Thursday, June 14, 2007
I can't stress enough how great of a catch this was by Majorly English. Apparently SI.com has been putting up its most intelligent people in Sports in a feature called Best Brains in Sports. Belichick is on there...Peyton Manning is on there...etc. etc.
Well they also have Tiki Barber on there as well. His entry currently says, "The former Giants tailback and current broadcaster may have made the smartest decision of all when he retired at the top of his game, sans injury." Well that's not what it used to say according to Pete from M.E. He captured a screen grab about 20 minutes before they changed the entry, and there's a word missing in the quote above....
"The ARTICULATE former Giants tailback and current broadcaster may have made the smartest decision of all when he retired at the top of his game, sans injury."So why would SI take that word out? Well, M.E. points to the Senator Joe Biden incident where he called Barack Obama, "Clean and articulate". I've always been bothered by people who refer to African-Americans/Black People as being "well-spoken". Well-spoken for what? A black person??? You never hear anyone say that about Joe Buck, or Jon Miller.
It's good that SI caught their mistake, and they may not have meant it that way, but come on....enough with the whole "well-spoken"/"articulate" talk about black people please. Here are the screen grabs for your viewing......
Best Brains: Tiki Barber (CNNSI.com)
P.S.- I still love you CNNSI.....please keep linking my stuff!