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Jack Harry

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Started Dec 9, 2013 at 14:56
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by TheSeaward
Original Post: Jack Harry

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jasonac wrote:

kuforever wrote: Here's my 2 cents...

If you are part of the Jayhawk fanbase that feels insulted because he called us gay...well then...you are just as ignorant as Jack Harry.

The word gay or being gay is not derogatory. It is (at least it should be) socially acceptable to be gay. It shouldn't be belittling to be called gay, just as it's not insulting to be called black or a jew.

If you take offense to being called gay...well then you feel there is something wrong with being gay...and that's you being ignorant.

The group that should be upset by his comment is the LGBT community and people that support them. Jack used the word as an insult, as if there is something wrong with being gay.

I think we walk a fine line here as a fanbase between taking offense to his comment vs. being outraged that he is a bigot with a microphone. Don't view this as a KU vs. an MU thing...this goes deeper.

I'll listen off the air and through my star ratings...thanks

It was a dumb slip up and Harry should apologize. Of course KCK is correct. This is a message board full of people who refer to Mizzou as "slavers" and "methzou" and such. The last place that should be up in arms about this thing is phog.net, but ya know, righteous indignation and all of that.
There is a huge difference between internet message boards and being on the air slamming a university.
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 17:22
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by LyndonJayhawk1
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spoons12 wrote:

BillSelfsGOON816 wrote: 3, you spoons KCK and pingo are almost even bigger douches than harry. Why take the time to come on here and defend the old drunk? I can see it not bothering you and you think our response is stupid so you just don't read/post on this thread, but to actively come on here and defend that bastard makes me question all of your Jayhawk credentials.

I'm not a KU fan. I just think that this whole thing is being blown up far beyond what it needs to be and I would be embarrassed to be fanning the flames by acting like I am greatly offended at what loosely could be considered a homophobic nickname. Nobody on here really cares or is upset at the term "gay hawks." This isn't people trying to stand up and defend the rights of gay people. It's about everybody not liking a newscaster and his (obvious) pro-MU rhetoric and using a very minor term to try and get the guy fired. I get that he works for a news station so his bias comes across to a lot more homes and he shouldn't be promoting it but how many times have you guys gotten upset with Steven St. John or even Nate Bukaty/Fescoe for promoting their University biases? The guy causes ratings and gets people talking which is what his job is. This whole thing is because nobody likes Jack Harry that all of the sudden people are offended at a minor homosexual nickname and using it as crutch to try and get a guy they don't like fired for not raving about KU 24/7 rather than actually caring about gay rights.
Your not a KU fan yet your posting on it. If you think it is being overblown why are you responding. If it was your team you would be upset.
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 17:37
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by LyndonJayhawk1
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LyndonJayhawk1 wrote:

BrettGT wrote: I saw this on Bob Fescoe's Facebook page eek:

Not at all defending jackass Harry because even as a Mizzou fan I can't stand him but look at it this way. People up in arms about his comments are the same that typically make meth jokes about Missourians. I personally dont think that's funny either because some it is true and it tears families apart,and some of us know people that are effected by it or know those who lost their lives to it. Just a little food for thought. People in general may need to think about what they say and how it can effect other people
An MU fan defending meth addicts. Sounds about right.
Nice grammar Fescoe...you'd think a journalist could use the proper verb.
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 17:40
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by luvthosehawks
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acehawk76 wrote: I'll never forget the time I bumped into Gack at the Quik Trip on Westport Rd. He was buying a twelver of Michelob Genuine Draft.

/csb

I saw him at the QT on Main after a newscast. He must go to different QT to spread all his beer money around town.
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 19:30
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by LyndonJayhawk1
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Soooo . . . Absolutely no consequences for the dick?
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 19:51
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by spottedlogic
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When I see him I will punch him. That is consequence enough for me. Hope the cops don't see it.
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 20:01
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by gohawks3
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spoons12 wrote: They did bring up the point that only people to complain so far are basketball fans. No LBGT groups or representatives have filed a complaint or even contacted the station

So when someone calls is the first question they ask is if they are gay or a basketball fan?
Reply Jan 1, 2014 at 21:57
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by LyndonJayhawk1
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Contract extension. I'm not even joking. Instead of getting fired, he gets a raise! Only in hick KC.

spottedlogic wrote: Soooo . . . Absolutely no consequences for the dick?

Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 15:50
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by konzahawk
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I'm a little surprised that in today's politically correct society, a news anchor can go on television and use a homosexual slur in reference to one of the local universities, and completely get away with it. No consequences at all. Just further proof that KC is a backwards town.
Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 16:14
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by Pepperjax34
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Jack is dead to me. Actually Channel 41 is dead to me; their behavior has been almost as deplorable. Even after Jact retires or dies, I will avoid watching their newscast.

Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 16:17
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by BonesToo
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Jack Harry's first question to Bill Self right after KU won the 2008 National Title "Does this feel better than Bucknell"? Bill Self looked at Jack after that one like he was the biggest idiot in the world and said "What do you think?"
Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 16:55
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by xeroid
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'And that's ... Jack's Smack!'
Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 16:57
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by IchabodSlipp
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Weeks go by and Channel 41 still stands by what he said. Interesting.
Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 17:00
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by CaliJHawk
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CaliJHawk wrote: Weeks go by and Channel 41 still stands by what he said. Interesting.

I expected no less from them. Jack Harry is an idiot. The end.
Reply Jan 2, 2014 at 23:39
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by jgrc1980
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Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:28
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by gfhoo
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gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:31
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by AlbertFunkenstein
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AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:38
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by Tophawk36
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Tophawk36 wrote:

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Yeah, I read it on the college hoop hits blog so I didn't have to give them a page view.
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:43
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by AlbertFunkenstein
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It didn't take long to discover that Iowa State, the Big 12's highest ranked team, is also the league's greatest shooting fraud.

That was one of the sorriest three-point shooting exhibitions in college basketball this year. Iowa State was chucking treys all night and they were not falling, a lot of them not even close.
Four of 25; they average nine makes a game.

Last night, The Cyclones made a putrid 16 percent.

KU actually defended better, but the Jayhawks still have problems guarding and they certainly can't protect the rock: 24 turnovers. It was still, a terrific win for Kansas, who was in complete control.

In this space before the game, I stated the Cyclones where the only team KU had to fear in the Big 12-- but not anymore.

Bill Self's teams do this every year. It's money time.

Don't kid yourself; Andrew Wiggins was clearly auditioning for all those NBA scouts sitting courtside. He went off for 17 points and 19 rebounds. He was into it big time, but he was also playing for Andrew Wiggins.

To his credit, he showed up at both ends of the court.

I'm more impressed with Joel Embiid. In no way is he a showboater. KU needs him to win the big games. He's the best player on the team. Fred Hoiberg says he's the best player in the country.

Embiid drew another penalty for delivering a cheap shot. He's got to control his temper, but I'm going to defend the guy. I think he's being targeted-- he's being baited.

Blame K-State for roughing him up Saturday. Blame Iowa State was trying to get under his skin Monday night.

The coaches know what they're doing. They want the guy on the bench or out of the game.

I don't condone fisticuffs, but it might lead to that if opposing teams keep baiting Embiid into losing his cool. They keep poking him with those little jabs when they think they can sneak one in on the ribs.

There's no question, he must control his temper, but it's also up to the zebra's to see who initiates this stuff in the first place. They need to stop it.

That's Jack's Smack.


So you don't have to click

Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:46
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by Streetor
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Same. I won't ever watch or link KSHB ever again.

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

Tophawk36 wrote:

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Yeah, I read it on the college hoop hits blog so I didn't have to give them a page view.
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:47
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by phxjayhawk25
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Streetor wrote:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It didn't take long to discover that Iowa State, the Big 12's highest ranked team, is also the league's greatest shooting fraud.

