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Halo 05-23-2012 06:36 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."

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Halo 05-23-2012 06:41 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 06:50 PM

Cowherd
 
Oh, wait, it's this guy...

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3508/cowhart.gif

NUFF SAID

Beastmode 05-23-2012 07:06 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 07:14 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 08:21 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 09:57 PM

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

QBREES9 05-23-2012 10:04 PM

That dude just like to hear himself talk.

Danno 05-23-2012 10:19 PM

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

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 10:26 PM

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

Halo 05-23-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by mutineer10 (Post 407527)
I work with a yellow man who drives a white van ... can he be trusted?


RaginCajun83 05-23-2012 10:58 PM

This is what this piece of garbage wants, he says outlandish things so people will talk about him, I really wish people would catch on and quit listening to his drivel so they would fire him

jcp026 05-23-2012 11:04 PM

I didn't hear what Cowherd said and only saw the quote in the article. What is offensive about saying the New Orleans is the default destination for major sporting events? At least from the article, there's nothing negative about New Orleans or Louisiana.

SaintPauly 05-23-2012 11:11 PM

He has been one of the most outspoken d'bags on espn, pretty much bashing New Orleans everytime he opens his big fat yap.... He would be better served to be on E channel, although, espn is pretty close to the same type of reporting these days.

Halo 05-23-2012 11:35 PM

Colin Cowherd Shows His Ignorance in Criticizing New Orleans
 
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New Orleans

Ever since news of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal broke, it has become fashionable for the media to disrespect the Big Easy. The NFL recently announced that if the Pro Bowl takes place next January, its location is likely to be New Orleans. This innocuous piece of news induced Colin Cowherd to go on a rant about New Orleans.

Colin Cowherd

Since I work during the day, I didn't have the pleasure of hearing Colin Cowherd's comments about my hometown live on his ESPN Radio show "The Herd." However, WWL 870 AM played several sound bites from Cowherd's diatribe against New Orleans on my commute home today.

The gist of Colin Cowherd's argument is that he doesn't understand why New Orleans gets so many major sporting events. Cowherd cited problems with crime, the lack of a world-class airport, few hotel rooms and bad weather.

As someone who lives in New Orleans, I could understand if these foolish and ignorant comments came from someone who had never visited the city and didn't understand the logistics of hosting a major sporting event. But for Colin Cowherd to utter this nonsense shows that he's just jumping on the ESPN bandwagon of hating New Orleans.

Concerning crime, we do have some very bad neighborhoods. However, every major urban city has bad neighborhoods. Downtown, the Convention Center, the French Quarter and Superdome areas are teaming with police officers and are very safe for tourists.

Louis Armstrong airport is relatively small. But I've never failed to find a place to eat or an open newsstand there. And the baggage handlers have always gotten my luggage to me in a short period of time. Also, you can get on the interstate as soon as you leave and you're in New Orleans in 10 minutes.

Colin Cowherd's assertion about hotels is the epitome of ignorance. New Orleans hosts major events such as Super Bowls, Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest all the time. For Cowherd to say that New Orleans doesn't have enough hotels may be the most ignorant comment he has ever uttered.

I'm sure Colin Cowherd's comment about the weather was a reference to the heat and the potential for hurricanes. Someone should tell Cowherd that none of the major sporting events that New Orleans hosts take place in the summer or during hurricane season.

So we're supposed to believe that Colin Cowherd knows more about New Orleans than the NFL (Pro Bowls and Super Bowls), the NBA (All-Star game), BCS (Sugar Bowl and National Championship) and NCAA (Final Four) do?

I wish New Orleans could sue Colin Cowherd for defamation of character. We'd have a better case than Jonathan Vilma.
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Halo 05-23-2012 11:38 PM

Colin Cowherd Classless New Orleans rant on the Herd
 

NOS2SB 05-24-2012 01:11 AM

His show sucks too. I can't believe it's still on, but the hot chick that knows sports is the only thing that's saving it.

skymike 05-24-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by mutineer10 (Post 407527)
I work with a yellow man who drives a white van ... can he be trusted?

springsteen lyric?

xan 05-24-2012 08:58 AM

He called NO the most dangerous, sleazy city in the country and was questioning why NO is the "default destination." not sure why the congressman would pick out the destination phrase, but there was a reason he was disbarred for 6 months.

73Saint 05-24-2012 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jcp026 (Post 407549)
I didn't hear what Cowherd said and only saw the quote in the article. What is offensive about saying the New Orleans is the default destination for major sporting events? At least from the article, there's nothing negative about New Orleans or Louisiana.


It wasn't the default destination comment that was offensive. I heard the rant, and can see where it could be confusing if you didn't actually hear it. He basically said the crime is horrible, nowhere besides here and detroit will the locals tell you not to go down a particular street (which is true if you ask me). He did bash the airport, said the weather wasn't so good, and there weren't all that many good hotels, which is nuts.

Bash me for saying this, but it didn't really bother me THAT much. Accept him for who he is...a shock jock. Like someone else here mentioned, he likes to stir things up. I'm a local new orleanian, and I think the locals here are sometimes too sensitive. It was just Colin being a Colon. Big whoop.

SloMotion 05-24-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 73Saint (Post 407688)
It wasn't the default destination comment that was offensive. I heard the rant, and can see where it could be confusing if you didn't actually hear it. He basically said the crime is horrible, nowhere besides here and detroit will the locals tell you not to go down a particular street (which is true if you ask me). He did bash the airport, said the weather wasn't so good, and there weren't all that many good hotels, which is nuts.

Bash me for saying this, but it didn't really bother me THAT much. Accept him for who he is...a shock jock. Like someone else here mentioned, he likes to stir things up. I'm a local new orleanian, and I think the locals here are sometimes too sensitive. It was just Colin being a Colon. Big whoop.

... it's one of those things like, 'I can call my sister ugly but you shouldn't really call my sister ugly unless you live here or are at least dating her', kinda' things ... :lol:.

skymike 05-24-2012 06:38 PM

Its dangerous for him now.

jeanpierre 05-25-2012 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 407548)
This is what this piece of garbage wants, he says outlandish things so people will talk about him, I really wish people would catch on and quit listening to his drivel so they would fire him

We have a winner...

And does anyone realize his last name?

There's a mental defect in someone who'd keep that last name...

SaintGup 05-25-2012 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by mutineer10 (Post 407527)
I work with a yellow man who drives a white van ... can he be trusted?

Really? Is he made of lego?

arsaint 05-25-2012 07:45 AM

I lived in Chattanooga about 5 years ago and would listen to this #@$@##%@%@# in the mornings for something to listen to (yes, not much else on).

I remember him running his yap about how big his arms where and how fast he was. He challenged someone to a race and got his arse smoked.

As for his arms, I'm vertically challenged, but I could toss this weenie through the nearest wall. He's a joke...

sharke 05-25-2012 09:23 AM

I totally did note see that he bashed the city for no hotels...AWESOME!!!!!!!!! That is epic, what the ****?

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Originally Posted by SaintGup (Post 407802)
Really? Is he made of lego?

You sir, just won the internet.

Rugby Saint II 05-26-2012 01:47 PM

Thank you Sir for standing up for the great city of New Orleans. We know about the life of this city and so do all of our visitors.
New Orleans is blessed with a vibrant feeling. We have some negative aspects but as was said earlier every big city has innate problems.

mutineer10 05-27-2012 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by SaintGup (Post 407802)
Really? Is he made of lego?

Rego, actuarry ...


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