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The Seattle Seahawks Are Some Bitches. I’m Actively Rooting Against Them All Season.

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The entire Seattle Seahawks team is a bunch of bitches.

Since Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the anthem became public, several players (and teams) from the amateur ranks all the way to the professional have joined in in hopes of pushing forward a conversation to spearhead change. The protests have seeped into other professional sports and will likely continue to do so for a while to come.

Unfortunately, and despite the point of the protest to shed light on and move the needle on injustice and police brutality, especially towards people of color, lots of people don’t get it. That’s expected. Many, many people, especially smart people, are intentionally obtuse and dense when it comes to the plight of others. Even some of the “others” don’t realize that racism is still a thing. I’m looking at you Lil Wayne. Just because white people come to your shows doesn’t mean racism isn’t a thing, you dolt. And Cam Newton? #girlIguess. Both of y’all are some bitches, too.

But they aren’t bigger bitches than the Seattle Seahawks. Shortly before Week 1 of the NFL season began, Doug Baldwin of the Bitchass Seattle Seahawks let it be known that the entire Seahawks team was going to participate in a team-wide demonstration. In some way, they’d been moved to action, but as opposed to a single man, such as Kaepernick, taking the burden, the entire team was joining the fray.

Could it be that an entire roster of NFL players would stand on the side of injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere? Could it be?

Of course not. When the dust settled and Seattle began their season against the Miami Dolphins, the motherfucking BitchAss Seahawks, after a buildup towards “something”, walked onto the field arm-in-arm in an act of solidarity to show unity, on 9/11 no less, to build a bridge, as opposed to being divisive and disrespectful to the military act of sitting (or kneeling) during the national anthem. Or some shit.

Across the way, four members of the Miami Dolphins were not being bitches and stood up (rather sat down) for something.

Because of this act of brazen bitchassness, I’m actively rooting against the Seattle Seahawks for this season. The TEAM of Seattle decided they’d do this together, so because they’re all unfied (they can’t possibly be that unified about this), I’m rooting against them all. They did nothing more than hit America, and the Black community, in particular, with an #AllLivesMatter stand. Fuck them the long way.

It was reported that before the “act”, the team was going to kneel, but some folks didn’t think that was appropriate as it might be deemed disrespectful to the military (it’s not), so instead of making a unified act that demonstrated that the team, or organization was enlightened enough to realize that there are pervasive issues in this country that need to be addressed, they caved to team pressure and effectively did absolutely not a gotdamn thing by walking onto the field united except show that nobody gives a fuck about Black people unless its on their own terms and doesn’t potentially offend anybody else. I don’t know why the folks who wanted to kneel – if there were that many – didn’t just do that. We have proof daily that erybody ain’t on team #BlackLivesMatter or team #Justice. Everybody’s not going to respect the methods either. I thought it was crazy that a whole TEAM was going to make a statement that meant something. Luckily, I wasn’t proven wrong.

But they wouldn’t know that because they’re a bunch of bitches.

You know, I will say that in an odd way, there’s been a tremendous silver lining to the conversation that Kaepernick started: I’m learning more and more each day how bitchmade a lot of athletes, entertainers, and people are. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect much out of people as a whole anyway, but there’s a difference between not expecting anything and people ACTIVELY proving why they are stupid. The more people offer their opinion on what Kaep started doing, the more information I have about who they are as people. I now have opinions on individuals I never had a reason to before. So many people are also illustrating just how uninformed they are or how much they’d rather make the conversation about an act or a symbol as opposed to what the acts or symbols represent.

Basically, there are a lot of bitches out there who either don’t know, don’t show, or just don’t care about what’s going on in the hood. Doughboy did not die for this shit.

But since the entire Seattle team is full of bitches, I hope that they give up 50 points on defense every week and that all the sex Russell Wilson is getting from Ciara now makes him perform horribly in the pocket. That’s a pun. I hope that Doug Baldwin drops a game winning touchdown in the endzone that keeps Seattle out of the playoffs while Richard Sherman gets lined up against every team’s #2 receiver all season and still nobody throws the ball towards him.

