Suspended ESPN analyst Rob Parker has issued a “What Had Happened” regarding his insensitive comments about Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III and race.
I blew it and I’m sincerely sorry.I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive (cont) tl.gd/kdio2q
— Rob Parker (@RobParkerESPN) December 19, 2012
The long ass tweet continued with “The failure was in how I chose to discuss it on First Take, and in doing so, turned a productive conversation into a negative one. I regrettably introduced some points that I never should have and I completely understand the strong response to them.
Translation: “It’s Christmas time and daddy needs a check!”
This is his first comment since ESPN suspended him. What say you Brewchies? The read deal or “boy, bye!”?
Posted by Fleur Delacour | Posted in brew crush, espn | Posted on 11-06-2012
ESPN’s Around the Horn just happened to be on at the gym yesterday and in between pants and grunts I looked up and caught cutie on duty Michael Smith. The Louisana native covers the NFL and is the right mix of business and boulevard if you get my drift. He’s like Stuart Scott, but less strong in the face!
And when he throws up the peace sign on air, yummy! I feel like my lions have hit the jackpot, like when I play Party Casino all night. Yeah, it’s like that.
ESPN dropped its traditional Monday Night Football theme music for tonight’s Indianapolis-Tampa Bay game. Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends” has been used to open MNF since 1991, but ESPN dropped it after Williams compared President Obama to Hitler. Williams made the comment on Fox News’ Fox & Friends program. Taste The Brew for the video
ESPN’s “30 For 30” is some of the best programming on television. I know you’re thinking, TV has really fallen off these days, but trust me, this is some good TV.
On September 7th -14 years to the date that Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas- ESPN will air “One Night in Vegas.” The documentary is the latest in the network’s “30 For 30” series and was directed by Reggie Rock Bythewood, of “NY Undercover” fame. Tupac’s shooting happened just after Mike Tyson beat Bruce Seldon. “One Night In Vegas” will focus on the shooting and the bond Mike and Tupac shared. After Tyson won the fight, he was supposed to celebrate with ‘Pac at an afterparty… but, sadly, that never happened.
Here’s what the director says of the piece:
“This documentary will be a homage to some of the old classic boxing films such as, “Requiem For A Heavyweight,” and “The Harder They Fall.” Add hip hop to the mix and you will get “One Night in Vegas.” I am extremely excited that ESPN will allow me to hold a mirror up to the boxing world, a mirror up to hip hop, and ultimately, a mirror up to society.”
Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in espn, WTF? Files | Posted on 03-08-2010
A weekend NASCAR race was rain delayed and in an attempt to fill time during an interview, an ESPN announcer asked NASCAR crew member Kenyatta Houston to “tap for us”… and HE DID!
Houston is a pit crew member for Kevin Harvick and a graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. I’m sure the ESPN announcer thought this was a harmless play on what many inside the broadcast industry actually do refer to as a tap dance to fill time… but you never actually ask a person to dance a jig! And for the love of God, my brother, don’t tap dance on command! This ain’t 1864.
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