What Does O.J. Simpson Symbolize In America? | First Take | ESPN

  • Опубликовано: 20 июля 2017
  • The First Take crew debates what O.J. Simpson symbolizes in America.

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  • lghnn ny
    lghnn ny  4 недель назад

    He represents being an animal. He isn’t a great athlete. He’s an animal. Animals outrun humans. To every black man, be the best human being. Be the best role model. Be the best from the inside. Do not be the best from the outside. Why? Because this jackass shows how fake it is. Time gives you up if your fake. If your fake, you’ll be caught up. Just be real, be true to the core of what you where taught.

    • PaulGreen11
      PaulGreen11  2 месяцев назад

      OJ was OJ
      Ali was Ali
      And dat Damnit,
      You better be You.

      • Boo Boo
        Boo Boo  2 месяцев назад

        He symbolises the biggest fall from grace in sporting history, it’s a shame it all ended the way it did

        • Jefferson Flair
          Jefferson Flair  3 месяцев назад

          look black people have always hated OJ SIMPSON.......IM 64 YEARS OLD NOW OJ IS 8 YEARS OLDER THAN ME......I can remember when the first time I heard someone black say......'he's a oreo ???? he's a sellout he's trying too be white.....now this is 1969 first year with the buffalo bills sorry never got that ???? never had a problem with OJ blacks say oh he did nothing for the black community.....why do blacks think these celebrities and athletes are supposed too give money to the community......IF THERE  BLACK the black community needs to help its  self police its  self and as a community say away from drugs ......NOW ALL OF U BLACK MEN WHO WORK FOR ESPN......when are u going too stop letting these WHITE BOYS bad mouth one of the greatest football players of all time.....OJ SIMPSON lived his life unfortunetly he got involded with the wrong woman......it happens but too say he didn't want too be apart of the civil rights movement is BULLSHIT HOW CAN HE NOT BE HES  BLACK now this  harry Edwards...lied.....OJ NEVER SAID THAT .......all of those guys were pros jim brown kareen Abdul jabbar Muhammad ali ......oj was still in college he didn't have too go that was about standing with ali and against the Vietnam war.......because he refused to go so mr Edwards I have no idea why he said that about oj .....buy now looking back on it its been 50 YEARS NOW WE BEEN LOOKING AT OJ that nobody likes him lol and that's funny to me but when he was found NOT GUILTY BLACK PEOPLE JUMPED UP AND DOWN IN CELEBRATION 1995.......1996 black people were I don't know  oh he didn't do it ....but I think he was there......I don't care and then most of the black comics made jokes about it......not  good if black people had of stood by OJ all this time none of us would be hearing about this case but the news media figues black people don't care so lets just keep talking about it 25 years later u all are still talking about it.......if this was tom brady accused of killing his black wife and got aquitted.......ALL OF U WHITE SON OF A BITCHES would be saying......'THIS LOOK HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY SO GET OVER IT.....that's what white people say IF YOUR BLACK YOUR GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT......and that's bullshit folks .....so I'm guessing all the brothers at espn will be cooning there way though the rest of there careers.......

          • Malcom X
            Malcom X  4 месяцев назад

            O J Simpson was an example that America is still a racist country torwards The African Americans. His lawyers got him off because of the Mark Furman factor. There has been many Mark Furmans in American history . It was due that at least one black man would get poetic Justice.

            • Chris Napolion
              Chris Napolion  8 месяцев назад


              • Billy Cotton
                Billy Cotton  9 месяцев назад

                A murderer who got away because off fame and money god knows were his going and it's not heaven lying peace off chit

                • Einniv Xel
                  Einniv Xel  9 месяцев назад

                  This no named piece of shit Ryan is stupid he represents the law you just pretty much went on rant about how you didn’t care that he killed two people because he black and was able get off with murder WTF

                  • Dennis Lamboy
                    Dennis Lamboy  1 лет назад

                    Freedom For All.. They Did it.. We Did it.. Im sorry for all families who lost loved ones 2 wrongs don't make a right.. But it makes us even.. He is still one of ours.. Done..

