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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 09:58 PM
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20. He said "look at that little monkey go" or something in relation to NFL receiver Alvin Garrett,
who ironically enough played for the Washington Redskins (although he might have been on the Giants at that time). This is how wiki lists it but I could have sworn it was about Joe Washington (a running back).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Cosell#The_.22littl...

The "little monkey" incident

Cosell drew criticism during one Monday Night Football telecast in September 1983, for stating "that little monkey gets loose, doesn't he," when he referred to a play by wide receiver Alvin Garrett of the Washington Redskins. While some saw "little monkey" as a racial slur, others who knew Cosell were quick to point out that he used this term routinely in an approving way to describe quicker, smaller players of all ethnicities. Among the evidence to support this claim is video footage of a 1972 preseason game, between the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs, that features Cosell referring to Mike Adamle, a 5-foot-9-inch, 197-pound Caucasian, as a "little monkey."

Perhaps due to the strain of this controversy, Cosell left Monday Night Football shortly before the start of the 1984 NFL season, claiming that the NFL had "become a stagnant bore." His duties were then reduced to only baseball, horse racing, and a sports news program called Sportsbeat. Howard Cosell never got a chance to commentate a Super Bowl, as by the time ABC finally got into the Super Bowl rotation with Super Bowl XIX, Cosell was already gone from Monday Night Football.
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  -Meet the Young Women of Rutger's Scarlet Knights - Athletic & Academic Stars IndyOp  Apr-08-07 09:24 PM   #0 
  - So, that's what "nappy headed ho's" look like?  devilgrrl   Apr-08-07 09:28 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for your response. I think often of a Harry Chapin song  IndyOp   Apr-08-07 09:33 PM   #4 
     - Thank you for the link...  devilgrrl   Apr-08-07 10:11 PM   #26 
  - Beautiful. Thank you.  Morgana LaFey   Apr-08-07 09:31 PM   #2 
  - Yep--he and his producers are horribly sexist too... n/t  Evergreen Emerald   Apr-09-07 08:55 AM   #53 
  - Thanks...I was pulling for Rutgers  feminazi   Apr-08-07 09:31 PM   #3 
  - Hear, hear!!  bmbmd   Apr-08-07 09:35 PM   #5 
  - Rutgers? You can't order one of their degrees from a cereal box?  IndyOp   Apr-08-07 09:36 PM   #8 
  - Wow! Impressive group of stars.  roody   Apr-08-07 09:36 PM   #6 
  - Yep  Supersedeas   Apr-09-07 03:53 PM   #77 
  - Why was Imus' sorry ass not canned immediately?  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-08-07 09:36 PM   #7 
  - He will not be fired.  bmbmd   Apr-08-07 09:41 PM   #9 
     - People like Howard Cosell lost their job over less. Different times, more  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-08-07 09:45 PM   #11 
     - What did Cosell lose his job over? I've forgotten. (n/t)  IndyOp   Apr-08-07 09:49 PM   #14 
        - He said "look at that little monkey go" or something in relation to NFL receiver Alvin Garrett,  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-08-07 09:58 PM   #20 
        - beat me to it  minkyboodle   Apr-08-07 10:04 PM   #23 
        - Cosell was innocent  minkyboodle   Apr-08-07 10:03 PM   #22 
           - That doesn't exonerate him  Wednesdays   Apr-08-07 11:01 PM   #35 
