April 24, 2003

***SPOFI LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEW #8*** squealy: "I'm just recovering from a Fat Buddha-style exploding computer experience, so fingers crossed I'll be around." By popular demand, here's our first interview with an Englishman, my favorite brummy bog bandit, squealy!

posted by worldcup2002 to navel gazing at 12:33 AM - 70 comments

Hello, ladies and gents. I'm chuffed as peas to be able to introduce to you our latest guest, the venerable Squealsworth Pennington, or as we like to call him, squealy. squealy, from your profile, we pretty much know who you are, where to find you, and all that. Tell us something we don't know, like ... Q1. How'd you come up with that nickname?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:37 AM on April 24, 2003

Well. You remember that film Deliverance? ;-) Nah, sorry to disappoint, but it's much more mundane than that. I guess the major reason I chose this nickname is because it's my nickname amongst my friends. I guess part of it is that it rhymes with my actual first name - Neil. The other part comes from the days when I used to play amateur football (soccer). I was what you might describe as a "combative" central-midfielder, rather in the David Batty mould, though I always likened myself more to Nigel Clough (i.e. no pace, but a decent passer of the ball, and liked to tackle). Anyway I was a bit of a gobby shite being captain and all, and I used to spend a lot of time screaming at my team-mates. Encouragement I called it. Heh. Also I squealed like a girl when I was fouled. ;-) I guess at this stage, I should warn you that there may be some major delays in my responses due to the time-difference. It's 8.30am GMT as I write this, and I'm on my second cup of tea of the day.

posted by squealy at 02:36 AM on April 24, 2003

I think it's fair to warn you about major delays in my questions, too, seeing as I'm on the west coast, and it's now 840am my time. It all evens out, you see. Well, squealy, your profile says you live in Nottingham. Q2. Is that home to Nottingham Forest football club (seeing you mentioned Nigel Clough)? Is it also home to Nottingham Forest, and the fabled Robin Hood? Tell us more about your environs.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:43 AM on April 24, 2003

Nottingham eh, where to begin? OK, Nottingham is a city of approx. 250,000 people. It's near the centre of England, situated on the River Trent. It's also known as the Queen of the East Midlands (no snickering at the back). Popular myth has it that there are three women to every man, unfortunately it's not true, which makes me look a bit of a fool for moving here twenty years ago. It's a young, vibrant city renowned for it's nightlife, shopping, crime etc. In sporting terms we have two league football teams - Nottingham Forest, and Notts County (oldest club in the league). We also have a cricket team - Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club who play at the famous (honest) Trent Bridge. I work just across the road from the ground and the famous (again) Trent Bridge Inn, where I can often be found at lunchtimes. We have a pro-hockey team - the Nottingham Panthers and Nottingham is also home to the National Ice Stadium. Nottingham has two universities, one of which is in the top ten in the UK. We also have a "castle", which is really a stately home. Tourism is a fairly major industry - most of it trading on the legend of Robin Hood who was supposed to hang out in the nearby Sherwood Forest. You may remember he was a fox and was always foiling the evil plans of the Sheriff of Nottingham, who wasn't. We still have a Sheriff btw. As I say, I moved here twenty years ago from my hometown of Birmingham to go to university, and loved it so much I've been here ever since. Wild horses couldn't drag me away, though they sometimes try. If you want to see what it's like in my street, then visit my website which is on my profile. Though why the hell you'd want to, is beyond me. Phew. Now ask mw some interesting questions. :-P

posted by squealy at 01:26 PM on April 24, 2003

Err, me.

posted by squealy at 01:27 PM on April 24, 2003

squealy, was the Our House video shot at your place?

posted by billsaysthis at 01:42 PM on April 24, 2003

Wow, a veritable tour guide was contained in your answer. Thanks. And yes, sorry, it was Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest, Sheriff of Nottingham. Let's see. A more interesting question. Your proclivities for drink and smokes are well documented. Q3. Tell us about your favorite booze and ciggies, and why you love them.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:46 PM on April 24, 2003

