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(Yahoo)   Apparently CBS sports announcers have never seen a Native American name   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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1433 clicks; posted to Sports » on 26 Nov 2022 at 3:14 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-26 11:56:08 AM  
Why do you ask, two dogs Farking?

\aisle seat
\\shame on me and CBS
\\\slashies come in threes
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2022-11-26 12:03:52 PM  
Anyone going by Chick has zero business making fun of anyone else's name.
 
2022-11-26 12:07:11 PM  
The CBS guys come across as wildly ignorant, but I guess good on them for reaching out to the kid and apologizing.

This is how an announcer can have fun with a name:

it's a what in the endzone???
Youtube 4J4WqGPVuwc
 
2022-11-26 12:08:34 PM  

silo123j: Why do you ask, two dogs Farking?

\aisle seat
\\shame on me and CBS
\\\slashies come in threes


I'll take the aisle on the other side, because the "Two Dogs F*cking" thing also immediately came to mind for me too.
 
2022-11-26 12:20:46 PM  
I bet you didn't even think old Xi was a baller, did you?
 
2022-11-26 1:02:30 PM  
Sorry, but sportscasters making any sort of disparaging comment about a player's name should be grounds for dismissal. I know most of them have the maturity level of a 12 year old but how hard is it to keep those comments to yourself? I mean, come on.
 
2022-11-26 1:06:12 PM  
When I point out sportsball is inherently racist. ..
 
2022-11-26 1:09:53 PM  
Also, wouldn't one of the first things you do as an announcer is go through the roster and make sure you know how to pronounce names correctly? I'm sure you come across unique names/spellings all the time. Just be professional. It seriously sounded like the guy had never come across a Native name in his life.

Pooh Bear? Be better asshole.
 
2022-11-26 1:17:49 PM  
Conservatives like to imagine an elitist liberal talking down or berating them because they didn't use the right pronoun or the exactly correct inflection on a name.

And then they prove that they just don't like things that are different from their personal experience.
 
2022-11-26 3:30:22 PM  

SoupGuru: Sorry, but sportscasters making any sort of disparaging comment about a player's name should be grounds for dismissal. I know most of them have the maturity level of a 12 year old but how hard is it to keep those comments to yourself? I mean, come on.


Yep. I came here to say that should be a firing.
 
2022-11-26 3:42:29 PM  

HeathenHealer: Also, wouldn't one of the first things you do as an announcer is go through the roster and make sure you know how to pronounce names correctly? I'm sure you come across unique names/spellings all the time. Just be professional. It seriously sounded like the guy had never come across a Native name in his life.

Pooh Bear? Be better asshole.


I quite agree with you. The announce team should do some actual homework before doing a game, if only to avoid embarrassing themselves, as these announcers embarrassed themselves.
 
2022-11-26 3:46:23 PM  

silo123j: Why do you ask, two dogs Farking?

\aisle seat
\\shame on me and CBS
\\\slashies come in threes


I'd post a Day Glo Abortions album cover but would get banned.
 
2022-11-26 3:47:13 PM  
There's a depressingly large number of people in this country who honestly thing Native Americans no longer exist.
 
2022-11-26 4:04:06 PM  
If the man's name is Poor Bear and you're saying Pooh Bear, the problem is that you can't read.
 
2022-11-26 4:08:24 PM  
Facebook had the same issue forever.
 
2022-11-26 4:10:00 PM  
All I can think is of Miroslav Satan.

And Don Cherry It's not Sha-tan, it's Satan!!!
 
2022-11-26 4:11:36 PM  
Poor kid. :( So sad.
 
2022-11-26 4:21:47 PM  
Racist industry is racist again.
 
2022-11-26 4:29:38 PM  

Dafatone: There's a depressingly large number of people in this country who honestly thing Native Americans no longer exist.


I'm not saying that you just made that up, but it sounds like something you just made up. I've met a lot of people over the years that believe some incredibly stupid shiat, but Native Americans not existing isn't one I have run across.
 
2022-11-26 4:48:24 PM  

jbc: Anyone going by Chick has zero business making fun of anyone else's name.


