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It’s not as bad as liking Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America,” of course, but defensive end Nick Bosa, the San Francisco 49ers pick with the second choice in the NFL draft today, has set off a controversial scandal by not liking Beyonce’s music. Moreover, Black Panther is his least favorite Marvel movie. From the New York Times:

[Nick] Bosa, 21, a talented [white] pass-rusher out of Ohio State, recently deleted several tweets about political and racial subjects. Asked why he had done so, he told ESPN it was in his interest to scrub his social media accounts. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco,” he said.

One tweet called Beyoncé’s music “complete trash.” Another described “Black Panther,” a film widely seen as a triumph for pop-culture representations of black people, as the worst Marvel movie. Others reportedly expressed support for President Trump. And Bosa’s reference to the City by the Bay — the 49ers hold the second overall pick on Thursday — apparently alluded to a 2016 tweet in which Bosa called Colin Kaepernick a “clown.”

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  1. This could be worse than when John Elway refused to go to Baltimore.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  2. res says:

    OT: Apparently Kim Foxx is not always as easy as she was on Jussie Smollet (BTW, did they have any luck finding a single case that showed similar treatment accorded someone else?):

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  3. I’d be more impressed if he said all Marvel movies were trash. I can’t imagine why an NFL no.2 draft pick would be interested in ridiculous fantasies about strong men.

    • Agree: Truth
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Mark G.
  4. Anon[413] • Disclaimer says:

    I have a brand new favorite nfl player, Nick Bosa

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
  5. Gnocchi says:

    Imagine if he’d pursued baseball like his great-grandfather, Tony Accardo: “During Prohibition, Accardo got the nickname “Joe Batters” after using a baseball bat to murder three mobsters who had betrayed the Outfit. Capone was allegedly quoted as saying, ‘Boy, this kid’s a real Joe Batters.’”

  6. @res

    Just because you beat the criminal charges doesn’t mean you are free of civil liability.

    It seems the Osundairo brothers are going after Mr. Smollett for defamation. With he and his mouthpiece proclaiming innocence, he is effectively calling the brothers liars? Anyone think the brothers won’t get anywhere with this?

    By the way, I don’t “get” Mr. Bosa — didn’t he play football in college and learn how a college campus operates?

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  7. bomag says:

    And with those tweets, an entire race of people will now be condemned to the trash heap of history…

  8. They’re going to have to build a statue of Bosa just so they can tear it down.

  9. @Gnocchi

    Sid Luckman, one of the first star NFL quarterbacks in the NFL, was the son of a big time mobster. It was kept out of the newspapers until recently.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Desiderius
  10. J.Ross says: • Website

    If our mainstream media were that of a dictatorship hostile to our values, we would see people ignorant of important events, but preoccupied with meaningless and controlled little contests.
    There are no major news sources reporting this man’s dead by the knife of an African “refugee.”

    3 shares on a Facebook post that hided the attackers picture is apparently all his life is worth.

    No Tweets, Reddit posts, major news coverage or even any care at all. No one cares what happens to poor Native European males anymore..

    • Replies: @bomag
  11. @Anon

    Unless he simpers and grovels and apologizes..

  12. @Buzz Mohawk

    This could be worse than when John Elway refused to go to Baltimore.

    This is OT, but, speaking of Baltimore, last summer I made a small attempt to start a satirical little paper to be sold for a dollar by the panhandlers who work all of Baltimore’s major intersections. I only put out 16 issues, but, from the fact that sales had begun to spike on the day a new issue came out, I know it is a viable idea.

    A frequent target of ridicule was Mayor Catherine Pugh whom I lampooned as corrupt, absent, and leaving the city’s welfare in the hands of her “spokesman”, Ben G. Horowitz.

    Here is the cover of Issue #2:

    Now, of course, it’s clear that I was on point. The funny thing was, I surmised most of what I knew of her personal administration from my interactions with various city agencies.