Seattle beat Miami; bitches win every so often. But I hope that Seattle loses big. I wish injury on no man, but I wish losses upon losses on the franchise from Seattle.

I’m sure they will beat the Los(t) Angeles Rams on Sunday, but I will still be rooting against them withy my whole heart?

For being bitches.

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  • toobieeee .

    Lane on there team took a seat during a preseason game but I guess ole Russell didn’t like that.

  • Moderate Democrat

    Riddle me this: Why would they want to be part of what Kaepernick is hustling? And if you decide to go along with him, do you have to wear “pig socks” too?

    News flash: they aren’t going along with it because they’re not delusional, unlike so many people here are. Just because somebody says something is a certain way doesn’t mean that it is.

    • brothaskeeper

      Riddle us this: why does it have to be a “hustle”? And why are we not having a conversation about the empirically evident and ubiquitous injustices that POC’s have experienced and continue to experience at the hands of law enforcement, whose default reactions to these protests are to deflect responsibility for their actions, much the same way a petulant child would react after being caught breaking a lamp in your house?

      Stay. On. Task. If a tree falls in the forest, whether it made a sound or not is inconsequential. It still fell. See why it fell, and help prevent other trees from falling instead of blaming the fallen tree for being to tall to stand, because you need trees to create oxygen, so you can breathe, so you can stay alive, so you can troll.

      • NonyaB

        Shoot BK, ya oughta know better than trying to feed trolls some sense, it gives them indigestion! Just put it out with the trash and it’ll find it’s way back to the gutter.

        • brothaskeeper

          You know I’m in teacher mode. LoL

      • Moderate Democrat

        I’m not trolling, that’s just the default response that I get. And of course it’s a hustle. He’s at the end of the line, a third stringer now at best. Suddenly he’s some racial justice firebrand? A biracial pro athlete defying oppression in between million dollar paychecks? This is like the NFL version of “Dear White People”. He was going to get cut, any fool could see that. Now he’s not after drumming this up. I’m supposed to buy this?

        And I’ve asked this repeatedly and I never get a real answer: how can you divorce the actions/reactions of the police from the realities of the neighborhoods that they patrol? Do you really think that cops are out there looking to shoot black people for being black? Why do crime statistics not matter? Why does the BLM leadership think that defunding the police us a viable solution, when the only obvious outcome of it would be a situation that would be about as close to anarchy as you would get in poor black neighborhoods?

        If “stay on task” means that I’m supposed to not look at the situation in its entirety and expect to find a viable solution then my manager at my job has been lying to me all these years…

        • brothaskeeper

          Your manager probably has been lying to you, and you’re complicit because you see what you want to see. So the fact that he isn’t a starting QB diminishes his motives? He’s supposed to gird his beliefs because the benevolent YT owner sprinkles him with a few shekels? That belief, in and of itself, is the genesis of racism. So Kaep is biracial, yes. But when he’s taking a knee, he’s Black as 11:59pm to YT America.

          “How can you divorce the actions/reactions of the police from the realities of the neighborhoods that they patrol?”

          Here is the answer: Change police policy so that it’s less reactionary (knee-jerk) and more responsive (a measured, non-lethal and reasonable method of de-escalation and civil maintenance). Much more profoundly speaking, explore and examine the reasons why the neighborhoods that are being policed are in such a state of deterioration, many of these impoverished communities being the result of institutionalized racism, regular socioeconomic marginalization, and policing by officers who intentionally make little or no effort to understand the areas they patrol or the people who reside therein. BLM makes no mention of defunding law enforcement, but rather assisting in its revision of policy and practices.

