A Tribute To Stephen A. Smith On His Last Day At ESPN

QUITE FRANKLY, THIS IS THE SADDEST DAY EVER

4/30/09 in Media   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

A great era in television broadcasting ends today, as it is Stephen A. Smith's final day at ESPN. It truly is a sad day that we will no longer have Stephen A. Smith on ESPN; HOWEVA, thanks to youtube, we will now bring you Stephen A. Smith greatest moments.

First up we will relive three of the greatest NBA draft videos ever to be made. The Stephen A. Smith Heckling Society of Gentlemen spent the past three NBA draft's doing exactly what their name entails, they heckled Stephen A. Smith:

Quite Frankly, the 2006 Draft video put Cheez Doodles on the map and gave us "EVERYTHING I SAY IS IMPORTANT!"


The 2007 video brought us "Spencer Hawes will be a bust" & "The People's Princess"


2008 was a rough year for Stephen A Smith but Kevin Love shows his love for the Heckling Society.
 

 
Stephen A. Smith showed no love for KWAAAAAME BROWN...twice
 


 
Stephen A. also had a flare for the dramatic like when he walked off the set of NBA Fastbreak.
 

 
How could we forget Stephen A. screaming Carmelo's ear off in the ESPN commercial.



Stephen A. once said, and this is my personal favorite, that he would trade a bag of Cheez Doodles for Eddy Curry.
 


And he was once even made fun of by Stephon Marbury.


 
With Stephen A. leaving ESPN, maybe politics will be his next venture.
 

Stephen A. Smith has had some great moments on the ESPN airwaves and QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK IT IS A TRAVESTY THAT HE WILL NOT BE BACK ON ESPN. So open up a bag of Cheez Doodles and type in all caps today in honor of Mr. Stephen Abe Smith.
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5/2/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Yeah, but you aren't calling Chris Berman a racist. Not saying you called Stephen A a racist either, but some in here certainly have. And that is the difference, as I see it. Sure, you can not like Berman's or Smith's style. No issue there. But when people start calling Stephan A a racist, that's where I start having an issue.

I think that "racist" might be a bit strong, but there is no doubt whatsoever that he plays the race card in situations where it's irrelevant, and over-defends black athletes, sometimes going out of his way to throw white athletes under the bus in the process.

I don't care if someone wants to go after Mark McGwire for taking steroids. That's fine. But to blame him MORE than Barry Bonds, for the mere fact that he's a white man is racist. Period. Centuries of unjust treatment by our ancestors don't change that.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
"Simply put no one likes a loud Black Man with an opinion."

That's the biggest copout ever. It's got nothing to do with his skin color, and everything to do with what he says and how he says it. I dislike Chris Berman just as much as I dislike Stephen A Smith, and for almost all the same reasons. Obviously Berman isn't a loud black man with an opinion, is he? No... but he's a lot like Stephen A Smith anyway. And that's why I can't stand either of them.

Yeah, but you aren't calling Chris Berman a racist. Not saying you called Stephen A a racist either, but some in here certainly have. And that is the difference, as I see it. Sure, you can not like Berman's or Smith's style. No issue there. But when people start calling Stephan A a racist, that's where I start having an issue.

5/2/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

dredizzle40 wrote:
people hate it when you get the truth straight with no chaser. its funny to me that because we have a black president that racism has been diminshed somewhat. the real deal was america didn't want another 4 years of republican bullshit!!!! why is it that black people should get over slavery but we must ALWAYS remember the holocaust. hmmmmm why is that? Stephen A Smith is not a racist he gave his commentaries straight up. people didn't like that he didn't conform to what people wanted him to be. you will be missed he gave a breath of fresh air to ESPN. if prople can get on Smith I KNOW YOU HAVE TO GET ON SKIP BAYLESS. Smith was the only person who challenged Bayless on issues. Simply put no one likes a loud Black Man with an opinion.

"Simply put no one likes a loud Black Man with an opinion."

