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Opinion/tweet: Jacoby Brissett may have been replaced because he’s black

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I fully expect this thread to get shut down and I don’t agree with Sterling’s take but I thought it was important to share.

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All I know is Jb was (5-2) prior to injury. Thats all we could judge him on. If Rivers (5-11) looks better than Jb's (5-2) than thats what it should be based on. All things equal?

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Does being black make you miss anything past 10 yards :sigh:

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People like this Kent guy are toxic. Trying to muster up something out of absolutely nothing. 

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1 hour ago, Restored said:

 

I fully expect this thread to get shut down and I don’t agree with Sterling’s take but I thought it was important to share.

Just why would you think this pile of bull dung is worth sharing? 

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I disagree with this notion...and that is a clickbait article headline through and through. But I did read it...and Kent didn’t say he believed that could be the case...just that he saw some people who  did. 

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What a tool.  Ironic his last name is Sterling.

  Another white journalist (if i can say that) acting like they understand the deeper issue. 
I have ALOT of trouble giving credibility to whites (especially ones named Sterling) who talk about the struggles of blacks.  Its almost like me describing menstrual cramps.

(for the record i’m a white male)

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The Colts themselves are to blame for much of this.  They gave Brissett the contract.  They built him up in the media into something he is not and never was.  He's a backup.  He's a career backup.  They tried to speak Brissett into being and when his play didn't match their words, it led to much of the negative reaction toward him.  People suddenly viewed him as a failed franchise QB, something he never was, or conversely, as in this article, people look at him as a franchise QB, deserving of the job, only taken away by racism.  Outside of being built up artificially by Ballard and Frank, why would anyone look at Brissett as a franchise QB?  Based on what?  They should have just said, okay,  Andrew retired, Jacoby's gonna get a chance.  We'll see what happens.   Had they, when it didn't work, no one would have thought twice about Jacoby going back to the bench and the Colts would have saved millions.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Restored said:

 

I fully expect this thread to get shut down and I don’t agree with Sterling’s take but I thought it was important to share.

Bull crap Has nothing whatsoever to do with race. 

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Wow, I am really surprised by some of the comments here, I'm guessing that most did not bother to read/understand the article.  If you don't know who Kent Sterling is, it is not hard to find out. 

 

All he is saying is that he heard 4 black analysts say that they believed race was a factor in signing Rivers to replace Brissett.  Do I believe that no, and after reading the article neither does Sterling.  However, his point is that people see race differently based on their life experiences.  This is not only true for race, but also for many other things as well, i.e. politics, protests, or relationships.  This is one of the reasons that some will talk about their experiences as being true, well yes it is their truth but that is not necessarily another person's truth.

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3 hours ago, #12. said:

The Colts themselves are to blame for much of this.  They gave Brissett the contract.  They built him up in the media into something he is not and never was.  He's a backup.  He's a career backup.  They tried to speak Brissett into being and when his play didn't match their words, it led to much of the negative reaction toward him.  People suddenly viewed him as a failed franchise QB, something he never was, or conversely, as in this article, people look at him as a franchise QB, deserving of the job, only taken away by racism.  Outside of being built up artificially by Ballard and Frank, why would anyone look at Brissett as a franchise QB?  Based on what?  They should have just said, okay,  Andrew retired, Jacoby's gonna get a chance.  We'll see what happens.   Had they, when it didn't work, no one would have thought twice about Jacoby going back to the bench and the Colts would have saved millions.

 

 

The Colts themselves are to blame?

Brissett was under contract. Exactly what was Ballard suppose to say? You expected for Ballard to tell the whole world Brissett was no good and they were gonna fly with that? 

Tell me something, are you serious? 

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9 minutes ago, John Waylon said:

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I came. 
 

I saw. 
 

I left. 

Cody Jinks is a fantastic artist. 

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There is fair amount of idiocy in the world (Congress comes to mind...).

 

Talk Radio is pretty close to the top of the list.  

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26 minutes ago, crazycolt1 said:

Cody Jinks is a fantastic artist. 


We’ve been friends for many many years. My wife and I were going to his shows when there was less than 10 people in the crowd there to see him.
 

We saw him one night out in Richmond, Indiana around 2014 on a Sunday night at a little mom and pop restaurant. They were supposed to play until 10:30. By 9:00 my wife and I were the only ones in the place. So they went ahead and started playing and rehearsing new stuff in front of us. I heard stuff that night that I’ve never heard since.
 

About 9:30 the lady running the place came out and said she wanted to close and go home, and she’d give them 200 of the 300 dollars if they cut it short. Cody said “I’m sorry, we can’t do that. We need the full 300 to make it to the next gig.” 15 minutes later she came out and told them she’d give them the whole 300 to pack up and head out, and Cody asked us if it was ok to cut the show short. (Of course we said absolutely.)

 

That’s just how good of a dude he is, and when our daughter was born in 2016 we named her Codie after him. 

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These people shouldn't be given a forum to peddle this nonsense.  Racism is real but you help people ignore it when you claim racism for things that clearly are not.

 

JB was given a more than fair opportunity to solidify himself as the starter.  He got nothing but support from the GM and HC and they handed him a huge contract to boot.

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FWIW, I've never read anything by Kent Sterling that wasn't a pathetic cry for attention.  

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Actual footage of Kent Sterling saying *ic things on the internet: 

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Seriously though, STOP. This is total bullcrap and he needs to be fired from whatever "job" he has

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I don't have any idea how on earth race is even a topic in the NFL when easily 80%+ of the roster is made up of African Americans? Just the most clickbait thing i have seen in a long time on here.

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It’s also funny because the only comments on the actual article......are positive........ yeah..


 

 

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