Yesterday, before the Dallas Cowboys-Tennessee Titans game, the Titans reportedly had some portable speakers on the sideline during warmups. Through these speakers, they played rap music. Hold onto your hats, because it gets worse.
One intrepid Caucasian reporter, ESPN's Titans beat writer Paul Kuharsky, was so offended by the music that he investigated, and eventually devoted a couple hundred words to his findings in a column called "Titans play questionable music":
"Fight Night Remix," by Plies & Lil Boosie & Woop & D. Blake & T. Pain & Mike Smiff & Rick Ross, according to the app Shazam, played about 35 minutes before kickoff.
The worst of the lyrics were blotted out, but the song's themes were still questionable given the recent developments concerning the NFL's trouble with domestic violence.
The song (which bangs, fwiw) played about 35 minutes before kickoff. It has a salacious hook, part of which goes like this: "Hit it with the left / Hit it with the right / I'ma knock the pussy out like fight night / Beat it with the left / Beat it with the right / I'ma knock the pussy out like fight night."
The brave Kuharsky took "knock the pussy out" to mean actually, you know, punching a lady in the vagina hard enough to concuss it. His point was that in the wake of the calamities surrounding Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and Ray McDonald, the song had no place being blasted through portable speakers on the sidelines of a 70,000-seat stadium. Kuharsky even approached Titans Executive Vice President of Administration and Facilities Don MacLachlan for comment.
A wee bit more reporting, however, would've shown that a) vaginas can't be knocked out, and b) "beating the pussy up" is in fact a euphemism for engaging in really good sex. And though the lyrics were edited, Kuharsky can now count himself among the brigade of handwringing, oldish white men who believe that rap music has no place in sports.
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