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Halo 05-23-2012 05:36 PM

US Congressman Cedric Richmond Blasts Colin Cowherd
Today, Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond issued a statement in reaction to ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd's recent offensive on-air remarks claiming New Orleans is a "default destination for every major sporting event".

"I am extremely disappointed in Colin Cowherd and I resent his recent attack on the city of New Orleans," says Richmond's statement. "To tag New Orleans as the new "default destination" is highly offensive, especially when there are hundreds of world-class hotels right in New Orleans that opened their doors to over 8 million visitors just last year alone.

"As a New Orleans native, I am appalled that Mr. Cowherd would call out this city, its residents, and our facilities. If these accusations were valid, the NFL and NBA would not have such a high vote of confidence in our great city nor would they host the most significant events of their game seasons right here, in New Orleans. This year New Orleans successfully hosted the Sugar Bowl, Final Four, and the BCS National Championship not to mention our world famous Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival. Comments like his are uninformed, inaccurate, and unwelcomed."


Halo 05-23-2012 05:41 PM

Seriously, so Vilma calls out the NFL for basically lying. The NFL, to date, has ZERO credible response other than "the evidence will be revealed" SOMEDAY.

If the NFL has SO MUCH EVIDENCE, then why hide it, especially in the face of multi-million dollar lawsuits?

That said, why is the City of New Orleans a target for ESPN and this a-hole to basically TRASH the entire city and its industries?

We support this team, we buy the tickers, ESPN makes gobs from audience revenue from the most watched team, the Saints; from BCS coverage (in New Orleans), from NCAA Tournament coverage (in New Orleans).... etc.

This guy Cowhart is a coward who hides behind a mic and his words were CLASSLESS!

Halo 05-23-2012 05:50 PM

Oh, wait, it's this guy...


Beastmode 05-23-2012 06:06 PM

Halo, if you read his bio this is what he does, he's been doing it since his first gig. He'll hit a beehive with a shotgun from inside a car and then roll up the window.

Beastmode 05-23-2012 06:14 PM

This is what happens when children grow up who have seen their parents go through 5 divorces like himself. They take their frustration out on beautiful relationships like the SD and bigtime sports venues.

arsaint 05-23-2012 07:21 PM

I think I read once that his crowning achievement in life was lighting a bag of dog pooh on the doorstep of his grandmother's house...

mutineer10 05-23-2012 08:57 PM

He's a douchebag, typical of the 4-letter network who supplies his lousy platform.

QBREES9 05-23-2012 09:04 PM

That dude just like to hear himself talk.

Danno 05-23-2012 09:19 PM

Never trust a white man driving a black van... he's just savin' all his voodoo for you

Not sure if it applies to anything here really, I've just wanted to quote those lyrics for a couple years now.:p

mutineer10 05-23-2012 09:26 PM

I work with a yellow man who drives a white van ... can he be trusted?

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