Posted: 1/28/2013 12:07 PM
historybill wrote: I'm sure that the Auburn fans had been taunting him, but some players bring it on themselves.We've had some star players over the years... in recent times being Byars, Foster, Ogilvie, Jenkins, Taylor, Festus.... I don't recall a single one of them ever acting like Henderson does now and like Cousins did at UK. And I'm not implying that it's just our players who know how to behave. I've seen other players in the SEC be singled out and taunted... they knew how to act. Wayne Chism at UT got his share of jeers. I don't remember him acting like a fool. Big Baby Davis has taken some big time fouls; he just shakes it off.Self control.
Posted: 1/28/2013 12:28 PM
Posted: 1/28/2013 12:49 PM
Posted: 1/28/2013 2:00 PM
Posted: 1/28/2013 2:11 PM
NJReb wrote: on the race thing, I think one of the issues might be that Marshall is such a non-conformist, which generally does not go over well in white, Southern culture. If you noticed who was taunting him in that film clip, it was a bunch of "clean-cut", preppy, conservative, frat boy types in polo shirts, every single one of whom was white....and I think it is Henderson's scruffiness and hip-hop-inspired, break-all-the-rules style, as much as anything, that drives their hostility. They are all about conformity and he is, in a way, a threat to their entire code of behavior. They might accept that behavior in a black guy who is not part of their social world to begin with, but seeing it in a white guy drives them crazy.A lot of these frat boys listen to rap music, which, I think, reflects a sort of pent-up frustration with the conformist culture they inhabit and a fantasy about escaping it.....and when they see a guy like Henderson living out that fantasy, it could be that it just pushes all their buttons at once.I don't want to go too far with this, but I do think these factors probably play into the phenomenon we are witnessing.I doubt Marshall would create as much of a stir if he were playing in the Northeast as he has playing in the South.
Posted: 1/28/2013 3:35 PM
NJReb wrote: ...They might accept that behavior in a black guy who is not part of their social world...
Posted: 1/28/2013 7:39 PM
Posted: 1/29/2013 10:07 AM
NJReb wrote: They are all about conformity and he is, in a way, a threat to their entire code of behavior.
Posted: 1/29/2013 12:14 PM
Last edited 1/29/2013 12:18 PM by VandyCop
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