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#15 : January 20, 2011, 10:23:32 PM

Am I supposed to feel sorry for Hillis? Seriously? Am I the only one who sees the glaring irony in all of this? And yea... I'm white.
Irony? That racism exists in the NFL? Or that players of opposing teams will do or say anything they think will gain an advantage for them on the field? He never said that any of his teammates made derogatory racist comments, as far as I know.

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#16 : January 20, 2011, 10:28:11 PM

Come on guys, this is 2011 for **CENSORED** sake!


Allright, i might come from Norway, what you might consider a liberal, socialist, communist country.

But come on. Do you really have to see black and white on absolutely everything?! I enjoy watching power running backs. I do NOT care if they are white, black, purple, blue or yellow. At the moment i enjoy  watching LG and Peyton Hillis. A few years go i LOVED Larry Johnson and "The Bus".  and before that Mike Alstott.

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#17 : January 20, 2011, 10:31:01 PM

Am I supposed to feel sorry for Hillis? Seriously? Am I the only one who sees the glaring irony in all of this? And yea... I'm white.
Irony? That racism exists in the NFL? Or that players of opposing teams will do or say anything they think will gain an advantage for them on the field? He never said that any of his teammates made derogatory racist comments, as far as I know.

No, just saying that for so many years black men were harrassed way worse than this because of the color of their skin. Like... their lives were threatened.


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#18 : January 20, 2011, 10:33:00 PM

Black man always holding the white man down!

See, this is funny. He gets it.


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#19 : January 20, 2011, 10:38:00 PM

Am I supposed to feel sorry for Hillis? Seriously? Am I the only one who sees the glaring irony in all of this? And yea... I'm white.
Irony? That racism exists in the NFL? Or that players of opposing teams will do or say anything they think will gain an advantage for them on the field? He never said that any of his teammates made derogatory racist comments, as far as I know.

No, just saying that for so many years black men were harrassed way worse than this because of the color of their skin. Like... their lives were threatened.
Sure, that's true, but I don't think those harassing him are necessarily doing out of hate, rather just to piss him off. If they had something else to use against him they'd use that too.
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#20 : January 20, 2011, 10:41:21 PM

Am I supposed to feel sorry for Hillis? Seriously? Am I the only one who sees the glaring irony in all of this? And yea... I'm white.
Irony? That racism exists in the NFL? Or that players of opposing teams will do or say anything they think will gain an advantage for them on the field? He never said that any of his teammates made derogatory racist comments, as far as I know.

No, just saying that for so many years black men were harrassed way worse than this because of the color of their skin. Like... their lives were threatened.
Sure, that's true, but I don't think those harassing him are necessarily doing out of hate, rather just to piss him. If they had something else to use against him they'd use that too.

Yea, that's a good point. I guess that's just how I interpreted his comments. But regardless, he's a good running back and part of me wishes having him on the Bucs wearing #41 haha :P Fumbles way too much though, people here think Blount has a problem :o


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#21 : January 20, 2011, 11:22:39 PM

Not looking at race is the right thing to do for sure, but a white running back (or CB - Sehorn was the last one i can remember and that was many years ago) does make you sit up since they're a rare statistic.

However what we can do as a responsible populace is to stay away from making idiotic conclusions like the guy a few posts ago.

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#22 : January 21, 2011, 12:07:40 AM

I never heard this pertaining to Alstott...can't we get a better thread than this!

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#23 : January 21, 2011, 12:14:30 AM

Is it me or do the Packers, Colts and Patriots have a lot of Caucasian dudes on the rosters compared to the rest of the NFL?

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#24 : January 21, 2011, 12:26:25 AM

Not looking at race is the right thing to do for sure, but a white running back (or CB - Sehorn was the last one i can remember and that was many years ago) does make you sit up since they're a rare statistic.

However what we can do as a responsible populace is to stay away from making idiotic conclusions like the guy a few posts ago.

If you are referring to me, you clearly misunderstand what I was trying to get at. But thanks.


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#25 : January 21, 2011, 08:44:38 AM

You can be politically correct and say the right thing to do is totally ignore race, but great white RBs are about as rare as black kickers. When you can count the great white RBs of the last two decades on two fingers.....it only makes sense to factor in race. Especially if you are a GM and your job depends on creating and maintaining an elite football team. It's like saying Doug Flutie shouldn't have been judged because of his height. When you are an exception to the norm, it's up to you to prove yourself. Hillis has done that.


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#26 : January 21, 2011, 01:06:41 PM

Way to go Peyton.  I wish he was a Buc.  He'd fill the seats at RayJay.  Fans love to go wild for a blue collar player. 

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#27 : January 21, 2011, 01:20:41 PM

Not looking at race is the right thing to do for sure, but a white running back (or CB - Sehorn was the last one i can remember and that was many years ago) does make you sit up since they're a rare statistic.

However what we can do as a responsible populace is to stay away from making idiotic conclusions like the guy a few posts ago.

If you are referring to me, you clearly misunderstand what I was trying to get at. But thanks.

I was not referring to you - it was another poster on page 1 of this thread. Sorry.

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#28 : January 21, 2011, 04:35:01 PM

Way to go Peyton.  I wish he was a Buc.  He'd fill the seats at RayJay.  Fans love to go wild for a blue collar player.

We have one.... and he wears #27

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#29 : January 21, 2011, 06:58:10 PM

Way to go Peyton.  I wish he was a Buc.  He'd fill the seats at RayJay.  Fans love to go wild for a blue collar player.

We have one.... and he wears #27

I'm definitely buying season ticket if the Bucs have a white running back! Too funny.

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