The column is flimsy at best, perpetuating the stereotype that black people are monolothic, even robotic in their behavior. One wonders if the author would contemplate whether he, in turn, would favor Sims' competition Jake Coker simply because he and Coker are both white.
As a teenager in Ohio, he became acquainted with bookmakers. Truman , getting 17—1 odds for Truman to win.
In a later interview he indicated that he knew Truman was going to win because Dewey had a mustache and "American women didn't trust men with a mustache". Known simply as "Jimmy the Greek," he would appear in segments with sportscaster Brent Musburger and predict the results of that week's NFL games.
While already famous in gambling circles, his rough charm made him into a minor celebrity.
He had fairly major conflicts with Musburger whom he once punched in the face at a bar when the show anchor insulted his intelligence and Phyllis George whom he once brought to tears before a show by making a comment about her husband, leading to Jimmy taping his segments with Musburger in advance so that he and George were not on the set at the same time , but the core group was able to overcome them and continue CBS' massive Sunday ratings success for several years.
Instead, Jimmy the Greek would predict the score of each game; for example, he would say the Los Angeles Raiders would beat the Los Angeles Rams This allowed bettors who knew the line of the game to be able to deduce his selection when betting the point spread : If the spread in the example game was the Raiders by five, bettors would know Jimmy was picking the Raiders to beat it.
Hotaling said that he had been doing interviews with various people in the restaurant for a program celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. He put the question to Snyder. Because of his high thighs and big thighs that goes up into his back.
And they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs. And he's bred to be the better athlete because this goes back all the way to the Civil War, when, during the slave trading, the big, the owner, the slave owner would, would, would, would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have uh, uh big, uh big, uh big black kid, see.
That's where it all started! Black former NFL player Irv Cross said in the 30 for 30 documentary about Snyder that he had worked alongside Snyder for a long time and did not consider him to be a racist at all.
In the same documentary, Frank Deford sympathetically noted that Jimmy often tried to sound more educated than he actually was and that his comments were basically him trying to make a point about a subject on which he knew nothing. The only thing left for the whites is a couple of coaching jobs.
Liddle, stated that by "firing and repudiating Mr. Snyder, CBS quashed his dream, his dignity, and his spirit. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message Snyder appeared in a cameo in the comedy film The Cannonball Run as a bookie. Snyder and Dean Martin were childhood acquaintances in Steubenville, Ohio. The show also acknowledges his role in the first sportscasts of poker tournaments.
Although Snyder was largely unknown outside of the United States, in , his name achieved international renown. After beating George Foreman to regain the world heavyweight championship, Muhammad Ali , in the midst of an interview with David Frost , looked into the camera and addressed his doubters.
All of you suckers bow If you wanna know any damn thing about boxing, don't go to no boxing experts in Las Vegas, don't go to no Jimmy The Greek. Come to Muhammad Ali. He was buried at Union Cemetery in his native Steubenville.