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Whitlock: Taylor Swift and Deion Sanders are reshaping football. Should we stop them?
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Whitlock: Taylor Swift and Deion Sanders are reshaping football. Should we stop them?

Colin Kaepernick will be remembered as a puberty blocker, the initial step in transitioning football from patriarchy to matriarchy.

Deion Sanders and Taylor Swift are the doctors assigned to perform the gender-affirming surgery on America’s pastime. They’re the pop culture icons being used to sever football completely from its traditional roots.

Sanders and Swift are the two biggest stories in football. Neither will take the field. Sanders, an all-time great athlete, is a celebrity college coach. His 3-2, last-place PAC-12 Colorado Buffaloes are the main draw in college football. Everybody loves “Coach Prime.” Black celebrities flock to one of the whitest places in America to stand on the sideline next to Deion.

Swift, of course, is a pop music star. She’s two weeks into an arranged relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Sunday night, NBC opened its broadcast of the Chiefs-Jets game with Carson Daly explaining football to “Swifties,” Taylor’s legion of fans.

This year, thanks to Sanders and Swift, the players on the field matter less than the celebrities on the sidelines. This is all by design. It’s part of the feminization movement. It’s part of making football more like basketball. The entrance into the locker room is now a fashion show runway. The games take a back seat to the promotion of consumerism. Deion hawks designer sunglasses at nearly every press conference.

Sanders and Swift are mostly unaware of how they’re being used to decouple football from Christian values, national patriotism, and top-down military authority. They just know the money is good.

They’re well-compensated and highly celebrated useful idiots. Their role in the 2023 football season isn’t some sort of organic surprise. It’s orchestrated and well planned. It’s at least 30 years in the making.

It’s no different from the plan legendary NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle hatched 60 years ago when he told NFL Films to create highlight reels that analogized the league’s games to military conflict. In order to unseat Major League Baseball, Rozelle created the myth that the most patriotic thing a God-fearing, red-blooded American man could do is spend his fall Sundays watching Jim Brown, Dick Butkus, Roger Staubach, and Mean Joe Greene collide for three hours.

Professional football has always been a virtue signal. Roger Goodell and the powers that be are simply changing the frequency to a signal that attracts the secular, the globalists, and the revolutionary.

Being a Christian, I don’t like the change. I can easily see the damaging consequences of this radical cultural shift. It’s another step, perhaps the final step, toward cultural Marxism.

Football is the last powerful force in American television. It’s the only content that still drives large ratings and still brings a disparate group of American citizens together across the political and racial spectrum. Football was the only conservative institution the left had so far failed to conquer and reshape.

Deion Sanders and Taylor Swift are planting the mission accomplished flag for the left.

Most people can’t see it. They think Sanders and Swift are harmless entertainers who make people smile. Deion loves to talk about his Christian faith and love of Jesus.

What do his actions say? His actions say that he is in love with the adulation of the world. A friend of the world is an enemy of God. The Bible makes this clear.

No one who takes his faith seriously would invite the rapper DaBaby to speak to college kids. Sanders did that this weekend before his Buffaloes played USC. DaBaby’s real name is Jonathan Kirk. His original stage name was “Baby Jesus.”

Here’s an alternate nickname for Jonathan Kirk: “Black Kyle Rittenhouse.”

Kirk has shot two people and killed one. He claimed self-defense in each shooting. OK, what’s the difference between Kirk and Rittenhouse? Rittenhouse shot white people in self-defense. Kirk shot black people in self-defense.

Could a white coach keep his job if he invited Rittenhouse to speak to his team about overcoming adversity?

DaBaby’s bad behavior goes beyond the two shooting incidents. He’s been involved in violent assaults, including at least one that involved striking a woman. His music is crude and pornographic. His most popular song and video in 2023 is “Shake Sumn.” He repeatedly barks that he “makes ghetto b***hes put their hands on their knees” while women in G-strings twerk.

A couple of weeks ago, I compared Sanders to Barack Obama, another icon who allowed people to feel good about themselves. Obama normalized racial idolatry and empowered the LGBTQ movement while pretending to be a Christian.

Sanders’ impact on college football will be similar. To compete with him in recruiting, more and more college coaches will invite rappers and sex influencers (Brittany Renner) to speak to their teams.

What’s sad is that football does not need the support of rappers or pop music stars. Football is being used by Taylor Swift, DaBaby, and the dying music industry. Most of the music has become so unimaginative and degenerate that it can’t reach, inspire, and motivate people the way it did in previous eras. The music has no real message. It’s no longer a reflection of culture. It’s only good for twerking and TikTok.

Taylor Swift is popular. But she’s not important. She’s one of a million leftist celebrities promoting abortion and the matriarchy. She can sell out major venues without touching a single soul.

Oliver Anthony is more important than Swift. That’s why she’s partnered with Kelce and the NFL. She’s the big star. The NFL is the cultural voice being injected with Marxist values. Sanders and Swift are football’s latest Trojan horses.

They’re not harmless. I’m not going to apologize for rejecting them. But the truth is we need to aim higher in our rebuke of what is happening to the game we (Christians) built and loved.

I don’t think we should walk away from or boycott football. We can’t surrender every institution to the left. We should fight back. I have some solutions that I’m not ready to put in writing just yet. I’m going to discuss my idea on Monday’s episode of “Fearless.”

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Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock

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Jason Whitlock is the host of “Fearless with Jason Whitlock” and a columnist for Blaze News.
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