Texas School Superintendent: You Can't Count on Black Quarterbacks, but I Don't Mean That in a Racist Way

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans throws a pass during pre-game warmups at NRG Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans throws a pass during pre-game warmups at NRG Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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An East Texas school superintendent knows about the history and genetic makeup of black NFL quarterbacks but doesn’t know how to use Facebook.


Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about 75 miles north of Houston. Lynn Redden is also a fucking idiot. Redden decided that he had something to say about black Houston Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson performance on Sunday, so he waited a few days to really iron out a position that made the most sense and truly encapsulated his feelings about not only the game, but also Watson’s contributions to his team.

On Tuesday, Redden wrote on Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page: “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL. When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”

I imagine Redden then leaned back in his folding chair, turned his “Make America Great Again” hat around, cracked his knuckles and a cold brew and thought, “nailed it.”

Redden realized that he’s racist had made a huge mistake and quickly deleted his post. For the record, the mistake wasn’t that he said it, because he wrote it so clearly he meant it. It was that he posted it to a public page, which he thought was private. Anything he says after this fact is bullshit but we will continue.

Thankfully for the black children who attend school in the Onalaska Independent School District, reader Matt Ericksen captured an image of the comment and alerted the newspaper.

“It’s important to make sure horrible words are met with consequences, especially for those in powerful positions with influence,” Matt Ericksen, told the Houston Chronicle.


Wait, everyone can relax. Turns out that the school district doesn’t have many black kids so the superintendent doesn’t have to be less racist.

“A 2016-17 Texas Academic Performance Report listed nine students out of a total of 1,026 in the district, or 0.9 percent, as African American,” The Washington Post reports.


So there. It’s water under the rug.

Redden has apologized for everyone seeing the inner workings of his brain and his true feelings on black quarterbacks being exposed. He even explained that some people may have been taking his comments out of context and noted that he wasn’t being racist but was merely talking about black quarterbacks struggles over the years.


“Over the history of the NFL, they have had limited success,” Redden told the Chronicle. See, soooo not racist at all.

So now the school district wants to talk with Redden about his comments and his contract but the over/under on whether Redden loses his job is about the same as the percentage of black kids in the school district.


Oh and Redden, the Houston Texans don’t fuck with you.


When Redden made that comment, there 26 white quarterbacks starting in the NFL that week. Their combined career winning percentage was .568.

Six black quarterbacks started that same week. Their combined winning percentage was .597


But you know, when you need mathematical facts, you can’t count on white people.

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Not Enough Day Drinking

That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL.

Says a the guy who clearly started watching the NFL last weekend.

Or he’s just a racist looking for the first excuse to bash on Deshaun Watson...like the Texans have a great white quarterbacking tradition? Didn’t Matt Schaub throw a pick six like 5 games in a row? I think that may be the only QB record held by a Texan