Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bruce Pearl, Know Your Audience

Here's a joke for you: what happens when a Jewish coach in the heart of Tennessee suggests that some of his kids come from KKK country? Answer: He apologizes, really really fast. Here's what Bruce Pearl said:

"I've got a tough job. I've got to put these guys from different worlds together, right? I've got guys from Chicago, Detroit ... I'm talking about the 'hood! And I've got guys from Grainger County, where they wear the hood.''

Hey, Bruce Pearl--let's be reasonable! Northeastern Tennessee isn't where the Klan is from! I mean, sure it was founded by Confederate Veterans from Kentucky. But that was the first Klan. But the 1902's and 1960's Klan were from all over, and Grainger County doesn't have enough black people to really terrorize (and not least, not anymore). It is over 98% white. Normally, you have to go to places like Waukesha, WI to get white numbers like that.


Barnyard said...

that was unnecessary.

Andrew Wice said...

But wait, I saw a movie where the Klan were the good guys, and saved the white women from the bad guys in blackface.

It was one of those old-timey black and white movies where they move all jerky. Supposed to be a classic.

Oh yeah, it was called 'Triumph of the Will.'

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

are you referring to the Waukesha reference, Barnyard?