Keith Olbermann Doesn't Know Why Evan Spencer Apologized

By DJ Byrnes on November 13, 2013 at 11:47a

At about 2:42 in the video, after taking Rob Gronkowski to task for being a buffoon, Keith Olbermann weighs in on the Evan Spencer "controversy." Thinking you're going to wipe the floor with your opponent is the essence of competitive sport, and Olbermann doesn't know why Evan Spencer felt the need to apologize.

“Evan Spencer apologizes. His coach says he won't speak to the media for a long, long time and Rob Gronkowski doesn't even get a question? Isn't the premise of competitive sports that you say you would wipe the field with your opponent? Maybe you believe it, maybe you don't. Maybe you say it with a laugh as Spencer did. Maybe you disarm reporters by saying ‘Maybe I'm a little biased.’ But exactly what did he apologize for? How is saying the essence of competition – ‘I believe I'll defeat you’ – and saying it politely, how is that a story? Let alone a reason for apology? Let alone reason for an apology in the context of football players throwing around fried rice references and stuff from the lexicon of Richie Incognito?”

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