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



    Gay is obviously still used to describe people who are gay. It is INAPPROPRIATE however to use it simply to describe something as a negative. Someone who is homosexual is gay, something you find annoying or stupid should be called annoying or stupid, not gay or retarded.

    No one is trying to control anyone. You're still free to complain about queer retard crippled nigger broads. No one will stop you. We'll just think less of you.
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    We could have had a dome long before anyone heard of Flacco but Art didn't want one. He wanted to play out
    in the cold the way football was meant to be. We just beat Manning who has trouble playing in cold weather
    after playing in a dome all those years.

    A dome here might have been nice because it could have doubled as a basketball arena to jure an NBA or NHL
    team and the Final Four but we had the best stadium in the country when it was built and now many if not
    most are copied after ours.




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

    The reality of the situation is that in a business setting, especially one that involves the media, if you wish to cater to a broad audience and make tons of money from them, then you must be politically correct. In this business/media context it is essential to avoid any terminology or actions that could be deemed inflammatory by anyone lest you alienate your entire audience and lose sales.

    Fortunately, because of the way Joe immediately backed away from his usage of the word retarded, there will not be a lasting negative impact to him or the team. I am not upset he said it, but it was not a very smart thing to say. I am certain Kevin Byrne's complexion went from deep Ravens' purple back to normal in a matter of 3 seconds as he briefly imagined the PR disaster he would have to spin and control only to realize that Joe's fast retraction saved him from most of that heavy lifting.

    For those of you who bemoan the world of political correctness that we live in, gnashing your terrible teeth, roaring your terrible roars, and rolling your terrible eyes, we no longer live in the land of the Wild Things. You might as well be howling at the moon. This is the way the world is and it is not going to change back any time soon.

    And that's right - I was politically incorrect and called you monsters, but I am not Joe Flacco so it doesn't matter that much.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau Petard View Post
    Scally-
    Whew, I thought you were going to post that Flacco used the "N"* word....

    * Niners!
    Beau strikes again, lol.
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleguy View Post
    I am absolutely amazed at how sensitive this country has become. I think it's a big reason why we are on such a downward spiral.
    Kids can actually get suspended for bullying these days.
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Kids can actually get suspended for bullying these days.
    The HORROR! Next thing you know they're gonna tell me that pinching my secretary's ass and threatening to fire her if she tells me not to is wrong too.

    As for this imagined "downward spiral" the country is in, I always laugh when I hear about it. In the 20's jazz and liquor were going to bring the whole country down. Then it was letting women vote. Then it was zoot suits and swing music. Then beatniks. Then rock and roll. Then Elvis' pelvis. Then hippies. Then integration. Then that new fangled Satanic heavy metal. Then no fault divorce. Then rap. Then the gays. Now it's "Political correctness."

    Wonder what's going to be ending it all ten years from now.
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    'It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?' —Stephen Fry

    I agree with this 100%, if you don't, you might be a retard.




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    He said, which you can say he shouldnt have, but he corrected himself almost within the same sentence. I dont think its that big of a deal.

    furthermore his opinion i think is spot on. Everyone loves a good cold weather game, but im not sure its right to have the winner of the superbowl decided by such. Theres teams that play way better than others in cold weather but in any other condition theyd be lucky to even make it respectable. I like the idea of two teams playing under optimum conditions and just seeing whos better (at least that day), rather than whos the better team in 20 degrees or snow.
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    Re: Flacco uses the R-word....great....

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    The HORROR! Next thing you know they're gonna tell me that pinching my secretary's ass and threatening to fire her if she tells me not to is wrong too.

    As for this imagined "downward spiral" the country is in, I always laugh when I hear about it. In the 20's jazz and liquor were going to bring the whole country down. Then it was letting women vote. Then it was zoot suits and swing music. Then beatniks. Then rock and roll. Then Elvis' pelvis. Then hippies. Then integration. Then that new fangled Satanic heavy metal. Then no fault divorce. Then rap. Then the gays. Now it's "Political correctness."

    Wonder what's going to be ending it all ten years from now.
    Nice post SpamBot.
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    Meh.

    Will the media make a stink? Yes.

    Is it a big deal? Nope.

    He corrected himself so I'm fine with it. He just needs to be more careful this week where every word is going to be scrutinized.
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    Personally I don't like the use of the word gay as a synonym for "lame" (is that even politically correct, come to think of it?) because it implies a correlation between gayness and being bad or negative or unpleasant, which is not fair to those who are gay. I don't feel quite as strongly with using the word retarded to mean stupid because it doesn't necessarily undermine the population of individuals with actual mental retardation, since in essence you're still using a word that has a dictionary meaning that is close or the same as the meaning you intend by using it and you're not actually necessarily referencing a person or personal quality by using it. Gay, when used in that manner, does absolutely use a personal quality as a negative, but retarded does not, in my opinion.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista T View Post
    Whoa! Now it's not OK with the PCers to say "Gay"? That's fuckin' ridiculous! When I grew up, the correct term was "queer" or "homo" which somehow later were deemed to be offensive by Lefty. Then it turned to "gay" as the PC term, with "queer" and "homo" became the bad guys according to the pointy-headed Leftists who make up these rules.

    All of you who support PC should read the book "1984" to get an idea as to why normal Americans resent PC's intrusion into our lives.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    The HORROR! Next thing you know they're gonna tell me that pinching my secretary's ass and threatening to fire her if she tells me not to is wrong too.

    As for this imagined "downward spiral" the country is in, I always laugh when I hear about it. In the 20's jazz and liquor were going to bring the whole country down. Then it was letting women vote. Then it was zoot suits and swing music. Then beatniks. Then rock and roll. Then Elvis' pelvis. Then hippies. Then integration. Then that new fangled Satanic heavy metal. Then no fault divorce. Then rap. Then the gays. Now it's "Political correctness."

    Wonder what's going to be ending it all ten years from now.

    Aliens.
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    Joe Flacco blasts cold-weather Bowl

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2012...-super-bowl-nj

    Kinda puts his foot in his mouth.




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    Re: Joe Flacco blasts cold-weather Bowl

    That game in Denver in 0 degree weather was pretty damn good.
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