White Quarterback Privilege Part I: Tim Tebow, Alex Smith, and The Freedom to Fail by Charles Modiano

Posted in Blogroll on January 20th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

This is a cross post originally appearing over at Modi’s site.

 

Tim Tebow’s season is over, and I suspect within the next year or two, so are his days as an NFL starting quarterback given the statistical reality of his 6-week win streak. If true, his 2011 football legacy is that his star upstaged historic seasons by Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady.  Quite refreshingly, he has also helped ignite some excellent commentary on his intersecting racial and religious privileges. Analysis of  Tebow’s off-field privileges include “What’s Not to Love…: Start with his Anti-Abortion Ad”?”, “Tebow Exposed”, “What if Tim Tebow Were Muslim?” and “Waking Up From the National Nightmare”.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 19, 2012: LeBron James Goes Full Throttle

Posted in Blogroll on January 20th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

(Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Battle of the planets indeed: Game 1 to LeBron

Charles Barkley is catching mad wreck for his comments (below) regarding LeBron and DWade. A lot of people are disagreeing but honestly, something was suspect about that Finals, so I’d consider LeBron’s failures an aberration. I can’t speak for Chuck but you know damn well something wasn’t right. To be clear, I’m not saying the fix was in but something definitely was going on with LeBron…hence how the narrative has shaped and shifted.

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic (8 p.m. ET) followed by the Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m. ET)

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