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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-19-06 11:49 AM
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92. I'll bet they had synchronized swimming! HAHA!
I guess Gumbel is a purist. So only original games for him.
Fine; I'll take naked men running track and throwing the javelin!

(Note to BG: Ancient Greeks weren't from Africa.)
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  -Bryant Gumbel "Olympics like GOP convention" medeak  Feb-18-06 09:20 PM   #0 
  - His comments were stupid and only give ammo to RW bigots. n/t  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 09:26 PM   #1 
  - The RW is  ChazII   Feb-18-06 09:43 PM   #9 
     - I know,it's all over sportsradio where i am  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 09:50 PM   #16 
  - Gumbel is an idiot but  tularetom   Feb-18-06 09:27 PM   #2 
  - I guess he's never heard of refs and Instant Replay.  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 11:45 AM   #91 
  - Those are some very ignorant comments.  MadisonProgressive   Feb-18-06 09:31 PM   #3 
  - I found his remarks sincere and accurate  Erika   Feb-18-06 09:33 PM   #4 
  - His comments are racist  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 09:43 PM   #8 
     - Jane Pauley is a dem... and don't think she likes him either n/t  medeak   Feb-18-06 09:44 PM   #10 
     - It's too bad that he wastes his opportunity to speak  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 09:48 PM   #11 
     - He was comparing the whiteness of the winter olympics to  Erika   Feb-18-06 09:49 PM   #12 
        - he also appears to be saying that whites can never compete with blacks  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 09:55 PM   #18 
           - It appears (actually) that there is no implication to  Roy   Feb-18-06 10:31 PM   #33 
              - "paucity of blacks "  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 10:44 PM   #38 
              - it seems to me...  medeak   Feb-18-06 10:52 PM   #39 
              - The Ancient Greeks traced their own history to Egypt and Phoenicia  Nikki Stone 1   Feb-19-06 11:57 AM   #98 
  - O Bryant, Tsk Tsk!!  Hardrada   Feb-18-06 09:34 PM   #5 
  - What a fucking dolt.  Swede   Feb-18-06 09:40 PM   #6 
  - To quote  awoke_in_2003   Feb-18-06 11:28 PM   #47 
     - haha  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:22 AM   #65 
  - snow boarders at GOP convention?  medeak   Feb-18-06 09:41 PM   #7 
  - Did I miss something here?  Ikonoklast   Feb-18-06 09:49 PM   #13 
  - I'll bet they had synchronized swimming! HAHA!  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 11:49 AM   #92 
  - I guess I don't see the racism...  cynatnite   Feb-18-06 09:49 PM   #14 
  - He is  ChazII   Feb-19-06 07:38 AM   #56 
  - plethora of non-whites? Where did that come from  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:31 AM   #67 
  - He did not mention  ChazII   Feb-19-06 12:32 PM   #104 
  - Despite your knee-jerk reaction to March Madness as "non-white"  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:56 AM   #76 
  - Anybody who thinks skiers are not athletes is plain stupid. Period.  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 11:52 AM   #95 
     - actually, he made these comments last week  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:07 PM   #116 
  - he doesn't even say they aren't real athletes  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:29 AM   #66 
  - Ginned up controversy  tishaLA   Feb-18-06 09:49 PM   #15 
  - But he still said it.  Ikonoklast   Feb-18-06 09:54 PM   #17 
  - But he's not white and his comments aren't about a sport....  tishaLA   Feb-18-06 10:02 PM   #20 
  - He pointed out the fact that the winter olympics is a white  Erika   Feb-18-06 10:05 PM   #22 
  - so the summer Olympics are for blacks?  medeak   Feb-18-06 10:10 PM   #24 
  - the summer olympics are for everybody  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:39 AM   #70 
  - If he were to say  ChazII   Feb-21-06 07:17 AM   #122 
     - Why would he say that? (And why would that be offensive?)  fishwax   Feb-21-06 10:36 AM   #124 
