During the first quarter of tonight's radio broadcast of the Celtics game against the Houston Rockets,one of the Celtics players managed to fake out the referee to get a call to go his way. The referee who made this call was Violet Palmer, who happens to be a woman. Cedric Maxwell, the analyst / sidekick on the Celtics broadcast team, proclaimed "Get back in the kitchen!" when she made the call. Max's partner, Sean Grande, tried to throw him a lifeline by pointing out that they had both been previously impressed by Palmer's officiating, but Max continued "Get back in the kitchen and fix me some bacon and eggs!"
Note that I do not have a recording and that these quotes are from memory, but I am positive that they are nearly verbatim.
Maybe I live on a different planet than most of the listenership of the Celtics these days, but I found these comments to be inexcusably sexist. I don't know who to contact at which station -- the Celtics are normally on WRKO 680, but were on sister station WEEI 850 tonight while WRKO replayed a World Series 2004 game. I want to see Maxwell pay for this stupidity.
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