Jim Brown Speaks on Punk Athletes

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It’s good to see and hear Jim Brown is still on the case, pushing for athletes to step it up. He’s long reminded us that athletes are just hired gladiators and at the end of the day they have their community-hence its best they make moves to uplift it. Brown comes from an era when athletes knew they had to do alot more then just play ball.  From the Muhammad Ali’s to the Hank Aarons , athletes knew they represented a larger body of people and hence made sure to not make the community look bad by coming up short.

Sadly many of today’s athletes are signed to mega rich agents who push our athletes in the opposite direction. They tell their clients if you speak out it’ll mean less endorsement, less money and less opportunity. Some agents won’t even work to get clients certain types of gigs if they speak out.. i.e. Try being an athlete who speaks out in favor of Palestine.

But Jim Brown is correct by noting that these athletes are smart enough to know how to speak out on certain issues and not hurt themselves. The question is are they willing.

-Davey D-

Jim BrownCultural Icon and Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown blasts Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for their lack of social activism in an interview that is to appear on HBO’s “Real Sports” Tuesday night.

Of Woods, Brown said, “This cat is a mamajama; he is a killer. He’ll run over you, he’ll kick your ass. But as an individual for social change or any of that kind of — , terrible. Terrible.”

Brown criticized Woods in January 2008 for not speaking out against the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman after she used the word “lynch” in a joking reference to him.

Of Woods and Jordan, Brown said, “I know they both know better, OK? And I know they both can do better without hurting themselves.”

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  1. See Jim Brown never got rich either.
    He can talk all the power and be right but he wont ever get the real money like Mike and Tiger are getting and Mike hasn’t even played in years.

  2. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    I never got rich either, but like Jim Brown, Ali, and a few others like myself – we as Black Men still have pride, dignity, and self-respect. I don’t care how much white people give you for what you can entertain them with, if you can’t help your own and be a Black Man, F:&*::K YOU! Tiger and Jordan ain’t “our” heroes, maybe “Dave Chappell” can now be, but not them negroes.

  3. flavorblade says:

    The more they were given the less they cared.

  4. Man stop crying…ask the government…I am so tired of blacks feeling that our entertainers should be parents or guardians to the black population. They don’t owe us anything….its all our fault that we are where we are! We marched on Washington in the 60′s….Nothing! We had a Million Man March….Nothing! Gays wanted to get Married…they marched and still marching and fighting for what they want and states are giving in…Gays are gaining more rights than blacks because they don’t settle….Blacks settle…we still got that slavery mentality which is killing us today! Stop trying to gain off another person’s success…they don’t owe us SH*T!!! Why can’t we make it like they did? Why do we feel their accomplishments are a free ride for us…did they ask us to suppor them…NO…its a choice and you made it!!!! Why aren’t we asking Obama the same thing!! He’s in the real position of power, right? Stand in front of the white house and ask him like you ask Tiger and Mike….also….these are SPORTS FIGURES…they aren’t politicians or congressmen! I mean we think a check will solve all our problems…I think we should put the blame on where the problem lies….PARENTS…no one wants to be those anymore!! When Tiger and Mike come and stop your kid from succeeding in life…than and only then can you blame them…otherwise look in the mirror and cuss that person out….STOP BEING N*GGERS!!!!

  5. jewellthief says:

    tigger woo only claims his black side when its monetarily beneficial for him…. until then, I’ma continue to haze his personal sports network (ESPN) for tryin to put him up as a hero for african americans…. how you gonna be a hero/spokesperson for the blaq/african american community when you don’t claim to be? Ask him questions about his cablinasian community, please…..

  6. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    KDamc, we know you’re not Black, and if you are turn in your Black card immediately. Only non-Black people would use the N-word to try to make a stupid point. STOP BEING AN IDIOT! ain’t no one ask Mike or Tiger ot be anything but a “Black Man”, a person with the character to love himself and his race. KDAMC, you do not support my race, you support minstrel, homosexuality and all that other non-sense. Noone asked anyone to raise our kids, we just require them to be “Black Men”, not entertaining “n-word “people as you want them to be. Michael Jackson’s dead. Another example of one who entertained and never stood for anything until them jew accused him of child abuse. Be a Man, Damn it! Don’t come back “after” you get in trouble.

  7. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    KDamc, we know you’re not Black, and if you are turn in your Black card immediately. Only non-Black people would use the N-word to try to make a stupid point. STOP BEING AN IDIOT! Ain’t no one ask Mike or Tiger ot be anything but a “Black Man”, a person with the character and courage to love himself and his race. KDAMC, you do not support my race, you support minstrel, homosexuality and all that other non-sense. No one asked anyone to raise our kids, we just require them to be “Black Men”, not entertaining “n-word “people as you want them to be. Michael Jackson’s dead. Another example of one who entertained whte people and never stood for anything until them jews accused him of child abuse. Be a Man, Damn it! Don’t come back “after” you get in trouble.