    Here is the main story:

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  13. Anti-Beyonce is good. But he probably loves Queen. Or Metallica. Or Guns and Roses. Or other such shit.

  14. I grew up a Niner fan, born and raised in the SF bay. When my son told me this evening that Bosa had called Kapaernick a clown and supported Trump, I told him “I like him already.” This guy could have a swastika tattooed to his chest but if he can help bring a championship back to the Bay, he’ll be welcomed. If Jimmy G stays healthy, this could be a turn around season for us!

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
  15. Altai says:

    Another described “Black Panther,” a film widely seen as a triumph for pop-culture representations of black people, as the worst Marvel movie.

    A NYT reporter wrote this. Is there a style guide for this kind of thing?

    Whenever I read this I just think of the image of a badly rendered rhino being called into existence by the guy from Get Out.

    And does the NYT accept it to be possible to even feel Black Panther is a triumph for pop-culture representations of black people and also the worst Marvel movie? Isn’t the explicit implication in that language that at a major level the film isn’t for white dudes. Why are they expected to love it to the same degree?

    • Agree: 95Theses
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @El Dato
    , @J.Ross
  16. If he gets sacks and QB hits and tackles-for-loss nobody will remember.

    If he doesn’t get sacks, it is only going to be one more episode in recent 49er’s ineptitude. It seems like 25 years ago Harbaugh was the coach and Kapernick was the QB and they went to two NFC championship games and a super bowl. What happened?

    ESPN says the guy the Raiders took with the 4th overall pick is the 21st best player in the draft. I think the unPC tweets are nothing. A lot of lists have Bosa the best player in the draft.

  17. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    This is a story of the American dream. You can’t say that anymore—because no one is sure what it means, because there is no America, and, even if there were, there is no dream. And yet, here you have it—the dream as it had once been dreamed by millions of Jews around the world, the fantasy, but also its flip side, captured in the life of a single family.

    There is no America.

    There you have it.

    • Replies: @Seth Largo
  18. @Steve Sailer

    That’s fascinating. Would have been perfect for that Strange but True Sports Stories book except for the murder and the mob and the, er, never mind.

    Always get him mixed up with Cincinnati fave Sid Gillman.

  19. @Chrisnonymous

    Very good point. However, with millions at stake he’ll probably toe the line right quick.

  20. @Inquiring Mind

    By the way, I don’t “get” Mr. Bosa — didn’t he play football in college and learn how a college campus operates?

    He didn’t go to Cal or Michigan, he went to Ohio State, just like his older brother. By the left wing standards of academia Ohio State is practically center-right.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  21. Wilkey says:

    Another described “Black Panther,” a film widely seen as a triumph for pop-culture representations of black people, as the worst Marvel movie.

    In fairness he could have qualified that by saying that it was tied with about 15 other Marvel movies for being absurd, juvenile shite.

  22. Wow, how did this guy get this far? Put a [Superbowl] ring on it.

  23. And Bosa’s reference to the City by the Bay — the 49ers hold the second overall pick on Thursday — apparently alluded to a 2016 tweet in which Bosa called Colin Kaepernick a “clown.”

    That’s the worst thing he can say about San Francisco?

    I don’t believe it. I’m sure there is something about soap in the shower being “scrubbed”, as well.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  24. @Unladen Swallow

    It was Ohio State’s Malcolm Jenkins who tried to get NFL players to quit kneeling to avoid p*ssing off fans. He suggested getting donations to charities.
    The Ohio State University trains them to be more than just football players.

  25. @Gnocchi

    I wonder if this is the source of the scene in The Untouchables where Capone beats a captain of his to death with a baseball bat.

  26. Mark G. says:

    When I was a child I always liked Batman but not most of the other DC characters, probably because he didn’t have any magical powers. When I watched any fantasy movies I only enjoyed them for the special effects. There may be a certain type of mind that can’t enjoy fantasy.

