- October 11, 2021 at 6:57 pm #11371
Jon Gruden fired for offensive words used in emails he sent 10 years ago.October 11, 2021 at 8:02 pm #11373
The fact that you chose “Black Privilege” as your title for this without actually telling any facts speaks a ton about who you really are. Go fuck yourself. Seriously.
Now, with that out of the way…
1. Gruden resigned. Certainly in lieu of being fired, but factually, he resigned.
2. It wasn’t just one “I misspoke” email from ten years ago. It was a whole string of racist, homophobic, misogynist, contrarian garbage spanning most of a decade and revealing exactly who he really is under the broadcaster smile.
3. In the 21st century, the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL is trying to increase player safety and the roles of women, the Raiders have the NFL’s first openly gay active player (DE Carl Nassib) and there are probably dozens of players in the league on the down low. Gruden’s comments therefore are professionally and socially unacceptable. If he hadn’t resigned, the Raiders absolutely would have had to fire him, because the NFLPA would have called for his head and I dare say that a player walkout might not have been out of the question.
4. After this, Gruden is probably done with sports for good. He’s certainly done in the NFL and he ain’t going back to a broadcast booth either, that’s for sure. He might turn up on a radio show someplace eventually after the bodies get cold, which in the internet era could take the rest of his life. But he can’t say he didn’t bring it on himself.October 11, 2021 at 9:15 pm #11375October 12, 2021 at 9:40 am #11378RedBluffParticipant
My only 2 cents….would the same had happened if the coach was black and he was doing the same exact thing?
Are we really getting to that point in our society where words are enough to be fired/cancelled/jailed and being racist is illegal?October 12, 2021 at 11:45 am #11380
You may not have noticed, but we actually started hitting that point in the 1990s, when suddenly it somehow became acceptable to crucify a public figure in the present for one thing they said or did 30 or 40 years ago and haven’t repeated since.
That’s not the case with Gruden. There’s an established and relatively recent pattern of behavior that goes directly contrary not just to the NFL but to society in general in this century. He deserves what he’s getting.
As opposed to the politician who is 60something years old now but once wore blackface in a high school picture way back when he was young and stupid and that sort of thing wasn’t considered wrong.
Don’t mind me, I’m just sitting over here rooting for the end of all humanity.October 12, 2021 at 5:46 pm #11383RedBluffParticipant
Norty…..cracking me up.
“Deshawn Watson has 22 civil suits against him for sexual misconduct, including forcing oral sex.
He is eligible to play.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and Eminem made careers out of offensive, misogynistic, racist,and violent lyrics.
Eminem even referred to checking a girl for pubic hair to determine if old enough to bang.
They will be performing at the Superbowl with the NFL’s endorsement.”
– a poster on MMA UndergroundOctober 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm #11384
Yeah, it’s pretty disgusting. At some point there’s gonna be a reaction to that stuff, and it’s not going to be pretty.October 13, 2021 at 9:26 am #11385
Haha “go fuck your self” big tough guy over here!October 13, 2021 at 9:29 am #11386
At the end of the day none of this is to be virtuous or good. Mark Davis and the NFL as with any business saw this as being bad for business. So as a private entity they pushed him out. They have a right to do that. He didn’t resign (maybe for public record he did). But get real if you think any of this (including what BLM does) is for anything but a money grab. Take your self righteousness and shove it up yer arse. I was born and raised in Oakland in a very diverse environment and I have friends and family from different ethnic backgrounds. I can say black privilege if I want to. There’s all kinds of privilege in this country.
Black privilege is when a white guy gets fired over this and raked over hot coals, but many black guys like Kevin Durant, Garrison Hearst and many others can make offensive remarks about gays and NOTHING happens to them. Black privilege is also a pro athlete having to explain and justify why they stand for the National anthem and face backlash for it.October 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm #11388
Aaron Rodgers, Mike Tomlin and others have things to say.
Bucs dropped Gruden from their ring of honor. Wow.
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