Since my younger teenage years I have made multiple attempts to get into football. (When I use the word “football” on its own anytime in this article, I will be referring exclusively to gridiron football, of either the American or Canadian variety). All of these attempts to interest myself enough in it to the point where I would follow it at reflex and without reminding myself to do so, have failed.
I admit that I got into sports later than most people. As a young child I had next to no sense of teamwork – and to a degree, I am still this way. It was only the day after my fifteenth birthday that I began watching NHL, hockey becoming the first sport I would actively follow. In the following months, I would begin following Major League Baseball also. Perhaps I shouldn’t be, but I feel rather proud that I learned most of the rules of these two sports within a relatively short time.
With a few lapses due to poor performance of franchises I followed, and a lack of television access at times when I was living in university, I have generally kept up with hockey and baseball. I firmly believe anybody with an interest in a sport should turn out to support junior leagues, since they need it more than the multi-million dollar professional franchises. In the past few years, I have made a moderately-successful attempt at following the National Lacrosse League, and I have with somewhat less success (due to the time zone logistics and lack of broadcasts on this continent) begun following the Australian Football League (a sport which has no relation to either the invasive weed of sports known around the world as “futbol”, nor with gridiron football, the subject of this article).
So here I am, a white heterosexual Canadian male with a basic interest in a variety of sports, along with other interests. Yet, in spite of its pervasiveness in the media circuit on this continent, I have never been able to get hooked by football. I have examined my reasoning as to why this has not happened for me, and I have decided to share it with the CEC readership; many of you may feel the same way.
Never Let It Be Said I Did Not Give Football A Fair Shot
As a kid, I enjoyed watching the 1994 movie ‘Little Giants’, but it never inspired me to get into football. I do not recall the exact year when I first borrowed a book from the library titled ‘Football for Dummies’ – probably 2006. I only was able to carefully read the first fourth or so of the book (the first quarter, if you want to make a pun on the sport) before it lost me. To start with, the number of players, and their different roles, was bewildering enough for a young kid. Place those different players in a minefield worth of rules and regulations, and I had had enough. I didn’t even get to the long, long history of football’s different plays and strategies. The book, of course, was a U.S. publication, so it was also tailored entirely to the American football audience; a large minority of the information it gave is inapplicable to Canadian football.
I forgot about football for nearly ten years until 2017, when I made an attempt to start following Canadian football. I bought a subscription to an Internet livestream provider of western Canadian university sports, so I could follow my alma mater’s university football team. I ended up watching only about a game-and-a-half worth of the Regina Rams’ season. I actually spent more of my time in that subscription streaming Regina Cougars games (university hockey). I foolishly believed that paying to watch football would help me understand it better.
Several months later, I became excited when I discovered that in the U.S., a rival football league was emerging in response to a perceived market demand for more of the sport. With its crisp logo and its targetting of markets not served by the NFL, the Alliance of American Football looked to be the next big thing in the U.S. sports world. I chose to follow the San Antonio Commanders franchise, it being the only city out of all AAF franchises I had ever visited.
Alas, the AAF folded partway into its inaugural season. The assorted logistics had not been thoroughly planned out, and the money simply was spread too thinly.
Today, I understand more about the stock market than I do about gridiron football (and I am not a stock market professional either, just a hobbyist investor). I actually believe that geo-strategic military theory (see the articles released by the U.S. National Intelligence University) is easier to understand than gridiron football.
For the readers whose attention I’ve managed to have kept thus far, you are likely wondering where I am going with this article. Why should we, the readers of the CEC, avoid following gridiron football (at least, in its current state)? Let’s tackle that now (pun intended).
It should not be far out for me to state that I think a sport should be predominantly about the athletes – their skills, their knowledge and intuition, their build, and so on. But that’s not how gridiron football works. With the exception of the quarterback on occasion, the majority of football players, in the course of the game, are nothing more than grunts. The assigned duty of the players is simply to execute the prior agreed-upon plan – half of them, simply to “guard” (block) the opposing players from interfering with their own team’s actions. What are those actions, you might ask? I direct you to the following page: https://infogalactic.com/info/American_football_strategy
As you can see, it would take either a lifetime of study or a savant’s memory to know the ins and outs of gridiron football playmaking. To play the game merely for the love of sport seems beside the point when the game’s strategy book is thicker than the common law histories of some entire countries.
