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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Andy Reid: Were We Hasty In Judgment?

As you know, NOIS is always willing and forthright in admitting when we may have been overzealous in a post. Or when we may have allowed our personal righteousness to supersede and be imposed on the acts of others.

Recently, we demanded that Eagles' coach Andy Reid be relieved of duty for a period of time. We felt that the crimes filed against his immature, reckless and civilly bankrupt sons warranted a scolding from the league. Our reasoning: That as young adults who reside under and rely on Reid's care for existance, he was responsible for ensuring that they don't offend society and sully the good name of the NFL and the Eagles.

Seems more than logical. More than reasonable. And certainly righteous.

We believe, that in principle, few would disagree.

Never did we suppose that Reid was in violation of the law. But, we did believe that Reid might be in violation of the NFL conduct policy.

Well, a recent pronouncement by the NFL on another individual's off field circumstances shed light on the matter of Reid and his children's crime spree.

Broncos running back Travis Henry's child support judgments might expose him to catcalls across the league this season, but they don't put him in line for disciplinary action by the NFL.

Certainly, few would argue this.

Is it fair to hold Henry's poor decisions in having so many children against him? Do we suspend Henry because near a dozen women have set him up and used his innate male genetic qualities against him for financial gain?

Certainly not.

The league has clamped down on off-field misbehavior under Commissioner Roger Goodell. But the new personal conduct policy "generally covers criminal violations, not civil matters" such as Henry's, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

And there it is.

We are more than willing to interpret Reid's circumstances the same way.

While we still advocate for his children, and believe that the righteous course would be to step away and give them the support they need so they don't become the typical privileged white child stereotype; we also believe that the NFL is under no commitment to force him to do so.

So, while his children face their cases and possible jail time, we hope the Eagles are well prepared for their season opener.

And, we hope Travis Henry gets a raise so he can provide for all those children he was bamboozled into spawning.

27 comments:

Imam Me said...

"The masses flock to our teachings to find reasonable, unbiased and correct interpretation of the important events in sports."
-NOI Sports Blog

Seems like someone is trying to skirt the correct part...but let me here the truth, because I'm probably too ignorant to understand blah blah blah. Hey, at least you admitted to being wrong. Kind of.

PS, bamboozled is what Shawn Kemp and Kyle Farnsworth said too

My Hero Zero said...

Sir,

I ask you to please reconsider your pseudo-retraction if it is based solely on the capricious nature of NFL "justice." While precedent may be the foundation upon which this nation's legal edifice is constructed, this is hardly the case with the National Football League. As proof I submit the case of one Michael Vick. Have you not yet been made aware that for years the NFL allowed the unimpeded employment of a convicted dog abuser (lnk at the bottom)?

Sir, I submit that if the league cannot evenly consider relevant and direct precedence, it is unqualified to judge the diparate cases of a failure to produce children and habitual poor parenting.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/football/la-sp-usc29aug29,1,1629519.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-coll_footb&ctrack=1&cset=true

Mr.Poindexter said...

Righteous is your reasoning,'master'NOIS,sir.If we're gonna hold babies daddies responsible and accountable for the financial support as well as alleged illegal activities of not only their legitimate but illegitimate spawn as well,we may as well just shut down the NFL and NBA.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

"PS, bamboozled is what Shawn Kemp and Kyle Farnsworth said too "

and urlacher and brady, too...

TacoBellManager said...

NOIS, Sir, "bamboozled"? Come on, this has got to be in jest. Fool me once, shame on you -- fool me nine times ... what? I'm not gonna say "Travis Henry needs to keep his dick in his pants," -- few statements have made more hypocrites of men -- but he does need to figure out the whole prophylactic thing, at least.

Henry the 8th said...

"Hey, at least you admitted to being wrong. Kind of."

and when will YOU admit it?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Fool me once, shame on you -- fool me nine times ... what?"

Sir, Mr. Henry is a man.

Some women prey on the genetic predisposition of the those manliest of men to spread their seed.

Certainly, the argument for the prophylactic is a strong one.

But, the human need to procreate may be stronger.

Let's choose to give Mr. Henry the benefit of the doubt here.

And our compassion.