That's the biggest copout ever. It's got nothing to do with his skin color, and everything to do with what he says and how he says it. I dislike Chris Berman just as much as I dislike Stephen A Smith, and for almost all the same reasons. Obviously Berman isn't a loud black man with an opinion, is he? No... but he's a lot like Stephen A Smith anyway. And that's why I can't stand either of them.

5/2/09   |   I_Bleed_Purple   |   415 respect

Naw, I just don't like loud people in general, I could care less their skin color.  It was JUST the yelling that annoyed me.  Be opinioned all you want, but don't be a douche about it.

5/2/09   |   dredizzle40   |   21 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm not going to flame you, but come on... in an age where a black man can become president, it's obvious that racism isn't nearly as one-way as people like to pretend.

Where there some genuine atrocities in our country's history? Absolutely. Did our ancestors really screw some things up? Yes, we all know it.

BUT... does that "culture" affect your average black person today more than it affects your average white person? Nope. At this point, it's all water under the bridge for everyone. It should be seen as a lesson learned, not a crutch or an excuse. How long should it be held against white people? I know that I had nothing to to do with slavery, so why should my right to call out racism be taken away? That's ridiculous.

people hate it when you get the truth straight with no chaser. its funny to me that because we have a black president that racism has been diminshed somewhat. the real deal was america didn't want another 4 years of republican bullshit!!!! why is it that black people should get over slavery but we must ALWAYS remember the holocaust. hmmmmm why is that? Stephen A Smith is not a racist he gave his commentaries straight up. people didn't like that he didn't conform to what people wanted him to be. you will be missed he gave a breath of fresh air to ESPN. if prople can get on Smith I KNOW YOU HAVE TO GET ON SKIP BAYLESS. Smith was the only person who challenged Bayless on issues. Simply put no one likes a loud Black Man with an opinion.

5/1/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
I think the very concept that one race can do something that the other can't is racist in itself, to be honest.

If someone is racist, they're racist. It doesn't matter what color their skin is.

Good point. I don't see it that way, but I can see your argument. Frankly, I don't think it is racist to say that one race can do something that the other can't do. I think that is part of what makes humanity so great is our diversity, and diversity by its very nature means that some people can do what other people can't do. And we need to put all of that diversity together in order to get the best result. I don't see that as being racist to recgonize that some people can do what other people can't do.

5/1/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Say what you will; I don't think a white person can ever know what it is like to be black so I don't think white people should run around calling black people racists. Just my feeling. It does not bother me if others don't share it.

I think the very concept that one race can do something that the other can't is racist in itself, to be honest.

If someone is racist, they're racist. It doesn't matter what color their skin is.

5/1/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm not going to flame you, but come on... in an age where a black man can become president, it's obvious that racism isn't nearly as one-way as people like to pretend.

Where there some genuine atrocities in our country's history? Absolutely. Did our ancestors really screw some things up? Yes, we all know it.

BUT... does that "culture" affect your average black person today more than it affects your average white person? Nope. At this point, it's all water under the bridge for everyone. It should be seen as a lesson learned, not a crutch or an excuse. How long should it be held against white people? I know that I had nothing to to do with slavery, so why should my right to call out racism be taken away? That's ridiculous.

Say what you will; I don't think a white person can ever know what it is like to be black so I don't think white people should run around calling black people racists. Just my feeling. It does not bother me if others don't share it.

5/1/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

BluDevil wrote:
+ Elvendy Billion. Stephen A. might be a lot of things, but a racist? Come on.

Frankly, white people who don't have a culture of being held in bondage for centuries (unless of course they can trace their line back to Moses and his people being held in bondage by the Egyptians (and that assumes that Moses was white)) shouldn't be able to call out members of other races for being "racist". Just my opinion, go ahead and flame me.

I'm not going to flame you, but come on... in an age where a black man can become president, it's obvious that racism isn't nearly as one-way as people like to pretend.

Where there some genuine atrocities in our country's history? Absolutely. Did our ancestors really screw some things up? Yes, we all know it.

