If you're interested in reading the absolute dumbest thing all day, then you're in the right place.

A guy who claims to be a history professor at Dallas College, Dr. Andrew McGregor, made what could only possibly be called - the dumbest thing ever - when he went off on a Twitter meltdown claiming that the late John Madden basically built a digital plantation and profited off Black athletes with the creation of the Madden football video games.

Nevermind the fact that Madden football games included people of all colors, whomever was on the football teams at the time - and many, many Black athletes graced the cover of the Madden football games. It was almost like the athletes might be profiting from the fact that they're featured in a video game, and getting on the cover of Madden pretty much turned you into an icon of a baller.

But hey, there's always that one idiot who just has to say something totally nonsensical and then when people call him out, act like WE aren't ready for this type of critical race bs. Nah dude, it's just that what you're saying is literally stupid.

Here's what ol' Dr. Andrew McGregor had to say about the late John Madden, in a series of quotes, followed by some of the feedback:

I have lots of opinions on John Madden. The creation of the Madden video game was not a great development for the U.S. It further glamorized violence and dehumanized Black athletes, helping to establish plantation cosplay that has grown worse in the era of fantasy football.

Thank goodness the rest of us don't have to care about your opinion. This is a FOOTBALL video game this guy is talking about. It's not even GTA - and to say it was dehumanizing Black athletes is ridiculous. There was white athletes in the game too. This is just the start of the dumbest opinion in Madden history.

The video game distanced the reality of the violent sport from fans, and transformed human behaviors into artificial numbers and simulations. It glamorized athletes, using their name for profits while encouraging fans to disregard the humanity. Madden built a digital plantation.

It's a video game dude, not a slavery plantation. People made MONEY on video games of all sorts. Did you ever play one as a kid? You did, because in another tweet you admitted to playing Madden!!!


At every point in his career -- coach, announcer, video game producer -- Madden profited off of Black athletic labor and glamorized the violence inherent in the game. He became ubiquitous and grew the NFL into the most popular game, and hastened the development of esports.

Bro, seriously, show us on the doll where daddy hurt you. Madden profited off of a video game that INCLUDED EVERYONE. You know who made the game famous? WE THE PLAYERS made it famous. We LOVED the game. We still do!

Sure, there is a lot of significance to his life and his impact. But it's pretty clear most of his accomplishments were not beneficial or healthy for athletes, particular non-white athletes. John Madden made a life in football, one of the most violent and exploitative sports.

Again, the game included everyone and featured both Black and White athletes on the cover. There is literally nothing racist or profiting from one athlete or another based on anything race-related. Football may be violent, but so what? That's WHAT football IS. Clearly you may not have ever played a sport as a teen, but it's not too late if you want to join a flag football league and see that even that is violent too.

When your entire life is based on expanding and profiting off of one the of most violent and exploitative games, veneration is not exactly something that you deserve.

I don't think there's a bigger a-hole on the planet right now than Dr. Andrew McGregor. John Madden was a cool guy, great coach, put his name on a video game, and great announcer that mostly everyone loved - especially his hilarious "Maddenisms" that were so obvious - but people laughed and loved them.

You'd be playing the game and randomly hear John Madden's voice say something like "you gotta score points to win the game" and everyone in the room would be like YEAH NO sh-t, JOHN!!! And then start laughing hilariously.

I guess this boneheaded dick breath professor named Dr. Andrew McGregor never had fun in his life.


Here's some wonderful moments in John Madden's career - look for the part where he's with Pat Summerall and you'll just love it.