Thursday, February 16, 2006

Gumbel: No blacks, hence ‘world’s greatest athletes’ a joke

And, oh yeah... A GOP convention is whitey town.

“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… 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.”
Bryant Gumbel - February 6, 2006
on HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
speaking about the 2006 Winter Olympics

I, for one, think it takes a lot more skill, agility, and courage to be on a level surface in an air-conditioned arena bouncing a ball on a wooden floor and then throwing it through a hoop, then it does to hurtle down a frozen snow-covered slope at breakneck speed while navigating through the gates of a giant slalom, for time.

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