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Archive: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

History Lesson

Despite the Bennetts' football career, they are not mindful of the stereotypes that had to be overcome by their predecessors, so in the end they stand for nothing.

By Roman Oben | July 17, 2009; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Bennetts' Brand Takes a Dive

YouTube has its power - use it wisely - before diminishing a valued brand with a walk down memory lane in the cotton fields.

By Derede McAlpin | July 16, 2009; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (2)

Integrate the Black Olympics!

The fact that only African Americans were invited to compete in the "Black Olympics" makes me want to puke.

By Emil Steiner | July 16, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Awareness Fail

If you want to do racial humor, you have to be very skilled, and you have to know EXACTLY where the line is

By Doug Farrar | July 16, 2009; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (1)

First Rule of Funny. Be Funny.

There wasn't anything remotely offensive in "Black Olympics" other than the complete lack of comedy.

By Dan Levy | July 16, 2009; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ignorant or Uplifting?

Does Black Olympics prove that this generation is not haunted by racism, or that it is simply ignorant of history?

By Dawn Knight | July 16, 2009; 8:08 AM ET | Comments (4)

Just Not Funny

If you want a pass on edgy humor, you have to be funny. The "Black Olympics" video isn't humor or satire, it's crap.

By Gene Weingarten | July 16, 2009; 7:41 AM ET | Comments (6)

Ignorance Personified

No African-American with a functioning cerebrum would ever purposely compose such a self-degrading, self-hating piece of tripe and then present it to the world.

By Mike Freeman | July 16, 2009; 7:25 AM ET | Comments (35)

Chinese Olympics

Let's say I did a similar video with Timmy Chang that had chow mein eating, a math-off and dry cleaning, and we called it the Chinese Olympics. Would that be offensive to anyone?

By Gene Wang | July 16, 2009; 5:59 AM ET | Comments (3)

Vick + UFL = Perfect Pair

Whether by design or mere coincidence it appears that the marriage of Michael Vick and the UFL was one made in pigskin heaven.

By Peter Schaffer | July 14, 2009; 1:49 PM ET | Comments (6)

Beckham Meets COPS

The thought of Michael Vick suiting up for the UFL sounds far more like a carnival sideshow attraction than a smart acquisition for a legitimate league.

By Jason Maloni | July 14, 2009; 12:13 PM ET | Comments (5)

A Match Made in Heaven

It's rare to find two puzzle pieces that fit together as well as Michael Vick and the upstart United Football League.

By Dave Choate | July 14, 2009; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (3)

No Such Thing As Bad PR For UFL

No offense to the PETA people (perhaps some offense to the PETA people) but many of them are downright crazy.

By Dan Levy | July 14, 2009; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vick Buzz Worth Bite?

For brands looking for an edge, Vick just might be that Wow Factor.

By David Carter | July 14, 2009; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (5)

PETA Protest Possible

PETA certainly wouldn't take anything off of the table in terms of protesting the UFL were it to sign Vick.

By Dan Shannon | July 14, 2009; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (15)

Avoid the XFL's Fate

The UFL has to reconcile is just what kind of league it wants to be, and what it wants to accomplish.

By Doug Farrar | July 14, 2009; 9:28 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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