Oh, you think broads are automatically funny or something?
 
2022-11-26 4:52:52 PM  
"You know what, I love that. Shoutout to Coach Isaac Brown for allowing it to happen," Walker responded, before doing a bit where he compared the athlete to Winnie the Pooh.

Shout out for a coach allowing a player to put their last name on their jersey? Someone should ask Chis Walker if the thinks coaches should have the right to dictate players names?

After searching for Chris Walker, he unsurprisingly looks exactly how I would image him to look.
 
2022-11-26 5:12:43 PM  
Albert Poo-holes nods knowingly....
 
2022-11-26 5:33:36 PM  
Allow me to introduce to you the best character in TV in 10-15 years.

NSFW:
William Knifeman
Youtube _czvvMkUTAE

The announcers need a history class mandatory taught at Wichita State, or be fired. Immediately.
 
2022-11-26 5:54:30 PM  

vudukungfu: When I point out sportsball is inherently racist. ..


I don't think it has to do with sports and I don't see it as inherent. Old white American men...well that's a different story.

/People are inherently tribalist, so therefore there's a lot of racism globally, and in way more institutions outside of sports.
 
2022-11-26 5:55:49 PM  
Just like the Confederates, you were on the losing side of history. Get over it.
 
2022-11-26 6:03:27 PM  

Tom-Servo: Poor kid. :( So sad.


Bear, Poor Bear. Did you not get anything FTFA?
 
2022-11-26 6:44:42 PM  
csb - My niece was in for Thanksgiving. Her boys are very into sharks right now. My niece told them that I have been shark diving. She said later they asked "where's he who has seen sharks?" So now I have my Indian name.
 
2022-11-26 6:50:38 PM  
Can we still make fun of him for the Chandler part? Could CBS *be* any more insensitive, etc.?

Who am I kidding, Friends was way before this kid's time. And on the wrong network.
 
2022-11-26 7:00:32 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Albert Poo-holes nods knowingly....


Name checks out.
 
2022-11-26 7:20:34 PM  
I only watch the Chiefs but I always turn the sound down and listen to the radio.
 
2022-11-26 7:48:34 PM  
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2022-11-26 7:52:21 PM  
Damn, and the poor kid grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation which is one of the poorest regions in the US.  He makes it to college only to be mocked on TV by these jack asses.  Fire them and forget they exist
 
2022-11-26 8:18:43 PM  
Demote them.
Wait, they were calling Wichita State/Grand Canyon. There's nowhere lower to go.  Unless they start televising Radford University games.
 
2022-11-26 8:26:11 PM  

SBinRR: Demote them.
Wait, they were calling Wichita State/Grand Canyon. There's nowhere lower to go.  Unless they start televising Radford University games.


Send them to........radio.
 
2022-11-26 11:52:54 PM  

ongbok: SBinRR: Demote them.
Wait, they were calling Wichita State/Grand Canyon. There's nowhere lower to go.  Unless they start televising Radford University games.

Send them to........radio.


Ham? Or regular?

Send them to..... twitter.
 
2022-11-27 12:54:25 AM  
One of the coolest names in college football history:

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2022-11-27 2:27:21 AM  

HeathenHealer: Also, wouldn't one of the first things you do as an announcer is go through the roster and make sure you know how to pronounce names correctly? I'm sure you come across unique names/spellings all the time. Just be professional. It seriously sounded like the guy had never come across a Native name in his life.

Pooh Bear? Be better asshole.


I know someone who's part of the announcing team for college sports, and yes--before the game the whole team practices pronunciations. They're all given the visiting team's roster with phonetic guides, and they do their best to say them right, including the ones who aren't using the microphone, because if they're feeding lines to the one who is using the mic, it needs to be right. 

The person I know not only wants to be professional, but is mindful of the fact that most college athletes won't go pro, and therefore won't get to hear their names announced over a loudspeaker or other broadcast system too often, and wants the few times it happens to be correct.
 
2022-11-27 1:08:32 PM  
Drew Bledsoe much he needed a transfusion
 
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