  - Pardon, but what gave you the idea people come to D.U. to discuss  Judi Lynn   Feb-19-06 10:06 AM   #78 
  - I wonder how he feels about skating now?  Ikonoklast   Feb-18-06 10:21 PM   #28 
     - still a course  ChazII   Feb-19-06 07:40 AM   #57 
        - Bullshit n/t  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:40 AM   #71 
           - Still broadcasters  ChazII   Feb-19-06 11:52 AM   #94 
              - what broadcasters have been fired for similar remarks?  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:36 PM   #114 
  - Such a comment would be stupid wtth reference to the NBA  Senator Obama   Feb-18-06 10:38 PM   #36 
  - Not constructive perhaps but racist or moronic..not hardly  Senator Obama   Feb-18-06 11:12 PM   #43 
  - Sen. Obama, is that really you?  liberalpragmatist   Feb-19-06 03:09 AM   #52 
  - yes, exactly  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:42 AM   #72 
  - The NBA analogy is a bad analogy  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:36 AM   #69 
  - but that's what they do dude  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 09:58 PM   #19 
  - Yes and let's not dissent because  tishaLA   Feb-18-06 10:05 PM   #21 
     - Gumbel is just being stupid  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 10:29 PM   #32 
  - priceless last line  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:33 AM   #68 
  - Exactly how are his comments racist????  amBushed   Feb-18-06 10:06 PM   #23 
  - WTF?  medeak   Feb-18-06 10:11 PM   #25 
  - Lance Armstrong subathlete then  medeak   Feb-18-06 10:20 PM   #27 
  - that doesn't follow from Gumbel's comments in any way whatsoever  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:50 AM   #73 
  - Not sure what you're trying to say.  tabasco   Feb-18-06 10:24 PM   #30 
  - he's saying a white guy could never be better than a black guy  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 10:33 PM   #34 
  - Where did he say that?  KingFlorez   Feb-18-06 10:38 PM   #37 
  - They're right for once  BlueManDude   Feb-18-06 10:54 PM   #40 
  - he didn't say any such thing  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:53 AM   #74 
  - You are wrong.  Ikonoklast   Feb-18-06 10:35 PM   #35 
  - you are misinterpreting his comments  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:07 AM   #79 
  - EVEN if true, is there any contest for "World's SINGLE GREATEST  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 12:08 PM   #101 
  - Now, if he'd been talking about hype, bullshit, broken promises . ..  hatrack   Feb-18-06 10:15 PM   #26 
  - Racist how?  KingFlorez   Feb-18-06 10:21 PM   #29 
  - stop talking sense, man  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:01 AM   #77 
  - Blacks are making inroads into the "winter sports." A gold medal today.  MookieWilson   Feb-18-06 10:29 PM   #31 
  - angry interview that fellow gave!  medeak   Feb-18-06 11:28 PM   #45 
  - That's interesting, and sad. Racism works both ways. Ignore mom! nt  MookieWilson   Feb-19-06 07:36 AM   #55 
  - I saw that, too and I feel badly about it.  Beausoir   Feb-19-06 09:56 AM   #75 
  - i think he was happy with the gold, but unhappy with NBC  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:15 AM   #81 
  - I think he was fed up with NBC for the way they covered the  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:12 AM   #80 
  - The best hockey player (presently) in the world  Canadian Socialist   Feb-19-06 10:36 AM   #85 
     - I'm rooting for Canada because I hate Chelios.  MookieWilson   Feb-19-06 11:17 AM   #87 
     - I tend to agree with you  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Feb-19-06 12:39 PM   #107 
        - Good points about Heatly and Bertuzi...  MookieWilson   Feb-19-06 01:02 PM   #110 
  - Gumbles ex wives and girlfriends look like a GOP convention  IrishBloodEngHeart   Feb-18-06 10:55 PM   #41 
  - Now you are determining who is racist based  Erika   Feb-18-06 11:00 PM   #42 
  - Now that is exhibit A: A racist remark!  Senator Obama   Feb-18-06 11:16 PM   #44 
     - Bryant Gumbel ain't worth your outrage  BlueManDude   Feb-19-06 01:05 AM   #50 
