If you read this blog, you surely remember the video from St. Paul Pioneer Press Columnist Jim Ragsdale, who, in a lame attempt at humor, made a video plea for quarterback Brett Favre to come back to the Minnesota Vikings.
If you didn’t see it, our title for that post was: Another Stupid Brett Favre Plea From Another Stupid Minnesotan (link). So, that should pretty much sum it up.
In the video, Ragsdale called Favre’s home state of Mississippi a cesspool and predictably, people from said cesspool got all bent out of shape. Also, predictably, said stupid Minnesotan had to make a public apology.
“We do these spoof videos from time to time; we didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I deeply apologize for the wrong choice of words, and the cesspool word was intended as a joke. I could see people getting upset about the oil spill on the Gulf Coast and being associated with the word cesspool. I didn’t mean it that way. I deeply apologize,” Ragsdale said.
“It was a attempt to show how desperate we are to get Brett back. The cesspool word just happen to come out in a unscripted discussion. We intended this to be a joke.”
While Ragsdale might care what people from Mississippi think, apparently the Pioneer Press doesn’t give two shits. They plan to leave the video on their website.
Classy, as always Minnesota.