Not since 1983 has a radio/TV host dare to go near the word “monkey”, but someone in the lovely town of Baltimore has decided to bring it back.

I barely get the ESPN Radio feed from B-More, but on air radio host Anita Marks decided Howard Cossell’s infamous phrase needed to be used again.

Marks, on Baltimore’s CBS-owned sports talker WJFK-AM, ESPN Radio 1300, referred to Shawne Merriman, a San Diego Chargers linebacker who is under suspension for steroid use, as a “juice monkey.”- DCRTV

Marks’ Response…..

“on the air yesterday that she uses the remark to refer to steroid users regardless of their color.”

Really? Is Juice Monkey a phrase that is commonly used to describe steroid users? Come on Anita.

Seriously though….I probably could have predicted this if I had seen that trashy tatoo on her na-na ahead of time.

Anita Marks Online (The Red Hot Sports Chick)

Sports Host upsets Blacks (Baltimore Sun)

(Umm…..Baltimore Sun. Using the term “blacks” in the title of your article…..yeah…..I’d stay away from that)