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BuckeyeXtra - ESPN suspends Griese one game for Montoya remark

There are 79 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 27, 2009, 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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Saint Clairsville, OH

#65 Oct 27, 2009
AApilot ORD OSU 75 wrote:
IF you want to express your feelings about Bob Griese's BLAH, BLAH, BLAH style of announcing a game here's an e-mail address that has some influence over this "Buckeye Hater".
i like having Spielman bashing heads with griese in the booth. it's entertaining.
i don't care for griese's hatred for The Buckeyes, but, only in a socialist world will everyone think the same, eat the same food, dress the same, act the same, talk the same, have the same OPINIONS, and make all the same colorless jokes. i think everyone should be able to laugh at themselves. it's healthy.
i start off each and every day looking at myself in the mirror, and i have a good ole' laugh.

Saint Clairsville, OH

#66 Oct 27, 2009
btw, the pc-'NOT' police is here at the dispatch. they took off my harmless, politically CORRECT jokes.

if it weren't so sad, what's happening here in the u.s. would be laughable. i know damned well that people are laughing at Americans for their loss of a once great free society to a communist pink mafia disguised as p.c.

United States

#67 Oct 27, 2009
The most stupid part of it is that Montoya isn't even from Mexico! He's from Colombia! They don't eat "tacos" in Colombia. That stupid comment is like saying someone from Ohio is out drinking tea...just because they drink tea in England! Colombia and Mexico both speak Spanish, but that remark just shows plain stupidity.
K Roley

Ansonia, CT

#68 Oct 27, 2009
I liked the spots that Blackledge did about various eateries in various college towns. Perhaps he could offer up a suggestion as to where Greise could eat his s.h.i.t sandwich on his bye week. Order plenty of beer Bob, its on ESPN.

Marysville, OH

#69 Oct 27, 2009
It's a good thing Griese isn't Italian. He needs to join his buddy Paul McGuire on the United Football League network.
Punt on 2nd down

United States

#70 Oct 27, 2009
That comment was soooooo offensive, Im surprised God hasent stricken the earth with plagues to teach us all a lesson. Im sick of corporations trying to tell us what is right and wrong.
Punt on 2nd down

United States

#71 Oct 27, 2009
NCBuck wrote:
That's right, Montoya blew off the comment because he's not a politically correct sissy like Americans have become!
Does anyone personally know one American that was offended by that comment? I dont think so, it is ESPN the hypocrite corporation that feels people should be offended by it. Im pretty sure no one at ESPN was even offended by the comment, that includes the guy who handed down the punishment. Thanks corporations for trying to turn the human race into mind controlled robots.
we needed more spielman

San Diego, CA

#72 Oct 27, 2009
Griese make soooo many unneeded remarks, errors and miscalls in the booth. The guy must be a complete numbskull. Glad he got suspended. Griese is not talented or well spoken.

Pittsburgh, PA

#73 Oct 27, 2009

Atlanta, GA

#74 Oct 28, 2009
jamesgang wrote:
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Not sure what a stupid remark has to due with socialism. Are you trying to compare the education value to a democratic county to those of a socialist county. If so, you are way out of your league. United States 17th in the world in education.
I am a Mexican and I did not find Grease's comments offensive. As I'm sure Italians wouldn't get offensive if one of their breteran was asked if they were out eating pizza.
It amazes me that people will call someone an idiot because they want others to socially polite in the public outlets. I agree that anybody should say whatever they want and where ever they want, but their are consequences to that as well. Freedom of speech also entitles people not to say stupid remarks. Grease's comment was stupid not because it was recially insensative but because it was a poor attempt at being funny. Shame on ESPN for not noing the difference.
And you trashing the American education system is "insensitive" to Americans, correct? You are not Grease. How would you know it was racially motivated? Are you assuming it was racially motivated because he is white? Would it be ok if a hispanic comedian stated it? Situations like this one are interesting because it brings to light many underscoring topics of discusion in our society in which most folks are afraid to talk about in fear they will be labeled "insensitive" by socialists who have compiled terms such as "insensitive" to promote fear.
American eating tacos

Columbus, OH

#75 Oct 28, 2009
Brian wrote:
This is just plain nuts, what is disparaging about acknowledging ethnic food? I have no love lost for Bob Griese, have never liked his commentary, but come on people, lighten up. I am not for perpetuating negative stereotypes about ethnicity or gender, or anything else but let's face it, we are different as individuals and should not be afraid to poke a little fun at those difference without fear of disproportionate responses.
Except tacos are not traditional food in Columbia. Again, Columbians don't eat tacos - unless they are eating in a Mexican restaurant. When I heard the statement, I said, "Huh?" because it didn't make sense any more than if the question would have been, "Where's Jeff Gordon?" "He's out eating tacos." Hispanic people don't all eat the same type of foods any more than all English speakers do. Hey you speak English - you must love vegemite! It's a nonsequitor.
Matt Dukes

Norcross, GA

#76 Oct 28, 2009
What a joke on the Griese's suspension! What, am I supposed to be offended if he had referred to me as someone who was out having a burger?!? I do not see a big deal here and it was not offensive at all.

People need to get over themselves and their hypocrisies on racism, etc.

Since: Sep 09

Panama City Beach, Florida

#77 Oct 28, 2009
If he had said "He is out to Lunch" would this have gotten him in trouble with the Politically Correct.
Freedeom of speech is narrowing before our eyes!!!

Since: Sep 09

Panama City Beach, Florida

#78 Oct 28, 2009
Sorry it is freedom for those who like to correct spelling, of course that is your freedom of speech!!

Toledo, OH

#79 Oct 28, 2009
The race card has been, and continues to be, overused. But then, that's the big gun in the liberal's arsenal and ESPN is infested with them.

Atlanta, GA

#80 Oct 29, 2009
barth wrote:
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What the hell does this have to do with socialism? Do you understand what the term means or do you just lump everything you don't like into one big ball of hatred?
Yes I do. I majored in History and my minor was Politcal Science. i dont profess to be an expert but, I know socialism when I see it, here it, and it slaps me in my face. How do you know I am full of hate? Or do you always make that charge when you can not intelligently discourse or debate because you are blindly led through life by lies or half truths? Good luck on journey my friend.
Kevin Valentin OSU Fan

Evergreen Park, IL

#81 Oct 29, 2009
I did not even hear he him say that comment. What he said was stupid. People are too sensitive. It is ok to make fun some one once in a while.

Columbus, OH

#82 Oct 29, 2009
Florida Buckeye wrote:
If he had said "He is out to Lunch" would this have gotten him in trouble with the Politically Correct.
Freedeom of speech is narrowing before our eyes!!!
Puttin' your ideas out there is like making a taco. If it's good, we'll all eat it. If it's not, we're flingin' it back at ya! Freedom of speech doesn't mean we have to listen to ya. We might, but if your stupid, or obtuse, or mean, or racist, etc., etc., etc., then we won't. That simple enough for ya?
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United States

#84 Oct 29, 2009
rike wrote:
So let me see, its all right if we say a mexican was eating a taco, a jew was eating a bagel, a priest was screwing the alter boy, but don't say a darkie was eating watermelon or fried chicken. They got thin skin.
Who cares who eats what? They say whites like myself like to eat lots of ranch dressing.

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