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Media too quick to label Texas Tech fan a racist
New York Post ^ | February 13, 2014 | Phil Mushnick

Posted on 02/14/2014 6:48:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Last Saturday, Marcus Smart, a 19-year-old Oklahoma State player, shoved a fan (as in perfect attendance fanatic) named Jeff Orr, a 52-year-old who apparently chooses to devote his time and money to closely following Texas Tech basketball, which is played by kids.

There are tons of Jeff Orrs. I don’t get it, and the more I see it — and it’s everywhere — the less I get it. There are thousands of otherwise well-adjusted adults who just can’t get close enough to college basketball teams. They begin to pant; their hearts go pitter-patter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; media; slur; texastech
Mushnick's line about being a lesbian is humorous but also a comment on today's feel-first, think-later society.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 6:48:00 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

While we will never know what was said by Orr, ESPN did show another incident where Orr was seen on video flipping the bird at opposing players. So Mr. Orr is no saint.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 6:58:36 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Perhaps Jeff Orr wasn't aware that the T-Word is now The N-Word-ER.

Not to be confused with the BLACK term of endearment N-Word-A?

3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement
The mainstream Media's viewpoint on any and all racial incidents can be boiled down to two rules.
1) Any offended black or whichever protected class is always in the right.
2) If this does not prove out, see rule number one
4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:10:33 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: VA_Gentleman

Orr called Smart “a piece of crap” certainly not acceptable,but not a racist term. Smart lied about Orr calling him the nuclear “n...word” which can only be used by Blacks.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:12:16 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ConservativeStatement
There are thousands of otherwise well-adjusted adults who just can’t get close enough to college basketball teams.

This part I do agree with and goes for college football as well. Get a life people! Geeze......

Flame away!

6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:24:58 AM PST by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Sam part of this column is interesting. Sex in football locker rooms? Only when a pedophile catches a vulnerable youth alone. I would keep my children away from the football program in that small town in Texas where Sam is from.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:29 AM PST by petitfour
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To: TexasCajun

Damn it... having trouble keeping up with all this crap... let me get a pen and paper... hold on.... just... a... okay, now, where were we?

Um, yes, “t-word”? what’s a “t-word”?


8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:40:00 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: ConservativeStatement

A racist wouldn’t be that big into basketball.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 7:41:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

So...uh...where was all the outrage for Mississippi State’s black head basketball coach telling the white Ole Miss player, Marshall Henderson, “F**K YOU!!!” after Ole Miss beat Mississippi State two weeks ago????


10 posted on 02/14/2014 8:12:15 AM PST by Malichi (!)
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To: txrefugee

I think Texas Tech should do the prudent move and make sure their “#1 fan” is nowhere near the floor, nor within ear-shot of any player. Grow up Orr.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 8:15:41 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Hatteras
Richard Sherman: Thug Is Now 'The Accepted Way Of Calling Somebody The N-Word'

I know, I know. ..who is Richard Sherman & why should I care?

Sherman's Epic Live Rant

12 posted on 02/14/2014 8:24:56 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Hatteras

“Thug”, maybe?


13 posted on 02/14/2014 8:31:55 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

There needs to be a lot more distance between the players and the audience. College basketball is one in particular where the crowd is just too close to the playing field. Give the players room to be players.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 3:52:38 PM PST by arbitrary.squid
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