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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SI's Peter King: Admits to being Racist?

In today's edition of the morbidly dull and mortally uninformative stylings of Peter King's Sports Illustrated column, a fan submitted an email essentially pointing out that King had tunnel vision in his weekly awarding of some award for 'good guy' of the week.

From Paul, of New York City: "Peter, my friends and I have a running joke about how many weeks into the season your 'good guy' award goes to a white man. Four for four thus far. More than 50 percent of the players in the league are black, as you know.

Clearly, the point being; that when King 'thinks' good guy, he thinks white guy.

That is called being racist.

One would think that King would either refute the sentiment or at least tell us some story about a Negro 'friend' which would prove to the world that he isn't racist.

Something along the lines of:

'I dialed the personal cell phone number of Donovan McNabb to talk to him on my cell phone, and while on the cell phone call with McNabb, he said, 'Gee willikers, Peter King, we played a dynamite game today'. Then, I spoke into my cell phone, on which I had dialed Donovan McNabb's personal cell phone number, and told him --over the cell phone --about a supremely funny TV show I had just discovered called, The Office. He said the title sounded supremely funny. We laughed. And then some guy who was travelling to Colgate University (where my daughter who used to play softball at Montclair High, Marybeth, attended college) walked by and said something loud. Very annoying! I decided to skip going to the gym. The hotel has a very good gym, and if you go at 3:30AM, there are surprisingly few people competing for treadmills. Instead, I decided to go to Starbuck's and have a Trinidadian-Mocha-Frappolotta-Roasted-Coffee-Bean-Triple-Non-Fat Carmel-with-a sugar-free-maple-infused-raspberry-flavor-shot Green Tea. Green Tea is so healthy. And Donovan is a good friend.'

But no, all he had to say was:

Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

As in:

Ooops, you noticed. Better pick a jigaboo next week.

31 comments:

Dave the Wave said...

he should pick Richard Collier.

In honor of Collier's freshly amputated leg.

Jeff Reed's blowdryer said...

in one paragraph, you captured every annoying thing he does in his entrie column! well done!

Mack Power said...

"he should pick Richard Collier.

In honor of Collier's freshly amputated leg."

I have been reading your comments here for a while, but that there has to be about the lowest you have sunk. Ever.

Foxxy Brown said...

let me guess. Favre 4 weeks in a row?

and, yeah, you captured the essence of his effluvia.

@mack power -- nope. not even close.

case said...

I think PK is renaming the "Good Guy Award." He's going to call it the "Brett Fav-ruh Award".

In other news, Brett's proctologist called, wants to know if he can remove PKs timeshare before the end of the season, make room for Jets fans.

Dave the Wave said...

"and, yeah, you captured the essence of his effluvia."

oh foxxy! you are as delicious as ever.

can i lick your effluvia?

Amicable MindSet said...

i liked in King's mailbag where all the people told him to shut his pie hole and stop interjecting his political views into his football column; and he was genuinely surprised!!! what a maroon!

Jeremy said...

Query: you stated in the MMNQB that the NFC East has 75% of its teams are led by Negros...since when is Eli black? And if that's the case good golly I must be Dolemite.

Foxxy Brown said...

@ "jeremy" --

Shockey, we'll take Eli over your cracker ass anytime. hater.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Query: you stated in the MMNQB that the NFC East has 75% of its teams are led by Negros...since when is Eli black? And if that's the case good golly I must be Dolemite"

Sir, to put a correct perspective on your 'query':

We said, "no one is mentioning that 75% of the QB's in the division are not white."

To quantify for you: Jason Campbell and Donovan McNabb are Negroes. Tony Romo is Mexican.

That would be 3 QB's who are not white.

As you deftly point out, Eli Manning IS white.

He would be the 4th QB.

Therefore, 3 out of the 4 QBs are NOT white.

Taking it a step further for you...3/4 can also be stated as 75%.

So, there you go.

And, no, you aren't Dolemite.

You are just illiterate.

Fair enough?

Fair enough!

barack obama said...

since when is mexican not white? there are white mexicans and black mexicans, just like there are white africans and black africans. There are people from mexico whose ancestors came there from europe, just as there are some whose ancestors are from africa. looking at him, he seems very white. and since his grandparents moved here, that would make him, who was born here, a white american no different than any matter

plus, romo is half mexican through his grandparents, no different than the half german he is through his mother. how does one trump the other?

why does there have to be all this damn categorization anyway? you choose whether you support a QB based on his skin color?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"why does there have to be all this damn categorization anyway? you choose whether you support a QB based on his skin color?"

Sir, your passion is appreciable.

Your ignorance; overwhelming.

