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Old 08-02-2013, 07:40 AM  
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Whitlock with a good article on the Riley Cooper situation

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We, the media, will blow this Riley Cooper teachable moment. Itís what we do when it comes to race. We look for good guys and bad guys, villains and heroes. We choose the politically correct path rather than the road to understanding.

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Riley Cooper, a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, did and said something very, very stupid and disgusting. Drunk and partying in a sea of whiteness, Cooper apparently lashed out at a black security guard and threatened to "fight every n****r here".

A cellphone camera captured Cooperís ignorance. It took a month, but the blogosphere unearthed the video and broadcast it to the world. The Eagles reacted responsibly, fining Cooper and forcing him to confront his mistake publicly with the media and privately with his teammates.

Watch what he said. Warning: Language is universally considered to be offensive . . .

I donít expect the media to respond as responsibly. Too many of us will think the solution is for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend Riley Cooper. Too many of us will think Riley Cooper in no way reflects on all of us.

Well, Iíve been young, drunk, filled with athletic testosterone and partying in a sea of blackness. Iím glad there were no cellphone cameras then. Iíve been middle-aged, drunk, filled with non-athletic cholesterol and partying in a sea of blackness. Iím glad no one recorded the foolish thoughts Iíve uttered when I assumed no one around me would be offended.

Maybe most of the people working in the media are perfect, immune to impure, biased thoughts or actions. Iím not. And no one I know is. What happens with age and maturity is we get better at combatting our biases and keeping them from spilling out of our mouths. When we intellectually evolve, we get better at seeing the stupidity of our biases and not letting them dictate our actions.

Iím extremely distrustful of anyone who claims theyíre free of biases. Theyíre dishonest or delusional.

For the most part, Riley Cooper handled his apology flawlessly. He forthrightly expressed the proper remorse and humbly answered every question.

ďThis is the lowest of lows,Ē Cooper said. ďThis is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isnít the type of person I am. Iím extremely sorry.Ē

Thereís no room for Cooper to be totally honest. The media ó social and legitimate ó wonít allow Cooper to be transparent. What was captured on tape is a reflection of what type of person Cooper is.

Heís flawed. Heís a product of Americaís conflicted melting pot. That is not a knock on America. We have racial issues because weíre the most diverse nation on the planet. We have trouble working through those issues because dishonesty and simple-mindedness are rewarded.

Like all of us, Riley Cooper is biased. He needs to admit that to himself so he can adequately combat his biases and be a force for positive change.

I used to be proudly homophobic. I used the F-word regularly. In 1998, while sitting in the New England Patriots press box, I got in a back-and-forth exchange with Pats fans and cracked a ďjokeĒ that ended with me asking, ďDrew Bledsoe gay?Ē

The ensuing controversy started the process of me recognizing and realizing the utter ignorance of my homophobia. I used to be offended when people analogized the struggle for gay equality with black peopleís struggle for equality. I now get it and understand their struggle benefits our struggle and the overall fight for fairness.

I hope Cooper is allowed to evolve. I hope we donít demonize him to the point that he becomes John Rocker II and more entrenched in bigotry. I hope Cooper confronts who he is. He didnít threaten to fight every n****r because thereís no bigotry in his heart and mind. He did it because he has failed to deal with who he really is.

Heís in the same denial most of us are in. Iím talking about all of us ó black, white, brown and yellow.

I want to make one other point before I finish. Cooperís transgression isnít much of a locker-room issue for the Eagles. There are bigots of every color on sports teams. The beauty of sports is that teams force participants to put aside their biases and work together. Working together is different from liking or respecting each other.

Cooper isnít a coach or executive with the power to hire and fire people based on his racial biases. Cooper is a player. Heís a 25-year-old kid with immature thoughts. His teammates will move on as long as he plays at a high level.

Racial slurs fly on football fields somewhat regularly. Itís a violent game that brings out the worst in people. My junior season at Ball State, I played against a white Northern Illinois defensive tackle who N-bombed me most of the afternoon. I kept shouting at his mostly black defensive teammates about why they would tolerate such a flaming idiot. The next year, the same guy was the most courteous opponent I played against all season.

Letís help Cooper evolve and mature. We might be surprised by the results.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #91
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I bet Cowboy Troy gets more pussy than a toilet seat. Full disclosure here--I can't stand country music. But damn, those guys get boat loads of tail.
Oh yea. He smashing all kinds of Nashville Cougs (insert Nashville Pussy joke here). And more power to him.

I just don't **** with him...
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:21 PM   #92
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Country music is awful. If I was at a country music concert I'd be angry too.


yah, I'd have to be drunk too... then I'd turn into an asshole. Then I'd probably say some really stupid crap.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #93
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yah, I'd have to be drunk too... then I'd turn into an asshole. Then I'd probably say some really stupid crap.
While wearing a cut-off Flannel no less....
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #94
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Country music is awful. If I was at a country music concert I'd be angry too.
You bite your tongue about Swift.


Does that even count as country though?
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #95
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The music may be "Pop Rock" but the lyrical content is definitely aimed at "country" audiences.
Yep. My brothers Nashville based coach business hauls a ton of country artists. They cater to the country crowd which is large, alive and welll. He also hauls to tours like Kottonmouth Kings who have their own thriving genre.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #96
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You bite your tongue about Swift.


Does that even count as country though?
Wait, I thought you weren't a chick?
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #97
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Wait, I thought you weren't a chick?
Do most males you know not enjoy her music?

I think her and Katy Perry are exceptionally catchy and I enjoy it, regardless of how meaningless the lyrics are.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #98
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Do most males you know not enjoy her music?

I think her and Katy Perry are exceptionally catchy and I enjoy it, regardless of how meaningless the lyrics are.
Agreed. Hot ass doesn't hurt either.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:44 PM   #99
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Agreed. Hot ass doesn't hurt either.
Katy Perry is tolerable because she's thick as a brick.

Taylor Swift can kick rocks.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #101
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #102
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #103
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I really hate that Lil' Troy had to grow up and go country
Well. He did wanna be a baller.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:03 PM   #104
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Katy Perry is tolerable because she's thick as a brick.

Taylor Swift can kick rocks.
Your pussy meter needs recalibrated.
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How is this any different then Black players wanting Zimmerman killed because of race?
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