Negus Tj Teral is a prominent figure in Madden circles and we wanted to delve a little deeper into his mindset and break away from the normal Q & A we normally ask he's earned that much. Madden is a hobby for most and a good way to get away from the daily grind we call life and he's found a way to pull off both quite well.
Everyone in life goes through a period of recognition where they begin questioning things rather than accepting them. It can be as early as the child who questions how Santa Claus gets down the chimney (especially if your home doesn't have one) or why boys and girls are different to the adolescent who wonders why some races are treated differently than others. Still others are perfectly content with going through life following rules laid out before them and there's nothing wrong with that but not our featured artist.
Negus has brought up thought provoking topics on his page as well as our league and we wanted to let him elaborate more on them. If you are a player fortunate enough to reach G4R's pages the mic is always open to speak on topics you find dear to your heart.
Note: G4R has always and forever will be politically neutral. Staff has their personal preferences but they will never reach page here. However our featured guests are allowed to voice theirs regardless if far left or right. Hear we go!
G4R: Congrats on another Bowl win, no easy task given the talent in league. What's your mentality when struggling against an opponent and you need to pull out the win?
Negus: Thanks.. First thing I do is settle down, when you're frustrated is wen u make the most mistakes. By halftime I would have a grasp of what my opponent is doin and make my #adjustments and execute just like you would in real life football. (Example; if I know this guy dt is abusing my guard and getting pressure I would change up to shorter throws, snap throws and screens) I'm great at making ingame adjustments and if there was a stat I believe it would show that im one of the better 2nd half teams..
G4R: A lot of ppl blacks/ whites alike are enlightened daily. What advice can you give to steer them down a path to begin their journey?
Negus: Seek truth first, and understand.. And think freely (freethinker).. So much to learn about life and the world we "actually" live in.. Not all bad, there's some fascinating things to learn about us as people and this planet.. Let go of religion and seek spirituality..
G4R: What was the tipping point that made you say 'Enough is enough' and start researching info yourself rather than believing what was said in the media?
Negus: I've seen so much that made me question things growing up, but everybody received it as normal, I was always curious. The tipping point I can't say it was a specific thing, but a combination of many incidents over the last few years evolving injustice for black people. [Ed note: I can relate to this, growing up I questioned things daily -James]
G4R: Your messages on timeline and our group page is empowering, what is the one you are most fond of?
Negus: Spreading black love and making them feel loved and better about themselves. After learning about our trust history and what we are.. And to have it all taken away from us and suffer the way we did/do I enjoy uplifting our people no matter how small of a gesture.. We deserve it and should feel honored to be black and love yourself.. Also promoting the importance of black families..
G4R: This interview is somewhat of a learning curve for us and will be shown to over 3k ppl. Last question and I will give you free reign of mic.... "If standing in front of a crowded room (consisting of all races) what life philosophy would you give?"
There you have it people, requiem from an established man. We look forward to many more enjoyable seasons in M17 from him and future soundbites. All hail 281.2 Super Bowl Champ Negus!