Skip to comments.Former NFL star rips Gumbel
Posted on 08/22/2006 6:10:22 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe
In a scathing rebuke of Bryant Gumbel's recent comments on HBO's Real Sports last week that NFLPA head Gene Upshaw is a "personal pet" of outgoing NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, former Minnesota Vikings running back and longtime player rep Robert Smith accused the TV host of both desperation and jealousy.
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Robert "0.4 FTE" Smiff.
Smith talks like a FReeper!
Wow he has to be reading here. lol If not he should be, he would fit right in!
Make it a CAGE MATCH, I say.
Gumball is trying really hard to shed his image...
- Bryant Gumbel
Gumbel is a punk.
(with apologies to all the punks out there)
Bryant Gumball is an intolerably and excessively arrogant liberal broadcaster, and as a result, he doesn't have much audience charisma.
Always bores in on Republicans. Worse than Katy.
He wa fired before he was hired.
Too many blacks in boxing? Too many blacks playing basketball?
The man is a jealous petty buffoon.
If I'm not mistaken, this is the same Robert Smith who was a star at Ohio State and seriously considered med school instead of the NFL. I believe he left pro football because he'd had enough of it and knew there was more he could do with his life.
IOW, he's no idiot.
Many people consider medical school and don't get in. Considering is not doing. I'm not impressed with "considering" because I did it and finished it. This guy is a decent guy who never completed a full season in the NFL due to injuries. He's bright but he's also a sour grapes kind of person. That's why he's always been 0.4 FTE.
Wow! A wimp and a pimp, take your pick.
(AP) The job status of Bryant Gumbel, scheduled to be the play-by-play broadcaster on the eight late-season games on the NFLs in-house network, could be the subject of a discussion by NFL officials after Gumbels suggestion that Paul Tagliabue show his successor where he keeps Gene Upshaws leash.
Tagliabue said Monday that incoming commissioner Roger Goodell and Steve Bornstein, who runs the NFL Network, will discuss the remarks after Goodell takes office Sept. 1.
Gumbel has been garbage from the first. Nothing has changed. Put him in power positions and you create more garbage.
During coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel he made the following remarks,
"Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who dont like them and wont watch them ... Because theyre so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the worlds greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that somethings not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in whats called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won ... So if only to hasten the arrival of the day theyre done, when we can move on to March Madness for Gods sake, let the games begin."
There is also a "paucity of blacks" in Gumble's taste in women.
wrong..he played all 16 games in 2000 and lead the league in rushing
One season iron man, just like Joe Namath. One hit wonder. He is a nice man, an articulate man, but a sour grapes guy. One season, BFD.
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