"White Boy" Goes Off On UConn, Bill Raftery Loses His Mind

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Back in January SNY Anchor Kirk Gimenez called WVU's Joe Alexander a "white boy" during a highlight. Well that same white boy just absolutely destroyed UConn this evening in the Big East Tourney to the tune of 34 points and 7 rebounds.

Oh and he did this too....

BAM! He just waited for that defender. Screw it I'm just going to pick the ball up and two hand tomahawk on your head. And what? Also, what the hell is Bill Raftery talking about? I'm pretty sure he said that dunk was a "Taiwan Special" and that he took it "to the tin with elackrity". If someone hears something different please let me know.

Update: Apparently alacrity (not elackrity) is actually a word. I don't think I've ever heard it in my life, but I shall use it three times in conversation tonight!


The word is "alacrity". It means, basically, eagerness. So in fact Raftery had it dead on.

Well, except for the Taiwan Special bit. What the hell?

Mar 13, 2008, 5:52:00 PM  

Ahhh...you learn something new everyday. Thanks J.

Mar 13, 2008, 5:54:00 PM  

He did say Taiwan Special and alacrity.

Bruce said...
Mar 13, 2008, 5:58:00 PM  

Okay....what the hell is a Taiwan Special? Is the kid an exchange student or something?

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 5:59:00 PM  

You people can actually understand what Bill Raftery is saying? Can one of you serve as my interpreter?

J.J. said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

My Huskies totally laid down today. Ugh.

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

i like bill. he provides energy to the broadcast.

mike said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:11:00 PM  

I assumed he meant "Tjyuan Special", as in, he was dunking like a black dude.

dr. rockso said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:14:00 PM  

Raft is awesome...total exuberance in the game and the moment, without the annoyance/cheesiness of Dick Vitale.


John said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:40:00 PM  

Joe Alexader's mom is from Taiwan, which makes Jumpin Joe half Tai, so that is what Raftery is talking about.

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:46:00 PM  

Good to see someone in Morgantown carry the Pittsnoggle torch.

Kyle said...
Mar 13, 2008, 6:58:00 PM  

There we go Anon....mystery solved.

Mar 13, 2008, 6:58:00 PM  

That wasn't a white guy that made that dunk, was it?

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 8:07:00 PM  

old man raftery was right on with the Taiwan special blast. a "taiwan special" is a facial u.s. soldiers used to serve up on taiwanese hookers. keep up.

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 8:20:00 PM  

Alexander is great, but seriously, Sticks Robinson couldn't guard a couch.

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 8:38:00 PM  

From WVU site: Alexander was born in Taiwan ... lived abroad for eight years (two in Taiwan, five in Beijing and one in Hong Kong)

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

So he's not white then. Thank you Anon @ 8:51 for your hard research.

Anonymous said...
Mar 13, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

Why is everybody getting their panties in a bunch about is he's white or not? Good God.
I'd rather blather about the chances of my Gators and the Terps making the Tournament.
Wait....what? By that much? To who?

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
Mar 13, 2008, 11:44:00 PM  

I just tuned in when that kid slammed it home. I wasn't paying that much attention to Raff though. What a dunk!

MoonDog said...
Mar 14, 2008, 1:19:00 AM  

I love it when bloggers think any word they don't know is made up.
Your alacriticity to change your vocabularical un-dopeness is much anticipatorily looked forward to, man.

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 12:10:00 PM  

Could someone get Lavinburger a case of Red Bull at halftime? The Mich-Wisconsin game is a snooze, but this is the type of game where good tangents are born. Although going to half, Brent did call Hubert Davis "Herbert Davis."

Tainted Alligator Souffle said...
Mar 14, 2008, 12:58:00 PM  

yes he's white, his dad worked for Nestle that's why he lived overseas

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 1:32:00 PM  

Yes he is white and his mother is not from taiwan ... his dad worked overseas with the nestle corporation. he is a 6 foot 8 inch 235 pound white guy with a 40 inch vertical.

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 1:48:00 PM  

I think RichRod is gonna break into WVU's offices again and shred any papers saying Joe Alexander is white. Really, does it matter if the dude is white or not? Is he about to become a Made Man and they need to trace him back to Sicily? The people building his statue won't fund it if he isn't white? Alexander's got talent. End of story.

Anonymous said...
Mar 14, 2008, 2:17:00 PM  

It's disgusting, the whole deal, if he were black and someone called him a black boy, there would be calls to fire and/or prosecute that person.
Just think about the circumstances and others like it, just reverse the races of the parties involved.
Mindless political correctness on Red Bull.

gunn said...
Mar 14, 2008, 7:46:00 PM  

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