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  1. #16

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?



    Don Imus at least can say, people who listen to my show know how I talk, or they figure it out pretty quickly. That's me and my show, and people don't have to listen.

    It's different when you're calling a baseball game.
    Festivus

    His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.




  2. #17

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    So then what is a "suitable" punishment? Suspension? Fine? prison? first born? Multiple apologies? No doubt, he goes on tv with a BIGGER apology and then that will not be enough.




  3. #18

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Either you didn't read my post or you deliberately misunderstood it. Ok.

    I don't want anybody 'punished'. I want to see someone for once "man up" and show the world what's *right*, after he's showed it what's wrong. Writing a charitable donation, not as punishment but as a simple act of repentance, would be perfect.
    Last edited by festivus; 05-09-2007 at 02:56 PM. Reason: restating my post, this time with fewer words
    Festivus

    His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.




  4. #19

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Why isn't this thread under "Them O's Hon" or another forum. I thought this is the Ravens 24x7 thread? What is it doing here?




  5. #20

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    It's the off season. Occasional off topic threads are allowed, as I understand it. And desperate for something unrelated to Kyle Boller, Troy Smith or Steve McNair, I started one.
    Festivus

    His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.




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    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Nurse View Post
    He was joking around. People need to get over it. Bunch of whining ass nappy headed hoes around here


    I'm sure people listening to the game who are or have been a victim of domestic abuse found it real funny. Please. You don't "joke around" about something like domestic violence.
    ''You'd love to go on the first day but I'm glad for the situation I'm in,'' he said. ''Baltimore knows how to play defense.''




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    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmaniac View Post
    "Personal experience"? "My friend's sister said", define "coming on to her". Was he there? Were you? Again, what does that have to do with him joking that she should rough Gibbons up to get him out of his slump?
    It was just another example of the guy acting like a bonehead. That's all. No need to throw a fit, RM.

    It was just a bad attempt at a joke. Not even funny even if you take the taboo subject matter away. Luckily he didn't say anything about blacks or Al and Jesse would be on the first plane to Baltimore to call for his head on a platter. This will most likely blow over quickly.




  8. #23

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Losac View Post
    This will most likely blow over quickly.
    Maybe, but I'm not so sure. After finally hearing it on the radio today, I was amazed at how Dempsey kept going on with this weird line of questionning, when it was obvious that Gibbons' wife wanted nothing to with it. The fact that he just wouldn't stop right away makes it look worse.

    And yes, I realize he was trying to be funny, but he wasn't.




  9. #24

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    Quote Originally Posted by festivus View Post
    Don Imus at least can say, people who listen to my show know how I talk, or they figure it out pretty quickly. That's me and my show, and people don't have to listen.

    It's different when you're calling a baseball game.
    What Don Imus said, in the right setting, (a comedy club, by a black comedian) is FUNNY... think about it. Abuse is NEVER funny, Never, not one bit. Only someone who has not experienced it, or been around it, could EVER possibly make such statements as Rick Dempsey did! It proves that he has never had the occasion to experience it, or actually give it some serious thought, .... or he IS a peabrain!




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    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
    Poor choice of words and poor subject to joke about.

    That said, Gibbons is horrible.

    PP

    Basically. Although Dempsey shouldn't have said it, Gibbons can't pay for a base hit.
    Waiting for the next one!!!




  11. #26

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Maybe NST starts a new protest to get him fired.




  12. #27

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Talk about not understanding things. Drew and Casey are just another example of the media blowing something out of proportion and wanting someone to pay even though it's not a big deal.

    Im with RM on this.

    He apologized for a stupid thing. That should be the end of it.

    This is absolutely political correctness coming out and it's getting out of control.

    It's pretty obvious that Rick wasn't condoning anything about domestic violence.

    But the PC police come out in full force and make this shit into something it's not.

    It's funny how some people can say whatever they want without any repercussions yet others get roasted for something that wasn't even close to being malicioius. Look at the context, analyze what the person said, then make your conclusion.

    To even insinuate that Dempsey should be fined, let alone fired, is ridiculous.

    THAT, would be the real joke.

    PP




  13. #28

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    PP, I'm not sure if you're suggesting I said he should be fined. I'm not, that would be wrong, and misreading what I've written here. But I would like to see him do something - anything - to show some contrition. A contribution of money or time or a favorable public appearance, I don't care.

    Like I said, I had the same thought about Jon Corzine, for setting a bad example not wearing a seatbelt. If you're a big shot, and you do something regrettable, show the world how you really feel (or pretend to really feel) with something more concrete than an obligatory "I'm sorry."

    I'm not the "PC police," whoever they are.
    Festivus

    His definitions and arguments were so clear in his own mind that he was unable to understand how any reasonable person could honestly differ with him.




  14. #29

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Festivus

    Im just talking in general about what I've read on this thread and on NST's site.

    Look, he said something dumb. He apologized for it. It should end there.

    If he CHOOSES to do something else, then fine. But why is that any time someone misspeaks nowadays, an apology isn't enough?

    People want people fired. They want heads to roll. He should donate money to the House of Ruth etc......

    Again, Dempsey said something stupid. I agree. It's a sensitive subject that shouldn't be joked about. But let's look at it for what it is, not what others want it to be. He didn't condone or even come close to condoning domestic violence.

    People get offended ALL the time in this country. Im sure you've been offended and I have as well. It doesn't mean people should be fired as some have suggested. Get the over it.

    What makes me crazy is the overreaction to stuff like this and the apathy about stuff said that is WAY worse than this.

    PP




  15. #30

    Re: Is Rick Dempsey a peabrain?

    Quote Originally Posted by purplepoe View Post
    Look, he said something dumb. He apologized for it. It should end there.PP
    I agree. I said in an earlier post that what he said was totally unfunny, and he should have shut up with it as soon as it became apparent that Gibbons' wife was uncomfortable with it. But I didn't say he should be fired for it. Scolded behind closed doors maybe, but not fired. This is the potential disaster that can happen when you exercise really poor judgement during a live interview on television. Most of the moronic comments that we might occasionally make aren't replayed on various radio stations all day long. He can't hide from it, which is probably why he was so quick to apologize.

    So Dempsey has already caught up to Gary Thorne on the MASN employee list of announcers who have said something really stupid on the air this year (or has it been this month?).




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