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jAZ
10-27-2009, 05:49 PM
Given the language disucssion we've had here lately, the similarity to the issue we had here several years ago with Taco John, and the fact that it took place during a football game broadcast...

I thouth this was interesting.

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/2009/10/27/espns_bob_griese_suspended_for_taco.htm

ESPN's Bob Griese Suspended for 'Taco' Comment About NASCAR's Montoya

Oct. 27, 2009
Rob Kuznia -- HispanicBusiness.com

It's been a scandalous week for Walt Disney Company's ESPN.

A couple days after ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips was fired for having an affair with a production assistant who went public, broadcaster Bob Griese today was suspended for one week after making a racially insensitive comment about Juan Pablo Montoya, a NASCAR driver from Colombia, according to the Associated Press .

The gaffe occurred Saturday, when Griese was commentating for a college football game, and a graphic showing NASCAR's five leaders in the points race appeared on screen. When another analyst asked why Montoya wasn't on the list, Griese replied that he must be "out having a taco."

Griese has since apologized twice on air.

Meanwhile, Montoya doesn't seem to be taking the comment too seriously. He declined to comment, but did say he'd never even heard of Griese.

L.A. Chieffan
10-27-2009, 05:50 PM
I don't see a problem, I like tacos.

Priest31kc
10-27-2009, 05:50 PM
LOL

Jenson71
10-27-2009, 05:51 PM
No big deal, really.

chefsos
10-27-2009, 05:52 PM
He declined to comment, but did say he'd never even heard of Griese.Ooohh.

dtrain
10-27-2009, 06:13 PM
Ya know what they say If it looks like a taco eat it ;)

Buck
10-27-2009, 06:20 PM
So stupid.

What if he had said hes out eating a hamburger?

Its a well known fact that Latino people like tacos.

Earthling
10-27-2009, 06:25 PM
This kind of stupidity, (the suspension), is actually detrimental to the whole racial issue. IMHO And I am sensitive to the issue.

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 06:27 PM
Who cares what color you are? Tacos are delicious. So is watermelon, fried chicken, bangers and mash, and phad thai. If we can't laugh and celebrate our cultural differences in good spirits, forget about eliminating racism. It'll never happen.

KCTitus
10-27-2009, 06:27 PM
I really like Taco Bell's new Black Jack Tacos...pretty righteous.

Jenson71
10-27-2009, 06:28 PM
So stupid.

What if he had said hes out eating a hamburger?

Its a well known fact that Latino people like tacos.

It's hyper-sensitivity and politeness. We try to atone for our past mistakes and go a little overboard sometimes.

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 06:28 PM
I really like Taco Bell's new Black Jack Tacos...pretty righteous.

They're fuckin good. My wife made fun of me for ordering it, but it's all about the pepperjack sauce. The African American taco shell really has nothing to do with it.

Buck
10-27-2009, 06:30 PM
Its like when some guy (I think that old player for the white sox who took off his pants) comically accused Lou Pinella of stealing his wallet.

Then they fired him for making detrimental remarks towards Pinella since he is Latino.

I never even knew Pinella was Latino.

Buck
10-27-2009, 06:30 PM
They're fuckin good. My wife made fun of me for ordering it, but it's all about the pepperjack sauce. The African American taco shell really has nothing to do with it.

I'm surprised your wife lets you go to Taco Bell :)

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 06:33 PM
I'm surprised your wife lets you go to Taco Bell :)

Every once in awhile when she falls asleep, I fish my testicles out of her purse.

chefsos
10-27-2009, 06:36 PM
Its like when some guy (I think that old player for the white sox who took off his pants) comically accused Lou Pinella of stealing his wallet.

Then they fired him for making detrimental remarks towards Pinella since he is Latino.

I never even knew Pinella was Latino.I'm pretty sure his heritage is Spanish, as in Spain, not Latin America.

BigMeatballDave
10-27-2009, 06:36 PM
LMAO

blaise
10-27-2009, 06:37 PM
Racial McCarthyism marches on.