           - Yes, he was!  caseycoon   Apr-09-07 08:43 AM   #51 
     - He hasn't before....this is by no means  femrap   Apr-09-07 12:43 PM   #70 
  - Impressive young women  DesertRat   Apr-08-07 09:42 PM   #10 
  - OMG!  Swamp Rat   Apr-08-07 09:46 PM   #12 
  - A fine group of ladies!  southerncrone   Apr-08-07 09:47 PM   #13 
  - Imus's scariest feature is his eyes ... one look and you think 'career criminal'...  eppur_se_muova   Apr-09-07 01:44 PM   #73 
  - Outstanding young women! I teach at a Big 10 U as well, and the women's BB team is the best  CLW   Apr-08-07 09:51 PM   #15 
  - R&K, and hopefully this will be posted on the front page!  deminks   Apr-08-07 09:51 PM   #16 
  - K&R  NI4NI   Apr-08-07 09:52 PM   #17 
  - And one of the best coaches in women's basketball...  calipendence   Apr-08-07 09:53 PM   #18 
  - These beautiful, accomplished girls! Eff him!!! And thank you for this post. nt  DeepModem Mom   Apr-08-07 09:54 PM   #19 
  - A beautiful OP, thank you!  Spazito   Apr-08-07 10:01 PM   #21 
  - great job  minkyboodle   Apr-08-07 10:08 PM   #24 
  - Thank you for the best possible reply to Imus and his sycophants!  spooky3   Apr-08-07 10:10 PM   #25 
  - From this Jersey Girl to you....shove that ball down Imus' throat for  Gloria   Apr-08-07 10:20 PM   #27 
  - You may not like this, but they share one unfortunate thing.  tomreedtoon   Apr-08-07 10:42 PM   #28 
  - wtf are you talking about?  devilgrrl   Apr-08-07 10:46 PM   #30 
  - More like chemically "enhanced" is my guess. Quite busy tonight, too. nt  blondeatlast   Apr-08-07 10:56 PM   #33 
  - You've been looking at your horse too long.  tomreedtoon   Apr-08-07 10:57 PM   #34 
     - "I keep my mouth shut when I smile." Can you keep your fingers crossed when you post, too?  blondeatlast   Apr-08-07 11:04 PM   #36 
     - You guys are taking an indefensible position.  tomreedtoon   Apr-09-07 10:30 PM   #93 
     - Why place your insecurities about your teeth on these young women?  Connie_Corleone   Apr-09-07 07:29 AM   #49 
     - Man, you sure don't want to see MY picture then!  Hell Hath No Fury   Apr-09-07 11:43 AM   #68 
  - this is one of the strangest posts I have read at DU  spooky3   Apr-08-07 10:48 PM   #31 
  - I have to agree it's a bizarro world post FOR SURE  Carni   Apr-09-07 07:23 AM   #47 
  - no doubt  fishwax   Apr-09-07 11:14 PM   #94 
  - Oh fer sure. Photos like this, of college basketball players,  Maddy McCall   Apr-08-07 10:52 PM   #32 
  - You're right, we don't like your post.  cat_girl25   Apr-08-07 11:28 PM   #39 
  - Oh for Pete's sake...  George Oilwellian   Apr-09-07 12:39 AM   #41 
  - I am disgusted by your comment. REAL women don't have perfect teeth - but THESE women  IndyOp   Apr-09-07 07:25 AM   #48 
  - Dumbest post of 2007 thus far  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-09-07 07:51 AM   #50 
  - Yeah, I bet you're HOT and chicks can't keep off of you.  devilgrrl   Apr-09-07 10:16 AM   #56 
  - I think you should take photos with a bag over your head  Gonnabuymeagun   Apr-09-07 10:22 AM   #58 
  - the ignorance!  shanti   Apr-09-07 10:32 AM   #61 
  - Unbelievable that you would make such an ignorant comment  qanda   Apr-09-07 10:37 AM   #63 
  - What the hell???? Glamor Shots brings our women's "natural" beauty? Are you series?  BleedingHeartPatriot   Apr-09-07 05:50 PM   #85 
  - A-effing-men!!! I love college hoops, men's and women's, and that was  blondeatlast   Apr-08-07 10:42 PM   #29 
