Video: Bob Griese Enjoys Mexican Stereotypes

Saturday, October 24, 2009

By now everyone has heard that Bob Griese made a pretty racist statement yesterday, when he suggested Juan Pablo Montoya was out of the Top Five because "he was out having a taco." Well late yesterday evening he issued an apology through ESPN. Here's the video and the apology.

“Earlier today on our game I made an offensive comment regarding Juan Pablo Montoya as part of a NASCAR promo. It was regrettable and I should not have said it. I really enjoy NASCAR and I follow it closely and would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Juan, NASCAR and everyone else who heard my comment.”- Bob Griese

I just don't know what to say when these things happen anymore. How someone could ever think that would be funny is beyond me. Bob Griese now joins Tony Kornheiser in the Stereotype Hall of Fame.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 3:35 PM


As a hispanic individual I personally thought it was hilarious and completely harmless. People are oversensitive and need to relax if they think this is a problem.

Unknown said...
Oct 25, 2009, 7:05:00 PM  

What makes it even dumber is the fact that Montoya is from COLOMBIA, not Mexico. Makes me wonder how "closely" Griese follows NASCAR. Next thing you know, he'll say the reason Lewis Hamilton didn't win the Formula 1 championship is because he was too busy making a hip-hop album (Hamilton is black, for those of you who don't get it, but he's also British, and talks nowhere near that of Flava Flav).

Oct 25, 2009, 7:49:00 PM  

I thought it was funny. It's sad that we cant even make jokes anymore. And the Tony Kornhieser wasnt even racist. And neither was this one. Stop being politically correct nazis and learn to laugh.

Anonymous said...
Oct 25, 2009, 8:14:00 PM  

i'm Mexican (there, disclaimer)

i'm not offended that his joke came off racist

i'm offended that it was not funny in any way at all

questionmark said...
Oct 25, 2009, 8:39:00 PM  

If humor is racist, then David Duke would be the funniest man alive. He is not.

Maynard said...
Oct 25, 2009, 11:02:00 PM  

Don't forget, years ago Dan Issel got canned by the Denver Nuggets for yelling "Go drink another beer, you Mexican piece of shit".

walnuts said...
Oct 25, 2009, 11:37:00 PM  

Well, to be fair Walnuts, didn't Najera still play for him :)

TomahawkFlop said...
Oct 26, 2009, 3:56:00 PM  

Someone is getting suspended this week...

Al Micro said...
Oct 26, 2009, 4:50:00 PM  

stupid joke? yep.

racist? nope.

richmanwisco said...
Oct 26, 2009, 8:05:00 PM  

Montoya is not even Mexican. I think he is Colombian, but as all these white racists, they look at any hispanic and think are the same, well hispanics are not the same, different culture, different food , dfferent values and education.
Colombians don't even eat tacos. Well, anyway, what can you do with an old fart as Griese?. Can't even read about other sports and sometimes can't even talk about football.
Go and eat some Kasha and Matzo, I mean, all whites think they do not look like jews.... is it funny?

Archi said...
Oct 30, 2009, 2:22:00 PM  

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