        - chumped up charges of african-americans being racist ARE worth our outrage  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:18 AM   #82 
           - all I'm saying is that if Gumble only supports organizations  IrishBloodEngHeart   Feb-19-06 02:18 PM   #112 
              - Gee. Where does he say any such thing  fishwax   Feb-19-06 09:38 PM   #115 
                 - here's your quote  IrishBloodEngHeart   Feb-19-06 11:00 PM   #118 
                    - the quote doesn't say that at all  fishwax   Feb-19-06 11:47 PM   #119 
  - I believe his 1st white was African American  goclark   Feb-19-06 01:07 PM   #111 
  - Maybe he should attribute it to economics, rather than "real" sports  lwfern   Feb-18-06 11:28 PM   #46 
  - Gumbel is a big golfer  medeak   Feb-18-06 11:31 PM   #48 
  - well, he probably doesn't think golfers are the world's greatest athletes  fishwax   Feb-19-06 10:20 AM   #83 
  - Correct. It's economics/class, not race. Debbie Thomas could skate...  MookieWilson   Feb-19-06 08:12 AM   #60 
  - No one should ever  MichaelHarris   Feb-19-06 12:07 AM   #49 
  - The ancient greeks were also naked!  br7598   Feb-19-06 02:54 AM   #51 
  - You, Democratic underground is also starting to sound like the GOP!  br7598   Feb-20-06 02:42 PM   #120 
     - bullshit.  fishwax   Feb-20-06 09:31 PM   #121 
  - I think he's got a point  6000eliot   Feb-19-06 03:52 AM   #53 
  - It's a fact that the Winter Olympics look like a GOP Convention  entanglement   Feb-19-06 04:44 AM   #54 
  - And the summer olympics look like a dem convention :) (nt)  The Straight Story   Feb-19-06 09:05 AM   #63 
  - It features sports of selfish individuals. So, yes, it is very GOP.  MookieWilson   Feb-19-06 11:19 AM   #88 
     - Yeah, because gymnasts and track stars are NEVER selfish  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Feb-19-06 11:57 AM   #97 
  - Gumbel...Isn't that some kind of soup or something? n/t  Dees   Feb-19-06 07:44 AM   #58 
  - I think the lack of blacks on winter olympic sports  ikojo   Feb-19-06 08:03 AM   #59 
  - I wouldn't be surprised that the ancient Greeks knew a fair amount about  tinfoilinfor2005   Feb-19-06 08:48 AM   #61 
  - I don't think he was being racist  Truth Hurts A Lot   Feb-19-06 08:58 AM   #62 
  - he's right: Winter games are just balancing on ice or snow w/o falling  confludemocrat   Feb-19-06 09:13 AM   #64 
  - No sarcasm? Is Formula 1 a sport? It's "just driving".  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 12:05 PM   #100 
     - Grown men running around in circles is BORING.  Swede   Feb-19-06 12:37 PM   #106 
        - Well, at its most basic, watching anyone else be physically active is  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 02:59 PM   #113 
  - I agree with him  proud2Blib   Feb-19-06 10:25 AM   #84 
  - those comments aren't racist  fishwax   Feb-19-06 11:06 AM   #86 
  - It makes me sad that so many people even on DU find this "racist"  Seen the light   Feb-19-06 11:31 AM   #89 
  - So are you telling the minority to screw off?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Feb-19-06 11:52 AM   #93 
     - I'm not saying that at all  Seen the light   Feb-19-06 11:55 AM   #96 
     - Here's the article:  Seen the light   Feb-19-06 12:01 PM   #99 
        - Honestly, it's patronizing bullshit.  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Feb-19-06 12:23 PM   #103 
  - Yes, golf is SO much more physically challenging than ice-skating!  WinkyDink   Feb-19-06 11:44 AM   #90 
  - Golf's another sport that attracts selfish individuals. nt  MookieWilson   Feb-19-06 01:01 PM   #109 
  - I stopped watching the opening ceremonies because by the time  donsu   Feb-19-06 12:20 PM   #102 
  - Gumbel's just distressed he's not covering it for NBC  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Feb-19-06 12:34 PM   #105 
  - I disagree with the interpretations. Here is my take:  Evergreen Emerald   Feb-19-06 12:50 PM   #108 
  - I think Bryant Gumbel was wrong actually  alarimer   Feb-21-06 07:34 AM   #123 
  - Gumbel should be careful.  cat_girl25   Feb-19-06 10:32 PM   #117 
 

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