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Not Showing The Gruesome Kevin Ware Injury is Malpractice

As I write this, I am still stunned that CBS, ESPN and most major sports media outlets made the decision not to air the injury to Louisville’s Kevin Ware on Sunday.  Yep, as a grown man with a wife, two kids a mortgage, etc., they decided that a compound leg fracture was far too much for my sensitive eyes.

The decision to withhold this news story from the public is simply childish.  I’ve watched wars live on TV  I watched Nick Berg’s assassination by terrorists and I’ve see people jumping out of the twin towers to their deaths, but I can’t watch a basketball play break his leg.  I feel like I am living with my mother.

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CBS and ESPN have tossed any and all credibility they had left with me following this decision, to censor the news is simply not acceptable.

Not showing the video is a desperate and soft reaction the shrieks of “non” sports fans watching, yes, I am talking about women who worry about little Joey seeing a broken leg.  The networks are attempting to appeal to these soccer moms by softening sports at every turn.  Look at the myriad of changes we’ve seen in sports already, the lame and far too subjective “helmet to helmet” rule, the running back ruling that was just approved by the NFL and the crackdown on fighting in the NHL.  I’m afraid to ask what is next, no lunging to block a shot in a basketball game for fear of gruesomely breaking your leg?  I don’t see where it ends.

Playing sports is hard, if it weren’t, everybody would play. The answer isn’t softening it to avoid unfortunate injuries.  The athletes understand the risks of sports and for the most part they can deal with and recover from injuries.

The absolute social media mania that went on after Ware’s injury is pathetic and sad, unfortunately all the social has a tendency to dictate policy.  People need to get a grip and look at the big picture, sometime stuff happens, dealing with it in an adult manner should be the reaction, not “thoughts and prayers” for a kid who was walking 24 hours after the injury happened.

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It’s OK to be sensitive and thoughtful, but over sensitivity and panic seem to be the first reaction too anything that shocks us.

Get a grip!

 



(Video) Doug Gottlieb’s TV Joke Is A Non-Issue!

DOUDI sorry, I don’t get it, CBS’s Doug Gottlieb makes a joke that isn’t knee slapping hilarious and now he should be fired?  You can’t be serious Mark May!

Gottlieb made his CBS NCAA Tournament debut Thursday night and said “I’m just here to bring diversity to the set, give kinda the white man’s perspective.”  Uh, so.  I don’t see the issue here, he made a joke, that was actually FUNNY to most white guys.  I laughed and every white dude I know laughed.  What is the point?  How did he offend anybody?  If simply using the term “white man’s perspective” is racially offensive, then off with his head.  Yes, this is where we are in 2013, everybody is a pro when it comes to outrage.  Apparently, it means little that the guy sitting a couple of seats down is one of the most offensive and funny human beings on earth, Charles Barkley.

The fact that Mark May from ESPN express his outrage and called for Gottlieb to be fired immediately is an embarrassment to May, what a thin-skinned, spineless wimp.  May was so afraid that the precious under 12 year old crowd would here it that he tweeted this little nugget “Nice job Gottlieb, I hope all the kids 12 and under didn’t hear it.”  Well, guess what Mark, both of mine saw it and didn’t even notice he said anything offensive.  A joke like that would go over any 12 year old’s head.  Spare us the phony “it’s about the kids” routine.  I’m guessing this has more to do with professional jealousy than the actual comment.

We’ve come to the point where there is simply too much sanctimony and outrage in our media and social media.  Everybody’s looking for that “gotcha” moment and it has gone too far.

The subject of race is touchy, but it isn’t taboo?  Most of America laughed at Gottlieb’s joke, even in mixed company, it wasn’t meant to be sinister, it was meant to be funny and ironic.  Instead of lauding the facts that we are at the point where there are four black men hosting a pre-game show (there was a point in my life when that would NEVER have happened) we get caught up in a white guy pointing out the irony!

So please, if you are “outraged” over Gottlieb’s joke, chill out and allow yourself a little laugh instead of pound out venom on your social media account.  It was a joke!

See the video below!