what did howard cosell say to get him fired?

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  1. TranceNation

    TranceNation Platinum Member

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    somebody told me it was 'look at that monkey run' but somehow I remember it was something else
     
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    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.
     
  3. Guest

    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.
     
  4. her209

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    Monkey see, monkey do.
     
  5. TheBoyBlunder

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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."
     
  6. conjur

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    he wasn't fired for that, though.
     
  7. Hubris

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    Did he have jungle fever? :D
     
  8. Miramonti

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    I think he was referring to darrell green of washington, a lighting quick (black) cornerback.
     
  9. Guest

    Damn, you would think someone like that would watch what they say......
     
  10. Feldenak

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    Yeah, Cosell said that. He wasn't fired though.

    Perhaps you are thinking of Jimmy The Greek?
     
  11. Miramonti

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    correction: it was wr Alvin Garrett who he was referring to as a monkey.
     
  12. Guest

    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.
     
  13. Guest

    Have you ever called anyone over 10 years old a monkey?
     
  14. Guest

    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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    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.
     
  16. Hubris

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    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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    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??