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JB
10-30-2012, 04:32 PM
Are Minnesota Timberwolves Too White?


Minnesota Timberwolves fans may notice something different about their team this year. In a league in which American-born black players made up 75 percent of roster spots in 2011, the Timberwolves will have an opening-day roster comprising just 33 percent black players (five out of 15).

Is that a problem?

Some civil rights leaders in Minneapolis think so. Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul's African American leadership council, told the Star-Tribune that he thinks the unbalanced roster could be seen as a ploy by the ownership to sell the team to a majority-white fan base.

Ron Edwards, a longtime Minneapolis civil rights advocate, told the Star-Tribune that it was "somewhat disturbing" when he saw a game last season in which Wes Johnson was the only black player on the floor for the Timberwolves. The composition of this season's roster has prompted Edwards to react even stronger.

"It raises some real questions to me about what's really intended," Edwards said. "I think, personally, that it was calculated. Is this an attempt to get fans back in the stands? Minnesota, after all, is a pretty white state.''This is, obviously, where his logic breaks down but he'll never acknowledge it. Since Minnesota is but 5% black that means the Minnesota Timberwolves should only have 0.75 black people on their team (15 players x 5%) instead of the five that are on the team.

Today has to be April 1st (http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201210/are-minnesota-timberwolves-too-white)

Wibbins
10-31-2012, 11:08 AM
It's to the point where their true anti-white racism is showing.

djones520
10-31-2012, 11:20 AM
Maybe fans aren't in the stands because in the great white north we like things like Hockey, and not Basketball.

LukeEDay
10-31-2012, 12:11 PM
Maybe fans aren't in the stands because in the great white north we like things like Hockey, and not Basketball.

What hockey?

noonwitch
11-01-2012, 11:30 AM
I'm just wondering where they found that many white guys who could play basketball well enough for the NBA?

Unreconstructed Reb
11-01-2012, 12:05 PM
I'm just wondering where they found that many white guys who could play basketball well enough for the NBA?

Racist much?

Novaheart
11-01-2012, 12:14 PM
When I was a kid, I attatched a certain level of interest to college and professional sports teams. When I was a teen, I learned that the University of Maryland was growing football players in Spotsylvania County Virginia and that the Washington Redskins hired players from all over the place. Suddenly, I couldn't understand why anyone cared who won the game.

noonwitch
11-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Racist much?


You were obviously born without any sense of humor whatsoever.

Unreconstructed Reb
11-01-2012, 02:26 PM
You were obviously born without any sense of humor whatsoever.

Perhaps, but at least I didn't turn into a flaming libtard/progressive/commie bastard.

noonwitch
11-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Perhaps, but at least I didn't turn into a flaming libtard/progressive/commie bastard.

You could at least call me a bitch. My parents were married when they had me.

Unreconstructed Reb
11-01-2012, 04:47 PM
You could at least call me a bitch. My parents were married when they had me.

I'll bet they regret that.

Retread
11-01-2012, 05:00 PM
Perhaps, but at least I didn't turn into a flaming libtard/progressive/commie bastard.

partly correct at least.

JB
11-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Perhaps, but at least I didn't turn into a flaming libtard/progressive/commie bastard.Dude!!

Lager
11-01-2012, 05:08 PM
When sports were still segregated, activists called for hiring the best athletes, regardless of skin color etc., and they were right. Now they want to reverse their position, and suddenly their credibility is blown all to hell. No one is going to attract people to basketball games based on the team's racial make up. Anyone left who still has an issue with black athletes is definitely not a basketball fan, and never will be. I'm pretty confident about that.

NJCardFan
11-01-2012, 06:30 PM
When sports were still segregated, activists called for hiring the best athletes, regardless of skin color etc., and they were right. Now they want to reverse their position, and suddenly their credibility is blown all to hell. No one is going to attract people to basketball games based on the team's racial make up. Anyone left who still has an issue with black athletes is definitely not a basketball fan, and never will be. I'm pretty confident about that.

I don't care if the players of my favorite teams were orange with green polka dots. If they bring my team championships, I'm happy.

Madisonian
11-01-2012, 07:24 PM
With all the hispanics now playing baseball, MLB must really be pissing them off.

Rockntractor
11-01-2012, 08:08 PM
Perhaps, but at least I didn't turn into a flaming libtard/progressive/commie bastard.

Hey Noonie doesn't deserve that! Mellow out, we have libs that deserve being whipped and she isn't one of them.

