September 27, 2011, - 12:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel The feminist and conventional media worlds are OUTRAGED! by former NFL and Major League Baseball star Deion Sanders’ alleged declaration that he is divorcing his wife, actress/model Pilar Sandersbecause:
Enough is enough. I never signed up for all this. Enough is enough. If I wanted a model or television star, I would have married one a long time ago. I wanted a housewife.
Under fire for the alleged comments, Sanders now claims he isn’t getting divorced and never uttered the quote. (Maybe his lawyers and accountants told him how much he’d have to fork over in child support.) But if he did say it (and I think he did), it’s hilarious and interesting on several counts. First, he did marry an actress/model, so I’m not sure what he expected, especially since he shot a reality show segment with his wife for Oxygen (Oprah’s original channel no one watches). But what he was reportedly upset about is that his wife was seeking fame on reality television shows and he wanted her at home taking care of the family. Sanders makes a nice living and doesn’t need her to earn one. Before I heard that he denied the comments, I thought it was refreshing that he wasn’t worried about banishment from TV sportscasting (he works on the air for the NFL Network), after the entire feminist and faux-equality crowd shouts “SEX-IS-UM!” But with his denial of the statement, apparently he was worried. And I wonder if a White dude could get away with saying a comment like this. Probably not. Or he’d have to make a year’s worth of community service appearances at La Lech League as repentance. But I’m more interested in–and concerned with–the fact that Sanders, like many other former pro athletes, including Jalen Rose, is opening a charter school in Texas, the Prime Prep Academy, run by his PrimeTime Association. I wondered what he’ll teach the kids there. I like Sanders as an athlete and commentator, but that’s it. And I gotta wonder about him as an educator, just as I wonder about the Jalen Rose Academy. Look which party supports him and which opposes this:
“I have no idea what the applicant plans to do in the classroom,” said Michael Soto, D-San Antonio. In a phone interview after the meeting, Pat Hardy, R-Weatherford, said she shared the concerns but felt comfortable enough with the academic plans to vote to approve the academy.
Is it really the cure to poor public school education in the inner cities–hiring athletes who didn’t legitimately get into college and didn’t legitimately get out? (It appears Sanders never even graduated from college.) I can’t wait until the Dennis Rodman Charter School! And I gotta ask: will this be the Deion Sanders school anthem . . . (and will the school colors be Neon)?
Or perhaps the school theme song will be “Hall of Fame Swagger” and his buddy, pot-smoking pimp Snoop Dogg can be a guest lecturer . . . .
Hey, maybe “backsass” will make it to the Deion Sanders Charter School vocabulary list . . . .