August 22, 2006, - 10:33 am

Against the Ropes: Bryant Gumbel Arrogance v. Spineless NFL

By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, we reported on Bryant Gumbel’s arrogant declaration that he will pontificate on all things political and otherwise while he’s calling 8 games for the NFL Network–beginning, of all days, on Thanksgiving. Appropriate for a turkey on Turkey Day.
We mentioned his comments about White athletes and his on-air obscenity-laced tirade against a conservative commentator (an FCC violation for sure).
That part didn’t bother the spineless NFL “leadership.” But Gumbel crossed even their line when he insulted outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Now, the NFL is considering getting rid of racist, arrogant Gumbel. Reports USA Today:

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Bryant Gumbel: Dump Him From NFL Network Broadcasts

In one of his last acts as NFL commissioner, Paul Tagliabue might push to fire the NFL Network’s highest-profile hire: Bryant Gumbel. . . .
Tagliabue said he’ll review whether Gumbel should continue with the channel with incoming Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Network President Steve Bornstein.

Don’t hold your breath, though. New York Times sports columnist Richard Sandomir notes that Tagliabue picked the offensive Gumbel in the first place. And probably doesn’t have the guts to fire him.
Now, if Gumbel were White and surnamed Limbaugh (as one of our smart readers pointed out), it would be a different story. Or rather, the end of the story.

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6 Responses

Gumbell (rhymes with dumbell) is further evidence of how in a politically correct, diversity worshiping society, GARBAGE rises to the top. In any kind of “fair” society, the best gumbell would probably achieve is about the level of New York pimp.

joesixpack31 on August 22, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Bryant Gumball used to have a nice afro back in the 70′s. Bryant Gumball should shut his mouth and pay his ex-wife all that back alimony and child support he skipped out on while his kids were still minors.

Yiddish Steel on August 22, 2006 at 12:42 pm

Happily, I don’t have cable so I don’t miss the jerk. The last thing we need during a sports broadcast is political commentary. If the NFL Network decides to give Bryant Gumbel the boot, great! But as Debbie would note, a different rule applies to liberals than it does to conservatives. Rush Limbaugh resigned from ESPN after he got in hot water over a football related comment. Somehow I can’t just see that happening to Gumbel – on any other liberal Tagliabue might see fit to put on the League’s show.

NormanF on August 22, 2006 at 1:58 pm

This idiot is just another angry racist with an agenda. The leftward media fawns all over these people. It’s the same reason Spike Lee can fill a movie theatre with brainwashed college kids.

Skippy on August 22, 2006 at 7:14 pm

Check out Gumbel’s new job description:
http://www.profootballtalk.com/

J-Lin on August 23, 2006 at 11:34 am

5 milligrams (mg) once a day, taken at the same time each day, without regard for the timing of sexual activity. ,

Cabergoline on May 22, 2011 at 8:14 am

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