TV matters. A lot. More so than movies, because there is so much of it, it reaches far more people, and has therefore more influence. [If a high-grossing movie has an opening weekend of $40 million box office, that means with an average ticket price of $12, 3.75 million people paid to see it. That’s basic cable levels of viewership. By contrast the NBC series “the Blacklist” averaged around 18 million viewers per week for new episodes last season.] Two recent developments show the bankruptcy of the basic competence of the elite and the common sense of ordinary people for the most part. In rejecting the PC idiot religion of the elites.
The NFL reportedly pressured teams to sign Michael Sam, after the Rams cut him. The Cowboys picked him up, under pressure, and team owner Jerry Jones said after questioning that “no way” was Sam able or prepared to play in the NFL. Of course, players who did not make a team even a practice squad are angry. But the sense of the ownership after listening to Sports Talk Radio is that going All Gay, all the time, is a good move because its just like Signing Jackie Robinson and they are as Brave and Far-sighted as Branch Rickey.
Coming to a TV screen near you next year: Micheal Sam leaps into the stands and kisses his boyfriend. Somewhere a father and a ten year old son are watching. “Ewwww.” They both turn off the TV in disgust. “Lets watch the hockey game later Dad.” “Sure son!” “I’m much more into Hockey Dad. Its not gay like Football.” “Me too son, me too.”
Gays are 2.6% of the population, including Lesbians. Not much to hang a sports league on. But the motivation is essentially religious. Owners care more about being seen as one of the chosen, the Saved, the special, the “good White” who gloriously saves the downtrodden non-White, or Gay, or Muslim, or what have you, and thus performs the sado-masochistic (credit the tweeter Roissy/Heartiste retweeted) rituals of recycling, yoga, tofu, vegetarianism, jogging, etc. along with “racial cuckoldry” that makes up the religion of Racial Penance and Redemption.
The good news is that though Jerry Jones had to bend over and take one for the team, so to speak, in service of the owners collective religious feelings, he’d rather win a Superbowl than be saved. His ego demands he win a Superbowl without Jimmy Johnson and so far he’s failed to do so. Michael Sam might be real good at kissing wimpy SWPL White gay guys, but as a defensive football player he’s about as good as Johnny Weir and only slightly better than Liberace. Now. This just in — gay guys are not very good at football.
In a similar fashion, audiences seem to have rejected in test screenings the Denzel Washington remake of the Equalizer. Edward Woodward, above right, is the Equalizer. Denzel Washington, below left, is good as corrupt and brutal Officer Rafael Perez. Washington even looks like Perez in the movie “Training Day.”
The remake of the 1980’s TV series is being dumped into early September. The death slot for movies. This is a good thing.