  27. Are there other whites playing defensive end in the NFL?

  28. Travis says:

    Listening to NY sports radio just now , they just called the Giants GM racist for drafting the Duke QB, stating the Giants chose Daniel Jones because he was the best white quarterback in this draft. yesterday another NY sports radio program cited racism as the reason the Giants traded Odell Becham jr. and stated that white players get away with the same antics without being called out for simile disruptive behavior.

  29. @Altai

    No, the implication is that a triumph of pop-culture representation of black people is very much for white dudes.

  30. jb says:

    It’s rather bizarre the way the Times has been hunting down and spotlighting petty crimethinkers. I don’t know if it means they are insecure about how the struggle is progressing, or if they think victory has been secured and it’s time to mop up by finishing off the stragglers.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  31. Arclight says:

    I saw Shannon Sharpe harping on this – basically, since he’s playing in a sport dominated by black athletes, his disses of things black people like seems like an intentional insult.

    Of course, if say a black hockey player decided to be vocal about his dislike of some of the cultural preferences of his majority white team mates, it would be considered brave or groundbreaking.

  32. Nick Bosa looks a bit flabby to me. I look just like Bosa, except I’m a bit more chiseled and ripped.

    My advice to Bosa would be to eat chili, cheese crackers, ice cream and cheap ale. Combine that with extremely moderate exercise — walking — and Bosa could look like me, if he put his mind to it.

  33. There are no 21-year old straight men in the USA that listen to Beyonce. I’m 48, and I wouldn’t recognize her stuff if you played it for me, but non-gay men born after 1995, are most decidedly not the target audience.

    • Replies: @Aryan Racist
  34. Shannon Sharpe is a mumble-mouthed dope. I can’t figure out why he is still on TV.

  35. He makes good points but I am afraid he will be mugged in the shower by one of his silverback

  36. @Arclight

    I saw Shannon Sharpe harping on this – basically, since he’s playing in a sport dominated by black athletes, his disses of things black people like seems like an intentional insult.

    I used to like Sharpe but he really seems to be playing a character now on the show with Bayless.

  37. MarcB. says:

    Ever since her coronation by the entertainment media complex, everybody is expected to kiss the ring. Pop music in general is targeted at the prepubescent, blacks, chicks, and gays, so a white male teenager disliking all things Beyonce would be the expected norm.

  38. @Craig Nelsen

    Congratulations on publishing your zine. I did one in Boulder for free newsstands at the coffee shops and stuff. Laid it out on a first generation Mac at the library. Tried to support it (mostly printing costs) with advertising, but failed.

    Yours was much cooler and perceptive. Mine was all local fiction writers and artists. (Though I did have one old man from Europe with surrealist stories he had written in Germany between the wars. He had rubbed elbows with some names over there at the time, and he was happy just to have his weird old stories published.)

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  39. A loudmouthed, immature white kid in a league filled with loudmouthed, immature bucks (Odell Beckham anyone?).

    As someone else pointed out, if he gets a lot of sacks and in general turns out to be another JJ Watt, nobody is gonna give a rat’s ass.

  40. So, will fans of the team widely known as the “San Franciso Sixty-Niners” boo a pass rusher who delivers crushing sacls on opposing QB’s just because they don’t like his taste in pop music or film?

  41. @Federalist

    Perhaps you have heard of J. J. Watt?

    The Game That Made J.J. Watt Famous

    This is the only bat-down-pick-six-34-yard-return I ever saw. Watt was the 11th guy picked in his draft.

    • Replies: @Federalist
    , @CJ
    , @anon
  42. JimDandy says:

    Because he famously never spent a night in jail (although some say he actually did spend one night in jail) and died of natural causes at 86, I always assumed Accardo had a particularly high I.Q. for a mob boss. At least one of his peers agreed:

    “Accardo had more brains for breakfast than Capone had in a lifetime.”
    –Paul ‘The Waiter’ Ricca

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
  43. @jb

    Both. Driving them nuts.

