I have a lot of great memories of Jon Gruden from when he was the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and those memories will not be erased just because a bunch of globalist wokesters decided that some emails they dug upon him from 11 years ago broke some invisible modern rules. If you haven’t figured it out yet, wokeness is an attack strategy, not the utilization of fairness, and there was nothing I heard of from Jon Gruden in his emails or any other source over the years that gave me pause to support him. The rules of fairness and equality that have been pressed upon us run counter to the way humans think and are meant to control us as a species, and they should be rejected. Climbing into private lives and thoughts is likely to bring up things many don’t want to hear. Turning personal thoughts and actions even in an email into a public debate would reveal uncomfortable opinions. But from those who want to attack our culture, such as progressives, that’s how they want it. They are playing for blood and targeting what we enjoy as a culture and should treat them that way. For me, I’ll disregard their stupid modern rules of behavior. They have no impact on me or my life, and if they do carry over in such a way, then I’ll deal with them as the enemies that they are. But they are playing along on the bandwagon of woke religion, as many have. Jon Gruden is too good of a person; he doesn’t deserve that.
Within hours of this story going public early this past week, the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, where Gruden coached and won a Super Bowl, removed the old coach from their Ring of Honor, which I thought was despicable. I love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have going way back to the Vinny Testaverde days for many years. I’ve seen a lot of bad seasons and some good ones. It’s fun to finally have a Tom Brady team to root for because they win a lot more. I love the family of the Glazers, especially the deceased father of the group. The kids are a lot more progressive, apparently even Biden supporters. I used to think they were all really smart, but if they supported Biden, maybe not. So I found it disturbing that they so quickly distanced themselves from Jon Gruden over this woke controversy. After a press conference with Bruce Arians, the new coach, I thought what a wimp he was for wearing a rainbow-colored Buc hat, which was an obvious tip to the gay community. Bruce thought it was appropriate to promote anal sex to young people with that stupid hat? But Gruden couldn’t send an email with topless cheerleaders to his old partner at the Washington Redskins for some guy fun? No, I’m not playing that game.
Gay rights are sodomy, and it’s dirty. I’ll take the girls any day and not feel guilty about it one bit. When Bruce wears a hat like that, he attempts to appeal to these dark forces of progressivism who want to ruin our culture and destroy our families. Ultimately, the NFL product is a family sport that many people can share over several generations. That is the ultimate attack progressives have against the NFL. Wearing a gay hat won’t stop them from attacking. It might just appease them for a while, which is the game that Tampa Bay is playing. “Hey, we’re woke, don’t hurt us. Look, we got rid of any reference to Jon Gruden. We don’t have a spine.”
The NFL has been attacked for years, and you can see the game Roger Goodell is playing with these attacks. I said last year that he’s doing a good job keeping the product going. He managed during the previous year to get an entire season in even while Covid was shutting everything down. That’s because of how woke the NFL has become. The progressives thought that the messaging by the players union and the protests against the American flag might be worth letting them play. So, Roger has been caught accepting a few evils here and there to play the NFL games on the field. People can say what they want about compliance and what they would and wouldn’t do but look at all our companies caving to the vaccine mandates from an illegally inserted President Biden. Lawyers and human resource departments have been rushing to get in line to be the next Judas to the Constitution, acting like desperate dogs looking for a table scrap from some obese human patting the dog on the head for doing silly tricks for a morsel of food. Most everyone has caved under the Biden executive order, including most of our tough talking politicians. Nobody has stood up for Constitutional rights, so they are no better than Roger Goodell. And going back to Bruce Arians and the Glazer family behind the Buccaneers, they know the game. If you have things of value, like a sports franchise, or a big paying job, you are a target for these progressive insurgents, so you appease them by giving them what they want and hope they go away. But all that does is feed them for the next time.
It’s nice to know there are people like Jon Gruden out there. I’m still a fan of him, and if he loses all connection to the NFL, which we will assume he will, then whatever he does in the future, I’ll be a fan of. Hopefully, he’ll start a podcast. He doesn’t need the NFL or ESPN. He could probably do better as a podcaster the way things are these days. Traditional media is in a transition. The woke attackers have penetrated our institutions, but that’s not where the action is, as usual. It will always be people like Jon Gruden who make the world go around, no matter what language they use to convey it. I’ve been at this point for a while, it is not just because of this Jon Gruden story, but I’m not playing this game.
The woke rules, as far as I’m concerned, mean nothing. I’m not building my life around them or appeasing them in any way. I’m not worried about anybody digging up any emails on me or secretly recording what I say. I’m not a football guy. I hear things like what Jon Gruden said every day and in a lot more explosive detail. People are still people. We’re not going to change people to the snowflakes of existence. In my life, I use a lot of three-syllable words, even in my most private settings. I doubt these woke losers taught in government schools even know what I’m saying half the time, so good luck. But molding our life to these woke rules, no, I’m not going to be doing that. Progressives are a threat to American life, and it’s time we start to treat them that way. We need to be less inclusive and a lot more judgmental. What they did to Jon Gruden was simply a warning shot to the rest of us. He was a big target because he had a big contract in a game most of us love a lot. Progressives don’t like that we are back to somewhat normal with Covid, and they took a shot at Gruden to remind us that they are still there. And to me, that’s not acceptable. I love Jon Gruden and always will. I will still proudly show his Super Bowl pictures on my walls, even if the Buccaneers wimped out and caved to the rainbow Marxists and gutter rats of anti-American sentiment.