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dfleming and rcade - You both sound like you think you know Ms. Andrews personally. Perhaps you spend a little less time defending a complete stranger (albeit - someone you've seen on the 3000 games you've watched on ESPN this year) and a little more time considering the straight fact that YES she is capitalizing on the incident. To somehow equate me to a mideastern male for stating that she has a propensity for using her sexuality to benefit her career is pretty ignorant. And how you conclude that she'd "trade any opportunity" whatsoever to prevent people from seeing her cans is purely childish. Do you know her? NO. And rcade - unless you've been living in a cave, you don't have to be "an expert on what women are thinking" to see that this kind of thing happens fairly frequently on the internet, and the result rakes in big bucks for "victim." I suggest you both go pop a beer, surf some celebrity porn, and stop acting like YOU know anything more than anyone else about a supposed video which has actually yet to be seen. This "poor poor Erin Andrews" bit has grown tiresome. Ultimately, she'll get a big increase in pay, more exposure than she could have ever dreamed of, and continue to hold the spot of "sexiest sports-reporter." In fact - she should probably find who made the vid and offer them a commision for propelling her into the limelight. F.O.
posted by Glenn at 05:39 PM on July 22
Bdaddy and rcade- While you're reading every article you can locate, and offering detailed analysis of what kind of camera, tactics, etc... I'm merely pointing out that Ms. Andrews - in practically every photo I've seen - is clearly not shy about using her sexuality to gain the title of "America's Sexiest Sports-reporter." ONE person will benefit from this video, which has already given her more press than all of her reporting efforts combined. To think that her career isn't being furthered by all of this attention is a little naive.
posted by Glenn at 03:32 PM on July 22
Ms. Andrews sure seems to be getting maximum exposure - with minimal investment here.
I did a picture search of Ms. Andrews (who's not exactly a household name - but is certainly getting a lot of press now)... and it appears that she - with her pants as tight as she can possibly get them - isn't exactly shy about using her sexuality to get in the spotlight.
I wouldn't be surprised if the entire thing is merely a well-orchestrated attempt to further her career, and find it hard to believe that she would (considering the choice of attire in 90% of her photos) be distraught in the slightest.
My opinion - Erin Andrews is revelling in the attention and probably discussing details of her promotion, whilst everyone else is so sympathetic about the heinous exposure which she herself provides everytime a camera is pointed at her.
posted by Glenn at 03:03 PM on July 22
Where can we go to vote "no" or "present" regarding the House's handling of just about everything?... Our politicians are a joke in this country and their ignorance and neglect of their constituents on Wall Street's raping of the American taxpayers is deplorable... The only "meaningful" legislation that's ever gets passed quickly is their pay hikes, which is always done in closed-door sessions.
posted by Glenn at 03:12 PM on January 24
To assemble a team for the sake of having a team seems to me like a lesson in futility. So perhaps Dallas Academy should disband its Girls Basketball program... When I was 8 I played Pop Warner Football on a team whose Head Coach had a policy that every kid got to play in every game. -Sounds like a good idea? We lost every game and it has in no way left even the remotest of "fond memories". Sports is meant to be competitive, and Dallas Academy clearly lacks the ability to compete.... On the other hand, the Head Coach of Covenant School AND his players, could perhaps benefit from the same kind of drubbing they delivered. Maybe I'm mistaken, but isn't a great deal of youth athletics about building character? The game COULD have been called and teams divided in a scrimmage. Poor judgment on ALL sides IMHO.
posted by Glenn at 03:00 PM on January 24
Well, old chap, if you don't like the NFL I guess you won't be in attendance, but what's the point in trying to ruin it for those who may actually be 'open' to broadening their horizons?
I think the term 'piss off' adequately defines my sentiment regarding this ludicrous attempt to ruffle a few feathers. At the end of the day, the backs will still be worth 15M while the writer of this article, which earned him not even 15 cents, will have moved on to bashing yet something else he finds offensive about American culture. -What a waste of cyber-space.
posted by Glenn at 06:53 AM on October 24
bperk - Since you're apparently the salt of the earth, perhaps you should reveal your own private information and not "hide behind anonymity". -I'm not stupid enough to do so. And if you want to label me because I go against the grain by speaking my true mind, knock yourself out.
The fact is, a pathetic number of black athletes have recently been involved in crimes including murder, rape, assault, firearms violations and domestic violence. Josh Howard's only crime, fortunately, is that he's dumb as a rock and doesn't understand the concept of biting the hand that feeds him.
You're other soapbox, regarding "how long do blacks have to be in this country before we consider them Americans?" is pure BS as well. -The term "African-Americans" is what they prefer to be called, to the best of my knowledge. -The reason for that being that they prefer not to, or are perhaps incapable of assimilating into society instead of blaming whites for the fact that their ancestors were sold into slavery by Africans of that time period.
It seems to me that everything is fine, as long as blacks, and other minorities are the only ones to exhibit any racial pride, but when a white man calls it as he sees it, in walks Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the ACLU, etc. etc. etc...
There was a reference to Obama in the Howard video, and Obama, possibly the biggest ego in the history of mankind, attended a black seperatist church for 20 years. A church which believes that hating white people is an entitlement of blacks and not considered racism. -If you don't believe me do some research. (tucc.com)
Bottom line, I have ZERO respect for those who show me no respect, this includes those wannabe "gangstas" who make it a point to turn up their devisive rap crap, and walk around like everyone should bow down to them because they can jump high and dunk a fricking basketball. A huge number of "African-Americans", with their "in-yo-face" attitude, are creating the racism they whine about whenever it serves their purpose. So, basically, why don't you come down off your pedestal and consider that racism is by no means a one-way street.
posted by Glenn at 01:41 AM on September 20
Since my previous post was removed, I tend to disagree with your statement that we "both have the right to say what we want"...
It seems to me that, unless one is in agreement with the general line of thought that the only prejudice shown in this country is exhibited by white people, the result is the usual barrage of being labeled a racist.
However, to compare me to Josh Howard is a real stretch...
I'm far from being a pampered, overpaid, "in yo face" person who disrespects the country that has provided me with a lavish lifestyle.
It's admirable that you've spent time volunteering with AA (African-American) families, but the contempt for whites shown daily in their "music", rantings and collective hatred for white people, dissuades me from even the consideration of contributing my time and effort to do anything for people who somehow feel entitled to the hypocrisy of hating me solely because I'm white...
The topic being "Josh Howard Disrespects the National Anthem", I stand by my previous comments.
If Josh cannot appreciate the country, and people (of ALL races) who have propelled him to his current "status", than to hell with him.
Perhaps he'd benefit from a tour of Africa, where, ironically, the slave trade is still a burgeoning commerce.
posted by Glenn at 03:51 PM on September 19
Also, I'm just wondering if you "celebrate" the millions of dollars you're paid for playing a game in this country?
The fact is, this country doesn't NEED you. If you were to disappear and head back to "The Mother Land", not a soul would miss you or your perpetual antagonisms and provocations. (Better get a Dictionary - I'm sure, with your limited vocabulary, you'll need it)
By the way, please take Obama with you.
posted by Glenn at 07:40 PM on September 18
Wow... this is the FIRST time a big-mouthed black athlete has disrespected the country that has enabled him to live in luxury.
WTG JOSH! Now we all know you're not only a racist, but a complete idiot.
posted by Glenn at 07:29 PM on September 18
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