ZEKE said...
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ZEKE said...

listen.
travis henry is obviously a sorry ass excuse for a man. not the manliest of men.

please. the man clearly doesn't care.

he relishes being the stereotype of the ghetto black with 10 kids and 10 different mothers.

it's his style. it gives him credibility in the lockerroom with the other hood rats that are on the roster.

"yo homeboi! , my jump off Laquantilda just dropped another baby"

"word?"

"WORD! that be my eleventeenf shortie"

*high fives and dancing all around*

TacoBellManager said...

NOIS:

Sir, I understand completely the male genetic predisposition to procreate. But if anyone needs compassion, it is yours truly, who is nowhere near Mr. Henry's prolific procreation resume, let alone enjoying the essential act of procreation, for the past several months.

Leave some for the rest of us, Travis.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"let alone enjoying the essential act of procreation, for the past several months.'

Sir, sounds like somebody needs to work on their game.

We suggest watching VH-1's reality series, The Pick Up Artist.

'Mystery' will mold you into a master ladies man.

ultrasound tech said...

how the hell does henry even have time for football with all that procreating?

Dave the Wave said...

well, is being a dead beat dad a civil matter?

isn't non-payment of child support criminal?

if he is not paying...LOCK HIM UP and SUSPEND him.

michael vick needs a cell mate.

Mr.Poindexter said...

dave the wave,sir,I'm not sure Michael Vick would enjoy many restful nights with the robust Travis Henry as a cellmate.

Dave the Wave said...

"I'm not sure Michael Vick would enjoy many restful nights with the robust Travis Henry as a cellmate. "

they can turn up a little Marvin "Gay" music and get on right..

lgf said...

they can turn up a little Marvin "Gay" music and get on right..

Perhaps you could recommend us something from your extensive collection.


...awwww shiiiiit.

lgf said...
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lgf said...

NOIS. I do believe that Mr. Henry's affinity to unrestrictedly supply his seed to any and all who lie spread-eagled is much less a result of bamboozlement, and far more a result of an absence of respect from himself and women in general. Let me state that I am fully aware of the sexual entrapment inflicted upon many of our sports figures. However, Mr. Henry has not been put under some spell. He chooses to place himself between those milky, White thighs. That comes with a price he is well aware of, and yet he chooses to do it anyway.

What aspect of truemanhood carries with it as much significance as the provider? Travis has even failed to meet this bare, legal minimum. It is time for Travis to finally be a man.

My compassion is reserved for those who did not have a choice, and unless Mr. Henry was tied to a bed, what compassion is he deserving of?

He is in need of sound counsel. Not compassion.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"He is in need of sound counsel. Not compassion. "


Sir, you sound like a man who has spent his entire adult life engaged in abstinence.

Get some ass.

Then you shall understand the spell Mr. Henry was under.

lgf said...

"Then you shall understand the spell Mr. Henry was under."

NOIS, believe me when I say to you I am well aware of the "spell" he is under. I have been propositioned on more than a few occasions. I can recall phrases such as "if you want me, you can have me", and references to my "big, black, dick." Flattering? Certainly. But dangerous nonetheless.

Abstinence? Perhaps.

Dave the Wave said...

""if you want me, you can have me", and references to my "big, black, dick." Flattering? Certainly. But dangerous nonetheless. "

dangerous as hell.

you fags will give each other aids.

homo.

Burnsy said...

Two things here, sir:

1) The idea of putting Vick and Henry in the same jail cell is nonsensical and careless in thought. We all know what that would lead to... baby fighting.

2) I am hereby invoking the R. Kelly defense for Brother Henry. I assure you that many men have the problem of their monster being awake even while we sleep. Travis Henry is a victim of rape, nine times over.

Burnsy said...

My apologies, sir. That should read "the DMX defense." I will now give myself 41 lashes to represent each acre and mule that I still owe.

lgf said...

"homo"

I'm too mature to respond to that.

fag.

Dave the Wave said...

take your mating dance somewhere else.

pillow biter.

ruffian96 said...

Dave, you seem to have a virtual plethora of knowledge on homosexual analogies. Get out of that closet.

Dave the Wave said...

" Get out of that closet. "

why, u need room in there to perform a prostate check on your life partner?