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(Deadspin)   President Obama's speech preempts Sunday Night Football. Surprisingly, some people have a problem with that (some Not safe for work language)   (deadspin.com) divider line 398
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2012-12-16 09:48:13 PM  
I hate when they do that. If I care about what the prez is blithering on about there are 20 channels I can watch it on. If I want MNF I only have the one.

I was annoyed when I went to watch the evening news and it was 100% this speech, which took me about 20 seconds to fast forward over then delete.
 
2012-12-16 09:56:35 PM  
Say what you will about trekkies, warsies, browncoats, role-players, goths, bronies, gamers, and other nerds, at least they won't freak out and throw around a bunch of racist hate-filled horseshiat just because their obsession is interrupted for an hour by the president speaking to families grieving their murdered children.

Way to go sports fans.
 
2012-12-16 09:57:59 PM  
It was about 5 minutes.
People need to chill.
 
2012-12-16 10:04:45 PM  
I wrote to the President begging him not to let Major League Baseball games preempt my favorite cartoon show.

But I was in first grade at the time.
 
2012-12-16 10:05:39 PM  
So an attempt is now going to be made to vilify football fans the way nascar fans have been?

Good luck with that.
 
2012-12-16 10:16:44 PM  
I was just sitting in a bar watching the game when this happened. In Idaho. I had to bite my tongue not to respond to what I was hearing about the President. No, Cletus, he's not going to take your guns.
 
2012-12-16 10:27:54 PM  

Snotnose: I hate when they do that. If I care about what the prez is blithering on about there are 20 channels I can watch it on. If I want MNF I only have the one.

I was annoyed when I went to watch the evening news and it was 100% this speech, which took me about 20 seconds to fast forward over then delete.


Well, as long as you have your priorities.
 
2012-12-16 10:45:01 PM  
49ers are kicking Patriot ass.
 
2012-12-16 10:55:53 PM  
One of these idiots is quintupling down on Twitter and his Facebook page is wide open. My future spawn will not have internet access until they're 45.
 
2012-12-16 11:26:07 PM  
violentsalvation: >49ers are kicking Patriot ass.


never mind.
 
2012-12-16 11:35:32 PM  

Earpj: It was about 5 minutes.
People need to chill.


So true, and I thought it was a very good and dignified speech.
 
2012-12-17 12:41:21 AM  

tin_man: So an attempt is now going to be made to vilify football fans the way nascar fans have been?

Good luck with that.


They did a pretty good job unaided.
 
2012-12-17 01:03:49 AM  
Wow, the 2016 GOP primary season has kicked off rather early, hasn't it?
 
2012-12-17 01:16:24 AM  

Dhusk: Say what you will about trekkies, warsies, browncoats, role-players, goths, bronies, gamers, and other nerds, at least they won't freak out and throw around a bunch of racist hate-filled horseshiat just because their obsession is interrupted for an hour by the president speaking to families grieving their murdered children.

Way to go sports fans.


Every time some he man manly man football fan looks down upon one of the groups you mention, I only have one thing to say...

chicitysportsfan.com

a.espncdn.com

www.theherdsword.com

Losers who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, and football geeks are no better than their Trekkie, Bronie, or gamer brethren.

/and, as you said, no one ever rioted because the Enterprise defeated the Borg, or Rainbow Dash beat Applejack.
 
2012-12-17 01:26:38 AM  
In this age of channels why can't we just have a big screen scroll that says, "Hey, your leader is talking about important shiat, you should go to the GOVT channel to see what he's talking about. Or you could just ignore life, watch sports and do drugs like a good little American. Either way."
 
2012-12-17 01:32:28 AM  

jaylectricity: In this age of channels why can't we just have a big screen scroll that says, "Hey, your leader is talking about important shiat, you should go to the GOVT channel to see what he's talking about. Or you could just ignore life, watch sports and do drugs like a good little American. Either way."


groundswellcollective.com
 
2012-12-17 01:40:46 AM  

Dhusk: by the president speaking to families grieving their murdered children


Yeah, because the only way he can speak to those families is on prime-time national television. 

I personally don't give a shiat either way. I just switched over to CNBC, which is also in HD on my service, and didn't give a second thought to Barry.
 
2012-12-17 01:42:57 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: no one ever rioted because the Enterprise defeated the Borg, or Rainbow Dash beat Applejack.


But if Lightning Dust hadn't been reprimanded by Spitfire, there would have been HELL TO PAY!
 
2012-12-17 01:47:10 AM  
I read that whole page.

All I can say is that those Independent voters seem to have some very strong opposition to President Obama's policies, and appear to be driven by ensuring that America is, first and foremost, honoring our nation's Constitution.
 
