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Thoughts on the Olympics (a quote from Bryant Gumbel)
"Just the Tip" ^ | February 13, 2006 | Todd Christian

Posted on 02/15/2006 5:07:33 AM PST by DennisR

Mr. Gumbel's statement: “Because [the Winter Olympics] are so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like try not to be incredulous when someone tries to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of Blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bryantgumbel; gumbel; olympics; racism
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Mr. Gumbel - who evidently spends way too much time thinking about skin color - has shown himself again to be the ignorant racist he is by erroneously deriding the GOP for what he perceives as a "paucity of blacks."

Please contact HBO at http://www.hbo.com/apps/submitinfo/contactus/submit.do?title=Real%20Sports&questiontype=realsports to let them know what you think about this.

1 posted on 02/15/2006 5:07:35 AM PST by DennisR
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To: DennisR

The man is a racist....everything is about race to him....He deserves no respect....


2 posted on 02/15/2006 5:10:22 AM PST by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: DennisR

What a pathetic, little man. His only good role was on Family Guy.


3 posted on 02/15/2006 5:10:40 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: DennisR

Is this for REAL? This is disgusting.

Remember what they did to RUSH over the McNabb remark.

I will contact HBO.


4 posted on 02/15/2006 5:13:27 AM PST by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: DennisR
He's just over compensating for his lack of black mannerisms.

He is trying to make up for all of the years of ribbing he's taken from black comedians.

5 posted on 02/15/2006 5:13:52 AM PST by guitar4jesus (ISLAM offers no hope . . . Only despair.)
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To: DennisR

I hope Mr. G has given up his bad habit of playing golf at exclusive country clubs that lack racial diversity in proportions reflective of the general population so that he may remain a pure and undefiled example of righteousness to our poor world.


6 posted on 02/15/2006 5:14:39 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: DennisR

And didn't Bryant divorce his black wife to marry a white woman?

Bryant Gumbel was so full of himself on "Today"...I think that's when I gave up watching any of the morning shows.


7 posted on 02/15/2006 5:15:11 AM PST by Maria S
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To: DennisR

"White people like Wayne Brady because he makes Bryant Gumble look like Malcolm X."


8 posted on 02/15/2006 5:15:56 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: DennisR

So Bryant is saying that blacks are the worlds greatest athletes,that whites simply can't compete with blacks in athletics, and that if you aren't black, you can't be the worlds greatest athlete.

I'm still trying to decide why you need separate men's and women's teams for Curling? If there ever was a sport where you'd think the sexes could compete equally, it would have to be one where you slide rocks on ice.

Rush Limbaugh doesn't like curling, although he did say that it was nice to see women using brooms again.


9 posted on 02/15/2006 5:16:02 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT ("I don't drink coffee")
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To: DennisR

So, Bryant, let's take a peek at HBO's biggest shows. Sopranos are not exactly paragons of diversity. Deadwood, #%*#& &$%#% right again. Taxicab Confessions, maybe? Some other shows may have a couple minortities. And gee, isn't the latest lady in your life a white? Dang, Gumby-boy, you have been infected!


10 posted on 02/15/2006 5:16:22 AM PST by pikachu (I must be be built upside down -- my nose runs and my feet smell!)
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To: DennisR

Yea Bryant, just ignore the fact that Blacks have reached the highest positions of REAL responsibility in this GOP administration. OBTW, I'm a black man who skis, so there's nothing to prevent black people from coaching their children to Olympic level capability in the next few years.


11 posted on 02/15/2006 5:17:14 AM PST by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

"The broom babes"


12 posted on 02/15/2006 5:17:56 AM PST by Laz711 (The Barbarians are in Rome)
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To: DennisR
Reminding us once again why Gumball is so despised by just about everyone.

Some people just can't resist another 2 minutes of being on the stage.

13 posted on 02/15/2006 5:20:30 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: DennisR

Well, like it matters anyway.. have to listen to the American fru fru figure skater trying to pretend he's some poofer bad ass and going to stick it to the red state republicans.... Of course he got his well worn rectum handed to him by the Russian anyway....

