Skip to comments.ESPN's Berman: "Feets Don't Fail Me Now"
Posted on 12/31/2005 5:11:20 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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The stereotypes I am talking about were for blacks. We are not talking about today. We are talking about in the 1930s and 1940s. If you think racism against blacks didn't exist then and up through the 60s you just don't know what you are talking about.
What about "For my next impression, Jesse Owens!"
I don't agree with the racist issue here.....
Birmingham Brown (Mantan Mooreland) said this is several Charlie Chan films also.
Wolf Blitz was a better thread when he said about N.O. person's. They are so poor and so Black.
I know that, but I was talking about his time with Tom Jackson
possibly, but Rush went over the line and started talking politics.
I like Rush, but I didn't like what he was saying on the show. I wanted football to be analyzed, not the media.
You are correct Dan. I remember the movie. It's a Little Feat song, but had racial overtones long before that.
Right after it happened.
Rush was NOT fired but resigned rather then hurt ESPN.
Jackson gave interviews ripping Rush and Berman gave several saying that Rush was being misinterpreted.
Even now, Berman (who is very quick to point out that he is liberal...he doesn't say democrat but actually uses the word liberal) says he still likes Rush, and knows that Limbaugh isn't racist, FWIW, Al michaels also has pretty conservative leanings.
Rush was trying to live a dream and be part of the NFL that he loves. It was IMHO a setup from the get-go.... It was predetermined that he would be made to look like a bigot and a fool in front of a national audience. The spinmeisters and race pimps can make anything that comes out of someone's mouth appear to be whatever they want it to be.
Berman and Jackson neither one were "smart" enough to to be offended when Rush made his statements. They suddenly became offended when their "handlers" told them they were offended.
Jackson looked like a fool trying to explain why he wasn't "offended" and outspoken until after the fact.
I quit watching sportscenter years ago. Their "agenda" and double standards rival that of the other MSM.
Jackson is a jerk, always has been, always will be.
I never, ever liked him or any of his opinions, he is the master of screwing up the obvious (and we're talking just football).
Berman and Rush, both still talk to each other and, according to both of them, still friends.
I remember hearing Rush say something about how he got the job at ESPN, from a friend.
I don't think it was a set-up, but, and I'm trying to remember this exactly, someone high up at ESPN is friends with Rush and plays golf with him (not sure who), and they offered him the role for ESPN.
From what I understand, befor Limbaugh became a political pundit, he had a background in sports, and football is the other main love of his life (PFW, FD, and SI, along with several other publications, he is subscribed to).
His friend thought he would be a good fit, since he knows the game well.
By the way, did you notice how the media talked about McNabbs recent issue with the NAACP race huckster in philly but left out the guy who broke the story and talked about it first.....it was Rush Limbaugh.
true, they've not both been together as long as his schtick has beein going on. I if I had to deal with that schtick for as long as Jackson has, I'd be putting resumes out, maybe try and get on with Fox Sports, or something like that.
but Jackson is smart enough to realize that he has a pretty easy job....
I wish I could do it :)
as someone who tried to be a sportscaster and failed, I can tell you its not as easy as it looks.
I don't recall that. I do recall the Black kid on the Bowery Boys using it.