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Old 09-24-2003, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default what did howard cosell say to get him fired?


somebody told me it was 'look at that monkey run' but somehow I remember it was something else
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:28 PM   #2
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Default RE:what did howard cosell say to get him fired?

i think they were right. he said something like that. i didn't think he got fired over it...maybe i'm wrong. twas a long time ago.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:29 PM   #3
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OMG we were JUST talking about this in class today! Do you go to U of M?

EDIT: and yeah, my history GSI said that Cosell said "Look at that monkey run" referring to a black reciever.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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Monkey see, monkey do.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:32 PM   #5
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Default RE: what did howard cosell say to get him fired?

Yeah, Howard said "look at that monkey run" in reference to a black reciever, not understanding the negative connotations of the phrase. I was watching something about him and they asked his kids and grandkids what they thought about it. They said "he called us monkies all the time, so I don't understand what the fuss is about."
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:34 PM   #6
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Default RE: what did howard cosell say to get him fired?

he wasn't fired for that, though.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:35 PM   #7
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Yeah, Howard said "look at that monkey run" in reference to a black reciever, not understanding the negative connotations of the phrase. I was watching something about him and they asked his kids and grandkids what they thought about it. They said "he called us monkies all the time, so I don't understand what the fuss is about."
Did he have jungle fever?
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:36 PM   #8
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Default RE: what did howard cosell say to get him fired?

I think he was referring to darrell green of washington, a lighting quick (black) cornerback.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:39 PM   #9
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Damn, you would think someone like that would watch what they say......
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:43 PM   #10
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Yeah, Cosell said that. He wasn't fired though.

Perhaps you are thinking of Jimmy The Greek?
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:44 PM   #11
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correction: it was wr Alvin Garrett who he was referring to as a monkey.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:44 PM   #12
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I don't think Cosell meant it in a racially motivated sort of way...I think me meant it in a "Wow, look at that sucker go!" way. You don't really think the people are suckers, but you just say it.
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:46 PM   #13
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I don't think Cosell meant it in a racially motivated sort of way...I think me meant it in a "Wow, look at that sucker go!" way. You don't really think the people are suckers, but you just say it.
Have you ever called anyone over 10 years old a monkey?
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Old 09-24-2003, 06:48 PM   #14
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I don't think Cosell meant it in a racially motivated sort of way...I think me meant it in a "Wow, look at that sucker go!" way. You don't really think the people are suckers, but you just say it.
Have you ever called anyone over 10 years old a monkey?
Ha, no. But I still stand by what I said. He has said in past interviews that he dind't mean it that way, and of course he'd say that, but I seriously don't think anyone in that sort of spotlight would be so careless to throw out a truly racially motivated epithet like that.
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Old 09-24-2003, 07:00 PM   #15
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I don't think Cosell meant it in a racially motivated sort of way...I think me meant it in a "Wow, look at that sucker go!" way. You don't really think the people are suckers, but you just say it.
Have you ever called anyone over 10 years old a monkey?
I would almost guarantee Cosell did not have any sort of racially motivated motive when he said that. Keep in mind Cosell was one of the few high-profile public people that stuck by Ali when the gov't was trying to draft him.
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Old 09-24-2003, 07:49 PM   #16
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I don't think Cosell meant it in a racially motivated sort of way...I think me meant it in a "Wow, look at that sucker go!" way. You don't really think the people are suckers, but you just say it.
Have you ever called anyone over 10 years old a monkey?
Maybe we should....gasp...take the man at his word? I know it's a hard concept to grasp, but sometimes people AREN'T racist and DON'T mean things the way they sound.
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Old 09-24-2003, 07:53 PM   #17
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Cosell MADE Muhammad Ali and ALI MADE Cosell.

If he were a racist do you honestly think that this would be his ONLY slip up his entire career??

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