  - Go Rutgers!!! My wife and I are alums and those women look like  Fuzz   Apr-08-07 11:11 PM   #37 
  - K & R...Thanks for introducing us to these fine young women...  sutz12   Apr-08-07 11:19 PM   #38 
  - Thank you for your comment that cuts right through the crap:  IndyOp   Apr-09-07 07:21 AM   #46 
  - Thank you for this post.  junofeb   Apr-08-07 11:51 PM   #40 
  - k+r  Blue_Tires   Apr-09-07 12:50 AM   #42 
  - Thank you for this post  Reverend_Smitty   Apr-09-07 12:54 AM   #43 
  - I teach at a Big 12 university. My experience with male and female  tblue37   Apr-09-07 04:41 AM   #44 
  - Thanks for posting this  shirlden   Apr-09-07 07:14 AM   #45 
  - I hope they fire his ass!  caseycoon   Apr-09-07 08:48 AM   #52 
  - Great Post  erpowers   Apr-09-07 09:03 AM   #54 
  - Honey..du du du du..du..ah...shuga shuga!!  paparush   Apr-09-07 10:00 AM   #55 
  - Do you know what I admire and respect so much about you, IndyOp?  Straight Shooter   Apr-09-07 10:20 AM   #57 
  - They certainly are attractive women and they didn't deserve the comments  wisteria   Apr-09-07 10:24 AM   #59 
  - If Don "I-Am-An-Ass" and Bernard "McJerk-Off" want to impress me  DinahMoeHum   Apr-09-07 10:28 AM   #60 
  - Talk show host say many sexist, racist , and unfair comments  midnight   Apr-09-07 10:33 AM   #62 
  - Excellent Post.  MLFerrell   Apr-09-07 10:53 AM   #64 
  - I graduated from RU in '82 and we are very proud of women's b-ball team  NoAmericanTaliban   Apr-09-07 11:29 AM   #65 
  - RU '75  LiberalEsto   Apr-09-07 05:05 PM   #82 
  - Where is the outrage from the right?  stanwyck   Apr-09-07 11:38 AM   #66 
  - Wrong Color, Wrong Political Leaning  erpowers   Apr-09-07 03:26 PM   #75 
  - What beautiful, intelligent women!! Future leaders of our country  LynneSin   Apr-09-07 11:42 AM   #67 
  - And major, major applause to C. VIVIAN STRINGER, Rutgers coach  rurallib   Apr-09-07 12:42 PM   #69 
  - Great Career!  erpowers   Apr-09-07 03:10 PM   #74 
  - Ed Schultz defended Imus  Alcibiades   Apr-09-07 12:46 PM   #71 
  - I disagree with your post for several reasons and I support what  wisteria   Apr-09-07 01:24 PM   #72 
     - I Disagree  erpowers   Apr-09-07 03:51 PM   #76 
     - agree, except Rutgers is not Ivy League, but it is a very fine school.  spooky3   Apr-09-07 04:51 PM   #80 
     - Public Ivy  erpowers   Apr-09-07 08:52 PM   #91 
     - Imus is being set up. many of the comments he made have been taken out of content  wisteria   Apr-09-07 05:49 PM   #84 
        - Who is Imus being "set up" by?  bloom   Apr-09-07 07:52 PM   #89 
        - Good point  DemReadingDU   Apr-10-07 05:26 AM   #96 
     - It isn't about "getting Imus" - if it were only his first remark, then I would  IndyOp   Apr-09-07 04:58 PM   #81 
        - Did you personally hear those comments are are they being  wisteria   Apr-10-07 03:30 PM   #97 
  - Thanks for Posting  Irishonly   Apr-09-07 04:32 PM   #78 
  - Kicked and recommended  Uncle Joe   Apr-09-07 04:39 PM   #79 
  - thanks for posting! I teach at a much smaller college  Lisa   Apr-09-07 05:16 PM   #83 
  - Exceptional post. Thank you.  understandinglife   Apr-09-07 06:21 PM   #86 
  - So proud of my alma mater and its legacy of scholarship and...  michele77   Apr-09-07 06:31 PM   #87 
  - K&R. n/t  rec_report   Apr-09-07 06:45 PM   #88 
  - Beautiful ladies  aaronbees   Apr-09-07 08:33 PM   #90 
  - Thank you for this outstanding post. K&R  femmocrat   Apr-09-07 09:23 PM   #92 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   Apr-09-07 11:35 PM   #95 
 

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