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I don't know about you but think it would be funny to watch Dennis Rodman in a skirt skating on ice.
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Gumbel was totally off-base. Does he think ( and that may be the question) that there should be racial quotas on every activity. It is quite understandable that blacks are not enamored of nordic sports. As many have said--its just too cold. So why make an issue of it?
Why aren't whites represented according to the general population in rap music? Equally absurd.
Gumbel should stick to whatever is written for him to say, and stop trying to improvise.

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I don't know about you but think it would be funny to watch Dennis Rodman in a skirt skating on ice.
He's prolly done it too.

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Why aren't sumo wrestlers doing ballet? Pregnant nuns should also be allowed to pole vault as well.
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Gumbel was totally off-base. Does he think ( and that may be the question) that there should be racial quotas on every activity. It is quite understandable that blacks are not enamored of nordic sports. As many have said--its just too cold. So why make an issue of it?
Why aren't whites represented according to the general population in rap music? Equally absurd.
Gumbel should stick to whatever is written for him to say, and stop trying to improvise.

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It is better to remain silent and have people think you are an idiot, than to speak and remove all doubt.
I don't believe that was Mr. Gumbel's point. His point was that sports should require athleticism, and that the Winter Olympics is a far cry from a showcase of the greatest athletes in the world, as is the Summer Olympics. He's right, but that doesn't detract from the fun or importance of the games. Some sports require great athleticism, others require great skill, the best require both. I agree with Mr. Gumbel's assessment, but do not agree with his conclusion.

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RE: Gumbel: Lack of Blacks @ W - Olympics

He was also making a joke. You know, like finding a self-made man at the Democratic Convention.
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RE: Gumbel: Lack of Blacks @ W - Olympics

Yup, which a whole lotta folks apparently didn't appreciate. Humor is so subjective. Thank allah no one turned this into a cartoon, for god's sake! I'm right with him on March Madness though!

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