Brooks Atkinson,the drama critic for the New York Times, once said, “Don’t be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.” Peter Dinklage, the actor and film producer, gave it to us like this, “You’d be surprised how condescending people can be.” Then Carine Roitfield, the editor-in-chief for Vogue Paris, put it where the goats could get it when she spit, “I don’t like intellectuals, or, at least, people who call themselves that way, because I am under the impression that there is always something condescending in their demeanor, and I don’t like condescending people.”
Well playas…I don’t like condescendin’ football coaches because I am under the impression that there is something in their demeanor that constantly rubs me the wrong way. On Saturday night Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney kept referrin’ to his team as a family after their blow out win against ole dull Ohio State 31-0.
Now on the surface that sounds like the right thing to say because everybody refers to their football team as a family. You spend an enormous amount of time together all year long so you begin to respect the people around you in a very deep and passionate way.
When you spend what seems like every wakin’ hour with a person you begin to understand them better and their differences. So you do begin to look at them as bein’ family. However, I can’t shake the foolishness of Dabo Swinney because back in September this dun stood up in front of “real live human beings” and said when asked about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, “Some of these people need to move to another country.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! If you really loved your players like family then you wouldn’t have the audacity to say something like that. I can completely understand him sayin’ that “I wouldn’t have handled it that way because my experience in this country is completely different than my black player’s experience.” He would have been cool droppin’ it off right there.
But to tell people that they should move to another country because they’re upset with the inequality and injustice that people of color are experiencin’ in this country is crazy. While none of the police officers are bein’ fired or thrown in jail for killin’ unarmed black men at simple traffic stops is simply ridiculous.
Dabo should be ashamed of himself for gettin’ on national television and sayin’ that we’re a family at Clemson after winnin’ games. Why? Because the leader of the family wouldn’t tell members of his family that they should move to another country if they don’t like the way people that look like them are bein’ treated in this country. Just in case you’re blind, 80 percent of the duns runnin’ around in those orange uniforms on Saturday night playin’ in the Fiesta Bowl beatin’ the dog snot out of Ohio State were black.
Just in case you didn’t know, Clemson is in South Carolina! The same state where a jury just declared a mistrial in the Walter Scott case. That’s where the cop shot a black man in the back and killed him as he ran AWAY from the policeman. As a matter of fact, the dun was 18 feet away from him when he killed him but the cop is a free man today. That’s South Carolina bruh!! And you already know that there are kids on that team that either knew Walter Scott personally or knows someone that knew him. Either way playa they’re connected some type of way.
So when a dun stands up and says that they are family he’s full of it. I’d rather him take the trophy and say nothin’ about the kids or simply tell the truth. “It’s about me winnin’ and usin’ these kids to do it so that I can make more bread.” If he would have just said that I’d me cool with it because I know that it’s a game that we’ve all gotta play.
I know that they’re only family to him because they’re winnin’ games and they’re about to play in another national championship game on January 9th! Just keep it real playa. We’re all adults here. But since we’re all adults let me put it where the goats can get it. I wouldn’t send my kid anywhere near Clemson because the head coach doesn’t even have the decency to act like he cares. If he can tell folks that don’t see the world through the same lens that he sees it through to move to another country he doesn’t care about their struggle. He’s not the person I’d want my child playin’ for. He’s as fake as a three dollar bill.
And since we’re keepin’ it real, I hope Alabama beats the brakes off of them because Dabo’s so condescendin’ and arrogant it chaps my butt. Roll Tide!!! And stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) 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.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but it’s REAL talk!