Worst caste lines of the year

Discussion in 'Media Racism and Stereotyping' started by ToughJ.Riggins, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. ToughJ.Riggins

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    Can anyone help me out by giving me some examples of announcers or sports journalists stereotyping whites b/c of their race. Trey Wingo's quote: "Matt Giordano. he's not fast... but he's fast enough. takes it in for the score." after he outran everybody for a TD on an INT return comes to mind. Well at least Sean Salisbury responded with, "he looks pretty fast to me." What a silly comment by Wingo: According to an article linked in Draftdaddy.com's blog the Colts players think either Matt Giordano or Bob Sanders are the fastest players on their entire team.

    Any other comments you guys could help me find? I would appreciate it, I am working on a book on this topic!Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
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    I'll be watching and will remember this thread when I hear a doosey! I'm guessing It won't be long 'till I post.
     
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    I have noticed people here talking about how announcers will say "rumbling, stumbling" whenever a White guy has the ball. I had never noticed it until recently. I forget who said it. It may have been Brent Musberger or Al Michaels. I don't remember who, but it was a White guy.
     
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    Yesterday during the Heisman ceremony, in the video montages the narrator described Tebow as having "fullback power" or something like that. He also said Chase Daniel had "deceptive quickness."
     
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    I heard the same things Electric. They did afterwards praise Tebow for being an awesome role model, a great ambassador for college football, and the kind of son that anyone would be proud of.
     
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    I have read many articles this year that say Welker is not a good athlete, is too short, does not have much to work with, does not look like a football player, but the most interesting one of course is that some writers still say he is not fast.

    Well, he must be running past these black superhumans using magic tricks, because he leaves "fast" players in the dust every week.

    I nominate any moron who says Welker is not fast as the person who delivers the caste line of the year.
     
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    Don's analysis of the AP write up on the Bears-Vikings game and White Tornado's post are good ones!Edited by: ToughJ.Riggins
     
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    Speaking of Urlacher, Berman used the old "rumblin', stumblin', bumblin'" line on his INT return. True, he did look a little tired at the end of the return, but something tells me Berman would never use it on Ray Lewis or Joey Porter.
     
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    Berman needs to find some new material. He was part of a show on the undefeated Miami team of the 70's, and guess how he described Larry Csonka's running style. At least Larry rumbled, bumbled, and stumbled his way in to the Hall of Fame.
     
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    A minor one, but during the Eagles-Patriots game a few weeks' back, Madden described Kevin Curtis as being a "very similar" player to Wes Welker.

    I mean, aside from them both being wide-receivers, and rather good ones at that, not much alike at all as a glance at the YPC will confirm. What could he have meant? [​IMG]
     
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    Lochrannoch, your right, that is the most ridiculous comparison that I have ever heard. Welker and Curtis are completely different players!
     
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    During yesterday's Philly-Buffalo game, analyst Rich Gannon (on CBS)described Kevin Curtis as "not being a fast receiver, but having a great work ethic and a good feel for the game".


    We all know how fast Curtis is. I lost a ton of respect for Rich Gannon after hearing that. I mean, here's a guy (Gannon) who was an atypical white running quarterback. If anyone should be aware of the detriments of racial slotting, it should be Gannon.
     
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    It just proves how little homework these analysts actually do. Everybody here and the cornerbacks who cover Curtis in the NFL knows he runs a 4.3. Gannon himself was a 4.5 guy and he should know speed when he sees it.
     
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    I don't remember what it was from, but did anyone see the clip of a White player scoring a touchdown while the announcer yelled out "run Forrest run?" I don't know if there was a racial overtone involved in the comment, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was.
     
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    gsm1988:


    Just a guess but the announcer was probably Keith Olbermann. He's the epitome of the media's attack on white males.
     
  16. Tom Iron

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    I just emailed a black sports writer who asked in his column today in the NYPost why a guy like Todd Collins isn't/wasn't starting for some team in the NFl? I challenged him to come on CasteFootball and take a look at what guys here were saying and to write an article about it. I'm sure he won't, but it's worth a try. I believe that if a site like this get's any exposure, there'll be a gigantic move away from the existing situation.

    Tom Iron...
     
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    A black sportwriter or almost any other sportswriter would likely crucify us but any exposure might be good exposure, so eventually someone from major media will discover us and write about us. Kinda suprised it hasn't happened yet.
     
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    I've got another example for you TJR
    Its from the LSU website. see if you can guess which is the white player...
    Player
    1</span></font>






    Consummate team
    player
    Wore a variety of
    hats
    Brought a great
    attitude
    Work ethic
    A throwback
    player
    Gets the most out of
    his ability</span></font>

    Player
    2.</span></font>







    "Go to"
    player
    Explosive player
    Changes the
    complexion of a game with just one touch of the football
    Has all the tools
    necessary
    Dominant
    player
    Tremendous
    speed
    Excels when given
    space</span></font>
    If anyone wants to know have a look at the LSU football site. One player is the premier running back and the other the premier WR. both are hoping to get drafted this year.
    </span></font>
     
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    Afterward, so many reporters wanted to talk to the 5-foot-8, 177-pound Rainey that he was sent to the mic'd up lectern in the team meeting room, where he promptly lowered his head and bellowed "Check one-two" before cracking up and unleashing a 1,000-watt smile.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/andy_staples/0 4/12/florida.spring.game.ap/index.html?eref=T1


    couldn't help myself [​IMG]
     
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    "Bill Hench from Fox Sports did an article calling the Saints white LBs "an un-athletic affirmative action experiment." Maybe he failed to pick up on the fact that Scott Fujita has a 42 inch vertical which is in the top 25 players at the NFL combine for vertical leap in the last 10 years."

    This has to rank with the worst caste lines. "Un-athletic", "affirmitive action experiment"! Why would he write such a thing? Bill Hench must be a real jerk, or just needed to write something to meet his deadline and also wanted to enhance his "street cred" with the bruthas, who unbeknownest to him, probably consider him a nerdy cracker.
     
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    Yeah I'm not sure if his first name was Bill, but his last name was definitely Hench. Maybe his last name should have been Wench or "unHenched". [​IMG]
     
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    Bill Simmons:
    "Thanks to an inordinate number of goofy white guys, the Celtics struggled slightly against athletic teams that loved to run, like the Blazers."

    Larry Bird was certainly not "a goofy white guy" and was actually a great defender. Bird was an above average athlete for an NBA SF before he hurt his back; but I agree it was his head for the game, vision and instincts that set him apart. This is another example of a caste line of the year.
     
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    While not a caste line of the year, Don's analysis of the over representation of blacks as talking heads for the networks is spot on. This fits the topic of media bias.

    Don Wrote: "Blacks now comprise most of the announcers and analysts when it comes to football and basketball, the "logic" being that because they are most of the players they should be most of the announcers.

    However, we are also subjected to authoritative black announcers in hockey (John Saunders) and golf (Mike Turico), sports where there is almost no black presence."
     
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    The Joe Queenan article on the Rocky films is a good example "The Rocky films merely sublimate the racist fantasies of fantastic racists: 'Wouldn't it be great to live in a parallel universe where white fighters can actually fight?"
     
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    This was either written decades ago or this guy lives in a parallel universe. All one has to do is look at the boxing rankings to know that "white fighters can actually fight". But, this guy is a mainstream writer, so it's not necessary to actually know what he is writing about, so long as it's "edgy".
     

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