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SAS is serious

Melo...drama
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I really like the Knicks color guy though.

Walt Frazier?
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Anybody watch the Knicks game? How'd Mellow look with the new team?
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

Walt Frazier?

That's him. He has great cadence and intonation to his speech. And i like his use of obscure sports idioms.
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Anybody watch the Knicks game? How'd Mellow look with the new team?

I was there.
The ball moved pretty well. Melo looked rusty, but did the right things. The Knicks will be fine.
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I agree about the broadcast bit. I watched it live, and it could be either way. No way to be sure.
The headline on the other hand, no way that is accidental. I totally envision 2-3 white and black buffoons up in NYC or CT office thinking "we should use this headline" and the other (whose responsibility is to act as filter) giggling and saying "yeah DO IT!!!" (okay thats projecting a little)

Gotta love the excuses. Fired ESPN editor: "I'm a Christian, just like Jeremy!" Suspended ESPN anchor: "My wife is Asian!" This is the new "Hey, I've got black friends!"
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

That's him. He has great cadence and intonation to his speech. And i like his use of obscure sports idioms.

Walt is one of the best. Honestly the first time I heard him do a call was on the lame Just For Men commercial. I thought his voice sounded a little too high to be on the air. But he definitely adds to the game, especially calling Knicks games.
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Gotta love the excuses. Fired ESPN editor: "I'm a Christian, just like Jeremy!" Suspended ESPN anchor: "My wife is Asian!" This is the new "Hey, I've got black friends!"

CE rant time:

Everyone's excuse is ignorance. "I didn't know." Which just goes to show how completely invisible Asians have been to 99% of Americans. Come on, you work with Asians, you eat their food, they serve you in service industries, they are your $ paying customers, and you have absolutely no idea about anything that is Asian, and you never even spend 3 seconds thinking about what might offend Asians before Jeremy Lin. The suspended on-air reporter said he has used "Chink in the armor" hundreds of times before and no one said anything. Let me tell you when my Asian friends and I watch TV we always comment on it when this phrase comes up. So his wife is Asian and he never knew "chink" was a slur? It means his wife is either stupid, or knows and doesn't want to tell him, or told him but he forgot, or maybe she doesn't speak english. Either way that is a lot of ignorance...

Now, there is nothing wrong with not being interested in a culture. But at least admit it. It's pretty fucking pathetic to see Shaq and he can't even pronounce his name (repeatedly referred to him as Jerry Lin when the story emerged). Even more comical is I see news outlets referring to him as "American Taiwanese" because they don't even know the standard phrase for someone of another ethnicity whose citizenship is US (news flash, "African American" is to "Taiwanese American"). They don't know if they can refer to Lin as of Chinese descent. The dudes on ESPN First Take didn't know the difference between YE Yang and KJ Choi. If you don't know, just admit it.

Last rant: In my experience "chink" as a slur is way more prevalent in use among black people. I dunno if black people think because they are black they are allowed to be more racist, maybe that's true.
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Dude, "chink in the armor" is a well established idiom with no racial overtones. Granted, given the race of the person involved, it suddenly had racial overtones but in general it is not a inherently racist phrase.

Agree with the general level of ignorance and invisability of the Asian in American society. I love when poeple say "well, Asians have never been desciminated against." Yeah, tell that to all the Chinese that were victims of the various anti-Asian pogroms.
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Originally Posted by NorCal View Post

Dude, "chink in the armor" is a well established idiom with no racial overtones.

Niggardly is not a bad word either. But I wouldn't start my NAACP Image Awards acceptance speech with "I was a niggardly young man..."
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Niggardly is not a bad word either. But I wouldn't start my NAACP Image Awards acceptance speech with "I was a niggardly young man..."

exactly... it's not in itself... it has nothing to do with race. You're 100% correct Pebble (good example altho' it did make me chuckle) but in that context it creates an automatic association and if that dimwit wasn't able to understand that before writing it into an ESPN Mobile headline then he shouldn't be considered intelligent enough to have that job in the first place.

no games tonight I'm particularly jazzed about... gonna watch some college ball....
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

c'mon you're not serious... it has nothing to do with the food. One source of the etymology pertains to those field bosses who worked slaves in the south... they often used bullwhips for intimidation and control... thus the person "cracking the whip" became known as the "cracker" and most often these people were white. Interestingly, however, a good friend of mine who is black and quite a history buff tells me that it is not exclusive to whites as sometimes slaves who "sold out" and worked for the master to achieve greater freedom and perks could also be crackers. Thus I digress.... back to ballin'.
how's Dallas gonna look tonight against Boston after losing to NY?

Pfff. Bullshit. Unless its true of course.
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Everyone knows Lakers are willing to trade, no one has put the right deal forth yet. Leads to Gasol understandably sucking.

After the smoke clears, it seems more like Mr. Bryant calling out Sr. Gasol for not paying enough attention to the games.
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I really like the Knicks color guy though.

I think you mean "guy of color".
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After the smoke clears, it seems more like Mr. Bryant calling out Sr. Gasol for not paying enough attention to the games.

pau's my boy, but he has largely sucked this year (despite averaging close toa double-double). they were going on last night about how he's having to adjust to bynum being the bigdog and i'm sure there's something to that. but that does not explain routinely missing undefended 10-foot jumpers in the paint. he's shooting like 35% or something for the last few games ... that's remarkable for a big man.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

Last rant: In my experience "chink" as a slur is way more prevalent in use among black people. I dunno if black people think because they are black they are allowed to be more racist, maybe that's true.

make.it.stop
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Originally Posted by AldenPyle View Post

After the smoke clears, it seems more like Mr. Bryant calling out Sr. Gasol for not paying enough attention to the games.
I think you mean "guy of color".
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pau's my boy, but he has largely sucked this year (despite averaging close toa double-double). they were going on last night about how he's having to adjust to bynum being the bigdog and i'm sure there's something to that. but that does not explain routinely missing undefended 10-foot jumpers in the paint. he's shooting like 35% or something for the last few games ... that's remarkable for a big man.

I thought Kupchak's reply (and TJ Simers' subsequent column in the LA Times today) were pretty good. First Odom and now Gasol have acted like babies this year.


That said, the more I see of Mike Brown, in action and in interviews, the more I'm beginning to dislike the word "affable".

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