  44. @Kevin O'Keeffe

    I would not recognize any of Beyonce’s music if I heard it or any other music from black artists
    such as Kanye , Jay Z,or R.Kelly. What bothers me about Beyonce is that she is paid $50 million
    dollars a year to promote Pepsi. Sugary soft drinks cause many health problems such as obesity,
    diabetes and tooth decay and actually kill 200,000 people each year.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  45. @obwandiyag

    obi, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is probably one of the best songs ever. Write the lyrics to a Snoop Dog, NWA or Nipsey Hussle song down and show it to your mom.

  46. @Reg Cæsar

    Reg, San Francisco, where dogs have to avoid stepping in man shit.

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Autochthon
  47. Apparently, he thinks this is Europe, where Neoliberal Uniparty politicians aren’t quite as controlled by corporate money. Europeans have control over their online content by law. They are also protected from the many smaller internet companies, scamming dough by tossing the Fourth Amendment completely in the trash can, right down to letting any Tom, Dick or Harry know how many people are in your home, how much money they make, their ages, etc. You have no control whatsoever over that information peddling; it is done by many companies without any participation on their sites.

    That sort of thing has always gone on behind the scenes in the financial services industry, but only corporate employees who have been through background checks have access to the information, not that all of them are fastidious, careful employees—not even close. They are almost 100% womb-productive, with spousal income or access to welfare and refundable child tax credits that make up for the low, non-rent-covering pay. If you think that all of those who have produced kids through womb-productive sex are moral and professional, then you should feel safe, regardless of your profession. Otherwise, you should pay other companies to protect your data, provided you have the extra money to do so.

    A professional football player has plenty of extra money to protect his overall data—the typical, underemployed worker in a nation with 95 million citizens (16 to 65) out of the labor force, where the average employee works part-time, not so much.

  48. Bosa should have been the number one pick, but the Cards decided to go with that midget QB from Oklahoma.

  49. @JimDandy

    Santo Trafficante Jr. is another one that died in his sleep at a ripe old age, although I think he did a little bit of prison time in Cuba. His charmed life was likely due to his deep CIA connections, and even possible involvement in the Kennedy assassination.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  50. one of their recent attack methods. find a young european athlete having success, comb thru everything you can find about him. social media, videos, interviews. find something objectionable. broadcast it loud and clear.

    they only do this to them. no other players.

    sometimes they do it literally the next day if the athlete suddenly has a great performance that puts them in the national sports media discussion if they weren’t already.

  51. Is Bosa the Great White Defensive End?

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  52. Precious says:

    It is only defensible for Bosa to say Black Panther is the worst Marvel movie if he never saw Captain Marvel.

    For those of you who think all of the Marvel movies are trash, but at the same time could at least accept the theory that it is possible to make a good movie about a superhero, I highly recommend watching Captain America Winter Soldier. If you are in the above category but are a fan of Robert Downey Jr, watch Iron Man instead.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  53. El Dato says:

    As it says on the Guns’ n Roses jewel box:

    “Fuck off and buy something from the New Age section!”

  54. @Buffalo Joe

    San Francisco, where dogs have to avoid stepping in man shit.

    Yes, and always remember, it’s Buffalo wings, not Buffalo chips.

  55. El Dato says:

    I thought the Jar Jar Binks led Gungans Arms vs. Evil Robo Troopers scene could not get worse.


  56. @Anonymous

    There is America at a small scale: the home, the family, the rural community. But, no, at the national scale, there has been no America for at least a hundred years. If you don’t count the Midwest aka New Germany as properly “American,” then there has been no America since the Civil War.

    • Agree: Autochthon
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  57. Kyle says:

    His older brother joey.

  58. @MikeatMikedotMike

    The Bosa bros vs. the Watt bros is a helluva debate if you still follow football.

