17 February, 2006

Sancho, fetch me my lance!

Actually, don't bother.

You've all heard about it by now--Bryant Gumbel opened his big yap on HBO's Real Sports and blasted the Winter Olympics because there are so few black athletes participating (even though there have been more and more black athletes taking part in the games over the last 20 years). He said, among other things, that the greatest athletes in the world aren't participating and that therefore he finds it boring.


Yes, I do think his comments are racist--but as Eric McErlain pointed out, Gumbel's notorious for pursuing a double-standard. So I'm sure you'll understand why I'm electing to just point and laugh instead of getting a bug up my ass about this.