When Maya Aggelou said:When people show you who they are, believe themForetold the actions of the NFL.
Despite the titles and the reactions that the championship receives and the fact that they face group education of three black men claiming racist black coaching practices, all preparing for the NFL to announce soon that the Denver Broncos will be sold to another wealthy white man in a league where the vast majority of the workforce on the field is black. siHowever, the league never allowed a black man to become the owner.
According to many reports, Rob Walton – the son of Walmart founder Sam Walton, and is estimated to be worth about $ 59.2 billion – is ready to fall $ 4.5 billion in the Denver Broncos. The Arkansas native gives the NFL another absurdly old rich white dude from a red state. Funny how this always works.
When the transaction is completed, according to Bloomberg, will be “the highest amount ever paid for a professional U.S. sports team. It would surpass the $ 3.3 billion sale of the Brooklyn Nets to Alibaba Group Holding Inc. co-founder Joe Tsai in 2019 and the purchase of the Carolina Panthers by David Tepper for $ 2.3 billion in 2018. When Tepper bought the Panthers in cash in 2018, he changed the game about how future property transactions would go, as it was a clear message that the person with the deepest pockets was going to win. And according to Forbes’ The latest list of the richest sports owners in the world means that Walton will be third overall and first in the NFL.
A group sold to the highest bidder with the largest check book portfolio in a capitalist society is not the problem here. The thing is, this is a league that tried to act like it was giving a black man a chance to get property, when it never happened. And people actually fell for it.
Byron Allen had his name out as if he were a legitimate candidate when he never had the opportunity to estimated net worth less than half a billion. And then there were people like Kanye West and Antonio Brown, who believed that they could work together and buy a team, while all they did was make fun of themselves even more. Their efforts were as unfounded as when Didi, Steve Carey and Michael Rubin tried to buy the Panthers in 2018, but this quickly collapsed as soon as the asking price rose to $ 2.5 billion.
Oh, and for all the people who believed that Jay-Z was “playing chess not checkers” when he signed on to work with the NFL, as if putting him on a fast track to ownership, his estimated value $ 1.3 billion is a pocket change for most of the other bidders – and it still does not have a team in its name. I guess it was worth it to get Snoop Dogg to appear in the Super Bowl and sell out Colin Kaepernick.
However, if any black bidder had a real chance, it was Robert F. Smith. His net worth is estimated at $ 6.7 billion, which is higher than that of Colts owner Jim Irsay and Eagles owner Jeff Lurie. But, letting in a rich black man who fit the bill, but who also paid off all his student debt Graduation class 2019 of Morehouse College – the only all-male HBCU on Earth – was not something the Good Boys Club was all about.
“Why is it that the NFL and its owners are having such a difficult time, at the highest levels, hiring blacks in decision-making positions?”
That’s what Jim Trotter asked Roger Goodell Press conference of the Commissioner in the Super Bowl on February. The veteran journalist also discussed the lack of black league coaches throughout the NFL’s 100-year history, and how the NFL does not yet have a black majority, having only two black club presidents and that of the top 11 executives in the league’s office. , only two of them are colored.
These are just some of the reasons why the league is facing a racist lawsuit. Because when you look around how the NFL is built and who will be selected for ownership, the facts are glaring.
This has nothing to do with whether the NFL chooses who owns it is legal or illegal, or if it violates antitrust laws. The fact is that the NFL is what they have shown us to be and people still pretend not to be “so bad”. Major League Soccer has even better Rooney Rule from the NFL. And on Tuesday, the league announced that it was hosting first official events in Africa later this month, which will include a talent camp. It took until 2022, for a championship over the age of 100 and includes over 100 African-born players and / or first-generation Africans, to go to the second largest continent on Earth to see if there is “talent” there.
Think about it for a while.
And yet, this is a championship he produced 75 of the 100 most-watched TV shows in 2021. The Walmart heir is set to become the newest owner in the NFL. And when you think about it and what it entails, it becomes clear why the league has never had a black owner. The game is set up in more than one way.