Archive for the ‘basketball’ Category

college athletes behaving badly

April 12, 2007

Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Criticize Their Moms

While their behavior hasn’t risen to the level of “attention whore” yet, I, for one, have grown weary of the grandstanding by some members of the Rutgers womens basketball team, and some members of the Duke mens lacrosse team.

In the links below, you will find some research that you can use to help yourself understand such contemporary college students.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17349066/

http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/narcissisticpd.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_minutes_of_fame

imaginary quote: “Now’s your big chance baby, you’re going to be on Oprah!”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter_parent

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nappy-headed hos research links

April 10, 2007

(note: same video, two different formats; and with unrelated short clip on end)

http://mediamatters.org/static/video/imus-rose-20070404.mov

http://mediamatters.org/static/video/imus-rose-20070404.wmv

Throughout the film, hair weave-wearing African American women of the Gamma Rays (a women’s auxiliary to the Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity) battle it out with their, Afro-headed fellow co-eds. The students at Mission College also battle with the local unemployed and uneducated people living around the campus, who resent the Mission students for taking all of the good jobs.

Musical performances are throughout, including the production “Straight and Nappy”, “Be Alone Tonight” performed by Campbell (as Jane Toussaint and her Royal Court), and a dis-fest between the Wannabes and Jigaboos on campus. The go-go anthem “Da Butt” is performed by the group E.U. during the after-party for the Gammites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_Daze

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jknRJnuTCn8

http://whorechurch.wordpress.com/2007/04/10/imus-endows-rutgers-scholarship/

suburban bred Kobe

March 27, 2007

Another example of dry snitching occurred in 2003, when Kobe Bryant was arrested on rape charges. While being interrogated, Bryant freely disclosed potentially embarrassing aspects of teammate Shaquille O’Neal’s personal life in order to gain favor with Colorado police. According to the Los Angeles Times, Kobe reportedly told the officers that he should have followed Shaq’s example and paid the woman not to say anything, adding that Shaq had already spend over one million dollars for those purposes. While some attributed this slip-up to Kobe’s inexperience in such situations — one of the reasons that the suburban bred Kobe will never reach the ghetto superstar status of his generational peer, Allen Iverson, despite his extravagantly calculated gestures — others saw it as a passive aggressive act against his not so secret rival.

http://www.popmatters.com/columns/hill/060224-1.shtml