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"We think obviously the use of that term is offensive and inappropriate, and I expressed that to Brian [Wednesday] night," Mahoney told Katz. "Brian assures me it was not meant in any derogatory way, and he apologizes. But again, we feel strongly that it's inappropriate and offensive."
It is with great remorse and humility that I accept this suspension for the insensitive words I used during Wednesday's broadcast. While unintentional, I understand and acknowledge the gravity of the situation. I offer my sincere apology and realize that, while I committed a lapse in judgment, such mistakes come with consequences. This is an appropriate consequence for my actions.
Not the best choice of words but people forget it's live TV. There are no edits or do overs when you're live and to expect someone to be 'on' all the time for however many broadcasts they do is just a little unreasonable. How many times does OKC (or most NBA teams) mail in a game and play like crap? Are announcers not allowed to have a mulligan or two?You have on your game for 2 to 3 hours a night, probably 90+ times a year - to people who jump all over the guy for one slip up I'd say be real. I'm sure those lobbing the grenades have never had an off day at work ever. On the other hand if there's a history of this stuff, that's different - but otherwise people are just too hypersensitive.
I always thought of it as an old sayingaused as a substitute for swearing and never considered it racist. I guess it must be of southern origin and probably started as a slight to slaves. Still, over 300 years later, does it really mean the same thing?
Definitely come a long way from Cedric Maxwell telling Violet Palmer to get back in the kitchen.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/28/AR2007022802150.htmlNo punishment when he said that back in '07, don't think he'd come out of that with his job intact today. And for the record, that was DEFINITELY inappropriate, no argument from me there. I'm just surprised how times have changed so much since then.
Quote from: nickagneta on April 13, 2018, 03:32:19 PMI always thought of it as an old sayingaused as a substitute for swearing and never considered it racist. I guess it must be of southern origin and probably started as a slight to slaves. Still, over 300 years later, does it really mean the same thing?this is kinda where im at. Ive heard the phrase a ton of times over the years whether it be someone saying it or hearing it on tv. Its one of those things you just never think of the meaning behind it, its just a saying people have said
Sounds pretty bad to me.And I am usually not over sensitive for racist type stuff.
Nooooo...just an old saying..has nothing to do with race geez