When one watches football on television, the broadcasters barely even try to conceal this. Out of all of the major professional sports whose games are regularly broadcast on Canadian and U.S. networks, football gives the most camera time to the coach and assorted staff. High-tech has also entered the realm of the sport; in order to move the game along without stoppages for discussion, a solitary player on an NFL team may wear an earbud linked to a one-way radio, in order to listen to his coach’s instructions without running to the sidelines. (Rather reminds me of somebody we know in the House of Commons.)
The difference between the fans of NFL, CFL, and college football and the players in those leagues is as sharp as white and black – literally. As with the NBA, the majority of NFL players are black Americans. Due to the huge number of teams in American college football, I am not going to attempt to give a percentage of how many of their players are black, but I am going to assume that it is a fairly solid majority. However, that is not nearly as startling as the percentages of blacks playing for CFL teams. It is one thing for black Americans to excel in American sports, but it is another thing to see the numbers of black Americans playing football up here. I am not sure how many of the players have Canadian citizenship in addition to or instead of U.S. citizenship, but an examination of the CFL’s rosters reveals much about our supposedly-Canadian sport:
- On the active roster of the B.C. Lions, 27 out of 45 of the players are black. Only eighteen on the active roster have a Canadian college as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Edmonton Eskimos, 26 out of 45 of the players are black. Only fourteen on the active roster have a Canadian college as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Calgary Stampeders, 24 out of 45 of the players are black. Only sixteen of the active roster have a Canadian college as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, 29 out of 45 players are black. Only sixteen of the active roster have a Canadian college as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 26 out of 45 players are black. Again, only sixteen on the active roster have a Canadian college listed as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 25 out of 46 players are black. Seventeen of the players list a Canadian college as their alma mater. In addition, for some reason, the Tiger-Cats website also gives the nationality status of their roster. Only nineteen of the active roster as listed as “National” (presumably meaning “Canadian citizen”), and almost all of the rest are listed as “American”, apart from one outlier strangely listed as “Global”;
- On the active roster of the Toronto Argonauts, 32 out of 46 players are black. Seventeen of the active roster list a Canadian college as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Ottawa Redblacks, 24 out of 46 of the players are black. Fifteen of the active roster list a Canadian college as their alma mater;
- On the active roster of the Montreal Alouettes, 29 out of 46 players are black. Fifteen of the active roster list a Canadian college as their alma mater.
This totals to 242 black men active on CFL teams – 59% of the combined active rosters. Only 36% of the active players have a substantial connection with the country in which they’re playing.
Where Da Wite Bitches At?
Let us now examine the cheerleading squads of the CFL (a much quicker and more enjoyable experience than examining the players themselves), and find out their demographics. The results were a little different:
- Of the 29 cheerleaders on the B.C. Lions cheerleader team, 25 of them are white;
- Of the 27 female cheerleaders on the Edmonton Eskimos cheerleader team, 24 are white. The gay-looking men on the cheerleader team will not be discussed;
- Of the 15 cheerleaders on the Calgary Stampeders cheerleader team, 13 are white;
- Of the 23 cheerleaders on the Saskatchewan Roughriders cheerleader team, 22 are white;
- Of the 21 female cheerleaders on the Toronto Argonauts cheerleader team, 12 were white. There were even more male cheerleaders on the Argonauts than on the Eskimos. This is a new but not perhaps unexpected phenomenon;
- Of the 45 female cheerleaders on the Ottawa Redblacks cheerleader team, 36 are white;
- Of the 27 female cheerleaders on the Montreal Alouettes cheerleader team, all 27 are white.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats cheerleader rosters were not available to examine at the time of writing. Also, I have no idea why the numbers on the cheerleading squads are so wildly different from one team to the next.
|Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders|
So, the proportion of white women on the cheerleading squads is 85%. I think this is the first time, in any metropolitan aspect of Canada that I’ve cared to measure, where whites are actually proportioned evenly with the proportion of total white citizens in Canada.
