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26 Responses to “VIDEO: ESPN anchor Todd Grisham calls Oklahoma loss “A Trail Of Tears””
This is crazy! I don’t know why you would say that
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You people are overreacting, he dint even mean it like your trying to say he did.
How else are you supposed to mean “genocide of Native Americans”? Hm? Idiot.
Hmmm, he’s part Cherokee. You might need to stop with your trail of tears. One of the stupidest banned phrases ever, btw.
Right up there with honkey and cracker.
Honestly it sounds like he was reading off a prompter so don’t blame him…
He is reading from a prompter, but the anchors at ESPN write their own copy, so he is still responsible for what he said.
Um. Who cares?
I’m Indian, only a Indian would be offended, Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease and starvation en route to their destinations. Many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee. This announcer should be fired!
Would he have made a Holocaust reference? Would he have called a Memphis Tigers loss a “Lorraine Motel moment”? Native Americans can be mocked and ignored because they don’t have a huge lobby in D.C. Why is it okay to call a team the Redskins in 2011? In our nation’s capital no less? Do we have Paleskins? Blackskins?
Calling someone a Brave or Chief or Indian or Seminole or Fighting Sioux is a compliment. When has it ever been a compliment to call someone a Redskin?
I would love to see a team called The Fighting Porch Monkeys or The Angry Kikes. That would be awesome.
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I wonder if Vince McMahon was in his headset telling him to say that?!
This was something that happened like 200 years ago. If you are offended from something that has nothing to do with you, then you have your priorities messed up. You did not personally have to move into reservations. You did not personally get killed. I might as well get offended about the Revolutionary War. The Trail of Tears happened. You getting offended is not going to change that it happened.
Why would some Jews get offended by a reference to the Holocaust I mean it happened like 70 years ago. If you’re offended you clearly have your priorities messed up! Not like football fans personally were gassed in internment camps I mean come on! You might as well get offended by references to the lynching of African Americans in the 1960s! It’s not like you getting offend is going to change that it happened.
This is literally the argument you are making. Look how stupid it is.
If he would have said, ” Looks like slaves being whipped then later claimed his Great-Grandmother was black and a slave or “another Jew on a death march” and later claimed his Great-Grandmother was a Jew, would he be fired already? You damn straight he would have been. But referring to a Holocaust of not just Cherokees, where we were starved, our women beaten and raped, our babies were grabbed by there legs and heads smashed on rocks simply for crying then later claiming his Great-Grandmother was a full-blood Cherokee, what is he getting? Nothing. The next thing he will claim his his Great-Grandmother was a Cherokee Princess. Fire him!!!
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Fire HIM!!!!! Everyone want’s to be an “Indian” as a fast back track to save they’re butt. Every ancestor that came on the Trail of Tears know how the Government treated us. I hope maybe in my lifetime I can see it happening back to the pale faces as another race leads them to they’re demise.
Everone wants to claim that they have Cherokee princess blood, prove it then!
How many palefaces, kikes, chinks, waps, jiggaboos, or limeys knew what the reference to trail of tears meant prior to this? I sure as he’ll didn’t, and I watch the he’ll out of history channel. How many of you would claim to be part native American if there were no casinos? Why should referring to the past mistakes of our countrymen be a bad thing, if in the end, we learn more about a great culture and a brave people? It always seems to me that the quickest way to get a person to learn about something is to use a phrase or name that is completely foreign to that person, and watch the Wikipedia light up. This country has been great in the past, but the recent generations have been leaning on the laurrels that our grandparents set in stone. What have any of us done positive for our country, or our Planet? Seriously?
Try learning about something that means everything to another person, and you just might realize how many of us truly have been “Dumb Americans”!
“I sure as he’ll didn’t, and I watch the he’ll out of history channel.”
History channel? This is satire, right?
It’s not? Then pick up a book and turn off your dumb-downed “History of UFOs” channel, Einstein.
I read about the Trail of Tears when I was nine years old.
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He’s not really Cherokee….everyone claims to be part Cherokee but it’s never true, if he was really Cherokee he wouldn’t use the word “part” either you’re Cherokee or you’re not, even if you’re not full blood, he also says that his “Great Grand-mother” was Cherokee….real Natives hear this all the time and it’s annoying!
I am enrolled in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma….I’m an actual Native, I had family die on the Trail of Tears and I think it’s interesting he’s able to get by with just an apology in Twitter and trying to justify it with a false statement about his great-grandmother being Cherokee
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