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Chris Fowler of ESPN Gameday on Minority Coach Hiring
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Posted on 11/15/2008 9:37:13 AM PST by scottinoc

On the discussion of why there aren't "enough" African American coaches in college football, Chris Fowler discussed the lure of big money NFL contracts for black assistant coaches, etc, then the discussion naturally gravitated to the racism angle, "behind the scenes".

"Among those behind-the-scenes financial backers of big universities, there may not be...you know...that many people who voted for Obama..."

Sheesh, now I can't even watch ESPN college football gameday without being told that I'm racist for not voting for Obama.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: obama; racism

1 posted on 11/15/2008 9:37:14 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: scottinoc

ESPN is a liberal entity. Witness Berman and Tom Jackson’s trashing of Rush Limbaugh after he left, or Peter Gammons’ affinity for left wing polticians.


2 posted on 11/15/2008 9:40:02 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: scottinoc

Really. When I saw this, I got onto their website and said I would not be watching Gameday until I saw a public apology from the whole Gameday team.


3 posted on 11/15/2008 9:40:38 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: scottinoc

Here is the link to let ESPN and Gameday know what you think about these three stooges impuning practically every college football program in the nation:

http://espn.go.com/espninc/askespn/espnradiogameday.html


4 posted on 11/15/2008 9:42:43 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

Why are sports reporters so left-leaning? I’ve always wondered about that. Sports is such a meritocracy, but they produce some of the most liberal moonbats (witness Keith Olberpuke). Al Michaels is one of the few real class acts. He publically praised Katherine Harris during a play (only because some wise-ass commentator, I can’t remember who, made a snarky inappropriate and out-of-place remark about her during the same play), calling her an American Heroine. He also gave the proper respect and recognition of the vice president-elect when he appeared at the Eagles game recently (even though Eagles fans weren’t quite so respectful!)


5 posted on 11/15/2008 9:46:02 AM PST by scottinoc (If it's not Scottish, it's crap!)
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To: scottinoc
"Among those behind-the-scenes financial backers of big universities, there may not be...you know...that many people who voted for Obama..."

Did anyone hear that Chris Fowler likes to dress up as a Girl Scout and ask people if they'd like him to give them some Do-Si-Dos for a good price?

I'm not sure if this is true, but I'm basing it on just as much evidence as he provides for his hypothesis.

6 posted on 11/15/2008 9:48:00 AM PST by Ghengis (Barack Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Don't forget Olberman. Suck at reading sports, move to PMSNBC and suck at reading news and making commentary.

I gave up on ESPN long ago. They pretty much jumped the shark when they started airing the Spelling Bee. Sorry guys, idiot savants spelling words I'll never use isn't a sport. Entertaining, perhaps, when the little spaztics jump around, but not a sport.

ESPN-Eastern Sports Propaganda Network
7 posted on 11/15/2008 9:53:33 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: DennisR

I was trying to find the email link too, unsuccessfully. That one doesn’t seem to work, must be expired. Anyway, I’m not watching ESPN gameday anymore.


8 posted on 11/15/2008 9:54:39 AM PST by scottinoc (If it's not Scottish, it's crap!)
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To: scottinoc

Hm...I can still access it in IE and Flock browsers. ???


9 posted on 11/15/2008 9:58:30 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: DennisR

wonder why they go to Red States for Game day?


10 posted on 11/15/2008 10:14:22 AM PST by scooby321 (Cai)
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To: scottinoc

There is a lot of money that comes with being a winning team in high-level college sports. ADs aren’t going to go out and hire guys who aren’t up to par just to satisfy some PC quotient.

And if a lack of black coaches is such a problem why aren’t we whining about a lack of white wide recievers? Thats another case where the pressure of winning means that schools take the best people available. Thats one great thing about sports. They are a true meritocracy. Either athletes can perform or they can’t. Those who can’t don’t make it due to affirmative action. It should be the same with coaches.


