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From the Washington Post, a threatened long series of articles on how NFL teams don’t like to win (or something), which is why only 3 out of 32 NFL head coaches are black compared to a sizable majority of the players:

BLACK OUT
HOW THE NFL BLOCKS BLACK COACHES
Nearly two decades after the NFL enacted the Rooney Rule, teams’ hiring and firing practices still disadvantage Black coaches at every turn — and it’s getting worse, a Post investigation found.
By Dave Sheinin, Michael Lee, Emily Giambalvo, Artur Galocha and Clara Ence Morse
Sept. 21 at 7:37 a.m.

… Despite the league’s end-zone pledge to “END RACISM,” Black coaches continue to be denied top jobs in a league where nearly 60 percent of the players are Black.

In reality, there’s isn’t that much correlation between having an NFL quality body and having an NFL quality mind. Right before this year’s Super Bowl, I looked up the biographies of all 27 head coaches then still employed. One had been an NFL star, three had had long careers as role-players, one had had a cup of coffee, and the remaining 22 saw their playing careers end in college, many in small-time conferences.

It’s worth noting that while the Washington Post seems unaware of the lack of correlation between great bodies and great minds among football players and coaches, it very much wants you to be aware of that fact when it comes to the Republican senatorial campaign of black football legend Herschel Walker.

Walker was one of the greatest combinations of speed and strength in the history of American sports. He held a minor world record in track for several minutes once until Carl Lewis broke it in the next heat. But still … Being able to say, “Carl Lewis broke my world record” ain’t bad.

He was one of the greatest high school (rushing for over 3,000 years his senior year), college, and USFL running backs ever (rushing for 2,411 yards for Donald Trump’s New Jersey Generals in 1985). He might have been the best straight line running back ever.

Herschel finished seventh in the two-man bobsled at the 1992 Winter Olympics as a pusher/brakeman.

In the NFL, his lack of Barry Sander’s-like swivel-hipped elusiveness left him less productive, but he still had one season with over 1500 yards rushing and he played until he was 35, which is really venerable for a running back.

On the other hand, as a thinker, he appears to be a great jock, as the Washington Post really wants you to remember:

The New York Times doesn’t want you to forget that physical and mental ability is not closely correlated either, at least not among Republican candidates:

Herschel Walker Tests the Importance of ‘Candidate Quality’
If he babbles his way to a win, we all lose.
By Frank Bruni

Herschel Walker Says He’s ‘Not That Smart.’ I Believe Him.
Walker is attempting to lower the bar of the upcoming debate so low so that anyone, even Walker, can clear it.
By Charles M. Blow

 
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  1. Senate candidate Herschel Walker questions evolution, asking, ‘Why are there still apes?’

    Say what you want, but- this is funny.

  2. G. Poulin says:

    Yeah, Walker is pretty dumb, but it hardly matters. Political races are popularity contests, and qualifications for office are unimportant. In fact, the less qualified they are, the safer the rest of us can feel. Reminds me of our student elections back in high school : you already knew that the captain of the football team was going to become class president, and that the cheerleader he was banging was going to be the prom queen. But so what? It’s not like it made any difference in how the school was going to be run.

    • Agree: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @Barnard
    , @HammerJack
  3. By the way, Biblical literalists are entertaining. I’ve had a small talk with an acquaintance,who is a lazy believer, but, still…

    He: What are these liberals talking about? This evolution stuff?
    I: ? The Church accepts evolution, but interprets it in a spiritual-theological-teleological manner.
    He: Impossible.
    I: You don’t know what you actually believe. Catholics are not like Evangelical fundamentalists. I’ll show you (using my smartphone, I show him what various popes said etc.)
    He: It can’t be true!
    I: ?
    He: I haven’t heard it before!
    I: That’s your problem.
    He: So….so…they claim we were apes?
    I: Basically yes, but only with regard to physical body.
    He: So how did God make Adam?
    I: I think that’s a metaphor….
    He: No! He made Adam, and then, you say….. Adam degenerated into an ape.
    I: Waiter….

  4. I doubt Walker is in the same mental league with Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the Gang of 535. He probably still thinks there are only two sexes and that Greta Thunberg is a retard.

    If you’ve ever had a conversation with an elected official you will quickly realize that mental ability is not their foremost asset.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @SMK
    , @AnotherDad
  5. It’s more accurate to view Football Coaches as chief executives, rather than football players – and therefore not useful to consider “the best football players” as the pool from which the best coaches would be drawn.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @Chebyshev
  6. njguy73 says:

    The Dems should make jokes about how the U.S. should trade Herschel Walker to another country. If it turns out for us the way it turned out for the Cowboys, it’ll be the best thing ever.

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  7. Arclight says:

    My impression is that the dearth of black coaches bothers the chattering classes much more than the players themselves. I once watched a segment of Speak for Yourself where the hosts and guests touched on the fact that many football players grow up without a father in the house and their (largely white) coaches at the high school and college levels are the closest thing many have to that and are comfortable with white team leaders as a result.

    Eric Bienemy has been held up as the poster child of a black coach that has never gotten the shot he deserves despite having interviewed with multiple teams each of the last 3 hiring cycles, with commentators brushing off the fact that he doesn’t actually do the play-calling as the OC, although that seems like a pretty important indication of how the team views his capabilities. The Dolphins fired their black coach and that was racist although the GM who canned him was also black and the two didn’t get along apparently. More outrage followed when he was replaced by the ‘diverse’ Mike McDaniel, who is half black, half white but looks like my accountant and clearly has no interest in being considered a representative of blacks either. On the other hand, the team is off to a great start this year…

  8. Bugg says:

    Nobody would have a problem having Mike Tomlin as their coach. Herman Edwards, not so much. Tony Dungy, somewhere in the middle.

    Dungy had a Bucs team basically mutiny in a playoff game vs. the Eagles, and Jon Gruden took the same team to a Super Bowl win the next season. Dungy’s 1 Super Bowl win with the Colts had him running the defense and Peyton Manning and his guru. Tom Moore, run the offense without his input. Would note the interviewers rarely ask Dungy about his fundamentalist Christian beliefs about gay people, even after his gay son committed suicide.

  9. Spud Boy says:

    “Black coaches continue to be denied top jobs in a league where nearly 60 percent of the players are Black.”

    Don’t the players make more money than the coaches? Isn’t being a player a “top job?”

    • Replies: @Mark in BC
  10. usNthem says:

    It’s obvious why there are so few black head coaches, but it’ll never be admitted. So I guess there still is a little meritocracy here and there. However, neither the wapo or nyt will be happy until everything is blackified – and I mean everything.

    • Disagree: Pastit
  11. Not to put too fine a point on it but–what does “smart” mean?

    • Agree: Desiderius
  12. Herschel Walker was his best in 1980, his freshman season at Georgia when the DAWGS won the national championship. He epitomized the “man among boys” phenomenon that season – even as a freshman.

    True, he lacked the swivel hips, the grace, and the balance of a Barry Sanders or a Marcus Allen or an Orenthal James Simpson.

    He also lacks the charm, charisma, and the lady killer good looks possessed by the Golden Boy, the late Paul Hornung.

  13. Altai says:

    This also really seems like a great example of the maxim “Everything the US media says is about race is really about class” and the closed monopoly system of the NFL and it’s infamous ‘coaching trees’ meaning the sieve is very tight at the high end for coaching.

    Looking at the class and geographic backgrounds of coaches, is there any evidence that they shouldn’t look like what they look like ethnically without any racial bias? And is there any evidence that this background makeup is a result rather than the cause of the racial imbalance?

    The reality is that ‘football country’ is small and growing smaller, more and more highschools are having to close football programmes. The game’s former greatest strength in terms of high school programmes, the emergence of the concepts of dedicated offensive/defensive teams and the consequence huge required roster numbers and got a large amount of the eligible male students involved and got everyone more excited has now become it’s greatest weakness in a post CTE world and fielding full teams is much harder than for other sports.

    And it seems like the places where the current coaches tend to come from are the places we’re seeing hanging on in terms of numbers of high school teams lending credence to the idea that these places are the real ‘football country’ all along.

