St. Tony the Good and Sam-Mania

Check this out: Two powerful forces collided this week in the NFL: St. Tony the Good now appears to be the Bad Guy, and a high energy special teamer owns the NFL. At least the special teamer safely owns the NFL’s media.

St. Tony, also known as Tony Dungy has been a target of BSP complaints for oh so many years. You know, homerism towards the Dallas Cowboys and bitching about the Titans gunning for Lord Peyton. Unfortunately for the Left in America, Tony Dungy has some accurate points on the Michael Sam situation:

I wouldn’t have taken him,’’ Dungy told the Tampa Tribune. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth . . . things will happen.’’

Naturally, the Left is all over St. Tony for the comments. The Left actually thinks being named SEC Defensive Player of the Year … actually CO-SEC Defensive Player of the Year, with C.J. Mosley … means Sam is going to be a superstar. Of course, the Left despises athletics, and has no idea what they are talking about.

Teams were bypassing him in part because they didn’t want to deal with the distraction. Say what you want about distractions … whether a guy who has a checkered past is a distraction … it matters where you get picked. Michael Vick was a first overall pick; he was also the fastest quarterback ever to play the game. His measurables and game tape were off the charts. He singlehandedly kept VA Tech in the national title game against Florida State. No such thing with Sam. His game tape showed him dominating Vanderbilt and Arkansas State, while playing pedestrian games against more talented teams. If you want to know what a good pro Sam’s going to be, watch Jake Matthews’ game tape where he goes about shoving Sam … and Kony Ealy, who’s going to be a better pro … around a football field.

Teams were also bypassing Sam because he didn’t have high draft-pick talent. His MEASURABLES caused his draft status to drop; a tweener, as are dozens of great collegiate players who played with a hand in the dirt but now have to convert to linebacker.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the measurables of say, Jadevon Clowney.

A weak combine matching up with a so-so Pro Day sent Sam’s draft stock plummeting. It’s the opinion of BSP, if Sam hadn’t announced his sexual preference, he would have gone as an undrafted free agent. The NFL is anxious to show it’s not a league of “homophobes”, as the Left likes to portray them. Everyone in America is frightened of being “intolerant”, as if being branded as such is going to make them more tolerant.

What does Dungy mean by “things would happen?” He means protests. You cut Michael Sam? YOU HATE GAY PEOPLE, HOMOPHOBE!

I remember reading “The Unsung Hero of the Russian Avant-Garde”, and thought about the term “toadyism towards the West.” I thought about how sports media and the Soviet Union work in such a similar manner.You will like what we want you to like, and the rest of you be damned.

This afternoon, I heard Doug Gottlieb and his take on Tony Dungy’s comments. Gottlieb made a few anti-religion comments himself.  Then Gottlieb brought in a parrot who agreed with everything he said. Lock-step, Himmler-style. Normally, I’m flexible enough to bypass stuff like that, but Gottlieb isn’t good enough to listen to. He’s an anti-religion bigot. Not to mention, a criminal:

Gottlieb was expelled from Notre Dame after 27 games. Why? He was charged with a felony for stealing his roommates’ credit cards and racking up over $1,000 in stolen goods. He sat out the remainder of his transfer year and eventually committed to Oklahoma State to play out the remainder of his collegiate career.

BSP isn’t too fond of criminals, and even less fond of criminals trying to lecture on morality.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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