Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by Need4Speed:
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
Originally posted by valrod33:
isnt the new strength coach asian?
no, he's just fat. so his cheeks push up against his eyes.
Way to go there syber I knew you were good for something.
The point of diversity is being able to connect to different cultures. On that note I actually believe it would be nice to have some black personnel department people. Someone who relates to the players. I just saw a special on Tamba Bay Coach Raheem Morris and they identified him as someone who got his players because he had some street cred. Point is there are alot of urban Black kids who grow up and play football, to bad we couldn't have kept Sing as a spiritual mentor....
Explain, from my lily white lack of knowledge, "Street cred" is acquired from criminal behavior. Michael Vick has street cred, so if you need ex criminals on the staff to relate to players, that is pretty pathetic.
It makes no sense b/c there is no such thing as street cred. Just some negative term made up to describe some black people that folks understand. That's why you associate street cred with black athletes. Have you ever heard a white guy who has criminal behavior having street cred? Nope he's just a criminal. Hip hop culture is mostly to blame b/c they promote criminal activity. Like it's cool, thus the term street cred arises from the folks who don't truly understand the ignorance behind it. I have no idea what that would have to do with being an NFL coach. He's not coaching folks in the streets he's coaching millionaires. Thus why the term and whoever said that on whatever special was just lost. How bout him being young, enthusiastic, and just being a good coach is the reason he's having success. Or about him being from the same background and economics standards which allows him to relate. Instead they call it street cred b/c he's black. Gotta stop using terms to divide people when it's all the same thing. White NFL coaches have been successful and relating to black athlete's for a very long time now so i just don't understand how Raheem having street cred is the reason for his success. Maybe that helps their off the field relationship but practice is practice and football is football when it's game time.
and I don't give a s**t abut diversity on the coaching staff.
Haha well you all took a term "street cred" and ran with it. I just meant he was from a tough place and understood the plights of a urban black athlete.
Urban Dictionary Street Cred
OTL Raheem Morris
I never heard Street Cred to mean your a criminal. Ive always heard it as you know what it means to be around the hood. Ive known lots of people from lots of races that had plenty of street cred in their neighborhood. It had nothing to do with their criminal activity it had to do with their street smarts.
Anyway take it for what it is... People feel more comfortable with someone who has seen what they have seen and understand their plights rich or not.