September 27, 2017
With President Trump’s feud with the NFL still swirling around the liberal media, sportscaster Bryant Gumbel signed off of his HBO show, REAL Sports, on Tuesday by thanking Trump for waking up American athletes. But being Bryant Gumbel, he had to go as low as he possibly could. With claims that the President was being racist, he lamented that America hasn’t come that far.
“Finally, tonight, a quick thanks to the current occupant of the White House for energizing the social consciousness of the modern American athlete,” Gumbel began.
“That occupants weekend series of racist, churlish, and childish comments drew a variety of stunning rebukes and actions, which suggests that jocks may finally be realizing that apathy won’t cut it anymore,” he smeared and praised. “That, in conjunction with their fame, they have important civic roles to play, especially now.”
Playing himself up to be some sort of intellectual, Gumbel opined about he and certain others were looking forward to the day athletes would become politically motivated en masse. “Those of us who’ve long focused on the intersection of sports and society have often wondered what it would take for today’s athletes to forsake the path of least resistance and actually stand for something, and now we know,” he told the camera.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:03 am