According to Shalise Manza Young, of Yahoo Sports, “Brett Favre’s bleating about politics in sports is rank with privilege, ignorance and hypocrisy.”
Brett Favre, of course, is the former NFL quarterback, and Hall of Famer, who played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Minnesota Vikings.
Before I start hammering you, regarding your idiotic comments, Shalise, are you related to Androgynous Pat?”
Well, anyway, let’s get back to Shalise Manza Young’s comments.
“One of the things about being in this position is that you have to do your best to be fair. Journalism shouldn’t be a lack of objectivity, because that’s impossible; every human approaches a story through their lens, colored by their experiences. It should be about fairness.”
Did she just say, “It should be about fairness?”
Fairness, yes…, and also peoples’ rights to have their own opinions.
To wit: Writers love interview subjects who are fun, frank, even unpredictable. We want people to say what’s on their mind because it makes for better stories.”
It also makes it easier for you and your kind to beat people over the head you don’t agree with…, right Sharise?
“But as a human being, seeing Brett Favre still bleating the same privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric makes my blood boil.”
How do you get “privileged, narrow-minded, anti-Black rhetoric” out of his “frank” opinion, which everyone has a right to, except in “Shariseland,” apparently?
“In theory, journalists or not, we’re all supposed to be trying to do a better job listening to people with different opinions than us, so hushing someone should be verboten.”
“Racism isn’t a difference of opinion, though, like whether or not pineapple should be on pizza (answer: yes).”
Just for the record, that’s worse than racism in my opinion!
“Repeating myths that have been disproven time and again isn’t right or fair. Being a blatant hypocrite makes it worse.”
Well, I guess you oughta know, Sharise.
“So here we are.”
Truer words were never spoken.
“On Sunday, Favre made comments on a radio show once again lamenting players who don’t look like him using their right as free citizens to express their opinion and try to shine a light on the continued, often violent injustices faced by non-white, non-heterosexual, non-cisgendered people every day.”
Just to be clear, Favre never said anything about what the players looked like that he was talking about. He only talked about the actions of certain players, without regard to the color of their skin.
The rest of it you just hung on him to suit your racist point of view.
“He called athletes kneeling during the anthem ‘a shame’ and wondered why ‘standing patriotically’ for a piece of fabric isn’t the great unifier he believes it should be.”
You’re the one crying about people not being able to use their right as free citizens to express their opinion…, but that doesn’t include Brett Favre I guess.
“He intimated once again that he doesn’t want politics in sports, as if politics haven’t been part of sports in this country for at least a century.”
As an avid sports fan most of my life, I really don’t recall politics being infused into sports that much, or at all, until the last few years.
I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from, Sharise. I’m guessing you’re just making that up to fit your narrative, like most “reporters” do these days.
“Favre said, ‘When I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game.’”
“We should all patiently wait for Favre to produce video of an NFL player stopping a live game to discuss police brutality, the troubling racial disparities in maternal mortality, or the continued scourge of redlining and its impact on Black families.”
“Not a single one has. They’ve worn T-shirts during warmups and kneeled or raised fists during the pre-kickoff anthem. They’ve shared their perspectives after games or in the locker room on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when the games were days away.”
“What Favre is saying is that he wants the politics he doesn’t agree with, and the concerns of Black players and their community, to not have to enter his consciousness. Because he, as a white man, does not have to care about their concerns.”
NO…, WHAT HE’S SAYING IS WHEN PEOPLE TUNE INTO A FOOTBALL GAME, OR WHATEVER GAME, THEY’RE TURNING IT ON FOR ENTERTAINMENT, AND AS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL OF THE CRAP IN THEIR LIVES, WHICH INCLUDES POLITICS AND POLITICAL TURMOIL. AND THAT INCLUDES FANS OF ALL RACES I BELIVE.
If we turn on a game and get smacked in the face with political issues of the day, then what’s the point? Where’s the escape. Where’s the entertainment?
There have been quite a few games, I’ve personally tuned into, that wanted me to watch some race related “lesson,” which I immediately turned off.
Then, yes, we have to see t-shirts with political messages on them, and “victims” names on helmets and uniforms, along with “woke” messages on uniforms and on the fields and courts themselves.
I’m sorry, but many of us just want a break from all of this.
If these sports don’t want to afford us this one luxury, then we’re out. We’ll find something else to watch or do.
Nobody begrudges an athlete’s right to be an activist for any cause, but please, do it on your own time, not your customers’ time.
“If you want proof that is how Favre feels, look no further than his Oct. 30, 2020 tweet, when he told the world he’d be voting for Donald Trump in the coming election, listing ‘freedom of speech’ as one of the reasons why.”
There’s the reason for Sharise’s attack!
Brett Favre committed the ultimate sin of saying he supports Donald Trump!
“What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?” She continues.
“What’s more privileged than telling others to shut up to appease you?”
Like Maxine Waters did to Jim Jordan in that congressional hearing?
Like you said, “What’s more political — and hypocritical — than that?”
“Even the NFL, which isn’t exactly a beacon of equity and anti-racist behavior, has come out in support of the notion that Black lives matter and gave players the green light to protest during the anthem through commissioner Roger Goodell’s statement last summer and actions during the 2020 season.”
Yes…, by all means, let’s not fail to contribute to Black Lives Matter (BLM)! We wouldn’t want the founding Marxists of BLM to have to sacrifice any of their multi-million dollar homes, would we?
“Maybe he [Favre] would have understood a small fraction of what it means to be Black, why nearly every political decision made here for 400 years, before this was even America, has been made with our degradation and marginalization in mind. Maybe he would understand why players kneel.”
Your level of confusion is quite impressive, Shalise!
It’s not about understanding…, it’s about his and all of ours’ right to not give a sh*t…, at least for the few hours it takes to watch a game.
Please, don’t take out your racial, political, sexual or gender or whatever frustrations out on Brett Favre.
He’s allowed to feel however he wants to feel, and so is everyone else.
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