The NFL is destroying itself

The NFL is destroying itself

When I was 14 years old and I first started watching football I was in love (no homo) with LaDainian Tomlinson! He still is my favorite player of all time, the grace in his running style, the speed, the juke moves, the stiff arm and the power that most didn’t expect. He was the first true “hybrid” back, catching balls out the backfield, the guy was La’Veon Bell before La’Veon Bell. I even liked his calm “put in work on the field” attitude, dude didn’t need to go wild he just knew he was the man on the field so why talk? Let’s be about that action! To see him enshrined in the hall of fame was not only a satisfying moment for me, I damn near cried listening to his speech! I don’t care what anyone says I have him #2 back of all time right behind Barry Sanders. Here is where the niceness ends and I tear the NFL ass apart (no homo)…

It is a fact that the NFL is destroying itself, most people would say it all started with Ray Rice and the domestic incident seen around the world but no…that’s not when it started. I trace it back to Junior Seau’s 2012 suicide. That was the beginning of the end of the NFL. During that time there had been a growing concern over CTE’s and more specifically the bocumentary “League of Denial” by Frontline coming out in 2013 really showed me that the league was over. To understand the implication of brain damage on football legends such as Seau who was not just a phenomenal Linebacker, he was a Hall of Famer first ballot, was disturbing. Sprinkle on that a 2014 domestic violence saga were Ray Rice and Greg Hardy were talked ESPN more than LeBron (ya fam it got THAT serious) this was a recipe for pure doo doo cakes. Add on that the retirement of Patrick “THE NEXT LAWRENCE TAYLOR” Willis and his rookie phenom teammate Chris Borland…the writing was on the wall, clear enough for King Nebuchadnezzar and all true sports fans to see. Don’t get me started about Aaron Herenandez this post could go 0 to 100 nigga real quick. The NFL is over. I will declare it right now, it is done. This is the turning point to a sport and chapter in North American history that we will never re live.

Gone are the days 1990s or early 2000s football, where Chad Ochocinco would put on a show in the Endzone, gone are the days of savage hits and amazing interceptions…all gone. Its over. Who is to blame? THE NFL! It’s a scapegoat to say that it is all roger Gooddell’s fault. No, he’s a business guy that wants profit for his shareholders who are the owners and the sponsors…he could give a fuck about the players. He’s a slimy piece of shit that’s true but the climate he’s in allows it…the climate of the NFL. Here is a league that prides itself on being tough when the owners are scared of hurting their business by hiring a former All-Pro Quarterback (Kaepernick…if you’re too slow to get the reference). A league that will fine players 50 racks for twearking in the endzone (Antonio Brown), a league that will literally let players consistently get away with domestic violence (Ezekiel Elliot and countless others) but are quick to ruin an athletes career over some Mary Jane (Josh Gordon). The Climate is pathetic.

I wrote extensively on brain injuries and sports, its clear like visine how the NFL has messed this up. The best player in the league doesn’t want to talk about his experiences with concussion because he fears being benched. Yes, Tom Brady would get benched for Grappalo if Belichiek knew he was getting permanent brain damage from Terrell Suggs sacks. This isn’t just an irregular thing, NFL players consistently deny concussions and “play it off”. All of this shit would be iight if the NFL had a morale code and weren’t fuckin Hypocrites…but guess what, the mess up yet again.

This week the Miami Dolphins signed one of the most pathetic Quarterbacks of all time, Jay “imma ruin ya season in with the first snap” Cutler. In a classic Cutler move, he not only quit his media job (he would suck at that too) he decided to join the same conference Tom Brady has been shoving his left testicles in for the past 14 seasons. Instead of picking up an actual threat at QB who has a history of winning KAEPERNICK they decided to get a pathetic piece of human flesh called JAY “Imma find a way to lose, believe dat” CUTLER! “Nah, lets not sign the best free agent Quarterback who’s actually fighting for a righteous cause in this nation that consistently shows racial injustice, nah lets go with the retired sack of human excrement!” – Dummy Miami GM who’s gonna get fired in 3 months…

This league is pathetic. It’s a league that is quick to chew and spit out its best players while consistently ignoring ones that don’t fit their twisted “agenda”. Everyone go and search up Brent Grimes interception, I promise you it is one of the most phenomenal INT you have ever seen but the NFL hates his out spoken wife (she has a great podcast) and never showed his highlight. The NFL is quick to give terrible contracts with shitty guaranteed money for EVERYONE but 5-6 Quarterbacks when the Average NFL career is 3 years. It is time for us as NFL/Sports fans to boycott the NFL with our time, attention and the most important thing Our Wallets.

