The NFL is a corporate environment. In such an environment, individualism is minimized at almost all cost. It is what people complain about when (e.g.) they talk about the old days in Vegas when "they knew you by name" in the casinos, etc. It is not about flavor, diversity, etc. It is only about the bottom line: money.
If the majority felt the opposite way, this dude still would be playing. If you said what he said in the 1950's, he might be applauded. If Don Sterling said what he said in the 50's, he'd be patted on the back. But whether you agree or not, this is now. If you want, you can say that this guy was suspended not for making homophobic remarks. He was suspended for being a moron and screwing up at doing his job (personal conduct policy?)
I actually think Dem and Pubs want the same amount of government just in different places.
Originally Posted by steelblood
Originally Posted by Shoe
Except for one little thing my friend...Jones NEVER tweeted a Homophobic remark. All he tweeted was the word " Horrible ":when asked about the constant showing of affection between the two of them. in case you missed it, Jones Immediately replied it had nothing to do that they were both men. He tweeted to his friend that he would think it was equally horrible if it were a Man and a woman. So where exactly is the Homophobic remark that you are spewing about ?
It's a witch hunt, nothing less. I bet if I recorded all your phone conversations, I'd catch you saying some political incorrect things. It's not as if Sterling want out and publicly made racist statements - THAT would qualify under your McDonald's analogy. This doesn't. The media shark frenzy illustrates they were gunning for this guy, period. Sterling finally came out ans made some statements and asked some questions. For such a trivial event, should he not be allowed a warning of some sort? Why the immediate death sentence? Something is amiss, that is for sure.
Originally Posted by buccoray61
Yeppers, you hit the nail right on the head.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
Originally Posted by sick beats
Isit really a witch hunt?
Tommy Lasorda calls Sterling a friend and said he wasn't shocked by what Sterling said... its the norm.
Massimino went out to LA back in the late 80's for a job interview. His agent said this:
Anyhow, according to Phipps, Massimino boarded the jet, and when he landed in Los Angeles he exited the walkway and spotted Sterling. “They met,” said Phipps, “and between 3 and 4 in the morning my phone rings.” It was an irate Massimino. “I’m sorry,” he told Phipps, “but I’d never work for that son of a bitch. Ever.”Phipps, half asleep, sat up on his bed and asked what went wrong. “Here’s this guy,” Massimino said, “and he has this blonde bimbo with him, they have a bottle of champagne, they’re tanked. And Don looks at me and he says, ‘I wanna know why you think you can coach these n******.’”
Maybe they were gunning for him... or maybe he just talked too much to his wh0res.
Sterling is racist...except where it benefits his wallet (basketball players) and his penis (biracial mistress)....
Why aren't other owners defending him? Where are his friends? Notice how no one stepped up and said this was a "one time thing" or "I know his heart"? Even his friends admit he is a stone cold bigot.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Homosexuality doesn't sicken all straight men and families.
Originally Posted by legend of polamalu
I believe that some people are born as homosexuals. Some people are born as hermaphordites, with different personalities, or any number of characteristics that make people different. I don't believe people should be persecuted because of race, sexuality, ect.
I'm just happy that the Steelers didn't draft this Freakshow.