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Te'o has explained his reasons for continuing to talk about her after he had found out the truth. It was obviously a mistake on his part. He didn't want to look like a fool, and he didn't want this whole debacle to affect the team before the championship game. Those are reasonable explanations. A more mature person would have realized it was all going to come out anyway and might not have acted as he did. I believe the main point he was trying to make in that first example was not his emotions on learning of the death, but how much he appreciated the reactions of his defensive coordinator and head coach. I don't know the facts and neither does anyone else, but I'm willing to listen and wait until all the information has come to light. It's easy enough to prove whether or not all those phone calls took place. If Notre Dame had an independent investigation, I don't know why they could not pretty quickly discover the truth. If THEY are lying, that's even more serious than the hoax. I guess time will tell. The truth will eventually come out.
2 years, 2 months ago on Manti Te'o talked about his girlfriend's passing at the Heisman Trophy presentation after finding out it was a hoax
@kdun461 Limbaugh said that he thought McNabb was over-rated (not racist unless you're not allowed to criticize a black player). He said that he thought the press was over-hyping him because of their desire to see a black quarterback succeed. Again, is that racist? He didn't say black quarterbacks can't play in the NFL, or he can't play because he's black. He said the press wanted him to succeed. Yes, Tom Jackson was offended, but he's not the arbitrator of what constitutes racism. I think most people wanted McNabb to succeed. He was a good guy, and a good quarterback. I'm pretty sure you know very little about Rush Limbaugh other than what you've heard other people say. He is not a racist. One of his best friends (the guy who performed his wedding) is a black guy who used to play for the Dallas Cowboys. He has never made a remark even close to what Rob Parker said. He pushes people's buttons and is not a fan of President Obama, but that doesn't make him a racist. Limbaugh is not the issue. He made a remark on ESPN that offended some people , and he was fired. He was not suspended or given another chance. Rob Parker said far worse. He should have been fired. There is clearly a double standard here. Why?
2 years, 3 months ago on Rob Parker suspended 30 days, "enhanced editorial oversight" for First Take
@bdb1958 Not surprised you approved. I don't know why you believe the term 'cracker' is any more acceptable than the "N" word. Color doesn't make a person a racist. Attitudes like yours do. Why don't you express your attitude to one of these athletes in person? It's a lot easier to do it on the internet where you can remain anonymous. It doesn't take balls to be a racist or to express opinions like those given by Rob Parker. It takes balls to be your own person, think for yourself, and not find it necessary to fit into stereotypes invented by people who want to live in the past and make everything about race.
The debate style format is not the problem. Rob Parker is the problem. He should have been fired, not suspended. What he said goes so far beyond what others have been fired for saying it's not even close. His apology was meaningless. It doesn't change who he is. Maybe he will be more careful about revealing his true opinions, but is this the only guy available? ESPN should do the right thing and cut this guy loose. I know I don't want to hear from him again.
Of course Suns fans can root for Steve Nash. The Suns didn't want him back. What was he supposed to do--retire or go to some team that had no chance to win? After everything he has done for the Suns, I can't imagine anyone not wanting the best for Nash. Are Suns fans going to root for the Lakers? No. But they should understand that Steve wanted to be near his children, and LA was the only team that gave him that opportunity (along with a decent chance to get a ring).
2 years, 8 months ago on Can Suns Fans Still Root for Steve Nash?