          I wonder what part you’re playing, if you’re so easily disgruntled by a “bi-racial 3rd string QB”, as you put it. Have you visited a low-income neighborhood? Talked to the people? Passed out meals? If you haven’t done so already, get out your feelings, and volunteer at a homeless shelter, a women’s shelter, visit an elementary, middle, or high school and talk to some of the students and staff about how policing takes place. Do a ride-along with a patrolperson who works in these kinds of areas. But remember to stay on task.

          • doug r

            What do you think of CK saying Hillary should be in jail?

            • brothaskeeper

              “I mean, we have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person, you’d be in prison. So what is this country really standing for?”

              -Colin Kaepernick

              He’s not wrong. Hillary’s past deeds weren’t necessarily impeachable as a politician, but in the private sector, she would have received some sort of punitive action. I can also see how that quote can be interpreted as Kaep saying that Hillary should go to jail, but he did not say so verbatim. It was the media’s interpretation that was made a headline, and so they ran with it, and of course that’s the first and only piece of information we absorb, because we don’t read anymore. Meanwhile, the Republican presidential candidate committed sedition, which IS punishable by law, by implying that “2nd amendment people” could stop Hillary. But once again, we’re off task.

              • doug r

                She did nothing illegal. There wasn’t even regulations against it until after she left state. He’s off point there. It just bugs me, is all.

          • Blueberry01

            Yes, BK!

          • Moderate Democrat

            The fact that he’s a wash-out at the end of his career diminishes his motives. He created a controversy to put himslef into a position of untouchability so he could milk the remainder of his contract. That’s what I think. He’s an adolescent seeking attention and he thinks he deserves it along with whatever else he wants. The owners that you speak of are actually accomodating him. Since when do you get to make public political displays at you place of employment? Since when do you get to defy the directives of those that pay you when you’re on the job?

            As for “de-escalation and civil maintenance”: To what extent does this burden lie with the community? Seriously, what are the police supposed to be? Not that I’m against logic and reason, but did it ever occur to you that most of the people they deal with on a daily basis could care less about it? Unless there’s a consensus in the community to stop what it occuring then there will be no improvement. What you’re saying on its face sounds rational, but in reality it appears to simply be shifting the responsibility of creating basic community civility to the police and no one else, while at the same time claiming that the police are the problem in the community. It makes no realistic sense.

            As for the underlying issues in black communities: Yes, I understand them, and I’l tell you why in a moment, but you’re making another mistake with this premise. That mistake is that the community was specifically targeted for destruction by the powers that be, which is a popular left wing meme. This isn’t true. It was the core of the middle class that was targeted for destruction, and the way it was prosecuted was through deindustrialization. The black community was a casualty of this, but not the focus. And without a return to industrialization, manufacturing and skilled trades in general there will be no return of a strong middle class. But it isn’t all doom and gloom, these problems can be solved.

            And as for my life experience, yes, I’ve been to poor neighborhoods. I grew up in one that was predominately poor to middle class white that became “ghettoized”. This means that over the course of about 20 years it went from being almost all white to being almost all black. And I doubt I need to tell you how that went. I’ve done a lot of things to try to make things better, but at a point I came to a moment of realization. And that’s that you can’t help people who don’t want to be helped, or who are delusional about what their actual circumstances are or what the future will be for them judging by the path that they are on. And black America’s biggest real problem is delusion. It’s the notion that the “white establishment” is their greatest enemy, particlularly the police. This may have been true in the past, specifically in the south, but it simply isn’t the case anymore. The police are simply trying to maintain some semblance of order day by day. there’s no grand plan for oppression in there anywhere. They’re trying to make it home at the end of the day, like everybody else. and the biggest threat to black Americans now are other black Americans. And until black America faces this then it’s all just circular logic.

            • brothaskeeper

              Are you a gymnast? Because your acrobatics are gold medal worthy. We’re going to agree to disagree respectfully. The horses in this race have to run without blinders. Good day.

              • Moderate Democrat

                Like I said, delusion.

                • brothaskeeper

                  Keep tumbling.

                  • Moderate Democrat

                    Keep dreaming.

