Here’s the subhead: “Anonymous NFL execs say they’re not blackballing Colin Kaepernick. They’re just racist.”
Of course. That has to be the answer. It can’t be that the execs don’t want an anti-American, Obama-like militant as the face of the league, or that Kaepernick isn’t much of a quarterback, kind of like Robert Griffin III, another black wunderkind of the NFL who can’t get a job.
Levin’s piece is a mish-mash of nonsense that contains this gem:
[An] AFC executive who says that “at the end of the day, we’re part of the ultimate meritocracy. So if someone feels like this guy can help win games, he’ll be in the league.” Ah, yes, the ultimate meritocracy, a league in which 70 percent of the players are black and the overwhelming majority of quarterbacks are white.[ He Doesn’t Fit the System, August 31, 2017]Note the point-and-splutter. But yeah, that sounds like a meritocracy to me. The NFL, to cadge a line from Dirty Harry, ought to be called the VFW: Very Few Whites. If the NFL could replace every white quarterback with a black one, and every white coach with a black one it would. That’s the Racial Zeitgeist. But it can’t, because blacks aren’t very good coaches or quarterbacks. And the NFL is, at bottom, about money.
Levin’s piece is mostly point-and-splutter. He knows just enough about football, a game he obviously didn’t play himself — as with most Jewish sportswriters, many of whom are pathetic weenies — to get himself in trouble.
Bottom line: If you’re an NFL quarterback and you’re going to give Americans and their country a middle-finger during the National Anthem, you had better be the Second Coming when it comes to quarterbacking. If you aren’t, regular performances less than stellar will give the team, and the league, a reason to dump you.
That’s what happened to Kaepernick. He’s radioactive, and not worth the upkeep.
Again, the NFL is, at bottom, about money.