Do you miss the days when downhill skiing, hockey, and curling were dominated by black athletes? Bryant Gumbel does. Ah, to long for the halcyon days of the Winter Olympiad.

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 don’t like them and won’t watch them … Because they’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 world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.”

The full quote and video can be accessed here.

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


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