Jeremy Lin Gets the ESPN Fan Club Treatment: Win - They Love You; Lose - They Call You 'Ch*nk' (Updated w/ SNL Parody!)

(http://twitpic.com/8lmrh2) Lintastic! Linsational Linsanity! These were just a few of the words of joy that greeted point guard Jeremy Lin in his rise to NBA stardom recently as he led his NY Knicks to a seven-game winning streak. Read More
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JEREMY LIN RISES TO NBA STARDOM...

AFTER LEADING HIS NY KNICKS TEAM TO A SEVEN GAME WINNING STREAK, POINT GUARD JEREMY LIN HAS BEEN ON A METEORIC RISE TO STARDOM IN THE NBA.

WHEN THAT WINNING STREAK ENDED ON FRIDAY, THE CRITICS--PARTICULARLY ESPN--CAME DOWN HARD ON THE NEW STAR'S LESS THAN STELLAR PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING ESPN'S REFERENCE TO HIS PERFORMANCE AS A 'CHINK IN THE ARMOR'.

TO BRING ATTENTION TO THE MEDIA'S MISHANDLING OF RACIAL STEREOTYPING MATTERS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE OPENED ITS SHOW WITH A PARODY BASED ON THE ESPN INCIDENT.

APOLOGY ACCEPTABLE?

ESPN APOLOGIZED AFTER IT RAN THE HEADLINE WITH THE RACIAL SLUR & EVENTUALLY FIRED THE EMPLOYEE WHO WROTE IT. BUT SOME SPORTS FANS QUESTION HOW COULD IT HAVE EVEN HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

ESPN @espn

This is inexcusable. On behalf of everyone at ESPN, we apologize: http://t.co/O5kFTMBM.

19/02/2012 00:26:22 WIB
The Fake ESPN @TheFakeESPN

Headline editor at ESPN defends themselves, "I don't follow sports, I just like Medieval history references" #ChinkArmor

18/02/2012 21:49:57 WIB

Viewers of Saturday Night Live commented on the popular comedy show's satire, highlighting the news media and sports media's inability to effectively eliminate racial stereotyping from their broadcasts.

Bayeté @BayeteKenan

I really think that SNL cold open about Jeremy Lin was brilliantly on point. Good use of comedy to address social issues.

20/02/2012 05:55:19 WIB
Co @CoGeous831

I'm not a fan of SNL but they're skit last night on Jeremy Lin & race was a classic

20/02/2012 05:59:43 WIB
Medium Drew @MediumDrew

The Jeremy Lin skit on SNL was pretty good. If you haven't seen it check it out

20/02/2012 04:43:13 WIB
Danny Lee @danny_k_lee

Interesting SNL skit on Jeremy Lin, spoofing how insensitive remarks about Asians are tolerated by some in the media. http://t.co/QSWNbVYy

20/02/2012 04:18:24 WIB
DC Wolfe @dcwolfe

Jeremy Lin Skit on SNL http://t.co/mVd12w7z hit the railroad tie on the head! hope peeps see commentary on Linapropriate racial comments

20/02/2012 03:55:02 WIB
Tony Hoffer @TonyHoffer

Do yourself a favor: Watch last night's SNL on Hulu. Timberlake & Jeremy Lin skit are unreal. You know it's true, Shakira's hips said so.

20/02/2012 04:15:51 WIB
Gordon Walton @Gordon_Walton

Video: SNL Skit On Jeremy Lin Is The Perfect Parody Of Media's Over-The-Top ... http://t.co/f86kF4md

20/02/2012 03:17:00 WIB
@PatriciaMeyer3

Video: SNL Skit On Jeremy Lin Is The Perfect Parody Of Media's Over-The-Top ... http://t.co/WtJflcTL

20/02/2012 04:35:16 WIB
Defund as a Means to Abolition @itskushlani

Thanks, SNL and Travis for the link! RT @travismartini: Did you see the SNL Jeremy Lin skit last night? Pretty good. http://t.co/GBXZg7ox

20/02/2012 03:00:27 WIB
Kiran Bojedla @kbojedla

The SNL Jeremy Lin skit last night was on point, really clever. http://t.co/WdvVmxuc

20/02/2012 02:21:37 WIB
Jaymes L @JaymesL

Those comments were politically Lincorrect. RT @JerodMorris SNL's skit on the media's Lin coverage was very well done. http://t.co/ip9CEeiN

20/02/2012 00:50:22 WIB
Sports Fan Journal @theSFjournal

Here's video of SNL's awesome skit on Linsanity, plus your reading material for this Sunday afternoon. http://t.co/VENNxC5x

20/02/2012 00:27:52 WIB
Michael Diefenderfer @m_dief

Everybody please watch the SNL skit about Jeremy Lin, one of the best skits in a long time

19/02/2012 23:16:36 WIB
Angela James @angelajames

Parts of this hysterical cc: @jane_l RT @sbnation: Last night's #SNL skit about Jeremy Lin is worth your time. VIDEO: http://t.co/qLiXXc3P

19/02/2012 23:03:37 WIB
Thad Brown @thadbrown7

Caught the last minute of SNL skit on Jeremy Lin and "Linsensitivity". Was pretty good. Will be finding it online later for sure.

19/02/2012 11:38:55 WIB
Joshua Lay @MrJoshuaLay

Snl's Jeremy lin skit was spot on, in a 1000 different ways

20/02/2012 07:47:29 WIB
Virgil Hawkins @JSoJ_

[HD] JEREMY LIN SKIT ON SNL - SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 2-18-2012: http://t.co/ArE5SH4Z via @youtube (This is not HD, though. But funny as eff.)

20/02/2012 07:54:26 WIB
Nyki @_Nyki

Finally catching up on SNL's Jeremy Lin skit. I really want to know that ESPN's writers reaction to their borderline pun marathon. #Gold

20/02/2012 06:09:19 WIB
Lee Gordon @LeeGordonBrand

Did anyone see the Jeremy Lin skit on SNL last night? What did you think?

20/02/2012 06:50:07 WIB
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