The National Football League (NFL) is as much a business as it is an entertainment organization. The NFL generates much more than $1 billion a year for its 32-franchises and the city’s they play in and occupies a majority of the time that people have on their Sunday’s.
Ratings for the NFL have never been higher, and the amount of money spent broadcasting games never greater:
“Currently, three American terrestrial television networks CBS ($3.73B), NBC ($3.6B) and FOX ($4.27B), as well as cable television‘s ESPN ($8.8B) are paying a combined total of $ 20.4 billion to broadcast NFL games through the 2011 season for CBS, FOX, and NBC and through 2013 for ESPN.”
Black people make up 13 percent of the United States population, and yet they make up more than 65 percent of the NFL’s rosters. Millions of people worship these athletes and form positive opinions based on the players they watch on Sunday.
“I asked … prominent psychologists, partly famous for their work with hypnotism, if they could define the TV experience as hypnotic and, if so, what that meant. I described to each the concrete details of what goes on between viewer and television set: dark room, eyes still, body quiet, looking at light that is flickering different ways, sounds contained to narrow ranges and so on. Dr. Freda Morris (former professor of medical psychology at UCLA and author of several books on hypnosis) said, “It sounds like you are giving a course outline in hypnotic trance induction.”
“Dr. Ernest Hilgard, who directs Stanford University’s research program in hypnosis and the author of the most widely used texts in the field (said), “Sitting quietly, with no sensory inputs aside from the screen, no orientating outside the television set is itself capable of getting people to set aside ordinary reality, allowing the substitution of some other reality the set may offer. You can get so imaginatively involved that alternates temporarily fade away. A hypnotist doesn’t have to be interesting. He can use an ordinary voice, and if the effect is to quiet the person, he can invite them into a situation where they can follow his words or actions and then release their imagination along the lines he suggests. Then they drift into hypnosis.”
Black people love television and they love that white people watch so much of it and have fallen in love with sports, for Black people dominate both sports and crime in America, yet white people only acknowledge the former.
It is for this reason that SBPDL is proud to discuss Michael Vick and the nearly universal support he has from Black people. Vick, the recently freed from jail and recently signed quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, once was on contract for more than $100 million dollars.
He was a massively popular athlete and looked to be the genesis for merging of Black people and quarterback position once and for all.
“Today (July 20,2009), however, Vick’s freedom is official as his 23-month sentence for his part in financing and operating the Bad Newz Kennels dogfighting ring comes to an end.”
Vick was always a polarizing figure, but his arrest exposed the reality of Black Unity for all to see:
“The racial divide emerged early in the case against the Atlanta Falcons quarterback, apparent at rallies filled with cheering – and overwhelmingly black – Vick supporters and at anti-Vick protests that are noticeably white. Vick’s opponents say the evidence against him is overwhelming. For many black supporters, that judgment evokes uncomfortable questions about race and guilt in America. “White folks ‘been grindin’ on an ax … and that ax ain’t got sharp enough for them,” said Earnest Hardy Sr., who called the case a witch hunt targeting a successful black man.”
Vick was recently re-instated to play in the NFL and he and his new team – The Eagles – have seen how Black people have responded to this signing (glowing admiration):
“The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and other local civil rights groups had planned a demonstration to support Vick.
However, the Eagles called the NAACP after hearing of the plans for the demonstration at the stadium, and asked them to cancel the rally to stop a potentially “ugly scene,” J. Whyatt Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP told ESPN.”
Mediatakeout.com, the most visited urban website in the world, had this to say about Michael Vick:
“I am tired of this shyt! White people don’t want black people to have shyt! I’m saying Michael Vick lost his job, lost over a 100 million dollars and went to jail over some fuccing dogs! Damn white people what more do you want?”
Yes indeed, white people, what do you want? Black people to follow the rules and laws of America?
In Ohio States 2009 opener against Navy, Vick-esque QB Terrelle Pryor (Black player)wore his support for Vick on his face:
“Terrelle Pryor is usually compared to another tall, lanky, hotly-recruited quarterback who could outrun everyone on the field, Vince Young, but the sophomore pledged his eye-black allegiance Saturday to another scrambler of his formative years, the recently resurrected Michael Vick.”
“A person that simply cannot be happy for another person’s success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person.”
Thus, Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes Michael Vick haters, as Vick is the man who was going to revolutionize the quarterback position and thus, complete the Black dominance of the NFL. However, he was thrown in jail for dog fighting, a prominent form of entertainment for Black people. Almost all Black people want Vick to play again and support him, but white people are hating against Vick:
“There is an even stronger divide along racial lines with African Americans supporting reinstatement 80-9, but whites by only a 42-39 margin.”
Television is how Black people have the complete support of white people in America and sports are the medium in which white people fall in love with Black people. Michael Vick’s fall from grace showed how quickly the hypnosis of television can wear off, when the reality of Black culture is shown for all to see.