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Bryant Dumbel February 16, 2006

Posted by Binford in Sports.
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Bryant Gumbel was once regarded as a brilliant journalist with lots of potential.  Now he’s just a race-baiting has been with an ax to grind with the rest of the world: 

There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine):  

“Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them … Because they’re so trying … Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention. Try not to point out that something’s not really a sport if a pseudo-athlete waits in what’s called a kiss-and-cry area, while some panel of subjective judges decides who won … So if only to hasten the arrival of the day they’re done, when we can move on to March Madness — for God’s sake, let the games begin.” 

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Perhaps Gumbel doesn’t realize that most blacks come from countries where it does not snow and that a lot of those countries do not participate in the winter Olympic games.  That’s not journalism Bryant, it’s a little thing called common sense.  Use it once in awhile.  It might help bring some credibility back into your failing/dead career.  Oh and how is your search for extraterestrial life going?

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