    I don’t.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  59. @Seth Largo

    Tell that to our creditors and see how far you get.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  60. J.Ross says: • Website

    a film widely seen as a triumph for pop-culture representations of black people

    Not to put word’s into Pauline Kael’s holy typewriter, but if she could respond to this, she might point out that bad movies are regularly memorable for technical reasons. That’s pretty much what action movies are. Once you get over films having to be universally perfect, there’s all kinds of filmgoing fun to be had seeing an under-loved flick that got a few things out of the park, or accomplished something notable.
    It illustrates leftist cultishness that nothing can be 80% or good on a few points, no, it has to be glowing with heavenly light and perfect in every way. This is how people in cults talk. There are no Tuesday afternoons, there are no days where nothing especially bad or good happens, everything is either an orgasm or a car crash.
    Leftists rightly complained for years about Fox News using “some people say” to mean “we think,” but now leftist mass media fits into every other sentence a citeless attribution to anonymous millions, who always passionately agree with the writer or speaker. This is frequently used to present lies or debunked possibilities as either fact or relevant.

    Concerns, on the part of many, that Russia interfered in the 2016 election

    Widespread outrage over the President’s latest tweet

    The fear voiced across the country that police brutality is targeting unarmed young black men

    The unnerving and uncomfortable fact, which more and more people every day are facing, that Ana de Armas is stalking me

    The growing national certainty of the world’s perfect flatness

    The unstoppable juggernaut of popular sentiment regarding the formal canonization of Yogi Berra even though he was not Catholic

    That last one is true by the way.

  61. @MikeatMikedotMike

    That is one of the few historically accurate parts of the film.

  62. @Buzz Mohawk

    At least we tried, right? I toy with the idea of trying again if I return to Bmore. If nothing else, it can be a lot of fun just writing them, seeing your own experiences from the perspective of society. That’s how I started in the first place. A weird little event, I wrote it down, and suddenly it was a lot funnier than it seemed at the time and I had issue number 1:

    • Replies: @Dube
  63. Rabid Dog says:

    This kid is dangerously naive about the realities of race that exist on the gridiron and behind razor wire. It is to his peril.

  64. bomag says:

    No Tweets, Reddit posts, major news coverage or even any care at all. No one cares what happens to poor Native European males anymore..

    Not quite it.

    Many, many people care quite a bit. They acknowledge it and talk among themselves.

    Others actively hate Whites. They control the media and talk about other things.

  65. Ragno says:

    The (((football media))) would be far better served trying to minimize or wish away Tyreek Hill’s own eventful week instead of ordering Bosa Bros voodoo dolls to stick pins in.

    Crystal Espinal: “He is terrified of you. And you say that he respects you, but it’s not respect.”

    Tyreek Hill: “He respects me.”

    Crystal: “He is terrified of you.”

    Hill: “You need to be terrified of me, too, bitch. That’s why you can’t keep a fucking man.”

    No but seriously…..breaking your 3-year-old son’s arm is one thing….that’s just, like, some shit that happens, nome sane? But not liking Beyonce…!

  66. Cortes says:


    How exactly will the music of Carl Orff

    be performed in future?

    Having spent many hours waiting for the 12-15sec woodwind features of my daughter’s participating in three hours LOOOONG recitals, I’d like to know.

  67. @obwandiyag

    You are obviously neither a musician, nor even knowledgable about music. While it’s perfectly a matter of taste to dislike the musicians you mock, they are all of them infinitely more talented than Beyonce Knowles.

    Your blithe dismissal is not unlike a man who doesn’t care for a relatively unimpressive athlete nevertheless celebrated beyond anything justified by the talent exhibited (say, Anna Kournikova), who approves of another’s observing Kournikova’s demerits but also snarkily adds to the observer “Yeah, but you probably like some other hack, like Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, or John McEnroe.”
    (Note that any disinterested person who doesn’t care for tennis, like me, can easily see the goofiness of such a perspective.)

