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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Unfounded Criticism

Just a note from your loyal editor:

We have, over the past several weeks, received many emails levying criticism and casting aspersions against us based on a few of our posts.

Not long ago, we presented a White Running Back of the Week award. We also paid tribute to the white running back with our epic, 'Ode to the White Running Back'.

Emails we received voiced concern, because the senders felt that there was no need to point out the instances (few and far between though they are) in which running backs were white. The senders felt there was some sort of bias on our part for pointing out that, despite the perception the mainstream media portrays, there are white athletes out there capable of being running backs.

Essentially, we were attempting to fight the stereotype of white men not being capable of being running backs.

Well, the emails told us that we were trying to make some sort of racist statement. Somehow, these readers construed our effort to righteously help the white running back gain the notoriety he deserves as being some sort of slight.

Clearly, these are our dimmer readers. Most everyone else understands the intent which we have carefully and thoughtfully explained here.

However, we feel the need to point something out.

These readers that have emailed us seem to live in a vacuum in which they believe that NOIS is responsible for pointing out that there are white running backs still existing in college and in the NFL.

One of the wonderful things about site tracking is that we can learn from where readers of our blog find us.

And, over the course of just the past 24 hours, 22 specific google searches with a very specific search parameter found our site.

That parameter: white running backs.

So, clearly, if just the past 24 hours are any indication, we at NOIS are meeting a glaring need in the internet searching community by providing a reasonable destination as they hungrily search for information on the white running back.

We feel it is our righteous calling to maintain the legacy.

Be assured, NOIS will do all we can to prevent the legend of the white running back from going the way of the dinosaur.

It's the least we can do.





So please remember, NOIS is simply answering the call of the google search in our mission to keep hope and the white running back alive, so stop your emails with the bitching about it.

Yours,

The Editorial Staff of the righteous Nation of Islam Sportsblog

44 comments:

ben said...

to be fair, at least 15 f those google searches came from Jacob Hester... that's probably the easiest way he's come up with to find a page with his stats.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"to be fair, at least 15 f those google searches came from Jacob Hester... "

Sir, that is your assessment.

There were other searches that specifically mentioned his NAME...cause, you know...THAT would be the EASIEST way to find his stats.

censored said...

Keep up the good work...it is not just you suffering from this...I read a blog pointing out a few examples of negro success stories in business and academia and I felt that even though those cases are few and far between the writer was doing a service by mentioning them. Yet people were labeling him racist. I understand that your blog is limited to sports but this is a widespread problem.

censored said...

this is the same bias that those who point out when a negro is "well-spoken" get. Everyone gets up in arms but the fact remains when something is rare that rarity is usually pointed out...hence the "white" running back and the "well-spoken" negro.

Martin said...

"So, clearly, if just the past 24 hours are any indication, we at NOIS are meeting a glaring need in the WORLD."

Fixed, sir.

Malcom Hex said...

"this is the same bias that those who point out when a negro is "well-spoken" get. Everyone gets up in arms but the fact remains when something is rare that rarity is usually pointed out...hence the "white" running back and the "well-spoken" negro."

ummm..yeah....anyway....

i did a search of white running back and jim taylor's name came up. he was a badass!

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"I read a blog pointing out a few examples of negro success stories in business and academia and I felt that even though those cases are few and far between the writer was doing a service by mentioning them. Yet people were labeling him racist. I understand that your blog is limited to sports but this is a widespread problem."


to quote Ned Flanders, "superty dooperty".

But, yeah, Malcolm, and just think. If NOIS hadn't brought back the legend of the white back, you wouldn't have read about tough as nails jim taylor!

Good work NOIS.

Keven said...

"hence the "white" running back and the "well-spoken" negro."


you are putting me to sleep today.

listen, if you want attention, why don't you just jump up and down and scream 'look at me, look at me'....it would probably work better than this drivel.

Jeff Reed's blowdryer said...

"it would probably work better than this drivel."

yea, his "reverse" NOIS impression is not cutting it. Probably because he isn't near the writer NOIS is...but I guess he can try.

lgf said...

"Keep up the good work...it is not just you suffering from this...I read a blog pointing out a few examples of negro success stories in business and academia and I felt that even though those cases are few and far between the writer was doing a service by mentioning them. Yet people were labeling him racist. I understand that your blog is limited to sports but this is a widespread problem."

always good for a laugh, censored.

