Bryant Gumbel/Inappropriate Metaphor Users-Something to Consider (PICTURES)

On the most recent edition of HBO’s “Real Sports,” host Bryant Gumbel discussed the ongoing NBA lockout, and in the process,  likened Commisioner David Stern to  a modern day plantation owner.

“Stern’s version of what has been going on behind closed doors has of course been disputed, but his efforts were typical of a commissioner who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer, treating NBA men as if they were his boys. It’s part of Stern’s M.O., like his past self-serving edicts on dress code and the questioning of officials. His moves were intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place.”

Ok…I had planned on writing a lengthy post regarding the  all too common, ill-advised usage of such inappropriate metaphors, but I figured this would do:



Oh and here is an important one:


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