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post #61 of 86
Frankly, I've never been able to take the guy seriously since he stopped working with Pokey.
post #62 of 86
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Bryant Gumbel, who currently hosts a show on HBO called Real Sports


There's the rub. Gumbie isn't hosting the Olympics. It can't be a real event unless he's on site being the guy who gets to fake interest in niche sports - just ask him.

As long as rythmic gymnastics stays in the Summer Olympics noooobody has cred saying one is more legit than the other.
post #63 of 86
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Originally Posted by Spensar

There's the rub. Gumbie isn't hosting the Olympics. It can't be a real event unless he's on site being the guy who gets to fake interest in niche sports - just ask him.

As long as rythmic gymnastics stays in the Summer Olympics noooobody has cred saying one is more legit than the other.

AND.....he is Bryant Gumble, FORMER NBC TV PERSONALITY
post #64 of 86
He has a Personality?
post #65 of 86
Can't speak for the past but this is my current observation:


People participate in sports which are in their general vicinity and too which others in their family/friends group associate. Example: If there is not a bowling alley in your neighborhood and your family/friends do not bowl---you most likely will not travel 200 miles to go bowling.

Where are afro-americans populated? As this group populates more around ski areas--these are new generations. I ski (most likely) because my father took me. He never skied until he was 35 and was asked to work as a bus counsler for my grade school.

At our ski area, close to DC and Baltimore, there is a wide mix of races. In 20 years I believe it will mirror the population by %. 1 Generation away. I teach DC School children to ski, siome don't have gloves, hats or coats. (We provide them.) Someday they will take their kids skiing. I am sure of it.


Gumble is ignorant and arrogant. I wonder if he ever met a athelete from our US Luge/Skeleton/Ice Skating team. Bet he would have a different opinon. Pehaps "history" has changed our definition of the word "athlete" Mine---one who posesses balance, muscle, agility and competitive spirit. Websters: to contest for a prize; a person trained in exercisesw, games or contests requiring physical strength, speed. Bryant Gumbles: One who earns gross amounts of money, because they are viewed on television.


NBC will never let go of the tape: But I will bet my bottom dollar when he was with the Today Show, he travelled to the Oylmpics and had nothing but positive things to say about these athletes. Hipocrite.
post #66 of 86
On Saturday, my wife & I were at Pebble Creek in southeastern Idaho.

The 80-something volunteer could not find my wife's name on the list of people who signed up for lessons.

So I helped him look.

I noticed that some of the people who had signed up for the Community Ski/Board program had last names that suggested that they were members of the Bannock band of the Shoshone Nation.

So when they (and maybe some Apaches who learned at Taos?) are battling my Latino & Polynesian neighbors' kids for podium spots in 2014, we can laugh even harder at that moron Gumbel.
post #67 of 86
I heard that there are about 27 contestants in this olympics from "equatorial" countries (assume "people of color"). I think there are about 2500 contestants total. Approximately 1 percent isn't a bad showing for countries that don't (really) have snow. Note that this number (27) does not include non-whites from non-equatortial countries.

(Note that the numbers are not exact.)
post #68 of 86

Fool

Real athletes play sports for two reasons: #1) they like playing sports--any sport... and #2) keeps them in shape.

Television stations air professional and amateur sports for two reasons (and they are in this order): #1) as a marketing ploy to get advertising dollars and #2) to provide a public service.

Gumby is fooling himself if he thinks that all televised sports are not "marketing ploys".

Now go to the mountains and ski athletes.
post #69 of 86

Gumbel sticks foot in mouth AGAIN

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

ok, so it's not about skiing. but i have to say i like to watch gumbel sticking his foot in his mouth again, this time to a bigger audience (pun intended). this time it may actually cost him his job at the nfl network.
post #70 of 86
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Originally Posted by B R View Post
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

ok, so it's not about skiing. but i have to say i like to watch gumbel sticking his foot in his mouth again, this time to a bigger audience (pun intended). this time it may actually cost him his job at the nfl network.
nice sig!
post #71 of 86
likewise on your screen name!!
post #72 of 86
He's right! We should bring back the lions...and he could be their FIRST MEAL!! Maybe the Romans had the right idea. If anybody says something THAT stupid...THROW 'EM TO THE LIONS!!!
post #73 of 86
I see quite a few black folks on the slopes. Maybe it's because I ski mostly in the south east and there's more black folks aroud?
post #74 of 86
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Originally Posted by BBV13 View Post
I see quite a few black folks on the slopes. Maybe it's because I ski mostly in the south east and there's more black folks aroud?
With his line of racist reasoning we should not watch nor include basketball because it is predominantly negros (note I do not propogate the missuse of the term African American because that is a pathetically incorrect classification; not all are American and not all Africans are negro).
post #75 of 86

Is he still on TV?