"yea, his "reverse" NOIS impression is not cutting it. Probably because he isn't near the writer NOIS is..."

Shit, get off NOIS' nuts, man.

censored said...

"it would probably work better than this drivel."

yea, his "reverse" NOIS impression is not cutting it. Probably because he isn't near the writer NOIS is...but I guess he can try.

You guys are misguided...I SUPPORT NOIS' view...I am just pointing out that the problem nois pointed out is widespread...NOIS is a well spoken negro so why do you refuse to agree with his views?

censored said...

"hence the "white" running back and the "well-spoken" negro."


you are putting me to sleep today.

listen, if you want attention, why don't you just jump up and down and scream 'look at me, look at me'....it would probably work better than this drivel.

Keven, although you probably never did well with reading comprehension
(I mean I cant blame you, based on your name, your parents didnt even know how to spell) you should take another look...all i am doing is agreeing...all my examples SUPPORT NOIS...so get over it.

Jeff Reed's blowdryer said...

"Shit, get off NOIS' nuts, man."

oh, sorry, didn't mean to get in YOUR way.

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"you are putting me to sleep today."

yea, the 'new' censored is tired already. passive aggressive racism is boring. at least his blatant stuff was amusing.

censored said...

"you are putting me to sleep today."

yea, the 'new' censored is tired already. passive aggressive racism is boring. at least his blatant stuff was amusing

Can't you read? why do you keep insisting there is a racial element to my postings? Man stop looking for race isssues in everything...I am here supporting brother NOIS...maybe instead of being lazy and just ridiculing me you should do what i am doing..finding intelligent examples to further the sweet logic of NOIS. If you find NOIS' logic as effective as an Ambien then maybe you should either drink a cup of coffee or read elsewhere.

censored said...

The real problem is it seems that the melanin challenged cannot cope with the righteous negros ascent to important and powerful world leadership positions such as running back.

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"Can't you read? why do you keep insisting there is a racial element to my postings? Man stop looking for race isssues in everything"

yawn...you went from yesterday morning being the biggest racist on earth to now being nois's biggest fan...LOL..

you are just boring man...i'm done with you.

uncommon sense said...

ha. it's kind of funny that there are people out there doing searches for white running backs.

censored said...

"Can't you read? why do you keep insisting there is a racial element to my postings? Man stop looking for race isssues in everything"

yawn...you went from yesterday morning being the biggest racist on earth to now being nois's biggest fan...LOL..

you are just boring man...i'm done with you.

Why do you find redemption boring? I told you i have seen the light...it seems as if you only feel you can thrive if there is a racial element...some would say like using it as some sort of trump card. Read my postings on this topic..i have done more to support NOIS than you could ever hope to do...white running backs, successful well spoken negros...in essence share alot in common...it is our obligation to give these rarities a fair say in our society...keep up the fight NOIS.

censored said...

you are just boring man...i'm done with you.

Maybe you are done with me...but my support of NOIS will not waver...just because you disagree with his logic doesnt mean you are a voice worth listening to...so it is we who are done with you.

madd hatter said...

"Why do you find redemption boring? "


hahah...what a dork.

censored said...

"Why do you find redemption boring? "


hahah...what a dork.

you resort to name-calling and have a lack of writing skills...you sir demonstrate why now, more than ever, on those rare instances when we can uncover a well spoken negro, they should be held up for the world to see.

Al_Sharpton's_Banana_Hammock said...

guys, as NOIS has said, censored is just an attention whore. ignore him and he'll take his act somewhere else. he's not even funny anymore, so why bother with him?

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

"he's not even funny anymore"

when was he ever funny? although, it is kind of funny that he thinks his new passive aggressive racism is clever or something. i guess some people just get real board at work.

Daniel Carver's White Hood said...

brian leornard and that other guy.

the white running back is alive and well.


WAKE UP WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYTE PEOPLE!

censored said...

when was he ever funny? although, it is kind of funny that he thinks his new passive aggressive racism is clever or something. i guess some people just get real board at work.

you continually try to link my comments with race and that is just terrible...I am trying to further the cause and you keep trying to shoot it down. Its as if you dont want to move forward, satisified is just screaming racist whenever you disagree with NOIS. You sir are a bit sad...although i commend your tenacity in typing with cheez doodle covered fingers.

censored said...

brian leornard and that other guy.

the white running back is alive and well.

this is the type of progress needed...lets continue...barack obama and tiki barber...the well spoken negro is alive and well too so dont underestimate them....oh wait obama is only half well spoken negro.

censored said...

brian leornard and that other guy.

the white running back is alive and well.

this is the type of progress needed...lets continue...barack obama and tiki barber...the well spoken negro is alive and well too so dont underestimate them....oh wait obama is only half well spoken negro.

