December 04, 2004

Ebony and Ivory: The Terrell Owens/Nicolette Sheridan skit on Monday Night Football was an attempt by ABC Sports to promote interracial sex, according to syndicated newspaper columnist Samuel Francis. "The message of the ad was that white women are eager to have sex with black men, that they should be eager and that black men should take them up on it."

posted by rcade to football at 02:02 PM - 20 comments

the producers could easily have found white actresses who are less obviously Nordic than the golden-locked Sheridan, but Nordic is what the ad's producers no doubt wanted. I don't even know if I want to thank you for posting this. I can't read it withut busting up. Lord knows every black man wants a white woman. I can't help, with the recent Mefi rememberance of SDB, to equate this to SDB's blaming white womens' lack of interest on factors other than himself. This could have been a piece in a Mississippi first grade primer from the '50s.

posted by yerfatma at 02:30 PM on December 04, 2004

the ad's message also was that interracial sex is normal and legitimate, a fairly radical concept for both the dominant media as well as its audience Come on, seriously? Is my watch fast? It says late 2004. Also, re: the pull quote I used above-- weren't they kinda limited to actress on the show? And Sheridan is the one who's done the most work sans shirt, so she seems like the obvious choice from the 5 or so options.

posted by yerfatma at 02:34 PM on December 04, 2004

Ok, I'm all done (at least for 5 minutes or so), but I would point out the author's breadth of interests as a writer for that bastion of Journalism, the Washington Times. His most recent column was "WHY IMMIGRANTS KILL," wherein he suggests the hunter slaying in Wisconsin can be lain at the feet at our way-too-permissive immigration policy ('cause we let everyone in nowadays). Reminds me of a Jimmy Smits line on NYPD Blue: "Officer Sipowitcz here is one of the few native Polaks in America."

posted by yerfatma at 02:38 PM on December 04, 2004

I'm not surprised by the quality of work here. Take a quick look at the index of "writers". Here's a quick taste to give you an idea: Larry Elder Dennis Prager Molly Ivins Bill O'Reilly Need I say more?

posted by lilnemo at 03:35 PM on December 04, 2004

Who wants to place money on whether or not when Mr. Francis travels he refers to natives as "foreigners"?

posted by lilnemo at 03:38 PM on December 04, 2004

But the site has Heathcliff! And Molly Ivins is ok.

posted by yerfatma at 04:36 PM on December 04, 2004

The man is a racist and isn't even making an attempt to hide it. So he doesn't like seeing flies in the buttermilk - why should I care?

posted by dusted at 07:17 PM on December 04, 2004

Need I say more? Yeah. Whatchew got against Molly Ivins, a great Texas liberal with a sense of humor?

posted by rcade at 07:57 PM on December 04, 2004

I think MI is crazy can't we all just get along

posted by lakerfan34328 at 10:52 PM on December 04, 2004

rcade you are full of shit Terrel Owens/Nicolette Sheridan act was just for fun it didn't mean anything

posted by lakerfan34328 at 10:59 PM on December 04, 2004

yerfatma you are full of shit too there's not a black man in the U.S.A that wants a WHITE womam white women love BLACK men just when the WHITE woman came on to Kobe Bryant

posted by lakerfan34328 at 11:03 PM on December 04, 2004

Whoa. From the side bar: Members: 1339 The member number of lakerfan34328? 1339 An auspicious start. If the sum of the user numbers of the spofi members that have already posted in a thread don't add up to your user number, please think hard about how you are about to poop on the grownups having a conversation. Somebody needs a time out.

posted by geekyguy at 11:41 PM on December 04, 2004

Or a retirement.

posted by dusted at 12:44 AM on December 05, 2004

The column isn't there anymore. The link in the post goes to the "WHY HAVE LAWS AGAINST IMMIGRATION IF NOBODY ENFORCES THEM?!" column.

posted by rocketman at 07:55 AM on December 05, 2004

I've updated the link to point to one of the publications that ran the column. Welcome to SportsFilter, lakerfan. Before you start gettin' on up in my face and shit, you should read more carefully. I was quoting Samuel Francis at the start of this thread, not agreeing with him.

posted by rcade at 08:10 AM on December 05, 2004

Same here: try to figure out which part I quoted and which part is my opinion. I think you'll be pleasantly suprised.

posted by yerfatma at 11:27 AM on December 05, 2004

I disagree. I think it was just a publicity stunt to capitalize on the continuing popularity of the movie Mandingo.

posted by dzot at 11:36 AM on December 05, 2004

I think if NWA had called themselves NWI they'd have been less successful.

posted by squealy at 02:10 PM on December 05, 2004

Lakerfan34328 you're full of shit because you're clearly full of shit. (Yeah, tonight I'm not above it)

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:00 PM on December 05, 2004

Did you guys look at the Francis bio? I mean, his photo alone is explanation for all the strange shit he's writing, he just can't get sex without paying and SOMEBODY is gonna pay for that! In his case, immigrants.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:48 PM on December 06, 2004

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