April 6, 2013 5 Comments
Former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was fired earlier in the week after footage appeared of him yelling , throwing balls and otherwise “abusing” players. This prompted pats on the back for Rutgers from most of the media. The exception is Fox News’ Eric Bolling who claims it’s an example of the “wussification” of sports. Bolling couldn’t be more spot on. We’ve reached the point in American culture where anything masculine and manly is degraded, criticized and removed from society. Whether it’s football trying to remove violence from the game or basketball spending inordinate amounts of time reviewing replays to determine whether fouls are “flagrant” masculinity is under attack in sports.
Mike Rice is perhaps an easy target because his teams haven’t performed well and odds are he was on his way out anyway. But what he did in practice isn’t that big of a deal. He’s charged with coaching this team and doing so requires more than teaching x’s and o’s. In many ways these coaches are like Army drill sargents, they ultimately have to tear someone down so they can build them up again in a stronger, more foundational way. The timid souls in the media might not like what Rice did, but make no mistake he had a purpose behind what he was doing. He was trying to build these kids up again by tearing them down during an early season practice.
This is hardly an uncommon tactic. We here in Michigan get to watch Tom Izzo attack and question his team every November only to watch them perform well at the end of the season. While Izzo has never been accused of the sort of things we saw out of Rice, we’ve seen him get physical with players during games. It isn’t a big deal, most of us figure Izzo knows what he’s doing. We can all think of a few football coaches who we could easily imagine throwing footballs and kicking players. (read: Nick Saban) These coaches are taking a bunch of young boys and building them into men. only in the liberal world is this viewed as a negative.
Unfortunately the left controls the media, including ESPN. That network spends an inordinate amount of time fretting over concussions to the point that football is fundamentally changing for the worse. In a decade, the football Americans love won’t exist anymore. This is what Bolling is getting at. We’re wussifying American culture by getting rid of masculinity. We’re creating a generation of sissy’s who are afraid to hit in football and who are so entitled as to think no one can criticize them during practice. We aren’t creating men, we’re creating the sort of boy men that live in their parents basement until they’re 35, expect an executive job right out of college and who don’t really want to work. Dare criticize the precious little souls and they fall to pieces.
Men and masculinity have been downgraded in culture for years. Fashion is run by a cabal of women and sissy homosexuals. Hollywood is more interested in boyish men than masculine men. Feminism has corrupted education to the point where manliness is taught as a negative rather than a positive. What happened to Mike Rice is ridiculous. He should have been fired because his teams stunk, not because he yelled at players and threw a couple of balls. That media outcry is what led to his firing shows us a lot about the intentions of the sports media. They won’t be satisfied until manliness is truly eliminated from sports.