But perhaps the reader will point out to me that, while football players are sought after by teams all over the continent, leading to the colonisation of Canadian football by American blacks, cheerleaders are generally selected from local pools, and thus are more reflective of the local demographics than the actual football players are. So, let us now look at the cheerleader squads of the NFL teams:
- Of the 32 cheerleaders for the Arizona Cardinals, 28 are white;
- Of the 36 cheerleaders for the Atlanta Falcons, 20 are white;
- Of the 32 female cheerleaders (here we go again with the gay men wanting to be cheerleaders) for the Baltimore Ravens, 23 are white;
- Of the 30 cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, 24 were white;
- Of the 28 cheerleaders for the Cincinnati Bengals, 24 are white;
- Of the 36 cheerleaders for the Dallas Cowboys, 31 are white;
- Of the 26 cheerleaders for the Denver Broncos, 21 are white;
- Of the 30 cheerleaders for the Detroit Lions, 21 are white;
- Of the 34 cheerleaders for the Houston Texas, 23 are white;
- Of the 26 cheerleaders for the Indianapolis Colts, 22 are white;
- Of the 32 cheerleaders for the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20 are white;
- Out of 32 cheerleaders for the Kansas City Chiefs, 29 are white;
- Out of 24 cheerleaders for the L.A. Chargers, 18 are white;
- Of the 30 female cheerleaders for the L.A. Rams, 16 are white;
- Of 27 cheerleaders for the Miami Dolphins, 16 are white;
- Of the 35 cheerleaders for the Minnesota Vikings, 29 are white;
- Of the 32 female cheerleaders for the New England Patriots, 26 are white;
- Of the 29 female cheerleaders for the New Orleans Saints, 20 are white;
- Of the 32 cheerleaders for the New York Jets, 28 are white;
- Of the 32 cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders, 14 are white;
- Of the 39 female cheerleaders for the Philadelphia Eagles, 27 are white;
- Of the 40 cheerleaders for the San Francisco 49ers, 21 are white;
- Of the 27 female cheerleaders for the Seattle Seahawks, 18 are white;
- Of the 31 females cheerleaders for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24 are white;
- Of the 20 female cheerleaders for the Tennessee Titans, 11 are white;
- Of the 36 cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins, 14 are white.
The Bears, Bills, Browns, Giants, Packers, and Steelers have no cheerleaders. For the teams who did, considering that many Hispanic women are ancestrally both indigenous and Spaniard, and that some of these women might be the daughters of a previous generation’s coupling of a black football player and a white cheerleader, I tried to give my best racial judgment. (The Dolphins squad was particularly difficult, given its proximity to mulatto Cuba. The Raiders and 49ers squads weren’t any easier.)
I counted 1008 female cheerleaders in total for the NFL. Of that number, 56% of them I counted as whites. Again, we see an approximate proportional demographic balance in accordance with the total population. But the CFL and NFL cheerleaders’ demographics are perplexing when juxtaposed with the CFL and NFL players’ demographics. Amusingly though, not one conclusion we could come to when examining these statistics would be acceptable from a cultural Marxist perspective. If we conclude that the cheerleaders’ demographics are acceptable as is because they are approximately proportional to the country’s total demographics, we would be called racist for not desiring to be more “inclusive” to non-white women on the cheerleading squads. If we conclude that white women make up the majority of all cheerleading squads because the black players are testosterone-overdosed muscleheads who want to take white women as booty, we naturally will be called “racists” for making reference to black males’ above-average tendency to commit sexual assault and engage in non-committal coitus. If we conclude that the reason why white males are outnumbered by black males on football teams is the result of more white men wanting to pursue intellectual careers or other jobs that are of much more tangible benefit to society, we will of course be called “racists” for insinuating that black males are intellectually inferior.