2012-12-17 02:02:58 AM  
If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?
 
2012-12-17 02:04:00 AM  

Earpj: It was about 5 minutes.
People need to chill.


This50. Of course, these belligerent bigots and amateur trolls just couldn't handle that.
 
2012-12-17 02:13:32 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?


That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".
 
2012-12-17 02:14:08 AM  

Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".


Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.
 
2012-12-17 02:15:45 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".

Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.


Some of the words are football and not racist epithets - so what?
 
2012-12-17 02:17:05 AM  

Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".

Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.

Some of the words are football and not racist epithets - so what?


So you should really learn to discern the difference between racist comments and angry sports fans' spiteful commentary.
 
2012-12-17 02:30:39 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".

Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.

Some of the words are football and not racist epithets - so what?

So you should really learn to discern the difference between racist comments and angry sports fans' spiteful commentary.


The racist comments have racist words in them?

You're going an awful long way to defend this stuff.
 
2012-12-17 02:38:53 AM  
Heh. But don't you dare call them racists.
 
2012-12-17 02:40:34 AM  
I was watching the game in a bar when it happened. It was very strange, because they kept the game on a couple TVs while turning the big ones and the audio on Obama. So we had dead, solemn silence punctuated by fist-pumping and quiet "yes!" es every time the 49ers moved the ball.

Difficulty: I'm a Niners fan and had a hard time not letting my eyes drift over to the game even though I really care about the gun issue.
 
2012-12-17 02:41:49 AM  

Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".

Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.

Some of the words are football and not racist epithets - so what?

So you should really learn to discern the difference between racist comments and angry sports fans' spiteful commentary.

The racist comments have racist words in them?

You're going an awful long way to defend this stuff.


I have a feeling you didn't read the article or the tweets contained therein. You're going way out of your way to vilify these people, but it's clear you haven't read what they wrote.
 
2012-12-17 02:43:00 AM  

Dhusk: Say what you will about trekkies, warsies, browncoats, role-players, goths, bronies, gamers, and other nerds, at least they won't freak out and throw around a bunch of racist hate-filled horseshiat just because their obsession is interrupted for an hour by the president speaking to families grieving their murdered children.


Did you see the outrage of soap fans on Twitter when the news broke?

/Well, probably not, 'cuz there are only four soaps left...
 
2012-12-17 02:43:02 AM  
These are the same kind of people that supported Sandusky. Complete human filth.
 
2012-12-17 02:43:13 AM  

Snotnose: I hate when they do that. If I care about what the prez is blithering on about there are 20 channels I can watch it on. If I want MNF I only have the one.

I was annoyed when I went to watch the evening news and it was 100% this speech, which took me about 20 seconds to fast forward over then delete.


I read that as "birthering". Which more or less ...probably more...has the exact same meaning.
 
2012-12-17 02:44:35 AM  
The first tweet from Bradley Patterson, a member of U of North Alabama. Gotta love the response from the school 

HA HA, farktard
 
2012-12-17 02:47:26 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".

Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.

Some of the words are football and not racist epithets - so what?

So you should really learn to discern the difference between racist comments and angry sports fans' spiteful commentary.

The racist comments have racist words in them?

You're going an awful long way to defend this stuff.

I have a feeling you didn't read the article or the tweets contained therein. You're going way out of your way to vilify these people, but it's clear you haven't read what they wrote.


You are quite boring.

I expected more from you.

Off to the beach.

Weak.
 
2012-12-17 02:48:00 AM  
It's pretty obvious that the first thing it is about for these people is themselves and Obama and know that not all conservatives are like these racist tweeters.
 
2012-12-17 02:48:53 AM  

BunkoSquad: Wow, the 2016 GOP primary season has kicked off rather early, hasn't it?


He's got it in the bag.
 
2012-12-17 02:48:59 AM  
I'm glad there are news aggregates like fark so I don't have to weed through hundreds of pages on news sites dedicated to this shooting crap. Yes it's bad. Yes it happened. I don't need to read articles about what one person was eating at the time the shooter entered the building.

You want me to watch/read the news? Stop plastering these tragedies all over the front page.
 
2012-12-17 02:52:48 AM  

Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: Tigger: AverageAmericanGuy: If you take out the tweets with the word 'nig', 'Attractive and successful African American', and permutations thereof, you end up with people basically yelling at some asshole interrupting the game. It's not particularly bad.

But yeah, the racist stuff is pretty nasty. But what are you going to do with only 140 characters?

That doesn't make a lick of sense.

"It's not that bad if you remove the stuff that makes it bad".

Not all of it is bad, is what I'm saying.

Some of the words are football and not racist epithets - so what?

So you should really learn to discern the difference between racist comments and angry sports fans' spiteful commentary.

The racist comments have racist words in them?