              • Moderate Democrat

                Actually, you know what? I forgot to mention something else: The BLM leadership did in fact call for the defunding of the police. In an Amy Goodman interview with Alicia Garza they called for just that. There’s a transcript online of it if you care to look for it. The funny thing is that they did everything to bury it after they realized how crazy and irrational it was/is.

                And since you think I don’t know what I’m talking about, and since you never asked what solutions I have, I’ll simply make a prediction. Regardless of who wins, BLM will be out of the media spotlight almost immediately after the election, and probably won’t exist at all anymore within one to two years.

              • Hugh Akston

                He’s a troll nothing less

                • brothaskeeper

                  And nothing more.

              • Freebird

                He stands for nothing. His convictions are contrived.

        • Conrad Bess

          Umm, he’s been “hustling” on the ‘gram since he was a starter (49ers fan here, been following his page for a bit now),

      • Nortey

        I think cuz most folks don’t believe anything will change unless we do. Eurafrikans, Asians, Americans, Afrikans and Aborigines need their own organizations to focus on the issues that face us. The (white) world largely does not care about us. Nor shud we expect them to.

        PS. This is my first time here after ghosting for about a month, y’all still got that seasoned fried chicken?

        • brothaskeeper

          Welcome in from the bushes! We’re keeping today’s batch of yardbird in the latest thread, so won’t you come? (We even have cocaine chicken).

    • Blueberry01

      Oh great! So, I DON’T have to take your post seriously? Whoo…:wipes brow:

      • Moderate Democrat

        You can take it any way you want to. All I know is that I’m not taking a self-aggrandizing douchebag like Kaepernick seriously.

        • Blueberry01

          Thank you for sharing your opinion, MD.

  • QueenAT

    I can understand and appreciate the urgency of this weekend post. Definitely want to see if they continue to walk hand in hand. Like most #AllLivesMatters people, their attention span and “protests” are as long as a bee’s a$$.

    They only show up when a person of color takes a stance, but they don’t have the commitment needed to continue.

    Stop following the Sea Hawks after Marshawn decided to leave. I can just imagine him in Africa thinking, they would have just had to fine me that day.

    • Malaika Jabali

      Historically, many causes in the name of “patriotism” and heritage only arise to subvert black issues:

      – Confederate flag only resurfaced in periods when black people were gaining civil rights (Reconstruction Era and the CRM)
      – All Lives Matter only came about during BLM. Where were all these ALM people before we started saying we needed rights?
      – All this damn patriotism for the flag, when NUMEROUS people before have sat, only when we start protesting our mistreatment

      The other shlt that kills me is when other POCs start complaining about not getting enough representation in the media only when black people start protesting underrepresentation. And it’s usually in the vein of “why we keep talking about black people, what about Asian, Latinx, etc.??”

      If it was for any other reason but to silence our cause, how come it only comes around when *we* start making our voices heard?

      • Duff Soviet Union

        “And it’s usually in the vein of “why we keep talking about black people, what about Asian, Latinx, etc.??””

        There’s always this expectation that black folk have to do the work for everyone and be the mules of society. It was especially evident in the #Oscarssowhite stuff. It was specifically called “Oscars so white” and not “Oscars not black enough” or something like that, and yet the Asian online community in particular couldn’t stop complaining about “why are you not talking about Asians?”. Like, do your own work. I’m sure a lot of black people will be willing to support you on your issues, but they can’t talk about them since they’re not Asian / Latino. You’ve got to do your own work. It’s not like black lives matter became a thing just because the media cares about black people, it was because people did the work of actually bringing attention to it.

        • Malaika Jabali

          exactly. folks acting like we just magically got preferences like, i dunno, 100 years of a liberation struggle didn’t happen

        • Blueberry01

          Or, OscarsNotPOCEnough…I peeped that to. #CreateYourOwnHashtag

        • DM.

          Truth. Black people are not the policemen of the world. Other POCs need to get that through their heads.

      • Blueberry01

        Your last two paragraphs…truth.