Imma still watch football but I will bootleg and stream all games. I will not support it, I will support NCAA and youth football but the league is pathetic. I can’t do it anymore. My sons (if I have any) will not go to the NFL I will not allow it and I encourage all athletes to avoid it.

I give it 3 years till they start to free fall into oblivion and even less than that for a viable competitor to rise up. The flag football league looks promising.

THE NFL IS OVER. Remember where you read this.

 

p.s. Shout outs to Ross for inspiring me to write this.

Feel some ways

Feel some ways

                      faded and  leaning on the toilet seat

i feel some ways

failing at my midterm test

i feel some ways

finally seeing you in that exam room

i felt some way

facing my mortality even though i want you eternally

i feel some ways

                                                           falling for you so suddenly

i feel so scared

 

Why everyone has anxiety

Why everyone has anxiety

I’m not a psychologist, don’t quote me as such. But I have thoughts and ideas since you’re here i’m assuming you want to hear em so let’s spill the beans. On a macro level I’ve noticed that there’s a rise in mental health issues but on a more micro level among my friends I’ve learned that there’s a Huuuuuug *Trump voice* rise in anxiety. I’m not here to pull stats out of my ass and pretend that i’ve done extensive research, you can go read some other blog or textbook for that. As a curious person I decided: why not ask people why anxiety is on the rise and I even talked to some of my friends that go through it. I was able to have a few conversations and even run a poll asking people “why is there a rise in anxiety?” I came to a weird yet strangely obvious answer, both linked to the idea of perfection…social media and family dynamics. Yes those are the 2 main reasons everyone is anxious. I hope some sociology and psychology majors are doing research on these two factors because it’s clear as hell.

For Social media it makes all kinds of sense…just to give y’all a prefix, I’m not talking about generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) cause you need a doc to give that title i’m talking about day to day anxiety that would and could be seen as “normal”. Social media makes sense (i’ve written several times about it) because every day we try to put out an image of the best version of ourselves and send an illusion of perfection. People literally delete entire galleries of pictures because of a low amount of likes…its pathetic, but it contributes to the idea that “if i’m not perfect, i’m not needed”. You understand what kind of pressure and stress that puts on someone? When you look at another IG pic of someone’s perfect relationship, vacation and adventures you feel some type of way. Self doubt, perfectionism, self-conscious, excessive worry about how you’re perceived within the platform you express yourself in…all of those are signs of anxiety. When everyones life looks fuckin blessed what are you gonna do? Compare and feel anxious about your own.

With the poll I did, I found that family dynamics was the second highest reason why our generation is more anxious, this surprised me. So I went into deep thought and looked at reasons why this was picked…For the most part, my friends answered the poll. Most of my friends have divorce in their family (including me) so the family dynamic is not “typical” or “normal” whatever the hell normal means nowadays. Then it lead me to think: what is a normal family dynamic? Especially in Canada, and even more among minorities (most of my friends aren’t white). I found out that common law marriages are on the rise in Canada, second marriages are common and the nuclear family prototype is slowly being phased out. How does this cause anxiety? Cause we live in a society where what we see represented as “perfect”, the wife, husband and kids prototype isn’t a reality! How would you feel if everyday they ask you about your father and you aint seen that man in 16 years? How would you feel if they asked about your biological parents but you’ve been adopted? How would you feel about having step siblings you hate or have never even meet? Anxious. The media and society has lied to us and pressed us on the idea of “perfection” that doesn’t exist in the world we live in.

Those are the reasons everyone has anxiety.

