01.20.13

When It Comes To Stereotyping The Inked, David Whitley’s Still Chasing Phil Mushnick

Posted in Basketball, Ink, non-sporting journalism at 6:21 pm by

In the wake of The Sporting News’ David Whitley suggesting 49′ers QB Colin Kaeperneck abundance of visible tattoos were unbecoming for an NFL QB (“NFL quarterback is the ultimate position of influence and responsibility…he is the CEO of a high-profile organization, and you don’t want your CEO to look like he just got paroled”), Whitley caught no shortage of grief for his antiquated world view.  Of course, when it comes to being stuck in a similar time warp, NY Post sports media critic Phil Mushnick (above) has mined likeminded territory in the past and again, in the present.  From The Post, Sunday, January 20 :

As seen Thursday on ESPN2, the nation’s most visibly tattooed college basketball team must be Texas A&M’s. At least two of those silly kids were absolutely covered — arms, necks, legs. They looked more like a prison team than a college team. Wonder what Bobby Knight, working the game, thought of it.

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