Yeah, that’s pretty spot onI’m not gonna mention that the only time you’ll ever see the media go Full Moron calling the tomahawk chop “racist” is when it’s the Atlanta Braves.
KC Chiefs? Look at those enthusiastic fans!
I’ll not deny the South has a very bad racial legacy in many ways. But study after study has also been done that shows the typical East Coast news coverage immediately slants hard against the Southern US, too. We may - as a region - give off a persecution complex but there are also points where it’s absolutely correct, too.
I don’t want to push this any further into NS territory because it’s an important thread. However, I saw my Dad earlier this month and I mentioned going through the national title voted prior to Auburn getting wise and breaking the system in 1957. He said that even though you never saw and rarely heard southern teams (in Missouri) in 1957, you always knew that the northern team was going to have the votes no matter how far behind they were in any previous poll. (He also began chuckling at a memory of the fans stuffing the MLB ASG ballot box and electing a bunch of Cincinnati Reds to start. It’s a favorite memory of his).
There IS to some degree an anti-Southern bias in much of the coverage. Now I don’t want to be put in a corner with the flakes on that, but you can sit down even today and notice a change in terms subtly describing a difference of the exact same thing someone does based on geography.
Same thing here. Plus, the leader of the Big 10 is Gomer Pyle compared to his predecessor or the SEC generals (Kramer/Slive/Sankey). Kevin Warren should have been fired when that tape leaked as to why he was trying to cancel the Covid football season.
But guess what? Mark this down: in August, a bunch of publications and pundits will be writing pieces about how Warren is keeping the B1G even with the SEC and how he’s Sankey’s equal and how he’s a progressive leader with a futuristic vision.
Remember also…the big journalism school that pumps out a bunch of these mouth breathers is Northwestern, and they latch onto UM and Ohio St like the Mississippi trans chant “SEC!”