Friday, February 17, 2006

Nope, Bryant Gumbel still not getting his negro card.

Culture: I know Gumbel has this inferiority complex from the decades of being called Whitey Mcmighty by dumbasses who took the fact he didn't use slang and dressed nice as some sort of insult. This looks like some ploy to get some sort of "street" cred he feels he has to have. But there is no need to slur the winter games and black people at the same time by making this stupid, racist and illogical statement.

"Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t like them and won’t watch them ... Because they’re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won ... So if only to hasten the arrival of the day they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin."
You take out the bolded and he has some sort of point, but it looks like a "YA FEEL ME!" statement he thought would do some good. He is wrong.

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