Skip to comments.San Diego radio host's hate-filled BYU rant sparks uproar
Posted on 10/16/2010 5:53:38 AM PDT by Colofornian
Just when the furor over the BYU-San Diego State replay mess seemed to be subsiding a little bit, a San Diego sports radio host, Chris Ello, threw fuel on the fire with his hate-filled diatribe directed at BYU.
Props to Patrick Kinahan of KFAN Radio (1320 AM) in Salt Lake City for catching the remarks (made Thursday) and replaying for his audience this morning. Here's the link to Ello's diatribe, which are as disturbing as you will probably ever hear on the radio.
It will be interesting to see if this guy keeps his job. Ello later apologized for his rant, at least partially. But it appears the rant was not out of character. Check out this post Ello put on his blog about BYU and the town of Provo some 18 months ago after a BYU-SDSU basketball game.
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The film clearly shows the BYU fumbled the ball, but the head referee blew even the replay evidence.
A BYU film tech present at the scene -- those who assist the referees in making the review decisions -- has taken a lot of heat this week. The Mountain West Conference has blamed the head referee and him only.
According to the link to the radio station provided by this journalist, the talk show host commented "about BYU being dirty, racially motivated, and without honor."
On the "without honor" question, do football teams at religious schools like BYU, Notre Dame, and Southern Methodist University need to have a higher standard beyond the rules of the game?
I don’t consider that so “hate filled” or even one of the “most disturbing” things I ever heard on the radio.
The answer is emphatically “yes” - but that “yes” actually applies to all who play sports. The phrase “it’s not cricket” refers to the traditional requirement that a batsmen acknowledge when he is out even if the umpire does not signal so. Alas this tradition has gone by the board and has been taken over by replays.
In soccer also, there is an expectation that players acknowledge when they handled the ball or if the ball went out of bounds. It is simply a thing that gentlemen (or ladies) do.
Sports talk radio, the bottom of the food chain.
Did they perhaps refer to them as "little guys" or something.
Giving everybodyhere an idea of HOW MANY Samoans there are on the BYU team, check this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNeoJQxtlRM&feature=player_embedded#!
Ello doesn’t seem to like traditional American values to begin with, so I’m not surprised that carries over here. Yes, he HATES BYU, but he HATES everything about the area, including traditional values. Not to say that BYU is perfect or that SDSU wasn’t ripped off by the non-call.
I see nothing wrong with Chris Ello's comments. Their fans might be nice, but their football team makes the 1970's Oakland Raiders look like the cleanest team in football history.
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