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Winter Olympics: Gumbel’s Comments, Viewer’s Responses Out of Line

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We go back to kindergarten for our lesson today. Two wrongs do not make a right.

Radio stations, websites and message boards across the country are buzzing because of the recent comments made by Bryant Gumbel at the end of Real Sports, the television program he hosts on HBO.

“Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t like them and won’t watch them … Because they’re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. 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 world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s 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 they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin.”

Gumbel’s remarks were ill-mannered and completely off-beam. He should most definitely be punished, although he probably won’t be. First of all, as a sportscaster, his political views are absolutely irrelevant. More important, Gumbel chose to incite racism in one the few places that the color of your skin is less important than the color of the team you represent.

[ADBLOCKHERE]Without question, Gumbel was wrong. At the same time, many of the reactions to his comments are just as crass as the original statement.

The majority response to Gumbel has been, “Well, why don’t I say that I won’t watch the NBA or Track & Field because the majority of athletes competing are black?”

Since when has it become okay to counter bigotry with bigotry? That’s where the problem lies. Even if it takes the ignorant opinion of a man from another race to provoke your racist views, it is still wrong.

We live in the year 2006. It’s about time we get past these trivial issues.

About Dan McGowan

  • zingzing

    hahaha. an all-white community… yeah, it’s called the suburbs. blar blar blar.

    still, you can’t do things like that. you can own your own property, but you can’t buy up a bunch of land, sell it to a bunch of white folk, and then keep the n***ers off. that’s called racism.

    don’t you want to see the world in many different ways? don’t you like diversity? christ, if i saw nothing but white people all day, i’d go a little nuts.

  • zingzing

    *dusting off his pants, riding off on his high horse into the sun*

    “where ever the crazy man talks shit, i’ll be there.”

  • http://www.stormfront.org Mr. White

    N. Davis: There is nothing disingenuous about me whatsoever, you on the other hand seem to be lacking in the honesty department. I am a realist, I am also a racialist. What you are or what you claim to be is irrelevent to me.

    The website is called Stormfront, not Stormwatch, so obviously you know little about it. It is a separatist white racial website, extremely informative I might add. It is not, as you say, a “hate group”. As a matter of fact, it is not a group at all.

    As for the Jewish hate group, ADL, I suggest you do a little research on that venemous anti-white hate group. Ever hear of Moe Dalitz? Have you ever heard about the ties to organized crime, or the invention of so called “hate crime” laws which were created by the ADL? “Hate crime” laws apply ONLY to white people, you’re either a liar or are ignorant about the subject to argue otherwise.
    Mind you, what I said is only the tip of the iceberg about the criminal ADL Jews.

    If you’re ashamed to be in the same species as me N. Davis, might I suggest you take a flying leap into your nearest lake. Incidentally, you’re not in the same sub-species as me, as I am a white man. Therefore, no need to be ashamed. But please, take a flying leap by all means, I promise not to lose any sleep over it.

    George in PA, thank for the comment, its nice to see that some people have both common sense, but more importantly, honesty, instead of lies and political correctness. WPWW to you.

    To zingzing: I don’t mince words, I tell it like it is. You haven’t caught my in any trap, you’re grasping at straws there zingy, you see, I AM a racialist. I am a separatist. I am not however, a supremacist. I’ll leave the supremacy for the ADL and the majority of the jewish tribe (ruling over, or desiring to rule over other peoples is to be a supremacist, and when it comes down to it, a Jew will ALWAYS side with his/her people), which thoroughly control both parties in America, as well as the media (see “Who rules America” at http://www.natall.com), along with ruling over the Palestinians.

    As for your additional personal attack of me being a “neo nazi”, wrong again. I am in no uncertain terms, an Aryan. Aryan= racially conscious white who acts on it. “racist” is a Jewish media slander word. I prefer to be around my race, I also desire for my race to exist and advance.

    Stormfront- white nationalist forum.
    ADL-criminal (proven fact)hate group which is infatuated with stifling free speech by disidents.

    Funny how treasonous whites liberals and non-whites like to throw around that word “racist”, or “neo-nazi”, I suggest not being so hypocritical, as non-whites think racially, as a rule, and whites do not. Thats what has to change, my people need to start thinking racially, as we cannot allow are race to perish because of genocidal Jews and hypocritical, anti-white types like the zinger.

    lastly, and to get back on track with this comment section, the mulatto Gumbel is yet another hypocrite, a hypocrite who is married to a self-hating witch who is and has done her part to destroy her unique genotype, her race, on this earth. The piece of filth might as well stand out on the streetcorner with her pumps and short red skirt, because she is of the level of prostitute for being a negro lover.

