A Cornucopia of Liberal Crazy

If you watch ESPN, you can’t help but notice how hard they are selling the NBA. They have a financial interest, for sure, but they are well into extreme slurping at this point. Their obsession with the Donald Sterling story was uncomfortable to watch. The parade of ESPN personalities performing sacred rituals showing their loyalty to the cause was a little like watching a UFO cult appeal to the stars.

Part of it is the network is run by Jews and the Tribe loves basketball. In the book, A Renegade History of the United States, Thaddeus Russell detailed how basketball was originally a Jewish sport. The Forward did a story on the dominance of The Tribe in basketball back when Donald Sterling was drawing unwanted attention to the fact. It stands to reason that a sports network run by the Tribe is going to cover the Tribe’s favorite sport.

That’s only a small part of their obsession. ESPN is stocked to the gills with liberal fanatics. The brighter types like Tony Kornheiser know how to blunt their fanaticism in order to hold an audience. Guys like Bill Plaschke are too stupid to pull that off so they go on the air ululating like lunatics whenever the opportunity arises. I find myself fast forwarding through a lot of their offerings because it is cringe inducing to watch it.

The Cult is berserk for the NBA because it is a fringe sport now. Like soccer, it is not enjoyed by the core of America. The NBA is the black man’s league and played by freaks that represent such a tiny slice of humanity that they may as well be from another planet. That appeals to the Cult’s anti-white male attitudes, their anti-Americanism and their general hatred of normal people . Not only are there no white males in the NBA, the sport has very little to do with the forms of masculinity that so offends the Cult.

Anyway, that setup was in lead up to this story I spied on ESPN today. First off you have Pablo Torre. He is the fake nerd ESPN likes to promote. He is a two-fer, in the head counting of modern liberalism. He plays his role without question and he has a Latino name. He’s also a polite ball washer who never wanders off the reservation and says anything vexing to his bosses.

Then we have the female head of the players union. She’s black and lacks a penis so the folks at ESPN were probably fainting in the aisles over this story. Her big talk about taking on the evil pale penis people, who run the NBA, is catnip for the Cult. The fact that she was an ornament at an overclass law firm is even better. Skadden is the pinnacle of ruling class law firms. You don’t go to them when you need a parking ticket fixed. You hire them when you’re in a beef with some other ruling class guy. They do a lot of work for clients like professional sports leagues and their television partners.

In the story you have some great nonsense.

Michele Roberts, the NBA players’ union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she’d push for much more than a 50-50 split of basketball-related income.

“Why don’t we have the owners play half the games?” Roberts said, speaking in her Harlem office to ESPN The Magazine. “There would be no money if not for the players.”

“Let’s call it what it is. There. Would. Be. No. Money,” she added, pausing for emphasis. “Thirty more owners can come in, and nothing will change. These guys [the players] go? The game will change. So let’s stop pretending.”

Roberts, hailed as one of the most brilliant trial lawyers in the United States, made history in July by being elected the first female union chief in major North American sports.

But given the context of a nine-year, $24 billion TV deal set to begin in 2016, and the players’ ability to opt out of the league’s collective bargaining agreement after the 2016-17 season, Roberts’ relatively radical perspective could prove to be just as profound a change.

“I don’t know of any space other than the world of sports where there’s this notion that we will artificially deflate what someone’s able to make, just because,” she said, talking about a salary cap — a collectively bargained policy that, in its current form, has constrained team spending in the NBA since 1984-85. “It’s incredibly un-American. My DNA is offended by it.”

I may have to start going to church again if this woman does follow through with this threat. I’m sure she is the most brilliant attorney on earth and all that, but there’s a reason why she signs the back of pay checks and not the front. It’s also why she is not sitting in the owner’s box somewhere. Having her lead a revolt by the players against the owners would probably be the funniest bit of TV imaginable. It would be Cult on Cult violence.

Almost as good as Fake Indian ascending to leadership of the Democrats in the Senate.

7 thoughts on “A Cornucopia of Liberal Crazy

  1. Never understimate jewish power, jews love Baskeball and Blacks so the NBA will be well funded into the near future.

  2. I dunno. In the US, plenty of middle aged dudes play half court basketball well into middle age. I was playing in flag football leagues into my mid-thirties until I started to lose my speed. I think both sports remain accessible to the masses, but not as much as softball. Maybe it’s a generational thing still in the US, but I still see a lot more middle aged dudes playing half-court basketball than I see playing metric football.

  3. The NBA is interesting because it may hold some clues about where things are going. In the 1970’s, the NBA was a mess. The league was about as popular as women’s soccer. In the 80’s they hit gold with Bird and Magic. Both men were great players from a technical perspective, but they were great personalities too. On the cusp of the media explosion, that last bit turned out to be gold.

    The trouble came when those two aged off. The league tried to rally around Jordan, but one guy winning all the time is dull. TV ratings began to slide. They then decided to embrace hip-hop and changed the rules to make the game more “street” and more “authentic.” The resulting disaster lead to several work stoppages and many franchises either in bankruptcy or close to it.

    There’s something of a disconnect going on right now. An American oligarch overpaid for the Clippers in order to throw out the seedy heretic. A Russian oligarch finances a team in New York that hemorrhages money. The league just signed a TV deal that allegedly pays them billions. This while core interest in the sport is shrinking.

    Something does not add up. The sporting press slobbers over basketball and talks about baseball dying. Yet, baseball has five times the revenue and is vastly more profitable. It is a sport played by normal looking people and enjoyed by normal people. Basketball is played by space aliens and becoming a form of polo. Instead of rich people cheering for horses, they are cheering for giant black guys.

  4. Piss on basketball. Now, if it was changed so that it was a sort of full contact basketball, where you oculd legally knock somebody on their ass, it might be worth watching.

  5. I freely admit that, while I was raised on soccer (and think rugby is a vastly overrated game), I do like watching gridiron. The NFL has made inroads into showing the game in the UK, which is interesting from a marketing pout of view and the proportion of both US fans and those from mainland Europe willing to come to London to watch a regular season game. I admit equally I watch it to see if there are any white wide receivers or running backs or for that matter black offensive linemen, because these things interest me.

    But basketball I do not get. Perhaps because I am white and can’t jump (and am not over 6 feet tall) it all seems to be a bit weird to me. As far as I can see if you are over 7 feet tall and can draw breath on your own you are likely to find place in the sport. I also do not understand why, it seems if ever happen to see a clip of it on TV, running backwards into someone gets you the benefit of a foul. In most sports, it is usually the other way round. No, please don’t try to explain it because I still won’t watch the game. Slam dunk all you want but seeing someone swinging on a hoop of metal doesn’t impress me.

    On the other hand I like this type of review of what’s happening in the sport because it becomes a measure of the collapse of integrity and the imposition of cult love in the modern world. Keep it up.

  6. I’m not American but my impression is that only Football (your type) is popular in America, Basketball is a sport of Blacks and Baseball of Latinos and Hockey is Canadian.

    But the guys who play your Football are also a bunch of freaks, FIFA Football is the sport of normal People around the world.

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