First,Mexicans are not white. Ask them. Latino, sir. Latino.

Second, why the categorization of individuals based on skin/race/ethnicity? That is the white man/white government's came. We just play along. If you want a real answer to that, ask the rich white men that brought slaves over, later enforced segregation and later demanded the government keep track of race/skin color.

In other words, your question is better directed at yourself. Honky.

We choose which QB to support the same way all the white folks who are supporting extending this country's misery by supporting McCain over Obama have chosen.

Your ignorance discredits your moniker, kind sir. Please change it.

barack obama said...

he's just as european as he is mexican. even by your logic, that would make him at least somewhat white

there are black latinos and white latinos too. ask them, don't assume. they have huge differences between them, just as blacks and whites here in america do

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"he's just as european as he is mexican. even by your logic, that would make him at least somewhat white"

Sir, we wonder if you would be so adamant in your preference to categorize Mr. Romo as white if he were a gangbanger or a gardener. He'd be Mexican if those were his professions, wouldn't he?

Equally interesting is that you previously scolded us for 'categorizing' QBs by race. Yet, both your posts have been overt effort to...categorize QBs by race.

Clearly, when successful individuals are categorized by race...and the categorization is not of the preference of the white man...it is a terrible endeavor.

Yet, when you choose to categorize based on your white preferences, all is well.

Clearly, your actions indicate that covert racism is alive and thriving in America.

It's the year 2008, we are about to elect a Negro President. Yet, there are still white folks like you that can't even accept that the QB of America's team is not a white man.

For shame.

For shame.

barack obama said...

actually, you'd better believe i'd be adamant in my categorization of romo were he a gardener or a gangbanger. as someone who is of varying background and has a daughter with a black woman, it displeases me when ignorant people refer to her as just black. the white people who introduced the so-called one drop rule are certainly to blame for this, but the fact that you ascribe to it while denouncing the white media shows your ignorance. barack obama is just as white as he is black, remember that.

its got nothing to do with accepting anything with regard to romo. i could care less about what color the qb of americas team is. but after accidentally coming across this blog, it seems like you guys are obsessed with black qbs. i understand your disdain with the mostly white (as in, western european descended) power structure in this country, but what the hell has Gus Frerotte ever done to you do deserve vilification? do you really think nfl owners care about the color of their starting qb? theres some vendetta against black qbs in the nfl? theyre scared that there will be too many of them??? come on now...the nfl is about $$$$$$$$$$$$ and nothing else...its been proven that black athletes bring in more $$ than white ones, thats why there on the video game covers more than their white counterparts. more jersey sales, more video game sales, more ticket sales, just as black rappers bring in the biggest money by far for the record labels. so instead of thinking that the nfl is trying to sabotage the black qb, why not realize that the nfl welcomes the black qb...because it usually means more $$$. and if you think they're worried ignorant white people will stop watching the nfl because of too many black qbs, take a look at the nba. almost all black, and white people still pack the buildings and watch on tv. and hockey, in comparison, the whitest sport there is, has crappy ratings and jersey sales.

ive read through this blog and i gotta say you guys come up with some pretty amusing theories, but hey, more power to you, good luck on eliminating white people from the nfl. nothing like some racial supremacists trying to hide their intolerance behind religion.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"but the fact that you ascribe to it while denouncing the white media shows your ignorance. barack obama is just as white as he is black, remember that. "

Sir, we find it interesting that, if your projection were correct; Mr. Obama has not corrected the media and told them that he WILL NOT be the first Negro President. That Mr. Obama has not made an announcement to demand that he not be refered to as the first "African-America" to win a major party primary.

Clearly, you speak for YOURSELF. Not Mr. Obama.

REMEMBER THAT!

"but what the hell has Gus Frerotte ever done to you do deserve vilification"

Underperformed.

"ive read through this blog and i gotta say you guys come up with some pretty amusing theories, but hey, more power to you, good luck on eliminating white people from the nfl"

Sir, we aren't trying to eliminate white people from the NFL.

Darwin is.

Anarchist Accountant said...

There are a lot of good guys Peter King could mention of any color...

Among black players, one of the first names that comes to mind is Curtis Granderson.

Don't worry NOI, I doubt you would like him. He is an educated man.

Foxxy Brown said...

and, apparently pledge week will now continue . . .

/LMAO for 2 days and running

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"There are a lot of good guys Peter King could mention of any color...

Among black players, one of the first names that comes to mind is Curtis Granderson.

Don't worry NOI, I doubt you would like him. He is an educated man."

Sir, while we appreciate the even keeled manner in which you cleverly tried to insult us...

