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    Is this really news?

    Free agency will present another unique situation. The top two free-agent wide receivers are expected to be St. Louis' Kevin Curtis and Tennessee's Drew Bennett. Both receivers are white. And the top three free-agent wide receivers would have been white had Mike Furrey and the Detroit Lions not agreed to a new extension this past week. It is hardly unprecedented but these days, it is rare to see successful white wide receivers at the NFL level.
    From http://www.benmaller.com/nfl_rumors_notes

    What? White men can't jump?

    What a stupid "rumor"

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    Re: Is this really news?

    So Curtis and Bennett are the minority?

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    Re: Is this really news?

    It's hard to understand why Maller or Fox Sports would even go down this road.

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    Re: Is this really news?

    what is so classic about this is that if you said it the other way around, ie top receivers are black, someone would be screaming racism, led by big jessie of course.

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    Re: Is this really news?

    The "P.C." term they usually use is "possession receiver" (also used for older WRs of any race).

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    Re: Is this really news?

    Why does it matter if they're white? I'm not a racial type of person at all. If the man has talent, let him play. If the coach is brilliant, let him coach...Why does race always have to get involved? I hate that....Hopefully one day it will all change, Maybe Dungy and Smith are truly making history and progress...


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    Re: Is this really news?

    white men might not be able to jump, but at least we can catch!

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    Re: Is this really news?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    The "P.C." term they usually use is "possession receiver" (also used for older WRs of any race).
    It's true. And what makes it even more laughable is that I've even heard journalists referring to Curtis as a "possession receiver", never mind the fact he's got blazing speed - no, no he's white so he must be a possession receiver. Can we just forget the race issue for good some time soon? I for one was also bored out of my skull hearing about the whole "2 black headcoaches in the Superbowl" angle a lot of journalists wanted to cover, what kind of a story is that? There isn't really anything to say, great for them, I don't care if they're black or white or whatever, making a big story out of it to me is like saying "look at these guys they managed to succeed despite being black" (and isn't that actually kinda rascist?). I say ignore the issue and get down to business - the journalists should talk football instead of all the "human interest" stories they try to pull, it's getting old.

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