Gary Norris Gray:- BASN Staff Reporter
On the biggest weekend of the year the National Football League is dealing with the issue of integrity. The League seems to be moving in the direction of the WWF. For those who don’t know what is, that stands for The World Wrestling Federation. In The WWF the participants know before the match has ended who will win and with the events of the past three weeks one needs to question the final scores of the recent NFL playoff games. We also need to question how justice and suspensions are being handed out.

“THE SHERIFF”, Roger Goodell rides his BIG stallion when dispensing discipline to Black players but rides his little pony when he disciplines white players.

The National Football League could be missing a great opportunity to maintain it’s football dominance as the number one sport in the United States. Football was the king of the sports world but this could be the beginning of the end of that dominance with the recent incidences.

The betting line on the game has dropped twice during the last two weeks meaning millions of dollars have changed hands in Las Vegas. The slipping and sliding integrity of this game could be in question if anything goes wrong on the field this weekend.

After an outstanding regular season it had to end in complete disaster with four major miscues and missed calls on the field. The season ended with the commissioner distributing discipline disproportionately to specific players.

This season did not start well with the immediate suspensions of Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice and later Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson for alleged domestic abuse. The issues are not the suspensions; the issues are the league’s handling of each case then piling on that player after the fact.

The league suspended Rice the first time for four weeks then turned around and suspended Rice AGAIN indefinitely. This occurred after the TMZ showed the ugly incident on National Television. THAT’S DOUBLE JEOPARDY.
The NFL went into spin mode with public service announcements about spousal abuse. It’s was too little, too late. The League knew about spousal abuse for years and ignored it.

At the very same time Indianapolis Colt owner Ron Irsay was arrested for alleged DUI. Irsay did not receive a league decision for his misconduct until almost nine months later. Next, Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s and Green Bay Packer Britt Favre’s alleged sexual misconduct never were addressed and received light sentences. Both players were given passes while the investigations continued.

In New Orleans in 2012 the SHERIFF threw the book at the Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. On March 21, 2012, Williams was suspended from the NFL as a result of his (admitted) involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Bounties were paid for causing injuries that would take targeted players on opponent teams out of games.

Williams was suspended indefinitely because he was messing with the product. Williams directed Saints players to hurt stars in the league and that cannot happen. Goodell threw down the hammer. It was the only time Goodell handed out lengthy suspensions to Caucasian members of the National Football League.

Two years ago Philadelphia Eagle wide receiver Riley “I will fight every N***** here” Cooper stated these words. He was trying to go backstage at a concert in Philadelphia. A Black security guard would not let him pass. The Philadelphia Eagles fined and suspended him for one game but the league did nothing. DOUBLE STANDARD. The League had instituted a language policy a few months earlier which was a 15 yard penalty for using the N-word. It did not last long because The League could not explain how the R-word worked.

Five years ago Michael Vick was immediately suspended for the alleged dog fighting ring in the Atlanta Area. This was done without any evidence given to the commissioner’s office. Again the sanctions were swift, decisive, and immediate.

The issue for the NFL and the Commissioner is the double standard with these legal actions.

Black players should be questioning THE NEW SHERIFF, Roger Goodell and his recent disciplinary actions between Black and Caucasian players.

The year ended with some very interesting calls on the field in this year’s playoff.

1) For example, in the Dallas Cowboy Detroit Lion playoff game, Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant walked on the field in the fourth quarter without a helmet arguing a call, after a controversial play. The play was being reviewed by the instant replay official upstairs. Players know they are not allowed to go on the field without their equipment.

By league rules Bryant’s actions warranted an immediate 15 yard penalty for player misconduct.

2) A no call for defensive interference and face guarding on the same play which would have been another 15 yards or the spot of the ball. Either way, The Detroit Lions would have had the ball and the lead on the Dallas side of the field. GAME OVER Lions would have moved on in the playoffs.

The officials’ missed three calls in one play

FOLLOW THE MONEY!!!!! As my friend Cowboy Reggie Howell states many times.

The League needed the Cowboys in the playoffs for network ratings.
The Dallas Cowboys are one of four AMERICA’s TEAM and they could not exit the playoffs AGAIN with a wild card loss.

For those that don’t know who are the HALLOWED FOUR, it’s the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, and the Denver Broncos. Did you notice all four teams were in the playoffs this year?

3) The reverse call by the replay official in the Dallas Green Bay game of the Des Bryant touchdown catch in the end-zone which in fact was clarified as a legal catch and should have been a Dallas score ending the game. The Dallas Cowboys should have been playing the Seattle Seahawks for the National Football Conference Title.

