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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TranceNation, Sep 24, 2003.
somebody told me it was 'look at that monkey run' but somehow I remember it was something else
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.
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.
Monkey see, monkey do.
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."
he wasn't fired for that, though.
Did he have jungle fever?
I think he was referring to darrell green of washington, a lighting quick (black) cornerback.
Damn, you would think someone like that would watch what they say......
Yeah, Cosell said that. He wasn't fired though.
Perhaps you are thinking of Jimmy The Greek?
correction: it was wr Alvin Garrett who he was referring to as a monkey.
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.
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.
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.
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??