The Seahawks lost a close game. I don’t know anything to speak of about football, but they are obviously a very good team. The difference between the Seahawks and other teams is the insane media hype they get.
NBA basketball used to be very popular. I mean, everybody talked about it, at least a little. The golden era of the NBA was the 80’s into the early 90’s. This was the time of the new black superstars, Magic Johnson but especially Michael Jordan.
Basketball started out as a very white sport, a prep school sport, and integrated along with everything else in the 60’s. It had black players, but it wasn’t a black game. Because being tall and jumping are critical, blacks were probably going to dominate eventually. But the media pushed it in a big way, the triumphant takeover by blacks of what was rightfully theirs. The new stars were pushed as friendly and squeaky-clean. Johnson spoiled this by getting AIDS, but then as is the progressive logic, became a hero for having AIDS. Jordan was not as warm and fuzzy as presented; the gambling thing tarnished his image a little, but he still does TV commercials.
After the NBA became definitively black, the pretense was dropped and the thug element moved to the for with the hip hop era. Since then I think the NBA has faded in popularity; it’s still popular, but it’s more of a niche sport, not something everybody talks about at the office or school.
Blacks have been pretty dominant in the NFL except for two star positions, quarterback and coach. The media would like the NFL to be as black as the NBA, but that campaign hasn’t as successful. Black quarterbacks have been pushed a lot, but they haven’t taken over. Donovan McNabb was successful, Michael Vick except for the dogfighting thing, Robert Griffin III never came back from the injury.
But, they haven’t taken over. Vick’s unpleasantness hurt from the image standpoint. Russell Wilson is the new Great Black Hope, and Seattle is the new Great Black Team. Funny since Seattle is such a white place, and seeing them sucking up to their black heroes is like all the white football boosters in the SEC and their illiterate thug players.
The relentless promotion of the Seahawks and Wilson will not abate; after the obligatory post-game interviews ESPN runs another piece about the wonderful and heartwarming story of Russell Wilson. He’s more in the “clean, well-spoken” mode and makes a better face for the hoped-for black takeover.
Again, I don’t know anything about football but the attempt to make the NFL more black will continue, but not be as successful as the attempt with the NBA, because football can be played well by more physical types than basketball. The media has given up on blackening baseball; it also has a variety of physical types and blacks just don’t care.