Caste eras

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  1. seattlefan

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    1970-80 - elimination of white RBs and and heavy reduction of white WRs

    1980-90 - heavy reduction of white defensive players

    later 90's - early 2000's - failed attempt to darken the QB position

    2000s - attempt to darken the offensive line, partial success(most of the best o-line men are white though black linemen numbers have increased)

    your take?
     
  2. jaxvid

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    Dead on,
    I would add
    2000 > rules requiring blacks as head coaches,
    2005 > forced placing of blacks as TV talking heads
    2010 > forced attempt to put them in the front office
     
  3. Colonel_Reb

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    I'm satisfied with calling the whole thing the Caste era without any subdivisions to complicate matters. It has been bad for all White football players. Besides, you'd have to include White CBs in that first category. The change happened gradually at first, then picked up steam as the cultural Marxist became more firmly entrenched in power and became emboldened by their earlier successes. To me it is inaccurate to point to any particular years as being when certain things happened, because you will always see exceptions. Just knowing we've been in the Caste era for about 30 years is enough for me. My take on it is that the Caste System really took over football by the early to mid-80s. A lot of change had taken place before that time, but not enough to change the racial makeup of the game. After the mid-80s, the current system was in place with few deviations allowed.
     
  4. GiovaniMarcon

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    I agree about the general, unjustified attempts to Blacken the league, with this darkening occurring without any corollary increase in the quality of the NFL product.

    Deliberately changing the NFL's racial composition while the quality of play has, in general, declined, is further support for the idea that the NFL has darkened for the sole purpose of appeasing Blacks and thereby sticking it to Whites.

    It's sad when at times a local high school football game is a better example of ideal football than watching overpaid millionaire d-bags shuck and jive and do a raindance every time they miraculously catch a football without dropping it or make the referee throw a flag.

    "No, NO!" the tribes"men" and DWFs scream. "Players are bigger, stronger, faster, better now!"

    I call BS.
     
  5. dwid

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    From 1981 Sports Illustrated

    "Collinsworth on playing what is now stereotyped as a black man's position, and being compared only with white receivers (Lance Alworth et al.):"I see myself as someone who has to grit his teeth and scratch for everything he does. I can't get out there and prance around. But I don't believe you're fast or slow because you're black or white, and you don't have to pattern yourself after somebody your own color. I want to be the best, and the best I see nowadays are guys like Swann and Jefferson and Nat Moore and Wes Chandler. I want to be as good as them."

    So it looks like wide receiver was already considered a black position in the beginning of the 80's.
     
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  6. Colonel_Reb

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    Nice find, dwid. Yep, and CBs by that time too.
     

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