Tonight, we will talk about an act that may cause depression or a violent reaction from some human being. The phenomenon of the chain-snatching will be tonight subject. Brought you our friendly collaborator The Educated Fool and myself, yours truly.
We will start with that question. As a kid, did you ever get your lunch morning stolen by this unpleasant little kid at school?
During the Broncos and the Raiders game, we did witness something similar like the example I just wrote. Two words. Chain-Snatching.
You may wonder what the heck is this chain-snatching thing? What is the deal?
Here a little resume of this phenomenon that has been here in our society for quite a while.
Back in the days, in the Afro-American culture (that I was born into), all the young men were really proud to show their chain. Even the Educated Fool aka my big brother was one of them. Sometimes, it was your mother’s chain you stole or borrow and never returned it. In the Hip-Hop culture, you must show some bling. And the majority of the time, the ‘’Bling’’ was shown on your chain .
So when someone is chain-snatching your precious piece of jewelry, it is a big sign of disrespect. The chain in our community back in the days is a sign of a so-called accomplishment of your wealth even if you are damn broke.
When the really unique football player, Aqib Talib did this act for a second time to Crabtree, hell break loose. The NFL suspended both players. And in the media, this phenomenon is like a thesis dissertation.
Clearly, it’s fascinating.
It wasn’t the first time we saw something like this. No, no and no.
We did witness this hmm let me put it in a nice politically correct manners way a Boondocks moment (an animated TV show that talk the everyday life in a very realistic way an Afro-American family).
The Educated Fool and myself spent many hours putting together the Top 5 Chain-Snatching moment. It’s been made in the most serious matters. Let’s not waste too much of our time and let’s cut to the chase.
Here the Top 5 of the most shocking chain snatching of all time:
Michael Crabtee and Aqib Talib . The story started last year when Talib first did it and he wanted to do an encore presentation that he did it again last week.
On the movie ‘’Friday’ Debo is jacking Red in this scene. Oh lord, I love that movie.
Classic scene from Friday movie
On the TV show The Boondocks, Riley Freeman is getting his chain back after being robbed.
Riley’s Chain rap tribute video
Hilarious. Riley is one of the funniest character on television history.
Back to our countdown. I must say the two last ones of the list will be surprising and unexpected.
In our opinion, it was so hard to choose which one will be placed into number Uno. There were both the most traumatizing chain-snatching moments of all time.
On both occasions, the main character was a victim of this act. The must shocking thing is that it was all bunch of Caucasians middle-age dudes. Oh yes, you read it.
The wrestler Undertaker snatched Hulk Hogan chain during Paul Bearer segment in the year 1991.
Epic promo! P.S. The king of Bling Ric Flair was there.
Like, it’s so ironic. The ultimate Rolex Rollin man was there.
Hogan, Taker and Flair segment in 1991 video
And the number 1 goes to Hulk Hogan (again just like Crabtee) and Andre the Giant at the Piper Pit (I miss the Piper Pit).
During that segment, you can see how cool Andre the Giant is with Bobby ‘’The Brain’’ Heenan. Jesse Ventura cannot stay still. This was the ultimate chain snatching moment.
Piper Pit with Hogan, Andre the Giant, Jesse Ventura, Roddy Piper and The Brain video
With that educational post, you just realize that the chain snarking phenomenon is a multicultural phenomenon (and not just an Afro-American one).
So that why those men put so much proud into their chains and just don’t rob a chain. Even if it’s a fake one. Do not do it! I repeat, do not do it. Look because of it, two NFL players are in suspension this week and it’s just damn stupid. Oh well…
I hope you have enjoyed this little dissertation.