Thursday, October 23, 2014

NICK WRIGHT - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CLASS WARFARE BY LM


NICK WRIGHT - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CLASS WARFARE
Written By: LM
10.23.2014


Wednesday, The University of Texas announced, they will pay each student athlete $10K a year.

Later, a twitter friend, @dustinbennett76 told me Sports Radio 610's Morning Host Nick Wright is on a rant. I checked it out.









As I read Nick's twitter rant, I quickly realized,  he was trying to point out the hypocrisy of "socialism" and "wealth distribution" argument from the political right.  What he was trying to say, "Yo, Republicans and conservatives, what are your thoughts now about wealth distribution".   Sometimes, I really think this guy woke up yesterday and realized there is something called America.  

What's next, is he going to cross compare Affirmative Action to Legacy System Kids in major universities?  You know, kids that get in to schools based upon their family connections to a school. 

He is actually stereotyping by thinking the football and basketball teams are (Inner city kids) and all other sports are (suburban).  Don't be fooled, his use of inner city kids is code for black and suburban is white.  He also has assumes, suburban kid's parents have money on the platter for them.  We have some old fashion leftist Class Warfare aka Political Talking Point. I laugh because I have kids in college and I live in the suburbs (I'm from inner city) and I'm black but according to Nick's world I guess I'm affluent.  I guess if my kid played Tennis for UT, he or she don't need the money because I have money.  This assumes every suburban parent is a piggy bank for their kids and that's stupid.

Reading Nick's tweets, you would think he's talking Property Tax receipts collected in Third Ward funding Capital Improvement Projects in the Heights or River Oaks.  From Nick's tweets, you would think an employer received record revenues and profits on the backs of manual labor and distributed it to upper management. No, we are talking about college education.  Not only College Education but University of Texas where if you don't make it in sports, you are likely to have a nice network after you leave the program.

Nick has a problem picking his arguments to promote his political agenda.  Ranting about income distribution at the University of Texas is lame.  Yes there are lots of Inner City Blacks on the Football and Basketball teams but there are also wealthy blacks, whites and whatever else on those squads.  If you follow the logic of Nick's tweets, most would conclude that UT's basketball and football teams are Bed-Stuy Brooklyn NYC and all other sports are Hartford Connecticut.  How do you distribute money within the team itself with different classes. Pay all of the inner city players more than suburban kids on the team?

Here's the kicker, we are talking about athletes that didn't have any thoughts of money yesterday (via legal channels) and now has some positive news but Nick went for the low hanging fruit "class warfare".  Is this guy actually upset that suburban athletes will also get paid like the inner city athletes?  Is the object to help the less fortunate or shit on the fortunate, in his mind?   

The way I see it, its cool athletes are being paid period.  Who cares if a school wants to uniform payouts.  The "Nick Wright" types,  are one of the main reasons college athletes can't be paid because the shit becomes political.  These types are going to bitch no matter what.  As proven in his rant, they don't care about helping the needy, they want to squash who they believe are not needy but that will never be said because they conceal their true intentions. What's really sad, his suburban stereotype, is actually the middle class and there are idiots who think just like him.  

Dude is using broad stereotypes and generalizations, inner city kids poor, suburban kids got money. 

LM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ADAM CLANTON VS LANCE ZIERLEIN "TEXANS FIGHT" BY LM


ADAM CLANTON VS LANCE ZIERLEIN "TEXANS FIGHT"
Written By: LM
10.21.2014

WOW, at first I was actually planning on writing about the disagreement but after I listened to 790's Podcast version, I much rather write about what I heard.

During the 7 O'Clock our this morning, Lance Zierlein and Adam Clanton got into a heated debate.  It was one of those debates where I understood both sides.  No shock in knowing that Adam Clanton is all things Houston Rockets.  The Rockets are his team but he will blasts the Texans mediocrity as he should.  But, lets not act like the Rockets have been legit year in and out for the last 20 years.  I can't blame Adam or any fan for not caring about the Texans.  I care about them and that's all that matters.

It was a good debate and as I stated before, it was heated, so heated Adam yelled at Lance.  However, you will not get to hear the full debate when they were screaming because Sports Talk 790 edited the audio.  Notice in this audio how it abruptly goes to commercial in mid sentence.

This is now the second time I've caught 790 altering their audio.  How sensitive are the 790 hosts?  Who's idea was it to modify the audio?  What was the big deal with two grown men disagreeing?
LMAO, some of these hosts are way too sensitive.  I have a hunch who probably had the audio edited.

(addition) Later, I reached out to Sports Talk 790's Producer Michael Connor about the audio.  In a tweet, Michael explained the issue.



Below is some of the heated audio between Lance and Adam


Check this out on Chirbit

Lance And Adam Fight
LM

Saturday, October 18, 2014

LANCE ZIERLEIN VS NICK WRIGHT, NATIONAL STORIES by LM


LANCE ZIERLEIN VS NICK WRIGHT, NATIONAL STORIES
Written By: LM
10.18.2014

I'm a total loser for this article but I admit, I actually monitor twitter activity especially when it comes to local media.

