January 17, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 39

ESPN execs might want to try a little awareness training with their announcers

Crunch Time

If ESPN is the pinnacle of the sports reporting world, then I’m glad right now I’m down here in the ruts.

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Right now the sporting network giant is fast becoming an expert at apologizing. In the past week they’ve said “We’re sorry” more times than President Murkin Muffley made the same utterances to the Soviet Union’s premier in the movie “Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

Let’s recap. First, is Robert Parker, a panelist on the network’s “First Take” program. In a Dec. 14 airing of the show on ESPN2, Parker questioned the “black...

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