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Dr. J. Naismith 08-11-2008 09:07 AM

Jose & Team Spain - "PictureGate"
 
http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...etballteam.jpg

'trane 08-11-2008 09:50 AM

speaking of spaniards... tough break for sergio at the pga yesterday. gotta wonder about the approach at 16. padraig was clutch coming in though. 3 monster par saves in a row to win. impressive...

fancylad 08-11-2008 10:04 AM

Oh those spaniards indeed.

Nothing like some racial humour to lighten the mood.

Dr. J. Naismith 08-11-2008 12:10 PM

Here's the source. I forgot to provide the link.

Link - http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008...picsbasketball

jumplvlan23 08-11-2008 12:46 PM

If the Americans were to make the same exact pose, I'm sure there would be an uproar in the media, and even on these boards.

Dr. J. Naismith 08-11-2008 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jumplvlan23 (Post 49217)
If the Americans were to make the same exact pose, I'm sure there would be an uproar in the media, and even on these boards.

I'm sure your right, but I guess it depends on how sensitive people are who could take offense to this. Because I'm caucasian, it personally doesn't offend me, but I could see some people of Asian decent offended by it.

Acie 08-11-2008 12:54 PM

I thought the picture already was causing controversy.

rapsfan087 08-11-2008 12:58 PM

Silly pic indeed

jumplvlan23 08-11-2008 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ACIEEARL40 (Post 49221)
I thought the picture already was causing controversy.

It probably is, but no where near the level as it would have if the American team had done such the same thing.

We'd be knocking them much harder than what we are doing to the Spanish right now.

Acie 08-11-2008 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jumplvlan23 (Post 49228)
It probably is, but no where near the level as it would have if the American team had done such the same thing.

We'd be knocking them much harder than what we are doing to the Spanish right now.

Well, Americans are hated pretty much around the world, so yeah... :haha:

fancylad 08-11-2008 01:23 PM

i Don't know how hard i'd be "knocking them" if it was the US team. It would generate the same response from me either way.

I think it's a dumbass move by the Spanish. Not malicious, but just plain stupid. It's just one of those shake your head kind of moves.

Dr. J. Naismith 08-11-2008 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ACIEEARL40 (Post 49236)
Well, Americans are hated pretty much around the world, so yeah... :haha:

But you'd never know by the reaction of the Chinese fans around the "Redeem Team". They love them and the cheers Team USA were getting during the USA vs. China game were almost as loud as cheers Yao and co. were getting.

Dr. J. Naismith 08-11-2008 01:26 PM

The Chinese should do a rebuttal photo and do one with all the Chinese players supporting "unibrows" ala Jose during his first season with us. ;)

*no offense Belsius or rapsfan*

Snooch 08-11-2008 01:40 PM

How come the only sites I can find the Picture anywhere are on 2 separate UK sites and is it just me or does it not look like they are pointing to their temples more so than pulling back their eyes?

rapsfan087 08-11-2008 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 49237)
I think it's a dumbass move by the SPANISH FEDERATION OF BASKETBALL. Not malicious, but just plain stupid. It's just one of those shake your head kind of moves.

Fixed. :)

Quote:

The Chinese should do a rebuttal photo and do one with all the Chinese players supporting "unibrows" ala Jose during his first season with us.

*no offense Belsius or rapsfan*
No problem Doc, bad ideas are bad ideas wherever they happen. And that pic is a very bad one.

rapsfan087 08-11-2008 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SnoochieBoochie (Post 49241)
How come the only sites I can find the Picture anywhere are on 2 separate UK sites and is it just me or does it not look like they are pointing to their temples more so than pulling back their eyes?

dunno, now you say it could be a expression of concentration.

fancylad 08-11-2008 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rapsfan087 (Post 49250)
Fixed. :)

Ya. that what i meant rapsfan. obviously i wasn't trying to generalize the entire country. :doh:

Belsius 08-11-2008 02:24 PM

Although I think its is a pretty stupid picture, I dont think its a big deal, maybe in north america they see that position as a mock of the oriental face, then again they feel ofended by Janet Jacksons breast. Here we dont. Last time I saw I chinese (my neighbour is) they do have the eyes like that. Wich is one of the things that makes them diferent of caucasians. And we should be happy about it. It would be a boring world if we all looked the same.

Politic correctness sucks.

rapsfan087 08-11-2008 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 49252)
Ya. that what i meant rapsfan. obviously i wasn't trying to generalize the entire country. :doh:

I know, just that this wouldn't be the first time they (spanish federation) did a big failure.

Dunno what happens at the spanish federations of sports, most of them are mannaged by stupid miser people (basketball (fire the coach 2 months before the Olympics, tennis (take out of the junior team the best 2 players (16) because they were with Adidas, while the fed is with Nike, all the spanish tennis players, (Nadal, Ferrero, Moya and others) are against him, there have been a lot of declarations of the players) and football (dunno where to start)for what I know)..

rapsfan087 08-11-2008 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Belsius (Post 49253)
Although I think its is a pretty stupid picture, I dont think its a big deal, maybe in north america they see that position as a mock of the oriental face, then again they feel ofended by Janet Jacksons breast. Here we dont. Last time I saw I chinese (my neighbour is) they do have the eyes like that. Wich is one of the things that makes them diferent of caucasians. And we should be happy about it. It would be a boring world if we all looked the same.

Politic correctness sucks.

You make that expression every time you see him? ;)

It isn't racist, just a stupid thing, although what Snoochie said makes me think that I haven't seen that advert in the Spanish media, have you watched it, Belsius?


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