Daunte Culpepper. Not long ago, certainly the premier Negro QB in football. Renowned for his laser arm and ability to use his size and strength to neutralize pass rushers. Fast forward to career threatening knee injury.
Brother Culpepper endured a vicious hit to the side of his knee (incidently the hit was administered by a player coached by a white man, coincidence?) that tore his ligaments. This ended the season for Culpepper.
The Vikings response? Get rid of him. Certainly, a Negro with a lame leg is of no value to the "owner" of the team, right? Forget about the years of sacrifice and dedication Culpepper gave the team. Forget that the brother's career was now in jeopardy. Cut him. Show the Negro the door. This is the human equivalent of shooting a lame horse.
But Culpepper persevered. He rehabbed and worked to prepare himself to be the starter for the Miami Dolphins. Clearly, his knee was not 100%, but Culpepper cast caution to the wind in his loyalty to the team that signed him. Again, risking everything. Brothers and sisters, this is an example of unmatched courage.
Set back followed. Culpepper was place on the injured reserve list in an effort to give him the opportunity to fully heal. And what did Culpepper get in return? Snowflake Steve Young questioned Culpepper's work ethic. Essentially, he recalled that old favorite stereotype: the lazy Negro. Young belittled Culpepper's leadership and committment on national television. All this done while Culpepper worked furiously to regain the form that had brought him to the top.
Again, the effective equivalent of shooting the lame horse.
But, let's examine what happens to the lame horse. Not the figurative lame horse, but the REAL lame horse. Barbaro!
A threat to win the Triple Crown of horse racing, Barbaro unfortunately snaps his lower leg. The response? Typically, one would think it would be to shoot the horse. But no, that is only good for poor farm horses and Negro athletes. This horse, a favorite in the white dominated world of racing, was airlifted to a special hospital to receive treatment from the worlds premier veterinary clinic. Message boards were errected to discuss his progress and relay messages of good faith and cheer to the HORSE (giving irrefutable evidence of the questionable sanity and intelligence of white folk).
Where is Brother Culpepper's message board?? Do these people realize that if they had put one up for Daunte, unlike the horse, he might be able to read it?
Barbaro was even the recipient of a prestigious Sports Human of the Year award on this site. So a HORSE can win the Sports HUMAN of the Year award, but the original human is called lazy and a poor leader?
Brothers and sisters, you see where the Negro stands in sports?
We carry the tail of the lame horse.
To be clear, we have no beef with a lame horse. Lord knows, they can be delicious if cooked properly and the world needs glue.