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Announcer Cracks 'Taco' Joke at Juan Montoya

10/25/2009 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A college football broadcast came to a screeching halt yesterday because of announcer Bob Griese -- after he verbally vomited a highly inappropriate comment about Colombian NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

 Juan Montoya
During the Ohio State/Minnesota game, the NASCAR promotion turned nasty when broadcaster Chris Spielman asked where Montoya was in the standings ... then Griese let this gem fly: "He's out having a taco."

At the end of the game, Griese issued a bland apology, saying, "Juan Pablo Montoya, he's one of the best drivers in NASCAR, I just want to apologize for the comment that i made earlier in the ballgame."

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31.

Kathy    

i'm sure taco boy will get over it (montoya). he's a JERK anyway so who cares if he's offended?

he thinks hes "it" on and off the track so who cares if they offended him?

yo quera taco bell j.p. - hope you enjoyed your taco cause your not gonna win the chase idiot

1823 days ago
32.

Brenda    

Cry-baby, ninny-sucking, pissing-and-moaning, PC people are driving me insane!!! We are a country full of fools if we think political correctness is a neccessary commodity for peace and love and all the rest of the mambo-jambo. I CANNOT stand it anymore!

1823 days ago
33.

oreo    

8. What I want to know is, was Juan Pablo Montoya out having a Taco?

Posted at 12:30PM on Oct 25th 2009 by Hoseb

Thats what I'd like to know.

1823 days ago
34.

laughs at Obama voters    

Juan Montoya was out spray painting graffiti on a bridge, that's where he was.

1823 days ago
35.

bill p    

This is getting ridiculous! What is wrong with a Lationo eating a taco or a German eating a bratwurst! This politically correct culture garbage is getting old. What now a cannibal get get a decent bite to eat?

1823 days ago
36.

Confused    

First, #12, the first amendment says the GOVERNMENT can't abridge your right to few speech. Doesn't mean you can say whatever you want wherever you are.

And to all the posters who say this is the PC police--please! This was an inappropriate comment that shows where Bob Griese's thinking lies. Even if this guy was Mexican the comment was still rude and racist.

1823 days ago
37.

markko    

¿Supo usted que tacos se caen cuando usted trata de hacerlos se paran vertical en una mesa? La mejor manera de prevenir eso es de circuncidar al niño masculino primogénito de cada familia hispana. También previene aumento de smegma.

1823 days ago
38.

LBjim    

I lost a lot of respect for Bob. I use to love the way he played football for the Dolphins in the 70's but I take offense to that statement being half Mexican. This happens all the time,but I expected more from him. ESPN should sent a formal apology to everyone.

1823 days ago
39.

Good Grief!    

Hey Bob #15!
I have to call you out on this one buddy .
What does Michigan "Where you would expect it' mean ?
That would be like me saying, Bob, he must be one of those toothless inbred redneck hillbillies from Alabama! You know, the ones who went to Michigan to get a job in the auto industry because he couldnt make any money picking cotton lol
Geeze....the IGONORANCE!

1823 days ago
40.

Googie    

IF HE'S GOING TO MAKE A REMARK LIKE THAT, HE SHOULD AT LEAST MAKE IT COUNTRY CORRECT. TACO IS MEXICAN NOT COLOMBIAN. HE COULD HAVE REALLY MADE A WORST REMARK IF YOU THINK WHAT HE COULD HAVE SAID ABOUT COLOMBIA

1823 days ago
41.

LH    



Regarding "17. Things are really changing in this country... we latinos are no longer satisfied with living in the shadows as outcasts... working for meager salaries... that is really changing... for example... me and my brother command IT salaries of 60K and 80k respectively as 1st generation immigrants... Latinos throughout the states have begun to realize that the main way to have a 'real' voice in this country is with a leveling and parity of our income purchasing power with those of the anglo majority... we still have a long way to go but we are reducing that gap one day at a time... sooner than later 19th century minded individuals such as bob griese will see their jobs go to latinos and other minorities... Posted at 1:53PM on Oct 25th 2009 by Carlito Brigante"
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You are quite delusional, Carlito. If your Mother entered the USA illegally, and her children were born in the USA, you will always be a criminal even if you attended USA schools and institutions of higher education. Everyone knows who their mother is. Based on what her status was at the time she was giving birth to a child forever casts it's shadow upon you. A father's status is less significant unless he is proven to be a USA citizen accompanied with 99.99% results he is your correct father (DNA test). Assuming your mother entered the USA legally, a Latino is any person who is of French, Italian, Spanish (Spain) or Portuguese (Portugal) nationality. Are you any of those? Perhaps you need to do some soul-searching. Or, take an honest look at the man in your mirror. You might see a coward .... A Traitor to the other birds of his feather. You must have heard the saying ... birds of a feather stick together. Frankly, I have more respect for those Hispanics struggling in Mexico, Central, and South America, than I do for so-called First-Generation hispanics. Your type is no threat to Bob Griese's job. We're of the same feather.


1823 days ago
42.

markko    

Someone check Montoya's trunk for smuggled drugs!

1823 days ago
43.

Lori    

So,what? He didn't say anything bad. Never needed to apoligize. What happened to freedom of speech? It doesn't seem to hold true anymore. people need to lighten up and get a sense of humor.

1823 days ago
44.

patilee    

STOP IT! This PC crap must end. Everyone is afraid to say the smallest thing. I am Korean/African American married to a white person and am sick of people being afraid of offending me. If you say "good morning" out of meanness I'm offended. It's not what you say, it's your intent. Once again, STOP THE INSANITY!

1823 days ago
45.

mike    

Dont you people get it. Pale faces make all kinds of racial remarks but feel as long as they apologize afterwards then it is ok. This is what they do.

1823 days ago
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