Now if you’re a conspiracy theorist this fits perfectly. A MAKE UP CALL in Green Bay Dallas game because the majority of fans in America were so upset with the non-call the week earlier in Detroit. Sports talk radio could not get off of this subject for days and days.

4) The final straw that put the icing on this disaster, was DEFLATE GATE, where the New England Patriots used footballs that were not up to regulated league pressure standards the first half in the American League Conference Championship with the Indianapolis Colts.

This team with a very shady past was involved in another controversy event at a very inopportune time. With football fans watching and waiting for the Super Bowl.

This happened BACK TO BACK TO BACK.

It is not good for the National Football League nor Roger Goodell. The integrity baggage is getting heavier and the league is losing credibility.

The once invincible NFL seems to be crawling on it’s hands and knees.
This league is beginning to look like the WWF. The good guys are the New England Patriots and Captain America Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski vs. The Bad Guys the Seattle Seahawks-Legion of BOOM and The Field General Russell Wilson with Mr. Sherman.
Richard Sherman stated a few days ago what I’ve been thinking .. The New England Patriots will never get fined or suspended WHY? because the owner of the Patriots Robert Kraft are buddy-buddy with the Commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell. Kraft has influence on the other owners and it would be difficult for Goodell to punish this organization AGAIN!!
At least Sherman put the information out there for everybody to see and he never bites his tongue when he speaks. The NFL is in trouble if they do not reprimand this REPEAT OFFENDER.
The Shield will mean nothing. Can we ALL SAY WWF?
They need to right this ship or this Titanic might sink..

This SUPER BOWL should be a great moment in NFL history, instead it will become the most shameful moment.

This Super Bowl had every intention of being a classic instead it is clouded in doubt AND deception.

1) The NFL has to suspend Head Coach Belichick FOR A YEAR and fine the New England Patriots or the League will lose all creditability.

Thirteen years ago ….
History would have been different if the league had not changed the quarterback tuck rule for the New England Patriots.
This is another Oakland Raider Rule.

NFL Rule 3, Section 22, Article 2, Note 2. When [an offensive] player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble

The Patriots were playing for the American Conference Championship against the Oakland Raiders. The clock was running out in the fourth quarter. We all know that quarterback Tom Brady fumbled the ball and it should have been Raider ball. GAME OVER BUT…..

New England won the game as the instant replay official stated it was the Patriots ball and not a fumble. New England kicked a field goal to tie the game at 13 and the rest is history. The New England Patriots moved on to four more Super Bowls while the Oakland Raiders would only have one winning season since. The League wanted to move away from the rough and tough Silver and Black, away from the Northern California team to the Northeastern team called the Patriots.

Now the National Football League will pay with integrity issues and the cheating New England Patriots, one of America’s AFC team. This team got caught in The Spy-gate episode years ago in New York. THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST.


Let’s continue, this SUPER BOWL generated all the ingredients of a good war story, a cowboy western, or a good Perry Mason Law episode on television. Everything Americans wanted
A) It’s the image of hero’s black vs. white
b) It’s two great quarterbacks Brady vs. Wilson
c) It’s outstanding defenses with corner backs Sherman vs. Revis
d) It’s the Seahawk defense vs. Pats offence, the immovable object against the powerful irresistible force.

Questions will remain until the game has ended Sunday night.

e) How much will deflate-gate affect this game? Ten percent of any game is the mental state of the player or a team. Will this controversy help or hinder The New England Patriots?
f) How much will the (ZEBRAS), officials affect the game? A blown call could mean a Super Bowl victory.


The National Football League is in trouble.