The opinion of the CEC readership as to where the typical woman who successfully becomes a cheerleader for a professional football team stands in society is likely heavily divided. I think it is without a doubt that cheerleaders of professional football teams are in the top percentiles of physically-fit women, combining the best of both ability and appearance (being physically surpassed only by female Olympic athletes, whose appearances are often as bizarre as their abnormally phenomenal track records). But I don’t think many of us have ever met a cheerleader who was exceptionally bright intellectually (even though it’s proven that exercise increases intellect). Nonetheless, I am saddened that not only are white men cuckolded in this sport they invented by the black-majority locker rooms, but now the female cheerleaders are being cuckolded by a startling number of gay men who have quietly been allowed to become part of the cheerleading troupes. I am not in favour of cheerleading squads in the first place, but if they have to exist, I believe they should exist to display the artistic qualities of the female form and fitness. They should not be experiments for LGBTQ virtue signalling.
Another Number Slightly Out Of Proportion
This subsection will be shorter than the previous, and it may take many of you off guard, but perhaps some of you (correctly) anticipated it.
Let me ask you: who do you think owns the NFL teams?
Of all thirty-two NFL teams, the vast majority are privately owned by billionaires. A handful are managed by the trusts of dead billionaires. Only one that I counted (the Green Bay Packers) was community-owned.
Let me put the question to you another way: How many of the NFL’s franchises would you guess are owned by Jews?
Looking at statistics from 2012, between 1.7% and 2.6% of the U.S. population is Jewish.
So let’s use the higher estimate of the two. If NFL franchise ownership was weighted equally to U.S. demographics, then exactly 0.832 NFL teams would be Jewish owned – effectively speaking, one majority Jewish owner.
But of course, most of you will guess that that is not the reality.
What would you guess the real percentage is? 5% of all franchises? 10% of all franchises? 20% of all franchises?
If you were waiting in anticipation for me to say 100%, you were getting too excited.
I give you, all the NFL franchises with Jewish ownership:
- the Miami Dolphins
- the New England Patriots
- the Indianapolis Colts (Catholic with Jewish father)
- the New York Giants (half-owner)
- the Philadelphia Eagles
- the Washington Redskins
- the Minnesota Vikings
- the Atlanta Falcons
- the Carolina Panthers
- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Canadian Football League’s ownership looks remarkably different. Three are community-owned, and one is owned directly by the league. However, only one team, the Toronto Argonauts, is owned by a Jewish-controlled corporation (that being Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment).
|Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who has a history of donating to Democratic candidates, called Trump’s presidency “disastrous”.|
If we count the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants as each being half Jewish-owned, Jews own nine out of thirty-two NFL teams. That’s as many teams as exist in the entire CFL!
2.6% of the population – 28% of the NFL owners.
I think wealthy Jews of the USA would rather we did not know how many things they own or control, because their level of power is inexcusably great in proportion to their demographic size. Related to the NFL in particular, American football is not Jewish in origin, nor are there many (if any) players who are Jewish, now or in the past. Thus, the Jewish influence on the NFL cannot be justified in the same way, say, as the First Peoples’ influence on the National Lacrosse League is.
They therefore would have to give us at least one of only two conclusions:
- Jews are so atypically talented at business matters that they naturally rise to the top echelons of that sphere (thus abandoning the maxim of the equality of all people regardless of ethno-origin), and/or
- Jews are highly nepotistic and have an insatiable lust for money and influence.
Where To Next?
Disappointing though the above information is for you to read much as it was for me to research, I have not entirely given up hope that gridiron football could make a better go of it in Canada. But modifications will be needed in order to increase its popularity amongst the general population. I look to a quiet phenomenon south of the border to see something that might give us some inspiration. The phenomenon I speak of is a (relatively) new version of gridiron football called arena football.
Let’s face it: in Canada, for a majority of the year, our outdoor football fields are either covered in snow, disguised as ponds due to the aforementioned snow melting, or whipped by icy winds. Now, we may like to think of ourselves as above the global average when it comes to toughing out cold weather, but if we’re honest with ourselves, most people, especially kids who are learning a sport for the first time, would rather be warm and dry. With a maximum of four months out of twelve having a climate suitable for outdoor field use by players of gridiron football, I would not bet on traditional outdoor Canadian football gaining in popularity anytime soon. This is where arena football comes in.
