10.25.09

ESPN’s On-Air Talent : Not Merely Horny, But Culturally Challenged, Too

Posted in Food, Gridiron, Racism Corner, Sports TV, Vroom Vroom at 4:08 pm by

The LA Times’ Houston Mitchell reports that ESPN college football analyst Bob Griese, working Saturday’s Minnesota/Ohio State game, has bojoined the network’s growing long list of dudes with-a-lot-explaining-to-do after

To promote Sunday’s NASCAR race, ESPN displayed a graphic with the top five drivers in the Chase for the Cup race. Color commentator Chris Spielman asked “Where’s Montoya?”

“Out eating a taco,” Griese responded.

Wow. What a dumb thing to say.

Griese later apologized. “Juan Pablo Montoya is one of the best drivers in NASCAR. I just want to apologize for the comment I made earlier in the ballgame.” I wonder which ESPN executive ordered him to do that.

A foolish remark under any circumstances, but particularly as tacos are not very popular or widely available in Montoya’s homeland of Colombia.

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