        Even other POCs think they are superior to black people.

  • QueenAT

    And might I add…

  • Jennifer

    “And Cam Newton? #girlIguess”

    My favorite bit of shade for Saturday, September 17, 2016. Thanks, PJ.

    • OSHH

      This made me laugh also…sounded like me lol.

    • HouseOfBonnets

      Literally my reaction lol

    • Beauty In Truth

      At least Cam’s wife is black. So fk the haters.

      • panamajackson

        Is he married? I didn’t realize he and his girlfriend were married. But also, having a Black wife/partner doesn’t absolve you from stupid views. That’s a pretty low bar.

        • NonyaB

          Indeed. In any case, he’s actually not married but has a child with his GF.

          • Run

            …a skripper!

            • Beauty In Truth

              And jayz z used to push coke. What is your point? Jealousy at its best.

        • Beauty In Truth

          High bar if you ask me. Can’t tell me otherwise. Most of those players with others tend to be azzes. No offense to your heritage, just my opinion.

          Even if they are at the foundation off, they still get point for a black union. It does count alot in this day and age.

      • Run

        Cam isn’t married, and his BM is a skripper!

        • Beauty In Truth

          So what if she used to dance! You judgemental stick in the bootie. She has wayyyy more doe than you will ever have. And is actually quite classy. Kim kardashisn is not a stripper but a serial hooker and y’all neggas worship her like she’s a fking sacrificial virgin. You probably also follow Amber Rose. Oh yeah that’s right.
          GTFOHWTBS

        • Beauty In Truth

          Y’all will do anything to hate on a successful and happy black couple. Lonely much?

  • Jennifer

    Here’s the reason why I can’t take any of the NFL patriotism too seriously. They were getting paid to do it. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/15611052

    • OSHH

      That let me down when i first heard about it…..like really? The billions the NFL takes in tax exempt by the way wasn’t enough??? They had to be paid to honor the vets too. Shameless.

      • Jennifer

        Yes. I brought this up to a YT acquaintance who is against Kaep’s protests. He figuratively stuck his fingers in his ear and acted like he didn’t understand what I was talking about. He just doesn’t care. *shrug*

      • Kas

        For clarity the the profits that the teams produce aren’t tax exempt.

    • miss t-lee

      Yup. I’m glad this is getting out.

    • This has been known within libertarian circles for a hot minute, but no one picked up the story until now.

      • Kas

        The story has been out for awhile, but since the NFL is America’s new religion no one wanted to hear it.

        • I’m a bit ambivalent about Joe Paterno. Yes, he screwed up the handling of Jerry Sandusky royally. That said, he didn’t molest those kids. While he shouldn’t be revered with a standing ovation, I also think that he get more blame than is reasonably his. Sadly, there’s a lot of stuff that we’ll ever reasonably know about that whole case.

          • NonyaB

            The only thing as bad a murderer is the person who stood by and did nothing. Records show student complained to Paterno and he did nothing and he acknowledged that he should have done more to stop Sandusky. Even if he wasn’t actively encouraging that monster, the net result of his inaction was the same; more guys got assaulted and a legion of people whose lives were harmed. This is a very deep stain.

          • Duff Soviet Union

            I agree. People act like he raped those kids himself.

          • Kas

            There appears to be a bit of evidence that people tried to make him aware of what was going on. He didn’t molest them but he sure didn’t do anything to help the situation.

  • rikyrah

    Yeah..

    tell that truth

  • rikyrah

    this video is too deep for words….slavery touched every corner of this country

    https://twitter.com/TWEETDonEMM/status/776658860870344704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • BrownBearBear

      I can’t upvote this enough. Thanks for sharing that.

    • justtwo post

      White people are sick and disgusting. DISGUSTING.

      • David

        What about white people who never owned slaves, whose ancestors never owned slaves?

        What about black people who did own slaves?

    • geofffitch

      Wow. Thanks for sharing. There are so many disturbing artifacts of this past and present reality, but this one really cuts deep.

