Joel Osteen once said, “I think a big test we all face in life on a regular basis is that discouragement test. Life’s not always fair, but I believe if you keep doing the right thing, God will get you to where you are.” Mark Wahlberg, the rapper turned actor, gave it to us like this, “I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.” Then C.S. Lewis, the British novelist, completely turned the joint over on it’s ear when he spit, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”
Well playas…havin’ good sense and tact is doin’ the right thing when EVERYBODY on the freakin’ planet is watchin’! When more than 100 million people are lookin’ to see if you’re goin’ to handle the bad times as gracefully as the good times you gotta be on point my brother.
Durin’ the Super Bowl post-game press conference Cam completely embarrassed the brotherhood that has been in the ride with him all season long. No, as a matter of fact, durin’ his entire professional career! This dun showed up with a darn hoodie on sulking and pouting like a 6 year old after losin’ the championship!
So let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The 99.9999% of black folks that were pullin’ for Cam Newton to win the Super Bowl that lived outside of Denver were ridin’ with him because of one reason and one reason only. They identified with “The Struggle” in which I wrote a crazy Hot Joint about last week.
Most black folks in America understood and could identify with the double standard that Cam faced 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 were in most of the bigoted critics eyes made valid.
Naw, young brother, put back on that darn rock star suit that you “George Jefferson” pimp walked in wearin’ and handle your business like a professional. Now I’ve got no problem with the suit because I thought it was kind of fly. It was a rock star’s suit, shoes and all! So if you’re gonna walk around like one then be true to it, win or lose!!!
But what you can’t do is embarrass all of the folks that had your back while these duns were mistreatin’ you. 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! 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.
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 had to lose the game bruh!! YOU’RE THE FREAKIN’ LEAGUE MVP BRUH! ACT LIKE IT!!!!
See this ain’t about just you playboy! It’s about bein’ an example for not only all of the young black kids that aspire to be like you but to keep all of the bigots like Bill Romanwoski at bay with racist comments. Don’t give suckas like that room to take shots at you.
This is about makin’ all of the old timers that came before you proud that you were standin’ on their shoulders. When you pull a stunt 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!! 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 speicfic.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!