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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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61.

humm    

#43. ¿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.

Your translator does not work pretty well, let me help you:

¿Sabia usted que los tacos se caen cuando uno intenta pararlos sobre la mesa?
La mejor forma de prevenir esto es circuncidar al primogenito varón de todas las familias hispanas. Esto tambien previene la producción de esperma.
Markko if you are hispanic, you have to go back to school, seriously. if you are a native English speaker, you did a decent job, just adjust your translator even more. but at least you tried.

1786 days ago
62.

abraham    

What is wrong with liking tacos? There one of my favorite foods. I know he meant it in a derogatory. But I can prepare enough tacos for a week for only a few dollars. In a recession being able to eat cheaply is important.

1786 days ago
63.

abraham    

#68 -- no one got rid of the Taco Bell dog. He died. They just did not bother to replace him.

1786 days ago
64.

KATHY =( ^-^ )=    

Yeah I LOVE CRUNCHY TACOS...I say the more publicity for TACOS THE BETTER! BRING BACK THE TACO BELL DOG! LOL LOL... you guys are making me hungry. Don't forget TACO TUESDAYS!!! lol... yum

1786 days ago
65.

lrj12    

I don't even think they eat tortillas in Colombia.

1786 days ago
66.

abraham    

KATHY -- LOL when I say I like tacos I am not talking about fast food I am talking real tacos with fresh cilantro and home made salsa and fresh, warm taco shells. I can make dozens of them at a time and be good for a week.

1786 days ago
67.

a long time Leno fan!    

TO THE IGNORANTS AMOUNG US, & ACROSS THE WORLD:

COLOMBIA IS LOCATED IN SOUTH AMERICA AND ITS CAPITOL IS BOGOTA.

COLOMBIA HAS ELECTRICITY, INCREDIBLY WELL EDUCATED PEOPLE, WE AVERAGE 2 OR MORE WELL SPOKEN LANGUAGES, UNLIKE THE BROKEN, UNEDUCATED ENGLISH OFTEN SPOKEN IN AMERICA. JUST WALK INTO A GROCERY STORE HERE, THAT'S ENOUGH TO SEND YOU SEARCHING FOR A "BROKEN ENGLISH" DICTIONARY.

COLOMBIANS' DAILY FARE TYPICALLY INCLUDES A DELICIOUS HOMEMADE SOUP, FRESH RICE SAUTEED IN LIGHT GARLIC, OLIVE OIL & SALT FOR FLAVOR. ALONG WITH THIS WE ALSO INCLUDE FRESH VEGETABLES AND/OR SALAD AND A CHOICE PIECE OF MEAT OR FISH.

IN AMERICA AND EVERYWHERE ELSE, PULL YOUR HEADS OUT FROM UNDER THE SAND AND STUDY OTHER CULTURES SO YOU EXERCISE BRAIN CELLS AND DON'T END UP LOSING THEM.

LET'S SEE, IS COLOMBIA FAMOUSLY KNOWN FOR BEAUTIFUL EMERALDS, ANCIENT GOLD RELICS, the BEST COFFEE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, COUNTLESS OIL DEPOSITS, AN AMAZING HUMBLE AND GOOD PEOPLE WHO DESERVE POSITIVE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR THEIR SINCERITY AND HONESTY?

YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!

1786 days ago
68.

buh-bye weiner party!    

Oh my God!! He said that guy was eating a TACO?! That is the worst thing you could say or do to another human being! Whatis more insulting than being accused of eating tacos?

I actually ate tacos for dinner today. I feel so much shame and anger right now. Tacos are shameful.

As someone else mentioned, he could have said the dude was out doing lines of coke. People get over yourselves. If you need attention or sympathy this bad, please take a long walk off a short pier. (Hope that pier phrase didn't slander a nation and abort dozens of babies like the taco reference surely did.)

1786 days ago
69.

buckeyefanatic68    

big freakin deal! the guy is Mexican & I betcha he eats tacos.just like a Chinese person eats chinese food,a French person eats french food,etc. theis country needs to get off the racist wagon & stop picking apart everything somebody says. it wasnt a racist statement so get over it.the thing that really pisses me off is that it happened at a Buckeyes game so everytime this clip is played they will think that Ohio State had something to do with it.

1786 days ago
70.

