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During my morning run I was approached by a guy on the local construction crew who saw my Huskies pullover and said he coached former four year starter, all Pac-12 Quarterback Keith Price from the age of six until he was sixteen years old.
He told me he got a call from Russell Wilson of the Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks who had recently spoken with Price who expressed disappointment and not being invited to workout for NFL Scouts at the recent and upcoming combine when players are being evaluated for the 2014 NFL Draft.
As the Coach explained, Wilson also expressed displeasure at Price not being invited to the combine and wondered if there was anything he could do to change the mind of the Scouts. The Coach said certainly--anything for the Super Bowl Champ--and Price was on a plane to his hometown of Long Beach, CA.
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The workouts culminated in a marketing campaign put together by the Coach and Price's father with a forward by Wilson himself.
After a more than minor bit of cajoling, Price's father got a call from an NFL official inviting the former Compton California born St. John's Bosco High School stand out-- who's over 2,260 yards passing and 24 touchdowns, while also rushing for 579 yards and 10 touchdowns was only bested by current NFL Quarterback Matt Barkley--to the combine.
Not performing for NFL Scouts doesn't end the hopes of would be athletes with dreams of playing on Sunday. There are numerous high profile Tom Brady's who were selected dead last in NFL Drafts or Tony Romo's not drafted at all in part due to not being invited to or impressing at the NFL Combine.
Yet more importantly, while the chances of being drafted earlier doesn't guarantee a spot on an NFL roster it does guarantee a more lucrative payday if not a colossal six-figure signing bonus.
The Coach--who never bothered to tell me his name--said that Price needed a refresher course on his mechanics and footwork but he's confident the private workouts will give him an edge in what most consider a very weak class of quarterbacks in this years draft. If last year was any gauge the field is wide-open with EJ Manual being the only QB drafted in the first round.
While nobody thinks the Houston Texans would gamble the first pick on Manziel or any of the class of 2014 quarterbacks, there are a number of teams talking trades in an effort to move up with the expressed intent to draft the kid dubbed Johnny football.
With the recent lack of interest in quarterbacks by the league a QB with the pedigree of Price just may be able to shine. Next month the league will hold its last showcase; The Super Regional Combine in Detroit on April 12-13. We will be rooting for Kieth Price and thanking Russell Wilson for paying it forward.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Once again our boy Roland S. Martin is wrong as two left shoes with the toes turned up. He recently published a Op-Ed on his blog entitled: Blacks Defending the N-word are Dead Wrong, the text of which you can read here: http://rolandmartinreports.com/blog/2014/03/roland-s-martin-blacks-defending-the-n-word-are-dead-wrong/
The premise of the piece is as advertised; Roland thinks whites aresuperior and blacks are stupid so when Richard Sherman uses the word it means the same as when George Zimmerman does and in fact when Sherman uses it after a great play by one of his black teammates that gives Zimmy one more free murder of a black kid.
"OK, gotcha. And for years we have gotten used to eating everything fried, but that don’t mean we can ignore the effects on our heart and cholesterol." ~Roland S. Martin
Bad analogy. Eating fried food in moderation isn't any worse on our heart or arteries than the belief that whites are superior to us and can simply blame us using the N-Word for their hatred of us.
All studies show that the health of African-Americans is far more tied to our self-esteem, belief in our self-worth and value of our race and culture far more so than what we eat or how we react to someone using the N-word.
This notion that we have to accept the white interpretation of the N-word when used by us is absurd. Anyone who'd use that term would have far more racial pride than to even consider what a racist or supremacist would think.
And no, anyone who would work the word into casual conversation especially with whites listening in would have to be an idiot, nobody does that.
Who can forget when Bone-Thugs and Harmony won the Grammy and the Brother got on stage and spontaneously yelled out... Nigga Whaaaat!
Who are we kidding here? I know I'm not the only one that noticed Lupita mouth the word S-H-I-T when her name was announced. Its called context and its different when we use the N-word and Michael Dunn uses the words "Thug and Gangsta". He doesn't have to use the N-word, we know what he means.
As blacks we aren't supposed to be intelligent enough to know the difference between a racist using the word "thug" and Seahawks using the N-word among one another. Its insulting because it assumes a lack of intelligence that typifies the white version of the word.
The Laws of language dictate those who use the word get to define that word, which still leaves room for multiple cultures to have different meanings for the same word. I heard at least one, "That's Gangsta" on that Oscar stage the other night and I guarantee you it wasn't the same meaning that Michael Dunn used before he murdered Jordan Davis.
"At some point its time to grow up and admit that the N-word is corrosive and nothing more than a continuation of white supremacy. This is not a debate. This should not be a lengthy discussion. It’s time to have more self-respect for our ancestors and us and strike the hateful word from our vocabulary. " ~Roland S. Martin
Wrong. This deferring to whites in regards to this word is the height of buying into the MYTH of white supremacy. They can't use the word, we can, end of story.
You don't see us complaining about the only movie they see fit to give an award to is the Slave movie made by a bunch a Sellout Brothers married to white women. Life is oftentimes not fair.
Nobody black is condoning the white version and historical context of the N-word. We are simply asserting our knowledge of our version of the word and how it has nothing to do with their version no matter how its said or interpreted.
Please let me and Roland know who's side you fall on and wish him better luck next time.
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I think I've figured out why our so called Black leaders, our revolutionaries--the Sellout Brothers Sold Out Dr. King and Malcolm X--are so afraid to accept our progress and move on to the next goal as opposed to going back to 1960 to start over again marching for Civil and Voting Rights and full U.S. Citizenship.
What they don’t realize is this cynical self-defeatist nonsense is a turn off to anyone considering supporting these Black organizations and individuals because what they’re suggesting has nothing to do with the reality of the moment.
Nobody’s suggesting that our recent victories mean Blacks have full equality or that America is post Racial and its OK for us to all marry a White girl but can we at least acknowledge that rejecting the myth that Whites are superior has at least–even if in a minor way–worked?
If we really examine why Racists are using Stand Your Ground Laws and Voter ID Laws and Citizen United Supreme Court decisions to oppress and re-enslave Blacks you will find that they looked at Civil Rights and Voting Rights laws and saw the success we had with LAWS the COURTS and are simply copying us.
Obama signs a James Byrd-Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Law that says you can’t kill someone because they’re Black and Racists in Florida and 26 other States make a law saying the exact opposite?
How weak are we as Blacks that tactics that we employ are being adopted by Racists and we dont’ even acknowledge their effectiveness?
Instead of rejecting and censoring voices like mine that are calling for us to acknowledge our victories while moving to the next battle the next goal the next Civil Rights movement in favor of denying our victory in the hopes that well go back to 1960 and start all over again, we need to listen to me and stop trippin.
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