Author Topic: ESPN Analyst: 'Star Spangled Banner' a 'War Anthem,' Shouldn't Be Played Before Games  (Read 713 times)

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Offline xfreeper

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Well, at least he didn't say he was offended. That's the usual approach these morons take

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Does he prefer bongos from the Congo?  Maybe he would prefer Harry Belafonte singing about the banana boats.  Another fine choice would be James Brown screeching "I feel good."  Maybe a fine lullaby by Urethra Franklin :whistle:.  My final offering, a nice rap song from PSI to show "international flavor." :3:
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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A gay black radical journalist professor from Boston hates America.

Now, there's a friggin' surprise.
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A gay black radical journalist professor from Boston hates America.

Now, there's a friggin' surprise.

What? WHAT?  He's gay? Say it isn't so! 888heartkitty
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

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What? WHAT?  He's gay? Say it isn't so! 888heartkitty

Sports reporters are sometimes derisively referred to as "jock sniffers". In this case, one reasonably suspects the description hits a bit closer to home.
We are entering revolutionary times. The law is no longer equally applied. The media are the ministry of truth. The Democratic party is a revolutionary force. And it is all getting scary. -VDH

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The real problem is not that someone would have such an anti-American view.

The real problem is that this idiot feels comfortable saying such a thing on a national broadcast. He knows ESPN is leftist, and he has no fear of losing his job. Only good will come to Mr. Blackstone as a result of this, because he'll receive attention that he craves.

Ultimately the anti-Americans who run ESPN will agree, as will many of the viewers. Kevin Blackstone will be more prominent on ESPN after this.

I sort of expected it to be Jemele Hill.

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Sports reporters are sometimes derisively referred to as "jock sniffers". In this case, one reasonably suspects the description hits a bit closer to home.

now that is funny!

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When I read the topic headline I guessed we were talking about Keith Olbermann who has once again found sanctuary at ESPN. Not so, apparently, and it appears ESPN has muzzled him.

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Keith Olbermann Returning To ESPN, But Barred From Talking Politics

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After a 16-year absence, Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN, the New York Times reported Tuesday night.

Rumors had been swirling for weeks that the former Current TV anchor was "in serious discussions" with ESPN, but apparently the deal will officially be announced on Wednesday.

According the Times, Olbermann, 54, will host a late night talk show from New York that will air on ESPN 2. Although Olbermann may discuss other topics besides sports, his new contract reportedly forbids him from talking about politics on the program.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/keith-olbermann-espn_n_3608232.html
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