I never had an opinion one way or another about Bryant Gumbel.

I can say that I have not seen or heard anything from him for a few years now. He never provides commentary for X-Games or does anything on OLN or Speed channel. He must not be a very big deal anymore, who cares what he says. Why even post it?

I don't understand the infatuation with curling?
post #76 of 86
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
With his line of racist reasoning we should not watch nor include basketball because it is predominantly negros (note I do not propogate the missuse of the term African American because that is a pathetically incorrect classification; not all are American and not all Africans are negro).
Racist reasoning? Perhaps. I for one really have no idea what on earth he was trying to communicate. If it was clear to you, you're a better reader than I am.

As for the mis-use of "African-American," one may rightly wonder about your agenda. You brought it up. He used the term "black folks." So you're speachifying about "African-American." Why, because the term does not accurately describe every black person? It accurately describes the people whom it accurately describes, Americans of African descent. Is that insufficient to you? Hard to grasp? What's the purpose of your little speech? Showing off a rather odd pet peeve? Displaying your intellect? Being cute about how right you are to use the word "negro" when most of the community to which you apply it, have rejected it and are not comfortable with it?

You called the preceding post racist and as I said, I wasn't able to deduce it's purpose. It was very random. Your post is less random and is vulnerable to interpretation as well.

What's my point? My point is that before you call someone racist, you might want to ask them what they're trying to say. Do you appreciate my implecation that your post is racist? I doubt it.
post #77 of 86
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Racist reasoning? Perhaps. I for one really have no idea what on earth he was trying to communicate. If it was clear to you, you're a better reader than I am.

As for the mis-use of "African-American," one may rightly wonder about your agenda. You brought it up. He used the term "black folks." So you're speachifying about "African-American." Why, because the term does not accurately describe every black person? It accurately describes the people whom it accurately describes, Americans of African descent. Is that insufficient to you? Hard to grasp? What's the purpose of your little speech? Showing off a rather odd pet peeve? Displaying your intellect? Being cute about how right you are to use the word "negro" when most of the community to which you apply it, have rejected it and are not comfortable with it?

You called the preceding post racist and as I said, I wasn't able to deduce it's purpose. It was very random. Your post is less random and is vulnerable to interpretation as well.

What's my point? My point is that before you call someone racist, you might want to ask them what they're trying to say. Do you appreciate my implecation that your post is racist? I doubt it.
First off I was referring to his statement regarding the winter Olympics, which by all accounts is racist; even the general media has condemned it. I chose to use the word negro because it is correct, and I will reiterate that not all people who are negro (or of African decent if that sounds more PC to you) and play basketball are American, so calling them African American is like calling you Martian. An African decent person that is called African American, as of late, might even feel insulted, as I had the experience when erroneously speaking to a Jamaican recently. But since you so quickly jumped down my throat, you can call me racist if you wish...my grandmother is part black (yes negro) and most of my cousins on my mother's side are black, my dad when he re-married did so to a half black, my half sister is therefore part black. In Brazil, where half my family is from, they call a Negro a Negro, a white a white, and a mulato as such, no one flinches. So go blow it out your ass and go review your geography and you will understand my point better. On the same grounds I also do not condone the use of Latino to solely denote Hispanics of South American decent....first off there is no word Latino in the English language, second a person of Latin origin includes French, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spain as well as all the Hispanics in SA and Cent. A....general media just propagates wrong information. Asians are another group, there are plenty of Caucasians and Arabic peoples that are Asian...but all of a sudden the PC jerks here in the US deem that we cannot call a person from China Oriental, he is now Asian. Growing up my Pilipino friends referred to themselves as Oriental and did not see anything wrong with it...I have a better solution lets just call everyone human that way we don’t have to divide people artificially the way the media has for so long, it certainly would stop a lot of BS; like this. So yeah I am a racist, in that I try to call groups by their proper racial identifier when required as per text. I call an apple an apple, I don’t make up a new name for it because it’s PC. Ill get off my soapbox now. To the others here sorry for the rant, this type of lemming of a person is exactly the type that I am so vehemently against. Back to the topic.

