Skip to comments.HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention'
Posted on 02/16/2006 7:25:32 AM PST by Airborne1986
There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine):
"Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who dont care about them and wont watch them ... Because theyre so trying ... Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts 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 worlds greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that somethings not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in whats called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won ... So if only to hasten the arrival of the day theyre done, when we can move on to March Madness for Gods sake, let the games begin."
Weren't recent the US Fencers not only brother and sister but also African-American?
During the Seoul Olympics, Gumbel called the Korean children adopted by Americans, "the nation's number one export". This was a deep embarassment to the proud nation of Korea, and it caused new laws to be put in place which made it more difficult for foreignors to adopt Korean children. Gumbel is an ass.
I can honestly say that I have not watched one iota of Olympic coverage on any channel.
I really don't care about Olympics.
Where's the Jamaican bob sled team when Gumball needs them?
Hum!!!! Washington D.C. trying to change peoples feelings by banning the use of the word niggardly.
I wonder if we ban the Iranian word for nuclear bomb they will immediately stop uranium enrichment?
Blacks dhave not generally gone for winter sports. There are, of course, exceptions and their presence in the Winter Olypics is exceptional. One or two will empnhasize their rarity more than none at all. Now in the Summer Games blacks pretty much dominate certain competitions. Gumbel, as most liberals, are making the case that black people must be forced to like and participate in the same proportions or higher in every walk of life as Euro-white people. In a real nonregimented world different people have different preferences and different ethnic, religious, gender, etc, will show different preponderences of preferences. This is anathema to liberals.
Of course to libs like Gumbel "GOP Convention" is really a code-term for "KKK Rally."
You are completely missing the point. Small comments from conservatives or Republicans like Rush or Trent Lott are blown way out of context and obvious racist comments by liberal ARE COMPLETELY IGNORED.
If he has such a problem with having to look at white people, maybe he should kick the white women out of his bed and stop selling out his race and betraying all the sisters out there.
"Gump-dumbell" is both a moron and a MSM slimeball, which makes this statement the furthest thing from an "eye-opening remark".
If blacks make up 5% of the population, they clearly
should have 5% of the medals set aside for competitors
of color - and maybe 7% as reparations for past
Olympic discrimination in winter sports...
I flushed down what looked to be a Democrat convention just this AM
Winter athletes tend to come from winter climates.
Besides that, I'm tired of any so-called sport that gets officiated by a "judge."
If it's not based on a clock, a tape measure, or a score, then it ain't a sport....even if it requires athleticism.
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