Saturday, April 07, 2007
Imus Insults Rutgers Women's Basketball Team
Imus started out talking about the Rutgers team as, "some rough girls from Rutgers. They got tattoos," and then went on to call them "some nappy-headed hos."Gees. What's Imus hiding under that cowboy hat? A vacuous cranium?
He compared them to the Tennessee team, saying "The girls from Tennessee -- they all looked cute."
The conversation then went on to compare the game to "the jigaboos versus the wannabes." Media Matters reported that the show's executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, made that comment
Being a huge Tennessee Lady Vols fan, I generally only take notice of other colleges only as far as their threat to Tennessee's championship hopes. I was fortunate enough to watch Tennessee romp over Ole Miss in the NCAA Regional Finals in Dayton, OH. I clutched my fingers as Tennessee pulled out a victory over North Carolina in the last few minutes of the game by making an incredible 20-2 scoring run.
Then in the NCAA Championship, Tennessee out-defensed the best defensive team in the country to earn their 7th national championship.
As for Rutgers, they proved themselves to be worthy opponents. They scrapped and fought throughout the entire game. They only let up with less than 30 seconds in the game and victory was obviously out of reach. Rutgers' Coach String proved why she is the second winningest coach in NCAA women's basketball.
The Rutgers players showed sportswomanship and practiced fair play. They represented themselves and their school honorably. What a shame that an overrated, boring talk show host would make such pathetic, insulting, ungrounded remarks. Sure, Mr. Imus apologized but apologizes rarely suffice.
BTW - Many of the Tennessee players are cuties, especially Candice Parker. But, more than that, they can play some ball!
UPDATE: More Here at a Rutgers' fan's blog. (Hat tip to >Instapundit)
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