“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother,” Parker said. “He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the kind of guy you really want to hang out with.”
I know ESPN is filled with idiots and they run some really moronic segments, but this......this has to be some dimwitted joke by them right?
How the **** is this worthy of air time?
<-- Credit goes to The Nemesis.
Last edited by Oilbleeder: 12-13-2012 at 05:53 PM.
I'll admit it, I laughed when he said "cornball brother". What the hell does that even mean? He's questioning his "blackness" because he has a white fiance and might be Republican? Hopefully this was this clown's last segment on ESPN.
Is there a full video of this somewhere? I haven't been on Youtube in a while but I don't see the "most recently uploaded" option anymore and don't feel like going through the pages. It looked like it was just about to get good when Stephen A Smith joined in.
I don't know why anyone is surprised. This is exactly the type of drivel that the talking heads ESPN employs to do First Take spew on a daily basis. First Take might be the single worst show on television. Stephen A. Smith has yet to realize that speaking in an authoritative tone cannot make up for the actual words that come out of his mouth lacking any type of substance or credibility. Skip Bayless is on the show for the sole purpose of arguing with Smith over a topic neither has any clue about and for his trademark wild accusations. I loved when Mark Cuban called out Bayless for his incredibly inaccurate opinions and came on the show to absolutely thrash him in a debate. The type of crap that you hear on First Take is exactly what ESPN wants from it. Headlines like this one increase traffic to the ESPN site and more people will tune in to the channel wanting to see what what said. ESPN employs more than a few complete airheads, but Rob Parker really does take the cake. He is one of the least knowledgeable people to ever appear on cable television.
Thing is Parker is a moron and well-known jackass but a similar tone that black athletes need to "represent" blackness in a certain way was taken by quite a few other talking heads on the Tiger Woods and Donovan McNabb issues. So you can't solely dismiss it as simply Parker being Parker.