    So we’re actually going to see this bias become more pronounced (Outside some intervention like what the media is trying to induce) and for the sport to resemble rugby in it’s deep but localised support in certain places and communities.

    But this is all too complicated a discussion, of the NFL monopoly system, of ethnic, cultural and class diversity among white America, so they just make it a white/Black, issue. (Are we at the point of putting ‘Black’ in bold yet?)

  14. Anon[265] • Disclaimer says:

    3 out of 32 is close to population parity. The question they should be asking is why 3 in 5 players are black, and why there isn’t a Rooney Rule to enforce racial equity on teams. As Dr. Kendi might say, either whites are being discriminated against, or there’s something wrong with whites. Is WaPo saying there’s something wrong with whites, the racists? NFL racial quotas now!

  15. Brutusale says:
    @Arclight

    Jason Whitlock maintains that the Chiefs have been eager to get rid of Bienemy for three years. He also says that Reid calls the plays.

    https://www.facebook.com/jasonwhitlock/videos/781986179779453/

    When the likes of Lovie Smith are hired before alleged golden boy Bienamy, you’ve got to think he has a point.

    • Replies: @Jack P
  16. @Bardon Kaldian

    original quote: “Why are there still apes–and Negroes?”
    couldn’t resist

  17. @SFG

    The problem that I have with this whole subject is the reality that the sector of American society–namely lower middle class and so-called “working poor” which, for socioeconomic and cultural reasons, which is in fact the LEAST equipped to absorb this sea of humanity—is inevitably called upon to do that very thing. And when they balk and complain, they are called racist xenophobes by that segment of society who can afford to do so from the safety of two and three-acre zoning and multi-million dollar condos by the shore.

    Yes, it’s political grandstanding; nevertheless, kudos to DeSantis and Abbot for throwing down the gauntlet!

  18. @Bardon Kaldian

    I: ? The Church accepts evolution, but interprets it in a spiritual-theological-teleological manner.

    No, it does not.

    • Replies: @silviosilver
  19. Herschel seems a little slow on the mental side, and I wonder whether it has to do with his straight line running style, which meant that he took more hits than running backs who swerved…more hits, more brain trauma… but then, politicians usually just read teleprompters anyway…so it’s all good…

  20. “Herschel Walker, as I call him, Heshy,
    a ‘Goodfella’,” avouches Joe Pesci.
    “His Senate race shall
    be a ‘Battle Royale’,”
    enounces Kitano Takeshi.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  21. Why the lack of female head coaches? After all, they don’t have to take the field. And their talent for football strategy is equal to men in every respect. To say otherwise is sexist.

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
  22. Anon[833] • Disclaimer says:
    @usNthem

    Except even then they won’t be happy. They are terminal malcontents, culture of critique and all that. All they have is bitching and moaning.

  23. Anonymous[202] • Disclaimer says:

    Yards, not years. Feel free to delete this comment.

  24. Black guy Steve Wilks finally managed to land a head coaching job with the Cardinals, went 3-13 and was gone after one season.

    I mention him because he showed up last year as Mizzou’s defensive coordinator (due to some connection with the head coach) and they were absolutely horrible. “Runners usually look to go through a hole,” one TV commentator put it, “But this is more like a vacuum.”

    And yet he is right back in the NFL as Carolina’s defensive backfield coach — so how racist can the league possibly be?

  25. Brilliant, Steve—one of your best yet at comparing headlines. It amazes me how much cognitive dissonance humans can live with—and especially the “smarter” ones.

    The things said about Herschel Walker, applied to any non-Republican black, would be paraded as examples of systemic racism and white supremacy. While the guy isn’t Mensa quality, I suspect he has more mental firepower than Joe Biden had at his peak. (People like to make fun of Joe’s senility but he was really really dumb as a Senator.)

  26. @Mark in BC

    To steal from William F Buckley, we might be better off being led by the first 535 ex-NFL players in the phonebook than by the current Congress

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  27. @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    In the UK it’s rarely that the very best soccer players make the best coaches or “managers” in UK-speak.

    The most successful UK manager of all time, Alex Ferguson, was a top level Scottish player, but not a superstar. Bobby Charlton, in the 60s England’s icon, made a pretty poor fist of management. Jose Mourinho, manager at Manchester United and Chelsea, famously started as a Portuguese translator for English manager Bobby Robson, then working in Portugal.

    One Dutch exception – Johann Cruyff, probably world #1 player in the mid-70s, who became a very successful manager with Ajax and Barcelona.

  28. Barnard says:
    @G. Poulin

    Walker is no dumber than the average member of the Congressional Black Caucus. When will the MSM start pointing out all their crazy statements?

    • Agree: 36 ulster
    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  29. Dmon says:

    Of the 59 names listed on this page, “Leadership of the Washington Post newsroom”,

    https://helpcenter.washingtonpost.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002940991-Leadership-of-The-Washington-Post-newsroom, 4 or 5 out of 59 appear to be more or less black. We’ll go with 5.

    WaPo : 5/59 = 8.47%.
    NFL : 3/32 = 9.38%

    Time for the congressional hearings to begin.

  30. Barnard says:
    @Arclight

    Flores allegations against John Elway were what did is claims of racism. He claimed Elway was late and hungover and conducted a sham interview. They took a redeye flight to Rhode Island to meet at the only time Flores claimed he was available and took notes over a 3.5 hour interview. It is testament to how deferential the NFL is towards black coaches that this didn’t result in Flores being completely run out of the league. I doubt he will ever be a head coach again, but is currently the linebackers coach for the Steelers.

    • Replies: @DCThrowback
  31. https://www.upi.com/Archives/1982/12/14/Herschel-Walker-a-hero-on-and-off-the-football-field/1349408690000/

    (He rescued an elderly person from a burning wrecked car when he was still an undergraduate and was no where near as famous or imaginary or rich as he would later become.)

  32. SFG says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Dude, stop f\$&@ing with your own team. I know the left has most of the smart people, but they’re getting 13 year olds to cut off their genitalia.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  33. Jack D says:

    I think that is hilarious that you are not allowed to call black people stupid unless they are Republicans (especially Republican candidates) but if they are then it’s fine to call them that.

    Same thing with women or any other members of the Coalition of the Fringes. As long as they are on the reservation they are sacred and any criticism of them is racist/sexist but once they stray off the reservation then they are fair game.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  34. Jack D says:
    @SFG

    Stupidity is stupidity wherever it is found. If you don’t test your team members hard enough during practice, how are they going to be able to respond during an actual game?

    Sure the left has its own stupidity – plenty of it. This doesn’t mean that you should give “your own team” a pass on their stupidity. Sure, sometimes politics makes for strange bedfellows and you shouldn’t cast these people off your team, which needs all the members it can get (I sometimes get the feeling that some people here get a thrill about defining their team in such an ideologically narrow/racially pure way that only 3 people would qualify and they aren’t one of them). But if someone is a close friend and an intellectual peer, a little sparring match is actually a good idea. You should want your beliefs to be tested. If they are really sound they will withstand any test.

  35. @Arclight

    In high school, White coaches are often times Driver Education instructors. Thus, they potentially hold the keys to two things the 80 IQ Black playerz want: A driver’s license and an athletic scholarship to a college with lots of available (and unavailable for that matter) White pussy.

  36. @John Milton’s Ghost

    “(People like to make fun of Joe’s senility but he was really really dumb as a Senator.)”

    I bet he’s richer than the two of us put together.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  37. It’ll be great if Herschel Walker wins. I’m just worried that then they’ll lose their heads and run him for Vice President.

  38. Chebyshev says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    Most of them are former college players with probably 1 SD above average IQ, and if they’re former NFL players, they were usually backup QBs.

  39. @Bardon Kaldian

    Say what you want, but- this is funny.

    I like his anti-tree attitude. Of all our problems I think focusing on trees makes a lot of sense. There are indeed too many trees and something should be done.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/herschel-walker-trees_n_6303baede4b00c150d638be7

    Can’t wait for a conservative to suggest that they don’t support affirmative action.

    Right now there is a White genius scrubbing a dish somewhere.

  40. Well Washington post this is actually something we could test with a simulator. Madden has coach mode so we could put them against White coaches in a race blind test. My money is on some 12 year old in Wisconsin.

