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Rob Gronkowski is the best receiver in the NFL – that includes tight ends and wide receivers. He is arguably the most dangerous weapon on offense, regardless of position. He catches everything, he has a huge radius and he is always open – even when he’s covered. He also plays with an edge, which come across as “dirty” at times. “Dirty Gronk” showed up against the Buffalo Bills Sunday after Gronk hit a defenseless, Tre’Davious White in the head with an elbo:

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A Sucka Move By Gronk

White pushed off, held Gronkowski’s jersey as he broke into his route and continued holding him after the ball was in the air. Then he pushed Gronkowski to gain an advantage before intercepting it. White practically mugged Gronk. However, Gronk has gotten away with dirty plays every game. With the hand fighting and physical contact Gronk is probably the most difficult player to officiate.

Gronk lost this battle with White and it sent him into an uncontrollable fury. The 5’10” 180 pound White was touched down by a Patriots receiver. He was lying down out of bounds, totally defenseless when 6’5″ 270 Gronk speared him in head with the full force of his elbow and shoulder. He’s lucky he didn’t seriously injure white. This was the most gutless, sucker move the Shock Exchange has seen in football in a long time, and SE grew up watching Jack Tatum and Wilbur Marshall.

The punk move crossed every line in pro football. It was after the play. It was on a defenseless player – White was actually resting. It was a blow to the head. This wasn’t an inadvertent hit on a moving target – White was lying still. Gronk did it right in front of the official and still did not get tossed. If the fight between Aquib Talib and Michael Crabtree garnered two game suspensions then Gronk should be fined and suspended for no less than two games as well. The mainstream media is not talking about it because Gronk is white and White is African American. Had it been the other way around the media would be calling for White to be banned from the NFL for life.

 

On Trump And The Global Economy

Wuyi, Coconut Rob, Shock Exchange, Professor Brogman stunt for the ‘gram

The second installment of Trump And The Global Economy Town Hall took place October 24th in Fort Greene. It Featured Professor Lance Brofman, Coconut Rob (Coconut Rob Smoothies), Wuyi Jacobs (AfroBeats Radio) and Ralph Baker, author of Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead.

The event was well-received by the community. We parsed through President Trump’s proposed tax plan and [i] how it was pure economic folly and [ii] high net worth individuals could potentially game the system by shifting income around. Apparently, Kansas Coach Bill Self did this when the state of Kansas cut taxes in the past. We discussed the pros and cons of technology on workers and the economy. How will the economy and country prosper under Trump’s leadership vis-a-vis Obama? What’s behind the verbal sparring with black athletes, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un?

 

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