BUT... does that "culture" affect your average black person today more than it affects your average white person? Nope. At this point, it's all water under the bridge for everyone. It should be seen as a lesson learned, not a crutch or an excuse. How long should it be held against white people? I know that I had nothing to to do with slavery, so why should my right to call out racism be taken away? That's ridiculous.

5/1/09   |   BearcatFan   |   6 respect

BluDevil wrote:
+ Elvendy Billion. Stephen A. might be a lot of things, but a racist? Come on.

Frankly, white people who don't have a culture of being held in bondage for centuries (unless of course they can trace their line back to Moses and his people being held in bondage by the Egyptians (and that assumes that Moses was white)) shouldn't be able to call out members of other races for being "racist". Just my opinion, go ahead and flame me.

And let the flaming commence.  You can't possibly be serious.  So when there were race riots in my hometown, and white people were being pulled out of their cars and severely beaten by black people for no other reason than thier skin color, we have no right to say that those people are racist because of the color of our skin?  That is a racist comment in itself.  Since it appears you are white yourself, that would not only make you racist, but also a hypocrite. 
I know this is a sports thread, but this subject really gets me going.  I am a white male, who grew up and worked in Over The Rhine, Cincinnati.  If any of you know anything about Cincinnati other than the Reds or Bengals, you know this city suffers from severe racial issues.  I have had to deal with black on white racism for a large portion of my life.  I can cite examples all day long, in great detail about how I was discriminated upon for my skin color, to the point of moving to a different city.  Don't tell me that black people have exclusive rights to be racist.  I beg any white person here who has grown up in a violent black neighborhood to tell me I'm wrong.  Until the people which hold the ideal of blacks being owed something by white people, racism will never cease.  I have never owned a slave, nor ever met a slave, or someone who has ever owned a slave.  I don't understand why I owe a certain group of people something based upon mine and their skin color.  I try to live my life as prejudice-free as this society will let me, but it will not let me. You even have prominent black leaders publicly saying that it is time to take responsibilities for our actions and futures, and not blame all problems on race. 

5/1/09   |   snbslugger

wrote:
If the shoe fits wear it............ but I was not talking about or even thinking about you when I made the negative comment.
(Edited by snbslugger)

I appreciate Stephen A. because if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have hilarious things like the videos listed above.

I hope the Heckling Society still attends the 2009 draft, even though he's not with ESPN anymore. 

4/30/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

So glad that I can finally watch ESPN with my tv at a normal volume...wait, that still isn't a good thing.

4/30/09   |   airwolfone

Oh finally we can all watch ESPN now that Stephen A has finally had a muzzle put on...   Now Stephen dont come back now ya hear!!!!

4/30/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Can we please get back to making fun of Stephen A Smith! QUITE FRANKLY, I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THIS POST HAS GOT OFF TOPIC. THE OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION IN HERE IS AS BAD AS KWWWWWWAME BROWN AND SLA-VA-MED-VA-DEN-KO COMBINED.

I AGREE! I DECLARE THIS THREAD A BUST AS IT IS NOT TALKING ABOUT THE GREATNESS OF ME, STEPHEN A SMITH! DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME THOUGH AS I LOOK FOR WORK! I SAVED UP SIX MONTHS WORTH OF CHEEZ DOODLES, AND THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS ASSURED ME THAT HE WOULD STILL COME TO VISIT ME!

4/30/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Well dammit I wrote this thing to be a piece to celebrate and making fun of Stephen A Smith, not as a post to determine whether or not Rush & Stephen were racists.

And I agree.  Way to get back on that horse and dangle that carrot in the right direction!

4/30/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Raider_Dave wrote:
Leave it to Jub to get a post back on track...wait what?  Is the sky falling?

Well dammit I wrote this thing to be a piece to celebrate and making fun of Stephen A Smith, not as a post to determine whether or not Rush & Stephen were racists.

4/30/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Can we please get back to making fun of Stephen A Smith! QUITE FRANKLY, I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THIS POST HAS GOT OFF TOPIC. THE OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION IN HERE IS AS BAD AS KWWWWWWAME BROWN AND SLA-VA-MED-VA-DEN-KO COMBINED.

