ESPN has suspended Bob Griese for one game following a remark he made about NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
During the Minnesota-Ohio State game Saturday a promo graphic was shown listing the top drivers in NASCAR’s points race. Chris Spielman, a fellow analyst, asked where Montoya was.
Griese said Montoya was “out having a taco”.
Montoya declined to comment and said he’d never heard of Griese.
It sure would be nice if people weren’t so obsessive over Political Correctness. I thought the remark was hilarious and I love JPM. I’m a huge fan of his, even though he drives for a second tier team. I love his candidness in interviews and his aggressiveness on the track.
This wouldn’t be any different if a French reporter asked where Lance Armstrong was and another responded, “Eating a cheeseburger”. That’s funny stuff right there!
This could have been a Vietnamese digging a tunnel, a Muslim making a bomb, a Canadian waiting for healthcare, an Italian making a pizza, an African-American trying to figure out if he really is from Africa, a soldier in Afghanistan waiting on reinforcements, an Irishman waiting on another pint, a redneck in line at Wal-Mart, a fatty chowing down at the AYCE bar, a Columbian doing a line (Montoya is Columbian), or any number of distasteful analogies. It wasn’t.
Hey, Griese didn’t say JPM was out cutting grass. Get over it. That was funny stuff right there!
EDIT: I see this is getting a lot of referrals so I thought it would be good to post this “Twit” from JPM:
jpmontoya: just landed in talladega getting ready to have some dinner and no im not having tacos for dinner!!!!!!
9:38 PM Oct 29th from web
The man clearly has a sense of humor! I’m a bigger fan because of it.