We must point out. Peter King is a football writer. He picks a good guy of the week in relation to football.

Curtis Granderson is a baseball player.

So, while Curtis Granderson may be educated, clearly you aren't.

Stick to numbers, Accountant...words clearly confuse you.

Foxxy Brown said...

and now 3 . . .

/have muscle spasms at this point

Anarchist Accountant said...

Oh, OK, NFL writer...I don't read SI, I'm merely easily pointing our your overt racism...

How about Hines Ward, even though he is half asain, you can ignore that as you would Tiger Woods...but he isn't a radical, gansta type now, is he? Won't do there.

What about Kevin Carter down in Tampa. Great athlete, great career, very bright guy, class act. Again, he speaks intelligently, so I doubt you would find him acceptable.

Point is, you won't support anyone King picks unless he is a full gangsta, blame whitey type of player. Anyone else falls short in your eyes.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Oh, OK, NFL writer...I don't read SI, I'm merely easily pointing our your overt racism..."

Sir, negative.

You have only pointed out that you are jumping into an issue in which you have not accumulated any information on which to base your opinion.

They say,'everyone is entitle to an opinion', but there should be a caveat that one must at least be somewhat informed to weigh in...otherwise...the opinion is meaningless.

No offense.

"How about Hines Ward, even though he is half asain, you can ignore that as you would Tiger Woods...but he isn't a radical, gansta type now, is he? Won't do there."

Hines Ward would probably be a great choice for King's good guy of the week. If he did something notable THAT week, or if King picked him.

Apparently he didn't do anything notable, nor did King pick him.

So, basically.....what's your point?

"Again, he speaks intelligently, so I doubt you would find him acceptable."

Again, it's not whether 'we' find him acceptable. KING picks the winner of the award.

It's whether King finds him acceptable.

So, again, you leave us with the question...what's your point?

"Point is, you won't support anyone King picks unless he is a full gangsta, blame whitey type of player. Anyone else falls short in your eyes."

OH! that's your 'point'!

Only problem with your argument is that King hasn't picked ANY Negro.

And, THAT's the issue. The issue isn't which Negroes he has picked. Because, again, he hasn't picked any. I think all these words are overwhelming you, Accountant.

So, the basis of your argument is pure speculation.

And therefore, much like your ill informed opinion:

Meaningless.

Lesson for our readers:

A fool argues issues armed with opinions formed without information and talking points based on pure speculation...and no facts.

Readers, please don't be fools.

Anarchist Accountant said...

I could care less who King picks, however, it is obvious that you do, as the skin color of who he picks obviously validates or invalidates your existence.

Better to be armed with educated opinion than with uneducated racism.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Better to be armed with educated opinion than with uneducated racism."

Sir, again...you are confused by all the words.

No one accused you of having an educated opinion.

You yourself even admitted you didn't know King was a football writer.

Uneducated racism would be jumping into an argument, not knowing anything of the talking points, and calling others racist.

See how simple that was?

Malcom Hex said...

"overt racism"

Anarchist Accountant:

Do you even know what overt or racism mean?

Wow! It isn't often that someone so ignorant is so comfortable in showing it off.

Anarchist Accountant said...

Malcom, of course I know what they mean. Either you don't, or are totally oblivious to it since it is coming from NOI. The only thing I'm showing off is how easy it is to call this blog out on it.

NOI, nice duck and hide. Sorry I am confusing you with my educated words. Fortunately, I don't need to use strawmen (See King, Peter) as you do to prove a point.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"NOI, nice duck and hide. Sorry I am confusing you with my educated words. Fortunately, I don't need to use strawmen (See King, Peter) as you do to prove a point."

Sir, that would be true....if only every word you type didn't prove OUR point.

Do you see?

Mack Power said...

" The only thing I'm showing off is how easy it is to call this blog out on it."

actually, you are completely proving their point, dummy.

Hercules said...

"Sir, we aren't trying to eliminate white people from the NFL. Darwin is."

Sir, from the above statement I concluded that you believe that white people have evolved differently than black people, making black men superior athletes. If I am wrong in my conclusions could you please clarify for me what you meant?

Thank you.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Sir, from the above statement I concluded that you believe that white people have evolved differently than black people, making black men superior athletes. If I am wrong in my conclusions could you please clarify for me what you meant?"

Sir, the 'above' statement was a reference to the evolution of the game. Not the evolution of a people.

The game has evolved.

We would never suggest that evolution has given an athletic advantage to Negroes over white.

Everyone knows the advantage is intellectual.

Jim Philips said...

I don't know how this now and age there are people with the kind of stupid way of thinking. I glad that there aren't people like that at Hostpph community.