Leave it to Jub to get a post back on track...wait what?  Is the sky falling?

4/30/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Can we please get back to making fun of Stephen A Smith! QUITE FRANKLY, I DON'T LIKE THE WAY THIS POST HAS GOT OFF TOPIC. THE OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION IN HERE IS AS BAD AS KWWWWWWAME BROWN AND SLA-VA-MED-VA-DEN-KO COMBINED.

4/30/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Mute Buttons and Cheese doodles are sad today.  

Steven A. Smith a racist? No. Now has he had issues with logic, reason and using his inside voice? Most certainly.

Steven, please do us all a favor and go back and be the NBA writer you where before ESPN.

4/30/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Hank Hill was right when he said: "What the hell kind of country is this where I can only hate a man if he's white?"

Idiots as well as geniuses come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and whether or not you like or agree with them is completely up to you and only you.

4/30/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
I didn't find Stephen A. Smith to be racist. He's just a person who spoke his mind in a very loud voice. While he's not the most knowledgeable sports person, he was very entertaining.  Whether you liked Stephen A or not, he definitely grabbed your attention and made you think.

Yeah, and if you didn't like him nobody was forcing you to watch him. You can change the channel, or god forbid you can turn off your TV. For all you out there that are celebrating his "failure" and the fact that he's not employed on ESPN, I hope you'll realize that karma is a bytch.

Being happy that a guy lost his job is not cool, IMO. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. I'm not going to say that I haven't cheered when a coach that I hated got fired for poor performance or when a player that stunk got cut or traded. But I think that is a little different than being happy that a sportscaster lost his job when you can easily just go some other outlet to get your sports news. It is kind of crappy, I think.

4/30/09   |   I_Bleed_Purple   |   415 respect

Thank God!  Just check out my "least favorite" sports analyst. Now who is gonna bug me on TV?!

4/30/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

wrote:
I seems there are people here who only have negative things to post on every subject. But Stephen Smith a Racist? That is crazy. A racist is RUSH LIMBAUGH......... it seems anytime a person makes a comment or comments that are not main stream, it is upsetting to those who hold steady to the past and have an aversion to progression.
Forever we have been hearing from the likes of those like Howard Cossell as the gold standard, problem is he represented only a segment of the population. Now a man of color, is on National Television, expressing a different side and that makes him a racist? Was Howard Cossell a racist? He certainly said some stupid, unfortunate things, but I do not think he was a racist. So what makes Stephen Smith a racist?

What kind of logic are you using? You use that word rather loosely and carelessly. Besides, relatively speaking, what do you know about racism?  Certainly you have never been pulled over for being a young black male, in the "wrong part of town" ............Now that is racism.

+ Elvendy Billion. Stephen A. might be a lot of things, but a racist? Come on.

Frankly, white people who don't have a culture of being held in bondage for centuries (unless of course they can trace their line back to Moses and his people being held in bondage by the Egyptians (and that assumes that Moses was white)) shouldn't be able to call out members of other races for being "racist". Just my opinion, go ahead and flame me.

4/30/09   |   snbslugger

Pat wrote:
Agreed. I'm a Republican, and I still can't stand him. But I really don't think he's a racist. And at the very least, he's not nearly as racist as people try to make him seem.

Just to lighten the mood...

OJ MAYO THIS IS STEPHEN A. SMITH. HAVE YOU FOUND THE REAL KILLERS?

These videos are awesome.

4/30/09   |   raiders1steve   |   10 respect

hey who dat-when you spoke of rush limbaugh you could EASILY substitute stephen a smith....he was LOUD and a WINDBAG.....and he was ALWAYS trying to be the LOUDEST guy in the room!!!!What took ESPN so LONG to can stephen a smith?He was ALWAYS making a FOOL of himself....

4/30/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
Rush Limbaugh + Microphone = STUPIDITY.  No one, I repeat NO ONE should take him seriously or pay attention to anything he says. He's so full of hot air, that if you stuck a pin in him, it would cause a worldwide heatwave.

