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Old 11-22-2006, 04:35 PM   #16
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When I mentioned that thought to my father, that's exactly what he said.
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how come michael irvin hasn't been fired yet?

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You may have missed when noted sociologist and anthropological expert Michael Irvin stated that Tony Romo must have African lineage in his genome, which explains why the Dallas Cowboys quarterback is such a good athlete.

Said Irvin on a national radio show this week: "He doesn't look like he's that type of an athlete. But he is. He is, man. I don't know ... some brother down in that line somewhere ... I don't know who saw what or where, his great-great-great-great-grandma ran over in the 'hood or something went down."

Oh, boy.

Romo in the 'hood.

Where do I begin with this one?

This is Irvin's logic. I enjoy making Italian food. I'm actually pretty good at it. Therefore, my distant relatives must be Italian.

That's pretty dumb, right?

Asinine, huh?

Just stupid.

But he said it and I do not believe Irvin was kidding. The host of the show apparently did not think Irvin was joking, either. He responded to Irvin, "Oh, that's the only way he can be a great athlete?"

"That's not the only way, but it's certainly one way," Irvin replied. "If great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandma pulled one of them studs up out of the barn (and said), 'Come on in here for a second,' you know, and they go out and work in the yard. You know, back in the day."

This comment barely registered a blip on the moral outrage meter. That needle should have been bouncing around like it was the great San Francisco earthquake.

As someone who has written about the thorny issue of race, blasting white offenders for perpetrating racial stereotypes and ugliness, I cannot be a hypocrite.

Irvin's words were without question racist. They were racist as hell. There is no other way to say it.

I don't call for firings much. Not my style. But if racial bomb throwers like Rush Limbaugh are penalized for their insensitive remarks, shouldn't Irvin be?

When you state that, for the most part, the lone way a white athlete can be a good athlete is to be part black, well, that is racist. Horribly racist and reinforces stereotypes that blacks are inherently big-thighed, bulging-biceped drones, incapable of being much else.

There is no difference between Irvin's words and those of Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, who got canned. Not so different from the ignorance displayed by Limbaugh, who resigned.

Why aren't more blacks outraged? What Irvin said was just as offensive.

What's good for the goose should be good for The Playmaker.

In October of last year, Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry blamed a blowout loss to Texas Christian University on the fact that TCU had more black players than his team did.

"It's very obvious to me the other day that the other team had a lot more Afro-American players than we did," DeBerry said, "and they ran a lot faster than we did. It just seems to be that way that Afro-American kids can run very, very well."

DeBerry was blasted for what he said and apologized. Irvin has left the room unscathed.

If blacks are to fight the plague that is racial ugliness -- and racism remains one of the great threats to the Republic, no question about it, just ask that Seinfeld loser or Mel Gibson -- then we have to be honest with ourselves. We cannot blast whites for committing acts of racial stereotyping then remain silent when one of us does the exact same thing.
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Where is that article from, anyway?

Man, I love having HD. I don't get NFL Network, but the INHD channel shows games from different networks in HD at times, and tonight's Broncos-Chiefs game just happens to be on there.

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I literally just got NFL Network last week. I upgraded to Comcast Digital, I didn't even know I was getting it with the deal.

Comcast, which is I think #1 cable operator, doesn't give it in normal cable.
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:53 PM   #22
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how come michael irvin hasn't been fired yet?

I'd like to know too.
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I'd like to know too.
i mean just imagine if a white guy said this:

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"Oh, that's the only way he can be a great athlete?" (is if he has black ancestory)

"That's not the only way, but it's certainly one way," Irvin replied. "If great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandma pulled one of them studs up out of the barn (and said), 'Come on in here for a second,' you know, and they go out and work in the yard. You know, back in the day."
he'd wouldn't have made it out of the interview without being fired
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i saw michael irvin in my mall tonight while i was working.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:57 AM   #25
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to elaborate a bit he was in one of the sports stores looking for an unsigned picture of himself. he stumbled upon a picture signed by he, troy aikman and emmit smith and got on his cell phone and called emmit and said, "yo emmit they got one of these commerative things me you and troy signed."

i however dont work at that store but one of my friends does and he told me that as soon as it happened. i saw him walk by where i work, though.
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:57 PM   #26
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Did you tell him he should be fired?

Who they hell goes out looking for an unsigned photo of himself?
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Michael Irvin is a nutcase.

Good game between the Bears and Pats. A couple of early turnovers on both sides, a blocked FG, a partially blocked punt, a long FG, lots of balls touching the ground...

Plenty to watch, that's for sure.
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Giants-Titans is looking like Eagles-Giants earlier this year.
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Headache must have had a heart attack.
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Put a fork in the Giants.

They're done.

Bring back Dave Brown.
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