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Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's not often the national media vindicates me


So I am sure as hell going to post on it.

The Martin/Incognito affair has officially jumped the Narrative:
First, Martin was a victim and Incognito was a bully. Now, teammates say they were best friends. Incognito is a respected teammate and Martin is portrayed as a head case and an outcast who's turned on his team.

At the onset, Incognito was an insensitive racist. But not only are teammates now denying that description, they're saying Incognito is more black than Martin, according to The Miami Herald.

In fact, he's apparently considered an honorary black man in the locker room.

"Richie is honorary," one player who left the Dolphins this offseason told the Herald's Armando Salguero. "I don't expect you to understand because you're not black. But being a black guy, being a brother is more than just about skin color. It's about how you carry yourself. How you play. Where you come from. What you've experienced. A lot of things."

Martin, who's biracial, attended Stanford and is the son of two lawyers. FOX Sports' Coy Wire, who also played at Stanford, wrote this week of the challenges "smart guys" can face in the NFL culture.

“There is a culture in the NFL that is hard to break into. If you don’t fit into the mold, and the culture in the locker room, you won’t last," another former NFL player who went to Stanford told Wire. "You do get a lot of respect [being from Stanford] because of your perceived intelligence, but you have to overcome a stigma that you may not be tough enough. Sometimes, in a gladiator sport like football, intelligence can be perceived as being soft.”

Fox Sports

Yet again, we see how political correctness makes people stupid. Incognito is the established NFL vet, on the team's leadership council, warrior "sleeves", well-paid and respected by his peers in a very physical and "black" environment. Martin is a rookie, upper-middle class, from Stanford, no tats, cherubic face--wait a minute, you mean I'm not describing a white guy?

What do sportswriters think goes on with these teams--Incognito was up there in the owner's suite, secretly being instructed by Da Man to keep a smart brutha down?

They could have just asked me, or they could have just watched Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday.