Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bryant Gumbel Is A Jerk


It will shock no one to find out that Bryant Gumbel doesn't always say the brightest things, but comparing the winter Olympiad to a GOP convention due to a paucity of blacks is just plain stupid.
"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."
Imagine if a white sportscaster compared a track and field event to a Million Man March, you would never hear the end of it and rightfully so. Think of what happened to that loud mouth Rush Limbaugh for his McNabb stupidity.
It's hardly newsworthy to point out that Scandinavian countries are well represented in winter sports. Nor is it surprising to see the USA represented by black athletes in track and field events. It may be interesting from a sociological perspective why this is so but it shouldn't be a criticism of either sporting event.

3 comments:

Dexter said...

Blacks like future GOP Gov Lynn Swann? African-Americans have been taken for granted so long by Dems should anyone be surprised if there was a mass defection? Partly affiliation is cleary not drawn along econmic lines any longer. If it ever was. (No, i have not changed sides)

El Duderino said...

Dexter and I Agree. Time, space collapsing the world as we know it may end.

Dexter said...

espn columnist has take on this...

http://tinyurl.com/q8knj