Or have another supposed "bad ass" talk his jackass game, only to watch him get DQ'd for missing a gate.

Hey guys, if you truly are as rebel and tough and all that other crap as you want to pretend you are... shut your damn mouth and let your actions speak for you... of course if you did that... you might actually win.

Trash talk <> Gold Medal... dumbasses.


14 posted on 02/15/2006 5:20:36 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: DennisR
Well you have the Jamaican bobsled team, some figure skaters...so give kids from Chicago ski passes. Open a curling rink in Philadelphia. Invent a winter sport kids from low income families can get into. Like hickey bobbing on the back of cars. Go down the bobsled chute on Converse sneakers. Slush volleyball. There has got to be a way to make him happy.
15 posted on 02/15/2006 5:20:49 AM PST by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: PigRigger

"The man is a racist....everything is about race to him....He deserves no respect...."

You nailed it, he's also a blowhard phoney!!



16 posted on 02/15/2006 5:21:10 AM PST by KenmcG414 (wHAT'ST)
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To: DennisR
...despite a paucity of Blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention Howard Dean's gubernatorial cabinet.”

That works.
17 posted on 02/15/2006 5:21:15 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: DennisR

What a grumpy, bitter man


18 posted on 02/15/2006 5:21:38 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: DennisR

omg he really didn't say this, did he???????????????


19 posted on 02/15/2006 5:24:49 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Clock King

Preach it.


20 posted on 02/15/2006 5:26:18 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: DennisR
Yeah, and I guess we can't look up to Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, because of the paucity of white faces in the NBA.

But setting that aside - Bryant Gumbel suddenly "going black" after all these years reminds me of OJ suddenly remembering his roots after he got arrested, or Michael Jackson suddenly getting chummy with the Nation of Islam when he was up on charges.

21 posted on 02/15/2006 5:27:05 AM PST by Kenton
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To: DennisR
From what I've heard, blacks just can't take the cold. It interferes with their concentration.
22 posted on 02/15/2006 5:27:10 AM PST by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: maggief


Bryant and Hilary Gumbel

23 posted on 02/15/2006 5:28:29 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: DennisR

Wow I didn't know the Olympics banned Blacks...

Anyways, what makes him think Blacks are naturally better athletes?

Blacks (those with origins in western Africa) may be able to run faster for shorter lengths, but that isn't everything in Athletics.


24 posted on 02/15/2006 5:28:38 AM PST by Eighth Street
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To: SR 50

Ah the Dusty Baker school of athletic theory. :)


25 posted on 02/15/2006 5:28:42 AM PST by xp38
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To: DennisR

The most hateful man on television, and he has been so for at least 20 years.


26 posted on 02/15/2006 5:30:08 AM PST by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings............Modesty hides my thighs in her wings......)
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To: Howlin

Olympics ping


27 posted on 02/15/2006 5:30:28 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: maggief
Nice dog collar.
28 posted on 02/15/2006 5:30:31 AM PST by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: maggief


LOL! I was waiting for that!


29 posted on 02/15/2006 5:30:50 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx

:-D


30 posted on 02/15/2006 5:31:43 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: DennisR

"despite a paucity of Blacks that makes the Winter Games look like my bedroom.”


31 posted on 02/15/2006 5:33:54 AM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
What a pathetic, little man. His only good role was on Family Guy.


32 posted on 02/15/2006 5:33:59 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than take a ride with Ted Kennedy)
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To: DennisR

When you factor in the summer Olympics, i.e. the U.S. track and field team, you get a pretty nice balance of races (not that it's important -- the best athletes should be there, regardless of race).

It's the European teams from the European countries that are so enlightened, so superior in every way to us (/sarcasm) where a black face is not to be seen (with the exception of a few on the GB team), whether it's winter or summer Olympics.

Yet we're the stone age people according to Gumbel - go figure.


33 posted on 02/15/2006 5:35:20 AM PST by randita
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To: DennisR
Thoughts on the Olympics (a quote from Bryant Gumbel)

Who?

34 posted on 02/15/2006 5:35:35 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: DennisR

Too bad for Gumby that the GOP leads in "First black appointed/elected to..." in just about every category!

