Re: Aw, Hell

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Stuart Scott, Edward Brooke- a third famous African American man will die soon?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 10:26 AM
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Didn't Scott do a hard-hitting bit on race and/or domestic violence earlier this year? Or am I thinking of a totally different guy? I don't know any other reason I'd have an association with his name (since I, of course, don't even have cable).


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 11:03 AM
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Man, Rich Eisen announcing Scott's death on the NFL Channel is both touching and heartbreaking.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 11:24 AM
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It was probably unfair for the infant Deadspin to make Stuart Scott the talisman of its you-just-don't-get-it-do-you-old-man? hatred for ESPN, when the booyah of the Booyah Years wasn't as bad as everything else about ESPN:

Lipsyte says he received close to 20,000 emails during his time as ombudsman. Lots of viewers complained about specific on-air issues--why is this person still on the air, or why does ESPN hate my favorite sport, particularly if that favorite sport is hockey. But what really bothered ESPN's core audience, Lipsyte says, was "the intrusion of what they called societal issues into what was, in a way, kind of a sacred place. People so often come to sports as this sanctuary from the real world, where they can sit in their living room with their family and not be assailed by anything that will upset them." For some, that upsetting thing was the sight of football player Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend to celebrate being drafted. Other viewers had a bigger-picture complaint. Lipsyte says that most ESPN watchers don't want to confront the "reality that the pleasure that you are getting is at the terrific physical and often emotional cost of those commodified ballplayers," that "we really don't want to think these people are real people; and then when they do emerge as real people, they hit their girlfriends and we get very exercised and we want them executed." For Lipsyte, that is where sports journalism must go. He says, "It's there, in that junction between what sports are supposed to be for some people--Never-Never Land, this Oz--and what it really is, which is a kind of window on reality."

Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 12:08 PM
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touching and heartbreaking

Ditto Hannah Storm on ESPN.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 12:21 PM
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2: Maybe Cris Carter on Adrian Peterson, who talked about how his single mother did the best she could but we know better now how to safely and effectively discipline kids?


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 1:53 PM
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And it's sort if cracking me up that ogged had to post "I know we have a 300-comment LSD post going, but perhaps some of you have heard of ESPN!" I'm no help as I only pay attention to the sportscasters to mock what they say, so I have no clue who he was.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 4:48 PM
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In the sports vein, but funny: Heh.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:04 PM
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8 -- You got image-pwn'd by Stormcrow at the end of another dead thread, but the framing of your link is better (no thanks to you, though). I'm sure scholars of visual rhetoric and/or people interested in viewing of the pure face of evil will be pondering that one forever, but there's something about guy PLUS Jerry Jones PLUS tie no jacket silverhair that is so much more together than the sum of their parts.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:14 PM
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How did "sweater" get deleted? I meant "sweater guy."


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:15 PM
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Who are you, the comment grader? I saw Stormcrow's link, but the caption is what made this one funny, and I decided to link it because the tweeter is often funny. Adding value, my friend.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:17 PM
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I prefer to think of myself as a comment gourmand.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:19 PM
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Yeah, I feel really sad about Stuart Scott dying. He filled a role in the culture that if he hadn't come along, might not have been filled by anyone.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:28 PM
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Is that Christie? I can't imagine a NJ politician being caught cheering for Dallas.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:39 PM
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Yes, that's Christie. It's a been a topic of controversy.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:44 PM
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Did he coin the "cool as the other side of the pillow" phrase? I always liked that.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:49 PM
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The only phrase I ever heard him associated with was "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:55 PM
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But not directly associated, which is why he is still considered relevant to people outside New Jersey.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 7:57 PM
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16: There's some controversy about that. It shows up in this story, which first appeared (in the late, lamented [?] Might Magazine) in 1997, but Scott said in 1998 he came up with it himself.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 8:19 PM
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8-12: Ogged's tweeter added value.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01- 4-15 9:27 PM
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Yes, that's Christie. It's a been a topic of controversy.

Specifically, NFL fans in the Trenton/Camden area didn't appreciate it when Christie appeared on TV cheering the Cowboys over the Eagles, who are the local team in South Jersey.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 5:27 AM
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Yes, that's Christie. It's a been a topic of controversy.

Specifically, NFL fans in the Trenton/Camden area didn't appreciate it when Christie appeared on TV cheering the Cowboys over the Eagles, who are the local team in South Jersey.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 5:28 AM
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Yes, that's Christie. It's a been a topic of controversy.

Specifically, NFL fans in the Trenton/Camden area didn't appreciate it when Christie appeared on TV cheering the Cowboys over the Eagles, who are the local team in South Jersey.


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 5:29 AM
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The hell!


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 5:31 AM
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You should post it four times. It's that awful.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 6:49 AM
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Wanting the Eagles to lose is a natural thing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 6:54 AM
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Eagles fans tried to murder Santa Claus.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 6:57 AM
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To be fair, Santa Claus was drunk.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 6:58 AM
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Not everybody leaves out just milk and cookies.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 7:00 AM
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Autoplay warning on the link at 21-23. Why do websites to that?


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 7:06 AM
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Because of the Philadelphia Eagles.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01- 5-15 7:09 AM
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