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One more thing. I have Native American friends, and no, they aren't bothered by the football team name, "Redskins." 

I, however, am offended by it, because it is a dictionary-definition racist slur. If your boss hired a Native American worker, and you started referring to him as "Redskin," you'd be fired, and you know it.

A word that is a dictionary-definition racist slur, that you would be fired for using if you referred to a Native American co-worker in that manner, should not continue to be mainstreamed by the NFL. You can waste your time writing an entire manifesto in reply, and you won't hear back from me. 



1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Calling yourself Chief Blackhawk is stupid. You did it to purposely to be an asshole.


You are as big an asshole as Tony Gwynn was to me the day when, while working as a caregiver, Gwynn refused to sign an autograph for my client, an AIDS patient, who was in a wheelchair. He looked around to see if there were any witnesses to the request, there were not, and then he split without saying a word. The only bigger asshole I've met in the sporting world was Roger Staubach. 


Both these two athletes work/worked very hard to cultivate a false image of themselves. You, on the other hand, work very hard to be an asshole.


Over and out.



1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Since you are obviously not an Native American named Chief Blackhawk, I will not engage in conversation with such a racist effing jerk. Go back to watching Hannity.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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In his entire 20-year career, Jeter has never been more than 5-pounds above his rookie playing weight. Gwynn's highest 1-year home run total was 17.  I doubt either juiced. 

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Perhaps, intelligent sports fans should be as upset at the name "Red Man Chewing Tobacco," as they are at the name "Redskins." I could do without both.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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And yes, I realize KO also gushed over Tony Gwynn. He's entitled to his opinion.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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I'd rather honor someone who did not foolishly throw his life away. 

Keith Olbermann reported that even after the SECOND cancer surgery on the right side of Tony's face---even after Tony admitted in interviews that there was no possibility that anything else BUT chewing tobacco could be responsible for his cancer---that he only ever chewed on the RIGHT SIDE of his face---Tony Gwynn resumed chewing.

I see no reason to gush over Tony Gwynn. Fox chose to celebrate someone who actually honors life itself.

2 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@ohnoitsthefuzz @VegasDlight, You are obviously right. It takes some of us older folks (me), a little longer to come around to that conclusion. Just last night though, I laughed at Jon Stewart's line that "all old men are racists!" 

We have to fight off bad ideas that have piled up on us.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@robbyburns2931 @patgorse--and yet YOU DIDN'T! You have the cajones to  tell others to do that which you didn't do. Hypocrite!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@BruceBrown1, yet you didn't. And I didn't. We both came here. The difference is, I'm not telling others to ignore her while ignoring my own advice.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@robbyburns2931, then shut up. Why are you replying here?

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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@aaronj50, "it's just satire" is the excuse assholes like you give for assholes like Ann Coulter to be an asshole. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/

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Funny! The only thing better than Harry (the King of Daytime TV in those days, in my opinion), was Harry and Steve together.

Imagine the life of Steve Stone. Sitting all those years with Harry, and now the Hawk, watching baseball.

3 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/harry-carays-drinking-diary-is-legendary.html

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Wow! I just figured out the Bud Light story I just told was no accident. They were coming back from commercial. The cameras found a guy in the crowd drinking a Bud Light, so Steve Stone could do his Bud Light promo with accompanying pictures, but Harry stepped in, and made it a moment that I'll remember forever. 

I've told this story countless times, but I never realized the strategy behind showing the guy drinking the Bud Light. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/harry-carays-drinking-diary-is-legendary.html

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Late in Harry's career, he was talking about a young Cub's pitcher named Heathcliff Slocumb, who had just come up to the big team. Harry struggled with the name. No...I'm serious...he did.

It would come out, "Hecliff, Heslow Solcumb," anything but Heathcliff Slocumb. At one point, a frustrated Harry says, "I just can't learn to pronounce this kid's name. Luckily, with the way he's pitching, I won't have to."

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/harry-carays-drinking-diary-is-legendary.html

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I remember a game on WGN where the cameras centered on a guy in the bleachers eating a polish sausage while drinking a beer from a clear, labeled cup. Harry says something like, "Now there's a man after my own heart. Eating a polish sausage and drinking a Budweiser...No...wait....that's a Bud Light. I can't drink Bud Light. It tastes like water."

At that point, Harry's partner, Steve Stone chimes in to say, "This may be an inopportune time, but this portion of Cubs Baseball is brought to you by Bud Light. Always refreshing, but never heavy, Bud Light."

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/harry-carays-drinking-diary-is-legendary.html

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@Cia, get some help. You have displayed that you don't have the intelligence to hold an honest discussion. Please, get some help. I blame your parents, not you. 

I also blame the NHL. Tom Sestito is a pile of filth in an inbred league. Do yourself a real favor. Turn off the NHL, and watch some real hockey.

6 months ago on Twitter Wars: Keith Olbermann vs Tom Sestito's 13-year-old sister

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Maybe Olbermann is a little smarter now. He got called in the woodshed for criticizing the Heisman Trophy as a meaningless award in his opening "rant" the night before ESPN's Heisman presentation show.

I think the people at ESPN who have been over-hyping the LeBron 61 game heard Olbermann loud and clear. 

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Keith Olbermann rants about LeBron hype, but neglects the biggest offender

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@bennyheis @patgorse

You might find this interesting. Thursday night, Larry put on sort of a smarmy-1930's-gangster persona, (Fedora too), and he picked this week's upcoming NFL games.


I'm just going from memory here, but when Larry came to the New York Giants game he said, "You gotta give the Giants a chance this week, because they're playing Hofstra." (The camera men and crew laughed big-time). And I laughed big-time too.

FRIDAY night, David Letterman did THIS joke:

"People, don't count the New York Giants out. Don't bet against them Sunday. Sunday is when they get healthy. They've got an excellent chance. They square off against Rutgers."

11 months, 2 weeks ago on 'Keith in Atlanta… HELLO.' An Assessment of Larry King Hosting 'Olbermann'

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Larry's long story (of how LK got into broadcasting), at the beginning of the C.C. interview might have seemed odd...until you remember that Larry mentioned something about K.O.'s producers asking him to tell tell it. Without the story, were you to ask C.C. how HE got into broadcasting, you'd probably get the same stock answer he gives every time he's asked that question. Instead, I think you got something better.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on 'Keith in Atlanta… HELLO.' An Assessment of Larry King Hosting 'Olbermann'

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Even when you consider it was his first time doing a sports show in about 30-years, I thought Larry pretty-much nailed it. And I like it when interviewers ask a question the interviewee isn't expecting. I thought King got stuff out of both Maddon and Swisher that you wouldn't have heard anywhere else.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on 'Keith in Atlanta… HELLO.' An Assessment of Larry King Hosting 'Olbermann'

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eagz28 writes: 


"The rules are so stupid that you would think its the government! ITS  TIME TO DO

SOMETHING!"

Actually...This is the free market at work. But, whatever. You don't have to make sense. 

But did you actually have to bring politics into EVEN THIS conversation?

1 year, 1 month ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013

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Holy Heck! So, I hit 214-dash-1, and there I have it in HD. Never used the "dash" button before. Thank you, SpringRubber, though I feel a bit stupid.

1 year, 3 months ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013

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Saturday, June 15, 2013...

Here in Los Angeles...An LA Dodgers @ Pirates game that started at 1-pst is on local channel 9.  Giants/Atlanta which started at the same time is blacked out on the MLB network on Direct TV channel 213, but you CAN watch it in letterbox format on MLB alternate channel 214.

1 year, 3 months ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013

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@DanielOrmsby @patgorse Thank you for the info, Daniel. 

 

1 year, 3 months ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013

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Saturday, May 25, 2013...

Here in Los Angeles...An LA Angel game that started at 11:00 am pst in KC is on FS West. A 1 o'clock pst game on MLB Network is blacked out. However, a 1 o'clock Cubs game on WGN is NOT blacked out.

Maybe they consider WGN "grandfathered" in?

1 year, 3 months ago on MLB blackouts are still alive... and confusing | May | 2013

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