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Writer compares Manziel to Rosa Parks, but years ago said Pryor was a terrorist

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  1. ktbballplaya

    ktbballplaya Member

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    This is Fox Sports' Jen Floyd Engel, and as you might have guessed, she's writing about Johnny Manziel, and his heroic struggle against the unjust laws of the NCAA. Johnny Gandhi Buddha Jesus Reverend Saint Francis of Assisi Football. It takes a breathtaking contempt for history to compare Rosa Parks, an activist who committed a conscious act of civil disobedience and risked bodily harm in a social movement that wouldn't reach full flower for another decade, and Johnny Manziel, who allegedly signed some autographs for cash.

    Engel's larger point is that most fans are on Manziel's side in any potential dispute with the NCAA, and that's fine. But Manziel is far from the first college athlete to try to make money off his image. So why the outrage now? Two years ago, Terrelle Pryor was suspended five games for trading memorabilia for money. Engel called him a "terrorist."

    Here's what she wrote about Roger Goodell hitting Pryor with an NFL suspension to keep the NCAA happy:

    Oh, please. You know why Tebow memes exist? You know why they've, let us say, gone forth and multiplied? Because of columns like this,… Read…

    This is Engel's game. (You might remember her from such columns as "What if Tim Tebow were a Muslim who behaved like an evangelical Christian.") False equivalency; a feverish air of smarmy, white grievance; bad historical analogy. She's a YouTube commenter who gets 800 words and a paycheck.

    Terrelle Pryor is not a man standing down a line of tanks, she writes. But "Manziel is the new Rosa Parks," as the headline on her piece originally read before some editor finally read a Wikipedia page or something.

    What's the difference between Pryor and Manziel? Why are Reggie Bush and Cam Newton and Terrelle Pryor vilified (by Jen Floyd Engel), while Johnny Manziel gets a nation (and Jen Floyd Engel) behind him? Yesterday, even before Engel's column was published, her colleague Jason Whitlock asked that question and invoked an appropriate example from history—the blowback against mar1juana laws in the 1960s—to make the point that white people cry out against social injustices when they start to affect white people. Perhaps the scales have fallen from Engel's eyes and she can now see the NCAA for what it is. The alternative is that Jen Floyd Engel is just a moron.

    Worst Columnist In America Compares Johnny Manziel To Rosa Parks


    Her name is Jennifer Floyd Engel and she works at foxsports

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I absolutely regret my column on ... Terrelle Pryor. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23sincereapologytohim&amp;src=hash">#sincereapologytohim</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whenyouknowbetteryouwritebetter&amp;src=hash">#whenyouknowbetteryouwritebetter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23opinionschange&amp;src=hash">#opinionschange</a></p>&mdash; Jennifer Floyd Engel (@engeljen) <a href="https://twitter.com/engeljen/statuses/365877341215404032">August 9, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    6'6 230-pound black guy with tats and earrings. was called everything from "selfish" to a "college football terrorist" for ruining his team's national title hopes.

    Then you've got a 6'0 190-pound normal looking all-american white boy with a dazzling smile and aw-shucks personality...poses for pictures in VIP sections of club in vegas with wads of cash and is just a boy being a boy
  2. TheRealist137

    TheRealist137 Member

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    racism still exists
  3. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

    May 20, 2002
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    Or, more to the point; sports writers are dumb, college athletics ruined the university system, and minor league teams should be run by industrial firms and military: the two places where most of these athletes would actually be able to learn and build a career in their professionally and intellectually formative years.
  4. HR Dept

    HR Dept Contributing Member

    May 31, 2012
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    No way this writer is that stupid, she's just trolling for website hits.

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