    You hypocritical clowns who defend the ADL, while calling non-lemming whites “racist” ought to read something other than your Jewish approved text books, go to http://www.stormfront.org for an education. That is, if you can handle the facts and the truth.

    I’ll leave you with http://www.jewwatch.com, there you will learn why jew HBO CEO Albrecht would never fire Gumbel. On the contrary, his tribe has done very well, they have followed their genocidal plans to a tee.

    We must secure the existence of our people, and a future for white children…and we will.

  • http://Dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    Most important of all, white people are now only 8% of the world, we’re facing extinction across our formerly white lands…

    Mr. White – you cannot be for real. It was barely a few hundred years ago that the ‘whites’ helped themselves to these lands here in North and South America.

  • Mr. White

    Well Mary Willaims, its nice to see that you’re all for the extinction of white people. How loving of you.

    As for whites helping themselves to these lands, and I am referring to America; whether the Indians were here first is debatable. However, using your philosophy, hypothetically assuming that they were here first, did that give them the right to scalp us alive? To attack us left and right, before our people said ENOUGH! and to put it bluntly, kicked the crap out of them.

    You, Mary Williams, seem just fine and dandy with the thought of the eventual extinction of whites from this planet, kind of like the Jewish professor at Harvard, Noel Ignatiev, who claimed that “the white race should to be abolished”, yet he keeps his job.

    Also, I would point out to you Mary Willaims, that the Indians live in peace on their reservations these days. Now lets pretend that the percentages of whites and Indians in American were reversed, shall we. I have news for you, the Indian savages would have already slaughtered us, without question this would have been the case. They would have attacked us, raped our women, killed us all. Period. Don’t see how that could be? Look to Zimbabwe and South Africa these days, whites are and have been getting absolutely buthchered in the most horrific ways, yet I don’t see the outcry from goody goody liberal whites…where are these goody goody’s that screamed about “apartheid” a decade ago? Hypocrites, hypocrites because “apartheid” was NOTHING like whats been happening to whites in the former Rhodesia today.

    The Indians never did a thing, it was whites that built this country into what it is today, to argue that would make one out to be a fool.

    Maybe you and Bryant can raise the question as to why there is no “diversity” in Israel and throw out your liberal feel good baloney with regards to the plight of the Palestinians at the hands of the Jewish Supremacist state of Israel, a country (and people) that just happens to control our media and government in the United States; read “They Dare to Speak Out” by former congressman (liberal at that) Finley from Illinios.

    I care about the crew of the USS Liberty, whch was savagely attacked for three to four hours at the hands of the Israeli’s who wanted to sink the vessel and blame it on Egypt. I care about my fellow whites who are being constantly attacked, raped, beaten, robbed and killed in America at the hands of negro’s. Oh, but you heard about James Byrd didn’t you? Of course you did, but did you hear about the 1.5 million white victims of interacial violense, yearly. Did you hear about young Kevin Shifflet from Virginia, who was stabbed about 50-60 times by a savage negro beast who walked up on the Shifflet front lawn while Kevin was playing to do his anti-white hate and damage, all the while yelling racial slurs. This happened in 2000 or 2001. You didn’t hear about this from the alien controlled media, nor did you hear about countless others, of which I could type 24/7, telling you about them.

  • http://bryant larry

    is he still on television? arent bryant and ahmad rashad tv history?

  • http://gratefuldread.net Natalie Davis

    Noooo, Mr. White is no supremacist. He’s not a bigot. And Jerry Rice dances like Gene Kelly.

  • http://Dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    Well Mr. White.

    You make some pretty nutty assumptions of what you think I stand for, based on my wee little comment.
    Allrighty then. I actually tried to leave a comment a moment ago, and the darn page never came thru.
    So i try again.

    You say that there are all kinds of misfortunes dealt to whites in far flung places around the world, yes? I have no clue really, so for the moment I’ll assume you are correct. So, obviously that’s bad, right?
    But when you get right down to it, it dosn’t really matter what color is getting the raw end of the deal. It dosn’t matter which gender is being discriminated against.
    No one deserves to be held down, no child deserves to be hurt at the hands of adults, no one deserves to be shit upon, no matter what their race or ethnicity.
    As far as extinction of whites? I don’t think any race will become extinct. The only thing that should be wiped out is hatred, ignorance and intolerance.