Agreed. I'm a Republican, and I still can't stand him. But I really don't think he's a racist. And at the very least, he's not nearly as racist as people try to make him seem.

4/30/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Pat wrote:
Well thank you... I can't think of any more reliable news sources in the world than Black Planet.

Also, I can say for a fact that nearly all of those quotes were taken grossly out of context. Whatever though. It's quite irrelevant. The fact is that if Rush Limbaugh is the most racist person that someone can think of, then maybe America's a lot better off than we think.

Rush Limbaugh + Microphone = STUPIDITY.  No one, I repeat NO ONE should take him seriously or pay attention to anything he says. He's so full of hot air, that if you stuck a pin in him, it would cause a worldwide heatwave.

4/30/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

dumpsterdave6 wrote:
Here's a rundown of some of the racist things Rush has said: He wishes James Earl Ray, the guy that kiled MLK Jr should get a medal of honor. He's the first person I've ever heard bash Nelson Mandela, because he was "bankrolled by communists", not to mention he says that "slavery had its merits."

newsone.blackplanet.com/elections/top-10-racist-limbaugh-quotes/

Well thank you... I can't think of any more reliable news sources in the world than Black Planet.

Also, I can say for a fact that nearly all of those quotes were taken grossly out of context. Whatever though. It's quite irrelevant. The fact is that if Rush Limbaugh is the most racist person that someone can think of, then maybe America's a lot better off than we think.

4/30/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
I didn't find Stephen A. Smith to be racist. He's just a person who spoke his mind in a very loud voice. While he's not the most knowledgeable sports person, he was very entertaining.  Whether you liked Stephen A or not, he definitely grabbed your attention and made you think.

 One of the problems with him is he defends his boys. When Isiah Thomas was killing the Knicks with his bad deals and coaching Stephen A was defending him when my 2 year old boy could see that Isiah needed to go.

4/30/09   |   snbslugger

dumpsterdave6 wrote:
Here's a rundown of some of the racist things Rush has said: He wishes James Earl Ray, the guy that kiled MLK Jr should get a medal of honor. He's the first person I've ever heard bash Nelson Mandela, because he was "bankrolled by communists", not to mention he says that "slavery had its merits."

newsone.blackplanet.com/elections/top-10-racist-limbaugh-quotes/

Rush Limbaugh is also a half-deaf drug addict.  Regardless of what TV and radio want you to believe, he doesn't speak for moderate Republicans like me.

4/30/09   |   snbslugger

wrote:
I seems there are people here who only have negative things to post on every subject. But Stephen Smith a Racist? That is crazy. A racist is RUSH LIMBAUGH......... it seems anytime a person makes a comment or comments that are not main stream, it is upsetting to those who hold steady to the past and have an aversion to progression.
Forever we have been hearing from the likes of those like Howard Cossell as the gold standard, problem is he represented only a segment of the population. Now a man of color, is on National Television, expressing a different side and that makes him a racist? Was Howard Cossell a racist? He certainly said some stupid, unfortunate things, but I do not think he was a racist. So what makes Stephen Smith a racist?

What kind of logic are you using? You use that word rather loosely and carelessly. Besides, relatively speaking, what do you know about racism?  Certainly you have never been pulled over for being a young black male, in the "wrong part of town" ............Now that is racism.

Yeah, that's me, Mr. Negativity.  All I post is negative things on every subject.

I had a much longer reply prepared but Pat and Bearcat pretty much summed it up for me.  Stephen A was one of the pot-stirrers during the Rush Limbaugh/Donovan McNabb comment hysteria, and he basically felt compelled to remind everyone on TV that he was a "black man from Queens".  I expect objectivity from journalists when they are acting in a non-editorial capacity, and during Kobe's rape case and Allen Iverson's gun possession stories, he was unable to remain impartial.

This isn't about "A man of color on National Television expressing a different side."  This is about one guy, and his skin color is irrelevant, but at times he's tried to MAKE it relevant.  Howard Cossell wasn't a racist, but Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder and Al Campanis sure were.  Chris Berman is too, but not in the same way.

