You could be right. Or maybe they viewed it and realized what a train wreck (train wreck as in must-see tv) of a segment they actually had. Asked the legal team at ESPN if they could be legally hurt in some way by re-airing it. Legal team said nope, and they were off to the races to re-air it.
I see what you did there.
I think this is what happened: ESPN producers were totally unaware that Rob Parker's comments would generate a backlash because they do what many others do when it comes to racial topics. When black people raise these issues, they feel it's okay to allow them to talk about them because the topics are better "accepted" when blacks talk about them than when whites do.
I think Parker's miscalculation is that he attributed his personal feelings about the topic rather than stating a segment of the black community may view RGIII this way - and he is right.
Many blacks feel black athletes should represent their community as they envision their community, whether it's adopting "black causes" or marrying a black woman or identifying more with their ethnicity. It does sound a bit strange to criticize RGIII when he's wearing dreds, a style that originates from people of color.
Having said that, I don't think ESPN should fire Parker, though. ESPN has pushed the line with topics about race and religion so why should it get all sanctimonious when Parker follows through, albeit controversially, on a topic they've been allowing their hosts to address?
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That really isn't fair to ESPN. They hire people to be controversial but they clearly have boundaries. When they cross the boundary ESPN disowns them.
At least if it gets negative publicity. So I maybe that's the boundary. It's ok to say whatever as long as it doesn't get blowback. After all, they were highlighting the comments at first.
And no, I don't think that I'm being fair to ESPN. I think that they're just morons. The decision to rebroadcast was based solely on whether it was an animated conversation and they didn't even think about content. If the commentators would shout at each other over Jane Eyre vs. Wuthering Heights, they'd air it as a great example of sports commentary because it involved shouting.
Yes I think she's a nice looking girl but other then her major yaboo's it's probably something else that attracts RGIII to her. JMO. Let's face it, if you are a Superstar QB on a major college campus it would likely be a smorgasbord if you so choose. I think it's nice actually.
You obviously have never visited Waco or Baylor heh heh. Plus it is a pretty conservative religious school. I don't see a 'heisman qb has harem of ten hottest coeds" kind of place.