Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Your Daily Racist Comment Brought To You by Dan O'Neill
Honestly, you can't really lead into this story. Dan O'Neill is either a racist prick or ignorant beyond belief and will probably be looking for a blogger domain name here in the next couple of days.
That's 41 down, one more to go for Sergio Garcia.
You remember the No. 42. That was the number of majors Phil Mickelson played in before he won the 2004 Masters. That's the amount of frustration, heartbreak and second-guessing “Lefty” endured before he got that Jackie Robinson off his back.
Did he really just say that?
See, here is what our boy O'Neill was going for. Jackie Robinson was number 42. The reason I know this (and probably why he knows it) is because his number is retired in every ballpark in America. The reason is because he was the first BLACK baseball player ever to cross the racial barrier of baseball. Do you get that -- Robinson was black.
So, maybe using the Jackie Robinson card works when replacing the number "42" but probably not the best move when replacing "monkey."
Here, I'll help you out Dan.
"Dude, how many beers did you have last?!?!?!"
"Bro, I must have like Jackie Robinson'd it."
See. Dude and Bro are talking about how many alcoholic beverages they drank the previous night and instead of saying "42" they used the famous baseball player.
That would have worked. Replacing "monkey off the back" probably isn't going to go over well over the next 24 hours. This should get interesting.