The most important lesson (from the Chyna/Rob saga)

The most important lesson (from the Chyna/Rob saga)

The finesse was legendary it was one for the ages. I’m not one to engage in gossip or plunge myself into stupid non relevant things that take away my time and attention…Jk I waste hella time on social media. Yes, i have time for this fuckery. So when you crawl out of this rock you’ve been hiding underneath (shout out Patrick Star) I’ll summarize the story. A stupid guy called Rob Kardashian decided to date and impregnate a former stripper who is the baby mother of her sister’s boyfriend, the now infamous Blac Chyna. To be perfectly clear, he decided to date HIS SISTER’S BOYFRIEND’S BABY MAMA, yes this is some soap opera shit. Its literally like drinking bleach and expecting your vital organs to metabolize it into regular yellow piss instead of killing you! So here is Rob a fat sloppy depressed guy who finds happiness in a woman who’s whole career revolves around having sex and babies with rich men. She is a prostitute without the label (some could say that’s a good thing). So Eienstein Kardashian in his infinite wisdom found out that Chyna was playing him like the Mask Off flute. Literally fucking dudes in the house he bought letting her side dudes pipe her out like a plumber in his versace robe, using his cars, jewelry and everything else. Rob’s twitter basically detailed all of this and I don’t have the patience to recount a bitter mans L (p.s. Revenge porn aint cool, but Chyna’s kitty is surprisingly nice). Men coming in and out of her house, multiple times a day but that had me thinking…what overarching lesson can we learn from this and why does this matter?

In my extensive research (lol), I have come to learn the common day perception of a thot has been evolving. Not long ago I put up a poll on twitter and the question was: a nineteen year old with twenty sexual partners, is she a thot? To my surprise 60% voted no, this shows a major cultural shift. I say that to say this: Chyna is not the one to be blamed in this scenario. She is not innocent by any means but she was doing what was in her nature, some women are more sexual than others and are willing to do more with many men. You can’t expect a fish to fly like an eagle or a burger to be as healthy as an orange. My award for the biggest L goes to Rob, with his child being a close second. And that is the lesson to learn here, you can’t be surprised when people are what they have shown themselves to be. You can’t be shocked when someone acts like a thot (that hoe over there) with her ex’s and then turns out to be one with you. You can’t be stunned when a cheater continues to cheat. It’s in their nature. This goes to my main message, people will show you who they are, in their past and present actions. When you see someone’s true colors, believe them! To try to change someone at their core is laughable. Buy them a lambo, move them out the hood, vote them president, it doesn’t matter they’re going to be who they were from the jump. I know love is blind but it shouldn’t be ignorant. Rob catch this L, you have 18 years to deal with this bullshit soup you cooked yourself in.

Y’all keep Dream Kardashian in y’all prayers.

More blogs on the way.

Poetry On People: M.M.

Mostly appreciated your time spent

our time came and it went

molded and folded into something strange

my feelings for you couldn’t arrange

the disaster that was my life when you came in

like trash or garbage, I was dirty like all sins

you looked at my past and thought

this fuck boy always gon be a thot

tried to pretend to forget you, just moving by

but no bye by me cause i was missing she

MM no G, you might be rick ross thick

in other eyes fat, but you were a down ass chick

held me down when things got messy

remember that night i came over looking dressy?

A fly guy with a blue tie after that prom

who you were as a person always turned me on

sleepovers on sleepovers but you slept on me

you were seasonal MM and I was caged in you

I broke you, then broke free from you

Kristine Leahy represents what’s wrong with Sports (and most TV) media

Kristine Leahy represents what’s wrong with Sports (and most TV) media

Y’all know how I do, I love LaVar Ball and just to keep it a buck: this post will enrage people but…not those with common sense. If you’re not a sports fan or a sports media fan you can skip this one and go suck ya modda! So let me give you the scoop on what’s going on: On fox sports 1 Collin Cowherd hosts his sports radio/TV show with his co-host Kristine Leahy. To give you context, when the whole LaVar being interviewed on every sports media platform for view  Kristine was a huge critic of him. You can say what you want about someone as a person, as a businessman or as a citizen in general but here’s a line you don’t cross: criticizing someone’s parenting in PUBLIC! On multiple occasions Leahy not only criticized she straight up bashed how LaVar raised his three (soon to be) college educated and potentially multi-millionaire black sons. Yes I’m bringing race into this cause this shit matters! Do you understand how rare and blessed these boys are to have a black father active in their life ? Willing to take the brunt insults from media, have ultimate belief in his boys and lead them from being drug addicts, dealers, gang-bangers or pure wastes to society? Shit…guess Leahy didn’t. Her main headass argument which others like Stephen stupidA.ss Smith repeated “he’s ruining his sons career before it even starts”. In this hot take generation that’s a trash and generic take but Leahy never treated it like a take she took it 100% serious and kept repeating it like the chorus of Mask Off and like that infectious tune it became overplayed and annoying as shit.

