Monday, September 8, 2014

Olbermann Thinks Goodell/NFL Tried To Cover up Rice Beat Down; ESPN Commentator Lowers The Boom; Calls For Goodell To Resign

 KEITH OLBERMANN is an enigma --to some he's an arrogant, difficult-to-work-with/for prick whose Ohio-sized ego isn't worth the pain and suffering.

Never met the man. Just know when it comes to moments like Monday when the Ray Rice/Ravens/NFL conflagration hit the major news domain, that Olbermann, in spite of his known Olbermannisms would nail all of this down in its proper tone and he did so, magnificently I may add.


Olbermann thinks this whole thing is a cover-up.

(Deadspin h/t)

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25 comments:

  1. TMZ's Harvey Levin: "We Have Proof NFL 'Turned a Blind Eye' to Ray Rice Video"
    Mediate.com (1 hour ago)

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  2. "KEITH OLBERMANN is an enigma --to some he's an arrogant, difficult-to-work-with/for prick whose Ohio-sized ego isn't worth the pain and suffering."
    We could replace the name of Keith Olbermann and put Dick Lieberman in its stead....go ahead and hit the censor button big daddy!

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  3. It strains credulity for them to assert they didn't know. They're shocked and horrified, of course, but not about the punch, rather that TMZ published the images. As for the Atlanta Hawks story, remember how all the NBA owners piled on Donald Sterling? With the exception of Mark Cuban, most of them pulled the sanctimonious "I'm not a racist" bullcrap. I wonder if the info about the Hawks owner and his comments came through one of Donald Sterling's investigators.

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  4. Roger Goodell is a joke, all he cares about is fattening the pocketbooks of the NFL Ownerships, at the expense of the average fan. Its time for Commissioner Goodell to go.



    Watch, with the help of the Santa Clara County, the Commissioner, and the 49ers nothing is going to happen with the Ray McDonald case, but possibly a suspension in a couple of months.

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    1. Very true 10:17pm.
      And don't forget with the help of the Santa Clara County DA and Sheriff. This whole Ray McDonald case will be swept under the rug.

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  5. Thanks Captain Obvious. While Monday Night Football premieres with back to back games poor Obie feels left out. Always needing to be the center of attention he goes on one of his patented long winded rants. I got to a minute and seven seconds before I tuned out. Look we all know that a true gentleman never hits a woman - no matter how much she deserves it. It's an unwritten code. Unfortunately this is lost on a generation of hip hop wannabe thugs. This thug culture permeates our society from rappers (I refuse to use the term music or any derivation thereof when discussing rap - it's NOT music, PERIOD) to actors to professional athletes. And before all you armchair liberal warriors start with your cries of racist - some of the biggest wannabe thugs are white. Just listen to post game interviews, youknowwhatimsayin? Is it because of absentee fathers? That's definitely part of it. The other part is the political correct attitude. Do teachers even bother to correct grammar in school anymore? Probably not because correcting the way a child expresses themselves is being culturally insensitive. Another piece of the puzzle is the media and entertainment industry. The reason rap became popular is that is was cheap to produce and market. When Tower records was going out of business and it was the last few days where everything was 90% off most music was gone but you could still find tons of rap CDs - they had thousands! Tower couldn't pay people to steal them. The very same media that employs Olbermann is also a major culprit by glorifying these illiterate thugs and putting them on pedestals as role models and heroes. If I was interviewing one of these morons who could not put two words together I'd just say "I'm sorry, I don't understand you. Back to you Chucky" after the second utterance of "youknowwhatimsayin". It was better when "Professional athletes" had to work real jobs in the off season. Now I am painting with broad strokes because there are intelligent, well spoken athletes. Unfortunately these guys rarely get the spotlight.
    Back to Olbermann - of course the NFL knew more than it admitted. So did ESPN. It's part of the deal. The NFL does the minimum, ESPN reports a breakthrough in how the NFL treats domestic violence and somebody makes an annoying PSA then the NFL picks a BYE week to wear some colored ribbon in a stance against domestic violence while fat beer soaked slobs in the first ten rows yell obscenities at cheerleaders. Progress.
    Unfortunately what many people (men and women) will take away from this story is that Janay, the "victim", not only stayed with Rice but married him! What's the lesson here? Just because a guy has a big...um...wallet it's okay to take a punch or two? I'm not blaming women who have survived domestic abuse but if a broad gets the crap beaten out of her, goes back to the guy and then ends up in the trunk of a car...well you can't say she didn't have a chance.
    Olbermann can rant and rave all his heart desires but as long as he accepts a check from ESPN he is part of the hypocrisy. I gotta go my dinner's ready...

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    1. CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP...

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    2. Interesting, thought-provoking takes. But I think you're generalizing professional athletes. I still think it takes a certain degree of intelligence to be a successful NFL player, with all the complex schemes and prep work. The players may look and talk uneducated, but the capacity to learn and produce is there. It's proven by the results on the field and in their bank accounts. I'm not an expert on the issues prevalent with NFL players, but I think players in general are better individuals overall than they were years ago. It's coincided with American society as a whole being more knowledgeable and understanding of issues.