  • chris bickford

    Bryant Gumbel made clearly racist remarks on
    a national network sports program and as a
    winter sports enthusiast who happens to be
    white and GOP I expect this callously racist
    remark to get its full airing on the national
    media. Just like Campanis, Jimmie the Greek,
    or Fuzzy Zoeller. This Arrogant SOB needs to
    know that he is no more above criticism than
    those others who lost their jobs for making
    racist remarks. Only severe hippocrites would
    speak in defense of Gumbel keeping his job.

    Chris Bickford.

  • gary

    well, if you dont think the skin color has anything to do with it your crazy, it has everything to do with who the man is. he is a black man with a national media network to voice his views. he is black on the outside as well as on the inside. do you think for a minuet that he would be able to get away with that statement if is was a white American, hell no!
    he would have been brought in to the ceo’s and they would have drilled him a new one. this is the road that the American media has been going down for a long time, an MR. GUM BALL is a small pawn in the the big game. Mr. GB needs to look at himself like many others, both black, white, brown, green, and whatever other colors these jokers come in, and realize that we the watchers create the need for them, and when we want a comment other than factual news, we will ask for it, otherwise shut the hell up mr GB. Mr. GB is under attack only because its the olympics, but i have heard and my comments against stupid remarks made by many of the media. i have to give a big thumbs up to Mr. Barkley, he seems to be the only person (black person) willing to take responsibility for his people. hell i take responsibility for mine, if i had a dime for everytime i told someone that Timothy McVey, or David G., or Jim Jones are some of the biggest pieces of shit ever to breath air, i would be a rich man. what it all boils down to is not ratings, no ceo is setting in the penthouse telling GB to say anything close to the remarks he made. but the buck does stop there with the top guns, and GB does need to be told that his job is not to make comments, but to report the news. If GB wants to be able to voice his on thoughts, and if someone out in TV land is stupid enough to tune in to him, then he needs to produce his own show. you see the even the famous Porta-Ricon last night on his show 2/17/06, denouncing GB’s comments. way to go G.R.
    P.S., not to change the forum, but what is up with Phili. are the Phili people all smoking crack? let one person in my neighborhood get out of hand, and even try to sell some t-shirt that says dont snitch, i will flat go over and soak them down with the ZIPPO FLUID AND TORCH IT.
    please people stand up for whats right, the Police are not around in abundance to take care of us all, they are around to perform clean up measures for us who are willing to take a stand. If the Phili people need some assistance with this matter maybe they should get a new major and most of all a new Police Chief, the one they have for sure is not doing his job, or the problem would have never reached the level it is.

  • http://lostsupermarket.blogspot.com/ Sean

    Anybody notice that a black guy just won a gold medal in speed skating?

  • http://Dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    don’t you want to see the world in many different ways? don’t you like diversity? christ, if i saw nothing but white people all day, i’d go a little nuts.

    Zing- I know what you mean. I’m white, but I’d probably go nuts with the sameness of things. Good to have new faces around sometimes.

    Viva le difference!

  • http://gratefuldread.net Natalie Davis

    “His people”??? Mr. Gary, I agree that Gumbel was VERY wrong, but “his people”?? I thought people weren’t allowed to own other people anymore.

    And I’m sorry: Tim McVeigh is as much mine – AND YOURS, whether or not you like it – as Bryant Gumbel or David Berkowitz or Kim Jong Il or Osama bin Laden or Dubya Bush. Just because someone has a similar skin color to mine doesn’t mean I have any more affinity for that person than any other. I can’t imagine why so many people embrace such a STUPID, shallow, inhumane concept!

    NR Davis

  • ronjon

    zingzing,

    Do you think all-black communities or all-hispanic communities are racist? What about all-Arab or all-Chinese communities?

    Also, if you get so bored seeing white faces, who all have diversity in hair, eyes, skin tone (pink to olive), facial structure, then why don’t you move to South Africa or Brazil? There they have all sorts of racial groups and you would never get bored from us unexciting white people. Instead, you want all racial groups to come to historically white societies and breed us out to the point where no more white people will be around. Sound nuts? Check the U.S. Census population projections….

    I will maintain that you are anti-white as well.

