Author Topic: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes  (Read 1326 times)

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Offline Tallguy700

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Re: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes
« Reply #75 on: July 19, 2014, 10:13:03 PM »
They were DEAD LAST arriving at the W-Turn board. Their loss on TAR24 has NOTHING to do with "backstabbing" or "ethics", they just plain SUCKED.

Yes, they were last but not too far behind Country. No U-Turn, gg.

How the pitstop was in walking distance?

We never saw cabs so yes, but it would be a very long walk, and Country would get tired.


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Re: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2014, 10:19:49 PM »
As I've understood it for years now, the only accusation was against Jet and not Cord, and from what I recall about an incident at TARcon 16, Jet was drunk.

None of that justifies calling the team, homophobic, there's never been any evidence that Cord has ever done anything to deserve the label, and it does need to stop. I think some people have tended to project things onto the Cowboys that they don't deserve, and I've had to bite my tongue endless times because those labels IMHO are not appropriate or justified.

To that end, I don't think the Cowboys are boring. They have been a very good racing team whose only apparent weakness was self-navigation at times. But for two guys who have never really traveled outside of the U.S. except on the Race, they've learned and benefited plenty from the experience, and isn't that one of the goals the show places on the teams that Race?
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Re: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2014, 10:21:44 PM »
Google maps says a ten minute walk, I'm sure the cows were at least that far behind anyways
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Re: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2014, 10:27:46 PM »
Country had trouble with easy roadblock previous leg, were still tired. Jet and Cord finished the task right around the time Country finished theirs, Cowboys just got unlucky with the u-turn. As for learning from the experience, yeah, its part of the game, but rudeness is rudeness, and backstabbing is backstabbing.

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Re: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes
« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2014, 10:30:41 PM »
Country had trouble with easy roadblock previous leg, were still tired. Jet and Cord finished the task right around the time Country finished theirs, Cowboys just got unlucky with the u-turn. As for learning from the experience, yeah, its part of the game, but rudeness is rudeness, and backstabbing is backstabbing.

And Jet and Cord were not? lol
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Re: It's Time To Stop Calling Jet & Cord Homophobes
« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2014, 10:37:51 PM »
Enough.

Just to be VERY clear: The incident by Jet (NOT Cord) happened, it was unprovoked and vicious, and it was extensively eye-witnessed and covered at the time, there was NO excuse. For those of us who witnessed it...Homophobe is actually nice phrasing considering Jet's behavior at the time.

HOWEVER, they have both since acted like gentlemen during TAR and in all public Interviews. They raced fairly and I have heard no complaints about either of them, and in specifically Jet, from any other racers. We can only hope that people grow and mature and perhaps learn from their mistakes. Cord was never implicated in the incident at all.

In any case, as far as RFF goes, this discussion is closed. Please do remember that RFF does not welcome discussions about  topics centering in any way about race, religion, politics, or sexual orientation.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2014, 11:24:09 PM by georgiapeach »
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