Avonte Mixon said...
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Avonte Mixon said...

"
this is the type of progress needed...lets continue...barack obama and tiki barber..."

actually, your analogy is lacking...

your descriptive of a "well spoken" negro is a reflection of white expectations of the English language...and is traceable to a predisposed stereotype of what an educated person soundslike.

the white running back, at one time, was the ONLY running back in the NFL...over time, their numbers have dwindled.

so, while you make your attempts at what has been described as on this thread as passive aggressive racist comments...you aren't even connecting similar comparatives.

ie, there is no congruity in your logic.

so, continue on with your 'clever' discourse...it's enjoyable to watch you use circuitous logic to paint yourself a pseudointellectual fool.

mbros612 said...

There doesn't need to be "hope" for white running backs, whether you are being sarcastic or not. Even the most racist of white people realize that it is an overwhelmingly black position, probably always will be, and the best RB's are black.

I personally couldn't care less and I don't think white sports enthusiasts should either. RB is a brute position in which the body endures the most punishment of any position by a pretty large margin.

RB's have the highest chance of sustaining a devastating injury and are typically in a position to sustain any kind of injury (mild or severe) more than anyone else as they are literally moving targets.

That said, many white football players (and their parents/guardians) normally realize these facts at some point and go a different route, whether it be a different position (if they happen to be a good enough athlete/player to excel at a high level) or just focusing on using their brains to find success in a non-sports career.

So basically I am not saying there aren't white kids out there who dream of being a pro RB, I'm just saying most of them realize that normally the juice is not worth the squeeze...
Even successful RB's can end up regretting it in some way shape or form (ask Earl Campbell). It certainly does a number on the body and commonly ensures a later life of pain and soreness.

Tripod said...

".....
So basically I am not saying there aren't white kids out there who dream of being a pro RB, I'm just saying most of them realize that normally the juice is not worth the squeeze...
Even successful RB's can end up regretting it in some way shape or form (ask Earl Campbell). It certainly does a number on the body and commonly ensures a later life of pain and soreness."


yea, man.

either that or the little crackers run 5.5 40 and can't hang.

but, yea, either or.

mbros612 said...

Yea, tripod. Because all white athletes run at least 5.0 40yrd dashes. I forgot about that.

censored said...

the white running back, at one time, was the ONLY running back in the NFL...over time, their numbers have dwindled.

so, while you make your attempts at what has been described as on this thread as passive aggressive racist comments...you aren't even connecting similar comparatives.

ie, there is no congruity in your logic.

You make interesting points...maybe like you point out there is a flaw in my logic...while it is true that at one time there were alot of white running backs whereas, as you point out, there have never been alot of well-spoken negros...I was merely talking about this in terms of today. We need to point out these rare cases or they will get lost in the shuffle. you also bring up good points about white expectations of the english language. That is why all schools should be forced to teach the only true form of the english language...ebonics.

censored said...

either that or the little crackers run 5.5 40 and can't hang.


tripod..your silly racially hateful comments are all the proof anyone needs to see you are a complete idiot.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"I was merely talking about this in terms of today. We need to point out these rare cases or they will get lost in the shuffle."

Sir, normally, I'd disagree with you. It normally is the only sensible thing to do. As, we at NOIS have 3 digit IQ's.

Anyway.

The only flaw we see in your 'point', is that the 'well spoken' Negro example is a cultural reference.

Negro speak is a reflection of the Negro culture in America. If you choose to assert Negroes who do not speak like whites are not 'well spoke'. We must interject that it is cultural. In fact, we could even go so far as to say it is cognizant cultural choice.

Now, certainly, even tho it is a choice or a reflection of a cultural environment, you are free to praise those that conform to your vision of social normalization and choose to affect the white man's speech patterns.

That is your perogative.

In that light, we suggest that the unathletic white man is a reflection of his culture and makes a choice to be so.

As you say you feel the need to point out and praise the Negro that chooses to affect white speech, we reciprocate by praising the white male that chooses to go that extra distance and overcome the well documented physical disadvantages he is faced with to try to be athletic. Like the Negro.

