WHAT’S IN A NAME
Kansas City Chiefs – Agreed to terms on a three-year contract
with wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe.
I wonder what his nickname is?
And here is yet another story that indicates our intolerance of all things un-PC. Can’t we just laugh at ourselves? Then people come out with these boilerplate apologies, as if we accept them as sincere. It’s all a charade, massive fakery that we care for each other more than we really do. Look at the history of the world. We’re more into beating the crap (not Craphonso) out of each other and manipulating each other for personal gain then defending it with our bloated sense of entitlement. Anyway, here’s the story:
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The CEO of MPC Computers apologized to
Boston College defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on Thursday for
making fun of his name during a banquet before the Eagles’ bowl
game against Boise State.
At a banquet Monday night before the MPC Computers Bowl between
the Eagles and Boise State, Mike Adkins read a list of the top 10
things Boise and Boston have in common, including, “No one in
either city can properly pronounce Mathias Kiwanuka.” Adkins
mispronounced Kiwanuka’s name in the punchline and some Boston
College players said later they found the joke insulting and
Kiwanuka is the grandson of Uganda’s first prime minister,
assassinated by mass-murdering dictator Idi Amin. Adkins apologized
to Kiwanuka in a statement Thursday.
“The MPC Computers Bowl, whose roots are based on a
humanitarian model of service, would never attempt to discredit,
humiliate or offend anyone,” said Gary Beck, the bowl’s executive
director. “We again apologize to Mr. Kiwanuka for any discomfort
or embarrassment the speech at the event caused him or his family.
It was certainly unintentional and without any malice.”
Yeah, college football would never do anything to offend us. Except whore for corporate dollars. Yeah I’m cranky today, what about it? I’d like to apologize for having no idea what MPC Computers is until this story.
Happy New Year!