Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Scene: Limbaugh, USA

"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."

Oh, man. What a classic Limbaugh quote, as if he just did us some huge favor. He speaks as if his words point to some deeper revelation on existence. But they don't. They give you that slow forming, Crap, I just ate a piece of rotten Clementine face.

His comments recall what he said about Mcnabb in 2003; that black quarterbacks get too much credit because of their skin color. He “resigned” from ESPN shortly thereafter. And then he pulled the predictable move of every cockyheaded idiot who gets caught up in his own web of soundless statements: "All this has become the tempest that it is because I must have been right about something. If I wasn't right, there wouldn't be this cacophony of outrage that has sprung up in the sports writer community."

At least Tony and Wilbon sort of shrugged it off on PTI this afternoon. I'm glad they didn't contribute to something that might still blow out of proportion. It’s common knowledge that Limbaugh is a drug-abusing fanatic whose rationale is as unconvincing as his integrity. We just don’t have enough time to comment on each of his aphorisms.

Of course, a lot of this country loves the man and probably nodded solemnly when they heard that statement. What a pathetic coincidence that it coincides with the national celebration of the fact that two black coaches made the Super Bowl—when no black coach ever has before.

This after so many years of racial profiling from owners who didn’t think blacks had the ability.

We should all be happy our country is so mature now.

(In other news re: how awesome our country is, a 27 year old sex offender enrolled in a seventh grade class. Wow.)