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Marty Brennaman makes gay slur (or am I reading too much into this?)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by McNuggetsMan, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Member

    While speaking at a Marshall baseball fundraiser, the Reds announcer said:

    On Saturday night during Marshall University's preseason baseball banquet and fundraiser at the Cam Henderson Center, Brennaman - the keynote speaker - determined that Marshall's president must be "queer" for softball since the university managed to open a $2.5 million softball facility in March 2008, but baseball is still traveling for home games.


    Did he make a gay slur or am I over reading this?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Sometimes you need to take the person's age into consideration and cut them some slack.

    Even if he did mean it exactly as he said it, is it really bad enough to get worked up over? People are so goddamned sensitive these days, sometimes it's better just to roll your eyes and let it go.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    He didn't make any kinda slur.

    "Queer for something" is a colloquialism (probably anachronistic) meaning someone really likes something.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    But some idiot will call one of the local gay groups find out how offended they are and apologies will be issued and jobs can be lost.

    Sometimes people need to take a step back, decide how bad what the person said is and then realize while it wasn't the ideal choice of words, it's also not worth making an issue over.
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    at least he didn't say the president was "queer for softball" because he was being niggardly with his baseball funds.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's queer for the softball team, which is played by a bunch of nappy-headed hoes.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The baseball team should be able to be happy and gay
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's queer for the softball team, but a jew for the baseball team.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    There should be more intercourse on this matter
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The president is just like Hitler. He had some good ideas, but he went too far.
  11. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Helen Thomas agrees.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Responses like this are why I stay in journalism. I'm getting too old to clean up my sense of humor to sell real estate or teach.
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