As much as the local media say,

  • They dislike Twitter
  • Twitter is negative
  • Inaccuracies of Twitter
  • They don't care about Twitter

We all know, they love it.  About 3 years, I started a blog post that tracked Twitter Local Sports Media followers.  It allowed me (for the most part) to gauge what host(s) are being felt on social media.

LANCE ZIERLEIN VS NICK WRIGHT

When any  local guys Break or involved in a local story, I like to monitor how Twitter reacts.

A month ago when the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse story broke, Nick Wright was a huge center piece in terms of reporting.  Nick had a lot of information regarding the story.  So much information, he made his rounds via multiple national shows on TV and Radio.  I was expecting Nick to get a huge bump in followers but I didn't notice it on Twitter.

Friday, Seattle Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.  Lance Zierlein begin dropping nuggets on the 411 via his inside connect.  Eventually Adam Schefter retweeted a few of Lance's tweets and Lance gained a significant amount of followers.

Below are what the Twitter Follows looked like in September. Nick Wright has always enjoyed a comfortable lead over Lance.  That said, Nick entered the market with a huge twitter following.


After the Percy Harvin/Seahawks Story



WRAP IT UP

As I looked at the twitter behavior, I came to the following conclusion.  Sports Big Stories is still stronger than Social/Off The Field Stories in Sports Talk.  Real Talk, I think Nick Wright had the story with the most impact.  The Adrian Peterson story went beyond sports.

Both received national attention via various formats.  From a sports Point Of View, the stories didn't anything to do with the Houston Texans although Adrian Peterson was locally related to Houston.

Any who, by the time this article is completed, Lance Zierlein will have surpassed Nick Wright in twitter follows.  

What's odd in all of this, Lance Zierlein is still not verified by Twitter.  For the amount of sports information Lance tweets, I would think he would be verified but he's not.  Below is a tweet Lance tweeted me about Twitter Verification.



OUT
LM

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HOUSTON FANS, BLAME YOURSELF! BY LM


HOUSTON FANS, BLAME YOURSELF!
Written By: LM
10.15.2015
  • Gary Kubiak is a Quarter Back Guru
  • Bill O'Brien is a Quarter Back Guru
  • Not Built To Play From Behind
  • Draft Predictions
  • Top (insert player) Five Player
  • etc
So many times, we get upset with a player, coach or General Manager when they do not live up to a title given to them by the media.  In other words, the media tells us things about a sports figures and when they do not materialize, we are pissed at the sports figure.

It really hit me, am I mad at the players coach etc or am I mad that they didn't live up to the label put on them by the media?

This behavior is not only displayed by labels but also in Drafts and Free Agency.  We are conditioned by media to believe what should happen in off season and draft that when it don't occur, we blast the organization.

When Bill O'Brien or Gary Kubiak accepted the positions as Head Coaches, they didn't say " I'm glad to be the Houston Texans Head Coach and oh yeah, I'm a QB GURU".  Those guys never called themselves that, it's what the media labeled them.  Later, fans are all excited thinking "QB GURU" and they can't make a David Carr or Ryan Fitzpatrick be Peyton Manning, we blast them.

As a fan, its very important to parse bullshit from fact.  Sometimes, I really feel, Pros are being hammered because the media whipped expectations.  

The trick, fans have to realize the media absolutely has to give every event and person some quick and easy label that will translate to dummies (lowest common denominator listeners).  It's not an easy task, I even know what's being done to me by the media and I still fall for it.

Stop taking these clowns in media words as gospel, they are not a part of the team.  Very few of them have any real "inside information".

OUT
LM

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ARE THE TEXANS COMMITTED TO THE WRONG RYAN? - CRAIG SHELTON - 10/14/2014




ARE THE TEXANS COMMITTED TO THE WRONG RYAN?
Written by: Craig Shelton
Date posted: 10/14/2014



Like it or not, six weeks into the 2014 NFL season, Houston Texans head coach, Bill O'Brien, appears locked in on Ryan Fitzpatrick being his guy. 

In recent weeks, since the acquisition of backup, Ryan Mallett, from New England,  the cry from Texans fans and media to start Mallett over Fitzpatrick has only intensified as the Texans wins and losses leveled off at .500.

Today I spoke to a source with insight on the Texans QB situation who offered the following bullets on Mallett vs. Fitzpatrick:

• It's all about Fitzpatrick, the Texans are fully committed to him right now. I don't believe a change is imminent.

• Ryan Mallett is primarily running with the scout team to get his snaps.  

Mike Vrabel gives Mallett a really hard time in practice, hazing Mallett if he throws a pick or makes a mental error. Tough love in other words.

THE LONG VIEW

It's my personal view that (like it or not) Texans fans have to trust in the process and allow what I believe is a process in its first leg to play out over the next season and a half. The Bill O'Brien "profile" won't be at a gradable level of completion before midway through the 2015 season to the first quarter of the 2016 season.

Texans fans, take a deep breath and bare witness to the fallout of taking over a 2-14 roster of guys who are not your guys.

@1DeepMedia