How about a little racism to go with your NFL?
PALO ALTO, Calif. – If you’ve seen Toby Gerhart carry the football, you’re well aware that the former Stanford halfback and Heisman Trophy runner-up is about as subtle as Iron Man.
When NFL scouts look at Gerhart, they see a 6-foot, 231-pound power back who ran for 1,871 yards and 27 touchdowns last season, getting edged out by Alabama’s Mark Ingram in the closest Heisman vote in history. When they look at Gerhart’s numbers from the NFL scouting combine, they see that he ran a 4.50-second 40-yard dash and registered a 38-inch vertical leap, both impressive numbers for a player his size.
Yet they also see a white guy trying to make it in the league as a feature back, something that has become increasingly rare in this era...
Fuck the NFL! I'm so sick of this shit! It's the next fucking sport to turn into a gotdamn freakshow like the NBA. The NBA is unwatchable to me! I can't stand it. There's no way I'll ever boycott NFL Sunday, but I will be watching with a bitter taste in my mouth. Fuck you NFL!
Irrelevant question in 3...2...1
“One team I interviewed with asked me about being a white running back,” Gerhart says. “They asked if it made me feel entitled, or like I felt I was a poster child for white running backs. I said, ‘No, I’m just out there playing ball. I don’t think about that.’ I didn’t really know what to say.”
I wanna know what fucking team that was!
One longtime NFL scout insisted that Gerhart’s skin color will likely prevent the Pac-10’s offensive player of the year from being drafted in Thursday’s first round.
“He’ll be a great second-round pickup for somebody, but I guarantee you if he was the exact same guy – but he was black – he’d go in the first round for sure,” the scout said. “You could make a case that he’s a Steven Jackson-type – doesn’t have blazing speed but he’s strong and powerful and versatile.”
There's just one problem... he's white? He sure is and he fucks people up too!
Fuck you NFL!
Since we're on a sports kick, I'm sure most of you have already seen this, but it's too awesome not to post.
UPDATE: Shit Paul, I posted this before I read your post below. I should have titled it Speaking of Gerhart.