  8. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    KDAMC, we know you’re not Black, and if you are, turn in your Black card immediately. Only non-Black people would use the N-word to try to make a stupid point. STOP BEING AN IDIOT! Ain’t no one ask Mike or Tiger ot be anything but a “Black Man”, a person with the character and courage to love himself and his race. KDAMC, you do not support my race, you support minstrel, homosexuality and all that other non-sense. No one asked anyone to raise our kids, we just require them to be “Black Men”, not entertaining “n-word “people as you want them to be. Michael Jackson’s dead. Another example of one who entertained whte people and never stood for anything until them jews accused him of child abuse. Be a Black Man, Damn it! Don’t come back “after” you get in trouble. They celebrating that “entertainers” death.

  9. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    THIS WHOLE CRAP WITH MICHAEL JACKSON AND ALL JUST KEEPS REMINDING ME OF ALL THE PRIDELESS NEGOES OVER THE YEARS WHO ACTUALLY WANT US TO BELIEVE – “I AM JUST A DIRECTOR, ATHLETE, POLITICIAN, OR WHATEVER, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE BLACK”. GET SOME PRIDE, DIGNITY, AND RESPECT!!! YOU DON’T EVER HEAR WHITE PEOPLE “APOLOGIZING” FOR BEING WHITE. I’M PISSED OFF HOW THESE JEWS EXTORTED THE MAN ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES BECAUSE HE WANTED TO THE WORD “KIKE” ON AN ALBUM, NOW THEY WANT TO ACT LIKE HE WAS THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIMES. GIVE THE BLACK MAN HIS ROSES WHILE HE’S ALIVE, DON’T KILL HIM AND TRY TO MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY OFF THE BROTHER. I’M IN KILL **(0 MODE RIGHT NOW.

  10. Yeah, I watched that interview on HBO’s Real Sports. Brown and Russell made real good sense.

  11. KDAMC, I too know you are not a black person, and what you are doing commenting here is my guess. I am a parent of a very talented tennis player and I am not asking anyone for anything for her. What Mr. Brown is saying is that there is a belief amongst Black folk that you should never be satisfied as the only Black man or woman at your station in life. You should always do whatever you can to pave the way for others to join you and follow in your path. Ok, so no one is asking any of those athletes for their money we just need them to give back time and effort to those coming after them. So KDAMC you are a white man trying to put a hatred among black folks but you are not succeeding.

  12. Stupid Monkeys always placing the blame elsewhere. go find something to do other than bitch about your place beneath the white mans feet

  13. Robert Jr. James McClendon says:

    DAVEY D, YOU HAVE THIS “rOBERT jR. jAMES mCCLENDON IS A NIGGER” E-MAIL ADDRESS LIKE YOU HAVE ALL OF OURS. PLEASE GIVE ME HIS E-MAIL ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN FIND HIM. THANK YOU!

  14. devon bryant says:

    The main reason black or hispanic athletes don’t speak out doesn’t have to do with there agents or pr people it’s them,they don’t identify with the struggle or care because in their alternate world the only color that matters is green,Jordan wouldn’t even support Harvey Gant against a bigoted racist Jessie Helms saying Republicans by sneakers too & Woods had no problem with a golfer saying after he won the 96 Masters wow just that name is sickening that at the next year event they would serve watermelon & chicken so who cares what they do or say because they don’t.

  15. Look at the punk athlete, now. All they asked was you to be “Black men”, but that ain’t happening. Been eating too much mayonaise, Tiger. We feel just as sorry for you as we do O.J. We knew you were set up, O.J., but you guys just can’t get enough. Tiger, learn how to cheat properly, you are a disgrace to…

  16. THE PERSON WHOSE NAME WAS CHANGED TO UKNOWN SOME HOW BY THIS SITE ORIGINAL NAME WAS “RONERT JR. JAMES McCLENDON IS A N-WORD”. ONCE THE BROTHER COMPLAINED THE MANAGER OF THE SITE CHANGED THE NAME OF THE PERSON WITHOUT REVEALING WHO THE AUTHOR OF THE POST WAS. ITS NOT HARD TO FIGURE WHO POSTED THAT COMMENT AND WAS ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH IT ONCE LEGAL ACTIONS WERE BROUGHT UP. HIP-HOP IS FOR COWARDS!!!

  17. Interesed Dad says:

    True that!!!

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