So, while the white cultural norm is to unathletic, slow of foot, lack ability, carry more bodyfat, exhibit less muscle mass, be weaker, be slower, be less agile and exhibit a general lack of athleticism symptomatic of the white culture....

...we praise that handful of white running backs that rise above.

All praise to the white running back that wants to be more like the Negro.



We can respect that.

And, based on the logic censored has so eloquently put forth in this thread...clearly he feels the same.

Finally, we are in agreeance.

Tripod said...

"So, while the white cultural norm is to unathletic, slow of foot, lack ability, carry more bodyfat, exhibit less muscle mass, be weaker, be slower, be less agile and exhibit a general lack of athleticism symptomatic of the white culture....'

you forgot little dicked....

censored said...

Negro speak is a reflection of the Negro culture in America. If you choose to assert Negroes who do not speak like whites are not 'well spoke'. We must interject that it is cultural. In fact, we could even go so far as to say it is cognizant cultural choice.


There are rules to the English language...rules that are taught in school not on a racial level but on a level for all those who speak the language. You see you assert that speaking proper english is a "white" thing...that is not the case. If culturally negros choose to bypass the proper forms of the english language and then languish in every other occupational field besides athletics and entertainment then clearly it is the negros own choice not to succeed. That is why we must praise the "well spoken" negro..the few who rise above the failure culture.
Your little veiled anti-white rampage was cute...it holds little weight coming from a racist like yourself. But you only serve to prove the point that negros can't excel unless handed G-d given athletic ability and it is sad that you feel that way about your people.

censored said...

"So, while the white cultural norm is to unathletic, slow of foot, lack ability, carry more bodyfat, exhibit less muscle mass, be weaker, be slower, be less agile and exhibit a general lack of athleticism symptomatic of the white culture....'

Manute Bol agrees.

censored said...

"So, while the white cultural norm is to unathletic, slow of foot, lack ability, carry more bodyfat, exhibit less muscle mass, be weaker, be slower, be less agile and exhibit a general lack of athleticism symptomatic of the white culture....'

you forgot little dicked....

tripod...run quick...someone is outside stealing the rims off your '87 Maxima.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"There are rules to the English language...rules that are taught in school not on a racial level but on a level for all those who speak the language. You see you assert that speaking proper english is a "white" thing...that is not the case."

Sir, and the rules for the English language are somewhat different in England than in the US, than in Canada, than in NZ, Australia and other English speaking countries.

The rules change because the cultures have differences.

The English language YOU speak is a reflection of YOUR White American Culture.

Those that speak by different rules reflect their culture, ie, Negro American culture.

Your desire to label those that speak by YOUR white rules as 'well spoken' is clearly an obvious overture to attempt to mitigate the relevence and viability of Negro culture.

In other words it is a symptom of institutional and accepted white racism.

"Your little veiled anti-white rampage was cute...it holds little weight coming from a racist like yourself. But you only serve to prove the point that negros can't excel unless handed G-d given athletic ability and it is sad that you feel that way about your people."

And your little rebuttal was not cute.

It is clouded in ignorance and it demonstrates a complete lack of understanding as to what culture even is...

We do accept your admittal that the Negro is physically superior.

Thank you for not attempting to rebutt that...it shows you are making small progress in your dementia.

Tripod said...

"tripod...run quick...someone is outside stealing the rims off your '87 Maxima."

naw..he polishing them. that is just the white trash boy that i have wash my car each week. he look like a thief, but he aiiigght!

lemme know if you wanna make an extra buck. my lawn need mowed!

censored said...

lemme know if you wanna make an extra buck. my lawn need mowed!

they got grass in the projects? and here i thought living in the ghetto was hard.

censored said...

Sir, and the rules for the English language are somewhat different in England than in the US, than in Canada, than in NZ, Australia and other English speaking countries.

The rules change because the cultures have differences.

you are just dumb...this conversation is way over your head...but there are rules for the ENGLISH language that are universal, regardless of small dialect or pronunciation issues. If you feel that the misuse of the language (when clearly done because of a lack of education) is a representation of negro culture then you buy into a failure culture. Like it or not, you walk into a job interview and say "I be wantin this job" odds are you wont get it....sadly that is not the only thing you dont get...but keep up the fight, you have a place pushing your "failure culture" agenda.