B-Side Conversations

The side you don't hear. The side that has so much to say.

5: THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF ANTI-CELEBRATION

In this episode we decode the language around celebrations. You've heard it before, "no class", "doesn't play the game the right way", "draws attention to himself", "not a team player", "disrespectful". Players can certainly go too far, but why so much vitriol around a form of expression that seems to be more prevalent in black players? Why, despite the backlash, do black players continue to push the envelope of "sportsmanship"? How come guys like Gronk, Travis Kelsey, and Philip Rivers seem to avoid this criticism despite their conduct on the field? Can anyone hit a better Kwon than young TE from KC? This an other topics (Aldon Smith, the hypocrisy of the NCAA, and USC coach Steve Sarkisian) coming atcha!