Found February 19, 2012 on
Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
We have really gone soft as a society. I always say there is a small contingent of people that wake up in the morning waiting to get offended. They carry enormous clout because of the large corporate dollars in media. These groups know that even the tiniest squeaky wheel can force a company to pull the precious advertising dollars from a media outlet.
It easily happens; think of the modern world of media as a sidewalk full of banana peels. You can avoid one or two, but it’s inevitable the “looking-to-get-offended” crowd finds the right one for a media conglomerate or personality to slip on. Some (see WFAN’s Craig Carton) make their living on being inappropriate. That makes it easy to point out and criticize their behavior. It also makes it justified because of the intent. In the case of the ESPN “***** in the Armor” headline scenario, I think bad judgment led to an overreaction with the firing and suspension of the participants.
The ESPN.com headline “***** in the Armor” that descri...
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I can visualize my pubescent and teen years even to this day. Living in a small town, if you can imagine a prominently white, upper middle-class, and a town’s population was 1,500 on a good day. Imagine living in a world where closed-minded Caucasians ruled and minorities were something that were far and few between. Imagine the though of a local, esteemed university opening...
In the two weeks that New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has gone from a fringe NBA player to an international phenomenon and foundation for bad puns, the league’s first American-born player of Taiwanese descent has served as an inspiration to Asian Americans, Ivy Leaguers with hoop dreams, those who believe in the power of faith in a higher power and underdogs in general....
Deron Williams made a statement with his game. He said “welcome to the big boy table Jeremy Lin, this is how we do it here.” Or maybe “I’m getting sick of hearing about Linsanity, let’s silence it.”
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ESPN announced Sunday that it had suspended one person and fired another for using an ethnic slur last week in reference to New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.
Most everyone out there is a fan of Jeremy Lin don’t include Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry in that club. Terry I guess hasn’t bought into “Linsanity” yet but after Lin and the Knicks beat Dallas on Sunday maybe Terry should be re thinking that comment.
Below is what Terry said about Lin before the Mavericks game against the Knicks on Sunday. Thanks to the...
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had mostly been a bystander as Jeremy Lin went from the end of the Knicks' bench to the biggest story in sports.New York won eight of nine games with Lin leading the way, and Melo nursing an injury that kept him out of action ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeremy Lin had 28 points and a career-high 14 assists, Steve Novak made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the New York Knicks ended the Dallas Mavericks' six-game winning streak with a 104-97 victory Sunday.
J.R. Smith scored 15 points in his Knicks debut and Novak had all of his 14 in the final period as New York won for the eighth time in nine games...
Last week he was busy becoming famous at the Florida Gators/Alabama Crimson Tide game. Tonight, Jack Blackenship showed up at MSG while the New York Knicks took on the New Jersey Nets. Obviously, he was wearing a Jeremy Lin t-shirt.