The Danger Of False Narrative Reporting In The NFL Draft; Or, Is It Dangerous?

Want to experience a false narrative sports story first hand? Here you go. Enjoy!

According to reports, Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Zach Wilson have all been grounded. Poor behavior, not obeying their parents or teachers, not doing their chores, and being sent to detention. According to one source, at least five of them talked back to their parents.

One of these young men seemed arrogant because he stated his love for the game. But also stated football is not the air that he breaths. Definitely an identifiable work ethic problem. Another one of the players is on the block of concern by many because he is a quarterback that is African American. A serious trend that has apparently proven to be a problem. This type of behavior by these young men is one of alarming concern that could affect their future.

Does anyone see what I just did there? I started the work for some massive media conglomerates and some small ones. I created a false narrative story of the top players coming up this week’s NFL draft. ESPN, USA Today, CNN, a little guy like The Ringer, and many more have what they need to start the process to create a false narrative. Some use it to publicly and falsely tear down an athlete, much less a human, in the quest for ratings and views.

Do I know that these players did all of the things as kids? Of course, I don’t. I can only ASSUME that they did that. They’re kids. All kids do stuff like that, don’t they? As far as you know, of course, they do. I just told you they did because I have the access to get my new false narrative to you.

To have a pen, ears, and eyes of many people in America. I can state whatever I want because I know nothing will be done about it. The transgression of making things up to question the credibility of a young man or woman. The bottom line, I just created ‘fake news.’

Seems ridiculous I know, but these types of stories are more prevalent than you think:

When it comes to the NFL draft, the false narrative affects the fan and the reader. Not as much the actual NFL team about to draft them. Put through the wringer is research, vetting, and propaganda. At the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars – just for one player.

Usually, when an NFL team gets it wrong from a high draft pick, it is from production or a possible personality flaw. Many times it’s something teams may not have seen or never knew known about. Crime, hidden mental instability, serious health issues. Ryan Leaf of the San Diego Chargers had mental illness issues and of course, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez had multiple problems of the horrific kind – Murder. Neither team nor former players knew much about the second life these two players had.

False narratives have been created for these players at one point or the other. But you can’t blame an overzealous reporter or publication until the facts arise. And of course, that false narrative doesn’t exist anymore like it never happened. God forbid MSM actually apologizing or admitting they got something wrong. That’s another issue that doesn’t fit their overall organizational narrative.

Firstly, what is a false narrative? According to Urban Dictionary,  it means ‘to convey a story that isn’t real but to characterize it as if it is by creating a false story behind the situation to make it factual when the history itself never happened.’ That’s just another way of saying fake news.

How do we define what is factual news versus opinion? First off, we have to define what the media outlet is. Is it a news outlet or an op-ed publication? Also, how do we determine what are facts and truth’s beyond someone’s own ‘personal truths’? It seems to be a shameless attempt of sharing opinions versus the facts.

If we cant define the separation of what is factual news versus a writer stating his or her own opinion as facts, then how do determine a lie? That is their own personal truth and that is what is hurting athletes in all sports around the world.

Mainstream Media’s problem of implementing their political personality into sports kills their credibility and creates false narratives. Hiring unskilled, untrained, and unqualified journalists with a political voice and microphone. A recipe to question credibility.

One of the recent and biggest false narrative busters was Kyler Murray, touted as an outlier to succeed in the NFL as an undersized quarterback. The narrative of Baker Mayfield was that he was out of control and immature. He will never make it in the league and it was one of the worst over #1 picks in NFL history. That didn’t work.

ESPN is the largest sports media organization in the world. Accusations for their efforts in creating fake narratives are familiar. But when it comes to the 2021 NFL draft this week, we will see if the false narrative comes into play. ESPN’s continuous problem of false narratives is not so much created off of their political personality (which does exist at a very high level), but more so their unqualified and less than stellar reporting.

Most of them being former athletes with no journalism experience. Given carte blanche with a microphone and their opinion, we are supposed to believe them because they played the game.

Also, seasoned and experienced sports journalists like former ESPN personality Jemele Hill. A reporter covering the facts of a sporting event or a column on a player. She let politics and a biased perspective get in the way. Aggressive and political, her consistent false narratives and personal truth seem to have been her demise at ESPN.

How does someone ever believe a writer like that? Possibly form your own opinion through learning, research, and reading other stories other than this one.

Now here’s one for you and pay attention closely. Am I creating a false narrative stating USA Today creates false narratives about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s false narratives? Actually, yes and no to all of the above. The 49ers saw the talent, but they obviously did not see the anti-law enforcement and anti-America rejectionist that ultimately came later on.

Did USA Today create a narrative to squash the facts of a particular type of hate by the former QB? Sure they did. They formed their own opinion, but as a news agency, that is not news.

When it comes to the 2021 NFL draft this week, we will see if the false narrative comes into play. Unfortunately, politics, race, and hate have a place in sports reporting. Justin Fields is feeling it firsthand. The hate comes from the people that want to see him succeed. Instead of supporting him, they create a false narrative of racism in the NFL.

Maybe the best quarterback in this year’s draft, Ohio State’s Fields has been reported that his stock is dropping in the draft. How do they know that? He has not been drafted yet.

This is not his fault. Some say he is the second-best QB in the draft. Others say he is the fourth or fifth. The use of race-baiting is one of the worst themes in not only the NFL draft but in every sport. The ridiculous notion that he is so-called ‘falling’ is because he is a black quarterback. That is not only false but here is that word again, irresponsible.’

Writer Kaelen Jones of The Ringer, a notorious false narrative publication, went basically as far as saying it without saying it. “The drop (of Field) raises questions about what caused his tumble, how Fields race influences critics of his play, and why narratives – even unfair ones – are so hard to shake.”

The most surprising narrative is by the almighty sports journalist Peter King. Even he had to throw out the nonsensical race narrative, “Fields is black. What made the criticism more noticeable is the infamous area that black quarterbacks are inferior to what counterparts, or not, as clever, or not as hard-working.”

If Fields is the second player drafted, does that mean the NFL is not racist? If he is the fifth quarterback taken, that means they are racist? Apparently being drafted by a team because he gives them the best chance to win as early as possible, doesn’t fly anymore.

Thankfully, every NFL team I think takes that route. Football is a business and it’s a business about winning, championships, and money. The best route is usually finding the best players to accomplish all of those. I am quite certain whoever Fields ends up with will get that from him.

But of course, everything has to be something. The MSM has to not like something and if something is not there to hate or get ratings or views, they can always make something up at the expense of an innocent athlete. If the media is going to hate, hate the facts.