    I don’t doubt there are talented Black coaches that can compete by merit.

    But color me skeptical when you are suggesting there is some racist conspiracy when some NFL teams are majority Black.

    Where is the advocacy article about a lack of Asian cornerbacks?

    • Agree: HammerJack
  41. @John Milton’s Ghost

    While the guy isn’t Mensa quality, I suspect he has more mental firepower than Joe Biden had at his peak.

    Conservative wishful thinking. Biden is in over his head but he can actually debate. Walker will embarrass the GOP.

    The GOP employs affirmative action like everyone else.

    Smart White men are really not welcome in either party. As with corporate America and the government their role is to be specialists behind the scenes. Liberals and Christian conservatives don’t believe that race exists and that’s why they go to great ends to find mulattoes to put in front of the cameras. They know what they are doing. Now go fix the camera White man.

  42. Looking at the racial breakdown of the 32 NFL coaches vs. the pool of NFL players is the wrong analysis. No one goes straight from being an NFL player to head coach. The analysis needs to be whether black applicants are being excluded from the low level analysis jobs in the NFL or for grad assistant positions in college. Those jobs are usually necessary first steps to being in the pool of potential head coaches. I can think of several reasons why NFL players may be less likely to end up in that pool of candidates that have nothing to do with discrimination. Indeed, making it as a pro player may make you less interested in making that big a step down in pay and prestige to work 50+ hours a week reviewing game tape. I would rather try to make it in media or leverage my fame in other ways that are higher paying and less time intensive. NFL head coaches tend to be athletically challenged guys with high football IQ who top out at the college level and immediately start paying their dues working up the coaching ranks. Someone like that is going to have a 5+ year head start on a bona fide NFL player. So it is not surprising that more black players might equal fewer black coaches.

  43. It’s really quire humorous how much lefties love opening up the firehose of racism when they’re allowed to, especially on blacks. Find a black who’s anti-lefty, and WHOOSH it comes roaring out like a river—“Uncle Tom! Stupid! Rapist! Bible-thumping ape! Picanniny! Speakchucker!”

    They’re so pent up with all their rules that the option to let loose really makes them enthusiastic.

  44. @Jack D

    Stupidity is stupidity wherever it is found. If you don’t test your team members hard enough during practice, how are they going to be able to respond during an actual game?

    Sure the left has its own stupidity – plenty of it. This doesn’t mean that you should give “your own team” a pass on their stupidity. Sure, sometimes politics makes for strange bedfellows and you shouldn’t cast these people off your team, which needs all the members it can get (I sometimes get the feeling that some people here get a thrill about defining their team in such an ideologically narrow/racially pure way that only 3 people would qualify and they aren’t one of them). But if someone is a close friend and an intellectual peer, a little sparring match is actually a good idea. You should want your beliefs to be tested. If they are really sound they will withstand any test.

    Jack, I think this is apt is peacetime, and in a political culture that is healthy and where differences are accepted. When I was a kid people would say at the end of an argument about religion or politics all of the time “hey, waddayawant? It’s a free country!” That expressed that we’ll live and let live, and people can have some off the wall ideas but we’re all Americans. Have you noticed that people don’t say “it’s a free country!” at the conclusion of disagreements anymore?

    One of the primary reasons that the forces of good were able to prevail in the Spanish Civil War is that the various factions on the right were able to band together despite (comparatively small) political differences while the Republicans were fractured and distrustful and were known to fight amongst themselves over the perfect political-ideological outcomes. (Naturally this is a simplification but you get the idea).

    We’re past the point of stress testing our political and social allies. Perhaps it will be a “free country” again some day when you can conclude arguments that way buy it’s sure not that way now.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @BosTex
    , @keypusher
  45. @John Johnson

    Walker will embarrass the GOP.

    Will he be more embarrassing than Maxine Waters? Andrew Gillum? Frederica Wilson? Kamala Harris? Anthony Weiner? Joe Biden?

    In politics, it doesn’t matter if you embarrass yourself. The key is to be immune to embarrassment. If you can get that, you can have a long, successful career as an elected official.

    ‘If we are descended from apes, why are there still apes?’ is more memorable, profound and amusing than anything Barack 0bama ever said in his fatuous and forgettable Great Speeches.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  46. @John Johnson

    Conservative wishful thinking. Biden is in over his head but he can actually debate. Walker will embarrass the GOP.

    The persuadables in the Georgia election for U.S. Senate aren’t people who listen to the debates and mark down various positions on the issues and then choose the candidate who is the most skillful at casuistry and pettifogging. The people who decide elections look at the candidates and pick the one they find most likeable. Perhaps this is sad but it’s true. The Presidency is likely decided every four year cycle based upon a mix of who wore which color tie, which candidate is taller, etc. These people undo a lot of what you think you’re doing.

    In any event, the analysis seems to be at this point that Walker is being bouied in large part by the popularity of Brian Kemp over the current Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams with the persuadables. So Walker just needs to manage any damage he might do to himself in the debate with Warnock. Naturally, the Press will pick out the worst parts for Walker and run them on a loop on the shows that liberal comfortable white women watch, but I wouldn’t give it much attention.

  47. Alden says:
    @usNthem

    Unfortunately, we’ll never see NYTimes and Washington Post blackified

  48. @John Milton’s Ghost

    I bow to no one in my contempt for the corrupt stupid loud mouth who is the President of the USA.
    But this is just sad.

    • Replies: @Bill
    , @Bill Jones
  49. @SFG

    More Masha Gessen:

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-ron-desantis-thinks-weaponizing-asylum-seekers-is-a-winning-strategy/amp

    Read until the end when she basically admits DeSantis is right.

    Illegals cum asylum seekers (trained to lie by NGOs and lawyers) are weapons. They’re valuable as coolie labor to suppress low end wages, and they’re valuable as clients for the left’s administrative state of social workers, school teachers/ESL teachers, etc., as well as for apportionment of Congressional Districts, appropriations of government funds (see administrative state), and Electoral Votes for the Presidency. This all assumes that they’re assiduously kept from voting, and in light of the fact that at the next substantial Democratic party “trifecta” where the Democrats can change the filibuster every illegal will be magically granted citizenship and voting rights in short order.

    The only open question is “against whom will these weapons be used?” DeSantis is simply picking a rifle up off of the floor and returning fire during a firefight.

  50. But color me skeptical when you are suggesting there is some racist conspiracy when some NFL teams are majority Black.

    Right. Jerry Jones would adopt a black guy if he thought it would get him another SB ring. He and all the other owners are pissed that Robert Kraft has done it, what, 9 times with a bunch of white guys.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  51. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Walker will embarrass the GOP.

    Will he be more embarrassing than Maxine Waters?

    Yes because the MSM bats for the Democrats and won’t make a front page story of Maxine’s screw-ups like suggesting there are two Vietnams.

    The GOP is filled with delusional nutcases. If the candidate says he is probably not going to win the debate before it starts then he is not qualified. Would you hire a contractor who says “I’m not good at this” to do a remodel?

    I hate to agree with McConnell but he is absolutely right. These candidates stink. More evidence of dysgenic and cultural decline in America. 330 million people and the GOP are rallying around a Black guy who flat out says that he will probably lose the debate.

    In politics, it doesn’t matter if you embarrass yourself.

    Yes it does in a race where independents and moderates tip the scale. Maxine can only get away with it because she is in a Dem lock-down area.

    Herschel Walker is not running for city council. He is running for Senate where politicians are not student afletes. He would be out of his league in the house. He will basically exist as MSM comic relief. Hollywood shows will use him as the endless butt of jokes around conservatives are stupid and it works on the 18-25 demo that watches those shows.

    This is egalitarian insanity and the Republicans are cheering as the bus heads for the cliff. How many steps away are we from legislators being told to put on their shoes? Anyone who got that reference should be in politics and not Herschel Walker.

    This is why society or at least half of it needs to admit that race exists. Would you let Herschel Walker perform dental surgery after a crash course? Western society is trying to believe something that simply isn’t true.