    Also, if different human populations weren’t different biologically, then we wouldn’t have different cultures. If Africans were biologically the same as Asians, then one would think they would be at a similar technological state as well as similar in values. But no, there are drastic differences. To say it was the environment alone that caused these drastic differences is ludicrous. I believe, since we are all unique, we all have the right to exist racially intact; therefore, each group should be entitled to a homeland that does not admit any other racial groups. IS this hateful? I mean, all groups will have this right, so how does that make it hateful?

    With your guy’s plan, white people will vanish in as little as two centuries, just as they did in the Carribean Islands. Diversity within borders eventually destroys that same diversity. Mother nature intends only one group to live together; when that doesn’t happen, she mixes them into a homogenous group. That’s nature; that’s life.

  • http://gratefuldread.net Natalie Davis

    That’s bullshit, Mr. Ronjon. All of it.

    I recommend you read Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel. It offers an alternate theory to yours about why different people in different geographic regions achieved different results.

  • Bing

    Gumbel’s remark was clearly racist and ignorant.

    As for saying that responding to his remark by saying “Well, why don’t I say that I won’t watch the NBA or Track & Field because the majority of athletes competing are black?”, well I see absolutely nothign wrong with that.

    Most likely the person responding to Gumbel by saying this doesn’t really have the desire not to watch sports that have more blacks in them because they don’t like blacks. Thier just putting the shoe on the other foot and illustrating how absurd and racist it is to say a sport is not worth watching because of the racial makeup of it’s participants.

    Does anyone actually think the people that respond this way ever said anything about not wanting to watch sports with mostly black athletes in them before Gumbel made his racist remark? I don’t think so.

    As for the GOP remark, well Gumbel is wrong again. President Bush has appointed more minorities to his administration than any other president in us history. But most on the left just label them tokens and Uncle Tom’s. Yes those enlightened left wing progressives who call all Republicans and Conservatives racists seem to believe that they can use racial slurs to describe anyone who is black and a Republican\conservative. As proof I am sure that several of the blue chip left wing BC posters will do exactly what I just said and label all the minorities in the Bush administration “tokens” because they don’t adhere to leftist political thought.

  • CB

    The greatest answer to Brant Gumbels racist remarks is this:

    2006 Winter Olympic Speed Skater Shani Davis wins 1,000-meter race, takes GOLD:

    States after the race: “I want to be the best I can be, regardless of black, white, Hispanic, whatever,” Davis said. “I would say it would be [socially significant] if this was a bigger sport, if it was regarded by minorities in the same way track and field is. It isn’t. [The significance] is what people make of it. If people in America are excited and thrilled to have a black speed skating champion, I’m happy I can make people happy … I love what I do.”

    TAKE THAT GUMBEL – aka: RACIST!

  • http://www.eicenterprises.org John Conlin

    I think all of this shows the insanity of this continued illusion called race. Racism is very real from people of all shapes, sizes, and colors – but race is a failed scientific theory from a few hundred years ago. These problems will never go away until we throw the whole concept of race in the trash can of history.

    For those who claim that race is a real, physical thing I ask please define in real physical terms the black and white races. Please don’t attempt to give me the finer points of genetics for two reasons:

    1 – the geneticists already have this one settled – there is only one race, the human race. Of course there are differences (both external and internal) based on various breeding groups that have existed in relatively recent time (I’m an ex-geologist so I look at time from a more realistic viewpoint, i.e. from about 3.5 billion years ago when the first pulse of life began on this planet). These differences show themselves in many areas – but they do not “create” the existence of the black and white races.

    2 – when people use the terms black this, and white that in everyday usage, they are not talking about the finer points of genetics – they are talking about a whole lot more than that – this is the definition I desire.

    So please – if it is real and not a social construct (i.e. it is made up by societies) then please enlighten me as to its definition. I certainly don’t seem to get it. I’m little slow (must be my race ;-)

  • rebecca

    As a “white” person.. I don’t know I personally think that the color of one’s skin, shouldn’t be regarded as any different than the color of one’s eyes..

    Yes, there are differnet cultures and that’s well great. I’m proud to be an American, and proud to be of European descent too. But well cultures don’t necessarily get passed around by skin color.

    I do think there are some double standards see Gumble and racism exists on both sides….But really its just a color!

  • RedTard

    “So please – if it is real and not a social construct (i.e. it is made up by societies) then please enlighten all of us as to its definition. I certainly don’t seem to get it.”

