Bryant Gumbel can be pompass and arrogant, but then there are those times when he can be even worse than that. Here’s what Gumbel said on HBO’s “Real Sports” program:
“Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like them and wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t watch them … Because theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.”
So, the Winter Olympics could use some more black people, eh Bryant? Hope springs eternal. Hey, maybe HBO will even find one to host “Real Sports” someday.
Gumbel says the absence of black competitors makes the Winter Games look like a GOP Convention, as opposed to a Democrat convention, above