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WTF is wrong with this guy?


On Dan Patrick's radio show on Monday, ESPN analyst Michael Irvin was discussing what he sees as the great upside of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. About three and a half minutes into his appearance on the show, Irvin said Romo is a good athlete, then suggested that must mean he has an ancestor who is black.

"He doesn't look like he's that type of an athlete," Irvin said of Romo. "But he is. He is, man. I don't know if some brother down in that line somewhere, I don't know who saw what or where, his great-great-great-great-grandma ran over in the 'hood or something went down."

Patrick tried to suggest to Irvin that he shouldn't go there, but Irvin was having none of it, continuing:

"If great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandma pulled one of them studs up out of the barn, 'Come on in here for a second,' you know, and they go out and work in the yard. You know, back in the day."
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    Michael Irving is an idiot


Ummmmmmmmm.....




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It's entirely concievable that ESPN's drug policy isn't as strict as the NFL's.

I mean, am I the only one who notices that Irvin's eyes are always red?

God Bless the man for what it's worth. Drug addled ex-athletes belong on TV. Hell, it isn't like he's a politician.

(edited by Lexus on 24.11.06 0405)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
    Originally posted by JoshMann

      Michael Irving is an idiot


    Ummmmmmmmm.....


Yeah, the thread title should read "Michael Irvin is STILL an idiot". I honestly don't know why anyone still takes him seriously, but then again I ask the same thing about Joe Thiesmann everyday.



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    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by JoshMann

        Michael Irving is an idiot


      Ummmmmmmmm.....


    Yeah, the thread title should read "Michael Irvin is STILL an idiot". I honestly don't know why anyone still takes him seriously, but then again I ask the same thing about Joe Thiesmann everyday.


I think he was referring to the fact that the person calling someone an idiot didn't even spell Michael Irvin's name right.



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Whenever Michael Irvin is on TV, Tom Jackson should be contractually obligated to show up and ask "Are you retarded?", as he's done to Irvin before...






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Ooops, an extra G. Sorry.
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What bothers me most is that I think ESPN really trys to encourage this type of behavior from people like Irvin. They think it's entertaining and makes for good radio and/or television.



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I'm not sure exactly why people are upset with this. Maybe I need to hear it to get bothered. Usually when he's on Patricks show he's goofy and laughing and joking the whole time, so when I read this I pictured the same thing. That he was being a big dork and joking around for the most part.

Am I wrong, or are people making something out of nothing? Heck even if he was serious I don't know that I'm offended or anything.

I mean really the man has done a lot of stupid things. This one hardly seems worthy.
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Make the color of his skin white instead of black, and imagine the uproar those comments would have caused. They got Jimmy the Greek fired long ago. Yet Irvin skates along with no disciplinary action (that we know of).

I understand that Irvin plays the buffoon. Remarks like this are racist, though, and don't belong on the airwaves.
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He apologized this morning on the Dan Patrick Show (on ESPN Radio!). The audio will probably be available all day on various ESPN programming.



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Just finished watching Around the Horn and PTI. Not a single mention of this incident. I'm thinking you guys are blowing it out of proportion (or at the very least, you're taking it more seriously than mainstream sports media).

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If you are ESPN, do you bring the fact that Irvin is an idiot up during your broadcasts? No. And there's pretty much no sports media other than ESPN with major national influence right now.

The story went national this weekend (finally), so ESPN decided to comment on it. If nobody picked it up, there wouldn't have even been an apology.
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