Tuesday, July 21, 2015

After Gary Radnich Said Something Stupid On KNBR The Next Day He And KNBR Ignore It; Surprise

 ALMOST BY CLOCKWORK, I expected this, it's part of the Gary Radnich, and by extension, KNBR playbook.


Radnich said something very stupid Monday; condescending, patronizing, racist-to-the-core, although Raddy isn't racist-- he just says dumb things and gets away with it because his amen corner is too afraid or fractured to call him out.


I got several e-mails and listener comments regarding Radnich's request for African-Americans to "call my show and see if any of 'you know if some 'African American' golfers are 'moving up in the ranks." I'm paraphrasing --I'd like to get the exact wording but KNBR doesn't archive their shows (probably for reasons like this).


Of course the remark was met with immediate scorn and ridicule, as it should have been. Most people were outraged. Not flipped-out outrage but just enough criticism and disgust on just how STUPID, how lazy was the remark as if uttered by some small-market buffoon trying to make a name for himself.


Radnich of course mostly ignored Monday's mini-brouhaha (except for a brief mention via interview) --that's a KNBR forte: say the slightest thing controversial (even by one of your most popular air-talents) and if there's heat, just go silent. KNBR would have nothing of  controversy because KNBR is in the business of selling the SF Giants.


Stupid controversial remarks isn't anything foreign at The Bleeder.


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12 comments:

  1. Radnich and Salvatore
    Radnich and Agnew
    Radnich and Isabelle Lemon
    Radnich and Hammer
    Radnich and Griggs

    Raddy has the goods on them all

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    1. Radnich isn't a racist; he hates everybody! Just ask his children, Larry & Kate.

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  2. Today was even better.

    Becky Hammons, a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, led the Spurs' summer league team to the summer league title. Radnich's contention was that NBA players will never listen to a woman coach while Kate Scott and Larry Krueger argued the opposite. What Radnich forgets is that this woman had the sign-off of Greg Popovich, the Spurs head coach and a future hall of famer, and is definitely grooming her. Also, the last two Warriors coaches have had zero coaching experience - albeit extensive NBA experience. Hammons has years of experience in the WNBA as well. One other thing - many NBA players come from single-parent households (as do many American kids these days) where the predominant parenting comes from the mom. We all saw this season how Draymond Green's mom molded him into a leader in an NBA clubhouse and on the court and how she sat him down early in high school because he didn't get grades. I think Radnich is living in some other era.

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  3. Meanwhile, the 3 Stooges were talking about the dangers of leaving dogs in hot cars.

    I could be wrong, but I believe Scott said she would never do that, unless the dog had chewed up one of her favorite shoes.

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  4. Love this layout, the last one not so much.

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    1. Well, at least Rich took out the subhead over the ballpark, which was 100% unreadable. But a better image would be the SF skyline (what does the ballpark have to do with media in the Bay Area other than Rich like sports) with a clear, un-busy sky, so that he could put the name and also the subhead dishing dirt or whatever over a clear blue sky, and it would look great.

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  5. I am a person of indeterminate gender and race because I have never noticed either trait in myself or others. I will now give my comment: Internet Comment. I apologize to people for my offensive internet comment. Have a day, neither good or bad.

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    1. Post of the millennium!

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  6. He had a golf expert on today (Tom Spencer???) and he did ask the question again today and the answer was 2 players on the Web.com tour are African American. The point is he did ask again and it was not ignored. You might give him a break on this one

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    1. He asked black people to call with information on black people. No one is claiming the question in general is poor. It's that he framed it as if only blacks would educated about blacks.

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  7. Gary doesn't believe players would listen to Becky Hammons because he never would.

    It's that simple.

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    1. Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard do. Gary would be sitting on the end of the bench. She ostensibly serves the same role as Luke Walton does for the Warriors. Supposedly, Spurs players love her.

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