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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; According to ESPNs Mike Triplett, Vacarro said of Luck: Not deceptive. Just because hes white doesnt mean hes deceptive. Hes actually a great athlete. He has all the tools that you ask for as a quarterback. Smart, big arm talent, ...

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Old 10-24-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

According to ESPNs Mike Triplett, Vacarro said of Luck:

Not deceptive. Just because hes white doesnt mean hes deceptive. Hes actually a great athlete. He has all the tools that you ask for as a quarterback. Smart, big arm talent, can go through all his reads and he can run. So not deceptive, hes actually athletic.

As for Vacarros notion that race factors into Lucks description, well, hes right.

Vice Sports recorded the buzzwords ESPN analysts used during the 2015 NFL draft, and the findings were stunning.

Only black players were described as: gifted, aggressive, explosive, raw, and freak. Only white players were described as: intelligent, cerebral, fundamentally, overachiever, technician, workmanlike, desire, and brilliant.

Players arent always so direct about adjectives for opponents, but its actually kind of refreshing to see the hard-hitting Vacarro attack a dumb stereotype

Saints S talks Andrew Luck's so-called 'deceptive' speed | Yardbarker.com

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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

Luck is white?
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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

Interesting light on the hypocrisy of the political correctness of ESPN...

Wonder if their ombudsman would get a chance to address that issue?!?

Then again, after the guy publish an honest commentary, this happened

ESPN Pulls Ombudsman Blog That Praised Bill Simmons and Others for Holding NFL Accountable [UPDATE] | The Big Lead

and this was his last posting...

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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

I wonder if he can dunk, .
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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

lmao in the world of political correctness they print this dribble.

ESPN the National Enquirer of sports journalism. If Archie Bunker was alive today this would be his only source for sporting news.

I never read their scouting reports any ways.
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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

KV is a deceptive safety. Ok just kidding but maybe only a little bit. His name has been awfully quiet this year.

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ESPN & ABC promote gambling.

Repeatedly and throughout programs targeting the 17-34yr demographic.

They're money whores like every other network.

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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

I agree. Our social constructs and the way we perceive and judge situations are blatant to anybody who is attentive to human behavior. However, the black athletes do seem to be more physically gifted in the areas of speed and just flat out explosion. White players are susceptible to seemingly being more intelligent in due part because they're more likely to have been better educated throughout life. Intelligence is natural giftedness of the mind, which I think all races are pretty even at. We often confuse well educated with intelligence.
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.... or maybe they just pay attention in class more, #shrug.

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Re: Kenny Vacarro: People say Andrew Luck has deceptive speed because hes white

Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
I agree. Our social constructs and the way we perceive and judge situations are blatant to anybody who is attentive to human behavior. However, the black athletes do seem to be more physically gifted in the areas of speed and just flat out explosion. White players are susceptible to seemingly being more intelligent in due part because they're more likely to have been better educated throughout life. Intelligence is natural giftedness of the mind, which I think all races are pretty even at. We often confuse well educated with intelligence.
Really? Black athletes are more physically gifted and whities are just better educated?

Education, regardless of where its from, is a choice. Even a "bad school" can give someone an education. If that person chooses not to give a rats ass about school and not pay attention then that is their choice. "Education" and the choice to be proactive in it has nothing to do with skin color and everything to do with attitude. People shouldn't get a pass because they chose not to pay attention and make school a priority, regardless of skin color or educational system.

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