Sounds as if Gumbo is ignorant!


35 posted on 02/15/2006 5:36:35 AM PST by Fruitbat
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...including first black person to be seriously taken for a Whitehouse bid!!!

Hello McFly (Gumbo), anyone in there!


36 posted on 02/15/2006 5:37:30 AM PST by Fruitbat
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To: SR 50
The cold interferes with my concentration.

I must be black. /sarcasm

37 posted on 02/15/2006 5:37:40 AM PST by auboy (The press practices free screech. And they're really good at it.)
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To: PigRigger
BG is an arrogant, ignorant, no-talent lout.
38 posted on 02/15/2006 5:40:25 AM PST by Beowulf
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To: DennisR

"What a f****** idiot!"


http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3960cb8a287a.htm


39 posted on 02/15/2006 5:41:30 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

ROFL


40 posted on 02/15/2006 5:41:56 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: carumba
In Salt Lake, a member of the U.S. 2-woman bobsled team became the first black athlete to win a gold medal at any winter Olympics. But is it really that surprising that there are so few top black athletes in these sports? So many of them are "money" sports, in that they are very expensive to participate in at all, let alone enough to become world-class. Even team sports like hockey require specialized equipment that isn't always readily available -- at least other "money" sports like golf and tennis are so widespread that there's always a local facility somewhere, and only recently are we starting to see black athletes make inroads into those two sports.
41 posted on 02/15/2006 5:42:21 AM PST by kevkrom ("...no one has ever successfully waged a war against stupidity" - Orson Scott Card)
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To: DennisR
A paucity of Blacks at the Winter Games?

Gee, weren't the ancient Greeks the first ones to field an all-Black Hockey team?

Three cheers for Antoine Federothopolos

42 posted on 02/15/2006 5:44:05 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: xp38

I am not a regular on the slopes, but somehow, I don't really think you would see many blacks there. It is simply their choice not to participate in winter sports (with a few exceptions of course).


43 posted on 02/15/2006 5:44:23 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT
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To: DennisR
Reminds me of the black congresswoman who complained of the lack of blacks in the volunteer Red Cross rescuing Katrina victims. Racist to the core.
45 posted on 02/15/2006 5:46:49 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: maggief

So, a "sister" wasn't good enough for him?


46 posted on 02/15/2006 5:49:36 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: HamiltonJay

I saw the special on the skater, what a flamer! It's a wonder he doesn't leave a path of melted ice behind him when he skates. Did you notice the CCCP letters on his jacket when he was posing. Of course that's all he is, a poser. He should learn that it is impossible to pull off the tough act when you are a male figure skater and wear make-up, not to mention the rhinestone leotard.

I don't mind Bode because at least he is gracious when he loses and doesn't act like it's the end of the world. I was at a youth hockey game and some parents watching their 6-8 year olds could learn from that...


47 posted on 02/15/2006 5:56:51 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (We may not be here for a long time, but hopefully it will be a good time.)
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To: Clock King
I'm a black man who skis,

So that proves you're republican!!! ;-)

Just trying to respond like Mr G would if you had a conversation with him. ;-)

48 posted on 02/15/2006 6:03:44 AM PST by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I'm still trying to decide why you need separate men's and women's teams for Curling?

More medals...(and opportunities for everybody involved. Companies get to sell more jackets, bigger rinks(?), etc.)

A one-time coworker said he and some friends got tickets to the 1976 Montreal gala. I think he said they ran in to
Gumbel and another NBC type on a subway train, and he was quite pleasant to talk to.

Maybe he's pandering to get a gig, or a bigger gig on BET?

Perhaps he's really mad that Couric is going to get to be the final nail, um, "anchor" in the coffin of CBS News?

49 posted on 02/15/2006 6:08:29 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: DennisR
Mr. Gumbel is a very little man ( in fact, barely a man). I remember the way he used to belittle a real man, Ronald W. Reagan, 40th President of the USA. Enough said!!
50 posted on 02/15/2006 6:09:35 AM PST by wmileo
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