ESPN should fire MNF analyst Jon Gruden Who knows what was behind his merciless pillaging of the Redskins’ third-string quarterback, Colt McCoy?

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Oct 28, 2014 2 Comments ›› admin

by Lynn Woolley

To be blunt, Gruden was a jerk. He’s also the brother of Redskins coach Jay Gruden, so who knows what was behind his merciless pillaging of the Redskins’ third-string quarterback, Colt McCoy.

The MNF crew - Gruden (center) and Tirico (right)

The MNF crew – Gruden (center) and Tirico (right)

All McCoy did was pass for 299 yards, score on a quarterback draw, and lead one of the league’s worst teams to an overtime victory over one of its best.

I’m not an NFL fan. I tuned in because I wanted to see how the former Longhorn would perform.

“Terrible decision by McCoy,” Gruden said. “McCoy has got to take charge of the huddle,” he intoned. “Tony Romo,” on the other hand, “is a pleasure to watch.” During halftime, Gruden analyzed a pass: “McCoy has a chance to make a big play – he missed the throw.” And on it went. And for no apparent reason, as McCoy was playing quite well.

Mike Tirico, the play-by-play announcer, deserves a better partner.

The other interesting thing about this game was the ongoing controversy (and I use the term loosely) about the name “Redskins.” According to polls, a vast majority of the American people either support the nickname – or don’t care one way or the other.

Colt McCoy

Colt McCoy

We have ISIS, Ebola and Obama. The name of a pro football team pales (pun intended) in comparison.

So who cares?

I care because of the political correctness (read: liberalism) inherent in the dispute. To wit: a few liberals and multiculturalists are offended. On my list of things I don’t give a cr*p about, this ranks just below climate change.

At least the pathetic play-by-play team on ESPN (Mike Tirico was brought down by the pile of garbage who was serving as his analyst) did, occasionally, use the term “Redskins.”

I didn’t listen to the radio broadcast on the Cowboys network where play-by-play voice (and a former college of mine when I was at KRLD) Brad Sham has promised NOT to ever allow the word to pass his lips.

Who knew Brad Sham was so PC?

Meanwhile, at the corner of AT&T Way and Randol Mill Road, about two-dozen easily offended people marched in protest of the Redskins’ name. One of the organizers was named Yolanda Blue Horse. Ms. Blue Horse said, “This protest has been going on since the 1970’s.”

Who knew this “struggle” was so long-lived? It must have started out really slowly.

I thought this was a symptom of the Obama administration. So, fine. Let’s change the name to the “Bravehearts,” or to the “Caucasians,” and then we can move on to changing the names of the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Indians, Florida State Seminoles, Indianapolis, Waco, Indian summer, and Atlanta Braves.

Where do we stop? The sports teams at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor are called the “Crusaders.” I wonder whom that offends.


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  1. admin says:

    So now, this jerk is head coach of the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders? Yet another reason not to watch.

  2. admin says:

    When I wrote this, I did not know that this guy is also a coach. Sorry, I do not follow the NFL.

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