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Piers Morgan Scoffs at 'Ravens Being Declared World Champions
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Posted on 02/04/2013 6:04:20 AM PST by chessplayer

CNN's Piers Morgan is apparently trying to get another petition started to have him deported.

Shortly after the conclusion of Sunday's Super Bowl, he tweeted, "Got to laugh at Ravens being declared 'World Champions' of a competition only American teams enter":


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1 posted on 02/04/2013 6:04:26 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Has anyone so mediocre ever been so arrogant?


2 posted on 02/04/2013 6:06:21 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: chessplayer

can anyone say attention whore?


3 posted on 02/04/2013 6:07:34 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: chessplayer

You know, that offends me more than his other statements. Just reflects his anti-Americanism.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 6:07:40 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: chessplayer

He needs to send his world champion football team to play our game.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:30 AM PST by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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To: chessplayer

He should go back an poop in his own cage.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:30 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: chessplayer

He needs to send his world champion football team to play our game.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 6:08:30 AM PST by usmcobra (Happiness is a belt fed weapon.)
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To: chessplayer

Oh Piers... I’m sure you’ll be touting that Rugby sport of yours as being soo tough. And while it is tough. The speeds that these nfl players play at is far greater than any rugby team could imagine. Take the pads off the players in one NFL game and you will have 5+ fatalities.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:10:51 AM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: chessplayer

Hey, Piers... you and the horse you rode in on! If anyone has ever doubted that all the flack on football being dangerous/violent/anti-female/fill in the blank isn’t a direct hit on a sport that is truly AMERICAN vs global.. this is the perfect example.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 6:11:31 AM PST by momtothree (Thanks for the memories, Ray Ray!)
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To: chessplayer
Even a broken clock is right twice a day (and I'm a Ravens fan).

"World Championships" need to be decided in competitions played by All-Star teams ("Dream Teams") from different nations, not by a league championship for club teams from cities all in one country.

10 posted on 02/04/2013 6:11:49 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: chessplayer

Besides, it’s called the Super Bowl, not the World Series. The prick should hold off his comments til baseball season to make any sense. There is not official title of “World Champs” in football. He’s an idiot.


11 posted on 02/04/2013 6:12:04 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: chessplayer

This guy has that European attitude that he’s more sophisticated, enlightened, and intelligent than those backwards, Bible thumping Americans. Leftists also have that attitude towards conservative Americans. Piers is a leftist European given a platform to spew his attitude every night on a major news network. I say we let a Piers find a team of people in Europe who he thinks can beat the Ravens and pit them up against each other. I’d watch.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 6:13:12 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: safeasthebanks

Club teams?


13 posted on 02/04/2013 6:15:21 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: safeasthebanks

You are right. In a theoretical sense, American Super Bowl winners are not “world” champions. But there is a time and a place for everything and Morgan saying this now is like telling a bride she looks fat on her wedding day. It may be true but you don’t say it.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 6:17:11 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: chessplayer

By this standard you couldn’t have a “World Champion” unless every single country competed and if only Monaco (Size: 0.8 sq. mi. Population: 35,657) refused to enter then you’re screwed.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 6:17:13 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Pinkbell

Guess as AMERICAN’s we need to boycot his sponsors, maybe then he will go away.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 6:17:17 AM PST by Progov
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To: chessplayer

Go home where you think you understand things.


17 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:00 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: chessplayer

World’s largest polar bear. Wait, not possible, because polar bears don’t live everywhere on earth, yet... there aren’t any larger polar bears in Jamaica are there?


18 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:28 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Good point.


19 posted on 02/04/2013 6:19:25 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: chessplayer

Remember how for decades the leftists told us that we have to respect other cultures, beliefs and ways of life? That we were “ugly Americans” for going to other countries and looking down on them? Seems they certrainly feel free to bash us every chance they get. Perhaps we should start calling Piers “an ugly Englishman”?


20 posted on 02/04/2013 6:29:22 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: chessplayer

The funny thing about this jerk is that on his worst day he’s only twice as smart as the bat-eared-b*stard.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 6:30:13 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: chessplayer

It’s debatable if there is life on other planets but that doesn’t change the fact that Piers Morgan is universally hated.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 6:30:24 AM PST by albie
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To: chessplayer
That argument would make sense in other sports like baseball, basketball or hockey where there are major leagues outside the US, but it is silly for a sport which is confined to the US and (to a far lesser extent) Canada.
23 posted on 02/04/2013 6:31:35 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: chessplayer

24 posted on 02/04/2013 6:33:37 AM PST by mnehring
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To: KarlInOhio

Is anyone really doubting that the best NFL team is the best football team in the world? Whether there are foreign teams in the league or not, it is pretty much a given that there are no better teams anywhere outside the U.S. Therefore the title World Champions seems appropriate.

If I invent a game that nobody else plays in the world, no matter how poorly I play it, that makes me World Champion.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 6:37:11 AM PST by GnL
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To: chessplayer

Piers needs to go back to England and take his brothers Boardwalk and Docks with him.


26 posted on 02/04/2013 6:41:17 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
By this standard you couldn’t have a “World Champion” unless every single country competed and if only Monaco (Size: 0.8 sq. mi. Population: 35,657) refused to enter then you’re screwed.

(Blackboard theory here, not picking a fight). Refusal to enter is an "entry." So the above example does not hold.