That's better, much more my sort of question. Well I'm a lager lout basically. My normal tipples of choice are Carlsberg on a weekday and Kronenbourg at the weekend. This is because Kronie is far more potent that Carlsberg which is a "session" beer. Basically though, I'll drink any lager served in any establishment, though I dislike Fosters intensely. I try not to drink spirits because I drink them like lager, which isn't wise. At Christmas I normally treat myself to a bottle of Jamesons Irish Whiskey though. For inhaling purposes I used to love Marlboro Reds, but the damn government in this country taxes cigarettes outrageously. Therefore, I have started rolling my own cigarettes, using smuggled Golden Virginia tobacco. I buy it from a little old bloke who drinks down my local pub. Vive la revolution. bill - I don't have the faintest idea what you are talking about. :-)

posted by squealy at 02:13 PM on April 24, 2003

Unless of course you mean the Madness video, in which case yes, they all live in my front room.

posted by squealy at 02:18 PM on April 24, 2003

Q4. Does your habit get in the way of sporting activities -- not watching, silly, actively participating? What sports do you play, if any? If you're just a watcher, tell us about that, too.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:18 PM on April 24, 2003

Brummy Bog Bandit = a person of Birmingham who Steals from Bathrooms?

posted by jerseygirl at 05:31 PM on April 24, 2003

squealy, I did indeed mean that wacky '80s bunch. Can you say hi to the piano player for me?

posted by billsaysthis at 05:52 PM on April 24, 2003

Hic, yeah I forgot a beer from the last question, so let's deal with that first. Just discovered a drink which I never heard of until a month ago. It's called Warsteiner, and I see that you have it in the USA too. They serve it at our new local social club which just opened a bar. Dead cheap but absolutely fuckin delicious. Anyway, to the next question. Drinking and smoking obviously interfered with my sports. I coulda been a professional honest to God if I hadn't been such a pisshead. ;-) I used to play amateur football twice a week and had done for 20 years, until about four years ago. Anyway, I had to quit because I developed a skeletal problem caused by all those years running and kicking and it was the hardest thing ever. Seriously, I was pissed off for about a year afterwards and I wasn't worth knowing (if I am now). Eventually I came to terms with it but I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it. To be honest, drinking was quite a major part of it, because with amateur football the social side after the game is as important as the game itself. The whole team would retire to the pub after the game, drink themselves silly whilst post-morteming the game and then stagger home. Great fun. Nowadays I don't do any organised sports because I can't do any sustained running due to the "condition". I cycle to work and back five days a week, which is about eight miles a day. I do some weights at home every other day. And I go for a half hour walk every lunchtime. I also either go hill walking or cycling at the weekend if the weather allows. So, no competitive sports but I'm still kinda in shape for an old guy. jerseygirl - I have as little idea as you what a brummy bog bandit is. bill - the piano player says fook off. ;-)

posted by squealy at 06:30 PM on April 24, 2003

now fook i understand. i still need to work on the rest of the jargon. :)

posted by jerseygirl at 08:58 PM on April 24, 2003

bill quickly revises his attitude of the madmen as a funloving bunch and skulks away sadly...

posted by billsaysthis at 09:14 PM on April 24, 2003

jerseygirl: Shitesports.com appears to have gone offline, or you'd be able to see a brummy bog bandit (most commonly used in reference to a "Robbie Savage"). Anyway, that's a sad thing about the skeletal problem, squealy. But, my word, you do keep active. I'm jealous of your regimen (not including the smoking and drinking). Stupid auto lobbyists and lousy suburban planners. Grumble, grumble. Now, speaking of being brummy bog bandits ... Q5. Tell us about Birmingham, the city of your youth, whose football club you so lovingly support. Tell me how you came to be a Birmingham fan. And, have you met Fat Buddha, a fellow Brummie? Have you punched BigCalm, a Brummie of a different persuasion, in the face? Also, is there a local dialect? Say something that only FB and BC would understand.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:54 PM on April 24, 2003

Jeez, my head. Birmingham is a lovely, marvellous place full of fluffy bunnies and dancing pixies. Which is of course why I left. To be fair, when I lived there it was a bit of a shithole. Apparently it's improved massively, but I only ever go back to see the Blues so I wouldn't know. FWIW when I started supporting Blues we were in the top division and Villa were in Division 3. Hopefully those times will soon return. The first game I ever went to was actually Villa vs Halifax. However, it didn't make much of an impression. Then I got taken down the Blues and it was a fait accomplis. I just fell in love with the team, the supporters, the unending misery, in fact the whole kit and caboodle. I've never met either FB or BC. I've never punched anyone in my life, and I'm certainly not going to start with the Clamster who seems a decent fellow despite his obvious delusional tendencies. I'm not sure Brum really has a dialect as such though we do have one serious accent. Like ourselves it's called brummie. Apparently its nationally detested and sneered at but we don't give a fuck. Our near neighbours in the Black Country have an even more extreme version of it, and we laugh at them, if that makes any sense. Ooroyt FB an BC. Owamya bin keepin?

