01.23.08

ESPN’s Jacobsen : Not Merely Drunk In Public, But Crazily Anti-Catholic, Too

Posted in Religion, Sports Radio, Sports TV at 2:52 pm by

I don’t know if “First Take”‘s Dana Jacobsen has the Feederz’ “Jesus Entering From The Rear” on her iPod, but she can borrow mine anytime she likes. While Ms. Jacobsen’s behavior at a recent Atlantic City roast of Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic has been noted elsewhere, it appears her anti-Golic sentiments make Frank Expression’s sound positively rational by comparison. From World Net Daily (link swiped from Awful Announcing) :

Jacobson, reportedly intoxicated, was speaking at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City, N.J., when she unleashed a profane tirade, saying, “F— Notre Dame,” “F— Touchdown Jesus” and finally “F— Jesus.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue said he pressed ESPN on the issue and received an e-mail with an unsatisfactory statement by Jacobson.
The statement said, in part, “My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words.”

Donohue contended the response “fails on several counts.”

“First, there is no evidence that ESPN is taking this matter seriously,” he said. “Are we to believe that her hate speech is of no consequence?”

Finally, the Catholic leader said, “By far the most offensive thing she said, ‘F— Jesus,’ isn’t even addressed!”

“It is obvious, then, that neither Jacobson nor ESPN is dealing with this matter in a professional way,” Donohue declared. “To put this issue behind them, ESPN must deal with this issue quickly, publicly and fairly, something it has yet to do. After all, most Christians are yet unaware of this event, but once they learn of it, they are sure to demand accountability.”

On the contrary, Mr. Donohue, there’s a tremendous consequence. Dana has just supplanted Zach Selwyn as my favorite ESPN personality of all time.

7 Responses to “ESPN’s Jacobsen : Not Merely Drunk In Public, But Crazily Anti-Catholic, Too”

  1. Mark Swiderski says:

    That quote was totally taken out of context. A boozed-up, randy Ms. Jacobsen was not expressing her disdain for those things, she was just merely expressing her desire to bang Notre Dame’s student body, as well as Jesus in both touchdown and non-touchdown forms.

  2. David Roth says:

    It’s amazing how often Bill Donahue manages to make it into print. He’s basically a crank with a fax machine, an office in the NY Archdiocese, and a super-duper hard-on for every single element of popular culture. On the plus side, he is leading the charge to beatify Pope Pius XII, who did an awesome job as Pope during World War II. It takes a lot of courage to jump on a drunk, not-funny ESPN personality and stand next to the guy who stood next to Hitler.

  3. GC says:

    I’m right there with you, David, except for the not-funny part. Yelling “Fuck Notre Dame” at a Golic roast is as good, if not better than anything Nick Bakay has managed in his entire comedic career.

  4. Scott says:

    Anything said at a roast is off-limits for political correctness. She basically said everything the rest of America wants to say. She spoke for us.

    I suspect all the young children in Bill Donohue’s neighborhood are girls. No boys to fondle makes Billy crazy.

  5. kt says:

    so she told off a school, a statue, and a character from a best selling work of fiction? fuck northwestern, fuck lady liberty, and fuck daisy buchanan.

  6. Josh says:

    This is the same ESPN who ran Chris Broussard’s column last year calling homosexuality sinful and Tim Hardaway’s comments not out of bounds.

    Good to see those standards are applied equally

  7. RM says:

    I was at the roast and Ms. Jacobson’s comments have really been blown into something they weren’t. She came up to the podium at a time when the crowd was getting a bit restless. By her time to speak at the roast, she was a little drunk and she was a bit long winded with every joke she attempted. At a point shortly before this incident, the host Jeff Ross tried to get Ms. Jacobson to end her portion of the roast but she resisted, saying she wanted to say one more thing. Soon after Mr. Ross unsuccessfully tried to get her to end of her portion of the roast, she told a joke about Notre Dame and, coincidently the crowd began booing, not because they were offended by the Notre Dame joke, but because they wanted her to get off the stage. Not being coherent enough to understand the crowds boo’s, Ms. Jacobson incorrectly interpreted the boo’s as a room full of upset Notre Dame fans and was taken back by the fact that seemingly everyone in Atlantic City was offended by such a joke. At this time, Ms. Jacobson, sensing the crowds anger, started to raise her voice and curse with great frequency. Exclaiming things like “Are there really that many f___ing Notre Dame fans in here?” and other similar comments. She then proceeded to utter a few more remarks, which have since been widely reported, of similar language and character before she was kindly helped/escorted away from the podium (a move which crowd applauded loudly).

    Her remarks were by no means a tirade against Notre Dame, Christianity, or Jesus; they were the result of an unsuccessful attempt to roast 2 co-workers at a charity event.

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