ESPN Anchor Calls Bucs “Radio Raheem’s”November 2nd, 2010
Why would an anchor on that alleged news show SportsCenter call Bucs head coach Raheem Morris “Radio Raheem?”
More specifically, it sounds like anchor Trey Wingo, a noted ESPN personality, referring to the Buccaneers as “Radio Raheem’s company” during a highlight shown on ESPN following Sunday’s Bucs-Cardinals game. Here’s the video evidence, courtesy of BucStop.com.
Now Radio has a been a Bucs message board nickname of Morris floated by haters of the head coach since he got the job last year. Radio is the movie title and the nickname of the main character in the 2003 film starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. The actor played the role of Radio, a mentally challenged young black man mistreated by the local high school football team but later embraced by team coaches and worked with the team.
Calling Morris “Radio Raheem” is an insult, for sure, no doubt born from the color of Morris’ skin. There’s a chance this “Radio Raheem” is a reference to the profanity spewing young black male character murdered in New York City in the movie Do The Right Thing. But that movie had nothing to do with football.
Regardless, the Bucs are 5-2 and there is no reason for some BSPN clown like Wingo to be calling the coach “Radio Raheem.”
So where does this go from here? Joe, who loathes BSPN, vows to call the Stalinist Mouse outfit tomorrow for a response, although Joe expects to get nothing.
Joe sincerely hopes the Bucs’ brass use their muscle to ruffle some feathers in Bristol.