Video: Charlie Sheen “WINNING” at Call of Duty: Black Ops

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The interesting thing about Charlie Sheen’s “Winning” quotable, is that it has been around in the Hip Hop lexicon for years.

It is a common slang term to express something good is happening to someone.

If you see your boy getting his pimp on with a couple of ladies in the club you would say.

“Tony is out here winning tonight.”

There has been several rap songs using the term, most recently DJ Khaled “All I Do Is Win”. Like many things that the hip hop community has created, the mainstream has been slow to pick up on it until Sheen started talking. I was on a conference call the other day when someone who shall remain nameless, but isn’t really hip said “they got their swagger back”.

Personally I think Charlie Sheen while having some legitimate issues, is also playing people and specifically the media like “puppets”. There is a method to his madness and watch he end up making millions off of it.

This spoof video of him playing Call of Duty is classic.

“I don’t sleep, I wait…Boom!!!”

Founder & Editor in Chief of BlackSportsOnline & BSO Entertainment The Ohio State University Alum & Dollarnaire for Life

8 COMMENTS

  1. Right now Sheen is hot and I don't blame him for milking the hell out of it…today I heard a porn company wants him to direct a porn video…called "two and a half women"….lol

  2. i was watching training day yesterday and i thought charlie sheen just got it from that near the end when alonzo said it

    • This show will suck badly- I hate Ashton Kucher. What next, will they have Demi play a girlfriend on the show- YUK- Will not watch at all.

  3. Can you direct me to one source that claims Charlie Sheen invented the term "winning"? It's getting coverage because it's hilarious that he thinks he's winning when clearly the opposite is true. It would be like if the writer of Black Sports Online said he knew proper grammar.

    Also, while it's charming that you think "swagger" is being lifted by the mainstream from hip hop lexicon, it is actually a word coined by Shakespeare in Midsummer's Night Dream in 1590 and has been in constant use since.

    Given that, I'm not sure what the point of this article is.

      • Hey thanks for responding, and you're right, I was just nitpicking. The point of the article was how hilarious Charlie Sheen is. It is interesting though, and I think we were both hinting at this, how words go through phases and evolve over time. The word "winning" isn't new, but by using it in a new context in the national spotlight, Sheen has transformed the meaning of the term and its associated connotations.

        Just like swagger might have originally had a certain use in Shakespearean times, it was borrowed by the hip-hop community in recent years and is now something completely different. Your un-hip friend's use of the word in a business situation is evidence that this is an ongoing cycle, and that word use is as permutable as say fashion or art.

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