrong as two left shoes.
As a matter of fact, that double standard just grew ten fold when you came in lookin’ crazy and it got even bigger when you walked out before it was over. And that’s the edited version!!!
Now you just gave credence to all of the suckas that are standin’ around sayin’, “I told you so” for the past 5 seasons. “I told you that he was an idiot.” Here’s the deal playboy! This isn’t just about you. When you act a fool you screw it up for the young brothers comin’ up behind you. When a white kid does something crazy he’s considered an idiot all by himself. When you do something crazy you represent ALL of us bruh! Always remember that.
If you’re goin’ to talk mad noise and be cocky when everything is goin’ good then you’ve got be able handle the full press when you lose. Handle yourself with the same flavor that you walked into the joint with and MAKE boyz respect you. Somebody has to lose the game bruh. YOU WERE THE FREAKIN’ LEAGUE MVP LAST YEAR BRUH! ACT LIKE IT!!!
This is about makin’ all of the old timers that came before you proud that you were standin’ on their shoulders. When you pull stunts like that you destroy all of the work that they put in to give the mere opportunity to even play in the NFL. Not to mention seein’ a black man play quarterback on the biggest stage in sports! You owe the pioneers of the sport that look like you that much respect playa.
Yes, Cam Newton embarrassed the brotherhood with his actions on Sunday night and he owes that same group of people a darn apology! And that’s the edited version! And PLEASE let me say this!!! If you’re goin’ to be a fashionista, a gentleman that tries to put it on! Learn the rules of wearin’ fine haberdashery bruh! Take off the goofy hats inside! Unless that darn press conference in outside in the parkin’ lot. A man never wears a hat indoors. And if you’re goin’ to wear some hats get you some real hats and take off those corn cob lookin’ joints and get you some wide brim gangstas! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
4) Wide Brim: noun – Baileys Wide Brim hats. The same type of hats Run DMC used to wear. They never go out of style bruh. Strictly for the real playas.
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