I haven't been pulled over for being a young black male.  However, I have had my car torn apart for being American, white, 24, and not being French Canadian at a border crossing in Quebec in 2002.  Good thing it was a rental.

4/30/09   |   dumpsterdave6   |   1 respect

Pat wrote:
The best example of racism that you can give is Rush Limbaugh? Seriously? Because of a comment about Donovan McNabb? Really? Let's forget that he is great friends with Walter Williams, a black man who often stands in for Rush on his show. Let's forget that the media HAS undeniably overhyped certain black QB's (Vick, Vince Young), even though they are (at best) mediocre by any reasonable standard.

While I don't think Rush's comments about McNabb were accurate, I don't think they were racist, either. He's just a Steelers fan who hates the Eagles.

Do you even remember what he said that was so racist? I doubt it... but the bottom line is that if Rush Limbaugh is the best example of racism that you can come up with, then you don't know what racism is.

Here's a rundown of some of the racist things Rush has said: He wishes James Earl Ray, the guy that kiled MLK Jr should get a medal of honor. He's the first person I've ever heard bash Nelson Mandela, because he was "bankrolled by communists", not to mention he says that "slavery had its merits."

newsone.blackplanet.com/elections/top-10-racist-limbaugh-quotes/

4/30/09   |   dahizzle   |   6 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
....which makes him a true ESPN employee.

...yeah but he was a little over the top with it at times and if you didn't agree with him, you were absolutely wrong.

4/30/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

dahizzle wrote:
well it is about time.  he was so partial at times or most of the time, and he has his favorite athletes and bashes the others.

....which makes him a true ESPN employee.

4/30/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

wrote:
I seems there are people here who only have negative things to post on every subject. But Stephen Smith a Racist? That is crazy. A racist is RUSH LIMBAUGH......... it seems anytime a person makes a comment or comments that are not main stream, it is upsetting to those who hold steady to the past and have an aversion to progression.
Forever we have been hearing from the likes of those like Howard Cossell as the gold standard, problem is he represented only a segment of the population. Now a man of color, is on National Television, expressing a different side and that makes him a racist? Was Howard Cossell a racist? He certainly said some stupid, unfortunate things, but I do not think he was a racist. So what makes Stephen Smith a racist?

What kind of logic are you using? You use that word rather loosely and carelessly. Besides, relatively speaking, what do you know about racism?  Certainly you have never been pulled over for being a young black male, in the "wrong part of town" ............Now that is racism.

I didn't find Stephen A. Smith to be racist. He's just a person who spoke his mind in a very loud voice. While he's not the most knowledgeable sports person, he was very entertaining.  Whether you liked Stephen A or not, he definitely grabbed your attention and made you think.

4/30/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Dear Stephen A,

I never cared for the way you called my name. 


Sincerely,

SLAVA MEDVENDENKO

4/30/09   |   brucek863   |   50 respect

Stop talking about who's racist and who's not. Get back to sports. All races play sports and atleast in our country many races play the sports toogether, so my point is I hate when that topic comes up.

4/30/09   |   NittanyJon   |   245 respect

In Philly he known as 'Screamin' A Smith'

4/30/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 Sports only please I do not want to read this crap.

4/30/09   |   dahizzle   |   6 respect

well it is about time.  he was so partial at times or most of the time, and he has his favorite athletes and bashes the others.

4/30/09   |   Big_Country78   |   38 respect

i cant wait for Espn's last day myself

4/30/09   |   BearcatFan   |   6 respect

wrote:
I seems there are people here who only have negative things to post on every subject. But Stephen Smith a Racist? That is crazy. A racist is RUSH LIMBAUGH......... it seems anytime a person makes a comment or comments that are not main stream, it is upsetting to those who hold steady to the past and have an aversion to progression.
Forever we have been hearing from the likes of those like Howard Cossell as the gold standard, problem is he represented only a segment of the population. Now a man of color, is on National Television, expressing a different side and that makes him a racist? Was Howard Cossell a racist? He certainly said some stupid, unfortunate things, but I do not think he was a racist. So what makes Stephen Smith a racist?