posted by squealy at 04:15 AM on April 25, 2003

Oaarr, Yam doin' awright. Wodja mean delusional tendencies?? But squealy, are you are Yam Yam or a Yow Yow?

posted by BigCalm at 07:44 AM on April 25, 2003

More of a You You to be honest dear chap, but this dreadful wc2002 character insists on degrading me by making me speak all Brumoi-like. Heaven forfend I should wander beyond the stereotype of the typical thicko Brummie. ;-)

posted by squealy at 08:05 AM on April 25, 2003

I'm inferring that a You You means someone who's been to university. Yes? Well, go ahead and break that thicko Brummie stereotype, then! Q6. Tell us about your university training. What did you study? Which U did you go to? How'd you get in? If you feel like it, educate us a bit on the British public educational system, the arts and science streams, the "O" levels, the "A" levels, all that good stuff.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:40 AM on April 25, 2003

I ain't about to give you a lesson in the British educational system, I've been boring enough already. I went to Nottingham Uni in the early 1980s to study Economics. This was against the advice of my tutor at school who told me I wouldn't be able to cope with the Maths, but what did that silly old fuddyduddy know? At the end of my first year, I failed my Econometrics (Maths for Economists) exam. You needed 40% to pass. I got 7%. As far as I can gather, that was 1% for spelling my name right, 1% for getting the date correct and 5% for managing not to drool on the exam paper. I switched to Politics, which I was seriously interested in at the time. At that stage in my life I was so dogmatically left-wing I could justifiably refer to Chairman Mao as an unreformed capitalist pigdog. I ended up two years later with a degree about as useful as a chocolate teapot. However, at University I did learn to sleep until lunchtime, and drink phenomenal amounts of alcohol. Skills which have served me well ever since. :-)

posted by squealy at 11:13 AM on April 25, 2003


posted by StarFucker at 11:24 AM on April 25, 2003

You had to take Econometrics your first year? I took it as an elective my final year, squeaked a B and decided then and there not to go to Grad School for Economics. So glad I took that class and save myself time and money.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:51 AM on April 25, 2003

Econometrics. Ah yes, I remember that well. Not really. Just a lot of stats, regression analysis, t, means, medians, degrees of significance, bell curves, and a valiant effort to avoid doing calculus, on my way to getting an economics degree. Mostly, it helped me realize that I. could. not. bear. to. earn. a. living. this. way. But at least the teacher made lots of corny jokes about "sadistics," numbers being "good enough for government work," and variations of "not knowing your bass from a hole in the ground." But enough about me. Q7. How applicable is your degree to your job today? What is your job?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:52 AM on April 25, 2003

Ufez said: You had to take Econometrics your first year? I took it as an elective my final year, squeaked a B and decided then and there not to go to Grad School for Economics. Ohmigaw, Ufez. That's my story, too! (altho, I did apply anyway, but not for academic reasons ...)

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:54 AM on April 25, 2003

Ironically enough, my job is more related to the economics degree that I flunked, in that I do a lot of work with figures and statistics. It also relates to a Masters Degree I did seven years ago in Social Science Research Methodology, after being made redundant from my previous job. Basically, I work for a local education authority (LEA). We process lots of different assessment data from schools and provide them with graphs, analysis etc in order to help them improve their performance. I spend a lot of time manipulating data and a lot of time talking on the phone to schools. I've been there five years and it's the closest thing you'll ever see to a "job for life". While the pay isn't great the benefits are - local govt pension scheme, flexi-time, secure cycle/changing facilities (this may seem insignificant to you, but to a cyclist it means a lot) and the bosses aren't allowed to shout at you. I can't see myself leaving in the near future. That was the most boring question so far btw. :-P

posted by squealy at 01:33 PM on April 25, 2003

Well, hmph! It was the most interesting response so far.! ;-P Seriously, it at least shows us that you're more than a boozin' brummy bog bandit. And nice pulling out that Masters degree. All la-di-da, aren't we, eh? What? Eh? What? Ahem. Q8. Now, about this thing we call SpoFi. How did you get here? What made you join? What keeps you comin' back? And how did so many Brummies get here? Which other SpoFiers do you know are mad dogs and Englishmen? How come you haven't met any of them face to face?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:46 PM on April 25, 2003

