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Golf Channel: nice choice of words

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by playthrough, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Anchor Kelly Tilghman offers apology after using "lynch" and "Tiger Woods" in same sentence:

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I was going to post a lighten up everyone, but wow.

    I assumed it would be something like "Tiger's ball is lynched on that brush" or "Tiger just lynches up his grip for the three iron."

    In this day and age, that was way out of bounds. Pun intended.
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    There's not enough in that little brief to explain how, why or in what context it was said.

    Hey, I'm not saying it should have been said. It should not have.

    I just want to hear/read the whole piece.

    Like, I don't understand why she'd use it in the first place. It makes no sense the way it's written in that report. It simply reads as flat out racist.
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Oh give her a break. She went to Duke, probably before they got all sensitive.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Young players should "lynch Tiger Woods in a dark alley?"

    That's just stupid.

    Where you gonna find a tree in a dark alley?

    Seriously, I am trying to find a context in which that quote might be used that would make it an innocent mistake and am coming up blank.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    She was born in South Carolina. I'm guessing she heard it growing up, and she never really thought about the connotation when she said it. She does play-by-play, so this was not scripted. She just said it in a long telecast.

    I'm also pretty sure it was absent of malice.

    But the context is needed.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Yeah, this is my question. Like, I just can't fathom a reason for saying it. And we're only given the one quote to work with.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  11. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    That's such ugly imagery it would be offensive no matter who she was talking about. I would want to hear the entire thing in context as well, but it sounds to me like a brief suspension is in order.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Kelly Tilghman: the hottest little racist in golf media.

    Seriously though, I'm betting she's mortified and had no clue what she was saying.
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