Congrats indeed!Luke Kuechly was announced as the 2013 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year on Saturday at "NFL Honors."
With JJ Watt winning the award last season...consecutive white players have not been won Defensive Player of the Year thru at least the 70's!!
I perused some sites which discussed Kuechly winning the defensive player of the year award.
Not surprisingly, the consensus was that he didn't deserve it. Various black players were promoted as being better. The attitude was that not only were these black athletes better they were much better than Kuechly, which is nonsense.
Some posters suggested he won because he was white.
Anti-white male bigotry is alive and well in the world of football fandom.
Kuechly was deserving of the award. He almost singlehandedly turned the Carolina defense around.
Well obviously since blacks are far better than Whites at everything the only reason a White man would ever win anything is because of favoritism. The only reason there are ANY whites in sports at all is because of RACISM.
Its surprising how many of our own people believe this. Just about all blacks think that way.
Kuechly is still out with a concussion. It may have been a severe one.
Let's hope he recovers 100% and it doesn't happen again.
I had hoped it was not severe, but three games indicate a bad one. Also from replays it looked like like it might have injuried his neck. Has anyone heard anything to that effect?
I posted this in the NFL news thread. Brutal and depressing news.
Perhaps the residual effect of three concussions.
I don't think injuries affect White players more, they're just more likely to retire earlier now.
A cerebral guy like Kuechly probably was feeling the effects of playing 7 years in the NFL and 3 or 4 years of major college football, plus high school and pee wee ball. He's too intelligent to risk his health for money that won't change his life if he has banked anything close what it's speculated that he has grossed over the years with his known salary and endorsements and appearance fees.I don't think injuries affect White players more, they're just more likely to retire earlier now. Why? Because of the money they make. Stars can banks tens of millions before the age of 30 if they have money sense, while others like Gronk (and Kuechly) had substantial additional income from corporate endorsements. I hate to see Luke retire, but just as with Andrew Luck at the beginning of the season, this is likely to happen more often now. Retire in your late 20s or early 30s set for life financially without worrying about any more football injuries hampering your middle and old age and map out the rest of your life from there.