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
  52. SMK says: • Website
    @Mark in BC

    What bothers the leftists quoted above, including blacks like Blow and Robinson, about Walker, and motivates them to decry and expose his low intelligence, is not that he has a low IQ, especially for a US Senate candidate, but that he’s a conservative Republican traditionalist.

    If he was a left-wing democrat, they’d ignore and deny and work to suppress all evidence of his low intelligence just as they conspired to suppress all evidence of Biden’s senility and dementia and his crimes and depravity and his 50–years of compulsive and pathological lying, e.g. “corn pop,” Nelson Mandela, Hunter and China and the “laptop from hell,” ad nauseam.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  53. @John Johnson

    Apparently John Fetterman was found in the bathroom playing with his own feces the other day. But I totally agree, embarrassing Democrats get cover rather than coverage.

  54. Russ says:

    @John Johnson

    Walker will embarrass the GOP.

    Will he be more embarrassing than Maxine Waters? Andrew Gillum? Frederica Wilson? Kamala Harris? Anthony Weiner? Joe Biden?

    Upon seeing John Johnson’s prediction, my first thought was of Hank Johnson (also, like Walker, of Georgia), who, in a U.S. House of Representatives hearing some years ago, asked a high-ranking U.S. Naval officer if the Navy feared that too many Naval personnel on Guam might “tip Guam over”.

    Better a stooge for Trump in the U.S. Senate from Georgia than a stooge for McConnell of whatever intellect.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  55. White Amurca, you can’t have nice things anymore, because… you know, your inveterate and unforgivable Rrrrrrracism.

    Yeah, your people built the NFL – but you don’t deserve it. Stop watching! Let the blacks run it. I’m sure it’ll all work out swimmingly.

  56. A lot of good coaches learned from good coaches.

    For example, for the future Dallas brain trust, Jones, Johnson and Switzer were all college teammates under Frank Broyles.

    Doug Pederson had the perfect background for a coach among NFL players. He had a long career as a backup quarterback; learning the systems from the masters, working the clipboard during games, working with great quarterbacks, such as Favre.

    Interestingly, several HOF players who played for Vince Lombardi were terrible NFL coaches for the Packers. One of the most disgraceful coaches in the NFL was a former Lombardi player who coached GB. I say this as a Packers fan, but I can guarantee you there are plenty of Bears fans who will agree. Those who can see the Forrest as well as the trees.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    , @Feryl
  57. Brutusale says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    “Players win games. Coaches lose them.”–Bill Belichick

  58. Former Tennessee Volunteers football coach Jeremy Pruitt is WHITE.

    Pruitt is another way of spelling Prewitt. The most intelligent and honorable Prewitts dropped the R.

    Jeremy Pruitt should have been fired five minutes after the Tennessee Volunteers football team only scored 3 points against Florida Man in 2019.

    The world renowned Florida man who gives great cheer to headline writers is WHITE and some are Prewitts or Pruitts or a hundred other ways you spell the surname.

  59. @Russ

    Upon seeing John Johnson’s prediction, my first thought was of Hank Johnson (also, like Walker, of Georgia), who, in a U.S. House of Representatives hearing some years ago, asked a high-ranking U.S. Naval officer if the Navy feared that too many Naval personnel on Guam might “tip Guam over”.

    Yes that should have been the shoe moment. Conservatives should have dropped intellect denial decades ago. But like amoral and tasteless TV producers they think they can beat the Democrats by maintaining the same establishment lies but by putting their own pizazz on it. Conservative pizazz. Quote Reagan and a Bible verse, put some Blacks in the background audience, etc. These conservatives know what they are doing. Same people that got Trump re-elected.

    Better a stooge for Trump in the U.S. Senate from Georgia than a stooge for McConnell of whatever intellect.

    Better my idiot than one of those other idiots. It’s all a game of stack the idiots that have been trained like pets to repeat what we tell them. What can go wrong? They only manage the country.

  60. Brutusale says:

    Self-destructive behavior can be a problem.

    https://nypost.com/2022/09/22/ime-udoka-considering-resigning-in-wake-of-celtics-scandal/

    I hope it’s with a white girl. Think of the ensuing carnival!

  61. @Brutusale

    “Players win games. Coaches lose them.”–Bill Belichick

    “I’m going to bet my career image that our wins weren’t about Brady and Gronk”

    – Bill Belichick before Tampa won the superbowl

  62. @Brutusale

    “Players win games. Coaches lose them.”–Bill Belichick

    That’s exactly right. And the prime example is Kyle Shanahan who is widely touted as a football genius. But so far, in his two Super Bowl appearances (OC with the Falcons and coach of the 49ers), he has both times squandered double digit leads in the fourth quarter and lost the game because he wouldn’t run the ball and run out the clock.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  63. IN addition to him being a republican, the fact that Herschel Walker has an extremely atypical black name can explain why the Washington Post doesn’t feel bad about roasting his intelligence. I think they might have a harder time calling him dumb if his name were Dequandre Walker or something like that.

    Blacks with Jewish sounding given or family names often go far in arenas where people don’t need to see their face. For instance, unless you’re a politics junky and can visually identify Stacy Abrams as a black woman, reading her name alone in the NYTimes would imply That she’s a white Jewish woman. The case isn’t as strong for Herschel walker, but his first name is distinctly Hebraic and for people who haven’t seen him on TV and have only read about him in the WaPo, they might think he’s another stale pale (potentially Jewish) male.

    • Replies: @OilcanFloyd
  64. @Brutusale

    “Players win games. Coaches lose them.”–Bill Belichick

    Here’s an idea: Have an all black coaches Sunday – make it early in the season. If you black – you coach.

    If the negro coaches are better, the players can lobby for more negro coaching time. But watch out if a trend develops where lighter skinned negroes win more often than Afro-toned negroes.

  65. Marv Levy, Buffalo’s Hall of Fame head coach used to quote Shakespeare. Lost four Super Bowls in a row. A record that will probably never be broken. Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame’s first black head coach managed to lose his first three games as ND’s head coach, an ND record. Herschel Walker may not be too bright but neither is Rep Henry Johnson who famously said Guam might tip over is the Navy placed more troops on the island. So where are the articles by the above “journalists” about Hank’s brain power. And Stacy Abrams is no Rhodes scholar, but Hank and Stacy are dems.

  66. @Barnard

    Uh, I’m going with never.

    • Replies: @36 ulster
  67. Truth says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Has anyone yet heard a good answer to that question?

  68. @Jack D

    Yes, black Republicans regularly are called stupid.

    I think Walker is the first ever famous black athlete to have “dumb’ appended to hum.

    I recall when (White) Rhodes Scholar ex-basketball star Bill Bradley ran for the Senate in 1978, he was described in Newsweek magazine, no less, as “something of a lightweight in politics.” Going in it was said opponent Jeff Bell “will tear him to pieces in a debate.” Bradley wasn’t especially verbally acute on the campaign trail and kept hugging and slapping people on the back.

    The funny thing was, in his playing days, Bill Bradley was described in the press as ” a scholar athlete,” and “an intellectual.”

    As it turned out, Bradley won the New Jersey Senate seat after all. He served three terms, leaving in 1994. Bradley ran against Al Gore for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, losing despite campaigning against “White Privilege.”

  69. @Paleo Liberal

    Long-time football fans know Paul Brown had an enormous “coaching tree” of ex-players and assistants who became outstanding head coaches, Shula and Noll being two of many.

    Lombardi’s ex-players and assistants who became head coaches had almost no success. Forrest Gregg did make Super Bowl XVI as Bengal coach though losing.

    • Thanks: Paleo Liberal
  70. @David In TN

    The Belichick coaching tree has not had a lot of success either.

  71. @SFG

    Ah, The New Yorker…and Masha Gessen. Has Masha ever even talked to someone from the right.

    You bet, sweetpeas, it’s political “stunt.” But that is a big big tent of a category, lots can fit in it.

    Abbot and DeSantis need to keep doing this. They cannot stop. Next time send 100 to Martha’s Vineyard. Then 500. Keep up the pressure.

    Then it will morph from a “stunt” into a “policy.”

  72. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Does Steve Sailer have to read the WaPost?

    Is that part of his still getting paid alt Conservative contract on Vdare, Taki mag.

