Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Blind Item #8

This NBA announcer paid off a guy who is gay and who our NBA announcer thought was hitting on him.So, our NBA announcer punched the guy and called him some not very nice names. Well, no one ever accused the announcer of being gay friendly.

36 comments:

sandybrook said...

Charles Barkley

derek harvey said...

Homophobia in the sports world who woulda thought...

Tricia Shaw said...

Marv alberts

Freya said...

Skip Bayless?

OneEyeCharlie said...

Sir Charles. Not afraid of dealing out the knuckle sandwich

sandybrook said...

Marv's not gay unfriendly. He used to dress up in women's lingerie when he got caught up in his sex scandal and the 3 ways were 2 guys and a girl.

Sillygurl said...

Crack Smoking Charles Barkley. If you didn't know, google it.

Sillygurl said...

Somehow THIS makes me like Marv alot more.

Kno Won Uno said...

Have to be someone whose punch would count.

derek harvey said...

These guys all sound like great candidates to me the new mayor of my city Toronto...

Freya said...

If this is Barkley, this is turrible.

sandybrook said...

Nah Derek nobody can top Mayor Fords escapades

WareCat said...

Fuck u, Charles Barkley!

Freya said...

Chris Broussard. He made some anti-gay comments about Jason Collins.

TalksTooMuch said...

I'm going with Freya's guess because I LOVE Charles Barkley. Anyone who owns his DUI and says it was in pursuit of awesome oral is oTay with me

Riven said...

See in the hockey world we'd just respond with pictures of Sad Patrick Burke if an NHL announcer were to do this. Sad Patrick Burke shuts up homophobes pretty quickly, or at least makes them more private about their bigotry. (We're not perfect though, sexism is pretty rampant).

Side-note for those who watch hockey: I have such a crush on Burkie. It's ridiculous. Fan-girling out over here.

Dingle Barry said...

Bob Costas fights with his well turned phrases, not his fists to ankles.

Sherry said...

Well Riven, now you made me Google Sad Patrick Burke.

So he paid this guy off but still punched him? I feel like we're missing something here.

Chris said...

Mark Jackson

Riven said...

@Sherry Patrick Burke may be too common of a name, but you'll def find him if you add "you can play."

If you're interested there is a wonderful article on YCP, homophobia in sports, and the Burke family by John Buccigross called "We Love You, This Won't Change a Thing."

Patrick Burke is, in my opinion, just an incredible brother and human being. And it's not enough that he challenged an entire national sports league to confront it's internalized homophobia, and then started helping every other sport do the same, it's that he did it for his kid brother because he couldn't.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

NBA announcer? That is a category? Is that important?

Anyway, the dude is an asshole. If it was an ugly woman (the kind of ugliness that even a straight man would reject while he is sober). he wouldn't have punched her. That's the answer.

sugarbread maker said...

shaq attack!!!

QueenAnne Guido said...

Sir Charles has always been gay friendly and supportive. It says announcer, not sportscaster. Barkley is a sports caster.

Love22 said...

I've always heard that Barkley was into chicks with dicks.

auntliddy said...

Silly, not if u kind of grew up with him as local broadcaster. Then it was like finding this stuff out about your uncle or something! Major ick factor!

Sean said...

The guy is lucky his head is still attached if it is Barkley that hit him.

Sprink said...

@kermit (with the weird ass name I cannot be bothered to decipher), I'm still trying to decipher THIS infuriating piece of writing:

"If it was an ugly woman (the kind of ugliness that even a straight man would reject while he is sober). he wouldn't have punched her."

Blimey.

TalksTooMuch said...

(Pssst: Sprink, it's supposed to be a penis)

(That's what she said)

Sprink said...

(Psst back...what a fecking stupid user name!)

TalksTooMuch said...

(Psst: right??? There were a couple of times everyone was going to change to a rap name and then someone called him knob jockey, it all adds up to a very long,incomprehensible name. Referencing penii)

Sprink said...

(Psst, totally! And is he Dutch? And how puerile is that anyway?)

Sprink said...

Psst, PS--I'll throw out Musberger so I can pretend to be on topic!)

TalksTooMuch said...

(Psst: no, from Spain, I believe! But he sounds awwwwfully American sometimes...puerile is the word, I'm guessing teenager with thwarted PCs)

TalksTooMuch said...

(Psst: good thinking! I'm gonna throw something out also so nobody thinks we've gone OT! Thank goodness for brackets!)

How about Kenny Smith?

Stephanie23 said...

+1

hippy chk said...

Barkley isn't an announcer.

Chris Webber? Reggie Miller?