ESPN blowhard Skip Bayless spoke up about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and claimed white Redskins fans favor Kirk Cousins over Griffin. They prefer Cousins at quarterback because he’s a white guy like them.
He made this assertion yesterday on ESPN’s morning show, First Take. Here is a portion of what Bayless said:
You also have the black/white dynamic and the majority of Redskins fans are white and it’s just human nature if you’re white to root for the white guy. It just happens in sports. Just like the black community will root for the black quarterback.
When white people root for white athletes because they’re white, it’s not human nature. It’s racism.
It would seem Skip Bayless knows even less about human nature than he does sports. I didn’t think that was possible, that Bayless could know less about something than sports. It’s as though Bayless lives in a world where Michael Jordan, a black man, wasn’t the most celebrated athlete of his generation. Perhaps Bayless’ world, Steve Kerr, a white man, was more popular with white people than Jordan.
Personally, I’m pretty excited about being able to watch Robert Griffin III play for the Redskins. Unless anything changes in the near future, I’m planning on not getting Sunday Ticket this season and will instead just watch the Redskins on regular TV, like a regular person living in Maryland.
I hate Skip Bayless and most of the time, I hate ESPN.