Edit: ESPN Ombudsperson Le Anne Schreiber has posted a response to those who sent in their concerns regarding the Cowherd incident, Check it out HERE………………… (see? I made it longer, so you wouldn’t have to be super-precise in the clicking of the link…)
So, this was a bad weekend to be an asshat radio announcer. Also, it was a bad weekend to be a football player (having no convictions, worse than being in jail btw).As it turns out, the campaign to get Colin Cowherd’s dumbass suspended or fired, fell a little short, but there was an official response from ESPN regarding the incident as well as the creation of a so-called “zero tolerance policy.” Hopefully the people that are counting the zeros in the policy aren’t the same ones who named the Big Ten. Anyway, Kyle has the skinny over at Dawg Sports, so check it out.
The Big Lead is back up and running too, and they have posted their take on the situation as well. Now, don’t everybody all go flooding their site or anything, because we all know how much clout Fulmer’s Belly holds in these matters.
The second little piece of radio DJ news was that Don Imus secretly reads this blog, and not wanting to be a complete asshat like Colin Cowherd and steal our material directly, he used our post about UNC and Ivory Latta as inspiration for comments made about the Lady Vols’ next opponent, the Rutgers
Nappy Headed Hos Scarlet Knights. Well, due to these comments (which were pretty short overall), Don Imus was suspended.
Personally, I don’t have a problem with comments such as the ones that he made, because, what’s the point in having a radio program if you can’t say things like “nappy headed hos?” I do however, think that Don Imus should have been suspended long ago, for just being an asshat in general. Imus created the category in which Cowherd finds his current residence. They should run off together, holding hands, and smacking each other in the ass. Because that’s what asshats do.
In unrelated asshat note, Commissioner Roger “I’m Trying To Look Tough By Gritting My Teeth” Goodell, has taken it upon himself to suspend Chris Henry and Pacman Jones. The disparity however, comes from the fact that although the number of incidents as well as the severity of incidents between the two players was similar overall, Henry’s indiscretions were lost in a sea of bad behavior in Cincinnati, while the media successfully perpetrated a witch hunt against Pacman Jones for not having been convicted of a single crime.
Perhaps it sounds like I’m being a homer here, but as far as I’m concerned, I think people have been too hard on the guy. I’m not going to use the excuse that he grew up in a bad area or whatever, but if someone wants to make an argument against the character of a person by citing the law as an example, I think it should also be a rule that if the law has found no wrongdoing, that much should be stated.
“But he’s been questioned 10 times, whaa whaa whaa” is what the pitchfork-wielding villagers would yell, but if you think about it, maybe the police are just really big fans of Pacman. Maybe Pac has a special relationship with the police, where he always has donuts on his person as a little treat to the next guy to stop him? I mean, do we really know what questions were asked of Pacman? I don’t think so. What if it went something like this:
Officer: Hey dude! What’s up?
Pacman: Nothin’ much.
Officer: Got something in the pants for you’re ‘ole pal today?
Pacman: You’re just gonna have to check like always
Officer: Sweet, I hope it’s jelly-filled donuts
Pacman: Well, you’re in for a big surprise then
Officer: Oh man, buttercream!
Pacman: I knew you’d like the buttercream, so I filled my pants with cream too!
Officer: LOL Pacman, you always make me ROFL
Pacman: O RLY?
Officer: Hells yes!!1!!!one!!eleventy!!
So, there you have it. I have uncovered the reasoning behind all the questioning with my awesome investigative reporting skills (eat that CBS!), and now Pacman can play again next year. Seriously though, if you think he’s gonna get in less trouble having a year of nothing to do, but with millions of dollars still lining his pockets? Well, then that makes you a dumbass Mr. Goodell.
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