      As for Olbermann, I believe Rupert Murdoch referred to him as "crazy" after he fired him. Olbermann has had issues everywhere he's gone. He's a rebel, doing things his own way. He's very intelligent, maybe to the point of being slightly insane. He's the type of person who attack his own network on air. In fact, I think he attacked ESPN for disassociating itself from the Frontline documentary about the NFL concussion cover-up they co-produced with PBS.

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  6. Olbermann is just doing what he did on MSNBC. He played the role of Edward R Murrow, with Bush and his administration placed in the role of Joseph McCarthy. Except Olbermann sensationalized everything in a comical fashion to generate ratings. He catered to the most fanatical anti-Bush types.

    Now he's honed in on Goddell and other supporting characters.

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    1. Olbermann would go on nightly tirades about how horrible Bush & Cheney were and would name them as the worst person in the world almost nightly.

      People finally started tuning him out.

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    2. Will he was only one to speak the truth then. Don't conflate the network he was on with his content. There were no WMD's...and he said as much, and called out Cheney on how he went "Super Hawk" when during 41's term he was against taking Baghdad. Bush and Cheney were terrible, that is a fact, and history continues to bear that out.

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  7. Deadspin already proved that the Ravens and the NFL saw the footage from inside the elevator: http://deadspin.com/someone-is-lying-about-whether-the-nfl-saw-the-ray-rice-1631901404 Peter King and Chris Mortensen referenced it back in July.

    Listening to Ted Robinson on KNBR yesterday made me sick. He made Fitz look like a Edward R Murrow. The Niner company line that he repeated..."because we got the Aldon Smith thing wrong, you better believe we got this one right" was just sickening. I had to turn it off.

    The Niners know (as did the Ravens and coach John Harbaugh) that the women will NOT cooperate with the investigation. They never do. They are in those types of relationships because they have their own thing going on.

    Ted's idiotic "you should trust the Niners on this" argument was particularly bad one to use on the day that the Ray Rice video came out. But in the context of how many incidents the Niners have had...it was laughable.

    It was nice to see Slusser, Kawakami, and others take out Ted for being a paid company hack on twitter. I won't be able to hear his voice again without remembering this.

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  8. Total bullshit. Goodell never saw the KO tape. He has no reason to cover up. He took a leadership role, acknowledging his mistake when he suspended Rice only two games. This is Olbermann pushing his controversy agenda essentially for ratings..

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    1. to 6:39am.
      You read that directly from the NFL media guide?

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  9. Besides the NFL not asking for the video, as mentioned above, what's coming out is what did the NFL and the Ravens think Ray Rice did in the elevator so he had to drag an unconscious woman out of an elevator. Did anyone really need to see the video of him decking her to know something like that happened.

    Now that everyone has seen it, you see major backtracking. The Ravens send out their coach to make a statement and not the GM or owner? Bad PR move. And the NFL is saying today that they will not make any comments today - another bad PR move.

    Some folks say Goodell will have to step down because of this. I doubt it very much but that it's even being mentioned does not bode well.

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    1. Yeah, this permanently damaged my perception of Robinson. I wonder what his wife thinks of his comments?

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  10. Actually the NFL has a pretty good security force. The NFL had to have known.

    They are in damage control or cya cover your ass mode now.

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  11. Ray Rice's fiance married him after the he knocked her out in the elevator.

    Now ask your self this question, will she testify against him?

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  12. And for once Keith Olbermann is correct.
    Rodger Goodell knew about this video but choose to ignore it.
    He is lying and should submit his resignation immediately to the executive committee of the NFL.

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  13. Keith Olberman is like a more educated and more intelligent version of Rich Lieberman.

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    1. Yes but equally obnoxious!

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  14. Actually wow I read she is the mother of his kids and a college graduate.

    When she says, we have been through a lot, it tells me it wasn't the first beat down she received.

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  15. I guess I'm missing something here. Help me out. When the first video of Ray Rice came out in February, showing him dragging his unconscious wife, what did Olbermann think then? How did he think she became unconscious? It wasn't too difficult to assume from the video in February that Rice had knocked out his wife in a fight. But there was no outrage then from the likes of Olbermann and other media idiots I could name. Of course the NFL cut Rice a break by only suspending him for two seeks. The league and his team hoped this would blow over. Then the video from inside the elevator comes out, and everybody is outraged. I think the inside-the-elevator video simply confirms what we saw on the first video. The outrage of somebody like Olbermann is simply to get ratings.

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    1. To Olbermann's credit he actually did come out last Feb or March with a big rant demanding that Goodell step down. He's one of the few that saw through the Rice-NFL-TV collective smokescreen that tried to tell us the wife was partly to blame and that they just needed time to patch things up so let's move on.

      -Brian

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  16. Olbermann is a pompous, irrelevant jackass with a total lack of credibility. Outside of a narrow, extreme far left Marxist fan base, he's a nobody, and his ESPN ratings are proof of that.

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