11 posted on 11/15/2008 10:23:21 AM PST by DemonDeac
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To: scooby321

Kirk Herbsteit is a registered Democrat.

See for yourself:
http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/voter/voterSearch.cfm


12 posted on 11/15/2008 10:23:45 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: scottinoc

Did he discuss whether there are enough white football coaches at historically black colleges and universities?


13 posted on 11/15/2008 10:33:49 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

How about whether there are enough Black talking heads on the Game Day set??


14 posted on 11/15/2008 10:34:44 AM PST by Comparative Advantage
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To: scottinoc
Sports media types are the worst leftist types because, though most of the media lives in their bubbles, the sports media lives in the fantasy bubble of games, so they are even further removed from reality. Ever listen to sports talk, most particularly when they discuss something other than sports? Mike Francesa, Howard Eskin...they're unlistenable.

But nothing on television is without leftist slant--ESPN, Weather Channel, HGTV, etc. Other than Christian channels, I challenge you to name one.

15 posted on 11/15/2008 10:42:48 AM PST by Longhair_and_Leather (The new presidential mantra--"Obama let babies die")
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To: OCCASparky

Who knew watching trust fund babies blow their inheritance at the poker table was a sport?


16 posted on 11/15/2008 10:56:05 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: scottinoc

Why are sports reporters so left-leaning?


A couple of thoughts.

Most major newspapers, broadcast and cable networks are liberal, most writers are unaccomplished athletes and thus steeped into the politics of envy, and they deal with a sizable contigent of black athletes with whom they try to curry favor. And most hail from liberal schools of journalism.

Thus anytime sports strays into politics or societal “issues”, they have the ready-made reflexive lefty PC position, which proves the John O’Sullivan/Russell Kirk adage of group-thought:

Anything that is not overtly conservative in viewpoint will inevitably tack left.


17 posted on 11/15/2008 11:38:38 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Ghengis

Don’t forget to add that he likes to get spanked too.


18 posted on 11/15/2008 11:43:04 AM PST by MissEdie
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To: scottinoc

So if you voted for CastrObama your not racist and if you voted for McCain/Palin you are according to Fouler. Most racist statement ever made on TV.

Pray for W, Palin and Our Troops


19 posted on 11/15/2008 11:45:27 AM PST by bray (Rezko = Obama)
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To: scottinoc
Chris Fowler, if he wanted to see why there are not more black coaches, should check the ESPN archive on Tryone Willingham, football coach at University of Washington head football coach. His first three years of coaching lead to probably the worse cumulative W/L percentage in their entire history. There was talk in the local Seattle papers last season to fire him. However, local black community groups pressured University of Washington to keep him for another year. The reward for this patience: UW has a 0 and 8 W/L record so far.

I am not implying that race has anything to with coaching abilities. However, you should be able to fire your incompetent coaches regardless of race. Notre Dame fired Willingham in 2005 and are still labeled as racist, even though he proved to be utterly incompetent. If college presidents have to worry about race card when the want to fire a coach, they may decide not hire them in the first place

20 posted on 11/15/2008 12:33:29 PM PST by eeman
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To: scottinoc

Everyone go to http://espn.go.com/espninc/askespn/espnradiogameday.html
and complain to ESPN.


21 posted on 11/15/2008 2:31:09 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: scottinoc

I blew up when I saw that this morning. You stay classy Chris!


22 posted on 11/15/2008 4:26:44 PM PST by p38lightning
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To: Comparative Advantage

Really? That’s disappointing. He seemed rational when he was at OSU.


23 posted on 11/17/2008 10:40:09 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: scottinoc

Hey there - you’re (almost) famous:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2133678/posts


24 posted on 11/17/2008 11:51:57 AM PST by Enchante (Thanks, Mediascum, you "elected" your candidate and now the country will pay....)
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To: stainlessbanner
Who knew watching trust fund babies blow their inheritance at the poker table was a sport?

Oh, it's not. But it's certainly entertaining--even more so when I'm the one taking their money.
25 posted on 11/19/2008 1:18:10 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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