Vernon Cedric Maxwell Is Stuck In The 60s

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Okay everyone....let's make a pact. If we are ever in the position where 10s of thousands of people are listening to us talk.......let's NOT make jokes about someones gender, race, and/or sexual orientation. Good? Good.

It blows my mind that A) People still think this way, and B) That they don't understand it's career suicide to talk about their bigotry on-air.

Our latest victim (for lack of a better word) is former Boston Celtic Cedric Maxwell. Ced decided that rather than just criticize (our favorite ref ever!) Violet Palmer for her calls.....that he should make fun of all women.

One of the Celtics players managed to fake out the referee to get a call to go his way. The referee who made this call was Violet Palmer, who happens to be a woman. Cedric Maxwell, the analyst / sidekick on the Celtics broadcast team, proclaimed "Get back in the kitchen!" when she made the call. Max's partner, Sean Grande, tried to throw him a lifeline by pointing out that they had both been previously impressed by Palmer's officiating, but Max continued "Get back in the kitchen and fix me some bacon and eggs!"
If it's worth anything Ced will make an apology on-air tonight. There seems to be one of these every week......Announcers, Color Guys, Analysts, and Hosts......just stop trying to be funny. Just because your Chauvinistic Uncle laughs at the joke doesn't mean it's good for the airwaves.

Celtics Broadcaster To Apologize (CNNSI)
Maxwell Not So Smart (Universal Hub)
Cedric Maxwell Prefers Bacon and Eggs to Pancakes (Fanhouse)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:14 PM


Clearly, Cedric needs a Wake N' Bacon

Feb 28, 2007, 2:45:00 PM  

While what he said wasnt funny if you actually heard the clip, when reading it, the first comment was funny (the bacon and eggs thing just was bad). People are too sensative today. Was it smart, no, and thats because of the over PCing of things. Why say something like that if people are going to freak out about it. Its just not worth the trouble.

Anonymous said...
Feb 28, 2007, 10:14:00 PM  

It's not just a tasteless gender joke. It's not even just a demeaning gender joke. It's a joke about keeping a group of people in a narrow, limited capacity in society. Jokes like this point to an acceptance of oppression and limitations for women. If we do just laugh at this joke, we're partially accepting the idea that a woman's place is in the home, and that women don't belong in leadership positions in the society. I'll laugh at a lot of things, but I'm not laughing at that.

Besides which, of course, is that it's NOT FUNNY. It's as funny and creative as saying that bloggers write in their underwear in their basements. Ho Ho Ho, look at you, making a joke that everybody else has already come up with.

Pacifist Viking said...
Mar 1, 2007, 11:54:00 AM  

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