After noticing Freddie Gibbs’ insightful and often humorous observations on sports through his Twitter account, Rap Radar decided to give him a forum to express his thoughts on the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat. It’s Gangsta Gibbs Wide World Of Sports. The black Bill Simmons is here. And for his eighth column, Gibbs provides gives a big F.U. to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and weighs in on the 2011 NFL Draft.
I’m at the end of the Return of 4Eva tour with my nigga Big Krit but I managed to catch the NFL Draft. Roger Goodell was greeted with boos and chants from fans saying “WE WANT FOOTBALL!!” as he stepped to the podium to announce the first pick. If this lockout shit don’t work itself out ain’t none of y’all niggas playin’— I don’t care what number you got drafted.
This year was an interesting draft though. Not just because of the looming lockout, but the picks. In the first round they took 12 defensive linemen, the most in NFL history. Also it was the first time a running back was selected so late in the first round when the Saints picked up Mark Ingram with the 28th pick. I guess that means bye bye Reggie Bush. It’s kind of hard for you to pay a muthafucka 11 million a year that can’t run between the tackles.
The Carolina Panthers must have been reading my tweets in the war room because they took the smart pick with Cam Newton. People criticized them for the pick saying Cam had character issues and a lot to learn at the QB position. I mean shit he ain’t got a Tom Brady arm but he’s a physical freak of nature and they need to sell tickets or else they won’t have a team there in five years.
The Vikings shocked a lot of people by taking Christian Ponder from Florida State with the 12th pick. I personally thought there were a few better QB’s on the board left but hey I’m not Mel Kiper. Vikings even picked a nigga that failed a weed test at the combine. Either way it goes, I’m a Bears fan so fuck the Vikes.
Can’t wait for football season to start but I’m good because the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs is about to be serious. Shouts out to Z-Bo and the Grizzlies for knocking out the boring-ass Spurs.
I’m out this bitch.