The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir reported earlier today NBC’s Johnny Miller has apologized for remarks made during last weekend’s U.S. Open in which Tiger Woods’ challenger Rocco Mediate was described as someone who “looks like the guy who cleans Tiger’s pool.”

“Guys with the name of Rocco don™t get on the trophy, do they?” asked Miller. Though on the evidence above, the golf analyst is hardly the first person to make a negative inference about an Italian-American.   Or more to the point, an Italian-North American.