Skip Bayless on RGIII, Kirk Cousins: ‘It’s human nature if you’re white to root for the white guy’


(John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Skip Bayless says dumb things. This thing is one of them.

On ESPN’s First Take this morning, Bayless, who is still irrationally angry about the Redskins drafting Kirk Cousins, made up a Redskins quarterback controversy and proceeded to debate it with the classiest of arguments:

“Some foolish Redskins fans – fans, foolish, doesn’t that go together, right? – they’re gonna sit back and say, ‘God, RGIII was struggling. He fumbled, he threw a couple of bad passes. Maybe Kirk Cousins is better right now. Maybe we should go with Kirk.’ NO! I don’t want to see that. I don’t want to set up that dynamic.

“I’m going to throw it out there,” Bayless continued. “You also have the black/white dynamic and the majority of Redskins fans are white and it’s just human nature if you’re white to root for the white guy. It just happens in sports. Just like the black community will root for the black quarterback.

“I’m for the black guy. I’m just saying I don’t like the dynamic for RGIII. It could stunt his growth in the NFL.”

The Post did a fantastic story on the racial dynamic among Redskins fans last fall, and it’s worth a look if only to cleanse your brain of the idiocy of what you just read.

As far as the current quarterback debate, I think it’s safe to say that everyone wants to see RGIII flourish. Nobody is rooting against him because they’d rather see a white guy lead the team. And if they are, well that’s racism, not human nature.

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