Remembering John Rocker
originally published June, 2005
Remember John Rocker? America's favorite racist. Here are some of his best quotes.
Yes, John Rocker was once a true villain.
"The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. I'm not a very big fan of foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?" -John Rocker on Foreigners
"I would retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you're [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing." -John Rocker on Playing in New York.
"Nowhere else in the country do people spit at you, throw bottles at you, throw quarters at you, throw batteries at you and say, 'Hey, I did your mother last night -- she's a whore.' I talked about what degenerates they were, and they proved me right. Just by saying something, I could make them mad enough to go home and slap their moms." John Rocker on Mets fans.
"That guy should've been arrested, and instead he's playing basketball. Why do you think that is? Do you think if he was Keith Van Horn -- if he was white -- they'd let him back? No way." John Rocker on Latrell Sprewell's choking of PJ Carlesimo (PJ actually deserved this choking, worst commentator ever!)
But get this. He's attempting a complete turnaround. Just look at this banner on his website from www.johnrocker.net
My reaction to this banner is a resounding, "DWAH??" Here's what we can now deduce from this banner.
- John Rocker now respects New York and it's residents, as exemplified by his wearing of the NYPD hat.
- John Rocker loves kittens.
- John Rocker helps the handicapped.
- John Rocker loves kids, even dark skinned ones.
- John Rocker does friendly interviews.
- John Rocker actually smiles, alot.
So John Rocker is attempting to shed his villainous past. We however know his true motive. The ultimate villainy is making the good guys think you're one of them. Ingenius!