goblue20111

December 14th, 2012 at 3:34 PM ^

I can't fall asleep unless I'm watching sportscenter at night.  Otherwise, I watch the DP show in the mornings if I don't have class and I like E60 and NFL/CFL Live.  First Take is pure unadulterated crap.  ESPN radio isn't half bad.  I like Cowherd's and VP's shows.

San Diego Mick

December 14th, 2012 at 3:16 PM ^

I feel it is incumbent upon us to call out people who make racists remarks no matter what ethnic background they are. It doesn't make it okay that he questioned RGIII's fiance' choice or he should flaunt himself to be more black in societies eyes.

It's just ridiculous that he feels like he can make statements like that because he's black and others can't....no one should, we are all peoples of this globe that need to love one another and be accepting.

 

In the immortal words of MLK:

It is not the color of ones skin but the content of their character (paraphrased).

GoBlueGladstone

December 14th, 2012 at 5:47 PM ^

As a black guy, there is nothing I hate more than people telling me what it means to be black as if there is a agreed upon criterion.  It's actually worse coming  from other black people because instead of drawing from stereotypes and prejudice based on (non pejorative use of the word) ignorance, this comes from a self-anointed or perceived intimate knowledge. In reality it is just his effed-up opinion and pathologies on display.

Oh, and Rob Parker is a SOB on every other opinion he has ever had, so there's that. Paired with that IQ-sucking Skip Witless; king of the morons Jay Whitlock and the cast of characters that make up an echo chamber of nonsense, I question why I watch anything but the games.

 

San Diego Mick

December 14th, 2012 at 6:51 PM ^

We need more guys like you and less of guys like Rob Parker, he ain't doin' anybody any favors keeping that type of attitude to be pervasive.

Hell, eventually when everyone in the future will be mixed race anyway, what are people gonna want to bitch about then?

umich_fan1

December 14th, 2012 at 3:42 PM ^

America needs more divisive comments now more than ever. Does anyone watch First Take even? Other than 30 for 30, most programming on espn is total garbage.

white_pony_rocks

December 14th, 2012 at 3:45 PM ^

ok, that was unprofessional to be sure, but damn if i wouldnt have laughed my ass of if i would have been there to witness that, its funny

edit: this was to the rod marinelli daughter thing, i just didnt use mgoblog correctly

 

74polSKA

December 14th, 2012 at 3:49 PM ^

I once got accused of not being Polish enough because I can't play the accordion or bowl very well.  Seriously though, people like this wouldn't have jobs if listeners/readers would stop being surprised and outraged when they say/write asinine things.

Bb011

December 14th, 2012 at 3:53 PM ^

I tend to think that the media is too sensitive now adays and that a lot of these blow ups of race issues in sports media just get blown out of proportion. This is not the case this time. Rob Parker went way over the line and needs to be fired, not suspended.

cbs650

December 14th, 2012 at 3:59 PM ^

They discuss race and the like all the time on that show. He asked a question that has probably been asked by others. Did he choose the right words? probably but its a debate show. He should not have been suspended.

B-Nut-GoBlue

December 14th, 2012 at 4:28 PM ^

I don't watch that terrible television but at least some justice was served.  People deserved to be punished for being such idiots.  That's sort of justice in my eyes.

Buck Killer

December 14th, 2012 at 6:02 PM ^

You made him. You rocked the vote too! I can't pass an eighth grade test but I voted. Way to think it through. Yaaaaaay! No, I don't mean the presidency either.

Tater

December 14th, 2012 at 8:33 PM ^

Why did they even hire him in the first place?  Why didn't they fire him long ago for being incompetent?  He is one of those rare writer/performers who as actually gotten worse with experience.  Parker really doesn't have any redeeming factors that should keep him employed, other than being a fairly decent columnist when he first broke in.

It seemed to me that he got arrogant when he started going on radio and TV, and it affected his writing.  Now, he just seems to get by on as little research and as much bombast as possible.

ckersh74

December 14th, 2012 at 9:21 PM ^

2 things:

1) When Stephen A. Smith is uncomfortable, you know you've fucked up. 

2) When Rob Parker's wife left him, I wonder if she wished she married a better sportswriter...

bigmc6000

December 15th, 2012 at 10:51 AM ^

Jalen said something somewhat similar to that about Grant Hill on the 30 for 30 episode about the Fab Five. Yeah, it wasn't as callous or ridiculous as this but it did create quiet an uproar.  Also, in all seriousness, why do people do this? I know a bunch of hispanic people down here that don't know spanish and when a hispanic person who does speak spanish finds out they say they are a disgrace to the race - wtf is wrong with people???

Shakey Jake

December 15th, 2012 at 11:38 AM ^

Blacks have their own code and if you don't act or think or vote in a certain way you aren't Black. They have certain names they give to those that stray from the racist groupthink that blacks have locked themselves into. And it's this narrow minded and racist thinking that has utterly decimated their community.

God forbid a black man or woman think independently.