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Disabled Community Activist. Email at
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Gary Norris Gray:- BASN Staff Reporter
The Seattle Seahawks made a miraculous comeback and beat the Green Bay Packers under the leadership of quarterback Russell Wilson. The commentator Trent Dilfer correctly identified Wilson for the first time on ESPN as “The Field General.” However, Wilson had already been appointed that title over the past three years by BASN and its related journalists.
Brother Michael Louis Ingram-“Soul Tree Radio In The Raw”, three years ago could see the talent of number 3. He coined the phrase THE FIELD GENERAL because of the way Wilson could lead his team like a military officer down the field. Ingram could see how Wilson motivated his team with positive words and positive plays. Wilson made the impossible, possible. Brother Anthony McClean on “The Batchelor Pad” on BlogTalkRadio picked up the term FIELD GENERAL on his internet show and has used it. Brother Gary Norris Gray in his weekly BASN NFL Black Quarterback Report and his internet show “The Gray Leopard Cove”, used this term two years ago.
We at BASN know that other sports networks have been listening and reading material from our web sites and our internet radio shows. We hear these words that have been spoken days, weeks, months, or years before on BASN and then repeated on other networks without acknowledgment to the source. But now it’s time to give credit where credit is due.
Many people say it’s a form of flattery when another network uses your informational material. Others state it is a form of stealing or a backhanded compliment. Either way inform the public where you got the information from with an acknowledgment statement.
The Mouse (ESPN) has used BASN information from time to time in the past four years without giving any references. Sports fans love to hear analysis of the game when the battle has ended, but to outright steal information is unconscionable.
ESPN crossed the line last weekend. Trent Dilfer, their football reporter, talked about the Seahawk- Packer game and then called Seattle Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson, ‘The Field General’, not once, but twice. WHERE DID HE GET THAT FROM?
As a starting quarterback, Russell Wilson has 34 wins and 21 home victories and that is the most in the Super Bowl Era 1966-2013, in his first three seasons. He passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Miami Dolphin quarterback DAN MARINO (33) and Atlanta Falcon quarterback MATT RYAN (33) in wins and Ryan (20) in home victories. He’s not a “game manager;” he’s the best quarterback in the game and is poised to get another Super Bowl ring!!
Of General Wilson’s 12 losses, only one (30-21) to San Diego this year – has been by more than one score. General Wilson is the embodiment of the other great Black quarterback’s Doug Williams, Chuck Ealey, Bobby Layne, Eldridge Dickey, Warren Moon and Damon Allen. He is also the shining star for young Black quarterbacks to follow, Teddy Bridgewater, Colin Kaepernick, E.J. Manuel, Cam Newton, Geno Smith and Robert Griffin III. When Field General Russell Wilson loses – it is only because the Seahawks run out of time. The Green Bay Packers can attest to that with last week’s 28-22 Seattle overtime conference victory.
All of the reporters at THE MOUSE have called Russell Wilson a field manager who was too short; that Wilson could not throw the ball over defenders; that Wilson could not run fast enough to carry an offense to victory. ESPN and the NFL will not reward African American quarterbacks nor will they say anything positive unless they are put in a corner. The General has put both the NFL and ESPN in that corner
Mr. Russell Wilson defied the odds and guided the Seattle Seahawks to one Super Bowl and will play for another one next week.
Russell Wilson has won more games the first three years of his career than any other quarterback. If he wins this Super Bowl he will be in the company of Joe Montana, Bart Star, Tom Brady, John Elway, Troy Aikman, and Terry Bradshaw who all won back to back Super Bowls.
So it’s time to keep it real. WE (BASN) coined the term “THE FIELD GENERAL” and ESPN should recognize and give the men of BASN credit or find another term to describe number 3, Russell Wilson quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Maybe go back to call him a game manager. Oh…Russell Wilson will be going to BACK to BACK Super Bowls. That designation might not fit anymore. He is The FIELD GENERAL. ESPN knows it; BASN said it; Wilson has proved it.
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Disabled Community Activist. Email at ©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod



By:- Gary Norris Gray – BASN Staff Reporter
As we begin the year 2015 the United States of America has to look at itself and know that they/we can be better. This country is struggling with racial injustice and inequality. Yes, it is 50 years after the Civil Rights Movement, but this country continues to struggle with its past and it cannot go forward without rectifying the past. This country is gripping with the deaths of too many young African American males, with racial strife in police forces and injustice in the criminal court system.
At the end of this article there are questions we all need to answer.
The United States cannot go forward without removing the 3/5 of a person law in the constitution and making the Voters Rights Act, a Voters Rights Bill. Any future President could veto the act and all African Americans would not be able to vote. IT CAN STILL HAPPEN MY FELLOW AMERICANS with a stroke of a pen. With that same stroke of a presidential pen, all Black people could become 3/5 of a person again.
This country has to face the growing issue of the racial divide in our nation. When President Obama stepped into the White House in 2008 the Grand Canyon started to appear. Mr. Obama was the first president to garner 98% of the Black vote and people should remember he could not have won without white support. Mr. Obama is the first American President of color and he has paid for it. America wanted change but Congress refused to go along for the ride.
The country reverted back to its old self and lost control when it came to racial issues. Attorney General Eric Holder could not have said it any better six years ago “Americans are cowards when it comes to race”. Mr. Holder is right. America (white) wants to discus race under their terms and their conditions. IT DOES NOT WORK because they are not the ones being oppressed or discriminated against. The guilt gene has finally begun to kick in and some Americans don’t like it.
The United States of America should have a National Conference on Race Relations while the multi-ethnic President resides at 1600 Penna. Ave. This conference must be led by minority leaders.
White Male anger has been a response to Black Male progress and is a “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER”. when a congressmen can call the President of The United States a liar at his first speech to the country as the President. This is very troubling and when a young senator two years later gets caught on tape catching himself using the N’-Word referring to the president. There has to be consequences for such actions, because it gives the signal that it is permissible and can be done over again and again. It sends the signal that respect no longer exist. Niether one of these individuals were admonished for their public outbursts.
This kind of public bashing of a sitting president has not happened since Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. FDR immedately called the sergeant of arms to escort that senator out of the chambers. The clash with President Obama happened almost eighty years later. President Obama stopped, looked at the individual and then continued his speech. He could have done the same thing as FDR because he had the legal right but calm prevalied. If he had called the Sargent of Arms he would have been called that ANGRY NEGRO.
Its not because he is a democrat, nor because he is a middle of the road liberal, it is because he is of darker hue that this president cannot garner the respect of the House and Senate of the United States.
Racisim is running rampet in the halls of national legislation in Washington D.C.
This attitude continues in New York City when the mayor of the city orders his police force to cease the stop and frisk order. Weeks later at the funerals of both slain officers that same police force turned its back on the mayor as he began to speak at the funerals.
Again because of the racial make-up of this man’s family, the police force does not want to follow this man’s orders.
THE LACK OF RESPECT OF THE CITY’S LEADERLaw enforcement officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on a monitor outside the funeral for NYPD officer Wenjian Liu in the Brooklyn borough of New York
The Tea Party with its racist elements would never have existed in public in the 1960′s. We should be asking how an all white political party was formed in the 2000′s, how the entire Black Panther Party was wiped out in eight years and why the ever growing members of the Klu Klux Klan cannot be found in over 250 years.
Another example is the continuing attempt to destroy a culture with drug intervention. FACT:-Black people did not bring drugs into this country. If you think so then explain how African Americans accomplished this without the owning a boat, train, or plane? How did they do this under the noses of the DEA-DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY and THE FBI-FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION? Also, consider unequal justice in the sentencing of individuals with possession of these drugs.
Example five years for rock cocaine and five months for powder cocaine. Rock cocaine was predominately used in the inner cities while powder cocaine users lived in the suburbs.
This country (Yeng-Yang) mental state would drive anyone crazy when it comes to the subject of race. American (Whites) sit out in the sun to get brown skin, they sing and dance to African American music, they wear African American clothes and the try to speak like brothers and sisters and they love SOUL FOOD but they can’t stand Black people. FIGURE IT OUT!!!!
As long as African Americans play sports, sing, cook, clean, work in meaningless jobs and make America laugh its cool.
This is the only country on the planet that almost distroyed a culture (Native Americans).red
When the Pilgrams landed in 1492 it was the beginning of the end for Native Americans. In 2015 First Nation Americans continue to struggle to survive and to fight for respect and honor in their communities. The issue of the Washington Football Club refusing to change its name is a microcosm of the arrogance of denying racial problems. If America cannot do the simple stuff like change the name of a professional football team or the logo of a professional baseball team (Cleveland Indians-Chief Wahoo), how will this country deal with the hard racial issues like poverty, hunger, homelessness, and unemployment..
It is the only country that kidnapped millions of Africans to create slave labor-FREE LABOR (African Americans).
This is the only minority in the United States that was stripped of their native language , native dress, native culture, native food and most important native religion when they stepped on American soil.
Then, today, America tries to marginalize another culture (Latino-Hispanic Americans).
Men,women, and children leaving their homelands in South America for a so called better life in the United States, only to be told that they are not wanted showing them the door.
This country continues to see itself in black and white. The current earthshaking events in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York, and Ohio reminds us that justice is not equal.
When a District Attorney, a city prosecutor work together with their local police force it is very difficult to press charges against police officers in any city.
