Let me guess, you hate Tiger Woods too because he curses too much and "does not respect the tradition of the game"?
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Read up. And maybe next time you won't make such an ignorant statement.
And, btw, Hitler did use the word "socialist" in the name of his party (National Socialist German Workers Party), but that didn't make him a socialist. It only means he used that word. East Germany was known as The German Democratic Republic, but that didn't make them a democracy.
Last edited by Luna Tick; 10-05-11 at 12:00 PM.
Pussies and the league to doing everything to get more touchdowns is pissing me off. I'm not hiding it at all. Vick embodies this. He is ****ing pussy that should be benched for nothing else but being a pussy.Yeah, Vick should have kept his mouth shut after the game, but is that really what is pissing you off about the NFL? I doubt it.
Golf is still golf. Who gives a **** if he curses? The problem I have with golf and tiger woods is comparing what he is doing to what Jack Nicklaus did. The equipment is not comparable so any direct comparisons just do not work but people don't stop doing it though. That does annoy me a bit. I really don't watch golf all that much though. Its a bit boring.Let me guess, you hate Tiger Woods too because he curses too much and "does not respect the tradition of the game"?
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While you might imagine that you are taking a stand against his firing, you are actually engaging in the very same behaviors that caused his firing. If nobody ever engaged in such irrational, emotionally-charged behaviors, Hank would still have his job. But because people such as yourself go overboard over pure nonsense like this, he got fired.Probably won't have any discernable effect. Though it will show me where people stand (or don't) on the simple concept of Right and Wrong. To me no sporting event, concert, etc... is more important than my beliefs, ideology, and philosophy. Simple as that.
It's not a political statement, it's a business decision.I see the intro as a part of the greater product, and its removal as a political statement which I will not support. Just like the Ben & Jerry's issue I mentioned earlier.
A business decision based on their assessment of what other people's political decisions might be. Having a controversial figure doing the intro is likely to lead to advertisers getting squirrelly about taking the advertising slots immediately before and after that intro because people might choose to avoid such products based on their irrational, emotionally charged political stances. That's how MNF would lose money over this issue, since it will still remain one of the most watched, if not the most watched, program in it's time slot. The only risk to them is that advertisers choose to avoid those advertising slots, which they might do in order to avoid losing profits as well.
The advertisers and ESPN are both aware that the product (NFL football) is far more important towards viewership than which washed up singer sings the theme song for that product. They aren't afraid of people not watching football (despite the few people who will think that doing exactly the same thing that got Hank fired will somehow prove something other than the fact that they don't really get why Hank was fired).
The biggest risk (in truth, the only real risk) were the advertising slots immediately before and after the intro.
The same thing was true with the Dixie chicks. It's a business decision designed to appeal to advertisers, who are afraid of being associated with morons who can't keep their traps shut despite their income being based on public perception of them. Just like how Gilbert Godfried got fired form being the voice for that annoying ****ing AFLAC bird over his tsunami jokes. Advertisers understand how public perception affects their profits. Celebrities apparently do not.
You'd think they'd be a little less sensitive to that kind of thing, considering the fact that ESPN is owned by the Disney Corp., and Walt Disney was the greatest American anti-semite for as long as I can remember.
Maybe they're too sensitive about anyone negative being compared favorably to Das Fuhrer.