Elspeth
11-01-2012, 08:11 PM
Hey Noonie doesn't deserve that! Mellow out, we have libs that deserve being whipped and she isn't one of them.

http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/signs/smiley-vault-signs-016.gif

Retread
11-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Hey Noonie doesn't deserve that! Mellow out, we have libs that deserve being whipped and she isn't one of them.

What he said ^^^^^^^^^^

JB
11-01-2012, 09:05 PM
Dude!!


Hey Noonie doesn't deserve that! Mellow out, we have libs that deserve being whipped and she isn't one of them.That's what I said!!!

Rockntractor
11-01-2012, 09:08 PM
That's what I said!!!

Yours was concentrated, I just added water.

JB
11-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Yours was concentrated, I just added water.You got all the kudos too. Sometimes being a man of few words is just not worth it.

Rockntractor
11-01-2012, 09:15 PM
You got all the kudos too. Sometimes being a man of few words is just not worth it.

it is the cross you have to bear, somebody has to do it, now win the campaigning!

Elspeth
11-01-2012, 10:07 PM
You got all the kudos too. Sometimes being a man of few words is just not worth it.

I wasn't sure what "Dude!!" meant.

Unreconstructed Reb
11-02-2012, 10:00 AM
Hey Noonie doesn't deserve that! Mellow out, we have libs that deserve being whipped and she isn't one of them.

Why would you stand up for a lib, any lib? These are the people that want to give us Detroit on a national scale. They can't be reasoned with and they'll never admit that the socialist/communist utopia that they long for is a crippling form of government for humanity.

Personally, I have no use for any libtard, even the so called 'resonable' ones because at the end of the day they'll all be pulling the lever for Bronco Bama who is a sworn enemy of the United States of America that the Founders left for us. I liken it to being cozy with someone who supported Hitler.

Ask noonie if she's gonna vote for Bronco Bama and when she answers Yes I want to ask you how can you stomach that?

djones520
11-02-2012, 10:05 AM
Why would you stand up for a lib, any lib? These are the people that want to give us Detroit on a national scale. They can't be reasoned with and they'll never admit that the socialist/communist utopia that they long for is a crippling form of government for humanity.

Personally, I have no use for any libtard, even the so called 'resonable' ones because at the end of the day they'll all be pulling the lever for Bronco Bama who is a sworn enemy of the United States of America that the Founders left for us. I liken it to being cozy with someone who supported Hitler.

Ask noonie if she's gonna vote for Bronco Bama and when she answers Yes I want to ask you how can you stomach that?

A friend of mine is voting for him. He's been active duty in the military for 8 years, been on deployments to Iraq and Kuwait, and is without a doubt one of the smartest people I know.

I'm sure he'll get a kick out of a backwoods hick likening him to a Hitler supporter.

I'm sure it's just your internet tough guy persona showing, but making everything political about hate isn't healthy for the soul. This country was founded on the principle of accepting people with differing view points, maybe you should try it out sometime.

Rockntractor
11-02-2012, 10:10 AM
Why would you stand up for a lib, any lib? These are the people that want to give us Detroit on a national scale. They can't be reasoned with and they'll never admit that the socialist/communist utopia that they long for is a crippling form of government for humanity.

Personally, I have no use for any libtard, even the so called 'resonable' ones because at the end of the day they'll all be pulling the lever for Bronco Bama who is a sworn enemy of the United States of America that the Founders left for us. I liken it to being cozy with someone who supported Hitler.

Ask noonie if she's gonna vote for Bronco Bama and when she answers Yes I want to ask you how can you stomach that?

I'm a moderator here and if you continue for no reason to call respected members here bastards I'm going to ban your ass and everything connected to it.

Unreconstructed Reb
11-02-2012, 10:49 AM
A friend of mine is voting for him. He's been active duty in the military for 8 years, been on deployments to Iraq and Kuwait, and is without a doubt one of the smartest people I know.

I'm sure he'll get a kick out of a backwoods hick likening him to a Hitler supporter.

I'm sure it's just your internet tough guy persona showing, but making everything political about hate isn't healthy for the soul. This country was founded on the principle of accepting people with differing view points, maybe you should try it out sometime.

Backwoods hick. Cute.

If you equate drawing a line in the sand on socialism/communism to being an 'internet tough guy' then so be it.

BTW, this country was not founded on the principle of accepting people with differing view points. If you know anything about history you'll know that the revolutionaries killed and ran out those with differing view points than the ones that we declared in our independence. Perhaps you're unaware that the principle was to assimilate to our American form of society/government and not to compromise it.

