Shots Fired!!!

In Truth, Wisdom by Cliff Green10 Comments

Are we losing so bad that we just choose to not face reality? I mean really WTF is fantasy football! C’mon son! First and foremost it’s called FANTASY football. More importantly it sounds so soft!

What if instead of playing fantasy football, people put that time and effort that they used on collecting stats and information on other men (because essentially that’s what it is; keeping tabs on what other men do), they spent that time studying and investing in the stock market. That sounds too much like Time Spent Wisely. I’m just saying though!

There are so many things that are happening in the real world but somehow people continue to keep telling me about their fantasy football team. Are we so distraught by what is happening that we choose to run away from the problems we face by drowning ourselves with trivial things? I got to keep asking this question until I get an answer. I have to take shots at everybody now, because if I were to be writing about something that has no real relevance as what is going on in the world let alone the hood, these posts and others like it would be shared all over the internet. You would think that with all the people that my hood alone has lost due to actual shots fired; people from my hood would be sharing post like these, like there is no tomorrow. But somehow all I am bombarded with is fight videos and “entertainment”!

As I try to lighten my own mood, I thought about how I should make a music video and point my fingers at the camera as if I were shooting at it. You know how these rappers do. Then I thought about it. The reason I chose the picture of me giving the smug face while pointing at the camera as my gravatar picture, is because that is me taking shots at anybody talking nonsense to me. LMAO! I crack myself up!

But it’s time to straighten up and quit running from reality. This hole will only keep getting deeper if we continue to live in a fantasy world.

Shoot back in the comment section if you have a logically sound reason as to why you indulge in fantasy football.


  1. I agree with you 100%. Never played fantasy football in my life. Don’t know how to. I don’t even know how to play PlayStation! Lol. Seems like a waste of time. I think that they come up with this nonsense for us to take the focus off of ourselves. Don’t go for it!

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      That’s true indeed Martin. It is definitely a distraction to keep us from focusing on ourselves. I’m not drinking that kool-aid. Lol. I definitely gave up video games a while back too! I appreciate that you stopped by. Thank you!

  2. Brother i respect the REAL. I do myself play fantasy footbal i play it for the enjoyment of football season making me watch more teams then Steelers. I read this like bro is deep i do get your big picture we do need to open up our minds their is more to talk about then football.

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      My brother Al Gz, I’m honored by you stopping by and leaving a comment. If you like football, you like football; but a lot of people have taken that like way too far. You and I alone have lost too many soldiers in our short lifetime to be playing games. I’m really about changing the mindset of people I grew up with. Its has been imprinted on us, but its time to clear things up. Much love to you god.

  3. Another strong stance on a sensitive subject. Extended adolescent is usually the reasoning behind such behaviors discussed in your article.. Fantasy cannot be tampered with reality unless real work is displayed.. Therefore, I hope we all use our ability of fantasizing to realize a real goal…! So, fantasizing is ok but use it to get advantageous results.. Wanted to provide a twist on it. Just thoughts… Nicely done sir on the article…

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      “Extended adolescence” Damn! That is a perfect term for what is going on in our community. I really like the twist/ spin on fantasizing. The fantasy would have to deal with relevant subjects at hand. If we were to fantasize about building a strong community then putting in the work to see that fantasy come true. I would have no problem with that.

  4. I don’t indulge in fantasy football [don’t even really understand the appeal of actual football], but I do believe that participants who glorify and spread the trivial bs do not want to face the harsh realities of life. We’re not doing well. Anyone can quickly tick off every finger of both hands with all the wack shit going on in the world. But too many of us don’t want to face it. They don’t want to listen or question it or talk about it. They enjoy floating around with their heads in the clouds and eyes zoned in on a smartphone. It’s just easier and less painful I guess.

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      I agree with you 1000 percent. I now understand as you said, that people do NOT want to see it. It is easier for them to ignore reality and live in a false sense of bliss. Living in a fantasy doesn’t require any real work on their behalf. And that’s what we lack, people that are willing to work hard to free and uplift the minds, bodies and souls of our people. It’s either they don’t believe a problem even exist or they just choose to ignore the problem all together. Or they just flat out don’t care. But that’s why I am taking shots at everybody now. It’s time to be way more gutter, because that seems to be the only thing that they recognize.

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