|"I chilled at the crib for a year and still got a pay raise homeboy!"|
Abraham Lincoln was a straight up G when he said, “These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they and all others, shall have.” Now when he broke that joint down the last thing that he was thinking about was college and professional sports because they didn’t exist at the time. However, the concept of doing the right thing did and treating folks fairly was paramount.
So why is it that the brothers in the world of coaching keep having to sit at the little kids table like the city councilman in the movie Four Brothers? Boyz can’t catch a break whereas their white counterparts many times can act a complete fool and still be rewarded.
Now Sean Peyton has been suspended for the entire year for running an illegal bounty system to reward cats for intentionally trying to hurt players and paying goons for the dirty work. That’s like contract killing on the street bruh because you could literally end a boyz career. As a result of that foolishness he’s been rewarded with a contract extension and the largest salary in NFL history of $8 million per year!
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Now this dun has essentially been on house arrest all year doing Fed time and when he gets cut loose he’ll get a raise. Meanwhile, the brothers have to remain as clean as a whistle and be one of the top coaches in the business with no slip ups to get or keep their jobs.
If I’m lying I’m dying bruh! We just saw Avery Johnson get yanked last week after being named the Eastern Conference Coach of the month in October and November. We saw Mike Brown get carjacked only 5 games into the NBA season! Also ole boy, Jon Embree, got fired after only 2 seasons at Colorado and his predecessor Dan Hawkins had 5 seasons of losing before getting the can.
In the history of college football only one black coach has ever been fired and found another job at an FBS school and that’s Ty Willingham. He was fired from Notre Dame and then hired at the University of Washington. For y’all that’s checkin’ “History” means of all time, playa!
However, their white counterparts can put on some clown shoes and the nose and get a new job. If I’m lying I’m dying! Bobby Petrino can hire his mistress to work for him at the University of Arkansas then crash his bike with her on the back of the joint, lie about it, get fired and get a new job within 4 months at Western Kentucky.
Boyz try to forget that Mike Price was fired at Alabama in 2003 before he'd ever coached a game and spring ball wasn't even over for soliciting sex from students, buying them drinks, having sex with 2 strippers and then letting one of them order room service on the company credit card! Surely that ended his career right? In my Lee Corso voice, “Not so fast my friend!” Ole boy became the head coach of the University of Texas El Paso the following year and has been there ever since.
I know y’all remember George O’Leary? He was hired at Notre Dame in 2001 only to be fired two days later when they found out he was lying on his resume. This cat said that he had a Masters Degree from NYU-Stony Brook University! The problem is, that joint doesn’t exist bruh! NYU and Stony Brook are two separate schools that are 50 miles apart!
He also said that he earned 3 letters in football at the University of New Hampshire when he never got off of the bench homeboy! That ended his career right? Lee, where you at? “Not so fast my friend!” He went straight to the Minnesota Vikings as an assistant for 2 years then to the University of Central Florida as the head coach where he’s been posted up ever since.
Now Mike Haywood, a brother, accepted the University of Pittsburgh job in December of 2010 after winning the Mid-American Conference title at Miami of Ohio. After having the job for only 15 days he was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge on some baby momma drama. He was fired immediately and rightfully so. However, all of the charges were later dropped and now this dun can’t even get an assistant coaches job ANYWHERE! Y'all smell that?
So y’all tell me if I’m crazy or is the system is crazy because one of us is out of its freaking mind and dead wrong! These cats just want to sit at the adult table. They aren’t looking for a hand out or your sympathy. They just want to be dealt with fairly. Put all of the clowns and jokers in one room and leave them there, black or white. Don’t keep rewarding duns for breaking the rules and then firing guys that are simply trying to make an impact on young folk’s lives. Now if you can't win and you've been given ample time then it is what it is. But what kind of example are we setting for young people when we reward foolishness? I’m just sayin’! That's Crazy!!!
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