You're going an awful long way to defend this stuff.

I have a feeling you didn't read the article or the tweets contained therein. You're going way out of your way to vilify these people, but it's clear you haven't read what they wrote.

You are quite boring.

I expected more from you.

Off to the beach.

Weak.


Not sure what you're expecting. Too bad you didn't get whatever it was you thought you were going to get.
 
2012-12-17 02:52:52 AM  
n*gger
n*gger
n*g
n*gger
n*gger
n*gger
n*gger


I'm the racist for noticing, I know.

You incredible f*cktards realize it was not the President, but the TV station you subscribe to, that chose to briefly postpone your Tom Brady disappointment in order to acknowledge the massacre of over two dozen schoolchildren and their teachers just two days ago, right? No, of course you don't. You are retards who should have been slaughtered instead of those kindergartners.
 
2012-12-17 02:53:10 AM  
Was Costas on tonight and did he have anything to say?
 
2012-12-17 02:53:36 AM  
I totally expected that.
 
2012-12-17 02:55:28 AM  
Raysism 5 hours ago
Why is there a black guy on TV while I'm watching an NFL game?!?!?!


lol
 
2012-12-17 02:55:38 AM  
The only thing I had a problem with was how the other networks (ABC and CBS) handled it. 15 minutes to midnight, well past the time for local news at 11 to be on, CBS was still showing Survivor, ABC was still showing Bachlelorette and even the usual Sunday Night Football on NBC had over 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter.

What happened to the good ol' days when evening TV programming was good and if "The Presidents on! He's on every channel! We're gonna miss flipper!" scheduled programming was completely pre-empted and didn't get shown at all? Now that evening TV programming is crap (applies only to Survivor and Bachelorette, not American Football), they don't pre-empt programming any more, they delay broadcast, which results in crap shows still being on later in the night when more important programming including but not limited to local and national news, weather, sports and the newscast ending with something like Noodles the cat that eats with a spoon that would normally be on :-P
 
2012-12-17 02:58:24 AM  
Fark - Many of the players in the game are black!
 
2012-12-17 02:58:25 AM  
Dear Tigger,
You are/were interacting with someone who sees absolutely nothing wrong with using the n-word or curse word directed at the president. Talking to the families that lost their 6 year olds at Newtown. "Because some of the words were football words, not racial epithets".
Love,
Kevin
 
2012-12-17 02:58:41 AM  
"F*** you Obama. I want to watch Bobs Burgers."

Everything about this tweet is wrong.
 
2012-12-17 02:58:55 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: The only thing I had a problem with was how the other networks (ABC and CBS) handled it. 15 minutes to midnight, well past the time for local news at 11 to be on, CBS was still showing Survivor, ABC was still showing Bachlelorette and even the usual Sunday Night Football on NBC had over 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter.

What happened to the good ol' days when evening TV programming was good and if "The Presidents on! He's on every channel! We're gonna miss flipper!" scheduled programming was completely pre-empted and didn't get shown at all? Now that evening TV programming is crap (applies only to Survivor and Bachelorette, not American Football), they don't pre-empt programming any more, they delay broadcast, which results in crap shows still being on later in the night when more important programming including but not limited to local and national news, weather, sports and the newscast ending with something like Noodles the cat that eats with a spoon that would normally be on :-P


Football would have been on regardless though, it was just a really long game because of all the scoring and turnovers
 
2012-12-17 02:59:18 AM  

Kevin72: Dear Tigger,
You are/were interacting with someone who sees absolutely nothing wrong with using the n-word or curse word directed at the president. Talking to the families that lost their 6 year olds at Newtown. "Because some of the words were football words, not racial epithets".
Love,
Kevin


No, read my post again. You have the same reading comprehension problem that the other guy had. You probably didn't read the article either.
 
2012-12-17 02:59:29 AM  
Well, it's a good thing it wasn't a Packers game, or the entire state of Wisconsin would be in flames.

/I remember the pissed off people here the week after 9-11 w/o football.
 
2012-12-17 03:01:57 AM  
Yeah... ummm... don't interrupt rabid sports fans while they are watching their game(s) in general. That's like trying to take the hunk of meat out of the mouth of a hungry lion. You're going to get your hand bitten. He knew enough to reschedule one of his campaign speeches so as to not conflict with the televised NFL season opener so he should've known better. From what I've heard (I haven't seen or read the speech) there wasn't a pressing need to give it at that particular time nor to preempt a live televised event being watched by millions. There was no pressing national need nor do I think that anyone who was so traumatized by the events of Friday morning that they needed a good consoling speech from the president are going to be watching a football game right now, but if they were I'm pretty sure it would be to try and forget about it, even if only for a few minutes.
 
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