I came to SpoFi on FB's recommendation. I don't know FB we just both post on a Blues message board. I joined because after lurking for a while I realised there were loads of clueless yanks talking about football and it seemed they might worship me as a God. Sadly that proved not to be the case. I stay because I like the ambience and the fact that everyone more or less manages to avoid snarkiness (unlike MeFi). Also, I'm doing the MLS Fantasy League and there's an assclown whose ass needs whupping. I have no real idea how many English posters we have here but I guess BigClam qualifies, though of course, as a Villa fan he can never claim to be a true brummie. Why have I never met any of them face-to-face? Well, England may seem a small place to you, but we don't all live next door to each other. How many people here have ever met any other members that they didn't know before they came here? Anyone?

posted by squealy at 02:11 PM on April 25, 2003

I joined because after lurking for a while I realised there were loads of clueless yanks talking about football and it seemed they might worship me as a God. *snicker*

posted by StarFucker at 03:09 PM on April 25, 2003

Well, England may seem a small place to you, but we don't all live next door to each other. How many of us live in the Bay Area and could get together to watch, say some EPL or similar? I think there might be a decent sized bunch. I'm in Mountain View.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:56 PM on April 25, 2003

I'm in the peninsula, bill. SSF. Close but not close enough. That's a 45-minute drive between us, in good traffic (altho, nowadays, there's no real bad traffic anymore, is there? Not counting the multi-car collisions, car chases, explosions, gunfights and flying trucks. Just kidding - that was just me feeding the Hollywood stereotype. And anticipating Matrix Reloaded. Yeah!)

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:06 PM on April 25, 2003

But squealy, don't you and FB go to the same games? How hard is it to set up a place to meet at the game? And how hard is it to arrange to meet BC at a Villa v Blues derby, then ganging up with FB to beat him up outside the train station? OK, enough nattering. I'm all bloody-minded today. btw, bill, I'd drive down if you invited me to your wedding. Will there be a soccer game before, perhaps? Lots of good booze and food? Hot chicks? Just don't tell my wife. ... (on second thought, I meant "Hot chicken." Chicken wings. Yeah, that's the ticket.)

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:12 PM on April 25, 2003

Oh, where was I? So right. OK. squealy, you don't really care enough about FB to even buy him a drink after a Blues game. Or to beat BC senseless over a soccer game. Moving on ... Q9. Are you gonna join us in the EPL Fantasy League next year? Why weren't you there this time?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:17 PM on April 25, 2003

wc, I used to live in SSF, the drive is no problem for me. But the wedding is pretty small and will not be preceeded by any athletics

posted by billsaysthis at 06:01 PM on April 25, 2003

I live in San Francisco

posted by kirkaracha at 08:13 PM on April 25, 2003

bill and kirk, I don't get FoxSports, so no Liverpool games at my house. We could do a SpoFi get-together anyway. A BBQ? I'll have to work on that.

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:47 PM on April 25, 2003

Hey you fuckers! Why isn't anyone from the Chicago area?!

posted by StarFucker at 09:51 PM on April 25, 2003

Well, it's just a quick five-hour flight from Chicago to SFO, isn't it? I'll pick you up at the airport, StarFoo.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:31 PM on April 25, 2003

Well, I'm glad we sorted that out. The last thing I expected was for this to turn into some kinda Blind Date with wc2002 acting as matchmaker. Yep, I intend to be doing the EPLFL this season. It's a while since I've done any of these things and I always lost interest a few weeks into the season, but the trash talking certainly makes a huge difference. I didn't take part last year because I wasn't paying enough attention, and by the time I did it was too late. First player on my team sheet will be Danny Murphy, just to piss StarFooker off. Must dash, as I'm off to Brum to watch the Blues take on Boro. Who know's who I might bump into there? ;-)

posted by squealy at 04:01 AM on April 26, 2003

I have FSW and a grill, will be glad to play host SF, no one is from Chicago because we are too smart to live where the heat and the cold keep killing otherwise-intelligent people!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:34 PM on April 26, 2003

I know where you were, Squealy, and enjoyed the game sat alongside 2 people I believe you had a tot with. I was actually invited along but thought discretion would be the better part of valour and went here instead.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:24 PM on April 26, 2003

