Watchdog

Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

ESPN yells 'cut!' on Parker's first take

Was Rob Parker’s "First Take" take Thursday questioning Robert Griffin III's credentials as a black man moronic, offensive and just plain silly?

Of course it was. He even introduced many of us to a brand new term, "cornball brother," that we were better off not knowing.

The thornier question is whether Parker, a former Newsday columnist, deserved to be suspended by ESPN for his remarks. It does seem unfair. Parker, like everyone else on a show whose motto is "Embrace Debate," presumably is encouraged to be provocative, politically incorrect and above all attention-getting. (Exhibit A: Skip Bayless.)

Mission accomplished! After his suspension is over, Parker should get a raise.

Tags: ESPN , silliness

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Neil Best on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on newsday