As its name suggests, arena football merely takes the sport of American football, and adapts it to the requirements of a smaller field of play. Situated in a modified basketball court or hockey rink, the number of players is accordingly cut down for the smaller field, mostly by reducing the number of guards (which is the most boring position in gridiron football anyway). The shorter field length allows for more scoring, making the plays simpler and the game more dynamic. A number of small leagues have emerged to carry this sport, including the American Arena League, the Arena Football League, and the National Arena League. As with the Alliance of American Football, these leagues are financial chipmunks when compared with the corporate might of the NFL’s evil empire, but have managed to survive by satisfying the thirst the public has to shut off their television sets and go out to see live, in-person, affordable sporting entertainment. I believe that white Canadian fans of Canadian football ought to pursue the same thing. Provincial-based leagues could provide entertainment for small town and small city fan bases, keeping well clear of the multiracialist metropoli and their virtue-signal campaigns that inevitably intersperse their broadcast and events. Drawing audiences to Canadian arena football games would also be great revenue tools for small rinks that otherwise only make money during curling and hockey season. Maybe an explosion of Canadian arena football onto the sports scene could even inspire more of our young boys to get off of their asses and get in shape.
But then again, I could just be dreaming. The likelihood of this happening appears today to be less likely than the odds of the National Lacrosse League matching hockey for popularity.
In the meantime, I have gotten off lately on one of the oldest sports known to man. It has changed on occasion but has nonetheless stood the test of time, because it is not dependent on a huge rulebook or studying the history of famous plays or a vast coaching staff. It is the most individualist sport in the world: boxing.
I take an interest in both Queensbury Rules boxing (the form that has been the global standard of the sport since the late 19th century), and also in bare-knuckle boxing (a latter-day version of the original boxing as it was known prior to the 1880s), as promoted by the likes of BKFC and Valor. (I consider mixed martial arts / UFC to be combat entertainment, not a real sport). The lack of a decent place to hang it, its $200 price tag, not to mention its difficulty in moving from place to place, has kept me from buying a punching bag. In lieu, I tied a black garbage bag containing a sleeping bag, draped with a picnic blanket to keep me from punching holes in the plastic, to the middle of a pull-up bar fixed to a door in my basement. I studied the different punches and other particularities of boxing and taught myself the ropes, no pun intended. I take numerous workout breaks during my day to punch the bag, rather than going to the gym for a dedicated session of lifting. In the past two months, I’ve obtained more muscle growth in my upper body than I have in the previous several years combined – and I have tried everything from reading The Official United States Navy Seal Workout and Action Movie Hero Workouts to learning about the exercise routines of everybody from Bruce Lee to Lee Hayward. Who would have guessed that self-taught pugilism and a poor-man’s punching bag would do better for me?
Now, due to the fact that I work with my brain for a living, rather than my hands, I have little intention of becoming active in the amateur boxing circuit, let alone the professional; I want to avoid becoming afflicted with dementia pugilistica. But just the intermittent sparring in my home has increased my mental capacities. My mind feels sharper now than it did at any time during my undergraduate studies, during most of which I never exercised any more than going for long walks.
If you have read everything above, I want to sincerely thank you for the time you’ve spent reading my work. I hope you’ll share it with those you think would be interested in this topic.
Ultimately, I alone will not be able to convince you to take up interest in a new sport, nor can I disinterest you from a sport you’re passionate about. Regardless of your prior views on football, I hope you will bookmark this article and apply what I have showed you to the particular circumstances of your own life.
If you are a hockey fan and/or lacrosse fan, great. One of the few items of national identity we have and one of the few sports that is not black-dominated; we must protect what we still have.
If you are an NFL fan who has hung on to the league even after the Kaepernick affair, I recommend you consider how the NFL management views you, how little the players care about you, and what better things your money and time could be going towards.
If you avoid the NFL but are a CFL fan, I give you a lukewarm congratulations for that. But I recommend that you also find something better to do. If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll agree that the majority of CFL players – Black Americans – have come to that league not out of some great love for the Canadian version of gridiron football, but rather because they are washouts from the NFL and U.S. college football. With the exception of a few carefully-appointed player ambassadors, most of them don’t give a damn about Canada, or about you. I don’t think they deserve a dollar from your wallet.