The majority of law officers in the United States are outstanding men and women in blue but there is that one percent of rogue officers that make the others look bad.
These police officers are making glaring and deadly mistakes. The New Year’s night confrontation on the Fruitvale (BART) Bay Area Rapid Transit station is an example. Get the facts right!!. The BART police force did not do this. They removed the young Black males from the train immediately but not the white males in the confrontation. The train was permmitted to leave Friutvale Station with the other side of the confrontation going on their merry way. This was not the right procedure and Oscar Grant died that night because of a police officer who used his gun as a taser. He made a terrible mistake.
My Asian friends states that education is the key to success in the United States. That may be true but if the bully at the front door and won’t let you in, then what? The elementary and pre-high school classes are a disaster area for African Americans. These school are currently under-educating our young people and is causing a permanent underclass. These same schools are eliminating Black history from their school curriculum.
This process starts early in the young African American male life. Many school districts throughout the land are placing Black males in Special Education and Developmentally Disabled Classes never to escape this classification. My mother fought this classification and spoke up and out to the local school board.How many other African American parents are going to do this?
As the commercial states YOU CAN PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER . When the intelligent young African-American men are not being educated properly and move into society, then what?
Lastly, is Environmental Racism “The Silent Killer” and an issue America does not want to discuss? Black communities live in health danger zones for example in Oakland, California the state highway commission built the Cypress Freeway in the middle of West Oakland dividing the community. Sixteen wheelers went flying through the community day and night with diesel smoke pouring out of the back and top of these trucks which created air and noise pollution 24/7. The Cypress Freeway collapsed in October 1989 during the earthquake, never to be rebuilt.
In Richmond, California there is the Chevron Oil and Gas refinery which spews out burnt gas and refined oil fumes 24/7. Hundreds went to the hospital with breathing problems after a gas leak at the refinery this past summer. The state ordered Chevron to install new equipment at their plant and an early warning system to inform the residents of an impending problem.
In the old south many African American communities were centered around the city’s train tracks. The noise of the train traveling through the community day and night kept many awake. Some communities have requested that the horns of the trains be at a lower descible level. In Northern California, Cal Trains and the West Bay Communities have achieved this goal.
In Burlington City, New Jersey they built a community on a former landfill. Nobody knows whats in that landfill.
Cancer rates and sleep disorders have skyrocketed in the African American Communities.
Please answer the following questions truthfully.
There are more unemployed whites than Blacks – true or false
There are more whites on welfare then Blacks- true or false
There are more whites in jail than Blacks- true or false
There are more white on white crime than Black on Black crime- true of false
There are more white teenage pregnancies than Black true or false
There are more white high school drop outs then Black true or false
These questions are asked because the American news media has a different view of reality than that of the 2010 census numbers.
The media led by Fox News has a political, social, and racial agenda
Slanting numbers to plant the image of fear of the Black male and so far it is working.
These networks have created the boogie man, they have created a monster that does not exist.
In 2015 Black men still can’t catch a cab at night
When Black men walk down the street, people move across the street from them when passing or individuals don’t enter an elevator alone if a Black male is in the elevator.
Black males are guilty until proven innocent.
Black males can get arrested for DWB’s (driving while Black)
Black males are followed in stores no matter how well dressed or well spoken, you’r e still a N*****.
In 1974 in Carbondale, Illinois my roommate and I did an experiment in human behavior. We went into the campus book store and recorded the workers response. My roommate also was a disabled white male with Cerebral Palsy and used a power chair. Upon entering the store an empolyee followed me throughout the store while my roommate had full access to the store. He even liberated a girly magazine proving racial bias.
We went back to the store the next day to pay for the magazine and told the manager what happened. He obliged to me and scolded my roommate for taking the magazine. This is what young African American males have to deal with every day and they continue to pay for that bad 1% of bad Black males
O.K., for those who still don’t get it, there will always be that 1% of bad individuals in every group but African Americans get singled out by the media and the press as bad guys. There are mean Russian and Vietnamese Gangs, Chinese Triads,Korean Mobsters, Japanese Yakuzas,Thai, Chinese,Filipino, and Cambodian human traffickers, and Latino Drug Cartels and the American media ignore these groups. The question should be asked why? The political and social agenda is clear.
Here is the last test of how American racism works, my social studies class at Southern Illinois University assigned each student to a news agency and newspaper to read their papers. This provoked the students to be aware of the pattern of reporting. This was done for two weeks. This surprised students.
Black crime has front page billing while white crime is buried on page seven or so. It was the first time I noticed the difference in reporting the news. Check it out for two weeks. When a African American commits a crime his (FACE SHOT) mug shot is shown on network news while white males only get their name in the paper and newscast.
Do your homework and investigate these facts. ABC,CBS, and NBC all bought stock in prisons in 1968-1969. We all should be asking why? Then look up the time spent on crime stories from 1967-1968. Then the increase in crime stories the following years. THIS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT!!!
President Richard Milhouse Nixon rode that horse to the White House in 1968. The Republican Party will once again use the mantra LAW AND ORDER to return to the White House in 2015.
So here we are, racism spins its ugly head in America. Black parents are afraid to let their Black male children go out at night fearing he may not come home. If the rouge policeman do not get them, Black gang bangers or white male gangs members may get them or a white supremacist wing nut if not, then drugs and alcohol may snatch them from society.
Young Black males survive this continuous assault on humanity showing the strength of the African American culture.
I don’t know about you but this is getting old and tiring.
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Disabled Community Activist. Email at
©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod