John Owen, the English theologian, once said, “Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.” Oscar Wilde, the Irish playwright, gave it to us like this, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.” Then Tom Wilson, the famous cartoonist, tried to make some sense of this foolishness by sayin’, “About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation.”
Well playas…everybody doesn’t have the same ability to fight temptation the same way. Dependin’ upon what the temptation is and what a person’s circumstance is will dictate how a boy responds. On Saturday night in New York City Louisville’s Lamar Jackson won the school’s very first Heisman Trophy. Ole boy looked like he had just graduated from the “Playas Academy of Bonafide Hustlers” with the smooth red blazer with the gangsta black lapel and black suede pumps with no socks. And yes, those types of loafers are called pumps in the world of fine haberdashery my brother.
Now that he’s a Heisman Trophy winner and still has to go back to school he’s goin’ to be pushed into a world of temptation that very few have ever had to face. I believe that there should be a rule that allows a player in his freshman or sophomore year to bypass their remainin’ eligibility to be able to enter the NFL draft at that moment. Why? Because at that moment they’ve already become a professional athlete because whether you like it not he’s about to get paid. Under the table to over the table.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Ninety-nine percent of all of the duns that have ever won the Heisman were upperclassmen and they bounced to the NFL right after winnin’ it. Therefore, not havin’ to deal with the temptations that come along with tellin’ a boy that they can’t take all of the bread that comes along with bein’ that darn famous. The Heisman winner instantly becomes a livin’ legend in all of college football. They are an even bigger legend on the campus and in the city and state where the school is located. It’s impossible to be a normal college student after that bruh.
So Lamar Jackson, bein’ a Louisville Cardinal and the very first in the history of the school to win the Heisman, just became a small g “god” in the state of Kentucky. Do you realize how much bread is waitin’ on him when he flies back to Louisville today? His name is worth millions TODAY!!! All he’s got to do is remember how to spell it.
What’s so shady is that the NCAA will tell a boy that he can’t get paid off of his likeness but the university can. Lamar can’t profit but the school is about to sell everything and their baby’s momma with Lamar Jackson’s likeness on it. They’re about to sell Heisman t-shirts and everything that resembles it. But Lamar better not sign anything unless it’s for the school to sell or auction off to the ignorant boosters and alumni.
Remember when Texas A&M and the NCAA jammed up Johnny Football for signin’ autographs but sold two helmets with his signature on them at an auction to boosters and alumni for more than 80 stacks apiece? Well…that’s what ole dull Louisville is about to do. They just won a Heisman Trophy at a basketball school bruh! And you don’t think that they’re about to get back?
If Lamar can’t freely get back then he should be able to leave school early to make as much money off of his name as possible. If the memorabilia cats are gettin’ back and the school is gettin’ back then Lamar should be able to get back. For all of you cats that grew up in rural or suburban America, “gettin’ back” is makin’ a profit or recoupin’ what you’ve spent and then some playa. For lack of a better word, it’s the overflow.
For the longest time, regardless of how good a player they were in their freshman or sophomore years, boyz couldn’t win the Heisman. Why? Because these fake media-types wouldn’t vote for them. So you rarely ever had this problem come up. But here recently, it’s startin’ to happen more often.
Remember when Adrian Peterson stepped onto the scene at Oklahoma in 2004 and was clearly the best player in America rushin’ for darn near 2,000 yards but didn’t win the joint simply because he was freshman?
Let me put it where the goats could get it. There were tons of cats that didn’t win the joint as underclassman for that same reason. Sure, Archie Griffin won it twice at Ohio State back in 1974 and ’75. So it’s clear that he stayed in school. However, there was no social media nor did he have to worry about EVERYBODY on campus runnin’ around with video cameras documentin’ every move that he made durin’ those two years either. Also the bread made on the backs of a Heisman Trophy winner in the autograph memorabilia game wasn’t like it is now playa. It’s big business right now pimpin’!!
It wasn’t until duns like Tim Tebow came along that underclassmen actually got a fair shot at winnin’ it. But Tim was darn near immortal because boyz have been tryin’ to trip him up for years on all kinds of temptation and he still hasn’t fallen for the Oakey Doke. He’s probably the ONLY cat that could look into the barrel of temptation and walk away.
Lamar Jackson was raised in a single parent home in the ghetto so the bread wasn’t always flowin’ like that bruh. If he can’t get back then I say he should be able to get back! The university has been pimpin’ him for the past two seasons and now it’s about to get really stupid. They’ve already been sellin’ his jersey in the bookstores without him makin’ a dime off of them. They’ve already sold more tickets for football in the history of the school. They’ve already been on television more this year than ever before. So they’re GETTIN’ BACK bruh!!!
And now they’ve got a Heisman trophy winner to showcase for another ENTIRE season!!? Are you kiddin’ me? It’s about to be STUPID down in Louisville. So if ole boy can’t get back then he should be allowed to enter the draft right now whether he’s ready to play at the next level or not. If he were my son I would tell him not to even play next year. I’d have him sit out and prepare for the draft comin’ up in 2018 and get back on all of the Heisman memorabilia that a boy wants to buy.
Why? Because I wouldn’t allow the school and the NCAA to pimp him another minute. And please don’t give me the lame excuse that he’s gettin’ a free education. It’s not free because he’s workin’ his butt off for it and the darn degree isn’t goin’ to make him not even a tenth of the money that he’s makin’ Louisville right now. So you can keep that foolishness.
And let’s be honest playa, most Heisman Trophy winners haven’t had great pro football careers. So he’s probably goin’ to make more bread and gain more equity in life as a Heisman Trophy winner than he will as a pro athlete. So he may as well get to work now. 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) Stack: noun – one thousand dollars
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.