Buck
10-27-2009, 06:40 PM
I'm pretty sure his heritage is Spanish, as in Spain, not Latin America.

Are Spaniards known for stealing wallets?

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 06:41 PM
Are Spaniards known for stealing wallets?

I don't know. But they almost never have insurance on their pick up trucks.

vailpass
10-27-2009, 06:43 PM
Oh for the love of God what is next?

chefsos
10-27-2009, 06:44 PM
I don't know. But they almost never have insurance on their pick up trucks.

You're suspended for a week, Bob...

Buck
10-27-2009, 06:45 PM
I don't know. But they almost never have insurance on their pick up trucks.

Thats Mexicans and Latinos, not Spaniards.

listopencil
10-27-2009, 06:45 PM
Are Spaniards known for stealing wallets?


No, but those Mesopotamian bastards will rob you blind.

BigMeatballDave
10-27-2009, 06:47 PM
Do Columbians even eat tacos?

Buck
10-27-2009, 06:49 PM
During their broadcast of Game 3 of the 2006 American League Championship Series, broadcast colleague Lou Piniella, who is of Spanish descent, made an analogy involving the luck of finding a wallet, and then briefly used a couple of Spanish phrases. Lyons responded by saying that Piniella was "hablaing Espanol" -- Spanglish for "speaking Spanish" -- and added, "I still can't find my wallet. I don't understand him, and I don't want to sit close to him now."

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Thats Mexicans and Latinos, not Spaniards.

Racist!!

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 06:52 PM
During their broadcast of Game 3 of the 2006 American League Championship Series, broadcast colleague Lou Piniella, who is of Spanish descent, made an analogy involving the luck of finding a wallet, and then briefly used a couple of Spanish phrases. Lyons responded by saying that Piniella was "hablaing Espanol" -- Spanglish for "speaking Spanish" -- and added, "I still can't find my wallet. I don't understand him, and I don't want to sit close to him now."

I watched that live, and it was a great piece of sports casting.

Deberg_1990
10-27-2009, 06:55 PM
How come no Italians would be upset if I asked them: " so were u out eating some pizza?"
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Oxford
10-27-2009, 06:57 PM
Racial McCarthyism marches on.

The "African-American" taco comment sure obliterates the political atmosphere of correctness :rolleyes:. Anybody want to guess why Taco Bell chose that color of taco shell? Why not call it what it is..... black..... OMG, the PC helicopter force is coming after me. Ross Perot, save me!

Baconeater
10-27-2009, 07:03 PM
Re-fucking-diculous.

Der Flöprer
10-27-2009, 07:12 PM
The "African-American" taco comment sure obliterates the political atmosphere of correctness :rolleyes:. Anybody want to guess why Taco Bell chose that color of taco shell? Why not call it what it is..... black..... OMG, the PC helicopter force is coming after me. Ross Perot, save me!

LMAO Did my post go over your head? Or did yours go over mine?

Saccopoo
10-27-2009, 07:26 PM
So stupid.

What if he had said hes out eating a hamburger?

Its a well known fact that Latino people like tacos.

I like tacos. Are you calling me a person of Hispanic heritage?

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philfree
10-27-2009, 07:27 PM
Wow the timing.. I had an elderly man come into work just the other day and he refered to the Mexicans who live in the same community he does as "Tacos". He said "there's alot of Tacos down there". The customer is always right?

PhilFree:arrow:

Buck
10-27-2009, 07:31 PM
I like tacos. Are you calling me a person of Hispanic heritage?

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As chefsos pointed out earlier,

Latino means something different than Hispanic.

ClevelandBronco
10-27-2009, 08:00 PM
As chefsos pointed out earlier,

Latino means something different than Hispanic.

As does Chicano.

mlyonsd
10-27-2009, 08:08 PM
Do Columbians even eat tacos?

ROFL That was my first thought.

big nasty kcnut
10-27-2009, 08:32 PM
That blackjack taco racist :p
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