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Freudian Slip Or Does Mike Greenberg Needs To Get A Grip

Well it’s only me, your neighborhood referee for all things politically correct. I am also a big fan of sports and the contribution given by the knowledgeable people who are pundits, talking heads and commentators. I have my favorites and will only name a few – Rich Eisen, Jamie Dukes, Bob Costas, Jim Nance, Hannah Storm and Pam Oliver. These talented professionals have covered sporting events ever since I can remember. They possess integrity, morals, that good old charm, and the words from their lips on Saturday and Sundays are like music to my ears.

So today, as I watched and listened to the Mike Greenberg’s YouTube video clip, where supposingly he said “Happy Martin Luther Coon Day”. I was stoned out of my mind that one responsible adult could have played the biggest bonehead on his very own show. Too bad, the Golden Globes Awards were handed out the night before – or else the envelope please… I found this comment or whatever Mr. Greenberg claims he did not say, to be offensive on two fronts – both by way of the truth or lack thereof and the cheap shot, he took with our rich heritage as Americans. I say this, because if Mr. Greenberg had stopped to think about his rich heritage, it probably would have become a sensitive matter. But I guess its okay when the shoe is on the other foot.

ESPN should issue their own statement, as I think one is needed after the Greenberg war room failed at the spin they attempted. And yes “Greenie”, we are not stupid. It’s okay to discuss these off the wall thoughts and comments with your boys on the golf course, if that is how your conscience rolls. But please spare me the aggravation of having to spend an entire blog denouncing this juvenile act. And if you thought that your pre-written statement, is going to get you off the boneheaded island – you had better renew your passport. They say forgiveness evidences healing, but it’s going to take a lot of healing for me to forgive that sly move.

  1. January 24, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I always enjoy your blog posts. It’s refreshing to read level headed commentary, well thought out opinions, well said responses. Your take crosses over the line of sports to human nature in general and can be applied to any topic whether sports, general news of the day and/or everyday “stuff” that happens. Unlike media commentary’s You don’t over-inflate. Thanks for playing fair.

  2. February 17, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Reprehensibly and irresponsible comment. Journalistic integrity has been replaced by the immediate gratification of a publicity stunt. Mike Greenberg needs to GET A GRIP.

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