BuckeyeXtra - ESPN suspends Griese one game for Montoya remark

There are 20 comments on the Oct 27, 2009, Columbus Dispatch story titled BuckeyeXtra - ESPN suspends Griese one game for Montoya remark. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

ESPN broadcaster Bob Griese has been suspended one week for a remark he made about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

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Redneck Buckeye

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2009
So what's the problem with that? He probably was out eating a taco...with hot sauce! Lighten Up, PC Police!
Shadowen22

Springboro, OH

#2 Oct 27, 2009
Wa Wa Wa
playwrecker

Martins Ferry, OH

#4 Oct 27, 2009
'politically correct' speech is not only idiotic, but is incorrect.
PJHJ82

Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 27, 2009
That was just one of several stupid comments Griese made during that/every game. ESPN should retire his number, for good!
Jim 64

Aiken, SC

#6 Oct 27, 2009
For my money, Griese can be suspended forever. Talk about an EGO! Plus, he sure doesn't like Ohio State.
Screw the PC Police

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 27, 2009
I have never been a Griese fan but the PC Police has ruined this country. That is something that even Bob Griese has never come close to.
buckeyetodd

Prairie Village, KS

#9 Oct 27, 2009
What does a Griese eat? No really, I'm curious. We know what a Blackledge eats.
Fred Ballard

United States

#10 Oct 27, 2009
Will you idiots please grow up!? Griese is a very fine man and a great announcer, and in no way did he intend to demean Juan Pablo Montoya. Ha was simply trying to be funny. I laughed. JPM didn't have a problem, so why does anyone else? I'm sick and tired of these jerks and their "politically correct" b******t! Quit your damn whining and lighten up!
Grumpy Old Man

Jackson, MS

#11 Oct 27, 2009
This idiocy just shows how the "politically correct" are in charge of our TV sets. The man made a bad joke. The guy he made it about doesn't even care. Yet all the liberals in America have their panties tied up in knots. Give ma a break.
Ghostryder

Galloway, OH

#12 Oct 27, 2009
Bob Griese=Purdue Brian Griese=Michigan any wonder why Bob doesn`t like Ohio State? Jimmy the Greek lost his job for a similar statement many years ago before the PC Police were recruiting. Get rid of Bob!!!
Rcho

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 27, 2009
What's wrong with out eating a taco?
i'm asian american and i'd be glad if somebody talk about me in front of millions that i'm out eating fried rice, aint nothing wrong with that.
it's better than out raping, or killing somebody.
YSU78

Youngstown, OH

#14 Oct 27, 2009
lighten up for heaven' sake.

This PC crap is way out of control.
WTFreak

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 27, 2009
When I heard that during the game, I was like WTFreak. He is paid too much money and should be a professional when doing his job. Unfortunately, no amount of money can cover unprofessionalism. Maybe this week off will challenge his aging mind to really think about things before he speak.
Reese

Atlanta, GA

#16 Oct 27, 2009
This is where socialism takes you....it will get worse.
James Lipton

Dayton, OH

#17 Oct 27, 2009
Reese wrote:
This is where socialism takes you....it will get worse.
Your keen insight is duly noted.
GeorgiaDave

Chickamauga, GA

#18 Oct 27, 2009
He, like Jimmy Carter, has made himself irrelevant. I heard the comment during the game and knew then he would catch some flack. He should be happy Spielman is an even tempered guy - the kind of crap he gave Chris all day would get a guy knocked on his ass down here. Although, since one of the announcers suggested a cage match, I could go along with that.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#19 Oct 27, 2009
I don't know if his comments merit a suspension but I sure wish Bob Griese were held out of commenting on Buckeyes games. He has no lost love for the 'bucks!
observer

United States

#21 Oct 27, 2009
Greise is in the running to be as out of touch as Brent Musberger. The both are in way over their heads and make many stupid,uninformed comments trying to impress listeners with knowledge the do not possess. I would be pleased to see both of them put out to pasture.In fact most sportscasters on TV fall into that same category....Do they have a class on stupiditity in broadcast school?? I really prefer to watch the game with the sound muted anyway.
Dude

Charlotte, NC

#22 Oct 27, 2009
Profesional anouncers do not attempt to be funny at someone else's expense. If they are in the booth with them, ok, but old Greesy is well known for his attempted humor and also bitterness toward OSU.
He half heartedly apologized for his OSU remark at the end of the broadcast, but, he did not sound the least bit sincere and ESPN cut him short.
I agree that all this PC crap is getting out of control, but, when you punch the time clock you are working for someone else and not your self.
Too bad he doesn't understand this. Oh by the way, two profesionals are Chris and Herb. They bleed for OSU but not during the game.....
ESPN's Mark Mays should be furloughed for his open bitterness against OSU.
Doug

Warrington, PA

#23 Oct 27, 2009
WTFreak wrote:
When I heard that during the game, I was like WTFreak. He is paid too much money and should be a professional when doing his job. Unfortunately, no amount of money can cover unprofessionalism. Maybe this week off will challenge his aging mind to really think about things before he speak.
Well then in response I have to say....."WTFreak"... ....you're wrapped a bit too tight.
An earlier poster was right....since Montoya is Columbian, maybe Griese should have said he was out putting kilos of crack in paper bags. At least that would have been worthy of a suspension.

Seriously, this is ridiculous. If Montoya was Irish instead, should people of Irish decent be enraged if Griese said he out eating potatoes? What a joke. Granted, Griese may no longer be the brightest bulp in the lamp, but the punishment exceeded the crime here.

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