27 posted on 02/04/2013 6:43:46 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: mnehring

Clarkson likes to beat up on Americans but he doesn’t really mean it. He was in the USA over new years and was talking about how great it was that he could go to a shooting range, rent a gun, and spend a few hours shooting without having to send a DNA sample to the queen.


28 posted on 02/04/2013 6:45:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 1rudeboy

So then is failure to apply.


29 posted on 02/04/2013 6:48:13 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: chessplayer

Who is Piers Morgan?


30 posted on 02/04/2013 6:48:13 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: chessplayer

I scoff at anyone with a silly first name like Piers.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 6:48:13 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Correct. A gray area would be failure to apply due to negligence. Which could happen, in theory, but not likely.


32 posted on 02/04/2013 6:50:36 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: chessplayer

I thought CNN was cleaning house, why’s this guy still around?


33 posted on 02/04/2013 6:52:48 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: GnL
Agree!

Piers Morgan needs a daily urinalysis.

34 posted on 02/04/2013 6:56:49 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: chessplayer
Pssst! Piers. Lookee here ...

Cricket World Cup Records

Get it? World Cup?

Who gives a flyin' fug about Cricket?

35 posted on 02/04/2013 6:58:43 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: cripplecreek

Clarkson is all in good fun (like how he says we all wear cowboy hats, eat cheese, and drive mustangs). Much of what he says, we all say here ourselves too. A lot of people just don’t like someone across the pond pointing it out. We don’t need a limey telling us we are turning into a fat, honey boo boo society. We know it. :)


36 posted on 02/04/2013 7:05:15 AM PST by mnehring
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To: eCSMaster

I don’t think your example is as good as you think it is.


37 posted on 02/04/2013 7:07:24 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Progov

That’s the way to talk.

Stop blasting this Brit POS and start blasting the a-wipes that hired him.

Without a job he is just another alien in America who should be deported.


39 posted on 02/04/2013 7:09:29 AM PST by Venturer
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Correct. But even the baseball World Series has its origins in a newspaper called The World which sponsored the first contests back in 1903 and for several years thereafter.

Britain is free to field a baseball team or football team if they could compete at the same level.

The Japanese which are the only country even close to competing at our level eventually sends all their best players to the Major Leagues for a reason and it ain't just salary.

You can name Hall of Fame class players born in the Netherlands (Bert Blyleven), Japan (Ichiro Suzuki), Dominican Republic, Cuba and other countries, but I can't name a single one from Great Britain.

40 posted on 02/04/2013 7:13:15 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: chessplayer

What does Piers Morgan know about American football? Not long ago, I actually heard him say that the “football” he likes is played with a round ball. It’s a safe bet that he doesn’t know a touchdown from a touch back or a pass play from a punt.


41 posted on 02/04/2013 7:14:10 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: mnehring

And lets not forget that we’re all fat because we eat 40 lbs at a sitting. LOL

Sadly, he’s completely correct that American cars are mostly crap.


42 posted on 02/04/2013 7:17:19 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: safeasthebanks

I suppose we could set up a playoff between the NFL champion and the Canadian Football League champion. Common rules for the game could be set because the NFL and CFL have some different rules. Canada is the only other country that plays football the way the US does.


43 posted on 02/04/2013 7:33:39 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The b@stard is knee deep in it now! Is he trying to p@ss EVERYONE off?


44 posted on 02/04/2013 7:35:55 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Britain is free to field a baseball team or football team if they could compete at the same level.

I think that is precisely the distinction that many fail to understand. Britain is not free to field a baseball team. MLB would not allow it.

As for the World Baseball Classic? It's a joke, because the best MLB players don't play.

45 posted on 02/04/2013 7:36:30 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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"Got to laugh at Ravens being declared 'World Champions' of a competition only American teams enter":

All right, Piers, so which team from overseas that plays American-style football would you send up against the Ravens to determine the real world champion? The Molasses of Asnières sur Seine, France? Poland's Poznań Kozly (Goats) or Czerwone Byki (Bulls)? The Donetsk (Ukraine) Scythians?

46 posted on 02/04/2013 7:41:14 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Obozo.......


47 posted on 02/04/2013 7:43:36 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: 1rudeboy
Britain is not free to field a baseball team. MLB would not allow it.

MLB would have nothing to say about it. Japan, South Korea and Taiwan (just to name three) all have very healthy professional baseball leagues in their respective countries. While they could not compete at the MLB level, the Japanese are at least getting very close.

I have personally met the Japanese Commissioner of Baseball in a previous life on a business matter and he told me they have a very good working relationship with their MLB counterparts. For instance, MLB will send an all-star or World Series champion team to play their Japanese counterparts every November or December. Every game is a sell-out and nearly every game is competitive, though the American side generally wins two-thirds of the games. At one time, the figure was close to 100%.

48 posted on 02/04/2013 7:48:56 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: chessplayer
True, although for me (and I realize this is somewhat just my own preference), world championships need to be played for by countries (national teams) rather than two (or more) league teams.

So to tweek your example, the game would be between teams made up of the best Canadian gridiron players (whether they play in NFL or CFL) vs. the best American players (again, either from NFl or CFL, though clearly at this point they would all be from the NFL).

49 posted on 02/04/2013 7:54:52 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Vigilanteman
I do agree that MLB slowly is shedding its "monopoly-mindset." My larger point is still: when one does not allow foreign teams to play in one's league, and one's own national team is a joke, then it is odd to refer to one's champion as a "world champion."
50 posted on 02/04/2013 8:01:03 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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