Unreconstructed Reb
11-02-2012, 10:54 AM
I'm a moderator here and if you continue for no reason to call respected members here bastards I'm going to ban your ass and everything connected to it.

For one, I didn't call her a bastard. Read the post again.

Since you're a mod let me make sure I have this squared away: Noonie, the Bronco Bama voting liberal, is off limits. Reb, me, a conservative, is fair game. Does that about sum it up?

Rockntractor
11-02-2012, 11:24 AM
For one, I didn't call her a bastard. Read the post again.

Since you're a mod let me make sure I have this squared away: Noonie, the Bronco Bama voting liberal, is off limits. Reb, me, a conservative, is fair game. Does that about sum it up?

Take a day to yourself, handle your snakes and oil the door to your bunker, the pressure is getting to you.
You can't seem to handle a mild rebuke of back off and be civil and you won't be happy until you have made a production of this so take a couple days off on me.

Retread
11-02-2012, 05:03 PM
:bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :woot: :thumbsup: :party:



Take a day to yourself, handle your snakes and oil the door to your bunker, the pressure is getting to you.
You can't seem to handle a mild rebuke of back off and be civil and you won't be happy until you have made a production of this so take a couple days off on me.

SarasotaRepub
11-02-2012, 06:33 PM
For one, I didn't call her a bastard. Read the post again.

Since you're a mod let me make sure I have this squared away: Noonie, the Bronco Bama voting liberal, is off limits. Reb, me, a conservative, is fair game. Does that about sum it up?

No one, as you've found out, is "off limits".

What I don't want happening on my board are members attacking other members who are in good standing. CU isn't DU, you can have a Lib leaning if you are so inclined and follow the rules.

So chill out when you come back or don't come back, your choice.


SR

Retread
11-02-2012, 07:21 PM
Question Boss - When on hiatus are just their posting rights on hold?

SarasotaRepub
11-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Question Boss - When on hiatus are just their posting rights on hold?

The person in question is basically banned, I just change their title from Banned to Timed out. The ban is
a temp one. When it expires his account is active again.

djones520
11-02-2012, 07:40 PM
They can still view all posting as a guest, but they cannot log into their accounts, so "Timed Out" folks can, and probably are, still seeing everything we say.

Retread
11-02-2012, 07:47 PM
They can still view all posting as a guest, but they cannot log into their accounts, so "Timed Out" folks can, and probably are, still seeing everything we say.

Thanks - that was my real question. Assuming they aren't so PO'd as to just leave. We could all wish........

SarasotaRepub
11-02-2012, 07:52 PM
They can still view all posting as a guest, but they cannot log into their accounts, so "Timed Out" folks can, and probably are, still seeing everything we say.

Exactly. Sorry I wan't clear.

JB
11-02-2012, 08:31 PM
Ask noonie if she's gonna vote for Bronco Bama and when she answers Yes I want to ask you how can you stomach that?Maybe she is, maybe she isn't. Maybe she says she isn't, lies, and does anyway. Who's to know?

The point is Reb, this is an Internet messageboard where a few hundred people bounce in and out on a semi-regular basis. No policy is made here, no kings or presidents post here, except that guy that heads up that Empire. He may have died though.

The thing is, if you want to affect any real change, get off your butt and go do it. This is not the place for that and hollering at a couple Lefties on this board isn't going to make one bit of difference.

Just chill and realize that she's a kook and find a nicer way of telling her that she is. ;)

JB
11-02-2012, 08:33 PM
I wasn't sure what "Dude!!" meant.That's cause you're not a dude.

Every dude on here knows the 50 or so words and meaning I was expressing with that one word reply. Sure, it would have been better to hear my inflection but they got it. :biggrin-new:

djones520
11-02-2012, 08:41 PM
Thanks - that was my real question. Assuming they aren't so PO'd as to just leave. We could all wish........

I always get a kick when you get these types, so far flung out there that they call folks like me liberals, simply because I treat homosexuals like a regular person. I for one see no great loss if he doesn't come back.

Retread
11-02-2012, 08:43 PM
That's cause you're not a dude.

Every dude on here knows the 50 or so words and meaning I was expressing with that one word reply. Sure, it would have been better to hear my inflection but they got it. :biggrin-new:

Yeh, I did.

Elspeth
11-02-2012, 10:26 PM
That's cause you're not a dude.

Every dude on here knows the 50 or so words and meaning I was expressing with that one word reply. Sure, it would have been better to hear my inflection but they got it. :biggrin-new:

http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/935847.jpg