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Scoop Accuses SI of Racism and Wonders if D-Mac is hurt by N.O. Game (Updated)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by FantasyAlliance.cm, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. UPDATE-Did anyone see Scoops newest column where he asked which McNabb? The early season one or the one who lost to New Orleans? How can someone write that column after one subpar game by someone who was doing so amazing? Maybe if McNabb had a string of bad games, he could write something to that effect. Here it is: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/061016

    Sorry Scoop, you're the only one who is wondering if one bad game will affect him at all.

    He also said that McNabb was better than Manning (and according to his column, so did the guys on ATI (I didn't watch.)) It is beyond me how 8 years of outplaing McNabb could be erased after 6 games

    Well, after Whitlock called out Scoop for bojangling, Scoop hasn't done anything to make it look like he has stopped bojangling. Although he doesn't ever come out and say it, his newest column (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=jackson/061011) basically accused Sports Illustrated of being racist in keeping Satchel Paige, Roberto Clemente, and Barry Bonds off their all-time all-star list.

    Funny how Scoop says that there are only 3 players who are larger than the game (Ruth, Clemente, and Paige), when none of them broke the color barrior in baseball. Jackie Robinson is a much more important player than Paige and Clemente, yet Scoop didn't mention him. Must be because he was included in SI's roster, so that might hurt his arguement.

    Willie Mays was black, so how can Scoop include him in this example to prove that SI is racist?
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: Scoop's Newest Bonjangling Column

    Not really. Al Kaline, almost Clemente's direct contemporary, had an almost identical career. Almost precisely identical. Go to baseball-reference and check it out.

    And nobody intelligent would ever suggest Al Kaline be included in the starting lineup of the All-Time Team.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Scoop's Newest Bonjangling Column

    SI has to love a competitor writing a column like this. Scoop is so hung up on the illustration that someone who hasn't seen the cover might be inspired to check it out. Or maybe buy SI's new baseball book, which is the whole impetus behind the cover. The all-time team is an amusing quick read (and the art is interesting when you read the story behind it), but debating someone else's best-of list isn't compelling column fodder to me.
  4. Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    Also, Clemente's career .317 batting average is a lot lower than most of the players on SI's list.
  5. Franklin

    Franklin Member

    Re: Scoop's Newest Bojangling Column

    how is someone's "representation in baseball is larger than the game itself"? what the hell does that even mean?

    i also love how he shoots his whole argument in the foot by arguing that you can't take the "math" of cobb, mantle, williams and mays but not clemente. um, yes, you can. not to get all firejoemorgan.com, but clemente's career OPS+ was 130, nowhere near any of the other four. williams was 190, for christ's sake. clemente--very good hitter, hall of famer, great man. williams--best hitter ever. but he's white, so we can't say that without being dickheads. scoop is such a tedious one-trick pony. what's the longest he's ever gone without writing a race-realted column?
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    It's a stupid column, but to say he accused anyone of racism would be an exaggeration at the least.
  7. Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    What's Minnie Minoso? Cuban chopped liver?
  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    This is the worst kind of nonsense.

    There's a powerful argument to be made about recurrent and institutionalized racial imbalance in the mainstream press. This wasn't it.
  9. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

    Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    ha ha ha

    That Scoop is a DANGEROUS man!
  10. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    Hi Scoop.
  11. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    Hank Aaron, who I'm pretty sure is black, is depicted larger than any of the other players, including Babe Ruth. He's the first one you notice. That doesn't happen is SI is trying to exclude minorities.
  12. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

    Re: Scoop Accuses SI of Racism

    The ESPN piece on Latino players EXPOSED Sports illustrated. Besides, who reads sports illustrated anymore?
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