Jose & Team Spain - "PictureGate"
Old 08-11-2008, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh those spaniards indeed.

Nothing like some racial humour to lighten the mood.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's the source. I forgot to provide the link.

Link - http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2008...picsbasketball
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I thought the picture already was causing controversy.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Silly pic indeed
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, Americans are hated pretty much around the world, so yeah...
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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 08-11-2008, 01:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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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.
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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.

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No problem Doc, bad ideas are bad ideas wherever they happen. And that pic is a very bad one.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ya. that what i meant rapsfan. obviously i wasn't trying to generalize the entire country.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ya. that what i meant rapsfan. obviously i wasn't trying to generalize the entire country.
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)..
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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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