“Try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity (errr, means “shortage”) of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention,” by Bryant Gumble, host of HBO’s Real Sports. Gumble said these fighting words last week. Needless to say, he got a lot of reaction – but he’s right. Aside from Shani and a couple of sledders and others, these games lack folks from the African American persuasion. Heck, come to think of it, I never hear any of my Latino buddies say “I’m going to Telluride to ski.” Heck, heck again, we all know that Eskimos rule in frigid climate, how come they aren’t part of the games.
February 23, 2006 9:00AM