John C. Maxwell, the author and speaker, once said, “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” Keyshawn Johnson gave it to us like this, “The definition of swagger, in my opinion, is you have to have that arrogance, that confidence that you are the best out there at all times.” Then Connor McGregor, the mixed martial artist, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.”
Well playas…everybody and their baby’s momma’s momma, Ms. Jackson, has been talkin’ about the arrogance of Cam Newton all season long. The crazy thing is, he’s the same cat he’s been since he stepped foot in the league in 2011. However, the difference is the fact that he’s beatin’ the brakes off of everybody now and boyz are upset with him. When he was losin’ nobody cared about the dun dancin’ or doin’ the Superman!
Ever since the Super Bowl match up was set after both Carolina and Denver won their respective conference titles boyz have been on 10 analyzin’ the young black thug vs. the great white hype scenario.
Last week I wrote several Hot Joints explainin’ to you boyz about why and how there is a double standard in this country when it comes to black folks and the perceptions of their athletes. I broke down why Cam is simply playin’ the Game inside the Game in a joint entitled “Dabbin.” I wrote about how the media is paintin’ an unfair portrait of both Peyton and Cam in a joint called “Pass.” I even had to break down the foolishness that is Charles Barkley and how he continues to dance a jig when asked about the subject of race in “Dancin’.”
Finally, I had to set ESPN’s Ryan Clark straight on how he tried to water down the entire conversation of race and blame it on culture in the crazy Hot Joint entitled “Onions.” However, 80 percent of you cats aren’t willin’ to see the world through the lenses that a black kid sees it through so Ima have to break it own in a language that you can understand.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! For the purpose of the rest of this conversation Cam Newton is now white! However, the criticisms of him are exactly the same. As a matter of fact, he’s whatever color YOU are right at this moment. Naw playa, he’s YOU! Substitute YOUR name for his.
Now when YOU showed up to the 2011 NFL combine after winnin’ a National Championship at Auburn and a National Championship in junior college too everybody was playa hatin’ YOU! This is what some dun from Pro Football Weekly wrote as a summary of you:
“Very disingenuous—has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup. Always knows where the cameras are and plays to them. Has an enormous ego with a sense of entitlement that continually invites trouble and makes him believe he is above the law—does not command respect from teammates and always will struggle to win a locker room. Only a one-year producer. Lacks accountability, focus and trustworthiness—is not punctual, seeks shortcuts, and sets a bad example. Immature and has had issues with authority. Not dependable.”
Then right before the draft ALL of the so-called experts like Derrick Brooks, Skip Bayless, Terry Bradshaw, Brian Billick, Corey Chavous, etc., etc., etc. and every other sucka that thought that they knew something about football told boyz not to take YOU with the first pick. As a matter of fact, these cats said that YOU wouldn’t translate into an NFL quarterback at all. There were even clowns says that YOU were a narcissistic con-artist. They said that YOU would never become a leader of men. YOU would NEVER get the respect of your locker room.
They described YOU as bein’ undependable and untrustworthy. Brian Billick had the unmitigated gal to say, “Who in the history of the NFL has won a championship that looks like YOU.” Terry Bradshaw said that all of the other quarterbacks were much further along than YOU. So not only were boyz killin’ YOUR ability to play the game but they were assassinatin’ YOUR character at the same time.
So now YOU’RE 5 years into YOUR career and YOU’VE led YOUR team to a 17-1 record into the SUPER BOWL and all of these SAME dunes that trashed not only YOUR game but YOUR character have had to cover and interview YOU ALL season long. Now look me in my eye and tell me that YOU would have not only a chip on YOUR shoulder but a freakin’ bolder on it.
When people try to destroy YOU and attack YOUR character it becomes personal playboy. We can take all of the race talk out of the equation for the sake of this conversation and break it down in pure human terms. Cam Newton is tellin’ ALL of these fake media-types that had something crazy to say about him 5 years ago to kiss his butt with their tongues out every time he scores a touchdown. And that’s the edited version. He won’t say it so I will!!
This is personal pimpin’! Everybody is smilin’ in his face actin’ like they love him and he knows all of the duns by first and last name that said something crazy about him. So when that fool walks up to shake his hand and is fake he knows that this dun is a straight up sucka. And from a human flesh stand point you can’t blame him. So for that reason I’ve got no problem with Cam flippin’ the bird at all of those cats for attackin’ his character. I hope that he beats the breaks, transmission, doors and tires off of the Denver Broncos on Sunday and dances like Michael Jackson in the Wiz EVERY TIME he scores! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Put it where the goats could get it: To break it down in it’s simplest terms. To put it on the ground so that boyz could eat it.
2) Spit: verb – to say
3) Ms. Jackson: noun – rap song by OutKast
4) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!