The_Sponge: dragonchild: The_Sponge: How the hell can 9% of the respondents have an unfavorable opinion of Russell Wilson? (Were they all Niners fans?) You can hate the Hawks, you can hate Pete Carroll, you can hate Richard Sherman.....but hating Russell Wilson?When I was living in Ohio, the bigots there looked for every reason to dismiss any QB that wasn't the complexion of sour cream. And if there weren't any, they'd make them up. And discussions about football players? Always limited to the QBs, or at least how good the white ones are. Others were only discussed as a whole. So-and-so team has an "okay defense". So-and-so team has a "good running game".They will happily accept the sight of every single "big ugly hit 'em" position manned by a black dude as long as the starting QB and head coach were both white. Blacks can be bigger, stronger, faster, but damned if they'll ever admit a black guy could be smart or hardworking. It's 21st century racism at its finest. (And yes, they hate basketball; it's a "thug's sport".)I'd imagine they'd hate, hate Russell Wilson. They don't want to see another* black QB winning the Super Bowl. And even if the Seahawks do manage to win it all? They'll be absolutely sure Wilson had nothing to do with it, and is the most overrated QB in NFL history.*And no, Doug Williams never existed.Interesting point.....but I wonder if the 9% who have an unfavorable opinion of him are racists, or if they are part of the "I'll hate the Seahawks because it's the cool thing to do" crowd, or maybe they are fans of other NFC West teams, or maybe a combination of all of them.You had me thinking, so I went back and looked at the unfavorable ratings for the other black QBs:Cam Newton: 13%RGIII: 15%
dragonchild: A Cave Geek: Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that they're from...ya know...TEXAS would it?The_Sponge: I don't think there is too much hate for the Texans despite being from the same state.No, just ridicule. "Texans" is hilarious. It'd be like a team from L.A. changing their mascot to "Californians". It's hubris that shatters every common-sense limit on hyperbole and into great unknown territories of misuse of language.As for Dallas, there's something to be said about "America's Team" being from a state where I got to constantly hear people (erroneously) brag about how Texas can leave the Union whenever they want.
UNC_Samurai: litespeed74: Part of the blame has to go to the insane over-hype that ESPN and other networks give to this team.sick of hearing about the cowboys.I'm a Hawks fan and I hate hearing all the hype of the team this year. I'd rather they be a sleeping giant.....ESPN just goes where the ratings are. The Cowboys, Yankees, Lakers, and Red Sox mean more listeners. Blame the idiot fans./The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.
dragonchild: No, just ridicule. "Texans" is hilarious. It'd be like a team from L.A. changing their mascot to "Californians". It's hubris that shatters every common-sense limit on hyperbole and into great unknown territories of misuse of language.
The_Sponge: "Who is that?" she said.
oh_please: Treygreen13: Well, note that Tim Tebow is twice as favorable as Eli Manning and Cam Newton in the poll.The turd my dog dropped in the backyard this morning is twice as favorable as Sheli.
DROxINxTHExWIND: JerseyTim: LucklessWonder: /Though it's always better when the Cowboys and my Redskins are good at the same time.That's like waiting for Halley's CometYou sound young
UNC_Samurai: /The problem is not People magazine, it's the people who read People.
Victoly: Marcus Aurelius: It takes a lot of nerve to declare yourself "America's Team". Especially when you're from Texas.Texas is rich in many natural resources, nerve being just one.
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