OFAY OAF OTAY?
Well, it might be otay for Buckwheat, but a number of black players in the National Football League do not agree.
The "ofay oaf," of course, is Mr. Rush Limbaugh who recently announced his interest in purchasing an ownership position in the St. Louis Rams professional football team. This is the same man who once declared, "Let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it." Yes you did, why not just refer to the league as the Nigerian Football League or some other derogatory term starting with an "N" and rhyming with the word "trigger"?
Big cigar, big mouth. Little doubt he's America's Number One Racist.
Here's just a few other "gems" from Rush-a-roo:
You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.
I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.
The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.
Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?
O.K. -- this last one is pretty funny, we'll grant you that.
But is it otay for someone who blurts such rhetoric over the airwaves to own a major sports franchise in a league where the majority of the players are black? New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is one of the first to speak out on this issue. Here's what he said:
"All I know is from the last comment I heard. He said in (President) Obama's America white kids are getting beat up on the bus while black kids are chanting 'right on.' I mean, I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play. I am not going to draw a conclusion from a person off of one comment, but when it is time after time after time and there's a consistent pattern of disrespect and just a complete misunderstanding of an entire culture that I am a part of, I can't respect him as a man."
Nicely said Mathias.
Needtovent suspects a few existing owners may also be prejudiced to one degree or another, but while it might be otay with Buckwheat, we predict, Mr. Limbaugh, the vote regarding ownership in the NFL may be close, but no cigar.