Here’s the problem with most media today: too narrow sighted, they ignore the bigger picture. Where executives of these shows want drama clickbait worthy viral confrontational irruptions to raise their viewership…its terrible. Well these FS1 producers got exactly what they wished for…LaVar came to The Herd (Collin’s show) and had one of the most real/pathetic arguments of all time. Ball was on his promo run for the ZO2s then Leahy, who has criticized the “look” of Big Baller Brand, asks how much ZO’s have been sold and this is where the magic begins. Peep the video here . I saw nothing wrong with LaVar standing up for himself against someone who has literally spent months trashing him as a person and a father! Here we steep into the racial and sexist aspects…Kristine a white women quickly takes LaVar’s standing for himself as a threat. It’s pathetic and common as hell…where the white woman pretends or exaggerates their acts of a black man (To Kill a Mocking Bird and Emmit Till). First you diss his parenting style, then you insinuate he was threatening you and here starts the demonization of the black man. She also claimed that because Big Baller Brand doesn’t market to women LaVar is clearly sexist, fuckin pathetic. Here’s an important lesson in life Everything isn’t for everybody, i’m not gonna go to Sirens to buy a romper cause that aint for me (hopefully they got Romphims). BBB isn’t marketed for women, point blank period.

With all of this being said LaVar was right in ignoring her, not giving her eye contact, telling her to “Stay in her lane” and telling her that she’s gonna get what is coming for her (Karma for you dummies that gon think this blog post is sexist). This will not ruin LaVar, this won’t ruin Leahy but it will open a bigger conversation about how media is messing up yet again. This video is important because it displays why we the people are fed up with this whole stupid media system that is obsessed with rising and ruining people that don’t fit in their “picture”. Where black people (especially men) are quick to be demonized and showed to be dumb, hyper aggressive and ignorant. Where spin matters more than context. Where the media machine and elites will find a way to ruin black outliers. Where uncle toms (Jason Whitlock) will bash their own and ignore the bigger picture. Why do I love LaVar? Because he’s the cog in this dent, he’s literally fighting the machine…and that’s real talk.

P.S. shout out Charlamagne tha God (@cthagod) and his donkey of the day for this post.

Why I hate this year’s NBA season

Why I hate this year’s NBA season

Honestly the biggest and most interesting headline in this NBA season is LaVar Ball…damn no homo my nigga but I love LAVAR BALL! If I wasn’t all every level of broke I’d cop the ZO2’s and that’s word to my mama. But let me speak some facts for ya headtop, this whole opinion about the 2017 NBA season being trash revolves around the beautiful article by Adam Caparell where he discusses the crazy amount of blowouts this year. As an intermediate basketball fan I look at the regular season the same way I look at broccoli, ya its good but is it enjoyable…no, hell nah. Then I look at the playoffs like broccoli soup with spice on it, fuckin blessed, but this playoff season has been on some spoiled veggie shit. I’m just being honest, without counting the recent games in the playoffs there have been about 20 blowouts out of 60+ games…dawg that’s atrocious.

Fam games are decided in the first and second quarter, when Golden State or the Cavs take a commanding 15 point lead it doesn’t matter wtf the other team does. This lack of depth and entertainment has ruined this NBA season and playoffs. Bruh when mans are eating wings that are too spicy for my tongue to properly digest, i’m trying to watch a competitive game not a gah damn background exhibition…I can watch that at my local YMCA. Deep in the depths of my crazy gambling mind I was praying for Spurs vs. Raptors in the finals…yes I’m that crazy. The sad thing is most people are looked at as dummies if they don’t pick Cavs vs GSW in the finals…we have accepted the trash that is 2017 NBA basketball. On my mama I’d rather watch an NHL game than see another series lead to a sweep (looking at you Boston). Long story short, super-teams are ruining the league and I can’t wait till the Warriors collapse.

Sports at the end of the day is supposed to entertain not drain.