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shamgod

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Comment 20 Apr 2015

Our Buckeyes accomplished something tremendous and the president is honoring their accomplishment. It's a tradition spanning multiple decades. Part of being the president is performing ceremonial duties. This has been true since the founding of our great nation.

Comment 12 Apr 2015

Perhaps! But when he's pairing "haze of bourbon" with "latent homophilia," that's not a good look. I can follow your reasoning though. In a sense, sports fandom is a celebration of the body just as fashion magazines are. But I don't want to have sex with Braxton Miller just because I derive pleasure from what his body can do on the football field.

Either way, his joke was easily interpreted as bigoted (at least by me) and therefore he, in the most charitable view, executed it poorly (at least according to me).

Comment 12 Apr 2015

I know what the word latent means. The rest of your comment is a word salad. Originally you were talking about scouts; now it seems you're trying to claim that sportswriters unconsciously overpraise gay athletes relative to straight ones—a phenomenon that, due to my lack of sophistication, I am ignorant to.

Dude, you were making a gay joke. It's not the end of the world, but there's no place for that tacky shit and it deserves to be called out.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

I've explained the false equivalency at length and directly asked you questions and you've made no substantive response. So your "fuck you" isn't doing anything for me. But Go Bucks! 

Comment 05 Apr 2015

My grandma likes it when I say "fuck"! She's ninety and about to die and it makes her feel less out of touch.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

Good stuff! And agreeing with you that this thread should have been killed a long time ago. I have plenty of websites that reinforce what I think, and I'd rather hear about what my fellow Buckeye fans have to say about Conley/Webb/Lattimore. 

Comment 05 Apr 2015

Three of them would be dead, and the fourth would consider it vulgar. And I would agree with her! It's not a nice word and he was poorly representing his college.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

I don't disagree. I think the word, when black people use it, is quite possibly defeatist and nihilistic. But Harrison was never slurring Kaminsky, and arguments that he was were aggravating beyond belief.

Let's be friends. I like goat, lamb, beef, and Real Madrid. Do you like any of those things?

Comment 05 Apr 2015

It is! He's saying that Riley Cooper and Andrew Harrison deserve the same opprobrium. But as 30% of the people on this thread have noted, Harrison's use of the n-word was equivalent to calling Kaminsky "dude." This thread has been depressingly full of people who are bitter that black people get to use the n-word.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

Unleash_the_Dave can't call people niggers. Black people can call people niggers. This offends Unleash_the_Dave. Apparently he's butthurt that he can't call people niggers.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

How was Harrison racially denigrating Kaminsky by calling him the n-word? What was he claim was he making about Kaminsky by calling him that word?

It wasn't me who down voted you by the way.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

And no, the same standards don't apply to all. As an adult male, I am not entitled to gynecological exams or the right to attend high school. I'm too young to get Medicare and too old to be drafted. I can slap my girlfriend's ass while we're having sex but I can't slap her ass in front of her mother. And I can't slap her mother's ass at all.

CONTEXT, people. The n-word is not a slur against white people!

Comment 05 Apr 2015

Because you calling him the n-word (assuming you're not black) and him calling you the n-word aren't the same thing.

When a white person calls a black person the n-word, that's a claim that the recipient is shitty and inferior because he's black. When a black person calls a white person the n-word, that's either a compliment (you're a cool dude who's on our side) or an indication that the black person calls EVERYONE the n-word.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

All this has shown is that Harrison reflexively calls people the n-word. It's absolutely impossible to argue that what he said was racist without making false equivalencies that are so insipid that they can't even be argued.

That said, he fucked up.