I went over to Uproxx last week to add my two cents about the Archer episode and made a seemingly innocuous statement about guest star Kristen Schaal. When I returned from work to check how the Q&A went I noticed that my comment was mentioned by someone towards the top of the thread. Now, I made my comment long before executive producer Matt Thompson was scheduled to be there, so I figured it would be unnoticed and buried at the bottom of the page where nobody can see it. Of course I was wrong…
Eh well, I stand by what I said. I’m not a fan. And I guess that’s why I’m not in the entertainment business.
By now, everybody should know the legend of Beard Guy. If you don’t, I can only describe him as the “plink” guy in Walk Off The Earth’s cover of “Somebody That I Used To Know.” I figured that was the last we’d ever see of him…
Have a microphone attached to Rasheed Wallace throughout the game and replace their SAP an all-new SAP which stands for Sheed At Play.
I came across this bit of sadness due to my confusion between Giants tight ends, then and now. I was on Twitter when I saw Bear Pascoe’s avy with him in a Giants jersey. I immediately thought it was Jake Ballard who is now with the Patriots. So I click on his profile (still thinking this is Jake Ballard), and there is a link to his own personal website. It’s a pretty good looking site, simple, and clean. So I click on the bio link and this is what I get:
McKenna “Bear” Pascoe (born February 23, 1986) is an American football tight end for the Super Bowl XLVI Champions New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.
Bear Pascoe grew up in Porterville, CA on a family ranch. Off the field, Bear Pascoe is a roping champion. At the age of 15 Bear’s roping skills won him a 2001 Dodge pickup truck.
First off, McKenna is a pretty badass first name. But that’s it? That’s his entire biography? I certainly hope he didn’t pay a whole lot of money for this site to be made. I really want to learn more about this roping skill that he has. Is that weird?
Anyway, I realized I mixed up my tight ends when I went to the Patriots roster and noticed that Jake Ballard is still on IR. My mistake.
…next year when they’re actually postseason eligible. But allow me to indulge the currently delusional Buckeye fans. Let’s pretend they are BCS eligible. Let’s also assume Notre Dame takes care of USC tonight. Notre Dame would stay at #1, Bama would remain at #2, and Ohio State would come in at #3 or #4 thanks to Michigan. How? Despite being throttled 41-14 by Alabama in the first game of the year, Michigan was ranked #20 in the nation at the time. Ohio State’s out of conference schedule included juggernauts like Miami (Ohio), UCF, Cal, and UAB, hardly a test for this unstoppable team. At least Boise State had a gripe because they always seemed to schedule teams that would help the computer scores. Again, this is all hypothetical. Ohio State won, Michigan lost. But if a team goes 12-0 and isn’t qualified for the postseason, at least you beat Michigan.
364 days until the rematch in The Big House.
By now everybody has heard about the Bart Scott vs. Dan Leberfeld saga that went down this week. I know this story has been covered ad nauseum, and I know it’s easy to side with Leberfeld because Bart Scott is Bart Scott, but that would be wrong. I visited NY Jets Confidential just to see if there was anything missing from what I’ve read. Let’s see here…
I took these shots for a story I’m doing on Scott not talking to the media. The angle of the photos — reporters trying to convince him to end his boycott. I also have a shot of him negotiating with Brian Costello, but I won’t use it because Bart had his shirt off.
Dan, Bart had previously asked you not to take pictures of him. If Costello is one of the reporters trying to convince him to end his boycott, stay out of it and let the man try to convince him to do the right thing. Furthermore, if you’re not allowed to use pictures with players because they’re not wearing clothes, WHY ARE YOU TAKING PICTURES OF THE GUY WHEN HE’S NOT FULLY DRESSED?!?
It gets better though. In the same story on the site, he justifies the actions he took.
The shots were 100% within the rules. The only time you can shoot a photo of a player in the locker room is when they are talking to a reporter. They [sic] player needs to be fully clothed (that is why I won’t use the Costello-Scott photo).
I did nothing wrong.
Dan contradicted himself right there. You can’t use photos of a player without clothing, but he took that picture anyway knowing full well he couldn’t use it. He was wrong. And because of “reporters” like him Scott should continue to pick and choose the reporters he wants to talk to.
Bart Scott may not be the easiest player to get along with as a reporter, but what Leberfeld did is both immature, and unprofessional. I hope Leberfeld enjoyed his 15 seconds of fame with Francesa and the mentions he’s getting on national media outlets. But if I was on the Jets media relations team I would pull his credentials immediately. Give them to somebody who’s not going to antagonize players they have some sort of vendetta with. Just end the circus.