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Are you kidding me? USA Today media columnist....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jason_whitlock, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    I loved how McCarthy thinks Tom Jackson is the voice of reason, then throws in the oh-by-the-way-he-said, "Are you retarded?"
     
  2. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    If Irvin can't get fired for having a crack pipe in his glove compartment for his, um, er, um, friend (wink, wink), he's not going anywhere.

    Frankly, I'm glad Whitlock is NOT at the World Wide Misleader. Why be associated with that crap and schtick?
     
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Patrick needed to ask Irvin if he was high when he made the original comments. Given Irvin's history of drug use, his glassy eyed appearance and slurred speech patterns, it was a question that needed to be asked.
     
  4. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    It's one thing to make a mistake. It's another to say something utterly stupid and irresponsible.
     
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's what you get from the paper whose motto is "Diversity -- Above EVERYTHING"
     
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Since when did all critics became jealous of Irvin's success? That is a lazy and contrived statement to make. This wasn't about jealousy. This is about being responsible for what you say and how you say it. And yes, Mr. McCarthy, we don't like Michael Irvin and his tap-dancing routine on ESPN. What he said about Romo was demeaning and in the words of my grandmother, "ig'nant" (ignorant). Trying to be funny when saying it make him or anyone in that case looks stupid to viewers and critics.

    Too bad Jeremy Schaap wasn't given a second Parting Shot on Sunday to get one in on Irvin, like he did on Manning and the Bears. A slap on the wrist and a pat on a head isn't enough for Irvin with respects to punishment.

    Maybe having Mark Shapiro leave ESPN and work for Prince Danny Snyder wasn't enough to clean up the WWL and cut out the mumbo jumbo.
     
  7. say what?
     
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    JW --

    Diversity is valuable.

    But as is so often the case with McPaper, McCarthy is largely defending the indefensible.

    Were the topic someone white, in this instance, McCarthy would have thrown him under the bus.
     
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Is that your sarasm font? Sometimes I can't tell.
     
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    I don't know, why don't you ask Herm Edwards?
     
  11. Yeah, except the crack about ESPN Today is clearly about the industrial-sized chip on your shoulder. Unless you're pitching for the They-Failed-To-Recognize-My-Majesty audience, and Simmons already has that tied up.
     
  12. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Very well - said. The 'jealousy' cop - out is a personal pet peeve of mine.

    ProFootballTalk.com had a nice piece in their rumor mill section yesterday which discusses this joke of a piece by McCarthy. It's worth a look.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

    Go to this part on the scroll:

    "POSTED 4:19 a.m. EDT; UPDATED 4:55 a.m. EST, November 27, 2006

    IRVIN APOLOGIZES, OFF THE AIR"
     
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