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How did they even get on this topic? And I'm not a big Stephen A. fan, because I think he yells too much and doesn't typically listen to anyone....but he immediately said he was uncomfortable with the discussion.
That was odd. It's unfortunate that our society is this way and someone would try to call RG III out for not being "down for the cause" because of their perception of him. What that guy said was ridiculous. He's mad cause RG III has a white fiance and is a Republican. I didn't know to be considered down as a young black man required you to marry your own race and be a Democrat.
Stuff like this is why I never watch ESPN anymore unless it's an actual game. These talking heads are complete garbage and spew out trash to get ratings and people watching. Their a disgrace.
Absolutely pathetic. ESPN should be ashamed that they even employ someone like this. But they wont be, because they are garbage as well.
I dont watch anything other than games on ESPN and I really hope other networks (NBC, Fox) start making a bigger move to grab some of these games....but I doubt it.
That guy needs to be fired right away because what he said is disgusting and offensive, but unfortunately this guy speaks for a large contingent of the black community. Apparently being brought up in a good home, with 2 parents, being articulate, polite, respectful, having good manners, is being a race traitor. It's a sad commentary and extremely self-destructive to think this way.
It is a ridiculously ignorant thing for him to talk about, but finding a positive, I like how Skip and SAS, NORMALLY ANNOYING, both chose to make sure he would be dealt with. Skip by asking "what about his braids"- and SAS by saying he was uncomfortable ...
Res ipsa loquitur...Let the good times roll
you guys are funny
calling out old white guys as not being good football coaches ( i guess because they can't relate to today's black youth... like any of you can LOL)
then someone from the black community says that RGIII is not like today's blacks and you've got some sort of opinion that he shouldn't say that
so RGIII is emblematic of the black community from which he came?
can we not have real conversations in this country any more? we'll all put it to a "democratic" vote and see what everyone's thoughts are on the matter.. weigh the sensibilities comrade! no need to discuss and disagree and get unfriended and get some down arrows
where are the Charles Barkleys on this board? JMHO.. but live life... don't get sued...but have real honest heart to heart conversations... and back up your words with action... if you can't act that way then don't tak that way... won't win you facebook friends but it may just make you a better person and when times are tough someone might just step up and help you out
deciding what other people can and can't talk about? find something else to do with your life... he's not yelling fire in a theatre
I'm pretty sure people wouldn't care if our coaching staff is white, black, green, or purple; it's a matter of them being old and stubborn, refusing to make changes as the game passes their old ways by. Parker is accusing RGIII of not being "black enough", whatever the hell that means.
So, yeah, I don't see any correlation there.
That said, I'm trying to figure out who I go to in order to find out if I'm White enough and "down for the cause".
LOL... I'm still trying to figure out what the cause is this clown was talking about? Guess I'm not down for it either lol...
This post was edited by VTHack 19 months ago
If you need to ask, you're not down....I found out the hard way
The man is not Wayne Brady!
I saw this last night and couldn't believe it. I spoke about it with a friend of mine at work, who happens to be African-American and knows RG3. She was as offended as I was.
Parker's a big mouth...glad he was suspended. I'd fire his stupid a$$. This is not the first time he's stuck his foot in his mouth....
Parker, who is African American, is not shy to discuss the racial aspects of current sports events, such as the NBA off-court dress policy, or the lack of African Americans in NFL coaching positions. He penned a much-maligned column where he called Hank Aaron a "coward" for declining to attend when Barry Bonds would break the career home run record.
In October 2008, Parker erroneously reported that Kirk Cousins, a quarterback for the Michigan State Spartans, was involved in a fight with members of the Michigan State hockey team. At the time of the fight, Cousins was at church with his parents. After being publicly reproved by head coach Mark Dantonio at his weekly news conference, Parker was suspended by The Detroit News for two weeks.
On December 21, 2008, at a press conference following the Lions' 42–7 loss to the New Orleans Saints, during the Detroit Lions historic 0-16 season, Rob Parker caused some controversy when he addressed a question Lions head coach Rod Marinelli about Lions defensive coordinator Joe Barry, Marinelli's son-in-law, inquiring whether Marinelli wished that his daughter had "married a better defensive coordinator." The question was criticized as unprofessional and inappropriate. The next day, Parker wrote that the comment was "an attempt at humor" and not a malicious attack. Parker wrote no further columns forThe Detroit News, nor did he attend any press conferences, following the incident. On January 6, 2009, The Detroit News announced that Parker had resigned from the newspaper the previous week.
Same here. Two black coworkers and they both think Parker is a clown.
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