What kind of logic are you using? You use that word rather loosely and carelessly. Besides, relatively speaking, what do you know about racism?  Certainly you have never been pulled over for being a young black male, in the "wrong part of town" ............Now that is racism.

Yeah, because black people can't be racist. Only white people are racist.  I'm sure that the black police downtown that pulled me out of  and tore apart my car searching for drugs were not racist at all. 

4/30/09   |   nusrath_liyaqat

hay that's mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/30/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

wrote:
I seems there are people here who only have negative things to post on every subject. But Stephen Smith a Racist? That is crazy. A racist is RUSH LIMBAUGH......... it seems anytime a person makes a comment or comments that are not main stream, it is upsetting to those who hold steady to the past and have an aversion to progression.
Forever we have been hearing from the likes of those like Howard Cossell as the gold standard, problem is he represented only a segment of the population. Now a man of color, is on National Television, expressing a different side and that makes him a racist? Was Howard Cossell a racist? He certainly said some stupid, unfortunate things, but I do not think he was a racist. So what makes Stephen Smith a racist?

What kind of logic are you using? You use that word rather loosely and carelessly. Besides, relatively speaking, what do you know about racism?  Certainly you have never been pulled over for being a young black male, in the "wrong part of town" ............Now that is racism.

The best example of racism that you can give is Rush Limbaugh? Seriously? Because of a comment about Donovan McNabb? Really? Let's forget that he is great friends with Walter Williams, a black man who often stands in for Rush on his show. Let's forget that the media HAS undeniably overhyped certain black QB's (Vick, Vince Young), even though they are (at best) mediocre by any reasonable standard.

While I don't think Rush's comments about McNabb were accurate, I don't think they were racist, either. He's just a Steelers fan who hates the Eagles.

Do you even remember what he said that was so racist? I doubt it... but the bottom line is that if Rush Limbaugh is the best example of racism that you can come up with, then you don't know what racism is.

4/30/09   |   CUBBY4LIFE   |   1 respect

UgodawgsW wrote:
FINALLY! Quite Frankly he was a douche!!!

You are soooooooooooooooooo right!

4/30/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 it is about time

4/30/09   |   snbslugger

The 2008 draft "demotion" video.. oh man.. I'm in tears... what a riot.

Not even 2nd round draft picks want to talk to Stephen A. Smith.... bahahaha

4/30/09   |   snbslugger

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Seriously, I command you all to read this right now. You will die laughing.

Awesome.  Hahaha..

4/30/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Seriously, I command you all to read this right now. You will die laughing.

That is classic.

4/30/09   |   nebo

The stuff legends are made of...If your idea of legends is massive amounts of boorish EGO!!!

4/30/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

snbslugger wrote:
One less insecure racist d-bag off the air.  Next up: Jemele Hill.

Seriously, I command you all to read this right now. You will die laughing.

4/30/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

QUITE FRANKLY, THIS IS THE WORST NEWS I HAVE EVER HEARD! HOWEVA, I THINK THAT SLAVA MEDVEDENKO CAN REPLACE STEPHEN A. ON ESPN!

SLAVA MEDVEDENKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4/30/09   |   Raven73   |   103 respect

WHO WILL REPLACE HIM? WOULD THAT TOO BE CONSIDERED "REPLACING NOTHING"???

 

4/30/09   |   Wolfie75   |   68 respect

Well it is time for hm to move on.

4/30/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

http://images.chron.com/blogs/keepthefaith/scream.jpg

Sorry guys, I guess I should've said ear muffs first.  I'M JUST SO SAD WITH THIS NEWS!!

P.S. - AG does not approve.

4/30/09   |   snbslugger

One less insecure racist d-bag off the air.  Next up: Jemele Hill.

4/30/09   |   UgodawgsW

FINALLY! Quite Frankly he was a douche!!!