  • Arien

    The Seahawks have a platform, some leverage (not a lot, but some), and an opportunity to make a stand for a cause. But I don’t villify them for not doing it. It’s almost like folks expect them to be MLK. They have the platform because of a talent they spent their lives honing in order to become rich. They may have had other motives for playing football, but most of the ones I can think of revolve around direct personal gain. I don’t expect someone who spent that much of their life to achieve that type of goal (play in the NFL) to all of a sudden risk it all for this particular cause. They are athletes who play a sport (a team sport btw, not an individual sport like Muhammad Ali), I don’t expect them to act against their own individual causes for the greater good. Especially not in the middle of a career that’s short to begin with. Of course there are exceptions, and what Kap did should be applauded. Just not expected.

    The author’s anger and frustration with what the Seahawks did (or didn’t do in this case) is to me a symptom of a larger problem, which is the pedestal upon which we place athletes in society. These are guys who play a game for money, but we want them to be MLK.

    • Thank you for encapsulating my thoughts. I understand why people ask them to be Martin or Malcolm, but I also think it’s dumb to require it of them. I get that few people have public platforms like that. My issue is that while we salute those cats, it’s a struggle to get people in the streets or lobby or do other things that can effect change.

      • Negro Libre

        I remember one of the things that Eric Hoffer pointed out about energies and where talented people and leaders invest their energy at times in a society, that the zeitgeist of the time, usually determines what kind of leadership you will get in a society. It seems in the 1960’s and the Civil Rights Movement, all the energies of people who had the talent went towards being revolutionary leaders.

        Men and women who had the talent for rhetoric, military generalship, entertainment, athletics etc, redirected their energy into revolutionary movements. People who would have been gangsters in the 1960’s ended up holding up their rifles, putting on all black gear, and became movers and shakers in the black power movement.

        That doesn’t really exist today. Today talented black people who would have been revolutionaries in the 1960’s are in academia contributing to the social science and drafting policies to bring about social justice, in hip-hop changing society for the better or worse with rhymes, fashion and lifestyle marketing; athletes are turning professional sports into an art form.

        The nostalgia towards the 1960s is what makes people so upset that so many athletes aren’t as revolutionary as they were in the 1960’s, this however is more nostalgia than anything else. This is why Colin Kaepernick and several of the other NFL players protest are “inflated”, because the standard for what it means to engage in a revolutionary act or politics has gone down in our times. The point is that even though BLM has been around for quite some time now, the fact still remains that the times we live in/the zeitgeist isn’t revolutionary, which is why I’m not that surprised or disappointed that more athletes aren’t going out of their way to “say or do something”…a part of me wonders, if what they do or say, is actually always going to be beneficial to the cause as well (See: Stephen A. Smith and Charles Barkley)

      • panamajackson

        Who is requiring it though? Nobody is requiring any athlete to do anything. We’d like to think of our athletes as civil rights leaders but the truth is, most of us have very little expectation from most of them.

    • Janelle S

      It’s not even that I expect them to be MLK. Not everyone is out here looking to get tossed in jail on the regular.

      However, to come out big and loud about having their own unifying statement, with multiple tweets and nonsense, do the damn thing. If you can’t even be bothered, you might as well have let this whole thing pass without comment.

    • panamajackson

      Bruh. I don’t place nan athlete on nan pedestal. But when you bill yourself as doing something, making a stand or something and don’t do it, THATs when I’m like, you are ol’ b*tch. I personally don’t think every athlete or entertainer is required to care or stand up for anything. It would be nice, but they have their own lives and opinions.

      When you declare that you’re doing something, and your doing something equals nothing, you should have just kept it and been silent. At that point, I’m well within my rights to call what you did a bunch of bullsh*t. Just like you were able to voice your discord with my post, its the exact same premise.

      I don’t expect anything from them; at the point you decide to put something out there, it is open to criticism (or celebration). Such is life.

  • kingpinenut

    Bitches gon bitch

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