                    • Bryson Rowden
                      Bryson Rowden  1 лет назад

                      Oj represents the perfect storm in America involving wealth, race,complicit, sex, domestic violence, and celebrity.....this is also White supremacy imploding from within. WS can't let OJ go because usually black people are guilty until proven innocent. I also put the blame on Judge Ito. He gave OJ's attorneys that gavel. The defense ran that courtroom. The prosecution underestimated the defense. It was like MLK said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

                      • Vlad Chiriac
                        Vlad Chiriac  1 лет назад

                        It symbolizez the power of the race card and how blacks play victims to get away with stuff. It symbolizez BLACK PRIVILEDGE

                        • john smith
                          john smith  1 лет назад

                          OJ was right he was oj first
                          Yr a individual first, color of skin should be irrelevant.

                          • Runningwild
                            Runningwild  1 лет назад

                            In the end oj lost 😘

                            • James Cannon
                              James Cannon  1 лет назад


                              • James Cannon
                                James Cannon  1 лет назад


                                • James Cannon
                                  James Cannon  1 лет назад

                                  NO NO NO DEAR OJ SIMPSON THE BUTLER DID IT. GET THE BOOK

                                  • Joshua Loher
                                    Joshua Loher  1 лет назад

                                    Who was the third guy other than will and damien

                                    • EL BOHIKE
                                      EL BOHIKE  1 лет назад

                                      one sided show

                                      • Bo Rood
                                        Bo Rood  1 лет назад

                                        The black community is often complaining about a lot of shit, what their gripe is nobody ever has any fucking idea, they live in a virtual paradise. But tbh they are celebrating a murderer getting away with murder, because his victim was a white girl, to this day the black community should be apologizing for their disgusting reaction to OJ. The jury itself should be punished and the scum bag lawyers, like Cochran, Kardashian, they are dead, they got what they deserved

                                        • Sonja Betts
                                          Sonja Betts  2 лет назад

                                          Why is the one guy SO INVOLVED! For me.....from his responses to the others on the panel comments, he comes of as off as if hes the only one who has valid points. Like a.....Mr. Know It All.

                                          • pyramid architect
                                            pyramid architect  2 лет назад

                                            Oj is innocent just a victim of his own celebrity....

                                            • First Last
                                              First Last  2 лет назад

                                              What he represents has nothing to do with his race. He is a wife beater and a murderer, and those types of people come in all colors.

                                              • MsB inSYDNEY
                                                MsB inSYDNEY  2 лет назад

                                                It is so wonderful to see African-American males being real about OJ and the way they now see and understand how he never really acknowleged or embraced his "blackness" then turned around and used it as a legal tool when it suited him then once the trial was done he went right on back to his "white world". I'm glad so many members of the black community are finally acknowledging this.

                                                • van2dan
                                                  van2dan  4 месяцев назад

                                                  MsB inSYDNEY , there’s a lot of Afro-Americans that are civilize. I would like to meet more. A course most that I’ve asked about O.J. They are not sad that he got acquitted.

                                              • Matthew Maccaro
                                                Matthew Maccaro  2 лет назад

                                                I don't watch espn anymore so I don't know these people but the third guy is an absolute idiot. Can he give examples of black people before oj who weren't given a fair trial instead of making a blanket statement ? Even if that's true why does that make it fair for oj to brutally murder two people and get away with it? It was a total miscarriage of justice

                                                • Lokey kophi
                                                  Lokey kophi  2 лет назад

                                                  There's no symbolism in reality, so how can 1 man represent a changing country🤔?

                                                  • R. Kurita
                                                    R. Kurita  2 лет назад

                                                    I usually hate on Will because I think he's a terrible analyst and extremely condescending in his arguments, but I laughed when he started with "you're gonna ask the only white guy" joke lol touché Will

                                                    • Enrique G
                                                      Enrique G  2 лет назад


                                                      • Sonny Dortmund
                                                        Sonny Dortmund  2 лет назад

                                                        He didn't do it you dumb fucks

                                                        • Edward Terry
                                                          Edward Terry  2 лет назад

                                                          He symbolizes double-murder.

