Sometimes there are some sports media personalities who see right through the nonsense and expose it in the best way possible.
You may not be familiar with ESPN’s conservative star Will Cain who seems like he was specifically brought in to combat the overwhelming amount of liberal talking heads the network has, but he’s never afraid to call out bias when he sees it.
And now this Fox Sports One host absolutely annihilated Kaepernick over his self-serving anthem protests.
You can tell that conservative ESPN star is one of the most hated people at the network, which shouldn’t come as a major surprise because it’s for obvious political affiliation reasons.
In fact, if you tune into ESPN radio or ESPN News between 3pm – 6pm Eastern Standard Time Monday-Friday, occasionally you’ll hear Cain openly talk about how much his colleagues dislike him on “The Will Cain Show.” He largely doesn’t name any one person specifically unless they call him out publicly.
For instance, this week Trey Wingo of “Golic & Wingo” called out Cain for his comments over the Jerry Jones and Ezekiel Elliot debacle going on right now in Dallas, Texas. Elliot wants a contract extension and when Jones was asked about the situation, Jones joked “Elliot who?” Reports surfaced that both Elliot and his sports agent were “disappointed” over the comment. Cain pointed out to not take it seriously, while Wingo said if it was your money then you’d take it more seriously.
ESPN’s Dan Le Batard called Cain out too. Cain’s whole point is that it’s an absurd thing to get offended by and even Jones said that he’s “earned the right to joke” about his workhorse running back.
Occasionally, talking heads hit the nail on the head in the face of toxic outrage by liberals in the same field.
One of those people who consistently calls it out is FS1’s Marcellus Wiley.
On his FS1 show, “Speak for Yourself,” Wiley praised Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL.
Wiley said, “Please add my name to this list of sell-outs, that goes like this – Jay-Z, Big Boi, Travis Scott, Malcolm Jenkins. Put my name on that list if you want to, because this [anthem protest movement] has turned into a validation, an accredit, for Colin Kaepernick and Nessa’s blackness.”
Also, keep in mind that Wiley is an African American. He’s actually Ivy League educated too. Wiley got a full ride to Columbia University to play football and it wasn’t just for his freak athleticism. Wiley was his high school’s Valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society.
In 1988, he was the National typewriting champion with 82 words per minute. He graduated from Columbia in 1997 with a degree in sociology and spent his ten-year NFL career for the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars.
It’s safe to say Marcellus Wiley knows what he’s talking about.
He added, “Kaepernick comes from a situation where he has never felt the full weight of these injustices. This is a mixed-race guy who was raised by a white family from Wisconsin to Central California. Respect, that does not disqualify you for talking for us, but when you make missteps and miscalculations, it comes back into play.”
The former pro-bowler grew up in Compton, California. Nobody in the sports media realm knows adversity better than he does.
Wiley also added, “I knew Kaepernick [when he a successful QB with the 49ers) – he was never talking about this. He meets Nessa in 2015 and in 2016 he gets benched, flip-flop. Not mad, that still doesn’t disqualify you. But Nessa comes into play now and we all know Nessa. Respect to her and her ethnicity, but it’s not black. Okay. So now we have two leaders who don’t even feel the weight of the consequences.”
You have got to give credit where it’s due.