    I guest it could be:

    Support Steve Sailer – he reads the WaPost and NYTimes so you don’t have to.

    J Ryan
    TPC Radio Show hosted by James Edwards.

  73. SafeNow says:
    @usNthem

    However, neither the wapo or nyt will be happy until everything is blackified – and I mean everything.

    I agree almost entirely. But I think they will never advocate for having black pilots for the NFL team planes, or black tax accountants, or black team physicians.

  74. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Hershel Walker’s brain is working at least as well as 2nd term senile Ronald Reagan’s brain was working when Reagan and his boomer Cuckservatives wasted the 1980s fighting our kinsmen the European Russians in Afghanistan arming the mountain Muslim tribes that morphed in to the Taliban.

    How f*#*\[email protected] was that?

  75. @David In TN

    Shula and Noll mentored some coaches as well, including Shula’s son.

    In Germany one’s doctoral dissertation advisor is called a “Doctor Father “. I knew some people in the US who were into doctoral genealogy— doctor father, doctor grandfather, etc. Some famous researchers often mentored other famous researchers, and thus showed up a lot in doctoral geneologies.

    I somehow suspect if one were to put together a coaching genealogy of mentors, Paul Brown would have a wide effect even in today’s NFL.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  76. @Jim Don Bob

    JDB, and Shanahan was so gob struck with Trey Lance that he and his fellow 49er’s front office traded away three first round draft choices to move up 9 spots to draft Lance at number three. Jimmy G made it to the Super Bowl but lost. Shanahan seems to dislike Jimmy G but he is now struck with him as his QB with Lance out for the season. And is there a bigger boneheaded play than Pete Carroll electimg to pass from the two yard line rather than hand off to Marshawn Lynch and New England intercepts and wins.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  77. Feryl says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Forrest Gregg’s Packer teams were quite dirty by the standards of the era. The infamous body slam of a defenseless Jim McMahon really hurt the Bears that season.

  78. It is at least a little heartening to see conservatives acknowledge how awful Walker is.

    I have been willing to acknowledge awful Democrats, and sometimes voted against them. For example, I voted against the execrable David Dinkins when I lived in NYC. To be fair he was probably better than De Blasio. I am not sorry to see De Blasio gone, and I am delighted to see Cuomo gone.

    The Senate is supposed to be a collection of wise elders who help make policy. I have met a number of people who were current, future or former US Senators. All but one were quite brilliant. The one exception was the son a a brilliant former Senator.

    One current US Senator I knew about 40 years ago spent decades studying public policy and law at top universities, spent many years as a state legislator and a congressman. He is legendary for his constituent service, knows the ins and outs of Washington politics like the back of his hand, and is an expert in policy. I doubt he will have many fans on iSteve, but he is certainly no embarrassment to his constituents or his party or especially to his country.

    Walker would basically sit there and try not to look too stupid. His constituents would almost certainly not get any decent service. He would never be a leader. He would be useless on committee work. He would have no understanding of the nuances of policy. His sole job would be to vote as he is told by his handlers. This guy makes AOC look like Madame Curie by comparison. AOC is unsophisticated, naive, combative and notorious for ignoring her constituents, but at least she is smarter than a box of rocks and articulate. Walker is dumber than a box of rocks and inarticulate. His mental health issues and violent behavior make him even worse. Will he go nuts and attack someone on the Senate floor?

  79. @Truth

    It should be pretty clear by this point that intelligence is neither necessary nor sufficient for Darwinian success. Excessive brains often seem like an evolutionarily deleterious mutation in many modern environments.

    Maybe some of the apes used to be smarter but then that branch became susceptible to bad ideas so they stopped reproducing.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  80. @anonymous

    Hershel Walker’s brain is working at least as well as 2nd term senile Ronald Reagan’s brain was working when Reagan and his boomer Cuckservatives wasted the 1980s fighting our kinsmen the European Russians in Afghanistan arming the mountain Muslim tribes that morphed in to the Taliban.

    “well he isn’t as bad as someone losing their mind”

    Gosh and people think I am a dick for suggesting that Affirmative action is not only harmful to society but to organizations that adopt it. What will you be saying in 10 years? Our new Black Republican isn’t as bad as a completely crazy homeless person?

    As for Afghanistan we only supplied them with anti-air missiles at the end of the war. The Russians were going to lose anyway. The Afghans were not going to accept a Marxist dictatorship that was openly anti-religion. They had plenty of weapons from Muslim countries. It’s a myth that stinger missiles changed the outcome. They did really piss off the Russians though.

  81. @David In TN

    Bradley was at least a Rhodes Scholar, thus quite brilliant. He was considered a “lightweight” because he didn’t have a resume of public service, such as state legislature, congress, mayor, etc. He was considered too inexperienced to do much in the Senate. Not to mention a Princeton grad.

    I used to have an older friend who went to high school with Bill Bradley. He was an extremely popular and charismatic fellow who “never drew a circle that excluded anyone.”

    Someone with his intelligence and people skills can often do well in politics. His name recognition let him skip quite a few rungs on the way up the ladder.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  82. @Scott in PA

    Don’t worry, that’s next. In the NBA at least, we’ll get more and more articles about how Becky Hammon (former Spurs assistant coach) is oppressed because every single team isn’t blowing up her phone at all hours.

  83. @Liberty Mike

    Did OJ have lady killer looks?😮

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  84. vinteuil says:
    @SFG

    Masha Gessen needs maximum publicity.

    She is the most honest face of what now passes for the “left.”

  85. @the one they call Desanex

    Here’s one I thought up too late for the “Rick Perlstein” thread:

    When you fall you hit dirt; when you rise up
    You rise toward the sky, since the sky’s up.
    They say Jews are smart;
    Clever brain, foolish heart.
    The Jewish heart never will wise up.

  86. @Truth

    You could say- why sharks? They’re the same, more or less, for 100 million years. A part of apes branched off & evolved into humans. Others remained, give or take, the same.

    Why?

    A combination of mutations, environment etc. After all, we’re genetically 98.2% the same as chimps.

  87. SafeNow says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Bradley was at least a Rhodes Scholar, thus quite brilliant…intelligence and people skills

    Once Somerset Maugham was asked what his place would be in the pantheon of great writers. He replied “I will be in the very first row!… of the second tier.” The same goes for the brilliance of Rhodes Scholars. At least that was the case back in the Bradley-era day. The “people skills” part of the above quote was the larger part of it. The profile would be class president at an elite Ivy, captain of a sports team, magna but not summa material.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Hunsdon
  88. Malcolm Y says:

    Now I understand; the blacks that agree with me are the smart ones; the others are babbling idiots.

  89. Barnard says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Which current members of the Senate have you met that you consider brilliant?

    In the event Walker wins, the quality of service provided to the people of Georgia will depend on his staff. I doubt they will get worse service than South Carolina received during Strom Thurmond’s last term to just give one example of many you could make.

  90. Batman says:

    Interesting that the Washington Post doesn’t consider Mike McDaniel to be black enough to count as a black headcoach. He’s a quadroon. Most Americans consider people who are 1/4 black to be black. He doesn’t though. Is the WaPo adopting the Rachel Dolezal theory of race identification, genetics be damned?

  91. @John Milton’s Ghost

    Brilliant, Steve—one of your best yet at comparing headlines. It amazes me how much cognitive dissonance humans can live with—and especially the “smarter” ones.

    Denial of racial differences is critical to the minoritarian project.

    Without it the core “oppression!” narratives start falling apart. The argument for the bossy super-state tyranny bitch slapping whites–employing millions, tossing around trillions–ticking its nose and “managing” every corner of human life … would fall apart. White gentiles might even think they also have ethnic interests, have created the best nations on the planet and are entitled to live in them according to their own norms, values, cultures and govern themselves.

    So there can be no compromise on race denial.

    But all the right sort of people know that all those conservatives/republicans hicks-from-the-stick are stupid. (It’s the same old goyishe kop attitude applied politically.) “How can you be smart and not think correctly?”

    A black conservative is obviously a race-traitor so that brings out the vitriol, but they are just attacking an individual. And when you have a Herschel Walker type, who really isn’t that bright … why not? You’re not saying blacks are stupid, just Walker. It’s all kosher.