                                                          • Jill Jacks
                                                            Jill Jacks  2 лет назад

                                                            o.j symbolizes that we live in a staged world. o.j is a cia manufactured storyline. there is no o.j simpson only the actor. mkultra psychological operation.

                                                            • TheSlick93
                                                              TheSlick93  2 лет назад

                                                              im not black im oj

                                                              • Rolando 20Crxp
                                                                Rolando 20Crxp  2 лет назад

                                                                he symbolizes if you shuck and jive for the white man you can get off shit and get love from ignorant blacks because they idiots..

                                                                • Charlie Real
                                                                  Charlie Real  2 лет назад

                                                                  No one in this video is old enough to talk about OJ in retrospect. You need someone born in the 50's to talk about OJ. For me OJ was nothing more than payback for Rodney King.

                                                                  • grigsolve
                                                                    grigsolve  2 месяцев назад

                                                                    Charlie Real I’m not sure it takes someone born in the fifties to realize that. That’s pretty obvious

                                                                • Color Blind Entertainment
                                                                  Color Blind Entertainment  2 лет назад

                                                                  Will Cain made it a race issue from jump street smh 🤦‍♂️

                                                                  • Marcos Juarez
                                                                    Marcos Juarez  2 лет назад

                                                                    O.J. Simpson is a sociopath just like Donald Trump a sociopath. It's not about race nor politics. It's about celebrity, wealth, and status.

                                                                    • charly thomas
                                                                      charly thomas  2 лет назад

                                                                      Damien Woody, your a fraud fat ass

                                                                      • GIFT ST.PATRICK
                                                                        GIFT ST.PATRICK  2 лет назад

                                                                        im not white im oj

                                                                        • Tippersnore
                                                                          Tippersnore  2 лет назад

                                                                          What does OJ symbolize about America? In a word: "ignorance".

                                                                          • jamal Black
                                                                            jamal Black  2 лет назад

                                                                            gotta who bunch of oj's in the league today lol

                                                                            • Chailuv Gidwani
                                                                              Chailuv Gidwani  2 лет назад

                                                                              Will Cain is the worst

                                                                              • Bruce Wayne
                                                                                Bruce Wayne  2 лет назад

                                                                                OJ symbolize that in America, if your rich and famous, you can get away with anything, even murder. America, especially white people, they buy into that kinda shit. OJ knows how to fool white folks.

                                                                                • Ayveel Robinson
                                                                                  Ayveel Robinson  2 лет назад

                                                                                  He symbolizes that many white people think the justice system is amazing, UNTIL. Until a black man gets away with a murder of a white woman and man that he possibly could have done. Some of the same talking heads on various networks spend zero time being empathetic and sympathetic to people getting shot on video, but somehow can be really outraged over something that may not be true. Operative words are White, Black, Justice and Amazing.

                                                                                  • Cornell Jones
                                                                                    Cornell Jones  2 лет назад

                                                                                    Let's be honest here. Is O.J. the first celebrity too ever get off from a crime ? No . Second: O.J. was found not guilty of those 2 murders way back in 1994.

                                                                                    • Cornell Jones
                                                                                      Cornell Jones  2 лет назад

                                                                                      O.J. Simpson symbolizes just how far apart race relations with blacks and whites are in this country.

                                                                                      • Faizol Mai
                                                                                        Faizol Mai  2 лет назад

                                                                                        Someone explain to me what he did

                                                                                        • deathstroke
                                                                                          deathstroke  2 лет назад

                                                                                          No one knows if oj killed them two coke heads but we do know there are several police officers that have killed unarmed men. Let's talk about that.

                                                                                          • Nolan Gleason
                                                                                            Nolan Gleason  2 лет назад

                                                                                            he symbolizes African American culture. You hang out with one you have a good chance of getting savagely killed. #don'tdateblacks

                                                                                            • Nolan Gleason
                                                                                              Nolan Gleason  2 лет назад

                                                                                              he killed 2 people. Symbolize?