Darren Kaplan notices this:
Rush Limbaugh in 2003: I don’t think he’s (McNabb) that good from the get-go. I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.
Result–moral outrage from the entire civilized world
Dennis Rodman in 1987: Larry Bird is very overrated, a regular winner of the MVP only because of his race.
Isiah Thomas in 1987: If Bird was black, he’d be just another good guy.
Result–(sound of crickets chirping)
Where was the outrage? It’s funny if white guys can’t jump, but racist if someone says Donovan McNabb might get preferential treatment in the press because he’s black? I don’t think so either, but that’s the lesson learned here, isn’t it?