Yours is a far better choice of venue FB. I ain't happy with where we go but what ya gonna do? We marmalized those Smoggies today. 12th. Who woulda thunk it?

posted by squealy at 06:18 PM on April 26, 2003

Congrats to the Blues and FB and squealy. It'll good to lock horns again with you next season. And see you beat the stuffing out of Villa, too! ;-) I'm also chuffed after Liverpool's 6-0 (six-nil!) hiding of poor poor relegated West Brom. Four-goal Owen and two-goal Baros. An attack pairing for the future? Tsk, tsk, West Brom just didn't know what hit them. I have to somehow come up with the extra $25/mth for basic cable next season ... Q10. Well, seeing how everyone's in high spirits here, let's try and end on a high note, shall we? What other media do you consume, dear squealy? Tell us about your fave papers, books, mags, movies, TV shows, music, web sites ... porn sites!

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:22 PM on April 26, 2003

Man, I'm not knocking it honest, it appears that those of us who actually know each other have mutual respect, at least. But this is not the place. People round me were actually moaning, last week was better. Well last week we must have had God himself playing for us.

posted by Fat Buddha at 07:25 PM on April 26, 2003

World cup 2002, put me and my 300 kids up and we will pay your subscription!

posted by Fat Buddha at 07:27 PM on April 26, 2003

FB: Man, I'm not knocking it honest, it appears that those of us who actually know each other have mutual respect, at least. But this is not the place. FB, please clarify those two sentences. I don't quite understand them, but ... Good lord, FB! First the turd, and now this. You are tempting the wrath of the Pantheon! btw, you should get your tubes tied, FB.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:49 PM on April 26, 2003

Even Wilt Chamberlin didn't claim 300 kids, FB, WTF???

posted by billsaysthis at 10:41 PM on April 26, 2003

You're not meant to understand it wc2002. Don't fret. I don't actually read newspapers much anymore, relying more on online sources of information. When I did though, I would read The Sun for a laugh and The Guardian for the news. My favourite book is Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey. Stunning both in content and inventiveness of technique. Aside from that, some will sneer but I've always been a big fan of Stephen King, particularly the earlier stuff. I don't read magazines, but if I did I'd read Viz, which used to amuse me many moons ago. Like JennyB I'm a big fan of horror films. I'll watch anything from the earliest silent horrors to the latest slash and gorefests. I'm also a big fan of the old black and white sci-fi B movies. The film I've seen most often is The Thing by John Carpeter, which was groundbreaking in terms of special effects at the time. Other faves that spring to mind are not horror movies but still excellent in their own way. Top squealy points go to The Green Mile and The Matrix. Despite having three tv sets I'd like to say I don't watch much tv. It's on, but it's normally as background to pissing about on the internet. Aside from football I've been known to watch soaps - Eastenders and Coronation Street. I like comedy, though British tv comedy has been fairly shite for the last 25 years. Favourite British comedies, off the top of me head, would be Fawlty Towers, Dad's Army, Steptoe and Son and The Likely Lads. All ancient, much like myself. Recent funny Brit stuff has been The Office, Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge series and anything by Chris Morris. American comedies such as Seinfeld, Frazier, Cheers and Friends have also caused more than a chuckle or two at Squealy Towers. My musical taste mostly froze in the mid-80's for some reason. I was always a big fan of heavy metal/hard rock, and I also like rap music (as long as it's not gangsta bollocks). Fave bands would therefore be Led Zep, Black Sabbath and Public Enemy. Finally websites. I'm a message board whore. Boards where I can usually be found are here of course plus MeFi, PlanetBlues, STB, SHA and Oasis. Sorry for the delay btw. I was out getting thouroughly rat-arsed in honour of our survival in the Premiership.

posted by squealy at 07:49 AM on April 27, 2003

SportsFilter: First the turd, and now this.

posted by kirkaracha at 09:47 AM on April 27, 2003

Now, don't go running off, squealy. Perhaps some of the peanut gallery have questions for you. But before I open the floor to them (as if they ever follow protocol!), I have one last question: I'm thinking that I should have every interviewee recommend the next interviewee. Who do you think I should interview next? And thanks for all your candid answers and good humor. Good luck in the MLS Fantasy League. I'll look forward to playing against you in the EPL Fantasy League next season. Cheers!

