11.27.06

Worldwide Leader : Playmaker’s Mandingo Spiel No Big Thing

Posted in General, Gridiron, Racism Corner, Sports Radio at 11:16 am by

It would appear as though the powers that be at Bristol University are eager to put Michael Irvin’s latest public embarrassment behind them with as little fanfare as possible. And with the possible exception of Rush Limbaugh, the person who should take the greatest offense at the network’s inaction…is Dan Patrick (above).

The speed with which ESPN sought to disassociate itself from Limbaugh following the hate fucker’s ill-advised remarks regarding Donovan McNabb left no doubt the Disney subsidiary knew what was at stake. Their NFL pregame show was under tremendous scrutiny and a perceived cavalier ‘tude towards Limbaugh’s controversial statements would’ve been seen as the height of corporate irresponsibility.

Conversely, a moroic, unfunny joke from Michael Irvin on a radio show so unpopular, it took the blogosphere to bring this story to national attention (take a bow, Pro Football Talk and The Big Lead) was probably the sort of thing the network figured no one of consequence would notice.

I’m sure Dan Patrick will accept an apology in writing.

4 Responses to “Worldwide Leader : Playmaker’s Mandingo Spiel No Big Thing”

  1. susan mullen says:

    Re the Limbaugh/McNabb issue, Limbaugh made the remarks because he knew they’d cause the greatest sensation. His drug story was about to be published in the tabloids, and he decided (incorrectly) to make the McNabb comments in hopes they’d minimize the drug story. Of, course that did not happen. The drug story killed him anyway. I only mention this as a point of fact.
    Although Rush’s detractors all said he was a race-bater, hater (the latter as you did), he never once mentioned race on his radio program, at least from 1989 til the time of the McNabb comment). As he has stated, callers with opposing views will be put on the air, and often have been. He always offered them time to cite examples of his alleged behavior, and they never could. He was aware that even though completely unfounded, some would be listening for the slightest sign of racism. So he made sure he got their
    attention, unwisely.

  2. GC says:

    here are some lovely quotes from the alleged non-racist Rush Limbaugh :

    “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”

    “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”

    “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”

    I feel a-ok characterizing Rattled By The Rush as a hate fucker. thanks for writing.

    http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2549

    http://www.counterpunch.org/wise10032003.html

  3. DP says:

    Michael Irvin needs to go.

    Let me be clear about this

    Michael Irvin bothers the shit out of me.

    That shit aint funny to me. It completely diminishes the very real issues you and I may disagree about on other days…but today…we are on the same page. This shit is out of control.

  4. josh says:

    Irvin knows he is on the way out and just keeping that seat warm for Tiki barber. That’s why Irvin keeps bashing Tiki for wanting to walk away from the game on his own terms.

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