How in the hell do you go on ESPN Parting Shots and talk about Michael Vick’s crimes as a “tumble” and still have a job with the NYT’s. He is a dog murdering thug, who happens to be athletically gifted. So, to you the fact that he can throw a football, negates the fact that he also demonstrates rare psychopathic traits as well as his rare athletic ones. Vick did not have a “tumble”, he was caught in the willful act of cruelty to animals. Further, he has shown over his career to be nothing more than a glorified running back that throws the ball, he has limited football intelligence, which means he has even less actual intelligence. I hate to say it, but it feels like you are pulling the race card here, I grew up in Oklahoma and saw Doug Williams play with the USFL. I saw Warren Moon play and Steve McNair, and I look forward to RGIII. If you want to compare him to great black QB’s, do him the service of picking guys who did not get hurt because he could not find one of the 3 open receivers, did not flip off his own fans, did not try to smuggle drugs onto an airline, and did not kill animals for sport. DeAngelo was right, RGIII is light years ahead of Vick, merely because he has freaking clue, and is not a dumbass thug which Vick has always been.
Hey, Mr. Rhoden! I’m Robert Brown, a writer for an urban culture site called The Well Versed and KevinNottingham.com . I’m currently molding a piece around HBCU football programs and can thay/will they ever return to their former glory that you highlight in your book, Forty Million Dollar Slaves. Alcorn State recently hired a White coach; the first in its scool’s and division’s history. I would love to email you some questions or talk to you via phone about this topic. My email is Robert.Brown@KevinNottingham.com. Thank you for your time.
Greetings Mr. Rhoden. My name is Baba Cordell and I want to thank you for your continued works and continued historical trailblaze. My reason of connecting is that I am making efforts to expose one of our unsung heroes in American sports inparticularly in the world of fighting i.e. mma and full contact such as Sijo Steve Muhammad (Steve Sanders) and Joseph Hayes to name a few. Mr Muhammad for example is one of the first full contact world champions out of the famed Ed Parker system of American Kenpo who fought world wide in the 60′s & 70′s and was premier to the famed Long Beach Karate Tournaments Bruce Lee became famous for promoting philosophy. Out of the biasness and racism he co-founded the Black Karate Federation (BKF) with other Black fighters and won team titles for 9 yrs straight and produced a world champion for over 20 yrs. He fought the likes of Chuck Norris, Al Dacascos, Carlos Bunda, Benny Urquidez and Joe Lewis in which this legendary fight rendered the largest purse of its time and is still regarded as one of the most bias decisions against a Black fighter. He is now 73 yrs young, proclamated as a Sijo (founder of a system) in which there are less than 5 living and still saving lives, providing morals, values and yet unsung. There is a powerful story of his journey that should be known from his family beginnings in Mississippi to Vietnam to being a professional fighter to Executive Protection (Cynthia McKinney, Wesley Snipes, James Brown, Dignitaries) to being a community father, devoted husband, father & grand-father but to those in the hierarchy of martial arts he’s one of the greatest scientific minds ever. Please if possible research Sijo Muhammad, including on youtube, and if possible give me some advice on how to expose his contributions. Much Thanks
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Hello my name is sharry I just saw a video you on raceing-hope that is got a great responce-I for have known how durtiy that game-is an else where in the horse would too-showing-just wanted if the is someone watching to the races really are tring to make i better i live in maine an have worked with horse all my life -I would like to if there is enough presser on breeder trainers to get them at least to change the age of the young horses to 4-5 at least give them time to grow an I do know there many people truned away from the sprot because we do love horse-after all its the momey -an what about a story the older horse who are still raceing-put some big money on them take the pressare off the young ones,
as the film said it used to be that a race last longer -that would also help to keep so many from killing an have more homes when the are done raceing-
please let me if you could report on a happy ending story for a horse for a change
Dear Mr. Rhoden,
The media is portraying Mr. Joe Paterno as someone who did so much good but made one big mistake.
However, I recall that maybe 10-12 years ago Penn State hired a professor, I think she may have been a Dean, from UConn to clean up the football program. There had been numerous allegations about Penn State football players committing rapes and robberies but nothing was ever done to these players because Paterno blocked all investigations. This respected scholar from UConn was supposed to have a free hand to investigate and recommend discipline for these offences. However, she was continually blocked by Paterno and she eventually resigned citing Paterno’s interference as the reason for resigning.
This, I believe, shows that Paterno did not just make ‘one big mistake’ but instead offers additional proof that he established a culture of denial and defiance. I do not recall the name of this professor/Dean from UConn, can you help me? I think the media might more accurately report the true legacy of JoePa if the resignation of the ‘independent’ investigator from UConn was understood.
I believe your paper reported on this resignation but after several hours of searching I couldn’t find the story.
William Rhoden – will you ever examine the problems of gangs, guns, drugs, single moms, teen moms that plague the black community, or will you continue to be an apologist for the thousands of criminals acts your race commits each year?
Fantastic performance on “Face the Nation” – and absolutely the only victims are the kids…the fans are not victims, the school isn’t the victim and the more punished the better. When the current president of Penn State said he took down the Paterno statue because of the “controversy” I wanted to scream. A jury decided no facts were unclear. Many crimes occurred. Controversy implies the facts are uncertain.
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