    Consider writing about things you know more about.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @obwandiyag
  68. @Desiderius

    What do you mean “our,” Kimosabe? I don’t have any creditors. Haven’t for years. If the federal government of the F.U.S.A. decided to tax me beyond my willingness to suffer to pay their creditors, I reckon they might go visit Linh Dinh or Fred Reed or something like that. I expect most others feel similarly. Besides, the F.U.S.A. just uses printing presses, fractional reserve banking, and other chicanery to address the kinds of woes you invoke, so they aren’t bothered either.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Autochthon
  69. @Buffalo Joe

    The San Francisco 49ers play football in Santa Clara*, a fairly decent suburb of San José notwithstanding the rampant mental illness of the entire state of Mexinchifornia. Ain’t a lot of junkies and faeces in the streets of Santa Clara, kids; it’s fifty miles and an hour’s drive (assuming no traffic, har har!) from San Francisco. Even San José is not a very nasty city as large cities go; its level of crime and filth is more akin to, say, San Diego’s than San Francisco’s (which is to say, not awfully remarkable).

    If a fellow like Bosa wound up playing in Santa Clara, I expect he’d just do what all mentally sound people who found themselves needing to be in the region do, anyway: buy a house in Saratoga, Walnut Creek, or even farther afield (Monterey, Elk Grove…); drive (more likely be driven!) in for work in Santa Clara and elsewhere; and otherwise live as the rich do everywhere from San Francisco and New York to Shreveport and Boise: isolated and insulated from the horrors suffered by the little people and not much bothered about any of it either way.

    *Don’t ask me; ask the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, or the Black British, or a Chinese-American, or the Department of Self-Contradictory Horseshit, if you can get them on the phone….

  70. @obwandiyag

    And how often have hip hop hood rats “sampled” those “shit” artists?

  71. CJ says:

    ”This is the only bat-down pick six 34-yard return I ever saw …”

    There’s a 90-yard one at the end of this video.

  72. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Aryan Racist

    The sugar is bad enough, but much worse is the HFCS they use in most sodas in the US because of the Fanjul tax and tariff structure:

    HFCS based sodas should be taxed heavily at the federal level.

  73. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    You are obviously neither a musician, nor even knowledgable about music. While it’s perfectly a matter of taste to dislike the musicians you mock, they are all of them infinitely more talented than Beyonce Knowles.

    Beyonkey actually isn’t that bad a singer given decent material, but her records are pure crap. But that’s what her market wants. I assume her handlers have told her, “Do what we say and you’ll make a lot of money”. Whether she has the self awareness to make sure that money stays hers is another matter: most blacks don’t but then again a hell of a lot of white bands, some with people I personally can vouch for having a decent IQ, famously went tits up financially too.

    I assume white male teens detest her music for the same reason white teen males detested whatever was popular on Top 40 and preferred Rush, Zep and Floyd in my high school days: because adults hated it. Anyone 35-40+ in 1975-80 listened to them and said, phooey. That was their parents’ ages so they liked it.

  74. anon[891] • Disclaimer says:

    This video contains content from the NFL, who has blocked it from display on this website or application

    are they blocking Unz dot com or maybe its just my outdated browser?

  75. @obwandiyag

    What year do you think this is again?

  76. Dube says:
    @Craig Nelsen

    Worthy enterprise, enabling sometimes troubled folk to earn some change selling papers, congratulations.

    Btw, Boulder, I was just reminiscing about The Sink and Magnolia Thunderpussy …

  77. @Precious

    Robert Downey Jr. once said “Hi” to me, and he’s definitely the coolest person whom I have ever been within 35 feet of.

    Marvel movies tend to be better than they have to be.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @J.Ross
  78. @Desiderius

    I follow my team. I am aware of the position that the NFL and football in general has been appropriated by degenerate negro culture and that whites should abandon it. I won’t. Football was a sport I played in HS and JC and have loved since I was a young boy. Football was originally a working class white man’s game and I’m not giving it up. Negro culture has infested everything – movies, music, sports, lingo, clothing, now theater, and pretty much all forms of urban recreation. Whites are running out of things to give up and retreat from.