So that this is not a complete waste of space I will also add that one of my best friends, skis, owns all his own gear, and yes he is Negro, but in his case he is also an African American, or more correctly, Native American-European-African American.....PC enough???

XJguy
post #78 of 86
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
First off I was referring to his statement regarding the winter Olympics, which by all accounts is racist; even the general media has condemned it. I chose to use the word negro because it is correct, and I will reiterate that not all people who are negro (or of African decent if that sounds more PC to you) and play basketball are American, so calling them African American is like calling you Martian. An African decent person that is called African American, as of late, might even feel insulted, as I had the experience when erroneously speaking to a Jamaican recently. But since you so quickly jumped down my throat, you can call me racist if you wish...my grandmother is part black (yes negro) and most of my cousins on my mother's side are black, my dad when he re-married did so to a half black, my half sister is therefore part black. In Brazil, where half my family is from, they call a Negro a Negro, a white a white, and a mulato as such, no one flinches. So go blow it out your ass and go review your geography and you will understand my point better. On the same grounds I also do not condone the use of Latino to solely denote Hispanics of South American decent....first off there is no word Latino in the English language, second a person of Latin origin includes French, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spain as well as all the Hispanics in SA and Cent. A....general media just propagates wrong information. Asians are another group, there are plenty of Caucasians and Arabic peoples that are Asian...but all of a sudden the PC jerks here in the US deem that we cannot call a person from China Oriental, he is now Asian. Growing up my Pilipino friends referred to themselves as Oriental and did not see anything wrong with it...I have a better solution lets just call everyone human that way we don’t have to divide people artificially the way the media has for so long, it certainly would stop a lot of BS; like this. So yeah I am a racist, in that I try to call groups by their proper racial identifier when required as per text. I call an apple an apple, I don’t make up a new name for it because it’s PC. Ill get off my soapbox now. To the others here sorry for the rant, this type of lemming of a person is exactly the type that I am so vehemently against. Back to the topic.

So that this is not a complete waste of space I will also add that one of my best friends, skis, owns all his own gear, and yes he is Negro, but in his case he is also an African American, or more correctly, Native American-European-African American.....PC enough???

XJguy
Umm, Dude...in your post, you QUOTED BBV13, not Bryant Gumbel, so forgive me for thinking you were talking about the quote you included.

By the way, I didn't call you a racist. Please read more carefully.
post #79 of 86
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Originally Posted by jstraw View Post
Umm, Dude...in your post, you QUOTED BBV13, not Bryant Gumbel, so forgive me for thinking you were talking about the quote you included.

By the way, I didn't call you a racist. Please read more carefully.
I think that we experienced a bit of a miscommunication; thus is the nature of the medium in which we are corresponding. After reviewing my initial post, I can see how it could have been misinterpreted; no harm done. Peace.

XJguy / Rich
post #80 of 86
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Originally Posted by XJguy View Post
I think that we experienced a bit of a miscommunication; thus is the nature of the medium in which we are corresponding. After reviewing my initial post, I can see how it could have been misinterpreted; no harm done. Peace.

XJguy / Rich
Thanks XJ.
post #81 of 86
Hi XJ and jstraw. You'll have to excuse my spelling it seems I missed a n. English never was my subject.I'm also new to this forum and dont quite have the hang of it yet. My original post was to another poster who said he had a black freind who said "brothers dont ski". I commented that I see lots of black folks on the slopes. I can see how that comment seemed kind of out of the blue. Maybe I dont have things set up right? The other forums that I post on send the message directly to the person that is being responded too. I'll have to check things out and I look foward to talking with you guys in the future.
post #82 of 86
Dude, "Negro" isn't acceptable unless you're an 80 year old white male from the deep south. Using it just makes yourself sound ignorant.
post #83 of 86
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Originally Posted by BBV13 View Post
Hi XJ and jstraw. You'll have to excuse my spelling it seems I missed a n. I'm also new to this forum and dont quite have the hang of it yet. My original post was to another poster who said he had a black freind who said "brothers dont ski". I commented that I see lots of black folks on the slopes. I can see how that comment seemed kind of out of the blue. Maybe I dont have things set up right? The other forums that I post on send the message directly to the person that is being responded to. I'll have to check things out and I look foward to talking with you guys in the future.
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post #84 of 86
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Dude, "Negro" isn't acceptable unless you're an 80 year old white male from the deep south. Using it just makes yourself sound ignorant.
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post #85 of 86
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post #86 of 86
All I can say is look who the comments are coming from. I would expect
him to say anything he doesn't do is not worth doing.
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