View Full Version : WHY ARE SPORTSCASTERS...
10-17-2003, 11:00 AM
...always yelling at me?! Wha'd I do? Every time I go see them, they're always shouting...in a foreign language no less. What is this "boo-ya", and why does a smarmy white man in a bad suit shout it at me so?
Remember when no one wanted to even acknowledge a ghetto existed? Now ESPN markets it to me.
10-17-2003, 11:13 AM
I dont know but i *uckin HATE Stewart Scott!!! What a *uckin DICK!!!! AR15firing.gif AR15firing.gif
Originally posted by RonnieRon:
I dont know but i *uckin HATE Stewart Scott!!! What a *uckin DICK!!!! AR15firing.gif AR15firing.gif That makes two of us...AT FIRST it was cool...but the played out slang??? 'Here comes Shaq with the stupid, def slam...Booyaa'
whut??? more like boo yo ass...
10-17-2003, 12:00 PM
I like Stewart Scott. He knows his stuff and has managed to inject a little hipness into the sportscasts. His popularity soared and as you've pointed out he is now a paradigm to be copied by others. He's the lead caster on one of the football shows. That's not just because of slang and catch phrases. To suggest so takes away from the brother.
Besides, I love to see straight-laced Rich Eisen say, after a great play, "Aww look, he done made Ray-Ray and pookie and'em so proud."
10-17-2003, 12:18 PM
Just answer me this...as a person of the "urban" persuasion, does the sportscasting really play better with all the "street" idioms? If it's one person's style, that's one thing - personal flavor is what entertaining is all about - but it seems like Disney maintains quotas on how many ghetto adverbs go in a line of copy.
Anyone born after 1969 has to be able to see blatant marginalization in this. A white guy on the set says "Hey Bro." or ""Sup dawg." and it seems condescending. Linda Cohn does it and I'm supposed to feel good about it?
10-17-2003, 12:32 PM
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