LH    

Carlito, nice try to impress us with your roots. Guess I shall have to dust off my Lakota bow-and-arrow.

Blame dictator, Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna. (during the mexican-american war - he was exiled and Federalists installed Jose Joaquin Herrera as acting president of Mexico who was on the losing end of the war).

(1846-1848) War between the United States and Mexico, resulted in the cession by Mexico of lands now constituting all or most of the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. The USA was to pay or forgive over $20 million in 1848 and a further $10 million in 1854, plus the $70 million direct costs of the war itself.

Interestingly, we don't hear bitter Russians imposing their culture upon us over a state of the United States located in the extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago. It is separated from the other mainland states by British Columbia, Canada. Alaska was admitted as the 49th state in 1959 and is the largest state of the Union. The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000 and was known as Seward's Folly (after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase) until gold was discovered in the late 1800s. What Mexico did for you is just as illegal as you are. You will never be a real USA citizen because Mexico does not dictate their laws on the USA.

1786 days ago
71.

moveover    

Put him in a nice suit .... and he's still just a big, dumb jock!

1786 days ago
72.

benny b    


nice try, stars and stripes, you too got your history lessons a little twisted.

Unfortunately for you, and most anglos living here in our ancestor's homeland, sooner than later we latinos will overcome the southwest of this country.

I am a legitimate Southwest US citizen, just like a jew is a jew even if he was not born there because of other people taking(temporarily) over his homeland. It took spain 1000 (yes, one thousand) years for "La Reconquista" (The reconquest) from Arabs that took over the iberian peninsula for that long. It's been only a quarter of a century since we arbitrarily lost our lands and look, we've made some progress repopulating the lands of our ancestors... just watch for the new world 'reconquista' my friend... arriba los chicanos!!!

mi barrio ya no existe - Carlito Brigante

1786 days ago
73.

jwoolman    

"Stars and Stripes forever" needs to go back to school or read more widely. Anybody born in this country is a citizen, regardless of the "legal status" of the mother, and in any case the legal status of our mothers (hardly a cause for shame or pride) certainly doesn't "cast a shadow on us" for our entire lives. May I remind everyone that this whole "legal" vs. "illegal" distinction is relatively recent? Not so long ago in our history, all anybody needed to do was hop off the boat and start looking for a place to stay and a job. Many of our ancestors arrived in just that fashion. And every single one of us, other than the true immigrants, either is or has an ancestor who was a 1st generation immigrant (meaning the first generation to be born in the USA, in other words - the native-born children of immigrants).

I might also point out that "illegals" are not criminals by any sensible definition. They just don't have the required paperwork. They aren't automatically murderers or thieves or muggers or any threat to their neighbors. As a matter of fact, they are less likely to be any of those things since they want to keep a low profile. Like all of our ancestors, they came here to work to support their families here and in the old country. And just as in the olden days, they come from all over the world, not just Mexico or other Spanish-speaking countries in this hemisphere. There are plenty of Irish "illegals" in this country, for example. When my ancestors came from Ireland several generations ago, they escaped the "illegal" label only because immigration was more relaxed back then.

"Illegals" pay plenty of taxes, by the way - every time they buy anything, rent, work for an employer that assigns fake social security numbers, etc., they are paying taxes indirectly and directly and stimulating the entire economy. They just don't get tax refunds. People who get all excited about the "terrible possibility" that an "illegal" would get "free" medical care under a national tax-based health care system are just completely out of touch with history and current reality. And I might also point out that, just like all of our immigrant ancestors, the current crop of "illegals" are much more likely to take jobs that are low-paying and not attractive to the "legals" -- blame the exploitative employers, not the people who take the jobs.

And finally - you can't just redefine Latino any way you want. I've never heard any American of Italian or French descent call themselves "Latino". Perhaps you have it confused with descriptions of the languages Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, and many other smaller ones as "Romance languages", since they are related to the old Roman language (Latin).

1786 days ago
74.

Sharon    

So stupid to make an issue out that. This PC crap is insane...People say things all the time that offend me; but really I am not going over the deep end over any of it. What's the deal?

1786 days ago
75.

Pray For the Beaten Up!    

Pues, he's just jealous cuz he never gets taco or sushi, only apple pie time.
Mmmmmm love New Mexican apples and red and green chili!

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