ESPN Offers Non-Apology, Apology

January 11th, 2013 Comments off

As if the world just hasn't had quite enough of the rather innocent remarks made by Brent Musberger towards Katherine Webb during the National Championship Game, now we have to endure the most insincere, public-relations infused, non-apology apology from the World Wide Leader.

The story goes that during the broadcast Webb was shown numerous times – enough times to think the ESPN really wanted to creative the narrative that is now Katherine Webb, but still hide behind their vail of superiority and journalistic excellence, which is pretty funny considering it's also the same company that still allows Chris Berman on TV – during the broadcast and has since cause a landslide of attention towards the young lass that might otherwise be unwelcome. Oh, Musberger may have been over-the-top with his remarks, but only because we've established a society where everyone thinks it's their right to be offended at every turn.

Which is way ESPN felt the need to issue an apology, to the viewers. Yes, the viewers of the game that night were subjected to “inappropriate” comments from a man in his 70s that happened to see a beautiful woman and thought to comment on that beautiful woman (and then hundreds of other cutaways to her in the stands throughout the night, as if ESPN didn't know exactly what they were doing), so there may have been a few that could have been (unjustifiably) offended. And to those, ESPN apologized. But are they so sincere in their apology that they'd offer a personal note of respect to the person it actually happened to, Katherine Webb? No, not really.
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“I haven't heard from anyone personally. I heard ESPN offered an apology, but I didn't hear from them personally.” Webb said in an interview with SI.com's Jimmy Traina.

ESPN was so appalled at the actions of one of their employees that they felt the need to apologize to their viewers, because those viewers pay money to watch their programing, and those viewers equal huge advertising dollars for the network. ESPN decided however not to apologize to the person that's suffered from all of this (to whatever degree you may think “suffering” applies), Webb, because, well, they really don't care.

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It’s Not Just About Hoodies

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

These are not the hoodies you’re looking for.

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It ain’t about hoodies; it’s about fear, and guns, and the vigilante impulse, and race, and, well… hoodies.

And, it’s not about race. But, then, everything in American society boils down to race eventually. Race is just a fact of life in a former slave state. Period. So, it is about race, but maybe not as much as people would have you believe.

Where hoodies are associated with race, you might say the Trayvon Martin killing is about the fact that he was a black teenager and black teenagers are associated with hoodies. But I wear sweatshirts with hoods, always have. Of course, when I was 17 I would never have admitted to wearing any article of clothing with ‘ie’ at the end. I did, then, and do, now, wear sweatshirts with hoods. Sometimes they are black sweatshirts with hoods.

It would be naive not to realize people sometimes wear hoodies to stick up liquor stores and Churches Fried Chicken.

And, when you’re all down inside your hoodie, you are intimidating. Why else would you be down inside a hoodie when the temperature is 80 degrees? Of course, the temperature wasn’t 80 degrees in Florida Feb. 26. It was raining lightly. Read more…

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Excelling In Mediocrity

January 29th, 2012 Comments off

Had one class in this building; it didn’t have any A/C. It was super hot.

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The time when any athlete signs their name on a college scholarship is special. It signifies the opportunity to play a given sport and get better, while at the same time, getting your education.

However, only half of the deal is being honored at Park University.

I was watching Duke play Michigan State in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament when I started thinking: what was it that made these players choose these schools to play for?

Did J.J. Redick pick Duke for the academic prowess or the incredible law program? Did Luther Head and Dee Brown choose Illinois for communications? You’d like to think the answer to those questions is “yes”, but, let’s be realistic, it most likely isn’t. Read more…

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A Rant About Nothing To Wear

January 28th, 2012 Comments off

Oh, she looks happy.

Its January! Happy New Year!! Fresh start! Holidays are over, and you are ready to move on!!! …and as you start this new, fresh year, you stare at your closet and you think, “I have nothing to wear.” Nothing. Blah, Blah, Blah. You have these same, boring clothes forever. Ew to your closet.

You silly girl, you have plenty to wear!!! and yes, this is much as a pep talk for me as it is for you. To help bring us some inspiration, I took what every girl has in her closet: its the little _____ dress. Its close to knee length, it has sleeves, its solid, and its most likely black. If for some odd reason you do not have something like this, get the below from Nasty Gal $48 Dress.

Below are 4 examples of our every day lifestyles. Whether you're a mom, a career girl, running errands, or going to a casual dinner party, this dress is for you. The possibilities are endless. And this is the game, sweet friends, that we must play with ourselves. we cannot loose our inspiration. We will not put new things on the credit cards we just paid off. The fun is over ladies. Time to buckle up, and work with the items you have (because, you have MORE than enough in that closet of yours!!) Read more…

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A Rant About Dressing For Class

January 28th, 2012 Comments off

Even this lady thinks you're overdressed.

Ladies, what is the deal with the getting overly dressed up for class?

This is something that has always bugged me about college life – it’s the overwhelming desire for you females, and of course the few males, to get into your Sunday best for class. Although, sometimes, it’s not really something I’m sure your mothers would enjoy on a Sunday.

If you as most guys, it’s those girls that don’t dress up that most catchers our attention; the ones that wear the pajama pants or the holey jeans. Now, let’s be honest here, we’re still going to look if you’re wearing tight pants or a short skirt and a revealing top. I mean we are men, and you are hot.

But you could be a lot “hotter” if you’d realize for the hour time span spent sitting down in a classroom, there’s no need for the elaborate ensemble. Unless, of course, it is your desk you are trying to impress.

There are a number of guys that really like the “dressed down” look. Save the other style for you various extra-curricular affairs. Read more…

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