  92. @Paleo Liberal

    Walker running for the Senate was Trump’s idea. Trump thought running a black celebrity against a black leftist was a stroke of genius. That his choice was “dumb as a box of rocks” didn’t matter to Trump. Walker was “famous.”

    As I have written here: Trump talks too much, thinks out loud, makes unforced errors, and says stupid things into an open microphone. He did it again on Hannity Wednesday night. “They were declassified because I declassified them.”

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    , @Jack P
  93. @David In TN

    Walker running for the Senate was Trump’s idea. Trump thought running a black celebrity against a black leftist was a stroke of genius. That his choice was “dumb as a box of rocks” didn’t matter to Trump. Walker was “famous.”

    Can imagine him talking this: The Blacks are really gonna like him. Sure he ain’t no rocket scientist but that don’t matter anyhow. The Blacks don’t care. They want a Black. He’s a good guy. Great player…..super player in fact. I remember watching him. It’s gonna be terrific.

    Trump is cooked.

    His antics were fun for a period but he turned out to be just another political showman that submitted to the swamp. Too reckless for politics and was never a populist.

    He can exit stage left now.

    • Agree: Meretricious
    • Replies: @Barnard
  94. Anonymous[529] • Disclaimer says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    I somehow suspect if one were to put together a coaching genealogy of mentors, Paul Brown would have a wide effect even in today’s NFL.

    You do realize people have already been doing this for a long time?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coaching_tree

  95. which is why only 3 out of 32 NFL head coaches are black

    Yes, one more would bring them up to parity with the general population. Couldn’t they just bribe some franchise with extra draft choices for a little tokenism?

    By Dave Sheinin, Michael Lee, Emily Giambalvo, Artur Galocha and Clara Ence Morse

    A Jew, a black, an Italian, a Hispanic, and whatever Clara Ence Morse is…

    Well, the byline is diverse, to say the least. Clara has a BA in philosophy with a minor in statistics. That combination sounds potentially treacherous.

    Artur Galocha is a Spaniard, by the way. HINO.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  96. @Mark in BC

    I doubt Walker is in the same mental league with Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the Gang of 535. He probably still thinks there are only two sexes and that Greta Thunberg is a retard.

    If you’ve ever had a conversation with an elected official you will quickly realize that mental ability is not their foremost asset.

    I don’t think it is useful for us to pretend these folks are stupid. While the “left” ideas they push in the last few years–esp. around the QWERTY people–have gotten considerably more ridiculous in the last few years they are not stupid; they are evil.

    I see a guy like Chuck Schumer “stupid” is not the adjective what comes to mind. He is not stupid, but evil. He works–effectively–to destroy America. If you find “evil” to pejorative, then simply say that he has “different interests”.

    Schumer is simply not loyal to America–the actual American nation. This is–by no means universal–but quite common among Jews. They came, but because of their particular non-integrating history–keeping themselves a religious separate tribe with outgroup hostility among integrating Christian societies–the American mythos–just wasn’t theirs. Settlers, pioneers, fighting for independence and self-government, pushing their way across the continent, building a nation … just was not their story. (White gentiles from more or less anywhere could show up and it isn’t a big deal to sign on–George Washington, Daniel Boone, the Wright Brothers … sure.) Heroes? Same old gentile peasants. Hey, look what they did to the blacks? the Indians?

    Schumer is simply loyal to other things than America. I’m not in his brain so can not guess, but I assume they are the interests of high IQ Jews like himself. A diverse multicultural America–i.e. an imperial marketplace is more appealing. So he wants to destroy my nation to make it comfy and lucrative for him.

    Others are there by different paths for different reasons. Biden–even back in the day–was not a smart guy like Schumer. But not an idiot–a so-so, bottom half of the law school class kind of guy. One would guess his Catholic family were Democrats, and he followed that and tried on the “young liberal” marketing of the day and in a really small state rode it into a lifelong career, which has enriched him and now his kids, ergo his “posterity”. (Including outright corruption like Hunter’s Ukraine thing.)

    Others are heavily motivated by ego. Their need to feel they are virtuous, which is supplied for the post-religious by having the “correct” thoughts and opinions. Their actions are degrading the future for their very own children … but they either can not see that, or their need to feel they are “good” people is paramount.

    My point here, is just this is not about IQ. Most of their policies are destructive. A lot of their arguments are indeed stupid, illogical, innumerate or contradicted by obvious facts. And those indeed need to be taken on directly and beaten silly.

    But it is not fundamentally about their “stupidity”. It is simply that they–for a host of varying reasons–seek to destroy the actual American nation–to destroy the best possible future available for your children, your posterity.

  97. AceDeuce says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    Just follow my rule #1 to avoid this:

    Never vote for a negro–ever.

    It’s actually: Never vote for a non-White, no matter what. However, if I was a Pa. voter voting Oz or Fester-man, I’d hold my nose and vote Oz and curse the Pa. GOP that made me do it.

    There was a “conservative” negro woman up there who many wanted o get the GOP nod–her against Festerman–I’d sit that out. I will never vote for a groid–I’d actually vote for a White lib rather than a black if the White lib wasn’t’ too awful, but Uncle Festerman is bridge too far.

    No negroes. Ever.

  98. @Buffalo Joe

    And is there a bigger boneheaded play than Pete Carroll electimg to pass from the two yard line rather than hand off to Marshawn Lynch and New England intercepts and wins.

    Yeah, that’s probably the dumbest call ever. From what I’ve read, the Patriots practiced against a call like this and it never worked. But it did when it counted.

    The Patriots hire smart players who can be coached up. Malcolm Butler, who will never buy a drink in NE as long as he lives, saw what was happening and stepped up big time. That’s why the Patriots win.

  99. @SafeNow

    Pete Buttplug is a Rhodes Scholar. Case closed.

  100. Anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:

    If it’s said

    It’s sexist to say men are generally bigger than women

    It’s sexist to say men are generally taller than women

    It’s sexist to say men are generally stronger than women

    It’s sexist to say men are generally more aggressive than women

    It’s sexist to say men are generally more individualistic than women

    and so on,

    wouldn’t the sensible conclusion be sexism is truthful?

    Likewise, if everything true about the races is racist, maybe the problem isn’t calling it racist but rejecting racism as the truth.

    If someone says

    It’s racist to say blacks are more prone to crime than non-whites,

    the only sensible conclusion is racism is true.

  101. Bill says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    He does this once a week. How is that possible? Why hasn’t his staff figured out how to get him off stage without this humiliation?

    It absolutely has to be intentional.

  102. Does the NYT/WP have any interest in what percentage of agents and tax attorneys representing NFL players are black as opposed to some other ethnicity?

    • LOL: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    , @AceDeuce
  103. @David In TN

    “…Bradley wasn’t especially verbally acute on the campaign trail and kept hugging and slapping people on the back.”

    According to wikipedia Bradley’s verbal SAT score was 485 which isn’t so great.

  104. njguy73 says:
    @Brutusale

    A manager’s job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.

    Earl Weaver, career minor league baseball player, Hall of Fame baseball manager

  105. Anonymous[214] • Disclaimer says:

    In reality, there’s isn’t that much correlation between having an NFL quality body and having an NFL quality mind. Right before this year’s Super Bowl, I looked up the biographies of all 27 head coaches then still employed. One had been an NFL star, three had had long careers as role-players, one had had a cup of coffee, and the remaining 22 saw their playing careers end in college, many in small-time conferences.

    You notice this particularly with offensive coordinators, who are generally the most strategy oriented and cerebral members of the coaching staff. When the cameras pan over to show the offensive coordinator during games, it’s often a relatively nerdy or geeky looking guy in those dorky headsets. While defensive coordinators tend to look more burly and brutish.

    • Replies: @Truth
  106. Pastit says:
    @usNthem

    I meant to hit “agree”..oops

  107. BosTex says:
    @SFG

    We are at 330 million, headed to half a billion. Has no one asked Gessen and people like her what is the stopping point?

    Seemingly there is no end until the life boat is completely swamped and the country is a complete disaster.

    DeSantis and Abbott need to do more and harder
    to these virtue signaling folks. Let them feel the heavy weight of their policies.

