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ESPN’s Rose apologizes for calling Gronkowski “white boy wasted”
NBC Sports ^ | 2-9-2012 | waus

Posted on 02/09/2012 9:04:10 AM PST by waus

The controversy surrounding Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been criticized for partying after New England lost Super Bowl XLVI, took a different turn on Thursday morning when an ESPN commentator called Gronkowski “white boy wasted,” then apologized.

(Excerpt) Read more at profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: gronkowski; patriots; racist; rose
The main issue here is that there is a double standard that exists in this country.

Rose's comment was absolutely racist.  But, the fallout will be minimal.

However, if Chris Mullin had called Deion Branch a, "Black boy blitzed," the firestorm that followed would have been epic.

Rose is a racist, but, because he is black, he will get a pass.

It's the way society operates, and nothing is going to change it.

1 posted on 02/09/2012 9:04:20 AM PST by waus
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To: waus

Fortunately I am not that easily offended


2 posted on 02/09/2012 9:08:54 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: waus
Black boy stupid.

I'm sorry if anyone is offended.

3 posted on 02/09/2012 9:11:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: waus

Aside from the idiotic racist comment and the double standard, why was Gronkowski’s behavior news in the first place? The season was over, he’s not even going back to training camp for months, why shouldn’t he be allowed to unwind as he sees fit?

Because they lost? It was a close game, he played through a lot of pain, and they had a great season. He shouldn’t need to act all depressed just because they came up short to a team that played a very good game.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 9:13:52 AM PST by kevkrom (Note to self: proofread, then post. It's better that way.)
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To: waus

was lil black boy wasted when he called the white boy wasted?


5 posted on 02/09/2012 9:19:07 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: waus

He is white, he was wasted.
It was true who cares.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 9:20:12 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: waus

7 posted on 02/09/2012 9:20:34 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: waus

So, this Jalen Rose character was rather niggardly with his praise for Mr. Gronkowski.


8 posted on 02/09/2012 9:22:16 AM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: waus

wiki:

DUI arrest

On March 11, 2011, Rose was arrested for suspicion of DUI.[11][12] He pleaded guilty on May 25, 2011.[13] On July 27, 2011, Judge Kimberly Small sentenced Rose to 20 days in county jail starting August 2, 2011, despite pleas for leniency from prominent people such as Detroit mayor Dave Bing.[14] Rose was released on August 18, 2011—four days ahead of time due to good behavior—and ordered to complete one year of probation, and attend alcohol awareness classes and alcohol impact group sessions.[15]


9 posted on 02/09/2012 9:22:48 AM PST by maggief
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To: Dr. Thorne
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10 posted on 02/09/2012 9:26:07 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: waus

I heard it live and I thought it was funny. Nothing more that a bit of trash talking.

Athletes refer to their teammates as “my boy...” It a term of affection and it goes both ways.


11 posted on 02/09/2012 9:32:00 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Mr. K

I’m not offended by the joke, I’m offended by the double standard.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 9:46:01 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
Remember what Animal said to 8-Ball when he took the gook whore before 8-Ball could give her his alabama black snake.

Cowboy; Joker; Rasterman; 8-Ball; Animal

Full Metal Jacket, hard Vietnam movie but more true than false.

13 posted on 02/09/2012 10:22:27 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska

why, yes, I do. just watched this the other day.....lol


14 posted on 02/09/2012 10:27:25 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: USS Alaska

So were you trying to be offensive?


15 posted on 02/09/2012 10:30:39 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: kevkrom

He likely did take some pain killers after the game and that and some brewskies, I’d be whooping it up too..

It’s the new age media that shows the videos and seek out stories to fill bandwidth. His agent should have kept an eye out for him.. but he was probably pe-eyed too. ;-)

Just getting to the SB is quite a feat, he’ll likely make it back as long as Tom is slinging the ball. Heck, let ‘em party.


16 posted on 02/09/2012 10:31:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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pie-eyed


17 posted on 02/09/2012 10:33:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: kevkrom
"...why shouldn’t he be allowed to unwind as he sees fit?"

Because Pats fans are still beating their children, kicking their dogs and divorcing their wives in record numbers this week after that unthinkable loss and now the video they see slaps them in the face with the brutal truth that the game meant much more to their sorry lives than it means to a bunch of millionaire boy athletes who are paid to provide a meaning and purpose for said Pats fan's very existence.

That, coupled with the Sawx historic collapse at the end of last season and the subsequent locker room fallout, it's not fun for chowdah heads these days. Trust me, I work with one. He's STILL not over the Red Sox losing last year. Got tired with trying to talk him off the ledge after "his" teams' losses. Next time, he can go ahead and jump. His wife is even getting pretty sick and tired of her 40 year old man-child.

18 posted on 02/09/2012 11:06:04 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras

I can’t see why chowdaheads are bitching. The BoSox, Bruins, Celtics and Pats have all recently won a championship. Time to let some other area have a chance to see a championship.


19 posted on 02/09/2012 11:41:04 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (Don't let the GOP-E hijack Congress too. Pound the pavement for your local conservative rep today!)
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To: USS Alaska

Sure do, and IIRC this scene (from your posted pic) ends with “Thank God for the sickle-cell”

And anyone who thought Animal was a racist didn’t see the end of the movie; Animal just about loses his mind with grief when 8-Ball was hit by that sniper in Hue City.

Awesome flick IMHO.


20 posted on 02/09/2012 11:46:09 AM PST by SirLurkedalot (Live Free Or Die)
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To: waus
Rose's comment was absolutely racist. But, the fallout will be minimal.

So why is it minimal? Stand up whities, stand up. Go after these pukes. What a worthless bunch of chumps us whities have become.

21 posted on 02/09/2012 12:39:11 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
"I can’t see why chowdaheads are bitching."

I know, right? But a normal person couldn't see why they are bitching. But the fans that I have known from that area aren't normal. They want to say that their team is the pinnacle of success for all time and there is no (nor will there ever be any) team in history that will be better than their team and their particular gladiators for whom they sport their numbered jersies on casual Friday.

In short, they've never grown up and they don't know how to act like winners... OR losers.

22 posted on 02/09/2012 1:24:05 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: USS Alaska

That would be Rafterman.


23 posted on 02/09/2012 4:07:58 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains and it doesn't get any better than this!)
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To: driftdiver

I was replying to the article not to you

You have to get used to that when you post- it sort of feels like everyone is commenting to YOU when they are really comenting on the article.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 9:38:48 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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