College athletes play for free, despite generating Billions for the rich white elite. JaMarcus Russell spent three years of his life filling up the stands at LSU and luring in the advertisements with his gigantic arm and pinpoint accuracy. Then he wowed scouts at the combine by making every pass imaginable, and legend has it that he even tossed the ball 80 yards from his knees! Cha Ching!
But somewhere along the line, amidst the incompetent, saboteur coaching and desperately racist and biased media, this was all lost. JaMarcus has spent most of his young NFL career (two years) running for his life behind a less than stellar offensive line.(Not one Pro Bowler) And tossing the rock to stone hand receivers, who would have it called back by a ghost penalty even if they were to catch it.
This past year, after coming off a strong rookie campaign was an even rougher go for the much maligned young star. He lost his two closest relatives during the season(as if you care) and faced puppet like, over-paid "journalist" daily who made a sport out of taking shots at his weight, intellect, Southern drawl, jewlery, passion, credit report, bank staments, work ethic, Madden skills, haircuts, toe nails, etc. etc. etc. Most of which have absolutely nothing to do with the Raiders or football.
Most sports outlets these days are simply gossip fests. Like Male versions of the View, or the Real World. And you all soak it up like the little girls you are, logic be damned. Why can't we ever talk about the fact that JaMarcus has poor footwork and that his receivers could't catch a cold (including the enigmatic Louis Murphy)
I think there are at least 10 Qbs in the league whom are way worse than JaMarcus Russell. (Jay Cutler, anyone?) He does not have the luxury of throwing the ball up with his eyes closed to the likes of Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Marques Colston, Sidney Rice. I would name off some O-linemen too, but you get the point.
Now, back to the issue of excessive bling on behalf of JaMarcus Russell. Kevin Harlan and Doug Collins(http://njfrogman.blogspot.com/2010/02/jamarcus-russell-shows-up-at-nba-game.html) Assessment of JaMarcus bling was jealous and downright girly. You won't see JaMarcus on every sports outlet 24 hours a day like, say a Brett Farve or Peyton Manning. Hell, do you remember him ever getting the equal opportunity to express himself and address the Haters? Enter Bling. Kind of hard to interview a guy you've been sh*tting on since before he even stepped onto the field.
Its like the universal way of saying "Kiss my ass, whitey" to the entire racist world. I got money, too. It's not the way I would personally address the Beast (Bleacher Report), but I understand. JaMarcus, you owe me for this one. Start your hating..........