    And yes: Gessen’s horrid mug should be plastered everywhere: this is the face that is pushing the asylum and immigration policies.

  108. BosTex says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    Well said: I guess it comes down to whether we think have such a conflict of visions that we are in a pre-Spanish Civil War condition?

    If so: let’s find “our Franco”, ASAP.

    Jack has a good point: we should be aiming for the highest quality candidate we can find. Mr. Walker probably isn’t it or can be coached to do a
    lot better. Preferably the latter, given timing.

  109. 36 ulster says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Are you an African, or a European unladen swallow?

  110. notsaying says:

    It is funny that you all think of Walker as a football player. I think of him as the one who didn’t admit to I think it was three kids and the one he did admit to went in social media criticizing guys who neglect their kids. I still do not want to believe the Republicans got behind this guy. Now that I am thinking of Walker, I wonder what else he did he didn’t tell his own family, much less the public?

    In surprising good news, the Daily Mail made my day by running a great article from a staff member at one of the lower immigration organizations. They hardly ever get published in an outlet that isn’t both small and conservative:

    The Biden presidency could easily end with seven million or more new migrants in America – a population larger than Los Angeles and Chicago combined

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11239257/Shocking-numbers-unprecedented-impact-illegal-immigration-America-TODD-BENSMAN.html

  111. prosa123 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Maybe it’s just the photo angle but it looks like she has an unusually long neck.

  112. Jack P says:

    I haven’t read the article yet, but it seems interesting that the league is less black now than it’s been in 30 years. Quarterbacks are getting blacker, so I’m not sure I trust this data. More tight ends? Pacific islanders?

    The NFL offends both the left and the right. I guess that’s the recipe for success.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  113. @G. Poulin

    Reminds me of our student elections back in high school : you already knew that the captain of the football team was going to become class president, and that the cheerleader he was banging was going to be the prom queen.

    That’s honestly fascinating to me. The cheerleader thing might happen once in a while, but (in my high school at least) no football team captain was ever, ever going to be elected class president.

    And we had many impressive scholar-athletes, who went on to great success in life. But they couldn’t match what our successful political types brought to the table.

  114. @Liberty Mike

    Never heard of him before, so I looked him up. Way before my time, though apparently he sued a helmet maker since he suffered dementia.

    Way before his own time too, because he was clearly a pioneer in that male pregnancy thing we have going on now.

  115. @David In TN

    Bill Bradley is not a smart man. Indeed, his career really makes sense only once you understand that. Keep in mind this Bill Bradley is in the basketball hall of fame he started with a level of good will and name recognition that is basically unmatched and all he had to show for it was a 3 empty terms in the senate and a humiliating presidential campaign.

    In 2000 it was the democratic primary that was supposed to be competitive- Bradley was an early Wall Street favorite in the Democratic Party- he was a household name with boomers from his playing days and he had a huge number of endorsements but he got completely worked by Al Gore. In fact Gore worked Bradley so hard in the debates that it ended up backfiring on him in the general election because it feed a false narrative about Gore being some great debater so when Bush was able to hang around in the debates it helped Bush far more than it should have.

    • Thanks: David In TN
    • Replies: @Truth
  116. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    He didn’t get really rich until DJT was president.

  117. @Bardon Kaldian

    We should allow the Literalists to have their day: it would be called Ussher Day and be celebrated on the 23nd of October.
    We all remember James Ussher, Irish of course, hence the nominative misspelling. He calculated the date of creation to be late afternoon/evening on October 23, 4004 BC.

    https://www.bethinking.org/is-there-a-creator/conflict-myths-bishop-ussher-and-the-date-of-creation

    Some heretics have it as October 22nd. They should be publicly flogged annually on that date .

  118. @Jim Don Bob

    If the RNC were anything other than corporate shills, they’d be running that on all cable TV channels in the country.

  119. @Jack P

    Are they letting Patrick Mahomes-types declare themselves biracial?

    My impression back in February was that there were two different estimates of how black the NFL was: 68% and 58%, so it looks like the WaPo drew a trend line between them but it’s not clear there is a trend, just methodological issues.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Prester John
  120. ATBOTL says:

    Why are southern conservative white men so cucked to blacks?

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  121. Another type of football …

  122. AceDeuce says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    Great point. Although there have been several colored boys have hooked up with nigro representation, often to their regret. The great running back Marcus Dupree imploded his career thanks to stupid and greedy nigro advisors. Of course, you have names like Don King and Tank Black, unrivaled in sleaze.

    Still, stupid negroes gonna stupid negro. I just looked it up. Here’s a blip from the Washington Post from 2020:

    Apr 24, 2020 — For the first time in NFL history, more than half of the players selected in the first round of the draft were represented by black agents.

    My favorite is about running back/pothead Ricky Williams: (From Wikipedia)

    Rapper Master P’s organization No Limit Sports negotiated his seven-year, \$11.1 million contract, which was largely incentive-laden; he received an \$8.84 million signing bonus with salary incentives potentially worth up to \$68.4 million should he hit all of his incentives, with most of them requiring higher than top-level production to attain.[89][90] The contract was criticized by legions of people, both sports agents and writers, who realized that Williams’s position entitled him to much more in guaranteed money.

    SNIP

    After spraining his ankle in the preseason and battling injuries throughout his rookie year, he made only one incentive and earned only \$125,000, the league minimum, prompting further criticism of No Limit Sports and his agent Leland Hardy.[92] Williams said, “I think maybe Master P underestimated how white professional sports were.”[92] Williams later fired No Limit Sports and made Leigh Steinberg his agent.

  123. AceDeuce says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax

    I almost forgot–there’s also the infamous negro female sports financial manager Peggy Ann Fulford, who also ripped off Ricky Williams among many others, and even fooled noted intellectual Dennis Rodman. LOL. Check her out.

    https://www.si.com/nba/2019/09/19/athete-financial-advisor-embezzlement-fraud-scandal-peggy-ann-fulford

  124. He was a great Kick Returner in NFL.

    Persona non grata because likes Trump simple as. Bezos envy of Trump driving world events.

  125. @Steve Sailer

    More likely along the lines of what happened with baseball. When I taught at all-black school we had trouble getting kids to come out, games were sparsely attended, etc…

    Football is a high social capital sport.

  126. @anonymous

    “Hershel Walker’s brain is working at least as well as 2nd term senile Ronald Reagan’s”

    Or 1st term Joe Biden’s.

    (OT: I’ve always said that had Biden been allowed to run in 2016 when he still had most of his marbles he would have beaten Trump. But, no, the Democrats insisted that the Clinton woman complete her resume’. The result was not surprising, if not predictable.)

  127. @Steve Sailer

    The numbers I’ve seen were over 60%.

  128. @usNthem

    “It’s obvious why there are so few black head coaches, but it’ll never be admitted.”

    No, it won’t. And for the same reason why they won’t admit why there are increasingly fewer white players (even the number of qbs is shrinking).

    The coach-player dichotomy is sort of a mirror image meritocracy.

  129. @Barnard

    I am not a big Flores fan, but he did lead the Dolphins to 6 more wins than their estimated wins (via point differential) and 3 more than their final early season predictive wins (by Football Outsiders DVOA metrics) over his 3 year tenure. An extra 2 wins/year over pre-season prediction amount is super impressive.

    He hired a bad lawyer though (and worked for an awful star-struck owner). If he kept his mouth shut, he would’ve been hired by someone else quickly. Those numbers above are too good too ignore, despite revelations he cut off communications with his staff in November 2021.

    From FO’s 2022 preview of the Miami Dolphins:

    “(Owner) Ross and (GM) Grier may have been justified in their decision to
    fire Flores. ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques reported that Flores
    stopped communicating with his staff around Thanksgiving
    of 2021, and the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reported that
    Tagovailoa resented how Flores talked to people, a resentment
    that appeared to boil over when the two yelled at each other
    on the sidelines of the 34-3 loss to the Titans in Week 17 that
    eliminated the Dolphins from playoff contention. The writing
    may have been on the wall for his eventual firing as he
    asserted in the lawsuit, but Flores gave the Dolphins a reason
    to fire him when he compromised the principles of competitiveness
    and fairness he implied he stood for in his refusals to
    tank and tamper.”