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:48 AM on April 27, 2003

Despite having three tv sets I'd like to say I don't watch much tv. Squealy, that one sentence illustrates perfectly the gap between our cultures. Three TVs? You live like a king, and yet you don't even appreciate what you have. You all sit over there sipping Earl Grey in comfort while we work our asses off over here just trying to carve out a niche in the New World. And don't even get me started on your tariffs. Or Mr. Bean. (Completely off-topic - I'm also a Neil in real life and I work for a bank that has 70,000+ employees. Last month someone in HR sent an email to "Neil Gunnarson", and somehow managed to send it to every Neil in the bank. A bizarre group e-mail conversation ensued, and I tried to get all of the Neils in the NY area to meet up for a beer - at O'Neill's no less - and my suggestion recieved a luke-warm reception at best. I've been pretty disappointed in other Neils for a while, but your interview has restored my faith in Neils. Well done, Neil.)

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:14 PM on April 27, 2003

Cheers Neil. ;-) I'm sure that interview bored everybody silly. How about billsaysthis next, so we can pick on the newbie? :-)

posted by squealy at 01:23 PM on April 27, 2003

thanks, squealy, i'm just extroverted enough to appreciate that suggestion. But what about Samsonov, he's been here a lot longer than me, judging by our relative member numbers, and, while not necessarily more interesting than me, is from Boston.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:45 PM on April 27, 2003

Squealy! Squealy! Squealy the bush kangaroo! Squealy! Squealy! Squealy your friend ever true! Don't worry about me, it's all that Earl Gray gone to my head.

posted by BigCalm at 03:17 AM on April 28, 2003

You sure it's not the pressure of still not being safe from relegation? Nice to see a team in claret and blue win for a change on Sunday. :-P

posted by squealy at 05:09 AM on April 28, 2003

Could be the pressure squealy, though I don't think I've quite reached wc2002 levels of dementure quite yet.

posted by BigCalm at 06:29 AM on April 28, 2003

s/dementure/dementia/g *Must* *learn* *to* *spell*.

posted by BigCalm at 06:31 AM on April 28, 2003

Future idea: We should email a sports journalist or a bench player (a professional athlete that doesn't get much action and, thus, many requests for interviews) and ask if they will do a Locker Room chat with worldcup2002. Thoughts?

posted by jacknose at 02:14 PM on April 29, 2003

How about the guy who does the net commentaries for the Guardian?

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:20 PM on April 29, 2003

jacknose, very nice idea! maybe one of the soccer players who has a blog or at least personal web page would be amenable and well-targeted to this footsy-mad bunch.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:49 PM on April 29, 2003

My god, you would that, jacknose? Wow, I am feeling so much love right now. vito90 has just sent me his bestest big football books, and now jacknose wants me to interview a celeb. I'm going to be famous! If this ever turns into a real gig, and I go all ESPN-huge, I will remember all you little people ... I mean, my SpoFi buddies. I'll come and give you rides in my limo! Tra-la-la-la-la. I think we should interview Glendenning, and just have FB and the lads pile on when he's not looking. This is going to be so fookin' great. Of course, if you want me to interview Becks on his impending move to Real Madrid, I can work that into my schedule. You know I'm very persuasive.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:21 PM on April 29, 2003

Becks is pants...

posted by StarFucker at 05:04 PM on April 29, 2003

I'd rather see more interviews with the denziens of SpoFi than an outside source. I just think it's more interesting learning about the folks I come in contact with (internet-wise) than another pointless blab-fest with someone already famous. So if you do go outside the realm of SpoFi, pick a bench-warmer or minor-league player. If we give them their "props" now, they might be grateful later.

posted by grum@work at 06:10 PM on April 29, 2003

Interview me again, get the best of both worlds!

posted by StarFucker at 06:30 PM on April 29, 2003

Would that make you a bench-warmer and a minor league player?

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:17 PM on April 29, 2003

Hey Corpse, whats a Baseball Leauge update?

posted by StarFucker at 09:17 PM on April 29, 2003

That would be the bad-spellers anonymous weekly meeting.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:08 AM on April 30, 2003

Fuckinell, I have never come across such a bunch of typo fascists!

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:40 AM on April 30, 2003

That would be "Fookin' 'ell!" to you, FB. Hahahaha.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:59 AM on April 30, 2003

My dear old thing, I really need no lessons in profanity from the likes of you!

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:59 PM on April 30, 2003

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