At a bar watching some football action this past week, I overheard some African American guys at another table talking about the Patriots. They were saying they hate the Patriots, but, quote, "thems is some cold, bad dudes" and that "Brady is the best mothaf**ing QB on the planet ever." So, at least SOME Black people give credit where it's due. That's encouraging. On the downside, I did overhear a lot of White "men" disparaging White players, constantly referring to them as "boy," etc. But then again, these guys at the sports bar are the kind who wear women's jeans and have really, meticulously manicured lumberjack beards and weigh like 140 lbs.