Cohn Zohn Jeremy Lin Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 8:52 by CohnZohn There’s entirely too much written about Jeremy Lin. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet Comments 18 Comments Brandon Conway The East Coast media could say the same thing about the Bay Area media and Alex Smith. Seriously, though, that’s the East Coast media for ya. July 18th, 2012 9:45 am Stan No,not really. July 18th, 2012 9:50 am KauaiRobert Classic! . Thank you for a great morning laugh Lowell! . . . *ALOHA! HA! HA!!!* July 18th, 2012 9:51 am Stan Listening to Mitch Lawrence and Krueger and Radnich.. you can feel and see the racist tinged edge building in all three. Lin went to offered him far more. Simple. If he had stayed in NY ,Lin would have called a egotist by these same jokers. I know how it goes. btw-Krueger says bring back ..Sanchee!..hypocrites,all of em.. July 18th, 2012 10:42 am Frank in Minnesota Loved the column!!! here’s my answer, ‘yep’. July 18th, 2012 10:47 am Mark M Can you expand on that please? Isn’t this the vacation season for sports writers? Isn’t Hawaii/Mexico calling your name Lowell? July 18th, 2012 11:12 am Steve Yeah, now we can focus our attention on Dwight Howard. July 18th, 2012 12:32 pm KauaiRobert Unrelated to Lin, but…it looks like the Lakers are set to sign Jamison (BUMMER!) and Beans is being sued for tax evasion in Latvia. . . . *ALOHA* July 18th, 2012 12:32 pm Steve Stan, you beat me to it. Krueger and Krukow want to bring back J. Sanchez! Radnich maintained his sanity, at least for the few minutes I listened. Can’t believe Sabean is dumb enough to do it. July 18th, 2012 12:38 pm Kommon Senze Perhaps too much, but not a lot that has been thoughtful or original. Isn’t it the job of columnists to enlighten folks on topics that are of interest? Or are you saying there’s nothing interesting about this story? To me, it seems, as usual, many in the media don’t want to thoughtfully approach the elephant in the room on the Lin story, which is the ethnicity angle. From Stephen A. Smith’s poorly researched bashing of Lin for being “all about the money” and being unwilling to play in the playoffs due to him protecting his FA value (something Sport Illustrated helped prove was a false premise), to the unspoken double-standard being applied to Lin’s performance by media, teammates, etc., to the rather ugly way many fans have resorted to attacking Lin for leaving NY, the fact is.. it’s a clear storyline that is being understated by a media that would love to believe we live in a post-racial world. Bigotry, ignorance, and racism still exist in various forms, and it tends to rear its ugly head or, at the very least, silently influence and inform perceptions. So.. yeah.. too much written on Jeremy Lin, yet not enough that should take advantage of an opportunity to tackle a sometimes difficult subject. July 18th, 2012 12:53 pm CohnZohn Kommon Senze, Thanks for raising the issue of ethnicity in sports in relation to Jeremy Lin. That’s certainly a serious topic. I wasn’t thinking of that when I wrote my one-sentence blog. I merely was declaring I’ve had enough of whether he stays in NY or leaves. That is a NY story that strangely seems to have become a national story. It is of little interest to people out here even though Lin went to Palo Alto High and played for the Warriors. Now, I’ve written more about Lin than I ever intended to. July 18th, 2012 1:19 pm KauaiRobert Wow! . A 220-word response to an 8-word blog entry. . That HAS to be some kind of record. . . . *ALOHA* July 18th, 2012 1:24 pm Kommon Senze I would agree, Lowell, that the talk of whether he stays or goes was over-discussed. I just felt that it became a spark plug conversation because it was being fueled by, underneath, the topic that many have avoided talking about. I think the sensation of Tim Tebow stems from a similar vein. Honestly, how much more can ESPN and the rest of the sports media write about Tebow? Yet they do, because, imo, the religious backdrop that is part of his persona is inextricable from his story. The media doesn’t touch on it as much (although it’s unavoidable, so they don’t completely ignore it), but I think it subconsciously fuels some of the fascination with him. If the topic is discussed intelligently, there’s no reason to be afraid to broach it, yet it seems like the media sometimes goes out of its way to avoid it. July 18th, 2012 2:42 pm hurricane225 I disagree. It is a hell of an interesting story. In one year he goes from being cut by the warriors to making $25,000,000. That’s amazing. July 18th, 2012 4:48 pm Stan Yahoo had a couple of sensible articles on Lin..pointing out he said all the right things..and it was the Knicks who never made any counter offer. Lin did what any Harvard grad would do (or like me with no Harvard papers) and took the best ONLY offer. They also pointed out that trying to make LIN A VILLAIN isn’t going to work coming from a Knicks org that wears suits made of puppy fur. KNBR and Mitch Laurence have the same suit supplier. July 19th, 2012 9:54 am latopia If you believe, as many in New York ‘now’ do, Asian basketball players are best unseen & unheard — absolutely. July 19th, 2012 11:13 am Stan Steve, IF the Giants bring back Sanchee and he does well? Then make Righetti pope. That would be turning around the pitchers with the worst two era ‘s-Lincecum and Sanchee in MLB ,PLUS getting a winning record out of Zito. If he did that just getting an award for “Best pitching coach” would seem not worthy of his greatness! July 19th, 2012 12:50 pm Scooby Lets hear more about NBA players that receive DUI’s, father 10 kids with 7 different women, text pics of their privates to front office workers, speak incoherently, beat their wives, rape hotel workers. 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