@JB4Three Oh, I see. Because Jalen Rose got paid for playing basketball he is free to say and do whatever he pleases. Your view of "the truth" about Duke and the players they recruited is what I would expect from someone who has no clue about what the problem is.To call Grant Hill and people like him "Uncle Toms" and not authentically black is wrong, and he apologized. If recruiting people of great talent and character is "elitist" I guess Duke is guilty. I should be banned from posting because my opinion differs from yours, and I won't engage in some juvenile name-calling exhibition like a 10 year old? Jalen Rose is fine when he confines himself to opinions about sports. When he tries to publicly embarrass a colleague on the air, he crosses the line. I couldn't care less about Skip Bayless. I would have said the same thing if the roles had been reversed. Unlike you, I understand the difference between disagreements and opinions about sports and turning First Take into the Jerry Springer Show. By the way, what are your credentials for expressing opinions about sports? There have always been people on sports shows who are not professional athletes. Yes, cooking and basketball are two different things, but most people understand the concept of an analogy. I probably shouldn't have bothered to respond to this post because I know I'm wasting my time.
2 years, 11 months ago on Jalen Rose owns Skip Bayless over Skip's fraudulent basketball career | April
@JoeBlack2 @AlTucker I was tired of the argument but couldn't let that response go unanswered. Wasn't aware that changing your mind was a form of lying. You are no longer addressing the subject, and resorting to attempting to insult me. I don't mind discussing an issue with someone who disagrees with me, but I have no interest in trading insults.
@AlTucker You have obviously not read anything that I wrote, or you are not capable of understanding plain English. I did not say Skip Bayless was an authority on anything. I said that it is his job to analyze or critique players, teams, etc. He has been critical of various players and given them nicknames. No one is disputing that. The argument here is whether it is appropriate for co-hosts to go after each other in a personal way and attempt to embarrass a colleague. Hopefully you can understand the difference. Glad you are amused by your own crude notion of humor. Jalen Rose was not expressing an opinion. He was personally attacking Bayless. He is not there to attack his co-hosts. He is free to disagree with or object to anything one of them says. He is not free to take a cheap shot . It was unprofessional. A lot of people dislike Skip Bayless. Because of this they think it's great that he was embarrassed by Rose in this way. If it had been the other way around, I think the comments would be a lot different.
This is going to be my last comment. It's Skip's job to critique players. He can be obnoxious. However, he doesn't try to embarrass his co-hosts. If he did that, he would be unprofessional. Rose got personal, and that was inappropriate.
@chillimac If Skip Bayless ever said anything like what Rose said about Duke he would have been fired on the spot. Rose's film was not made 20 years ago. He apologized because he did not have a choice. If those were no longer his views, why would he publicize them in a film? He didn't distance himself from those opinions until Grant Hill called him on it. Again, my point is that Rose and Bayless are friends and colleagues. Disagreeing with a colleague is one thing; trying to humiliate him in public is another.
@dheredia88 I didn't find this to be "good TV." It's not professional to try and embarrass a colleague on the air. I'm sure Rose won't be fired, but I wouldn't have hired him in the first place because of his film. I know some are entertained by this sort of soap opera, but frankly I am not. The discussion of Russell Westbrook's play is legitimate. The basketball career of Skip Bayless can be scrutinized by whoever wants to go there, but Rose was out of line when he brought it up. He should have more respect for Bayless. If Bayless lied, he opens himself up for criticism, but it shouldn't have been done by Rose on the air. I realize that in the tabloid era, people love to see blood in the water. You just don't expect a friend and colleague to put it there.
Thought Rose took a cheap shot at Bayless. His basketball career is irrelevant. I don't have to be a cook to know good food when I eat it. Find Rose insufferable. His vicious attack on Duke and its black players is worse than anything Skip Bayless has ever said about a player. Rose's concern about name-calling is ludicrous in light of his history. Personally I would never have put him on the air after his film. I'm sure Skip Bayless would not agree, but I think Rose should be fired. Everyone likes to see someone like Bayless put in his place, but in this case it was a classless act.
Hopefully MLB has more sense than to hire this pompous idiot. After looking at his track record, why would you want the headaches that he brings with him? To call him a genius is like calling Helen Thomas a beauty. Please spare baseball fans and let him put his stuff on the internet for those who enjoy being annoyed.
2 years, 12 months ago on Keith Olbermann fired by Current TV, could a return to sports be on the horizon? | April