As you know, Professional Throwball is all about which Teams you hate. You might think I’d relent on the Patsies but I hate Bob Kraft and Bill Belicheck every bit as much as Cheater Brady so the Net/Net is I’ve added the Sucks to the list of Teams that I hate.
As a matter of fact outside of Green Bay and the Giants a little because they’re local there are not many that I root for except situationally to knock out a Team I hate more.
In the past Teams like that have included the Seahawks (TMC likes them for some reason) and the Aints.
And then yesterday Drew Brees was an idiot.
So here I was all ready to move my Aints paraphernalia from my somewhat barren Trophy Case of Teams I find sorta acceptable to the 55 Gallon Drum I use for Trash Teams and Drew finds his mind.
I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday.
In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy.
This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.
This is where I stand: I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community. I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement.
I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy.
I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening…and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen.
For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.
Eh, could use a little polish, not quite abject enough for starters, but it is recognizably an apology and he made it quickly and completely (“For That” is kind of weaselly, but at least he didn’t try to claim he said something else or he was right all along and it’s your reaction that’s wrong).
So that’s one way to do it.
Anyway I think I’ll postpone my cleaning and await developments. The best thing Drew Brees can do right now is shut up.