Friday, March 23, 2007

Finally, We Can All Say It: We Were Real Sick of That Black Guy as Our Coach

How the National Media Views Kentucky Fans' Thoughts:

I'm a realist, most of our readers know that by now. So I think it's appropriate for me to just come out and say what was on the minds of the 10 or so million Kentucky fans throughout the world: Enough with the black coach already, this is KENTUCKY.

Nine years without a final four, six straight losses to Florirda, four to Vandy, five 10-loss seasons ... these were all insignificant to the real reason Tubby wasn't right for this job, because he's a black man. Folks, let me be the first one to tell you that the days of affirmative action, civil rights, and equal opportunity are long gone. Thank god for these glorious seven years of a Republican administration which has been able to roll back a lot of the crap those hippie Democrats were pulling off in the 60's and 90's. White is back guys, and we are here to stay. Yee-Haw.

Let's just stick to the cold hard facts of this whole situation. Tubby was black. First and foremost, that is not the standard of success we expect here at Kentucky. We are the winningest program in college basketball, and should demand a coach of a superior race. What are we going to do next hire a Mexican or something? That makes me want to throw right up on your face C.M. Newton. I might just move to Texas and start shooting things to feel more American.

Second of all, Tubby was proud of his background and actually supported African American organizations in the state. What in the hell is all this about? We give you a job at the best basketball university in America even though you are a black man and you have the audacity insult us like that? How dare you sir, how dare you.

I'll be honest, when I first heard Tubby announced as our coach I was 12 years old and I thought I had time warped into some futuristic year 3000 bullshit. My daddy told me the world might be coming to and end. And finally, there was speculation that BET had purchased the University. But I am a good and decent person, and I chose to continue supporting our basketball program. How much integrity do I have? Ask yourself that right now.

What it all comes down to was Tubby's black skin, and nothing more. Although, all of his cousins and brothers (I think that's what they call them, except probably spelled differently) running around all over town didn't help anything either. Tubby was black, and unwilling to change that. And we as a program, cannot except that willingness to fail.

(Editor's Note: I really think it is ridiculous that the national media is even discussing this as a race issue. There are racist people in Kentucky, but most aren't racist to the point they actually cared what color of skin our basketball coach had. I think the only people who really cared about Tubby being black were people over 60, just based out of pure ignorance. The only significant thing about it, is that most of the residents in Kentucky express their opinions about college basketball, so these racist ideas occasionally are heard. But if you read the message boards, when a racist comment is mentioned [very rarely this happens] there is an overwhelming response condemning the remark and person, usually asking that person to quit posting on that certain site. I have never seen a racist comment supported by other posters in my life.)


Blogger El Fuser said...

These commentators are probably the same guys that labeled Indiana as racist for firing Mike Davis... then again this could be some regional racial conspiracy to get rid of all minority coaches! Looks like Indiana will have to get rid of their current Native American and Black coach.

March 23, 2007 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Runs With Two Horses said...

For some reason, there was no racism involved when Notre Dame fired Ty Willingham. I'm still trying to figure that out.

It's mind-boggling listening to national journalists write about racism when they haven't even been to the State. Do Jim Bob and Cooter sit on their porch drinking beer and complaining about a black coach? Yeah, they probably do. But you know what they don't do? Buy season tickets, pledge money to the University, or attend any alumni events. In other words, the racist hillbillies don't mean a damn thing to the school, the administration, or 98% of the fan base. For some reason, they're all that matters to the national media.

March 23, 2007 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Codename Curveball said...

My grandpappy, we'll call him Wade since that's his name, said that it's still legal in KY to hang black people when they make a mistake. And he said that it's also legal to hang Mexicans, queers, and Jews because that's what Jesus wants.

March 23, 2007 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger the butler said...

I bet Kentucky fans liked the color of that fat ring he's got on his finger.

March 24, 2007 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger jb said...

Thank you for this.

March 25, 2007 at 10:59 AM  

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