    That is because you have demonstrated the inability to consider or grasp simple concepts. Race, like all words, is a human construct just like my example of the color orange. People argue about exactly what shades of orange exist but that does not make orange any less of a valid construct. Race has meaning because we gave it that. Also as I have stated before scientists can genetically determine whites from blacks from Asians. (kind of convenient that corresponds to the old caucasoid, negroid, and mongoloid terms)

    There is a genetic scientific definition, there is also the generally laymen’s definition based on certain phenotypes, skin color, nose, and certain eye characteristics.

    This is the argument of a PC nut gone mad. Instead of denying the obvious truth that races, as we have defined them, exist your time could better be spent fightng real racism.

    Of course, you may not believe in racism either because it has race, a false concept in your mind, as it’s root word.

  • http://www.eicenterprises.org John Conlin

    RedTard – you didn’t define it. The speed of light is the speed of light – it is not a social construct nor is it only word – it is a real, physical thing. In a scientific sense no one argues about shades of orange – it comprises certain electromagnetic spectrum. It is VERY defined. You can use any word you want to describe it but it is the same since it is a physical reality.

    And no, it is not amazing that “scientists can genetically determine whites from blacks from Asians. (kind of convenient that corresponds to the old caucasoid, negroid, and mongoloid terms).

    We all have ancestors (in fact we are related to all life but that’s another discussion) and the general areas where our most recent ancestors come from can be identified by certain genetic factors. But you are completely wrong if you think these are “black”, “white”, and Asian. They are much more detailed than that. Genetically, Chinese are not the same as Japanese or as Laotian. Irish is not the same as Russian or Italian (oh wait, Italians used to not be considered white). But based on the failed theory of race these are grouped together as black, white, Asian, etc. The data doesn’t do this – humans force the data to fit a racial overlay.

    This has nothing to do with PC, it has to do with facts, science, and reason. And the first step in being a racist (or making racist comments) is to group individuals in these classifications based on meaningless physical characteristics. Racism is far too prevalent – read any newspaper any day of the week any you will see it. It’s just that far too many consider it normal.

    So take the challenge – please define the black and white races as used in everyday content.

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    I read all these comments and I have to say a couple of things…first…are there even snow covered mountains or temperatures that work well with cold weather sports in most of the countries that are predominantly black? I mean, come on…if Kenya doesn’t have a ski resort…it might be kind of hard to train skiers…and second…I’m gonna agree with all the comments about those on the left on BC…they screamed ranted and raved about assholes like jimmy the greek and rush…but you rarely hear a peep out of them when it’s one of their own doing or saying the ridiculously stupid.

    Lastly, Mr. White…did you really use David Duke to support part of your argument??? Couldn’t find a better source than a grand wizard of the KKK???

  • RedTard

    “In a scientific sense no one argues about shades of orange – it comprises certain electromagnetic spectrum.”

    In a scientific sense no one can argue between the DNA of blacks, whites, and asians either. There are specific real, physical sets of genes that delineate each group. Certainly, there are large genetic differences in each race. Blacks, being the oldest group have the largest range of genetic diversity. (clearly a Pygmy and and most Ethiopians are quite different)

    There is nothing dangerous about race, it is just a word used to describe a subset of the human population based on genetics and certain visual cues. It’s what people do in response to these groupings that is the real problem.

    If you want to ignore science and reality and live in your own PC crazy fantasy world then go right ahead. Whenever you fill out an application asking for your race, please act like an idiot and write ‘invalid question – does not exist’ over top of it. The person taking the form will simply fill it in for you after you leave or throw it in the trash bin.

  • http://www.eicenterprises.org John Conlin

    On the application why do they ask the question in the first place? What does it mean? You keep coming back to genetics but why does anyone care where my most recent ancestors came from? Does that define me in ANY way? Why is it asked other than as a continuation of past (and invalid) beliefs? We all came from somewhere; we didn’t just magically appear on the planet one day. So other than speaking very specifically about our recent ancestors, what does black and white mean?

    And since almost all of us are hybrids (using racist thinking) how can one say for certain what race one is? How much does it take to be “black”? or “white”? Please inform me.

    So in today’s Detroit News “Blacks hit hard as automaker jobs go south” they’re just talking about genetics? Or when schools state that they have this many “whites”, “blacks”, Asians (they’re all the same you know), etc. they too are just speaking of genetics? Gee, I didn’t know we had so many individuals who cared so deeply about the finer points of genetics.

