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ESPN Announcer Suspended.

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by CaliforniaCheez, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061030/SPORTS020502/61030052/1003/SPORTS

    Brian Kinchen, a color commentator, will not work a game this weekend, according to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN’s vice-president of public relations.

    Krulewitz told The Des Moines Register Monday night that the network made its decision after an internal review.

    “The comments were inappropriate and we apologize,” Krulewitz said
    Monday. “He will not appear on our air this weekend and his future appearance schedule is under review.”

    Kinchen, a former tight end who played in the NFL from 1988-00, issued a statement through ESPN: “I sincerely apologize for my extremely poor choice of words.
     
  2. Ryan

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    I didn't see the game, what did he say?
     
  3. tromadz

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    i think hes the guy who said "gay"
     
  4. DePack

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    Sounds like ESPN has gone over the PC cliff.
     
  5. arrowgargantuan

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    On Saturday, Kinchen was explaining to a television audience that receivers need to make catches with their hands because they are “tender” and can “caress” the ball. He then paused and said, “that’s kind of gay, but hey…”

    thats hilarious.
     
  6. Ryan

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    Haha I would have laughed my butt off if I heard that. Funny stuff.
     
  7. PackinSteel

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    Isn't there a "Man Law" that covers this? :thumbsup:
     
  8. Raider Pride

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    I am going to send E.S.P.N an E Mail on this. Tis is wrong, and ESPN needs to look at it's demographics and not go into a P.C. Shell.

    Go to a damn sports bar on Sunday and listen to football fans talk. Play the game, and listen to the things players say to each other.

    "it'skind of gay.... But hey?

    Big fricken deal. It is not like he said:

    1. You have to catch the ball..... Like a "******"

    2. You have to catch the ball.... Like you like the big one eye monster.

    3. You have to catch the ball.... Like a Butt Lover in San Fran.


    The fact is he said he is sorry....

    Trom and I picked three games last weekend... The loser had to change his Packer Forum name for two weeks to what ever the winner wanted him to change his name to.

    We Tied..... We were both 2-1 in our picks. No winner....

    However if I lost I would have been probably posting as "Sissy Man" for the next two weeks....

    Trom would have been posting under the name "Girly Boy."

    Should Trom and I be banned for the name we might have chose?

    This ESPN thing is just Crap.... And the reason ESPN did it is becuase they are now in a law suit with Harold Reynolds who is suing ESPN for his dismissal for alleged sexual harrassment. It was a attorney who said we need to have this punishment on the record for our case in the Reynolds case. We need to show a judge that Reynolds was not an exception to our policy.

    RP
     
  9. DePack

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    "butt lover in San Fran"? Man that's great!
     
  10. Ryan

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    LOL love the name change bet DePack. Let me know who loses and I will get that changed for you :)
     
  11. jdlax

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    Seeing the word "******" in print reminds me of a scene from "Old School". Mitch Martin(Luke Wilson) gets into a taxi, and notices that his seatbelt won't buckle. So he gets the attention of the driver...

    Mitch: "Sorry, your seatbelt seems to be broken. What do you recommend I do?"

    Cab Driver: "I recommend you stop being such a ******. You're in the backseat."

    Yeah, I like that part. :thumbsup:
     
  12. jdlax

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    ^ :eek:fftopic:
     
  13. DePack

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    ?????? wrong guy???? I think that is between RP and trom.
     
  14. Ryan

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    Easy big fella, I typed the wrong person, should have been RP, still a fun idea!
     
  15. longtimefan

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    Jt the Brick was talking bout this last night and they played a clip of it...

    IMO it is stupid to suspend the guy over this...

    these guys think that was offensive but yet they love the 2 min drill game show..
     
  16. spardo62

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    I think the over the top reaction of ESPN is kind of gay....Whoops
     
  17. DePack

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    You're FIRED!
     
  18. spardo62

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    Watch it or I'll pull a Harold Reynolds and SUE
     

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