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News: USA Today: For Diverse Cowboys, Dak Prescott Is The Ultimate Unifier

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Sportsbabe, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Well-Known Member

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    Let's be specific... this article is making his race a topic of discussion. It suggests interracial relationships are not as binding as those between folks of the same race. I reject this racist ideology and will remind the readers that many of you and Dakota are the result of an interracial relationship and are no worse in our course of life for that consummation. How his interracial component affected his demeanor, personality and upbringing can not be measured and so it can not be considered relevantly positive or negative to those factors in his life. We as human beings are capable of establishing deep and meaningful relationships with one another without factoring racial likeness. To suggest otherwise is utter bigotry.
     
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was listening to "The Ticket" this morning and they were talking about this extensively.
    They seemed to be balanced and level-headed about the whole thing....just taking it as possibly one other very small angle that Dak can use to relate at times, but nothing remotely game-changing.

    List the top 20 QBs in the last decade and only maybe a couple were black/white biracial. It's not very relevant at all in the big picture, but in Dak's case with his ethnic and cultural diversity, it's at least ,maybe, worth noting.

    Btw, people should not at all look at this as some diss to Romo. The guy was always playing hoops with the WRs and DBs in the offseason anyway....and was one of the better players. I think he got along fine, though he was a bit more shy than some realized.

    Also, there is the age thing too. Dak being 23 on a young team with an average age of 26. Though having a QB a bit older sometimes helps with the respect factor, it's not a real advantage goofing off in the locker room--which is somewhat, but not totally irrelevant.

    One of the best college football recruiters of all times was Barry Switzer. He always said that growing up in a more predominantly black neighborhood helped him immensely when he visited homes on the recruiting trail. It was just an added advantage that in some cases can help. There was a real comfort zone and it showed.

    Bottom line is that none of this means squat if Dak isn't playing his tail off all year and the team is 13-3.
     
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  3. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    I disagree.
     
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  4. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    :bow::bow::bow:
     
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  5. Sportsbabe

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    It only upsets people who have a problem with racial and ethnic identity.
     
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  6. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Well-Known Member

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    I made more that one point. Which one are you disagreeing with?
     
  7. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    1. Your synopsis of the article.
    2. The term "racist ideology".
    3. "...interracial component does not affect his demeanor, personality and upbringing..."
    4. "...interracial component cannot be measured..."
    5. "...cannot be considered relevant to those factors in his life."

    I've answered your question. Again...I thought the article was a positive story about what Dak brings to this team and who he is as a person.
     
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  8. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Class dismissed. :)
     
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  9. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    You know you're my first love.
     
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  10. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Well-Known Member

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    Then I stand by my last sentence. :)
     
  11. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    I love mixed people, and I love non mixed people.
     
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  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    USA Today: For Diverse Cowboys, Dak Prescott Is The Ultimate Unifier

    Love Dak but winning is the ultimate unifier IMO.
     
  13. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    But I really love people who love people.
     
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  14. risco

    risco Active Member

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    Cool!
     
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  15. LocimusPrime

    LocimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    My girlfriend is my biracial and she's alright
     
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  16. Philmonroe

    Philmonroe Well-Known Member

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    Bold doesn't sound anywhere close to true. It sounds like a junk opinion being honest. I also didn't know every elite in every industry was the same race no matter what. Learn something new everyday.
     
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  17. Philmonroe

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    This article stupid as ever. If you have common likes that sometimes are racially different (stereotyping of course) you can get along not because you're a different race just by itself. That's why I think the story is stupid. Before this crud came out raise your hand if you were like Dak beign biracial was the secret sauce to unifying the team?
     
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  18. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I know.
    And as the late Whitney Houston used to sing ... "And Iiiiieeiii will always love u." :D
     
  19. Cowboysfan917

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    Ridiculous millennial article(speaking as someone who falls in that age range). The people who consistently speak about the racial divide drive the wedge deeper. This is probably the stupidest hype I've read about Dak so far.

    I have black friends, white friends, latino friends. We are different because of our culture and our upbringing: not our skin color.

    Terrible article by Media looking for a story that isn't there.
     
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  20. Sportsbabe

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    :laugh:
     

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