I thought Phil was kind of entertaining in a train-wreck / Coach-with-even-less-of-a-hold-on-reality sort of way. Until last week.
I really feel that pulling the race card in his rant against Steve was unnecessary, desperate and unfounded. Jeff managed to put together that when Steve was saying "Phil, you're crazy", Phil was hearing "Phil, you're crazy because you're a man of color." The truth is that what Steve actually meant was "Phil, you're crazy because YOU'RE CRAZY."
Whether Phil is acting-up the crazy routine or it's genuine, bringing race into an entirely non-racially fueled argument was just stupid. Suddenly a bunch of the Ometepe's are sympathizing with Steve because Phillip's response was so far off base.
As a member of a minority, I'm a little put off by Phil pulling the race card. Dude, save that for the real bigots of the world, and defend yourself in the meanwhile with logic and intelligence. Take a step up, not down.