    I don’t buy the merchandise and don’t go to the stadiums. So they get none of my money.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @foulkes
  79. @Steve Sailer

    Still ran out of the ability to get interested after Civil War. Maybe Logan cured me. More likely becoming a parent.

  80. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    I thought his description of san fran as, ” a playground for the cocksuckers ” may have been a little gratuitous but other than that hes a straight shooter ?

    That’s an allusion to Cubs manager lee elia’s famous diatribe of course. ” 85% of the worlds working, the rest come on here to comment. ” he famously said.

  81. @Malcolm X-Lax

    Bosa fans will come out of the woodwork and they will be rooting for more than just him.

    OT but it would be interesting to see where the 49ers would be today if Eddie deBartolo never had to give up the franchise. Since the York’s took over it has been one long cringe to the point where many former fans could careless what happens. The same for sharing TV revenues. It is painful to watch 2nd and 3rd tier metro areas building teams off of teams like the 9ers and Cowboys. The only upside is that the 49ers now get things like second pick in the first round.

    • Agree: Malcolm X-Lax
  82. Not liking Beyonce’s commercialist trash? How dare he! Our tastes must sync up with identity politics!

    • Replies: @Clyde
  83. @anon

    I have never seen that before.

    On my browser the access denied graphic has a link which describes itself as “you can watch it here” which goes to youtube and works.

    If you search on “j. j. watt pick six andy dalton bengals” you should be able to find it in Tajikistan because it is an immensely popular video.

  84. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    I put up with the first Iron Man flick because I would watch Downey in anything* and the marketing was very brazen about it having a semi-autobiographical angle. The sequence of having a triumphalist war profiteer shoved into combat is really good, it’s almost like when filmmakers knew how to make satire. The cartoon robot fight at the end can be skipped, it had no hope of being more gripping than the sunlight peeking through the humvee armor.
    *This offer does not apply to subsequent capetrash or to “Wayans Brother Eighty Seven Is the Great Musical Genius of All Time.”
    **Downey if you’te reading this make grown-up movies again, make a movie about the Panama Papers or the Sacklers lobbying to legalize opium, it would be cash.

  85. @MikeatMikedotMike

    A lot of that negro culture was created by great Americans. I don’t detest it, I take well-earned pride in it. That’s our team showing out.

    I’ve given up football because I hate Roger Goodell and everything his ilk stands for or refuses to stand for. Money and time-wise it doesn’t make sense (for me or our country) anymore either.

  86. foulkes says:

    Football was originally a white upper middle class college sport

  87. Clyde says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Not liking Beyonce’s commercialist trash? How dare he! Our tastes must sync up with identity politics!

    The vibe I get from Moochelle and Beyonce’s legions of fanatical female fans is black female triumphalism. That all women of all races must worship her. That Queen Bey (as they call her) is an ideal model for all women. You deviate from this racial party line and her twitter armies will bury you in an avalanche of nasty, nasty tweets.

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  88. I guess ESPN and the Times are either seeking to get Bosa the John Rocker treatment, or turned into a quadriplegic.

  89. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Which is why I don’t do social media. Well, one reason, anyway.

  90. @Autochthon

    Pretty sure when the creditors come calling that war machine will have little trouble pulling a Roger Stone raid on Fred Reed or you or whomever else they damn well please.

  91. @Autochthon

    How’d that work out for The Man the last time he tried it on Linh Dinh’s neck of the woods (noticeably omitted from your quip)…? How’s it working our in Afghanistan? Pakistan? Somalia? Iraq, even? Say, remember how the F.U.S.A. dragged Ed Snowden crying like a bitch out of Moscow while the Red Army cowered in fear?

    Removing compliant old men from their houses in the F.U.S.A. ain’t the same thing as starting shit with real shit-starters, and the F.U.S.A. ain’t been up for the latter since around 1945 at the latest….

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