That was one of the sorriest three-point shooting exhibitions in college basketball this year. Iowa State was chucking treys all night and they were not falling, a lot of them not even close.
Four of 25; they average nine makes a game.

Last night, The Cyclones made a putrid 16 percent.

KU actually defended better, but the Jayhawks still have problems guarding and they certainly can't protect the rock: 24 turnovers. It was still, a terrific win for Kansas, who was in complete control.

In this space before the game, I stated the Cyclones where the only team KU had to fear in the Big 12-- but not anymore.

Bill Self's teams do this every year. It's money time.

Don't kid yourself; Andrew Wiggins was clearly auditioning for all those NBA scouts sitting courtside. He went off for 17 points and 19 rebounds. He was into it big time, but he was also playing for Andrew Wiggins.

To his credit, he showed up at both ends of the court.

I'm more impressed with Joel Embiid. In no way is he a showboater. KU needs him to win the big games. He's the best player on the team. Fred Hoiberg says he's the best player in the country.

Embiid drew another penalty for delivering a cheap shot. He's got to control his temper, but I'm going to defend the guy. I think he's being targeted-- he's being baited.

Blame K-State for roughing him up Saturday. Blame Iowa State was trying to get under his skin Monday night.

The coaches know what they're doing. They want the guy on the bench or out of the game.

I don't condone fisticuffs, but it might lead to that if opposing teams keep baiting Embiid into losing his cool. They keep poking him with those little jabs when they think they can sneak one in on the ribs.

There's no question, he must control his temper, but it's also up to the zebra's to see who initiates this stuff in the first place. They need to stop it.

That's Jack's Smack.


So you don't have to click


I dont believe you.
No way he wrote that.

Still wont click
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 14:49
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by BayAreaJHawk
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AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

Tophawk36 wrote:

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Yeah, I read it on the college hoop hits blog so I didn't have to give them a page view.
A lot of people go so far to keep their jobs.
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 16:59
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by Dman14038
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That was my first thought. Jack is trying hard to tone down the anti KU venom after the blowback. Simple job preservation.

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--- Dman14038 wrote:


AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

Tophawk36 wrote:

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Yeah, I read it on the college hoop hits blog so I didn't have to give them a page view.
A lot of people go so far to keep their jobs.

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Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 20:55
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by KCMouth
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Yup. Ole' Jack really caved to the pressure of the mighty Jayhawk City!

Jayhawks - 1
Jack - 0

KCMouth wrote: That was my first thought. Jack is trying hard to tone down the anti KU venom after the blowback. Simple job preservation.

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--- Dman14038 wrote:


AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

Tophawk36 wrote:

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Yeah, I read it on the college hoop hits blog so I didn't have to give them a page view.
A lot of people go so far to keep their jobs.


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Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 20:59
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by MichaelJHox
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MichaelJHox wrote: Yup. Ole' Jack really caved to the pressure of the mighty Jayhawk City!

Jayhawks - 1
Jack - 0

KCMouth wrote: That was my first thought. Jack is trying hard to tone down the anti KU venom after the blowback. Simple job preservation.

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--- Dman14038 wrote:


AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

Tophawk36 wrote:

AlbertFunkenstein wrote:

gfhoo wrote: Jack Smack is back. Was Jack told to tone it down after his slip of the tongue. Praising KU somewhat. Backing up Embiid about the technicals.

www.kshb.com/dpp/sports...id-being-baited

That was surprisingly...rational
Still won't click
Yeah, I read it on the college hoop hits blog so I didn't have to give them a page view.
A lot of people go so far to keep their jobs.


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C'mpn guys lets get this sucker to 20,000 views. Jack Smack wants the pub.
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 21:24
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by 99disco
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Seriously guys. Don't be a cretin. You don't like the guy? DON'T ENGAGE WITH HIS CONTENT. Gawd, buncha boxes of rockses in here.
Reply Jan 15, 2014 at 21:26
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by MichaelJHox