  130. @SFG

    Key quote:

    “The Republican governors’ strategies, like those of the Eastern European dictators, rest on the cynical assumption that no one actually wants to offer refuge to people fleeing adversity.”

    The left cannot define that adversity to a point where it generates enough empathy to cause action (or least to put a sign in a yard proclaiming one’s empty beliefs), and therein lies the rub. A further look at what qualifies as “refuge” would bring the whole house of cards down. (Tax eaters v Tax payers and all that.)

    The hilarity of comparing it Russia and E. European “dictators” is why she gets paid the big bucks. Have to respect the Talmudism imo.

  131. Barnard says:
    @John Johnson

    A big part of Trump’s endorsement of Walker was that Walker played for him on the New Jersey Generals in the USFL. He likes to be seen as taking care of his friends.

  132. Brutusale says:
    @Jim Don Bob

    Brandon Browner made that play work.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  133. Truth says:
    @Anonymous

    …He has coached the Dolphins and Lions offenses for the past 5 years, maybe he needs a PhD.

  134. Truth says:
    @Matt Buckalew

    and all he had to show for it was a 3 empty terms in the senate and a humiliating presidential campaign.

    NCAA Player of the year, NBA Hall of famer, 3 empty Senate terms and a humiliating presidential campaign…

    Yup, chronic underachiever.

    His mother must have been so humiliated talking with the other ladies in the sewing circle.

    • Replies: @Matt Buckalew
    , @keypusher
  135. @Brutusale

    Agree. MB gets all the glory but Browner set it up. I just couldn’t remember his name.

    Again, it’s the kind of heads up team work that most coaches would kill for.

  136. Jack P says:
    @Brutusale

    Lovie is probably not a great coach, but he has a cool name and beard, so people like hiring him.

  137. Hunsdon says:
    @SafeNow

    My favorite Rhodes Scholar graduated Ranger School. Kris Kristofferson.

  138. @Spud Boy

    When Sam Mills retired as a linebacker for the Carolina Panthers he took a job as a coach. He was asked what the role change was like. He said, and I’m paraphrasing, “based on the pay I’d say I’m a volunteer”

  139. @Jim Don Bob

    “Yeah, that’s probably the dumbest call ever. ..”

    More like one of the unluckiest calls ever. If you ranked play calls in big situations without knowing the result this one wouldn’t be that bad.

  140. Jack P says:
    @David In TN

    You might not like Trump, but his plan has a pretty good chance of working.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  141. @ginger bread man

    IN addition to him being a republican, the fact that Herschel Walker has an extremely atypical black name can explain why the Washington Post doesn’t feel bad about roasting his intelligence. I think they might have a harder time calling him dumb if his name were Dequandre Walker or something like that.

    Lots of blacks have biblical names. That’s very typical for blacks. Jewish surnames aren’t as typical, but they aren’t unheard of. I personally know three blacks who have Jewish surnames, which is interesting, because they have the same surnames as several old, prominent, local Jewish families.

    Herschel Walker’s name doesn’t confuse anyone in the U.S., and especially not in Georgia, where he is running for office. My guess is that most people would conjure up an image of Herschel Walker, rather than a random Jewish man, upon hearing the name.

    I don’t pay any attention to the senate races in Georgia, so I don’t know the Walker quotes. It’s a clown show, but I doubt that Walker is any dumber than Abrams or Warnock. He is something of a successful businessman, at least locally, and his businesses aren’t built on his personality or image. Maybe he has good advisors, but the businesses that Walker owns are not obviously associated with him. Abrams is just another AA scholar-hack/crooked black Atlanta politician, and Warnock is what some blacks call a “chicken eatin’ preacher.” Not much substance to them, either. Then again, our white ex-senators are out for a reason. Not much to brag about anywhere.

  142. @Truth

    Bill and his mother were estranged. So even your low tier trolling backfires in this situation.

    Troof stick with the snatch and grabbing your people are great at. You are never going to be Jewish there’s more to it than a small dick and neuroses. Those are your necessary but not sufficient Jewish aspects.

    • Replies: @Truth
  143. The head coach on the Cheezits commercial is black — does that count? I’m not sure if it’s pro or college

  144. @Stan Adams

    Reminds me of an old joke by some English comedian:”I’m a real ladykiller. And those I don’t kill,I cripple!” Audience groaned hard on that one. 😉

  145. @Jack P

    Walker might win. If the GOP falls under expectations in the midterms, you will have Trump to thank.

    Trump threw a temper tantrum (“I won by a landslide”) in Georgia in January 2021 coasting the two Georgia senate seats and giving the Democrats the Senate. He then had one of his “rallies” on January 6 which would change nothing, predictably resulting in violence caused by agent provocateurs if nothing else.

    At a recent Trump “rally” in Pennsylvania, Trump ranted for nearly two hours. Oz got around 60 seconds. For Trump it’s always about him.

    According to Ann Coulter the Dems likely had the Mar-a-Lago raid to keep Trump at the head of the news cycle.

  146. @Lockean Proviso

    “It should be pretty clear by this point that intelligence is neither necessary nor sufficient for Darwinian success.”

    Especially when the benefits system encourages freeloading.

    https://www.unz.com/jthompson/lone-parents-community-costs

    • In 2021, 28.8% of live births were to non-UK-born women; this is a decrease from 29.3% in 2020.
    • The total fertility rate (TFR) increased for UK-born women to 1.54 children per woman; the TFR for non-UK-born women remained at 2.03 children per woman.
    • In 2021, Pakistan remained the most common country of birth for non-UK-born fathers; Romania was the most common country of birth for non-UK-born mothers, and this was up from second in 2020.
    • Albania moved into the top ten most common countries of birth for both non-UK-born mothers and non-UK-born fathers for the first time.

    Just what the UK needs to become Singapore-on-Thames – more Albanians and Roma!

  147. Truth says:
    @Matt Buckalew

    Bro…What???

    I was agreeing with you!

    Bill Bradley’s life was in no way as impressive as yours.

  148. @Stan Adams

    “Groupies” my @ss.

    Nicole Brown married him because he was rich and she was a struggling waitress. Then she later decided that she’d rather hangout with Ron Goldman, who was younger and more handsome.

    The rest is history.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    , @Truth
  149. AceDeuce says:
    @Known Fact

    To steal from William F Buckley, we might be better off being led by the first 535 ex-NFL players in the phonebook than by the current Congress

    Make the above sentence ” by the first 535 ex-NFL WHITE players in the phonebook”, and I’ll second the motion.

  150. Marcel says:

    I’d expect a negative correlation because if you fall short on the physical side you must bring other things to the table. In his explanation of “colliders” in causal statistics Judea Pearl uses the example of Hollywood stars which are either highly talented or highly attractive but rarely both, because of that.

  151. @JohnnyWalker123

    Ron was working as a waiter at the time of his death. Nicole left her sunglasses at his restaurant and he dropped by her place to return them. O.J. showed up, found them together and … the real killer leapt out of the shadows and hacked them to death. And then Mark Fuhrman framed O.J. for the crime.

    So a white waitress dumped a black athlete/movie star for a Jewish waiter.

    Paging Whiskey!

    Incidentally, O.J. was very generous to his in-laws. They kept pushing Nicole to reconcile with him even after he beat the crap out of her.

  152. Truth says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Was that Khazar really more handsome than OJ?

    Was he more handsome than Marcus Allen?

  153. @Intelligent Dasein

    It does. It doesn’t insist you believe it, but it does permit you to believe it. This qualifies as “accepting” it.

  154. keypusher says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    I was at the Smithsonian with a fairly intelligent believer (who is politically fairly liberal) at an exhibit about evolution. At one point she turned to me and said, “But this doesn’t apply to Adam, does it?”

  155. keypusher says:
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    We live in an increasingly non-Christian country. Biblical literalism is not a smart hill to die on.

  156. keypusher says:
    @Truth

    Hell hath no fury like the Unz commentariat. I remember when Steve had to come to the rescue of Laurie Metcalf, Tony Award winner and founding member of Steppenwolf, in a particularly savage thread.

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