Dutch Olympic Skating Coach, Jillert Anema, With 21 Medals At Sochi, Takes ON CNBC’s Joe Kernen On U.S. Sports Jingoism And Whips His Ass.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



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Friday, Feb. 21 UPDATE.
This is a BETTER video.
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You have to watch this. It is very funny and GOOD NATURED. Everybody has a laugh — especially at the bombastic and ultra-ignorant Joe Kernen. This is the SECOND video in the piece. So scroll down.


This is the 1st video and the start of the piece … by the ever delightful and always CLASSY and IMPRESSIVE Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who makes Joe Kernen look so pathetic in comparison. Same link as before. So if you clicked on the link above don’t bother with this one.

Since I watch CNBC, without fail, from 8:20 to 8:59 every weekday morning, I happened to see this interview live.

It was good. It was good natured. That was gratifying since it would have been a shame if CNBC, as they are wont to do (since they are bullies at heart), piled up on this nice guy. I think credit, as ever, probably should go to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. She is a true diplomat who actually knows about the world beyond the borders of New Jersey.

Joe Kernen, who I am sure is a lifelong KKK member, is so stupid. He compares the GDP of the Netherlands with that of the U.S. — given that he doesn’t realize that they have 1/20th the population. Then he yet again shows his VAST ignorance by not realizing that Holland is the home to some HUGE worldwide corporations: Royal Dutch Shell, Philips, Unilever, Amstel etc. Becky Quick, another of the impressive FEMALEs at CNBC, quickly put him right — as she and Michelle seem to do all the time. At the end of the interview Steve Liesman, who no longer tells as many lies since I have been on his case (via e-mails to him), comments that Joe got the Bronze in that interview. What Kernen really got was his fat ass truly whipped.

A definite must watch for Americans to understand how insular and jingoistic they are when it comes to sports. Becky Quick, again to her credit (though she doesn’t need any), points out about the absurdity of a ‘World Series’ where no other country, other than the U.S., is allowed to compete.

Don’t agree with Jillert that American Football is vicious. As Becky, yet again, correctly, points out Rugby is much more vicious — and here is what is strange. They do play Rugby in Holland, though not as well as its neighbours to the West (across the Channel) or those to the South (when you jump across Belgique).

My original assertion yesterday that Holland’s population was 1/5th that of the U.S. was wildly wrong! SORRY. I have been dashing off these posts in a great hurry of late. Trying to finish and publish my next book. So trying to devote as much time to the book while NOT ignoring this blog. That is what happens when I rush.

But, that brings up the other AMAZING thing. Holland with a population 1/20th that of U.S. has won 22 medals at Sochi to what I think is 25 for the U.S. and 24 for Russia. That is pretty remarkable.

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6 responses to “Dutch Olympic Skating Coach, Jillert Anema, With 21 Medals At Sochi, Takes ON CNBC’s Joe Kernen On U.S. Sports Jingoism And Whips His Ass.”

  1. F.J. van der Maat (@Kelkschiz) says :

    The Netherlands does not have 1/5th the population of the USA, but more like 1/20th. An other point i’d like to make is that a sport being vicious is a matter of perspective. Mr. Anema, being a speedskating coach his perspective would logically be based somewhat on speedskating, not rugby.

    • aguruge says :

      Thank YOU for pointing this out. My mistake. I am SORRY. I corrected it and also said that I am SORRY for the mistake. Also expanded on my statement about Rugby. What I meant to fully say is that you don’t play Rugby to the ‘5 Nations’ standard. I have spent a LOT of time, though not recently, in Holland. A lot of it was between 1983 and 1985 and then 1992 to 1993. I used to teach classes for Philips and do other seminars in BEAUTIFUL, delightful Amsterdam. Around 1985 I thought about moving to Rotterdam and even went looking for apartments there! Ended up in the U.S. instead. One of my FAVORITE places in the whole world is Schevenigen. Nearly all the courses I taught for Philips were at the Kurhaus! Love that hotel. I was last there in maybe 1992. I would LOVE to spend a few days there BEFORE I die.
      Thank you. Sorry to it took me so long to respond.

  2. casahombre says :

    Just signed up just to correct a small thing in your article: population of holland is actually 1/20th of that of the US with a total population of around 17 million people 🙂 Good piece though!

    • aguruge says :

      Thank YOU. Another gentleman pointed my error — which is NOW fixed, along with an apology. Just left a fairly long reply to the first comment. You should be able to find it ‘Under Recent Comments’ on the RIGHTHAND sidebar. Keep on scrolling towards the very end. It is just above the flags. I talk about my LOVE for Holland and its lovely people. Sorry for the delay in responding. Late start. Was out shoveling snow for 2 hours this morning — and hour more than usual. Keep in touch. Cheers, Anura

    • aguruge says :

      Thank you. You may also find today’s post, i.e., number of medals relative to a country’s population interesting. Of course the Netherlands did very well. Thanks again. Take care. Cheers, Anura

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