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I Rooted for the Celtics so That Makes Me Evil

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on June 18, 2008

First off congratulations go to the Celtics for winning their first title in something like 20 something years. I’ll admit I was rooting for them. I’m not a Celtic fan but I was hoping they would win so players like KG, Pierce and Allen would get a ring. I also tired of hearing how the West Coast division was so much better than the East Coast. With that being said I’m evil in Jemele Hill’s eyes. :) She is a fellow Detroit fan like me.

In her original column railing against the Celtics, Jemele Hill wrote, “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim. It’s like hoping Gorbachev would get to the blinking red button before Reagan.”

That’s not cool only the Yankees and Alabama should compared to Hitler. (I’m just joking Bama fans) Let’s all go to her website, this woman says stupid things and send her a nice message. What a tool this woman is. For punishment she should have to cover the WNBA for the rest of her life.

Hill’s piece was posted on ESPN.com late Saturday, and a spokesman for the sports powerhouse Ohio State and New York Yankees biased cable channel said yesterday that the crude comparison was edited out within hours.

The newly edited version of the piece, “Deserving or not, I still hate the Celtics,” is still online.

ESPN has released a statement that said:

“The column, as originally posted, made some absolutely unacceptable comparisons. We’ve spoken with Jemele, and she understands that she exercised poor judgment.”

“Both Jemele and ESPN.com apologize. Within hours of its posting on Saturday evening, the inappropriate references were removed from the site, and we are thoroughly reviewing the entire situation.”

When asked how Hill’s remarks made it onto ESPN’s Web site, ESPN spokesman Paul Melvin said there was a “breakdown in the system of editorial checks and balances.”

“We’re normally quite proud of the editorial judgment exercised here, but this was clearly an exception to that,” Melvin said.

Along with the statement, Hill was suspended yesterday as well.

I have watched Hill fill on for Jim Rome…her head moving around like a bobble head! Could not stand watching her..now I really don’t like her.

Maybe I’m showing my age, but I remember when people who wrote about sports focused on the events and the athletes instead of focusing on how much more outrageous than their colleagues they could be.

Yesterday, Hill amplified on her earlier apology:

“In expressing my passion for the NBA and my hometown of Detroit I showed very poor judgment in the words I used,”

The funny thing is that in an April 2007 piece, Hill called for radio host Don Imus to get canned after his controversial 2007 “nappy-headed hos” slur.

“He is routinely offensive to people of color and women,” Hill wrote, “and if he needs to lose his job to understand that there is no place for that, so be it.”

Can we say hypocrite?

The devil’s advocate side of me says:

Granted, it was a dumb statement. But all she did was use a metaphor. She didn’t compare the Celtics to Hitler. She said that as a Pistons fan, it was as impossible for her to root for them as it was to believe something totally false, using her her Hitler statement as an example of that. Doesn’t compare with Imus, who used his statement as an actual description of the people who was talking about.

At the same time, this choice of metaphor in an attempt at humor is nonetheless extremely offensive. It trivializes the whole WWII experience and belittles the terrible suffering of millions. But Hollywood & the press have been doing that for years. In fact we had a comedy show (“Hogan’s Heros”) based on a POW camp that taught a whole generation to partake in this trivialization.

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Get Your Popcorn Ready & Have Your Parents Keep a Bail Bondsman on Standby

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on June 18, 2008

TO’s newest BFF.

Kids it’s time for the Terrill Owens football camp. Owens will be hosting his third Youth Football Camp at Duncanville High School in Dallas, Texas, July 9-10 and he’s bringing in some special guests. So special you parents might want to have a bail bondsman there “just in case.”

“I am very excited for the third season of my youth football summer camp,” Owens said in a statement. “The camp is committed to teaching kids how to improve their football skills and increase their knowledge of the game. I’d also like them to understand that their activities off the field are just as important as scoring a touchdown. In past years, everyone has learned a lot and they’ve had a great time. I’m looking forward to another fun year.”

The camp is $195 per child and is open to children between the ages of seven and 17. Never mind the fact that Owens recently signed a four-year deal with the Cowboys worth $34 million making him one of the highest paid receivers in the league, so go in daddy’s wallet and steal borrow a credit card. (Don’t forget about the special 3 digit security code on the back.)

Guest number one will be former world record holder in the 100-meter dash, Maurice Greene. Who had this to say:

“All sports are turning to one thing – speed, running fast is all about the technique of how to do it. I have to look at the kids to see what they’re doing wrong.”

Greene might bring his buddy Mexican discus thrower Angel Guillermo Heredia. Greene paid Heredia $10,000, which Heredia claimed was in payment for performance enhancing drugs. Greene admitted meeting Heredia and making the payment, but claimed it was common for him to pay for “stuff” for other members of his training group,

With these two together you will be able to run faster and bulk up quickly. However TO & his “guests” are not responsible for any ball shrinkage that might occur.

Guest number two is Michael Irvin who will offer advice on how to avoid the mistakes he made like how not to get caught with cocaine or get how not to get caught with inflicting a two-inch cut like what was in the neck of Dallas guard Everett McIver while some team members were getting haircuts.

TO & his “guest” are not responsible for future arrests or getting fired from a job at ESPN.

Guest number three is none other than Adam “Pac Man” Jones. Of course you’ll be able to learn how to make rain, slap “scrippers”, vandalize nightclubs and withhold information from the police concerning small things like a shooting that might leave a bouncer paralyzed.

Hopefully more guests like Tank Johnson can come. Tank can show you how to build an illegal arsenal weapons.

If enough kids sign up maybe there can be a petting zoo provided by Bad Newz Kennels and a boat rides sponsored by Fred Smoot and Bryant McKinnie.

So get your popcorn ready and better make sure you have air-tight alibis.

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