The Minnesota Timberwolves are too white? The argument doesn't stack up

Nov 1, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sporting News

The Minnesota Timberwolves are too white , according to local civil rights leaders.

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Matt r

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Nov 1, 2012
 
This a**holle was on Rovers Morning Glory in Cleveland Ohio and I've never been so pissed off and embarrassed for African Americans. This man had the Goddamn arrogance to say people were angry in Cleveland when Lebron James left my home city we were all pissed BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK!!! Not that he left in a public spectacle on ESPN but because he was black! This is the goddamn reason there is racism in this country! Not to plug this radio show but seriously being a Cleveland resident I was appalled!!!! The replay of today's show is on rovers morning glory iheartradio channel and I'm assuming will be posted on his site tomorrow. I have never heard such an ignorant argument in my life!!! I was floored, but you have to hear the stupidity where this argument and this point of view is coming from!
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Dec 17, 2012
 
Kind of like the white QB, eh chump.

“WHAT?”

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Dec 19, 2012
 
dumb.
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Dec 23, 2012
 

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As it is we do not have enough whites in the NBA, you and Tiff want less. come on get real.
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Dec 24, 2012
 
I read about the whole T-Wolves controversy in Sports Illustrated and then there is the whole Rob Parker trouble involving RG3 but there is a another thing in sports that is kept under the radar but shouldn't where too many Latinos & African-Americans wear the garbage Yankees cap. I blame MTV and Jay-Z for that disgusting trend and then some. Here's the newsflash= A lot of these dudes that wear the Stankee cap DON'T even follow baseball. I would love to see these dudes go up to Boston and walk around wearing the Stankees cap. It would be like "Mississippi Burning" except instead of KKK rednecks, it would be Ben Affleck types in Red Sox shirts, instead of moonshine, they would be swilling Samuel Adams and instead of blasting Merle Haggard, Dropkick Murphys would be on the jukebox. LETS GO METS!!!! GO RED SOX!!! YANKEES EAT #$@&.

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Dec 25, 2012
 
Ginobili wrote:
As it is we do not have enough whites in the NBA, you and Tiff want less. come on get real.
If more whites were in the NBA, it be more even. Hopefully its increasing some.

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Dec 25, 2012
 
Kevin Love would be an absolute FOOL to leave Minnesota. Where else is he going to be traded to that provides more of a winning chance? Not Houston I don't think, not the Lakers, not Knicks, not Portland, certainly not Cleveland I don't think YET. He is also a fool if he wants to leave there because the team is mostly white. Where else is he gonna go unless he wants all blacks in his locker room? I see Kevin Love nowhere else but Minnesota much like the case with Dirk and Dallas.

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Dec 25, 2012
 
Mets Fan Forever wrote:
I read about the whole T-Wolves controversy in Sports Illustrated and then there is the whole Rob Parker trouble involving RG3 but there is a another thing in sports that is kept under the radar but shouldn't where too many Latinos & African-Americans wear the garbage Yankees cap. I blame MTV and Jay-Z for that disgusting trend and then some. Here's the newsflash= A lot of these dudes that wear the Stankee cap DON'T even follow baseball. I would love to see these dudes go up to Boston and walk around wearing the Stankees cap. It would be like "Mississippi Burning" except instead of KKK rednecks, it would be Ben Affleck types in Red Sox shirts, instead of moonshine, they would be swilling Samuel Adams and instead of blasting Merle Haggard, Dropkick Murphys would be on the jukebox. LETS GO METS!!!! GO RED SOX!!! YANKEES EAT #$@&.
Great post I like that. In a way you're right too.. Boston white folks are harsh if they see threats around them and a Yankees hat is one of those thats for sure. Nothing will get a Bostonian more pissed off these days. I got news for you though.. I love that dirty water.
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Dec 27, 2012
 
In the 1950's a sportswriter quoted "Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for US Steel". I got a recent spin on that quote: "Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the pedophile on Dateline NBC". LOL As for the T-Wolves controversy, it's nothing new in the land of Purple Rain, Liza's Mom, Snoopy and Zimmerman: In the late 70's Twins owner Griffith made racial remarks at a meeting of fans where he said that his team came to Minnesota because "they have good, hard working white people". It caused a lot of trouble for the Twins and led Rod Carew to be traded to the Angels. As for Purple Rain= Prince; Liza's Mom= Judy Garland; Snoopy= Charles Schultz and Zimmerman= Bob Dylan.
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Dec 27, 2012
 
His name was Calvin Griffith and Carew didn't get traded to the Angels, he went there via free agency. Even without Calvin's remarks, he was tight fisted with the coin just like Branch Rickey & George Halas.
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Dec 28, 2012
 
Lets NOT forget the late owner of the Washington Redskins, George Preston Marshall aka the Don Imus & Adolf Hitler of the NFL. In the 50's when the league was putting black players on their teams, he was against it because much of his fan base was in the South (via the Redskins radio network). He once said "I'll sign a black player when the Harlem Globetrotters sign white players" and in 1962 he was forced to integrate when Attorney General Bobby Kennedy told him to or else the 'Skins wouldn't be allowed to play at the now RFK Stadium. He traded the #1 draft pick to Cleveland for Bobby Mitchell, in turn the Browns drafted Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. Davis never got to play in the NFL because he got sick and died of leukemia in 1963. Btw, for a good football movie check out "THE EXPRESS" based on Ernie Davis.

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Dec 30, 2012
 
Ginobili wrote:
As it is we do not have enough whites in the NBA, you and Tiff want less. come on get real.
you have plenty of whites in hockey and golf. U wanna see only white people play sports then go watch one of them. Popular sports resembles what America is today, diverse.

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Dec 30, 2012
 
GiovanniTheGreat wrote:
Kevin Love would be an absolute FOOL to leave Minnesota. Where else is he going to be traded to that provides more of a winning chance? Not Houston I don't think, not the Lakers, not Knicks, not Portland, certainly not Cleveland I don't think YET. He is also a fool if he wants to leave there because the team is mostly white. Where else is he gonna go unless he wants all blacks in his locker room? I see Kevin Love nowhere else but Minnesota much like the case with Dirk and Dallas.
I seriously doubt Kevin Love is an ignorant douche bag like yourself. I'm sure he could care less what color his teammates are and would be focused on joining a WINNING TEAM. That's the reason to leave Minnesota because they suck and, come on its Minnesota. If you're not from there why the hell would u go!?! Same with Cleveland.

P.S. you are a racist douce bag!
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Jan 5, 2013
 
Here's another reason why blacks & latinos SHOULDN'T be wearing the garbage Yankees cap: In the 1940's and 50's when baseball was integrating, the National League was more open minded than the American League. When New York had 3 major league baseball teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York (baseball) Giants had integrated rosters but the Yankees were lily white (mainly Guidos and Rednecks) because they didn't want to upset their suburban (read: White) fan base. They had a ready made player in Vic Power but he never played for the Evil Empire because he was too flashy and had a thing for white women, so he was traded to the then Kansas City A's. The Stankees did break the color barrier in 1955 (8 years after Jackie Robinson) when they brought up Elston Howard. In April, the movie "42" comes out and good old Hans Solo/Bob Falfa/Indiana Jones aka Harrison Ford plays Branch Rickey. LETS GO METS IN 2013!

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