    There is no way one looking at raw genetic data from around the world would develop the concept of “black” and “white” races. They take the data (as do you) and put it into your already preconceived notion of race.

    But I still await the definition. What is the black race? What is the white race? Black culture? White culture? You talk all around it but I’m still waiting. It is so real, describe it as a physical (and not societal) thing.

  • G.Chell

    Why can’t whites care about their own?

    They do. Have you been to the University of Alabama?

    “Blacks and Hispanics are given their own groups that focus on everything from their history to civil rights; whites are not allowed any of this.”

    They have been given their sororities and fraternities.

    “Why am I not given the right to feel pride in who I am and where I come from?? Why would you be against such a thing…attributing people who think like me to bigots that just hate black people for no reason.”

    Go join one of the white fraternities or sororities which wont admit non-whites

  • Greg

    Ok.
    So many people are saying, “What If”

    I think we have already seen the What If’s haven’t we? For the most part it has been accepted or played off differently depending on the audience some face.

    Bryant was just handing down what has been handed down for years upon years.

    Doesn’t make it right, but man it sure doesn’t fell good now does it?

    I’m not a Gumble fan, but I think I understand his point.

    Remember the fun that was made over blacks showing up in winter sports before or have we forgotten?

    To compare this with the flip side of the coin sounds like guilt and now finally being able to exhale to say what we use to say as kids, “See! He/She did it too!” when we got in trouble.

    Peace!

  • RedTard

    “On the application why do they ask the question in the first place?”

    Good point, and one I have pondered myself. Most of those questions are used to track and ensure that institutionalized racism is not being committed.

    Eliminating race would make it difficult to administer certain programs. Many businesses and universities have affirmative action programs. I suppose you could base your programs on geographical place of birth or that of your ancestors. I do have a good friend who migrated from south Africa (white, or melanin challenged if you prefer). Should he be qualifed to receive any special considerations for African Americans? I think this exact issue has already come up in the news a couple of times. That is a small minority though.

    How long in American before you transition from an African-American to a straight American. What percentage of African American blood do you need to have to qualify for the programs? Should programs designed to eliminate the legacy of slavery effect new immigrants from Africa or only those that can trace their lineage back to slaves? What percentage slave ancestors are required?

    The concept of race eliminates all those messy scientific problems. Basically, if you have dark skin and check African-American or black in the race box you qualify for those limited benefits.

    Without the concept of race, minorities may lose some assistance and controls set in place for their benefit and I’m fairly certain that eliminating references to race from public discourse will not stop people from categorizing others or those that choose to discriminate from doing so.

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    everyone forget Ter-A-za’s most famous line??? “I’m the richest “African-American” in the country.” She is from Zimbabwe after all…amazing how much money you can make sleeping with someone…

  • http://theugliestamerican.blogspot.com Andy Marsh

    It’s my understanding that Mr. Gumbel has a white wife…or had…not really sure.

  • MCH

    “…they screamed ranted and raved about assholes like jimmy the greek and rush…”
    -Andy Marsh

    Wow, I can’t believe you’d bring that draft-dodging Rush Lardbaugh into this mix…

  • chuck

    Winter Olympics for me ended in Lake placid.

    It really doesent matter to me because I just dont care about Winter sports.

    But I do root for other countries besides my own to win the medal count!

    Greece had the best olympics and the summer olympics is what I follow. Winter Olympics are just boring.

  • tommyd

    Mr White and Ronjon, it’s nice to see you here defending the precious white race against self-hating whites and non-white racists alike. I’ve been speaking up on BC here for awhile and get the usual knee-jerk responses from the “more enlightened” members here, like “white supremacist” or “neo-nazi”. What rubbish.

    Anyways, the fact remains that if Blackman Gumbel were White and made insesitive comments about blacks, the guy would’ve been fired the same day. There’s no comeback for this fact by any in the “self-righteous” crowd who are indocrinated to believe that only Whites are eeeeeevilll racisssssss!

    http://www.originaldissent.com

  • Arbig

    Well, what he said makes sense. Whenever whites get pushed out of one sport, they popularize another. Can’t compete in boxing anymore, say hello to MMA. Can’t run worth a damn, what about bobsledding? Basketball has already fallen out of favor, while NCAA ratings go up because the latter has more whites. Let’s face it: so long as whites make up a majority of the sports fans, there’s money to be made by glorifying pseudo-sports like golf so long as whites are competitive in it.