SouthernYokel wrote:JT99 wrote:SouthernYokel wrote:JT99 wrote:mj3528 wrote:JT99 wrote:SouthernYokel wrote:JT99 wrote:I may be willfully ignorant here, but I don't know what Brent said that is worthy of him being fired.
generally they don't want their announcers to have opinions on controversial topics while they announce a game. I don't think he really said anything fireable other than just causing twitters to get heated. How that squares with the endless promotion of FIRST TAKE MOVING TO ESPN, i cannot answer.
Well, I guess that I also meant that I don't really see what Twitter was fired up about unless you twist up his words a bit.
He NEVER implied what Mixon did was okay. Nor did he downplay it. In fact, he called it "brutal" a couple of times, among other things. Then he said that he hopes that everything works out well for the kid.
I will admit that the language was clunky, there is no doubt about that. But, to me, this seems like a very clear case of people twisting words to fit their agenda.
You mean like this deadspin headline:Brent Musburger Praises Joe Mixon, Then Gets Angry At People Who Were Mad He Praised Joe Mixon
Was what Brent said actually awful or was it something that we immediately recognized as just clunky enough that we could do the outrage dance?
He praised Mixon as a great running back (which is inarguable), not as a stellar human being.
the part where he wished somewhat fervently for mixon to have a great future is the rough part. i do think there is a lot of "we can get him on that" happening.
One of the things that really used to appeal to me about "the left" was their hope for rehabilitation and their desire to give people a second chance.
It disappoints me that principle has been compromised (or so it seems). As a society, we should be rooting for comebacks. I'm no fan of Michael Vick nor of the things that he did, but since serving his time, I've been happy to see him making positive contributions and having an impact. That used to be something that the left believed, I thought.
**I don't know if the left vs right comparison is 100% bulletproof here. More of a general idea.
yeah, i dunno if it's a political thing. i agree in principle with your idea about democrats not doing second chances anymore but i think it's everyone (r's, d's, i's, w.e.'s) and it's cultural rather than political. If you are not in the same circle on the venn diagram as me you do not get a 2nd chance.
That's the winner. TY, Yokel.