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    Flacco uses the R-word....great....



    Denver reporter asked Joe about prospects of a cold weather Super Bowl....

    “Yeah, I think it’s retarded,” Flacco said at his Super Bowl press gathering Monday. “I probably shouldn’t say that. I think it’s stupid. If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one. Other than that I don’t really like the idea. I don’t think people would react very well to it, or be glad to play anybody in that kind of weather.”
    http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...ce=rsshomeblog

    I could really give a shit about the cold weather SB stuff. But WHY???? did he feel the need to call it that word?!?!?!?!

    Seriously, stupid fucking comment Joe. Welcome to ridicule-ville. Especially when your future C, Gino Gradkowski, is majorly involved with the R-WORD CAMPAIGN!
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Non-issue really. He wasn't attacking anyone; not even an individual or group.

    Unless of course there is an active group or PR person for "Sueprbowls of past and future for colder climates" representative that would want to comment....


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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Calm down Francis.


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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    who cares?




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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Scally-
    Whew, I thought you were going to post that Flacco used the "N"* word....
















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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    I totally understand why RavenScallywag is making a big deal about it and I completely agree.

    That is a PR nightmare with him saying that, because "retard" is not a word that you want to throw around these days. I mean, he did sort of retract his comment, but really, it was a bad bad move that he used that word.

    Its right up there with some racial slurs in the public's mind.
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    idk, maybe I'm just more pissed off about it because I am a supporter of the R-word Campaign too...but that's one of those words that can reflect poorly on your character. Like saying something is gay. It just doesn't make sense. Call it bullshit, call it crap, call it ridiculous. There are a million better, safer adjectives.

    I'm not worried about this so much reflecting badly on the team, I'm more thinking this makes Joe look like an idiot.
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    Denver reporter asked Joe about prospects of a cold weather Super Bowl....
    http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...ce=rsshomeblog
    I could really give a shit about the cold weather SB stuff. But WHY???? did he feel the need to call it that word?!?!?!?!
    Seriously, stupid fucking comment Joe. Welcome to ridicule-ville. Especially when your future C, Gino Gradkowski, is majorly involved with the R-WORD CAMPAIGN!
    Here's another "R" word for you...Ridiculous ! We used the other "R" word as kids. Now everybody is so politically correct, that every word is analyzed. Perhaps nobody should even speak to the media because if they use an "incorrect" word due to over sensitivity, they will be labeled as ***. I guess you RavenScallwag have never said a word deemed inappropriate. In my book Joe Flacco seems like a decent man, married with a child, and never committed a crime. If your sort tried to vilify him, don't count me among your number... Bc




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    A little bit ignorant, but overall a non-issue. Political correctness is one of the scourges of our time. He, like the majority of the millions of people who use that word as a synonym for "bad," meant no offense. I understand that's not good enough for some people but it's good enough for me.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    idk, maybe I'm just more pissed off about it because I am a supporter of the R-word Campaign too...but that's one of those words that can reflect poorly on your character. Like saying something is gay. It just doesn't make sense. Call it bullshit, call it crap, call it ridiculous. There are a million better, safer adjectives.

    I'm not worried about this so much reflecting badly on the team, I'm more thinking this makes Joe look like an idiot.
    So uhmmm... Joe can't say an idea is retarded because it might offend someone, yet you can say he looks like an idiot?

    Scally, love you to death brother but that's just hypocritical.
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    Indefensibly stupid. Hopefully he gets out in front of it quickly with an apology.

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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    To be serious about this, I think Flacco (at least from what Scally's posted quote says) recognized that "retard" or "retarded" is probably not an appropriate word to use when addressing the rationale over domed stadiums and the desire to host a Super Bowl. And please understand, I completely recognize the issue of not using inappropriate terms in situations like this (e.g., commenting to the media as a QB representing one of the SB teams).

    FWIW, and IMO, I suspect it's a "youthful" (read: knucklehead and inexperienced") comment that likely does not reflect Flacco's feelings about those citizens who are mentally or emotionally challenged. I'd even bet that Flacco feels badly about saying what he did, in the way he said what he did. I'll give him a pass on this one.




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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Quote Originally Posted by darb72 View Post
    So uhmmm... Joe can't say an idea is retarded because it might offend someone, yet you can say he looks like an idiot?

    Scally, love you to death brother but that's just hypocritical.
    Idiot offends people?

    I'll admit, I re-read it a few more times...maybe I did over-react. I just hope he gets out tomorrow and clarifies. Believe me, I'm betting Baltimore is not the only town who is going to pick up on this. And I can give him a pass if he just mistakenly used the word and didn't intend it...

    Yeah, we live in a PC world, but things like that SHOULD be cleaned up. I'm not going to denounce anyone for slipping up or using it for a time, but like I said, I hope he clarifies and makes an effort to not use that stuff again.
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    Why was it OK to call retarded children "retarded" until recently someone cane up with the idea that there's something offensive. Should we behave like those in the Emperor's New Clothes by pretending that someone retarded is not?

    Why is this even a subject for board discussion? "Retard" is Lefty's PC word du jour .... fucking political correctness is just a technique used by liberals to try to control the rest of us. I sometimes intentionally state matters in a politically incorrect manner just to piss off Lefty.

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