ESPN’s effeminate radio host Mike Greenberg (not pictured, because pool just isn’t his game, yo) apologized for dropping a racial slur in a program reset during his radio show, “Mike and Mike in the Morning” yesterday. For some reason the peoples of the internet are getting credit for having brought Greenberg to contrition, but those same occupants in the Series of Tubes should also be scored with creating a mountain out of a molehill.
Here’s video of the incident in question, followed by Greenberg’s apology:
I just came home from the Knicks game and found out about the mess that was created by my garbling a sentence on our show this morning; I apologize for not addressing it sooner.[..]
I would never say anything like that, not in public, or in private, or in the silence of my own mind, and neither would anyone associated with our show, and I’m very sorry that my stumble this morning gave so many people the opposite impression. –via Sporting Blog.
I’m amazed that this would require any sort of comment; this wasn’t Dave Linehan hanging himself out to dry while discussing Condoleezza Rice or, uh, this guy. This looked like an honest slip. It’s not like he jumped on the internet and satirized the KKK playing basketball. Because that would just be totally inappropriate. Crafty, and quite impressive in terms of shock value, perhaps, but still wrong.