From an article in a competing blog which, out of respect for MHR I shall not name, the story broke that the Tennessee Titans' running back Chris Johnson recently had his condo raided by the police. All of the activity at the condo caused the cops to suspect some illegal shenanigans were happening. Fortunately, for Chris Johnson, for the Titans, and for football, nothing illegal was going on; but Johnson's reaction to the raid just cut me to the bone. It is in response to his comments that I write the following letter:
Dear Mr. Johnson: In the wake of your recent run-in with the police you made a comment that revealed something horribly sad about your own psyche, about our society, and about the state of sports -- specifically football -- in this nation. You said, "It's not easy being young, rich and black." Gag ... Hack ... Choke. I thought Adrian Peterson was speaking ignorantly when he compared modern football players to "slaves," but you, Mr. Johnson, have taken this kind of narcissistic craziness to a whole new level. I don't know; maybe you'd rather be old, poor and Asian, or young, blind and deaf, or lame, or physically or emotionally or mentally challenged. Maybe you'd rather be old, fat and white ... like me! I'm sorry, Mr. Johnson, I just don't get your complaint; but I DO now more clearly understand the players' view of the strike: It's all about making selfishness and self-centeredness not only socially acceptable, but normal. You should be ashamed.