Originally Posted by NorCal
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.
Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
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.