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.
The NFL Draft started last night and the Washington Redskins selected Baylor quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Not that it was a surprise. The Redskins moved up in the draft to select Griffin.
They haven’t wanted a quarterback this badly since they traded for former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb way back in 2010. They started selling RG3 t-shirts in northern Virginia about two months ago.
I only wonder how long it will take the Redskins faithful to start booing Griffin. If I had to take a guess, I’d say by halftime of his fourth start.
Last night Everton FC beat the DC United 3-1. Even though advertisements pertaining to last night’s game all featured the name and photo of Everton goalkeeper, American Tim Howard, he did not play last night. Instead, he signed autographs for people who purchased special sideline tickets. He then sat on the bench. D.C. United striker Charlie Davies, also featured prominently in the same advertisements, didn’t play in last night’s game either. Reportedly he stayed out of last night’s friendly because of a sore knee. I’m sure the temperature (it was over 100 degrees at kickoff) had nothing to do with it.
Speaking of people not showing up, there weren’t a lot of fans in attendance last night. I think the heat had a lot to do with it. Sheri and I brought two bottles of water in with us and I had mine gone before the game even started. Thankfully, the concession stands were selling bottles of water for only $4. As hot as it was, they could charge even more for it.
We stopped in at the official team store before the match and for some stupid reason, the air conditioning was turned off. It felt like it was 130 degrees in there.
I was hoping that Everton was going to set up a merchandise table, but if they did, I didn’t see it. It was a missed opportunity. There were probably more Everton fans in attendance last night than D.C. United fans.
The game was actually quite good. Everton quickly went up 2-0, but United never let up. They only scored one goal, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.
RFK Stadium is a dump. There is a reason the Redskins left in 1996 and the Nationals in 2007. It’s a shame the D.C. United cannot get a soccer-only facility like so many other MLS teams. As successful as the franchise as been since the creation of the MLS, you’d think the team could play somewhere that shouldn’t be on the other end of a wrecking ball.