- Apr 12, 2005
Oh, Whitlock thinks race has to do with everything, and the Pats are no different. He basically comes out and says and I'm paraphrasing because I don't want to watch the stupid thing again "They're 66% now, but I've been beating this drum for a while, back when they were like 53% or 54%, etc...." Then he goes into his whole schtick about how if he lost 100 pounds, people would still call him the fat guy. He's basically saying "They may not be as racist as they were, but they're still racist because that's how people perceive them based on their history." The guy who throws out the stats in the early going is definitely taking the position that race isn't a factor when it comes to the Patriots, but not Whitlock. I don't think he's ever come out and openly said the "Patriots are racist," but he does the whole "I'm not saying they're racist, but............" thing.I honestly don't know how you got to your post from this clip. They were asking the question, yes, but not one of them concluded that at all. None of them criticized the Patriots for being underrepresented, either. In the openning, he mentioned they have 66% representation which is slightly lower than the 70% league average, but that the "blackest" team he can think of turned out to have 64%. Concluded that the Pats only look like they're a "white" team because a few of their highest profile players happen to be white. They all concluded that people hate the Pats because they win.
So, based on your link, it would seem that no, it's not a thing, and it doesn't seem like anyone is claiming it is.