A Copycat League -- Except When It Comes to Copying the Patriotsby J. B. Cash
The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX in exciting fashion, sealing the win with a goal line interception in the final minute.
The win marked the fourth Super Bowl victory for the Patriots this century. Along with wins following the 2001, 2003, and 2004 regular seasons, the Patriots also nearly won Super Bowls in 2008 and 2012, losing to the Giants late in those games on miraculous plays. Besides the wins and appearances in those six Super Bowls in 14 years, the Patriots have made it to two other AFC title games for a total of eight, and have been in the playoffs 12 times. During that time they have consistently been one of the best teams in the NFL.
However it is more than just their success which has distinguished the Patriots from other NFL teams, in a league where nearly 80% of the players are black, the New England Patriots are starkly different, starting 9 White players on offense in the Super Bowl and even though New England's roster has always been majority black, the team has been among the relatively "Whitest" NFL teams for nearly all of their long years of winning.
Obviously the mainstream media has problems with the New England Patriots. Because of the rigid social orthodoxy regulating discussions of racial issues they are not allowed to refer to White group interests in any way but negative ones. They can talk about White bigotry, White racism, White prejudice, etc., but it is forbidden to discuss White success. Thus any mention of the Patriots relative "Whiteness" is apart from their achievements.
The media will trumpet any non-White successes endlessly. If an all-black little league team wins the Little League World Series, as recently happened, it is cause for celebration. (Although it turned out that the team cheated and had its title stripped away). If a black tennis player has success, or a black ice skater, or a black swimmer, there is constant fawning media attention paid to them.
There are those that might rationalize the absurdly over the top pandering to non-White achievement as being an attempt to celebrate some concept of growing equality or an acknowledgement that some minority group has overcome daunting odds to succeed against the imaginary bogeyman of White racism. If, however that is the case then why is it not worthy of note that the team with the fewest black players dominates a mostly black league?
You might say that it is because Whites are in the majority, but of course in football, like basketball, they are not. If you believe this is because of the superiority of black athleticism then isnâ€™t it noteworthy that a group of Whites are overcoming those daunting odds? In an environment where each milestone of fading White majority status is being trumpeted from the front page of every newspaper and television network in a positive manner, why isnâ€™t the success of the Patriots similarly newsworthy? If it is significant in some way that White children will soon no longer be more than 50% of that age group, why is it not significant that the highly successful Patriots are Whiter than any other team?
And it is not that the Patriots are representative of some small percentage of the teams. They are far and away Whiter then almost any other team. Nine White starters on offense is not just unusual it is unheard of in recent decades, since the Caste System went into overdrive in the mid-1980s; many teams hardly have few White starters on offense, and the majority have no White starters at all on defense.
The Patriots threw touchdown passes in the Super Bowl to three different White pass catchers. Most teams donâ€™t have a single White receiver. The White players on the Patriots are not just offensive lineman, like on most other teams, they are also the prime movers of the offense.
To the media commentators the fact that the Patriots are highly successful while at the same time highly White cannot be commented on except in a negative way. So instead they are targeted for criticism and mockery and if any small issue arises which might diminish their standing it is made into a major news item. Favorite among the criticisms is that they â€œcheat.â€ Successfully painting the Patriots as cheaters has the advantage of explaining away that while the league is nearly all-black, those "White boy" Patriots continue to win.
Before the Super Bowl, in the two week dead time between the conference championships and the big game, the sports media manufactured a cheating controversy so contrived and ridiculous that it was amazing it could have been taken seriously. â€œDeflate-gateâ€ as it was labeled by the media, for easier internet searches no doubt, was based on some thin evidence that the balls used by the Patriots had a couple less ounces of air in them then the balls used by the Colts in the AFC conference championship game. This was a game in which the Patriots thoroughly destroyed their darker opponents. But for nearly two weeks the media tried to make it seem that those few ounces of air were significant in the outcome.
Rational voices made the whole concept of some advantage from under inflated balls a ridiculous theory, but not until the whole of the anti-Patriot, (also anti-White) members of the sports brainwashing complex, had the chance to smear as much as possible the long, successful legacy of the team.
The end result was that the Super Bowl was turned into a referendum on the reputation and history of winning of the organization, and especially directed at the two main representatives of the frighteningly White Patriots, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. As such it was also construed to be a comment on the Patriots Whiteness as the insinuation that they werenâ€™t really that good for 15 years but were instead the recipients of an unfair advantage.
Nothing can make the anti-White sentiment of the NFL and the media more obvious than in the fifteen years this team has been so successful no other team has tried to emulate their success. The NFL has rightly been referred to as a â€œcopycatâ€ league. Whenever a team has some measure of success, other teams will attempt to acquire personnel of the same type, run the same offensive and defensive schemes and try to replicate that success. Not in this case though. Despite a generation of winning and unprecedented success in the modern NFL -- which is relentlessly engineered so that there is "parity" between the teams -- there is no rush for teams to find similar players and run a similar offense as the New England Patriots. The NFL, the sports media, and apparently the declining White fan base, always led by media cues, is just fine with that.
The major sources of media, moving in lockstep with each other, following a bible of unwritten rules on race and how it can be discussed cannot say it, but the New England Patriots recent Super Bowl win and their long record of winning is a source of pride for many White people. In a society where all peoples except Whites are granted the option of feeling pride when someone that â€œlooks like themâ€ has success, I feel pride in Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Julius Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Nate Solder, Daniel Connolly, Bryan Stork, Ryan Wendell, Sebastian Vollmer, Rob Ninkovich, and all of our other fellow European-Americans that exhibited qualities we respect so much in our people: character, skill, strength, teamwork, intelligence, and the will to win.